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4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to the full specs of the BlackBerry Passport, from everything we know thus far BlackBerry loaded the device up. When it finally gets released, it will have better specs than any previous BlackBerry released. With that in mind though, it seems BlackBerry may have held back just a tiny bit for now when it comes to the video recording capabilities of the device. According to a...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

A small update to the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now started appearing on devices. According to the change log, it should fix some issues anyone running BlackBerry OS 10.3 was having with surveys. It also has some broader changes for everyone pertaining to how discussion boards within the app are laid out so, even if you're not on 10.3 you should still update the app. You can now view the...

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AT&T handing out $100 on new line activations

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AT&T has announced a new promotion, offering a $100 bill credit to customers when they activate a live with a smartphone on AT&T Next. The offer has been run before, and is extended to both new and current customers. The promotion runs through September 30, 2014. For those unaware, AT&T Next is a program that lets customers upgrade their phones outside of the conventional two-...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 full specs and new images appear

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 full specs and new images appear

At this point, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 is far from a secret. Its been spotted all over the place and has even appeared in several up close images already but the list of specs for the device has always been kept to the rather obvious stuff such as the display, processor and RAM. A new spec sheet has now appeared along with another batch of images that claims to list the full specs...

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New BBM Stickers: Disney Princess Collection and Play

New BBM Stickers: Disney Princess Collection and Play

A new batch of BBM Stickers have arrived and this time around, we get Disney Princess Collection and a new Play pack by Alex Stsiazhyn. With the princess pack, you get Snow White, Ariel, Belle Pocahontas, Jasmine and more for the typical $1.99. As for the Play pack, it's based on simple hand drawn doodles that depict 'exciting downtime moments' such as watching movies, skating, bowling and...

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Miss the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? Watch the replay

Miss the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? Watch the replay

Did you miss out on the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? If so, you can now catch the replay. The webinar is aimed at those using BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10) and would like to know more about ActiveSync and how BlackBerry 10 uses it but anyone can tune in and come away with learning something. The topics that covered in the webinar are: Understanding the ActiveSync protocol...

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Cast for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved UI and better media controls

If you've using Cast for BlackBerry 10 alongside your Chromecast, you'll want to make sure you're on the latest version. The app has a new update showing in BlackBerry World and although the change log is short, it has some overall improvements to make the app experience better. The UI has seen some minor updates and some more polish to make it look even better and on top of that, the media...

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Want a Verizon BlackBerry Z10 for $100 no contract? Try Fry's

Want a Verizon BlackBerry Z10 for $100 no contract? Try Fry's

Looking for a BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon but don't want to bother with a contract? Well, you might want to hit up your local Fry's location if you have one near you. It seems as though for the past few days they've quietly been having a clearance deal on BlackBerry Z10's where you can pick one up either free with a contract or for only $100 without a contract. That's a pretty sweet deal. The...

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Dropbox becomes more competitive with revamped pricing and storage upgrades

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Dropbox is cutting the price for 1 TB of their cloud storage the service all the way down to $9.99 a month. The change shows that the company is going after Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive's paid cloud storage services. Before today, Dropbox Pro offered just 100 GB of space for $9.99, with an upper limit of 500 GB for $500. Now Dropbox Pro's prices are more in line with similar...

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AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

If you've been waiting for the latest AT&T update on your BlackBerry 10 device, you might want to go ahead and check for updates. According to several reports, along with confirmation from within Sachesi, AT&T is now rolling out software update 10.2.1.3014 or otherwise known as OS 10.2.1.3337 on the BlackBerry Z10 as well as the BlackBerry Q10. The change log remains unchanged from...

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AT&T shuffles key excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T shuffles its excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group. The news comes just after AT&T rival Sprint had announced that it replaced former CEO Dan Hesse with Brightstar founder Mercelo Claure...

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Verizon preparing to finally launch VoLTE in the coming weeks

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T...

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Another pre-release BlackBerry Passport review goes up, this time with video

It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, mobilenet.cz has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test. Unfortunately for those of us who don't speak...

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Still not sold on the BlackBerry Passport? Maybe these photos will help!

I know. By now, I'm sure a lot of folks out there are kind of over seeing just photos of the BlackBerry Passport, and would really rather just head on into a shop and pick one up. Alas, we still have a bit of time before that can happen. With that in mind, it seems as though the Passport just can't evade the cameras any longer and each day that passes a new set of photos appears or someone gets...

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BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out

BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out

If you're a regular CrackBerry reader, then BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap shouldn't come as any surprise. It's entirely comprised of the devices that have either been confirmed or rumored for quite some time now such as the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, LTE BlackBerry Z3 (Manitoba) and finally, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan). That said though, the internal documents...

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BlackBerry officially launches the BlackBerry Z3 in Singapore

BlackBerry officially launches the BlackBerry Z3 in Singapore

BlackBerry has continued their roll out of the BlackBerry Z3 and this time around, they have officially announced the device for Singapore. The device has been made available through BlackBerry's authorized carrier StarHub with pricing ranging from $179 to $0 depending on services chosen. "We are excited to confirm that the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is coming to Singapore. This device not...

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ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

The developers behind ARKick, ReFocus Tech, have been busy working on some new apps for BlackBerry 10 now that the big update to ARKick is out there. Their next app is coming soon and as such, they've gone ahead and dropped a bit of a teaser for it. The app is called Convertly and is a unit conversion app designed specifically for enhancing the Blackberry 10 experience. Convert between 24...

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BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

While BlackBerry has been busy winning some longstanding legal issues, they've also been taking care of some more recent ones with pretty good results as well. As noted previously, BlackBerry recently went back to the judge in the BlackBerry Limited vs. Typo Products LLC case to ask judge William Orrick to uphold a preliminary injunction preventing Typo from selling its iPhone keyboard in any...

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From the Editor's Desk: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Time for another From the Editor's Desk. This week, I'm keeping it short and simple and fulfilling a challenge for ALS put out by Michael Clewley. I've donated as well but part of the fun is actually doing the ice bucket portion, so hit play on the video to see who I challenged, and of course, me dumping a whole bucket of ice water on my head. The Ice Bucket Challenge has now raised over $70M...

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