Shaw Communications announces plans to acquire Wind Mobile

Shaw Communications announces plans to acquire Wind Mobile

Canada's Shaw Communications has announced plans to acquire Wind Mobile, aiming to dip its toes into the wireless market. Shaw, which currently provides cable and internet services, says that it hopes the $1.6 billion deal will help it tackle an increasingly "mobile-first" media landscape: "The global telecom landscape is quickly evolving towards 'mobile-first' product offerings as...

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Was the BlackBerry Hub an important part of your decision to buy a Priv?

For the BlackBerry Priv, one of the key features which separates it from other Android devices on the market is the BlackBerry Hub. The Hub allows you to quickly organise and take action on emails, text and BBM messages, phone calls, social media notifications, calendar invitations and more has become something a lot of BlackBerry users can't live without. However, looking through the...

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Limited time offer: Free shipping at ShopCrackBerry US until December 31

Limited time offer: Free shipping at ShopCrackBerry US until December 31

Shop for all your BlackBerry accessories and have them shipped for free through December 31. Starting today, all orders shipped via standard USPS to the 48 contiguous states will have shipping costs waived through December 31, 2015. Here at ShopCrackBerry we have a large selection of popular BlackBerry accessories including cases, chargers, Bluetooth, and more for the latest devices. Find your...

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UKarbon skins are a great way to change up the look of your BlackBerry

UKarbon skins are a great way to change up the look of your BlackBerry

Skins for devices have been around for some time though they're becoming few and far between for BlackBerry 10 owners. There are some companies that still sell skins for BlackBerry devices, and a UK-based company has started to offer up skins for BlackBerry 10 models. Join us as take a look at a few of them. UKarbon has a variety of skins on offer. From the popular carbon look, to matte...

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BlackBerry World to celebrate the holidays with free apps for BlackBerry 10 users

WhereIs...?

BlackBerry 10 smartphone owners will be able to grab a number of apps that are normally paid downloads for free from BlackBerry World from December 20 to December 26. It's part of the company's holiday celebrations. While the final list of free apps has yet to be revealed, BlackBerry said apps like WhereIs...? (shown above), Instant – Track Device Usage and PaperPusher Scanner will be...

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xFit WOD updated to include scratch pad, track picture notes, bug fixes, and more!

The CrossFit conditioning program has soared in popularity over the past few years, and a new update to xFit WOD for BlackBerry 10 makes staying on track even easier. Staying on track is especially difficult during this holiday season, where the temptation to overindulge is always present. My willpower is at an all-time low right now what with all the seasonal chocolates and candy being...

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John Chen speaks on the great encryption debate and where BlackBerry stands on it all

For more than a decade now there has been ongoing debates about encryption and role it plays in the technology world, and unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you've have caught some of that debate by now. While not the sole reason for the rise in the debate, the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California have brought encryption and its use in technology to the forefront once...

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Take control of your BBM for Android notifications with bbRingtones

Take control of your BBM for Android notifications with bbRingtones

If you have recently moved to a Priv or are using BBM on any other Android device, then there's no doubt that you've noticed the notification control BlackBerry's messaging app isn't exactly as robust as it is on BlackBerry 10. Sure, you can still customize the LED and ringtone for all BBM messages in general but setting notifications for specific individuals is simply not possible without some...

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Buy a Priv, get a free case and USB dock from BlackBerry until Jan. 5

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry is offering a generous holiday offer for people who purchase a smartphone from its retail site, including buyers of the new BlackBerry Priv. From now until January 5, people who purchase a Priv, Classic, Leap, Passport, or Passport Silver Edition smartphone from the ShopBlackBerry.com site can get a free sync pod and device case that have a total value of $95. In addition to the...

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Most Priv owners are using a balance of both the physical and virtual keyboard

That's according to the results from our latest poll. Out of the three options we gave when asking 'Which keyboard do you use the most on your Priv?' a grand total of 34.72% (987 votes) said they use a balance of both the physical and virtual keyboards but those strictly physical keyboard users were not exactly far behind either. 33.73% (959 votes) said they were opting to use those great...

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Score yourself some free NHL BBM stickers from the BBM Shop!

Score yourself some free NHL BBM stickers from the BBM Shop!

The BBM Shop has been rather busy as of late loading up on a wide assortment of stickers, and while we don't go crazy around here posting each and every single pack, when cool (and especially free) packs come up, we share them. Right now, there's a new pack that has just arrived that I KNOW a lot of folks have been waiting for. Following up on the earlier NHL pack from Molson, which featured...

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How to enable predictive emoji on the BlackBerry Priv

How to enable predictive emoji on the BlackBerry Priv

In our increasingly digital age emoticons or emoji's as they're popularly associated have become a staple in our daily communications. With the launch of Priv, BlackBerry has plugged a major bit of user feedback by giving unfettered access to a full array of emojis to use with family, friends and colleagues. In the latest update to the BlackBerry Priv keyboard the teams have brought in the...

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Jot down all your important tasks with 1,000 copies of Noted

Jot down all your important tasks with 1000 copies of Noted

For those seeking to track the important information they need to jot down in a hurry, there is Noted. Reaching back to the memo pad days on legacy devices, this simple text editor stores all of your notes, to-do's, tasks, and anything else you can think of all in one place. Since our initial review, the developer incorporated several new features and enhancements that only improved the...

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Enter CrackBerry's Fa-la-la-liday contest for a BlackBerry Priv or Passport!

CrackBerry's Fa-la-la-liday contest

CrackBerry Santa is back once again and he's brought a sack full of prizes to give away. Have you been naughty or nice this year? Does Santa have a present for you, or will you find a box of coal under the tree? It's time to find out in CrackBerry's Fa-la-la-liday contest! The prizes The grand prize winner of this contest will get their choice of a BlackBerry Priv or a BlackBerry Passport! We...

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BlackBerry Services, Camera, Keyboard and Launcher all updated for Priv

As expected, now that the software update for Priv has rolled out to both unlocked devices and AT&T devices, BlackBerry has also pushed out several app updates to improve upon the Priv experience. Right now, we're seeing BlackBerry Services, Camera, Launcher, and Keyboard have all been updated with varying levels of changes. We've got the rundown of each for you. BlackBerry Services -...

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AT&T is now pushing its first update to the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv update pushing from AT&T

As promised, AT&T is now pushing its first update to the BlackBerry Priv, bringing along with it a number of changes. The update, which was released to unlocked phones last week, brings camera enhancements, security patches and more to the smartphone. Weighing in at around 475MB in size, you can expect the following changes after downloading and installing this update: An improved...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Media

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Media

And we're back! This week, we returned to a live broadcast to get everyone caught up on the latest BlackBerry news and discussion. Quite a few things on tap this week, such as Sprint finally rolling out BlackBerry 10.3.2, the Priv being sold through Walmart plus, new updates for BBM on BlackBerry 10 and Android. Settle in and check out the video or grab the audio download for playback at your...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

This train shows no signs of stopping. At long last, the not-a-Nexus-but-kind-of Google Pixel C Android tablet has been unleashed upon the world. It's an interesting, if occasionally confusing and frustrating affair — not unlike the also-just-released Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Speaking of confusing, Apple did some of that themselves by releasing their first iPhone battery case, the "Apple...

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Amzer hybrid kickstand cases for BlackBerry Classic are only $4.95

Amzer hybrid kickstand cases for BlackBerry Classic are only $4.95

This hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Now and then the fine folks at Spotify decide to go ahead and offer up a bit of a discount on their streaming music services premium offering and with the holidays right around the corner, they're once again in a generous mood. Right now, until the end of December, you can snag three months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents provided you're new to the service. Listen without the distraction...

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