Contest winners: A photography accessory and a 64GB media card!

Contest winners: A photography accessory and a 64GB media card!

The results are in! We have the winners from our most recent contests. This round we have a photography accessory and a media card going out to two lucky people. 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...

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BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps gets update to Android 4.3, BB10 accounts support

BlackBerry Q10

The Android 4.3 runtime is now available as part of BlackBerry 10.3 SDK beta. The new runtime will offer compatibility existing Android applications, as well as bring new APIs which will open even more applications for use on BlackBerry. Besides the update to support applications built against the Android 4.3 SDK, you'll get the following new features: Accounts Support: Android applications...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10 and save 44% off the list price! Eliminate the need for multiple cases with this versitle CONVERT Combo! Included with this bundle is the SURFACE Case for casual protection, rugged skin and skeleton, durable CONVERT Holster and an Ultimate Screen Guard to prevent display damage. It's the perfect case for the hard...

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CascaRun Sports Tracker Pro hits the BlackBerry PlayBook

CascaRun Sports Tracker

We posted recently that CascaRun Sports Tracker had been updated for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and with the update brought a free version so folk could experience the app before committing to the paid edition. The Pro edition is now also available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now clearly you won't be running, cycling, skiing etc with a tablet but where this may well come in handy is reviewing...

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German football club Hannover 96 roll out BES10

Hannover 96

More good news today on the BlackBerry 10 Enterprise front. German soccer club Hannover 96 have made the commitment to BES10! ​As you'll see from the following video and press release - the decision to use BlackBerry 10 is not just all about communication, but security and device management is also a big factor - something we all know BlackBerry do best.  In addition, the choice for BES10 ...

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BlackBerry Z3 sales appear to be off to a great start in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 sales appear to be off to a great start in Indonesia

Now that the BlackBerry Z3 has officially launched and is available for purchase, many folks are waiting to see how well the device actually sells for BlackBerry. Early indications showed there was some pretty good demand for the device with retailers but that's always debatable. Perhaps the best evidence of a good start that's available right now is actually seeing how many people turned out...

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Bert Nordberg stepping down from BlackBerry board next month

BlackBerry

BlackBerry board member Bert Nordberg won't be seeking re-election to his seat next month. A recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that Mr. Nordberg won't be staying on as a board member with BlackBerry and will opt instead to step down. Mr. Nordberg has a storied history within the telecommunication industry. He earned his degree in Electrical Engineering...

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CrackBerry 116: Loquacious

CrackBerry 116: Loquacious

I know it's been a while since we've recorded a podcast, but I've been traveling way too much. Adam and Bla1ze joined me today to talk more on the BlackBerry Z3, OS 10.3 / 10.3.1, the BlackBerry Windermere, and a few tales of BlackBerry Live from years past. If we were at BlackBerry Live this week, by our Thursday afternoon we'd be exhausted and loopy and falling off the bandwagon, which is...

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We've updated our CrackBerry Android app with some important fixes

Mobile Nations Apps

A quick heads up for those of you rocking the official CrackBerry App on Android— we've pushed out an update today with a number of important fixes. You're going to want to make sure you download this one, particularly if you've seen increased data usage or are using the widget on your home screen. The fixes apply to all the editorial (ie not the Tapatalk-esque one) apps for all our Mobile...

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New Forums Feature: Embed your best from Twitter and Instagram!

Embed your best from Twitter and Instagram!

Have you ever wanted to share a tweet or Instagram photo smack-dab in the middle of a forum post? If you have, today is your lucky day! We've just added a new feature to our forums that allow you to easily embed tweets or Instagram content directly into your posts. To get started, all you need to do is reply to a post or start a new thread in any of our forums. When you do so, you'll see two...

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The BlackBerry Live moment that left me speechless and brought tears to my eyes!

The ultimate BlackBerry birthday cake!

It's Thursday. Which means it's Throw Back Thursday. And in this week's spirit of looking back at some of our favorite moments of BlackBerry Live events in years gone by, today I'm sharing with you a never before seen moment. For me personally, it's not only one of my favorite BlackBerry Live moments, but one of the absolute most memorable moments of my life.... my BlackBerry Surprise Birthday...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10 and save 53% off the list price! The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preference...

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You can now text to 911 in an emergency

You can now text to 911 in an emergency

Starting today, you'll be able to send a text message to 911 in an emergency situation. The service will be supported by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Text 911 is only available in a small set of select cities in the US to start, however it will be rolled out everywhere by the end of 2014. Using the service is easy, just send a new text message to 911 with the details of your...

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Here are the new features in the works for BlackBerry OS 10.3

Here are the new features in the works for BlackBerry OS 10.3

Last week Michael Clewley dropped a bunch of upcoming OS 10.3 features into his BBM channel and we rounded them all up here. In case you missed them, or like to wait until things are officially official, Inside BlackBerry has posted up a list of 18 new features that we can expect to see in OS 10.3. The OS itself is still a ways off, but it's always good to have something to look forward to,...

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First smartphone 'kill switch' bill in the US passed by… Minnesota

Security Phone

The Governor of Minnesota signed a new bill into law that prohibits the sale of any smartphone without anti-theft software pre-installed. The idea is to deter criminals from stealing handsets in the first place by allowing users to remotely disable and wipe a phone's data, rendering it useless. If a stolen phone is remotely disabled, there wouldn't be any monetary incentive left in the...

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T-Mobile partners with Univision for Hispanic-focused 'Univision Mobile'

T-Mobile partners with Univision for Hispanic-focused 'Univision Mobile'

T-Mobile today announced a new partnership with Univision to launch the creatively titled Univsion Mobile, a new wireless service built for Hispanic Americans. The US carrier has analyzed smartphone usage by the demographic to conclude they rely on mobile devices more heavily than average. Strangely enough, Verizon launched a similar service, Viva Movil, last year with Jeniffer Lopez heading up...

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Ladies and Gentlemen - Two new sticker packs arrive in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up for you folk that are into your BBM Stickers. There are now 'Ladies' and 'Gentlemen' packs available for you to purchase if that's your thing.  Both packs come from Andre Jolicoeur - a illustrator art guy from Canada. His work had appeared all over the world on billboards, magazines, in games, TV shows etc, so he knows his stuff. Both packs contain 25 stickers of either...

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From the forums: The BlackBerry Classic concept gets a revamp

BlackBerry Classic Concept

Concept time once again and this one is a reworked version from regular forum poster DYLANHABKIRK who initially brought us a concept of the BlackBerry Classic/Q20 a short while back. But in true CrackBerry style he took onboard the comments that were left in the post and tweaked the design - good on him! So what's new with this concept: I moved the Volume, and Power / Sleep / Wake Button...

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse announce merger

CPW

As widely reported last week, UK tech retail giants Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have revealed that they are to merge, creating one of the biggest high street technology brands in the country. Dixons CEO Sebastian James announced the news today while reporting trading details for the financial year, according to BBC News. "Today we also announce that we are setting out on a new journey with...

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Thoughts on BlackBerry opening BB10 to non-BES MDM

Thoughts on BlackBerry opening BB10 to non-BES MDM

BlackBerry opens up BB10 to outside MDM platforms. Right after I read this headline I thought I saw a pig flying out the corner of my eye. Is BlackBerry really allowing BB10 devices to be managed by another companies MDM system? Surely not? We don't have too much information right now, but we do have many questions. How It Works Today Today, you can activate a BB10 device directly...

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