Snap v3 Beta sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

Snap v3 sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

With Snap v3 now out in beta form, the developer has decided to drop a note sharing some of the statistics on downloads 24 hours after its release. According to a new blog post over at Red Light of Love, Snap v3 was downloaded over 11,000 (11,500 to be precise) times and there was over 200 emails generated from user feedback. The first beta of Snap v3 brought an overwhelming response from...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2267 autoloaders now available for download

If you follow OS leak news, then chances are you already have this OS loaded and can move on about your business. However, if you're not as familiar with loading OS leaks or decided that the process of loading OS 10.3.1.2267 without the help of autoloaders was just too much hassle then this is the post for you. If you head on into the CrackBerry Forums right now, you will find autoloaders...

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975 million. China claimed that after a 14-month investigation, it found that Qualcomm engaged in anti-...

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ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

Update - And just like that, pricing has returned back to normal. If you missed out this time, keep watching for next time. Seems they randomly like to drop prices and we don't often know how long it will last. Are you still looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Z30 but haven't yet pulled the trigger? If so, now might be a great time to do so as ShopBlackBerry has dropped the pricing for...

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The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

Over the years, there has been several articles that have taken a look at Waterloo from many different angles and almost all of them include BlackBerry in some way. They kind of have to, given the company's history in the area and over at Fusion they've posted up a new article dubbed 'The life, death, and rebirth of BlackBerry's hometown'. It's an interesting look at Waterloo with the writer,...

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Some popular third-party BlackBerry 10 apps need to improve their security

As BlackBerry users, we've become accustomed to a certain level of comfort when it comes to installing apps and not worrying about what's going on behind the scenes security wise. The BlackBerry 10 OS allows us to adjust permissions on native apps on the fly, and if we see something happening we don't like, we can usually shut it down or disable it. But at the same time, that comfort in...

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BlackBerry 'Rio' accessories now starting to appear online

Although the BlackBerry 'Rio' might not be the most long awaited device in BlackBerry history, it still appears to be arriving at some point. The latest sign of its existence comes by way of accessory listings that have now started appearing across several third-party sites, in the same way the BlackBerry Passport accessories and BlackBerry Classic accessories such as the OEM sync pods and...

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Snap v3 Beta now available for download

Snap v3 Beta now available for download

It's here! Finally. After a few teases, Snap v3 is finally here. Well, in beta form anyway. Although it seems we've been waiting forever for release, we can now put that aside and test out the latest and greatest version of Snap, the app which helps you load Android apps onto your BlackBerry easily. As expected, you will still need to sideload this release using Sachesi or whatever method you...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Typo

Miss Upstream live? If so, you can check out the audio and video right now or at your convenience. This week we discussed the Alex Saunders return to Microsoft, how BlackBerry security works, the BBM Shop hitting 1 billion views along with Typo being ordered to pay $860,000 to BlackBerry for violating a sales ban and finally, regulators Investigating BBRY stock manipulation. Topics Discussed...

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We have 2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

Nothing like an app giveaway to shake up a lazy Sunday, right? If you remember, Instant launched for BlackBerry 10 back in August 2014 and it's the perfect tool for tracking how much time you spend on your trusty BlackBerry each day. Some folk won't care for it, but for us real BlackBerry addicts it's interesting to see how our usage pans out day to day. The purpose of Instant is to count...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all have had a fantastic week. This was certainly a week that saw its share of important news. First there was the judge ordering Typo to pay BlackBerry damages amount to $860,000. Next there was the FCC seeking to classify the internet as a utility. Finally, there was the news regarding the new unlocking rules that begin on February 11th. Another mention also...

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Snap v3 beta could arrive before the end of the week

Snap v3

Although it seems forever since we caught the first tease of Snap v3, which was followed up by a closer look at the end of December, the time of waiting could be over by the end of the week. That's according to Snap developer Jim Muir via his Twitter account. Snap v3 getting really close! Should be able to ship a beta version by the end of the week!— Jim Muir (@jamespaulmuir) February 5,...

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Rogers notes BlackBerry 10.3.1 updates coming this month

Rogers almost ready to release BlackBerry 10.3.1 to all BlackBerry 10 devices

Although this one likely won't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, it might help ease some minds of those waiting. Rogers has now updated their upcoming OS release form that gets posted to their community forums and according to the list, all BlackBerry 10 devices they sell or have sold will be updated at some point in time this month. Of course, that echoes...

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Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

When it was rumored that Samsung was in talks to purchase BlackBerry last month, one of the major side-effects was that BlackBerry's stock price skyrocketed. Now, regulators from both the U.S. and Canada are reportedly investigating trading activity around the time of the rumor in order to ascertain whether it was started to profit from the resulting surge in BlackBerry's stock price. From...

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with two new BBM sticker packs

Celebrate Chinese New Year with two new BBM sticker packs

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it's now more commonly referred to will fall on February 19th this year and to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday the BBM Shop has added some new stickers from Pyi Pyi Family and Pico Candy. Both the Chinese New Year Manjukan and Friends pack and Chinese Happy SuSheep Year pack feature a selection of characters partaking in several...

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Sprint and RadioShack pen deal to establish 1,750 co-branded stores

Sprint and RadioShack pen deal to establish 1,750 co-branded stores

After hearing various rumblings on such an agreement in recent days, it looks like Sprint has struck a deal with RadioShack that would see the carrier expanding into 1,750 RadioShack locations. According to the press release, the deal will "establish co-branded stores that will exclusively sell mobile devices across Sprint's brand portfolio as well as RadioShack products, services and...

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US carriers will soon start unlocking phones the easy way

The top five carriers in the United States will on Feb. 11 implement new unlocking procedures for smartphones, tablets, and other cellular devices sold on their networks. The new unlocking standards were set forth by the CTIA in late 2013 and, though a voluntary commitment by the carriers, define the conditions under which carriers must unlock your devices — and it's all looking good for the...

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Insta10-BlackBerry-10

Over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone the third party Instagram client, Insta10, has today been updated. There's a list of fixes which have been implemented and there's still more to come in future updates, but also introduced with this version is Hub Integration and running headless - although not perfect yet. So, if you have already joined the Insta10 beta program you'll want to update asap. I...

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Red BlackBerry Passport now available SIM free in the UK from Clove

Red-Passport-Hero

Just a quick heads up for you folk that have been waiting to order the red BlackBerry Passport over in the UK. Online retailer, Clove, now have the red variant available and in stock ready for you to order. This means that Clove now have all three versions of the Passport - Black, Red & White. And currently they still have a discount on the SIM free Passport - currently sitting at £525....

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Sprint

Following its preliminary publication, Sprint has today shared its final report for Q3 2014. The US carrier managed to bag just short of one million new connections, boasting "significant progress on building a consistent and reliable network". It's not all good news, however. As the recent Super Bowl ad teaser revealed, the company hopes you're watching. First, the good stuff. The report...

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