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BlackBerry begins rollout of March Android security update

As noted by the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team on Twitter, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the March Android update. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level set as 'March 5, 2017'. It generally takes a few days for all devices (Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60) to start seeing the update plus, devices purchased from other retailers and carriers are...

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BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

Following their standard practice of rolling out new beta releases ahead of the monthly security update, new beta releases of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite apps have now started to roll out through Google Play. As noted on the BlackBerry Beta Zone, these updates (v1.5.1.12521) are mainly bug fixes and minor adjustments and a continuation of the previous beta builds. As a reminder, here's what those...

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Can't wait for the BlackBerry KEYone? Download these KEYone wallpapers right now!

If you simply can't wait to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone, you can now at least make your current BlackBerry look a little like the KEYone. Two of the most requested wallpapers from the KEYone have been posted in the CrackBerry Forums for download, and they sure do look pretty. The files were posted by Vladi, so kudos to them for sharing. You'll likely have to adjust them a bit for...

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From the Editor's Desk: What city should we do a CrackBerry Meetup in next?!

The vibe was so awesome at our Toronto CrackBerry Meetup with so much BlackBerry KEYone love in the air that I just have to take the CrackBerry Meetup show on the road Hello from Toronto! I'm back on Canadian soil after what was a crazy, busy, awesome and hella fun stint in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. While in Barcelona we celebrated CrackBerry's 10 Year Anniversary with a meetup...

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Flying into Barcelona was a convergence of sorts. Numerous Mobile Nations ambassadors, moderators and select CrackBerry members all braved the long international trek. We gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of CrackBerry on the eve of BlackBerry Mobile's launch for KEYone. As teased on the CrackBerry reunion podcast 001, the then 'Mercury' was going to make a special...

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John Chen discusses security and the future of BlackBerry on CBS This Morning

Update from Kevin: Added YouTube embed so will be easier to watch across all devices! Stopping by CBS This Morning, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to discuss what exactly is going on with BlackBerry, their move to software and security and what the future holds for BlackBerry in the long run. John also addresses the hardware situation by bringing along a BlackBerry KEYone and discussing...

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Rogers joins Bell and TELUS in offering the BlackBerry KEYone starting in April

Aside from letting it be known here in the CrackBerry comments section, Rogers has now confirmed on Twitter that they too will be offering the BlackBerry KEYone starting in April. In reality, Rogers was kind of a given to carry the KEYone anyway. They were on hand in Barcelona to do a BlackBerry KEYone hands-on plus; reps have been visiting Rogers locations showing off the device since it was...

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With device images and press images already out there and pre-order pages having gone up across multiple Indonesian retailers, it was only a matter of time before the BB Merah Putih put the official BlackBerry Aurora product page live as well. The new site confirms pretty much everything we learned earlier about the BlackBerry Aurora, including the specs, available colors and more. 720 x...

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The BlackBerry KEYone will be available from Bell starting in late April

With TELUS already on the confirmed list of Canadian carriers taking on the BlackBerry KEYone, others are starting to share their plans as well. In this case, Bell Twitter support has now confirmed they will indeed be carrying the BlackBerry KEYone starting in late April. @PatWallace Hi Pat! We're happy to inform you that the BlackBerry KEYone will be available in late April. Please ......

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Heavy Duty Trucking recognizes BlackBerry Radar as top innovator

Heavy Duty Trucking has compiled a top 20 list of key products in 2017 and BlackBerry Radar Asset Tracking made the short-list. HDT's editors get to see so many new products in the trucking industry and selected products based off their level of innovation, ability to address significant industry issues and potential to benefits to a truck fleet's bottom line. Among the top 20 innovators in...

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BlackBerry KEYone Hands-On Video Roundup

With BlackBerry Mobile finally unveiling all there is to know about the BlackBerry KEYone at Mobile World Congress 2017, we're already starting to see plenty of hands-on impressions of the device, and thus far, the media seems to be taking to it very well. KEYone has even won a handful of awards and really, there is a lot to like about the device including its 4.5-inch screen with a full 4-row...

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Subscribe for BlackBerry KEYone Updates!

Sign Up for BlackBerry KEYone Updates - We'll let you know big KEYone news, including when and where you can buy it, and if a CrackBerry Meetup is coming to a city near you! The BlackBerry KEYone is almost here, and we can't wait. BlackBerry Mobile unveiled the device at Mobile World Congress 2017 and let the world know it will be available globally starting in April. Until then we're going to...

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A passion for hardware and having strong products is key for BlackBerry Mobile

When it was announced that TCL would be licensing the BlackBerry brand to create BlackBerry Mobile, many folks were wondering what BlackBerry Mobile could do with the brand that BlackBerry could not and what the markers for success would be once things began rolling. In a new interview with TCL's Nicolas Zibell from Chris Foxx at the BBC, we finally get some answers to those questions. For...

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Meet the KEYone at a casual CrackBerry meetup in Toronto this Saturday!

Updated: We now have a venue! The come and go meetup will be at O'Grady's on Church on the second floor. Live in the Toronto area? BlackBerry fan past, present or future? Want to get a first look at the new BlackBerry KEYone before anybody else? Free Saturday night? If yes, Keep Reading! I'll be flying home from Barcelona tomorrow and spending the weekend in Toronto. While I'm there -- with a...

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BlackBerry KEYone scores plenty of awards at Mobile World Congress!

Going into Mobile World Congress 2017, we had a pretty good feeling folks would be impressed with the BlackBerry KEYone and as it turns out, that feeling was pretty spot on. As MWC2017 comes to a close, the time has come for the awards portion of the show to take place and it's fair to say the BlackBerry KEYone has been cleaning up. Many outlets have chosen the device as their Best Of,...

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BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device now has a name - BB Aurora

Following the images of the first BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device appearing, it seems as though Indonesian retailer Elevenia has outed the go to market name of the device as well. According to a small pre-order listing on their site, the device when released will be called the BlackBerry Aurora and is expected to arrive on March 3, though, we've heard a date slightly later than...

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Latest BBM release delivers a new look and feel, Chat API, spam reporting and more!

If you're not already on the latest release of BBM for Android and iOS, now is a great time to go ahead and get yourself updated. The latest versions available through Google Play and the App Store have gone through some significant changes there's plenty of new features and additions for you to check out. We've been hard at work here at BBM over the last few months working on this latest...

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Alleged images of new BB Merah Putih BlackBerry-branded device emerge

Alleged images of new BB Merah Putih BlackBerry-branded device emerge

While much of the focus has been on the BlackBerry KEYone built by BlackBerry Mobile, alleged new images of the device better known as BBC100-1 built by PT BB Merah Putih for the Indonesian market have now emerged. These images detail a lower-end product that's built keenly for the market. Previous rumors have this device running a Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4 GHz and sporting a large, 5.5-...

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Fingerprint Cards powers the in-keyboard fingerprint sensor on the BlackBerry KEYone

Although BlackBerry Mobile didn't spend any time talking about the fingerprint sensor on the BlackBerry KEYone during the launch at Mobile World Congress 2017, most CrackBerry readers I'm sure, know it's there and built right into the keyboard and if you don't, well you do now. Given the few details offered up, and the uniqueness of it being built into the keyboard, I began wondering who...

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