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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 crackberrylive@mobilenations.com 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. 


Lexx Spartan H

Yeaaaaa!!! Excited for this.

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Wei Li

I can't believe I'm saying this... but I can't wait to be there in person!!! See you there :)


Bring us some mindblowing Videos.....please

Kevin Michaluk

Minds will be blown. #mindblown


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


That is something that nobody should miss. Go CB and keep us informed.

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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)

Adam Zeis

It's been in the same place in Orlando for years, not just 2013. 


I find the US to be an interesting host, considering the lack of product availability

Wei Li

If they didn't hold it in Orlando, we wouldn't be able to go to Universal Orlando!



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Good point, I guess they get all the benefits and we get none of the rewards...


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...

James Richardson

Come and say hi. I'm the bald one!

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This seriously slayed me lol
Have fun ;)


Wish I had access to videos lol stupid work lol


Where can I watch this?

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R Field

I think they're streaming it here on CB or ustream probably.


Looking forward to seeing the Crack team there again this year. I'm driving up from Miami on Sunday night.


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

Posted using a BlackBerry Z10

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All those I meant to type.

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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


let's do it



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.


Is CB10 cable of handling thee live blogging?

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Marcus Adolfsson

Not neatly, but you can open the post in the Browser and follow along.


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

so crow

Can't wait for this.

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I'm so looking forward to this, Flying in from Jamaica..shout out to Kevin...

Brutal Efficiency

Can't wait :D

Blackberry Faithful - #TeamBlackBerry


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


What's wrong with MacBooks?


They are clone-ish. That's all.

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D


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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Brian Scheirer

Kevin you forgot to mention that everyone's favorite weekend coder will be there too!... I forgive you though.


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

Brian Scheirer

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.


Thanks Brian.
Looking forward to it!

From my sweet BB10 Neutrino powered Z10 :D


Sweet, I can't wait!!


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


Don't tell me they are doing it the same days at the Google I/O

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So lookin forward to BlackBerry live!!!

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Any chance of a Crackberry meetup?

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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! :)


Don't Android and IOS have Calendars and Alarms also?


Great...Have a blast!!!!

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R Field

Looking forward to it.

CB10- BlackBerry Z10


So excited that I'll actually be able to go this year! Zed 10 here I come!


I'll be in Orlando!

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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!


"The Crack Team"? lol :)

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

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Mohammed Ismail 175

I would like to know when Instagram will arrive?

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Just more apps,looking forwrad!

Shashwat Pradhan

Hey wrote an email few days back to crackberry live, didn't hear back. Could you please check.


Looking forward to it!
Bring it on!!


Will there be a CrackBerry party in Orlando? Count me in if there is one!


thanks for the schedule. Good way to keep my ears and eyes peeled for info.