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Obama has finally ditched his BlackBerry, but its replacement will surprise you

With just months left in office, President Obama has finally gotten around to ditching his once-beloved BlackBerry. However, the device he's replaced it with may surprise you.
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Poor Priv sales could spell the end of BlackBerry’s mobile division

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said twice that the company would shutter its mobile division if it couldn't turn a profit in 2016. An AT&T executive's negative comments about the Priv do not bode well.
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BlackBerry is finally giving up on smartphones and focusing on enterprise software

BlackBerry has been flailing in the smartphone business since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, but it looks like the company is finally turning its attention toward another market: enterprise software.
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BlackBerry CEO addresses story that Canadian police have its global encryption key

BlackBerry CEO John Chen writes the company has stood by "lawful access principles," after a report revealed the company assisted Canadian police in solving a gang-related case, decrypting about one million PIN-to-PIN messages for the RCMP…
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Canadian police have had BlackBerry’s global encryption key since 2010

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have had BlackBerry's Global Encryption Key since 2010, an investigation found. The RCMP used it to decrypt messages for a criminal investigation.
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In a blow to BlackBerry, Sprint says it will not carry the Priv

BlackBerry's Priv is a slider, and it's the company's first Android smartphone. Here are all the specs, pricing, and availability info you need to know about the BlackBerry Priv. Sprint just said it will not carry the device.
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BlackBerry admits the Priv was too pricey, will release two mid-range models

A lot of people were excited for the BlackBerry Priv, but the $700 price point held it back from succeeding. Now the company will turn to the mid-range market for what could be the handset division's last chance.
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BlackBerry really wants you to buy the Priv, knocks $50 off price

BlackBerry is hoping a permanent $50 price cut on the Priv, its debut Android phone, will be enough to win it a few new customers. The cost of the phone has also been reduced in several European countries although, curiously, not in Canada.
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BlackBerry wants Priv owners to test the Marshmallow update before its release

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is almost ready for BlackBerry Priv owners, but it needs a little more testing. Here's your chance to help iron the kinks out before the official release.
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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.