BlackBerry Classic Review!

BlackBerry Classic

The wait is over. The BlackBerry Classic has now arrived, and it brings the promise of the speed and performance of BlackBerry 10 with the familiar and classic navigation keys you know and love. All that in a package that is 'designed from the ground up to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can only be found with a physical QWERTY keyboard'. It's a...

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New BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

If you've been holding out hopes for the BlackBerry 'Rio' to be a high-end all-touch device, you'll have to hold out a bit longer, as it now appears as though that device will fall into the mid-range category according to N4BB. I'm sure many of you will remember the BlackBerry 'Manitoba' which ultimately ended up being the Z3 LTE with a few minor changes and how it never ended up being released...

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Smart Watch Companion adds a Christmas themed watchface for the holiday season

Smart Watch Companion adds a Christmas themed watchface for the holiday season

The all-in-one utility application for Pebble and BlackBerry 10 owners decided to offer up a little holiday cheer for its users. The latest version includes a few bug fixes and enhancements but more importantly a cute little Christmas tree to grace your Pebble's display. Smart Watch Companion brings various features to not only your device but brings them to your Pebble via notifications as...

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From the Editor's Desk: Classic, 10.3.1, CES, MWC and more!

From the Editor's Desk: Classic, 10.3.1, CES, MWC and more!

Between the launch of the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2015 earnings report, it has been a busy past few days all around. This week, I'd just like to take a quick look back at some of the stuff that was covered, which ultimately highlights a few of the things we have to look forward to as well as some things folks may have missed in the flurry of news that came out....

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Avoid disturbing others while typing on your physical keyboard device with Silent Keys

I am a physical keyboard device user, first and foremost, though I did enjoy using the BlackBerry Z30 for a while, until going back to the BlackBerry Q10 and now the BlackBerry Passport. The only problem with a physical keyboard is the noise it makes. I like the noise, don't get my wrong. That clicky sound and tactile feedback is why I love it but there are just some situations where that...

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ReadItNow! adds support for BlackBullet and more in the latest update

ReadItNow! adds support for BlackBullet and more in the latest udpate

It wasn't too long ago that we saw an update to this app but ReadItNow! has had another updated pushed through to BlackBerry World. This latest update brings us to v6.9.5 and adds a few new features as well as your regular improvements and fixes. This app is one of my top 5 apps and if you don't know what it does, it's a third party Pocket app. Pocket is a read it later service where you can...

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Gameloft brings Spider-Man Unlimited to BlackBerry 10

Gameloft brings Spider-Man Unlimited to BlackBerry 10

Truth be told, it has been a while since Gameloft has brought any of their bigger titles into BlackBerry World but the time has come to change that and well, they went with a good one. Your favorite web-slinging Spider-Man is back and this time it's via the free to download Spider-Man Unlimited. Swing into a hand-drawn Comic-Verse in a brand-new episodic adventure! Unite the Spider-Verse...

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These white CrackBerry skins for the BlackBerry Q10 are only $3.95 today!

These white CrackBerry skins for the BlackBerry Q10 are only $3.95 today!

This flexible, TPU case fits perfectly around your BlackBerry Q10 and helps protect against drops and scratches while providing an enhanced grip to the device. The slim and lightweight design of the Crunk Case allows you to comfortably carry your device without the additional bulk of other style cases. The back features the CrackBerry logo embedded into the skin, proving you're an official...

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BlackBerry-Classic-BlackBerry-Passport

So now that the awesome BlackBerry Classic has officially launched and hitting retailers around the world over the next few weeks it may leave some folk in a bit of a predicament. For those of you that are due to upgrade your smartphone it's possible that you're now left with the decision to make of whether to get the BlackBerry Passport or Classic. There're pros and cons to both devices and...

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John Chen increases his BlackBerry turnaround odds to 99 percent

John Chen increases his BlackBerry turnaround odds to 99 percent

After BlackBerry's Q3 fiscal 2015 earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg's Emily Chang to discuss the report, business strategy and profit outlook for the company. As has become a common question for Chen, he was asked how he felt about his chances of fully turning BlackBerry around. Rather than running with 50-50 or 80 percent this time, the CEO was confident enough to...

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Boeing

During BlackBerry's Q3 fiscal 2015 earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen highlighted the fact his company was now 'collaborating with Boeing to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES12 platform' but noted 'That by the way is all they allow me to say.' A new report from Bloomberg though further confirms the collaboration with Andy Lee, a Boeing spokesman...

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Exterminate bugs in this fun game PESTS - 500 free copies up for grabs

Exterminate bugs in this fun game PESTS - 500 free copies up for grabs

Looking for a fun game to play over the weekend? How about a game called PESTS. In the game you have to exterminate flies using peas, bug zappers, fireballs, even lawnmowers. The more bugs you kill the higher your score, simple as. You do have tasks to complete too, just to make the game a bit more interesting. During game play, there are power ups to collect. There are different coloured power...

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BlackBerry cases, chargers, batteries and everything else are 20% off right now

BlackBerry cases, chargers, batteries and everything else are 20% off right now

Our last minute shopping sale is still going on here at ShopCrackBerry, offering you 20% off everything in the store until midnight, December 21 We've got accessories for the most popular BlackBerry devices like the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Classic and many more. Pick up a new car charger and vehicle mount for safe holiday traveling, durable case to stay protected from...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 19, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 19, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! It is the end of an important week here, and that can only mean one thing, the BlackBerry Classic is finally here! I know you are all excited and awaiting your shipping confirmation but first things first. The only thing you should be doing before holding that device in your hands is reading through Bla1ze's comprehensive review. This week also saw BlackBerry Blend...

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BlackBerry Q3 results show progress towards sustainable profitability

BlackBerry Q3 results show progress towards sustainable profitability

Earlier this morning BlackBerry posted its results for Q3 of fiscal 2015. Every quarter it seems people think this is a typo, so as a gentle reminder I'll point out that the company has a February fiscal year end. To jump right to the short term situation, the market is not particularly keen on the numbers. The stock is down about 6% as I type these words. I suspect the big reason for this is...

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Hunger Games Mockingjay BBM stickers have arrived

If you want to bring a bit of The Hunger Games to your BBM, you can now grab the Hunger Games Mockingjay BBM sticker pack which features several characters from the hit movie, from the BBM Shop for only $1.99. Katniss, Peeta, Ceasar and Effie are among some of the stickers in the pack. Sadly, it seems Haymitch has been left out. Hit this link to be taken right to the sticker pack in your...

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Get this BlackBerry Z10 Battery Charger Bundle today for only $24.95—that's 50% off!

Charge your BlackBerry Z10 and a spare battery at the same time with this OEM charging kit. The bundle comes with a charging case that features a built-in micro-USB cable to charge your Z10 as well as a spare L-S1 battery that sits perfectly in the case. Use your existing micro-USB power cable to kick this bundle into action and you're all set! Get yours on the cheap today while supplies last!

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TELUS sales of the BlackBerry Classic go live!

TELUS sales of the BlackBerry Classic go live!

If TELUS is your preferred carrier and you want to get your hands on the brand new BlackBerry Classic, you can now place your orders. Sales of the new QWERTY smartphone with the traditional navigation keys and trackpad have gone live with two-year contract pricing set at only $50. If you want to avoid the whole contract thing, you'll be looking at a $550 dip from you bank account to call the...

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BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and we can all listen to it together! Sound off with any comments and thoughts you may have on today's small bevy of news. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at the BlackBerry Investors site.

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