Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

This train shows no signs of stopping. At long last, the not-a-Nexus-but-kind-of Google Pixel C Android tablet has been unleashed upon the world. It's an interesting, if occasionally confusing and frustrating affair — not unlike the also-just-released Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Speaking of confusing, Apple did some of that themselves by releasing their first iPhone battery case, the "Apple...

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Amzer hybrid kickstand cases for BlackBerry Classic are only $4.95

Amzer hybrid kickstand cases for BlackBerry Classic are only $4.95

This hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Now and then the fine folks at Spotify decide to go ahead and offer up a bit of a discount on their streaming music services premium offering and with the holidays right around the corner, they're once again in a generous mood. Right now, until the end of December, you can snag three months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents provided you're new to the service. Listen without the distraction...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 11, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 12/11/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another busy week has passed us by and, of course, only so much space to fit it all in. We not only saw a BBM update for BlackBerry 10 and BBM for Android but the Priv's first software update for Canadian carriers as well. BlackBerry hit another milestone this week by once again being named a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management by Forrester Research. Now it's time...

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Top 10 holiday gifts for the movie nut

Top 10 holiday gifts for the movie nut

Make how you watch your favorite movies and TV shows better than ever before with these great gifts for the movie nut. There's been talk of this being the golden age of television, but it's also a golden time for those that love movies. Not necessarily because there are great movies out there (there are, no doubt), but because it's never been easier to watch our favorite TV shows and movies....

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QNX and AdasWorks team up to collaborate on Automated Driving Technology

Although it may seem as though things have been quiet on the QNX side of things for BlackBerry, it's really just the opposite. The BlackBerry subsidiary has been tremendously busy hosting webinars, attending conventions and conferences and not so quietly working innovations such as QNX OS for Safety and gearing up for CES 2016 where they will fully unveil their all-new Toyota Highlander concept...

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BlackBerry World holidays sale offers some great apps for cheap!

BlackBerry World holidays sale offers some great apps for cheap!

Looking to score some great BlackBerry apps for cheap? You'll want to check out the holidays app sale going on in BlackBerry World right now if so. Many developers have reduced pricing on their apps and there's a little something for everyone in there. Of course, selection will vary depending on your device and region, but here's a breakdown of just some of the apps you'll find on sale right...

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Air Messages updated with new custom air message pins, street view mode, and goes on sale

The popular geospatial messaging application Air Messages is a unique way for individuals all over the world to connect, communicate, and even advertise. Marco Gallo has been updating this project of his regularly and another version is available for users to download in BlackBerry World. This version not only brings with it new custom air message pins for YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, WhatsApp...

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T-Mobile offers Verizon customers a free year of Hulu and 50% off select accessories

T-Mobile is making it sweeter for Verizon customers who want to make the switch to its network. We've already seen T-Mobile give its customers 3 months of unlimited data, as well as enticing offers for customers on other carriers. Sprint customers got an extra $200 when switching, while AT&T customers got discounts on accessories and savings on the iPhone. The deal for Verizon customers...

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Priv Quick Tip: How to enable or disable physical keyboard gestures

Priv Quick Tip: How to enable or disable physical keyboard gestures

Just like the physical keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Priv keyboard is also touch-enabled allowing for keyboard gestures to be used. The keyboard gestures allow for such things as scrolling through web pages, fine cursor control plus, you can quickly flick predicted words onto the screen or should happen to make a mistake while typing, you can just swipe from right to left...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10

With the Android build already rolled out, BlackBerry has also updated BBM for BlackBerry 10 users. Essentially, it's the same version as it brings the exact same improvements to BlackBerry 10 devices such as the ability to search your BBM chats, contacts, groups and channels, like posts in your feed, request a contact's location with enhancements to Glympse and more. What's New: Search...

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BlackBerry adds Walmart to the list of retailers selling Priv

BlackBerry adds Walmart to the list of retailers selling Priv

Aside from rolling the Priv out to Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, BlackBerry has also been working expanding retailer availability in the U.S. and Canada adding the likes of Best Buy, Staples and even our own ShopCrackBerry Canada to the mix. Now, they've added the world's largest retailer as well, Walmart. Customers in the U.S. looking to pick up a brand new BlackBerry Priv can...

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BBM for Android update brings new features, bug fixes and performance improvements

After having spent a bit of time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest build of BBM for Android has now arrived in the Google Play Store for all. Keeping in line with the BlackBerry 10 and iOS versions, this build adds multiple improvements to BBM such as the ability to search your BBM chats, contacts, groups and channels, like posts in your feed, request a contact's location with...

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BlackBerry Priv officially launched in Malaysia with a retail price of RM3,559

Adding another region to the growing list of areas which Priv is available, BlackBerry has now officially launched the device in Malaysia. Customers looking to pick up a Priv can now preorder the device through 11street with special offers in place if you're quick. The first 60 customers who preorder through 11street will be able to purchase Priv at a discounted price of MYR 3,388. If you're...

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These are the BlackBerry Priv and CrackBerry mystery box winners!

These are the BlackBerry Priv and CrackBerry mystery box winners!

We rounded out the end of November with a couple of giveaways here at CrackBerry. We gave you all a second chance at winning a brand new BlackBerry Priv, and we also wanted to share more CrackBerry goodies with you all so we ran a contest for 5 boxes of swag. The month is over and it's time to announce who the winners of those giveaways are! Let's get to it! The winner of our second...

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Start any app when you turn on your device with LaunchMe - 300 copies up for grabs

Accomplishing tasks and reaching one's goals are important in both our business and personal life. When things become hectic and there isn't enough time, sometimes we need a little nudge. This is where LaunchMe comes into play. This headless application is a simple yet effective way of launching applications when you need them. How does this work you might ask? LaunchMe presents users with...

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Priv's first software update now available for Bell, Rogers and TELUS customers

Have a Priv on either Bell, Rogers or TELUS? You'll want to go ahead and check for software updates on your device if you haven't already. All three carriers have now started their push of the Priv's first software update otherwise known as build AAD027. As a reminder, we've outlined the changes in this release below. An improved camera: We've implemented a number of tweaks that improve...

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Forrester Research names BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

Each year, Forrester Research, Inc. evaluates the most significant mobile device management vendors and this year, as they have in previous years as well, have named BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management. The BlackBerry solution portfolio of BES12 and Good Powered by BlackBerry scored among the highest in 14 of the 25 criteria measured by Forrester. As noted Forrester Research, "...

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The best music gifts to amp up the holiday season

The best music gifts to amp up the holiday season

Need help finding gifts that provide amazing audio? Check out what's hot this holiday season and surprise the music guru in your life. With so much music available right at our fingertips there's never been a better time to listen to our favorite artists and songs from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Amazing quality audio isn't as easy to come by, however, especially when you're trying to...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially opens on December 18, 2015 and it seems as though the marketing department at Disney has gone absolutely nuts with their promotion of the movie. Not wanting to miss out on the marketing blitz, Canadian carrier Bell has released a new 'Epic' TV commercial to promote the movie and of course, lineup of phones which includes the epic all-new Android-powered...

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