BlackBerry Passport Review

BlackBerry Passport Review

BlackBerry Passport ReviewA new twist on the classic QWERTY design by Bla1ze 24 September 2014 The BlackBerry Passport has finally arrived and it has brought a new twist to the classic QWERTY BlackBerry design. From the original leaks, to BlackBerry CEO John Chen showing it off, to what is now the official unveiling of...

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South African carrier Cell C rolls out awesome ad featuring the BlackBerry Passport

South African carrier Cell C is currently running their Believe & Make It #EPIC contest and marketing campaign wherein entrants can win over 7700 prizes worth R5 million, from the 1st of November 2014 until the end of January 2015. To help spread the word they've now rolled out a pretty clever ad featuring a rugby team, a little boy, a lost BlackBerry Passport and some adventures the little...

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Our most popular hard case for the BlackBerry Z10 is 50% off today!

Our most popular hard case for the BlackBerry Z10 is 50% off today!

Sought after for its incredibly slim and lightweight design, the Seidio SURFACE Case slides around your BlackBerry Z10 and features a soft-touch finish, retractable kickstand and access to all ports and buttons. Colors options include black, blue, red and purple, available today for only $16.95. Don't miss out!

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CrackBerry 119: Your Passport to a must-listen podcast!

CrackBerry 119: Your Passport to a must-listen podcast!

What's this? Another CrackBerry podcast? Indeed. As promised on our last podcast, we sat down once again to discuss the BlackBerry Passport, our thoughts on the device, the launch event and even a little bit of the BlackBerry earnings report. This one isn't crazy long despite some rather lengthy thoughts from Kevin so managed to keep it all under an hour. Join our very own CrackBerry Founder...

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A quick look at some new features coming in BlackBerry 10.3.1

A quick look at some new features coming in BlackBerry 10.3.1

If you own any BlackBerry 10 smartphone right now aside from a BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P'9983, you might be getting tired of hearing about BlackBerry 10.3 given the fact current devices won't be getting any version of 10.3 right away. Instead, all in market BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have to wait for 10.3.1 to arrive before they can enjoy all the features that came with 10.3...

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Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

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Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no...

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Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data bucket each month, and goes all the way up to the 50 GB data plan, which through the promotion will double your data to a whopping 100...

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The BlackBerry hard shell case adds quick and easy protection to your BlackBerry Passport

If you picked up a brand new BlackBerry Passport or are planning on doing so eventually then chances are good that you're also going to be looking into picking up a case to protect your new device. One of the first cases to hit the ShopCrackBerry Store for the BlackBerry Passport was the official BlackBerry Hard Shell and we even showed it off a bit in our own BlackBerry Passport review. Since...

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BlackBerry Passport now available widely in Canada via several major carriers

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If you live in BlackBerry's home country of Canada, you can now get your hands on the company's new BlackBerry Passport smartphone from many more sources. The device is now on sale via several Canadian carriers, including TELUS Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, MTS Wireless and SaskTel Wireless. Previous to today, TELUS Mobility was the only carrier in Canada that was selling the...

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Combat time with Modern World War 3D - now in BlackBerry World

Modern World War 3D

It isn't every day that I find an awesome game in the BlackBerry World new arrivals section. In fact, these days we seem to have more popular gaming options in the Amazon Appstore and that will continue. So when I clicked on Modern World War 3D and saw that it looked good and was free to download I had to get in on the action. And what a beauty it is. In fact, it's so much fun, in my opinion...

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Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses

Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a...

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BlackBerry appoints Mike Daniels to the board of directors

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With the BlackBerry Passport now released and the Classic coming later this year, BlackBerry has today announced that they have taken on another board member. As you'll see from the following press release, Mike Daniels has a ton of experience in the industry and will be a great asset to BlackBerry as they continue to drive forwards. It isn't just mobile that Mr Daniels is an expert in. He's...

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EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

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EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population. Sandhurst is the home of the Royal Military Academy, located in Berkshire. Hitting 75 percent of the UK population is quite the...

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Vodafone UK to offer the BlackBerry Passport starting October 1st but only to Business customers

Looking for a BlackBerry Passport on Vodafone in the UK? They'll have it starting October 1st as confirmed on their own forums but it comes with catch. When released, the BlackBerry Passport will only be available to those with a business account on Vodafone. A 'business decision' that could change in the future according to Vodafone reps but for now remains the case. At this point, pricing...

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A look back on the BlackBerry Passport event in London

A look back on the BlackBerry Passport event in London

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 marked the unveiling of the much awaited BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry held launch events in Toronto, London and Dubai, simultaneously. A bit like the BlackBerry 10 launch back in January 2013 but this time around there were three separate presentations. At the BlackBerry 10 launch, the main stage with then CEO Thorsten Heins was live streamed to the other...

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New BBM for Windows Phone beta now available!

New BBM for Windows Phone beta now available!

If you're part of the BBM beta for Windows Phone, you'll want to go ahead and get yourself updated. BlackBerry has now rolled out v120.0.0.1 and it's packed full of bug fixes, features additions but alas, as it is a beta there's also some things to be aware of before you hop right into it. Luckily, BlackBerry has provided a full change log for everyone to look through so you can decide for...

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Forrester Research names BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

Over the past three months since the launch of the BlackBerry Fact Check portal, BlackBerry has been taking their competitors to task over some of their claims against the company and their offerings but that's sort of to be expected. To hear other, outside parties also claim BlackBerry is a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management is entirely different and that's exactly what Forrester Research...

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How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

You may well be thinking we are stating the obvious with this post as 'Quick Settings' are certainly not new to BlackBerry 10 and without any apps open you can still perform a downwards swipe from the top bezel. Where BlackBerry have implemented something new in OS 10.3 is that you can now access the Quick Settings from within any application - something I've wanted for a long time now. I...

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BeWeather 10 Pro updated with support for 10.3 and the BlackBerry Passport

If you're not a fan of the included BlackBerry 10 weather app powered by AccuWeather, the chances are good that you're likely using BeWeather 10 Pro as your weather app. It's one of the most popular weather apps on BlackBerry and if you've picked up a BlackBerry Passport, it just got a better. A new version of BeWeather 10 Pro has landed in BlackBerry World and it includes support for...

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Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

In this day and age, our messages play an important role in our lives. Whether it is tracking important emails for work or communicating with friends and family, there are certain conversations and information that need to be tracked or kept for long periods of time. For example, you never know when that brief text from a client may be necessary later on. One of the applications available to...

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