The BlackBerry Blend poll results are in and it's looking good

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For the second time in the past year we recently ran a poll asking BlackBerry 10 users "How often are you using BlackBerry Blend?" For those that missed the post, the initial poll was ran back when Blend first became available. However, at that moment in time it would only run on a couple of devices. Now that all BlackBerry 10 handsets are compatible it was time to get a real reflection on how...

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Home Screen Plus - 1000 free copies available!

Home Screen Plus

If you're looking to customize your BlackBerry 10 device and extend its capabilities, then you'll certainly want to give Home Screen Plus a look. If you're not familiar with Home Screen Plus, it's an awesome device customization tool that offers a wide array of features including a built-in wallpaper changer, widgets and a SuperBar feature to display additional information below the status bar...

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WhatsApp beta update improves support for web client access and more!

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If you're a WhatsApp user who likes to check out their beta offerings, you'll want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest release. Appearing today, this release has the usual miscellaneous fixes and updates but also includes updates to how the app works with their web client as well as some improvements to their mark read and unread features. As always, they offered up the full...

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Verizon XLTE hits six new cities, including Jackson and Selma

Verizon XLTE hits six new cities, including Jackson and Selma

Verizon has announced that it has expanded its XLTE service to six more cities across the U.S. Verizon has over 400 total XLTE markets, with the service providing up to double the speed of standard 4G LTE. Both the BlackBerry Classic and the Z30 are compatible with XLTE. XLTE is now live in the following locations: Carlsbad-Artesia, NM Coos Bay-North Bend, OR Corbin, KY Jackson, MS Selma,...

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Christmas in July Sale — 20% off BlackBerry accessories

Christmas in July Sale — 20% off BlackBerry accessories

'Tis the season for hot days and even hotter savings on everything BlackBerry. Share the summer cheer this week here at ShopCrackBerry where you'll find your favorite BlackBerry accessories at an amazing 20% discount through midnight, July 31! Take a peek and you'll see sleighfuls of popular items like charging docks, cases and covers, batteries, car mounts, and plenty more for all the latest...

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Register for the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo

WatchDox by BlackBerry

Looking to learn more about how WatchDox works? If so, you'll want to get yourself registered for the WatchDox live product demo webcast. There are two sessions that you can attend; one begins at 10 AM EDT, and the other begins at 8 PM EDT on July 29, with each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Join us for a live product demonstration of WatchDox® by BlackBerry® – the solution that has...

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Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements

Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements

Looking to keep things in line, across all the platforms the app supports, BlackBerry has now posted up a new build of BBM for iOS. Just as with the latest BlackBerry 10 and Android releases, the changelog on this one isn't exactly huge and only highlights bug fixes and improvements as the key additions. Still, it's an update, so go ahead and give it a go and let us know in the comments if it's...

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Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!

Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!

S'up CrackBerry Nation? Just chiming in quick with a friendly reminder that time is running out to get in for your chance to win a Beautiful BLUE BlackBerry Classic courtesy of me (try saying that sentence fast three times). I became smitten with this phone the second I laid eyes on it, so decided I'd give one away. Entering for your chance to win is easy. You need to jump over to the video...

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August 1 marks the 10th Anniversary of BBM

August 1 marks the 10th Anniversary of BBM

August 1, 2005. That's the day that hundreds of people started downloading BlackBerry Messenger v1.0 for the very first time as BlackBerry Principal Architect and main creator of BBM, Gary Klassen nervously sat at his desk. Originally planned for release as a part of BES 4.1, only a small number of employees were involved with the first version of BBM, which was to be called QuickMessenger until...

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Gartner names WatchDox by BlackBerry a visionary in Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

BlackBerry has now announced that WatchDox by BlackBerry has been named a "Visionary" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) for the second consecutive year. "WatchDox provides organizations with a solution for two major needs that are often in conflict with each other: security and productivity," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President,...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - AtHoc

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Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we discuss the BlackBerry Security summit, BlackBerry's AtHoc acquisition, the BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrival at the FCC, new DoD approvals and much, much more. Social Channels: @flip4bytes | Alex @Bla1ze | Bla1ze @jmznvs | James @djr3yes | DJ Reyes @...

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Pakistan government asks to stop use of BES in country

The Pakistan government has asked mobile phone operators to discontinue the use of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) in the country by November 30. The government is citing security concerns around the enterprise services, and the decision was made following a meeting of several government departments in mid-July. A notification issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 24, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 24, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are having a fantastic week. It is time once again to make sure you are all caught up with what happened since our last roundup. One of the more important events was the BlackBerry Security Summit with our own EiC there in person covering it live. Quite a bit of news came out of this event including more information on the AtHoc acqusitions and an update on...

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BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrives at the FCC

BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrives at the FCC

Following up on the news of the BlackBerry Dallas getting certified for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the device has now appeared at the FCC using the known model number of L6ARHR190LW / SQW100-4. As with most FCC listings, the filing doesn't offer much by way of new information but it does mean the device is progressing through all the proper channels. Assuming it's a device for...

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FCC approves AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV

FCC approves AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV

The FCC has voted to approve AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, just a few days after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler recommended the commission do just that. In its approval statement, however, the FCC has outlined some conditions to which AT&T had to agree in order to receive approval. From the FCC: As part of the merger, AT&T-DIRECTV will be required to expand its deployment of high-...

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BlackBerry extends security focus to the Internet of Things

BlackBerry extends security focus to the Internet of Things

BlackBerry is looking to make everything more secure, and the latest effort from the company may be aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT). At its recent Security Summit — which you can watch again here — the company had very little to say about hardware, and everything to say about security. On stage, there was a demonstration showing just how easily someone could hack into an IV pump in a...

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Watch the BlackBerry Security Summit 2015 replay now

Watch the BlackBerry Security Summit 2015 replay now

If you were not able to tune in to the BlackBerry Security Summit 2015 when it was live, don't worry, as you can now watch the stream online. BlackBerry has posted the recording on YouTube, allowing you to see everything that happened for yourself. With topics of discussion ranging from cloud security, to the recent acquisition of AtHoc, there is a lot of great information shared. Security...

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CrackBerry asks: How often are you using BlackBerry Blend? (revisited)

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Back in November last year (2014) we ran a poll to establish how many BlackBerry 10 users were taking advantage of BlackBerry Blend. In those early days of the software, Blend was only available to users that were rocking either the BlackBerry Passport or P'9983. Things have progressed nicely since then, including Blend being updated to version 1.2 very recently and with a lick of fresh paint...

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Evernote updates with a small selection of improvements and fixes

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Diving into BlackBerry World this morning I was greeted with an update to Evernote for BlackBerry 10. As you'll see below, it's not a huge update, but offers up some improvements which will please some folk. Although not a big Evernote user myself, it's one of the most popular cross platform apps for storing and sharing important notes/reminders/documents and pictures. With desktop apps as...

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AT&T reports Q2 2015 earnings: $33 billion in revenue, adds 2.1 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2015 today, showing a slight bump in revenue over the same period a year ago. In all, second quarter revenue clocked in at $33 billion, which is up 1.4 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. Additionally, earnings per share were 69 cents — up from 61 cents a year ago. As far as AT&T's wireless arm is concerned,...

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