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BBM 10.3 and 8.1 Reported to Have CPU & Speed Issues

It seems like BlackBerry is getting multiple reports of slow performance and high CPU usage on the latest versions of BBM for BlackBerry. We heard from a few users that there was some battery drain issues with 10.3 but now BlackBerry has confirmed that they are investigating an issue on their Knowledge base. For now…

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 Beta Gets a Beta Zone Update

BlackBerry just rolled out a new BBM update in the Beta Zone. This update for BlackBerry 10 devices brings the new ads and sponsored posts that we hear about previously. They also upped the attachment limit to 16MB and a few more improvements. Check out the update here if you are part of the beta…

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Twitter for Legacy BlackBerry Devices Updated to v4.5 in Beta Zone

BlackBerry has updated the Twitter for legacy BlackBerry devices to v4.5 in the Beta Zone. This new version is not radically different but it is a nice update. This includes the new Twitter Prompt Service along with the ability to save images from full screen. The full change log for this new Beta Zone is:…

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94% of T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Trade-Ins Switched Platforms

We told you earlier that T-Mobile was raving about their 15x increase in T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-ins in the past two weeks after they added their $200 promotion. Now more details are coming out courtesy of TmoNews and the picture is not pretty. Supposedly 94% of the trade-ins in the past two weeks switched to non-BlackBerry…

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John Chen Puts His Odds of Turning BlackBerry Around at 50:50

The market is taking kindly to John Chen’s frank interview with the Financial Times. He went on the record stating that he pegs the odds of him succeeding at turning around BlackBerry was about 50:50. On the other hand when asked if BlackBerry could ever be more than a nice player he responded that he…

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T-Mobile Trade-in Promotion Ends Tomorrow – Sees 15X Response in 2 Weeks

T-Mobile has been in a bit of a spat with BlackBerry in the last few weeks. The CEO’s took to calling each other out and finally coming to some sort of truce. That truce was T-Mobile offering BlackBerry 10 devices on their website again while also releasing a trade-in program for BlackBerry users to upgrade…

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“BBM Chats Are Untouchable” Claims BlackBerry As They Explain BBM Ads

I am really happy BlackBerry is trying to get ahead of the story of them monetizing BBM with ads. We told you this was coming earlier but BlackBerry had not gone on the record. Now Jeff Gadway has taken to the Inside BlackBerry blog to explain the new development. First of all I am really…

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Documents to Go for BlackBerry 10 Updated With Loads of Improvements

BlackBerry has thankfully not forgotten about their Documents to Go apps for BlackBerry 10. They just released a huge update together with the new Microsoft OneDrive connector and new Sharepoint access in BlackBerry Work Drives. There are loads of improvements all along the suites so check them out below: Support for Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)…

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