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BlackBerry returns to tablet arena with security-focused slate

BlackBerry has teamed up with a number of other tech firms to create a new security-focused tablet aimed at businesses and government agencies. The SecuTab, essentially a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, launches in the summer with a…
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Man gets detained at Canadian border for not coughing up his BlackBerry password

Quebec man Alain Philippon was detained at a Canadian airport for refusing to unlock his BlackBerry smartphone. Philippon did not provide authorities with the password because he considers the information as "personal."
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BlackBerry is open to making another tablet, so long as it’s ‘iconic’

In an interview during Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed he is open to having his company create another tablet. However, in order for BlackBerry to consider this, the tablet will have to be 'iconic.'
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More apps for BB10 users as software update opens up Amazon’s Android store

BlackBerry Passport and Classic owners can already access Amazon's app store, but a new update made available on Friday brings the feature – and a raft of other goodies – to all BB10 handsets, among them the Z30 and Q10.
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Typo ordered to pay BlackBerry nearly $1m

Typo Products, the startup behind the BlackBerry-like Typo keyboard, has been ordered to pay the Canadian handset maker $860,000 for continuing to sell the accessory despite being ordered not to do so last year.
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New video shows WhatsApp Calls feature

The plans that WhatsApp and owner Facebook have for world domination include voice calling capabilities, and while we're still waiting for the feature to be officially released, the leaks keep on coming.
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Net neutrality’s not enough for BlackBerry’s John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants app neutrality, where manufacturers and developers are obliged to produce apps for all available platforms, and not hold them back for users of a single system.
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Samsung clarifies its position on BlackBerry buyout rumor

Despite issuing a statement last week denying it was looking to acquire BlackBerry, Samsung co-CEO and mobile chief JK Shin has felt the need to release a further statement clarifying the Korean company's position.
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BlackBerry denies Samsung buyout bid

BlackBerry insisted on Wednesday it has "not engaged in discussions" with Samsung over a possible buyout deal. The denial came hours after Reuters reported it'd seen documents suggesting Samsung recently offered to purchase the company for…
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Samsung tried to buy BlackBerry to the tune of $7.5 billion, Reuters reports

Samsung reportedly bid on BlackBerry for $7.5 billion last week. It's unclear whether the deal is off the table or still in play. Samsung and BlackBerry previously had a partnership for security software.
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Whoops! BlackBerry posts to Twitter with an iPhone

If you work for a mobile maker and are tasked with posting to your company's Twitter feed, it's probably best to make sure you're using one of your firm's phones to send the tweet, right?
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Sony pulled out its ancient BlackBerry phones to get work done during hack

Sony broke out its old BlackBerry phones during the huge hack to send secure emails and internal communications. BlackBerry's CEO John Chen touted the company's security.