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BlackBerry confirms availability of Z3 smartphone this week

New Foxconn-produced handset is targeted at Indonesian market

Slightly later than originally anticipated, BlackBerry has formally launched its BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition smartphone.

It’ll go on sale from Thursday this week at an official price of IDR 2,199,000. (£114).

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Feelin’ groufie

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Last week a major retailer with a significant online presence announced plans to release its own-brand smartphone by the end of the year. No, not Amazon. This news came from Tesco.

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Feature phone upgraders appear to be choosing Android

The latest mobile industry analysis from ​ABI Research show that that Android is still dominating quarterly shipment figures.

Its report for Q1 2014 shows Android (including the Android Open Source Project) accounting for 80% of all smartphone shipments.

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BlackBerry says much of its Canadian property will be sold this month

BlackBerry says it expects to sell much of its Canadian property and land this month.

This follows an announcement in January when it revealed plans to sell the majority of its ‘real estate’ holdings in Canada.

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Heartbleed bug affects some Android and BlackBerry products

Google and BlackBerry have both confirmed that aspects of their mobile software are affected by the Heartbleed bug.

Heartbleed, which became public last week, exploits a flaw in the OpenSSL software. OpenSSL is one of the options for protecting online information and preventing criminals from ‘listening in’ to internet traffic.

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