Following several rumors and speculation, BlackBerry have now officially announced an exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom Ltd to bring the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This agreement with Optiemus comes shortly after announcing similar deals...

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From the Editor's Desk: Looking Back While Looking Forward

Technically Bla1ze is still the editor around here, but during our 10 Years of CrackBerry celebration I'm hijacking the column CBK 2.0 */ /*-->*/ In case you haven't noticed, I'm having a blast "bringing CBK out of retirement" to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month. Being a little older and wiser, I think CBK 2.0 may prove to be better at the role than his 1.0 predecessor....

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Put your thinking caps on CrackBerry community... it's time to come up with the next generation of CB gear and BlackBerry tag lines! */ /*-->*/ In our earliest years of CrackBerry, I used to get hounded almost daily to sell CrackBerry gear in our ShopCrackBerry store. There's a long, complicated story as to why we never did that (maybe it'll be told before this month is over in our...

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Attendees will get to take home sweet CrackBerry swag and VIP tickets to the BlackBerry Mobile launch event on the 25th! */ /*-->*/ BlackBerry Mobile will be officially unveiling the BlackBerry 'Mercury' at their press event on Saturday, February 25th in Barcelona. I'm attending. Bla1ze is attending. We decided while we're in Barcelona it only makes sense to have a proper CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry begins rollout of February Android security update

BlackBerry powered by Android Security Bulletin – February 2017 now posted for all. Although the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team has yet to post the details for the February Android update, it does appear as though the rollout has begun for quite a few folks. As per normal, it has started with Priv owners and will expand out from there. Once downloaded and installed, you should see...

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Looking for some fresh builds of the Hub+ core apps? If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone testing, you'll want to check for updates available in the Google Play Store. New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub+ Services, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks are now available. As with most of their beta rollouts, BlackBerry hasn't updated the changelogs so it's all kind of a...

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TL;DR: BlackBerry = Old BlackBerry, now a software company; BlackBerry Mobile = New BlackBerry Smartphones, TCL a hardware company */ /*-->*/ Coming out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, it immediately became apparent that life in BlackBerry land is a little more complicated than it used to be. With this editorial, I plan to set things straight, for my sanity and...

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Registration is now open for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe

For those of you who missed out on the BlackBerry Developer Summit that took place in New York, registration for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe has now opened up. You'll have to act fast, though, as space is currently limited. Join us at the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe, March 24th, 2017, in London, UK. Secure your spot to learn and collaborate with the experts behind...

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If you're browsing CrackBerry on the web and you're not already a member, now's the time to join or download our app! */ /*-->*/ Personally, I'm a huge fan of advertising. Always have been. TV commercials and magazine ads are what motivated me to want things as a kid growing up and develop an entrepreneurial spirit (if you want things, you need to be able to pay for them!). Now as...

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BlackBerry advances global expansion of its AtHoc crisis communication software

As BlackBerry continues to focus on expanding their software efforts, the company has now announced expanded global capabilities for BlackBerry Secure and AtHoc. These updates add new end-to-end safety benefits and security capabilities for customers around the globe. Eight New Languages: Native language support through multiple worldwide datacenters for international customers leads to...

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The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

Get ready… CrackBerry Kevin is coming out of retirement to celebrate TEN Years of CrackBerry and the launch of the BlackBerry Mercury!! It's gonna get c-r-a-z-y in here! */ /*-->*/ Hello, CrackBerry Faithful! For those of you who have been paying close attention to CrackBerry in all the various places it exists (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), this message won't come as a surprise. If you...

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Ready to learn some new skills in 2017 and push the limits of your current skillset? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become more and more popular over the recent years, but getting started with it can seem a bit scary. Whether it be a lack of time to dedicate to learning it or lack of available funds to enroll in the courses, it is easy to end up passing up the chance to learn...

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Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Today, January 30, marks the four year anniversary of BlackBerry 10. While not an anniversary usually 'celebrated', like 5th or 10th anniversary, we still wanted to go ahead and recognize the date so put together a quick video taking a look back at most of the devices released with BlackBerry 10. If you're really looking for a trip down memory lane, and to get a closer look at the events that...

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Max out the storage in your phone with this 256GB card for just $119

256GB microSD

Right now you can pick up SanDisk's 256GB microSD card for just $119, a savings of $60 from its regular price. If you are looking to max out the storage in your phone, this is the card you will want to grab. Currently, 256GB is the largest capacity card available, allowing you to store tons of videos, pictures, music, files, and much more on it. You won't have to worry about deleting a picture to...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

Following in the footsteps of many tech leaders who have now spoke out against President Trump's executive order and immigration ban, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued his own statement on behalf of BlackBerry. Like many of you, I am disheartened and do not agree with the sharpness of President Trump's executive order and immigration ban. Many technology companies, both in the U.S...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by grabbing the audio or checking out the video. This week, we had quite a few topics to cover including MrMobile's BlackBerry Priv re-review, rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry and of course, plenty of talk about the BlackBerry 'Mercury.' Settle in, and get yourself caught up!...

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

Although the BlackBerry 'Mercury' has yet to be officially announced, it seems as though there is already some sly marketing happening on behalf of BlackBerry Mobile. As spotted in the forums, in the latest episode of Last Man Standing, plenty of on-screen time is given to the QWERTY handset by Tim Allen's character, Michael Baxter. Not really surprising given Tim Allen is a well-known...

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' may share same camera sensor as Google Pixel

While we're still a few weeks away from the release of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', more details about some of the hardware specifications have come to light. These new details give more weight to the camera sensors that may be implemented; namely, the Sony IMX378 rear camera. This is the same camera sensor implemented in other popular smartphones like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. While the...

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Register for the BlackBerry and Appdome app security webinar!

As part of BlackBerry's partnership with Appdome to enable codeless integration for apps, the two companies have been hosting joint webinars to help developers learn more about their offerings. The latest, 'BlackBerry and Appdome - Securing a Wider Set of Apps in a Fraction of the Time', is scheduled for next month. How do you ensure your apps are secure and your enterprise data is...

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Want to share your enthusiasm with other BlackBerry 10 users on Valentine's Day this year? Love, the app by CellNinja, lets you do just that. Anonymously send love messages to other BlackBerry 10 users. Who knows, you might get some back in return. App developer CellNinja is a big supporter of the BlackBerry 10 platform with popular apps like Doo, Hubby and One App being notable mentions....

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