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"So if BlackBerry Mobile builds phones, what does BlackBerry sell now?"

Since bringing CrackBerry Kevin out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry and cover the hell out of the launch of the new BlackBerry "Mercury", I've quickly reverted to my old CBK habits. One of those habits is that nearly every conversation I have is in one way, shape or form related to BlackBerry. As I mentioned in a recent editorial, the BlackBerry story is more complicated...

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Priority #1, "Security is a hallmark of BlackBerry Mobile"

We interviewed Steve Cistulli, President & GM of TCL Communication (TCT) North America, to talk BlackBerry Mobile, the "Mercury" and more When it was announced that BlackBerry would be producing secure Android smartphones, there was many in the BlackBerry community that were skeptical over how secure BlackBerry could make Android. Over time, though, BlackBerry was able to prove their world...

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Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone for just $150

Learning a second language can feel like an insurmountable challenge, but that doesn't have to be the case if you've got the right tools to help you on your way. Perhaps you've dreamed of traveling through Europe to experience the cultures of France, Italy, and Spain — but you never commit because you're concerned about the language barrier. Sure, these are countries that are used to hosting...

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Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

Where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from?

And what does it mean for the next BlackBerry Mobile phone? As we look ahead to BlackBerry Mobile officially launching the BlackBerry Mercury at Mobile World Congress, one question that has come up often is where did the BlackBerry Mercury codename come from? Did the internet just make it up? Is it an internal name designated to the device? In seeking an answer, we decided to ask Steve...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

After taking on a legal battle with BLU Products and Avaya, BlackBerry has now filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia. In the filing, BlackBerry Ltd. v. Nokia Corp., 17-155, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, BlackBerry claims Nokia's networking gear, including its Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers, and Liquid Radio software, infringes 11...

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Why We Still LOVE the BlackBerry Physical Keyboard

Valentine's Day this year has me feeling all lovey-dovey, so for my next CBK 2.0 video I decided to record a gush fest about BlackBerry Physical keyboards. Did I miss any reasons? Watch the video and let me know! It's Valentine's Day today. We're less than two weeks away from the BlackBerry Mobile's unveiling of the Android-powered, keyboard-rocking BlackBerry "Mercury". I'm excited for it....

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BlackBerry releases Notable for Android as part of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications

Although we had a little bit of heads up of its arrival, thanks to a post that went live a little bit early, BlackBerry has now introduced the latest Android app that will join the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of applications. Released as BlackBerry Notable, the latest app is a content creation and sharing app that allows you to quickly capture content on the screen, mark it up with text or free-form...

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More DIY mockups will help you better size up the BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ More homemade comparisons of the BlackBerry Mercury will give you a better understanding of how it sizes up to the Passport and Priv! CrackBerry member Twopack was blown away by the community's response to his first BlackBerry 'Mercury' Mockup, so he went back to his BlackBerry Arts & Crafts counter to whip up a version two Mercury mockup, which is a little more...

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Over the past few months, BlackBerry has been adding to their catalog of partners and today, have added another to the list. As announced on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with ISARA Corporation, the company behind ISARA Radiate, which offers quantum-resistant cryptography. Today we're excited to announce a new partnership with some of the...

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Verizon reveals new unlimited data plan

Unlimited data plans are back at big red, and the prices don't suck. Verizon took the wraps off of a new data plan that gives customers unlimited data, talk, and text for $80 on a single line. Four lines can all get the same unlimited deal for $45 per line. Of course, they mean alternate-unlimited like every other carrier does and you might get throttled at 22GB. We're told it shouldn't...

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BlackBerry takes aim at securing the Enterprise of Things

BlackBerry is reaffirming the software focus and starting to more broadly share the 'BlackBerry Secure' branding on social media. In a new video on YouTube, BlackBerry highlights some of the critical endpoints they cover with software security. There have been some videos that address pieces of this strategic pivot, but this latest video really puts it all together. It's also very timely...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen on 10 Years of CrackBerry

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Dear CrackBerry, Congratulations On 10 years Of CrackBerry. Happy birthday and a big thank you to both CrackBerry and the CrackBerry community, for your support and loyalty over the years. On this milestone I want to share some perspectives on BlackBerry's journey. In The Beginning. Since BlackBerry, or RIM as it was known at the time, was founded in 1984 it has been an innovator and a...

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BBM working on remedy for spam invites

Have you been getting random BBM invites lately? On social media, here in the forums and abroad, many users of BBM are reporting an increased amount of 'spam' BBM invites. If you're being affected by this, the good news is BBM is working on a fix. Reaching out with some of their users on Twitter, BBM has acknowledged the concerns and is working on a way to tag and bag these spammers and better...

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BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

When BlackBerry launched their BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta, it was only open to those who had registered through the BlackBerry Beta Zone and were accepted. Now, though, BlackBerry has decided to go ahead and open up beta testing to everyone who is interested in giving it a go. All you need to do is head to the BlackBerry Beta Zone, log in with your BlackBerry ID and you should find the...

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Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

If you're using any of the several great apps put out by Rad Systems, you'll want to load up BlackBerry World and check for updates. Making their way through BlackBerry World right now, are all new versions of every app Rad Systems has put out including App Manager, Call Blockr, Charger Alert and more. Some of these updates are maintenance releases while others introduce brand new features!...

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Following their teaser that the BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially unveiled on February 25th, 2017, @bbmobile has just followed up with another tweet indicating the exact time of the event. The event will kick off at 7pm Barcelona local time, which I believe translates into 1pm EST/10am PST (timezones be hard y'all). Put it in your calendars now as this will be the biggest launch event we...

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BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes!

It has been a while since BlackBerry World has been updated for BlackBerry 10 but a new update has now been released and is readily available for download. As noted in update details, this release contains just simple bug fixes and performance improvements but with the updates for BlackBerry World specifically few and far between these days, any update that fixes some bugs is appreciated. Fire...

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Record your next commute with this dash cam and microSD card for $25

Being able to drive yourself around is great, but unfortunately not everyone out there is a great driver. There are a lot of people who are in a hurry these days, and some who make poor decisions because of that. This can lead to issues in determining the fault of accidents or understanding what really happened, but luckily there is a way around that. Don't miss this great offer Learn More...

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What's Your Favorite BlackBerry of ALL TIME?

If you haven't noticed, I've having a too much fun celebrating 10 Years of CrackBerry. Today I took it next level with CBK 2.0 getting back in front of the camera to shoot some video. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure how this was going to go. But one take and a little editing, I think it turned into a fun video that will likely have you feeling all nostalgic for BlackBerrys of years gone by....

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Subscribe for BlackBerry Mercury Updates!

The BlackBerry Mercury is almost here, and we can't wait. BlackBerry Mobile will unveil the device LIVE in Barcelona later this month, and until then we're going to have all the latest news and updates. To ensure you don't miss any of our coverage, fill out the form below to subscribe! Important: We're asking for a little more info than normal for a great reason. We want to be able to get to...

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