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FLOW launches LTE in Barbados as Jamaica gets Huawei E8372
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FLOW launches LTE in Barbados as Jamaica gets Huawei E8372

“This is a great achievement for Barbados and it once again demonstrates our ability to place Barbados ahead of the pack” Interim Managing Director, Flow, Jenson Sylvester, commenting on the launch of LTE in Barbados Folks, FLOW Barbados has finally gone supersonic. They've launched LTE (Long Term Evolution) in Barbados and represents an investment of US$150 million to be invested between 2016 and 2017 to quote interim Managing Director, Flow Barbados Jenson Sylvester, quote: “Last year we invested over $70 million in our network, with a further $80 million earmarked for 2017, and this proves our commitment to ensuring that Barbados remains at the leading-edge of connectivity”. Their super fast network has some thirty five (35) cell sites in Barbados installed with the 4G t...
FLOW Jamaica’s Blackberry Plans support Trailblazers of Mobile Internet
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FLOW Jamaica’s Blackberry Plans support Trailblazers of Mobile Internet

FLOW Jamaica is still celebrating having achieved a milestone of 1 million customers as counted in How Flow Jamaica celebrated 1 million customers with a 99 cents FAM Plan. As a part of their celebration, they've launched a 99 cents Plan. Activation of this 99 cents Plan requires that you have a 30-Day Prepaid Mobile Internet plan as downloaded in FLOW Jamaica's 30-Day Prepaid Mobile Internet will give you 99 cents Plan. This obviously applies to smartphone users. So it may come as a surprise that there are still Blackberry users out there. So how do Blackberry users activate a 99 cents Plan. FLOW Jamaica's Blackberry Plans - Blackberry OS 10 or higher require regular Prepaid Mobile Internet Plan FLOW Jamaica has special Prepaid Mobile Internet called BlackBerry Plans as fo...
How Digicel’s and CellOne LTE in Bermuda means 75 Mbps speeds coming to Jamaica
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How Digicel’s and CellOne LTE in Bermuda means 75 Mbps speeds coming to Jamaica

Bermudian mobile operators CellOne and Digicel are finally going 4G LTE....just not in Jamaica! In just a few weeks from now, Digicel Bermuda will launch their first 4G LTE Network in the British Territory. The main competition, CellOne, is set to unveil a 4G LTE Network around the same time, albeit their service will be limited to the capital of Hamilton. So why exactly are the Telecom Providers in Bermuda launching 4G LTE? CellOne's 4G LTE Sandbox - 75MBps Speeds wee inevitable as Tourists want the convenience CellOne’s marketing director, Brian Lonergan, 4G LTE was inevitable on Bermuda, given their close proximity to the US of A, where Tourists come expecting to be able to watch movies on their smartphones, quote: “You can’t be the carrier that does not have it. And whe...
5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone
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5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone

Tis fast approaching that time again when that crisp breeze has just started to blow and the urge for sorrel, ham and freeness begins to gain momentum. It is also a time where we prepare to fight, not for the last slice of cake, but to hold on to our most prized possessions because with the Christmas cheer also comes an increase in theft. Hold-ups and shake downs become common place as our urban “Robbing” Hoods come to take from the have’s (read YOU and ME) to give to the have not’s (Read THEM, Tisha Baby mother #1 and Staci Babymother #2) Yea I get it, they want to have iPhones and Galaxys too, but if you are anything like me you would rather save your charity work for the Salvation Army so here are a few tips to help you keep you and your favourite mobile device stay connected! ...
How to recover smartphone SD Card with Photos, Video and Music taken from a Blackberry
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How to recover smartphone SD Card with Photos, Video and Music taken from a Blackberry

So, you’ve messed up yet again, haven’t you? You forgot the cardinal rule of transferring SD Cards between Blackberry and smartphones: Back up your photos and audio as I’d pointed out in my article How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet. Believe it or not, you CAN’T just take the SD Card out of your Blackberry and insert it into your brand New DL600, DL700 or whatever smartphone and expect it to just “pick them up”, to use the common parlance of the non-techie. Smartphones are programmed to regard all SD Cards as potentially new media to place fresh data i.e. Photos, Video and Music files. To that end, once you insert a SD Card from anywhere, including your old Blackberry, it’ll format the SD Card to...
WhatsApp popularity fading as BBM’s the most downloaded IM App on iOS
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WhatsApp popularity fading as BBM’s the most downloaded IM App on iOS

Extra, Extra Read all About it WhatsApp getting beating by BBM Messenger  Parody of a town Crier announcing the latest news Yes folks, it’s really true as the news says above: BBM is hot, according to Forbes Magazine’s writer Tero Kuittinen. Jog your memory a bit folks; Blackberry is now no more as the very popular mobile devices has ridden off into the sunset on Tuesday November 5th 2013. It’s exactly as if I’d scripted it myself in the article Blackberry sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited as BBM goes free. I declare I MUST be a prophet! But BBM was set free before the walk the Earth on other smartphone platforms as Blackberry’s smartphones failing to catch the market on fire and their walls came crashing down, Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Style. The App’s now popping ...
Blackberry sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited as BBM goes free
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Blackberry sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited as BBM goes free

The news is out folks! Blackberry, once known as RIM (Research in Motion) before they’d re-branded earlier this year after the launch of the Blackberry Z10 smartphone as per Kelroy’s article BlackBerry 10 Officially launches – Z10 and Q10 flagship devices is no more. Blackberry has been sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the company's largest holder of private stock, roughly about 10%, for a very small value of US$4.7 billion dollars. This makes the shareholder of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a Mr. Prem Watsa, officially the new owner of the largest Canadian Telecom firm to go bust since Nortel Networks in 2009, which by the way used to be the Telecom Equipment Supplier to Cable and Wireless. The deal for Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to take over the reins of ...
Blackberry Messenger for you, BBM for me, BBM for everybody! [updated]
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Blackberry Messenger for you, BBM for me, BBM for everybody! [updated]

Its Saturday September 21, 2013 the day that was everyone that was an early adopter of smartphones back in the day had hoped for. The day that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be a cross platform messaging application for Android, iOS and obviously Blackberry. What about windows phone you ask.. What about it???? I respond.. Today is the beginning of that dream as Blackberry announced that today would herald the launch of the Android BBM application and tomorrow would be the launch of the iOS application. I got the application about 7am this morning via an apk leak and began testing I recovered my blackberry id from my far gone days spent in blackberry land. Logged in setup my profile and then realised I have no one to test it with and I wanted my first test to be truly cross platfor...