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Last minute shopping sale! Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories

We're taking the holiday rush into consideration this year and offering you last minute shoppers 20% off our entire selection of accessories here at ShopCrackBerry. That means cases, chargers, batteries, Bluetooth and anything else you can find to stuff your stockings with! With popular devices...

Receive a free USB car charger with any order today while supplies last!

You might have noticed that we've been throwing some pretty sweet discounts your way the last few days or so. Well, we've got another little treat for anyone who places an order today. Whether it's a case for your BlackBerry Z10 or a pack of screen protectors for your BlackBerry Passport, you'll...
T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10

T-Mobile Corporate Customer looking for new BlackBerry Q10's? Here's your hook up!

While the spat earlier this year between BlackBerry CEO, John Chen and T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, made for some tabloid-like headlines and deals for consumers on both sides in the short-term, since then it has ultimately left a lot of corporate customers in a lurch. With BlackBerry and T-Mobile...

Sprint rolling out OS for the BlackBerry Q10

If you own a BlackBerry Q10 and are on Sprint, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates. Reports from the CrackBerry Forums and notice on the Sprint website indicate the carrier has started pushing out OS for the BlackBerry Q10. While many folks are still going through...

Grab a 30% discount on phones and accessories from ShopBlackBerry until August 31

A quick heads up to anyone who fancies going on a BlackBerry shopping spree that ShopBlackBerry has a 30% discount on all its BlackBerry 10 phones and related accessories. The last such deal was only for white phones but now you're free to grab the black – or pink or red in the case of the Q5 –...

Why I'm switching to the BlackBerry Z30 until the BlackBerry Passport arrives

For regular CrackBerry readers you'll have more than likely noticed that I've been using the BlackBerry Q10 as my primary device for quite some time. Sure, I switched over to the Z30 when it was released but I soon missed my physical keyboard, so I went back the Q10 and I then just used the Z30...

BlackBerry Q10 apps in BlackBerry World to be automatically available for the BlackBerry Passport

Just as we've seen with previous device releases, BlackBerry has now started sending out emails to developers to let them know if they have a BlackBerry Q10 app in BlackBerry World, that app will automatically be listed as compatible for the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. Developers have the...
BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10, Q5, and Z30 win Red Dot design awards

On top of being the hugely functional devices we know and love, the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, and BlackBerry Z30 are also earning accolades for design. All three just won Red Dot Awards when faced with a pool of over 4,800 entrants and a panel of 40 design experts judging every aspect of the...
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The Beta Test is Over.

New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already proven to be a very pragmatic leader, willing to make difficult decisions in order to keep the company afloat. He has said on many occasions that he'll exit the handset segment entirely if it proves to be in the best interest of the company, but has also...
Double Typing Issue BlackBerry Q10

Do you suffer from the 'double typing issue' on the BlackBerry Q10?

If you jump into CrackBerry's BlackBerry Q10 Forum and sort the topic threads by popularity, the second most-viewed topic is about the BlackBerry Q10 'double typing issue'. For those who have experienced it, you know the 'issue' I'm referring to. Sometimes when you're typing and you press a...

BlackBerry OS 10.3 bringing 'home' shortcut to physical keyboard devices

We've already seen an extensive list of some new features coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3, but another cool one that we hadn't seen yet has turned up in the latest 10.3 SDK. It appears that a new keyboard shortcut will be added for physical keyboard devices, allowing you to quickly minimize apps and...
BlackBerry Q10 with Verizon XLTE

These BlackBerry devices take advantage of Verizon XLTE

So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of BlackBerry devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that...

The Special Edition White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 now available from ShopBlackBerry UK

If you've been lusting after the Special Edition White and Gold BlackBerry Q10 that was previously only available in Dubai and various parts of the internet, we have what may be some good news for you. You can now purchase the device directly from ShopBlackBerry UK, assuming you have the £660.00...
Incipio Feather SHINE front

Add some style to your Q10 with the Incipio Feather SHINE hard shell case

With all the cases currently available for the BlackBerry Q10, I can see how it is a tough choice to know which one to go for. There are those who prefer to leave their device bare, those who seek protection in a lightweight and stylish design, and those who like big and bulky for full blown...
ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for BlackBerry Q10

Review: ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for the BlackBerry Q10

If you're a BlackBerry Q10 user and you're looking for the best in-car holder for your device this is it. The Built for BlackBerry approved ProClip Custom Suction Cup Mount for the Q10 isn't the cheapest solution and if you want cheap you can get it. However, if you want durability, ease of use...
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BlackBerry 10 smartphones finally launch on ShopBlackBerry for Canada

BlackBerry has announced that starting today, customers will be able to purchased unlocked GSM versions of a number of BlackBerry 10 smartphones directly from the company's Canadian store The available devices are the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, and Q5. These devices are...
Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo

Review: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for the BlackBerry Q10

When it comes to using a case on your BlackBerry Q10 I would imagine that us users fall into two categories. Those who love a case for protection and those who enjoy the naked feel of their BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The Seidio CONVERT Holster Combo certainly won't be for everyone as it's chunky...
BlackBerry Q10 Flashlight Tip

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

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...
Clove slashes price of BlackBerry Q10 by £140

Bargain alert - Clove UK cuts the price of the BlackBerry Q10 by £140

If you're in the U.K. and are looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Q10, you might want to take a look at online retailer, Clove. While not everyone can go the route of buying SIM free, the BlackBerry Q10 is seeing a nice price cut of £140. That brings the price down to £322.80 ($535). That...
keyboards, Keyboards, KEYBOARDS!

Why there's still demand in 2014 for phones with physical keyboards

Outside of the BlackBerry users who know and love their physical keyboards, there hasn't been too much discussion on the subject of physical keyboards in the past couple of years. We are now living in a touchscreen world as far as most of mobile is concerned. Heck, even "CrackBerry Kevin" has...



The BlackBerry Q10 is the second BlackBerry 10 smartphone released. The Q10 has a more traditional BlackBerry form factor with a physical keyboard, but doesn’t have the traditional navigation keys or optical trackpad. Despite the physical keyboard, it still leverages the SwiftKey-powered prediction in a more traditional suggestion bar at the bottom of the display. The BlackBerry Q10 also makes use of the traditional BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts. The BlackBerry Q10 launched in May 2013. 

Arguably, the most significant feature of the BlackBerry Z10 is the operating system. Though the primary focus on communication hasn’t changed in the software experience, the user interface has moved from one that relies on physical buttons to gestures. The most important one is the quarter-turn swipe from the bottom frame to the right frame to access the Hub. This is where notifications from all sources are unified in one place where users can respond and otherwise interact with them. Swiping up from the bottom returns users to the Active Frame screen, where minimized version of all running applications are visible, while menus can be opened by swiping from the top pane or long-pressing on individual items for context-sensitive actions.

The virtual keyboard for BlackBerry 10 uses a prediction engine powered by SwiftKey which makes suggestions based on personalized usage on a per-app basis. Suggested words appear above the next letter on the keyboard, and are picked by swiping up from that key. The camera software includes a new TimeShift function which shoots a fast burst of photos, and allows users to selectively edit individual faces to different shots taken in that burst to effectively create a moment that never really existed.