BlackBerry Passport in white

We've already seen what the BlackBerry Passport looks like in white, and now we have more news regarding availability. It looks like the white color variant will launch on December 25, according to a pre-order listing on Amazon. The listing also suggests that BlackBerry will be rolling out a red color variant of the device on the same day. The pre-order listing was spotted by one of the...

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan gives BlackBerry turnaround plan another vote of confidence

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is one of Canada's largest institutional investors through their diversified portfolio of Canadian and international assets. Their investing methods rely on achieving the best risk-return balance for its members and thus far, they've been extremely successful. They simply don't invest in things they don't believe in, and they've now given John Chens BlackBerry...

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John Chen fights back after White House tech officer pokes fun at her BlackBerry

The days of BlackBerry letting people get away with saying disparaging things about the company are coming to an end. The change in management and namely, BlackBerry CEO John Chen are not putting up with anymore and are, whenever possible, fighting back. Last week, The Hill highlighted a New York Times article where White House chief technology officer Megan Smith, noted the White House's...

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AT&T to expand North American coverage area with Mexico carrier Iusacell acquisition

AT&T announced that it would be acquiring Mexico wireless carrier Iusacell to create a North American Mobile Service area covering 400 million customers and businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. The deal will bring 8.5 million Iusacell subscribers under AT&T's umbrella. AT&T credits recent reforms in Mexico made under Prsident Pena Nieto for the deal. Iusacell's network covers 70...

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Nickelodeon brings Avatar the Last Air Bender stickers to BBM

Nickelodeon brings Avatar the Last Air Bender stickers to BBM

If you're an avid user of BBM Stickers there's a couple stickers that have become available this week. Disney has been busy bringing us plenty of sticker packs. We've even had some sticker packs from DreamWorks and MGM and now Nickelodoen has joined in with the Avatar the Last Airbender sticker pack that includes Aang, Katara and Sokka. If you fancy something a little more romantic to share...

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 v1.4.1 now available with several bug fixes in place

If you've been having some issues with Blaq since the last update, you'll want to go ahead and try out the latest build now available in BlackBerry World. v1.4.1.1 brings with it a lot of bug fixes plus, introduces a new public logging feature to help squash bugs even faster should they arise again. Here's the list of other fixes included: When compose floater is turned off, actionbar is also...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 7, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for November 7, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry Nation! Another week has come to a close and boy it has been a busy one. We started things off with letting you know to vote for ReFocus Tech games in the NGF Awards, moved on to an epic app sale by Max Secure Software, and then told you about a former NSA lawyer claims BlackBerry limited their sales. The last one is an article you should be sure to read as security is a hot...

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Rogers introduces new roaming plan for traveling to the U.S.

Rogers introduces roaming plan for traveling to the U.S.

Rogers is introducing a new international roaming plan for those customers traveling to the United States. The Roam Like Home plan allows Rogers customers to access their Share Everything minutes, text, and data while in the United States for $5 per day. Rogers will charge you for a maximum of ten days with Roam Like Home, for a total of an extra $50 on your bill. If you're in the U.S. for...

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Passport

Just in time for the weekend, the BlackBerry Passport is now back in stock at ShopBlackBerry for $599. If you haven't yet had the chance to pick one up, now you can grab one straight from the source. We're not sure just how long these guys will be in stock, so get one now while the gettin' is good! To go along with the new supply of devices, BlackBerry has dropped two new Passport promo...

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Get even more out of your email experience on BlackBerry 10 with Email++

Get even more out of your email experience on BlackBerry 10 with Email++

One of my favourite apps on BlackBerry OS, which seems so very long ago now, was Email++, which was created by the developer of HUB++ version brings a bunch of other features to the mix too. After downloading the app, by default, you'll start to get pop-ups for all email messages that come through to the Hub. If you don't want this, you can turn it pop-ups off globally, then create filters...

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Friday Deal: Pick up this 2-pack of BlackBerry Q10 screen protectors for only $9.95!

Truprotection has utilized the highest grade materials and cutting-edge technologies to create a screen film worthy of protecting your BlackBerry Q10. Equipped with a high-gloss crystal finish and specially formulated for the display, installation is simple with an innovative static cling adhesive and a precise die-cut fit. Set includes 2 HD Anti Glare front screen films that resist...

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UK will hold radio spectrum auction next year to aid 4G LTE expansion

Passport

UK communications regulator Ofcom has today announced more radio spectrum will be available at auction for mobile operators next year (or early 2016). The two bands that will be up for grabs are the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz frequencies that will offer high data capacity for the increasing use of mobile connectivity. The 2.3GHz band has been deployed in 10 countries outside Europe, including China,...

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BlackBerry is synonymous with security

One of the key things BlackBerry has always focused on is security. Across all their devices and services, security has come first and has been a core part of their hardware and software offerings. But, what if that security was also part of their decline in the past few years? Seems a slightly crazy thing to say, right? Not if you ask former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker. Baker, who was...

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BlackBerry to host Investor Day on November 13th

BlackBerry to host Investor Day on November 13th

Along with BlackBerry hosting their enterprise event on November 13th, they'll also be hosting Investor Day as well. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. PST/3:30 p.m. EST, those interested can tune into the live webcast through the Investor Events website. Additionally, a replay of the webcast will be available following the event. ​​ Press Release BlackBerry to Host Investor Day WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(...

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Halloween 2014 Contest Winners!

Halloween 2014 Contest Winners!

Halloween Contest Winners The judges pored over the hundreds of submissions in this year's Halloween Photo Contests, and they have finally narrowed them down and chosen winners for each site! There were so many incredible entries, from funny to scary and everything in between, and all of them were so very creative, so as always this was a really hard contest to judge...

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These music influenced skin cases for BlackBerry Q10 are only $14.95 today!

These music influenced skin cases for BlackBerry Q10 are only $14.95 today!

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, the music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours in black or pink today and save 40%

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WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India

WhatsApp

WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe. Speaking at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Arora...

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Beautiful 3D puzzle fun with Miika on BlackBerry 10

Miika

I was instantly attracted to Miika due to the screenshots used in BlackBerry World. Although I'm not a massive fan of games that make me use my brain too much this one looked different to all other BlackBerry 10 puzzle games so I decided to part with my two bucks and get in on the Miika action. And I'm glad I did as Miika is a real sweet game. I was going to give you a short tempting summary...

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Congressional committee meeting to discuss privacy in wake of recent nude leaks

Congressional committee meeting to discuss privacy in wake of recent nude leaks

A congressional advisory committee will be taking the initial step Thursday to discuss the legal ramifications of protecting Internet privacy. Prompted by the recent hacks resulting in the leak of nude photos of celebrities like the high profile case involving actress Jennifer Lawrence, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will be discussing the topic of privacy and the legal...

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What are the blue check marks next to my messages in WhatsApp?

What are the blue check marks next to my messages in WhatsApp?

Have you seen them? If you're on v2.11.967.2 then the chances are good you have and that has left many folks wondering exactly what they mean. As it turns out, they mean WhatsApp has finally enabled the ability to know whether or not your message was read after its been sent according to their updated FAQ section. As we've mentioned in the past, WhatsApp has never had an indicator that showed...

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