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Blackberry Classic shows its face! Relive the business touch of the tech-gods with revamped old school charm

Blackberry has returned! Today the company officially announced and unveiled the Blackberry Classic, a reborn best seller in the tech world. The reviewed device has much better specs than… well, the classic, and it gathers it all under a nice design destined for enterprise-oriented customers. The device is being launched with a sum of enterprise oriented apps too, and there are two enterprise bundles that help pros work faster and better on the go while keeping themselves secure via VPN.

 

The Blackberry Classic is up for pre-order for the hefty $449, but it does not pass over OnePlus One on a hardware level, keeping itself more in range with the Motorola Moto X. The new Classic has a touchscreen but the keyboard is not missing, of course, and it keeps feeling retro.

 

 

 

The device does share apps and services accustomed to 2014 needs and you can always feel safe and secure when you communicate with iOS and Android devices. You can log-in remotely with VPN Authentication or message and video chat with BBM and BBM Meetings. They are included in the Enterprise Communication bundle, a package that will cost you $12 per month and you will be able to use it on all possible platforms. You will also spot apps like Bloomberg LP and Cisco AnyConnect.

 

Source: Slashgear

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Apple Pay gives up on PayPal because of Samsung

PayPal seems to be out of Apple Pay starting today as Apple is trying to rattle things up by itself in the mobile payment world. Many people wondered why Apple’s new mobile payment service isn’t just partnering with another similar service or buying one altogether and, recently, the talk of the town implied that Apple is reaching a partnership with PayPal. It seems that the deal didn’t go through because of Samsung!

It appears that PayPal is working on a smartwatch payment method with Samsung and that would mean PayPal would be the only payment method for all Samsung wearables and mobile payments.

The deal break seems to look more and more like a telenovela as the story goes somewhat like this: Apple was working on getting banks and financial institutions on board with Apple Pay and reached to PayPal as well. During those discussions, PayPal moved on with its own plans with Samsung  – plans said to be at the behest of eBay CEO John Donahoe. Apple was not too pleased with the deal and broke off all relationships with PayPal.

As usual, the Apple-Samsung war manages to draw some attention on the unpleasant deals both companies are trying to close. The reality is that it is still unclear whether Apple would have actually used PayPal for processing payments as they already have their own payment system, so PayPal may have just been used for its brand from the beginning.

Source: Slashgear, Joe Ross/Flickr

 

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