BlackBerry 'Prague' rumored to be company's first Android-powered device

BlackBerry 'Prague' rumored to be company's first Android-powered device

There has been quite a bit of chatter lately about Android-powered BlackBerry devices, and yet another rumor has surfaced. According to N4BB, BlackBerry's first Android device is called the BlackBerry "Prague", which won't be flagship style hardware, instead more on the lower end. It is said that the "Prague" will be aimed towards emerging markets, much like the Android One devices that other...

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White BlackBerry Classic unboxing!

BlackBerry Classic White front view

We've got our hands on a white BlackBerry Classic and we thought we'd follow tradition and give it an unboxing video. Freshly delivered, I set up the video and went through an unboxing of the white BlackBerry Classic, so we can get a closer look. The BlackBerry Classic in white is currently only available in certain countries right now, such as the U.K., UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Saudi...

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The majority of CrackBerry readers wouldn't buy an Android-based BlackBerry

Shocking, right? Who would have thought? BlackBerry users love BlackBerry 10 and don't want an Android-based BlackBerry. Truthfully, I was playing devil's advocate a bit in asking the question because I entirely expected the majority to flat out tell me I was crazy for asking and proceed to reach for their pitchforks. But, that never happened aside from the odd 'what a dumb question' comment....

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FCC fines AT&T $100 million over throttling complaints

AT&T has received a $100 million fine from the FCC in regards to complaints that it was throttling data on unlimited plans. The FCC says it has received thousands of complaints from customers who noticed lower data speeds on their grandfathered data plan, and as a result AT&T will have to pay a hefty sum. In the ruling, the FCC points out that "AT&T inhibited consumers' ability to...

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Comcast is reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile US

Comcast is reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile US

Deutsche Telekom is now said to be in talks with Comcast about a potential sale of T-Mobile US. Recently, the Comcast deal fell through with Time Warner, and it was reported that Dish was interested in T-Mobile as well. According to Reuters, Comcast is considered to be the "more attractive" buyer for T-Mobile by the parent company. With Comcast's current financial situation, the company would...

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BlackBerry's upcoming slider, codenamed 'Venice', may release by November 2015

BlackBerry 'Venice' Slider may launch this year

According to some new information from N4BB, it appears as though BlackBerry's upcoming slider may be launching by November 2015. Currently the slider carries a codename of 'Venice', and in addition some supposed specs have surfaced as well. Here is what the reported specs of the Venice are: 5.4-inch Quad-HD display 18 MP rear-camera 5 MP front-camera 1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808 chipset...

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Verizon gearing up for the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.840

Verizon gearing up for the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.840

On Verizon and wondering when you'll officially be getting the BlackBerry 10.3.2 update? If so, you might not have long to wait, especially if you're a BlackBerry Classic owner. Looking at the Verizon devices support site, they've started updating all of their BlackBerry 10 devices such as the BlackBerry Classic, Z10, Z30 and Q10 to show OS 10.3.2.840 as coming soon. Right now, it seems as...

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BlackBerry hosting Annual and Special Meeting webcast on June 23

BlackBerry hosting Annual and Special Meeting webcast on June 23rd

To go along with their First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results, BlackBerry will also be hosting their annual and special meeting webcast on June 23. The live webcast will kick off at 10am ET and you can tune in yourself via the BlackBerry Investor events website. As usual, we'll be tuned in to report on any news that comes out of the webcast, and follow-up posts for any of the important tidbits...

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T-Mobile will push out 10.3.2.798 for the Classic on June 17

T-Mobile will begin rolling out BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.798 for the BlackBerry Classic to users starting on June 17. According to T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith, the update has received approval and is set to start pushing out for the Classic. BlackBerry already announced that OS 10.3.2 would make its way to all BlackBerry 10 devices, so it is great to see T-Mobile pushing it out sooner than...

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Rogers aims to have its BlackBerry devices updated to 10.3.2 by end of July

Rogers posts plans for OS 10.3.2 rollout

Rogers has posted its OS Upgrade plans for the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 release in its Community Forums. While they don't give exact dates, it gives a basic understanding of when users can begin to see the update landing on their devices. Here's when each device will see the update. BlackBerry Passport - July BlackBerry Classic - June / July BlackBerry Q10 - June BlackBerry Q5 - July...

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Father's Day Sale: 20% off BlackBerry accessories through June 21

Father's Day Sale: 20% off BlackBerry accessories through June 21

Looking for a great way to show the old man some love this year? Or, maybe Dad wants to do some shopping of his own for a brand new case, charging dock, or Bluetooth headset. Either way you're in luck, because we're celebrating Dad's big day this entire week by offering 20% off all BlackBerry accessories here at ShopCrackBerry. We've got a wide variety of accessories for the latest and...

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BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry

UPDATE - As expected, some devices (mostly Passport) have now gone to 'out of stock' status. At the time of this update, 4:39AM ET, there's still some Classics and Leaps left. No telling how long they'll last. If you've been holding off on purchasing a BlackBerry Passport, Leap or Classic for any reason, it might be time to make the jump. Right now, ShopBlackBerry has a pretty awesome sale...

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CrackBerry Asks: Would you buy an Android-based BlackBerry?

CrackBerry Asks: Would you buy an Android based BlackBerry?

Before we rolled into the weekend, as I'm sure most CrackBerry readers already know, Reuters dropped a new report that BlackBerry may be considering putting Android as the operating system on an upcoming smartphone. Since then, the rumors and speculation presented in that report have been spun several different ways. The information has been passed around so much now that one would almost be...

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LastPass warns customers to change master passwords following suspicious activity

LastPass is warning customers to change their master passwords as a result of recent suspicious activity on its network. Though LastPass claims that the vault storing user passwords was not accessed, the company is warning users to change their master passwords. Last week the company detected some suspicious activity on the network, and was able to quickly block it. While they claim that no...

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Book-zy adds Passport and Classic support

Each year I make a list of all the books I want to read over the summer. Whether or not I get to them is a different story. The fact is my tastes are eclectic and the volume of paperbacks and hardcovers that grace my shelves are difficult to organize and keep track of. Book-zy was my application of choice when it came to organizing, sorting, and viewing the all of the titles I own or read over...

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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 update brings 'Private Chat' and Quote Message features

Right before the weekend, we saw the BBM for iOS beta get updated with some new features and now, it's time for the BlackBerry 10 BBM beta to get updated. Just as with the iOS release, the latest BBM beta appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 brings the new private chat feature plus, the ability to reorder your sticker packs without having to use a flaky workaround method and...

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Black and Color Photos updated with more effects

As someone who loves photography and taking all sorts of images with my device, there are no shortage of camera and photograph apps available in BlackBerry World to spice things up. Being able to edit and modify photos while on the go to create new memories is always exciting. One such application is Black and Color Pictures. We took a closer look at how it makes subtle changes to your images...

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The Amzer Hybrid Case is a durable dual-layer case for the BlackBerry Classic

Amzer Hybrid Case Front

Before venturing out into the world, be it for travel or work, the first accessory that is always a must for me is a case. While I would rather marvel at the design of the Classic, my better judgment always warns me that protection is best. This time I decided to try the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand. I have always preferred heavy duty cases so this was a no brainer. The design is...

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BBM for iOS Beta

If you have an iOS device and have been testing out BBM through the Beta Zone, you'll want to ensure you get yourself updated the latest release through TestFlight as BlackBerry has sent out invites for v290.100.0.14. The biggest addition this time around is the introduction of 'Private Chat', which BlackBerry has bundled with the Timed Message and Retraction subscription to create a new...

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