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BlackBerry adds the DTEK50 to their spring savings deals! Grab one now for only $249

Previously we let you all know about BlackBerry's 'Spring into Savings' offers that featured the BlackBerry Priv reduced to $349 USD and accessories 40% off, but if you were hoping for BlackBerry to add another device to the mix, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has now added the DTEK50 to the list of devices discounted and right now, through ShopBlackBerry you can pick up a DTEK50...

Super Mario Run now available for Android!

The Nintendo nostalgia machine is strong here Apparently, Nintendo couldn't wait to launch Super Mario Run for Android and decided to go ahead and surprise all those waiting for March 23, the previously announced launch date on Android, by rolling out the game a day early. We've released #SuperMarioRun on Android a bit early! Download it now on Google Play: https://t.co/u4H9bycTyr pic....

BlackBerry KEYone finally checks in at the FCC

BlackBerry KEYOne finally checks in at the FCC

For whatever reason, there has been a small subset of folks out there concerned about how long it has taken for the BlackBerry KEYone to check in at the FCC, but finally, we can put their worries to rest. Some of the confidentiality agreements have now expired and the KEYone and some of the FCC information for the device is now ready for your perusal. As expected, some of the details are still...

Ahead of preparations for the CrackBerry Meetup in New York City, CrackBerry Kevin stopped by the Cheddar studios today to discuss the BlackBerry KEYone. If you missed out on watching it live, you can now check out the replay which has been posted to YouTube. Go ahead and hit play!

Grab a limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug now!

Grab a limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug now!

February 26th, 2017 marked TEN YEARS since CrackBerry's official launch date and now you can commemorate all the fun and excitement with this limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug. Every morning, you can fill it with an awesome beverage of your choice and help us celebrate this milestone! As they are a limited edition run, you will only have up until March 29 to get your order...

BlackBerry has now announced that its crisis communication software, BlackBerry AtHoc, has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization after passing the rigorous federal security and risk management review process required to offer a cloud service to the US Federal government. Speaking on the achievement, John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive...

CrackBerry Podcast: Catch up

Looking to get caught up on the latest BlackBerry news? Make sure you check out the latest episode of the CrackBerry Podcast! Now that James is back from the awesome CrackBerry meetup in Miami, and CrackBerry Kevin is off to New York for the next one, we figured we better get a podcast in that covers all the BlackBerry news that happened in the past week. Settle in for the next 45...

BlackBerry will announce Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31

As per their scheduled investor events, BlackBerry has now announced they will be announcing their Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31, 2017. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or heading over to the BlackBery Investor page and listening in live. A replay of the conference call will also be...

To help expand BlackBerry's reach in the embedded technologies world and reduce product time to market, BlackBerry has now announced a partner program that will help 'build a worldwide network of experts trained on BlackBerry QNX and Certicom technologies'. "The explosion of unsecured Internet of Things devices and embedded systems has presented a tremendous opportunity for security and...

BlackBerry 10.3.3 has been rolling out to users all over the world since the end of November, and for the most part, the update has gone fine for those who have received it. That's not to say there haven't been some issues among those who updated, though, as the CrackBerry Forums have been busy with folks looking for some help with correcting some issues that have popped up. For their part,...

BlackBerry Workspaces webinar taking place on March 22

If you're looking to learn more about BlackBerry Workspaces and how it can help your organization, BlackBerry is hosting a fresh look at the offering via a new webinar taking place on March 22. The service, formerly known as WatchDox, has grown substantially over the past few months and now, as a part of BlackBerry UEM, offers, even more, ways users can easily access, sync, edit, share and...

Media Markt now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone!

Media Markt now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone!

Although we've yet to hear from any carriers opening up pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone, several third-party retailers have already begun. The latest added to the mix is Media Markt which now has the BlackBerry KEYone listed for €599.00 through their online portal. Perhaps more interesting than their listed pricing, though, is the date they have listed for shipment. According to Media...

Aside from the latest design refresh to the app, there has been plenty of additional services and content being added to BBM as well. The BBM blog has highlighted three separate news announcements of new integrations coming to BBM for multiple regions including South Africa and the Middle East. Lifestyle Content Channel Is First of Many New Services Coming Soon to Middle East Following...

BlackBerry introduces new Privacy Shade app for Android

Along with the bevy of app updates to the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, BlackBerry has now also introduced a new Android app called Privacy Shade. It's an interesting little app that allows you to selectively choose to obscure anything that is displayed on your screen so that others can't look at it. Privacy Shade will let you read emails, messages and personal content at any time without...

BlackBerry Hub+ Services for Android update now available

The rest of the apps are now rolling out as well such as Hub, Calendar, Launcher, Password Keeper, Contact, Notes, Tasks and even DTEK. Additionally, the previously announced BBM improvements are now in full swing. A little bit of an update to BlackBerry Hub+ Services is now rolling out through the Google Play Store. I say a little bit of an update because unfortunately, the changelog at this...

BlackBerry hosting 'Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast on March 16

BlackBerry announced their comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things, better known as BlackBerry Secure, back in December but if you're still wondering what it all entails, you'll want to tune into the 'Securing the Enterprise of Things: Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast that BlackBerry is hosting on March 16. The Enterprise of Things is here: network...

Now that the BlackBerry Aurora has been officially announced, BlackBerry CEO John has put out a new video congratulating BB Merah Putih on the launch. While the video itself is brief, Chen also addresses the Indonesian customers for whom the device was built, for their continuous support and loyalty. Good morning. I apologizeI cannot be with you in person today to celebrate our...

BB Merah Putih officially announces the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market

As expected, based on earlier information, BB Merah Putih has now officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market, giving it the honor of being the first BlackBerry smartphone released by BB Merah Putih under its new brand licensing agreement signed with BlackBerry Limited in September 2016. We are very excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity to launch the...

As we edge even closer to the official launch announcement of the BlackBerry Aurora, more content continues to appear for the device as well. This time around, we get a closer overall look by way of a new product video meant to highlight the camera. From previous posts here on CrackBerry, it seems there is plenty of interest in the Aurora, however, folks do need to remember this device has...

BlackBerry Aurora to officially launch in Indonesia March 9

BlackBerry Aurora to officially launch in Indonesia March 9

Although the device has been up for pre-order across several Indonesian retailers for a few days now, BB Merah Putih has yet to officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora. That will change on March 9, though, as noted by several Indonesian outlets including CNN Indonesia and MetroTVNews who have now had a chance to go hands-on with device ahead of official launch. As a reminder, the...

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