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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British red phone boxes are turning green to charge your smartphones

Solarbox

Famous British red phone boxes are being revived to charge smartphones. The new solar-powered hubs are painted green and branded "Solarbox", but retain much of the same iconic design. Gone were the days of wired calls, say hello to free public charging. While the service to charge your smartphones is free, users will be met with advertisements displayed on a small screen located within the...

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BlackBerry

I think it's safe to say that most of us probably use a BlackBerry as we find it the most productive mobile operating system around. I know I thought that with legacy devices and I do so even more now I have BlackBerry 10 and the wonderful BlackBerry Hub. It seems that business users agree that productivity is paramount. As you'll see in the following press release 67 percent of business...

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Angry Birds

The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market. We are an entrepreneurial company and have been exploring multiple areas. We have been building our...

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Dodge unwanted phone calls with 1000 free copies of Call Blocker for BlackBerry 10

Call Blocker

Yet another application is up for grabs - this time it's Call Blocker for BlackBerry 10 and we have 1000 free copies. I've not used this one myself as I haven't had the need to, but I've used several other applications from this developer so Call Blocker should be all good. The app won't be for everyone but if you ever find yourself wanting to avoid phone calls or you are in an environment...

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Tim Allen shows off his BlackBerry Passport on the Jimmy Kimmel show

Being a Brit I'm no expert on American talk shows. I sure am familiar with Tim Allen though and it looks like the gadget loving movie star is rocking the BlackBerry Passport - and liking it. When it comes to good publicity you can't beat something like this. I'm not sure how many million people tune into the show but I do know it's huge. As you'll see, the pair have a bit of fun regarding...

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Pop Corny for BlackBerry 10 gets updated - Now play it on your Passport

Pop Corny

Most folk won't initially think of the BlackBerry Passport as a gaming device, but that doesn't mean that that massive square screen won't offer a great experience - far from it. The developer of the popular game Pop Corny has been quick to update the app with support for the Passport and it looks awesome! We've had Pop Corny around for some time now as it was first released for the PlayBook...

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South African carrier Cell C rolls out awesome ad featuring the BlackBerry Passport

South African carrier Cell C is currently running their Believe & Make It #EPIC contest and marketing campaign wherein entrants can win over 7700 prizes worth R5 million, from the 1st of November 2014 until the end of January 2015. To help spread the word they've now rolled out a pretty clever ad featuring a rugby team, a little boy, a lost BlackBerry Passport and some adventures the little...

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CrackBerry 119: Your Passport to a must-listen podcast!

CrackBerry 119: Your Passport to a must-listen podcast!

What's this? Another CrackBerry podcast? Indeed. As promised on our last podcast, we sat down once again to discuss the BlackBerry Passport, our thoughts on the device, the launch event and even a little bit of the BlackBerry earnings report. This one isn't crazy long despite some rather lengthy thoughts from Kevin so managed to keep it all under an hour. Join our very own CrackBerry Founder...

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A quick look at some new features coming in BlackBerry 10.3.1

A quick look at some new features coming in BlackBerry 10.3.1

If you own any BlackBerry 10 smartphone right now aside from a BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P'9983, you might be getting tired of hearing about BlackBerry 10.3 given the fact current devices won't be getting any version of 10.3 right away. Instead, all in market BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have to wait for 10.3.1 to arrive before they can enjoy all the features that came with 10.3...

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Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

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Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no...

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Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data bucket each month, and goes all the way up to the 50 GB data plan, which through the promotion will double your data to a whopping 100...

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The BlackBerry hard shell case adds quick and easy protection to your BlackBerry Passport

If you picked up a brand new BlackBerry Passport or are planning on doing so eventually then chances are good that you're also going to be looking into picking up a case to protect your new device. One of the first cases to hit the ShopCrackBerry Store for the BlackBerry Passport was the official BlackBerry Hard Shell and we even showed it off a bit in our own BlackBerry Passport review. Since...

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BlackBerry Passport now available widely in Canada via several major carriers

passport

If you live in BlackBerry's home country of Canada, you can now get your hands on the company's new BlackBerry Passport smartphone from many more sources. The device is now on sale via several Canadian carriers, including TELUS Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, MTS Wireless and SaskTel Wireless. Previous to today, TELUS Mobility was the only carrier in Canada that was selling the...

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Combat time with Modern World War 3D - now in BlackBerry World

Modern World War 3D

It isn't every day that I find an awesome game in the BlackBerry World new arrivals section. In fact, these days we seem to have more popular gaming options in the Amazon Appstore and that will continue. So when I clicked on Modern World War 3D and saw that it looked good and was free to download I had to get in on the action. And what a beauty it is. In fact, it's so much fun, in my opinion...

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Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a...

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BlackBerry appoints Mike Daniels to the board of directors

BlackBerry

With the BlackBerry Passport now released and the Classic coming later this year, BlackBerry has today announced that they have taken on another board member. As you'll see from the following press release, Mike Daniels has a ton of experience in the industry and will be a great asset to BlackBerry as they continue to drive forwards. It isn't just mobile that Mr Daniels is an expert in. He's...

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EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

EE

EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population. Sandhurst is the home of the Royal Military Academy, located in Berkshire. Hitting 75 percent of the UK population is quite the...

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Vodafone UK to offer the BlackBerry Passport starting October 1st but only to Business customers

Looking for a BlackBerry Passport on Vodafone in the UK? They'll have it starting October 1st as confirmed on their own forums but it comes with catch. When released, the BlackBerry Passport will only be available to those with a business account on Vodafone. A 'business decision' that could change in the future according to Vodafone reps but for now remains the case. At this point, pricing...

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