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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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10 and get 52% 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. It consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Z10 snugly. List Price: $34.95   Today Only: $16.95 Learn More and Buy Now Save...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 13, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 13, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry readers. The second week of #MobileFit Month is coming to a close so I must ask how are your fitness goals fairing? Remember there is still time to check out the helpful posts, browse the forums for some tips and tricks, or get in on the FitBit Challenge! Just because it's Friday the 13th doesn't mean we can't have some fun and check out all of the picks I have for you this...

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Have you got the brains to take on Crazy Maths for BlackBerry 10?

Crazy Maths

Puzzle time once again in the BlackBerry 10 gaming department. This one is a true test of your brain power and quick reflexes and goes by the name of Crazy Maths. There are two versions of the app - a free one and a paid pro edition for $0.99. I love it when developers give us the option to try before we buy and it's a shame we don't see more of it. At the time of release it is only all touch...

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More details emerge about eBBM and BBM Protected

More details emerge about eBBM and BBM Protected

BlackBerry has already announced their eBBM Suite and BBM Protected but aside from a few demos from Enterprise events and brief explanations of how it all works, there's hasn't been a ton of info relayed about it. Luckily though, some more information has now come up offering us some better insight into the expectations BlackBerry has for it, how it'll work and how people are essentially...

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Toysoft Development Inc puts their headless apps on sale

Toysoft Development Inc puts their headless apps on sale

Toysoft Development Inc is one of my favorite BlackBerry developers, I use a few of their apps with one of them being in my top 5 list. They have a handful of headless apps available in BlackBerry World and the developer has decided to put all those apps on sale. If you were holding off to purchase any, maybe you can take a second look now that they're on sale. Toysoft Development Inc...

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Try Amazon Prime Music on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone right now

Try Amazon Prime Music on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone right now

By now you've likely read a headline or ten about Amazon's new Prime Music service. If not, it's a new service from Amazon for Prime account holders that offers up what Amazon claims to be over 1 million songs from their music catalog at launch. It's available for Mac, Windows, Kindle, Roku, Samsung Smart TV's, web browsers, and of course, iOS and Android. Missing from that list is BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry annual shareholder meeting to be held on June 19th

BlackBerry annual shareholder meeting to be held on June 19th

To go along with the First Quarter Fiscal 2015 results on June 19th, BlackBerry will also be hosting their annual shareholder and special meeting that day as well at 10:00am EDT in Waterloo, Ontario. The event will be webcast for all to tune into via the BlackBerry Investor Relations site. From a CrackBerry standpoint, Kevin will be in attendance to hopefully catch up with BlackBerry CEO John...

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BlackBerry Express updated to v1.1.0.112 - improves BB10 integration, editing options and more!

Although the app remains in beta status, BlackBerry Express just got itself a healthy update. Pushing the release into v1.1.0.112 the new release adds plenty of new features that are sure please most users. Among the changes you'll find tighter BlackBerry 10 integration, inline image editing and perhaps the most important addition, users can now save, backup, rename and move BlackBerry Express...

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Get in the World Cup spirit with these BBM sticker packs

World Cup Stickers

It's World Cup time, and what better way to show your support than by taunting your friends with some BBM Stickers. New to the BBM Shop are some great World Cup sticker packs for various countries — all available for just $1.99. Sadly there aren't packs for every country that will be competing in the tournament, but there are a select few that get things started on the right foot. Whether more...

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Follow the World Cup in Brazil with these great apps for BlackBerry

World Cup

The World Cup kicks off today and that means the everyone will get a bit of soccer fever for the next few weeks. If you can't manage to watch the games during the day, there are still plenty of ways to keep up with the action, right from your BlackBerry. There are no "official" BlackBerry 10 apps for following the World Cup, but there are still a few that will do a damn good job of keeping you...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2014

Community Update Once again it's time for the Mobile Nations Community Update. In this edition I'm proud to report the 'state of the nation' is strong. Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central are full of great members and...

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BlackBerry remains the strongest brand in Indonesia, BBM leads messaging apps

Although the BlackBerry brand has arguably been beat up in North America, according to Nielsen On Device Meter the BlackBerry brand is holding its own in Indonesia. The latest data reveals 48 percent of smartphone users in Indonesia chose BlackBerry as their top brand while 34 percent of them chose BlackBerry as their favorite brand. On top of that, BBM as a brand of its own is doing fine as...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, buy the CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10 and save 57% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Holster is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and...

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What would it take to get me back to BlackBerry?

Z3 Back

Several months ago I embarked on an experiment. As a guy who'd used BlackBerry since 2000 I had deep experience with the platform along with good experience on iOS. But I had practically no experience on Android. So I put my Z10 on my bedside table and left it there while I moved my SIM into a Samsung Galaxy S4. At the time it was among the best Android handsets available. I realize I'm in...

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BlackBerry announces three-year deal with EnStream for secure financial transactions

BlackBerry has announced today a three-year agreement with EnStream, a mobile payments venture collectively owned by Bell, Rogers and TELUS. Through the agreement, EnStream will use the BlackBerry infrastructure to enable banks like RBC, TD and CIBC to "securely provision sensitive payment card credentials into any smartphone capable of near field communication." Mobile payments are big for...

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