Articles by Crackberry Kevin

A Thank You to all the app developers out there who support BlackBerry 10 natively!

When it comes to apps on BlackBerry 10, I want them all to be there available for download in BlackBerry World. Preferably, I want those apps to be built native for BlackBerry 10, and better yet, Built for BlackBerry approved. In other words, the best apps are best-built with BlackBerry's BB10 SDK and are designed and optimized for the BlackBerry 10 user interface and experience. If that can't...

CrackBerry Mailbag: In Bulgaria we can't type in our native language on BlackBerry 10

Keyboards!

Today's CrackBerry Mailbag letter comes to us from a CrackBerry reader in Bulgaria, who reminds us that while BlackBerry 10 has come a long way over the past year, there is still some filling in left to do around the edges. Specifically in this case, we're talking about the languages available for typing. Hi Kevin, I'm from Bulgaria and I currently use my BlackBerry Bold 9900 but if I...

So you're a BlackBerry fanboy (or fangirl) and can blog? I want to hear from you!

Fanboys

I'll get straight to the point. I've been seeing a few too many comments and forum posts around here recently suggesting that we're not being big enough BLACKBERRY FANS with the articles we've been writing as of late. That maybe, we've lost some of the pure enthusiasm we once had. Now, I personally disagree with this — a whole lot —but I'm one who likes to focus on solutions and not the...

Buying BBM Stickers

Ok, I take back ALL the mean things I said about BBM stickers. I kinda, actually, LOVE THEM! Honestly, BlackBerry was smart to give away the WWE BBM stickers free of charge for a limited time. I pretty much reply to every BBM I receive now with The Ultimate Warrior. Beyond the freebie sticker packs, I've also been purchasing the other for sale ones, like Bubble Bot and Cos Cat (don't judge me...

Now that the BlackBerry PlayBook is officially done with (for real this time), many users are left wondering what their best option for a tablet may be. In fact, the first email I read this morning was from my older brother, asking me what tablet he should replace his PlayBook with. And reading through the CrackBerry forums shortly after, I came across this thread where the question was posed...

A must-watch enthusiastic review of the BlackBerry Z30!

Back in February, Dan Nessel from DadDoes.com accepted the challenge to put down his iPhone 5 and pick up the BlackBerry Z30 for 7 days. Unsurprisingly to BlackBerry fans, Dan walked away from the test really appreciating the BlackBerry Z30 and the timesaving features offered up by BlackBerry 10. Now Dan is back with another look at the Z30, this time following the big upgrade to OS 10.2.1...

CrackBerry Mailbag: The Death of the PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Graveyard

Following yesterday's BlackBerry PlayBook update and subsequent recognition that this is the last OS update the BlackBerry PlayBook will ever see, the community has been pretty vocal. Looking back at the history of the PlayBook, it really is a sad story. So much potential, but instead we're left with shattered dreams, broken promises and what still feels all these years later, like an...

BlackBerry PlayBook OS support officially ends this April

BlackBerry PlayBook

There's a depressing saying that goes something like, "Everybody dies twice. The first time when you stop breathing, and the second time when somebody mentions your name for the last time." In the case of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the first death came when BlackBerry made it clear they would not be delivering BlackBerry 10 to the tablet. The PlayBook is now (arguably) approaching its second...

Introducing the Mobile Nations Newsroom

Mobile Nations Newsroom

I'm excited to introduce you to a new initiative we'll be piloting on Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central, CrackBerry, and Smartwatch Fans this April. Internally we've dubbed it Mobile Nations Newsroom and it represents a change to our organizational structure and workflow designed to provide you, our readers, with a better experience. The goal of Newsroom is to get you the latest...

CrackBerry 114: We ain't sugarcoating

CrackBerry 114: We ain't sugarcoating

Today BlackBerry announced their fourth quarter earnings, so as always we're here to recap the news and break things down. Adam, Bla1ze, Simon and Chris U. join me on this one to talk numbers, devices, and leaks — even though John Chen is cracking down on them. It's not our greatest but hey, we ain't sugarcoating. So sit back, grab a snack and enjoy! Watch   Listen Subscribe...

Reminder: BlackBerry Q4 Earnings Report and Conference Call Friday Morning!

BBRY

Just a quick friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Friday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Year-End and Q4 fiscal earnings. The earnings report should cross the wire around 7am ET, and the conference call will kick-off at 8am ET. Those wanting to listen into the conference call can dial 1-800-814-4859 or click into the webcast here. CrackBerry's plan of attack...

Our Top 10 Favorite BGR BlackBerry Leaks!

In a blog post on the official Inside BlackBerry blog yesterday, CEO John Chen relayed word that the company will be cracking down on leaks. In addition to the company putting in place more measures to prevent leaks from happening in the first place, BlackBerry will also show no mercy in legally going after those who choose to leak (and get caught doing it of course). You can view my thoughts...

ShopCrackBerry Spring Sale: Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories!

Spring is finally here! Well, according to the calendar at least. It's warming up now, the snow is melting and it's almost time to get back outside and enjoy the weather. That means you'll want to make sure your BlackBerry is up the challenge as well. To celebrate the end of winter, you can stock up on some toys for your BlackBerry and save 20% on ALL BlackBerry cases and accessories at...

Our Top 10 Favorite BlackBerry Device Leaks Of All Time!

Our Top 10 Favorite BlackBerry Device Leaks Of All Time!

Following up on today's post from BlackBerry CEO John Chen on how he plans to crack down on leaks, we thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and check out some of our favorite leaks from the years gone by. There are actually many more than I remembered, so we kept this one to device-related leaks and exclusives as well, that tends to be where most of us get the MOST...

Oh Typo, how you push my buttons. When it comes to the Typo Keyboard for iPhone, I've actually been 100% impartial in the matter. I've praised the Typo keyboard — a thing many BlackBerry users think is wrong of me to do — for being a good product, if what you're looking for is a BlackBerry-like typing experience on an iPhone. I've also expressed my mind repeatedly on how much I think the Typo...

Metal Shavings Leave Behind a Pile of Dead Z10 Earpiece Speakers

I have now nicknamed my older brother Mark the 'phone wrecker'. He dropped by my place earlier in the week to give me a hand installing a TRX mounting bracket on the ceiling in my condo (in true younger brother fashion, I watched while he did all the work), and along with his tools he brought with him the three broken BlackBerry Z10s pictured above. Each of his Z10s suffered the same fate — a...

ShopCrackBerry Sale: Save Some Green for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patricks Day is only a few days off and you'll probably be taking the weekend to celebrate. Before you do, be sure to swing by ShopCrackBerry where you can save some green — 20% to be exact — on all BlackBerry accessories, today through Wednesday. All you need to do is head to ShopCrackBerry, find some awesome accessories and then enter the code green14 at checkout. Our magical...

What are your top FIVE things you'd like to see improved on BlackBerry 10?

With new CEO John Chen at the helm of BlackBerry, it's clear that the company is closely paying attention to the feedback of their customer base. Beyond the leadership team stating this is as a fact, the announcement of the trackpad-wielding BlackBerry Q20 is clear evidence that the company is willing to make changes based on customer feedback. Following Mobile World Congress late last month,...

App Icons!

Productivity and efficiency. These two words have always been synonymous with the BlackBerry experience, and the ability to get things done FAST was the primary reason I became a BlackBerry fan so many years ago. Thinking back to the my first BlackBerry, the 7290, I remember being so impressed at how efficiently I could navigate my way through the operating system. BlackBerry had mapped...

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