BlackBerry earns 'most improved' in Net Promoter consumer study

BlackBerry earns 'most improved' Net Promoter Score

While BlackBerry has had a bit of a rough go competing against Apple and Android over the past few years, the sentiment surrounding the company has begun to change for the better if only ever so slightly. The road ahead is long, twisty and full of hills but at least BlackBerry is still on the road and one of sign of that sentiment change I referred to has come by way of a new report coming from...

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BES12 Cloud webcast to be held on April 9th

BES12 Cloud: Introducing Flexible and Cost Effective Mobility Management webcast

With BES 12 Cloud now officially announced and launched, BlackBerry will be hosting a live BES12 Cloud webcast on April 9th, 2015 at 11:00 EDT introducing the flexible and cost-effective mobility management offering. Presenters will be, Jef Gadway, Director of Enterprise Product Marketing at BlackBerry and Mohammed Ahmed, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry. The session will last...

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Save 33% today on this tempered glass screen protector for BlackBerry Classic

Save 33% today on this tempered glass screen protector for BlackBerry Classic

Made from a high grade glass with a 9H hardness rating, the VITREO protector is shatterproof, allowing it to absorb more impact than your regular PET screen protector and prevent damage from occurring to your display. The surface feels just like the device's screen without interfering with optical clarity while giving you an extraordinary level of protection. Available today for $19.95

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Cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs now available

Cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs now available

Officially announced during Mobile World Congress 2015 and previously available in a closed beta, BlackBerry has now opened the doors to BES12 Cloud for all enterprises as well as small and medium sized organizations who wish to sign up for the services. BES12 Cloud Makes Powerful EMM Simple BES12 Cloud makes mobility easy for businesses. For SMBs looking to mobility to help start...

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BlackBerry App Generator end of life is planned for May 29, 2015

BlackBerry App Generator

Since BlackBerry World 2012, Mippin and BlackBerry have provided a fast and easy way to allow anyone to create a BBOS, PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 app through the BlackBerry App Generator. Now though, emails have gone out letting anyone with an account know the service will reach end of life status as of May 29, 2015. Here's what you need to do Prior to May 29, 2015, log in to the...

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Inst10 Pro now on sale for a limited time

Inst10 Pro now on sale for a limited time

Have you downloaded Inst10, the native BlackBerry 10 app for Instagram but haven't moved into a Pro account as of yet? If so, now might be a great time to do so. In celebration of passing 130,000 users since March 3rd, Nemory Studios has dropped the Pro upgrade pricing within Insta10 from $3.99 to only $0.99. However, you'll have to act fast as the sale is only set to last for one week. With...

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ShopCrackBerry Easter Sale: 20% off all BlackBerry accessories!

ShopCrackBerry Easter Sale: 20% off all BlackBerry accessories!

Hop on over to ShopCrackBerry to pick up the latest accessories for your BlackBerry device and save 20% Easter doesn't have to be just about the kids, you know. Treat yourself to a brand new case, charger, charging dock or even a spare battery — our selection of BlackBerry accessories is quite extensive. You'll even find accessories for the most popular devices including the BlackBerry...

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Unlimited tabs, multi-language support, bug fixes, and more come to the latest version of Browsie Browser

For those of you who utilize alternate browsers on your device, you may remember Browsie Browser. This native third-party browser offered a variety of features to help you with your browsing experience. These included ad blocking, speed dials, useragents, private browsing, export/import, and the ability to lock the app with a pin. The developer let us know that a new and improved version is...

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New BBM beta arriving this week will introduce message retraction and timed message subscriptions

If you're looking in the BBM Shop today and happen to spot a "Timed and Retracted Messages" subscription item available but it doesn't work, there's actually a good reason for it. As noted in a new Beta Zone email being sent out, it's in preparation for a new BBM beta build that is set to be arriving this week for those invited to try it out. In a few days, an upcoming BBM beta release...

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BlackBerry Leap pre-sales start today in the US, UK, and Germany

BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry is now accepting pre-sales of the BlackBerry Leap on ShopBlackBerry in select countries. Beginning today, users in the US, UK, and Germany can now place pre-orders for the device, joining those in France who have been able to order since March 26. Featuring a 5-inch 720P display priced at only $275, the BlackBerry Leap is steal for anyone looking to get an all-touch BlackBerry 10...

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T-Mobile uses 'real-time customer experience' for its new coverage map

T-Mobile Coverage Map

T-Mobile has launched a revamped version of its coverage map that is based on what it calls "real-time customer experience" to offer a more accurate look at its footprint in the US. T-Mobile says the map on its website is based on "200 million actual customer usage data points every day" rather than just best estimates of its coverage. It also uses third-party customer data from sources like...

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Monitor your data usage with the native data monitor function in BlackBerry 10.3.1

The latest BlackBerry 10 OS update to 10.3.1 brought many new features and imnprovements. One new feature is the addtion of data monitoring. Before BlackBerry 10.3.1 you had to make use of apps in order to track your data usage, while those apps still exist, you now have a native option. Most will say it now renders those apps obsolete but it really depends on the features and choice is always...

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Reminder Now updates to version 4 - Integrates BlackBerry Maps plus more

Reminder-Now-Update

Users of the native BlackBerry 10 app 'Reminder Now' will be happy to see an update hitting BlackBerry World today. Version 4 brings a selection of enhancements and fixes, including BlackBerry Maps integration for location reminders. If you've not tried the app before it's a pretty handy one to have if you think you would benefit from people and location reminders. For example - you pass the...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q4FY2015

BerryFlow Podcast

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now download the audio. This week, with the Q4FY2015 results being released there was plenty to talk about in that area plus, there was a BlackBerry Blend beta, the BlackBerry Classic launched in Indonesia, we take a closer look at the BlackBerry slider and discuss a little of the BlackBerry 10.3.2 beta OS. Topics...

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Keep your Passport by your side with the Seidio Spring Clip Holster

Seidio Spring Clip Holster - Passport

When it comes to carrying around the BlackBerry Passport, I have always been partial to holsters to let me quickly access my device and for maximum screen protection. Rather than throwing it in my bag or shoving it in my jacket pocket it remains secure on my belt while I go about my day. Now while BlackBerry has released a leather swivel holster for the Passport, I prefer one that presents...

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Future Shop in Canada to end, some locations to rebrand under Best Buy

Future Shop

Future Shop parent Best Buy is consolidating, with some stores closing, other rebranding. Best Buy outlined its plans in a statement released today, saying it had conducted a review of its Canadian operations before making these changes. Roughly half the Future Shop locations will survive the cuts. Best Buy stated: The result of this review is the closure of 66 Future Shop locations,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 27, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 27, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. Another exciting has come and gone over here and what a week it as been. Not only did we see an update to the BBM Meetings device and desktop apps, and UK retailers taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Leap, but also a leak for OS 10.3.2.281 and of course, the BlackBerry Q4 2015 fiscal results. Now it's time to bring you this...

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BlackBerry is cash flow positive and growing the software business

BlackBerry is cash flow positive and growing the software business

Earlier this morning BlackBerry reported Q4 results for fiscal 2015. Revenue dropped from $793 million in Q3 to only $660 million in Q4, but that's mostly hardware related. On most other metrics things are looking up for the company, which explains the stock market's mildly positive reaction to the results. The stock is up about 20 cents as I write this, to US $9.52 per share. Remember that...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 now available through several Canadian carriers

An already busy day has just got a little bit busier. BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 has now started rolling out for multiple devices on several Canadian carriers such Rogers, TELUS and Koodo. If that's not enough, the links for the OS have also gone live as well and are now available in the CrackBerry Forums, allowing anyone who is familiar with autoloaders and Sachesi to update their device to OS...

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New BlackBerry Blend beta invites going out through Beta Zone

New BlackBerry Blend beta invites going out

BlackBerry Blend is without a doubt one of my favorite additions that came with BlackBerry 10.3 and up but to be honest I've been bit miffed at the fact it hasn't gotten any real love since release. The last update to the desktop apps was back in December I believe and since then they've remained untouched despite some pretty obvious and annoying bugs. Don't get me wrong, I still use...

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