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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Soundboard for Doctor Who will bring joy to a Whovians BlackBerry 10 device

By now it's no secret I'm a pretty big Doctor Who fan so when I saw Soundboard for Doctor Who arrive in BlackBerry World, I simply had to give it a go. It's a native BlackBerry 10 app and unlike some soundboards found in BlackBerry World, this one actually has a rather nice layout and works pretty darn good. I won't spend too much time talking about it because, afterall, it is just a...

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Addressing the rumors on when first generation BlackBerry 10 devices will go End of Life

Rumor has it, by word of "AgentJucey", that the end of life for first generation BlackBerry 10 devices is in sight. But how realistic are those rumors? Perhaps, not so realistic at all but they are rumors and rumors that have been discussed pretty heavily in the CrackBerry Forums, so they're worth taking a look at. First of all: What does "end of life" mean? Generally, in the software world...

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Sprint expanding LTE roaming to more rural and regional carriers

Sprint expanding LTE roaming to more rural and regional carriers

Sprint has signed agreements with 12 carriers to expand the LTE footprint of everybody involved. The dozen carriers, all smaller regional and rural networks, cover 34 million Americans not touched by Sprint's fledgling LTE network. The roaming agreements will expand Sprint's LTE coverage into those areas, as well as giving those carriers access to Sprint's network. The carriers involved...

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BlackBerry 10.3 virtual jam being held on June 24th

BlackBerry 10.3 virtual jam being held on June 24th

If you're a BlackBerry developer looking to learn more about BlackBerry 10.3 and how it can make your apps better, BlackBerry is hosting a BlackBerry Jam Direct Virtual event on June 24th at 11:00 - 12:30pm EST. There's several items on the agenda for the event, which we've outlined below. Learn how you can integrate BlackBerry 10.3 features into your app to provide your users with the best,...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900 and save 75% off the list price! Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against bumps and scratches. Take your pick from four different colors. List Price: $19.99   Today Only: $4.95 Learn More and Buy Now   Grab this...

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BlackBerry Messenger gets updated for BBM Protected plus some extra treats

bbm update

To coincide with the press release we told you about a short while ago, BBM has been updated to version 10.3.33.18, but as you will see below there's a few more changes introduced other than the Protected part. If you treat your BBM like a social network you'll probably love the fact that the Updates tab has been renamed 'Feeds' - making it sound more social. A nice move BlackBerry. The...

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Contest winners: Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development book and a car kit!

Contest winners: Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development book and a car kit!

The results are in! We have the winners from our last round of contests. This time we have a car kit for BlackBerry as well as a copy of Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development: A Cascades-Driven Approach. We love to give stuff away, so be on the lookout for our next contest! If you haven't entered to Win a BlackBerry Classic or Windermere make sure you get in on that before the end of the month....

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EU and South Korea working together to develop 5G networks

BlackBerry Z30

The South Korean government announced today that it will collaborate with the EU in developing new technologies, set standards and allocate radio frequencies for next-generation mobile information and communication networks. Under the terms of the agreement, a new joint working group will be established, which will "plan and set up joint research and development projects." The joint venture...

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BlackBerry launches BBM Protected, the first solution of the eBBM Suite

BBM

We've been hearing about BBM Protected and the eBBM Suite for quite some time now, and today BlackBerry has finally pulled the trigger. BBM Protected is the first part of eBBM to launch and will bring a new level of security to BBM users. eBBM works within the existing BBM application, but adds another layer for enterprises that require the utmost security. Currently devices running BB0S 6.0...

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BBM wins 'Best Mobile Chat App' in Indonesia

BBM

As BlackBerry users we tend to take BlackBerry Messenger for granted as it's just what we've become accustomed to using for communication. It really doesn't come as a huge surprise that BBM has been awarded the 'Best Mobile Chat App' on Jakarta, Indonesia. Although BlackBerry has a strong presence in Indonesia we mustn't forget that there are some popular alternatives out there such as...

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Unreleased BlackBerry 'Kopi' appears on eBay

Unreleased BlackBerry 'Kopi' appears on eBay

Ahh, the BlackBerry Kopi. It was rumored time and time again to eventually be released but at some point it fell off the map and at this point will most likely never see the light of day but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't have one. That is as long as you have $500+ and don't mind purchasing it through eBay. Up for sale right now is one white BlackBerry Kopi sporting BlackBerry 10.2.1...

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Backup and restore your device with ease with Backup Pro

Backup and restore your device with ease with Backup Pro

From its inception on BBOS, BlackBerry Protect acted as my daily backup in-between the ones I would perform using BlackBerry Desktop Software. Most of the items on my device go back to when I activated my first dumb phone almost ten years ago. If you add in the numerous swaps between BlackBerry devices, trips, concerts, and other personal items, that is an extensive amount of documents,...

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Father's Day Sale: Everything at ShopCrackBerry is 20% OFF!

Father's Day Sale!

If socks and ties won't cut it for your dad this Father's Day, we suggest you get him a gift he'll both love and appreciate in the form of new accessories for his BlackBerry! In honor of all the awesome dads around the world, we have loads of goodies in stock and on sale at ShopCrackBerry for all of your devices including the BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. Everything is 20%...

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