BlackBerry Keyboard for Priv updated with improved predictions, corrections and enhanced control

If you've been waiting for improvements to come to BlackBerry's keyboard app for Priv, you'll want to load up Google Play and get the latest release downloaded. The BlackBerry keyboard app has been updated to provide improved predictions, corrections and enhanced control from the physical keyboard making the changes pretty substantial. What's New Priv's prediction engine now processes a...

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BlackBerry Priv Camera update brings slow motion video and bug fixes

BlackBerry Priv Camera update brings slow motion video and bug fixes

In addition to the BlackBerry Virtual Expert update, BlackBerry has rolled out an update to the BlackBerry Priv camera app as well. This release covers the typical minor enhancements and stability fixes, improved selfie stick compatibility but the biggest highlight for this release is the addition of slow motion video. What's New Users can capture smooth slow motion video with PRIV's camera...

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Enter now to win a BlackBerry Priv from CrackBerry!

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Update: Last day folks! Be sure to enter if you haven't already! It's hard to believe that we're already a month into 2016, but sure enough here we are in February! We hope you're all having a fantastic year so far, but we thought maybe we could make it a little better for one of you. So, we're giving away another BlackBerry Priv to a lucky CrackBerry reader! There are several ways for you to...

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Latest Hub10 beta update adds several new features, improvements and bug fixes!

Back in early February, when Hub10 was introduced into the BlackBerry Beta Zone, it was pretty bare-bones offering that showed a ton of promise for those longing for a dark theme for the Hub on BlackBerry 10. Now, as we close February out, a new beta version has been unleashed into the Beta Zone that greatly expands on the original idea and adds several new features, improvements, and bug fixes...

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BlackBerry Virtual Expert update for Priv adds more tests and clears up some bugs

The BlackBerry Virtual Expert, which lets you run various diagnostics on your device to test everything from the display to speakers to the keyboard, has now been updated on the Google Play Store for Priv owners. The list of changes in short this time around but important as the update adds new testing options and improvements for those already in place. This update includes the following:...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update As February draws to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Below we're going to take a look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. The biggest event to take place this past month was Mobile World Congress. Now that it has come...

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BlackBerry Passport SE leather flip case is just $23

The Silver Edition BlackBerry Passport is a stylish phone, so why not keep it protected in something equally as nice? This leather flip case adds both protection and style to the phone, and right now you can save over 50% on it. Grab yours today for just $22.95!

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Sprint teams with Dixons Carphone to open 500 stores in the U.S.

Sprint teams with Dixons Carphone to open 500 stores in the U.S.

Sprint has announced a partnership with UK retailer Dixons Carphone to open 500 new Sprint retail stores in the United States. The two launched a pilot program last summer, which seems to have been successful. Each company will have an equal stake in the stores, which will operate similarly to existing Sprint-branded stores run by third-party retailers. From Sprint: Under the agreement,...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

With Mobile World Congress and Embedded World behind us, this week we sit down to discuss all the BlackBerry announcements that took place including QNX unveiling their new Bluetooth solution for embedded system developers, BlackBerry's acquisition of UK-based Encription Limited, BlackBerry and Sharecare's new BBM channel and much more! Topics QNX unveils new Bluetooth solution for embedded...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Back from Barcelona and down to business. If there's ever a week that's guaranteed to be absolutely insane, it's the week of Mobile World Congress. MWC 2016 was no exception, bringing a huge number of new devices to the mobile party. Let's start with Android: we finally got to check out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its bigger and curvier S7 edge stablemate. As well as the modular metal LG G5....

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QuickPost now free to download in BlackBerry World

One of my favorite social networking applications on BlackBerry 10 is QuickPost . This must-have app allows you to type once and share messages across multiple social media accounts quickly and easily. As of now, the standard version of QuickPost is available in BlackBerry World for $0.99. Beginning today and going forward, the developer decided to forgo the $0.99 price tag and will be...

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WhatsApp to end support for all BlackBerry versions by end of 2016

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WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging service, has decided to cut support for a number of those platforms. That includes all versions of BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, by the end of 2016. WhatsApp will also end support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of the year. From the WhatApp blog: While these mobile...

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Save 50% on three great BB10 utility apps by Canada Inc. – plus get some for free!

If you are looking to grab a few good utility applications, Canada Inc. is holding a weekend sale on three of their popular applications. For a limited time, the apps listed below will be available at a discounted price or as low as $0.99. They are also running a promotion whereby users can download up to 100 copies of each app (with restrictions) listed below for free. Auto Block $4.99 $1....

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 26, 2016: Games, productivity apps, and more!

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of apps for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. Starting things off this week is a chance for our readers to purchase some CrackBerry swag, more specifically a limited edition "Back...

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Sprint does a 180, brings back two-year contract options for smartphones

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Sprint is bringing back two-year contract pricing options for its smartphones. The company previously announced it would ditch those contracts in August 2015, and it finally did so in early January 2016, but now the wireless carrier is offering those pricing plans again. What happened? According to what a Sprint spokesperson told FierceWireless, it was based on customer demand: "We...

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Save on Tronsmart's QC 2.0 wall charger at Amazon

Tronsmart is offering its Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger for $5.50 with coupon code WALLCHAR, a savings of $5. Being QC 2.0 compatible, you'll be able to charge your phone or tablet at an even faster pace, giving you that extra battery to make it through the day. The charger is also backwards compatible with other devices that don't support Quick Charge, so this won't hurt your phone in anyway...

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If you've been unable to download the Android Runtime update, try now!

Back on February 10th, BlackBerry issued an update to the Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10 which corrected errors that occurred when uninstalling Android apps from the system on OS 10.3.2.2876. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to download the update due to connection errors that popped up within BlackBerry World. Those errors have now been corrected and the Android Runtime update should be...

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BlackBerry hosting networking event seeking new employees at all levels

While the news of BlackBerry laying off employees always tends to make a lot of noise, hardly anyone mentions when they go on hiring sprees. So, let's go ahead and change that up a bit. As announced on their job listings portal, BlackBerry will be hosting a Bay Area networking event on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 seeking to hire some new employees at all levels from new graduates to director...

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QNX OS for Safety

While Mobile World Congress is going on in Barcelona this week, Embedded World 2016 is also taking place in Nuremberg where BlackBerry subsidiary QNX has won the best product in the software category award for its QNX OS for Safety, an operating system designed for safety-critical applications in the automotive, rail transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation markets. The QNX...

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