Nokia confirms BBM is coming to Lumia devices

Nokia confirms BBM is coming to Lumia devices

On stage at Nokia's press event at Mobile World Congress, Stephen Elop confirmed that BBM will be coming to Lumia devices. He didn't go into detail with a release date or if this means it will come to all Windows Phone devices (which, I'd assume it will), but at least this is finally confirmation that BBM4ALL really is on its way to becoming BBM4ALL. We'll follow up with more details as we...

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QNX and Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions to demo the QNX CAR Platform at MWC

Back during CES, QNX and Qualcomm announced the first In-car Infotainment system powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and with that event over, it's onto Mobile World Congress where there will be a full on demo of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions/QNX CAR Platform happening.  At MWC 2014, you’ll experience an in-car demonstration of the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment...

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Weekend Coder: More custom UI's with Fancy Transitions

Weekend Coder: More custom UI's with Fancy Transitions

Since BlackBerry 10 Cascades came out a little less than two years ago there have been three major releases of tools and APIs for developers to play around with. And I, like many weekend coders, have spent most of my time trying to use those tools for their somewhat obvious purposes. But as the tool releases have slowed and we have all had time to gain some mastery of the provided tools it’s...

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From the Editor's Desk: Welcome to #MWC14 and Hello from Barcelona!

From the Editor's Desk: Welcome to #MWC14 and Hello from Barcelona!

It's been FOUR years since I've personally attended Mobile World Congress, but I made the voyage this year and am now writing to you from Barcelona, Spain. I'm not alone for the trip. Also joining me from the Mobile Nations team are Daniel Rubino, Phil Nickinson, Alex Dobie, Richard Devine and Andrew Martonik (for info on where to follow us, INCLUDING BBM CHANNELS, click here). And be sure to...

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Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case for BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case for BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the Amzer Hybrid Case for BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900 and save 70% off the list price! The Amzer Hybrid Case features not one, but two layers of advanced hybrid protection. The first layer is a durable silicone cover that's a perfect fit over your your BlackBerry Bold. The second layer is an impact resistant hard shell that easily wraps around and secures the silicone...

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How to get the most out of Word Substitution with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Word Substitution

We all know that typing on BlackBerry 10 is as good as it gets, whether you're a all-touch or hardware keyboard user. With the awesome intelligent word prediction, banging out a message is faster and more precise on BlackBerry 10 compared to the likes of iOS, Android and Windows Phone in my experience.  For all-touch BlackBerry 10 users you can of course take advantage of the predicted words...

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Evolution Browser

Users of Evolution Browser for BlackBerry 10 may want to head on over to BlackBerry World and grab version 2.0 which has now been released. The new improvements have been implemented for OS 10.2.1 and give an all-round better experience.  As we stated in our original post, Evolution Browser (which is Built for BlackBerry) packs in a bunch of stuff that you won't find in the native BlackBerry...

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It's not just you, WhatsApp is currently down

It's not just you, WhatsApp is currently down

If you're a WhatsApp user and having some issues with sending and receiving messages, you're not alone. As confirmed by WhatsApp, they are experiencing server issues right now and are expected to be back up shortly. In the meantime, get your $19B and Facebook jokes out in the comments below. We'll update when it comes back to life. Annnnd... service restored.

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Future Ford Sync units to be powered by BlackBerry's QNX, not Microsoft

Ford is reportedly ready to ditch Microsoft in favor of BlackBerry's QNX car platform in future upgrades of its in-car Sync system. Ford has had various issues with their MyFord and Sync systems over the last few years, bringing down their quality ratings and causing them to seek other options for their vehicle infotainment systems. They are said to be making the switch to the QNX platform for...

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Follow Mobile Nations at Mobile World Congress!

MWC

Mobile Nations has landed in Barcelona! We're not just here for cervezas and tapas, of course, but for the annual Mobile World Congress. We've got a lot to look forward to this week and the team on the ground will be bringing you the very best of it all. We've a team of six on the ground in Spain, and besides keeping up with everything on the blogs you'll want to be following us on the socials...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, you can buy the Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 46% off the list price! The DualPro SHINE Hard Case protects your BlackBerry Q10 with a shock absorbing inner layer of silicone layered with an acrylic outer shell featuring a brushed aluminum finish. This case provides excellent protection against impacts and leaves access to all features of your...

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Typic+ for BlackBerry 10 - taking photo alterations to a whole new level

Typic+

Camera applications are certainly all the rage these days on all mobile platforms. Typic+ brings us a rather nice native BlackBerry 10 option which isn't just about adding filters, but text as well and as you'll see from the video there are a ton of tweaks and alterations you can make. If you enjoy taking photos with your BlackBerry you won't want to miss this one.  Before you think to...

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We go hands on with BBM Stickers for BlackBerry 10

BBM Stickers

We announced yesterday that BBM Stickers was available to download for certain BlackBerry Beta Zone members, with the full version coming to the masses on BlackBerry, iOS and Android in the near future. In true CrackBerry fashion we couldn't not bring you a video showing you what it's all about if you are not a Beta Zone member.  The way this will work is that within BBM you will have access...

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SafeDrive

One of my personal favorite BlackBerry 10 apps for using in the car has received a very welcome update this week. SafeDrive is designed to read your email messages to you  - therefore allowing you to concentrate on the road. Up until this latest version you had to choose which email account would be the one used but not anymore. Version 1.4.0 brings the ability for multiple accounts to be...

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The BlackBerry Innovation Community is a place where you can share your thoughts and feedback directly with BlackBerry

At some point or another, you've probably asked yourself why there's no real place to offer feedback directly to BlackBerry on their products and services. Truth be told, there's several ways you can do exactly just that be it through the BlackBerry website, the official BlackBerry Forums and Blogs and even the BlackBerry Beta Zone but some folks want a more centralized and direct place to...

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Here’s one way BlackBerry could become a huge consumer brand again

Here’s one way BlackBerry could become a huge consumer brand again

At the start of this millennium BlackBerry did something amazing. They mobilized email. At the time it was rare to see a holstered RIM 850 or RIM 950 handheld …because the people who owned them were addicts. They were always sending and reading email on their devices. Ultimately this addictive nature of the product is what inspired Kevin to start CrackBerry in the first place.  That was a long...

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BES 10.2 now available - Brings along BlackBerry Web Services for Universal Device Service

The rumors have been abundant over the last few weeks, and today BES 10.2 is officially available. There are plenty of new features in tow, the highlights of which is Blackberry Web Services (BWS) support for Universal Device Service (UDS). The addition of BWS helps to close the gap between UDS and BlackBerry Device Services. The release also brings new features, APIs and fields and is much...

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What is Secure Work Space?

What is Secure Work Space?

As more companies started allowing iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) into the enterprise, a second trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) also started to take hold.  Companies adopted a BYOD policy allowing their employees to choose whatever device they wanted to, but had to agree to have that device managed and secured by their company’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. In many instances,...

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BlackBerry introduces BBM Stickers in limited beta

BlackBerry introduces BBM Stickers in limited beta

With quite a big update to BBM on BlackBerry, Android and iOS recently, BlackBerry is working hard to bring more new features to BBM. What's next? BBM Stickers. Bigger and better than your regular emoticons, making your BBM conversations even more interesting. They will be available to download in packs via a BBM Shop that will be coming soon. BBM Stickers will take the form of characters,...

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