Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30 and save 45% off the list price! Made from hand crafted, genuine leather the BlackBerry Z30 Flip Shell is designed to keep your display safe from scratches while providing complete access to all functions of your device. The case has an attractive texture all around and features the BlackBerry logo embedded on the front and...

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BlackBerry patching Heartbleed vulnerability for Secure Work Space, BBM

BlackBerry patching Heartbleed vulnerability for Secure Work Space, BBM

BlackBerry is working on patching Heartbleed, the recently discovered OpenSSL vulnerability that could potentially allow a malicious attacker to gain information off a server, including private keys and passwords. Primarily they're focusing on Secure Work Space and BBM. BlackBerry SVP, Scott Totzke, commented on the realities of the threat and the chances of the vulnerability being exploited...

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Case manufacturers already preparing for the Q30 / Windermere

Case manufacturers already preparing for the Q30 / Windermere

Although it remains to be seen what, if anything, will become of the alleged BlackBerry Q30 / Windermere, case manufacturers are already getting started on making cases for the device it seems. It's a pretty common practice in the case world, you somehow end up getting the dimensions of a device before official release and you build a ton of cases for it making you the first to market with...

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New sticker pack for BBM: Lil' Shellton by Eric Uchalik

New sticker pack for BBM: Lil' Shellton by Eric Uchalik

If you're looking for some new stickers to try out in BBM, a new pack has now been added. The Lil' Shelton pack was created by Eric Uchalik and is available for only $1.99. In total, the Lil' Shelton pack offers 20 new stickers that can be used within BBM, you can check them out below. Additionally, you'll also find Eric on BBM Channels where he has a channel set up as superfungo. You can join...

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BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 now available for download

BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 now available for download

If you're a BES admin and have been waiting for the BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 release we let you all know BlackBerry was preparing for, now is the time to go ahead and grab the download. The update went live as of yesterday and is available via the BlackBerry BES portal downloads section. The update focuses on two changes within the service but addresses a few others along the way. Updates to...

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BlackBerry Experience locations and dates announced

BlackBerry Experience locations and dates announced

As you know BlackBerry is no longer holding their annual BlackBerry Live event or BlackBerry Jam events for developers. Though when they made that announcement last December they did say that they would smaller targeted events around the globe. In the past week these events kicked off in Paris, France. Then on April 10th, 2014 it headed to NYC where our newest CrackBerry team member, Jubei, was...

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CrackBerry Vodcast!

A year ago right now I was in New York City, covering the launch of BlackBerry 10 in big city style (be sure to hit play for the replay of our awesome CrackBerry NYC Meetup!). Between those fond memories, yesterday's BlackBerry Experience: New York and the welcoming of NYC-based Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry team, I couldn't take the not being in NYC anymore. I just booked my flight and...

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Are BlackBerry devices so good that they're bad?

Are BlackBerry devices so good that they're bad?

The quality and durability of BBOS and legacy devices are so legendary that they continue to outsell BlackBerry 10 devices still after a year of BB10's launch and, as announced, will stay in BlackBerry's handset business. Why is this happening and what does this mean for BlackBerry moving forward? Some explanations are obvious, such as the lack of effective marketing by BlackBerry and support...

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Get Ready For It: Smartwatch Fans is expanding... and rebranding!

Logo Sneak Peak!

When we Welcomed Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family on January 1st of this year, we told the story of how the site came to be. In reality, we actually started 2013 with the goal of building a community and resource with a broader focus, covering not only smartwatches, but also other wearables and the broader world of connected devices often referred to as the internet of things. The...

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How to use your BlackBerry 10 smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Having the ability to instantly turn your BlackBerry device into a mobile hotspot can certainly come in handy. For most folk that utilize this function I would imagine it's to access the web on either a laptop or tablet - unless of course you are using a PlayBook and can just use BlackBerry Bridge. There may occasionally be the scenario where you are out with a bunch of friends and for...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900 and save 70% off the list price! Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material, the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. Take your pick of black, translucent, brown or indigo! List Price: $19.99   Today Only: $5.95 Learn More...

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Download these Formula 1 Mercedes AMG Petronas wallpapers for your desktop or mobile device

If you're getting hot and heavy with the 2014 Formula 1 season, you can now show your support with some awesome wallpapers. The official Mercedes AMG Petronas pages has posted up some great shots of the BlackBerry-sponsored cars as well as drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. If you're at all a fan of the team (as you should be!) then these can help show off your F1 spirit. The...

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Rogers introduces Suretap mobile payment system

Today Rogers has launched their suretap wallet — a new app for NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 and Android devices that allows users to make payments at thousands of retailers using just their smartphone. Users can store eligible cards within the app, and at participating retailers can then tap their phones on the payment terminal for a transaction. Suretap wallet lets you store cards such as a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 11, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 11, 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. Spider-Man: Ultimate Power by Gameloft With the sequel to the Amazing...

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Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 now available at ShopBlackBerry

Porsche Design BlackBerry P9982

The inventory at ShopBlackBerry continues to grow with the addition of the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 to its ranks. Available to purchase now, the P'9982 will set you back a cool $1,990 and it's only compatible with GSM carriers. But you do get a mighty handsome BlackBerry and that unique '2AA' starting PIN. And for more P'9982 fun and games, be sure to re-live our very own Kevin...

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CrackBerry readers would love color accent options with BlackBerry 10.3

Accents

Following on from our recent poll where we asked if you would like a choice of color accents in BlackBerry 10.3 it seems that it's more than clear that users would want this feature. With over 80% of voters choosing that they would like color options in the next big version of BlackBerry 10 let's hope that BlackBerry themselves take note.  I mentioned in the original post that Windows Phone...

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BlackBerry addresses OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability

BlackBerry addresses OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability

By now, most folks are likely getting tired of hearing about the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability but it's an insanely important thing to address and chances are we're going to be hearing about it for quite some time now as companies get their software, services, websites, apps and more in the clear of the issue entirely. I've not noticed a lot of concerned BlackBerry users but if you are...

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Experiencing the BlackBerry Experience: New York

BlackBerry Experience New york

My first assignment for CrackBerry had me meeting the likes of BlackBerry CEO John Chen, President of Global Enterprise Services, John Sims and the VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems, Marty Mallick. Suffice to say I wasn’t expecting to even be meeting these gentlemen let alone speaking with them. But before I continue, let me start at the beginning. BlackBerry Experience New York was held...

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