Toysoft Free Apps Friday! 25 copies of select apps up for grabs while supplies last!

The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of promotion codes created by developers to share with our readers. This is all due to the release of the new vendor portal for BlackBerry Developers. Not wanting to be left out, Toysoft Development is holding a "Free Apps Friday" giveaway on eight of their popular applications in BlackBerry World. For today only, you can grab 25 copies of each of...

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Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

For the most part, the BlackBerry Passport specs such as the processor, internal storage, display and RAM were put out there fairly early but there was a few little bits that remained still unknown. A new spec sheet has been posted up and it covers all of the 'other stuff' folks were wondering about such as the full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth profiles supported, port connectivity and more. If you dig...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry L-S1 1800mAh Battery for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry L-S1 1800mAh Battery for Z10

You can't always recharge your BlackBerry Z10 when you'd like to, but with an extra OEM L-S1 1800mAh battery on hand you can talk, type and work as long as you need to. Keep it in your briefcase or purse and stay connected, powered up and ready to get the job done. Get yours today for just $12.95!

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! The summer is beginning to wind down here but that still doesn't mean the action has slowed down on the blogs. This week not only saw QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control win the Silver Stevie Award but also an update to the CB10 app. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game by...

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BlackBerry 10.2 - The world's best mobile OS!

BlackBerry 10.2 - The world's best mobile OS!

This is the kind of news I like to see just in time to kick off the weekend. Over in India it seems that good old BlackBerry 10 has been put through its paces along with it's competition from iOS, Android and Windows Phone and has come out on top! Although you regular readers of the site will be looking forward to running BlackBerry 10.3 soon, if you have not tried a leak, it's 10.2 that has...

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100 copies of QuickPost up for grabs!

100 copies of QuickPost up for grabs!

One of the first apps I download to my BlackBerry 10 device is QuickPost. A great social media app. It allows you to type out a message you want to share once, then pushes it out to different social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, even BBM Channels. For those that use Blaq, you'll find QuickPost pushes there too. What I love about QuickPost is that it integrates with the accounts...

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Fish slinging time with Fish Out Of Water on BlackBerry 10

Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out Of Water is another Android game that I recently discovered works perfectly well on BlackBerry 10. I downloaded this one for free from the Amazon Appstore and if you don't yet have that on your device be sure to hit up the link at the base of this post for instructions. From the same developers that created Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja, Fish Out Of Water brings us some unique...

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Want a cheap tablet? Pick up the BlackBerry PlayBook at a silly price from ebay

BlackBerry PlayBok

For many of us the BlackBerry PlayBook is a thing of the past. Sure, I still have mine, but I'll be honest and say that these days I very rarely switch it on. The PlayBook itself is still, in my eyes, a great tablet - it's just with no ongoing support from BlackBerry it is I'm afraid a dying breed. But on the off chance that you did fancy picking the PlayBook at a silly price, you may want...

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The Powerpuff Girls and a Travel sticker pack arrive in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up for you BBM sticker lovers. You'll want to hit up your BBM Shop this morning as we have two new offerings for sale. First up is a Travel pack which comes to us from BlackBerry themselves. Here we have some familiar icons in sticker form for you to share with your buddies. The second pack comes courtesy of Cartoon Network and is The Powerpuff Girls. Not my cup of tea but...

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Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

We've seen a couple BlackBerry Blend retail demo videos since the app started appearing long ago but another one has now been dug out of OS 10.3.0.1052. In fact, everything about that OS is technically Blend ready right down to the desktop component actually launching on Windows and Mac but it's still locked out because it doesn't fully download. No matter though, at least we have a new video...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

While the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 makes its way through some certification processes, the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS has given up just a few more goodies about the device as well. Previously we saw what can only be referred to as placeholder images in the OS but now that the device has progressed a bit more, there's now official renders taking those spots. Of course, it's hard to say...

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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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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

sprint

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

T-Mobile

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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