Download these Formula 1 Mercedes AMG Petronas wallpapers for your desktop or mobile device

If you're getting hot and heavy with the 2014 Formula 1 season, you can now show your support with some awesome wallpapers. The official Mercedes AMG Petronas pages has posted up some great shots of the BlackBerry-sponsored cars as well as drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. If you're at all a fan of the team (as you should be!) then these can help show off your F1 spirit. The...

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Rogers introduces Suretap mobile payment system

Today Rogers has launched their suretap wallet — a new app for NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 and Android devices that allows users to make payments at thousands of retailers using just their smartphone. Users can store eligible cards within the app, and at participating retailers can then tap their phones on the payment terminal for a transaction. Suretap wallet lets you store cards such as a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 11, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 11, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out by clicking through the gallery below and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. Spider-Man: Ultimate Power by Gameloft With the sequel to the Amazing...

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Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 now available at ShopBlackBerry

Porsche Design BlackBerry P9982

The inventory at ShopBlackBerry continues to grow with the addition of the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 to its ranks. Available to purchase now, the P'9982 will set you back a cool $1,990 and it's only compatible with GSM carriers. But you do get a mighty handsome BlackBerry and that unique '2AA' starting PIN. And for more P'9982 fun and games, be sure to re-live our very own Kevin...

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CrackBerry readers would love color accent options with BlackBerry 10.3

Accents

Following on from our recent poll where we asked if you would like a choice of color accents in BlackBerry 10.3 it seems that it's more than clear that users would want this feature. With over 80% of voters choosing that they would like color options in the next big version of BlackBerry 10 let's hope that BlackBerry themselves take note.  I mentioned in the original post that Windows Phone...

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BlackBerry addresses OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability

BlackBerry addresses OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability

By now, most folks are likely getting tired of hearing about the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability but it's an insanely important thing to address and chances are we're going to be hearing about it for quite some time now as companies get their software, services, websites, apps and more in the clear of the issue entirely. I've not noticed a lot of concerned BlackBerry users but if you are...

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Experiencing the BlackBerry Experience: New York

BlackBerry Experience New york

My first assignment for CrackBerry had me meeting the likes of BlackBerry CEO John Chen, President of Global Enterprise Services, John Sims and the VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems, Marty Mallick. Suffice to say I wasn’t expecting to even be meeting these gentlemen let alone speaking with them. But before I continue, let me start at the beginning. BlackBerry Experience New York was held...

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Welcome Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry and Mobile Nations team!

Jubei Raziel

I'm extremely excited to announce a new passionate BlackBerry enthusiast to our team. Give me a hand in welcoming Jubei Raziel to the CrackBerry blogs!! Since Friday I've received over 40 emails from hopeful candidates in response to my call for new passionate blood on CrackBerry. I'm still reading through all of the applications and need to get back to a lot of people, but Jubei's application...

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What John Chen actually said in his Reuters interview

What John Chen actually said in his Reuters interview

UPDATED: Reuters reached out to explain things. They claim the original quote from their story is accurate and was part of a bigger off-camera interview. It was still out of context, but it wouldn't be fair to suggest they misquoted, so I've updated the text. Yesterday turned out to be a pretty big mess as far as BlackBerry news goes. Last night Reuters posted a brief story quoted John Chen...

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A Thank You to all the app developers out there who support BlackBerry 10 natively!

When it comes to apps on BlackBerry 10, I want them all to be there available for download in BlackBerry World. Preferably, I want those apps to be built native for BlackBerry 10, and better yet, Built for BlackBerry approved. In other words, the best apps are best-built with BlackBerry's BB10 SDK and are designed and optimized for the BlackBerry 10 user interface and experience. If that can't...

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Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg chats with fans over BBM Channels

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg chats with fans over BBM Channels

Ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Team Mercedes Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with some fans over BBM Channels — through a live chat on the Mercedes AMG Petronas official channel — and answered some burning questions. He had all kinds of things thrown at him, like What is your fav Mercedes car ever?, What are your favorite movies...

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Keyboards!

Today's CrackBerry Mailbag letter comes to us from a CrackBerry reader in Bulgaria, who reminds us that while BlackBerry 10 has come a long way over the past year, there is still some filling in left to do around the edges. Specifically in this case, we're talking about the languages available for typing. Hi Kevin, I'm from Bulgaria and I currently use my BlackBerry Bold 9900 but if I...

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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products S-Line Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Mobi Products S-Line Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Mobi Products S-Line Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 65% off the list price! The Mobi S-Line is a slim, form-fitting TPU case that wraps around your BlackBerry Z10 to protect against drops and scratches while providing a better grip on your device. The case sports a unique "S" design on the back, giving your device a personalized look. There are several color...

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John Chen: BlackBerry isn't selling or leaving the handset business any time soon

Last night some stories were floating around stating that BlackBerry CEO, John Chen would "consider dumping" the handset business if that portion of the company remains unprofitable. Fact of the matter is, that's not the case — "my comments were taken out of context," he says. Chen says he has no intention of selling off the handset business, and that the focus of the company is trying to make...

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Contest winners: Blue Tiger SoundTRAX headphones and an external charger!

Contest winners: Blue Tiger SoundTRAX headphones and an external charger!

The results are in! We have the winners from our most recent contests. If you won you will be receiving an email from us in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify the email address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at contests(at)crackberry.com and we'll be sure to...

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New puzzle action comes to BlackBerry 10 with Hues - from ReFocus Labs

Hues

Hues - Threes & 2048 Powered up! is a new BlackBerry 10 puzzle game brought to us from ReFocus Labs - who we already know from the likes of Tilt, ARKick and Pastry Push. If you take a look in BlackBerry World you'll find a bunch of different games along the lines of Threes/2048, but ReFocus Labs have put there own twist on things and have done a darn fine job.  As usual, I'm not very...

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BlackBerry India partner up with premier cricket team Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians

We've become accustomed to seeing BlackBerry branding over the last year with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team (and they are of to a flying start this season), but it looks like over in India BlackBerry are going to be sponsoring a sport the country are far more passionate about - cricket.  In conjunction with the new relationship, Mumbai Indians have set up their own BBM Channel...

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