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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Grab a BlackBerry Curve 9320 for only £70 this weekend from Vodafone UK

If you're in the U.K. and you're looking for a BlackBerry bargain, you should maybe check out Vodafone. For this weekend only, they are offering the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in white for only £70. Sure, it's not BlackBerry 10 but there are still many legacy users out there and the Curve 9320 is a great little device with the 'classic' design.  At the time of purchase you'll need to top-up £10 on...

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Sportrate Fitness Tracker gets updated with heart monitor features plus more

Sportrate for BlackBerry 10

You may remember that in late 2013 we brought you a quick video review of Sportrate Fitness Tracker for BlackBerry 10. The developer has been hard at work and today sees an update drop for you folk that like to keep an eye on your exercise routines.  There's both a free and a pro version of the app so testing it out won't cost you a penny - and it's pretty darn sweet in my opinion. For you...

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How to enable Bedside Mode with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Clock

Having Bedside Mode on a BlackBerry is certainly nothing new. With the introduction of BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 we did get a quicker way of accessing the feature if it's one you use when you retire for the night.  One way to reach it is just the same as it's always been with BlackBerry 10 and that's to open up the clock app and drag down from the top bezel. You'll then be given the option to...

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6MB file size transfer limit over BBM to be addressed in next version

Here's a nice piece of news for those of you out there frustrated with the file size transfer limit being set at 6MB over BBM. In discussions with Jeff Gadway, part the BBM Product Marketing team, he let it be known that the BBM team has heard customers loud and clear and are looking to adjust or remove the limit with the next version of BBM. Hey @Bla1ze @thelink74 happy to say we're...

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Fend off enemies and save your town in Bardbarian for BlackBerry 10

Bardbarian is the latest game from TreeFortress, a small team of game devs based out of Edmonton, Canada whose goal is simple. Make cool games and have fun doing it! Their first release Bardbarian, landed on iOS and the Amazon app store not long ago but they've now gone ahead and released it for BlackBerry 10 as well. You play as Brad the barbarian, who is awoken to the sounds of his town...

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Ford hasn't decided on QNX for future Sync sytems just yet

Ford hasn't decided on QNX for future Sync sytems just yet

Although there has been plenty of talk surrounding Ford and their possible ousting of Microsoft for QNX in their next-generation Sync systems, Fords managing director Pin van der Jagt has now stated the rumors are not entirely accurate, although Ford is looking towards other vendors for the system as part of normal business operations. Sync 1 and 2 was done with Microsoft but we are not...

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CrackBerry Asks: Would you like to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10?

HERE Drive+

Now that Nokia are jumping on the BBM bandwagon with both Windows Phone and their freshly announced X platform I was wondering what other applications BlackBerry and Nokia may be keen to share in the future.  The first to spring to mind was HERE Drive+ which initially was only available on Nokia's own Lumia devices, but eventually rolled out to all Windows Phones. Sure, we have BlackBerry...

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How to use NFC on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

NFC 10.2.1

File sharing via NFC is nothing new for BlackBerry 10 users, although from my experience it's not used nearly as much as it should be. There isn't an easier way to share something with a friend - as long as they have a smartphone with NFC. Fortunately, all BlackBerry 10 devices have NFC - unlike a few competitors that still seem to be lagging behind on that front.  I suppose one of the most...

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Dear Berry: How do I restore a backup after downgrading my OS?

Dear Berry: How do I restore a backup after downgrading my OS?

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from a reader who asks: I'm having an issue with the new OS leak so I  downgraded back to my carrier's stock OS. BlackBerry Link is giving me an error message that it cannot restore data as the backup was created with a higher version of the OS. Can you please help...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10 and save 49% off the list price! The ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Z10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. List Price: $34.95   Today Only: $...

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Get back up and running with Couch 2AnyK Pro

Get back up and running with Couch 2AnyK Pro

Running -- something I used to do a lot of when I was younger. I even used to compete when I was in school, but as I grew older sports slowly started to be non-existent in my life. Now, I'm at the point in my life where I want to try to stay in shape as I'm sure a lot of other people do. It's not always easy and we're seeing technology try to help get us back into shape too. Apart from the...

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Tango Messenger comes to BlackBerry 10

Tango

On the off chance you want another instant messaging client to add to your list - Tango Messenger is now available in BlackBerry World for all touch BlackBerry 10 devices at the time of release. The cross platform messaging app is an Android port and honestly speaking, after testing it isn't great - especially when compared to the likes of BBM and Whatsapp.  That said, if you have friends...

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How to quickly access Device Monitor with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Device Monitor

The Device Monitor which is built into BlackBerry 10 is a valid source of information when it comes to viewing how your BlackBerry is performing. With instant access to Battery Performance, CPU, Memory and Storage - seeing what apps are using up the most space or battery can be just a swipe and a tap away.  The easiest and quickest way to access the Device Monitor is to add it to your Quick...

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Keyboards

With us know knowing that the next BlackBerry 10 hardware keyboard flagship device (the Q20/BlackBerry Classic) will see the return of the trackpad and function keys I was intrigued to discover if the news could indeed bring 'all touch' BlackBerry users back to their roots and switching over to a hardware keyboard.  From my perspective it's a hard one to call. One the one hand I suspect that...

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