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Despite financial struggles, BlackBerry remains Canada’s top-earning information communication technology (ICT) companies, beating out all three major wireless carriers, and other big players like OpenText. Canada’s ICT sector as a whole has seen 2.4% growth year over year to $8.5 billion in revenues according to the tally made by Branham Group. Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia are the...

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Contact sharing made easy with YOUnify

Contact sharing made easy with YOUnify

When it comes to sharing your contact information, a couple of ways in which this is accomplished on BlackBerry 10 is by sending a contact vCard or using NFC to transfer information. However, if you are a few BlackBerry employees you decide to create your own peer-to-peer application that not only replaces the physical business card but makes this process absolutely seamless using NFC and...

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Contest winner: a BlackBerry car kit from ShopCrackBerry!

Contest winner: a BlackBerry car kit from ShopCrackBerry!

The results are in! We have the winner from our most recent contest. This week we have a car kit for our winner, courtesy of ShopCrackBerry. (Don't forget we still have our Easter Sale going on right now, where you can use code HOP14 to save 20% off your purchase in any of the Mobile Nations Stores.) Now, let's see whose name the bunny pulled from the hat! The winner is: Accessory Roundup...

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Accessory Roundup - Leave a comment and you could win a new Bluetooth speaker for your BlackBerry!

Another one of my go-to accessories for summer is a solid Bluetooth speaker. I love my Sonos when I'm indoors, but when I head out to the patio I don't have anything wired up, so I bring along my BlackBerry and a speaker to spread the tunes. There are plenty available — from the ever-portable BlackBerry Mini Speaker to the pumped-up sound of the SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Stereo Speaker. No...

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CrackBerry Asks: Are you using BBM stickers?

CrackBerry Asks: Are you using BBM stickers?

I have been loving the new stickers in BBM lately. I may or may not be more annoying than normal with my messages, but I actually love throwing stickers in my conversations — even more so than just using emoticons. They add a new level to BBM and are a welcome addition in my book. I didn't think that I'd be a big fan, but I think they're a fun way to add some flair to messages. On the flip...

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Pinch to Zoom, filter as-you-type, quick inserts and more with the latest update to Noted

It has been a while since we've heard from Carterbits, the developer behind the popular notepad/text editor app Noted. He has been hard at work integrating bug fixes, enhancements, and more into the application. For those of you not already familiar with its capabilities, it is a simple application similar to the memo pad back on legacy devices that helps you keep track of your notes and to-do'...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10 and save over 50% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Holster is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops...

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BlackBerry Classic targeted for November release

BlackBerry Classic targeted for November release

Although the BlackBerry Classic has already been officially announced by BlackBerry, the device never really was unveiled so to speak nor did BlackBerry really put a timeline on its release outside of saying 'The new smartphone will be available in the second half of 2014.' A recent interview between BlackBerry CEO John Chen and USA Today finally lays a little bit more of an official timeline...

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Weekend Coder: CrackBerry’s app developer guide

Weekend Coder: CrackBerry’s app developer guide

As the well-known saying goes, “A journey of a 1000 lines of code starts with a single import statement”… Oh, wait that’s not a saying at all is it? Well here's something that is well known for many new developers, it is often difficult to figure out how to get started. And the second biggest challenge is what to do next after getting started. The first is a relatively easy question to answer...

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The BlackBerry University Power Tour once again visiting UAE

The BlackBerry University Power Tour once again visiting UAE

If you live in the UAE, and are looking to learn more about BlackBerry then you'll be pleased to know the company is once again 14 different universities across the UAE, giving students a chance to get up close and personal with the latest technology and products from BlackBerry. As something that started in 2012, BlackBerry has seen great success with the tour and this time around they'll be...

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BlackBerry preparing BES10 Cloud launch, sign up links have now gone live

If you've been waiting to hear more about BES10 Cloud, it's looking like we should get an official announcement soon. The BES10 Cloud sign up page has gone live whether it was intended to or not and as right now, folks can sign up for the services and even get essentially a free trial until March 2015. Not sure what BES10 Cloud is? Well, we've got some the highlights below for you. What is...

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How to alter application permissions with BlackBerry 10.2.1

App Permissions

Since Android applications have been readily available to download onto BlackBerry 10.2.1 devices one of the main complaints I see in the comments is that we have no control over app permissions. Many Android apps will automatically have access to areas of your device including your media content and that's just for starters. As BlackBerry users we like our security! Luckily with native...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 18, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 18, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out by clicking through the gallery below and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. Tally Counter Pro by Loris Knobel First up this week is an app that...

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Easter Sale

In addition to hunting down hidden Easter eggs this weekend, you can save 20% as find new cases and accessories for your BlackBerry during our ShopCrackBerry.com Easter Sale (now through 4/22). To take advantage of the savings, all you need to do is enter in coupon code HOP14 during the checkout process. FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic US / Canada), and you have lots...

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New BlackBerry 10 games

If you've got some spare time over the long Easter weekend there's a couple of treats in BlackBerry World if you fancy some BlackBerry 10 gaming. First up is Where's my Mickey - from Disney which comes with a $0.99 price tag, but if their previous titles are anything to go by it'll be well worth the money. I've not had the chance to play the game as yet but it looks to be a fantastic puzzle...

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Rogers turns on 700 MHz spectrum for communities in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto

Rogers just activated their fresh 700 MHz spectrum in a few regions across Canada. Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver are the lucky cities today, though we can expect a nationwide rollout eventually. 700 MHz has been widely described as “beachfront” spectrum that’s particularly good at penetration, so you can keep a signal in elevators and parking garages, for example. It also provides added...

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BlackBerry’s ace in the hole

BlackBerry’s ace in the hole

BlackBerry quietly and slowly exhales as it sits unnoticeably at a table surrounded by other high profile players sporting taller stacks of chips. Nobody’s head is turned at BlackBerry’s direction but their eyes are secretly watching. The river has quite possibly changed the outcome for BlackBerry, but what cards the other players hold has yet to be revealed. The world audience waits in...

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BlackBerry to award young app developers at Canada-Wide Science Fair

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry will be giving away a Mobile App Development Award at this year's Canada-Wide Science Fair. The Award will be presented during the nation championship of the Fair, taking place in Windsor from May 10-17, and two BlackBerry employees will sit on the judges panel. Finalists will come from three age groups, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. Multiple awards will be presented. To win,...

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From BlackBerry to CrackBerry Nation, "You can count on us to get it right"

From BlackBerry to CrackBerry Nation, "You can count on us to get it right"

As promised, I made the trip to NYC this week to meet up with Adam Zeis and our new-to-CrackBerry contributor, Jubei Raziel, to catch up on all things BlackBerry. Specifically, we were going to spend 15 minutes listening to Jubei's thoughts on last week's BlackBerry Experience: New York, but in true CrackBerry fashion we stretched it out just a little bit longer (you know me... I tend to talk...

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