John Chen talks lack of apps and need for partnerships

In the latest discussion at the Churchill Club, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed the company's need for more apps, and his desire to gain more partnerships. During his conversation, Chen noted that he feels as though apps are a big part of the problem, and that Amazon's offering for an app store wasn't enough to fill the gap. Chen also feels as though the company needs to gain more...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 28, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 8/28/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all enjoyed your week, which happened to just fly by since last time. This week we saw updates to several applications including Talk2Watch Pro, ReadItNow!, BBM beta, and a new WatchDox App for Enterprise. There was also the introduction of the Amazon Underground for free apps, and even a campaign by T-Mobile for BlackBerry users. Not bad if I do say so myself...

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This 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Passport is only $9.95 today

This 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Passport is only $9.95 today

With these OEM screen protectors you'll be able to prevent unwanted scratches from leaving a permanent mark as well as retain your Passport's original clarity. Each package comes with two protectors, so you can apply one now and keep an extra when it's finally time to switch them out.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, August 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, August 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update Greetings all! Time for the Mobile Nations Community Update, your monthly look at the best contests, recent happenings, hottest forum threads, and more from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. August has been awesome to say the very least. Over on Windows Central, the Windows 10 forums continue...

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Check out PAC-MAN 256 on BlackBerry 10

Check out PAC-MAN 256 on BlackBerry 10

He's a lovable chap is Pac-Man. I'm old enough to remember when he was first around and many, many, many years later he's still giving us some gaming pleasure. Luckily we can now do this on BlackBerry 10 smartphones rather than a 100 kilo machine like in the 'good old days'. Anyway, that's enough about me. Pac-Man 256 comes to us from the same developer who created Crossy Road a short...

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HugSoft offers up promo codes for free copies of select apps

HugSoft Promo

Not too long ago we introduced you to Editor, a simple application for creating and modifying text files as well as offering a promo code to try it for free. HugSoft is back again offering another round of promo codes but this time for a few of their applications. Now there are four applications to choose from each with a promo code worth 100 free copies. As we all know, there is a short...

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Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free cellular service

Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free service

Sprint has announced its latest bid to pull customers away from one of its biggest rivals, and it's a doozy. To "celebrate" the AT&T and DirecTV merger, Sprint is offering DirecTV customers a full year of service for free. The plan that Sprint is offering up for free includes 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data per line on up to five lines. While this obviously isn't for the...

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Talk2Watch Pro updated with new features and fixes to music controls

Talk2Watch Pro updated with new features and fixes to music controls

For those who use a Pebble or Pebble Time with their BlackBerry 10 smartphone will probably be using Talk2Watch Pro to get functionality out of the watch. With a dedicated and active developer, it really is the recommended app. The developer has been busy working on some updates and fixes and a new update has just been pushed. It brings fixes to the music controls where the play/pause button...

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More improvements with the latest Whatsapp offering in the Beta Zone

Whatsapp-Beta-Update

It was only yesterday that we saw BBM get updated over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. That's been swiftly followed by Whatsapp, which is offering up a nice selection of improvements and fixes to make using the app a little more flawless. Now I know that many of you BlackBerry 10 users are not fans of Whatsapp, but as with any app, there's always going to be lovers and haters. Although BBM is...

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CPW-Passport-Silver

Every so often I find myself heading over to the UK carriers and retailers websites - more than often to see who's 'not' selling BlackBerry 10 devices. Today I ended up with Carphone Warehouse who historically have been pretty loyal to BlackBerry. I was quite surprised when I hit up the BlackBerry Passport page as the two color options were not quite what I was expecting - Black or the new...

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Amazon Underground app offers $10,000 worth of apps and games 'that are actually free'

In a slightly odd series of events, Amazon has ended its Free App of the Day promotion and introduced a new app, Amazon Underground. The new app brings over $10,000 worth of apps, games and even in-app items that the company states 'are actually free.' While there is no official announcement from Amazon on either piece, the company has set up a new information site with a way to get...

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T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

Yes, it's true! Now that T-Mobile and BlackBerry have repaired their business relationship, T-Mobile has kicked off a bit of a campaign, letting BlackBerry customers know they're welcome to bring their BlackBerry smartphones to the uncarrier. Of course, there are some requirements such as the fact you need to purchase a qualifying plan, pick up a T-Mobile SIM and have a compatible unlocked...

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WatchDox

BlackBerry today announced some updates for WatchDox, including additional platform integration and a new app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution offers organizations full control over corporate content, and the new app provides secure access to stored files with sync options for mobile, PC and the web. As well as this new...

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Announcing the winner of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!

BlackBerry Passport SE

BlackBerry recently released the brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it is beautiful. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport SE has us all anxious to get our hands on one, and we know many of you feel the same! So we gave everyone a chance to win a free Silver Edition Passport along with a bundle of accessories and some...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 beta updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Taking part in the BBM beta? If so, you're going to want to fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest version which has now been released. According to the change log, this update doesn't bring any huge additions but instead just covers bugs fixes and stability improvements based on the feedback received. This latest version of BBM includes more bug fixes to improve stability...

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ReadItNow! gains better article sorting, hiding of share options and more!

It's nice to see developers working hard on their apps, to constantly improve them for users. One such developer has been busy lately - Sven Ziegler. We've seen his third party Pocket client - ReadItNow! - see an update almost every month in the past few months and he just keeps going. Today, he has released another update which brings more new features and tweaks. This latest update brings...

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Back to school apps to keep you on your 'A' game

Back to school apps to keep you on your 'A' game

For students, it's that time of year again - time to hit the books and get studying. As usual we have a round up of apps to help you along your way, to help increase productivity, keep you on track with your schedule or take notes. I'm continuing my studies this year and these are some of the apps that are a staple on my BlackBerry smartphone that keep me on track throughout the year....

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Seidio CONVERT Holster Combo with Holster

Throughout the years I have owned a plethora of cases. Some were thin and light, others were thick and bulky, and many fell somewhere in-between. One case that caught my eye was the Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo. Designed to accommodate whatever you throw at it, the design is geared towards a person's various needs. How you may ask? It is actually two cases in one, or rather what I like...

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CascaRun Pro updated with a new audio coach and more visual stats

CascaRun Pro updated with audio coach and more visual stats

For anyone using sports tracker apps, CascaRun Pro has always been a popular choice due to it being native and simple to use. It became my go to sports tracker app in recent months. And today, we see an update that brings a nice bunch of new features as well as your usual bug fixes and improvements. One of the newest features added is an audio coach that includes goals and speeds and I'm...

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Once again Amazon offer up Cut the Rope: Time Travel as their free app of the day

Cut-The-Rope-Time-Travel-App

As the post title suggest, Amazon have offered Cut the Rope: Time Travel for free before. That was back in April this year, so if you missed the opportunity to download it then, you may want to take a look now? Although us BlackBerry 10 users can get our own fix of Cut the Rope in BlackBerry World, you won't find the Time Travel version there. For us it's Android or nothing and considering...

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