BlackBerry Mercury Spotted In The Wild

After months of waiting, we finally have our first images of the next in-house designed BlackBerry - the DTEK70 (allegedly).

If you aren't familiar, which we find unlikely, the handset pictured below is said to be the last QWERTY device BlackBerry will release based on internal designs; rather than the outsourced DTEK50 and DTEK60 devices. A Weibo user posted two images of the device earlier today, which we enhanced (a pinch) in order to spot the keyboard a little bit better.

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University of Waterloo, BlackBerry Partner To Bring Ontario's First Self-Driving Cars

Recently, Ontario became the first Province in Canada to open a Pilot program which the Ministry of Transportation plans to test the safety and reliability of automated vehicles on public roads.

BlackBerry naturally will play an instrumental role in the program - as their QNX subsidiary is one of just three approved participants. Each participating organization will be testing different levels of automation, and the program is set to span over 10 years, making the potential advancements limitless. The province is investing $2.95 million over the ...

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BBM for Android & BlackBerry 10 Updated

This week, BlackBerry rolled out a new update for BBM - not only on their homegrown OS 10, but for Android handsets too.

For Android, BBM lists the update as bringing more than just the usual bug fixes:

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  • Chats Now Support Very Long Messages
  • Access All Free Stickers in One Tap From BBM Discovery Tab
  • More Secure Sign In for Users Who Signed Up with Phone
  • Bug Fixes

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 Begins Rolling Out

Despite a lack of official announcement, the long-awaited BlackBerry 10.3.3 update has finally started rolling out to devices globally.

What's new you ask? Well, we're all still digging into it - so far, forums members have brought up Browser enhancements, but not much else. Which makes sense, since this update isn't exactly aimed at being anything but back-end security focused.

Be sure to check your device for an update, chances are you'll see one if you've got an unlocked ...

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Q&A: How This Canadian Hospital Executive is Using PRIV, BES12, and BlackBerry to Make His Smart Hospital Even Smarter

BlackBerry loves their healthcare ties just as much as their devices and software are loved back. This week, they sat down again with Mackenzie Health - an Ontario based healthcare provider that has been with BlackBerry for years, and seemingly plans on a continued partnership for years to come.

Check out Nick and Sara's interview with Richard Tam - Mackenzie's Executive VP and Chief Admin Officer:

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry Blogs:

As our regular readers will no doubt notice, we’ve talked about Mackenzie Health ...

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Marty Beard: Five Reasons Samsung’s Acquisition of Harman Means Great Things for QNX

"Since news broke of Samsung Electronics’ intent to buy auto infotainment and audio provider Harman for $8 billion, I’ve seen some inaccurate information floating around about what this means for BlackBerry and our market-leading real-time platform, QNX, with one commentator even claiming the Samsung and Harman tie-up could spell “doom” for BlackBerry QNX."

Marty Beard took to BlackBerry's own Inside Blogs to touch on the recent news of Samsung's acquisition of HARMAN for $8 Billion ($112.00 per share in cash). If you ...

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BlackBerry Hires Katy Warren - Canada's Smartest Person

The winner of Canada’s Smartest Person has joined BlackBerry as a Hardware Engineering co-op student. Katy is now working with the IoT division on the new BlackBerry Radar Solution, an industry-leading secure device that provides trucking and transportation customers with real-time information about their trailer, chassis and container fleets.

Originally Posted On Inside BlackBerry:

Last year I had the honor and privilege of participating in a nationally televised competition called Canada’s Smartest Person, where I was lucky enough to win my episode and compete in the ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which should ...
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