Some key thoughts on BlackBerry Q4 results that just hit the wire

Some key thoughts on BlackBerry Q4 results that just hit the wire

A few minutes ago BlackBerry issued its press release with financial results for Q4. As usual it’s a good news / bad news situation, and the conference call is in less than half an hour. I’ll come back afterwards with a more detailed review. Until then here are a few things I noticed. Revenue was weaker than analysts expected. Consensus estimates were $1.11 billion but the company generated...

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Press Release: BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2014

The report is in — BlackBerry has dropped their fourth quarter results. They're reporting a balance of $2.7B at the end of the quarter (compared to $3.2B last quarter), with an adjusted Q4 gross margin of 43%, up from 34% in the prior quarter. Approximately 3.4 million devices were sold to end users in the fourth quarter, of which around 2.3 million were BlackBerry 7 devices. You can tune...

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Twitter for BlackBerry 10 now available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Good news for any Twitters users who have a BlackBerry Beta Zone account. BlackBerry has released Twitter for BlackBerry 10 via Beta Zone in order to get some beta testers up and running to put the app through its paces. It brings about the ability to swipe between timelines. You still have the tabs along the bottom but to make things a bit swift, you can swipe between your feed, Discover and...

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A new puzzle addiction comes to BlackBerry 10 with Animal Battle

Animal Battle

If you favor puzzle style games on your BlackBerry you'll love Animal Battle which is brought to us by Ovogame, who also developed Jump Birdy Jump, Smiley's Pop and Frenzy Lanes just to name a few.  The native BlackBerry 10 puzzle quest - Animal Battle, sees you either outdoing a friend or the computer to get the highest score. With a choice of 20 characters to choose from you'll then need to...

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Reminder: BlackBerry Q4 Earnings Report and Conference Call Friday Morning!

BBRY

Just a quick friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Friday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Year-End and Q4 fiscal earnings. The earnings report should cross the wire around 7am ET, and the conference call will kick-off at 8am ET. Those wanting to listen into the conference call can dial 1-800-814-4859 or click into the webcast here. CrackBerry's plan of attack...

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BlackBerry Cyclone prototype listed on eBay once again

BlackBerry Cyclone prototype listed on eBay once again

If you're wanting to get your hands on that BlackBerry Cyclone prototype that turned up, now is your chance. It has been listed on eBay once again after having been removed a few times already. The current bid is at $80 but you can hit that buy it now button and grab it for $1,000 if you've got that kind of flow to toss around. Obviously you'd not be buying it for use but who knows, could be...

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PSA: Microsoft Office Mobile won't work on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

Earlier, Microsoft announced that their Microsoft Office Mobile was going free on Android and iOS while ditching the need for a subscription in order to use it for 'view-only' purposes. Since then, we've had people emailing us and letting us know that since Android apps can run on BlackBerry 10, we should post about it or asking if it works on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime. To save folks...

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CrackBerry Asks: Would you want a Dot View case for your BlackBerry?

Yesterday we saw all kinds of HTC One (M8) news floating around the web. Even though we're all BlackBerry lovers at heart, it's okay to sneak a look at the latest and greatest in the Android world. While I can't say that I'll be running out to pick one up anytime soon, I am a bit jealous of one thing — that Dot View case. The case itself is essentially just a standard folio with a bunch of...

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Love gaming on your Z10 or Z30? Check out MotoHeroz!

Motoheroz

Time for some funky racing action - this time with another Android game that you'll need to get from one of the third party app stores. This process may be a little more hassle than grabbing the game from BlackBerry World, but this one's well worth it.  You're going to be wanting to use a BlackBerry Z30 or Z10 for this one. I tried it on my Q10 and although the game loads just fine it is...

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Our Top 10 Favorite BGR BlackBerry Leaks!

Our Top 10 Favorite BGR BlackBerry Leaks!

In a blog post on the official Inside BlackBerry blog yesterday, CEO John Chen relayed word that the company will be cracking down on leaks. In addition to the company putting in place more measures to prevent leaks from happening in the first place, BlackBerry will also show no mercy in legally going after those who choose to leak (and get caught doing it of course). You can view my thoughts...

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BlackBerry 10 the first mobile OS to receive "full operation capability" authorization for US Department of Defense networks

The process for getting approval to operate new tech on the networks of the United States Department of Defense is arduous — national security and all that — but today BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry 10 is the first mobile operating system to have achieved Full Operational Capacity. This is the last step in the approval process, which is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency,...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win an external charger for your device!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win an external charger for your device!

One of my favorite accessories for all of my BlackBerry devices is a good spare or external battery. In the case of the BlackBerry Q10 or BlackBerry Z10, the battery charger bundle is both an external and spare battery. You can charge up a spare to use in the device, or simply plug in the microUSB to use it as an external charger. The tBlackBerry Z30 doesn't have this luxury however since...

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Freemium Rising: Mobile game developers on the 'freemium' trend

Freemium Rising

Freemium RisingMobile game developers on the 'freemium' trend by Simon Sage “I think everybody’s happy with free-to-...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save over 50% off the list price! This compact 1.8A charger powers your BlackBerry smartphone up to twice as fast, and is also compatible with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or any micro-USB Bluetooth headset. The cable is 7ft long and coiled for easy storage! List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $13.95 Learn...

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Help Bear get his sugar fix in Bouncy Bear

Help Bear get his sugar fix in Bouncy Bear

I came across a cute little game over the weekend and it may appeal to some readers, so I thought I'd share it with you -- Bouncy Bear. It follows the premise of other popular games where you have to perform certain actions for the lead character to do in order to collect items at each stage. In this case you have to help Bear collect the candy at each stage but more important the cupcake. The...

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Coming soon for cricket fans - CricHQ to launch their BBM Channel

CricHQ

I'll be honest and say that not being a cricket fan I've never heard of CricHQ.com, but it must be a pretty big deal as BlackBerry have today sent our the following press release.  Even though my knowledge of them is limited, what is wonderful is that yet another big name brand is supporting BBM Channels - which not only BlackBerry 10 users have access too, but also iOS and Android.  It...

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The BlackBerry Z30 gets a price cut in India for a limited time

Z30

Another day and yet more BlackBerry good news out of India. It was only very recently that we told you that the Z10 was back in stock in India after selling out following the promotional price. It seems that BlackBerry have decided to go along the same route with the glorious Z30 as for the next 60 days you can snap it up for just Rs. 34,990. If Z10 sales were anything to go by the Z30 stands...

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Free, annoying, yet addictive gaming with Can You Survive for BlackBerry 10

Can You Survive

Here's a quick heads up about a new free game which is just as annoying, yet addictive as the likes of Flappy Bird or Squiggle Racer. Can You Survive sees you controlling a 2D box that must jump over obstacles in order to complete the level.  There's only one control and that's just a simple screen tap to make the box jump, but as you will discover the game is one heck of a challenge.  With...

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BlackBerry Newsstand being discontinued as of April 30th

BlackBerry Newsstand being discontinued as of April 30th

Although I'm not entirely sure what level of usage BlackBerry Newsstand saw in its time, if you've used the services in the past you likely have now received an email letting you know that it will be discontinued as of April 30, 2014 and will no longer be available for download on the BlackBerry World storefront. If you've not received it, we have a copy below. The BlackBerry Newsstand...

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ShopCrackBerry Spring Sale: Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories!

ShopCrackBerry Spring Sale: Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories!

Spring is finally here! Well, according to the calendar at least. It's warming up now, the snow is melting and it's almost time to get back outside and enjoy the weather. That means you'll want to make sure your BlackBerry is up the challenge as well. To celebrate the end of winter, you can stock up on some toys for your BlackBerry and save 20% on ALL BlackBerry cases and accessories at...

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