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  1. 7 Things to Know About the BlackBerry KEYone

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    If you’re looking for a new smartphone BlackBerry may not be on your list, but that may be about to change. This April, smartphone consumers will have another choice to consider. The new BlackBerry KEYone will hit the shelves, as the result of a collaboration between Chinese smartphone...
  2. Samsung 4K HDR TVs, LG 4K HDR Monitors and Blackberry Phones Coming in 2017

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    Looking for new devices? Check out CES- Las Vegas' giant tech show. Here are a few highlights: The giant annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is coming to Las Vegas January 5 th -8 th , 2017. From 3D printing to beauty tech, cyber security, wearables and robotics, the show...
  3. Why BlackBerry Has Announced it Will Stop Making Hardware

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    BlackBerry has announced that it will stop developing internal hardware by January 2017. The change comes as CEO John Chen follows through on his promise to cease hardware development by this September if the company couldn’t make it a profitable venture by this point in time. BlackBerry now...
  4. BlackBerry Launches New Smartphone, DTEK50

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    This week, BlackBerry announced the launch of their new smartphone, the DTEK50, which is now available for pre-orders at ShopBlackBerry.com . Described by BlackBerry as "the world’s most secure Android smartphone", the DTEK 50 comes equipped with Android Marshmallow 6.0, and combines...
  5. TextNow Takes on BlackBerry’s Lindsay Gibson as Chief Operating Officer

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    TextNow is a company that offers affordable mobile phone service through unique cloud based technology. It allows users to make calls and text for free using a hybrid of Wi-Fi + cellular. Through TextNow Wireless and the free TextNow app , the company provides millions of users with an...
  6. BlackBerry Announces Phase Out of the BlackBerry Classic

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    This week in a blog post , BlackBerry announced that it will be phasing out the BlackBerry Classic. Ralph Pini , Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Devices at BlackBerry wrote, “For many years, Classic (and its BBOS predecessors) has been in our portfolio. It has been an...
  7. 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...
  8. Apple to Open 22,000-Square-Foot Office in Ottawa Suburb

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    This week Apple announced they will be opening a 22,000-square-foot office in Ottawa suburb, Kanata, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Apple is refusing to comment on its large expansion in the area, which is about 2.5 times the size of a regular Apple retail outlet, but a report in the National Post...
  9. BlackBerry is Now in the Race to Build Self-Driving Car Software

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    Last week, BlackBerry Ltd. outlined their plans to develop self-driving car software, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Waterloo-based tech company plans to build self-driving car software using their QNX operating system which will be offered as a central...
  10. The BlackBerry Priv Is Now On Sale

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    Been waiting for it? It’s here-BlackBerry’s first Android-powered device, the Priv. This marks the first time the company is launching a device that will run on Google’s system, and not its own operating software. The Priv includes a dual-curved screen, touch and physical keyboards, an 18MP...
  11. BlackBerry Confirms Release Of Android Phone This Winter

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    Today, BlackBerry announced they will be releasing a new OS smartphone year during the winter holiday period, called the Priv. The new release will be a slider phone with a curved screen. Which contract manufacturer will be making the phone, how will it be distributed and what will the price...
  12. Shopify and Google Set To Expand in BlackBerry’s Hometown

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    As BlackBerry makes cuts to its workforce with around 200 employees from its hardware and design teams laid off last week, tech giants like Google and smaller companies like Shopify are increasing their presence in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Shopify is being dubbed Canada’s...
  13. 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...
  14. Blackberry launches the new Classic worldwide

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    The Blackberry Classic is now available across Canada via Rogers, Bells, Telus and SaskTel. The device is similar in appearance to the popular Blackberry Bold 9900, and brings back customer favourite Blackberry features like the trackpad, band of navigation buttons under the screen and the...
  15. Blackberry Passport officially unveiled in Toronto

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    Blackberry CEO John Chen was in on-hand in Toronto yesterday to officially unveil the company’s new flagship device, the Passport. While the device’s square design has raised more than a few eyebrows, it seems to be garnering relatively positive reviews. Time will tell if the Passport will be...
  16. Blackberry Passport to launch September 24th

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    by Christina Peden Blackberry today announced the launch of what they hope will be the crown jewel in the company’s new line-up of devices: the Passport. While the device’s appearance has certainly met with mixed reaction since it was announced in June, anticipation has reached a fever...
  17. BlackBerry Passport to launch in September

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    by Christina Peden BlackBerry will release their next phone, the Passport, in September according to CEO John Chen. The news was announced yesterday during the company’s release of their quarterly earnings report. The Passport will feature a 4.5 square display with 1440x1440 resolution and a...
  18. Blackberry unveil the new Z3 smartphone

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    The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone was unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The smartphone is the first in Blackberry’s strategic partnership with Foxconn, announced in December 2013, and will be available in Indonesia this coming April.  No details of a Canadian...
  19. Blackberry brings BBM Voice free calls to iOS and Android customers

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    BlackBerry has released the new version of its Messenger app which will feature chat channels, a location sharing and Dropbox integration. The new version for iOS and Android users will include BBM Voice, for calling your BBM contacts. The feature is already available for BlackBerry OS, and...
  20. Blackberry Q10 discussion

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    The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will be available in Canada starting May 1 on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS starting at $199 with a 3 year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including...
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