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Hey look, a BlackBerry Passport spotted in the wild!

Hey look, a BlackBerry Passport spotted in the wild!

When it comes to the BlackBerry Passport there hasn't really been a shortage of images of it out there but spotting one on the streets just simply isn't likely to happen to many folks as of yet. However, that doesn't mean they're not out there. The above image was sent to us via the CrackBerry twitter account. I don't really have much to say about it, just look at how glorious it is and enjoy...

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Celebrate Canada Day with the "Canada Day, Eh!" BBM sticker pack

Celebrate Canada Day with the "Canada Day, Eh!" BBM sticker pack

Looking to add some Canadian love to your BBM? If so, you can now grab the 'Canada Day, Eh!' BBM sticker pack right now. The sticker pack plays into all the usual and funny stereotypes for Canadians. It has polar bears, beavers, a pretty chipper moose and of course, you can even spot a few lumberjacks sipping on Canadians favorite brand of coffee. Like most other sticker packs, it's priced at $...

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BlackBerry India's Sunil Lalvani speaks on security, Z3 launch, and QNX in India

Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India has had a busy week with the launch of the BlackBerry Z3 in India. As part of that process he's been speaking with several Indian news outlets about the launch, the landscape for BlackBerry in India, and what the company is focusing on. The Economic Times India sat down with the Managing Director for a pretty awesome interview. As part of the...

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BlackBerry's Intelligent Assistant app looks to actually be powered by Maluuba

As we now know from BlackBerry 10.3 OS leaks and developer builds, BlackBerry is working on improving their voice recognition app on BlackBerry 10 to bring it more in line with the likes of Siri on iOS, Google Now on Android, and Cortana on Windows Phone. Early versions of it have been built into BlackBerry 10.3 but rather than it just being a simple reskinning of the voice recognition system...

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BlackBerry India shows us why the BlackBerry Z3 is a great device!

The BlackBerry Z3 has been announced for India and preorders for the device are already well underway. But just in case you're on the fence about whether or not the BlackBerry Z3 is the device for you though, BlackBerry India has put up a really great video showing off some of the region specific features, hardware design and advanced options available within the BlackBerry 10 OS. As...

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Check out this bevy of BlackBerry Passport & OS 10.3 screenshots!

Check out this bevy of BlackBerry Passport & OS 10.3 screenshots!

The BlackBerry Passport is one hotly anticipated device and while we've already seen a ton of it already, there's still plenty more to show off. If you can't quite get a feel for the device then allow us to possibly help. We've managed to get our hands on plenty of screenshots that look to be from demo material of the device and of course, it's running 10.3 so that's a bit of an additional...

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Google I/O brings security enhancements to Android, BlackBerry CEO reminds us why BlackBerry is still better at security

Unless you were somewhere stuck without internet today, then you likely caught wind of Google's I/O conference where they announced several new things for that are in the works for Android. Android Wear, Android L, Android Auto, Android TV. Among all those announcements, Google also noted they would be stepping up Android's security and that apparently caught the attention of BlackBerry CEO...

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BlackBerry Blend retail demo video appears

BlackBerry Blend retail demo video appears

If you've been following BlackBerry rumors then BlackBerry Blend is a product name you're likely familiar with. It's been showing up in BlackBerry OS leaks pretty much forever now, it's been shown off at Enterprise events and heck, we've even got to play around with a few demos of it here and there. The problem with it though, is the BlackBerry is saying nothing about it and are letting the...

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New images show off the contextual portion of the BlackBerry Passport keyboard

Although BlackBerry CEO John Chen has gone hands on with the BlackBerry Passport and despite the fact we now know more about the keyboard on the whole, we've yet to really see the keyboard as it was meant to be used in action. As it was described by BlackBerry, the keyboard will offer different options depending on where you are in the OS and what application you're using. In addition to...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3247 now rolling out officially

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3247 now rolling out officially

If you opted to not install the OS 10.2.1.3247 leak that appeared, you may not have too long to wait for it to show up on device. Perhaps, you may have already even received it. As we noted when it leaked out, it is the next official OS to be delivered by carriers and some in Singapore, France and UK have already started releasing it over the air. If you've received it on your device already...

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Supreme court rules police need a warrant to search cell phones

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/> The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that police must have a warrant to search the content inside a cell phone of a person who has been arrested. The decision is the result of two cases that were brought to the Supreme Court, Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie, both of which involved police who searched the content of cell phones of people who had been arrested but without...

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BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

As expected from previous rumors surrounding the launch, one day after the announcement in in Malaysia the BlackBerry Z3 has been announced for India. If you live in India and are looking to get your hands on a Z3, you can pre-order the device through the Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry exclusive stores. Device delivery has been noted for July 2nd with the retail pricing set around Rs. 15...

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Fitbit Flex

There's a week left for the month of June. Which means you've got one week to get your final steps in for our #MobileFit Fitbit challenge. We're giving away a Fitbit Aria to the top three in the group, plus one random prize to a member in the group. Walk, run and jog your way to victory. The top three participants will be getting the Fitbit Aria, while one goes away to a random member in the...

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Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

If you have some questions you've always wanted to ask Lewis Hamilton, you might finally be able to get some of them answered. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel is hosting a live Q&A session with none other than Lewis Hamilton himself on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 14:00 GMT. You will of course have to subscribe to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel in order to gain access so be sure...

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Thanks, Vivek!

Vivek Bhardwaj and Thorsten Heins

Late Sunday night, in response to a question posted in the CrackBerry forums, I publicly broke the news that Vivek Bhardwaj is no longer at BlackBerry. In reality, this was old news. Vivek has not been with BlackBerry since the middle of May, which is when I first found out and spoke to Vivek directly about his decision to leave. As you can imagine, I was bummed to hear the news. Vivek has...

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BlackBerry Passport will show there is a better way to accomplish more with its touch-enabled keyboard

That's according to BlackBerry who may have just slipped up a bit on a post to their Inside BlackBerry blog. You see, the post went live not that long ago but now it has gone missing meaning whatever was contained in the post, BlackBerry was not quite ready to say as of yet. However, it's the internet and nothing published to the internet can just disappear into the ether and the post has been...

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BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

If you missed out the BlackBerry Jam virtual event earlier today, then you missed out on some very important numbers being shared by BlackBerry and those are the adoption rates surrounding BlackBerry 10 OS. As you can see from the image above, BlackBerry 10.2.1 has an adoption rate of 74 percent while 10.2 is hovering around 6%. Now, those numbers are great but what's interesting and perhaps...

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CrackBerry Nation has spoken - over 50% of you are looking forward to the Passport over the Classic

The numbers are in! Yesterday we put up a poll asking everyone which new BlackBerry device they prefer. The BlackBerry Passport or the BlackBerry Classic? Over 7,000 people voted on the poll and the results are a bit, perhaps, surprising. As it stands, 50.29 percent opted for the BlackBerry Passport with 3,719 votes, while 32.89 percent opted for the BlackBerry Classic with 2,432 votes. The...

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This summer European roaming charges will be cut in half

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The European Commission has announced that charges to roam within Europe will fall by as much as 50 percent this summer. The EC is imposing yet another limit on mobile operators, further reducing the caps from July 1 to pave the way for removing roaming charges altogether by 2016. Currently, calls within the EU are capped at 24 euro cents per minute but will fall to 19 cents per minute. More...

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BlackBerry Z3 announced for Malaysia, available July 7th

BlackBerry Z3 announced for Malaysia, available July 7th

During the BlackBerry earnings call and general meeting, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted the BlackBerry Z3 would be expanding to more markets such as Malaysia and India soon and clearly, soon meant very soon. BlackBerry has been teasing it on their blog and BBM Channel for days now and now finally; the BlackBerry Z3 has now been announced for Malaysia with a retail price of 699.00 MYR or...

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