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From the Editor's Desk: KEYone Keynote

HELLO from Barcelona! If you're reading this and have been following along all month as we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, you understand that it's been a crazy couple of days. A lot has happened in the past 48 hours. The BlackBerry "Mercury" was officially unveiled as the BlackBerry KEYone, at an event I had the honor of participating in. And we celebrated our 10th anniversary in style...

And the winner of an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry Kevin is...

And the winner of an IOU for a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry Kevin is...

The time has come to announce the winner in our Win an IOU for a BlackBerry Mercury from CrackBerry Kevin giveaway In total, we had over 12,000 BlackBerry fans enter the Win an IOU for a BlackBerry "Mercury" From CrackBerry Kevin giveaway. Today, after recovering from a post-BlackBerry Mercury/KEYone launch party hangover, we put that list of entries into our contest winner picking machine to...

The Best BlackBerry KEYone Video You Need to Watch

Want to get up close and personal with the BlackBerry KEYone? There is no better video on the YouTubez to watch right now than MrMobile's BlackBerry KEYone Hands On The BlackBerry KEYone has officially been announced, which means the internet is beginning to fill up with tons of videos and first impressions of the newest BlackBerry. I suggest checking them all out and filling up CrackBerry's...

You'll never guess who's hosting the BlackBerry Mercury Launch Event at #MWC17

CrackBerry Kevin to be the show host as BlackBerry Mobile officially unveils the "Mercury" to the world! I'm incredibly excited to be able to share with everyone some fun news leading into Saturday's BlackBerry Mercury Launch Event in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. In honor of CrackBerry turning 10 Years Old at midnight on Saturday, the team at BlackBerry Mobile thought it would be...

Win an IOU for a BlackBerry Mercury from CrackBerry Kevin!

This is your last chance to enter our IOU for a BlackBerry Mercury giveaway. We'll be announcing the winner on Sunday, February 26th. If you haven't entered yet, do it now! Fill out the form below for your first chance to win a BlackBerry Mercury */ /*-->*/ It's February 2017, which means CrackBerry turns TEN YEARS OLD this month. This wouldn't be CrackBerry and I wouldn't be...

Last Chance to RSVP for Friday's CrackBerry Meetup in Barcelona!

We still have a room for a few more people to attend our CrackBerry Meetup on Friday evening in honor of our 10th anniversary. RSVP asap if you can make it! All Systems Are A GO for the CrackBerry Meetup we announced earlier this month. Everybody who RSVP'd early is confirmed and in addition to Meetup attendees getting to have a CrackBerry blast on Friday night, they'll also be able to attend...

We just surprised 10 CrackBerry members with a trip to Barcelona!

In honor of CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary and BlackBerry Mobile's "Mercury" Launch Event in Barcelona Spain at Mobile World Congress, we surprised 10 CrackBerry members with free trips to attend in person!! If you're a regular reader of CrackBerry you know we've been bringing back the good 'ole days this month as we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry. Nothing screams the good 'ole days more than...

Where to watch the BlackBerry Mobile MWC 2017 Press Event Livestream

This Saturday, February 25th at 1pm EST / 7pm CET, BlackBerry Mobile will unveil the newest BlackBerry Smartphone to the world. For those not attending the press event in person, you'll be able to watch the livestream right here on CrackBerry! As we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month, we're going all out as we cover the launch of the BlackBerry "Mercury", which will be officially...

CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast 02 - The Early Days of CB

For our second 10th Anniversary Super Special, we dive into the early days of CrackBerry and BlackBerry with some of our favorite memories and crazy stories! Our first anniversary podcast was AMAZING with special guest, Steve Cistulli, from BlackBerry Mobile. If you missed it, you should definitely listen to that episode before you listen to this episode. Since we set the bar SO HIGH with...

From the Editor's Desk: Barcelona Bound for BlackBerry Mobile!

*/ /*-->*/ The Final Countdown is ON! Our CrackBerry Coverage heads to Barcelona, Spain this week for Mobile World Congress and most importantly, BlackBerry Mobile's official unveiling of the "BlackBerry Mercury". We know a lot about this new Android-powered BlackBerry, but there are still a few remaining secrets to be learned and a few big questions that by this time next week we...

Everybody's Poop Smells (even Apple's and Google's and Samsung's)

The timing smells right for a BlackBerry resurgence Two weeks ago today I had my first colonoscopy. If you're reading this and ever had the procedure, you understand why poop was on my brain. While the colonoscopy itself was painless and really easy, the colon prep process is umm… errm.. memorable to say the least. You drink a litre of powder mixed with water over the course of an hour, and...

"So if BlackBerry Mobile builds phones, what does BlackBerry sell now?"

Since bringing CrackBerry Kevin out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry and cover the hell out of the launch of the new BlackBerry "Mercury", I've quickly reverted to my old CBK habits. One of those habits is that nearly every conversation I have is in one way, shape or form related to BlackBerry. As I mentioned in a recent editorial, the BlackBerry story is more complicated...

Why We Still LOVE the BlackBerry Physical Keyboard

Valentine's Day this year has me feeling all lovey-dovey, so for my next CBK 2.0 video I decided to record a gush fest about BlackBerry Physical keyboards. Did I miss any reasons? Watch the video and let me know! It's Valentine's Day today. We're less than two weeks away from the BlackBerry Mobile's unveiling of the Android-powered, keyboard-rocking BlackBerry "Mercury". I'm excited for it....

Updated: February 15th. This was a quick event in honor of Valentine's Day - Here are the winners!! 10 Years of CrackBerry T-Shirts: Gert16, Matty, pheathon, samson47, Solar Trends CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Books: DanLevy, Maria Mavoh, Theopilus, Timbale, VeryBadTim $217 Store Credit to use at ShopCrackBerry.com: Tricia Coleman 30 Minute Phone Call from CrackBerry...

More DIY mockups will help you better size up the BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ More homemade comparisons of the BlackBerry Mercury will give you a better understanding of how it sizes up to the Passport and Priv! CrackBerry member Twopack was blown away by the community's response to his first BlackBerry 'Mercury' Mockup, so he went back to his BlackBerry Arts & Crafts counter to whip up a version two Mercury mockup, which is a little more...

Following their teaser that the BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially unveiled on February 25th, 2017, @bbmobile has just followed up with another tweet indicating the exact time of the event. The event will kick off at 7pm Barcelona local time, which I believe translates into 1pm EST/10am PST (timezones be hard y'all). Put it in your calendars now as this will be the biggest launch event we...

CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast Episode 1: Who the heck is @BBMobile?

The CrackBerry Podcast is BACK!!! As we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month, we are pulling out all the stops to make it a month we'll remember for the next ten years. Honoring the early days of CrackBerry, joining me this episode is Craig Johnston, my original CrackBerry Podcast co-host. Ten years later, Craig is an even smarter enterprise mobility expert, has published many more...

What's Your Favorite BlackBerry of ALL TIME?

If you haven't noticed, I've having a too much fun celebrating 10 Years of CrackBerry. Today I took it next level with CBK 2.0 getting back in front of the camera to shoot some video. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure how this was going to go. But one take and a little editing, I think it turned into a fun video that will likely have you feeling all nostalgic for BlackBerrys of years gone by....

What type of phone will you be upgrading to the BlackBerry Mercury from? [Poll]

*/ /*-->*/ So you're already thinking about getting a BlackBerry 'Mercury' when it becomes available. I want to know, what type of phone will you be upgrading from? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll below and sound off in the comments! What are you upgrading to the BlackBerry Mercury from? I don't think the purpose of this post can be any clearer. For those of you already...

Sizing up the BlackBerry Mercury with a DIY Mockup [Reader Mail]

*/ /*-->*/ Just because you can't get your hands on a BlackBerry Mercury yet doesn't mean you can't make one to get your hands on! Since coming out of blogging retirement in honor of CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary this month, I've been blown away by both the warm welcome I've received by the community and also the enduring passion for BlackBerry that so many of our members have. I...

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