BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

As expected from previous rumors surrounding the launch, one day after the announcement in in Malaysia the BlackBerry Z3 has been announced for India. If you live in India and are looking to get your hands on a Z3, you can pre-order the device through the Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry exclusive stores. Device delivery has been noted for July 2nd with the retail pricing set around Rs. 15...

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Leaked: OS 10.2.1.3247 for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Leaked: OS 10.2.1.3247 for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones

If you've been gone digging through the CrackBerry Forums then you know the rumored, next official release noted is 10.2.1.3247 and it's supposedly in the hands of carriers for testing right now. Rather than waiting for carriers to push it out though, you can grab the autoloaders right now for most BlackBerry 10 devices. So, what devices are the list working list? The BlackBerry Q5, Q10 along...

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Fitbit Flex

There's a week left for the month of June. Which means you've got one week to get your final steps in for our #MobileFit Fitbit challenge. We're giving away a Fitbit Aria to the top three in the group, plus one random prize to a member in the group. Walk, run and jog your way to victory. The top three participants will be getting the Fitbit Aria, while one goes away to a random member in the...

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Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

If you have some questions you've always wanted to ask Lewis Hamilton, you might finally be able to get some of them answered. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel is hosting a live Q&A session with none other than Lewis Hamilton himself on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 14:00 GMT. You will of course have to subscribe to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel in order to gain access so be sure...

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Thanks, Vivek!

Vivek Bhardwaj and Thorsten Heins

Late Sunday night, in response to a question posted in the CrackBerry forums, I publicly broke the news that Vivek Bhardwaj is no longer at BlackBerry. In reality, this was old news. Vivek has not been with BlackBerry since the middle of May, which is when I first found out and spoke to Vivek directly about his decision to leave. As you can imagine, I was bummed to hear the news. Vivek has...

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BlackBerry Passport will show there is a better way to accomplish more with its touch-enabled keyboard

That's according to BlackBerry who may have just slipped up a bit on a post to their Inside BlackBerry blog. You see, the post went live not that long ago but now it has gone missing meaning whatever was contained in the post, BlackBerry was not quite ready to say as of yet. However, it's the internet and nothing published to the internet can just disappear into the ether and the post has been...

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BlackBerry 10.3 SDK goes Gold - here's some of the new additions

BlackBerry 10.3 SDK goes Gold - what can we expect to see?

The BlackBerry Jam Direct webcast for developers took place today and with it the release of the Gold SDK. We already saw the Dev OS updated to 10.3.0.700 for developers to use for testing and today we see Gold SDKs released, as well as the Simulator which let's you try out the upcoming BlackBerry Passport's touch-enabled keyboard. During the webcast, BlackBerry went through the new APIs...

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BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

If you missed out the BlackBerry Jam virtual event earlier today, then you missed out on some very important numbers being shared by BlackBerry and those are the adoption rates surrounding BlackBerry 10 OS. As you can see from the image above, BlackBerry 10.2.1 has an adoption rate of 74 percent while 10.2 is hovering around 6%. Now, those numbers are great but what's interesting and perhaps...

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CrackBerry Nation has spoken - over 50% of you are looking forward to the Passport over the Classic

The numbers are in! Yesterday we put up a poll asking everyone which new BlackBerry device they prefer. The BlackBerry Passport or the BlackBerry Classic? Over 7,000 people voted on the poll and the results are a bit, perhaps, surprising. As it stands, 50.29 percent opted for the BlackBerry Passport with 3,719 votes, while 32.89 percent opted for the BlackBerry Classic with 2,432 votes. The...

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Cast for BlackBerry updated with new features, now on sale in BlackBerry World

When we first wrote about Cast for BlackBerry there was a mix of folks who saw a use for the app and those who simply had no use for the app because. In case you missed the first post, Cast for BlackBerry at its core allows you to cast YouTube video direct from your BlackBerry 10 device to your Google Chromecast if you have one. Something that has been rather off limits due to the nature of how...

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This summer European roaming charges will be cut in half

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The European Commission has announced that charges to roam within Europe will fall by as much as 50 percent this summer. The EC is imposing yet another limit on mobile operators, further reducing the caps from July 1 to pave the way for removing roaming charges altogether by 2016. Currently, calls within the EU are capped at 24 euro cents per minute but will fall to 19 cents per minute. More...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and get 40% off the list price! Measuring less than 1mm thin, the Feather Case is ideal for the BlackBerry Q10 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of an ultra light, ultra strong polymer that provides form-fitting durable protection without the added bulk. Colors include black, pink and gray....

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BlackBerry Z3 announced for Malaysia, available July 7th

BlackBerry Z3 announced for Malaysia, available July 7th

During the BlackBerry earnings call and general meeting, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted the BlackBerry Z3 would be expanding to more markets such as Malaysia and India soon and clearly, soon meant very soon. BlackBerry has been teasing it on their blog and BBM Channel for days now and now finally; the BlackBerry Z3 has now been announced for Malaysia with a retail price of 699.00 MYR or...

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Get your Flickr fix with these third party apps - Pichkari and Flowr

Get your Flickr fix with these third party apps - Pichkari and Flowr

Flickr is a photo hosting service, currently owned by Yahoo. I actually used to use Flickr service quite a lot many years ago, even as far as trying out the pro version for a year. I recently started looking into using it again but as many BlackBerry toting Flickr users know, there is no official app for BlackBerry. I did take a look at an app called Upload to Flickr before and after that post...

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BlackBerry taps into Yelp to offer reviews through BlackBerry Maps

BlackBerry taps into Yelp to offer reviews through BlackBerry Maps

Although BlackBerry customers still have a bit of wait before they can officially get their hands on BlackBerry OS 10.3, the latest developer releases have been offering a glimpse into what BlackBerry has in store for release. A lot of BlackBerry 10 involves deep integration with several different providers such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Evernote and if the latest developer build is anything...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3 has twenty new wallpapers, download them now!

BlackBerry OS 10.3 has twenty new wallpapers, download them now!

Looking to add some BlackBerry 10.3 love to your device but don't want to deal with the hassle of loading up a developer version of the OS? No problem. BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.700 has twenty new wallpapers (possibly more) within that are sized for all devices and we've pulled them out for you. You can check them out in the gallery above however, if you're looking to download them please download...

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Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700

Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700

Ever since BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrived for developers we've been digging through the files to find bits and bobs of other devices BlackBerry is potentially working on. one of the device we've been tracking is the Porsche Design P'9983 or as it's referred to in the OS, the BlackBerry Khan to go along with the P'9982 otherwise known as King. Previously it was just a name within the files but it...

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BlackBerry Dev OS 10.3.0.700 now available for most devices

BlackBerry Dev OS 10.3.0.700 now available for most devices

If you're a developer, testing your apps against the latest OS is a pretty crucial step in the process. Thankfully, BlackBerry has now released BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.700 and made it available for most devices although it does appear as though some versions may still be uploading to the developer download site. If you're reading this and you're not a developer, then please consider this is NOT a...

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What are the top three apps you install after purchasing a new device?

The landscape for BlackBerry has changed a bit when it comes to apps available on the platform. Although it was never really hugely advertised, most CrackBerry readers are fully aware BlackBerry 10 can run a lot of Android apps out of the box with BlackBerry 10.2.1 and Snap, Amazon and others. With native apps available and Android apps available I'm curious if anyone's app installation habits...

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Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

There are quite a handful of World Cup apps to check out in BlackBerry World, however, the majority of them are Android ports. While that's okay for some, others prefer to use a native app. If that's you then you may want to check out Goal 2014. As I've already mentioned, Goal 2014 is natively built. You can get all the upcoming match fixtures, team lineup, all the latest news as well as...

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