Late Night CrackBerry Show, Take 2: Excelsior

By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Sep 2013 11:15 pm EDT

Yesterday's show was a bit depressing, so we promise this one will be way more upbeat. Plus a special look into Kevin's soul-searching editorial. Join Kevin, Adam, Bla1ze and whoever else decides to come and chat. Grab a snack and come hang out!

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Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!


I'm in

Lilly's hand stitched Frankenstein Z10 powered by OS 10.2 .0.1443


About time to be upbeat. When the going gets tough the tough get going!

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Yesterday's wasn't that negative...


Last night cheap beer. Tonight good beer and a bottle of Jameson.


I'm in. Sláinte

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Count me in.

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Late night get togethers are the best way to end the night.


Left the N4BB hangout for this one, any word on special guests yet?

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I hit play but nothing comes up.

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Cant Watch / Hear: "An Error Occured Please Try Again Later" - and YES I try to Load the Live Channel...


Live Stream is still Dead for me. Are too many People watching right now? Or are European/German People get blocked?


Oh F**k i finally can watch it on Youtube but can NOT watch it when i try the embedded Link. Show seems over now. Well i will watch the Video when its up.


Even when BlackBerry cease to exist, i will stay with crackberry.
CB is not just a device user group but its about community, freedom of speech, etc etc...
Just evolve guys, and surprise us...

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What will you talk about?

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Kevin is that a Z30

Sent from The Legendary Zed10


CB is a blackberry device group..

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I keep getting an error message. I'll catch it tomorrow morning just like I did with last night's podcast. Thanks! :-)

Sent from my sexy white hot Z10 in Sin City ;-)


If the Embedded Link dont work for you (like it did for me -.-) try the direct link:


Works! Thanks so much! :-)

Sent from my sexy white hot Z10 in Sin City ;-)


Z30 Rumoured specifications for the final release:
1920x1080p Super AMOLED
4GB Ram
Quad-Core CPU @ 1.9GHz


Where did you hear this?
I want one!


The voices in his head! He's off his meds again!

Dave Bourque

Load of shit.

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No. Those have never been the rumored specs. Ever.

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Kris Simundson

again Z30 STA models
2GB Ram
Dual core CPU Snapdragon @ 1.7GHz


Not sure how that's going to make it so much better than the Z10

Fidel Mercado

It's just a bigger Z10...the Z10s. But the mid range specs shouldn't hamper its performance (specs are great selling points, when everything thing else is comparable), the battery on the other hand needs to be better than the Z10's. People shouldn't have to risk uploading prereleased OSes to extend battery life.

Kris Simundson

a GPU is what makes a phone, not RAM, not CPU. Everything is almost always a GRAPHICAL INTERFACE. GPU = Graphics Processor Unit. Quad Core = Killer.


If the Embedded Link dont work for you (like it did for me -.-) try the direct link:


Good stuff! Watching on my PlayBook


Great show

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Dave Bourque

Damn fine show guys. BlackBerry Forever!

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Passion is the answer.

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.


Kris's idea of the Lenovo hardware deal is what I hope happens. BB10 is awesome

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Kris Simundson

it was something mentioned amongst a few bbm groups im in, and i echo those thoughts, but am always to busy to jump in the craziness of groups sometimes lol

Dave Bourque

Except the Canadian government won't let a Chinese company take BlackBerry.... it just isn't happening. I think a deal with Sony is far more doable.

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Kris Simundson

a Japanese company is no better. *IF* the Canadian Government gets involved, it'll only to be to try to keep the company in *Canadian* hands, not see it be sold off at all.

Dave Bourque

Japanese isn't actively spying on us... Chinese aren't considered friends in the high tech security world lol...

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Kris Simundson

Being a military intelligence, I can tell you no one *buyer* is safe we we're talking "spies"

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People said this about think pad but it was sold and nothing happened. Yes people said Lenovo would insert secret chips into think pads to steal secrets.

Kris Simundson

that is also true, I used a thinkpad to store all classified information on


Long live BB!!!

BB Z10 Rocks!


the firesale thing scared me a little. I'm worried my q10 will lose value just like my playbook did!!! But TBH I can't picture life without the Q10 so even tho I can sell right now for an ez 400 I'll take the loss and keep the phone for the 3 years. If bb is still around I'll upgrade


Just wondering when yesterdays podcast will be available for download. Thanks

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I think cb has to takeover the Marketing Department ?
Lets Start a Contest / best selfmade BB10 Clip...


I agree with Alecia, that I can't imagine not having a BlackBerry handset. 10.2 is looking great and would love to see it evolve on new handsets for years to come.

Also, a HUGE point made by Chris: What IS this "BB10" the BlackBerry execs are referring to? They've always said that their strategic option comittee was created to explore options to help accelerate bb10... but if they sell their handset business and become a pure services company, then how does bb10 (the which is a mobile OS) continue to play a role?

Big question...

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Will be holding tight to my Z10!!

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Let's be honest the BB10 is, for the moment, a superior phone platform, hardware aside. Whatever happens if it lives on even on someone else's hardware it will be awesome. Lenovo should buy the rights the hardware side from BlackBerry, they did better with IBMs products than IBM did. And before anyone jumps on the for the moment comment all I mean is it needs to continue to evolve.

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Sage almost looks like Matt Smith in that photo, lol

R Field

Good Google hangout.

CB10- BlackBerry Z10 -


Gotta laugh at all the Macs. Apple is the next Blackberry... just not cool.

Blackberry people: I need the keyboard
Apple people: I need the small screen size so it fits in my hand.

Apple still cranking out small screens... small screens are over.


Im watching this now.....@ minute 38 when they are talking about if BB will have any sort of marketing push when 10.2 comes out. My thought is NO, my feeling is that BB has given up and they board can not get rid of it fast enough. Im no even sure they will release 10.2 before they sell.


Why is this group not doing the marketing for BlackBerry?


Color me confused! Did Kevin post an Editorial (referred to in the opening above)? Or only the "rip bandaid off" blog post?

naziv nono

I'm waiting for opera mini is on BlackBerry 10 but when

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Did you try sideloading it?


thanks for doing the late-nighter last night... was funny as usual and good to hear a discussion of the issues given the uncertainty right now. great job!


the issue with apps being flagged as 10.2 only to "hide" them... does that mean they WILL work on 10.1, but just marked as 10.2 only prior to official release?

BB fan forever

That one guy is holding some type of Blackberry but its not a Z10. Look closely

Kris Simundson

if your referring to Marcus, that would be because he's one of the top brass in Mobilenations, he gets the joys of playing with all devices and having an unbiased opinion.


Was a great webcast.. two nights in a row... I need sleep...but if you do another... I'll be there...


I think that it would be incredibly stupid and consistently bad marketing for BlackBerry to "wait" for the Apple app store to release BBM cross platform. That leaves Apple in charge of BlackBerry. Crazy! BlackBerry should just put BBM in Google Play, get the rest of the world BBMING, and leave Apple looking like the dinosaur until the also get on board.

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I want to echo that I am passionate about my BlackBerry Z10. They better get this straight because without my BlackBerry device I would be a very unbalanced person. It keeps me sane. ;)