Keep your BlackBerry Passport SE charged and synced for just $16.95

BlackBerry's official sync pod for the BlackBerry Passport SE is an awesome addition to any desk or work space. It gives you an easy and secure location to charge and sync your phone, and lets you avoid having to fumble around for a cable to plug in. Today, you can grab one for just $16.95.

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Inst10 for Instagram gets refreshed with new Hub icons and graphics

Every now and then apps need a simple refresh to make them look better and feel better and such is the case with the latest update for Inst10. The latest update rolling out through BlackBerry World only addresses one bug, tagging in comments, but it also brings a bit of a visual refresh to the app.

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Messenger v1.8 update improves the Hub and SMS experience for Priv owners

Although I'm not sure how many Priv owners are using the built-in Messenger app on Priv, there's a new update for the app rolling out through the Google Play store that has some shall we say undocumented improvements for those of you out there who are using it.

I say the improvements are undocumented because nothing in the change log specifically calls out the improvements for Priv owners but according to a tweet from Director, Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, Michael Clewley, they are certainly there.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2016

It's that time again. Time for the Mobile Nations Community Update. A monthly recap of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated, all Privacy and Control features now free!

In addition to the BBM for Android update being rolled out, BlackBerry has also updated BBM for BlackBerry with much of the same improvements including ditching the fees for all the Privacy and Control features such as timed messages and photos, retract, private chat, and the ability to edit messages. Additionally, there are a few other changes as well according to the full change log.

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Latest BBM update for Android adds support for Marshmallow, ditches fees for Privacy and Control features

A fresh update to BBM for Android has now arrived on the Google Play store and its one you're going to want to update to as soon as possible. This time around, there is a whole lot more than just the usual performance and bug fixes.

In addition to adding support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, BlackBerry has also ditched the fees for all privacy and control features, meaning timed messages and photos, retract, private chat, and the ability to edit messages are now free. If that's not enough, there's plenty more as well, take a look at the full change log.

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results on April 1

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that BlackBerry will be reporting results for its Q4 FY 2016 earnings on April 1, 2016.

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Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying:

"The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee."

Original story: Verizon is reportedly preparing to implement a new upgrade fee for most of its customers. While customers on two-year contracts currently pay $40 to upgrade their device, the carrier will apparently implement a new $20 charge for upgrades on device payment plans, as well as those upgrades purchased for their full retail price, beginning Monday, April 4.

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Amazon Dash Button

Amazon has tripled the number of brands available on the retail giant's Amazon Dash Button program, enabling Prime customers to choose from more than 100 consumables to order through the push of a button. Quite literally. With these handy little devices installed throughout the home, you'll be able to conveniently have products delivered straight to your door without even firing up your web browser.

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BlackBerry Radar will help trucking companies track and monitor shipments

BlackBerry has unveiled Radar, a new end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies. With this system installed, companies can optimize the use of trailers and shipping containers, improving on-time deliveries, reducing theft, and generating more revenue. BlackBerry Radar already sports the capabilities to track mobile assets without relying on expensive and complicated IT infrastructure, making the solution appear more attractive to potential customers.

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Amazon Prime

If you wanted to try out Amazon Prime but don't have the $99 on hands for its normal annual fee, you might want to switch over to Sprint. The carrier has announced that new or current customers have the option to access Amazon Prime as an option on their bills for $10.99 a month.

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Check out this slim protective case for the BlackBerry Passport for $16.95 today!

The BlackBerry Passport is a large phone by itself, and most don't want to make it any bigger, nor do they want to leave it unprotected. Seidio's Surface case offers great protection with its slide-in two piece design, and also keeps a very slim profile. Today, you can snag one for just $16.95.

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BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

Just in case anyone out there was still wondering whether or not BlackBerry was working on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv, there's now further evidence of its existence outside of the few images of devices running it that have popped up.

Looking at the video, it's pretty easy to say that with the jump to Marshmallow, BlackBerry didn't change much by way of looks on the Priv but as we know it, Marshmallow has a ton of changes deep within including Doze, App Standby and improved app permissions.

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BlackBerry Priv wins Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016

Adding to their already existing Red Dot awards for the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 and Porsche Design P'9981, the BlackBerry Priv has now won the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016 as announced by BlackBerry.

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ATT

AT&T is offering its home Internet customers who sign up for U-verse a way to get unlimited data with no caps. This can come in the form of a couple of different options.

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Instagram

Instagram is giving people more freedom to express themselves in video form. The social network is rolling out an update that will support video uploads of up to 60 seconds, well above the previous limit of just 15 seconds.

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T-Mobile reportedly set to launch data-only plans on March 30

T-Mobile is reportedly set to start offering new data-only plans for those who would rather skip the voice portion of their cell service.

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To keep my mind sharp and improve my vocabulary, I play word games. Whether it be word search, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, or Boggle, I've tried and enjoyed them all. The latest one to pop up on my radar is WordBubbles. Do not let the stylish and colorful interface fool you. This is a challenging game for those fond of word search style puzzles and brainteasers.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: What's old is new again

What's old is new again.

Apple made waves early in the week, and we wasted no time in putting their latest wares to the test. So here they are, our iPhone SE review and our iPad Pro 9.7-inch review. Oh, and some updates to iOS and new Apple Watch bands.

We're still getting to know the Samsung Galaxy S7, but things are about to get real crazy with the arrival of the LG G5. Not content to be left out, HTC is getting in on the action with the HTC 10.

Microsoft made waves of the wrong kind when their Tay AI Twitter bot was hijacked by the nastier parts of the internet. But there was good news too: a universal Windows Skype app is coming and our awesome limited-edition Clippy shirt is available for just a bit longer, so order yours now!

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