From the forums: The Q80i BlackBerry 10 concept

Q80i

It's concept time again - another from CrackBerry forum member Andreas Kimishis1 who also recently added the BlackBerry slider S50 concept. Although I'm all for a hardware keyboard device with a bigger screen I'm not so keen on this one purely down to its height. Of course, it's only a mockup, but as always it's nice to get some feedback from the CrackBerry community.  With a BlackBerry...

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Flappy Herbie

If you downloaded Flappy Herbie for BlackBerry 10 you'll want to head on over to BlackBerry World and grab the latest update. As you'll see below there are some minor enhancements, but also some big ones - two new levels and also a new character - Mollie.  For BlackBerry 10 users you will have to buy Mollie in-app for $1.99, however PlayBook users will get her for free as you already paid to...

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Ghost Commander file manager for BlackBerry 10 gets some love with a new UI update

There's a wide array of file managers available for BlackBerry 10 but one of my personal favorites is Ghost Commander due to the fact it allows you to dig a bit deeper into the BlackBerry 10 OS then most other file managers available.  Although it'll never win any awards for being the best looking app out there, it has just been updated with a better looking UI than what it was running before...

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Sponsored invites and ads soon making their way to cross-platform BBM

Sponsored invites and ads were always slated to be arriving on BBM and BBM Channels, it was just a matter of when exactly they'd start rolling out that remained unanswered. As it turns out, they're likely coming in the next release according to the latest BBM for Android beta, which also includes the real features we've been waiting for. About the Ads experience Ads should appear on your...

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How to color code messages with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

How to color code messages with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Color coding messages in the BlackBerry Hub isn't totally new with OS 10.2.1, but it may well be one of those features that as a BlackBerry 10 user you weren't aware of. What's nice about this feature is that it isn't just your email accounts (if you have more than one) that you can have colors assigned. All your native apps such as BBM and SMS are included as well, but so are any others that...

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Apple now has CarPlay, why can't QNX do the same for all phones and all cars?

Apple now has CarPlay, why can't QNX do the same for all phones?

Today Apple made CarPlay official. Automobile makers who support the technology will essentially be implementing a way for drivers to interact with their iPhone through the car's infotainment system, which includes the car's touch screen, microphone, buttons, etc. It's important to point out that the cars are not running iOS. Apple would probably never license iOS to anyone, so we're really...

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 update with a slew of bug fixes and improvements

For many BlackBerry 10 users, Blaq is the go to Twitter client on their devices and after some hardcore beta testing to address bugs and add improvements a new build of Blaq for BlackBerry 10 has been released. The updated version, noted as v1.3.2, is currently filtering through BlackBerry World right now so you can get yourself updated as soon as it appears for you. In case you want the full...

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BlackBerry Z30 apps in BlackBerry World to be automatically available for the BlackBerry Z3

A note to developers. If your app is available for the BlackBerry Z30 in BlackBerry World, then it will automatically be made available for the upcoming BlackBerry Z3 smartphone. Since they share similar physical dimensions as well as screen size, most if not all apps compatible with the Z30 will also support the Z3. If, for whatever reason, you do not wish for your app to be made available...

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Fongo back on BlackBerry with the release of their BlackBerry 10 app

If you've been missing the Fongo app from BBOS, you won't have to worry about that now. Fongo has released their money saving Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones after having teased its release a bit back in February. As expected, the app is fully featured offering unlimited calls, text and more. Free local Canadian phone number Free unlimited calling across...

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Dark Space for BlackBerry 10: Challenging, yet so addictive.

Dark Space

If you're looking for a new gaming challenge on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone you may want to take a look at Dark Space. The concept behind Dark Space is simple: you control a space craft which must travel from one planet to the next - finishing up at the green planet Your craft will orbit each planet and you need to tap the screen just at the right time to fire your ship in a straight line to...

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Verizon

Pre-paid plans are becoming a more-and-more viable option these days, especially if carriers continue to make improvements like Verizon has just done with the introduction of their new "ALLSET PLANS" (no more all-caps from here on out, mkay). These new plans start at $35-a-month for basic phones, but if you're smart and opt for a smartphone, it starts at a mere $45-a-month. That low Allset...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save over 53% off the list price! This compact charger charges your BlackBerry device up to twice as fast, and is also compatible with the PlayBook tablet or any micro-USB Bluetooth headset. The 7 ft. coiled-style cable makes it easy to store in your vehicle without taking up lots of space! List Price: $29....

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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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