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Blackberry sets BBM’s privacy features free on iOS, Android, and its own devices

All of BlackBerry Messenger's privacy and control features are now free in the iOS, Android, and BlackBerry OS apps. The features used to cost $1, but BBM is trying to compete with free chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
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Facebook to follow WhatsApp and drop support for BlackBerry phones

Facebook is following in the footsteps of WhatsApp and some time this year will stop supporting BlackBerry phones. A BlackBerry executive said his team was "extremely disappointed" with Facebook's decision although it's now looking for a…
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The BlackBerry Priv is now available at Verizon with its QWERTY keyboard

The BlackBerry Priv is now available from Verizon, essentially meaning that the device is now available to 80 percent of U.S. customers. The device's main draw is the fact that it is one of the few to offer a physical keyboard.
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WhatsApp won’t support BlackBerry, other older mobile platforms by the end of 2016

WhatsApp will leave some mobile operating systems behind by the end of this year. BlackBerry, Android 2.1 (Eclair) and 2.2 (Froyo), and Windows Phone 7.1 are among the mobile platforms that will soon miss the popular messaging app.
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Get more out of your BlackBerry Priv with these 8 tips and tricks

There's more to the BlackBerry Priv than meets the eyes. Here are some of our favorites tips and tricks, whether you need to silence your phone or delete an email from both the Hub and server at the same time.
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BlackBerry lays off 200 employees in Canada and Florida

BlackBerry recently laid off about 200 employees in Canada in Florida as part of the its efforts to drive “efficiencies” across its workforce. The company clarified the figure after reports initially pegged the layoffs at around 1,000…
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BlackBerry closes the door on BB10 in favor of Android, but refuses to lock it

BlackBerry continues to say that BB10 isn't dead, but the comments from executives only reveal Android handsets in the pipeline. Will the company make up its mind? Or did they already?
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CEO John Chen reiterates company’s commitment to Blackberry 10

Holding out for future devices running Blackberry's operating system? Don't hold your breath, as 2016 will only see more Android phones from the company. Blackberry 10 will still receive updates in the form of security patches.
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BlackBerry only has eyes for Android in 2016, says CEO John Chen

BlackBerry is putting its BB10 mobile OS to one side in 2016 and focusing purely on Android, CEO John Chen said this week. While unable to offer specific details, he said to expect one, possibly two, new Android handsets from BlackBerry in…
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Sharecare adds Blackberry’s BBM into its app to make its medical app more secure

Sharecare has been working on a feature that recognizes the tone of a conversation -- whether you are anxious or joyous -- and has now integrated BBM into its app for further security.
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BlackBerry OS 10 users get a swath of apps for free just in time for the holidays

Even with the success of its Android-powered Priv smartphone, BlackBerry has not forgotten about its OS 10 customers. The company announced that a slew of paid apps on the platform will be temporarily offered for free.
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BlackBerry chief John Chen hints at potential midrange smartphone next year

BlackBerry's chief executive John Chen hinted at more high-end and midrange smartphones coming in the near future, but a lot of the future mobile plans depends on the success of the Priv -- the company's first Android smartphone.