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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1 Minute Survey: How many times per day do you use your phone for the "basics"?

1 Minute Survey: How many times per day do you use your phone for the "basics"?

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We're in the process of cooking up another sweet Talk Mobile infographic (this one based on our social and communications week) and in doing so we need to reach out to the community with one more big question. Specifically, we're looking at how many times per day you use your phone to do the basics... send a message or email, check what time it is, add an appointment to your calendar,...

The dirty BIG secret of WhatsApp... the second check mark does NOT mean your message has been read!

The dirty BIG secret of WhatsApp... the second check mark does NOT mean your message has been read!

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As BlackBerry gets set to take its native BBM instant messaging service cross-platform to Android and iOS, there's no doubt the incumbent it wants to crush is WhatsApp. Over the last couple of years WhatsApp has grown to have a huge base of users across platforms and around the world. Jump into any phone app store, and WhatsApp will always be near the top of the list.  WhatsApp has been...

Will the A-Series go to market as the BlackBerry A10, Z15 or something different?

Will the A-Series go to market as the BlackBerry A10, Z15 or something different?

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BlackBerry names - it's always been a fun guessing game. With the older BlackBerry OS phones, over the years the system for naming new models became a bit of a fragmented mess - Bold, Curve, Pearl, Storm, Torch, Tour, Style became brand families and a bunch of model number designations followed the family name. Sometimes the name and model number progression made "sense." Sometimes,...

CrackBerry Live Podcast: Talking BlackBerry A10, 9720, Verizon OS 10.1 and more!

CrackBerry Live Podcast: Talking BlackBerry A10, 9720, Verizon OS 10.1 and more!

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We're long overdue for a CrackBerry podcast, but we're happy to say that today is the day! We're hoping to make them much more regular so we won't have such a crazy gap between them from now on. Today we're talking about BlackBerry A10 we've seen so much of lately as well as the rumored 9720. We'll throw in a bit of Q5, Q10 and give a shout out to the Verizon users still waiting on OS...

We're wrapping up phone wars week on our Talk Mobile hangout today - don't miss it!

We're wrapping up phone wars week on our Talk Mobile hangout today - don't miss it!

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It's been an AWESOME week on the Talk Mobile front. This week has been our traditional "Smartphone Round Robin" topics revisited, explored and debated. Be sure to turn into our live discussion below as take a look back through the week, and if you missed any of the articles follow the links below to get to the features! Talk Mobile "Platforms" Week: Day 1 - Gigahertz, megapixels,...

CrackBerry Report Card: The top three things you're loving and hating about BlackBerry 10

CrackBerry Report Card: The top three things you're loving and hating about BlackBerry 10

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The results are in from our Mega BlackBerry Survey, and we're combing through the data and bringing you back the results in a meaningful way. We already took a look at customer satisifaction levels for the Z10 and Q10, which overall were pretty positive. Next up, we're looking at what your most and least favorite features of BlackBerry 10 are so far. On the survey we asked this as an...

CrackBerry Report Card - BlackBerry Z10 vs. Q10 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results!

CrackBerry Report Card - BlackBerry Z10 vs. Q10 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results!

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The results of CrackBerry's BlackBerry Mega Survey are in! They served us well on our trip to BlackBerry HQ to help share the sentiment of the CrackBerry community with BlackBerry, and now it's time for us to follow up with the results for our readers. Instead of just dumping all of the results from the 41 questions we asked in one shot, we're going to bring them back to the blogs piece...