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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) reassures U.S. government about BlackBerry device quality

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) CEO John Chen recently went to The White House to ensure President Barack Obama and other staff members to continue using BlackBerry devices.
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BBM to get photos in multi-person chats, larger file transfers

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BlackBerry has updated the BBM messaging service with a few new features. You will be able to share photos in multi-person chats and will have the ability to send files that are up to 16MB in size. The current limit is 6MB. BlackBerry is going to make emoticons larger.
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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) announces Z3 and Q20 QWERTY smartphones

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has announced a couple of new smartphones: the Z3 and the Q20. The Z3 was sourced from BlackBerry’s strategic partner, Foxconn.
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BlackBerry is launching BBM for Nokia Lumia devices

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Nokia made an announcement at Mobile World Congress about how BlackBerry Messenger will be released for Windows Phone devices in the “coming months.” BBM will be exclusive for Nokia Lumia devices initially, but then will be released to all Windows Phone devices after six months.
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Ford reportedly dropping Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry

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There are reports that Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is going to drop Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for the Sync system. Ford would be using the BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) QNX system.
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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) adds stickers to BBM

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has found a new way to make money from the BBM messaging service. BlackBerry has added virtual stickers to the BBM messaging service, which is a popular feature found in the Line messaging app. The stickers can be bought from the BBM Shop. Virtual stickers generally can be licensed by brands as well. Each sticker pack has between 10 to 25 individual stickers. Some of the sticker packs will be free, but the premium packs will be paid. The stickers and BBM Shop launched today in a limited external beta.
[Source: BlackBerry Blog]

BBM hits Android Gingerbread devices

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BlackBerry has announced that the BBM messaging app is available on Android Gingerbread devices. Android Gingerbread accounts for 20% of all Android devices so it makes sense that BlackBerry releases the messaging service for this platform. This translates to around 175 million devices since there are 877 million active Android devices. BBM hit around 80 million active users at the end of October after the messaging service arrived on iOS and Android.
[Source: TNW]

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY): Dan Loeb of Third Point held 10M shares as of Q4

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Daniel Loeb, the hedge fund manager that runs the $14 billion Third Point LLC, disclosed a large stake in BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). In the latest 13F filing, Third Point held 10 million shares of BlackBerry during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. BlackBerry’s shares closed at $8.98 on Friday. 13F documents are filed 45 days after the end of each quarter so these numbers may be different today.
[Source: BusinessInsider]