BlackBerry heads to Xbox Live to advertise the BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry heads to XBox Live to advertise the BlackBerry Classic

Seems BlackBerry is getting a little bit more aggressive with their marketing as they've now stepped into Microsoft's realm. A new ad is currently running on Xbox consoles in Canada and it's from BlackBerry promoting the BlackBerry Classic. The ad features the launch promo video for the device and invites Xbox Live users to download a free episode of Top Gear and MTV's Ridiculousness sponsored...

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iPhone users are paying for Frank Underwood's ringtone that comes free on BlackBerry

Netflix's House of Cards is a hit and if you've ever watched it, then you know their use of technology in the show is rather broad and it's certainly not abnormal in the run of an episode to see and hear several smartphones. As the show is about politicians, known to use BlackBerry regularly, it's not uncommon to hear several classic BlackBerry ringtones going off and as Business Insider...

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BlackBerry's going back to court over Typo2

The Typo2 keyboard for iPhone

Not content with legally prevailing over Typo on multiple occasions, BlackBerry is dragging Typo back into court of the iPhone case maker's second iteration of their Typo keyboard. The first edition was barred from sales for copying the Q10 keyboard design, which Typo ignored, which ended with them being hit with an $860,000 fine. Now the Typo2, which looks less like a BlackBerry keyboard, is...

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QuickPost v2.1 released with a whole host of new features

QuickPost v2.1 released with a whole host of new features

One of my most used apps has just been updated -- QuickPost. It brings a bunch of new features and new pricing for pro features. There's a handful of new design changes, such as being able to choose which accounts to show. If you don't share to certain social media sites, you can hide those. You can also now use the native photo editing tools when you want to upload a photo. Handy little...

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SoundScape by ReFocus Tech aims to improve your focus and boost your productivity through sound

I hate working in silence. I always need some music playing, the TV on or just some ambient noise, in general. It helps me concentrate and focus better. A new app called SoundScape, released by the folks at ReFocus Tech, seeks to help those of you out there who might be like me and need that background noise happening as well. SoundScape dubs itself as 'a background noise generator that...

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BlackBullet beta updated with Pushbullet subscription support and more

BlackBullet beta updated with Pushbullet subscription support and more

If you are using Pushbullet third party client BlackBullet, you'll be happy to know that it has received another update. It is still labelled beta but the app is coming along nicely. Since our last update post there have been some tweaks and additions. One of which is support for Subscriptions (Channels) as well as improved CrackBerry News integration and Talk2Watch integration. Here's the...

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Track and monitor your blood pressure with 200 copies of BP Monitor

Track and monitor your blood pressure with 200 copies of BP Monitor

If you are seeking to maintain or track your blood pressure for either yourself or to provide to medical professionals, BP Monitor is a handy application to have on your device. If you are not already familiar with it from the weekly roundup it is a Built for BlackBerry application which gives users the option to track blood pressure, heart rate, weight, height, BMI, date/time and notes on a...

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BlackBerry Classic arrives on AT&T February 20th

BlackBerry Classic now available through AT&T

As previously announced during CES 2015, AT&T has now laid down the arrival date of the BlackBerry Classic and let us know it will be made available for purchase through their site and in stores on February 20th. AT&T customers looking to pick one up can expect to lay down $49.99 with a new two-year agreement to call one their own. If you're not into contracts, AT&T is also offering...

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Save up to 67% on PNY microSD cards, Flash drives and more today at Amazon

PNY 64GB microSD

Today is President's Day in the US, and PNY has chosen this federal holiday to run one of its big mobile accessory sales on Amazon. Prices in this collection of products. which include microSD cards, SD cards, Flash drives and battery packs have been cut by between 23% and 67%. A good example is the 64GB version of the PNY High Performance microSDHC card, which normally sells for $54.99....

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AT&T exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport available Feb. 20th

AT&T exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport now available

Have you been waiting for AT&T's exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport to arrive? If you have, it arrives officially on February 20th. If you head on over to the AT&T website you can grab the details for the more rounded off version of the device. The BlackBerry Passport is ideal for the power professional who wants an innovative wireless device focused on productivity,...

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Tilt Now gets updated with new free color themes

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Just a quick heads up for you folk that like to use Tilt Now on your BlackBerry 10 device. The native location based app that provides you with a beautiful aminated list of what's around you has been updated to version 2.3.0.1 and as well as a few bug fixes there are also three new color themes introduced at no extra cost. Utilizing the Tilt UI, Tilt Now provides the user with highlights of...

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Winnie The Pooh stickers now available in the BBM Shop

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Disney have released another sticker pack into the BBM Shop - this time it's Winnie The Pooh. The pack consists of a selection of Stickers featuring Winnie and his friends, perfect for you slipping into your BBM conversations with your buddies. Winnie The Pooh is hugely popular all around the world so this pack should bring some joy to many a BBM chat. It's going to cost you a couple of...

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Superb free gaming today with Bamba - courtesy of the Amazon Appstore

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Amazon's free app of the day today is a real gem. I hadn't heard of Bamba before this morning but as soon as I saw it was available I downloaded it to my Passport and it was instantly clear that this one was worth sharing. The physics based game consists of a very simple concept, but one that becomes more and more tricky as you move through the levels. You control a chap on a unicycle and...

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Talk2Watch Pro updated with caller ID support and access to the Pebble appstore

If you're a Pebble smartwatch owner, you'll probably be using the Talk2Watch app with your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to make use of it. While a couple of other third party apps came before it, Talk2Watch was the one with the most features available. Today, a long awaited updated has come to the pro version and it brings a really nice bunch of new features. One of the biggest additions is the...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - NONA

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - NONA

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. This week, we discuss Rio accessories, the latest Snap beta release, BlackBerry's new Chief Security Officer, QNX heading to Embedded World 2015, the latest Work Wide app update, a new BBM beta and much more! Topics Discussed Rio Accessory Mentions Emerge Online Snap v3 Beta...

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1000 free copies of Privacy Suite Pro up for grabs!

1000 free copies of Privacy Suite Pro up for grabs!

Being able to protect one's personal data is a hot button issue at the moment. I know we all want to keep certain files, photos, and other items away from intruders and prying eyes. Privacy Suite Pro first popped up on our radar a while back in the BlackBerry App Roundup, whose main purpose is to be an all-in-one backup suite to ensure our files, folders, SMS, MMS, contacts, notes, photos,...

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250 copies of Camera++ and Effetica Pro up for grabs!

250 copies of Camera++ and Effetica Pro up for grabs!

Whether you are a photographer in the making or a seasoned pro, there is nothing like capturing the perfect shot to track important events, milestones, or even the little moments we encounter day-to-day. Camera++ and Effetica Pro are two such applications that grant users more control over configuring and edit their photos while on the go. The developer let us know they are running a special...

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BBM for iOS beta moves into v2.7.0.33

BBM for iOS beta moves into v2.7.0.33

With the last beta version having gone public a few days ago, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has already fired up a new BBM beta putting it into v2.7.0.33. This one isn't a massive update but there's still a few new things on the list to check out plus, some known issues that need to be worked through as well. New Features We have lots of new features and improvements to share based on your...

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AT&T's newest data plan offers 7GB for $75

AT&T's new 7GB data plan starts at $75

AT&T's added another tier to their Mobile Share Value data plans: 7GB for $75. Of course, that's just for the data, but if you're thinking about grabbing a new smartphone at the same time and go with AT&T's Next payment plan option for a new smartphone, they'll cut the $40 smartphone access charge down to just $15/month. That equals out to $90/month in service charges for 7GB of data...

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