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Fleet Complete to incorporate BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution

In an effort to take gain more customer reach for their asset tracking service, BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry and Fleet Complete have now announced a new partnership that will expand Fleet Complete's current fleet tracking and monitoring solution to include BlackBerry Radar.


BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the Dominican Republic in the coming weeks!

The BlackBerry KEYone continues to make its way into new markets, and this time around, TCL has announced the device will be available in the Dominican Republic in the coming weeks, unlocked for approximately $600 and from local carriers on their competitive plans.


BlackBerry KEYone now available to order online in QWERTY, QWERTZ or AZERTY keyboard layouts!

As the BlackBerry KEYone continues to be released into new markets, the folks at BlackBerry Mobile have now officially opened up their online shop for Europe. Customers looking to get their hands on a BlackBerry KEYone can now order the device online directly in their choice of QWERTY, QWERTZ or AZERTY keyboard layouts and charger variants.


BlackBerry issues security notice to notify customers of BlueBorne impact on BlackBerry products

Early last week, Armis Security published the details of a new Bluetooth exploit called BlueBorne. At the time the vulnerability was announced, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all patched the exploit and for Android, the fix was issued with the September security patch. For their part, BlackBerry has investigated the impact of the collection of vulnerabilities on BlackBerry products and issued a security notice outlining the details of any impacted BlackBerry products.


CrackBerry Podcast - Pushing Buttons

And we're back at it again. On this podcast, we dig into the differences between the KEYone Black Editions, Krypton rumors, and much more!

A fresh new CrackBerry podcast to take you into the weekend. With Kevin back home for a bit, we decided to get a podcast together for you all. On this one, we dig into the differences between the KEYone Black Editions, Krypton rumors, and much more!


Hit comic Honey Blood now available exclusively to Indonesian BBM users

Not long ago, BBM added a new section to the Discover menu for WebComics and now they're adding exclusive content for Indonesian BBM users, and their first exclusive is a big one. Honey Blood, the Number 1 web comic in Korea, Japan, and the US is now available exclusively to Indonesian fans through WebComics.

Honey Blood, which also goes by the title, Bloody Sweet, is a story about a lonely and self-absorbed high school student, Shin Naerim whose mother is a shaman. As a result, Shin is treated like a sorceress and silently suffers the bullying from other students. However, an impromptu school trip changed her life, where she involuntarily awakens a vampire and soon discovers that she wields control over him, and in turn, the vampire is devoted to protecting her.

Honey Blood combines fantasy, romance, drama and also deals with the delicate subject of school harassment. Translated into Bahasa specifically for the Indonesian fans, this reading is a pure treat and is totally addictive!

You can jump below to get a look at the Honey Blood trailer or if you're in Indonesia, load up BBM and take a look in the Discover menu for WebComics and Honey Blood will be available to you. ake sure you grab the latest BBM from the Google Play or the App Store on iOS.

BBM Messenger Brings Global Hit Comics Honey Blood to Fans in Indonesia

What comes to mind when you hear the words 'Vampire' or 'Dracula'? Surely the first imagery is a sharp fanged immortal being of darkness who feeds on blood of the living.

But these images will be dispelled after you read Honey Blood, the Number 1 web comic in Korea, Japan and the United States of America, which has amassed millions of readers globally. The global hit comics is now available exclusively to Indonesian fans through WebComics in the Discover menu within BBM Messenger.

Honey Blood, which also goes by the title, Bloody Sweet, is a story about a lonely and self-absorbed high school student, Shin Naerim whose mother is a shaman. As a result, Shin is treated like a sorceress and silently suffers the bullying from other students. However, an impromptu school trip changed her life, where she involuntarily awakens a vampire and soon discovers that she wields control over him, and in turn, the vampire is devoted to protecting her.

Honey Blood combines fantasy, romance, drama and also deals with the delicate subject of school harassment. Translated into Bahasa specifically for the Indonesian fans, this reading is a pure treat and is totally addictive!

Reading WebComics in BBM Messenger is the perfect way to entertain yourself on a long commute—provided someone else is doing the driving! Available on Android and iOS, immerse yourself into the fantasy world of Honey Blood today at https://bbm.webcomics.co.id.

Source: BBM blog


You can now order the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition from Media Markt

Along with Saturn opening up their availability of the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, the folks at Media Markt have also joined the party. If you missed out on the pre-orders you can no head to the Media Markt site and place your order for at BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition for only €649 incl. VAT and excl. shipping costs €1.99.

Media Markt appears to have received their stock early. The initial time frame for their availability was Sept. 20 but even if you never pre-ordered and order now, you should have it by that time with their estimated shipping of 3-4 business days.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Media Markt


BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Saturn

If you missed out on the pre-orders of the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition from Saturn, no matter. The German retailer now has the KEYone Black Edition listed on their site for ordering. When it comes to pricing, Saturn has the device listed for €649 vat. Included with €1.99 for shipping if you decide to not pick it up in store. With stock and accessories available, if you order today, you can have the KEYone Black Edition in your hands within 1-2 working days.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Saturn


BlackBerry 'Krypton' passes through the FCC

Following the BlackBerry 'Krypton' passing through the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG, the full-touch BlackBerry suggested to be released in October has now arrived at the FCC. This time around, there's not even any debate as to whether or not it's actually the Krypton, it's noted right in the filenames.


BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition available from Selfridges retail shop Sept. 14

Adding to the list of retailers in the UK picking up the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, it has now been announced that the Oxford Street, London Selfridges BlackBerry Shop will begin selling the Android-powered BlackBerry starting September 14.


BlackBerry enters patent license agreement with Timex Group

In a rather quick and straight to the point press release, BlackBerry has now announced they have entered into a patent license agreement with Timex Group. The agreement includes on-going royalty payments from Timex to BlackBerry but other terms of the agreement have been kept confidential.

"This license agreement with Timex demonstrates the strength of BlackBerry's patent portfolio, and will enable us to focus on further patent licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market," said Jerald Gnuschke, senior director of Intellectual Property Licensing, BlackBerry.

With the agreement being kept confidential, it's hard to say how much of an effect it will have on BlackBerry's balance sheet and unlike other license agreements BlackBerry has been signing, there's no mention what this patent is for.

To keep you guessing, BlackBerry notes they have approximately 40,000 worldwide patents and applications covering a wide array of technologies including wireless communications, networking infrastructure, acoustics, messaging, enterprise software, operating systems, virtualization, and cybersecurity.

BlackBerry and Timex Group Enter Patent License Agreement

WATERLOO, ONTARIO and MIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2017) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) and Timex Group announced today they have entered into a patent license agreement. The financial structure of the deal includes on-going royalty payments from Timex to BlackBerry. Additional terms of the agreement are confidential.

"This license agreement with Timex demonstrates the strength of BlackBerry's patent portfolio, and will enable us to focus on further patent licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market," said Jerald Gnuschke, senior director of Intellectual Property Licensing, BlackBerry.

BlackBerry's portfolio consists of approximately 40,000 worldwide patents and applications covering a wide array of technologies including wireless communications, networking infrastructure, acoustics, messaging, enterprise software, operating systems, virtualization and cybersecurity.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a mobile-native security software and services company dedicated to securing the enterprise of things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

About Timex Group

Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces around the world. Founded in 1854, Timex Group is a privately held company headquartered in Middlebury, Connecticut with multiple operating units and over 3,000 employees worldwide. As one of the largest watchmakers in the world, Timex Group companies produce watches under a number of well-known brands, including Timex, Guess, GC, Versace, Versus, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Nautica. Launched in 1950, Timex sells millions of watches each year worldwide. www.timexgroup.com

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.


Carphone Warehouse now shipping out BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition orders!

Did you pre-order your BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition from Carphone Warehouse? If so, we've just received word pre-ordered devices have been shipped out and should start arriving today. If you didn't pre-order a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition but still want to get in, Carphone Warehouse is making that easy as well.


Apple brings some BlackBerry 10 flavor to the iPhone X

Apple has just unveiled their brand new iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X) but as they were demoing the iPhone X and all its new features, folks couldn't help but notice that some of the 'revolutionary' new features weren't exactly all that new. Check out the video in the first tweet below, bet it looks awfully familiar to you!


BlackBerry delivers Day Zero support for Apple iOS 11

In addition to their earlier announcement letting folks know iOS 11 support was on its way, BlackBerry has now announced their entire BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite has been updated to fully support Apple's newly launched iOS 11 mobile operating system.

For IT departments, BlackBerry has made it easy to support iOS 11's end user enhancements and enterprise capabilities by ensuring that all of the essential BlackBerry apps their companies rely on to secure the work of their iOS users are updated in the App Store and available for immediate download now. For enterprise environments that allow it, end-users will note that their BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility apps have already been auto-updated.

BlackBerry's day zero readiness for iOS 11 will help businesses maintain workforce productivity while giving them confidence that they are BlackBerry Secure. It's one of the reasons BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner's EMM Magic Quadrant for two years in a row, received the highest score in every use case in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report for the second year in a row, and was named an EMM Leader in IDC's MarketScape report.

As with any major update, iOS 11 will present challenges that IT will have to overcome in order to support mobile workers on the new OS, such as ensuring their business apps are compatible and the data is secure. BlackBerry supports iOS 11 updates with its world class containerization, rich app-specific policies, superior file security, enterprise-class productivity, and diverse, flexible solutions portfolio. This includes BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry Workspaces, and BlackBerry productivity apps such as BlackBerry Work and BlackBerry Connect.

If you're looking for more info on how BlackBerry is helping businesses prepare for the iOS 11 update, they've laid out a great post titled: iOS11: BlackBerry Software Ready on Day Zero to Keep Your Teams Productive and Secure which you can check out via the Inside BlackBerry blog.

BlackBerry Delivers Day Zero Support for Apple iOS 11

Updates Ensure Apple iOS is BlackBerry Secure for Enterprise Customers

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – September 12, 2017 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced today that the entire BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite has been updated to fully support Apple's newly launched iOS 11 mobile operating system. For IT departments, BlackBerry has made it easy to support iOS 11's end user enhancements and enterprise capabilities by ensuring that all of the essential BlackBerry apps their companies rely on to secure the work of their iOS users are updated in the App Store and available for immediate download now. For enterprise environments that allow it, end-users will note that their BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility apps have already been auto-updated.

BlackBerry's day zero readiness for iOS 11 will help businesses maintain workforce productivity while giving them confidence that they are BlackBerry Secure. It's one of the reasons BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner's EMM Magic Quadrant for two years in a row, received the highest score in every use case in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report for the second year in a row, and was named an EMM Leader in IDC's MarketScape report.

As with any major update, iOS 11 will present challenges that IT will have to overcome in order to support mobile workers on the new OS, such as ensuring their business apps are compatible and the data is secure. BlackBerry supports iOS 11 updates with its world class containerization, rich app-specific policies, superior file security, enterprise-class productivity, and diverse, flexible solutions portfolio. This includes BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry Workspaces, and BlackBerry productivity apps such as BlackBerry Work and BlackBerry Connect.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a mobile-native security software and services company dedicated to securing the enterprise of things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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Learn more about iOS 11 at iMore


Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available from Amazon Canada!

Following the release across retailers such as Walmart, Staples, Blueshop and more in Canada, the folks at Amazon have now also hopped on board with selling the unlocked KEYone.


How to adjust the fingerprint sensor LED lights on the BlackBerry KEYone

Ever wonder if you can lower the brightness or disable the LED lights on the KEYone fingerprint sensor?

Out of the box, every BlackBerry KEYone has a set of LED lights enabled on the fingerprint sensor. It's cool that they're there as it helps you find the fingerprint sensor at times and acts as security indicator by letting you know when apps are interacting with the fingerprint sensor but it's far from a crucial addition to the KEYone. Have you ever wanted to disable them? I'm sure a few of you have and with the latest KEYone update rolling out you can!


Sprint offering 50% off the BlackBerry KEYone with eligible trade-in for a limited time!

If you're looking to score a BlackBerry KEYone on a deal, Sprint is a good place to start looking. According to some tips we've received and confirmation from Sprint, the carrier is now offering 50% off the BlackBerry KEYone with eligible trade-in for a limited time!


BlackBerry confirms Priv will not get Android Nougat

Our pals over at UTB Blogs celebrated episode #100 of their podcast and had none other than Alex Thurber GM of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions on to help share in the milestone. The podcast ran just over an hour, and the crew asked many of the questions we've seen crop up regularly here in our forums. One of the biggest takeaways from the podcast was that Thurber was able to confirm that Priv will not receive an update to Android 7 Nougat. He cited Priv already being updated from Lolipop to Marshmallow in 2016 and that the amount of work required to get all the partners together behind such an update was next to impossible.


CrackBerry Kevin talks KEYone, the BlackBerry brand and more with Cheddar!

Editor's Note: We've updated this post to include the longer version of the segment.

With the BlackBerry KEYone now widely available and new Black Edition variants making their way to market, CrackBerry Kevin swung by the Cheddar offices once again. On tap for discussion was how KEYone is doing, what TCL is doing to help the BlackBerry brand thrive and a little bit of what's next by way of devices. Go ahead and hit play on the video if you haven't caught it yet!

Source: Cheddar


How to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions

Want to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions? It can be done and we'll show you how!

While the majority of folks out there seem to appreciate the new Quick Mode extensions BlackBerry has brought to their keyboard app, like most changes, it's not for everyone. If you're among those who don't like them, don't want to use them or just don't want them getting in the way, there is a way to disable them.


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