FCC Approves SoftBank’s Investment in Sprint and Sprint’s Acquisition of Clearwire

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., BELLEVUE, Wash. & TOKYO (BUSINESS WIRE), July 05, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has voted unanimously to approve the applications filed by SoftBank (TSE: 9984), Sprint (NYSE: S) and Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) related to their transactions announced last year. This decision completes all Federal government reviews of […]

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New Loyalty Program for Rogers Customers

Rogers has recently announced a new loyalty program called the “First Rewards” program for their subscribers.  The program is aimed at the subscribers that utilize Rogers services and awards those users with points that can be traded for additional goodies from Rogers.  There are different tiers that are associated with the program.  Silver tier members […]

Happy Canada Day form @NerdBerry

Nerdberry wanted to take a few minutes today and wish a happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian friends that are oot and oboot (out and about) celebrating today. Especially two of our editors B-ren and Nerdberry_Kim.  Now everyone can return to the celebration and have a Molson for me.

Mobile Innovations Revs Up for 108th CACP Conference by Bringing Android, Nuance and BlackBerry Together With An In-Vehicle Office for Ford Interceptor

Mobile Innovations President Gary Bauer announced new MPA in-vehicle office with BB10, Nuance and Google Nexus 10 Android tablet, to be demoed live in a Ford Interceptor at the BlackBerry Booth during the 108th Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Conference in Winnipeg, August 17th to 21st, 2013.The Nexus 10 acts as heads-up display […]

BlackBerry Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 28, 2013) – Research In Motion Limited (doing business as BlackBerry®) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported first quarter results for the three months ended June 1, 2013 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated). Q1 Highlights: Revenue $3.1 billion, up […]

New Research Finds BlackBerry Users Have More “Security Savvy”

Over 130 million* U.S. adults are putting their mobile data at risk Latest SellCell.com Study Reveals BlackBerry Users Are The Most Savvy When It Comes To Smartphone Security NEW YORK, JUNE 26, 2013 – SellCell.com, the leading cell and smartphone recycling price comparison site in the US, today released its latest study revealing  that over […]

Comwave announces a new ePhone App for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today Comwave launched a new version of ePhone for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, which is part of a series of Comwave Apps intended to compete with other Telephony and VoIP apps available internationally. ePhone is different than many VoIP Apps, because the App includes a built-in telephone number that users can choose, […]

Jim Balsillie Starts A New Job As Chair Of SDTC

Former co CEO of RIM, Jim Balsillie is starting a new career. His position isn’t as high as at RIM but it comes with a lot of responsibilities. SDTC (Sustainable Development Technology Canada) has made Jim its Chair of its Board of Directors. This will be a position he will hold for 5 years. What […]

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Teams up with BlackBerry

TORONTO – June 25, 2013 – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) announced today that BlackBerry® will be the Official Mobile Computing Partner of the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA) and Toronto Marlies (AHL). Through the marketing relationship, the iconic BlackBerry brand will be featured prominently in and around Air Canada Centre, and […]

BlackBerry Q5 available for Purchase Without SIM in UK.

The Q5 has been the topic of discussion for quite some time for followers of BlackBerry.  Most people had heard that the Q5 would be released in the UK without a SIM on July 1st.  Looks like that launch timeline was slightly off considering they are available now at unlocked-mobiles.com .  The price point for the […]

Sprint Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Merger Agreement with SoftBank

VERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 25, 2013 – Sprint Nextel Corporation (“Sprint”) (NYSE: S) shareholders voted today to approve and adopt the previously announced merger agreement providing for a substantial investment by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) (TSE: 9984). Sprint shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal, with approximately 98 percent of the votes cast at today’s special […]

BlackBerry Secures iOS and Android in the Enterprise Without Sacrificing the User Experience

Secure Work Space separates work and personal apps and data on iOS and Android devices WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 25, 2013) – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced the availability of a new security solution that separates work and personal apps and data on iOS® and Android™ devices. Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is a […]

CBC News App Achieves Built for BlackBerry Status

When BB10 was released many apps started to carry the Built for BlackBerry mark, which gives devs great incentives but also tells consumers that these applications were designed specifically for BlackBerry and are not android ports. It also must follow stringent guidelines regarding the build/code and various other aspects to be able to earn this […]

Instagram Gets Video Features on June 20th.

Techcrunch is stating that Facebook plans to add Vine-esque vidoe cability in Instagram.  Looks like the video could be anywhere between 5-10 seconds.  For most BlackBerry users this news really doesn’t do anything for us but if you have a BB10 device you can sideload the android app on your berry and be able to […]

AT&T Launching the BlackBerry Q10 on 6/21 for $199.99 + $100 off if you trade in old phone!

The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone will arrive in AT&T stores and online on June 21 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.  For a limited time, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T will be eligible to receive at least $100 off the purchase of a new smartphone, including the BlackBerry Q10. “AT&T is pleased […]

BlackBerry Issues Security Advisory for a Critical Bug within BlackBerry Protect on the BlackBerry Z10

Well it is not everyday BlackBerry issues a Security Advisory, so when we saw this one pop up we thought it was interesting. This critical bug is not with the hardware or the OS itself it has to do with BlackBerry Protect. According to ArsTechnica, “A malicious application could take advantage of weak permission controls […]

Migration of MetroPCS Customers to Nationwide 4G HSPA+ and LTE Network Ahead of Schedule

Migration of MetroPCS Customers to Nationwide 4G HSPA+ and LTE Network Ahead of Schedule   First devices connecting to 4G HSPA+ and LTE network become available for MetroPCS customers, offering a consistently outstanding wireless experience BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 14, 2013 – Just six weeks after completing the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, T-Mobile US, […]

Viva Movil Offers BlackBerry Q10 for $99.

Viva Movil just tweeted that they are offering the new Q1o for $99 with a new two year contract. Viva Movil was launched by Jennifer Lopez in collaboration with Brightstar, and Moorehead Communications who happens to be a Verizon Retailer, so you might be able to access the deal on Verizon’s network. If you are […]

My Verizon Mobile Update Available in BlackBerry World

Verizon recently updated their mobile app which allows you to check your data usage, make changes to your plan, pay the bill, and add/delete features from the phone.  There is not a change log available to see what the exact changes are to the app but we assume that it was updated for the new […]

BES 10.1 Launched as Cloud Service

BES 10.1 was announced last month at BlackBerry World, and showed a huge amount of new features.  The new Enterprise Service is being tested as a cloud based service to test viability and along with multiple businesses.  We have seen cloud based options from BlackBerry in the past with the Office 365 integration. As we […]