BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks to CNBC about the Z3 launch

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks to CNBC about the Z3 launch

There has been plenty of talk surrounding the launch of the BlackBerry Z3 and ultimately how sales are going. As we noted early on, pre-orders for the device seemingly went well and when launch day came around, there was plenty of buzz at retailers as well. BlackBerry themselves spoke about the launch on their Inside BlackBerry Blog. Thus far, the company and more importantly BlackBerry CEO...

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T-Mobile holding Uncarrier 5.0 event in LA

Uncarrier

T-Mobile has setup another Uncarrier event for June 18 in Los Angeles. This will be their fifth such event, hence the name Uncarrier 5.0. Previously on the John Legere show, we've seen T-Mobile offer to pay your ETF from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, Introduce their Jump! program, give everyone free international roaming and offer free LTE data for your tablet. It seems to be working for them,...

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Looking back at the incredible pace of change at BlackBerry in CEO John Chen's first six months

On November 4th, BlackBerry's board of directors made a shocking announcement. The company was officially ending its strategic review and eliminating the plan to go private. Instead they raised $1 billion in convertible debt, fired Thorsten Heins as CEO and brought in a guy named John Chen who was new to CrackBerry readers, but very experienced at technology turnarounds. The financing closed...

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Contest winner: a BlackBerry holster from ShopCrackBerry!

Contest winner: a BlackBerry holster from ShopCrackBerry!

The results are in! We have the winners from last week's contest. This one lucky reader has won themselves a holster for their BlackBerry 10 smartphone. We love to give stuff away, so be on the lookout for our next contest, and if you haven't already, make sure you head over to newly launched Connectedly and enter the Site Launch Contest! Also, be sure to follow the CrackBerry BBM Channel (...

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Reminder: Last Chance to win Sonos Speakers, Hue Lights and more in our Connectedly site launch contest!

May is quickly coming to an end, which means it's your last chance to enter to win some awesome prizes in Connectedly's site launch contest! In case you missed it, Connectedly is the newest site in the Mobile Nations family, which focuses on the world of wearables, smart devices and the Internet of Things. Entering is Easy Simply jump over to the contest post on Connectedly at the clink below...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10 and get 40% off the list price! Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case is crafted with a durable, shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, the music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. List Price: $24.99   Today Only: $...

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BlackBerry Windermere shows off 8 Active Frames on the homescreen

BlackBerry Windermere shows off 8 Active Frames on the homescreen

The biggest device in the rumor mill at this point has to be the BlackBerry Windermere (AKA Q30). It's all but official at this point — having shown up in various places now more than a few times. The Windermere will be sporting a big 4.5" 1440x1440 display, and that means tons of room on the homescreen for not only apps, but also Active Frames. Windermere with 8 Active Frames The...

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BlackBerry a Platinum sponsor at Enterprise Apps World

BlackBerry a Platinum sponsor at Enterprise Apps World

Apps World is a conference held every year in London (though there is a North America event too) and is an event where lots of companies around the globe talk about multi-platform apps. The event will have lots of speakers over the two day conference as well as workshops for developers to attend. Enterprise Apps World is a separate event and obviously targets on the enterprise world. Since...

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UnSend Email lets you retrieve those mistakenly sent e-mail messages

UnSend Email lets you retrieve those mistakenly sent e-mail messages

Ever sent a message then instantly regret having done so? Wouldn't it be great if you could unsend that e-mail. Gmail has this an option available when you send an e-mail, you have about 5 seconds to hit the Undo button before your message has been sent away, though you can increase this time delay in the Settings. A developer has brought this same function to BlackBerry 10 with an app called...

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Real-time speech translation coming to Skype later this year

Translate

At the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA tonight, head of Microsoft's Skype and Lync Gurdeep Singh Pall showed off a peek at what he and his team have been working on — real-time speech translation for Skype calls. The demo showed Pall's English being translated — both the speech and in captions — to German, as his German colleague's voice was translated to English. Microsoft CEO...

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The latest Sonos app for Android works on BlackBerry 10

Sonos BlackBerry Z3

The good folks at Sonos have yet to issue an official app for BlackBerry 10, and sadly the Android app throws connection issues as soon as it starts up. Thankfully there are some third-party options, but they still leave out some of the newer features (and cost money). Today I came across this thread in the Connectedly forums however, where one user stated that the latest version of the Android...

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10 Time Saving Tips for the BlackBerry 10 Hub

10 Time Saving Tips for the BlackBerry 10 Hub

One of the best features of BlackBerry 10 is BlackBerry Hub. The place where will find all your notifications, be it e-mail, SMS, Twitter, Facebook and more. We can access many apps without having to leave the Hub, making you more efficient when responding to messages. It is definitely something that adds to BlackBerry 10 devices being a very productive tool. In many ways, the name "Hub" is...

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Do you suffer from the 'double typing issue' on the BlackBerry Q10?

Double Typing Issue BlackBerry Q10

If you jump into CrackBerry's BlackBerry Q10 Forum and sort the topic threads by popularity, the second most-viewed topic is about the BlackBerry Q10 'double typing issue'. For those who have experienced it, you know the 'issue' I'm referring to. Sometimes when you're typing and you press a letter on the keyboard once, instead of one letter showing up on the screen you get two. When it happens...

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How do these guys do this? A mobile hotspot for $20 with free high-speed Wi-Fi

How do these guys do this? A mobile hotspot for $20 with free high-speed Wi-Fi

Sponsored by Sponsored by Sponsored by Sponsored by How do these guys do this? A mobile hotspot for $20 with free high-speed Wi-Fi...

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Durban entrepreneur uses BBM to connect people to jobs

BBM

Over in South Africa BBM has been found to be rather useful as an advertising tool when it comes to finding a job. As you'll see below, Sanjeev Singh, has started to promote job vacancies via BBM to over 24,000 people. While most of us tend to take BBM for granted, including myself, it's fantastic to see someone come up with a new use for it. With brands now also being able to utilize BBM...

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Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10 and save 60% off the regular price! The S Series cover integrates shock-absorbent inner material with a hard outer shell to provide sophisticated protection for your BlackBerry Z10. This case combines colors in a slim and attractive design, featuring access to the screen, camera, ports and buttons of the device. List Price...

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Get ready for it... June is #MobileFit Month!

Get ready for it... June is #MobileFit Month!

We're looking forward to making June the month we dedicate to the intersection of technology and fitness. We're going to explore and highlight fitness, diet and health apps for your platform. We're going to explore accessories that help you get the most of your workout. We'll look at connected devices that will help you achieve your fitness goals. June is where we all get #MobileFit. You'll...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3175 update rolling out for all BlackBerry 10 devices today

We're getting a BlackBerry 10 update today. And no, it's not OS 10.3. It's a 10.2.1 update that brings a few new enhancements and features to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. We actually saw this OS version drop as a leak early in the month of May. If you're one who prefers to load officially, then look out for the update as it will be rolling out today for all BlackBerry 10 devices. New...

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Canadian airlines will soon allow gate-to-gate electronics use

Airlines

Canadians airlines will soon allow unrestricted electronics access to customers following a new ruling by Canada's Transport Minister. The move comes after the US FAA announced last year that customers can use their electronic devices during "all phases of flight." While smartphones and cellular-enabled tablets need to be on Airplane Mode during take-off and landing, all other devices, like...

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