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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by grabbing the audio or checking out the video. This week, we had quite a few topics to cover including MrMobile's BlackBerry Priv re-review, rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry and of course, plenty of talk about the BlackBerry 'Mercury.' Settle in, and get yourself caught up!

BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

Although the BlackBerry 'Mercury' has yet to be officially announced, it seems as though there is already some sly marketing happening on behalf of BlackBerry Mobile. As spotted in the forums, in the latest episode of Last Man Standing, plenty of on-screen time is given to the QWERTY handset by Tim Allen's character, Michael Baxter.

Register for the BlackBerry and Appdome app security webinar!

As part of BlackBerry's partnership with Appdome to enable codeless integration for apps, the two companies have been hosting joint webinars to help developers learn more about their offerings. The latest, 'BlackBerry and Appdome - Securing a Wider Set of Apps in a Fraction of the Time', is scheduled for next month.

Rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device appear

While BlackBerry Mobile have been teasing the BlackBerry 'Mercury', there's another BlackBerry-branded device for the Indonesian market that has yet to appear fully. That device, only really known as BlackBerry - BBC100-1, comes from the device software licensing agreement BlackBerry put together with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih. Thus far, details have been slim aside from it appearing late last year at Indonesia's e-Certification database POSTEL and John Chen noting we'd hear more during Chinese New Year, but it looks like we're now getting a look at some of the specs.

Netflix for Android now allows you to save TV shows and movies to your SD Card

Following up on their earlier release which added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline, Netflix has now rolled out a new build of their Android app which allows you to store shows and movies on your SD Card.

BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress

For those of you excited to hear more about the BlackBerry 'Mercury' as it has thus far been called, we now have some further official confirmation the QWERTY BlackBerry will be fully unveiled at Mobile World Congress in late February as teased by the new BlackBerry Mobile Twitter account.

You have 48 hours to grab a great deal on a BlackBerry Passport!

If you've been holding off for a great deal to come up in order to snag a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, now might be one of the best times to take action. Right now, ShopBlackBerry is hosting a 48-hour sale on both devices across most regions.

BlackBerry OS autoloader files now available!

If you've yet to get the BlackBerry 10.3.3 update or are simply just looking to a newer version than the one you have, you can now download the OS autoloader files needed to manually install it.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MrMobile

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MrMobile

Breaking away from our regularly scheduled programming, this week on Upstream we sit down with none other than Michael Fisher, or as you may know him – MrMobile. In this special edition podcast, we discuss the past, present, and future for BlackBerry and gather Michael's insight from his hands-on time with the new BlackBerry 'Mercury' at CES 2017. Check out the video or audio!

Having issues with WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10? Make sure you have the latest version

Have you been having issues with WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10? It seems quite a few folks have been reporting issues with the app not allowing them to send messages or stating that the app is no longer supported over the past couple of days. Not to worry, though, the app is still supported and as WhatsApp previously noted, will continue to be supported until June 30, 2017. If you're currently having issues with the app, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to get WhatsApp working again.

BBM introduces its first themed card game Pmang Capsa Susun in Indonesia

For the Indonesian market, BBM has been busy rolling out new features but games thus far have been a highlight and another has now arrived. Capsa Susun, more commonly known as Chinese Poker, is a traditional game and is incredibly popular being one of the three most played card games in Indonesia.

Utility Bundle for BlackBerry 10 offers eight great apps for one low price!

One of the great things about BlackBerry 10 is and always has been the utility apps developers manage to create for the platform. The apps you didn't know you needed in your life until you download them and one developer, Burning Platform, has created quite a few apps just like that and right now, you can snag a great bundle of eight apps for 50% off their original price when you buy them in a bundle.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Dark Theme

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Dark Theme

If you missed out on Upstream live, now is the chance to get yourself caught up. This week, we discuss the BlackBerry Developer Summit happening in London on March 24, a new dark theme for the Hub on Android rolling out in beta, plenty of Mercury talk. Plus, another look back at the DTEK60 and how it shows TCL can build great BlackBerry devices. We kept things short this week, so enjoy!

BlackBerry Virtual Expert for BlackBerry 10 updated

BlackBerry Virtual Expert for BlackBerry 10 updated

If you have been having issues making use the BlackBerry Virtual Expert app since updating to BlackBerry OS 10.3.3, the fix is now in. A brand new update for device diagnostic app has now arrived and is available for download through BlackBerry World.

Get 40% off all accessories from ShopBlackBerry right now!

If you're looking to load up on BlackBerry accessories, ShopBlackBerry has kicked off a limited time sale you'll likely want to check out. From now, through to January 23rd, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST, BlackBerry is offering 40% off all BlackBerry branded accessories.

How to enable 'Dark Theme' for the BlackBerry Hub on Android

If you're looking to change things up and get a different look in your BlackBerry Hub, the latest update (still rolling out in beta) has now added a dark theme option. It's an optional addition, so you can give it a go and see how you like it. Need to know how to enable it? It's easy, check out our quick guide as well as some screenshots of what to expect when it's changed.

Latest BlackBerry Hub+ Services update brings WeChat and Line integration

Since the release of the BlackBerry Hub on Android and ultimately, BlackBerry Hub+ Services on Android, BlackBerry has slowly been adding additional integrations to the BlackBerry Hub. Most recently, Facebook Messenger was added to the mix, and now, BlackBerry has once again added a few more services. The latest update, which still appears to be a beta, for now, includes integration for popular messaging services WeChat and Line. A welcome addition for anyone using those apps, no doubt.

BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe happening in London on March 24

If you missed out on the last BlackBerry Developer Summit because it took place in New York, BlackBerry has now announced they'll be hosting another in Europe. This time around, the event will take place in London on March 24, 2017.

BlackBerry Mercury and DTEK50 win awards at CES 2017

BlackBerry Mercury and DTEK50 win awards at CES 2017

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Now that CES 2017 has wrapped up, folks are looking back on everything that was announced in Las Vegas and handing out awards for what they feel was the 'Best Of CES.' Unsurprisingly, one of the items that continues to appear on several lists is the BlackBerry Mercury, which TCL offered a sneak peek of at CES.

The last phone designed by BlackBerry has managed to grab a lot of attention in the past few days and a new post from Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, at BlackBerry, highlights that even further. Mercury wasn't the only winner, though, the DTEK50 scored some love at CES as well taking home an Innovation Award.