Articles by Crackberry Kevin

The BlackBerry #KEYone is #WorthTheWait Giveaway!

The BlackBerry #KEYone is #WorthTheWait Giveaway!

I know, I know... waiting is HARD and so many of you want your new BlackBerry KEYone NOOOOOW! To pass the time in true CrackBerry fashion, we're giving away chance to win not one, but THREE IOU's for a KEYone courtesy of CrackBerry Kevin! Reminder that this contest ends April 30th. If you haven't entered yet, get on it! Good luck! You know that saying time is relative? I think the wait for...

Sign up for a CrackBerry Meetup Group in your City!

Sign up for a CrackBerry Meetup Group in your City!

It's time to next level the CrackBerry Meetup fun. We've just added 45+ more cities to our CrackBerry Meetup Groups list. If you live in one of these cities and would attend a meetup with other BlackBerry fans, SIGN UP NOW! As part of our 10 years of CrackBerry celebration fun, I'm trying to bring as many BlackBerry fans together as I can. So far we've hit up Barcelona, Toronto, Winnipeg,...

BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

The BlackBerry KEYone is available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse SIM-free for £499 starting today. And so it begins! We've been waiting to see some official news in regards to when consumers will be able to start buying the BlackBerry KEYone. The first country out of the gate is the UK with a pre-order announcement from the always-popular Carphone Warehouse. Beginning today, UK...

BlackBerry Mobile's new Instagram feed is glorious

While on my morning social catch up I had several post notifications for BlackBerry Mobile on Instagram. Their page has now gone live, and WOW it's glorious! It really tells a story about BlackBerry KEYone in a thoughtful way. I haven't seen many brand accounts taking such a considerate approach to their Instagram page. There's a mix of shots taken by the KEYone and tagged #ShotOnKEYone as...

From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

Hello CrackBerry Nation! When I initially brought CrackBerry Kevin out of retirement for the month of February to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, I wasn't expecting to have nearly as much fun as I've been having. I also had no expectations that the festivities would continue beyond February and the end of Mobile World Congress. Following my hosting duties at the BlackBerry KEYone launch...

The smartest smartphone KEYboard

I was tight on studio time this week but found a few minutes to fire things up for another CBK video. You don't call a phone KEYone without a big part of the story being about the KEYboard, so in this video I dive into what makes it so damn smart. A few weeks ago on Valentine's Day I posted a gush fest video about why physical keyboards still rock and will have a place in the smartphone...

To be honest, CrackBerrians are like... umm.. the COOLEST Complainers [Podcast]

Following BlackBerry's Q4 2017 Earnings Report and Conference Call, we fired up the CrackBerry Podcast machine to discuss all of the BlackBerry news that was, including the KEYone elephant in the room. Buckle up, it's time for another CrackBerry Podcast! Going into this show (recorded live Sunday night) I wasn't expecting it to be a super fun one, but fun we had!! Continuing our series of...

Giveaway: Win CrackBerry Kevin's Favorite Phone Accessory! [Winners announced!]

Our CrackBerry-branded Spigen Style Ring winners are posted at the bottome! Step Right Up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls for the Most Fantastic Phone Accessory the World Has Ever Seen..... Not Since the BlackBerry Holster has there been such an oddly practical accessory for smartphones that will literally transform the way you use your phone day in and day out. When I first saw the...

As BlackBerry completes its transition from smartphone manufacturer to software company, the company has officially shut down their official support forums and are now directing users to CrackBerry for BlackBerry Smartphone support. Earlier this week I gave a heads up in the CrackBerry Forums that BlackBerry's Official Support Community forums would soon be shutting down and instead direct...

We're giving away 10 BBM Enterprise licenses, with a lifetime subscription!

BlackBerry is now a software company, so we're trying something a little different and awesome on the giveaway front. From the Office of the CEO of BlackBerry, we have TEN BBM Enterprise Licenses up for grabs, Free For Life! As we continue our 10 Years of CrackBerry celebrations, the fine folks at BlackBerry have cooked up a special giveaway for CrackBerry Nation. With BlackBerry's focus now...

NYC KEYone Meetup Video: The New BlackBerry Hits The Big Apple!

On the evening of Wednesday, March 22nd, BlackBerry fans in the greater NYC area braved the cold wind and converged at the Up & Down club to get an early look at the BlackBerry KEYone. We had the venue to ourselves and the turnout was fantastic, with over 200 CrackBerry fans showing up to take a few engineering samples of the KEYone for a test drive. The reactions to the KEYone continue...

BlackBerry KEYone gets SIZED up [Video]

CrackBerry Kevin finally had a chance to take his pre-production KEYone into the studio and this first video addresses the most frequently requested topic of wanting to see how the KEYone sizes up compared to other BlackBerry phones. In the lead up to the official unveiling of the BlackBerry KEYone, one of the hottest topics in relation to the then-codenamed "Mercury" was the actual size of...

REMINDER: CrackBerry KEYone Meetups Are Coming to Miami & NYC!

Following the success of our Barcelona and Toronto CrackBerry Meetups, we're keeping the CBK BlackBerry KEYone World Tour momentum going. We're started with CrackBerry's hometown of Winnipeg, then we're off to Miami, New York City, and more soon-to-be-announced destinations! RSVP NOW! We're making it happen!! As we continue to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry and the upcoming release of the...

CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast 03 - Under Promise, Over Deliver

For our third 10th Anniversary Super Special, we cover all of the topics BlackBerry fans have been pondering since the KEYone was unveiled at Mobile World Congress! On this episode we welcome James Nieves to the CrackBerry Podcast! James is joining the CrackBerry team full time and is going to crack the whip to make sure you're never more than a week away from your latest CrackBerry...

From the Editor's Desk: What city should we do a CrackBerry Meetup in next?!

The vibe was so awesome at our Toronto CrackBerry Meetup with so much BlackBerry KEYone love in the air that I just have to take the CrackBerry Meetup show on the road Hello from Toronto! I'm back on Canadian soil after what was a crazy, busy, awesome and hella fun stint in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. While in Barcelona we celebrated CrackBerry's 10 Year Anniversary with a meetup...

Another Chance to Win an IOU for a FREE BlackBerry KEYone

Hit the link at the bottom of this article to jump over to Android Central and enter for your chance to win! Updated: April 1st: The Winner Announcement Has Been Made on Android Central. See Who Won Here! I'm still recovering from the craziness that was Mobile World Congress 2017. It was a big show for BlackBerry Mobile, with the BlackBerry KEYone being super well received by both the press...

Meet the KEYone at a casual CrackBerry meetup in Toronto this Saturday!

Updated: We now have a venue! The come and go meetup will be at O'Grady's on Church on the second floor. Live in the Toronto area? BlackBerry fan past, present or future? Want to get a first look at the new BlackBerry KEYone before anybody else? Free Saturday night? If yes, Keep Reading! I'll be flying home from Barcelona tomorrow and spending the weekend in Toronto. While I'm there -- with a...

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...

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