CrackBerry Kevin

Kevin Michaluk (aka CrackBerry Kevin) is the founder of CrackBerry and BlackBerry's #1 fanboy. Follow @crackberrykevin on Twitter & Instagram as he celebrates 10 Years of CrackBerry!

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PSA: Before you update to BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, **make sure** you have enough space!

PSA: Before you update to BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, **make sure** you have enough space!

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This Public Service Announcement comes to you via our Mobile Nations webmaster, Tom Kaminski (@ttkaminski), who ran into a snag this morning while trying to upgrade his phone to BlackBerry 10.2.1. Tom went a little crazy last month downloading free games and movies in BlackBerry's giveaway, so he filled up his device storage a lot. This morning when he heard the news that BlackBerry 10...

How long did it take you for BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 to download and install?

How long did it take you for BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 to download and install?

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It's an exciting day in CrackBerry land, with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 officially now here and beginning to rollout around the globe on multiple carriers. After waiting a long time for this update to get released, I couldn't help but notice this morning that the update itself is taking a while to download. So far, out of my BlackBerry Z10, Z30, P'9982 and Q10, it's only on the Q10 so far...

Kevin Michaluk on what's going to happen to BlackBerry - the full podcast transcript!

Kevin Michaluk on what's going to happen to BlackBerry - the full podcast transcript!

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Last week, following our CES interview with BlackBerry CEO John Chen, I joined Rene Ritchie for a Vector podcast to talk about What's going to Happen to BlackBerry. What transpired was "90 minutes of podcast magic", as we dove through various topics, picking up the conversation from our last Vector podcast on What Happened to BlackBerry. I highly suggest listening to the show, but if...

BlackBerry knocks Knox in its latest blog post, reminding customers Samsung's vaults have faults

BlackBerry knocks Knox in its latest blog post, reminding customers Samsung's vaults have faults

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John Sims is BlackBerry's newly-appointed President of Global Enterprise Services, and he's wasting no time in letting customers know why BlackBerry trumps the competition in managing mobile devices in enterprise. Following up the news that the Pentagon is getting hooked up with 80,000 devices, Sims took to the Inside BlackBerry Business blog and tore into shortcomings of Samsung's...

We made "podcast magic" with our what's going to happen to BlackBerry episode!

We made "podcast magic" with our what's going to happen to BlackBerry episode!

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Earlier this week I joined Rene Ritchie on our Vector podcast to talk BlackBerry. Back in October 2013 we recorded a show together on the topic of What happened to BlackBerry. Though recorded relatively late in the year, that episode went on to be our single most downloaded podcast episode across all Mobile Nations podcasts for 2013. With lots of change at BBRY between then and now,...

Friday Fun: Shoot, Blow Torch and Chainsaw the competition with Whack My Phone!

Friday Fun: Shoot, Blow Torch and Chainsaw the competition with Whack My Phone!

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Bored at work this Friday afternoon? Then click on through from your desktop computer to Whack My Phone, where you can be entertained for minutes on end destroying iPhone, Windows Phone and Samsung (aka SVMSUNG) devices. Weapons at your disposal include a crowbar, axe, baseball bat, blow torch, handgun and chainsaw. Clearly the game's developer was a BlackBerry fan, as you won't find...

Hot off the wire: BlackBerry Announces Completion of Acquisition of Additional U.S. $250 Million Debentures by Fairfax

Hot off the wire: BlackBerry Announces Completion of Acquisition of Additional U.S. $250 Million Debentures by Fairfax

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Hot off the wire and straight to the CrackBerry homepage...  Press Release BlackBerry Announces Completion of Acquisition of Additional U.S. $250 Million Debentures by Fairfax WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - January 16, 2014) - BlackBerry® Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced the completion of the purchase by Fairfax Financial...

Owned a BlackBerry Z10 since the beginning? I want to know how it's holding up!

Owned a BlackBerry Z10 since the beginning? I want to know how it's holding up!

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At this time last year, I was packing up my bags and getting ready to move CrackBerry HQ to Toronto for a month so we could tackle the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 with gusto. And that we did. It was a crazy month and literally one of the most memorable of my life. The trip culminated with CrackBerry's over-the-top BlackBerry Z10 Review. When BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 goes official -- which...

Alicia Keys loves all the phones - Promotes BlackBerry with photo taken on an iPhone 5 posted to Google+

Alicia Keys loves all the phones - Promotes BlackBerry with photo taken on an iPhone 5 posted to Google+

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Though Alicia Keys has been given notice and will no longer be BlackBerry's Global Creative Director after January 31st, based on the photos that were posted yesterday to her social accounts, it's at least looking like she's keeping her commitment to the Q10 live until then. Yesterday she was on her way to see Michelle Obama, so having a BlackBerry in hand would be the fashionable thing...

Ex Apple CEO Sculley: "If anybody has a chance to turnaround BlackBerry, it's John Chen and his team"

Ex Apple CEO Sculley: "If anybody has a chance to turnaround BlackBerry, it's John Chen and his team"

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley took to Bloomberg TV yesterday, where the discussion went towards BlackBerry. Sculley, a BlackBerry user himself, was in the headlines a few months back as one of parties that was potentially putting together a bid to buy BlackBerry while the for sale sign was on the company. During the interview, Sculley talks about BlackBerry's hidden value being in its...

From the Editor's Desk: I forgot how tough it is to buy gadgets in retail stores in January

From the Editor's Desk: I forgot how tough it is to buy gadgets in retail stores in January

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I had one thing on my must-do list for tonight... and that was to get out of my house and go buy our Community Webmaster @ttkaminski a Microsoft Surface tablet. He needs to get his hands on one asap for site testing purposes. I thought it would be an easy task. But HELL NO. Turns out all those Holiday Gift Guides actually work. I couldn't find a Surface or Surface Pro tablet anywhere...