Don't forget to download the CrackBerry app to your new BlackBerry Priv!

CrackBerry on Priv

We love the CrackBerry community and that includes providing what we hope is a great mobile experience to get all your BlackBerry news. If you're picking up a new BlackBerry Priv you should totally go and download the official CrackBerry app for Android. Right now! We've had an Android app for some time but for many of you, picking up a Priv may well be your first time downloading it....

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How to enable developer options on the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv developer options

The BlackBerry Priv is going to introduce a good many people to Android, and we're here to help guide you along the way. You'll eventually see talk online about things you can set in the developer options on your new Priv, so here's a handy guide to enabling them. Enabling the developer options is really easy to do, once you know the trick. It's the same on all late-model Android phones, and...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 11/6/15

Howdy CrackBerry Nation! What a fine week it has been. Though my patience is wearing a bit thin, what with waiting to see when my BlackBerry Priv will arrive from ShopBlackBerry. To catch us up on the week, not only did we see an excellent interview by our own Kevin Michaluk with BlackBerry's President of Devices, Ron Louks, but also details on how BlackBerry plans to rollout security updates....

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How to enable app sideloading on your BlackBerry Priv

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Out of the box, all Android phones are set so that only applications from Google Play can be downloaded and installed. It's a safety thing, and keeps you from installing those malicious applications you keep hearing about but don't know anyone who was ever affected by them. We think that most users should leave things at the default and enjoy the over one million apps in Google Play, but there...

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How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Priv

How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Priv

We know that plenty of people who picked up a new BlackBerry Priv will also be new to Android, and we're here to help you get to know everything about your Priv. To kick things off, we're just going to jump into something simple to get it out of the way as it has come up a few times already. How do you take a screenshot? Taking a screenshot on most Android phones works the same way, and the Priv...

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The BlackBerry Priv is coming soon to Verizon Wireless

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv will have another sales outlet in the US. Verizon Wireless has made a quick announcement stating it will offer the Android-based smartphone "soon". PRIV™ by BlackBerry. The first-ever BlackBerry powered by Android. Coming soon. https://t.co/xsZRn0ukN0 pic.twitter.com/QkZts5de11— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) November 6, 2015 That is all we know at this point about Verizon'...

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Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones are just $12 at Amazon

Save big on Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones

Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones are on sale at Amazon right now for just $12 with coupon code OMF89YDC — which is a savings of $25 from its list price of $37. The headphones can connect to two devices at the same time, providing you great sound on the go. These are ideal for sports, driving, climbing and any other tasks you can think to put them to use for. Whether you are looking for a...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in Canada

Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in Canada

If you live in Canada and are looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Priv, you have a ton of options to choose from. Pretty much every major carrier has decided to pick up the Priv and even some smaller, regional carriers as well. Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind and finally Sasktel have all gone live with their orders right now and starting the week of November 8, MTS and Eastlink will also be...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the U.S.

Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the U.S.

BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone, the Priv, has arrived and if you're looking to pick one up in the U.S., you have a few options available to you. Right now, ShopBlackBerry, AT&T and B&H Photo all have the Priv on their websites for purchase or pre-order but you'll want to be mindful of shipping dates if you're looking to get your hands on one as soon as possible. Unless...

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BlackBerry Priv shipments are finally beginning

BlackBerry has sent out an email to those who pre-ordered the Priv from its site notifying customers that the shipments are just now beginning. Normally, pre-orders arrive on the same day as the phone becomes available, but that isn't the case here. BlackBerry is only just now beginning the shipping process for those who pre-ordered, and does not give a timeline as to when it expects to...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the UK

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Now that the BlackBerry Priv is here there's going to be more than a few people who are wondering where they can get their hands on one. And we wouldn't blame you one bit. Here in the UK we're fortunate enough to be one of the lucky launch markets for the Priv and that means that it's going to be finding its way into peoples hands very soon. Here's where you can get your hands on one....

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BlackBerry Priv Review

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BlackBerry brings something fresh and different to the Android world. When I think about BlackBerry, I'm instantly reminded of how productive I am while using their devices. For me, it has always been a tool to get things done and while there are many people out there who enjoy that experience alone, there's a growing number of folks who expect more from their smartphones. They want productivity...

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ShopCrackBerry now has BlackBerry Priv accessories up for pre-order!

ShopCrackBerry now has BlackBerry Priv accessories up for pre-order!

Ready to accessorize your new BlackBerry Priv? We've got cases, chargers, and plenty more right here at ShopCrackBerry! Last week we announced that CrackBerry Canada had BlackBerry Priv accessories up for grabs and now our US store, ShopCrackBerry has everything you need for your new device. All accessories are backed by a 60-day warranty and there's free shipping on orders over $50 within...

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Watch trailers of your favorite movies in one place with CineTV10 - 1000 free copies available

Love movies? Who doesn't? Love to get all the information you can on upcoming movies? Check out CineTV10. It is a movie database app where you can find movies trailers, search information about TV shows, actors, as well as create playlists of your favorite trailers. You'll also find the option to share trailers and other information via the native BlackBerry 10 share function. Everything is...

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Android Central

With the Priv just days away from shipping to customers, our sister site Android Central had a chance to sit down with Ron Louks, BlackBerry's President of Devices, the person tasked with bringing the company's first Android handset to market to ask some of the harder questions we all have been wanting the answers to. Some highlights of the discussion include the Android strategy for...

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BlackBerry details its plans for handling Android security updates

BlackBerry details plans for keeping the Priv updated

BlackBerry has released some more information about its plans to keep the Priv up to date with security patches as they are available. The company has already given some details about how it added another layer of security to Android, and now it is detailing how it will keep that going forward. BlackBerry plans to push hotfixes for critical issues, along with monthly security updates like...

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Backup your device data with Ultimate Backup - 1000 free copies available!

Backup your device data with Ultimate Backup - 1000 free copies available

When it comes to backing up my BlackBerry, I admit to having slacked off in recent months. There is no shortage of applications and methods with which to do so. Nonetheless, as I am not one to just rely on my SD card, my general rule is usually to have at least three different backups as a safety net. Ultimate Backup is one option available to BlackBerry users. This backup tool comes with...

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We're giving away a new Priv by BlackBerry - Enter now!

We're giving away a new Priv by BlackBerry - Enter now!

The new Priv by BlackBerry starts shipping in just a few days, and the blogs and forums are buzzing with excitement. Many CrackBerry readers just can't wait to get their hands on this device and see for themselves how the long-rumored Android device with BlackBerry experiences built-in works. So in typical CrackBerry fashion, it's time to give one of these bad boys away! We're going to keep...

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Camera++ adds exposure lock, bug fixes, and a new look in latest version

Camera++ adds exposure lock, bug fixes, and a new look in latest version

For those seeking to take the perfect shot, there are various applications with which users can exert more control over configuring and adjusting their images. Camera++ is one such application. It comes with an array of tools, designed for individuals of all skill levels, which focus on how the image is taken. This includes setting the capture mode, changing the EV Offset value, ISO mode,...

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BlackBerry's AtHoc selected by Washington Transit Auth

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has selected BlackBerry's AtHoc for its new highly secure alerting and crisis communication system. Under the new partnership, the two companies hope to enhance the way in which alerts are shared with key staff members, on call personnel and decision makers during a crisis. With AtHoc, the WMATA will be able to ensure that Personally...

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