BlackBerry has reportedly declined a handful of recent takeover offers

John Chen

A new report claims that BlackBerry has declined a handful of takeover offers in recent months from unnamed companies, in favor of its current plan to revamp its operations. The report was posted in the wake of Wednesday's rumors that centered on Samsung engaging in buyout talks with BlackBerry, which both BlackBerry and Samsung quickly denied. According to The Globe and Mail, BlackBerry's...

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Wallpaper++ for BlackBerry 10 turns from paid to free

Wallpaper++ for BlackBerry 10 turns from paid to free

If you like to regularly change the wallpaper on your BlackBerry 10 device, then today we bring you good news as Wallpaper++ has gone from costing a couple of bucks to totally free! If you've not checked it out before, it's a one stop shops for high quality backgrounds - over 1000 in fact. They are split into 10 categories, so it's just a case of selecting the category you want, scrolling...

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Baby Popeye and Pro Football BBM Stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Baby-Popeye-BBM-Stickers

Hitting up the BBM Shop today I noticed a couple of new additions that are now available to purchase if stickers are your thing. First up, and following on from the original Popeye sticker pack we told you about a while back, is Baby Popeye. Here you get 20 stickers which are a mix of baby Popeye and baby Olive Oyl, portraying various messages or emotions - all rather sweet. Then for you...

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BlackBerry Classic launched in India

BlackBerry Classic launched in India

Right on time. As expected, BlackBerry India has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. At the launch event held in New Delhi, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India noted the device will be available through Snapdeal with a host of offers including trade-in options for any older BlackBerry devices customers may have and retail pricing being set at Rs. 31,990. Not sure...

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Samsung reportedly in talks to purchase Blackberry

According to a new report, Samsung has approached BlackBerry for a potential takeover worth as much as $7.5 billion. The news from Reuters, citing unnamed sources: Executives from the two companies, which are working with advisers, met last week to discuss a potential transaction, the source said, asking not to be identified because the conversations are private. Reuters also reports...

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xFit WOD updated to add new timers, bug fixes, and more!

xFit WOD updated to add new timers, bug fixes, and more!

Recently, we took a look at this application and the features it offers for people who adhere to the CrossFit conditioning program for their workouts. If you are unfamiliar with this training program, CrossFit incorporates various different types of high-intensity workouts including aerobic exercise, gymnastics, and Olympic weight training to improve fitness, endurance stamina, and strength....

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Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

While launch events are still being held for the BlackBerry Classic around the world and India expected to be next, Wind Italy is ready to roll right now. The carrier has now listed the BlackBerry Classic as being available through their website for 449.90 Euro or less when coupled with discounted calling, text and internet tariffs. Some of the deals listed do expire in February so if you're...

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BlackBerry Classic arrives in Malaysia through Celcom

Celcom BlackBerry Classic

Despite the fact it seemed to take forever to come to market, now that it's finally here the BlackBerry Classic has been given a rather fast and furious roll out. One of the latest carriers to pick up the device, is Celcom Malaysia who are now offering the BlackBerry Classic exclusively on their network for would-be customers and those looking to upgrade. Depending on which offering you take...

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Enjoy nonstop video viewing with 500 copies of AutoPlay Media Player

Enjoy nonstop video viewing with 500 copies of AutoPlay Media Player

Our devices allow us to enjoy an array of different media types. While we have a native player on our device, having a third party client perform the same function with additional features to enhance the experience is always a good thing. That is where AutoPlay Media Player comes into play. This feature rich application was originally appeared for the PlayBook and was updated for BlackBerry...

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Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

If you've been itching to try out a new leaked OS, now is your chance. After the release of the updated device simulators to 10.3.1.2072, that OS has now appeared for all BlackBerry 10 supported devices as well. While the update is noted to be similar to that of OS 10.3.1.1949, some folks in the CrackBerry Forums are seeing some minor improvements. You can dig through the fixes and findings...

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Power Tools updated with new Speech setting, enhancements, and more!

Power Tools updated with new Speech setting, enhancements, and more!

Power Tools is a versatile and useful productivity application that combines several features and tools into one. From tracking your battery, having a home screen wallpaper changer, choosing a Custom LED for contacts, apps, and messages, to blocking incoming calls and messages, tracking daily device usage, and scheduling event sounds and alarms this is one application that is fully featured and...

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These dual-layer hard cases for BlackBerry Q10 are 47% off today in every color!

These dual-layer hard cases for BlackBerry Q10 are 47% off today in every color!

Created for those that want to maintain their active lifestyle, the DILEX Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Q10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for additional protection. Get yours today for only $15.95

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CrackBerry Asks: How happy are you with the BlackBerry Assistant?

How happy are you with the BlackBerry Assistant?

If you've been lucky enough to get hold of a BlackBerry Passport, Classic or a leaked version of BlackBerry OS 10.3 you would have been able to make use of the BlackBerry Assistant, which is so much better than it used to be. For non-10.3 users, you'll still be itching to use the new assistant, but your needs should hopefully, be fulfilled soon. In the meantime, I was wondering how happy...

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Even the police feel over-charged by Rogers

BlackBerry security settings

If you think you're dishing out too much to service provider Rogers, you'd be in the same boat as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Newly discovered documents have revealed that as of August 1, Rogers had imposed a new set of fees on police divisions seeking data about their service subscribers. Though many of these requests were processed for free according to Rogers, some required a "minimal...

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BlackBerry 10 device simulators updated to 10.3.1.2072

BlackBerry 10 device simulators updated to 10.3.1.2072

A little something for BlackBerry developers. If you head over to the BlackBerry developer site, you'll find a new batch of device simulators available for download. The last release shows them as running v10.3.1.2072 which should help with testing out any apps you're working on. As always, they're available for Window, Mac and Linux via VMWare images. There is no notable changes or fixes...

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BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2

BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2

While there's already several options for picking up a BlackBerry Classic in the UK such as through Carphone Warehouse, Selfridges, Amazon and ShopBlackBerry, O2 is now offering the device as well. Previously listed as coming soon, the BlackBerry Classic can now be purchased through the O2 website with free next day delivery when you order by 10pm and pricing starts at $0 for depending on...

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How would you improve BBM Channels?

How would you improve BBM Channels?

During CES 2015, BlackBerry decided to go ahead and share some hard numbers surrounding BBM and how it's performing. Taking a look back at the numbers, it's easy to see there were some 'wins' there for BlackBerry and the platform. They showed growth across the board with over 140 million new registrations to BBM from iPhone and Android devices, 70% of users being active daily, and the BBM Shop...

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BlackBerry Classic now available from B&H

BlackBerry Classic now available from B&H

Although B&H Photo and Video might not be the first place you think of when looking to purchase a BlackBerry Classic, they've now added the device to their offerings and you can order one directly through their website or if you live in New York, you can pick up the device in person. Pricing at B&H falls in line with other retailers including ShopBlackBerry with it being set at $449...

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The Amzer Pudding TPU case is a slim profile skin case for your BlackBerry Passport

Leather flip cases are all good and well for some people. However, we all have different tastes and I have skin case for review for those who like such cases. I tried the OEM Hard Shell for the BlackBerry Passport but since that only really covers up the corners of the device, I decided to look elsewhere. That's when I came across the Amzer Pudding TPU case. It's a skin case that slips on...

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