Sprint will pay rivals' termination fees when you sign up for a Framily plan

Sprint is getting a little “uncarrier” themselves with a new promotion that offers to pay your early termination fees if you’re willing to switch to them. You can get up to $350 for every line terminated when making the switch; just snap a picture of your last bill, send it to Sprint, and they’ll send you a Visa card with the cash on it. There are a few terms and conditions here and there, but...

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BBM gets another boost on the charts thanks to BBM Stickers

BBM gets another boost on the charts thanks to BBM Stickers

The first part of BBM's new monetization strategy looks to already be off to a good start. The latest update to BBM included BBM Stickers — essentially larger emoticons — that come in packs of 20 to 25. Some of the packs are free while others sell for $1.99. Currently there are only a few sets available, but BBM will look to add many more in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that already in...

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Dropped BlackBerry

Just how far would you go to get your BlackBerry back? At times many of us have left them behind in a cab or at a restaurant, or maybe even dropped it in the toilet. But has it ever been dropped somewhere that made you think twice about trying to get it back? Maybe 16-year-old Ella Birchenough should have thought about it a bit more after she dropped her BlackBerry in a storm drain. She...

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The BBM team wants to hear your ideas for BBM Stickers

The BBM team wants to hear your ideas for BBM Stickers

The new BBM Stickers are hot off the presses on BlackBerry, Android and iOS Currently there are only a few packs available for download, but we hope to see many more in the coming weeks. Many of you have been asking if there is any way to submit your own ideas for stickers, and rest assured, the BBM team is listening. On Twitter today, they put out a call to designers who have questions and/...

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Low-end BlackBerry Kopi shown from all angles

Low-end BlackBerry Kopi keyboard smartphone leaked

We've seen the BlackBerry Kopi more than a few times now, but only in some quick & dirty photos. Today a new batch has turned up however that shows off every angle of the unreleased Kopi. We get the best look that we've had thus far and who knows, they may just leave you actually wanting one. The Kopi is still floating around in the "who knows if or when it will be released" category,...

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CrackBerry Asks: Would you like a choice of color accents in BlackBerry 10.3?

I’m sure you all saw our recent hands on with an early LEAKED version of BlackBerry OS 10.3 (we like saying the word LEAKED around here - it's fun!). Although it looks like BlackBerry are working on a bunch of great improvements in 10.3 there was one thing in particular that stood out for me - the red accents that replaced the blue we currently have. As Kevin and Bla1ze discussed in our latest...

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Deal of the Day: MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the MYBAT Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 80% off the list price! This durable polycarbonate case is designed specifically for the BlackBerry Q10 and shields against drops and scratches all while keeping an extremely slim profile. There are even cut outs for all of the device's features, leaving the screen exposed for full functionality. List Price: $19.95...

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How to use NFC tags with your BlackBerry 10 phone

How to use NFC tags with your BlackBerry 10 phone

Back when we were all still using legacy BlackBerry devices we took a look at using NFC with supported devices. While we've had a look at using NFC to share files and photos with others there are many uses. BlackBerry 10 has a great app called Smart Tags which you can use to create your own tags. It's not a new app but we haven't taken the time to look at the app before, so join me as we create...

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European Union vote clears the way to end roaming charges

Free roaming within the European Union is a step closer today, after the European parliament voted in favor of laws that would abolish roaming fees between EU member states, as part of a package of telecom reforms. The package, originally proposed by EU lawmaker Neelie Kroes, moves Europe closer to a single market for mobile communication, especially with the recent arrival of 4G LTE roaming...

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Vodafone

If you're currently a Vodafone customer in Europe it seems the network are striving to compete against their rivals in a big way. Things are kicking off in the UK with 1400 jobs being created via 150 new stores opening up. This new boost is part of a £1 billion investment which to cut a long story short is to try and get Vodafone's market share back to where it was - as they are now sitting...

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Temple Run: Brave lands on BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10

Temple Run: Brave lands on BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10

If you're a Temple Run fan, you can now finally grab Temple Run: Brave from BlackBerry World if you have a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The Brave version is of course based on the Disney / Pixar movie Brave so it's a bit different from the original version of Temple Run but it's a nice twist on the original. Introducing ARCHERY – tap targets to shoot a bullseye and earn extra coins New, amazing...

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BlackBerry offering T-Mobile customers $100 off BlackBerry purchases at ShopBlackBerry

Although many folks are still trying to determine whether or not BlackBerry’s not renewing T-Mobile US’s license to sell BlackBerry products when the license expires on April 25 of this year is a good thing or not, BlackBerry is already moving on. Emails are being sent out today pretty much summing up the announcement as it was written in the press release, advising customers that...

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Now that the PlayBook is officially dead, which non-BlackBerry tablet would you buy next?

Now that the BlackBerry PlayBook is officially done with (for real this time), many users are left wondering what their best option for a tablet may be. In fact, the first email I read this morning was from my older brother, asking me what tablet he should replace his PlayBook with. And reading through the CrackBerry forums shortly after, I came across this thread where the question was posed...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a pair of Blue Tiger SoundTRAX headphones

I am all about having a solid set of headphones when I'm on the road. I don't travel often, but when I do I want to bury myself in some good tunes and go about my business. Alternatively, having a good pair of earbuds at the ready is key for me as well — be it listening to a podcast on my BlackBerry or maybe just some quick video editing when I'm out in public, I like to have a pair in my bag...

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Web browsing just got a bit more funky with Alpha Browser for BlackBerry 10

Web browsing just got a bit more funky with Alpha Browser for BlackBerry 10

If you're looking to spice things up a bit when it comes to web browsing on your BlackBerry 10 device then Alpha Browser is a fine place to start. The 'Built for BlackBerry' browser offers some nice features that the native one doesn't, although I suspect many folks will be more than happy with the default one from BlackBerry. But choices are always good and Alpha Browser is packed full of...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10 and save 53% 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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First renders of the reversible USB 3.1 cable released

First renders of the reversible USB 3.1 cable leak

We’ve become accustomed to knowing one end of a USB cable has to go into a computer or charger, and the other end goes into your phone, but there is a future where you can use either end in either thingie, and this is what that utopian paradise looks like. The USB Implementers Forum is showing off two USB 3.1 connector standards today. Type-C shows off a design similar to the microUSB format...

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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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