Get Ready For It: CrackBerry coverage goes to Orlando next week for BlackBerry Live!

By Kevin Michaluk on 9 May 2013 03:41 pm EDT

In just a few days the Crack Team will pack up and ship out to Orlando for this year's BlackBerry Live conference, taking place May 14-16th. When I say Crack Team, I mean we'll be there in full force this time - myself, Adam, Bla1ze, Simon, James, Alicia and DJ from the editorial side as well as some other members of the Mobile Nations team for added support (because we're gonna need it!) 

Last year the show was great, but this year's show looks to be amazing on a number of levels. It's the first big show since BlackBerry 10 was released so things are BUZZING right now. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins will take the stage Tuesday morning for the keynote where we hope to hear some good news for BlackBerry going forward.

We'll of course be live blogging it so even though there should be a live stream of the event, those of you at work or who just want to chat a bit can tune in live as we bring you all the news as it happens.

We're also super anxious to talk with hoards of BlackBerry fans as well to get their take on things and will be going big this year with our CrackBerry Live show. We've got a prime spot on the floor at the conference center (you can't miss it, really) and will be firing up a daily live show that will take things to a whole new level. We still have a few interview spots left, so if you're a developer, sponsor or just have a great story send an email to for more details.

In addition to interviews with developers and fans we'll be doing up a live podcast Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to bring you all the news and events from the day. It's going to be a whole lot of fun. If you're going to be in attendance make sure you swing by to say hi.

To break it down, you'll want to clear up your schedule next week to tune in to all the action at these times:

Keynote Live Blog:

  • General Session Keynote: Tuesday 9-11am EDT
  • BlackBerry Jam Keynote for Developers: Tuesday 1-2:30pm EDT

CrackBerry Live: 

  • Monday, May 13th: 6pm to 8:30pm EDT (during the Opening Reception)
  • Tuesday, May 14th: 2pm to 5pm EDT
  • Wednesday, May 15th: 2pm to 5pm EDT
  • Thursday, May 16th: 9am to 12 noon EDT

I've been to every BlackBerry World / BlackBerry Live since 2007 and I really can't wait to hit the ground running in Orlando next week. This one will be epic. 

Reader comments

Get Ready For It: CrackBerry coverage goes to Orlando next week for BlackBerry Live!


Hey I'd be careful with that tone mister we don't want to start forumalypse again #mindreasonablyblown

Why is it in Orlando? It will still be several weeks after the event before the Q10 will even be available in the US. But their major events in 2013 are in the US. I think Toronto or London would be more appropriate (given the lack of their US support)

The reason for being in Orlando is most likely due to infrastructure. Orlando hosts more conferences than any other city in the world (even Vegas).

That said, the occasional event in Toronto would be awesome. Mostly because that is short drive away for me...

Having their major events in the US, but NOT having the Q10 available (during BlackBerry Live) is ridiculous. And it will still be weeks after the event...

How about al those MacBook Pro's there boys? Go apple.

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BlackBerry Spark stickers should be standard issue to hide the offending logo/ symbol doohickey on the backs of those laptops. Aren't you ashamed to be seen with that clone?

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

We will be on the air waiting for all the good post on CrackBerry. All keep your eyes on CrackBerry community. Sure will be fun in Orlando.

Assumed as much, browser should work well enough. Would have been interesting if this functionality had been built into the app

What's with all the Macbooks? Is this an new mac roll out? Why are you not hmdi'ing out the Z10 and Q10 to a monitor with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse! Zeesh! What's the matter with you guys?

Black Tie Z10

Thanks for the schedule Kevin. I need to book time off from work for the keynote from Thor. This is really going to be epic.

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Hey Brian, will you be covering the invocation framework implementation session and other headless app related stuff?? I'd love to hear more about how that is going to enable the next gen apps.

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D

I will be at the headless session and will definitely report back any news. Invocation framework is already pretty well established in BB10, just a matter of developers using it. I can add that to my write-up todo list to get the word out how users could/should be using it.

Geez, you think the Q10 would have been released in the states before they had a live event. I wish the American carriers would get there heads outta their arses & release the phone already

Registered just to tell you all pictures on my Z10 Crackberry App are stretched. Us it just me?

HKblogger Z10

Wish I could attend. Was in Orlando last month. Would have made the trip if I would have had a free pass into it.

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Hey Kevin! Could you do us all a big and put all those items of interest in a calendar format with alarms and reminders to boot? This is a BlackBerry site so chances are, the people that visit the site use blackberries so let's use the devices the way it was meant to be used.
Thanks! :)

Come on people! Please help me raise money for a ticket! I'm a hardcore bb user since the 7100, live in Orlando, and never been!

Hi really looking forward to my first BlackBerry Live! Anyone looking for a golf partner on Monday count me in.

I'll be driving up from Naples, FL Monday afternoon and looking forward to meeting the Crackberry team after all these years, you guys are what sparked my interest in technology and I'm now a tech madman!

I am going to be there aswell.
Would be great if we could have a Crackberry meetup organised while there..

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