March security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv March security patches available

Update: The full details of what has been addressed in this release can now be viewed on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. The March security patch for the BlackBerry Priv is now available to download. The update, which weighs in around 17MB, brings some additional security enhancements to the phone. At this time it is not known which vulnerabilities are addressed in this update, though Google is...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Pre-orders, shipment orders, and legal orders. HTC's long-awaited Vive VR headset is now available for pre-order and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now shipping to pre-order customers. Amazon expanded their Alexa virtual assistant to the portable Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker and the compact Echo Dot (which you can amusingly only order through an Echo voice command). And BlackBerry's Android-powered...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 4, 2016: Games, launchers, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup 3/4/16

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of apps for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. Starting things off this week was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, where James, Chris, and Alex discussed the various...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

If you've been waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available for you to purchase, you won't have to wait too much longer. The digital copy will be available on April 1, with the DVD and Blu Ray versions becoming available on April 5. After shattering box office records with more than $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide, many have been anxiously awaiting the chance...

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BlackBerry Priv launches in Israel via Accel Telecom and Partner

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Residents of Israel can officially purchase the Android-based BlackBerry Priv for the first time. The smartphone is being sold via Accel Telecom Ltd and Partner on its website, and it is also available in select retail stores. People in that country can buy the Priv for 4,299 ILS (excluding VAT). You can also check out more information on the smartphone itself by read our extensive review...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon

BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon

If you've patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Priv on Verizon, it looks like your time has come. BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone is now available to order from Verizon's website, further expanding the Priv's reach across carriers. As for pricing, Verizon is offering the Priv at $30 per month for 24 months or, for those looking to buy outright, at a full retail...

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Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Although BlackBerry didn't have any hardware news for Mobile World Congress 2016, they were still in Barcelona to announce new partnerships, new acquisitions and new company initiatives. As part of that, they were on site to showcase their strong enterprise solutions covering EMM, secure messaging and IoT as the latest video uploaded to the BlackBerry YouTube account shows. BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry launches new direct sales program for business owners and IT administrators

BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry smartphone sales initiative allowing business owners and IT administrators looking for a cost-effective way to purchase unlocked BlackBerry devices in volume to buy directly from BlackBerry's Smartphone Business Sales Team. At BlackBerry, it's always been our goal to make mobility easier for businesses of all sizes. From our powerful BES12...

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Best Fitbit to buy: Here's what our editors are using!

Fitbit

Fitbit is one of the most popular wearables on the planet. Here's what the Mobile Nations editor's wear, and why. There are lots of reasons to get a Fitbit. More than just a fitness-focused wearable, it comes a whole social platform that its some 21 million users can all be a part of. For some, it means bragging rights over their friends, for others it's a way to keep motivated to stay in...

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Charge and sync your Passport with a BlackBerry Sync Pod for just $16.95

Charge and sync your Passport with a BlackBerry Sync Pod for just $16.95

Make syncing up with your computer even easier with the BlackBerry's sync pod for the Passport. It makes a great addition to any desk or nightstand, allowing you to just place your phone in it and start your sync. Today only, you can grab one for yourself for $16.95.

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Snag SanDisk's 200GB microSD for $79 at Amazon

SanDisk is offering its 200GB microSD for $79

SanDisk is offering its 200GB microSD card for $79 at Amazon, a savings of around $20 from its regular price. This is a great value for those picking up a new phone like the BlackBerry Priv, and want to have plenty of space to store their favorite pictures, music and videos. We've seen the price drop quickly on the price of the 200GB card, and the $79 price point is around the lowest we have...

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BlackBerry Launcher update allows you to set a default home screen and remove apps with a flick

As expected, more of the BlackBerry Priv preloaded apps have been updated and, this time around, it's the BlackBerry Launcher. With this update, Priv owners will now have the ability for apps to be separated into Recent, Personal, and Work plus, you can set a default home screen of your choosing. If that's not enough, pop-up widgets now enabled by default and apps installed on the SD card and...

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Verizon appears all set to launch the Priv on March 3

Verizon appears all set to launch the Priv on March 3

For those of you on Verizon waiting for the BlackBerry Priv to arrive, you might not have all that much longer to wait. According to several Verizon employees, the company seems to be gearing up to, at the very least, start taking preorders on March 3 with the goal being to have it in retail stores come March 11. The fine folks in the CrackBerry Forums 'Verizon Priv Waiting room' have been...

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BlackBerry Keyboard for Priv updated with improved predictions, corrections and enhanced control

If you've been waiting for improvements to come to BlackBerry's keyboard app for Priv, you'll want to load up Google Play and get the latest release downloaded. The BlackBerry keyboard app has been updated to provide improved predictions, corrections and enhanced control from the physical keyboard making the changes pretty substantial. What's New Priv's prediction engine now processes a...

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BlackBerry Priv Camera update brings slow motion video and bug fixes

BlackBerry Priv Camera update brings slow motion video and bug fixes

In addition to the BlackBerry Virtual Expert update, BlackBerry has rolled out an update to the BlackBerry Priv camera app as well. This release covers the typical minor enhancements and stability fixes, improved selfie stick compatibility but the biggest highlight for this release is the addition of slow motion video. What's New Users can capture smooth slow motion video with PRIV's camera...

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Enter now to win a BlackBerry Priv from CrackBerry!

BlackBerry Priv

Update: Last day folks! Be sure to enter if you haven't already! It's hard to believe that we're already a month into 2016, but sure enough here we are in February! We hope you're all having a fantastic year so far, but we thought maybe we could make it a little better for one of you. So, we're giving away another BlackBerry Priv to a lucky CrackBerry reader! There are several ways for you to...

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Latest Hub10 beta update adds several new features, improvements and bug fixes!

Back in early February, when Hub10 was introduced into the BlackBerry Beta Zone, it was pretty bare-bones offering that showed a ton of promise for those longing for a dark theme for the Hub on BlackBerry 10. Now, as we close February out, a new beta version has been unleashed into the Beta Zone that greatly expands on the original idea and adds several new features, improvements, and bug fixes...

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BlackBerry Virtual Expert update for Priv adds more tests and clears up some bugs

The BlackBerry Virtual Expert, which lets you run various diagnostics on your device to test everything from the display to speakers to the keyboard, has now been updated on the Google Play Store for Priv owners. The list of changes in short this time around but important as the update adds new testing options and improvements for those already in place. This update includes the following:...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update As February draws to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Below we're going to take a look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. The biggest event to take place this past month was Mobile World Congress. Now that it has come...

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BlackBerry Passport SE leather flip case is just $23

The Silver Edition BlackBerry Passport is a stylish phone, so why not keep it protected in something equally as nice? This leather flip case adds both protection and style to the phone, and right now you can save over 50% on it. Grab yours today for just $22.95!

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