EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds

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EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population. Sandhurst is the home of the Royal Military Academy, located in Berkshire. Hitting 75 percent of the UK population is quite the...

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Vodafone UK to offer the BlackBerry Passport starting October 1st but only to Business customers

Looking for a BlackBerry Passport on Vodafone in the UK? They'll have it starting October 1st as confirmed on their own forums but it comes with catch. When released, the BlackBerry Passport will only be available to those with a business account on Vodafone. A 'business decision' that could change in the future according to Vodafone reps but for now remains the case. At this point, pricing...

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A look back on the BlackBerry Passport event in London

A look back on the BlackBerry Passport event in London

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 marked the unveiling of the much awaited BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry held launch events in Toronto, London and Dubai, simultaneously. A bit like the BlackBerry 10 launch back in January 2013 but this time around there were three separate presentations. At the BlackBerry 10 launch, the main stage with then CEO Thorsten Heins was live streamed to the other...

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New BBM for Windows Phone beta now available!

New BBM for Windows Phone beta now available!

If you're part of the BBM beta for Windows Phone, you'll want to go ahead and get yourself updated. BlackBerry has now rolled out v120.0.0.1 and it's packed full of bug fixes, features additions but alas, as it is a beta there's also some things to be aware of before you hop right into it. Luckily, BlackBerry has provided a full change log for everyone to look through so you can decide for...

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Forrester Research names BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

Over the past three months since the launch of the BlackBerry Fact Check portal, BlackBerry has been taking their competitors to task over some of their claims against the company and their offerings but that's sort of to be expected. To hear other, outside parties also claim BlackBerry is a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management is entirely different and that's exactly what Forrester Research...

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How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

How to access Quick Settings using BlackBerry 10.3

You may well be thinking we are stating the obvious with this post as 'Quick Settings' are certainly not new to BlackBerry 10 and without any apps open you can still perform a downwards swipe from the top bezel. Where BlackBerry have implemented something new in OS 10.3 is that you can now access the Quick Settings from within any application - something I've wanted for a long time now. I...

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BeWeather 10 Pro updated with support for 10.3 and the BlackBerry Passport

If you're not a fan of the included BlackBerry 10 weather app powered by AccuWeather, the chances are good that you're likely using BeWeather 10 Pro as your weather app. It's one of the most popular weather apps on BlackBerry and if you've picked up a BlackBerry Passport, it just got a better. A new version of BeWeather 10 Pro has landed in BlackBerry World and it includes support for...

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Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

Save your SMS, PIN, and Email messages with 50 free copies of Exporter

In this day and age, our messages play an important role in our lives. Whether it is tracking important emails for work or communicating with friends and family, there are certain conversations and information that need to be tracked or kept for long periods of time. For example, you never know when that brief text from a client may be necessary later on. One of the applications available to...

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Battery Blowout! BlackBerry L-S1 batteries for Z10 only $12.95 today

Battery Blowout! BlackBerry L-S1 batteries for Z10 only $12.95 today

Need a spare BlackBerry Z10 L-S1 battery for the road? Or maybe just a replacement for your current cell that's not keeping up with your busy lifestyle anymore. Today you can save 63% off the list price and scoop up these OEM 1800mAh batteries on the cheap! Supplies are limited so get your orders in today.

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eBay to spin off PayPal into separate public company in 2015

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eBay will spin off its online payment division PayPal into its own separate, and publicly traded, company sometime in the second half of 2015. eBay claims that keeping PayPal around beyond 2015 "clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively." eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion way back in 2002. In announcing today's separation, eBay said: Creating...

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Google's Eric Schmidt still loves his BlackBerry Bold 9900

Google's Eric Schmidt still loves his BlackBerry Bold 9900

If you've been around CrackBerry for a while, this post may not come as much of a surprise as there is a good amount of history with Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, and his not so secret love for BlackBerry smartphones and their keyboards. In New York for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi as well as six others including the heads of Boeing...

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The good 'ol days of being a BlackBerry user... are back!

BlackBerry Passport vs. 7290

When you read phone reviews, you don't typically see Fun as a category upon which different devices are rated and compared - it's things like Performance, Design and Battery Life that are the norm. It's too bad really that the fun factor isn't given much consideration. As much as tech products are there to add utility to our everyday lives, given how much we use and rely on tech these days it'...

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WhatsApp brings further BlackBerry 10.3 compatibility with latest beta

If you dig testing out beta apps, WhatsApp has a new one for you try out. Appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now is v2.11.930.2 of WhatsApp and while it's not a huge update, it brings a few bug fixes and improvements including some fixes for BlackBerry OS 10.3 users. Group Exit and Delete are now separate actions Fixed video playback rotation on OS 10.3+ Miscellaneous fixes and...

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Get weather, stock quotes, authentication codes and more for free with 100 copies of Smart Watch and NFC Companion

For those of you who own a BlackBerry and a Pebble, the number of native applications meant for both is small. While that may be true it does not mean that a few talented developers haven't found a way to bring additional functionality for those of us who carry both. This includes the person behind Cast for BlackBerry and MediaX. If you are not familiar with these applications, Smart Watch...

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BlackBerry Passport now on sale at UK Expansys for £529.99

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There's another way in the UK to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Passport. Expansys is now selling the latest smartphone from BlackBerry for £529.99, which is the same price as the company itself said last week the device will sell for in that country. The price is, of course, for the off-contract version of the smartphone. A few days ago, the UK retailer Selfridges announced it is now...

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Protect your BlackBerry Q10 in this OEM Leather Case for only $9.95 today!

Protect your BlackBerry Q10 in this OEM Leather Case for only $9.95 today!

Hand crafted and finished in genuine leather with a soft inner lining, the BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch protects against bumps and scratches. It also recognizes settings and preferences, utilizing power saving technology to help extend the battery life of your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours today for 72% off the list price!

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BBM vs WhatsApp

Here within the CrackBerry community there are always going to be WhatsApp haters, but also lovers. From a personal perspective I think BBM is much better in so many ways, but I still continue to have WhatsApp installed for three or four iPhone users that won't use BBM for whatever reason. Now that BBM is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone I was wondering if you had ditched WhatsApp...

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BlackBerry Passport launched in India, available in stores October 10th

As expected from previous reports, the BlackBerry Passport has now launched in India with pricing set at Rs. 49,990. Customers looking to pick up a BlackBerry Passport can place their pre-orders exclusively at Amazon.in starting today. Additionally, the BlackBerry Passport will be available at BlackBerry Exclusive stores with a gift card of Rs. 5000 along 5000 miles of Jet Airways starting from...

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From the Editor's Desk: Passport and onward!

From the Editor's Desk: Passport and onward!

We're almost at the end of September and, as I noted at the end of August, it was a month many of us were looking forward to. For most, it was due to the BlackBerry Passport being launched, but aside from that there were plenty of other nice surprises this month as well and really, the fun has only just begun. Let's take a quick look at what happened this month. Porsche Design P'9983 launch...

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Thank You BlackBerry for making email triage on 10.3 faster than iOS and Android

Email Triage!

Seven months ago I went went on a podcast rant and wrote an editorial here complaining about the "email triage" experience on BlackBerry 10. My issue? It was too damn slow. From the inbox, deleting or archiving a single email was a painful process. Unlike Android or iOS, where I could swipe left on a message to quickly take action on it, on BB10 I had to tap and hold on a single message, wait...

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