After stock running dry in India the BlackBerry Z10 is back

Z10

Back at the start of March (2014) we told you that the BlackBerry Z10 had sold out in India after the company had reduced its price and had sold over three times as many devices as they expected. The good news is that the Z10 is now back in stock if you fancy picking one up.  Although stock running out would have been frustrating for some consumers, it sure is encouraging that BlackBerry are...

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Get Real Table Tennis onto your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Real Table Tennis

We've featured our fair share of tennis games over the last year or so for BlackBerry 10, but not table tennis that I can recall. Real Table Tennis is another great game that unfortunately you won't find in BlackBerry World (at the time of publication), but you can grab it from the third party Android store Snap.  As well as the game being awesome - hence us telling you about it - I was...

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SayIt

For SayIt users you'll be pleased to hear that version 3.2 is now in BlackBerry World and contains not only some fixes but a small selection of rather important features.  The built for BlackBerry app is now fully compatible with OS 10.2.1 and in addition to SayIt now using a new engine it's also got a lot more complex in terms of what it can understand.  We know that BlackBerry themselves...

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BBM Money poised to expand later this year

BBM Money poised to expand later this year

Unless you live in Indonesia, you've likely never actually used BBM Money but the service itself has not been forgotten about by BlackBerry. Now that BBM has grown a bit by going cross-platform on iOS, Android and soon Windows Phone as well as the launch of BBM Channels, there's more potential then ever for BBM Money to reach an audience and according to David Proulx, Senior Director of BBM...

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It's no secret that BlackBerry has had a few high-profile departures from the organization over the past several months, but rumors that SVP of Software Sebastian Marineau-Mes was no longer working for the company have now turned out to somewhat accurate. The situation is a little bit convoluted and involves Apple, but a recently-posted Ontario Superior Court of Justice document offers a...

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BlackBerry 10.3 leak device codenames show handset development still a big part of BlackBerry

While many of us have been focused on the clearly visible things in the BlackBerry 10.3 leak, there are a lot of things in that OS that aren't exactly on the top layer. If you go digging deep into the OS there are quite a few device code names to ponder, there are assets for not only a 1080p device but also a 1440p device, and there are plenty of different specs to refer to. The problem? The...

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Unless you live in a cave, there's a good chance you've heard about the latest flagship device from HTC. It goes by many names at this point, HTC One, the all new HTC One, M8, HTC One 2014. In any case, after several months of the device leaking onto the internet in every way possible, it's now official and Mobile Nations' own Phil Nickinson, Android Central's editor in chief, has given it a...

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BBM update coming soon across all platforms — Will bring BBM Stickers, sponsored channels, larger file size limit and more

A few weeks back, BlackBerry introduced BBM Stickers in beta form. Things have been moving along and the beta was very well received, so starting next week a new version of BBM will hit all platforms (BlackBerry, iOS and Android) that will include BBM Stickers, sponsored BBM Channels and other new features. The BBM team is going full-steam ahead to keep parity on all the platforms and to keep...

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BlackBerry 10 users are productive first and gamers second

Apps vs Games

I for one am a BlackBerry 10 user as productivity is key for me. It appears that the majority of CrackBerry readers are too looking at the recent poll we ran asking What's most important to you - apps or games? With just short of 74% of voters selecting the Apps category over Games it seems that we are indeed smartphone users that need to get stuff done. Sure, there's always going to be a...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900 and save 65% off the list price! Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material, the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. With several colors to choose from, the precision-cut design gives you access to everything you need...

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What will BlackBerry Q4 earnings bring?

What will BlackBerry Q4 earnings bring?

This Friday morning BlackBerry will report the final quarter of the company’s fiscal 2014 results. As usual, I’ll remind you that yes, it is really the end of their 2014 year since they have a February year end to their fiscal year. To set the stage for the announcement, let’s take a quick look back at what happened last quarter. The company reported only $1.2 billion in revenue for Q3, which...

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BeBuzz Pro 10 updated with a bunch of bug fixes

BeBuzz Pro 10 updated with a bunch of bug fixes

BeBuzz 10 Pro finally went headless not too long ago. While it took its time, BeBuzz has been a favorite of many since BlackBerry legacy days but there's a lot of choice now. This version is mainly a bug fix update but there are more color combinations available too. I would really like to see more color variants with these LED notification apps. They're just not quite there yet but we're...

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Squiggle Racer zooms into BlackBerry World for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones

In an earlier post we let you all know about Squiggle Racer, the impossibly hard but fun racing game that was available on Android and iOS. At the time, the game wasn't available through BlackBerry World but instead the Android version had to be installed through Snap or sideloaded onto your device. Seeing how many folks were actually trying the game out that way, the developer behind it all...

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Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Although the official update to BlackBerry 10.3 might be a ways off yet, a freshly leaked early build of the OS has landed and we've gone hands-on with it to have a look at what BlackBerry has been working on. All in all, the changes are not a huge departure from what is currently available and are rather subtle but it shows BlackBerry isn't standing still when it comes to keeping their OS...

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Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

When it comes to using your Pebble on BlackBerry, users are presented with only a couple of native options to choose from. One of these applications is Talk2Watch, a full-featured application that brings notifications and scripts right to your wrist. As you already know, the developer released the API to allow other talented coders to create their own Pebble companion apps. The result is Smart...

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The top 5 weather apps for BlackBerry 10

Weather

When it comes to weather apps for BlackBerry 10 we have a pretty big selection to choose from. I'll be honest and say that there are some which are not so good, but there are also some real beauties.  We do of course get a free native weather app from BlackBerry pre-loaded onto our BB10 devices and for many folk this will give you the vital information you need. But as always, it's great to...

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Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'll start to increase my workouts — I get a little lazy during the winter. As well as working out, I try to eat right too. There was an app on BlackBerry OS called My Fitness Pal that let you track your calorie intake. Enter your meal, portion size, etc and then it counted your calories. You could also enter any of your workouts and then it would...

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It's official - CrackBerry users want charging docks for their BlackBerry 10 smartphones

A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you would like to see the return of official desktop charging docks for BlackBerry 10 devices and the results were rather conclusive - with 80% choosing the yes option.  Prior to BlackBerry 10 we had charging docks for a whole host of BlackBerry's. I think my first one was for the Bold 9700 and then I had one for all the Bolds and all Torch models too...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 46% off the list price! The DualPro SHINE protects your BlackBerry Q10 with a shock absorbing inner layer of silicone layered with an acrylic outer shell featuring a brushed aluminum look. Thanks to the radio transparent material that the case is made from, it doesn't affect reception! List Price: $34.99...

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BlackBerry moves one step closer to shutting down Typo

BlackBerry moves one step closer to shutting down Typo

The battle between BlackBerry and the look alike iPhone accessory, Typo , has been going on for a few weeks now. BlackBerry is suing Typo and claims that their iPhone keyboard accessory infringes on multiple BlackBerry patents — and also looks a lot like the BlackBerry Q10 keyboard. Things in the case have been a bit back and forth with nothing showing a clear winner on either end. BlackBerry...

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