BlackBerry PlayBook

A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook. To be honest - I wasn't feeling overly positive about the results bearing in mind that the BlackBerry tablet was first released in 2011 - which seems an age away now.  I'll be honest and say that I still use my PlayBook, but only from time to time. I tend to reach for my iPad mini most of the time for watching...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter for your chance to win a new case for your BlackBerry!

We're back in the habit of spreading some accessory love to everyone, so today we're giving you the chance to outfit your BlackBerry with a brand new case from Shop CrackBerry. We've got plenty of awesome ones to cover your device no matter if you're kicking it on BB7 or rocking out with BB10. You can choose from the always popular OtterBox cases, the huge line of Seidio products or our...

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Power Tools updated with LED for BBM contacts, tile view and more

Power Tools updated with LED for BBM contacts, tile view and more

For all of the Power Tools users out there, the features list is about to get a little bit more robust. This latest update not only brings with it the option to toggle the icon layout between tile and list view, but the ability to set custom LED and ringtones for any BBM contact. You read that correctly — it is the first LED application to support individual BBM contacts and is one feature I...

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Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10 and save 40% off the list price! The S Series cover integrates shock-absorbent inner material with a hard outer shell to provide sophisticated protection for your BlackBerry Z10. This case combines colors in a slim and attractive design, featuring access to the screen, camera, ports and buttons of the device. List Price: $...

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BlackBerry Z30 now available from ShopBlackBerry in the U.S.

BlackBerry Z30 now available from ShopBlackBerry in the U.S.

Up until now Verizon has been the only U.S. carrier to offer up the BlackBerry Z30, but as of today, you can now buy an unlocked, SIM-free Z30 directly from ShopBlackBerry.com for $499. This Z30 is ready to roll with AT&T or T-Mobile and has 4G / 4G LTE bands. If you need to accessorize your new Z30, you know where to go! Purchase a BlackBerry Z30 from ShopBlackBerry Press Release...

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Talk2Watch Pro adds BBM Contact Manager to latest update

Talk2Watch Pro adds BBM Contact Manager to latest update

It's only been a couple of days since we saw Talk2Watch Pro arrive in BlackBerry World - the third party app that lets BlackBerry 10 users enjoy the use of their Pebble watch. The Pro version brought about BBM alerts, albeit a little bare. However, I did say that this is a developer dedicated to improving this app every way he can and he has done just that. The Pro version has just been updated...

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From the forums: The BlackBerry 10.3 UI concept

10.3 concept

Concept time again, but on this occasion it's not a BlackBerry device but the user interface that's had a revamp. The word on the street is that we'll see a few UI changes when BlackBerry 10.3 drops and that's not really surprising as each version of BB10 seems to get polished in some way.  Forum member D_Gui has made some nice tweaks as you can see from the image above. Most noticeable is...

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BlackBerry still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, Bridge update now available

If you've been wondering whether or not BlackBerry was still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, it seems there's enough information out there to say they are indeed. Although there's no sign of when or even if it will be rolled out, they've now got OS version 2.1.0.1895 certified and right at this very moment, there's a BlackBerry Bridge update rolling out through BlackBerry World with a...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.2234 autoloaders now available for download

If you never managed to install OS 10.2.1.2228, your patience has kind of sort of been rewarded as a new OS update has popped up in the CrackBerry Forums thanks to toobs623 and Wigley458. This time around, it's just a small update covering a few system files that look to improve NFC and the Settings app but hey, it's newer so it just might be worth the download. It's hard to say what other...

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BlackBerry 'Cyclone' media streamer appears in images, three years after its rumored existence

Three years ago, there were plenty of rumors that BlackBerry was working on a media-streaming box similar to that of the Apple TV. The project at some point ended up being shelved never to see the light of day and that was pretty much the end of it. There's been no talk of a revival of the product but some purported images of the device have now appeared and they're certainly interesting...

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BBM updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone - brings paid Sticker packs to the mix

It was not too long ago that we saw BBM get updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone, where we saw the introduction to sponsored ads. It looks like an update has been pushed again. There had been some issues that some people had encountered with the previous build and hopefully this update fixes those bugs. There isn't much of a changelog this time, the only thing stated is that the update brings about...

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Android Wear is just one of the reasons I want Google Play Services on BlackBerry 10

Today Google announced Android Wear , a new platform geared toward bringing Android to wearable devices like smartwatches. Big companies like LG and Motorola are already on board with new devices, and others are sure to follow in the coming months. It goes without saying that the Android Wear devices will work flawlessly with most — if not all — Android devices, however it's safe to say that...

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It’s unfortunate, but layoffs at BlackBerry are essential to their financial health

Yesterday CBC posted a story confirming additional job cuts in Waterloo. In this most recent example, BlackBerry is eliminating 120 jobs from the company’s product development and wireless teams. BlackBerry claims these cuts are part of the broader 40% staff reduction announced last September. We have to keep in mind that it takes quite a while to implement major staff cuts, so it’s entirely...

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5 BBM Channels Tips & Tricks

BBM Channels Tips & Tricks

With BBM Channels now available for all BBM users on BlackBerry, iOS and Android, it would be nice to take a look at the best ways to managed your BBM Channels experience. I’m a big BBM Channels user and with an increase in channels, as well as subscribers since going multi-platform, I would like to share some tips and tricks with you to get more from your experience. Here are five tips for you...

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Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30

Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30

Hey Verizon users — today is your day! BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is now rolling out for all devices including the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and tBlackBerry Z30. It's been quite the wait, but also well worth it. OS 10.2.1 brings along a slew of new features that inlcudes Wi-Fi direct, quick settings, Hub pinch gesture, Miracast and much more. You can check out the full list of what's new...

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you use the BlackBerry Hub icon?

CrackBerry Asks: Do you use the BlackBerry Hub icon?

Last week as I gathered some homescreen shots from the Crack Team, I was surprised to see that a few actually had the BlackBerry Hub icon in use — something I never do. The icon has been around for a while now as another (perhaps easier?) way to access the BlackBerry Hub without having to swipe into it. I've gotten so used to the gesture however that I don't see the need for the icon to take up...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 43% off the list price! Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding any excessive bulk. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Q10 snugly with a soft-touch coating for additional grip. List Price...

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Three UK makes calling 0800 numbers free from your phone but also caps data tethering

If you're in the U.K. you'll know that calling 0800 numbers is free from a landline but when it comes to calling those numbers from your mobile phone, it's a different story. I do recall one carrier I was with a few years ago who didn't charge for calling 0800 numbers, though they changed that eventually. Now though, Three UK are changing things up and making calls to 0800 numbers free. If you...

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Tilt updated with dynamic RSS feeds, keyboard shortcuts and more

Tilt updated with dynamic RSS feeds, keyboard shortcuts and more

Tilt for BlackBerry 10 is an app created by ReFocus Labs and it was an app that used the tilt UI concept developed by BlackBerry Sweden. It lets you see news, weather, calendar appointments and more simply by tilting your device up slow. When you lay it flat in the table, it shows a blank screen until you start to lift the top of the device up in the tilting motion. The latest update brings...

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BBM alerts come to BlackBerry 10 Pebble users with Talk2Watch Pro

BBM alerts come to BlackBerry 10 Pebble users with Talk2Watch Pro

Good news for you BlackBerry 10 toting Pebble users. Talk2Watch Pro has just landed in BlackBerry World. This Pro version brings a handful of new features you’ll want to check out. There’s already a lot of features to see in the regular but the developer has been working hard to bring features a lot of people have been craving for. One of the biggest features to be found in Talk2Watch Pro is...

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