Small carrier US Mobile is now selling the BlackBerry Classic for $499

BlackBerry Classic

US Mobile has apparently become the first wireless carrier in the United States to sell the BlackBerry Classic. The smartphone is available in black from the carrier and priced at $499 without a contract. The Washington, D.C.-based carrier says that it has "a nationwide 4G LTE network that reaches more than 230 million Americans, and international calling to over 200 countries and...

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BlackBerry Z3 strolls into the FCC seeking approval

BlackBerry Z3 strolls into the FCC seeking approval

Yes, you read that correctly. According documents freshly published at the FCC, a new version of the BlackBerry Z3 (STJ100-2 to be exact) is currently awaiting approval from the organization. Given the history of the device and rumors surrounding possible successors to it such as the 'Manitoba' and 'Rio', this listing feels a bit out of place. In total, there's four submissions for this new...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 2, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 2, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Happy New Year everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the holiday with your loved ones and getting ready for the weekend. This is going to be an exciting year I can just feel it. How can it not be, we have our #CESlive 2015 coverage kicking things off next week from the Las Vegas Convention Center! Be sure to tune in to our coverage of the event including interviews, events,...

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Smartphone Futurology: The science behind your next phone's battery

Smartphone Futurology: The science behind your next phone's battery

Smartphone Futurology, Part 1The science behind your next phone's battery by Shen Ye January 2, 2015 There's more going on in your smartphone battery than you might think Welcome to Smartphone Futurology. In this new series of science-filled articles, Mobile Nations guest contributor (and all-around good guy to know) Shen Ye walks through...

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SketchBook now available in BlackBerry World

SketchBook now available in BlackBerry World

Let me start by greeting you all a Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great one and brought in the new year in your own special way.  Before the new year, we brought you a sneak peek into an upcoming app called SketchBook, for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. A lovely sketchbook app that runs pretty smoothly and great for those who love to sketch. I've already used to doodle a few things. I've used...

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Sony turned to BlackBerry to keep working after cyberattack

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Thanksgiving this year was a bad time for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and that's putting it lightly. Hackers known as The Guardians of Peace managed to take over entire portions of their internal systems which led to the theft of a ton of personally identifiable information about Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, movie scripts, information about movie deals, and even full versions of...

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BlackBerry's official comments on the removal of Adobe Flash from OS 10.3.1

As some folks have noticed, especially BlackBerry Classic owners and those running OS leaks, Adobe Flash has been removed from BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. For their part, BlackBerry has never really said much about the situation directly but the BlackBerry Knowledge Base was updated with an explanation for the removal. As expected, it mentions Adobe stopped development of mobile Flash back in 2011...

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Wallpaper Changer HD gets a major update along with a name change!

Home Screen Plus

Ever since its initial release, Wallpaper Changer HD has been a favorite app among many BlackBerry smartphone users but henceforth, it shall be known as Home Screen Plus. Aside from the update to the name, Home Screen Plus has also received some rather hefty changes to the app itself. Some of which could be considered major updates, especially the addition of home screen widgets. We've got the...

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iGrann and iGrann Pro updates available through BlackBerry Beta Zone

iGrann and iGrann Pro updates available through BlackBerry Beta Zone

Third party Instagram app iGrann has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some time already and we saw iGrann Pro appear before the holiday. While still available through BlackBerry World, the Beta Zone version is there for testing purposes before the final update hits the masses. Up until recently, it was the free version of iGrann that was available. Taking a trip into Beta Zone,...

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Amazon is offering a discount of up to 73% on SanDisk memory for one day only

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To help store all the media in the world, Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day is currently offering discounts across a number of SanDisk products, including memory cards and USB flash drives. Here are a few highlights from today's deal: SanDisk Cruzer Force CZ71 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $7.99 - down from $29.99 SanDisk Cruzer Force CZ71 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $12.99 - down from $39....

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BBM for iOS v2.6.1.31 now available in the iTunes App Store

BBM for iOS updated to v2.6.1.31

This is just a quick heads up for anyone who is using iOS and has been waiting for the previously announced BBM for iOS update to be made available. If you fire up iTunes right now, you should finally be seeing v2.6.1.31, which brings along several changes including a more refined look to bring it more in line with iOS 8 styling. We've refined BBM to look more at home on iOS 8 Improved...

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Leaked OS 10.3.1.1949 now available for select devices

Leaked OS 10.3.0.1418 now available for select devices

If you fancy living on the edge and enjoy installing OS leaks, a new one has just now landed in the CrackBerry Forums. OS 10.3.1.1949 is what you're looking at should you decide to load it up but right now, it's only available for certain devices. Using the base file, you'll be able to install it on the Z30 and the BlackBerry Classic and autoloaders are being built for the various other devices...

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The Public Zoo

Although the Indonesia New Year sticker pack has been floating around for a few days now, we knew it wouldn't be too long before the BBM team added a few others so figured we'd capture them all in one post rather than separate posts for each pack. In total, there's now three new sticker packs available. The Public Zoo, From Frank and Indonesia New Year have all arrived in the BBM Shop. The...

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Bee - Native Tumblr client for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes

Bee - Native Tumblr client for BlackBerry 10 updated

Although it has seen several updates since we initially looked at it, the native BlackBerry 10 Tumblr client called Bee hasn't got much exposure despite it being a great offering and alternative to running the Android version of Tumblr on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. No better time to highlight it again then now as there is a new update currently available in BlackBerry World. With Bee,...

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BlackBerry World Recovery Tool

Every now and then in the CrackBerry Forums, I see posts from folks having issues with BlackBerry World. For the most part, the issues are easily resolved by reboot or simple refresh of BlackBerry World or just simply waiting it out if it's a known issue but in some rare cases, BlackBerry World simply refuses to load no matter what measures are taken with errors ranging from 'You must upgrade...

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Work Wide v1.2.0.5 now available

A nice little update is rolling out through BlackBerry World for those of you out there making use of Work Wide. The latest release bumps the app into v1.2.0.5, and it packs in quite few changes over the initial release, some of which was added based upon user feedback. Topping the list of changes is a new full-screen mode, a new settings page, picture app improvements as well as support for...

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Here's a sneak peek into the upcoming SketchBook app for BlackBerry 10

Here's a sneak peek into the upcoming SketchBook app for BlackBerry 10

There's a pretty slick new app coming to BlackBerry 10 in the new year. I've had a little test and it runs smoothly and allows you to be creative. It's called SketchBook and that's just what it is. It has been beautifully design. It's really slick and like I said, runs very smoothly, especially on the BlackBerry Passport. It comes from ReFocus Tech, the developer that brought you ARKick, Hues,...

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The ultimate BlackBerry hater is back and taking aim at the BlackBerry Passport

The ultimate BlackBerry hater is back and this time around, he has taken aim at the BlackBerry Passport. J. Caloy has dropped a new video on YouTube where he reviews the BlackBerry Passport and well, it's just too much phone for him. The battery life is too good, the apps open too fast and the keyboard is just too awesome for its own good with its included trackpad capability. Downright...

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Looking for some wallpapers for your phone? Check out Wallpaper++

Looking for some wallpapers for your phone? Check out Wallpaper++

Are you looking for some wallpapers to customise your BlackBerry 10 smartphone? You might want to check out Wallpaper++. It's packed with more than 1000 wallpapers for you to browse. It's a simple app that gives you access to a variety of wallpapers in your hand. It's quick and easy to use too. There are ten categories which you can browse wallpapers for, just to help clean things up. Once...

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Enter now to win a FREE BlackBerry Classic!

Enter now to win a FREE BlackBerry Classic!

The holidays are just about over, and while many of you may have found a shiny new BlackBerry under the tree, I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that were hoping for one but got socks instead. Whether you were hoping for a return to that old feeling of the BlackBerry Classic or hoping to work wide in the new year with a BlackBerry Passport, not receiving one may have gotten you down...

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