Articles by Crackberry Kevin

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...

*/ /*-->*/ Here's a tech story you've never heard of before, which includes me meeting a dude at an airport with a bag full of cash to exchange it for stolen phones. Seem unbelievable? Then watch the video! But First, a Little CrackBerry History In the early days of CrackBerry, Research In Motion was growing like crazy and pumping out new BlackBerry phones at a rapid pace....

From the Editor's Desk: Looking Back While Looking Forward

Technically Bla1ze is still the editor around here, but during our 10 Years of CrackBerry celebration I'm hijacking the column CBK 2.0 */ /*-->*/ In case you haven't noticed, I'm having a blast "bringing CBK out of retirement" to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month. Being a little older and wiser, I think CBK 2.0 may prove to be better at the role than his 1.0 predecessor....

Put your thinking caps on CrackBerry community... it's time to come up with the next generation of CB gear and BlackBerry tag lines! */ /*-->*/ In our earliest years of CrackBerry, I used to get hounded almost daily to sell CrackBerry gear in our ShopCrackBerry store. There's a long, complicated story as to why we never did that (maybe it'll be told before this month is over in our...

Attendees will get to take home sweet CrackBerry swag and VIP tickets to the BlackBerry Mobile launch event on the 25th! */ /*-->*/ BlackBerry Mobile will be officially unveiling the BlackBerry 'Mercury' at their press event on Saturday, February 25th in Barcelona. I'm attending. Bla1ze is attending. We decided while we're in Barcelona it only makes sense to have a proper CrackBerry...

TL;DR: BlackBerry = Old BlackBerry, now a software company; BlackBerry Mobile = New BlackBerry Smartphones, TCL a hardware company */ /*-->*/ Coming out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, it immediately became apparent that life in BlackBerry land is a little more complicated than it used to be. With this editorial, I plan to set things straight, for my sanity and...

If you're browsing CrackBerry on the web and you're not already a member, now's the time to join or download our app! */ /*-->*/ Personally, I'm a huge fan of advertising. Always have been. TV commercials and magazine ads are what motivated me to want things as a kid growing up and develop an entrepreneurial spirit (if you want things, you need to be able to pay for them!). Now as...

The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

Get ready… CrackBerry Kevin is coming out of retirement to celebrate TEN Years of CrackBerry and the launch of the BlackBerry Mercury!! It's gonna get c-r-a-z-y in here! */ /*-->*/ Hello, CrackBerry Faithful! For those of you who have been paying close attention to CrackBerry in all the various places it exists (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), this message won't come as a surprise. If you...

QNX

As BlackBerry QNX prepares to head into CES 2017, John Wall, Senior Vice-President and Head of QNX Software Systems, has taken the time to go ahead and announce a new partnership between BlackBerry QNX and Korea-based Obigo to build a better web browser experience in infotainment systems. At BlackBerry, we are constantly seeking ways to improve the vehicle cockpit experience and to enhance...

Watch the replay of the BlackBerry Secure introduction webcast

Last week, when BlackBerry announced their new comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things, better known as BlackBerry Secure, they also hosted a webcast which took a deeper dive into the details. If you missed it then, you can now catch the full replay to get yourself caught up. In order to take it in, you'll need to set aside a half-hour but you'll get to hear...

BlackBerry announces new comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things

In a new announcement coming from Waterloo, BlackBerry has now unveiled their new comprehensive platform for the Enterprise of Things. Known as BlackBerry Secure, the platform is designed to be 'the foundation that enables the company to move to software' while addressing the entire enterprise from end-point to end-point. Plus, it marks the completion of the integration of BlackBerry's prior...

BlackBerry's DTEK app updated with bug fixes and improvements

Following their larger app rollouts for December, BlackBerry has now also pushed out a new build of their DTEK app for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. The changelog for this release keeps things simple and just notes 'bug fixes and improvements', but some folks have noted it fixes the issue with the app incorrectly stating device status. As it stands, the BlackBerry Knowledge Base hasn't been updated...

Netflix members worldwide can now download TV shows and movies

Netflix members worldwide can now download TV shows and movies

After a lot of bouncing the idea around, Netflix has now finally announced that they have added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline. For now, the content feels a bit random but it does include Netflix's own shows — including Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, and others — as well as select movies and TV shows. Notably, Netflix is not charging...

Exclusive: Video Hands-On with the BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition!

Drop what you're doing and hit PLAY on the video above! I was fortunate to get my hands on the newly announced BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition a little early, so took it to the new KM studio to give it a proper debut for CrackBerry Nation (complete with vintage table slap at the end!). Be sure to watch the video for some deep thoughts, and check out our photo gallery for lots of great...

The BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition here and CrackBerry is happy to be one of BlackBerry's official launch partners. In fact, CrackBerry is the only launch partner right now for the Silver Edition outside of ShopBlackBerry's own store for a limited time. Remember, this luxurious Passport won't be hitting any carriers - it's an unlocked phone that you need to buy direct. Working with our...

Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED! CLICK HERE S'up CrackBerry Nation? Just chiming in quick with a friendly reminder that time is running out to get in for your chance to win a Beautiful BLUE BlackBerry Classic courtesy of me (try saying that sentence fast three times). I became smitten with this phone the second I laid eyes on it, so decided I'd give one away. Entering for your chance to win is...

BLUE BlackBerry Classic Video Unboxing & Giveaway!

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED! CLICK HERE Over the years I've always had a thing for white BlackBerrys. As much as the traditional black BlackBerry is iconic, professional and classy, white BlackBerrys have always just looked... sexy. Especially in the summer months when the sun is shining and the heat is on, a white BlackBerry just always seems ohhh sooo right. So when word first surfaced that...

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