Stock Talk: BlackBerry’s situation for the next year

Stock Talk: BlackBerry’s situation for the next year

Last Friday we had a chance to look at the Q4 financials for BlackBerry, and the CrackBerry team held a podcast to talk about it. Were we all doom and gloom? I don’t think it was quite that negative, but we are keeping it balanced and considering the good and bad areas of the business when we talk. No sugar coating. Over the weekend I did some more thinking about BlackBerry, while enjoying...

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UK opening up payments via mobile numbers this month

UK Money

The Payments Council, which supervises banking transactions within the UK, has today announced ‘Paym’. This new service will enable account-holders to pay friends, family or other parties without having to abstract bank details and other personal information. Simply using a mobile number, UK consumers can wire funds in no time at all. Think of it as a unique account number all your contacts...

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Angry Birds Go receives a new snow theme, karts and more

Angry Birds Go

If you're an Angry Birds Go fan you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where there is a nice update waiting for your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. In true Rovio fashion they have updated the game with a selection of new items including Karts, telepods, daily rewards and best of all - a new theme. The game is pretty action packed and if you haven't given it a try now could well be the perfect time...

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T-Mobile

We may have had to deal with the usual April articles yesterday, but one that stood out from all the jokes was T-Mobile’s plans to scrap corporate discount from Simple Choice plans. The mobile network has today confirmed a partial reversal, allowing only existing customers to retain their discount. Sorry, new subscribers. Those who take out new rate plans will be met with a T-Mobile gift card...

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BlackBerry and T-Mobile U.S. to end licensing agreement

BlackBerry and T-Mobile U.S. to end licensing agreement

To say the relationship between BlackBerry and T-Mobile has been strained lately is a bit of an understatement, but the latest news coming from Waterloo is something I'm sure we can all agree is a bit unexpected. BlackBerry has now announced that as of April 25th, 2014, it will not renew the T-Mobile U.S., Inc. license to sell BlackBerry products.  BlackBerry has had a positive relationship...

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Watch ABC

Dish and Disney have reached a distribution deal that will allow subscribers to watch Disney content on their computers and mobile devices. Using apps found in Apple's App Store, Google Play, the Amazon Appstore (which works great on BB10 devices) and the Windows store, viewers will be able to watch live programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as live network...

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WWE Superstars stickers available as a free download in BBM for a limited time!

Although it was covered in the press release, we know not everyone reads through the full articles. So as a reminder in case you missed it, with the new BBM rolling out today if you're a fan of the WWE or wrestling in general make sure you grab the WWE Superstars sticker pack that's available as a free download for a limited time. There's a little something for everyone in it whether you're a...

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A must-watch enthusiastic review of the BlackBerry Z30!

A must-watch enthusiastic review of the BlackBerry Z30!

Back in February, Dan Nessel from DadDoes.com accepted the challenge to put down his iPhone 5 and pick up the BlackBerry Z30 for 7 days. Unsurprisingly to BlackBerry fans, Dan walked away from the test really appreciating the BlackBerry Z30 and the timesaving features offered up by BlackBerry 10. Now Dan is back with another look at the Z30, this time following the big upgrade to OS 10.2.1,...

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CrackBerry Mailbag: The Death of the PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Graveyard

Following yesterday's BlackBerry PlayBook update and subsequent recognition that this is the last OS update the BlackBerry PlayBook will ever see, the community has been pretty vocal. Looking back at the history of the PlayBook, it really is a sad story. So much potential, but instead we're left with shattered dreams, broken promises and what still feels all these years later, like an...

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Review: ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for the BlackBerry Q10

ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for BlackBerry Q10

If you're a BlackBerry Q10 user and you're looking for the best in-car holder for your device this is it. The Built for BlackBerry approved ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for the Q10 isn't the cheapest solution and if you want cheap you can get it. However, if you want durability, ease of use and reliability then read on.  I've used ProClip in-car solutions for a number of years now - most...

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Why is EE only selling BlackBerry's to UK business users?

EE

Considering EE is the biggest network in the UK they seem to have lost some faith in BlackBerry 10 on the consumer front. With EE being the first carrier in Great Britain of roll out 4G and with all BlackBerry 10 devices having LTE compatibility you would have thought that they would offer all four current handsets to both consumers and business users alike. But things seem to have changed....

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Z10 and save 55% off the list price! The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preference...

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BBM 2.1 now available for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices

BBM

As expected, the latest version of BBM will begin rolling out today across BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices. BBM 2.1 brings with it BBM Stickers as well as some new features like pictures in multi-person chats and larger file transfers of up to 16MB. The stickers will be available in both free and paid packs through the integrated BBM Shop. Packs will contain between 20-25 stickers and...

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Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix Recap

Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix Recap

Sitting in the pole spot in Malaysia for the second straight race, Lewis Hamilton had much higher hopes for even finishing the race this time. He has a 100% finish rate in Malaysia though, and once things got going it was clear he wasn't going to let that number change. Right from the start Lewis took a commanding lead and never looked back. His teammate Nico Rosberg held on strong in 2nd as...

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Three UK taking the worry out of phone ownership with 'Three Rescue'

Three UK

UK mobile operator Three has launched a new insurance option for consumers – Three Rescue. Following a report shared by the network detailing how British smartphone owners place a value of over £1,000 on the contents of their handheld devices. The insurance starts from just £2 a month with full cover for stolen, lost or damaged smartphones. Not only do consumers pay for smartphones alone, but...

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Typo

A wee while back we asked the CrackBerry nation if BlackBerry should make its own detachable keyboard for the iPhone. This was of course following on from the news of the Typo keyboard that Kevin was lucky enough to get hold of and review. Things have moved on recently though with BlackBerry winning a temporary injunction - stopping sales of the Typo.  Looking at the image above of the Typo...

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS support officially ends this April

BlackBerry PlayBook

There's a depressing saying that goes something like, "Everybody dies twice. The first time when you stop breathing, and the second time when somebody mentions your name for the last time." In the case of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the first death came when BlackBerry made it clear they would not be delivering BlackBerry 10 to the tablet. The PlayBook is now (arguably) approaching its second...

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BlackBerry PlayBook updated to OS 2.1.0.1917

BlackBerry PlayBook updated to OS 2.1.0.1917

A while back we let you all know that BlackBerry was still actively doing development on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS and for those of you who might have missed it in the forums, a new OS update is now available for download. Noted as OS 2.1.0.1917, this release doesn't bring any huge changes along for the ride but it updates a lot of the system files as well as the Adobe Flash Player version and...

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T-Mobile removes employer discounts from Simple Choice plans

T-Mobile

Tomorrow might be April 1st, but T-Mobile's not joking around with their latest move: they're scrapping employer rate plans discounts. Gone is the supposed complexity that came with wondering what kind of discount you might get with your Simple Choice plan based on where you work, replaced instead with a T-Mobile gift card worth $25 when your purchase a new device… based on where you work. It's...

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