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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

Dropbox

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

Verizon

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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BlackBerry wins Mformation Technologies patent infringement case

BlackBerry wins Mformation Technologies patent infringement case

BlackBerry has now laid to rest what is possibly one of their longest legal battles. Back in 2008, Mformation sued at the time RIM, for violation of remote device management patents held by Mformation Technologies on BlackBerry smartphones asking for $8 for each of the accounted 18.4M BlackBerry smartphones sold for a grand total of $147.2M. Initially, Mformation won. That was overturned and...

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Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

For the most part, the BlackBerry Passport specs such as the processor, internal storage, display and RAM were put out there fairly early but there was a few little bits that remained still unknown. A new spec sheet has been posted up and it covers all of the 'other stuff' folks were wondering about such as the full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth profiles supported, port connectivity and more. If you dig...

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Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

We've seen a couple BlackBerry Blend retail demo videos since the app started appearing long ago but another one has now been dug out of OS 10.3.0.1052. In fact, everything about that OS is technically Blend ready right down to the desktop component actually launching on Windows and Mac but it's still locked out because it doesn't fully download. No matter though, at least we have a new video...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 shows off its front and backside

While the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 makes its way through some certification processes, the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS has given up just a few more goodies about the device as well. Previously we saw what can only be referred to as placeholder images in the OS but now that the device has progressed a bit more, there's now official renders taking those spots. Of course, it's hard to say...

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