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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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for BlackBerry Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for BlackBerry Z30

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for BlackBerry Z30 and get 53% off the list price! Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautiful textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The interior has a very soft, microsuede lining and a strong magnetic closure ensures that your BlackBerry stays secured and off the ground, no matter the...

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BlackBerry teams up with Amazon to deliver Android apps on BlackBerry 10

Android

Good news for BlackBerry 10 users today as the Canadian company announce a new deal they have struck with Amazon which will see the Amazon Appstore become available on BlackBerry 10.3 later in the year. Although getting Android apps onto our BlackBerry 10 handsets is pretty straight forward once you know how, this new partnership will provide a seamless way for the consumer to get hold of...

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Chat with Reggae star Maxi Priest on BBM Channels

Chat with Reggae star Maxi Priest on BBM Channels

This is not the first time we've seen a Reggae artist make use of BBM Channels Chat to talk to fans. Back in October 2013, when BBM Channels was still in beta, Gyptian used the platform to chat to fans using his BlackBerry Q10. This time around Reggae star Maxi Priest will be at the helm of the VP Records BBM Channels to chat to fans. The BBM Channel Chat will allow fans to ask Maxi about his...

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Indian law firm AZB & Partners adopt BlackBerry as their mobile platform of choice

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It looks like we are having a good week on the enterprise front at the moment. It was only yesterday that we told you that Jannah Hotels & Resorts had rolled out BBM to its staff and now we see another company - AZB & Partners confirm their commitment to BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES). As you'll see from the following press release, the Indian law firm isn't the biggest we've...

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1001 copies of FlyCraft for BlackBerry 10 to give away!

FlyCraft

The popular BlackBerry 10 game FlyCraft can be yours for free if you're quick. For today only you'll be able to download the game at no cost as long as you are in the first 1001 to try. Getting the game for free is achieved by using a code in BlackBerry World. Just follow these simple steps: From BlackBerry World pull down from the top bezel Select 'Redeem' and enter the following code -...

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My Classic BlackBerry

My Classic BlackBerry

Call me crazy, but one of my all time favorite BlackBerry smartphones was the Style, at least in design. I was a huge fan of the form factor and it harkened back to a simpler time. Very nostalgic. The exterior screen was great for notifications, almost like a smartwatch, and the small, folded design meant it just disappeared in my pocket. Open it up, however, and it became a no-compromise...

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Best apps for tracking diet and eating healthy for BlackBerry

Best apps for tracking diet and eating healthy for BlackBerry

Now that we are halfway through fitness month it is time to focus our attention on diet and nutrition. On a normal day, I find myself grabbing some form of chocolate as a snack but as we all know it is better to include fruits and vegetables and those other healthy items that make up the other food groups. In order to lose weight properly and maintain the right level of nutrients to energize...

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How to add a wallpaper within a BBM chat using BlackBerry 10

BBM

Part of the latest BBM update was the ability to add a wallpaper to your BBM chats - giving you some customization on how your conversations look. At the time of the update release there were four colored options in the BBM Shop for users to download for free. It's a bit early to tell if I like the new options or prefer the black default look to BBM chats. I'm always a fan of dark backgrounds...

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Fireball - The only MediaFire app you'll need on BlackBerry 10

Fireball - The only MediaFire app you'll need on BlackBerry 10

The amount of apps that allow for addition cloud storage are aplenty on BlackBerry 10. You have MEGA, Dropbox, Box and even OneDrive built in but among those available, MediaFire is missing from the list. MediaFire in case you're not aware, offers you up to 10GB of free cloud storage for all your files so it's a nice spot to upload pictures, music, documents, videos and whatever else you may...

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BlackBerry Z3 reportedly set to be announced for India on June 25th

BlackBerry Z3 reportedly set to be announced for India on June 25th

With BlackBerry Z3 sales reportedly going well in Indonesia, the next stop appears to be India according to several reports seemingly confirming the event. The launch has been rumored for a few days now but more of the Indian press has picked up on the matter giving it a slight bit more credibility. According to The Times of India and several other outlets, invites have been sent out for the...

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A little update on Thursday's BlackBerry Earnings and AGM coverage!

AGM

Just a quick update for all the CrackBerry readers out there who are going to be paying close attention this Thursday to BlackBerry's earnings report and Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. I originally planned on making the trip to Waterloo for the event as I have the past three years so I could attend the AGM in person. Unfortunately, turns out I forgot I have my own AGM to attend on...

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BBM Protected support docs, training courses and more now available

BBM Protected support docs, training courses and more now available

Feeling a bit nerdy? Want to know all you can about BBM Protected? If so, you can now head on over to the BlackBerry site and scoop up as much info on BBM Protected as you can handle. All of the support documents, frequently asked questions and even training documentation has now been posted for your perusal. I've not gone through a lot of it as of yet, but the FAQ is really long and hits on...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10 and get 49% off the list price! The Seidio ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Z10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. Retract the rear kickstand for...

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Jannah Hotels and Resorts deploys BBM to staff to increase efficiency

The BBM team has been on a roll as of late with big brands signing on for BBM Channels, the roll out of BBM Protect and having won 'Best Mobile Chat App' in Indonesia but they've now also scored another prime placement within Abu Dhabi-based Jannah Hotels & Resorts. The hotel chain announced all employees including room attendants, engineers and management team have been equipped with...

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Theme for BlackBerry 10 gets a special World Cup update for you soccer fans

Theme

Available for all BlackBerry 10 devices - Theme, from S4BB, was an app we first took a look at on video over a year ago. To celebrate the World Cup taking place there are now a selection of football themes you can use in the latest update. The best news here is that these new additions will be free to download for the duration of the World Cup, where after, they will switch to being a premium...

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BlackBerry ownership still ahead of Windows Phone for UK consumers

BlackBerry ownership still ahead of Windows Phone for UK consumers

Aside from Toronto being a hotspot for BlackBerry, it appears there are still more consumer owners of BlackBerry in the UK than Windows Phones, showing that while many have already proclaimed Windows Phone as the number three ecosystem, it's not as black and white as that. There is still room for BlackBerry to make some moves. The data comes from Kantar and ended reporting as of March 2014 and...

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250 new emoji could be coming to a phone near you

250 new emoji characters could be headed to a phone near you

The Unicode standard has been updated to add an additional 2,834 new characters, which includes about 250 pictographic symbols, or emoji. This expanded list of new symbols could help to add personality to messaging, such as SMS and MMS, Apple's iMessage, BlackBerry's BBM, Google's Hangouts, and other services. "This latest version adds the new currency symbols for the Russian ruble and...

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