Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

And what does it mean for the next BlackBerry Mobile phone? As we look ahead to BlackBerry Mobile officially launching the BlackBerry Mercury at Mobile World Congress, one question that has come up often is where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from? Did the internet just make it up? Is it an internal name designated to the device? In seeking an answer, we decided to ask Steve...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

After taking on a legal battle with BLU Products and Avaya, BlackBerry has now filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia. In the filing, BlackBerry Ltd. v. Nokia Corp., 17-155, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, BlackBerry claims Nokia's networking gear, including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers, and Liquid Radio software, infringes 11...

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Why We Still LOVE the BlackBerry Physical Keyboard

Valentine's Day this year has me feeling all lovey-dovey, so for my next CBK 2.0 video I decided to record a gush fest about BlackBerry Physical keyboards. Did I miss any reasons? Watch the video and let me know! It's Valentine's Day today. We're less than two weeks away from the BlackBerry Mobile's unveiling of the Android-powered, keyboard-rocking BlackBerry "Mercury". I'm excited for it....

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Updated: February 15th. This was a quick event in honor of Valentine's Day - Here are the winners!! 10 Years of CrackBerry T-Shirts: Gert16, Matty, pheathon, samson47, Solar Trends CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Books: DanLevy, Maria Mavoh, Theopilus, Timbale, VeryBadTim $217 Store Credit to use at ShopCrackBerry.com: Tricia Coleman 30 Minute Phone Call from CrackBerry...

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The CrackBerry Podcast is now available on Google Play Music!

The CrackBerry Podcast is now available on Google Play Music!

Since we brought back the CrackBerry podcast for CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary we've had a number of requests asking that it be made available on Google Play Music - a request we were happy to oblige. Right now, if you fire up Google Play Music and head to the podcasts section, you should be able to search for CrackBerry and have it appear or just hit this link to subscribe. From there, you...

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BlackBerry releases Notable for Android as part of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications

Although we had a little bit of heads up of its arrival, thanks to a post that went live a little bit early, BlackBerry has now introduced the latest Android app that will join the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications. Released as BlackBerry Notable, the latest app is a content creation and sharing app that allows you to quickly capture content on the screen, mark it up with text or free-form...

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More DIY mockups will help you better size up the BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ More homemade comparisons of the BlackBerry Mercury will give you a better understanding of how it sizes up to the Passport and Priv! CrackBerry member Twopack was blown away by the community's response to his first BlackBerry 'Mercury' Mockup, so he went back to his BlackBerry Arts & Crafts counter to whip up a version two Mercury mockup, which is a little more...

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Over the past few months, BlackBerry has been adding to their catalog of partners and today, have added another to the list. As announced on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with ISARA Corporation, the company behind ISARA Radiate, which offers quantum-resistant cryptography. Today we're excited to announce a new partnership with some of the...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BB Mobile

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BB Mobile

Were you watching the Grammy's last night instead of tuning into BerryFlow? It's cool. You can now check out the video and audio replays. This week, we dig into all the latest BlackBerry news including BlackBerry's newest SDK offering, BBM working on a remedy for spam invites and of course, quite a bit about the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury. Be sure to check it out! Topics BlackBerry offers...

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Protect your Priv with this slim case for just $18.87 today!

Keeping your BlackBerry Priv protected is important but odds are you don't want to make it bulky in the process, and that's where the Seidio Surface case comes in handy. The thin case snaps on the front and back for great protection, and right now you can pick one up for just $18.87.

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Verizon reveals new unlimited data plan

Unlimited data plans are back at big red, and the prices don't suck. Verizon took the wraps off of a new data plan that gives customers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 on a single line. Four lines can all get the same unlimited deal for $45 per line. Of course, they mean alternate-unlimited like every other carrier does and you might get throttled at 22GB. We're told it shouldn't...

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BlackBerry takes aim at securing the Enterprise of Things

BlackBerry is reaffirming the software focus and starting to more broadly share the 'BlackBerry Secure' branding on social media. In a new video on YouTube, BlackBerry highlights some of the critical endpoints they cover with software security. There have been some videos that address pieces of this strategic pivot, but this latest video really puts it all together. It's also very timely...

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How to stay connected in a storm: a MrMobile guide

APOCALYPSE! Well, maybe it's not that dramatic, but when your power goes out it can feel like one, especially in our connected world. If you haven't prepared, you might not be able to check your Twitter for HOURS. That's too much for some to bear. I'm Michael Fisher, alias MrMobile, and I spent yesterday in one of New England's dreaded Nor'easters, preparing for the worst (which, in...

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Complete your next smartphone repair at home for just $29.87 today!

There are a lot of places out there that can fix broken screens and other issues with your phone, but you can also do it from the comfort of your own home with iFixIt's 64-bit driver kit. That's right, order the parts, watch a video, and fix it yourself with this kit for just $29.87 today!

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen on 10 Years of CrackBerry

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Dear CrackBerry, Congratulations On 10 years Of CrackBerry. Happy birthday and a big thank you to both CrackBerry and the CrackBerry community, for your support and loyalty over the years. On this milestone I want to share some perspectives on BlackBerry's journey. In The Beginning. Since BlackBerry, or RIM as it was known at the time, was founded in 1984 it has been an innovator and a...

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BBM working on remedy for spam invites

Have you been getting random BBM invites lately? On social media, here in the forums and abroad, many users of BBM are reporting an increased amount of 'spam' BBM invites. If you're being affected by this, the good news is BBM is working on a fix. Reaching out with some of their users on Twitter, BBM has acknowledged the concerns and is working on a way to tag and bag these spammers and better...

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BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

When BlackBerry launched their BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta, it was only open to those who had registered through the BlackBerry Beta Zone and were accepted. Now, though, BlackBerry has decided to go ahead and open up beta testing to everyone who is interested in giving it a go. All you need to do is head to the BlackBerry Beta Zone, log in with your BlackBerry ID and you should find the...

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Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

If you're using any of the several great apps put out by Rad Systems, you'll want to load up BlackBerry World and check for updates. Making their way through BlackBerry World right now, are all new versions of every app Rad Systems has put out including App Manager, Call Blockr, Charger Alert and more. Some of these updates are maintenance releases while others introduce brand new features!...

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Following their teaser that the BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially unveiled on February 25th, 2017, @bbmobile has just followed up with another tweet indicating the exact time of the event. The event will kick off at 7pm Barcelona local time, which I believe translates into 1pm EST/10am PST (timezones be hard y'all). Put it in your calendars now as this will be the biggest launch event we...

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CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast Episode 1: Who the heck is @BBMobile?

The CrackBerry Podcast is BACK!!! As we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month, we are pulling out all the stops to make it a month we'll remember for the next ten years. Honoring the early days of CrackBerry, joining me this episode is Craig Johnston, my original CrackBerry Podcast co-host. Ten years later, Craig is an even smarter enterprise mobility expert, has published many more...

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