Articles by Crackberry Kevin

"Because I can use it way better while driving" Ok, Ok. Now before you go ripping Vinny apart in the comments, let me tell the full story here. My cousin Vinny isn't Joe Pesci. He's actually the guy below. And Vinny isn't technically my cousin. In reality, he's my fiancée's godmother's sister's daughter's boyfriend (and that's the truth). He's also a hardcore BlackBerry user. Not hardcore...

Chat with CrackBerry Kevin on BBM Channels every Monday and Wednesday!

Earlier today on my BBM Channel, JT suggested that I turn on the "Chat Hours" of my BBM Channel so I could have regularly-occurring conversations with my subscribers. It was a great suggestion, so I'm wasting no time in doing it! I've now set my Chat Hours schedule to begin on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 12:30pm Central Time (aka 1:30pm Eastern, aka 6:30pm GMT). I only set them to be...

From the Editor's Desk: Home For A Rest

CrackBerry Mom

After what's been nearly a straight month of travel and suitcase living, I'm glad to now be home for a rest. This past week was especially brutal. What should have been two easy days in NYC and a day trip to Atlanta had me racking up more travel follies in one trip than I've experienced in the past three years. I managed to have one of the worst overpriced hotel experiences of my life (I...

CrackBerry 116: Loquacious

I know it's been a while since we've recorded a podcast, but I've been traveling way too much. Adam and Bla1ze joined me today to talk more on the BlackBerry Z3, OS 10.3 / 10.3.1, the BlackBerry Windermere, and a few tales of BlackBerry Live from years past. If we were at BlackBerry Live this week, by our Thursday afternoon we'd be exhausted and loopy and falling off the bandwagon, which is...

The BlackBerry Live moment that left me speechless and brought tears to my eyes!

The ultimate BlackBerry birthday cake!

It's Thursday. Which means it's Throw Back Thursday. And in this week's spirit of looking back at some of our favorite moments of BlackBerry Live events in years gone by, today I'm sharing with you a never before seen moment. For me personally, it's not only one of my favorite BlackBerry Live moments, but one of the absolute most memorable moments of my life.... my BlackBerry Surprise Birthday...

Q10

BlackBerry's former Chief Marketing Officer, Frank Boulben, inked a sponsorship deal last year with the Mercedes Formula 1 team. The deal is for three years, and while Mercedes did OK in 2013, the 2014 season is off to an AMAZING start. A lot of rules changed for 2014, and Mercedes clearly nailed the design of their new car. Five races into it, Mercedes has won EVERY SINGLE RACE. They're...

CrackBerry's CB10 native BB10 app updated to v1.5. Download now!

Ok CrackBerry Nation, it's time to get your CrackBerry app update on! You can now fire up BlackBerry World and update CB10 from version 1.4.4.1 to version 1.5. Do it. Do it NAO! Earlier this month we made a call out for BlackBerry 10 developers in the CrackBerry community to help pitch in on the development of CB10, to which we got a great response. It didn't take long to address some of the...

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is *officially* unveiled at WES 2008!

Normally this is the week the CrackBerry team would be in Orlando enjoying the sun and hanging out with ~5,000 other fanatics at the BIGGEST BlackBerry event of the year. With no BlackBerry Live event taking place this year, we're taking a few days to look back at some of our favorite moments from the BlackBerry Live / BlackBerry World / WES events we attended in previous years. WES 2008 was...

I tried...

As you can likely guess from the title of this article, yesterday I downgraded from BlackBerry 10 to BlackBerry 7. If you follow me on Instagram or BBM Channels (C00010BC5), you already know the reason. Whenever the weather gets warm, I always get the itch to rock a white phone, and looking through my collection of phones yesterday the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 caught my eye. I still think it...

From the Editor's Desk: I'm missing BlackBerry Live right now...

Missing BlackBerry Live

Since 2007, every year at about this time (give or take a day or week) I have made the trek to Orlando, Florida for BlackBerry Live, formerly known as BlackBerry World, formerly known as the Wireless Enterprise Symposium. BlackBerry's new leadership team made the decision this year to cancel BlackBerry Live 2014, instead putting that budget into BlackBerry Experience events which are taking...

Mother's Day Sale: Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories!

Mothers Day Sale

Mother's Day is this weekend. And we can't think of a better way to tell Mom you love her than by saving 20 percent on all BlackBerry accessories at ShopCrackBerry.com. So, through midnight May 12, that's exactly what we're giving you! To celebrate Mom (or anyone else you want to celebrate, we suppose), we're giving you 20 percent off BlackBerry cases. And headsets. And chargers. And batteries...

Win Sonos speakers, Hue lights and more in Connectedly's site launch contest!

Connectedly Contest

Earlier this week we pulled the trigger on the rebranding of Smartwatch Fans to Connectedly. In case you missed the Welcome Post, be sure to give it a read as it lays out the mission and vision for Connectedly. With May 1st here and a few days of smooth running now behind it, Connectedly is kickstarting things today with their first community contest! The grand prize is a Sonos Playbar and...

CB10 App

As I promised in the CrackBerry Forums a few weeks back, today I'm happy to announce we're inviting more BlackBerry 10 app developers to participate in the upkeep and development of our award-winning CB10 app. With finite resources and a BIG to-do list on the apps front across all of our Mobile Nations properties, some of you have noted that CB10 hasn't been getting updated and progressing as...

Welcome Connectedly to the Mobile Nations family!

Connectedly

As promised, today I am extremely excited to announce the rebranding of Smartwatch Fans to Connectedly! Along with the great new name we are expanding the coverage to include the full scope of next-generation of smart devices and connected products hitting the consumer market today — think connected lifestyle (health trackers, wearables), connected home, connected toys, connected automotive,...

Developers: take this survey, and get a chance to win a free BlackBerry Z30!

BlackBerry Z30

**SURVEY ENTRIES NOW CLOSED ** Hey developers! If you have ten minutes to spare today and happen to want a new smartphone (who doesn't?), then we have something for you: The Developer Economics Survey. Brought to you by our friends at Vision Mobile, this quick survey focuses on developer questions around the things that are important to developers: platforms, frameworks, customers, and more...

ShopCrackBerry Easter Sale: Save 20% on all BlackBerry cases and accessories!

Easter Sale

In addition to hunting down hidden Easter eggs this weekend, you can save 20% as find new cases and accessories for your BlackBerry during our ShopCrackBerry.com Easter Sale (now through 4/22). To take advantage of the savings, all you need to do is enter in coupon code HOP14 during the checkout process. FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic US / Canada), and you have lots...

From BlackBerry to CrackBerry Nation, "You can count on us to get it right"

As promised, I made the trip to NYC this week to meet up with Adam Zeis and our new-to-CrackBerry contributor, Jubei Raziel, to catch up on all things BlackBerry. Specifically, we were going to spend 15 minutes listening to Jubei's thoughts on last week's BlackBerry Experience: New York, but in true CrackBerry fashion we stretched it out just a little bit longer (you know me... I tend to...

Stay tuned next week for the return of the New York City CrackBerry Vodcast!

CrackBerry Vodcast!

A year ago right now I was in New York City, covering the launch of BlackBerry 10 in big city style (be sure to hit play for the replay of our awesome CrackBerry NYC Meetup!). Between those fond memories, yesterday's BlackBerry Experience: New York and the welcoming of NYC-based Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry team, I couldn't take the not being in NYC anymore. I just booked my flight and...

Get Ready For It: Smartwatch Fans is expanding... and rebranding!

Logo Sneak Peak!

When we Welcomed Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family on January 1st of this year, we told the story of how the site came to be. In reality, we actually started 2013 with the goal of building a community and resource with a broader focus, covering not only smartwatches, but also other wearables and the broader world of connected devices often referred to as the internet of things. The...

Welcome Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry and Mobile Nations team!

Jubei Raziel

I'm extremely excited to announce a new passionate BlackBerry enthusiast to our team. Give me a hand in welcoming Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry blogs!! Since Friday I've received over 40 emails from hopeful candidates in response to my call for new passionate blood on CrackBerry. I'm still reading through all of the applications and need to get back to a lot of people, but Jubei's application...

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