Reminder: Last day to enter to win a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic!

If you're looking to get either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic upon release and don't want to pay for it, then you'll certainly want to get yourself entered into our CrackBerry contest. This is the last chance reminder. The contest will close TONIGHT at midnight PST and after that no more entries will be accepted and a winner will be chosen. If you win, as soon as your chosen...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook and save 76% off the list price! The BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger features a 3ft. cable and is made for maximum reliability and portability. Use one at home, or take it with you to the office, to the airport or virtually anywhere. List Price: $69.99   Today Only: $16.95 Learn More and Buy Now Find more great deals on...

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From the Editor's Desk: The excitement, fun and lack of sleep!

From the Editor's Desk: The excitement, fun and lack of sleep!

So I guess this is my first 'official' From the Editor's Desk. Kevin did let me write one before, but that was just for a bit of fun and in hindsight, probably a small bit of training at the time. Looking back on that post, it's a bit funny to me because at the time I mentioned how Kevin was an insanely busy person with calls, tech calls, meetings and everything else that comes along with being...

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Exclusive: Pre-release review of the BlackBerry Passport!

Exclusive: Pre-release review of the BlackBerry Passport!

There are few things these days (especially smartphones) that have the ability to surprise me. I walked into work yesterday and a friend of mine points at me asking me to come over. He reached into his shirt pocket and pulled out this slate-looking thing and turns it around. It was a BlackBerry Passport. I have not stopped smiling since then. I'm guessing the excitement is there among...

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Making a return - CrackBerry app bargains of the week

Bargains

I'm resurrecting this idea from days gone by when we used to feature bargain BlackBerry 10 apps on a weekly basis. Whilst loitering around in BlackBerry World this weekend I spotted a few beauties that are currently on sale and decided they were worth sharing. The following are still paid applications but have had a price reduction this week. We've featured them all before on CrackBerry so...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, buy the Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 40% off the list price! Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with a shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response, deco pattern, this music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. List Price: $24.99   Today Only: $...

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Here's how video playback looks on the BlackBerry Passport

Since the BlackBerry Passport appeared, one key question people have had is how video will look on the arguably wide display. As it turns out, they don't look too bad at all according to this quick 47 second video hands on showing off the device loading YouTube and checking out a clip of the Jimmy Fallon show. You're probably not going to want to stray far from CrackBerry today because...

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Twitter for legacy devices gets fixes galore in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Twitter

If you're a still rocking a legacy BlackBerry device and are a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone you'll want to hit it up as Twitter has been updated to version 5.0.0.5 so we are told. This latest version is all about bug fixes and as you will see below there are a sweet selection on offer. Although BlackBerry 10 sales are now exceeding legacy ones it's still great to see the company...

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Hey look, a BlackBerry Passport spotted in the wild!

Hey look, a BlackBerry Passport spotted in the wild!

When it comes to the BlackBerry Passport there hasn't really been a shortage of images of it out there but spotting one on the streets just simply isn't likely to happen to many folks as of yet. However, that doesn't mean they're not out there. The above image was sent to us via the CrackBerry twitter account. I don't really have much to say about it, just look at how glorious it is and enjoy...

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Celebrate Canada Day with the "Canada Day, Eh!" BBM sticker pack

Celebrate Canada Day with the "Canada Day, Eh!" BBM sticker pack

Looking to add some Canadian love to your BBM? If so, you can now grab the 'Canada Day, Eh!' BBM sticker pack right now. The sticker pack plays into all the usual and funny stereotypes for Canadians. It has polar bears, beavers, a pretty chipper moose and of course, you can even spot a few lumberjacks sipping on Canadians favorite brand of coffee. Like most other sticker packs, it's priced at $...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 27, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 27, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! This week has certainly been a busy one, the most notable of which was the introduction of our new EiC Bla1ze! Though after hearing that bit of news the rest of the week paled in comparison. If you haven't had a chance yet be sure to take a peak at those sweet pics of the BlackBerry Passport and OS 10.3 screenshots or, for our Canadian neighbors, take advantage of the...

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CrackBerry Contest: Win an exclusive Canadian inspired case for your BlackBerry Q10 or Z10

As we head on into the Canada Day long weekend, we figured it was a good time to go ahead and give away some exclusive Canadian inspired cases we gathered up. What makes them so exclusive? Well, they're only available through the BlackBerry Store and we got a total of six to give away. Some with the black and white Peace Tower graphic for the Q10 and some with the Canadian graffiti graphic for...

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Sony microSD memory cards are ridiculously cheap right now

Sony MicroSD memory card

Amazon is having a pretty massive sale on microSD memory cards from Sony. We're talking $32.99 for the 64 GB card, which normally goes for $114.99. (That's 71% off, for those who don't feel like doing the math.) Unfortunately, Sony's line doesn't extend up to the 128 GB denomination we've seen elsewhere, but you will find every other size under the sun, and even some solid prices on the full-...

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Amazon giving away 30 paid apps for free today and Saturday!

Amazon App Store Sale

It looks like Bla1ze — CrackBerry's new Editor in Chief — is sleeping in this morning (he's still getting the hang of this whole waking up early to blog thing), so here's a little FYI for all of you running the Amazon App Store on your BlackBerry 10 phone. For today and Saturday, Amazon is giving away 30 paid Android apps for free! At the time of this posting, I have not checked each app to...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch for BlackBerry Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch for BlackBerry Z30

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch for BlackBerry Z30 and save 55% off the list price! This professional BlackBerry Z30 case is made of hand crafted, genuine leather and features a soft inner lining, keeping your device safe from scratches. Designed to recognize your settings and preferences, the power saving technology that's built-in conserves the battery life of your...

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CF PillPad HD gets a makeover and goes on sale for a limited time

CF PillPad HD gets a makeover and goes on sale for a limited time

Taking care of one's health is always important as is another's if you are a primary caregiver. For some, juggling the responsibility of Doctor's appointments, medications, and other obligations requires some extra help. CF PillPad is one such application to alleviate the stress of remembering prescriptions, dosages, and physician contact information. Last year when reciting my Mother's list of...

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BlackBerry India's Sunil Lalvani speaks on security, Z3 launch, and QNX in India

Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India has had a busy week with the launch of the BlackBerry Z3 in India. As part of that process he's been speaking with several Indian news outlets about the launch, the landscape for BlackBerry in India, and what the company is focusing on. The Economic Times India sat down with the Managing Director for a pretty awesome interview. As part of the...

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BlackBerry's Intelligent Assistant app looks to actually be powered by Maluuba

As we now know from BlackBerry 10.3 OS leaks and developer builds, BlackBerry is working on improving their voice recognition app on BlackBerry 10 to bring it more in line with the likes of Siri on iOS, Google Now on Android, and Cortana on Windows Phone. Early versions of it have been built into BlackBerry 10.3 but rather than it just being a simple reskinning of the voice recognition system...

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