Want a cheap tablet? Pick up the BlackBerry PlayBook at a silly price from ebay

BlackBerry PlayBok

For many of us the BlackBerry PlayBook is a thing of the past. Sure, I still have mine, but I'll be honest and say that these days I very rarely switch it on. The PlayBook itself is still, in my eyes, a great tablet - it's just with no ongoing support from BlackBerry it is I'm afraid a dying breed. But on the off chance that you did fancy picking the PlayBook at a silly price, you may want...

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The Powerpuff Girls and a Travel sticker pack arrive in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up for you BBM sticker lovers. You'll want to hit up your BBM Shop this morning as we have two new offerings for sale. First up is a Travel pack which comes to us from BlackBerry themselves. Here we have some familiar icons in sticker form for you to share with your buddies. The second pack comes courtesy of Cartoon Network and is The Powerpuff Girls. Not my cup of tea but...

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Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

We've seen a couple BlackBerry Blend retail demo videos since the app started appearing long ago but another one has now been dug out of OS 10.3.0.1052. In fact, everything about that OS is technically Blend ready right down to the desktop component actually launching on Windows and Mac but it's still locked out because it doesn't fully download. No matter though, at least we have a new video...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

While the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 makes its way through some certification processes, the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS has given up just a few more goodies about the device as well. Previously we saw what can only be referred to as placeholder images in the OS but now that the device has progressed a bit more, there's now official renders taking those spots. Of course, it's hard to say...

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Vote for BlackBerry products and services eligible for the upcoming CTIA Awards

Everyone likes to take part in those smartphone challenges we see on sites right? Well, now's the time to add even more voting power and let the CTIA know what BlackBerry products and services you think deserve recognition. Each year, the CTIA hands out awards for those in the wireless industry and each category has a "Best Online Pick" section and voting is now open and BlackBerry has several...

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Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

As most CrackBerry readers know by now, BlackBerry has introduced their BlackBerry Assistant app and a lot of folks are looking forward to actually using it. That said, aside from some early demos of it the app itself has never really been shown off, even in some of the BlackBerry Passport leaks. So with BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 having now popped up and offering a mostly function version of...

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BlackBerry goes to judge over continued Typo distribution

Typo for iPhone

The Bluetooth-enabled keyboard case for iPhone back by Ryan Seacrest, Typo, continues to earn the legal ire of BlackBerry as they're still on sale. Apparently 11,000 Typos have been sold at $100 a pop, causing BlackBerry to issue another request for a sales injunction from California federal judge William Orrick. The sale of Typo keyboards violates an earlier court order barring their...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

If you fancy living on the edge and don't mind running some autoloaders on your device, you can get a pretty recent build of BlackBerry OS 10.3 loaded up right now. It's not official in any way, so the usual 'leak' disclaimer is in effect. You mess your device up, it's entirely on you for doing so. With that said, there's no PIN watermarks here and it's a full OS, so if you're into that sort...

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 sees a beta update - brings ability to rename albums and shows notification count

It's been a while since we've seen an update to Facebook for BlackBerry 10. If you have been waiting for one, then you're in luck, if you have a Beta Zone, that is. It's not a big update but it does bring some new features to the mix. Like an Active Frame showing top stories. Definitely nicer to look at if you use Active Frames. What's new in the v10.4.2.2 beta update? Ability to rename...

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John Chen listed as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen wasn't exactly an unknown before he accepted position as CEO at BlackBerry but since joining the company he's been tossed into the spotlight even further and has people paying attention to BlackBerry and what he might be doing next. Over at Canadian Business, they've now released their 'Canada's 50 Most Powerful Business People' list and perhaps, it's no surprise John Chen is in the...

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Sprint fires back at T-Mobile's prices with new $60 Unlimited Plan

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Sprint's not leaving the single-line users out of the party — they're offering a new $60/month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. There's just one catch: You have to bring your own device, pay for one up front, or sign up for Sprint's Easy Pay monthly payments and upgrade plan. That said, if you're a Sprint customer (or are considering being one), that's still some substantial potential...

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QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100

QBracelet

There's something to be said for convenience and fashion in one, though we might have to question just how convenient the battery-as-a-bracelet QBracelet really is. The band splits in the middle, with a hinge on one side and your choice of a microUSB plug or Apple Lightning connector on the other. Simply pop it off your wrist and plug into the charge port on your phone to juice up. But how much...

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T-Mobile offering year of free data to Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon converts

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is going after the customers of its three biggest rivals once again today, offering a free year of unlimited LTE data on their service if a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer gets a Sprint, Verizon Wireless or AT&T customer to switch to the "Un-carrier". In a press release today, T-Mobile said: "Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to...

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From the Forums: The BlackBerry L concept with a twist

BlackBerry L Concept

With all eyes being on the BlackBerry Passport recently it's been a while since we've featured a BlackBerry 10 concept. Jumping into our dedicated forums section I found the above images that have put together by AndrewZhilin and although he has done some great design work I'm not so sure I can see BlackBerry making this one. Although I kind of like the look of the BlackBerry L concept I...

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Mobility - Top priority for Indian Organizations

Mobility - Top priority for Indian Organizations

Today, BlackBerry and CMR have released a report entitled India Enterprise Mobility. It looks how enterprise mobility and BYOD in India and finds that 71% of organizations have a mobility policy in place or are in the process of creating one. This means that these companies will be looking for MDM solutions and BlackBerry would be looking to offer their products and services. Sunil Lalvani,...

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Have some fun, colorful gaming with Jelly Cats

Have some fun, colorful gaming with Jelly Cats

I like games that I can just pick up and play. Sometimes I'll go for games that I can get myself immersed into or I'll go for a good puzzle game but for the most part, gaming on my BlackBerry device means something fun to play while travelling or when I want to kill some time. While browsing BlackBerry World I spotted Jelly Cats and since I love cats I thought I'd give it a download and check...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for BlackBerry Q10

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the BlackBerry Q10 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. The case is made of an ultra-strong polymer for light as a feather, form-fitting durable protection without the added bulk. Grab yours in black, pink or gray and save 44% today!

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EE extends 4G roaming to 14 new countries

EE

EE has announced that it will be extending 4G roaming connectivity to 14 additional countries, following the rollout of the service to cover Spain and France earlier this year. The UK carrier's roaming agreement will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G connectivity while travelling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and...

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Reddit In Motion updated to address 'network error' bug

Reddit In Motion updated to address 'network error' bug

The last update to Reddit In Motion was a small but important one but now there's another update rolling out through BlackBerry World that has a few more bug fixes in it. Moving up to v2.2.6.0, if you've been experiencing the 'network error' notification on start up this release should fix that along with your messages and comments being cut short by semi colons and other punctuation. Finally,...

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UK PM David Cameron relies on his BlackBerry to manage the country

U.S. President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Although I don't follow much politics, UK PM David Cameron and his BlackBerry usage is pretty well known. He's been spotted on several occasions tapping away on different BlackBerry devices over the past few years and even had a little bit of an issue with being caught with his ringer left on during a question and answer session with students in Dubai. Once again his BlackBerry has become a...

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