Priv by BlackBerry

The recent launch of the BlackBerry Priv showed the company could create a high-end Android smartphone. A video dives into a graphical assembly of the Priv, showing from the inside-out how its many parts come together to form the smartphone. From the curved display to the slider mechanism to the physical keyboard, the video shows how all these little parts come together to form the...

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Verizon will pay up to $650 to cover your switching costs

Verizon

Verizon is now offering up to $650 per line to those who are looking to make the switch to its network. We've seen other carriers offer to pay your switching costs, and now those looking to jump to Verizon's network can do so without a huge financial impact. Whether you are in the middle of a contract or making monthly device payments, Verizon will pay up to $650 per line of service that you...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Noel

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Noel

This is it. This is the last Upstream of 2015. This week we're highlighting some of the big news posted throughout December and reflecting on BlackBerry's 2015 on the whole. We kept it all fairly short as we're all still recovering the holidays but, both the video and audio downloads are ready for everyone, so be sure to check it out. Upstream will return in the new year with new episodes....

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Mobile Nations Yearly: A quick look back at 2015

Mobile Nations Yearly: A quick look back at 2015

A year in review. For our final edition of Mobile Nations Weekly in this calendar year, we're mixing things up a bit. To be honest, a look back at the last week would be pretty dull anyway — thanks to those holiday things, the people who make the news take some time off, which means the people like us that write the news and the people like you that read the news get to take some much-deserved...

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SaskTel drops price of the BlackBerry Priv to $249.99 for a limited time

As part of their 'boxing week' deals in Canada, regional carrier SaskTel has decided to save their customers some cash on the new BlackBerry Priv. For a limited time, SaskTel is offering the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv for only $249.99, down from their usual $399.99 with a new two-year contract. Customers interested in picking up a Priv will have to hit up a retail / dealer location, though...

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Snag an unlocked BlackBerry Priv from Daily Steals for only $650

Snag an unlocked BlackBerry Priv from Daily Steals for only $650

Didn't find a BlackBerry Priv among your presents but still really want one? You might want to hit up the Daily Steals site then. Right now, they're offering up unlocked versions of the BlackBerry Priv for only $650 USD. Sure, that's not really a 'steal' considering you can purchase the device from ShopBlackBerry right now in a bundle with a Leather Smart Flip Case and a Sync Pod for $699,...

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Got a new BlackBerry smartphone for the holidays? We're here to help!

Got a new BlackBerry smartphone for the holidays? We're here to help!

If you just got a new BlackBerry and are looking for where to begin, we're here to help. Whether you're new to the platform or returning with a newer device, CrackBerry is here to provide help and how-to information from simple tasks on your BlackBerry device to the advanced. We can walk you through the baby steps of how to set up your e-mail, how to install applications, how to back up your...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 25, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 12/25/15

Howdy 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 but also a way to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. However, due to the holiday festivities, this time I am going to change things up a bit. Throughout 2015, BlackBerry has undergone...

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BlackBerry Priv camera earns high marks in DxOMark Mobile test

BlackBerry Priv camera earns high marks in DxOMark Mobile test

One of the key device highlights for the BlackBerry Priv, even before its official release, has been that 18MP camera shooter on the back helped by a Schneider-Kreuznach lens. While there have been many debates about the quality of the pictures Priv is capable of taking, especially after recent updates improved the camera performance, the folks at DxO Labs have now put the Priv's camera through...

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BlackBerry Priv for Verizon rolls into the FCC

BlackBerry Priv for Verizon rolls into the FCC

A little something for those of you on Verizon who have been waiting for the BlackBerry Priv to arrive. You're now one step closer to being able to pick up the device as it has now checked in with the FCC seeking approval. Although it's no surprise given the fact Verizon has already announced the Priv as coming soon to their network, it's still nice to see. Plus, it adds a bit more...

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Bridge now supports the original Pebble and Pebble Steel

Bridge now supports the original Pebble and Pebble Steel

If you haven't heard about Bridge before it is an app aimed at Pebble smartwatch users, specifically, the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round. It allows users to make use of the official Pebble app to get notifications and use watch apps. Something Talk2Watch Pro only offered in limited functionality. With the original Pebble and Pebble Steel now receiving the firmware update that brings the...

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Grab one of these five great HugSoft apps for free!

HugSoft offers up free copies of select apps

As the biggest holiday of the year approaches, another BlackBerry 10 developer is presenting our readers with a special Christmas promotion. As part of this holiday giveaway, Hugsoft is offering 100 copies each for five of their applications. As we all know, there is a short time frame with which to grab these free copies so act quickly before the code is exhausted. All of these applications...

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You'll be able to stream The Beatles this holiday season

The Beatles

The Beatles are set to arrive on various streaming services this week. Starting from tomorrow, Thursday 24, the group will be available for streaming on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime Music, and Tidal. The greatest band. The entire catalogue. Tonight at midnight. #BeatlesOnSpotify pic.twitter.com/zVD4T5I6eJ— Spotify (@Spotify) December 23, 2015 A side...

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BlackBerry Priv officially arrives in Italy priced at 849 Euros

BlackBerry Priv officially arrives in Italy priced at 849 Euros

While folks in Italy haven't had too hard of a time getting their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Priv through retailers such as Amazon and Euronics, BlackBerry has finally made the Priv release in Italy official. The Android-powered smartphone will be available starting this week at physical retailers and selected online stores with a retail price of 849 Euros. That's approximately $928 USD...

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TuneIn to stream live NHL pro hockey games for free starting January 1

TuneIn to stream live NHL pro hockey games for free starting January 1

The TuneIn streaming radio service has scored another deal with a big sports organization, the National Hockey League. Starting on January 1, the free version of TuneIn will provide broadcasts of 1,230 regular NHL season game broadcasts. It will also stream all of the league's playoff games, including the Stanley Cup Finals. According to the company: TuneIn will kick off its NHL events...

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Guide Evo through optical illusion puzzles in the fantastic Evo Explores

Guide Evo through optical illusion puzzles in the fantastic Evo Explores

Looking for a new game to play over the holidays? How about Evo Explores, a new game that recently landed in BlackBerry World? It's perfect to play during a little down time. Evo Explores takes its inspiration from the award-winning Monument Valley, available on iPhone and Android. It's all about manipulating architecture to reveal hidden paths. It makes great use of optical illusions and you...

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Let's find that perfect gift! We all know that holiday shopping can be tough. Finding the right gifts, braving the crowds, trying not to blow your budget... it's a pain. So we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, our picks to help you find the perfect gifts for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that...

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Google Play holiday promo lets you snag any one album at half price

Google Play holiday promo lets you snag any one album at half price

If you fancy some new music as we head into the holidays, Google Play is currently offering a 50 percent discount on any one album of your choice. There's really nothing to speak of as far as catches are concerned. The deal is wide open to any one album you'd like, so you can score the discount on anything ranging from Bette Midler to Dimmu Borgir. Thankfully, this isn't limited to just U.S....

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Great last-minute tech gifts under $50

Great last-minute tech gifts under $50

Time's running out and money is tight, so here are some great last-minute tech gifts up for grabs at reasonable prices! Whether you've been putting off the struggles of holiday shopping or you just need some amazing stocking stuffers that won't cost an arm and a leg, we're here to help. Even on a budget there are some exciting gifts to consider this year and we've selected 8 of our favorites...

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SecuSUITE for Enterprise protects businesses from electronic eavesdropping

Initially announced back in November, BlackBerry today has now officially released SecuSUITE for Enterprise, the new VoIP, software-based, cloud-hosted solution voice encryption solution for Enterprise that works across iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 operating systems. The software-based, multi-OS solution provides secure calling and text messaging on mobile devices, safeguarding...

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