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Next BBM update will bring photo sharing in multi-person chats, bigger emoticons and the ability to send larger files

Next BBM update will bring photo sharing in multi-person chats, bigger emoticons and the ability to send larger files

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The BBM team is on a roll cranking out the updates and today BlackBerry gave word that the next big one will have some long-awaited features as well. While there's no official date for the next update, it is definitely something to look forward to. It will bring along the ability to share photos in multi-person chats, larger emoticons and most importantly, the ability to share files up...

Reminder: Enter CrackBerry's 7th Birthday Contest for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Reminder: Enter CrackBerry's 7th Birthday Contest for a chance to win amazing prizes!

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Just a friendly reminder that if you have yet to do so, you can still enter our 7th birthday contest for a chance to win some really awesome prizes. They're not strictly BlackBerry prizes this time around either — we're going BIG and offering up some of the toys that we love the most so that you can love them too! Here's what you can win: Nest Learning Thermostat Jaybirds Bluebuds...

Press Release: Odebrecht Purchasing 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones for Operations in Brazil

Press Release: Odebrecht Purchasing 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones for Operations in Brazil

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The Brazilian company Odebrecht has just announced that they wil be purchasing 3,500 BlackBerry 10 devices to deploy in their organization along with BES10. Odebrecht will be purchasing a mix of Z10 and Q5 models during the first year of their contract. Odebrecht CIO Andre Schneiter cites the security features of both BlackBerry 10 and BES10 and one of the biggest deciding factors, and...

BlackBerry announces BES12 - One enterprise mobile device management system for all smartphones

BlackBerry announces BES12 - One enterprise mobile device management system for all smartphones

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BlackBerry has announced BES12, a new MDM solution that will allow for managing of all devices. Previously it was required to have more than one system for legacy BlackBerry devices, BB10 devices and iOS/Android/Windows Phone devices, but with BES12 everything can be managed all in one place. BES12 is slated to be released along with the BlackBerry Classic (Q20) later this year. ...

BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Q20 - A keyboard phone with the classic trackpad and function keys

BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Q20 - A keyboard phone with the classic trackpad and function keys

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We heard through the grapevine that this one was coming, and sure enough, today BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Q20. The physical keyboard device is the third BlackBerry 10 QWERTY model with one striking difference — it marks the return of the "tool belt" (trackpad and function keys) that we haven't seen since BB7.  The "BlackBerry Classic" will be out before the end of the...

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: 'I think it's a pretty big deal if we could save BlackBerry'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: 'I think it's a pretty big deal if we could save BlackBerry'

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Since becoming CEO of BlackBerry we've already seen some bold moves from John Chen. He dug in right from the start and began making changes in hopes of turning around BlackBerry and getting things back on track for the long haul. He has a vision for what needs to be done, and so far he's done a great job of executing. There's still a long way to go, but John Chen has the company pointed...

Newest BlackBerry 10 device could see the return of the trackpad and function keys

Newest BlackBerry 10 device could see the return of the trackpad and function keys

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MWC has kicked off in Barcelona and while we still haven't heard anything about a new BlackBerry device, there are rumors that the BlackBerry Z3 should be getting an official announcement very soon. A new twist has been added to the mix as well however as now The Globe and Mail is reporting that we could also see a new full-QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device added to the lineup. The biggest...

BES 10.2 now available - Brings along BlackBerry Web Services for Universal Device Service

BES 10.2 now available - Brings along BlackBerry Web Services for Universal Device Service

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The rumors have been abundant over the last few weeks, and today BES 10.2 is officially available. There are plenty of new features in tow, the highlights of which is Blackberry Web Services (BWS) support for Universal Device Service (UDS). The addition of BWS helps to close the gap between UDS and BlackBerry Device Services. The release also brings new features, APIs and fields and...

CrackBerry Asks: Will you still use WhatsApp now that it's been sold to Facebook?

CrackBerry Asks: Will you still use WhatsApp now that it's been sold to Facebook?

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The big news yesterday was that Facebook bought the popular instant messaging service WhatsApp for over $16 billion. WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging services out there, partly due to it being available on so many platforms. The service won't be getting Facebooked right away (if at all) — WhatsApp says the app will "remain autonomous and operate independently".  Now of course...

BlackBerry to introduce a gesture-based physical keyboard
BlackBerry's next phone

BlackBerry to introduce a gesture-based physical keyboard

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As it turns out, the device we saw earlier today may very well be the BlackBerry Windermere. According to BGR, the rumored device isn't yet in production as BlackBerry is currently working with a "large partner". The device would only make it out of the prototype phase if that partner decides to move forward. The phone itself is much wider than what we've previously seen and features a...