Mobile Nations Community Update, September 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update, September 2014

Community Update It's time again to wrap up the goodness going on around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central... The September edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update is a GO. Since our last update, we've added a...

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Want to try Auto Block for free? 50 copies up for grabs!

Want to try Auto Block for free? 50 copies up for grabs!

For those searching for an application that can block spam SMS, emails and phone calls, we previously covered Auto Block for BlackBerry 10. Essentially what it does is it scans your SMS, PIN, and email messages to block those annoying and unwanted spam messages from getting through. From blocking and deleting messages from specific contacts, email addresses and phone numbers to utilizing a...

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Relive your childhood with Space Arcade for BlackBerry 10

Relive your childhood with Space Arcade for BlackBerry 10

Growing up, I was addicted video games. Whether it be having a gaming console at home or going to one of the local arcades for some 8-bit fun I played them all. Back then they may have lacked 3D graphics but they provided hours of entertainment. Space Arcade harkens back to those simper times with its retro space shooting concept. Similar to Asteroids, your goal is to manipulate the ship across...

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Download GuitarTools for free during this one year anniversary promotion

We first looked at GuitarTools almost a year ago, September 2013. It was developed by a couple of students who attended one of BlackBerry's Jam Camp events last summer. It's an app aimed at musicians, mainly guitarists. GuitarTools has a comprehensive chord library so you don't need to carry around a chordbook, you can have everything in your pocket. It even includes the chord sound so you know...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Mobile Nations!

15 Years!

On September 9th, 1999, the origin story for Mobile Nations began when VisorCentral launched from my student apartment at University of Florida. Immediately the website became a fixture of the Handspring Visor online community by delivering high quality and reliable news, articles, reviews, and an active forum. While today the Visor is a relic — I'm sure many of our younger readers have never...

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The BlackBerry Beta Zone gets a small bug fixing update

BlackBerry Beta Zone update

Just a super quick heads up to let you know that the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been updated. The changes are minimal as you'll see below but it makes sense to jump into the Zone and grab the latest version. It's always nice to see BlackBerry releasing fixes for any bugs that are present and latest version looks to iron those out. New additions: Fix for 'programs' tab icon Performance...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY Case by Incipio is crafted with a flexible, shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, this music-influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours in black or pink today for only $14.95!

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MockIt gets updated with enhancements, new languages and bug fixes

MockIt

For you folk that like to have some fun with the BlackBerry 10 application MockIt, you'll want to head on over to BlackBerry World where version 2.0.0.5 should be waiting for you. As you will see below, the changes are not huge but we do get a nice mix of improvements, bug fixes and additional language support - which always goes down well. New in version 2.0.0.5: New interface for adding...

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Vodafone doubling bundled entertainment on its Red 4G plans

Vodafone

Vodafone has today announced the UK mobile operator will be packing more entertainment into Red 4G plans for a limited time. Between September 12 and November 3, customers who sign up to 4G with Vodafone will be able to enjoy Netflix for 6 months and Sky Sports Mobile or Spotify Premium at no extra cost. As well as the bundled entertainment options, Vodafone will offer unlimited 4G data for the...

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Data Monitor for BlackBerry 10 goes headless and we have 100 copies up for grabs

Data Monitor for BlackBerry 10

We first took a look at Data Monitor for BlackBerry 10 in early 2013 (on video) and for those of you that don't have an unlimited plan it may well be the difference between additional carrier costs or not. After a recent update Data Monitor is now headless and the developer has kindly given us 100 free copies to give away. As always; you'll need to be quick though as they'll be snapped up...

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BlackBerry Z30 in Canada priced at $0 with two year contract for limited time

blackberry z30

Folks in Canada can now take atvantage of a new, but limited time, promotion on the BlackBerry Z30. The company announced today the price of the smartphone has been cut to just $0 for a two year contract on the Rogers, Bell and TELUS wireless providers. There's no word on how long this promotion will last, but we would imagine this price cut will dissapear sooner rather than later. Remember...

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Save up to 60% on SanDisk memory products from Amazon today

SanDisk SD card

Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day has a wide variety of SanDisk products on offer, with USB drives, microSD cards and SSDs on sale. Here's the breakdown: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB Micro SDXC for $99 – down from $129 SanDisk Ultra 64 GB Micro SDXC for $31 – down from $64 SanDisk Extreme Pro 960 GB SSD for $449 – down from $699 SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SSD for $259 – down from $429 Amazon is...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook

The BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger is made for maximum reliability and portability. Use one at home, the office or the airport! The 3ft. cable provides the flexibility to work around most obstacles without the mess of extra cable lying around. Pick yours up today for only $14.95!

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UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

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Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop...

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Brain teasing time with Circle The Dot on BlackBerry 10

Circle The Dot

If you are rather partial to playing puzzle games on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone this one's little gem. Circle The Dot is another Android game and you can grab this one for free from the Amazon Appstore. The concept of the game is to prevent the blue dot from reaching the edge of the grid. You do this by tapping the grid to insert orange dots. Sounds simple doesn't it? It most certainly...

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MetalRock.FM from Nobex rocks onto BlackBerry 10

MetalRock

I'm sure you're aware that Nobex Radio is an app that's been around for BlackBerry users for years now. The company also has a few dedicated radio station apps knocking around and I recently found MetalRock.FM in BlackBerry World that sounded right up my street. If you're into your rock music this one's a great free choice to have on your BlackBerry 10 device. With just one touch you can be...

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New BBM Android app update fixes 'Temporary Server Error' bug

bbm

BlackBerry has released a quick update to its BBM messaging app for Android in order to fix a bug that was found after the company released the 4.2 update on Thursday. In a post on the Inside BlackBerry blog, the company notes: We've discovered a bug where a very small percentage of users (less than 1%) encountered a 'Temporary Server Error' message. Our team has worked to quickly...

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BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

So, you're not a fan of the BlackBerry Passport and have been waiting to hear more about the BlackBerry Classic? Good news! It would seem as though now that the Passport is getting closer to availability, we're starting to see just a bit more of the Classic sneak and the device has been caught posing a bit for the camera. Sure, the device has been caught before but that was in the hands of...

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BlackBerry Passport marketing ramps up in Canada with full page newspaper ad

Marketing. It's a key thing to do when you're looking to sell smartphones and if you're a BlackBerry fan, there's a pretty good chance you've found yourself wondering why BlackBerry doesn't do more of it, especially when it comes time to launch a new device. The BlackBerry Passport launch is just around the corner and once again, many folks were wondering whether or not BlackBerry would drive...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 5, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for September 5, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another exciting week has come to pass on the blogs this week but where to begin? In the last few days we have seen BlackBerry announce launch events in Toronto, London, and Dubai for the Passport, blurry images of the BlackBerry P'9983 'Khan', and an informative interview with John Chen on how BlackBerry is more than a smartphone manufacturer. If you have not had a...

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