The BlackBerry Z3 arrives in Saudi Arabia

Z3

It was only a few days ago that we reported about the BlackBerry Z3 hitting retailers in Singapore and once again the latest low cost BlackBerry 10 device is rolling out in another country - this time Saudi Arabia. Priced at SR799 the Z3 is slowly gaining traction globally, although we are still to hear on when we will see the LTE variant become available. For the countries where 4G is not...

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Would you want a BlackBerry Passport without the physical keyboard?

Would you want a BlackBerry Passport without the physical keyboard?

The launch of the BlackBerry Passport, sporting BlackBerry 10.3, is inching closer every day and it's pretty safe to say that not only us guys & girls here at CrackBerry are excited, but the rest of the smartphone market is too. Or maybe more curious, than excited. Either way it's all good. Once again forum member Andreas Kimishis1 has been up to his concept skills and has posted a...

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AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

If you've been waiting for the latest AT&T update on your BlackBerry 10 device, you might want to go ahead and check for updates. According to several reports, along with confirmation from within Sachesi, AT&T is now rolling out software update 10.2.1.3014 or otherwise known as OS 10.2.1.3337 on the BlackBerry Z10 as well as the BlackBerry Q10. The change log remains unchanged from...

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AT&T shuffles key excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T shuffles its excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group. The news comes just after AT&T rival Sprint had announced that it replaced former CEO Dan Hesse with Brightstar founder Mercelo Claure...

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1100 copies of CacheTube up for grabs

1100 copies of CacheTube up for grabs

We reviewed CacheTube back in December 2013. It's an app that allows you to cache YouTube videos for watching later. You can sign in to your account too. By caching videos you can watch them later on, even without internet connection. Perfect for it if you want to watch some videos while traveling through areas with a spotty signal or hardly any signal at all. If you haven't picked this app up...

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BlackBerry devices

Last week we asked the CrackBerry nation if you buy your device SIM free and unlocked or from a carrier, on a contract. I was quite surprised as the poll results went totally the opposite way to what I thought they would. It seems that the majority of BlackBerry users (or at least the ones who voted) prefer to purchase their device SIM free and unlocked - giving them the freedom to choose...

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Verizon preparing to finally launch VoLTE in the coming weeks

Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T...

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Bridge Construction Medieval - Free today from the UK Amazon Appstore

Bridge Construction Medieval

Here's just a quick heads up that today's free UK app of the day from the Amazon Appstore is quite a beauty and in my opinion well worth checking out. Bridge Construction Medieval can be downloaded for today only at no cost and the game looks to provide hours of fun for all ages. As the name suggests, this one is all about building bridges either to help you deliver supplies to your city or to...

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Another pre-release BlackBerry Passport review goes up, this time with video

It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, mobilenet.cz has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test. Unfortunately for those of us who don't speak...

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Still not sold on the BlackBerry Passport? Maybe these photos will help!

I know. By now, I'm sure a lot of folks out there are kind of over seeing just photos of the BlackBerry Passport, and would really rather just head on into a shop and pick one up. Alas, we still have a bit of time before that can happen. With that in mind, it seems as though the Passport just can't evade the cameras any longer and each day that passes a new set of photos appears or someone gets...

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BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out

BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out

If you're a regular CrackBerry reader, then BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap shouldn't come as any surprise. It's entirely comprised of the devices that have either been confirmed or rumored for quite some time now such as the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, LTE BlackBerry Z3 (Manitoba) and finally, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan). That said though, the internal documents...

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BlackBerry officially launches the BlackBerry Z3 in Singapore

BlackBerry officially launches the BlackBerry Z3 in Singapore

BlackBerry has continued their roll out of the BlackBerry Z3 and this time around, they have officially announced the device for Singapore. The device has been made available through BlackBerry's authorized carrier StarHub with pricing ranging from $179 to $0 depending on services chosen. "We are excited to confirm that the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is coming to Singapore. This device not...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Made from hand crafted, genuine leather the BlackBerry Z30 Flip Shell is designed to keep your display safe from scratches while providing complete access to all functions of your device. The case has an attractive texture all around and features the BlackBerry logo embedded on the front and embossed on the back. Get yours in black or white today for just $14.95!

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ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

The developers behind ARKick, ReFocus Tech, have been busy working on some new apps for BlackBerry 10 now that the big update to ARKick is out there. Their next app is coming soon and as such, they've gone ahead and dropped a bit of a teaser for it. The app is called Convertly and is a unit conversion app designed specifically for enhancing the Blackberry 10 experience. Convert between 24...

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BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

While BlackBerry has been busy winning some longstanding legal issues, they've also been taking care of some more recent ones with pretty good results as well. As noted previously, BlackBerry recently went back to the judge in the BlackBerry Limited vs. Typo Products LLC case to ask judge William Orrick to uphold a preliminary injunction preventing Typo from selling its iPhone keyboard in any...

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From the Editor's Desk: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Time for another From the Editor's Desk. This week, I'm keeping it short and simple and fulfilling a challenge for ALS put out by Michael Clewley. I've donated as well but part of the fun is actually doing the ice bucket portion, so hit play on the video to see who I challenged, and of course, me dumping a whole bucket of ice water on my head. The Ice Bucket Challenge has now raised over $70M...

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Want to try Secure AntiVirus Pro for free? - 1500 copies up for grabs!

Want to try Secure AntiVirus Pro for free? - 1500 copies up for grabs!

When the BlackBerry Vendor Portal allowed developers to create promotion codes for their apps, it opened the floodgates to a flurry of giveaway posts. On this occasion, we are discussing Secure AntiVirus Pro which is a good tool for scanning your files for potential malware and viruses. Last seen in the BlackBerry App Roundup, the application underwent a complete rewrite and overhaul which...

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Weekend Coder: Touching the screen

Weekend Coder: Touching the screen

All BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 10 have touchscreens and when a user touches things in an app they expect it do something. That means a developer has to listen for these touch events and react. Seems like a no brainer, huh? Well as a developer you need to know what code takes user screen interaction and turns it into an enjoyable and expected behavior. Obviously there is no way for me...

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