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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How to avoid data roaming charges when travelling with BlackBerry 10

Roaming BB10

There's nothing worse than coming back from a vacation and getting a huge bill from your mobile carrier as you've been eating up data whilst in another county. There's a few ways to avoid this and luckily the options are baked right into BlackBerry 10 to make life easy for us. Clearly switching off data altogether and just hitting up a Wi-Fi hotspot when you can will be the cheapest way of...

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BlackBerry patches buffer overflow vulnerability discovered in BlackBerry OS 10.1

Back in June of 2013, the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team was advised by modzero that a buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in BlackBerry 10 OS versions earlier than version 10.2.0.1055. As part of the process, the modzero team contacted BlackBerry to reveal their findings and laid out what exactly the issue was. In that time, BlackBerry has issued a fix for this...

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BlackBerry preparing for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 rollout

BlackBerry preparing for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 rollout

While much of the BES focus at BlackBerry has been on BES 10 since its release, there's still plenty of working being done on BES 5 and if the new documents posted are any sign, BES 5 admins will have a new maintenance release to roll out soon. The documents for BES 5.0 SP4 MR7 have now been posted to the BlackBerry Enterprise Portal for IBM Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell Groupwise....

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BlackBerry

Speaking to Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company would consider dumping the handset division. This would only be the case if the unit remained unprofitable. The company is also looking at broadening its corporate reach by considering strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Here's John Chen on BlackBerry's mobile phone outlook if the unit can't be a money maker: "If I...

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Over 60% of CrackBerry readers want the ability to theme BlackBerry 10

One of the things I miss about BlackBerry 7 devices is the ability to change up the theme. With BlackBerry 10, I sometimes get bored with the look and wish I could change things up like on old devices. I have a bit of "wallpaper OCD" so instead of changing themes, I find myself constantly changing my wallpaper to keep things fresh — and it seems that I'm not alone. When asked in our poll,...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Spring is nearly upon us and for me, that means road trips. I look forward to the warmer weather when I can pack the family in the car and hit the road for destinations unknown — but not without my BlackBerry along for the ride. For that I always make sure to have a car mount handy so my BlackBerry is at the ready when it need it for navigating, playing music or just taking phone calls. My...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Q10 and save 57% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Holster 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 case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches...

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How to enable 4G on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

4G

As I'm sure you all know - 4G is available on all currently released BlackBerry 10 smartphones (barring the Z3 in Asia to be released later this month). However, for many folk around the world 4G is a relatively new technology and in many markets, including the UK, it's still in limited supply in terms of coverage.  With BlackBerry's we've had the option to just use 2G or 3G for a long time...

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The BlackBerry Experience event - Round one for the U.S.A in NYC

The BlackBerry Experience event - Round one for the U.S.A in NYC

We've known for some months now that BlackBerry will not be hosting BlackBerry Live this year, but instead will be focusing on smaller events targeting specific enterprise customers. Things kick off in America tomorrow (April 10th) in New York City where the BlackBerry executive team will hosting the first of these global events.  We haven't had a great deal of notice on this one so if you'...

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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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