It's important to remember that BlackBerry is more than just a smartphone manufacturer

It hasn't quite been a year yet since John Chen accepted position as BlackBerry CEO, but in the time he's been there the company has gone through a lot of changes for the better. They have a renewed focus, new leadership, and have made a reach back to their business roots all while moving forward with Project Ion, investments in NantHealth, and the opening of the BlackBerry Technology...

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Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes. Here's a statement from Microsoft on the OneDrive file size limit: "As we mentioned on our...

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ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

Augmented Reality app ARKick only saw an update a couple of weeks ago, a big update at that but that doesn't stop the developer from working on improving the user experience. Our hands-on with ARKick v2.0 did raise some issues and the developer went straight to work to address the concerns made by users. This is always good to see, showing the developer and community working together to make...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

The BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, the office, to the airport or anywhere life takes you! The 6ft. power cable maximizes flexibility and the folding blade design makes it easy to store. Today we're dropping the price to just $14.95; that's 63% off!

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you use Skype on BlackBerry 10?

Skype

I was having a think about the applications I use most on my BlackBerry the other day when I realized that even though I have Skype installed I never use it. Although we have the Android version of Skype available for BlackBerry 10 users, it is a shame that we didn't ever get a native version, although the Android one does a decent job. I can remember that prior to Skype being made available...

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Bold 9930

Rocking a BlackBerry OS 7 device on Idea Cellular in India? Here's something that may be of interest to you, as BlackBerry announced today that it is collaborating with Idea in providing a 1GB data plan to all postpaid customers running a BlackBerry OS 7 device for just Rs. 83 ($1.4) a month, or an annual fee of Rs. 999 ($16.5). The caveat here is that the plan covers 1 GB 2G data. Although...

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More BlackBerry Blend details leak - System requirements, supported OS and more!

Although we've been tracking the existence of BlackBerry Blend for what seems forever now, even before it was called BlackBerry Blend, the offering has yet to be officially announced or even commented on by BlackBerry. Given the fact it has been appearing on a larger scale in BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's highly expected it will finally be made official with the BlackBerry Passport. A new leak...

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From the Editor's Desk: September

From the Editor's Desk: September

The month of September is finally upon us and while things might be a little bit slow this weekend due to Labor day long weekend, September is the month many of us have been looking forward to and it's going to be rather busy. As we learned back in June during the Q1 2015 Earnings Report, BlackBerry is planning to make a full announcement surrounding the BlackBerry Passport this month and we...

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Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

From the developer of Shopping for eBay, we also now have Shopping for Amazon. As the name suggests it's an app that allows you to shop around Amazon. We don't have an official Amazon app available but that's where our developer community jumps in to provide us with third party options. Of course, you can use the BlackBerry 10 browser but with an app, specifically Shopping for Amazon, you can...

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Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

This OEM Micro-USB Charger features folding blades that make it easy to carry with you while traveling and reaches 3 feet in length. You'll receive a constant, reliable charge every time you plug it into your BlackBerry device. And, today, it's available for only $4.95 so don't miss your chance to save big!

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Amazon GameCircle will be supported on the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime

When it comes to the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime, there's been plenty of debate about whether or not it's good enough to fill the 'app gap' on BlackBerry 10. When the Amazon Appstore deal was announced I was rather skeptical about it all because right now, on official BlackBerry 10 releases the Android Runtime still has what I consider to be a few issues of concern. One of them being the...

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CrackBerry readers are in favour of an all-touch Passport

Passport

Earlier on this week we asked the question if you would like to see a BlackBerry Passport without a physical keyboard. With the two next BlackBerry 10 smartphones that we know about sporting a hardware keyboard, whether we will see another all touch flagship model anytime soon remains up in the air. Although the current flagship device, the BlackBerry Z30, is an all touch smartphone,...

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4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to the full specs of the BlackBerry Passport, from everything we know thus far BlackBerry loaded the device up. When it finally gets released, it will have better specs than any previous BlackBerry released. With that in mind though, it seems BlackBerry may have held back just a tiny bit for now when it comes to the video recording capabilities of the device. According to a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 29, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 29, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! This weekend is a holiday here in the states so for everyone out there celebrating I bid you safe travels and to have a wonderful time. One interesting thing that happened this week is we got a look at the BlackBerry 2014 device roadmap. As a lifelong fan of Star Trek I guess you could say I find the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan) quite intriguing. So many...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

A small update to the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now started appearing on devices. According to the change log, it should fix some issues anyone running BlackBerry OS 10.3 was having with surveys. It also has some broader changes for everyone pertaining to how discussion boards within the app are laid out so, even if you're not on 10.3 you should still update the app. You can now view the...

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AT&T handing out $100 on new line activations

AT&T

AT&T has announced a new promotion, offering a $100 bill credit to customers when they activate a live with a smartphone on AT&T Next. The offer has been run before, and is extended to both new and current customers. The promotion runs through September 30, 2014. For those unaware, AT&T Next is a program that lets customers upgrade their phones outside of the conventional two-...

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BBM Buddies Stickers now available - and free!

Buddies

Yesterday we saw the Disney Princess and Play sticker packs show up in the BBM Shop and today we get another and this a free one. BBM Buddies is from BlackBerry themselves and is a selection of ten stickers that incorporate your favorite BBM Buddies. So head on over to the BBM Shop and download this latest pack and be sure to spread the word with your real life buddies. Keep the free ones...

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Instant for BlackBerry 10 - Track how much time you spend on your BlackBerry

Instant for BlackBerry 10 - Track how much time you spend on your BlackBerry

Instant is now available to download from Blackberry World and is the perfect way to keep an eye on how much time you are spending on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. I seem to remember that a few years back we had a similar app for legacy devices and I used to check it every day to see how my addiction was going. Instant now makes that possible and although it's basic and straightforward, it's...

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Best accessories for Back to School

Best accessories for Back to School

There are going to be lots of things to pick up when going back to school and your phone will most likely be one of the important things by your side so you're going to need some useful accessories to go with it. We've already looked at a handful of useful BlackBerry 10 apps which you should check out if you haven't already. There are loads of accessories to choose from so we've picked out some...

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