AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept. AT&T Mobile and Business...

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Deal of the Day: 50% off BlackBerry Z30 Leather Swivel Holster

Deal of the Day: 50% off BlackBerry Z30 Leather Swivel Holster

Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautiful textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The interior has a very soft, microsuede lining that keeps the front and back of your Z30 safe from scratches. On the back you'll find a strong clip which can be rotated 360 degrees for optimal comfort. Get yours on sale today for only $19.95!

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 12, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for September 12, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another exciting week has come to pass on the blogs this week which brings us one week closer to the Passport! If you haven't already, and I'm sure you have, just a quick reminder to enter our Win a BlackBerry Passport contest. The launch events are less than two weeks away so who out there is excited? Finally, how could I not mention that this week marks the 15th...

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Download R-Type for free today from the Amazon Appstore

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The old classic, R-Type, has been available on BlackBerry 10 since August 2013, but came with a price tag. For today only the game is Amazon's 'free app of the day' so if you didn't fancy buying the game initially from BlackBerry World, you now have a nice free alternative. I've given the Amazon download a quick test drive on my Z30 and it seems to run perfectly, although I'm not sure how...

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Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

While Porsche Design was busy teasing a new device launch on Twitter, the FCC was busy blowing whatever remained of their cover for the upcoming launch of the Porsche Design P'9983 for those paying attention. The new documents don't exactly reveal much outside of the supported bands for the device but we'll be getting the full details on September 17th when the device is set to be officially...

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Someone sent a wish out through the air, Care Bear stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

A new BBM sticker pack has arrived in the BBM Shop and it appears as though someone sent a wish out through the air. Prepare to do the Care Bear countdown, because this time around it's the Care Bears. Grumpy Bear, Bedtime Bear, Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear and more are available in this sticker pack, which is priced at $1.99 and filtering through to the BBM Shop right now. Yes, I bought it in...

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PressReader for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved user experience and bug fixes

There's some jokes to be made about the desire to read newspapers on your smartphone but there's no shortage of folks out there who do it, myself included. On BlackBerry 10, PressReader is the go-to app for that and a new update rolling through BlackBerry World aims to improve that experience. The latest update gets noted as v2.2.1409.8 and brings plenty of bug fixes and improvements to the app...

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QNX-powered Audi Virtual Cockpit wins CTIA '2014 Hot for the Holidays' award

CTIA Super Mobility Week is wrapping up at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas and the folks from QNX are celebrating yet another win in the connected car category. This time around, the new Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is based on the QNX OS, has won first prize in the 2014 CTIA Hot for the Holidays awards. Created in 2009, the Hot for the Holidays award categories identify...

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BlackBerry may be exploring wearables

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BlackBerry soon be diving into the wearables spaces, according to John Sims, President of Enterprise at BlackBerry. During interviews at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Sims said of BlackBerry, "We're doing internal research on different wearables." Which means that you could soon see a BlackBerry device on your wrist as well as in your hand. BlackBerry is said to be researching devices...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

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 preferences, too. Get yours today for only $10.95!

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BlackBerry acquires Movirtu to help improve BYOD support

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BlackBerry has revealed it has acquired another company, Movirtu, which has created "virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device." This should help BlackBerry support more businesses who want "bring-your-own device" (BYOD) features. "In a BYOD and COPE world, there remain a number of efficiency and convenience challenges...

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Need to convert currency and units on the go? Convertly has you covered

Need to convert currency and units on the go? Convertly has you covered

In my experience preparing expense reports or training others how to do so, one issue comes up time and time again, and that is currency conversion. For employees who did not use their corporate card, sitting at your desk figuring out the rate was both time consuming, confusing, and difficult. Not to mention foreign travel and converting to the metric system. That is where Convertly comes into...

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Keep up to date with what's going on in South Africa with News24 for BlackBerry 10

News24

Unless you live or have an interest in what's happening in South Africa you have permission to ignore this article. News24 is a one stop shop for everything that's hitting the headlines in South Africa from general news to traffic or weather forecasts. As you'll see from the above video the app is a native BlackBerry 10 one so we get that smooth familiar interface that we love so much. Once...

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#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

You might not know the name Morten Lindstrom but if you look carefully through a lot of BlackBerry webinars, developer documentation and various other parts of BlackBerry related content, you're sure to find his name. Morten is part of the BlackBerry community, especially the developer community being a BlackBerry Elite member. He gives up a lot of his time to help others but this time around...

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BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

With the BlackBerry Passport event all set for September 24th in London, Dubai and Toronto, we were starting to wonder exactly when the Porsche Design P'9983 unveiling would be slotted in. Would it come during the Passport events or would it get an event of its own? As it turns out, the Porsche Design P'9983 will get its own unveiling with invites having now been sent out for September 17th...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

The stylish CrackBerry branded Holster is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours in black, brown, red or white for only $12.95 today!

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Mobile Nations Community Update, September 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update, September 2014

Community Update It's time again to wrap up the goodness going on around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central... The September edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update is a GO. Since our last update, we've added a...

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Want to try Auto Block for free? 50 copies up for grabs!

Want to try Auto Block for free? 50 copies up for grabs!

For those searching for an application that can block spam SMS, emails and phone calls, we previously covered Auto Block for BlackBerry 10. Essentially what it does is it scans your SMS, PIN, and email messages to block those annoying and unwanted spam messages from getting through. From blocking and deleting messages from specific contacts, email addresses and phone numbers to utilizing a...

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Relive your childhood with Space Arcade for BlackBerry 10

Relive your childhood with Space Arcade for BlackBerry 10

Growing up, I was addicted video games. Whether it be having a gaming console at home or going to one of the local arcades for some 8-bit fun I played them all. Back then they may have lacked 3D graphics but they provided hours of entertainment. Space Arcade harkens back to those simper times with its retro space shooting concept. Similar to Asteroids, your goal is to manipulate the ship across...

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Download GuitarTools for free during this one year anniversary promotion

We first looked at GuitarTools almost a year ago, September 2013. It was developed by a couple of students who attended one of BlackBerry's Jam Camp events last summer. It's an app aimed at musicians, mainly guitarists. GuitarTools has a comprehensive chord library so you don't need to carry around a chordbook, you can have everything in your pocket. It even includes the chord sound so you know...

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