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Win an exquisite BlackBerry KEYone case from SatchelSatchel and CrackBerry!

Last day to enter. Get your entries in to win!

SatchelSatchel is a small company that specializes in making hand-made, high-quality leather bags and accessories. They recently decided to bring their skill and experience into the world of phone cases, and they've chosen the BlackBerry KEYone as their first case offering! Forums member jcstek put one of these cases through some day-to-day use and wrote up a fantastic review that you'll want to check out. Even though holster cases aren't for everyone, I think we can all agree that these are some remarkably crafted designs!

SatchelSatchel has graciously offered us six holster cases to give away to our readers! Make sure you read the full details below to get in on this giveaway!

THE PRIZE Each of the SIX winners will receive a BlackBerry KEYone case from SatchelSatchel!

THE RULES Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Come back daily for more entries! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open internationally, so have at it! Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on September 21st. We'll announce the winners in the widget below shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Win an exquisite BlackBerry KEYone case from SatchelSatchel and CrackBerry!

Where to buy the BlackBerry KEYone


CrackBerry is giving away a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

We're giving away the highly coveted BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is awesome, and we know a lot of you want one but maybe don't live where it's easy to get your hands on one. So, of course, we're going to hook one of you up with one, FREE. Enter the contest now and you could be the winner! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

THE PRIZE The winner will receive a brand new BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

THE RULES Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Come back daily for more entries! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open internationally, but we can't guarantee the phone will work on your network. Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on October 6th. We'll announce the winner in the widget below shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

CrackBerry is giving away the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!


Last day to enter to win a TUMI Flip Case from BlackBerry Mobile!

We've teamed up with BlackBerry Mobile to give ten lucky CrackBerry readers a new Tumi Flip Case for the BlackBerry KEYone!

Enter the contest now and you could be the winner! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

THE PRIZE The winners will receive a brand new TUMI Flip Case for the BlackBerry KEYone

THE RULES Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Come back daily for more entries! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open internationally, so have at it! Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on September 4th. We'll announce the winners in the widget below shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Win a BlackBerry KEYone Tumi flip case from BBMobile!

Where to buy the BlackBerry KEYone


Here are the CrackBerry #ShotOnBlackBerry photo contest winners!

There were so many amazing entries in our recent photo contest. I highly recommend checking out the hashtags #shotonKEYone and #shotonBlackBerry in our forums and on Twitter and Instagram to see all the entries and many more photos posted by fans just like you. And make sure you use the hashtags when you post too, so other fans can connect with you.

We had a really hard time narrowing down the winners, so instead of six winners, we chose TEN! Those photos are below.

  • #ShotOnKEYone
Instagram: smokyogi - The other side of Windsor

Forums: BernardoCarpio - KEYone, shot in a fishing village in Mactan island, Cebu Philippines. Edited in blackberry app using the reel filter. I am quite pleased with the HDR and autofocus speed.

Twitter: @deacondel1 - My colleague brought her dog to work, and I snapped his picture with my Blackberry KEYone!

Twitter: @Mike_Neale - A lovely Dragonfly.

Twitter: @TheLostTapesCA - Chapman's Peak, Cape Town

  • #ShotOnBlackBery
Forums: VLinSD - Seminario Park, Guayaquil, Ecuador. New year's trip, 2017. Iguanas let people visit this park in the heart of the city.

Forums: epg - Shot on BlackBerry Priv

Instagram: parcequenatacha

Twitter: @MidVids - Banff Springs Hotel, BlackBerry Passport

Twitter: @BrianD063 - Love the BlackBerry DTEK60 camera for it's ease of use in every day situations.

Thanks so much for all the entries! Winners, I will be in touch soon to get your shipping info!


Enter to win a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry and KTS Global!

We've teamed up with KTS Global to give one lucky CrackBerry reader a new BlackBerry KEYone!

KTS Global is a BlackBerry Authorized Training Partner. They are a leader in Enterprise Mobility Management training, offering both On-site and Virtual Instructor-led training. They also offer Professional Services to help companies architect and deploy Secure Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions.

Enter the contest now and you could be the winner! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

THE PRIZE The winner will receive a brand new BlackBerry KEYone, which does not include service.

THE RULES Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Come back daily for more entries! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open internationally, but we can't guarantee the phone will work on your network. Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on August 14th. We'll announce the winner in the widget below shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Enter to win a BlackBerry KEYone from CrackBerry and KTS Global!


We're giving away CrackBerry prize packs! Enter your photo and you could be a winner!

Our next BlackBerry KEYone giveaway is right around the corner, but in the meantime, we wanted to do something fun and a little different!

We want to see your photos, shot on the BlackBerry KEYone or another BlackBerry. All you have to do to enter is share your photos on Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #shotonKEYone and #contest or #shotonBlackBerry and #contest, depending on what device you used to take the picture.

Don't have social media? No problem! You can post your photo in the forums instead, at the link HERE. Please use the hashtags even when posting in the forum. We'll pick out our favorites and send out CrackBerry prize packages to the winners! We will pick three winners from each hashtag, so six winners total. Entries are open through August 1st, and we will announce the winners here on the blog shortly after the close date. Some of our favorites will even be featured on our social media accounts!

This contest is open worldwide, so anyone can enter. We want to see your best and most creative shots, so please limit your entries to three total. Your photo must be taken with a BlackBerry device, and it would be awesome if you can indicate which phone you used and a little background about the photo in the caption when you post it. We can't wait to see all of your submissions!

And don't forget, you can follow BlackBerry Mobile and CrackBerry on all your favorite social media sites.


Reminder! Play the sci-fi game, complete the survey, and see how you compare to other developers!

The Developer Economics survey is the most entertaining global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insights, and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, is currently underway! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something big and make your own contribution to the developer community.

The survey features questions on topics like development resources and where to find them, tutorials and courses, distribution channels, developer tools and SDKs, as well as languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, and revenue models.

Developer feedback speaks for itself

Feedback from developers already taking the survey is more than positive. Have a look at what they have been sharing so far:

  • "You somehow always make these surveys really interesting and entertaining"

  • "I thought the theme was pretty interesting, I like the ability to opt into doing parts of the survey that interest me. Quite a large breadth of questions that I thought were well thought out and worth asking."

  • "Developer economics surveys are significantly better planned and implemented than most online surveys. I love the gamification :)"

What makes the Developer Economics survey so special?

It's set in outer space

Interesting how everyone mentions the sci-fi theme, right? The survey is not just simply sci-fi themed but it also includes a sci-fi game designed to offer an extra fun factor. While taking it, your answers are gradually forming a profile, showing you what kind of character you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe. When you finish, you'll get to read your full profile in your Developer Scorecard. What's your character going to be? A cyborg trooper, a technomancer, a bounty hunter? Your profile will also include graphs showing how your responses compare to other developers' answers in your country, so you'll get a sense of how you compare to other devs.

So many tools so little time: find out about new ones!

While taking the survey you will be asked about a big range of tools platforms and technologies. You may be surprised to see that some of them are new to you! And don't forget that you will receive the Developer Economics Q3 2017 report (due August 2017) based on key survey findings.

If you really like it you can share your enthusiasm and win cash.

The process is very simple, once you complete the survey you will be asked to join the referral program. Sign-up and start promoting! It is very important to promote the referral exclusively to your fellow developers and not other acquaintances of yours. The top 50 win up to $700 in cash.

There are some mega prizes too.

Participants can win one of the many prizes available including an iPhone 7, a Pixel phone 32GB, an Oculus Rift, a Surface Pro 3, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, and more.

It's fun - we promise!

There are jokes in this survey. Developer jokes. You know - the ones everybody else usually doesn't get.

Take the survey


Enter this giveaway for one more shot at a free BlackBerry KEYone! [Winner announced]

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner, OliHipster!!

Today just happens to be CrackBerry Kevin's birthday, and while he's traveling across North America spreading the word about the amazing new BlackBerry KEYone, we decided to go ahead and celebrate his special day with a giveaway! Of course, the most anticipated new phone right now is the KEYone, and that's what one lucky CrackBerry reader will win!

To enter, just leave a comment below. You can come back every day until the contest is over at the end of May and leave another comment for another chance to win. Please don't spam the post with more than one comment per day, as you'll be disqualified. This giveaway is open worldwide, but keep in mind that international winners may have to pay duties or taxes on their prize, which is out of our control.

Good luck to everyone that enters, and Happy Birthday Kevin!!

Bonus Entry!

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Take the Developer Economics Q3 '17 survey and find out who you would be in a sci-fi developer universe!

This is the most global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insights and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, has just been launched! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something big and make your own contribution to the developer community.

You somehow always make these surveys really interesting and entertaining

The survey features questions on topics like development resources and where to find them, tutorials and courses, distribution channels, developer tools and SDKs, as well as languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, and revenue models. What's great about this survey is that it is 100 percent relevant since it has been made by developers. Plus you will get to learn about new tools — and it only takes 15 minutes!

I thought that the theme was great and made filling out the survey exciting and fun.

The Developer Economics survey is always designed to offer an extra fun factor. So this time, while taking it, your answers will be gradually forming a profile, showing you what kind of character you'd be in a sci-fi developer universe. When you finish, you'll get to read your full profile. What's your character going to be? A cyborg trooper, a technomancer, a smuggler?

I thought the theme was pretty interesting, I like the ability to opt into doing parts of the survey that interest me. Quite a large breadth of questions that I thought were well thought out and worth asking.

Participants can win one of the many prizes available including a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Surface Pro 3, and more! Last but not least, VisionMobile will show you how your responses compare to other developers' answers in your country, so you'll get a sense of how you compare to other devs. You'll also be the first to receive the Developer Economics Q3 2017 report (due August 2017) based on key survey findings.

Take the survey!


[Closed - Winners below!] Who wants a CrackBerry 10th Anniversary t-shirt?!

CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary month was amazing. With the return of CrackBerryKevin, blog posts and podcasts reminiscing about BlackBerry and CrackBerry legacies, the announcement of the BlackBerry KEYone and the meet-ups in Barcelona and Toronto, February was a month filled with a lot of awesome times.

Though the anniversary month is over, there is still plenty of fun and excitement happening here at CrackBerry. We're scouting out locations for future CrackBerry meet-ups and hope to hit at least a few more cities before the BlackBerry KEYone is released in April. Make sure you head over to that post and leave your vote if you haven't already!

In the meantime, we have quite a few CrackBerry 10th Anniversary t-shirts left, and we'd love to give them away to some of our loyal readers! In the spirit of the old days of CrackBerry, we're just asking you to leave a comment to enter. Just let us know why you want a CB shirt and your t-shirt size (small - 2XL). We'll keep it short and pick a bunch of winners next week! Good luck!

Here are the winners! Congrats everyone!

  • 4abetterworld
  • andycorton
  • bold007
  • bustedopen
  • Carmels
  • coffee-turtle
  • DB_Cooper
  • drueda64
  • JLOforshort
  • lowezz
  • Marrz2003
  • Mcfearless76
  • MD_Shepard
  • nerdydaddyo
  • raggnar
  • raqball
  • RockyRodger
  • sales 101
  • Sam M7
  • Sarek1701
  • sixer6
  • sniperyder
  • TberryN
  • theking1009
  • tinioesjunior
  • Tonya2000

Enter now to win a free DTEK60 from CrackBerry!

We know all of you are anxiously awaiting the new BlackBerry Mercury, and we are too! But don't forget that we still have this giveaway running for a few more days, and one lucky CrackBerry reader will take home a free BlackBerry DTEK60! Let's get to it! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

THE PRIZE The winner will receive a brand new BlackBerry DTEK60, which does not include service.

THE RULES Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Come back daily for more entries! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open internationally, but we can't guarantee the phone will work on your network. Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on February 9th. We'll announce the winner in the widget below shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Enter now to win a free DTEK60 from CrackBerry!


Our forums are about to get super awesome, but we need YOUR help!

It's been quite awhile since our forums got a refresh, and they're starting to look a little outdated. And sometimes, as many of you have mentioned in the past, they can load a bit on the slow side too. We've heard all your feedback and definitely appreciate hearing from you about how we can make the site better for everyone! Over the last several months our tech and design teams have been working SUPER hard to create a new forum for CrackBerry readers that is both functional AND visually pleasing. As you can imagine, redesigning everything was a pretty massive undertaking, and not something we wanted to rush. The good news is we are now ready to test out the new design, but we NEED YOUR HELP.

If you're interested in helping us test the new design, please head on over to this forum thread to get started. Your feedback is crucial to this process, because we want the redesign to be something YOU are happy to use! And who knows, maybe your feedback will earn you a t-shirt from your favorite Mobile Nations site!

Please note, these updates are not related to our CrackBerry apps. This is just the web version of our forums.

Again, hit up this link to learn how you can easily activate the new design right now. We'll talk with you in the forums!!


[Closed] Win a free BlackBerry of your choice in our CrackBerry Santa Contest!!

Big congrats to our winner, CrackBerry member Zorena86!

Did Santa skip your house this year? Or maybe he stopped by, but forgot to leave that BlackBerry you asked for under the tree? Well this is your lucky day! CrackBerry Santa is back and he has got a special surprise for a lucky CrackBerry reader! One of you is going to win your choice of BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60, Priv, Passport, Classic, or Leap! That's right, the winner gets to pick which BlackBerry they win!


Take the VisionMobile State of the Developer Nation Survey and enter to win a DTEK50!

We're proud to be supporting the State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360 view of developer tools, skills and salaries.

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals - and of course - tools. It's a survey made by developers, so the questions will be relevant plus you will get to learn something new - and it only takes 15 minutes! Also - this is a survey that's actually fun! Once you complete it, you'll get to find out what kind of character you'd be in a fantasy world, based on your responses: A mage? A fighter? A dragon slayer? Take the survey and find out!

Participants can win one of the tens of prizes available including a Blackberry DTEK50, MeccaNoid G15 KS, an Apple Watch Series 2, an Oculus Rift headset, a Pixel Phone, Udemy courses and more. VisionMobile will show you how your responses compare to other developers' in your country. You'll also be the first to receive the State of the Developer Nation report (due March 2017) based on key survey findings.

Take the survey


You want a DTEK50 and we're giving one away! Enter now!

I was going through my office and found an extra BlackBerry DTEK50 so I figured we should probably go ahead and give it away to one of our readers! First, let's go ahead and announce the winner of last month's DTEK60 giveaway! Everyone please join me in congratulating Daniel C. from Toronto! Daniel I'll be in touch soon to get your prize sorted. Everyone else, let's get to the new contest! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!


CrackBerry is giving away a brand new DTEK60! Enter now!

The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been officially announced and just like always when a new device is announced, it's time to go ahead and give one away to a lucky CrackBerry reader! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!


Win a BlackBerry Classic from CrackBerry!

It's time to announce the winner of our last contest, and to get our next contest underway! This month we're giving one lucky CrackBerry reader a BlackBerry Classic! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is!

Everyone please join me in congratulating CrackBerry reader André M (CB username badelhas) for winning our last contest! (I will be in touch with you soon to get your prize sorted out.) Everyone else, keep reading for the information you need for your next shot at winning.


Win a brand new BlackBerry DTEK50 from CrackBerry!

BlackBerry's newest device, the DTEK50, has recently released, and if you haven't already, you should check out Bla1ze's DTEK50 review, then head back here because we're giving away another one and you should enter to win! More details on that below, but first it's time to announce the winner of our last contest!


Check out this BlackBerry DTEK50 giveaway for your shot at winning!

BlackBerry's newest device, the DTEK50, has just launched. For their second Android offering, BlackBerry sought out a balance between hardware and pricing and we think they might have found it with the DTEK50. It offers BlackBerry's security, privacy and productivity coupled with the Android ecosystem and it's priced to move, which is never a bad thing. If you haven't already, you should check out Bla1ze's DTEK50 review, then head back here because we're giving one away and you should enter to win! More details on that below.


We're giving away a BlackBerry Classic! Enter now!

It's time to announce the winner of our last contest, and to get our next contest underway! This month we're giving one lucky CrackBerry reader a BlackBerry Classic! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is!

Everyone please join me in congratulating CrackBerry reader Gabriele G (CrackBerry username kayuz6) from the Italy for winning our last contest! (I will be in touch with you soon to get your prize sorted out.) Everyone else, keep reading for the information you need for your next shot at winning.


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