TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices

TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices

Adding to the small bevy of updates that were pushed out yesterday for several devices, TELUS has now started pushing out OS 10.3.1.2708 (Software version 10.3.1.1865) to multiple BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Passport, Z10, Q10, Z30 and Classic as well. Much like yesterday's release, this OS has been around in leaked and official form for quite some time now for ShopBlackBerry and...

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WhatsApp beta updated once again with a large list of changes

WhatsApp

It's that time again. Another WhatsApp beta has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As has become the norm, this release is jam packed with changes according to the changelog and covers everything from a few new features right down to the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements. Added custom ringtones for incoming calls (Settings>Notification Settings>Call...

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Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.1.2576 to BlackBerry Passport owners

Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.1.2576 to BlackBerry Passport owners

Are you a Rogers customer who purchased their BlackBerry Passport from Rogers but haven't received 10.3.1 yet? If so, you might want to go ahead and check for software updates if you don't already have a notification showing. As reported by several folks in the CrackBerry Forums and Twitter and checked through Sachesi, Rogers has now officially released OS 10.3.1.2576 (Software version 10.3.1....

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A closer look at the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite

Porsche Design P'9883 Graphite

Just under a month ago we got our first look at the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite, and today we're getting a closer look at the details that make up the phone. As before, the P'9983 Graphite is essentially the same phone as the standard Porsche Design P'9983, just with a design that's all-black stainless steel frame with a hand-wrapped leather back cover instead of the glossy carbon fiber. It...

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Users sticking around longer for BBM than WhatsApp and Snapchat

Users sticking around longer for BBM than WhatsApp or Snapchat

BBM retains more users than most other mobile messaging apps, according to new data published by mobile analytics group Quettra. Measured against 22 messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Snapchat, and WeChat, BBM held on to 93% of its users after 30 days. The app also experienced higher user loyalty after the 60 and 90-day marks, according to BlackBerry: As reported by The Information and...

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Call-Recordr-Z30-Hero

If you've ever needed to record a telephone conversation you may have Call Recordr for BlackBerry 10 already installed. If that's the case, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a huge update waiting for you in BlackBerry World. I first used Call Recordr back in December 2013 and it did a great job, which included being being very user friendly. As you can see from the following list, the...

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Fatal-Escape-Hero

Another potentially addictive game has hit BlackBerry World. Fatal Escape from ovogame (who gave us Smiley's Pop and Jump Birdy Jump) is a platform scrolling game and using just a screen tap you must maneuver your cube as far as possible. One wrong move and it's game over though. Ovogame kindly put together the above video which shows off Fatal Escape in all its prime. The game costs a...

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Foko private photo sharing app for companies

Have you heard of Foko before? If you're like me, you probably haven't. So, when I heard they were releasing their app for BlackBerry 10, I decided to look into it a bit further and find out more about the service which has been widely referred to as 'Instagram for Enterprise' and is headed up by CEO Marc Gingras, who was previously CEO and Founder of Tungle, which later sold to BlackBerry....

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Vodafone migrates all monthly plans to 4G for boosted super speeds

Q10

Vodafone today announced that all 12- and 24-month contract plans have been moved to the 4G network, enabling you to enjoy faster speeds. Vodafone is also changing the way the network is selling the monthly contracts by talking about bundles. Bundles for everyone! Starting with Standard Bundles, these are the most affordable options available, containing only a mere 500MB or 1GB of 4G data....

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New BBM beta offers the ability chat with people outside of your BBM contacts

UPDATE - A new Android beta has now also been pushed out with the exact same addition of the ability to chat with people outside of your BBM contact list. With warning given well ahead that a new BBM beta was expected, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has now sent out emails to those who are a part of the BBM beta group and there're some interesting changes to be found. Both iOS and BlackBerry 10 have...

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BlackBerry offers up a quick look at apps on the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry Leap

Have you pre-ordered a BlackBerry Leap? If you have and you're waiting, BlackBerry has put out another video quickly showing off the device plus, shared '5 Facts about Apps for BlackBerry Leap'. Most of them should be pretty well known to already existing BlackBerry owners, but Donny always likes to share his experiences with the devices he gets to play with ahead of the official release with...

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BlackBerry highlights their enterprise customer success stories with new e-Book

For as long as I can remember, BlackBerry has always hosted customer success stories on the company homepage and often I wondered how many people actually read them or even noticed they were there, mainly because I felt as though there was a better way to promote the information they contain than just some page on their site that doesn't really get called out in any huge way. Seems as though...

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Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar

Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar

On March 26th, QNX hosted a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers, and others involved in building connected embedded systems to outline how the QNX Wireless Framework can be used for rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications but if missed out on tuning into the hour-long webinar, you can now catch the replay....

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Red BlackBerry Passport now available in UAE & KSA

The Limited Edition red BlackBerry Passport hasn't expanded to nearly as many regions as the original piano black version, but it's slowly getting there. As announced by BlackBerry Mid East, the red Passport has now arrived in the UAE and KSA. If you live in either region and are looking to pick one up, Axiom is currently listing the device for 2,399 AED in the UAE and 2,499 SAR respectively...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 3, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 3, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. This week we not only saw pre-sales start for the BlackBerry Leap in select countries, which I'm sure you're all excited about, but the BBM Shop celebrated it's one year anniversary and BlackBerry shared some statistics on its usage over the last twelve months. Last, but certainly not least, what better way to enjoy the holiday...

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Protect your BlackBerry Passport without hiding its beauty with the Ringke Fusion Case

The BlackBerry Passport is a beautiful and unique device. That's what I think, anyway. I have a tried a few cases already and use them on and off because sometimes you just want to show the Passport off in all its glory. However, I have dropped my Passport a few times so I do want a case to protect it. That's when I came across the Ringke Fusion case. The case is see-through, so it doesn't...

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A handful of QtHelex apps go on sale for Easter

A handful of QtHelex apps go on sale for Easter

We all love to save a bit here and there and if you're looking to pick up some apps, why not look at this selection from QtHelex? They've brought us apps such as ClipMan Clipboard Manager, BlackBullet, Battery and System Analyzer and more. We've looked at these apps before and the developer puts a lot into the apps and engages with users too. List of QtHelex apps on sale ClipMan Clipboard...

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BBM Shop turns one year old, BlackBerry share some stats on its use

In addition to the BlackBerry World celebrations, the BBM Shop is also celebrating its one year of existence and over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has shared some stats on its level of usage and offers some insight on just how many people are out there actually buying and using stickers for BBM. Stickers Sent (since...

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Twittly v1.3.0.1 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Twittly v1.3.0.1 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Looking to test out the latest release of Twittly for BlackBerry 10? If so, you can now update to v1.3.0.1 through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This release is jammed pack full of changes including several bug fixes and improvements to enhance the overall user experience and security of the third-party Twitter app. We've got the full changelog available for your perusal, so have a look. Delete...

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BlackBerry Leap pricing set at $349 in Canada

BlackBerry Leap pricing set at $349 in Canada

While BlackBerry has opened the doors to pre-orders for the BlackBerry Leap in the US, UK, Germany and France, they interestingly left pre-orders for Canada off the list and opted to just simply state the device was 'coming soon'. Since then, ShopBlackBerry has been updated slightly to show the pricing for the BlackBerry Leap in Canada which is set at $349, thanks to the exchange rate....

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