Verizon Wireless buying spectrum and assets from Cincinnati Bell for $210 million

Cincinnati Bell Wireless has entered into an agreement to sell its spectrum holdings and wireless infrastructure to Verizon Wireless. The deal, valued at $210 million will see Cincinnati Bell's customers transferred to Verizon "or other wireless providers" over the next 8-12 months, during which time the carrier will lease back that spectrum and those towers for "a nominal fee". With 340,000...

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More BlackBerry Z3 hands-on photos turn up

More BlackBerry Z3 hands-on photos turn up

We've already grabbed some camera time with the BlackBerry Z3 during MWC, but it seems like it's popping up more and more as the release gets closer. As such, a new set of BlackBerry Z3 photos have turned up online. These aren't the greatest shots, but they do again give us another look at the upcoming Z3. Nothing new to be seen for the most part, but for those of you who are anxiously waiting...

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Sprint finally rolls out BlackBerry 10.2.1

Spring 10.2.1

It's fair to say that BlackBerry 10 users in the USA have been lagging behind on the OS 10.2.1 update front. Sprint customers have now got a nice moral boost as 10.2.1 is officially released according to our tipsters on Twitter. While in many regions 10.2.1 has been around for some time now it's only very recently that the American carriers have introduced it - T-Mobile and Verizon hitting...

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U.K. carrier EE raising prices slightly on May 28

U.K. carrier EE raising prices slightly on May 28

The U.K's EE network is set to increase prices by 2.7% — yes, two-point-seven-percent — on May 28, 2014. EE's new terms and conditions allow them to raise prices by the RPI (retail price index — i.e. the rate of inflation) once a year with 30 days notice. Here's the relevant bit from EE: You will see a 2.7% increase to your monthly plan charge on any bills you receive from the 28th May, if...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save over 50% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Horizontal Case 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 device a sleek, professional look while keeping it...

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Auto Block gets a sizable discount for one week only

Auto Block gets a sizable discount for one week only

Canada Inc. has decided to place their popular utility application, Auto Block on sale for a limited time. From now through Friday April 11th, the BlackBerry 10 app will be discounted from it's regular price of $4.99 to $1.99. For those of you not familiar with the application, it scans your SMS, PIN, and email messages and blocks unwanted spam messages from getting through. Not only does it...

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Android apps on BlackBerry 10 - Why the negativity?

Android Apps

I'm sure you've seen that since BlackBerry 10.2.1 hit the scene we've decided to feature a few more Android apps and games that were not previously available to us. I've also noticed in both the post comments and in the CrackBerry forums that some of you aren't too happy about this — and we get that.  Whilst everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I'm slightly baffled as to why you wouldn't...

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BlackBerry Z3 shown off with Z10 and Z30

BlackBerry Z3 shown off with Z10 and Z30

We haven't seen much of the BlackBerry Z3 in the flesh just yet, but with it due out in the next few weeks, it will certainly be getting much more time in the spotlight. An image has turned up today however that shows of the Z3 next to the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30. Nothing crazy fun on this one, but it does give a bit of a look at how it stacks up size wise against the other devices...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 43% off the list price! Using Incipio's unique, in-mold decorating technique, the Feather SHINE Case features a radio-transparent brushed aluminum finish. The rigid polycarbonate frame holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely and prevents unwanted damage. List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $16.95 Learn More and...

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White BlackBerry Z30 lands on ShopBlackBerry

BlackBerry Z30

Wondering what happened to the white BlackBerry Z30 when the regular black model went on sale at ShopBlackBerry a few weeks back? Fear not, the GSM unlocked white Z30 (STA100-5) is now available to buy from BlackBerry's official online store, priced $499 for those in the U.S. — same device, only with a lighter, brighter exterior. Need accessories for that new white Z30? ShopCrackBerry has you...

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Be on the cover of your favorite magazine with PhotoFunia

If you're looking for a fun photo editing app, you might want to try out PhotoFunia. It's a photo editing app with a lot of effects to choose from. Like simple filters to add to your photos to super-imposing your face onto images - such as on a movie poster. You can also put your face on the front of your favorite magazine or on a billboard, for kicks. Basically if you want to have some fun...

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Pick up a prepaid BlackBerry Z10 from Telus for just $199.99

Z10

If you're in Canada and are in the market for a fantastic new BlackBerry, but you don't want to spend a fortune it looks like Telus have some super deals going on with the Z10 at the moment. Although the BlackBerry Z10 is not at this super low price on the Telus website you can grab it from Future Shop or BestBuy for the bargain price of $199.99. It may not be quite as glamorous as the likes...

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Add some style to your Q10 with the Incipio Feather SHINE hard shell case

Incipio Feather SHINE front

With all the cases currently available for the BlackBerry Q10, I can see how it is a tough choice to know which one to go for. There are those who prefer to leave their device bare, those who seek protection in a lightweight and stylish design, and those who like big and bulky for full blown protection. The Incipio Feather SHINE Hard shell case falls into the middle category as it is keeps...

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Fanboys

I'll get straight to the point. I've been seeing a few too many comments and forum posts around here recently suggesting that we're not being big enough BLACKBERRY FANS with the articles we've been writing as of late. That maybe, we've lost some of the pure enthusiasm we once had. Now, I personally disagree with this — a whole lot —but I'm one who likes to focus on solutions and not the...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for BlackBerry Q10 and save 44% off the list price! Eliminate the need for multiple cases with this CONVERT Combo from Seidio. In the package you'll get the SURFACE hard case, rugged skin and skeleton that goes over it, ultimate screen guard and a durable COVERT holster to clip it all into! List Price: $49.95   Today Only: $27.95...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2014

Community Update It’s time for another edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update! As usual, the Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Smartwatch Fans and Windows Phone Central communities have been jam-packed with activity. The past month has been a mix of...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 4, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 4, 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. Photo Collage Maker by Omania Technology When it comes to taking...

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New BBM Sticker pack alert - Shaun the Sheep now available to purchase

Shawn the Sheep BBM

For you BBM Sticker fans out there you'll find a new pack in the BBM Shop today - this time featuring Shaun the Sheep. Now, I'm not sure how well known Shaun is globally, but if you've not come across him before he's the star or the British animated spin-off of Wallace and Gromit, which I'm sure is a little more popular. We've only had BBM Stickers available for all, including iOS and Android...

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Ablative Air now free for BlackBerry 10 - Get it while it's on sale

Ablative Air

Back on October 2013 we featured a video review of Ablative Air for all-touch BlackBerry 10 devices. I just happened to notice that the game has lost its $1.99 price tag, although I'm sure this is only temporary, but if you liked what you saw but were put of by the price, now's the perfect time to give the game a go.  The concept of Ablative Air is to protect the space station that orbits the...

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Z3 BlackBerry World

Look what I spotted in BlackBerry World today - the BlackBerry Z3. We know of course that the low cost, Foxconn made device is meant to hit Indonesia later in April and judging by the device now being in BlackBerry World it looks like things are full steam ahead.  The BlackBerry Z3 (aka "Jakarta") ​at under $200 could be a real deal breaker for BlackBerry 10. Don't get too excited just yet...

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