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BlackBerry Promises to Honor $10K Developer Commitments so Nobody Misses Out

We heard from two developers this week about some concerns with the final BlackBerry $10K developer commitment. In case you don’t remember, last year BlackBerry attracted developers by promising $10,000 in revenue for any app that was Built for for BlackBerry approved and made at least $1,000 in sales. Now that the program has finally…

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BlackBerry CEO Confirms He Likes “Research In Motion “A Lot Better”

John pointed out to me that I glossed over a part of the Bloomberg interview we just mentioned. In it BlackBerry CEO John Chen was asked about the name change to BlackBerry from Research In Motion or RIM. He stated that “I personally like Research In Motion a lot better” but don’t worry he has…

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CEO John Chen Heads to the White House for “Customer Outreach”

BlackBerry’s CEO headed to the White House recently to talk to President Barack Obama and other staff about where he is taking BlackBerry. He told Bloomberg that “As part of my meeting customers I have briefed the White House from an IT perspective.” He said it was “just customer outreach — and they were nice…

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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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