Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Sure, next week is IFA 2015, but that doesn't mean we can't have news now! We're still putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through its paces, but we got one surprise this week: if you put the stylus in backwards, it sticks and will probably break your phone when you try to pull it out (if you can). So don't do that. Apple also announced the date for the anticipated iPhone 6s launch event, more...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in some clearer images

While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider continue to swirl, the device has now appeared once again in some new, clearer images which are pretty on par with everything we've seen thus far. As you can tell from looking at the keyboard, it falls directly in line with an earlier leak from @evleaks and even has those three dots that got everyone's feathers so ruffled. Something...

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This BlackBerry Z30 bumper case is now only $4.95

This BlackBerry Z30 bumper case is now only $4.95

Made from a glossy and matte double molded polycarbonate, this frame conforms perfectly around the BlackBerry Z30 to provide casual protection against minor drops. The bumper even slightly elevates the phone from flat surfaces, keeping it safe from unwanted scratches and scuffs. Grab one today and save 50%

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Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

As we mentioned earlier, BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently sat down with Rich Karlgaard at the Churchill Club breakfast to discuss a wide array of topics from business transformation to cyber security to the emergence of the Internet of Things and where Chen sees the greatest opportunities for technology innovation and growth. As expected, a lot of that discussion surrounded what's going on...

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Watch the BES12.2 enterprise developer webcast replay

BES12 enterprise developer webcast

If you're a developer and missed checking out the 'BES12.2: What's New for Enterprise Developers' webcast live, BlackBerry has now posted up the replay that you can watch whenever you see fit. Catch this on-demand recorded webcast originally presented live on Tuesday August 25th by Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager here at BlackBerry. An information packed Enterprise...

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John Chen talks lack of apps and need for partnerships

In the latest discussion at the Churchill Club, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed the company's need for more apps, and his desire to gain more partnerships. During his conversation, Chen noted that he feels as though apps are a big part of the problem, and that Amazon's offering for an app store wasn't enough to fill the gap. Chen also feels as though the company needs to gain more...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 28, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 8/28/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all enjoyed your week, which happened to just fly by since last time. This week we saw updates to several applications including Talk2Watch Pro, ReadItNow!, BBM beta, and a new WatchDox App for Enterprise. There was also the introduction of the Amazon Underground for free apps, and even a campaign by T-Mobile for BlackBerry users. Not bad if I do say so myself...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, August 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, August 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update Greetings all! Time for the Mobile Nations Community Update, your monthly look at the best contests, recent happenings, hottest forum threads, and more from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. August has been awesome to say the very least. Over on Windows Central, the Windows 10 forums continue...

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Check out PAC-MAN 256 on BlackBerry 10

Check out PAC-MAN 256 on BlackBerry 10

He's a lovable chap is Pac-Man. I'm old enough to remember when he was first around and many, many, many years later he's still giving us some gaming pleasure. Luckily we can now do this on BlackBerry 10 smartphones rather than a 100 kilo machine like in the 'good old days'. Anyway, that's enough about me. Pac-Man 256 comes to us from the same developer who created Crossy Road a short...

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HugSoft offers up promo codes for free copies of select apps

HugSoft Promo

Not too long ago we introduced you to Editor, a simple application for creating and modifying text files as well as offering a promo code to try it for free. HugSoft is back again offering another round of promo codes but this time for a few of their applications. Now there are four applications to choose from each with a promo code worth 100 free copies. As we all know, there is a short...

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Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free cellular service

Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free service

Sprint has announced its latest bid to pull customers away from one of its biggest rivals, and it's a doozy. To "celebrate" the AT&T and DirecTV merger, Sprint is offering DirecTV customers a full year of service for free. The plan that Sprint is offering up for free includes 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data per line on up to five lines. While this obviously isn't for the...

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Talk2Watch Pro updated with new features and fixes to music controls

Talk2Watch Pro updated with new features and fixes to music controls

For those who use a Pebble or Pebble Time with their BlackBerry 10 smartphone will probably be using Talk2Watch Pro to get functionality out of the watch. With a dedicated and active developer, it really is the recommended app. The developer has been busy working on some updates and fixes and a new update has just been pushed. It brings fixes to the music controls where the play/pause button...

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More improvements with the latest Whatsapp offering in the Beta Zone

Whatsapp-Beta-Update

It was only yesterday that we saw BBM get updated over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. That's been swiftly followed by Whatsapp, which is offering up a nice selection of improvements and fixes to make using the app a little more flawless. Now I know that many of you BlackBerry 10 users are not fans of Whatsapp, but as with any app, there's always going to be lovers and haters. Although BBM is...

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CPW-Passport-Silver

Every so often I find myself heading over to the UK carriers and retailers websites - more than often to see who's 'not' selling BlackBerry 10 devices. Today I ended up with Carphone Warehouse who historically have been pretty loyal to BlackBerry. I was quite surprised when I hit up the BlackBerry Passport page as the two color options were not quite what I was expecting - Black or the new...

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Amazon Underground app offers $10,000 worth of apps and games 'that are actually free'

In a slightly odd series of events, Amazon has ended its Free App of the Day promotion and introduced a new app, Amazon Underground. The new app brings over $10,000 worth of apps, games and even in-app items that the company states 'are actually free.' While there is no official announcement from Amazon on either piece, the company has set up a new information site with a way to get...

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T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

Yes, it's true! Now that T-Mobile and BlackBerry have repaired their business relationship, T-Mobile has kicked off a bit of a campaign, letting BlackBerry customers know they're welcome to bring their BlackBerry smartphones to the uncarrier. Of course, there are some requirements such as the fact you need to purchase a qualifying plan, pick up a T-Mobile SIM and have a compatible unlocked...

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WatchDox

BlackBerry today announced some updates for WatchDox, including additional platform integration and a new app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution offers organizations full control over corporate content, and the new app provides secure access to stored files with sync options for mobile, PC and the web. As well as this new...

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Announcing the winner of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!

BlackBerry Passport SE

BlackBerry recently released the brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it is beautiful. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport SE has us all anxious to get our hands on one, and we know many of you feel the same! So we gave everyone a chance to win a free Silver Edition Passport along with a bundle of accessories and some...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 beta updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Taking part in the BBM beta? If so, you're going to want to fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest version which has now been released. According to the change log, this update doesn't bring any huge additions but instead just covers bugs fixes and stability improvements based on the feedback received. This latest version of BBM includes more bug fixes to improve stability...

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ReadItNow! gains better article sorting, hiding of share options and more!

It's nice to see developers working hard on their apps, to constantly improve them for users. One such developer has been busy lately - Sven Ziegler. We've seen his third party Pocket client - ReadItNow! - see an update almost every month in the past few months and he just keeps going. Today, he has released another update which brings more new features and tweaks. This latest update brings...

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