Articles by Crackberry Kevin

Says T-Mobile CEO John Legere,

Says T-Mobile CEO John Legere, "BlackBerry users, I'm hearing you loud and clear."

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Well, at least we got his attention. Following our post on CrackBerry yesterday about T-Mobile's recently-sent mailer encouraging BlackBerry users to "upgrade" to the iPhone 5s, it seems company CEO John Legere has been getting a tweetful on twitter from BlackBerry users. Just a little while ago he acknowledged his BlackBerry customer base with the following tweet: BlackBerry users, I...

T-Mobile tries to coax BlackBerry users to upgrade to the iPhone 5s in its latest mailer

T-Mobile tries to coax BlackBerry users to upgrade to the iPhone 5s in its latest mailer

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A longtime CrackBerry reader forwarded me the mailer he just received from T-Mobile, trying to persuade him to upgrade to the iPhone 5s. T-Mobile positions the upgrade for BlackBerry users by saying "Switch to iPhone 5s and get powerful communications and productivity apps — with the ease of use that Apple is known for." Of course, powerful communications and productivity are words...

Former BlackBerry CIO coming out of retirement to be Chief Innovation Technology Officer at Samsung USA

Former BlackBerry CIO coming out of retirement to be Chief Innovation Technology Officer at Samsung USA

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Take this one with a grain of salt as it hasn't been officially announced, but I received word via a reliable source today that BlackBerry's former CIO, Robin Bienfait, will be coming out of retirement soon and moving over to the competition. Specifically, she'll be taking up the roll of Chief Technology Innovations Officer at Samsung Telecommunications America. Robin was BlackBerry's...

Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM, leaves BlackBerry (of his own volition)

Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM, leaves BlackBerry (of his own volition)

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Executive Vice President of BBM, Andrew Bocking, has left BlackBerry. Bocking had most recently been the head of the BBM team after moving from his position as Executive VP, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry where he played a huge role in bringing BB10 phones to market. It hasn't been confirmed if he was fired or chose to depart on his own, but BlackBerry has...

Join me in welcoming back to the team our enterprise mobile expert, Craig Johnston!

Join me in welcoming back to the team our enterprise mobile expert, Craig Johnston!

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Long time readers of CrackBerry will know the name and voice of Craig Johnston. Going back six years to February 2008, it was Craig Johnston who co-hosted CrackBerry Podcast Episode 001 with me. Craig was active on our podcasts for several years and occasionally would drop a post here on the blogs, imparting his immense knowledge of BlackBerry's history to our CrackBerry audience....

"BlackBerry is going think of ways to capitalize on the current climate, with public concern over hacking and the NSA"

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This past Friday, FastCompany published an editorial titled Is BlackBerry Actually Going To Turn It Around? Featuring several interview quotes from BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, and supporting quotes by me (I spent an hour on the phone with the story's author earlier in the week), it's a positive piece that seeks to examine why we are seeing a turn around in the company's share price since...

From the Editor's Desk: In regards to our ongoing Mission to Help ALL BlackBerry Users

From the Editor's Desk: In regards to our ongoing Mission to Help ALL BlackBerry Users

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If I had my way, we'd have a quality page up on the internet about every single topic and question you can imagine that's related to BlackBerry. So when you come to the site or hit up Google (even Bing!) and search for something BlackBerry related, the odds are high that you'll land on that quality page produced by the #1 destination for everything BlackBerry, CrackBerry.com. That's...

Want a BlackBerry Z30 from T-Mobile USA? Sign this petition and let @JohnLegere know!

Want a BlackBerry Z30 from T-Mobile USA? Sign this petition and let @JohnLegere know!

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I'm a big fan of T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere. He does the kind of shit that I would likely do if I were the CEO of a big company that's in a similar position. I mean, I don't see him doing really ballsy things like eating raw onions, punching muggers in the face or baring it all on youtube, but he knows how to attract attention to himself. Recently he got the attention of the...

How to add the Flashlight app to the Quick Settings dropdown on your BlackBerry Q10

How to add the Flashlight app to the Quick Settings dropdown on your BlackBerry Q10

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One of the handy dandy new features in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is the ability to turn on the Flashlight in a uhh.. flash from the Quick Settings drop down menu.  On taller phones like the BlackBerry Z10, Z30 and P'9982, after you upgrade to 10.2.1 the Flashlight app is automatically added to the Quick Settings drop down (this is the menu you see when you're on the homescreen and swipe...