Articles by James Richardson

It looks like the CrackBerry nation could well be tempted back to a hardware keyboard with the BlackBerry Q20

It looks like the CrackBerry nation could well be tempted back to a hardware keyboard with the BlackBerry Q20

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Since BlackBerry announced at Mobile World Congress that the BlackBerry Q20 is coming to market later this year and it would be sporting a hardware QWERTY keyboard - along with the trackpad and function buttons, we asked the CrackBerry nation if this news could bring you back to a physical keyboard BlackBerry 10 device if you've already made the transition over to all-touch.  As you'...

60% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are still perfectly happy using their tablets

60% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are still perfectly happy using their tablets

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A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook. To be honest - I wasn't feeling overly positive about the results bearing in mind that the BlackBerry tablet was first released in 2011 - which seems an age away now.  I'll be honest and say that I still use my PlayBook, but only from time to time. I tend to reach for my iPad mini most of the time for...

It looks like the CrackBerry nation would be happy to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10

It looks like the CrackBerry nation would be happy to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10

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A short while back we ran a poll asking if BlackBerry users would like to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10. The voice guided navigation software which is available for Windows Phones does a great job in comparison to BlackBerry Maps. They both get the job done but HERE Now+ offers more and from experience it's a little more precise when finding a location by road and house number...

Virgin Media offer a line rental discount with the BlackBerry Q5 on their VIP tariff

Virgin Media offer a line rental discount with the BlackBerry Q5 on their VIP tariff

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If you're in the UK and are thinking of picking up a BlackBerry Q5 you may want to add Virgin Media into your list of possible choices. If you're an existing Virgin Media customer for TV, broadband or home phone you'll get all the tariffs at a much lower rate than non-customers.  Virgin currently have four standard tariffs and if you're happy signing up to a 24 month contract they...

BaSA for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with copious amounts of clever additions

BaSA for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with copious amounts of clever additions

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We first took a look at BaSA (Battery and System Analyzer) on video back in early 2014 when it was first released. Since then it has already had an update - including headless support (as long as you're running OS 10.2.1) - and now we see yet another, this time with a ton of new implementations.  Although we have the Device Monitor built into BlackBerry 10, BaSA shows a whole lot more...