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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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Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700

Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700

Ever since BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrived for developers we've been digging through the files to find bits and bobs of other devices BlackBerry is potentially working on. one of the device we've been tracking is the Porsche Design P'9983 or as it's referred to in the OS, the BlackBerry Khan to go along with the P'9982 otherwise known as King. Previously it was just a name within the files but it...

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Aviva iPhones on MobileIron attacked, firm reportedly moves affected devices to BES 10

Over the past few months there has been a lot of info coming from BlackBerry about how their competitors such as Mobile Iron and Good stack up to that of BES 10 offerings. Back in May, the BlackBerry blog featured an article called 'Good Isn't all that Great, while Iron shows its Rust' and while some may have dismissed the article as BlackBerry simply defending themselves, some news coming out...

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Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

Sprint announces 30-day trail for new customers

Sprint has announced a new trial program for their network. Sprint will be giving a full refund to customers who aren't satisfied with their Sprint service within the first 30 days. Specifically, Sprint will refund customers the cost of the device, and all activation and service fees will be waived. Sprint will begin this program this Friday, June 27. It will be available to new customers in...

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Sprint expands LTE service to 28 more cities

Sprint expands LTE service to 28 more cities

Sprint has announced an expansion of their 4G LTE service, adding 28 new markets. Cities added today include San Jose, Cleveland, and Seattle. With this expansion, Sprint now has LTE coverage in 471 cities. You can view the full list of covered cities here. Sprint Spark coverage has also been expanded, and is now available in three more cities. St. Louise, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro,...

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Z30

UK mobile operators could be made to share networks in rural areas where signal is weak, under plans to provide better services to consumers from all network operators. Ministers have put forward the plan to prevent situations where only one or two major operators are available in certain parts of the country, providing consumers with more choice as to who they wish to hold a contract with....

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There's a new chief in town!

It's been an exciting few days for BlackBerry fans and we're closing off the week with some exciting CrackBerry news of our own. I've been pondering shaking things up here for a while now, and today I'm happy to officially pull the trigger and announce some exciting changes to our editorial team. I say officially, as behind the scenes we've already been beta testing the revised team structure...

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Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more than just apps?

Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more than just apps?

It's been a big week for BlackBerry, to say the least, and just about all of the news was positive. John Chen is definitely the real deal. Despite the surprise appearance of the new Passport and Classic (they rock!), the biggest news for me was the licensing agreement for the Amazon Appstore. And not for the reasons you think, but let's first look at the immediate benefits. When the Passport...

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