BlackBerry App Roundup for March 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 6, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! While Mobile World Congress 2015 may have come to an end there happened to be some exciting news put forth by BlackBerry. Not only did we have a hands-on with the newly announced BlackBerry Leap, but we also saw a brief, blink and you missed it, look at the all new BlackBerry 10 Slider. There was also a mention of an all new Porsche Design device coming in 2015 which is...

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1000 free copies of Stickers++ available for download

1000 free copies of Stickers++ available for download

Looking for more stickers to use on BlackBerry 10? How about being able to share them with other messaging apps besides BBM? Stickers++ allows you to do that. We've written about his app before and they developer has also previously done a free giveaway. And now the developers is ready to give another batch of 1000 free copies away. There's 18 different categories of stickers to choose from...

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This BlackBerry Passport belt clip holster is on sale today for only $18.95

This BlackBerry Passport belt clip holster is on sale today for only $18.95

The BlackBerry Passport spring clip holster keeps your device clipped in tight, no matter the hustle and bustle. Just snap it to your belt, pants or bag and pop in your device. The top spring clip is extremely tough and provides quick-release access when you need to answer a call, text or email. Get yours today and save 37%

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Canadian man faces fines and jail time for refusal to unlock BlackBerry at airport

Here's a little something that hit close to home for me personally. Alain Philippon, 38, of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec who arrived at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport from Puerto Plata has been charged under section 153.1 (b) of the Customs Act for hindering or preventing border officers from performing their role under the act based on his refusal to provide his BlackBerry password...

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Hub2Watch brings Hub notifications to your Pebble smartwatch

Hub2Watch brings Hub notifications to your Pebble smartwatch

The Pebble smartwatch isn't officially supported by BlackBerry themselves, but we do have a pretty awesome third party client in the form of Talk2Watch. The developer of Talk2Watch has an API available for developers to tap into it to bring their app notifications to your wrist. One developer, Roger Leblanc, has made use of that tool and has brought a few apps to BlackBerry World already, his...

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The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

While the BlackBerry 'Slide' as CEO John Chen likes to call it has thus far managed to escape being captured in any great way by thousands of dollars worth of fancy cameras, one thing it can't escape is Photoshop. Dylan Habkirk has created some pretty great renders of BlackBerry smartphones in the past and he's given the Slider a go with a new set of renders where the device gets dubbed the...

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ShopCrackBerry.com now available in Spanish

ShopCrackBerry.com now available in Spanish

Since 2007, ShopCrackBerry.com has been the most popular one-stop shop site for BlackBerry users by offering a wide selection of products, rapid fulfillment, and knowledgeable expert support. As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our e-commerce network and address our customers requests, I'm pleased to announce ShopCrackBerry is now also available in Spanish. The addition of Spanish to...

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BlockIt adds SMS Blocking and Auto Reply - 200 free copies available!

BlockIt adds SMS Blocking and Auto Reply - 200 free copies available!

There are times we receive a call or two (or more) from telemarketers or other callers that should just not get answered. One of the call blocking applications available in BlackBerry World is BlockIt, a headless application that allows users to block incoming calls from numbers in your address book, from your phone log, and those inputted manually. BlockIt received a minor update this week...

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Noted adds theme support, optimization for OS 10.3.1, Classic trackpad support and more!

It has been a while since we've seen an update to Noted, a handy and easy to use notepad and text editor for BlackBerry 10) . Similar to the memo pad application installed on legacy devices, Noted presents users with a convenient place to store all of their notes, to-do's or anything else they wish to jot down in hurry. A new version is now available in BlackBerry World, where it now stands at...

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BBM for Android passes 100 million downloads on Google Play

BBM for Android passes 100 million downloads

BlackBerry has announced that BBM for Android has been downloaded over 100 million times from the Google Play Store. The app has hit this milestone in 17 months following its October 2013 launch. BBM is now showing in the 100 million-500 million installs category. BlackBerry also notes that this is just a part of their total, given their availability on iOS, Windows Phone, and of course,...

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This just might be the only video of the BlackBerry Slider

This just might be the only video of the BlackBerry Slider

Well, thus far anyway. Since BlackBerry showed off their BlackBerry Slider at Mobile World Congress, one question people have been asking is, how come no one got a good picture of it? Even our own Derek Kessler who was there couldn't capture it. Well, Ron Louks, BlackBerry's President of devices and emerging solutions only showed the device on stage for approximately five seconds. If higher...

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Should BlackBerry consider releasing a new tablet?

Should BlackBerry be considering another tablet?

It never seems to fail. Any time you stick BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a room with the media someone is going to ask about a BlackBerry tablet and, no surprise, it has happened again. This time around it was CNET who asked the question whether or not BlackBerry was working on a tablet during the BlackBerry event at Mobile World Congress. For John Chen's part, the answer remained mostly the same...

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CrackBerry Asks: What do you think of the BlackBerry Leap name?

CrackBerry Asks: What do you think of the BlackBerry Leap name?

Although the name slipped out a bit early giving everyone some time to form some opinions on it, it wasn't 100% confirmed until BlackBerry officially announced it at Mobile World Congress. Now though, the BlackBerry Leap is here and as Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions noted, 'the BlackBerry Leap was built specifically for mobile professionals who see their smartphone device...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks on diversifying BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks on diversifying BlackBerry

The secret is out. Actually, the secret has been out for a while now but a lot of folks simply chose to ignore it. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is determined to make software a business for BlackBerry and along with that he wants to make sure that everything BlackBerry does is agnostic as well. In case that wasn't clear from all the previous announcements coming from BlackBerry at Mobile World...

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TELUS BlackBerry Passport 10.3.1 update now available

Have a BlackBerry Passport on TELUS? If so, you're waiting for BlackBerry 10.3.1 is now over. According to several folks in the CrackBerry Forums (and confirmed via Sachesi) the Canadian carrier has now started their roll out of BlackBerry 10.3.1 to BlackBerry Passport owners. The update is the same as the previous releases, so what you're looking at is OS 10.3.1.2267 which will be showing...

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Hands-on with the BlackBerry Leap

Hands-on with the BlackBerry Leap

This is BlackBerry's newest smartphone: the BlackBerry Leap. Sporting a 5-inch 720x1280 IPS LCD display, an 8MP rear camera, and 16GB of storage, the phone offers quality mid-range specs at an affordable $275 off-contract. We've been told the phone's built by Wistron, the manufacturing arm of Taiwan-based Acer. It has a Foxconn feel to it, but this is more the entry-level design language...

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BlackBerry Classic in white arrives this month, blue and bronze in April

A lot of folks have been asking when the white, blue and bronze BlackBerry Classic smartphones would be arriving and today during their Mobile World Congress event, BlackBerry gave us all a timeline. The white version of the BlackBerry Classic will land at some point in time this month while the blue and bronze versions will see release in April. There was no mention of carriers at this...

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BlackBerry shows off all new BlackBerry 10 slider

BlackBerry shows off all new BlackBerry 10 slider

UPDATE - A previous version of the article noted the device codename being 'Keian'. That was incorrect. That device, as noted by BlackBerry will be a high-end luxury phone, designed in partnership with Porsche Design codenamed 'Keian' in honour of Keian Blundell. Calling all BlackBerry Torch fans. BlackBerry has just shown off an all new BlackBerry 10 slider at their Mobile World Congress...

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BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Leap!

BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Leap!

BlackBerry has finally taken the covers off their latest device better known as the BlackBerry Leap. Announced at Mobile World Congress, the BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. "In today's mobile world -...

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BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2015 Live Blog

BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress liveblog

With all the announcements coming thus far from BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress, one would be excused for possibly thinking they've already held their event, but I assure you all those were just the warm up. We've got Derek Kessler on the ground in Barcelona, Spain for the actual event which kicks off at 8:00-10:00am CET with the presentation beginning promptly at 8:30AM CET. What will we...

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