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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1.x Scheduled to be End of Life in April

Right after BlackBerry released a small OS update for the PlayBook today Jamie pointed out this little tidbit spotted by my buddy Lucas @N4BB. BlackBerry has the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1.x and 2.0.x scheduled to be end of sale and support in April 2014. That would be a real shame but not unexpected. On the…

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OS 2.1.0.1917 Released for the BlackBerry PlayBook

  BlackBerry has pushed out a new update for the PlayBook OS this week. We are now sitting at version 2.1.0.1917 with some small updates. This includes updating the Flash and Adobe Air runtimes along with updated WLAN and Crypto versions. Hit that “Check for updates” button to get the latest!

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Free Premium BlackBerry 10 & OS 7 Apps to Celebrate BlackBerry World’s Birthday

BlackBerry World is celebrating its 5th birthday with a big giveaway. As a sign of the changing times they are offering up free premium apps for BlackBerry 10 AND BlackBerry OS 7 devices. This includes some premium apps and games that are sure to please. You just have to download the apps before April 4th…

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ShopBlackBerry.com Selling BlackBerry 10 Smartphones in Canada

BlackBerry is continuing it efforts to sell directly to businesses with unlocked phones on their ShopBlackBerry.com website. First they made them all available in the US and today they announced availability in Canada. This is all part of what John Chen said on the earnings call about BlackBerry expanding in eCommerce. Details below: BlackBerry 10…

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John Chen Explains His Turnaround Strategy in CBC Interview

  David let us know about a great interview CBC had with John Chen that they posted going into the weekend. He talks about the situation when he joined BlackBerry and what he has done to turn the company around. Nothing groundbreaking here but its great to hear the CEO articulate clearly what his plans…

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BlackBerry Wins First Round Against Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Barring Sales

BlackBerry just won the first round in a ruling late last week against Ryan Seacrest’s Typo iPhone keyboard. The US District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco confirmed that BlackBerry will probably win the case in their infringement claims against Typo. He dismissed Typo’s claim that a temporary sales ban would put them out of…

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BlackBerry EZ Pass License Upgrade & Trade In Program Starts April 1st

It looks like BlackBerry is getting quite a bit of interest in their newly announced EZ Pass program that they announced at Mobile World Congress. Essentially they are letting BlackBerry customers migrate to BES 10 and then BES 12 very easily and trade in their licenses. On top of that they are allowing free migrations…

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BlackBerry Earnings Results Shows a Ray of Hope

BlackBerry released earnings for its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 this morning. It reported revenue of $976 million; this is the first time the company’s revenue went below $1 billion since 2007. BlackBerry also reported a loss of $423 million, or 8 cents a share, but this is much lower than analysts’ expectation of…

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