From the forums: The BlackBerry Coupe concept

BlackBerry Coupe Concept

Its BlackBerry 10 concept time once again and CrackBerry forum member Ziro1 has been hard at work coming up with the idea of the BlackBerry Coupe. I have to say that on a personal note both the all-touch and hardware keyboard versions of the concept look absolutely beautiful.  As things stand currently we're in the dark with what BlackBerry have up their sleeves for the next all-touch...

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Alpha Browser

It was only a week ago that we introduced you to Alpha Browser for BlackBerry 10 with a quick video review. The developer was straight onto the feedback you all gave and has already implemented an array of changes and improvements to make the experience even better.  Although many users will be more than happy with the native browser we have with BlackBerry 10 - Alpha Browser has some nice...

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Comcast reported to be considering their own mobile service provider business

Comcast may branch out from cable and landline internet, moving into the wireless service arena in the future. According to a report out of The Information, Comcast has been looking into the idea of creating a nationwide wireless phone network that relies primarily on Wifi with back-up service leased from already-established cellular carriers. Instead of having to pursue purchasing large...

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The vast majority of BlackBerry 10 users prefer to use a password to lock down their device

A short while back we asked the CrackBerry nation "Do you lock your BlackBerry 10 smartphone using a password". Although I don't use a password myself I wasn't at all surprised by the results - which saw 70% of BlackBerry 10 users voting that they did indeed use one.  Now, I'm not sure how these results compare to other operating systems, but at a guess I would say that they aren't too...

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BlackBerry Kopi gets comparison photos with Q5

BlackBerry Kopi gets comparison photos with Q5

We've seen quite a bit of the unreleased BlackBerry Kopi over the last few weeks, and again today it has turned up in some shiny new images. This time around the Kopi isn't flying solo, rather it's standing in side-by-side with the BlackBerry Q5 for a bit of comparison. There are quite a few similarities between the two QWERTY devices, notably the keyboard, button placement and size. When...

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John Chen Soup

While the new BlackBerry CEO hasn’t been at the company very long, he’s made a lot of changes and most of us agree that he’s been very effective so far. Lately, on the legal front, he’s shown that BlackBerry won’t take any crap from anyone. The company successfully stopped Typo from selling their iPhone case after convincing a judge that BlackBerry would likely win a lawsuit. The injunction...

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The best apps and games for your BlackBerry 7 smartphone - 2014 edition

BB7

After hearing the latest earnings call from BlackBerry it's clear that legacy devices are still outselling BlackBerry 10 devices by a good margin. BlackBerry have also confirmed that they will continue to support BlackBerry 7 for the foreseeable future, which isn't a bad thing. I don't mind admitting that I don't turn on my BlackBerry Bold 9900 as often as I should, but that's because the OS...

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Wind Mobile launches new plans with nationwide calling, US roaming

Wind Mobile launches new plans, unlimited data starts at $35/month

WIND Mobile, Canada’s plucky underdog carrier, has updated their service plans across the board. The base $20 and $30 plans have both been bumped up by $5, but the $25 plan now includes Canada-wide calling. The WINDtab subsidy on the $35 plan has been increased to $150 from $100, and there’s a new top-tier plan available at $60 that has just about everything you could want: unlimited U.S....

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Formula 1: 2014 Bahrain GP recap

Formula 1:  2014 Bahrain GP recap

It was the second race in just as many weeks on the Formula 1 circuit, but that didn't stop the BlackBerry-sponsored Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg from strutting their stuff. From practice through qualifying, it was clear that the two were out to continue their epic 2014 run — holding down the 1 and 2 positions for the race start on Sunday. The Mercedes cars jumped off the...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard-Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard-Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 43% off the list price! The Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard-Shell Case is engineered with raised NGP barriers to protect the soft touch finish from unpredictable scratches and surface wear. The dual-injected design combines impact resistant, semi-rigid NGP with a rigid plextonium frame. List Price: $...

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BlackBerry Virtual Expert updated with support for the BlackBerry Z3

The BlackBerry Virtual Expert app is not one that is often talked about but it's pretty useful. If you haven't heard of it, it's an app created by BlackBerry that lets you diagnose any device issues you may have. From port problems, sensor issues, microphone, speaker and many more. You can carry specific tests or run a full diagnostic test to make sure everything is running fine. I found it...

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WhatsApp pairs with German carrier e-Plus to launch new SIM deal

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10

The now Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp has unveiled a new SIM deal in Germany. This prepaid SIM provides consumers with unlimited access to WhatsApp on top of agreed data limits. It's a milestone since this is the first time the popular service has partnered with carriers to sell a SIM package. If you're a massive fan of WhatsApp and use it on a daily basis, you may wish to read on...

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QNX and VisLab team up - Could we see a QNX car driving itself soon?

QNX

I'm far from an expert when it comes to how clever a car can be but today sees some sweet news for BlackBerry as QNX is officially adopted by VisLab at the university of Parma.  Non BlackBerry fanatics will more than likely have no clue that the software powering many high end cars is actually owned by BlackBerry and in terms of the Canadian company getting back on track financially, QNX will...

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SteroTube

We recently ran a poll regarding third party YouTube apps compared to users preferring to favor the BlackBerry 10 browser and it was the browser that won by a long way. I'm still on the other side though and use SuperTube for getting my YouTube fix when I'm just on my smartphone. The app has been updated to version 2.4.2.3 and with it brings a bunch of new additions as well as some fixes....

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BlackBerry wins patent infringement case brought by NXP

BlackBerry wins patent infringement case brought by NXP

Back in April 2012, NXP hit BlackBerry with a lawsuit claiming the company had infringed upon six NXP patents in their BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet surrounding design, data transmission and other features of those devices. Today, BlackBerry has announced the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division has found both that BlackBerry did not infringe...

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Share tasks and to-dos with friends and family on BBM with ToDoMate

Share tasks and to-dos with friends and family on BBM with ToDoMate

When it comes to keeping track of everything, I’ve run the gambit. Whether it be handwritten journals, post-it notes, Evernote, Remember, Microsoft Outlook at work, or other third-party applications on my BlackBerry I have tried quite a few to juggle all of my tasks and to-dos whether they be personal or with a group. The whole reason for me purchasing a BlackBerry all those years ago was to...

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BlackBerry announces updated Tools for Android Development 2.0.2 Beta

For BlackBerry developers, having the latest and greatest tools to make apps is important and to help keep things moving along, BlackBerry has now released their BlackBerry Tools for Android Development 2.0.2 Beta. The last update to the tools came back in October, so a new update is great to see. The list of feature additions is pretty long for this one but we’ve got them all for you past the...

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Edit your audio tags with ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10

Edit your audio tags with ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10

There was a time when I would regularly check my music audio ID3 tags were labelled correctly. It pained me if they were not sorted. Somehow this habit slowly disappeared. I guess since I started to stream my music via the various services available, there wasn't really any point. However, an app recommendation arrived in my inbox and I thought I would try it out -- ID3IOT. The simply...

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StoreDot's Nanodot bio-organic nanochrystals will charge you phone in 30 seconds flat… in 2016

We use smartphones nearly every minute of every day, and that can be an issue, specifically for batteries. If there’s one area in tech that we haven’t seen any innovation – not for lack of trying – it’s batteries. Sure they’ve grown in size and chipsets have become more power efficient, but for the most part, charging is still charging in 2014. Now, an Israeli firm named StoreDot has...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio Surface Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio Surface Holster for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Holster for BlackBerry Q10 and save 50% off the list price! The durable spring clip on the SURFACE Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements. This holster can even be worn in both horizontal and...

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