Vote for BlackBerry products and services eligible for the upcoming CTIA Awards

Everyone likes to take part in those smartphone challenges we see on sites right? Well, now's the time to add even more voting power and let the CTIA know what BlackBerry products and services you think deserve recognition. Each year, the CTIA hands out awards for those in the wireless industry and each category has a "Best Online Pick" section and voting is now open and BlackBerry has several...

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Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

As most CrackBerry readers know by now, BlackBerry has introduced their BlackBerry Assistant app and a lot of folks are looking forward to actually using it. That said, aside from some early demos of it the app itself has never really been shown off, even in some of the BlackBerry Passport leaks. So with BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 having now popped up and offering a mostly function version of...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for BlackBerry Q10

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the BlackBerry Q10 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. The case is made of an ultra-strong polymer for light as a feather, form-fitting durable protection without the added bulk. Grab yours in black, pink or gray and save 44% today!

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BlackBerry goes to judge over continued Typo distribution

Typo for iPhone

The Bluetooth-enabled keyboard case for iPhone back by Ryan Seacrest, Typo, continues to earn the legal ire of BlackBerry as they're still on sale. Apparently 11,000 Typos have been sold at $100 a pop, causing BlackBerry to issue another request for a sales injunction from California federal judge William Orrick. The sale of Typo keyboards violates an earlier court order barring their...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

If you fancy living on the edge and don't mind running some autoloaders on your device, you can get a pretty recent build of BlackBerry OS 10.3 loaded up right now. It's not official in any way, so the usual 'leak' disclaimer is in effect. You mess your device up, it's entirely on you for doing so. With that said, there's no PIN watermarks here and it's a full OS, so if you're into that sort...

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 sees a beta update - brings ability to rename albums and shows notification count

It's been a while since we've seen an update to Facebook for BlackBerry 10. If you have been waiting for one, then you're in luck, if you have a Beta Zone, that is. It's not a big update but it does bring some new features to the mix. Like an Active Frame showing top stories. Definitely nicer to look at if you use Active Frames. What's new in the v10.4.2.2 beta update? Ability to rename...

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John Chen listed as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen wasn't exactly an unknown before he accepted position as CEO at BlackBerry but since joining the company he's been tossed into the spotlight even further and has people paying attention to BlackBerry and what he might be doing next. Over at Canadian Business, they've now released their 'Canada's 50 Most Powerful Business People' list and perhaps, it's no surprise John Chen is in the...

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Sprint fires back at T-Mobile's prices with new $60 Unlimited Plan

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Sprint's not leaving the single-line users out of the party — they're offering a new $60/month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. There's just one catch: You have to bring your own device, pay for one up front, or sign up for Sprint's Easy Pay monthly payments and upgrade plan. That said, if you're a Sprint customer (or are considering being one), that's still some substantial potential...

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QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100

QBracelet

There's something to be said for convenience and fashion in one, though we might have to question just how convenient the battery-as-a-bracelet QBracelet really is. The band splits in the middle, with a hinge on one side and your choice of a microUSB plug or Apple Lightning connector on the other. Simply pop it off your wrist and plug into the charge port on your phone to juice up. But how much...

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T-Mobile offering year of free data to Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon converts

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T-Mobile is going after the customers of its three biggest rivals once again today, offering a free year of unlimited LTE data on their service if a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer gets a Sprint, Verizon Wireless or AT&T customer to switch to the "Un-carrier". In a press release today, T-Mobile said: "Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to...

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From the Forums: The BlackBerry L concept with a twist

BlackBerry L Concept

With all eyes being on the BlackBerry Passport recently it's been a while since we've featured a BlackBerry 10 concept. Jumping into our dedicated forums section I found the above images that have put together by AndrewZhilin and although he has done some great design work I'm not so sure I can see BlackBerry making this one. Although I kind of like the look of the BlackBerry L concept I...

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Mobility - Top priority for Indian Organizations

Mobility - Top priority for Indian Organizations

Today, BlackBerry and CMR have released a report entitled India Enterprise Mobility. It looks how enterprise mobility and BYOD in India and finds that 71% of organizations have a mobility policy in place or are in the process of creating one. This means that these companies will be looking for MDM solutions and BlackBerry would be looking to offer their products and services. Sunil Lalvani,...

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Have some fun, colorful gaming with Jelly Cats

Have some fun, colorful gaming with Jelly Cats

I like games that I can just pick up and play. Sometimes I'll go for games that I can get myself immersed into or I'll go for a good puzzle game but for the most part, gaming on my BlackBerry device means something fun to play while travelling or when I want to kill some time. While browsing BlackBerry World I spotted Jelly Cats and since I love cats I thought I'd give it a download and check...

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EE extends 4G roaming to 14 new countries

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EE has announced that it will be extending 4G roaming connectivity to 14 additional countries, following the rollout of the service to cover Spain and France earlier this year. The UK carrier's roaming agreement will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G connectivity while travelling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and...

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Reddit In Motion updated to address 'network error' bug

Reddit In Motion updated to address 'network error' bug

The last update to Reddit In Motion was a small but important one but now there's another update rolling out through BlackBerry World that has a few more bug fixes in it. Moving up to v2.2.6.0, if you've been experiencing the 'network error' notification on start up this release should fix that along with your messages and comments being cut short by semi colons and other punctuation. Finally,...

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UK PM David Cameron relies on his BlackBerry to manage the country

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Although I don't follow much politics, UK PM David Cameron and his BlackBerry usage is pretty well known. He's been spotted on several occasions tapping away on different BlackBerry devices over the past few years and even had a little bit of an issue with being caught with his ringer left on during a question and answer session with students in Dubai. Once again his BlackBerry has become a...

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Third party Twitch app coming to BlackBerry 10

Third party Twitch app coming to BlackBerry 10

As BlackBerry users we know that big name apps don't always make their way to the platform. What we do have though are developers who are willing to put in the hours to support our beloved platform and bring third party versions for us to enjoy. Apps like iGrann, Whine and more. We know there's a Spotify app in the works courtesy of Nemory Studios and now it has come to light that a third party...

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The majority of users can't wait for the BlackBerry Assistant

BlackBerry Assistant

A few days ago we ran a poll asking how excited you are for the BlackBerry Assistant that we'll get when BlackBerry 10.3 gets released into the wild and also comes pre-installed on the BlackBerry Passport. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure which way this one would swing. I know that iOS and Android users have been rocking Siri and Google Now for some time - and Windows Phone has just got there...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

With the BlackBerry Passport getting certified across several regions already, another rumored BlackBerry 10 device has started to pop up once again as well and this time it's BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983. Of course, it doesn't say BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 on the documentation, it just simply says BlackBerry P'9983 and carries the model number RHB121LW but we all know that follows...

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Soon Skype will only bother you on one device at a time

Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using Skype on your phone, your computer and tablet will remain silent. From the Skype blog: If you are...

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