In the drivers seat with the QNX Maserati Quattroporte at #CES2015

QNX Maserati

During CES 2015, we once again got a chance to check out the latest concept car from QNX. The year the team outfitted a killer Maserati Quattroporte with a slew of connected tech — from the side mirror screens down to the expansive dash cluster. As in previous years, the car has been stripped of many stock parts, and they've been swapped out for various touch screen panels that show off...

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Which BlackBerry Passport version do you prefer? Rounded off or orignal square

Seeing as how the CrackBerry Forums have been busy debating the question, we figured we should put up a poll asking the rather obvious question as well. Now that there is the AT&T rounded off version and the original squared off version, which version does everyone out there actually prefer? The choice is a little bit harder than simply deciding upon a color, which was the biggest issue...

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Hands-on with AT&T's redesigned BlackBerry Passport

AT&T BlackBerry Passport

There's a new BlackBerry Passport in town, and it's meant for AT&T's network. The phone sports a redesigned case on the outside, but on the inside is for all intents and purposes identical. But why a new design? Because AT&T wanted it that way. Here it is compared to the standard Passport where you can really see the differences between the two — AT&T's has a lot more gentle...

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BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

Today at CES 2015, BlackBerry announced that Android Wear support will soon be coming to BBM, and we went wrist-on to check out how it works. And, well, it works almost exactly like you'd expect. You get all the appropriate notifications on your connected Android Wear smartwatch (in this case it was demoed on a Moto 360), and the ability to reply. BBM takes advantage of a lot of what...

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BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

As part of the events today during CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced they'll be providing the software platform for NantHealth's HBox which, currently collects three billion vital signs annually and transmits that data to thousands of medical devices and 250 hospitals throughout the U.S. "Combining BlackBerry's embedded software reliability, mobile device management and security...

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BlackBerry announces BBM support for Android Wear at CES 2015

BBM Android Wear

BlackBerry has announced as part of its CES 2015 press event that its BBM messaging service is coming as an app for Android Wear devices. The company said it would be released "soon" but a specific date was not revealed. BlackBerry said: Without touching your phone you can: See who a new message is from and read it – while loading grocery bags into the back of your car Review...

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BlackBerry announces BBM numbers for 2014, previews upcoming subscription option

At CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced some of BBM's numbers for 2014. Additionally, the company also announced an upcoming subscription service for the messenger. In terms of numbers, BlackBerry says that 2014 saw over 140 million new registrations to BBM from iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, 70% of users are active daily. 300 million stickers were shared in 2014, and 1 million...

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BlackBerry unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

BlackBerry Unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

As expected and noted to be discussed ahead of CES 2015, BlackBerry has now unveiled their plans for their cloud-based Internet of Things platform in greater detail. Combining technology from QNX Software Systems as well as BlackBerry's secure network infrastructure, the BlackBerry IoT Platform is initially targeted at industries that manage highly mobile, high-value resources, including...

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BlackBerry Classic and exclusive Passport confirmed for AT&T

BlackBerry Passport for AT&T

Today at CES AT&T confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic for $649.99 and $419.99 off-contract, respectively. You'll be able to snag the Passport for $199.99 and Classic for $49.99 with a two-year commitment, or $0 if you go with installments on Next. AT&T is getting an exclusive design on the Passport with rounded corners. Why the change?...

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BlackBerry at #CES2015 Live Blog!

BlackBerry at #CES2015 Live Blog

We've had plenty of QNX news coming out of CES 2015 but we've yet to hear from BlackBerry CEO John Chen himself and now is the time for that. Kicking it all off by hosting breakfast, it's expected the BlackBerry CEO will lay out a bit more of BlackBerry's Internet of Things roadmap with Project Ion as well as highlight some of what is in store for the future of BBM. We've put CrackBerry Founder...

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AT&T's new Rollover Data plan for its Mobile Share Value users starts Jan. 25

AT&T

AT&T will begin offering its own Rollover Data plan for all of its 50 million Mobile Share Value customers starting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at no additional cost. This news follows that of T-Mobile which announced a similar plan in December for its customers called Data Stash. AT&T offered an example of how its Rollover Data plan will work for its customers: If you have four lines and...

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BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

Looks as though BlackBerry is looking to further expand the roll out of the BlackBerry Classic come January 15th. Invites have now been sent to several outlets in India highlighting an event to be held in New Delhi that simply notes 'Join us to witness the unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10. Serious Mobility for Serious Business.' The BlackBerry Classic been launched in several markets...

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For only $6.95 today you can get one of these BlackBerry USB 750mAh power plugs!

For only $6.95 today you can get one of these BlackBerry USB 750mAh power plugs!

The Blackberry USB 750mA power plug allows you to charge most devices with any USB cable that supports charging. Whether you're at the office, at home or on the go, this portable plug is great for any situation and provides an efficient, reliable charge. Get yours in black or white today and save 77%

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CES 2015 Day 1 roundup

CES 2015 Day 1 roundup

PRESENTED BY January 6th CES Day 1 round-up CES 2015 has officially begun! That's right, the biggest tech-stravaganza of the year is under way, and if you thought all the big announcements happened yesterday… well, you're wrong. There was more today, and there'll be more tomorrow. This is how CES goes...

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Hands-on with Ford Sync 3 at #CES2015

Ford Sync 3

Ford recently unveiled their QNX-powered connected car entertainment system, Sync 3, and during CES 2015 we got a quick look at it in action. Set to be available in 2016 models, the Sync 3 offers some great improvements over current models. The system has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation. Zones —...

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BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

WIND Mobile has been pretty open about the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic on their network. Back in the middle of December they confirmed the device would be arriving and now, they've upgraded it to a 'coming soon' status, or as their most recent tweet put it, very soon. Coming (very) soon to WIND Mobile: The @BlackBerry Classic... http://t.co/9muw2iSvQA— WIND Mobile (@...

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Catch up on all the broadcasts from CES 2015

CES Live

After a very full day of unveilings yesterday, CES 2015 has officially begun. That mean's many things to many people, but for us it means it's time to start CES Live. As you know we've teamed up with the folks at GeekBeat to show off as many shiny new things as we can get our hands on. We're broadcasting live from the show floor all week, and will be serving up bite sized portions of new...

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iHeartRadio announces partnership with QNX and more at CES 2015

iHeartRadio announces seven new partnerships at CES 2015

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has announced a number of new partnerships at CES 2015. The company is teaming up with seven different brands to integrate their service into new devices, including those made by Google, Sony, TiVo, and more. iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps ready for Google's new Cast for audio system, and the service will also find its way to in-dashboard...

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CrackBerry Asks: BlackBerry Passport owners - How do you scroll?

Passport-Keyboard-Hero

I've owned my BlackBerry Passport for a good few months now and it was only the other day that I realized that I very rarely take advantage of the scrolling gestures available on the Passport keyboard. Sure, I sometimes flick a predicted word into place when typing but I'm really talking about using the keyboard for scrolling within web pages and my most used applications such as Facebook,...

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Control when you check for mail with No Mail for BlackBerry 10

Control when you check for mail with No Mail for BlackBerry 10

d Have there been moments you wanted to prevent incoming messages? Are there times you are on vacation that in addition to having an out of office message you want to control when you see incoming mail? Toysoft Development has come up with a solution for those of us who need a little break from our inbox even if it is only on weekends. No Mail allows users to setup a schedule for when to check...

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