Amazon Appstore on BlackBerry 10
Help, How-To & Tips | 250 Comments How to get Android apps on BlackBerry from the Amazon Appstore The Amazon Appstore promises to be a premiere source for Android apps on BlackBerry, and odds are you want it now that it's so easy to install Android apps. In addition to hosting a lot of content that isn't available in BlackBerry World, Amazon has the added bonus of offering a free app every...

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May 05, 2016 BlackBerry rolls out another batch of Priv app updates
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Following up on the last batch of updates at the end of April, BlackBerry has once again pushed another batch of updates to the BlackBerry Productivity Suite for Priv. This time around, there's updates for the BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Services, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry and Tasks for BlackBerry. Continue Reading →
Apr 13, 2016 Power Tools for Android updated with Speak SMS, Email Filters, and Good Morning capabilities
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Not too long ago, BlackBerry 10 developer Toysoft Development ported over his popular Power Tools app to the Google Play Store. This Swiss Army knife of applications provides an extensive list of features to enhance your efficiency on a daily basis. The latest version is now available for you to download in Google Play and comes with several new options, enhancements, and bug fixes. Continue Reading →
Apr 10, 2016 Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all
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Despite earlier confirmation coming from BlackBerry CEO John Chen during CES 2016 that the BlackBerry Priv would be arriving on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, it now appears as though Sprint may have decided against releasing the first-Android powered BlackBerry to their customers. Continue Reading →
Apr 06, 2016 BlackBerry and Google hosting 'Bringing Android to work with BlackBerry software' webinar
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Join the BlackBerry and Google teams to learn more about this partnership and how the Secure EMM Suites + Android for Work address mobile productivity, security and manageability concerns. Continue Reading →
Mar 31, 2016 Messenger v1.8 update improves the Hub and SMS experience for Priv owners
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Although I'm not sure how many Priv owners are using the built-in Messenger app on Priv, there's a new update for the app rolling out through the Google Play store that has some shall we say undocumented improvements for those of you out there who are using it. Continue Reading →
Mar 30, 2016 BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow
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Just in case anyone out there was still wondering whether or not BlackBerry was working on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv, there's now further evidence of its existence outside of the few images of devices running it that have popped up. Continue Reading →
Mar 25, 2016 BlackBerry Priv now available in Japan
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Adding to the already long list of regions where Priv is available, BlackBerry has now announced their first Android-powered smartphone is now available in Japan through BlackBerry's exclusive Japanese reseller, Fox Inc. Continue Reading →
Mar 14, 2016 BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated with minor bug fixes
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BlackBerry Services, which helps control all of the built-in BlackBerry applications on the Priv has now been updated through Google Play Store. This time around, it's simply just some 'minor bug fixes'. Continue Reading →
Mar 11, 2016 How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv
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Take a look at our full run down of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry Priv. It's all fairly easy, but do keep in mind you will need to have a Windows or Mac computer to complete the process plus, reinstalling the OS will indeed erase all local data. Continue Reading →
Feb 29, 2016 BlackBerry Launcher update allows you to set a default home screen and remove apps with a flick
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As expected, more of the BlackBerry Priv preloaded apps have been updated and, this time around, it's the BlackBerry Launcher. Continue Reading →
Feb 12, 2016 BlackBerry announces Priv availability for Nigeria
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In keeping with their promise to have Priv rolled out to 31 countries, BlackBerry has now announced the next market for the device. The first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android will be available in Nigeria as of tomorrow through SLOT retail outlets. Continue Reading →
Feb 08, 2016 Rogers, Bell and TELUS rolling out February Priv security update
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In keeping in line with the updates already sent out to ShopBlackBerry, AT&T and T-Mobile Priv's, Canadian carriers Rogers, Bell, SaskTel and TELUS have now started sending out the February update. Continue Reading →
Feb 03, 2016 AT&T rolls out their latest software update for the BlackBerry Priv
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For those of you on AT&T with a Priv waiting for the January update, you can stop waiting. AT&T has now released software version AAD447, which contains both the January update and February update in one batch. Continue Reading →
Feb 02, 2016 Optus will offer the BlackBerry Priv in Australia starting February 4
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From Thursday, February 4th, the Priv will be available to Optus business customers and online to consumer customers on a range of post-paid plans, though, pricing details have yet to be announced. Continue Reading →
Feb 01, 2016 BlackBerry highlights how and why the Priv protects against rooting
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BlackBerry have now posted up a new blog post highlighting how and why the Priv protects against rooting. The article itself takes the time to explain rooting, some of the benefits as well as the disadvantages of it but also offers a look at how BlackBerry Integrity Detection works to prevent rooting of the Priv. Continue Reading →
Jan 28, 2016 BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India
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At an event held at the Oberoi in New Delhi, BlackBerry India Managing Director Narendra Nayak and Damian Tay ‎Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Product Management at BlackBerry introduced the company's first Android-powered smartphone to the market which will be available in stores across India starting January 30th, with a price tag of Rs. 62,990. Continue Reading →
Jan 27, 2016 BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated through Google Play
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BlackBerry Services, which helps control all of the built-in BlackBerry applications on the Priv has now been updated through Google Play. Since the initial release of the Priv, the services app has been updated several times now but unfortunately, there's never any changelog to go along with it aside from it simply stating 'minor bug fixes' and that hasn't changed this time around either. Continue Reading →
Jan 20, 2016 BlackBerry Priv now available from Saudi Telecom Company
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As BlackBerry noted back in December, the Priv is now seeing a broader release in the Middle East. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is now offering the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android to their customers through their website and retail outlets. Continue Reading →
Jan 19, 2016 ToySoft has brought their popular BlackBerry 10 app Power Tools to the Priv
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Although we haven't heard from many [BlackBerry 10](/blackberry-10) developers looking to move their apps to Android, the folks at ToySoft have slowly been releasing a few of their popular BlackBerry 10 apps onto the Google Play Store [as well as creating new apps for the platform](/take-control-your-bbm-android-notifications-bbringtones). The latest Android app for them is the well known BlackBerry 10 app, Power Tools, and it's jammed packed with features, options and settings that aim to improve your overall smartphone experience. Continue Reading →
Jan 18, 2016 BlackBerry Priv now available in the UK from EE
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If you live in the UK, you now have another outlet to pick up a [BlackBerry Priv](/blackberry-priv) from. EE has now made the BlackBerry Priv available to customers through their website for consumer and business accounts. Continue Reading →
Jan 11, 2016 Rogers, Bell and TELUS Priv's now receiving January security patch
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Following [the initial push of the January security patch for the BlackBerry Priv](http://crackberry.com/blackberry-priv-now-receiving-its-monthly-security-patch), Canadian carriers Rogers and Telus have now gone ahead and released the update to their Priv owning customers. Continue Reading →
Jan 09, 2016 BlackBerry Virtual Expert arrives on the Google Play Store for Priv owners
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BlackBerry has now added another app to [their growing list of Android offerings](https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=BlackBerry%20Limited&hl=en) and this time around, it's one that will be familiar to some BlackBerry users. The BlackBerry Virtual Expert, which lets you run various diagnostics on your device to test everything from the display to speakers to the keyboard, has now arrived on the Google Play Store for [Priv](/blackberry-priv) owners. Continue Reading →