AT&T Exec: "Higher Returns On Priv Than We'd Like"

An AT&T executive, speaking anonymously to CNET told a story of less than favourable BlackBerry Priv sales. If you recall, AT&T was the exclusive retailer in the United States - though this news also seems impacted by the recent news of T-Mobile not offering the device online further.

“The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling,” the exec told CNET’s Roger Cheng. “We’ve seen more returns than we would like.”

The issue apparently comes down to the amount of loyalists buying the Priv, and finding the transition too difficult, or disliking the experience ...

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Comedian Seth Meyers Likes To Write Jokes On His BlackBerry Q10

He hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show on NBC, and you probably remember him for his work on Saturday Night Live and older brother of Josh Meyers, a cast member of MADtv. Apparently, despite loving his iPhone, prefers to write things out on a BlackBerry Q10:

"I couldn't live without my iPhone, but if I have to hit a reply,  I'm so much happier having a BlackBerry," said in an interview with USA Today published this afternoon. His main ...

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Kim Kardashian: "I'am So Close To Giving Them (BlackBerry) Up,"

You'll likely remember Kim admitting her BlackBerry Bold hoarding / addiction at Recode's 2014 Mobile Conference, and she recently touched up on the subject, mentioning how scarce her favourite mobile phone is becoming:

"I'm so close to giving it up," said Kardashian. "I thought I would be BlackBerry 'til I die. I do still love my buttons, but you know, I think eBay has almost run out of this model... I think there's been a few more models since then which I didn ...

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BlackBerry Signs 1-Year Contract With The Pentagon Force Protection Agency

BlackBerry released last week that it has recently renewed with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency - a civilian Law Enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Defense charged with protecting and safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of The Pentagon, the Mark Center Building, the Defense Health Headquarters, and other assigned Pentagon facilities.

The contract keeps BlackBerry around, providing internal and external alerts, messaging and emergency notification services for the Pentagon and other U.S. Defense Department buildings in the Washington area. Side note: BlackBerry did not disclose the ...

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BlackBerry Launches Developer "Hero" Program

Wait, what?

After reading the title, I'm sure many had similar reactions to a recent launch of a highlight program for developers releasing new (not upated) application to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Dubbed Hero the program is aimed at getting devs to release new applications to their platform, offering up 6 months of heavy features on BlackBerry World, BlackBerry.com - and potentially their dev blog.

Here's the low-down:

The Developer Hero Program will help you get your app noticed and downloaded. Selected apps ...

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A Bold Proposal: An Intentional Digital Disconnection

I've decided to take a step forward, or as some would see it, a step backward. Back to a simpler time. I am going to ditch my uber-connected smartphone along with an always-on mentality that keeps an unprecedented amount of information and control at my fingertips. Instead I will replace my mobile device (currently the BlackBerry PRIV) with what some would seemingly believe to be a dumb-phone. A phone that is not connected to my car via CarPlay, nor both my wrists on which ...

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Throwback Thursday

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral’s #ThrowbackThursday! 

Each Thursday the BlackBerryCentral team will go back in the BlackBerry Chronicles to give you a glimpse of nostalgia. This will include device launches and announcements, and other announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status.

May 31, 2012 | New P’9981 Smartphone launches in Singapore

BlackBerry launches its first handset in collaboration with Porsche Design - the P'9981

“We are very excited by our collaboration with Porsche Design,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director, East Asia ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours.

Rumour

BlackBerry Hamburg & Rome: Different Manufacturers?

Source

Forums

Confirmations

According to rumour, the BlackBerry Hamburg may not be as BlackBerry-ee as you may have wanted:

"BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android devices but rather than being ...

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