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...

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The first PT BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device has slowly been making its way through the certification process for Indonesia and has now finally reached the final step, meaning its eventual arrival might not be that far off. At this point, there's plenty of rumored specs floating about, but no images have appeared for the device simply known as BBC100-1. As for those rumored specs...

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BBM for Android update brings fixes, refinements and spam blocking

Fresh out of beta testing BBM is rolling out a new update to our favorite messenger that brings some much needed fixed and refinements. Following up on commitments made earlier in the month, spam blocking has been added to help better the user experience. There are three key items in this version that make it worth the upgrade. The ability to block spam is big for BBM and gives us more...

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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...

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Push to talk: remember when phones were walkie-talkies?

Gather round kids, and I'll tell you a tale of a time before text messaging was so ubiquitous, a time where a phone call was so easy, it only took one button… and man it could be annoying. Not the tech, the people. I'm Michael Fisher, AKA MrMobile, and I relived the glory days of flip phones and push-to-talk (so you didn't have to). Join me as I recollect what was great about this...

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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...

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BlackBerry Mercury passes through the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification

Although it's slightly less interesting news considering we know we'll learn more at BlackBerry Mobile's Mercury launch event on February 25, for those of you out there who like to check on where things are in the line of progress, at least one variation of the BlackBerry Mercury (BBB100-2) has now passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance for Wi-Fi certification. As one would guess, there's not...

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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...

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"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...

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Priority #1, "Security is a hallmark of BlackBerry Mobile"

We interviewed Steve Cistulli, President & GM of TCL Communication (TCT) North America, to talk BlackBerry Mobile, the "Mercury" and more When it was announced that BlackBerry would be producing secure Android smartphones, there was many in the BlackBerry community that were skeptical over how secure BlackBerry could make Android. Over time, though, BlackBerry was able to prove their world...

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Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone for just $150

Learning a second language can feel like an insurmountable challenge, but that doesn't have to be the case if you've got the right tools to help you on your way. Perhaps you've dreamed of traveling through Europe to experience the cultures of France, Italy, and Spain — but you never commit because you're concerned about the language barrier. Sure, these are countries that are used to hosting...

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Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

And what does it mean for the next BlackBerry Mobile phone? As we look ahead to BlackBerry Mobile officially launching the BlackBerry Mercury at Mobile World Congress, one question that has come up often is where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from? Did the internet just make it up? Is it an internal name designated to the device? In seeking an answer, we decided to ask Steve...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

After taking on a legal battle with BLU Products and Avaya, BlackBerry has now filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia. In the filing, BlackBerry Ltd. v. Nokia Corp., 17-155, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, BlackBerry claims Nokia's networking gear, including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers, and Liquid Radio software, infringes 11...

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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....

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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...

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The CrackBerry Podcast is now available on Google Play Music!

The CrackBerry Podcast is now available on Google Play Music!

Since we brought back the CrackBerry podcast for CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary we've had a number of requests asking that it be made available on Google Play Music - a request we were happy to oblige. Right now, if you fire up Google Play Music and head to the podcasts section, you should be able to search for CrackBerry and have it appear or just hit this link to subscribe. From there, you...

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BlackBerry releases Notable for Android as part of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications

Although we had a little bit of heads up of its arrival, thanks to a post that went live a little bit early, BlackBerry has now introduced the latest Android app that will join the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications. Released as BlackBerry Notable, the latest app is a content creation and sharing app that allows you to quickly capture content on the screen, mark it up with text or free-form...

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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...

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Over the past few months, BlackBerry has been adding to their catalog of partners and today, have added another to the list. As announced on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with ISARA Corporation, the company behind ISARA Radiate, which offers quantum-resistant cryptography. Today we're excited to announce a new partnership with some of the...

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