EE refreshes its SIM-only plans to offer more bang for the buck

EE

UK mobile operator EE today refreshed the company's range of 4G SIM-only plans, offering more bang for your buck when it comes to mobile data. Available from today both online and in EE stores, the new 12-month and 30-day plans offer a wider range of options for consumers looking to hop onto the 4G bandwagon, without having to fork out an extreme amount for the luxury of LTE connectivity....

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

WhatsApp

Just a very quick heads up for you BlackBerry Beta Zone members that like to grab the latest updates possible. WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 has a small update waiting for download, although it's just bug fixes this time, so nothing too exciting. I'm still not a big user of WhatsApp these days since BBM went cross platform. Anyway, it's still nice to see regular updates to popular apps. If you...

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Impress your buddies with Text Twister. We've 2000 copies to give away!

Text twister

I've not used an application on BlackBerry 10 like Text Twister before. And you know what - It's kinda fun and also good for winding up BBM friends with some garbled messages! As you'll see from the above video, Text Twister allows you to alter text in a selection of ways - including upside down, which will really confuse people who receive a message that haven't seen this. That's half the...

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Universal search, URL shortening and more added to the latest version of FastTube

FastTube

If you're anything like me and spend far too much time each day watching videos on YouTube you may well be a FastTube user. The native BlackBerry 10 application has received a sweet update this week which should please users. If you've not tried FastTube before, you may want to give it a try. There's both a free and pro edition so you can get a feel of the app before committing any of your...

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BlackBerry shows off the first official image of the Porsche Design P'9983

If you're waiting for the Porsche Design P'9983 to be official, you won't have to wait much longer as the event is set for September 17th (or later tonight depending on where you live) but it seems as though there might have been a little slip up on the Inside BlackBerry blog. A blog post describing the design process of the device with Roland Heiler, Managing Director of the Porsche Design...

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Microsoft considering bringing OneNote app to BlackBerry 10, add your vote!

Earlier today Microsoft rolled out OneNote for Android Wear of all things and that left many wondering if they'd ever port the Android version over to BlackBerry 10. As it turns out, their UserVoice forums where they collect feedback has been home to a request for OneNote on BlackBerry 10 since June. As it stands, Microsoft has placed the request 'under review' and has noted 'We are...

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Announcing the winners in our 15 Years of Mobile Nations contest!

15 Years of Mobile Nations!

September 9th, 2014, marked 15 years since the Mobile Nations story began, with the launch of Visor Central. A lot has changed in mobile tech in the years since, but one thing definitely has not — the passion of this great community. The response to our anniversary article was fantastic, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the congratulations and support you shared. It truly means...

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BlackBerry and Tango Networks team up for global partnership

BlackBerry and Tango Networks team up for global partnership

BlackBerry continues to quietly forge new partnership deals and another has just been announced via Tango Networks. The Tango Networks solution, now a part of BlackBerry's Enterprise ISV Reseller Program, is available to customers direct from BlackBerry and its value-added reseller network. Tango Networks' portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions offered through BlackBerry includes: Mobile...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

The Incipio OVRMLD Case is engineered with raised NGP barriers to protect the soft touch finish from unpredictable scratches and surface wear. The dual-injected design combines impact resistant, semi-rigid polymer with a solid plextonium frame. Get yours in black or pink today for just $21.95!

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hootsuite

BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with the social media management software and services company Hootsuite that will allow the BBM Channels app to be used in the Hootsuite dashboard. In a post on the Inside BlackBerry blog, Andrew Sorokovsky of Hootsuite stated: The BBM Channels app for Hootsuite makes it easy to incorporate your BBM Channel strategy into your overall social...

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London to also get a Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983 launch event

P'9983

Although most of the media have all eyes focused on the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Passport we musn't forget that we should also see the official unleashing of the latest creation from BlackBerry and Porsche Design - the P'9983. We told you recently that there would be an event in Dubai on September 17th and although we won't be travelling to that one ourselves we do now have an...

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines recieves a wee update

FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines recieves a wee update

If you've been enjoying FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where you should find a nice update waiting for you. As you'll see below, the list of changes are not huge but there are some great new additions, such as a new 'Cloud Buster' craft. If you haven't played the game yet, go and download it - it's free. And while you...

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BlackBerry Classic could bring the return of original 'keyboard shortcut' options

Fans of BlackBerry OS have been missing something on QWERTY BlackBerry 10 devices. Some would even go so far as to say it's a very crucial and sadly missed feature. If you're a QWERTY device user, you probably already know what I'm referring to without even reading any further. Keyboard shortcuts. They were awesome on BlackBerry OS and allowed BlackBerry users to unleash some truly powerful...

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Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

If you live in Germany and are looking to be among the first to own a BlackBerry Passport, you'll want to hit up the Media Markt site and place your pre-order. Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics has priced the device at €599 Euros at this point which includes VAT, though the site lacks details on when it's actually expected to ship after pre-orders have been placed. In fact...

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AIESEC Canada's Executive team uses BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to improve collaboration and productivity

BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with AIESEC Canada wherein over the next 12 months, AIESEC Canada's seven-person executive team will be equipped with BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to help them manage their demanding schedule and document their experiences. The AIESEC executive team will utilize BBM, BBM Video and Screen Share, among other BlackBerry 10 productivity applications, as...

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National Transportation Safety Board calls for U.S. ban on distracted driving

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (...

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Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data. Those new plans, which the company announced in an email press release, are a lot better than what the Sprint Prepaid brand offered...

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Connectedly: Smartwatch Buyers Guide

Smartwatches

Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your display from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The clip on the back can even be rotated both vertically and horizontally for optimal comfort. Get yours on sale today for just $16.95!

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From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

As you may or may not have noticed, I skipped my From the Editor's Desk last week. For those who were wondering and asked, it was because I was traveling and shortly after my travels I was a little under the weather. No matter though, I'm all good once again after having loaded up on cold meds, drinking entirely too much Nyquil and catching up on some long lost sleep. Perhaps it's a good thing...

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