The Priv is the phone loyal BlackBerry users want over all others

BlackBerry Passport and Priv

When it comes to buying a new phone, we have a tendency to stick close to home. In our first look at the purchase interest and intent of the Mobile Nations' communities, we tapped into the level of demand for tablets, watches, and TV boxes being offered by the biggest smartphone providers. But the smartphone itself remains the primary digital device for many, and plenty of companies have...

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BlackBerry will operate in Pakistan

BlackBerry won't be pulling out of Pakistan after all. The local government has rescinded its shutdown order and dropped its request for access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) email and messaging content. A new post from Marty Beard, BlackBerry's Chief Operating Officer, revealed that the two reached an agreement, and that the Pakistani government was able to accept BlackBerry's position...

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BlackBerry Priv reportedly heading to T-Mobile on Jan. 26

BlackBerry Priv reportedly headed to T-Mobile on Jan. 26

Following a period of AT&T exclusivity, it looks like the BlackBerry Priv may be coming to T-Mobile in late January, according to a new report. Revealed in an internal schedule for T-Mobile sent to PhoneArena (seen below), the carrier is apparently planning to release the "BlackBerry Venice" on January 26. As you'll recall, Venice was the codename for the BlackBerry Priv before its...

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AT&T reportedly set to ditch 2-year smartphone contracts on Jan. 8 [Update]

AT&T reportedly set to ditch 2-year smartphone contracts on Jan. 8 [Update]

Update: AT&T has sent over a statement that both confirms, as well as clarifies, the carrier's plans: "With $0 down for well-qualified customers, the ability to upgrade early and down payment options available with even lower monthly installments, our customers are overwhelmingly choosing AT&T Next. Starting January 8, AT&T Next will be the primary way to get a new smartphone at...

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Save up to 70% on select Transcend microSD cards at Amazon

Save up to 70 percent on select Transcend memory products

Amazon is currently hosting a deal on select Transcend storage products that can save you as much as 70% on the purchase. Whether you are looking for a microSD card or a full sized SD card, or want a solid-state drive for your computer, this deal has you covered. Some of the deals you can find are: microSD cards 16GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $7 64GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $14 128GB...

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The best file managers to download on your BlackBerry Priv

The best file managers to download on your BlackBerry Priv

When the BlackBerry Priv launched, there was a lot of ruckus over the fact that there was no native File Manager. I guess it was because we were kind of spoiled on BlackBerry 10, where one was natively available and it also allowed us to connect to popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box and eventually OneDrive. It integrated nicely into the operating system and allowed us to share...

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Qualcomm looks to strengthen ties in China with new patent license deals

Qualcomm

Qualcomm is looking to head into 2016 with a clean slate in China now that the company has signed new patent licensing deals in the country. Qualcomm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The move comes after the company itself was investigated by Chinese officials over an antitrust dispute. As well as working with...

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Enter now to win BlackBerry Priv accessories and a $50 Google Play giftcard!

Enter now to win BlackBerry Priv accessories and a $50 Google Play giftcard!

Whether Santa brought you a brand new BlackBerry Priv this year, or you've been using one for months already, it's never a bad time to pick up some accessories! Of course we have tons to choose from over at ShopCrackBerry, but this time we're doing something a little special. Since the Priv is the first BlackBerry phone to make full use of the Google Play store, we thought it would be fun to...

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BlackBerry Priv now available in the UAE and KSA through Axiom

BlackBerry Priv now available in the UAE and KSA through Axiom

Although BlackBerry's official announcement had the Priv arriving in the UAE early January and in KSA during the first half of January, the folks at Axiom Telecom were taking preorders for the earlier date of December 27, 2015. With that date now behind us, those who never preordered can now also pick up a BlackBerry Priv from Axiom, which is currently listing the Android-powered smartphone as...

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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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