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BlackBerry Annual and Special Meeting Webcast on June 19, 2014

To go hand in hand with the First Quarter Fiscal 2015 results on June 19th, BlackBerry will also will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders that day as well at 10:00am EDT in Waterloo, Ontario. The live webcast can be listened to on June 19 at the BlackBerry Investor Relations site.

Microsoft retail stores celebrate the arrival of Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Stores to host a series of in-store events and experiences June 20-28. Microsoft on Wednesday announced details for in-store events and experiences in the more than 90 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, to celebrate the launch of the tablet that can replace your laptop: Surface Pro 3. Starting now, and continuing through launch day on June 20 and beyond, Microsoft Stores are offering the best way to experience, pre-order and celebrate the arrival of Surface Pro 3.…

iQmetrix Releases Sales Stats for Most Popular Mobile Phones in North America

iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, has released statistics on the phones sold in North America (U.S. and Canada) in the past six months (December 2013-May 2014). iQmetrix sampled data from 15,000 store locations across North America, identifying interesting trends for the most popular mobile phone manufacturers in a variety of cities, and also for North America as a whole. iQmetrix collects data from its RQ Retail Management system, utilized by…

Canadian government to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices during all flight phases

The Harper government to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices during all phases of flight The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an important change that will benefit travellers flying with Canadian air operators, as well as the aviation industry. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices such as cameras, electronic games, tablets and computers during all phases of flight. This includes while an aircraft takes off, climbs, descends and lands, provided the…

B.C. Students Clinch Top Prizes for BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014

Science and technology collided at Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) national championships over the last weekend, where students from across Canada competed in creating a mobile app for the BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award. Three technology whiz kids from B.C. triumphed to emerge as top winners in all three categories: Junior (grades 7 and 8), Intermediate (grades 9 and 10) and Senior (grades 11 and 12). Wowing the judges with their smartphone apps, the winners were rewarded with cash prizes,…

Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3: the tablet that can replace your laptop

Pre-order beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT May 21. Microsoft have introduced Surface Pro 3 — the lightweight tablet that packs the power and performance you expect from a laptop. Surface Pro 3 is a tablet and a laptop: multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a sleek design that, with a simple snap or click, transform the device from a perfectly balanced tablet to a full-functioning laptop and back again — all in a beautiful package that is 30 percent thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. Its…

Updatein Places for BlackBerry 10 gets an update, brings Google Street View and more

Updatein Labs has released an update to their location based search application "Updatein Places" for BlackBerry 10, taking the latest version to v1.8. Updatein Places is a location based free app that lets you find nearby places and businesses. It also provides a global search feature where you can search for places using terms that you would typically use in search engines. Search for Restaurants, Coffee shops, Theatres, Gas stations, Pubs, ATMs, Banks, Shopping malls, Hotels, Attractions, etc. What's…

Microsoft Canada announces 2015 YouthSpark Grants at Ottawa youth networking event

Event brings US award-winning author Miki Agrawal to Ottawa to discuss entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment Microsoft Canada today announced Shad Valley, Pathways to Education, Kids Learning Code and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada as the recipients of their 2015 YouthSpark grants. The announcement was made at YouthSpark: Inspire the Future, an event connecting Ottawa-area youth with local developers and business leaders. Microsoft is hosting the event to inspire youth to use entrepreneurship and…

Kobo Founder Mike Serbinis receives 2014 Microsoft Canada Alumni Award

Microsoft Canada recognizes entrepreneur for excellence in innovation, science and technology at Canada-Wide Science Fair Microsoft Canada was proud to present Mike Serbinis with the Microsoft Canada Alumni Award at Youth Science Canada's annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) yesterday, hosted at the University of Windsor. In connection with Youth Science Canada, the Microsoft Canada Alumni Award recognizes past science fair participants who best personify excellence in innovation, science and technology. "As a…

BlackBerry Sponsoring Nickta Jowhari for Miss Universe Canada 2014

BlackBerry will be officially sponsoring Nickta Jowhari, a National Finalist in The Miss Universe Canada 2014 Pageant. Back in April she tweeted that a BlackBerry sponsorship woud be a dream come true. @BlackBerry Sponsoring me would be my dream come true! #bbmforlife #bb4life #blackberrylover (https://twitter.com/niicktaaJ/status/455211303343521793) BlackBerry has came through for her and made her dreams come true, as she has announced on Twitter that she is now officially sponsored by BlackBerry whom she will meet…

TELUS to invest $2.8 billion across B.C. through 2016

Commitment includes investment to build infrastructure, increase urban & rural Internet connectivity and capacity, and bring the world’s fastest wireless technology to more communities across B.C. TELUS will invest $2.8 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across B.C. through 2016, the company announced today ahead of its annual general meeting in Vancouver later this week. TELUS will spend $1.2 billion across the province in 2014, the final year of a three-year plan unveiled in 2012, and today…

Canada-Wide Science Fair launches BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award

The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) has launched the BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award, giving students an opportunity to showcase their scientific and technical skills in a competition to build the best mobile application. There are cash prizes and BlackBerry smartphones up for grabs and the top winners (in Junior, Intermediate and Senior grade categories) of the Smartphone App Development Award will each receive one-on-one mentorship with a BlackBerry developer expert. Participants must build a mobile application…

BlackBerry’s real estate sale to bring in CDN$305 million

BlackBerry Announces Update on Sale of Canadian Real Estate Holdings BlackBerry today announced that Spear Street Capital, LLC has waived its due diligence condition pursuant to BlackBerry's previously-announced agreement to sell the majority of BlackBerry's real estate holdings in Canada. Spear Street has agreed to purchase the properties for CDN$305 million, or approximately US$278 million. The parties expect to complete the sale of properties valued at approximately 80% of this total later this month, with the sale of…

Customize your Framily Plan with the all-new $15 International Connect: Call & Text Plan from Sprint

International Long Distance Add-On allows customers to call 65 destinations, including Canada and Mexico, with unlimited Framily voice plan minutes at no additional charge Just in time for Mother's Day, Sprint announced today that it will go even further in helping its customers connect with loved ones globally with the introduction of the $15 International Connect: Call & Text add-on. Coupled with the popular new Framily Plan, the add-on allows customers to use voice plan minutes to call 65 international…