BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a new BlackBerry Leap will be able to do so starting May 12th at BlackBerry Exclusive stores and online retailers with pricing set at Rs. 21, 490. "The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive...

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John Chen speaks out against Shafiq Qaadri, the Ontario MPP, who wants legislature to drop its BlackBerry-only policy

Last week, Etobicoke North MPP Shafiq Qaadri, introduced a petition asking the Ontario legislature to allow members and staff to use a variety of smartphones instead of sticking to the BlackBerry-only policy but did so in a rather terrible way. Qaadri called the assembly's policy "handicapping, retarding and penalizing MPPs" to which many, including, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris found...

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BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

Since the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Classic in white being made available, BlackBerry has been quick to roll it out to new regions and they've now announced another. BlackBerry customers looking to pick up a white BlackBerry Classic in Saudi Arabia can find the device available now at leading telecom retail stores with retail pricing set at SAR 1,799. BlackBerry Classic now...

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WhereIs...? updated with theme options and other additional features

WhereIs...? updated with theme options and other additional features

It has been a while since we have seen an update to WhereIs...? It's an app that comes from one of my favorite developers. WhereIs...? is an app that lets you discover places to eat at or visit. Handy for when you are in unfamiliar places but also great even for places you know. The first time I used it I discovered a restaurant in my local town that I didn't know existed. You can search via...

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Hands-on with the newest features of Work Wide v1.3

Hands-on with the newest features of Work Wide v1.3

One of my most used app on BlackBerry 10 recently received an update and today we take a closer look at the newest features. If you didn't know already, [Work Wide is an app that allows you to have two apps on the screen side-by-side. You can take a look at our original review to see how the app works. WorkWide was initially made for the BlackBerry Passport due to its nice wide screen but the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 9, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 8, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. My how the time has flown by this week. All sorts of good things happened this week that I wanted to share you with you. One of the biggest announcements had to be BlackBerry's return to T-Mobile and how the Classic would be available on May 13th. Next, we saw the announcement that the BlackBerry Leap would be available in Canada...

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How to monitor and manage mobile data usage with BlackBerry 10.3

Data-Monitor-Device

There's nothing worse than getting your monthly carrier bill and finding out that you've exceeded your data allowance and now have to part with some extra cash to cover it. Luckily with BlackBerry 10 you can easily keep an eye on the amount of data you use and can also be notified when you're getting close to your limit - nice! Each year carriers tend to give us a greater allowance of mobile...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in the Netherlands via Belsimpel and Cool Blue

While the BlackBerry Leap has been ceremoniously arriving in some regions, there are other regions where the device has quietly appeared as well. One such region is the Netherlands. While there have been no official announcements from BlackBerry as of yet, the device is now readily available through several retailers including Belsimpel and Cool Blue with a purchase price set at €299.00 for...

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Connect to Box, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive all updated in BlackBerry World

If you use any of the 'Connect to' cloud storage apps on BlackBerry 10 such as Box, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, you'll want to go ahead and load up BlackBerry World to ensure you have the latest releases. All three of the connector apps have been updated but when it comes tracking down what exactly has changed, that's a bit harder. It appears as though the changelogs were just recycled...

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Latest iGrann Pro update brings video uploading in beta form

While iGrann Pro is a pretty amazing app for accessing Instagram on BlackBerry 10, one missing feature thus far has been the ability to upload videos, but the latest update to the app aims to change that. As noted in the changelog, iGran developer, Adrian Sacchi, has now introduced video uploading to iGrann Pro in beta form and is seeking some feedback on how it all works. Video Upload beta...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

While previously we had the surprise of T-Mobile and BlackBerry getting back together, today has taken things to a whole other unexpected level. Assuming the handle @JohnChen, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter. His first Tweet? A mention to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, of course, who earlier took to Twitter to show himself wearing a BlackBerry T-shirt. As for Chen wearing a magenta T...

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Work Wide for BlackBerry 10 Updated

After a few teases and a little bit of a beta testing period, the long awaited Work Wide v1.3 update is now available on BlackBerry World. If you'll recall, the last Blaq update teased a little something special that was never quite fully revealed but with the release of Work Wide, the pieces of the puzzle have now come together. As noted in the changelog for Work Wide, aside from the general...

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BlackBerry completes WatchDox acquisition

BlackBerry completes WatchDox acquisition

Back on April 21, it was announced that BlackBerry had purchased WatchDox Ltd in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions and now, BlackBerry has announced the acquisition is complete and highlighted how the service will be integrated into BlackBerry solutions and services offerings. WatchDox is available as a value-added solution that complements...

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BBM for Windows Phone snags Channel support in latest update

BBM for Windows Phone snags Channel support in latest update

BlackBerry has pushed an update to BBM for Windows Phone today that finally adds access to the Channels feature. After making its debut in the beta version of BBM not too long ago, Channels are finally in the main app for everyone to enjoy. BlackBerry users are no doubt already very familiar with Channels and how they work, but this is a pretty big new feature for the Windows Phone version of...

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Here's our BlackBerry Leap winner and a second chance to enter!

Here's our BlackBerry Leap winner and a second chance to enter!

The moment you've all been waiting for this week has arrived! We have a winner in our BlackBerry Leap giveaway, and because we like you guys, we are giving you all a second chance to enter to win your very own Leap! As you may have caught in our full review, it's a pretty fantastic device all around. With over 5000 entries, it seems a lot of you agree and really want to try out the latest...

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John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has written an editorial about the company's decision to start selling the BlackBerry Classic on May 13 via T-Mobile again, saying that the move was "an important step that does the right thing for both of our customers and shareholders." In April 2014, BlackBerry announced it would not renew its smartphone sales agreement with T-Mobile, in part because of a campaign...

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NSA bulk phone data collection ruled illegal by U.S. Court of Appeals

NSA bulk phone data collection ruled illegal by U.S. Court of Appeals

A U.S. court has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk phone data collection program was unauthorized. The new ruling on the program, which itself is part of long-running electronic surveillance efforts by the NSA, comes from the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The court ruled that the NSA exceeded the authority given to it by Congress. From the decision: For the foregoing...

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T-Mobile and BlackBerry make up, will begin selling the Classic on May 13

BlackBerry Classic

T-Mobile and BlackBerry today announced the US carrier will soon offer the BlackBerry Classic. The smartphone will go on sale on May 13 both online and inside participating T-Mobile stores, available for purchase outright and on select plans. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If you want it without...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in Vietnam May 15th through authorized BlackBerry partners

In addition to the announcement of the BlackBerry Leap arriving in Canada, BlackBerry has now also announced availability for the device in Vietnam. As noted in the press release, the BlackBerry Leap will be made available on May 15th through authorized BlackBerry partners. "The latest addition to our BlackBerry 10 portfolio was built specifically for entrepreneurs and professionals who...

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BlackBerry announces availability of the BlackBerry Leap for Canada

BlackBerry announces availability of the BlackBerry Leap for Canada

As expected, thanks to a bit of an early outing, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of the BlackBerry Leap for Canada. The new BlackBerry Leap will be available from Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel, TELUS, WIND Mobile, ShopBlackBerry, and select Tbooth wireless and WIRELESSWAVE locations starting on May 7th, 2015, for as low as $0.00 on contract. "With the introduction...

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