BlackBerry expands Priv sales to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry continues to expand sales of its recently launched Priv smartphone. The Android-based device is now available on the local ShopBlackBerry sites in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, for the price of €779. Previously, the Priv was released in the U.S, Canada, the UK and Germany. BlackBerry stated today: We're still hard at work getting the PRIV out to as many markets as possible...

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CES 2016, Day 2: Huawei, Samsung, LG, HTC, HP and more!

CES 2016, Day 2: Huawei, Samsung, LG, HTC, HP and more!

The day before CES is a tradition for the tech media: it's press day. The biggest companies all trot out their latest gear in rapid fashion, and we write about it, take photos of it, and put our hands on it so we can give you a quick taste of what these new wares are like and whether or not you might want them. That day is today. There's a lot to it this year, so let's get started! 05 January...

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Here are our December contest winners!

Here are our December contest winners!

We had several fun contests to round out the end of the year here at CrackBerry. The first contest was our Fa-la-la-liday contest where one grand prize winner would get to choose a BlackBerry Priv or Passport and five runners up would receive a box of CrackBerry goodies. The second contest was short and sweet, with one winner taking home some BlackBerry Priv accessories and a $50 Google Play...

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LastPass 4.0 redesigns everything you know about password management

LastPass 4.0 redesigns the password saving experience

LastPass has updated the company's password security apps on browsers, Android, iOS and OS X/PC. This latest release refreshes the user experience with an attractive new design, not to mention a new Sharing Center and Emergency Access. The revamped interface offers a more intuitive feel, which should appear streamlined to those who use the service across multiple platforms. Gone are the days...

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CES 2016, Day 1: Lenovo, ASUS, Faraday, and Acer galore

CES 2016, Day 1: Lenovo, ASUS, Faraday, and Acer galore

CES 2016 is here! Well, almost. It's a quick start to the year's biggest consumer technology show, with a slew of announcements from the likes of Acer and Lenovo and Asus, plus our first look at electric car manufacturer start-up Faraday Future. 04 January Acer's new Windows 10 phone is flagship material Continuum for you The Lumia 950 and 950 XL set the stage as the first Continuum-...

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QNX car

A new collaboration between Ford and QNX hopes to create an industry standard for integrating smartphone apps into cars. Ford has ported its open source SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology to the QNX platform, which will let drivers use voice commands, steering-wheel buttons and other in-car controls to interact with various smartphone apps. Both QNX and Ford hope that the initiative will...

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BlackBerry Priv now receiving its January security patch

BlackBerry Priv security patch now available

Update: The January security patch has been fully detailed by Google. Check out everything that you need to know about the update. You can also check out BlackBerry's security bulletin on for the update as well, right here. BlackBerry is beginning to push its monthly security update to the Priv, though at this time it is not exactly known what it addresses. According to a tweet from Michael...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Alpha

Upstream

Last week we closed out 2015 with a podcast and this week we're kicking off 2016 with a podcast. On tap for discussion this week, BlackBerry's Pakistan operations, the late January rumors of wider Priv availability on T-Mobile and Verizon. Plus, BlackBerry's short video tear down showing us all the engineering prowess put into the Priv and finally, what we're expecting from CES. Topics...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Auld lang gadgetry

Mobile Nations Weekly: Auld lang gadgetry

While we're still looking back at 2015, the new year (and CES) looms large. 2015 is in the books and 2016 is under way, but there's no time to rest and look back. CES 2016 is nearly here! The team's on their way to Las Vegas to check out the latest wares from across the tech universe. But in the meantime, BlackBerry won't have to hand over their servers to the Pakistani government and the...

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Stay fit in 2016 by grabbing these two health and fitness applications for free

The New Year is here and it's time to start implementing the resolutions we made. For me, it means eating a more balanced diet, going to the gym, and monitoring my health. To help with this endeavor are two useful applications by bsmInnovation – xFit WOD and BP Monitor. While the former focuses on tracking your CrossFit workouts to stay in shape and log your progression, the latter is designed...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 1, 2016: Games, ringtones, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup 1/1/16

Happy New Year, CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv device! Looking back at 2015, it was indeed a fascinating year in mobile technology. And it marked the release of the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry's first Android-powered device and its subsequent arrivals in...

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Give your BlackBerry Priv the business look with the OEM Leather Pouch

Give your BlackBerry Priv the business look with the OEM Leather Pouch

The first accessory I got for my BlackBerry Priv was the leather pouch in tan. For every BlackBerry smartphone I have owned, I have purchased a leather pouch (except for the Passport, as there was none), so it wasn't going to be any different when I got my hands on a Priv. I decided to get it in tan this time, just to switch things up a little. From the pictures alone, you notice that it's...

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The Priv is the phone loyal BlackBerry users want over all others

BlackBerry Passport and Priv

When it comes to buying a new phone, we have a tendency to stick close to home. In our first look at the purchase interest and intent of the Mobile Nations' communities, we tapped into the level of demand for tablets, watches, and TV boxes being offered by the biggest smartphone providers. But the smartphone itself remains the primary digital device for many, and plenty of companies have...

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BlackBerry will operate in Pakistan

BlackBerry won't be pulling out of Pakistan after all. The local government has rescinded its shutdown order and dropped its request for access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) email and messaging content. A new post from Marty Beard, BlackBerry's Chief Operating Officer, revealed that the two reached an agreement, and that the Pakistani government was able to accept BlackBerry's position...

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BlackBerry Priv reportedly heading to T-Mobile on Jan. 26

BlackBerry Priv reportedly headed to T-Mobile on Jan. 26

Following a period of AT&T exclusivity, it looks like the BlackBerry Priv may be coming to T-Mobile in late January, according to a new report. Revealed in an internal schedule for T-Mobile sent to PhoneArena (seen below), the carrier is apparently planning to release the "BlackBerry Venice" on January 26. As you'll recall, Venice was the codename for the BlackBerry Priv before its...

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AT&T reportedly set to ditch 2-year smartphone contracts on Jan. 8 [Update]

AT&T reportedly set to ditch 2-year smartphone contracts on Jan. 8 [Update]

Update: AT&T has sent over a statement that both confirms, as well as clarifies, the carrier's plans: "With $0 down for well-qualified customers, the ability to upgrade early and down payment options available with even lower monthly installments, our customers are overwhelmingly choosing AT&T Next. Starting January 8, AT&T Next will be the primary way to get a new smartphone at...

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Save up to 70% on select Transcend microSD cards at Amazon

Save up to 70 percent on select Transcend memory products

Amazon is currently hosting a deal on select Transcend storage products that can save you as much as 70% on the purchase. Whether you are looking for a microSD card or a full sized SD card, or want a solid-state drive for your computer, this deal has you covered. Some of the deals you can find are: microSD cards 16GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $7 64GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $14 128GB...

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The best file managers to download on your BlackBerry Priv

The best file managers to download on your BlackBerry Priv

When the BlackBerry Priv launched, there was a lot of ruckus over the fact that there was no native File Manager. I guess it was because we were kind of spoiled on BlackBerry 10, where one was natively available and it also allowed us to connect to popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box and eventually OneDrive. It integrated nicely into the operating system and allowed us to share...

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Qualcomm looks to strengthen ties in China with new patent license deals

Qualcomm

Qualcomm is looking to head into 2016 with a clean slate in China now that the company has signed new patent licensing deals in the country. Qualcomm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The move comes after the company itself was investigated by Chinese officials over an antitrust dispute. As well as working with...

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