TV on the go with SPB TV - now available for BlackBerry 10

SPB TV

Here's a blast from the past. Who remembers SPB TV from legacy BlackBerry devices? Bla1ze took a look at this one on video back in 2009 and this week I was pleased to see it arrive in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 handsets. It may be the Android version, but it works so that'll do me. If you've not heard of the service before it's a nice, simple one to explain. SPB TV gives you access...

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Sprint may go un-carrier and ditch phone subsidies and contracts in 2015

Sprint may go un-carrier and ditch phone subsidies and contracts in 2015

In 2015, customers on Sprint's Now Network shouldn't expect to sign a two-year contract and walk out the door with a $650 iPhone for just $200. According to Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, the carrier may transition from the contract and subsidy model in favor of phone leasing programs and equipment installment plans. Sprint had begun its experimentation with phone leasing programs for the iPhone...

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Sprint reports Q2 operating loss of $192 million

Sprint reports Q2 operating loss of $192 million

Sprint has reported its second quarter 2014 financial results today. Overall the carrier is reporting an operating loss of $192 million on operating revenue of $8.5 billion. On the subscriber front, Sprint said it has added a net total of 590,000 customers. Most of these additions were through its wholesale business, however, as the company experienced a net loss of 272,000 postpaid customers...

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New BBM features are great but will you pay for them?

New BBM features are great but will you pay for them?

The latest update to BBM has arrived and most folks on BlackBerry, iOS and Android have been checking it out over the weekend. Based on feedback I've looked at in the CrackBerry Forums, it seems a lot of people are really liking the new additions and options such as Timed Messages, Message Retraction but as the press release noted upon their arrival, "unrestricted access to these features will...

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AT&T and Verizon to connect cross-carrier VoLTE calls by 2015

AT&T and Verizon to connect cross-carrier VoLTE calls by 2015

Soon customers on AT&T and Verizon will be able to call each other with HD voice quality thanks to a partnership that will bring cross-carrier compatibility to each network's Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service. Currently, the higher quality HD voice benefits of VoLTE calls are limited to customers who are in a VoLTE network and who own a VoLTE compatible device where the calls are made to...

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These professional BlackBerry Q10 leather holsters are 53% off today!

These professional BlackBerry Q10 leather holsters are 53% off today!

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 Q10 a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours in black, brown, red or white today for just $13.95!

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New legislation could be in the works to effectively force UK operators to offer roaming options for customers where signal is poor. The UK government continues to work with mobile carriers on a solution to address black spots and areas where signal is hard to come by. The plan is to offer said roaming support to make it possible to switch between networks to maintain service, something mobile...

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Reminder Now version 2.0 available. Brings new features, 10.3 support and fixes

Reminder Now 2.0

Developers Emberify have been rather busy of late. It was only at the end of September that we announced their new application, Reminder Now, and just a couple of months down the line they are introducing version 2.0 to us with some new features thrown in the mix. In addition, Emberify have also just become a BlackBerry Enterprise Partner which is great to hear. If you missed Reminder Now...

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$10,000 worth of apps up for grabs from Max Secure Software!

Max Secure

When it comes to app giveaways things don't get much bigger than this. Max Secure are giving CrackBerry readers the chance to download a massive selection of apps for free. In fact, it's value is $10,000 - wow! We've featured many of them before here on CrackBerry and from my own point of view I have to say that they really come down to personal taste. I suppose that the app from Max Secure...

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Go vote for ReFocus Tech games in the NGF Awards

Go vote for ReFocus Tech games in the NGF Awards

Time for a little something different this Sunday. We always support developers who brings us apps and games natively built for BlackBerry 10. They run smoother and they do put a lot of time and effort into developing these apps for us. ReFocus Tech has brought apps a handful of apps but they have also created some games for BlackBerry 10 too. Namely, Hues and Pastry Push. And both games have...

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Nemory Studios' Twittly and Messenger Pro apps go on sale for $0.99

Nemory Studios' Twittly and Messenger Pro apps go on sale for $0.99

If you're looking for app bargains this Sunday, then maybe you'll be interested in these two apps on sale today. Nemory Studios has discounted a couple of apps, namely Twittly and Messenger Pro (previously named Messenger for Facebook). Twittly, is the most recent app to be added to the Nemory Studios' app roster and is a pretty slick Twitter client with lots of really neat features. Messenger...

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Hub++ adds Passport support and goes on sale for a limited time

Hub++ adds Passport support and goes on sale for a limited time

As a BlackBerry abuser, there is nothing like seeing the LED flash when a new notification comes in. Hub++ is a headless application that gives users more control and customization over how messages are received. Whether you want to change the LED color and pattern for a specific account or create a system notification profile, this application will let you do so with ease. This latest...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 1, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for November 1, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation, hope you all enjoyed your Halloween! This week sure went by quick whether you were trick or treating, wearing a costume at a party, or simply having fun with friends and family. Don't forget, there is still time to enter the CrackBerry Halloween Contest 2014 for your chance to win some fabulous prizes. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your...

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Toronto Raptors President and General Manager, Masai Ujiri works wide with his BlackBerry Passport

Being President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is a busy man. Add in the fact that he's also founder of the non-profit organization, Giants of Africa and you can bet his schedule is pretty hectic. In order to help him get through his days, Masai makes use of the BlackBerry Passport and in a new ad, he takes the time to let us know all about it. Since September 24th,...

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John Chen discusses selfies, Kim Kardashian and Apple Pay

John Chen discusses selfies, Kim Kardashian and Apple Pay

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, sat down with BNN recently to discuss an assortment of topics. Among them was targets for BlackBerry, monetization and security of BBM, how BlackBerry's Enstream deal differs from the mobile payment offering of Apple Pay, selfies and even Kim Kardashian's comments surrounding her BlackBerry and iPhone usage. It's an interesting interview; I especially like how the...

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Need a new BlackBerry? Save up to 55% on unlocked devices from ShopBlackBerry

Whether you're looking for a new BlackBerry or just looking to add to your already existing collection, you'll want to check out ShopBlackBerry. Freshly announced on the Inside BlackBerry blogs, starting tomorrow and running through the month of November you can save up to 55% on unlocked, select device purchases. For example, the price of the colorful Q5 (comes in black, white, red and...

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Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Craving more data for your money? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too. In addition to the data increase,...

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AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

AT&T is bumping up data allotments on their $40 and $70 plans from 2 GB to 3 GB and 4 GB to 6 GB, respectively. The change kicks in November 2 and applies to Mobile Share Value plans. To sweeten the deal, AT&T is extending their Double the Data deal for another two weeks, so you can grab 30 GB of data for $130 a month (which would normally get you 15 GB to split with family or...

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CrackBerry Halloween Contest 2014: Share your photos with #ScaryBerry and win!

#ScaryBerry!

CrackBerry's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Photo Contest! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your BlackBerry (you can include other mobile gadgets too, but you know... we love BlackBerry best). Then Instagram...

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Trick or Treat this Halloween with Mickey and Friends Halloween BBM Stickers

We've already seen one halloween themed BBM sticker pack and today, just in time for celebrations, Disney has released a Mickey's Halloween sticker pack so you can trick or treat with Mickey and Friends. Send a greeting, Mickey pumpkin, party invite and more with his sticker pack. Just like all other Disney BBM Sticker packs, this one costs $1.99. Head on over to the BBM Shop if this pack...

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