Here's another look at how some apps will run on the BlackBerry Passport

Although we've seen some apps running on the BlackBerry Passport previously, we also know the device recently received an OTA update to improve a few things as well and that apparently included how the Android runtime works on some Android apps and improvements to some of the core BlackBerry 10 apps. As we mentioned before, @seb997 has his hands on a BlackBerry Passport and after giving it a...

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Verizon now offering $60 single line plan with unlimited talk and text, 2GB of data

If you happen to be looking for a new smartphone plan and don't need a lot of data and only have one line to worry about, Verizon has now dropped a new plan that might be of interest to you. As part of a new promo, you can now get unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messaging and 2GB of data for $60, you'll want to pay attention to the overage charges though that are set at a whopping $15/...

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Money Plus on sale for 50% off for a limited time

Money Plus on sale for 50% off for a limited time

As part of the promotion BlackBerry India is currently offering selected applications for 50% off from now until August 25th. One of those applications is Money Plus, which we have featured before for both the PlayBook and in the roundup for BlackBerry 10. If you are not familiar with Money Plus, it is an expense tracking and financial management application. As a feature rich application for...

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New visual style, improved performance, calorie tracking and more with the latest version of Retrace

A while back in the BlackBerry App Roundup I highlighted a GPS tracker to log your activities such as hiking, walking, and biking called GPS Tracker: Retrace. It was simple, effective and got the job done with respects to logging. Since that time the developer incorporated several new changes and features in Retrace including those suggested by users. This latest version, which now stands at 2...

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The Passport is winning the hearts of team BlackBerry

Passport vs Classic

As promised when we ran our poll just the other day, asking if you would be ordering the BlackBerry Passport as soon as you can, here are the results (from 24 hours after publishing) which turned out slightly different to how I thought they would. As you can see below, we have a clear winner and that's that most folk are certainly very interested in picking up the Passport. However, the gap...

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Best Back to School apps for BlackBerry 10

Best Back to School apps for BlackBerry 10

It's that time of year again, summer is winding down and students prepare to head back to school. That also means it's time to take a look at apps to make your student life that bit easier. It's quite fitting for me this year as I am planning to return to university to finish off my degree. I'll certainly be making use of these apps during that time. Without further chit-chat, let's get through...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 15, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 15, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has flown by and it sure has been a busy one on the blogs. If you haven't already, be sure to enter to win some back-to-school accessories from ShopCrackBerry in the form of a $50 gift certificate. Nothing wrong with gearing up for the new year and that is the perfect way to get you started. Also this week it was announced that BlackBerry and 7digital came...

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Can BBM Protected boost BlackBerry's earnings?

Can BBM Protected boost BlackBerry's earnings?

With documentation of $30 per year BBM Protected price plans starting to emerge, it's worth discussing what effect this might have on the company's earnings and stock price. As it stands right now, BBM Protected requires a BlackBerry device. That will change in the fall when it becomes available for Android and iOS through Secure Work Space but for now, let's just stick with the possible...

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Hitting the road? SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10 update brings new features

SafeDrive

For you folk that use SafeDrive for BlackBerry 10 you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update to the app. As well as the enhanced features, as shown below, the app has received several bug fixes to iron things out. If you are new to BlackBerry 10 and have not come across this one before you'll find it the perfect companion for when you are driving, as it will read out...

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Can you survive the onslaught with Swamp Attack on BlackBerry 10?

Swamp Attack

Swamp Attack is yet another great game that you won't find in BlackBerry World I'm afraid. At the time of writing this I found it in the Snap store which currently is a bit more tricky to load onto your BlackBerry 10 device than the Amazon Appstore, but once you know how you'll have a ton of apps and games at your fingertips. Full instructions will be in the link at the base of the post....

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SuperTube gets a makeover and introduces even more sweet features

SuperTube

If you prefer to not use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos, but instead opt for a native application then you'll be rather pleased to hear that SuperTube has had a bit of a makeover with it's latest update. I suspect that many folk who are new to BlackBerry 10 will be thinking "why would I need an app" and that's a very good point. The BlackBerry 10 browser does a fantastic...

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BlackBerry shipments on the rise under John Chen's leadership

BlackBerry shipments on the rise under John Chen's leadership

'You have to bear with me a little bit. We still have a lot of work to do, but I'm very hopeful.' That's what BlackBerry CEO John Chen told investors and analysts back in March about BlackBerry and now it appears their (and his) patience is starting to pay off. A new report from IDC has now pegged BlackBerry shipments as being up approximately 15 percent from the previous quarter, especially...

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Cartoon Network's Regular Show stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Cartoon Network's Regular Show stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Fan of the Cartoon Network's Regular Show? If so, you'll want to hit the BBM Shop and check out the Regular Show BBM stickers that have now arrived and are available for for $1.99. All your faves from the show are there including of course, Mordecai and Rigby but also Benson, Pops, Muscle Man. Overall there's 20 to choose from and if that doesn't fill your needs, you'll also find the BBM Happy...

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BlackBerry and 7digital partnering again for music service

7digital

After announcing earlier this summer that their music store tucked into BlackBerry World was shutting down, 7digital and BlackBerry will be working together again to sell music to BlackBerry users. 7digital will be taking all the profits from music sales this go-around, as opposed to the revenue share they had with BlackBerry previously. On top of that, BlackBerry will be paying 7digital...

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camZOO revamps its style, 50 copies up for grabs

camZOO revamps its style, 50 copies up for grabs

As the summer winds down and adults and kids prepare to return to school, the next few weeks will be trying to fit in all that is left to do and see. One thing you do not have to worry about is getting to the Zoo. Our resident Weekend Coder Brian Scheirer created this entertaining virtual zoo application a few months ago. No matter where you might be you and your entire family have the ability...

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BlackBerry aims to monetize BBM Protected, $30/year after free 30 day trial

With BBM Protected now available, the plans to monetize the service and BBM as a whole are starting to show. The folks over at BB10.ch have obtained the sign up documents for BBM Protected showing that BES 5 and BES 10 users are getting a free 30 day trial of the BBM Protected valid only between July 30 and October 31, 2014. The sign up process is all rather easy but the monetization part...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY Case by Incipio is crafted with a shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, this music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours in black or pink today for just $14.95!

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Carphone Warehouse give us a sneak peek at the BlackBerry Passport

Carphone Warehouse give us a sneak peek at the BlackBerry Passport

UPDATE - And just like that, Carphone Warehouse pulled the video. Guess they weren't really ready to give us a sneak peek. But hey, we found another copy because that's just how the internet works. ;) Good news for BlackBerry fans in the UK that are awaiting the official launch of the Passport. It looks a sure fire thing that online & high street retailer Carphone Warehouse will be...

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Test your reflexes - this time with Piano Tiles on BlackBerry 10

Piano Tiles

I managed to get slightly confused when shooting the above video. For some reason I thought I'd downloaded the game from BlackBerry World - turns out I didn't. There are actually a couple of versions of Piano Tiles in BlackBerry World which are paid, but if you head on over to the Amazon Appstore you can grab it for free. To be honest, there's quite a few different versions for Android, but...

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Grab MyBucketList, ZombieBird, and QuickTape for free with this unlimited promo code!

While most of us know @DHabkirk his fantastic design work and the bit pieces of BlackBerry info he shares with us all on on Twitter and through his BlackBerry channel, did you also know he has several great apps in BlackBerry World? Like many other developers, he also has access to the new BlackBerry vendor portal and as such has created some promo codes for a few of his apps, namely...

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