BlackBerry working to allow updates on unlocked AT&T branded Priv's when not using AT&T SIM

If you're among the many who scooped up an unlocked AT&T branded Priv on the cheap only to find out the OS can't be updated unless you have an AT&T SIM, BlackBerry is offering some hope that that might soon no longer be an issue. As noted in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, BlackBerry is currently working on a solution to allow updates to be made available to these devices. Software...

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Reddit in Motion update fixes Gfycat links and Reddit image hosting errors

UPDATE - Shortly after this post went up, I spoke with the developer who let me know he was aware of the issue with scrolling and will be releasing another update within the next 24 hours. Additionally, he noted he wanted to apologize to everyone for the issue having gone unnoticed. Although there are several Reddit clients available in BlackBerry World, Reddit in Motion remains one of the most...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - ISO

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - ISO

If you missed BerryFlow Upstream live last night, now is a good time to get yourself caught up. This week, we kept things light and stuck to discussing the new Priv app updates and the forthcoming software maintenance release. As well, we dig in a little into some of the IoT moves BlackBerry has been making in the background and it what it means on the whole. Both the video and audio download...

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This hard shell case will protect your BlackBerry Priv for just $17.95 today!

This hard shell case will protect your BlackBerry Priv for just $17.95 today!

Want to keep your BlackBerry Priv protected without making it huge? If so, BlackBerry's slide out hard shell case may be the perfect addition to your phone. The two separate pieces help keep it all protected without hindering its ability to slide open and closed, and today you can pick one up for $17.95.

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Red, white and blue sale: Save 20% on BlackBerry accessories!

Memorial Day Sale

In honor of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country, we're offering 20% off all BlackBerry accessories at ShopCrackBerry. Starting today until Tuesday, May 31, you can pick up a new case, charging dock, screen protector or battery for your BlackBerry device and enjoy a 20% savings by using coupon code: RWB16 at checkout. There's an extensive selection of BlackBerry...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Gems, Java, and smarts

Mobile Nations Weekly: Gems, Java, and smarts

Google wins in court, ZTE goes big, Tesla ramps up, Apple on the defensive, and the return of Windows Central Gems! Windows Central Gems is back! With support from Microsoft we're checking out some great and maybe overlooked apps across the Microsoft ecosystem — and giving away a bunch of great prizes to boot! Google just scored a big win in its ongoing court battle with Oracle over Java APIs...

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Manage your screenshots with Screen Snapp for BlackBerry 10

Manage your screenshots with Screen Snapp for BlackBerry 10

Taking a screenshot on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone is quick and easy, just press and hold the volume keys together for 3 seconds and a toast notification usually pops up to let you know a screenshot has been taken. By default, your screenshots get saved in Device->Camera folder. However, we normally take a screenshot of something because we want to share it and so the default process becomes...

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Create your own Time Lord adventures with the Doctor Who: Comic Creator

Create your own time lord adventures with the Doctor Who: Comic Creator

Have you ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it would be like to take the helm and create your own adventure for the time traveling Time Lord? Now you can with the Doctor Who: Comic Creator. Whether you frame your own epic battles between Daleks and Cybermen, design a completely new monster, take off in the Tardis to destinations unknown, or read a brand new tale, you can accomplish all...

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Bell to issue nearly $12 million in rebates over premium text message charges

Bell

Bell will have to issue up to $11.82 million CAD in rebates to current and former customers. The ruling is in relation to the carrier charging premium texting fees that were hidden in third-party advertisements without customer approval. This all began back in 2012 when the Canadian Competition Bureau began an investigation into many of the big carriers, including Bell, Rogers, and Telus....

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Software maintenance release coming to Priv owners starting June 6

Software maintenance release coming to Priv owners starting June 6

This update has now gone live for multiple regions, carriers. You can discuss more in the CrackBerry Forums. Now that Android Marshmallow has been officially released for Priv owners, BlackBerry has already begun working on the next steps for that OS. As announced alongside the app updates for Priv today, Michael Clewley, Director of Software Product Management at BlackBerry let it also be known...

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Priv apps updated in the Google Play Store - Camera, DTEK and more!

riv apps updated in the Google Play Store - Camera, DTEK and more!

In addition to the new beta apps released through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, BlackBerry has now also rolled out several public app updates for BlackBerry Priv owners through the Google Play Store. This time around, we're getting updates BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Camera, BlackBerry Launcher, and finally, DTEK by BlackBerry. Most of the updates have new...

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Star Player adds car driving mode, basic touch volume control, and more

Star Player adds car driving mode, basic touch volume control, and more

Star Player is a native BlackBerry 10 app for listening to music, watching videos, and streaming and downloading media files. What sets it apart, is how it continues to play media while minimized or when the device is locked. The developer teamed up with QtHelex to bring you a new and improved version which includes Bluetooth button controls for rewind jumps and a car "driving mode." Below...

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PayPal will sunset its BlackBerry app on June 30

PayPal

PayPal has announced it will shut down its BlackBerry app on June 30. However, BBM users will still be able to send peer-to-peer payments on the messaging service via PayPal. PayPal will also be sunsetting its Windows Phone and Amazon Fire Phone apps on that same day. In a blog post, the company stated: It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile...

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AT&T offers more data for the same price on its high-speed GoPhone plans

 AT&T offers more data for the same price on its high-speed GoPhone plans

AT&T has announced it is adding more high-speed data for customers who are signed up for their pre-paid GoPhone plans. AT&T stated: If you're on the $60 plan, now get 6GB of high-speed data. If you have the $45 plan, now get 3GB of high-speed data. Either way, this is on top of unlimited talk and text and rollover data! Plus, customers on these plans can save $5 a month when they...

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Never miss your bus, rail, or metro again with Transit App: Real Time Tracker

Never miss your bus or metro again with Transit App: Real Time Tracker

For the last ten years, I have traveled to and from NYC for work. As such, I utilize several modes of public transportation. This includes, but is not limited to, the Long Island Bus and the MTA NYC Subway as part of my morning and evening commute. To help ease the frustration of commuting, there is Transit App: Real Time Tracker, a real-time tracker for those who rely on public transit in...

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Send and receive text messages with ease with EvolveSMS

EvolveSMS

The Messenger app on the BlackBerry Priv is one method with which you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Android. While it is a decent communications app, it lacks advanced features such as being able to switch easily between conversations and the ability to customize the appearance. The gestured based messaging app EvolveSMS balances form and function for your Priv. It offers an...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Homecoming

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Homecoming

Last night, we celebrated 100 episodes of the BerryFlow podcast, and if you missed taking it in live, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by watching the video replay or grabbing the audio file. Topics for this week include the BlackBerry 'Hamburg' purported specs, the annual BlackBerry Security Summit, and the release of BlackBerry Integrity Detection for developers. Topics...

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AT&T will cut its Next payment plans from 4 to 2 starting on June 9

ATT

At the moment, the device payment plans for AT&T are AT&T Next 24, AT&T Next 18, AT&T Next 12 and AT&T Next With Down Payment. On June 9, that will change to just two plans. From AT&T: AT&T Next Every Year: Upgrade to a new device every year, with a 24-month financing program term. AT&T Next: Upgrade every 2 years, with a 30-month financing program term. In...

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John Chen discusses why he came to BlackBerry, his future plans and more

John Chen

John Chen is no stranger to turning companies around, and that is what his main focus was when he came to BlackBerry. So, how did BlackBerry convince Chen to join the company? How is he progressing? Well, Chen recently sat down to answer some questions regarding why he accepted the position, his plans to fix the company and much more. From John Chen's interview with The Washington Post: Why...

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