BlackBerry App Roundup for January 23, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 23, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Welcome to another edition of our roundup. What a week it has been. Not only did the AT&T BlackBerry Passport pass through the FCC and John Chen call for app neutrality but that pesky Samsung buyout rumor resurfaced. Finally, and you should pay attention to this, you should enter our Send a tweet and you could win a BlackBerry Classic contest. Now it is time to...

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Sprint, come join us. Please.

Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good through...

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Record video at the resolution of your choice with VideoBasic

Record video at the resolution of your choice with VideoBasic

In this day and age, our smartphones are not only devices that organize our day and help us communicate with friends but they also document the important events. From capturing images or videos of those special moments, the only thing left to figure out is how to transfer the media to our friends and loved ones. When it comes to videos, we are all aware of the 16MB limit on transferring files...

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BlackBerry Passport part of Amazon India Lightning Deals

If you live in India and are looking to grab a good deal on a BlackBerry Passport, Amazon has now placed the device on their site as part of their Lightning Deals. The listing drops pricing on the BlackBerry to Rs. 41,830.00 which is a savings of Rs. 8,160.00 (16%) but it's only good for the next seven hours at the time of this posting with 44% claimed thus far. If you want in on the deal, you...

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Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

It was reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning. The report comes from The Financial Times, which says: The deal to merge O2, Britain's second-biggest mobile operator, with Hutchison Whampoa'...

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BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

Are you among the many beta testers for BBM on iOS? If so, you'll want to check Test Flight for the latest release. A new update has arrived as v2.7.0.20 and it has a few things for everyone to test out. Some of them are new, some of them apparently may have been reworked and just need more testing. You can have a look at the noted changes thanks to change log from BlackBerry. What to Test...

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Login issues with BlackBerry Travel have now been resolved

Login issues with BlackBerry Travel have now beeen resolved

For those of you who follow our BBM Channel (C00012B19 - You follow right? We post 'smaller' news there often), we let folks know on Tuesday about an issue with BlackBerry Travel where attempting to sign in to the BlackBerry Travel app on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, after entering your login credentials, a spinning circle icon would appear and the login would not complete. Although it hasn't...

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Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, we've heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more. BlackBerry has now put together a video sharing some of what people are saying about their BlackBerry Passport and why they love it. Rather than just sharing the video though, we figured there's no better time...

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AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

In some slightly obvious but still somewhat surprising news, the AT&T BlackBerry Passport has just now slid through the FCC. Despite being announced at CES 2015, the actual submission to the FCC for the AT&T specific BlackBerry Passport was only submitted on January 7th, 2015. The next stop is almost certainly the actual arrival on AT&T and the FCC documents may possibly hint at...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update It's time to bring you up-to-speed on the latest goings on at Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central in the first Community Update of 2015. As you might expect, December was a bit of a whirlwind. We had a lot of CES planning to take care of, and our #CESlive show went off without a hitch. It was...

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Send a tweet and you could win a FREE BlackBerry Classic!

Send a tweet and you could win a FREE BlackBerry Classic!

Entry is now closed - Winner will be selected soon The BlackBerry Classic is a new smartphone with that old familiar BlackBerry feel, and we know how badly some of you want to own one. The reintroduction of the toolbelt combined with the best keyboard on the market has given the Classic an irresistible draw for many people. We've done a few contests in the last couple of months, and given away...

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Shield your BlackBerry Z10's display with these anti-glare screen protectors—only $8.95 today!

BodyGuardz HD Anti-glare ScreenGuardz are custom designed to protect your BlackBerry Z10's screen while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Including 2 per package you can apply one right away and keep the extra for when it's time to replace yours, or share it with a fellow Z10 user!

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls for 'app neutrality'

John Chen calls for app neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to share his thoughts on Net Neutrality and something he calls 'App Neutrality'. The post is adapted from a letter sent to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, John Thune, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Fred Upton, and Ranking Committee Members, U.S....

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Reminder-Now-3.0-Hero

Reminder Now, which rolled out to BlackBerry 10 in September 2014 has today been given a nice overhaul to version 3.0. As well as fixes and support for the BlackBerry Classic, the app has been given a breath of fresh air with a new user interface. If you think you could use an app that provides you with reminders based on your location or people that you receive emails and SMS from then...

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Rumors of Samsung wanting to buy BlackBerry refuse to die

Samsung BlackBerry

A new report from The Financial Post, is claiming that all may not be as it seems when it comes to the Samsung / BlackBerry rumors and goes so far as to say Samsung is still actively pursuing a plan to take over or buy a significant stake in BlackBerry Limited and that they were caught off guard by the earlier Reuters report, as they hoped to go unnoticed with their moves on BlackBerry and...

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1000 free copies of Stickers++ up for grabs

1000 free copies of Stickers++ up for grabs

We first posted an article about the Stickers++ app back in November 2014. The has a vast collection of stickers to use with other instant messaging apps, not just BBM. Such as WhatsApp or Viber. You can even use them in email messages. There are over 1000 stickers available, divided into many categories so you can find the one you're looking for. The developer has 1000 free copies available...

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WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to...

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Register for the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

Register for the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

BlackBerry has been on a roll with announcing new products and services for Enterprise and if you're looking to learn how they may fit into your environments, BlackBerry is hosting a webcast on January 28, 2015 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EST, to take a deeper look at some of their latest offerings. In the past few months, BlackBerry has announced many innovative products and services that are...

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BlackBerry Classic in white caught on camera

BlackBerry Classic in white

With the black version of the BlackBerry Classic already making its rounds, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the other noted to be arriving colors (white, bronze, blue) appear as well and the folks over at MondoBlackBerry have scored some images of the white Classic and have shared some details about it. This variant does not differ for materials used than the...

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