Articles by Adam Zeis

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a holster for your BlackBerry Smartphone!

We're back with more action-packed accessory excitement! This week we're giving you the chance to win a brand new holster for your BlackBerry smartphone. Summer is right around the corner and that means it's time to accessorize with a new home for your little BlackBerry buddy. We have a variety of BlackBerry holsters available, from the OEM models to some great third-party offerings. And if a...

BlackBerry Z3 flip case shown off on video

The BlackBerry Z3 is the newest addition to the BlackBerry 10 lineup and as such, we've yet to see any BlackBerry Z3 accessories — OEM or otherwise — hit the streets. Surely we'll start to see some very soon, but for now, a curious video has popped up online that shows off what appears to be a branded BlackBerry Z3 flip case. In the video, the back of the Z3 is removed and replaced with a...

BBM Protected demo caught on video

BBM Protected

BlackBerry announced BBM Protected back in February, and many are anxiously awaiting the release later this summer. We haven't seen much of it in action yet, but some videos have popped up that give us a quick look of what to expect from BBM for Enterprise. The first iteration of eBBM, which is BBM Protected will be available in June. It is designed to add Suite B (for those that do not know...

Using strong passwords and keeping your online self secure

Earlier today, eBay issued a press release letting users know that a cyberattack "compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data." Users will be asked to change their passwords just in case, though they noted that eBay "has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity." This is sadly just one of many attacks recently, and something that won't...

How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Z3

Z3 side buttons

One thing that we are asked time and time again — seemingly with ever new device release — is "how do I take a screenshot?" Well with the new BlackBerry Z3 rolling out, we're here to help. Those of you that are familiar with BB10 may already know what to do to snap a screenshot on your device, but for the new users, here's how to get it done. Taking a screenshot on the BlackBerry Z3 First,...

PAC-MAN is celebrating his birthday with a sale in BlackBerry World

In honor of his birthday (tomorrow), PAC-MAN is now on sale in BlackBerry World for just $0.99 — down from the standard $3.99. At this price, it's much more palatable to grab the arcade classic for your BlackBerry OS or BB10 device without feeling too guilty about it. PAC-MAN is still one of my favorite games of all time, as I'm sure it is many others. It's easy to pick up and play when you...

You can now text to 911 in an emergency

Starting today, you'll be able to send a text message to 911 in an emergency situation. The service will be supported by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Text 911 is only available in a small set of select cities in the US to start, however it will be rolled out everywhere by the end of 2014. Using the service is easy, just send a new text message to 911 with the details of your...

Here are the new features in the works for BlackBerry OS 10.3

Last week Michael Clewley dropped a bunch of upcoming OS 10.3 features into his BBM channel and we rounded them all up here. In case you missed them, or like to wait until things are officially official, Inside BlackBerry has posted up a list of 18 new features that we can expect to see in OS 10.3. The OS itself is still a ways off, but it's always good to have something to look forward to,...

BlackBerry Classic and OS 10.3 arriving later this year

In case you missed the fine print in today's earlier post about the OS 10.3 SDK, there were a few things that should be noted to clear up any confusion. While we all anxiously await the arrival of OS 10.3 and all that comes along with it, we won't be seeing it for a few more months still — but it won't be limited to just new BlackBerry devices. Now that you know that BlackBerry 10.3...

CrackBerry Asks: What do you think of the BlackBerry Z3?

The BlackBerry Z3 has been officially unveiled and will be hitting Indonesia in just a few days. The Z3 is an inexpensive, full-featured BlackBerry 10 device that Indonesian users are sure to love, and while it doesn't have the high-end specs of the BlackBerry Z30 or BlackBerry Z10, it's still a great little device. It's durable, has a great screen and the battery is big enough to keep it going...

BlackBerry has 4 new devices in the works, no wearables in sight

BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z3 in Jakarta earlier today, and in addition to showing off the latest device, CEO John Chen also dropped word on what is (and isn't) on the current roadmap. In addition to the BlackBerry Classic which we should see later this year, BlackBerry also has a few more new devices in the works — both full-touch and keyboard. There are still plenty of rumors...

BlackBerry officially unveils the BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition

BlackBerry has officially unveiled the new BlackBerry Z3 today. The latest BlackBerry 10 device will be available exclusively in Indonesia starting May 15th. The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta edition was built exclusively for Indonesia and will include a limited-edition model with a Jakarta inscription on the back. Users will also be able to download an exclusive sticker pack for BBM by Indonesian...

Reminder: Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories through midnight tonight!

You still have time to save 20% on some awesome BlackBerry accessories. Our Mother's Day sale is still on until midnight tonight so that means you can grab some last minute goodies if you haven't already. All you need to do it head to ShopCrackBerry, add some accessories to your cart and be sure to use coupon code MOM14 at checkout! We have plenty of great accessories in stock for the...

"Why I hate the BlackBerry Store"

In case you missed it, our buddy J_Caloy recently took a trip to Dubai as part of the BlackBerry University Power Tour. While there, he checked out the flagship BlackBerry retail store and everything that it has to offer — and needless to say, he wasn't impressed. In the sea of not only basic black devices — but also plenty of colors — he just couldn't grasp why there were such great Dubai...

BlackBerry has announced today that BES10 is the most cost-effective MMS for enterprise, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The report found that BES10 had the lowest total cost of ownership over a 5 year periods, and that migrating from BES5 to a BlackBerry competitor is more than double the cost over five years than migrating from BES5 to BES10. The report also noted that the "all...

Leaked OS 10.2.1.3175 for the BlackBerry Z3

Yesterday we saw OS 10.2.1.3175 hit the streets for most BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we can add one more to the mix — the BlackBerry Z3. Even though the Z3 has yet to be made available officially, we're sure that some of you are sneaking around with them and keeping your lips sealed. To help enjoy those pre-release devices — or for those looking to break down the Z3 OS — it's here for the...

Those ugly boxed icons are no more on BlackBerry OS 10.3

Ask and ye shall receive. Our good friend Michael Clewley is back with some more OS goodies on his BBM Channel today, now with a look at what will be the OS 10.3 homescreen. Word on the street is that we'll be seeing plenty more in the way of OS 10.3 news from Michael's channel, so this is just the first of many peeks at the latest BlackBerry OS. One gripe that BlackBerry 10 users had with...

Leaked OS 10.2.1.3175 for all BlackBerry 10 devices

We've been in a bit of a dry spell when it comes to leaked OS' on BlackBerry 10, but a new one has dropped today to help start the week off right. Courtesy of lengend in the CrackBerry forums, OS 10.2.1.3175 is now available to download for the BlackBerry Z30, with other devices to follow in short order. This one is hot off the press so we don't know what's good, bad or ugly, so if you do fire...

I know we're all still feeling a bit burnt buy the crappy camera on the Bold 9900 (I am at least), but the BlackBerry 10 devices actually have some pretty solid camera action when it comes down to it. I've been able to snag some awesome shots on my Z30, and that almost makes up for all of the busted ones I snagged on my 9900. If you haven't played around with the camera on your BB10 device...

Another one of my go-to accessories for summer is a solid Bluetooth speaker. I love my Sonos when I'm indoors, but when I head out to the patio I don't have anything wired up, so I bring along my BlackBerry and a speaker to spread the tunes. There are plenty available — from the ever-portable BlackBerry Mini Speaker to the pumped-up sound of the SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Stereo Speaker. No...

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