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    This past spring, BlackBerry announced BBM Channels, a new social extension to BlackBerry Messenger, letting users create pages of their own content – the titular Channels – that others can then subscribe to. It's been in beta testing on BlackBerry platforms ever since, but today we finally see the company pull all the stops and go forward with plans to leave the Beta Zone, bringing BBM Channels to all its users. Actually, it hasn't happened just yet, but it's been confirmed for today, and availability should be just a couple hours away. Both BlackBerry 10 and classic BBOS users will ...

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    It seems like the past couple months of BlackBerry news have been dominated by two main stories, neither of which painted the company in a particularly favorable light: we had all the business concerning plans to sell off the company, as well as the totally botched cross-platform BlackBerry messenger launch. BlackBerry blamed the issue on users attempting to connect to the service early by means of leaked client apps – though if they couldn't handle even that demand, we're unsure how the company expected its servers to survive an official launch. In any case, BlackBerry quickly shuttered ...

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    Last week, after months and months of waiting, BlackBerry finally confirmed the public launch of its BlackBerry Messenger apps for iOS and Android, set to arrive this past weekend. Well, if you're poking around your app store this morning wondering just where these programs are, you're not alone; on Saturday, BlackBerry announced an unexpected delay, leaving us wondering just when we'll finally get a crack at these guys. You might have heard about a leaked copy of the BBM Android app. It seems that users trying to access BBM through this copy early brought some unexpected issues to ...

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    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    While we all know that BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android, the details have been anything but certain. Over the past few weeks, we've seen Samsung already start getting in to promoting BBM in Africa, heard any number of rumored dates for the release of these apps, and even seen some fakes make it to app stores. We may finally be getting to the end of this tale soon, as rumors talk about a possible launch schedule in just the next couple days. According to this info, Android's going to get the ball rolling this Friday, with the app becoming available at 7AM Eastern. ...

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    The next few days will likely be big ones for Android, and Apple could be just over a week away from announcing its new iPhones. Then Windows Phone has GDR3 and all that quad-core, 1080p jazz to look forward to in the coming months... so where does this all leave BlackBerry? Today we get a couple of updates on where the company's heading, hearing rumors both about a possible release for the Android and iOS ports of BlackBerry Messenger, as well as talk about T-Mobile showing a changing attitude towards the platform. We've been seeing a spate of developments concerning those BBM ports ...

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    A cross platform version of BlackBerry Messenger has been teasing us at the periphery of our vision for weeks now. We know the app's coming to iOS and Android, we've heard about wide-scale testing being underway, and Samsung looks anxious to get started promoting the service in Africa. All that's left, so it seems, is for it to finally leave testing and go public. While we still lack any hard date – or for that matter, even rumors of a specific date – we continue to see signs of an imminent launch, with the latest arriving from BlackBerry itself. The company today added a signup page ...

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    BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android; the only question is when. We're already aware of testing that's underway, and even saw the BBM app user manuals go live on BlackBerry's site. Everything points to public availability coming quite soon, but it's been difficult to elucidate just when. We're still not quite there, but today brings another development making a launch sound imminent, with Samsung already promoting BBM for Android on Facebook. You'll remember that back at the beginning of the month, we heard Samsung and BlackBerry announce plans to promote BBM for Android among ...

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    BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS: that much is a given. Following years of rumors, BlackBerry confirmed its intention to deliver BBM ports for Android and iOS phones sometime this summer. Sure, BBM is hugely popular among BlackBerry users, but would people on these other platforms similarly take to it? A couple months back, we heard of one idea for increasing the app's visibility, with word that BlackBerry would work with OEMs in order to arrange for them to ship phones with BMM pre-installed. Today we get our first look at something along those lines, with Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the BlackBerry Messenger finally reaching beta for iOS and Android. Later it's HTC talk as we have a blue variant of the HTC One almost confirmed. Later it's all about the iPad 5 and iPhone 5C as we now have some leaks of the products. Motorola follows the news with a new Chrome extension for Motorola phones that's kind of cool. We end today's show talking about the Moto X launch, our video coverage, and our first impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Moto X unboxing (Video) - Moto X hands-on: wooden edition (Video) - Moto ...

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    Back in May, BlackBerry announced what many of us had been talking about for years: the forthcoming availability of BlackBerry Messenger on non-BB platforms. Specifically, the company revealed its intention to deliver BBM apps for both iOS and Android phones (though phones alone: the idea of a tablet app has been specifically rejected for the time being) sometime this summer. We've been wondering when that might actually happen, and though we've heard some theories that didn't pan out, today we've got some evidence of progress towards an eventual release, with news that select BlackBerry ...

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    The BlackBerry quarterly earnings call to investors is giving us more than just raw numbers on how the BB10 launch has been going, and we also get a few updates on other aspects of BlackBerry news. Unfortunately, just like those sales figures themselves, there are some more upsets in store here. The PlayBook's QNX-based OS made it the forerunner of the BlackBerry 10 devices we know today. When full-on BB10 launched back in January, we heard from the company that it intended to deliver the PlayBook an update to transition it over to BB10 proper – the idea of an all-new BB10 tablet was ...

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    BlackBerry continues to move forward with its plan to release a cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger app, letting Android and iOS users join in and communicate with existing BBM users. Just yesterday we heard that this could involve partnerships with OEMs in order to ship phones with the BBM app pre-installed, ready to use. What about the rest of us, though, who will be manually downloading and installing the app? We know BBM is coming to Android and iOS sometime this summer, but just when? T-Mobile UK just let that cat out of the bag, tweeting the release date for cross-platform BBM. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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