Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint has announced a slight executive shakeup today, bringing in former Telstra exec Tarek Robbiati as its new CFO, and Günther Ottendorfer as its COO of technology. The shakeup will also see Sprint's Chief Network Officer, John Saw, promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Sprint is clearly looking to bring a fresh outlook on its strategy in the competitive mobile space with some new faces....

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Marine Assistant lets you track shipping vessels from your smartphone, receives an update to v8.0

Marine Assistant is a vessel tracking app. We first wrote about it in one of our weekly app round ups last year (2014) and it has seen many updates since then. The latest update is now at v8.0, and it brings about a handful of new features, as one would expect. Obviously not an app you would use daily but something that can come in handy at times. Of course, if you have an interest in things...

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This BlackBerry Q5 leather pocket pouch is only $9.95 today

This BlackBerry Q5 leather pocket pouch is only $9.95 today

Protect your BlackBerry Q5 with this OEM Leather Pocket. This case is hand-crafted and finished in genuine leather with a soft inner lining. This case features power saving technology to go with consistent protection from bumps and scratches. Grab one today while they're over 70% off!

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BlackBerry Classic owners really love using the trackpad

BlackBerry Classic owners really love using the trackpad

We recently ran a poll asking whether Classic owners made use of the trackpad which is one of the main features of the BlackBerry Classic. I was curious to know what others thought as I had received various responses from within my BBM contacts, and most of them said they didn't use it all that much. After looking at the results and going through all the comments, it's quite a mixed bag of...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

UPDATE A previous version of this article noted it being a German retailer. That was incorrect. It's a Swiss site. Apologies for the error. Just in case the previously leaked images along with the media gallery going live on the BlackBerry website wasn't enough to convince you the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is close to being announced officially, online Swiss retailer PCP, has posted...

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AT&T

Now that AT&T has had its acquisition of DirecTV approved by the FCC, the US carrier has cemented plans on offering new bundles, providing customers with a selection of TV and wireless packaged plans. These new packages start from $50 a month, but you'll be able to grab a $10 discount if combining a new plan with a wireless subscription. Here are the price points AT&T will be hitting...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week we talk a little about the Duff McKagan & BlackBerry Work Creative campaign, as well as Gartner and WatchDox. If that's enough for, we also dip into the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition news and of course, 10 Years of BlackBerry Messenger. Settle in...

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Get yourself into shape with these health and fitness apps

Get yourself into shape with these health and fitness apps

For the past few years we've trawled through BlackBerry World and rounded up a handful of fitness apps for you (here and here). And so we've browsed again for 2015. We're slap bang in the middle of summer - even though the stormy weather I can hear outside my window as I write begs to differ. You might already be in full swing of your summer workout activities but for those still looking maybe...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Moto X, Windows 10, Teslas, and more!

10 years of BBM

Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly: your window into the week in mobile tech and life. You can expect this to hit every week: the latest and greatest from the past week in technology and mobile life from across Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and more! If there was any week to get this started, this week was the one it — we've got major releases of hardware and...

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Enter to win a BBM prize pack in our BBM 10th birthday contest!

BBM 10 Years

Today, August 1, officially marks BBM's 10th birthday and to help celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been highlighting some key moments from BBM history and offering up a free special BBM sticker pack but we wanted to celebrate as well with our readers, so with some help from BlackBerry, we've put together 10 BBM prize packs to give away to readers such as yourself! What's in the packs? Glad...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 1st, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 7/31/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Another month is coming to a close and what better way to end it but with another edition of the Roundup! At least I think so but you be the judge of that. As we end the week let's recap what transpired in since we last met. First, let us being with rock legend Duff McKaganwith and how he uses his BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 to...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

While we've been posting about the BlackBerry 'Oslo' and 'Dallas' for a while now, it's looking as though we'll soon finally be getting some official news surrounding the device. A new image posted up at BlackBerry10 FR shows off the Silver Edition branding the BlackBerry seemingly will roll with upon announcement. As we already know from previous leaks, the Silver Edition isn't a drastic...

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ReadItNow

If ReadItNow is your go-to Pocket client on BlackBerry 10, you're going to want to load up BlackBerry World and ensure you have the latest version installed as the app was recently updated. This release, noted as v7.1.0, brings quite a few improvements overall as well as some changes in how the app operates. Most notably, ReadItNow includes the new Read Out service for reading articles aloud...

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Helium is a handy lightweight text editor for editing on the go

Helium is a handy lightweight text editor for editing on the go

If you work with text files daily perhaps you'd like to take a look at Helium - which stands for Highlight Editor with LIght-weight rUntime environMent. So, basically it is a text editor with support for many file types. It has gone through many tweaks and changes in the time I've been preparing for this article, so it's an app that has very good support. You can create files right from...

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Celebrate BBM's 10th Birthday with this free BBM sticker pack!

BBM cake

As we mentioned earlier, August 1 marks BBM's 10th birthday and to celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been taking a look back at the origins of the app as well as recapping some highlights from the 10 years BBM has been available. As part of the celebrations, BlackBerry has now announced a new, free for a limited time sticker pack as well that has now arrived in the BBM Shop. In 2015...

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T-Mobile reduces pricing on the BlackBerry Classic to $369.99

BlackBerry Classic

If you've thus far held off on picking up a BlackBerry Classic from T-Mobile due to the pricing being a little too high for your liking ($439.92), then now might be the time to make your move. The Uncarrier has now placed the BlackBerry Classic on sale and as such, has reduced pricing on the QWERTY Classic to $369.99. That's a savings of $69.93 which brings it more in line with the...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update July has come and gone (well, it's almost gone), and that means it's time for the Mobile Nations Community Update! This month we take a look at the best contests, recent happenings, hottest forum threads, and more from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. If you're plugged-in to our network you'...

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'The Incredibles' stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

The-Incredibles-BBM-Stickers

Once again Disney have released a rather swish looking Sticker Pack into the BBM Shop. You'll now find the hit movie 'The Incredibles' in the stickers list and I would imagine that this one may well be rather popular. As you would expect, you get a bunch of characters from the animated movie, complete with various expressions/sayings that you can include in your BBM chats with friends. I'm...

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Catch the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo replay

WatchDox by BlackBerry

Did you miss out on the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo? If so, you can now catch the replay and watch it on your own schedule. In this 45-minute product demo, you will learn how your organization can: Extend file repositories and file shares to securely collaborate with both internal and external users from any device. Control, track and even revoke access to files that are shared...

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PocketSafe aims to stop your BlackBerry from pocket dialling - free copies available

PocketSafe comes from the developer CellNinja, who has brought us many great apps in the past, Silent Keys - International Keyboard, ProtectMe, Volt, Hub2Watch and more. Many of which we have reviewed or written about. The idea behind the app, as the name suggests, is to prevent things occurring when you're phone is in your pocket, such as pocket dialling or nonsense messages, etc. The app...

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