From the Editor's Desk: The next few months of BlackBerry

From the Editor's Desk: The next few months of BlackBerry

In my last From the Editor's Desk, we took a look at the past month of BlackBerry. This week, we're going to take a look at the next few months of BlackBerry and what people should expect and be on the look out for, because there's going to be a lot happening. Not only for BlackBerry but also us here at CrackBerry. There's actually quite a bit to address when you really think about it, so let's...

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battery

A new research paper details the efforts of a team at Stanford University who are looking to create a lithium battery that, if successful, could lead to much longer battery life for smartphones and tablets, but it could take several years for that research to yield practical products. The paper, published in the Nature Nanotechnology scientific journal, talks about how the team has created a...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10

This BlackBerry Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows you wear this case any way you like. Grab yours today for 58% off the list price!

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The results speak for themselves - BlackBerry 10 users would like a dual SIM device

SIM

Just the other day we asked the CrackBerry nation if they thought that the forthcoming BlackBerry Passport and Classic should offer a dual sim option. The results were pretty straightforward - with just short of 83% of voters saying they would be in favour of the idea. To be honest, I'm not surprised by the outcome of the poll. With the Passport in particular targeting the enterprise market...

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BlackBerry Passport: How does it size up against other devices?

BlackBerry Passport: How does it size up against other devices?

Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled the BlackBerry Passport, there has been a lot of noise made surrounding its size, shape and design. None of that has really fazed BlackBerry and they've been going through the process of explaining why they designed it the way they did for anyone who wants to know more and is excited for the Passport arrival. While BlackBerry has shown off a...

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Native Spotify Client  BlackBerry 10 in the works

From the developer that brought us third party clients Snap2Chat and Facebook Messenger, Nemory Studios is working on a third party native Spotify app. I've been wanting a developer to bring us a Spotify app for a while now and if you have been waiting for one too, rest assured one is in the works. I'm glad to see Nemory Studios dive in to bring us Spo2fy. It's in the very early development...

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Taking a closer look at Hike messenger on BlackBerry 10

Taking a closer look at Hike messenger on BlackBerry 10

While we are all in agreement that BlackBerry Messenger is our preferred, if not THE, messaging application, there are those who may still utilize other applications for communicating with friends and family on other platforms. Hike Messenger has been available on legacy devices but only a short time ago released a version for BlackBerry 10 handsets, albeit an Android port. Similar to...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the BlackBerry Q10 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. The case easily snaps around the back and sides of your device and leaves access to the ports and buttons. We're letting these go for 40% off the list price today only, so don't miss the savings! Colors include black, pink and gray.

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Password options for your new BlackBerry Z3

Password

Being BlackBerry 10 users; chances are we are all a little security conscious, particularly if you use your device for business. God forbid you lose your trusty BlackBerry Z3, but if you do you'll want to ensure you have a password set up on it so whoever finds it, or steals, won't have access to your personal information. Like all BlackBerry 10 handsets, the Z3 has a couple of options when...

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BlackBerry and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS - Still going strong

BlackBerry and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS - Still going strong

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team are still making the most of their BlackBerry 10 devices as seen in the above video. BlackBerry sure chose the right team to sponsor as this season they seem to be walking all over their rivals. We all know that one of the primary reasons that MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS chose BlackBerry is security. In this cut throat industry their important car and...

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Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your BlackBerry, tablet, or connected TV! On this week's episode Dave, Georgia, and Rene are joined by Peter Cohen and Anthony Casella to talk Kaiju — giant Japanese monster movies! From Godzilla to Jurassic Park to Godzilla...

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U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States. For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used...

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BBM for Windows Phone beta saw 10,000 signups within 24 hours

BBM for Windows Phone beta saw 10,000 signups within 24 hours

Over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog today, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President, Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has detailed some information about where BlackBerry is hoping to take BBM in the long term and the overall cross-platform strategy of the app. The post highlights a lot of interesting stuff such as his recent trip to Jakarta and seeing billboards advertising devices as coming with...

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Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data

Verizon to crack down on heaviest users of unlimited data

If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if you're using a lot of data. A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not throttling. The shift impacts customers in a very specific set of circumstances, according to Verizon...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 25, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 25, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! I do not know about you, but the week has certainly flown by and I, for one, am looking forward to the weekend. There have been a few noteworthy announcements to speak of including an updated BBM arriving in the Beta Zone, the first look at the leather flip case for the BlackBerry Passport, confirmation that the Passport will be offered in white, and even a NY...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

This BlackBerry Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life and a durable 360-degree rotating belt clip with secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preferences. Today we're taking 55% off the list price so grab one for your Q10 while supplies last!

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More free fun BlackBerry 10 gaming with Smash Hit

Smash Hit

I found another great time killing game that works on BlackBerry 10 when I was digging around in the Amazon Appstore. Smash Hit can be downloaded for free - which we all like and it's quite a little beauty. I took a look at it in Google Play where it has over one million five star reviews so I guess I'm joining those folk that have fallen in love with the game. The idea is to smash your way...

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How to migrate your music purchases from BlackBerry World to 7digital

How to migrate your music purchases from BlackBerry World to 7digital

By now, most folks are fully aware of that music purchases have been removed from BlackBerry World but what you might not know is the process for actually retaining those purchases. As it stands, you will have up to 12 months to access the music in your 'MyWorld' music locker on your BlackBerry 10 device and after 21st July, 2015, it will no longer be available. That's not to say you lose your...

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Pink Panther and Duck Dynasty stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Pink Panther and Duck Dynasty stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

It was about time for another round of stickers to arrive and if you're a fan of old school Pink Panther or Duck Dynasty, prepare to say goodbye to a $1.99. Yup, the Pink Panther and the Robertson family have arrived in the BBM shop. Joining the Pink Panther in his number of different images, you'll also find Inspector Clouseau. As for the Duck Dynasty crew, Willie, Uncle Si, Jase and even Miss...

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Dear Berry: How do I seamlessly switch devices regularly?

Dear Berry: How do I seamlessly switch devices regularly?

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Bryan who asks: I recently purchased my third BB10 device; my Q10 should be here tomorrow, and I'm stoked. I can't wait to get that lovely keyboard back in my hands. Anyway, so a little background, I obviously got the Z10 when it was first released and love it...

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