BlackBerry and Carphone Warehouse team up for '5-Stars' Passport campaign

If you were to ask just about any BlackBerry Passport owner whether or not they love their device, the chances are insanely high they'll say they do and likely give you an amazing demo of its capabilities. Actual user reviews for the device have been fantastic across the board, but this weekend, BlackBerry, and Carphone Warehouse are teaming up in the UK for what they're calling the '5-Stars'...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

Familiar with OS leaks and don't mind updating your device through autoloaders and such? If that describes you, you can now download the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This OS was certified for the BlackBerry Classic a while ago, so folks have been waiting for it to appear and while there is no autoloaders built as of yet, the debrick, core OS and...

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BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

On April 18th, BlackBerry kicked off a sale where customers could get up-to 40% off of select BlackBerry 10 smartphones and while that sale was set to close on May 5th, BlackBerry has now announced it will continue running up until May 8th, allowing for more customers to get in on the savings across US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. What's on sale? Well, have a look at some of the offers...

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BlackBerry Leap rumored to launch in India on May 7th

BlackBerry Leap

When BlackBerry announced they had expanded the BlackBerry Leap availability to France, Germany, UK and the United States, one stop that was listed under the 'coming soon' section was India and if a new report coming from The Indian Express is correct, we should see the BlackBerry Leap arrive there on May 7th, 2015 with pricing coming in at under Rs 20,000. As India was one of the markets...

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BlackBerry Leap now available SIM free in the UK

BlackBerry-Leap-Front

If you've been holding out to order the attractively priced BlackBerry Leap in the UK you can do so today. Unlocked-Mobiles dropped me an email to let me know that the latest BlackBerry 10 handset is now in stock and ready for shipping. We told you a while back that the three main British SIM free retailers were taking pre-orders of the Leap and as we detailed there, it is in fact unlocked-...

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion. AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today. This acquisition marks AT&T's second purchase of a Mexico-based wireless carrier after it acquired lusacell for $2.5 billion. In today's announcement, AT&T says it has plans to...

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wifi to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S.. Sprint says that users within range of a Boingo hotspot will now be able to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. From Sprint: Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically...

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Watch the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast replay

Watch the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast replay

If you happened to miss the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast on April 29th for some reason but were really looking forward to it, you can now watch the replay of the event. BlackBerry's Principal Analyst Brian Bernard walks everyone through a BES12 Cloud overview while explaining the product features, architecture and key components and plenty more. BES12 Cloud is an intuitive, low...

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BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

To go along with their device sale, BlackBerry is also offering a bit of a sale through their BBM Shop as well wherein you can grab a custom BBM PIN of your own for only 99 cents. Although some may have taken advantage of this offer earlier as it seemingly appeared early accidentally, BlackBerry has now made it official and is even offering those who paid $1.99 for a custom PIN to update their...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update Hellooooo everyone! It's the end of the month, and that means it's Community Update time! Within we will take a closer look at the happenings around the Mobile Nations Network, including Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. Perhaps the biggest buzz recently was centered around the Apple Watch....

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John Chen to speak at Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce luncheon

If you live near the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo region, you might interested to know the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special luncheon with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen on May 5th, 2015 at Bingemans – Marshall Hall. The event promises an in-depth Q & A with Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ian McLean, that will cover BlackBerry's turnaround strategy and the company's ongoing...

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Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

BlackBerry has scored another win for their Cross-Platform BES12 solution with the announcement today that Caprecom, one of the most important Colombian companies in the health services insurance sector and pension fund management, has chosen to upgrade to BES12. "BlackBerry has always been at the forefront of security and productivity. By choosing BES12 as our Enterprise Mobility...

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Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid. While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers. The free tier, Evernote Basic, serves as an...

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BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30. "The uptake of our BlackBerry 10 smartphones among Indian...

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Bug fixes and new features come to Browsie Browser

For those of you who download third-party browsers then you are probably familiar with Browsie Browser. As a third-party browser, it comes with several options to help you with your daily browsing experience. Even if you are content with the stock browser on your device, this one is chock-full of features including ad blocking, private browsing, backup and restore, and night mode. The...

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BlackBerry wins Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year at PRWeek Global Awards

Congratulations are in order for BlackBerry who after being announced as a finalist for the PRWeek Global Awards in the Corporate Branding category earlier this year, were announced as the winners at ceremonies held at London's Park Lane Hotel on April 28th. The PRWeek Global Awards honor 'the transformative work that crosses borders, building brands and trust, enabling the growth of...

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BlackBerry opening more slots for OS 10.3.2 beta testing

Have you got the BlackBerry Beta Zone app installed on your device? If so, you'll want to fire it up and see if you have a new survey available from BlackBerry. As reported in the CrackBerry Forums by multiple users now, BlackBerry has sent out invites for a new survey asking potential BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 beta testers to sign up. Although the survey is no guarantee you'll be invited once...

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Enter now to win a FREE BlackBerry Leap!

Enter now to win a FREE BlackBerry Leap!

There's a new BlackBerry in town. The BlackBerry Leap was built specifically for mobile professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications at all times. As you may have caught in our full review, it's a pretty fantastic device all around and we're going to give everyone a chance to enter to win a brand new Leap...

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Watch the replay of the 'Health Care in the Digital Age' panel with John Chen

Although it might seem, from the coverage in the media, that John Chen held a sort of briefing of his own for BlackBerry on Monday, he was attending to the Milken Institute Global Conference to partake in a panel discussing Health Care in the Digital Age. That panel took place Monday and as expected, has now been uploaded to the Milken Institute's YouTube page for everyone to watch. Health...

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Camera++ updated with bug fixes, optimizations, and video mode

Camera++ updated with bug fixes, optimizations, and video mode

A while back, I told you about Camera++, an advanced camera application designed for both the novice and professional, that focuses on how an image is taken rather than editing. Camera++ offers an array of features and different modes so that users have more control over configuring and adjusting their images to capture the picture shot. A new version is now available to download and...

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