First official look at the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport

First official look at the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport

And there we have that! The first official look at the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport alongside the BlackBerry Z3. John Chen has spent a lot of time talking about the BlackBerry Passport device during the annual meeting and describing expectations for it and noting it will come in two colors, black and white, and there will be a rich ecosystem of accessories to go along with it...

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Jessica Simpson loves her CrackBerry! #tbt

CrackBerry Jessica

It's Thursday, which means it's Throwback Thursday. So while sitting through the procedural part (the boring part) of the BlackBerry's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, I took a stroll through some of CrackBerry's old Thursday posts and came across this beauty, which I posted on a Thursday some SEVEN years ago. On Thursday, June 21st, 2007 to be precise. You can't really argue with...

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CrackBerry Asks: What do you think of the BlackBerry Passport name?

CrackBerry Asks: What do you think of the BlackBerry Passport name?

On BlackBerry's Q1 2015 earnings call, CEO John Chen leaked out that the rumored phone we've all been referring to as "windermere" is ultimately going to launch as the BlackBerry Passport. I think this name is freak'n BRILLIANT. By conventional smartphone standards, the BlackBerry Passport's dimensions are kind of whacky, with the phone being super wide. The dimensions literally are Passport-...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10 and save 53% off the list price! The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preference....

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John Chen

During the Q&A portion of BlackBerry's Q1 2015 earnings call, CEO John Chen answered a question which sheds some light on BlackBerry's strategy as it concerns the profitability of the BlackBerry hardware devision. "If we ship 10 million phones in a year, we'll be profitable on phones (hardware). That's the model we're going after." Historically, most people heard the name BlackBerry...

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Registration of BBM users hits 160 million; 85 million active monthly users and rising

On the BBM front in today's earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted there's now 160 million registered users across the board with 85 million active monthly users (50 million are BlackBerry users) and that number is expected to rise once once BBM hits Windows Phone in July and becomes a Nokia preload. The expectation at that point is that BBM will reach around 100 million active users....

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BlackBerry Classic still on track for November release

BlackBerry Classic still on track for November release

During the BlackBerry earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen laid out plans for the launch of the next two BlackBerry devices. The device known as the 'Windermere' has now been confirmed to be launching in September and will be known as the BlackBerry Passport. Aside from that, John Chen also noted the already announced BlackBerry Classic is targeted for a November release timeframe. November...

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BlackBerry Z3 confirmed for India next week

BlackBerry Z3

Following an initial launch in Indonesia BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed earlier reports that the Z3 would launch in India next week during today's quarterly conference call. We'll see if that June 25 date pans out. BlackBerry teased just yesterday that additional markets are on the way. India is a huuuuuuuuge market, and the perfect place for a low-cost smartphone like the BlackBerry Z3...

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BBM arriving on Windows Phone in July

BBM

On this mornings BlackBerry earnings call, CEO John Chen dropped word that BBM for Windows Phone will be arriving in July. We already knew that is was coming, but now we know for sure that in just a few weeks Windows Phone users will be able to get in on the BBM action as well. After the launch, BBM will be available on BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone — making it a true cross-...

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BlackBerry "windermere" to officially be named the BlackBerry Passport; launching in September!

On today's BlackBerry Q1 earnings call, BlackBerry CEO dropped word that the rumored BlackBerry "windermere" will launch as the BlackBerry Passport! It's a fitting name given the size of the Windermere. Visually, it's a WIDE device - it almost has the dimensions of a Passport. Beyond the name, Chen also said the phone will be officially unveiled this September in a launch event in London....

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Press Release: BlackBerry Q1 2015 Earnings Report

Press Release: BlackBerry Q1 2015 Earnings Report

Right on time. BlackBerry has now posted their BlackBerry Q1 2015 Earnings Report there's plenty of highlights throughout. Their cash balance is up from $2.7 billion in the prior quarter to $3.1 billion at the end of the fiscal first quarter, they reduced adjusted operating expenses by 57% year over year and 13% quarter over quarter and have successfully released the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia...

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BlackBerry Q1 2015 Earnings Report and AGM Live Blog

BlackBerry Q1 2015 Earnings Report and AGM Live Blog

Rise and shine! BBRY earnings are expected to cross the wire at 7am ET, and the investors conference call will kick off at 8am ET. We'll be keeping this chat open for most of the morning due to the fact the BlackBerry Annual and Special Meeting is being held at 10AM ET. We'll have Chris Umiastowski for the earnings call commentary. After that, Simon Sage is on hand in Waterloo for the...

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BlackBerry, Amazon, and moving forward

BlackBerry, Amazon, and moving forward

So today was a big day for BlackBerry. The announcement of them teaming up with Amazon to deliver Android apps on BlackBerry 10 is something many folks have been hoping for (and against) for a while, but now that it has actually happened it's interesting to sit back and read some of the reactions from the BlackBerry community. Overall, it seems there's plenty of love for it happening but there...

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Un-carrier 6: T-Mobile frees music from your data limits

Uncarrier 6: T-Mobile frees music from your data limits

T-Mobile is announcing music freedom as part of its Uncarrier 6 announcement today. With 67 percent of music streamers listening to music on their mobile devices, T-Mobile's un-CEO John Legere says that he doesn't want users to limit their streaming due to fears of overages. As such, streaming from all the major music streaming services won't count against your data limit as part of Uncarrier 6...

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BroPilot updated with several bug fixes and improvements

BroPilot updated with several bug fixes and improvements

If you've been using BroPilot since release, you'll want to go ahead and load up BlackBerry World to grab the latest update. Aside from the version number getting bumped up to 1.0.1.333, the updates includes several bug fixes, feature additions and overall improvements. Honestly, the list is pretty massive and I appreciate any developer who takes the time to write a thorough change log. That...

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BlackBerry earnings are on tap for tomorrow!

BlackBerry earnings are on tap for tomorrow!

First thing tomorrow morning BlackBerry will report Q1 results. It should be a great conference call since the company has officially launched the Jakarta phone and they've announced support for Amazon's app store in OS 10.3, which I think could go a long way to resolving many of the most common consumer complaints. But more on that in a separate piece. As a reminder, last quarter...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks with Fox Business about Amazon deal

BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks with Fox Business about Amazon deal

With the BlackBerry and Amazon announcement now out there, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been doing a few rounds with the media to answer some questions on the matter. Speaking with Fox Business News, John Chen offered some further insight into what's happening with the deal, what he expects to get out of the deal and how Amazon can help BlackBerry in the long run. Watch the latest video at...

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BlackBerry 'C-Series' appears once again in some glorious photos

BlackBerry 'C-Series' appears once again in some glorious photos

It's starting to look as though a small bevy of unreleased BlackBerry devices has been found. Earlier we saw the entry-level Kopi appear on eBay and now we're getting a really excellent look at what's more commonly referred to as the 'C-Series', Cafe, Americano or even though I hate to refer to it as this, the BlackBerry Z5. The device has been spotted many times now but this is the first time...

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BlackBerry shutting down music and video stores on July 21st

BlackBerry World

In addition to the big announcement today that the Amazon App Store will be coming to BlackBerry 10 later this year, BlackBerry also dropped word that they'll be shutting down their music and video stores on July 21st. Any media that you've already purchased (including music, movies and TV shows) will continue to be available, you just won't be able to purchase new content. The Amazon App...

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