Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

Although some folks have seen it arrive a bit earlier, it seems as though Verizon has now pushed another round of updates for BlackBerry Z30 owners. This time, software release 10.2.1.2991, OS version 10.2.1.3289 is appearing via the OTA update system. The change log is recycled from previous release but we know the update includes general bug fixes and improvements over the previous releases...

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BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry is being a little coy in their announcement but with the tag line 'See the bigger picture' it can only really mean one thing. We have launch party and announcements coming for the BlackBerry Passport. On September 24, all eyes will be on BlackBerry as we host exclusive, invite-only events in Toronto, London and Dubai to show off… well I guess you'll have to wait and see. You're...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Q10

This stylish CrackBerry Case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. It provides you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Available in 4 colors and is 53% off today!

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Pinguin v3 brings new design, backup options and more!

Pinguin v3.0 brings new design, backup options and more!

Pinguin is a location based app. It lets you save your favorite locations also allowing you to add a picture to the location too. We first looked at the app back in January 2014. The developer had attended one of the Jam Camp events for students held by BlackBerry last summer, 2013. It has become a very popular app. Pinguin has just been updated to v3.0. It's a big update that brings a new...

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The BlackBerry Passport teases us with another video appearance

The BlackBerry Passport teases us with another video appearance

Another day and another nice slice of Passport news. We've already seen the next BlackBerry 10 flagship a few times on video and once again it's teasing us prior to its official launch. N4BB managed to get there hands on this three minute taster and although it doesn't really show us anything new, these videos are always exciting when featuring unreleased devices. What is does give us a nice...

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Discover television listings with UK TV Guide - 200 free copies up for grabs

Uk TV Guide

If you want to turn to your BlackBerry to see what's on the TV here in the UK I've found a pretty sweet solution which is a native Blackberry 10 app. UK TV Guide is available to download from BlackBerry World and is currently priced at £1.50, but some of you can get the application for free thanks to developer who has given us 200 copies to give away. As you'll see from the above video, the...

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It's important to remember that BlackBerry is more than just a smartphone manufacturer

It hasn't quite been a year yet since John Chen accepted position as BlackBerry CEO, but in the time he's been there the company has gone through a lot of changes for the better. They have a renewed focus, new leadership, and have made a reach back to their business roots all while moving forward with Project Ion, investments in NantHealth, and the opening of the BlackBerry Technology...

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Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes. Here's a statement from Microsoft on the OneDrive file size limit: "As we mentioned on our...

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ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

Augmented Reality app ARKick only saw an update a couple of weeks ago, a big update at that but that doesn't stop the developer from working on improving the user experience. Our hands-on with ARKick v2.0 did raise some issues and the developer went straight to work to address the concerns made by users. This is always good to see, showing the developer and community working together to make...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

The BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, the office, to the airport or anywhere life takes you! The 6ft. power cable maximizes flexibility and the folding blade design makes it easy to store. Today we're dropping the price to just $14.95; that's 63% off!

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you use Skype on BlackBerry 10?

Skype

I was having a think about the applications I use most on my BlackBerry the other day when I realized that even though I have Skype installed I never use it. Although we have the Android version of Skype available for BlackBerry 10 users, it is a shame that we didn't ever get a native version, although the Android one does a decent job. I can remember that prior to Skype being made available...

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Bold 9930

Rocking a BlackBerry OS 7 device on Idea Cellular in India? Here's something that may be of interest to you, as BlackBerry announced today that it is collaborating with Idea in providing a 1GB data plan to all postpaid customers running a BlackBerry OS 7 device for just Rs. 83 ($1.4) a month, or an annual fee of Rs. 999 ($16.5). The caveat here is that the plan covers 1 GB 2G data. Although...

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More BlackBerry Blend details leak - System requirements, supported OS and more!

Although we've been tracking the existence of BlackBerry Blend for what seems forever now, even before it was called BlackBerry Blend, the offering has yet to be officially announced or even commented on by BlackBerry. Given the fact it has been appearing on a larger scale in BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's highly expected it will finally be made official with the BlackBerry Passport. A new leak...

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From the Editor's Desk: September

From the Editor's Desk: September

The month of September is finally upon us and while things might be a little bit slow this weekend due to Labor day long weekend, September is the month many of us have been looking forward to and it's going to be rather busy. As we learned back in June during the Q1 2015 Earnings Report, BlackBerry is planning to make a full announcement surrounding the BlackBerry Passport this month and we...

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Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

From the developer of Shopping for eBay, we also now have Shopping for Amazon. As the name suggests it's an app that allows you to shop around Amazon. We don't have an official Amazon app available but that's where our developer community jumps in to provide us with third party options. Of course, you can use the BlackBerry 10 browser but with an app, specifically Shopping for Amazon, you can...

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Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

This OEM Micro-USB Charger features folding blades that make it easy to carry with you while traveling and reaches 3 feet in length. You'll receive a constant, reliable charge every time you plug it into your BlackBerry device. And, today, it's available for only $4.95 so don't miss your chance to save big!

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Amazon GameCircle will be supported on the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime

When it comes to the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime, there's been plenty of debate about whether or not it's good enough to fill the 'app gap' on BlackBerry 10. When the Amazon Appstore deal was announced I was rather skeptical about it all because right now, on official BlackBerry 10 releases the Android Runtime still has what I consider to be a few issues of concern. One of them being the...

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CrackBerry readers are in favour of an all-touch Passport

Passport

Earlier on this week we asked the question if you would like to see a BlackBerry Passport without a physical keyboard. With the two next BlackBerry 10 smartphones that we know about sporting a hardware keyboard, whether we will see another all touch flagship model anytime soon remains up in the air. Although the current flagship device, the BlackBerry Z30, is an all touch smartphone,...

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4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to the full specs of the BlackBerry Passport, from everything we know thus far BlackBerry loaded the device up. When it finally gets released, it will have better specs than any previous BlackBerry released. With that in mind though, it seems BlackBerry may have held back just a tiny bit for now when it comes to the video recording capabilities of the device. According to a...

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