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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The Beta Test is Over.

BlackBerry Classic Keyboard

New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already proven to be a very pragmatic leader, willing to make difficult decisions in order to keep the company afloat. He has said on many occasions that he'll exit the handset segment entirely if it proves to be in the best interest of the company, but has also made it clear that it's among the last things he wants to do. BlackBerry smartphones maintain the...

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Review 14: The Amazing Spider-Man

Review 14: The Amazing Spider-Man

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your BlackBerry, PlayBook or connected TV! On this week's episode Georgia, Guy, Dave, and Rene talk about Spider-Man, from the comics to the cartoons, the Sam Raimi trilogy to the current Mark Webb films, including the latest Amazing...

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Get some free F1 action on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with Thumb Formula Racing

Thumb Formula Racing

Thumb Formula Racing is another game that you won't find in BlackBerry World, but instead you'll need to hit up one of the Android stores to grab the APK. I used Snap to install the game on my Z30 and for those of you that haven't done this before there is a link to the full instructions at the base of the article. With the F1 season now in full swing and the BlackBerry sponsored MERCEDES AMG...

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AT&T

If you're an AT&T customer you may have received an email recently about a security breach within the organization. AT&T has now confirmed personal information such as Social Security numbers and call records may have been accessed by individuals not authorized to view such information. AT&T has not confirmed how many accounts have been affected but they did confirm the breach...

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I switched from BlackBerry 10 to BlackBerry 7 and survived!

Bold 9930

As I'm sure most of you already know, last weekend Kevin, James and I headed to Montreal to check out the Canadian Grand Prix — and we had an amazing time. I drove up from New Jersey with a friend of mine, but it wasn't until the day before that it dawned on me that I wouldn't have any phone service once hitting the Canadian border. Since I rarely leave the country I don't carry an...

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How to get your stories on the CrackBerry homepage!

How to get your stories on the CrackBerry homepage!

Back in April I wrote an article making a call for passionate BlackBerry enthusiasts who wanted to have their voices heard on the CrackBerry homepage. We got a BIG response. TOO BIG, in reality. With over 70 people applying, the administrative side of things became a little too daunting for me given my crazy schedule these past couple of months (seriously, I still owe reply emails to a bunch...

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Get into the spirit of things with Football World Real Brazil Cup for BlackBerry 10

Football World Real Brazil Cup

When it comes to mobile gaming, shooting footballs at targets is certainly nothing new. However, to coincide with the 2014 World Cup a new title has hit BlackBerry World this week which not only gives us awesome gameplay, but also amazing graphics. Free to download, Football World Real Brazil Cup maybe a bit of a mouthful of a title but if you load this one up on your BlackBerry 10 device it...

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BlackBerry AGM!

It's time for my annual pilgrimage to Waterloo, Canada, the birthplace and hometown of BlackBerry, to attend the company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. This will be my fourth year attending the AGM and John Chen will be the fourth CEO to take the stage in as many years. We were there for the end of the Mike Lazaridis / Jim Balsillie co-CEO reign and we were there for the Thorsten...

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Open Table Priceline

The Internet travel booking company Priceline announced today it will acquire the online restaurant reservation service OpenTable for $103 a share. The all-cash deal will cost Priceline a total of $2.6 billion. The deal is expected to officially close sometime in the third quarter of 2014. When that happens, OpenTable will be run as an independent business within the Priceline Group....

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