WhatsApp gets updated for BlackBerry 10.3 and the Passport

WhatsApp

As BlackBerry addicts BBM is clearly our number one instant messaging app of choice. But millions of us are still also using WhatsApp for staying in touch with buddies on other mobile platforms that refuse to use BBM for whatever reason, according to our recent poll. If you have picked up the BlackBerry Passport you'll want to head on over to BlackBerry World right away as WhatsApp showed an...

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Get Instant on BlackBerry 10 for free, either here or on the Emberify BBM Channel

Instant

It was only very recently that Instant for BlackBerry 10 was updated to version 2.0 which gave us some nice extra features, along with support for the BlackBerry Passport. The developer is kindly offering up 750 free copies of the device usage tracking app - 500 via the code we'll give you below and 250 via their own BBM Channel. If you've missed our previous coverage of the app here's what...

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T-Mobile reports largest quarterly growth in company history

T-Mobile reports largest quarterly growth in company history

T-Mobile has just announced its third quarter 2014 financial report, showing strong growth in several areas. The carrier reported its biggest growth quarter in company history with adding 2.3 million customers in the third quarter alone. In addition the company is reporting that it has already reached its year-end goal for LTE coverage, already having covered 250 million Americans, and it is...

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Kim Kardashian still loves her BlackBerry Bold

Kim Kardashian still loves her BlackBerry Bold

Over the years we've seen Kim Kardashian sporting many BlackBerry devices but, for the most part, those devices have always been from the Bold series. Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Bold 9900 - she's had them all at one point or another. Speaking with Kara Swisher during the Code/Mobile conference put on by Re/Code, Kim let it be known that even though she uses an iPhone and she has a BlackBerry...

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John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

When John Chen took over as BlackBerry CEO back in November of 2013, he noted at the time that he was looking 'forward to leading BlackBerry in its turnaround and business model transformation for the benefit of all of its constituencies, including its customers, shareholders and employees'. That was a strong statement to make, but it showed he had immense confidence in the fact that he could...

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Shield your BlackBerry Z10's display with these awesome screen protectors—only $8.95 today!

These invisible protectors are made of an ultra-slim polymer and shield your screen from abrasives such as keys and dirt. Not only will you enjoy a scratch-free screen, but they also reduce annoying glare. Two birds with one stone! Get yours today and save 44% off the list price.

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A thing of beauty - Atomus HD, free today from Amazon

Atomus HD

Just a quick heads up for you folk that like to take advantage of Amazon's 'free app of the day'. Atomus HD is todays offering and it may not be super exciting or productive, but it oozes awesomeness - trust me. The official explanation of Atomus is a highly complex, kinetic, and interactive visualizer yet it is also an amazingly beautiful work of art. I can't do much better than that so if...

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Have some spooky fun with Halloween Match for BlackBerry 10

Have some spooky fun with Halloween Match for BlackBerry 10

Each year at this time, we gather around carving pumpkins, collecting candy, and choosing our costumes. Halloween is almost here and what better way to celebrate it than with a spooky Halloween game to keep you or your child busy. Halloween Match is a fun, simple, and, of course, easy to play match 3 game. Similar to the developers previous release, Breakfast Saga, instead of arranging...

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Heads up! We've got BlackBerry Mini-USB car chargers available today for just $3.95!

This OEM car charger works great for any mini-USB device while traveling. The coiled style cable helps conserve space in the vehicle and stretches to any passenger when needed. Today you can get yours for 84% off the list price, while supplies last!

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Best Buy and Future Shop offering the TELUS BlackBerry Passport for $199.99

If you're looking to grab a BlackBerry Passport in Canada and spend the least amount possible, then Best Buy or Future Shop can save you a little bit of coin as long as you don't mind signing up for a TELUS 2-year contract. Right now, both retailers are offering a $199.99 deal until October 30th across their big box locations. The offer was previously available for a while, then it...

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The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

We all know BlackBerry 10.3 is great and has a ton of improvements over previous iterations of BlackBerry 10 but did you know it was magical as well? If not, hit play on the video above from J_Caloy and check it out. Pretty awesome, you won't believe it!

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20,000 apps up for grabs in the great big developer giveaway

20,000 apps up for grabs in the great big developer giveaway

We all love a good freebie and we have had many articles here on CrackBerry where developers have given away a bunch of their apps for free. This weekend you're in for a bit of a treat. A handful of developers have come together to offer you a great big app giveaway. We're talking about almost 20,000 free copies between ... developers. In some cases, developers are giving away free copies of a...

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Test your hand to eye coordination with Space Ball Evolution Free

Space Ball Evolution

You'll need steady hands for this one but if you're up for the challenge then this free version of Space Ball Evolution for BlackBerry 10 may well have you addicted. If you head on over to BlackBerry World I'm afraid to say that the description is slightly over the top. The game is far more simple than the descriptions that the developer has used but of course he is trying to sell the concept...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 24, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for October 24, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has just flown by and it has been a busy one indeed. We saw the latest and greatest version of Blaq released with a plethora of new features, UI tweaks, settings, and other notable additions, the announcement of CESlive 2015, and saw how celebrity chef and host Tyler Florence loves his BlackBerry. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your...

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BlackBerry to hold a 'Build for the BlackBerry Classic' webcast for developers

With the BlackBerry Classic due to be released in the coming month, BlackBerry want to make sure there will be apps available for the device come its release. As we know the BlackBerry Classic brings back the so called 'toolbelt' that encompasses the trackpad, menu and back keys, as well as a call and end key. Hence, the name 'Classic'. This does mean that apps need to be developed differently...

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Hub Browser gets several enhancements and Passport support in the latest update

Hub Browser gets several enhancements and Passport support in the latest update

It wasn't too long ago that I told you about a handy productivity application from Tundra Core Studios called Hub Browser. It's main purpose is to grant users quick and easy access to links sent via text, email, or any other location in the BlackBerry 10 OS, without having to leave the Hub or current application. Plain and simple, instead of your device launching the BlackBerry 10 browser each...

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We're taking 50% off these durable clip holsters for BlackBerry Q10 today!

We're taking 50% off these durable clip holsters for BlackBerry Q10 today!

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access.Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and a signature soft touch coating provides an added grip. The back clip can be rotated in both vertical and horizontal positions, too. Get yours today for just $14.95.

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Call blocking gets taken to a whole new level with Call Manager Pro on BlackBerry 10

Call Manager Pro

Before you think to yourselves "Oh, just another call blocking app" bear with me as this one is kind of special and has a massive array of features - so please read on. The bad news is that after writing this I then discovered that it is only available for 10.3 and above. With some of the previous call blocking BlackBerry 10 apps we've looked at in the past they have just offered the...

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Inspiro

Everyone likes a discount don't they? Well If you've been tempted in the past to purchase either Sportrate or Air Race HD for BlackBerry 10 this could be the weekend to get in on the action as the developer (Inspiro) is offering up some hefty discounts (up to 75%) as well as some free copies for the CrackBerry community. The discounts and promo codes will be available from October 24th -...

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T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC to alter a few rules to help it succeed. Stating the importance of low-band spectrum, T-Mobile's...

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