The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available on the BBM Shop

The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available

Are you a fan of The Lord of the Rings? If so, Bare Tree Media has a new BBM sticker pack that you cannot pass... up. (that was cheesy but I'm not apologizing) For $1.99 you can grab The Lord of the Rings BBM pack featuring several characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novels including Gandalf, Frodo, Gollum and more from Middle-Earth. You can have a look at the full pack below or...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 16, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 16, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a fantastic week. From Ford discussing the new features in their QNX based system and creating your own luxury BlackBerry Passport thanks to Gold Genie to Bla1ze's look into how to improve BBM Channels it has been quite busy. Be sure to catch up on all of these items and more including how BlackBerry has reportedly turned down takeover offers. Now it...

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Twittly - Beta Zone update

For you folk that have been using the limited beta Pro version of Twittly (a third party Twitter app for BlackBerry 10), you'll be interested to hear that there's an updated version in the BlackBerry Beta Zone now. The developer, Nemory Studios, has been hard at work, as this latest version for testing contains a huge bunch of fixes and improvements as you can see from the list below. Most...

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BlackBerry hosting webinar on managing security threats in today's Mobile Enterprise

It seems not a day goes by that we don't hear some news about a new security breach or hacking that has occurred and such news is only expected to increase in 2015. BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to help organizations with those situations through their Enterprise portfolio and if you're looking to learn more about those solutions, a webinar is being held on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST...

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Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford's Sync 3 system made big waves at CES due to the switch from a Microsoft-based platform to QNX, which is exciting enough on its own, and with an entire platform overhaul like that there's bound to be some new features involved. John and Derek took a few minutes to talk with Jim Buczkowski, Director of Research for Electrical and Electronics at Ford, to figure out what some of those...

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BlackBerry Classic Leather Swivel Holster Front

Call me old fashioned, but when it comes to cases I still prefer a holster. It may not always be the popular choice nor the one that offers heavy duty protection, but it allows for quick access while on-the go. This simple holster lets me carry my device either by throwing it my bag, placing it on my belt, or even clutching it while in the store all while offering a durable way to keep my...

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BlackBerry has reportedly declined a handful of recent takeover offers

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A new report claims that BlackBerry has declined a handful of takeover offers in recent months from unnamed companies, in favor of its current plan to revamp its operations. The report was posted in the wake of Wednesday's rumors that centered on Samsung engaging in buyout talks with BlackBerry, which both BlackBerry and Samsung quickly denied. According to The Globe and Mail, BlackBerry's...

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Wallpaper++ for BlackBerry 10 turns from paid to free

Wallpaper++ for BlackBerry 10 turns from paid to free

If you like to regularly change the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 device, then today we bring you good news as Wallpaper++ has gone from costing a couple of bucks to totally free! If you've not checked it out before, it's a one stop shops for high quality backgrounds - over 1000 in fact. They are split into 10 categories, so it's just a case of selecting the category you want, scrolling...

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Baby Popeye and Pro Football BBM Stickers now available in the BBM Shop

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Hitting up the BBM Shop today I noticed a couple of new additions that are now available to purchase if stickers are your thing. First up, and following on from the original Popeye sticker pack we told you about a while back, is Baby Popeye. Here you get 20 stickers which are a mix of baby Popeye and baby Olive Oyl, portraying various messages or emotions - all rather sweet. Then for you...

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BlackBerry Classic launched in India

BlackBerry Classic launched in India

Right on time. As expected, BlackBerry India has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. At the launch event held in New Delhi, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India noted the device will be available through Snapdeal with a host of offers including trade-in options for any older BlackBerry devices customers may have and retail pricing being set at Rs. 31,990. Not...

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Samsung reportedly in talks to purchase Blackberry

According to a new report, Samsung has approached BlackBerry for a potential takeover worth as much as $7.5 billion. The news from Reuters, citing unnamed sources: Executives from the two companies, which are working with advisers, met last week to discuss a potential transaction, the source said, asking not to be identified because the conversations are private. Reuters also reports...

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xFit WOD updated to add new timers, bug fixes, and more!

xFit WOD updated to add new timers, bug fixes, and more!

Recently, we took a look at this application and the features it offers for people who adhere to the CrossFit conditioning program for their workouts. If you are unfamiliar with this training program, CrossFit incorporates various different types of high-intensity workouts including aerobic exercise, gymnastics, and Olympic weight training to improve fitness, endurance stamina, and strength....

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Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

While launch events are still being held for the BlackBerry Classic around the world and India expected to be next, Wind Italy is ready to roll right now. The carrier has now listed the BlackBerry Classic as being available through their website for 449.90 Euro or less when coupled with discounted calling, text and internet tariffs. Some of the deals listed do expire in February so if you're...

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BlackBerry Classic arrives in Malaysia through Celcom

Celcom BlackBerry Classic

Despite the fact it seemed to take forever to come to market, now that it's finally here the BlackBerry Classic has been given a rather fast and furious roll out. One of the latest carriers to pick up the device, is Celcom Malaysia who are now offering the BlackBerry Classic exclusively on their network for would-be customers and those looking to upgrade. Depending on which offering you take...

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Enjoy nonstop video viewing with 500 copies of AutoPlay Media Player

Enjoy nonstop video viewing with 500 copies of AutoPlay Media Player

Our devices allow us to enjoy an array of different media types. While we have a native player on our device, having a third party client perform the same function with additional features to enhance the experience is always a good thing. That is where AutoPlay Media Player comes into play. This feature rich application was originally appeared for the PlayBook and was updated for BlackBerry...

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Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

If you've been itching to try out a new leaked OS, now is your chance. After the release of the updated device simulators to 10.3.1.2072, that OS has now appeared for all BlackBerry 10 supported devices as well. While the update is noted to be similar to that of OS 10.3.1.1949, some folks in the CrackBerry Forums are seeing some minor improvements. You can dig through the fixes and findings...

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Power Tools updated with new Speech setting, enhancements, and more!

Power Tools updated with new Speech setting, enhancements, and more!

Power Tools is a versatile and useful productivity application that combines several features and tools into one. From tracking your battery, having a home screen wallpaper changer, choosing a Custom LED for contacts, apps, and messages, to blocking incoming calls and messages, tracking daily device usage, and scheduling event sounds and alarms this is one application that is fully featured and...

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These dual-layer hard cases for BlackBerry Q10 are 47% off today in every color!

These dual-layer hard cases for BlackBerry Q10 are 47% off today in every color!

Created for those that want to maintain their active lifestyle, the DILEX Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Q10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for additional protection. Get yours today for only $15.95

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CrackBerry Asks: How happy are you with the BlackBerry Assistant?

How happy are you with the BlackBerry Assistant?

If you've been lucky enough to get hold of a BlackBerry Passport, Classic or a leaked version of BlackBerry OS 10.3 you would have been able to make use of the BlackBerry Assistant, which is so much better than it used to be. For non-10.3 users, you'll still be itching to use the new assistant, but your needs should hopefully, be fulfilled soon. In the meantime, I was wondering how happy...

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