BlackBerry Passport Review

BlackBerry Passport Review

BlackBerry Passport ReviewA new twist on the classic QWERTY design by Bla1ze 24 September 2014 The BlackBerry Passport has finally arrived and it has brought a new twist to the classic QWERTY BlackBerry design. From the original leaks, to BlackBerry CEO John Chen showing it off, to what is now the official unveiling of...

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Forrester Research names BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

Over the past three months since the launch of the BlackBerry Fact Check portal, BlackBerry has been taking their competitors to task over some of their claims against the company and their offerings but that's sort of to be expected. To hear other, outside parties also claim BlackBerry is a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management is entirely different and that's exactly what Forrester Research...

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Battery Blowout! BlackBerry L-S1 batteries for Z10 only $12.95 today

Battery Blowout! BlackBerry L-S1 batteries for Z10 only $12.95 today

Need a spare BlackBerry Z10 L-S1 battery for the road? Or maybe just a replacement for your current cell that's not keeping up with your busy lifestyle anymore. Today you can save 63% off the list price and scoop up these OEM 1800mAh batteries on the cheap! Supplies are limited so get your orders in today.

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How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

You may well be thinking we are stating the obvious with this post as 'Quick Settings' are certainly not new to BlackBerry 10 and without any apps open you can still perform a downwards swipe from the top bezel. Where BlackBerry have implemented something new in OS 10.3 is that you can now access the Quick Settings from within any application - something I've wanted for a long time now. I...

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BeWeather 10 Pro updated with support for 10.3 and the BlackBerry Passport

If you're not a fan of the included BlackBerry 10 weather app powered by AccuWeather, the chances are good that you're likely using BeWeather 10 Pro as your weather app. It's one of the most popular weather apps on BlackBerry and if you've picked up a BlackBerry Passport, it just got a better. A new version of BeWeather 10 Pro has landed in BlackBerry World and it includes support for...

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Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

In this day and age, our messages play an important role in our lives. Whether it is tracking important emails for work or communicating with friends and family, there are certain conversations and information that need to be tracked or kept for long periods of time. For example, you never know when that brief text from a client may be necessary later on. One of the applications available to...

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eBay to spin off PayPal into separate public company in 2015

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eBay will spin off its online payment division PayPal into its own separate, and publicly traded, company sometime in the second half of 2015. eBay claims that keeping PayPal around beyond 2015 "clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively." eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion way back in 2002. In announcing today's separation, eBay said: Creating...

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Google's Eric Schmidt still loves his BlackBerry Bold 9900

Google's Eric Schmidt still loves his BlackBerry Bold 9900

If you've been around CrackBerry for a while, this post may not come as much of a surprise as there is a good amount of history with Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, and his not so secret love for BlackBerry smartphones and their keyboards. In New York for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi as well as six others including the heads of Boeing...

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The good 'ol days of being a BlackBerry user... are back!

BlackBerry Passport vs. 7290

When you read phone reviews, you don't typically see Fun as a category upon which different devices are rated and compared - it's things like Performance, Design and Battery Life that are the norm. It's too bad really that the fun factor isn't given much consideration. As much as tech products are there to add utility to our everyday lives, given how much we use and rely on tech these days it'...

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WhatsApp brings further BlackBerry 10.3 compatibility with latest beta

If you dig testing out beta apps, WhatsApp has a new one for you try out. Appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now is v2.11.930.2 of WhatsApp and while it's not a huge update, it brings a few bug fixes and improvements including some fixes for BlackBerry OS 10.3 users. Group Exit and Delete are now separate actions Fixed video playback rotation on OS 10.3+ Miscellaneous fixes and...

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Get weather, stock quotes, authentication codes and more for free with 100 copies of Smart Watch and NFC Companion

For those of you who own a BlackBerry and a Pebble, the number of native applications meant for both is small. While that may be true it does not mean that a few talented developers haven't found a way to bring additional functionality for those of us who carry both. This includes the person behind Cast for BlackBerry and MediaX. If you are not familiar with these applications, Smart Watch...

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BlackBerry Passport now on sale at UK Expansys for £529.99

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There's another way in the UK to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Passport. Expansys is now selling the latest smartphone from BlackBerry for £529.99, which is the same price as the company itself said last week the device will sell for in that country. The price is, of course, for the off-contract version of the smartphone. A few days ago, the UK retailer Selfridges announced it is now...

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Protect your BlackBerry Q10 in this OEM Leather Case for only $9.95 today!

Protect your BlackBerry Q10 in this OEM Leather Case for only $9.95 today!

Hand crafted and finished in genuine leather with a soft inner lining, the BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch protects against bumps and scratches. It also recognizes settings and preferences, utilizing power saving technology to help extend the battery life of your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours today for 72% off the list price!

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BBM vs WhatsApp

Here within the CrackBerry community there are always going to be WhatsApp haters, but also lovers. From a personal perspective I think BBM is much better in so many ways, but I still continue to have WhatsApp installed for three or four iPhone users that won't use BBM for whatever reason. Now that BBM is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone I was wondering if you had ditched WhatsApp...

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BlackBerry Passport launched in India, available in stores October 10th

As expected from previous reports, the BlackBerry Passport has now launched in India with pricing set at Rs. 49,990. Customers looking to pick up a BlackBerry Passport can place their pre-orders exclusively at Amazon.in starting today. Additionally, the BlackBerry Passport will be available at BlackBerry Exclusive stores with a gift card of Rs. 5000 along 5000 miles of Jet Airways starting from...

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From the Editor's Desk: Passport and onward!

From the Editor's Desk: Passport and onward!

We're almost at the end of September and, as I noted at the end of August, it was a month many of us were looking forward to. For most, it was due to the BlackBerry Passport being launched, but aside from that there were plenty of other nice surprises this month as well and really, the fun has only just begun. Let's take a quick look at what happened this month. Porsche Design P'9983 launch...

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Thank You BlackBerry for making email triage on 10.3 faster than iOS and Android

Email Triage!

Seven months ago I went went on a podcast rant and wrote an editorial here complaining about the "email triage" experience on BlackBerry 10. My issue? It was too damn slow. From the inbox, deleting or archiving a single email was a painful process. Unlike Android or iOS, where I could swipe left on a message to quickly take action on it, on BB10 I had to tap and hold on a single message, wait...

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Weekend Coder: Passport developing considerations

Weekend Coder: Passport developing considerations

Even though we've had a square screen to develop on with Q10/5 and a big screen to work with on Z10/30/3, the Passport now brings us a combination of big and square. From an app developing point of view this may present some challenges but also brings opportunities for new UI/UX designs that just aren't possible on current devices. Before I go into the developing side, I'd like to share a...

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Take pictures like a pro with Camera++, 200 free copies available

Take pictures like a pro with Camera++, 200 free copies available

Not to sound like a broken record, but my BlackBerry serves as my primary camera. No matter where I am or what may be going on around me, it is always there to grab the planned or impromptu shot to document the events in my life. While there is no shortage of photography applications available, I am a strong believer in always having options. Designed by the same team behind Effetica, Camera++...

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Beta testers wanted for third party Twitch app Blink

Beta testers wanted for third party Twitch app Blink

We learned back in August 2013 that a third party Twitch app would be coming to BlackBerry 10. The developer has been working hard since then and has now reached the stage where beta testers are wanted to put the app through its paces. If you don't know what Twitch is all about, it is a service aimed at the gaming community. It allows gamers to broadcast their gameplay to the world. As a...

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