Last Chance: Win a FREE BlackBerry Passport from CrackBerry.com!

BlackBerry Passport

Last Chance CrackBerry Nation!! Friendly reminder here that this contest closes on Tuesday, September 23rd at midnight PST. If you haven't entered yet, do it now! This is it CrackBerry Nation. This is your chance to win a BlackBerry Passport from CrackBerry.com. With launch events scheduled in Toronto, London and Dubai for September 24th, we're nearing the release of the latest and easily...

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BlackBerry Classic caught on video!

BlackBerry Classic caught on video!

While we're only mere days away from the official unveiling of the BlackBerry Passport, the next device in the BlackBerry release line up has just now appeared in a new video. Yes, that would be the BlackBerry Classic in case you weren't sure. Coming to us from @DHabkirk and DTBlackBerry, this is pretty much the best look at the BlackBerry Classic to date aside from when BlackBerry CEO John...

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Phone Tap updated with a call blocking feature

Phone Tap updated with a call blocking feature

There are often times we need to be able to record phone calls, perhaps for business purposes. We looked at an app that could do this before called Phone Tap, made by the developer of HUB++. It has been going through some changes in the UI and has recently had a new feature added - Call blocking. This has also prompted a new name for the app - Phone Tap - Call Blocker, to reflect the change. It...

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BlackBerry Passport will cost $599 without subsidies

BlackBerry Passport will cost $599 without subsidies

The upcoming BlackBerry Passport will cost $599 without a contract in the US, according to what BlackBerry CEO John Chen told The Wall Street Journal in a interview published today. This means that the price of the Passport should be a bit cheaper than comparable smartphones. That's a deliberate decision, according to Chen. He stated, ".... I figure that to try to get the market interested,...

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EE, Vodafone to acquire Phones 4u stores and safeguard hundreds of jobs

Phones 4u

UK retailer Phones 4u has recently gone into administration, announcing the closure of 700 stores and placing 5,600 positions at risk. Luckily for those involved, there is - at least - some light at the end of this tunnel with multiple parties picking up stores and absorbing employees, including both EE and Vodafone. EE is set to acquire 58 stores from Phones 4u, safeguarding 359 jobs. On...

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200 free copies of QuickPost available today

200 free copies of QuickPost available today

Update: 300 copies added (500 in total) One of my most used apps on BlackBerry 10 is QuickPost. The social media app that allows you to push out an update to multiple accounts in one. It supports the popular social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and even includes BBM Channels. What is great about it is that it integrates into the accounts on your device meaning there isn't...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930, 9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930, 9900

Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. Choose from 3 different colors and pick yours up today for only $3.95!

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BlackBerry Blend appearing in users download lists in BlackBerry World

This is more of a PSA then anything but here it goes. As some folks have noticed, BlackBerry Blend has started appearing in the 'My World' section of BlackBerry World. As folks are noticing, you can't do anything with it as of yet and even clicking on it leads to an error. That's because it's not ready and well, BlackBerry hasn't even officially announced it or even really acknowledged it as...

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Get hours of matching fun with Breakfast Saga, 100 copies up for grabs

Get hours of matching fun with Breakfast Saga, 100 copies up for grabs

The candy craze may not be over quite yet, or at least that is what this latest game would lead you to believe. However, this newest release from BlackBerry 10 developer Marco Gallo is a completely different match-3 game. As such, the look and feel of it cannot be compared to Candy Crush or any other three-in-a-row game. Previously available to download in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the...

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Deal of the Day: 50% off Tru Protection Anti-Glare Film for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: 50% off Tru Protection Anti-Glare Film for BlackBerry Q10

Tru Protection has utilized the highest grade materials and cutting-edge technologies to create a screen film worthy of protecting your BlackBerry Q10. Equipped with a high-gloss crystal finish and specially formulated for the display, installation is simple with an innovative static cling adhesive and a precise die-cut fit. This 2-pack is yours today for only $9.95!

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One developer, five apps and 10,000 free copies to give away!

Apps

If this title didn't attract your attention I don't think anything will! We recently published a BlackBerry 10 app giveaway from developer Saper-ek, where I gave you a quick video demo of Text Twister, which I really liked, and we gave away 2000 copies of the app using a redemption code. The developer was obviously pretty impressed with the coverage as he has been back in touch and as well...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 19, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for September 19, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Today is Friday and you know what that means, we are less than one week away from the BlackBerry Passport launch events! There are no words to express how elated I am over this fact and certainly something we are all looking forward to. There were also a few welcome announcements regarding new partnerships including Tango and Hootsuite which you should definitely take a...

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Cowabunga! TMNT and Sponge Bob stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Cowabunga! TMNT and Sponge Bob stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

A little Friday fun has now appeared in the BBM Shop. I suspected they would be arriving, given they started appearing last night but finally, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob Squarepants BBM stickers have now finally arrived. With the TMNT pack, you get the usual suspects including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Shredder, all for $1.99. If TMNT aren't your flavor,...

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Box, Dropbox and OneDrive updates now available

Box, Dropbox and OneDrive update now available

If you use any of cloud storage services which are integrated into BlackBerry 10, then you may have seen the updates available for them today. Box, Dropbox and OneDrive have all received an update today. There is no changelog but it does look like Box and Dropbox have new flat icons. You can now also auto-upload pictures and videos to Dropbox. A feature I have been wanting for a long time. It...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Z10 Transform Hard Shell Case

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Z10 Transform Hard Shell Case

The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your display. Get yours in black, white or red today for just $16.95!

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AntiVirus, Contact Manager and Instant all go on sale for the next two weeks

Sale

Sale time once again. AntiVirus, Max Contact Manager and Instant have all been popular on BlackBerry 10, even though Instant is less than two weeks old at the time of writing this. All three apps are currently on sale in BlackBerry World, so if you didn't pick one or more of them up the first time around, you may want to take advantage of the pricing now? Here's a quick breakdown of the...

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Lion King and Suzy's Zoo stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Lion King and Suzy's Zoo stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Another batch of BBM Stickers has been released and this around for $1.99, there's two options to choose from. Either the Lion King, which features favorites such as Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Scar and more. Sadly, there's no Rafiki, so keep that in mind. The other pack now available is Suzy's Zoo, the creations of Suzy Spafford and featuring her characters Suzy Ducken, Jack Quacker, Corky Turtle,...

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Toysoft Development apps go on sale, get them while they're hot

Toysoft Development apps go on sale, get them while they're hot

We've reviewed a handful of apps developed by Toysoft Development previously, with some I continue to use regularly. They've put up a few of their most popular apps on sale before and now they've done it again. Have a look at the list and see if any you've been thinking about purchasing have been included this time around. Toysoft Development apps for sale Power Tools $3.99 to $1.99...

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BlackBerry 'Visa' and 'Victoria' could be the next devices with interesting keyboards

With the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry is introducing their new three-row keyboard. While the verdict is still out on how BlackBerry users will feel about it, it's starting to look as though there are already plans to continue with that styling even further. Generally, I don't give patents much weight. BlackBerry files patents all day long and now even have a dedicated business unit handling...

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