Some extra reading space comes to the BlackBerry 10 Wikipedia app

Wikipedia BlackBerry 10

We've not long had the Built for BlackBerry Wikipedia app for BlackBerry 10 but it's already received a nice little update. In addition to a few bug fixes there is one major change which makes the app a whole lot better - in particular on the Q10 and Q5 and that's that the action bar automatically hides when you scroll.  It may not sound like much, but it's a sweet little improvement and as...

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AMG

If you're a fan of Formula One racing then perhaps you'd like to join this exclusive BBM Q&A with Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg, in time for the 2014 Formula One season to kick off. We've already seen one celebrity take to BBM Channels for an exclusive chat before and now BlackBerry themselves will be holding a BBM Channels chat. With BBM Channels now available to iPhone and...

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Swipe your way out of the labyrinth with Caveboy Escape

Swipe your way out of the labyrinth with Caveboy Escape

The team behind the extremely addictive and popular game Alien Hive is back again with another winner to fill up your time. Caveboy Escape is an inventive match-3 and tile-connect puzzler that will keep your mind guessing from one level to the next.  As with all their games, what stands out for me is the graphics. No matter which BlackBerry 10 device you have the result is sharp colors, smooth...

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The BlackBerry Z10 sale in India pays off with all stock sold!

Z10

We posted just a few days ago that BlackBerry in India had reduced the price of the Z10 and Q10 to celebrate them trading for ten years in the country. It seems that it was a rather good move as the Z10 sold out completely! BBIN have reported that sales of the Z10 were three times greater than expected, with some stores selling over 300 devices, now meaning that walk in customers are having...

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Viber finally commit to supporting BlackBerry 10

Viber BB10

It looks like Viber have decided to support BlackBerry 10 at last, thanks to them replying to a Twitter user with the news. Whether it will be native BlackBerry 10 or the Android port remains a mystery, but I'd expect that if they were going to officially port the Android version they would have done so already.  It's odd how big name apps such as Viber take so long to make up their minds on...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Battery Door for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Battery Door for Z10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Battery Door for Z10 and save 50% Lost or broke your battery door to your BlackBerry Z10? No problem, we have you covered with this OEM replacement battery door! It's perfect for any BlackBerry Z10 and also features a built-in NFC antenna for all your wireless needs. Both black and white doors are available! List Price: $49.99   Today Only: $24.95...

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Using Device Monitor with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Using Device Monitor with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

A really neat and useful feature that has been added to the BlackBerry 10 platform is Device Monitor. We saw it emerge in BlackBerry 10.2 but it wasn't really useful until OS 10.2.1. It allows you to take a deeper look at your usage and monitor which apps are using the most battery life as well as resources. What is great about Device Monitor is that it is built in. No longer do you need a...

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Telegram

Another cross platform instant messaging client has made its way over to BlackBerry 10 - this time in the form of Telegram. Unfortunately, it isn't native, but an Android port, although after testing it out it seems to work very well.  Much like Whatsapp, Telegram uses your phone number to register and then shows you other contacts in your address book that also have the app installed. In...

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It's birthday time in India so the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 get a price drop

It's birthday time in India so the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 get a price drop

Just a quick heads up for you folk in India that may be looking to pick up a BlackBerry 10 device - the Z10 and Q10 have been reduced in price. This is to celebrate BlackBerry being in India for 10 years and sees the Z10 price drop to Rs.17,990 and the Q10 Rs.32,990. On a personal note - it still bugs me that there is such a big difference in price between the Z10 and Q10. I know that the...

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If your BlackBerry 10 device is with Three UK you'll now be on a 4G plan

Three

If you're a BlackBerry 10 user on the UK network Three you'll be pleased to hear that all users have automatically been switched to a 4G plan. What makes Three unique compared with other UK carriers is that they are not charging any extra for the privilidge - something they promised right from the start.  Of course, their 4G coverage is limited at the moment with it only being in place in 36...

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Dropbox's new arbitration clause takes away your right to sue — so take it back!

Popular online storage app Dropbox has updated their terms of service (ToS) and that includes a new clause that would have any disputes setlled by an arbiter of their choosing. That means, if your privacy is ever violated, your data ever damaged, or anything goes wrong in any way at any point in time, you won't be able to sue either directly or as part of a class action. And that may not be a...

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Koodo offering the Blackberry Q5 for $150 outright

Koodo offering the Blackberry Q5 for $150 outright

If you live in Canada and are looking to move into a new BlackBerry 10 device but don't have a lot of cash to throw around, the fine folks at Koodo may have just what you're looking for. Right now, on their website and in-store you can pick up a BlackBerry Q5 for only $150 outright or $0 if you actually want a plan with their Tab option. For comparison sake, the parent company of Koodo, TELUS ...

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BlackBerry CEO says Good is not good enough when it comes to security

BlackBerry National Security

BlackBerry CEO John Chen stood fast against claims from competitor Good Technology that customers were seeking them because BlackBerry couldn't handle multiple platforms. As most folks around CrackBerry will be eager to point out, BlackBerry's been doing that for awhile, and Chen reiterated the fact in a recent blog post. "BlackBerry has provided multi-platform OS management for nearly 2 years...

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Next BBM update will bring photo sharing in multi-person chats, bigger emoticons and the ability to send larger files

The BBM team is on a roll cranking out the updates and today BlackBerry gave word that the next big one will have some long-awaited features as well. While there's no official date for the next update, it is definitely something to look forward to. It will bring along the ability to share photos in multi-person chats, larger emoticons and most importantly, the ability to share files up to 16MB...

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Reminder: Enter CrackBerry's 7th Birthday Contest for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Just a friendly reminder that if you have yet to do so, you can still enter our 7th birthday contest for a chance to win some really awesome prizes. They're not strictly BlackBerry prizes this time around either — we're going BIG and offering up some of the toys that we love the most so that you can love them too! Here's what you can win: Nest Learning Thermostat Jaybirds Bluebuds X Pebble...

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Press Release: Odebrecht Purchasing 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones for Operations in Brazil

The Brazilian company Odebrecht has just announced that they wil be purchasing 3,500 BlackBerry 10 devices to deploy in their organization along with BES10. Odebrecht will be purchasing a mix of Z10 and Q5 models during the first year of their contract. Odebrecht CIO Andre Schneiter cites the security features of both BlackBerry 10 and BES10 and one of the biggest deciding factors, and also...

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BlackBerry 10 Review - 2014 Edition

BlackBerry 10.2.1

When BlackBerry 10 was first introduced on the BlackBerry Z10, there were some noticeable things missing that just should have been there from the start. For longtime BlackBerry users moving from BlackBerry OS 7 to BlackBerry 10, some big functions seem to have been kicked to the curb — including (but not limited to) bedside mode, custom notifications for contacts, level 1 notifications, and...

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Deal of the Day: MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 80% off the list price! Help keep your BlackBerry Q10 protected with this hard case while not sacrificing the slim look of the device. This durable, polycarbonate case is designed specifically for the Q10, features a soft-touch finish and has cut outs for all of the devices features. List Price: $19.95   Today Only...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 28, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 28, 2014

Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday so far and getting ready for the weekend. It's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. Popup for SMS by GreenSky For those...

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BlackBerry Q5 in white only £100 from Carphone Warehouse

BlackBerry Q5 in white only £100 from Carphone Warehouse

More great bargains for the people of the U.K. We've already seen Vodafone offer the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for a low price, now, Carphone Warehouse is getting in on bargain deals with the BlackBerry Q5. Right now you can get white Q5 for as little as £99.95, SIM free. Not bad at all. Carphone Warehouse also stock the red version but that is still priced at £239.95. Even so, I quite like the...

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