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  1. BlackBerry Users Can Now Retract Messages for Free

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    This week, BlackBerry announced a new feature that many users may love. Want more privacy when you send messages? Users of iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry® smartphones can now take advantage of enhanced privacy and control features that allow them to take control over the messages and content...
  2. BlackBerry Leap Launches in Canada

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    The BlackBerry Leap launched in Canada today, BlackBerry’s first touch screen phone since it launched the Z30 almost two years ago. The absence of the famous physical keyboard has the phone aimed at "young career builders", according to the company. The new Smartphone is being offered as a...
  3. BlackBerry Fans Convince Rogers to Carry New Z30 Smartphone

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    BlackBerry fans posted, tweeted, emailed and ultimately convinced Rogers Communications that it should not abandon a fellow Canadian company in struggling times. Rogers had no choice but to reverse its stance and stock the new BlackBerry Z30, which it will make available through its website...
  4. BlackBerry Decides to Sell to Fairfax for $4.7 Billion

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    Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 Billion, which amounts to $9 a share. Fairfax, already a major shareholder of BlackBerry with a 10 percent stake, will be conducting due diligence until Nov. 4, during which time BlackBerry is permitted to "actively solicit...
  5. BlackBerry Adds New 5-inch Z30 Smartphone

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    The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone with 5-inch display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS is the biggest and fastest from the company so far. The new all-touch Z30 features the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone, and is designed "to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control."...
  6. BlackBerry Gains Authority to Operate on US Defense Networks

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    BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) was awarded an additional level of approval by the US Department of Defense for its new Z10 and Q10 smartphones. The Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Pentagon was the first for any Mobile Device Management provider. Scott Totzke, SVP, BlackBerry Security Group adds...
  7. BlackBerry Introducing New Q5 on Aug. 13

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    The new, low cost BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will be launched in Canada on Aug. 13. Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch touch-screen, the Q5 will be available at all major retail outlets and carriers including Bell, Fido, Koodo, SaskTel, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile. "Canada is our...
  8. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Gaining Market Support

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    North American companies continue to show support for BlackBerry 10 and its enterprise management platform, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10). BlackBerry reports that several major enterprise customers are currently testing, adopting or continuing to use the mobility platform including...
  9. Rogers Launches LTE Max and Expands 4G Deployment

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    Rogers has launched LTE Max, a premium network made up of dual frequency 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands that enables the fastest speeds in Canada for a premium wireless internet experience. Coincidently, the BlackBerry Q10, which makes its Canadian market debut on May 1st, is optimized for the...
  10. BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone to Debut on May 1

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    For those who crave the return of the BlackBerry keyboard in a smarter format, May 1st is the date to remember. The new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, also touch-screen enabled with a 8MP camera, will be available in Canada at the beginning of May and the major wireless carriers have already...
  11. Canadian Tire Chain To Deploy BlackBerry Smartphones

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    BlackBerry has been selected as Canadian Tire's official smartphone for its corporate team nationwide. This means that thousands of BlackBerry smartphones will be shipping out to Canadian Tire employees including Mark's and FGL Sports, which incorporates such banners as Sport Chek, Hockey...
  12. BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone Coming to Rogers on April 30

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    Rogers will be the first Canadian carrier to feature the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone on April 30th. The Q10 sports the famous BlackBerry keyboard and will run on the speedy 2600-megahertz LTE spectrum for the expected cost of $199.99 with a three-year contract. Rogers will be offering the device...
  13. RIM Launching BlackBerry 10 on January 30

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    Research In Motion (TSX: RIM.TO / NASDAQ: RIMM) plans to launch BlackBerry 10 at an event on January 30th, 2013. The BlackBerry 10 platform and the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be unveiled simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. The first devices will have...
  14. Rogers & CIBC Launch New Mobile Payment Service

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    CIBC and Rogers used a downtown Tim Hortons shop to launch a new mobile wallet service on November 2nd. The first purchase was made by Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield who paid for a coffee using the CIBC Mobile Payment App on a BlackBerry smartphone from Rogers. To use the service, a...
  15. RIM Updates BlackBerry Apps

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    If you've been waiting to share your Facebook status or Twitter updates with your BBM friends, Research in Motion finally got the memo. RIM announced on April 11th, that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World and BBM...
  16. RIM's BlackBerry 7 Smartphones Get US & Canadian Security Certification

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    Research In Motion (TSX: RIM / NASDAQ: RIMM) announced late last week that its BlackBerry smartphones running on the new BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 7.1 Operating Systems have received FIPS 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications...
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