Labor Day Sale: 20% off accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Labor Day Sale: 20% off accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

We're slashing prices this entire week on BlackBerry accessories, so getcha some while they're on the cheap. Some of us will be enjoying our long Labor Day weekend by grilling up some BBQ with friends and family or getting our splash on at the beach. No matter how you spend your day off, starting today you can save 20% on everything from ShopCrackBerry through midnight, September 9. There's...

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Subscribe to the Kicked TV YouTube channel for a chance to win awesome prizes!

Subscribe to the Kicked TV YouTube channel for a chance to win awesome prizes!

This summer saw the launch of the latest addition to Mobile Nations, Kicked.tv. Bringing you a weekly look at the top new and exciting crowdfunding projects out there as well as special behind-the-scenes episodes, Kicked.tv really helps weed through the thousands of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding projects that go live every day. Each week's video clocks in at right around 4...

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This durable belt clip holster for BlackBerry Classic is now only $16.95

This durable belt clip holster for BlackBerry Classic is now only $16.95

This spring clip holster keeps your device clipped in tight, no matter the hustle and bustle. Just snap it to your belt, pants, or bag and pop in your device. The top spring clip is extremely tough and provides quick-release access when you need to answer a call, text or email.

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BlackBerry preparing subscription offering for BBM sticker packs

BlackBerry preparing subscription offering for BBM sticker packs

I didn't really intend on writing about BBM Stickers twice today but looking through the BBM Shop, it would appear as though BlackBerry is preparing a subscription-based offering for BBM Sticker packs called 'Sticker Club', something quite a few folks who enjoy stickers have been asking for. Although the subscribe button appears, you're not currently able to do sign up as it states you need a...

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Grab the Sketch Xpress BBM sticker pack by Pootermobile!

Grab the Sketch Xpress BBM sticker pack by Pootermobile!

I know. Not everyone likes posts about BBM sticker packs, but whatever this one is special! If you head into the BBM Shop right now, you'll find a new sticker pack available called Sketch Xpress for $1.99 but look carefully who the pack was submitted by. Yes, our good friend and long term #TeamBlackBerry member Pootermobile was able to get 25 of his awesome BBM emoticons into the BBM Shop and...

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BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425 million

BlackBerry

BlackBerry has announced plans to purchase Good Technology for $425 million. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the mobile security provider to further enhance its offerings to enterprise customers. With Good Technology on-board, BlackBerry will be able to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with apps for mobile devices across multiple platforms. The...

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WhatsApp now has 900 million active monthly users

WhatsApp

After Facebook announcing earlier this month that it witnessed one billion daily active users, it is now WhatsApp's turn to share some usage figures. According to co-founder Jan Koum, the service now has 900 million active users, up from 800 million in the month of April. Acquired by Facebook last year for $19 billion, WhatsApp has seen its user base double over the course of the year, with...

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BlockIt

Over the years I have had my fair share of wrong numbers, telemarketers, fax machines, and other incoming calls I would rather block then let through. A while back we told you about BlockIt. It is a simple headless application that grants users the ability to block calls from their address book, phone log, and numbers inputted manually. Once all are entered, BlockIt does the rest to ensure you...

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Verizon logo

Earlier this week, Google revamped its official logo, and soon Verizon Wireless will do the same thing. The wireless carrier will officially reveal the new logo for the company on Thursday. According to Ad Age: Verizon said that design agency Pentagram created the new logo. Landor Associates crafted the old Verizon logo back in 2000, when Verizon Communications was formed after the...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available in Hong Kong

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available in Hong Kong

The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition became official in August 2015 and is making its way around the globe. Today - September 2nd - it can be purchased in Hong Kong from authorized retailers such as Broadway Photo Supply Ltd, Fortress, Hong Kong Suning and Chung Yuen Electrical Co., Ltd. You can also purchase it from carriers - 3 Hong Kong and SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited. It will...

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Kindle Unlimited India

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited rental service in India, giving customers in the country the ability to choose from over 1 million titles for just ₹199 ($3) a month. Amazon is sweetening the deal by offering the first month of membership for ₹99 ($1.5). You don't require a Kindle e-reader or tablet to enjoy the service, as you can subscribe and read on your BlackBerry device using...

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AtHoc

The ink might not yet be dry on BlackBerry's definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc but already, AtHoc is making some big moves. The company has now announced a new contract award from the Transportation Security Administration that extends their already existing agreements to further protect and account for TSA staff within TSA facilities and across over 200 domestic airports. "TSA is...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Prospect

BerryFlow Upstream

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we dug into a ton of different subjects including the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition being spotted running Android, BBM stats, WatchDox plus, John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club and of course, the new images of the BlackBerry Venice slider....

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Have your phone read out your messages with text to speech app Read Out

Have your phone read out your messages with text to speech app Read Out

The name of the app probably gives away what it does - it reads out text for you. If comes from a developer we're familiar with - Sven Ziegler - who has been busy coding apps lately. Updating his existing ones whilst also bringing new ones to the table. Read Out came about as something to be integrated with ReadItNow!, where you could have articles read out to you. The developer then decided...

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Vendor Stats is a useful app for developers to track app metrics

Vendor Stats is a useful app for developers to track app metrics

This isn't an app that will be for the masses but it's a great app nonetheless. This is an app created by a developer for developers. It just made its way to BlackBerry World in the past 24 hours and is already a hit with developers. The idea for the app came about due to the fact that the Vendor Portal isn't very accessible via the mobile browser, so what better way to check app metrics than...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Sure, next week is IFA 2015, but that doesn't mean we can't have news now! We're still putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through its paces, but we got one surprise this week: if you put the stylus in backwards, it sticks and will probably break your phone when you try to pull it out (if you can). So don't do that. Apple also announced the date for the anticipated iPhone 6s launch event, more...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]

While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider continue to swirl, the device has now appeared once again in some new, clearer images which are pretty on par with everything we've seen thus far. As you can tell from looking at the keyboard, it falls directly in line with an earlier leak from @evleaks and even has those three dots that got everyone's feathers so ruffled. Something...

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Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

As we mentioned earlier, BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently sat down with Rich Karlgaard at the Churchill Club breakfast to discuss a wide array of topics from business transformation to cyber security to the emergence of the Internet of Things and where Chen sees the greatest opportunities for technology innovation and growth. As expected, a lot of that discussion surrounded what's going on...

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Watch the BES12.2 enterprise developer webcast replay

BES12 enterprise developer webcast

If you're a developer and missed checking out the 'BES12.2: What's New for Enterprise Developers' webcast live, BlackBerry has now posted up the replay that you can watch whenever you see fit. Catch this on-demand recorded webcast originally presented live on Tuesday August 25th by Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager here at BlackBerry. An information packed Enterprise...

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John Chen talks lack of apps and need for partnerships

In the latest discussion at the Churchill Club, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed the company's need for more apps, and his desire to gain more partnerships. During his conversation, Chen noted that he feels as though apps are a big part of the problem, and that Amazon's offering for an app store wasn't enough to fill the gap. Chen also feels as though the company needs to gain more...

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