Adidas Group acquires Runtastic in a €220 million deal

Adidas acquires Runtastic for € 220 million

Runtastic, the company behind a variety of fitness apps, has been acquired by Adidas in a deal worth €220 million. With the two forces joining, the companies state that the combined goal will be to 'clearly stand out in a crowded and constantly changing landscape.' The Runtastic team currently has apps available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10, that not only track your runs, or bike rides,...

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 Light Anytime and Shot Share - 500 copies of each available for free!

Looking for some new apps to try out? Sure you are. Everyone always enjoys some new apps, especially if they're free. As I've said a few times before here on the blogs, I really love simple apps. Apps that I didn't know I needed until I started using them and they end up becoming a part of my daily usage. The folks at IWIK have built a couple now that fit that criteria for me, Light Anytime and...

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Here are our BlackBerry Leap and $200 shopping spree winners!

Here are our BlackBerry Leap and $200 shopping spree winners!

You know us, we love to give awesome prizes to our CrackBerry readers. This time around we gave away a $200 shopping spree in the CrackBerry store, and a BlackBerry Leap along with accessories and some CB goodies. You guys have waited patiently long enough, and it's time to see who the winners are! Though there could only be two winners today, stay tuned because there are more awesome contests...

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Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?

Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?

The day has arrived. After months of rumors and speculation, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is now official and ready to roll out to those who have been patiently waiting for the full details. Kevin has already given it a look in his hands-on video and we've loaded up a nice photo gallery showing off the device, plus we have a special offer in place through the CrackBerry Canada store...

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BlackBerry officially announces the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

Just in case you couldn't tell from our hands-on video, store promo and photo gallery, BlackBerry has now officially announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition sets itself apart from the other Passport variations. "We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge...

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Exclusive: Video Hands-On with the BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition!

Drop what you're doing and hit PLAY on the video above! I was fortunate to get my hands on the newly announced BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition a little early, so took it to the new KM studio to give it a proper debut for CrackBerry Nation (complete with vintage table slap at the end!). Be sure to watch the video for some deep thoughts, and check out our photo gallery for lots of great...

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Order the new BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition from CrackBerry Canada and receive $130 in FREE accessories!

The BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition here and CrackBerry is happy to be one of BlackBerry's official launch partners. In fact, CrackBerry is the only launch partner right now for the Silver Edition outside of ShopBlackBerry's own store for a limited time. Remember, this luxurious Passport won't be hitting any carriers - it's an unlocked phone that you need to buy direct. Working with our...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition photo gallery

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition photo gallery

Now that the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition has been announced officially, we can show you all some better images of the device up close and personal. Unlike some of the early images, which never really show off a device in the best light, these photos really highlight the high quality finishes that BlackBerry used on the Passport Silver Edition to make it, arguably, the most striking...

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Skyward - Download from an Android source and not BlackBerry World

Skyward-Warning-BBW

It's pretty unheard of that we steer people away from downloading an application/game from BlackBerry World, but in this case I thought that it was well worth doing exactly that. Let me explain..... Like many BlackBerry 10 users, one of my morning rituals is to jump into BlackBerry World and see what's new. And top of the 'New Arrivals' list was a game called Skyward. Although the...

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Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint has announced a slight executive shakeup today, bringing in former Telstra exec Tarek Robbiati as its new CFO, and Günther Ottendorfer as its COO of technology. The shakeup will also see Sprint's Chief Network Officer, John Saw, promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Sprint is clearly looking to bring a fresh outlook on its strategy in the competitive mobile space with some new faces....

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Marine Assistant lets you track shipping vessels from your smartphone, receives an update to v8.0

Marine Assistant is a vessel tracking app. We first wrote about it in one of our weekly app round ups last year (2014) and it has seen many updates since then. The latest update is now at v8.0, and it brings about a handful of new features, as one would expect. Obviously not an app you would use daily but something that can come in handy at times. Of course, if you have an interest in things...

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BlackBerry Classic owners really love using the trackpad

BlackBerry Classic owners really love using the trackpad

We recently ran a poll asking whether Classic owners made use of the trackpad which is one of the main features of the BlackBerry Classic. I was curious to know what others thought as I had received various responses from within my BBM contacts, and most of them said they didn't use it all that much. After looking at the results and going through all the comments, it's quite a mixed bag of...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

UPDATE A previous version of this article noted it being a German retailer. That was incorrect. It's a Swiss site. Apologies for the error. Just in case the previously leaked images along with the media gallery going live on the BlackBerry website wasn't enough to convince you the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is close to being announced officially, online Swiss retailer PCP, has posted...

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AT&T

Now that AT&T has had its acquisition of DirecTV approved by the FCC, the US carrier has cemented plans on offering new bundles, providing customers with a selection of TV and wireless packaged plans. These new packages start from $50 a month, but you'll be able to grab a $10 discount if combining a new plan with a wireless subscription. Here are the price points AT&T will be hitting...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week we talk a little about the Duff McKagan & BlackBerry Work Creative campaign, as well as Gartner and WatchDox. If that's enough for, we also dip into the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition news and of course, 10 Years of BlackBerry Messenger. Settle in...

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Get yourself into shape with these health and fitness apps

Get yourself into shape with these health and fitness apps

For the past few years we've trawled through BlackBerry World and rounded up a handful of fitness apps for you (here and here). And so we've browsed again for 2015. We're slap bang in the middle of summer - even though the stormy weather I can hear outside my window as I write begs to differ. You might already be in full swing of your summer workout activities but for those still looking maybe...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Moto X, Windows 10, Teslas, and more!

10 years of BBM

Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly: your window into the week in mobile tech and life. You can expect this to hit every week: the latest and greatest from the past week in technology and mobile life from across Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and more! If there was any week to get this started, this week was the one it — we've got major releases of hardware and...

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Enter to win a BBM prize pack in our BBM 10th birthday contest!

BBM 10 Years

Today, August 1, officially marks BBM's 10th birthday and to help celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been highlighting some key moments from BBM history and offering up a free special BBM sticker pack but we wanted to celebrate as well with our readers, so with some help from BlackBerry, we've put together 10 BBM prize packs to give away to readers such as yourself! What's in the packs? Glad...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 1st, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 7/31/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Another month is coming to a close and what better way to end it but with another edition of the Roundup! At least I think so but you be the judge of that. As we end the week let's recap what transpired in since we last met. First, let us being with rock legend Duff McKaganwith and how he uses his BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 to...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

While we've been posting about the BlackBerry 'Oslo' and 'Dallas' for a while now, it's looking as though we'll soon finally be getting some official news surrounding the device. A new image posted up at BlackBerry10 FR shows off the Silver Edition branding the BlackBerry seemingly will roll with upon announcement. As we already know from previous leaks, the Silver Edition isn't a drastic...

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