Soundboard for Doctor Who updated with options to save audio and new sounds

Just a little update for any Doctor Who fans who downloaded the Soundboard for Doctor Who app we recently mentioned here on the blogs. A new update is now available through BlackBerry World and apparently the developer behind the app, Daan Fransen, heard my desires to be able to set the audio files used in the app as ringtones. Yup, in addition to several new sounds the app now allows you to...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen gives brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry CEO John Chen gives brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is in a position right now many of us wouldn't mind being in when it comes to getting his hands on the latest BlackBerry devices. Yesterday during the media session we caught plenty of great images of the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic but today over at BNN, they posted up a video of John Chen giving a brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport. So awesome....

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BBM Meetings is supposedly coming in September but what is it?

BBM Meetings is supposedly coming in September but what is it?

If you tuned into the BlackBerry Earnings call then you already know there was plenty of talk about BBM. If you tuned into the webcast, then you also know BlackBerry was showing slides as the call was happening. Among them was a slide called 'Accomplishments Nov 13' - Today' as shown above. If you look over it you'll easily see something called BBM Meetings and according to the slide, this is...

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Backup Pro updated to support voice notes and SMS/MMS

Backup Pro updated to support voice notes and SMS/MMS

We recently looked at BackUp Pro because of the additional backup settings it brings to the BlackBerry 10 platform and in that review, we pointed out some of the features that were missing from the app. Most notably, the lack of voice note back up support along with SMS/MMS. Both of those concerns have been address now though with the latest build rolling out through BlackBerry World....

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Special pricing offers now available in India for the BlackBerry Z30

Special pricing offers now available in India for the BlackBerry Z30

While consumers in India have loaded up on the BlackBerry Z10, there's a new deal now rolling that will bring some more attention to the BlackBerry Z30. BlackBerry customers looking to pick one up will be able to take advantage of the offer across all retail networks in India. So what's the deal? Sameer Bhatia, Director – Distribution, BlackBerry India has laid it out. We have seen a...

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CrackBerry 117: Shut up and take my money!

CrackBerry 117: Shut up and take my money!

With it being an incredibly busy day in the BlackBerry world yesterday, we still managed to find some to settle in and do up a podcast for everyone. If you missed out on the live version, you can now grab check out the recorded video version or grab the audio version in whatever way you wish to listen to over the weekend or better yet, right now!   Listen Subscribe Subscribe in...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 20, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 20, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation. From partnering with Amazon to bring you Android Apps for BlackBerry 10.3 and the launch of BBM Protected to the Annual Shareholders Meeting and Earnings Call this has certainly been a busy week for BlackBerry. Not to mention they showed off two BlackBerry devices. I can't decide which one I'm looking forward to more, the BlackBerry Classic or the BlackBerry Passport....

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BlackBerry Z5 'C-Series' gets shown off once again

BlackBerry Z5

Some new images of the BlackBerry C-series (cafe, americano, cappuccino) have shown up online, once again giving us an awesome look at the device from all angles. It was just a few days ago that we got a hi-res look at the C-series, but here are even more photos for those of you that are into that kind of thing. As a reminder — this device is no longer in the making. I personally would...

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EE to begin trialing calls over Wi-Fi in the UK, 4G support coming in 2015

EE

UK mobile operator EE has today announced trials for calls to be held over Wi-Fi will commence later this year. The trial is part of a £275 million investment in advanced voice capabilities, helping connect more rural parts of the UK who don't have the strongest levels of signal with EE. Launching the trial later this year, EE has also upgraded both 2G and 3G sites to handle the increased data...

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A busy day in the BlackBerry World

A busy day in the BlackBerry World

Today was a pretty awesome day for BlackBerry and BlackBerry fans all around. Yesterday BlackBerry announced their partnership deal with Amazon and that was pretty awesome as well, but for some folks it felt like a precursor to some possibly bad news waiting within BlackBerry's earnings report. Get the good news out because there's probably some not so good news coming. However, anyone who did...

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Nope, Drake is not in conversations with BlackBerry

Nope, Drake is not in conversations with BlackBerry

Just a little update to the story from Techcrunch we ran earlier about Drake possibly teaming up with BlackBerry. BlackBerry has confirmed they are not in conversations with Drake. To that, I say maybe they should be. Given how fast the news spread and the reception from the rumor, it still seems like a pretty fantastic idea. Someone should get @Drake on the line and see what happens.

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Drake as a BlackBerry brand ambassador? It could be happening

Drake as a BlackBerry brand ambassador? It could be happening

[Update: Sorry, Drizzy might be a BlackBerry user but BlackBerry has now let us know, they are NOT in conversations with Drake] Over the years on the CrackBerry Forums there has been plenty of talk about celebs who could be a suitable brand ambassador for BlackBerry. Rumors were aplenty that, once upon a time, Justin Bieber was being considered but among the community suggestions tossed out...

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CrackBerry Podcast - Live at 3PM EST!

CrackBerry Podcast - Live at 3PM EST!

We're back in action and since it's a bit of a special occasion, we brought the whole gang along. Kevin, Adam, Bla1ze, Umi and maybe even Simon Sage even he can tune in. There's plenty to talk about with the recent BlackBerry and Amazon deal, the earnings report and of course, the first official looks at the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic. We'll embed the video when we're ready to...

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The ability to use emoticons in BBM broadcast messages on BB10 is coming soon

According to Jeff Gadway, BBM lovers will soon be getting a new beta to check out and one specific additions has been called out and that is, the ability to use emoticons in BBM broadcast messages on BlackBerry 10. Although I'm not exactly too sure how high it was on the 'wants' list for BBM, it must have been high enough that it caught the attention on of the BBM team and they'll soon be...

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Join the discussion in our BlackBerry Passport Forum!

Grab your Passport!

It's official. The highly anticipated BlackBerry Windermere device will be known as the BlackBerry Passport, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen. The announcement came during today's Q1 earnings call, and the device is due to be unveiled this September at a launch event in London. Personally I think the name of the device is spot on. It's about the same size as a Passport (so wide!), and the...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off upcoming BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic smartphones

After the BlackBerry earnings report and annual meeting, the media including our very own Simon Sage, got to spend some time with BlackBerry CEO John Chen where he answered questions and took the time to show off the two latest BlackBerry 10 smartphones, now known as the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport. If you're looking to get a better look at both the devices flip on through...

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Analysis: BlackBerry dramatically improves financial performance in Q1

Analysis: BlackBerry dramatically improves financial performance in Q1

John Chen seems to be exactly the dose of medicine that BlackBerry needed to get things moving in the right direction again. He's only been CEO for about 7 months but his mark is everywhere, and I mean that in a good way. If you don't have time to read all the details let me just say this: BlackBerry has gone from being a company that I thought might not have enough cash to stay alive to seeing...

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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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