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Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

As most CrackBerry readers know by now, BlackBerry has introduced their BlackBerry Assistant app and a lot of folks are looking forward to actually using it. That said, aside from some early demos of it the app itself has never really been shown off, even in some of the BlackBerry Passport leaks. So with BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 having now popped up and offering a mostly function version of...

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BlackBerry goes to judge over continued Typo distribution

Typo for iPhone

The Bluetooth-enabled keyboard case for iPhone back by Ryan Seacrest, Typo, continues to earn the legal ire of BlackBerry as they're still on sale. Apparently 11,000 Typos have been sold at $100 a pop, causing BlackBerry to issue another request for a sales injunction from California federal judge William Orrick. The sale of Typo keyboards violates an earlier court order barring their...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 autoloaders now available

If you fancy living on the edge and don't mind running some autoloaders on your device, you can get a pretty recent build of BlackBerry OS 10.3 loaded up right now. It's not official in any way, so the usual 'leak' disclaimer is in effect. You mess your device up, it's entirely on you for doing so. With that said, there's no PIN watermarks here and it's a full OS, so if you're into that sort...

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John Chen listed as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen wasn't exactly an unknown before he accepted position as CEO at BlackBerry but since joining the company he's been tossed into the spotlight even further and has people paying attention to BlackBerry and what he might be doing next. Over at Canadian Business, they've now released their 'Canada's 50 Most Powerful Business People' list and perhaps, it's no surprise John Chen is in the...

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Sprint fires back at T-Mobile's prices with new $60 Unlimited Plan

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Sprint's not leaving the single-line users out of the party — they're offering a new $60/month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. There's just one catch: You have to bring your own device, pay for one up front, or sign up for Sprint's Easy Pay monthly payments and upgrade plan. That said, if you're a Sprint customer (or are considering being one), that's still some substantial potential...

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QBracelet wrist battery is stylish, gives you half a charge for $100

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There's something to be said for convenience and fashion in one, though we might have to question just how convenient the battery-as-a-bracelet QBracelet really is. The band splits in the middle, with a hinge on one side and your choice of a microUSB plug or Apple Lightning connector on the other. Simply pop it off your wrist and plug into the charge port on your phone to juice up. But how much...

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T-Mobile offering year of free data to Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon converts

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T-Mobile is going after the customers of its three biggest rivals once again today, offering a free year of unlimited LTE data on their service if a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer gets a Sprint, Verizon Wireless or AT&T customer to switch to the "Un-carrier". In a press release today, T-Mobile said: "Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to...

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EE extends 4G roaming to 14 new countries

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EE has announced that it will be extending 4G roaming connectivity to 14 additional countries, following the rollout of the service to cover Spain and France earlier this year. The UK carrier's roaming agreement will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G connectivity while travelling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and...

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UK PM David Cameron relies on his BlackBerry to manage the country

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Although I don't follow much politics, UK PM David Cameron and his BlackBerry usage is pretty well known. He's been spotted on several occasions tapping away on different BlackBerry devices over the past few years and even had a little bit of an issue with being caught with his ringer left on during a question and answer session with students in Dubai. Once again his BlackBerry has become a...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

With the BlackBerry Passport getting certified across several regions already, another rumored BlackBerry 10 device has started to pop up once again as well and this time it's BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983. Of course, it doesn't say BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 on the documentation, it just simply says BlackBerry P'9983 and carries the model number RHB121LW but we all know that follows...

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QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

Over the years, the QNX team has won many awards for their products and service offerings and this year is no different. QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, their high-performance software solution for engine noise reduction in passenger vehicles has won a Silver Stevie Award in the software category after having received more than 3,500 nominations this year from dozens of countries....

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Twittly - A new native Twitter client from Nemory Studios in the works

While I think it's safe to say Blaq at this point pretty much owns the third-party Twitter app audience on BlackBerry 10, that doesn't appear to be a concern for Nemory Studios who is currently working on Twittly. Right now, it's in development and there's no beta as of yet but NemOry has posted up a preview video and some screenshots of the development thus far for everyone to take a look at...

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TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!

TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!

I'm still no fan of contracts but if you've been waiting to get a BlackBerry Z30 on the cheap or the upcoming BlackBerry Passport isn't for you, now is likely the best time to do so if you live in Canada. Right now, TELUS, Bell and Rogers are all offering the device for free with a 2-year contract on specific plans until Sept. 15th. TELUS - Plans to be eligible for the $0 device pricing...

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TELUS to be one of the carriers to offer the BlackBerry Passport in Canada

Over the past few weeks now we've received several tips surrounding the list of Canadian carriers who are suggested to be releasing the BlackBerry Passport. It's comprised of all the usual suspects such as Bell, Rogers, and TELUS but unlike some previous device releases, everything surrounding the Passport has been rather hush-hush and the tips have never come along with the typical 'proof'...

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Sprint's reworked Framily plans bring more data for less through 2015

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Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals. That means that a family of four will get 20 GB of data, instead of 10 GB from AT&T...

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Sprint rolling out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10

Sprint rolling out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10

If you own a BlackBerry Q10 and are on Sprint, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates. Reports from the CrackBerry Forums and notice on the Sprint website indicate the carrier has started pushing out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10. While many folks are still going through the changes in the forums, according to the Sprint documentation, here's what you can expect is fixed...

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BlackBerry appoints Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions Business Unit

Here's a way to kick off a Monday. BlackBerry has now announced they've opened up a new portion of business called BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit and heading up BTS is Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu, who formerly worked as President of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and CTO at Sony-Ericsson. Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen said, "I am very pleased that Sandeep has joined BlackBerry...

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From the Editor's Desk: Almost there

From the Editor's Desk: Almost there

So earlier, I was sitting here looking back at some of the posts about the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport. Going through it all, it seems as though we've been talking about those two particular devices forever. Realistically, its only been since June that things started popping, when BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport. Sure, the...

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Here's another look at how some apps will run on the BlackBerry Passport

Although we've seen some apps running on the BlackBerry Passport previously, we also know the device recently received an OTA update to improve a few things as well and that apparently included how the Android runtime works on some Android apps and improvements to some of the core BlackBerry 10 apps. As we mentioned before, @seb997 has his hands on a BlackBerry Passport and after giving it a...

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Verizon now offering $60 single line plan with unlimited talk and text, 2GB of data

If you happen to be looking for a new smartphone plan and don't need a lot of data and only have one line to worry about, Verizon has now dropped a new plan that might be of interest to you. As part of a new promo, you can now get unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messaging and 2GB of data for $60, you'll want to pay attention to the overage charges though that are set at a whopping $15/...

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