Emberify offers up 500 free copies each of Reminder Now and Inbox Zero

Reminder-Now-Artwork

We've already seen one app giveaway this week, which featured QuickPost, but it's time for another - thanks to BlackBerry 10 app developer Emberify. As the post title explains, Emberify is giving away 500 copies of both Reminder Now and Inbox Zero - both great handy tools to have to make you even more productive on the go. If you've missed our previous coverage of the two apps, here's a...

Continue Reading

Leaked render shows off the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider keyboard

Leaked render shows off the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider keyboard

Out of all the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider leaks thus far, none have really given us a full look at the keyboard on the upcoming device and that, of course, has left some folks skeptical of everything we've seen recently. Looking to end some of those doubts, @evleaks, has now posted up a follow-up to the first leaked render of the device that clearly shows off that glorious BlackBerry keyboard...

Continue Reading
BlackBerry 'Venice' slider could land on all four national US carriers in November

Following up on some previous launch date rumors about the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider, Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has taken to Twitter to offer some details on the launch timeframe as well, wherein he notes the device will be headed to Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon in November though the info lacks the specific date heard earlier of November 16th. BlackBerry Venice...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry hosting BES12 enterprise developer webcast on August 25

BlackBerry hosting BES12 enterprise developer webcast on August 25

Now that BES12 v12.2 has been released with multi-OS support, BlackBerry is hosting a new webcast to share some details on what exactly that means for enterprise developers out there who are looking to build and deploy apps within that environment. Tune into our live global webcast on August 25, 2015 at 11 am EDT to learn all about what the new features in BES12 v12.2 mean to enterprise...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry offering over 20% off select BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Device Sale

Have you been holding out for a sale to pick up a brand new cobalt blue BlackBerry Classic? Perhaps you have had your eyes on a white BlackBerry Leap? If so, now just might be the moment you have been waiting for as BlackBerry has placed select devices on sale for over 20% off from now until September 1st. Canada France Germany Italy Netherlands Spain UK US As BlackBerry notes, prices and...

Continue Reading

1000 free copies of QuickPost available to download

1000 free copies of QuickPost available to download

I'm subscribed to a handful of social media sites and if you are too, you've probably already downloaded QuickPost - the app that let's you Type once, post everywhere. I've been a fan since the very beginning and it has come a long very nicely with the addition of iGrann and Inst10 support back in April. The developer has been busy behind the scene, cooking up an update to the app and in...

Continue Reading

Sprint to ditch two-year contracts for all smartphones by the end of 2015

Sprint

Sprint will join T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in abandoning the traditional two-year contract for selling smartphones by the end of 2015. The news comes via a new interview with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, who said the company will slowly move towards selling smartphones at full price via a leasing business model. Sprint is already making the move to the new leasing model with today's reveal...

Continue Reading
BlackStack is a native BlackBerry 10 app for browsing Stack Exchange sites

Stack Exchange sites are a great resource for on the web for asking questions and getting answers on a wide array of subjects. Everything from game development to home improvement to web design is covered through the over 130 Q&A communities. BlackStack, a new native BlackBerry 10 app, has now been released to BlackBerry World, and it offers up a better way to browse those communities on...

Continue Reading

Once again, Chimpact features as Amazons free app of the day

Chimpact-Amazon-Free

Just a quick heads up for you BlackBerry 10 gamers out there that haven't tried Chimpact before - today I'd urge you to grab it for free from Amazon. Chimpact featured as Amazons free app of the day just a few months ago, so if you missed it then, you'll be pleased to see it's back today. The aim of Chimpact is to control one of three monkeys who you must guide through the jungle canopy...

Continue Reading

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - PayPal

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - PayPal

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we dig into BlackBerry defending QNX, the roll-out of the latest BBM with PayPal integration, that ugly Samsung keyboard cover and of course, no podcast would be complete these days without talk about the upcoming BlackBerry Slider. Topics: Jeep...

Continue Reading
Third party Instagram app Inst10 sees an update through BlackBerry Beta Zone

It has been a while since we have seen an update to Inst10 - a third party Instagram client - however, an update has now been pushed, though it is through BlackBerry Beta Zone. If you were hoping for the ability to upload videos in this update, this is not yet available, sadly but it does bring tweaks to bring better speed and performance, as well as better photo upload quality - things we...

Continue Reading
Mobile Nations Weekly: Samsung's new Note, BlackBerry's future, and building to Windows 10 Mobile

Another insane week has passed, and so it's time to take a look back: this is Mobile Nations Weekly!. This week started off kind of on the quiet side, but if there's one company that will never let quiet stand, it's Samsung. So they mixed things up with the announcement of the latest in their popular big-screened stylus-toting Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It's an impressive device...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured on camera once again

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured on camera once again

Last weekend, we got a look at some renders of the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider along with a blurry cam photo and this weekend, things are rolling again. Another new image of the device has been posted up in the CrackBerry Forums, offering a small glimpse into what BlackBerry is working on. Keeping up with the rumors and speculation surrounding the device, the new photo shows the BlackBerry...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 14, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 8/14/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are having a fantastic week. This week we not only saw BBM add PayPal integration in the Beta Zone but also that BlackBerry joined the National Cyber Security Alliance and John Chen answered a few questions on BlackBerry's next steps on Fox Business. There are also a couple of contests and a sweet sale for our readers to take part in. First is the ability...

Continue Reading

AT&T revamps Mobile Share Value plans, offering more data for your buck

AT&T

AT&T has announced a number of changes to the US carrier's Mobile Share Value plans. The aim is to simplify available tiers, offering more data for your buck. As usual with the majority of said offerings, the more you pay up each month, the greater the benefit is with AT&T's revamped bundles. The company has revealed that for $20 a month, you'll be able to enjoy just 300MB, but for...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite launches in India

Porche-Design-P9983-Graphite

In terms of recent BlackBerry 10 device news this one is slightly less exciting compared to the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition and the blurry cam image we saw of the alleged BlackBerry Venice slider. However, if you are a resident of India and have been waiting to pick up the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite, you'll be able to in the next few days - If you are wealthy enough!...

Continue Reading
Editor

These days I mostly work with Word files for work or for personal documents. However, that is not to say I do not use plain text files for jotting down notes, writing posts, or even editing code. Going through my inbox I came across this simple and easy to use application called Editor by a new developer. Editor is a native application for saving and opening, first and foremost, text files....

Continue Reading
One of these phones could be yours!

Silly season for new phones is upon us, so it's time to find out what you think of it all. Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S6 edge+, BlackBerry recently outed the Passport Silver Edition, Apple's expected to unveil the iPhone 6s in just a few weeks, and Microsoft just rolled out Windows 10 and is preparing to launch new Windows 10 Mobile flagship phones. The carriers are...

Continue Reading
Samsung brings back the hardware keyboard

While the fight between BlackBerry and Typo may have ended with BlackBerry on top, that hasn't stopped other companies from trying to re-create their own keyboards for smartphones, in this case, Samsung. At its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ but to go along with those devices they also announced a hardware...

Continue Reading

BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration

BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration

Following up on the BlackBerry 10 and Android releases earlier, BlackBerry has now released a new BBM beta for iOS. As expected, the iOS version brings along with it the same PayPal integration found in the BlackBerry 10 and Android versions but it also adds support for iOS 9. This beta version of BBM introduces: iOS 9 Support Discover new promoted sticker packs right from the sticker...

Continue Reading

Pages