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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Making Priority Hub work for you

Making Priority Hub work for you

Back in January we carried out a poll to see whether or not our readers used Priority Hub on BlackBerry 10. I was actually surprised to see that there were more people who didn’t use Priority Hub. It’s a big feature for me and I guess I expected more people to make use of it. I recall tweeting this sentiment after seeing the results and got some replies. Most were saying that they couldn’t...

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Unlocked GSM BlackBerry Z10 goes $60 off on Groupon

BlackBerry Z10

Groupon is currently selling a limited quantity of GSM-unlocked BlackBerry Z10 smartphones, for $239.99, The Z10 currently sells for $299 at ShopBlackBerry, despite Groupon's claim that the device has a value of $799.99. Customers can pick either black or white, and the deal lasts until Friday, April 11. Orders will not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Purchases are limited to...

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The Top 5 BlackBerry Leaks That Were Never Released As Actual Products!

In taking a look back at all of the BlackBerry leaks that have happened over the years, we started to wonder how many of them were device leaks that never ended up going to market. Many were just prototypes, or never meant for the public eye but somehow managed to make their way out anyway. As it turns out, there's a few of them out there, so have a look through our list of the top 5...

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Introducing the Mobile Nations Newsroom

Mobile Nations Newsroom

I’m excited to introduce you to a new initiative we’ll be piloting on Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central, CrackBerry, and Smartwatch Fans this April. Internally we’ve dubbed it Mobile Nations Newsroom and it represents a change to our organizational structure and workflow designed to provide you, our readers, with a better experience. The goal of Newsroom is to get you the latest...

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Want BBM Stickers right now? Here's how to get them

Want BBM Stickers right now? Here's how to get them

The next update for BBM is right around the corner (as in days away). It will bring along some new features including sponsored BBM Channels content as well as BBM Stickers. If you just can't hold out for the official update to arrive though, a leaked version is available now that gives you plenty of sticker-loving fun. You'll have to sideload the leaked version on your device to use it. It...

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EZ Pass migration tool now available for BES10

EZ Pass migration tool now available for BES10

If you've been looking for a way to upgrade your IT infrastructure from an ancient BES 5 or other MDM system, you're in luck: BES10 EZ Pass is now available. The migration tool, announced late in February, is intended to make it easier to move from both the older BES5 mobile device management system as well as from competing MDM suits like Good, MobileIron, and AirWatch. EZ Pass is a free tool...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Stereo Headset 3.5mm

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Stereo Headset 3.5mm

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Premium Stereo Headset 3.5mm and save 45% off the list price! The BlackBerry Premium Stereo Headset is designed to cut out wind and background noise to ensure great sound quality. This headset offers a full, rich sound and great bass quality that you would normally expect from one many times this price. It's great not only for making calls, but also for...

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BlackBerry 10 smartphones finally launch on ShopBlackBerry for Canada

BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry has announced that starting today, customers will be able to purchased unlocked GSM versions of a number of BlackBerry 10 smartphones directly from the company's Canadian store ca.ShopBlackBerry.com. The available devices are the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, and Q5. These devices are compatible with Canadian LTE and 4G networks. Press release: BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Now Available...

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Create a Channel PIN Badge for your website or blog using BBM Channels Manager

If you run a blog or website and also have a BBM Channel, there's now a new way you can promote your channel on your site. Recently added to the BBM Channels Manager page is the option to create an HTML Widget with your QR Code and Channel PIN on it.  Simply login to your BBM Channels Manager page. Go to your name in the top right. From the dropdown, choose Widgets Select your channel,...

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Celebrate 5 years of BlackBerry World with 5 free premium apps!

Celebrate 5 years of BlackBerry World with 5 free premium apps!

BlackBerry World when it was known as BlackBerry App World was launched on April 1st, 2009 and this year marks its 5th birthday. To celebrate, BlackBerry is offering up five free premium apps from developers.  Celebrate with us - it's like cake, but it lasts longer. 5 FREE birthday downloads just for you! From March 31st to April 4th, BlackBerry 10 and and BlackBerry OS users can visit...

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Says BlackBerry CEO, John Chen - "I know I have to make money"

Says BlackBerry CEO, John Chen - "I know I have to make money"

With the BlackBerry Q4 financial results now known, there's been plenty of talk about the strategies BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been putting in place. Everything from the release of the 'Classic' device to the new production run of the BlackBerry 7 Bold series to the level of new BBM users has been under the microscope and in an effort to get the message out there, John Chen sat down with CBC...

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The BlackBerry Z10 once again selling out in India, Z30 demand on the rise

It seems as though the price drops in India on BlackBerry 10 devices are continuing to do well for BlackBerry. After stock was replenished from the initial price drop, folks are once again scooping up BlackBerry Z10's for Rs. 17,990 with most stores selling up to 10-15 BlackBerry Z10 devices within 30 minutes, including pre-orders which are usually not catered by Indian mobile stores. For...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10 and save 49% off the list price! The SURFACE Case is perfect for those who are looking for sleek protection. This case shields your BlackBerry Z10 from scratches and drops while adding minimal bulk and convenient viewing with its built-in kickstand. List Price: $34.95   Today Only: $17.95 Learn More and Buy...

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Half price BlackBerry 10 app sale from BKU Software - SayIt, SafeDrive and more

It's been a weekend for BlackBerry 10 app promotions and that continues today with a selection on offer from BKU Software that we've featured many a time. The following apps from BKU are all half price now - up until April 10th.  If you're a productivity user first and foremost you may well want to check out the apps on offer. If you spend time in the car then both SayIt and SafeDrive will...

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Weekend Coder: Custom game UI

Weekend Coder: Custom game UI

Much like musicians are often inspired by each other, I think that app design can be inspired from others too. A few weeks back I showed my interpretation of how to make a custom TabbedPane inspired by the Sochi Olympics app and today I have another design to share. Before I go any further, please don’t confuse this with stealing code/ripping off apps. These examples all contain original code...

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