BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1949 device simulator now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1949 device simulator now available

Just a little bit of a heads up for any developers (and those who just like to play around) who might not have spotted the update as of yet. You can now download the latest device simulator from the BlackBerry website, which sits at OS 10.3.1.1949. Keep in mind, if you plan on giving it a look you will need some VMWare tools in order to run it all but you can find the full details on the...

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Up to $220 worth of apps are now free via Amazon's Appstore Christmas bundle

Amazon Appstore Christmas bundle

Amazon's holiday Appstore promotion is now live, and includes over $220 worth of apps that are being given away for free. The highlights from the giveaway include apps like Plex, and games such as Angry Birds Space, Colin McRae Rally, Worms 3, Cogs and more. Here's a list of all the content that is available for free until December 26: Fun & Games Age of Zombies: Season 2 ($0.99) Angry...

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Get ready for 2015 with the New Years BBM sticker pack

Get ready for 2015 with the New Years BBM sticker pack

2015 is just right around the corner and if you're going to be spreading the passing of 2014 with some BBM friends, you can now do so with some style. A New Years 2015 BBM sticker pack has now arrived in the BBM Shop and is available for only $1.99. You can have a look at the full pack below or hit this link to head on into the BBM Shop and grab it for yourself.

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RPX has announced it will acquire the remaining 4,000 patents held by the Rockstar Consortium, which includes BlackBerry among its members, for $900 million. The agreement will also end the lawsuits that Rockstar had previously filed again a number of Android smartphone companies, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei Apple teamed up with Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony to purchase...

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Booking hotels made easy thanks to Search for Booking from S4BB

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If you've ever used booking.com you'll know what a great site it is for not only finding the accomadation you need, but also some bargains. S4BB have this week released Search for Booking which brings the features of the service into a native BlackBerry 10 app - nice. The app also integrates into the BlackBerry Assistant and Universal Device Search which means you can get searching for...

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iGrann Pro gets an important update in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

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Just a quick heads up for you iGrann Pro users who for a few weeks may have been rather frustrated - like myself. When the third party Instagram app was last updated it unfortunately left us with a bug where opening up a notification in the Hub would just result in a white screen. Over in the Beta Zone the issue has now been resolved so I'd highly recommend grabbing it. I suspect we'll see...

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Awesome gaming with Amazon's free app of the day - They Need To Be Fed 2

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For you BlackBerry 10 users that are partial to a bit of gaming, Amazon have a great game up for grabs as their free app of the day. As usual, occasionally some regions have a different offering so if you're not seeing They Need To Be Fed 2 let us know in the comments. I fired this one up on my BlackBerry Passport and it's real easy to get to grips with. Your mission is to maneuver your...

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Looking for protection without the bulk? Check out the Seidio SURFACE case for the BlackBerry Passport

For those of you who are not already aware, I tend to be extremely hard on my devices. This includes, but is not limited to, drops, bumps, falls, and being thrown into a bag without regard to the other items in it. I am sure we can all relate to that moment when we see our BlackBerry start to fall and are helpless to stop it from hitting the floor. That happened to me at work when my BlackBerry...

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Save 57% today on these professional leather holsters for BlackBerry Z10

Save 57% today on these professional leather holsters for BlackBerry Z10

The stylish CrackBerry branded leather horizontal case 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 device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time.

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Toysoft XMAS App Sale - Grab select apps for 50% off

Toysoft XMAS App Sale -  Grab select apps for 50% off

Looking for a holiday deal to grab some useful applications? Toysoft Development is spreading the holiday cheer by placing a few of their popular applications on sale as part of the XMAS sale. Starting today, Tuesday December 23rd, through Thursday December 25th, the BlackBerry 10 apps listed below will be discounted at 50% off, or as little as $.99. Apps included in XMAS App sale Buzz Off...

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Avoid obstacles while typing with Heads Up for BlackBerry 10

Avoid obstacles while typing with Heads Up for BlackBerry 10

I am sure we are all guilty at one time or another of being on our devices while walking. In these instances we are usually not paying attention to our surroundings but engrossed in whatever conversation or task we are working on. Every now and then I am probably guilty of being so preoccupied that I do not look up from the display even when I am out and about. Not that this is behavior we...

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BlackBerry 'Rio' appears in leaked device renders

BlackBerry 'Rio' appears in leaked device renders

With the specs of the BlackBerry Rio already available, it was only a matter of time before the images of the device appeared to go along with them and luckily for those interested in the device, it didn't take long at all. The folks over at N4BB have dropped the device renders of the proposed sub $300 mid-range smartphone and for anyone who was wondering where the references to the Z3 came in...

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TELUS could be among the first carriers to roll out BlackBerry 10.3.1

As we already learned during the BlackBerry Classic Q&A panel at the launch event, BlackBerry plans to start rolling out BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 to all in-market devices come February but where the roll out will begin and end still remains a mystery. A new internal document reportedly from TELUS does give us some hints though as it suggests the Canadian carrier will be among the first to have...

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Help teddy escape from the house in GetOuT! EDDY - a fun physics game with 1000 free copies up for grabs

The developers behind SnowLogic are at it again bringing us another entertaining game geared for players of all ages called GetOuT!Eddy. Now that the holidays are here and we all have some extra time on our hands nothing wrong with curling up with a simply physics game for a quick escape. The object of the game is for you to navigate the stuffed Teddy Bear, called Eddy, out of the house, as he...

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Saluting one of the best moderators CrackBerry (and webOS Nation) ever had

Saluting one of the best moderators CrackBerry (and webOS Nation) ever had

A few weeks ago we received the tragic news that one of our longtime members and forum moderators, Josh Chambers, had passed away. Josh was known as OldSkoolVWLover around Mobile Nations and was a beloved member of our volunteer team at CrackBerry and PreCentral/webOS Nation for many years. Always willing to lend a hand (and joke around), Josh will be greatly missed by members and colleagues...

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift GuideLet's find that perfect tech gift! Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone — it...

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Happy Holidays BBM sticker pack now available for free!

Happy Holidays sticker pack now available for free!

UPDATE - What the heck? They were free but now they changed to $1.99. Sorry about that folks, not sure what happened there. Seems like the Grinch creeped in and changed the price! If you're looking to add a little holiday cheer to your BBM, there's a new Happy Holidays BBM sticker pack available for download in the BBM Shop. Best of all, you won't have to pay for this one as it comes to you...

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Amazon announces festive holiday discounts on a variety of apps and media

Amazon announces festive holiday discounts on a variety of apps and media

Amazon has announced a number of holiday discounts on apps, music, movies, and more. Many of the sales run through the end of December, with some content available at steep discounts. From December 24-26, several paid apps and games in the Amazon Appstore will be available for free, all as part of a large Free App of the Day bundle. Halfbrick, Rovio, and Sega are all contributing apps to the...

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New BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

If you've been holding out hopes for the BlackBerry 'Rio' to be a high-end all-touch device, you'll have to hold out a bit longer, as it now appears as though that device will fall into the mid-range category according to N4BB. I'm sure many of you will remember the BlackBerry 'Manitoba' which ultimately ended up being the Z3 LTE with a few minor changes and how it never ended up being released...

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Smart Watch Companion adds a Christmas themed watchface for the holiday season

Smart Watch Companion adds a Christmas themed watchface for the holiday season

The all-in-one utility application for Pebble and BlackBerry 10 owners decided to offer up a little holiday cheer for its users. The latest version includes a few bug fixes and enhancements but more importantly a cute little Christmas tree to grace your Pebble's display. Smart Watch Companion brings various features to not only your device but brings them to your Pebble via notifications as...

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