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AT&T Business customers can get the BlackBerry KEYone for only $0.99!

Looking to move into a BlackBerry KEYone and have a business account on AT&T? If so, AT&T has a new offer in place that makes it irresistible to pass up. Right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry KEYone for only $0.99 on a 2-year agreement with a qualifying business account.

Planet Sport Publishing brings PlanetF1 to BBM - Live race timings, commentary, driver standings and more!

BBM users looking to keep up to date with all the latest Formula 1 news won't have to look far now. PlanetF1 is now available in the BBM Discover menu in over 100 countries and brings along with it live race timings, text commentary, expert analysis and more.


Create stunning corporate videos easily for only $50!

Big corporations have the money to hire freelance videographers or entire in-house video teams, but if you're just trying to get your brand off the ground, the capital likely isn't there. And if you can't hire out and don't possess solid video editing skills, then producing an effective video that can help you keep up with today's advertising might be difficult or altogether impossible. That's where apps with built-in effects and animations come in. They help you easily put things together in a way that doesn't require four years of film school.

Videobolt Pro is one such app, and it features an advanced motion graphics marketplace that allows you to source and customize awesome intro/outro animations, cinematic titles, promotional slideshows, and music visualizers, as well as templates. A lifetime subscription to software like this regularly retails for $1,500, but at CrackBerry Digital Offers, you can get yours for only $49.99, a savings of 96%. So rather than paying for the price of a video editing college course, you can easily edit great pieces for a fraction of the cost.

With your lifetime subscription to Videobolt Pro, you'll get the following:

  • Access to 96 videos a year, delivered as 8 a month
  • Intro/outro animations to promote your brand, cinematic titles, promotional slideshows, and music visualizers
  • Advanced customization tools that let you adjust templates for colors, effects, positioning, and more
  • One-click undo functionality
  • Automatic still-image previews on every change
  • Automatic project saving and drafts

So if you're not the best video editor and have no motion graphics or animation training, but you still want your videos to look professional and have them stand out among all of the other online brand videos, then get your lifetime subscription to Videobolt Pro at CrackBerry Digital Offers for only $49.99. No need to hire out, no need to pay a freelancer, and no need to spend years in a college course.

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BlackBerry KEY2 "Lite" leaks in hands-on photo

The KEY2 "Lite" will bring a splash of color to the BlackBerry KEY series

Even though the BlackBerry KEY2 is just beginning to make its way into consumers' hands, another liter member of the KEY2 family could be just around the corner. Thanks to a new report, it looks like we'll soon be getting a BlackBerry KEY2 "Lite".

Evan Blass took to Twitter today to share the photo to the right. Along with this, Blass says it's:

Alleged BlackBerry Luna, a.k.a. the "KEY2 Lite" (Lite and not Mini 'cuz they supposedly have the same form factor). Said/shown to come in red, blue, and copper.

Those color options certainly sound exciting, but if the red variant shown here is anything to go by, it'll act more as an accent color than anything else (though we've yet to see how the paint job affects the front of the phone).

Also, seeing as how this will be a "lite" version of the KEY2, it's likely safe to assume some cost savings - either via lower-end specs or materials. The current KEY2 costs $649, and we're starting to see the KEYone go on discount. Given that, I'd hope this "Lite" KEY2 still clocks in with better user performance than KEYone, but hopefully with a low price point that makes it accessible to all.

What would you like to see in a BlackBerry KEY2 "Lite"?

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BlackBerry begins Android Oreo beta rollout for KEYone

If you managed to get invited to the new BlackBerry Android Oreo beta for BlackBerry KEYone, good news! The beta has now begun, and the update is rolling out, so check your emails.

New to Amazon Prime Day? MrMobile teaches you how to do it (and what to buy!)

When the folks at Thrifter asked me to make a video explaining Amazon Prime Day 2018, I thought "Prime Day? Isn't that the overhyped garage sale where Amazon tries to move unsold junk?" Well, it turns out that while that has indeed been my experience in the past ... it's just because I haven't been doing Prime Day right.

From the timing of Lightning Deals to the various methods of scouring Amazon for discounts, there's a lot to know about Prime Day 2018. I polled the best deal-sniffers at Thrifter to figure out how to make the most out of the "Cyber Monday of the Summer," and they were nice enough to help me out even after I repeatedly used dumb expressions like that.

Brought to you by Thrifter. Get the latest on great deals, including up-to-the-minute buying advice on Amazon Prime Day. Let's all benefit from their collective wisdom, in the Amazon Prime Day 2018 How-To video above – and be sure to keep it locked to Thrifter afterward for up-to-the-minute Amazon deals!

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Twitter launches new bottom navigation bar on Twitter for Android

Twitter has now announced they're launching a new bottom navigation bar on Twitter for Android, which aims to help you navigate through tabs in the app easier. It's a nice change to see, but it's not without some issues. The server-side changes require no update to the Twitter app and should happen automatically.

Where to buy the BlackBerry KEY2

Where to buy the BlackBerry KEY2

Not sure where you can buy a BlackBerry KEY2 right now? We've got you covered!

This post was updated on July 13 to add new retailers for the U.S., and Canada.

With the BlackBerry KEY2 now announced, we've started gathering up a list of retailers around the world who are selling or will be selling the latest BlackBerry smartphone. If you're looking to pick up a KEY2 of your own in your area, be sure to check this list often as we'll be updating it frequently with new retailers, and carriers as they get announced!

BlackBerry kicks off new beta program with Android Oreo for the BlackBerry KEYone

If you've been waiting to hear more about Android Oreo for the BlackBerry KEYone, you might want to keep an eye on your email. Those registered on the BlackBerry Beta Zone have now been sent an email highlighting a new beta program process while also announcing an invitation-only beta program for Android Oreo on the BlackBerry KEYone.

CrackBerry Podcast - Life is for living

Now that the BlackBerry KEY2 is making its way into more hands around the world, it's time we got together to discuss the reviews, feedback and more! For this podcast, we were joined by Jerry Hildenbrand from Android Central to talk KEY2 and everything else BlackBerry! Settle in, hit play and drop your comments below! Audio will be coming soon, we just wanted you all to see our lovely faces first!

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YouTube for Android adds Incognito Mode

Videos you watch while Incognito Mode is enabled won't show up in your search or watch history.

Not a fan of YouTube tracking every video you watch? Sure, you can disable your watch history entirely or you can try out the new Incognito Mode, which has now been introduced within the YouTube app for Android.

Walmart Canada now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEY2

Walmart Canada now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEY2

With Canadian carriers only offering the BlackBerry KEY2 in black, those of you out there looking to get your hands on the Silver version can now pre-order from Walmart. Through their website, the retailer has the BlackBerry KEY2 listed as shipping on July 16 with pricing set at $829.98 CAD.

BlackBerry KEY2 now available from Vodafone UK

As the BlackBerry KEY2 continues to roll out, Vodafone UK has now added the device to their consumer and business lineup with monthly plans available and varying upfront prices depending on your chosen plan options.

Type away for days on an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for just $400

Amazon currently has the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone on sale for just $399.99, which is a $100 discount. It's also available for the same price at Best Buy. When it was first released, the KEYone sold for $550, and before this discount, it had never dropped below $440.

The KEYone has an intuitive smart keyboard with flick typing, fingerprint sensor, and customizable shortcuts. It's built with aluminum casing and Corning Gorilla glass for protection. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, a 3505mAh battery, and runs on Android's Nougat operating system.

We have the rundown on everything you need to know to use your new KEYone, including a Beginner's Guide and a list of helpful how-to articles. The BlackBerry KEY2 is also now available for pre-order, though it is priced at $650.

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BlackBerry Mobile EU Store now taking BlackBerry KEY2 pre-orders!

The BlackBerry Mobile EU store now ships to almost 30 European countries and if you're looking to pick up a BlackBerry KEY2, they've now kicked off their pre-orders with shipments commencing on July 16 and the first 300 customers getting free shipping.

Check out the video from the BlackBerry KEY2 UK launch party!

Following the BlackBerry KEY2 launch party in Toronto, it was time to celebrate in the UK and for the event there, BlackBerry Mobile took over The Ned, formerly the Midland Bank head office.

We've updated the CrackBerry Android app with new visuals, KEY2 help guides and more!

We've updated the CrackBerry Android app with new visuals, KEY2 help guides and more!

To celebrate the release of the BlackBerry KEY2 we've now rolled out the latest update to the CrackBerry app on Android. For this release, in addition to squashing a few bugs, we also refined some of the visuals and improved our user help guides to make them easier to read and added new KEY2 guides and videos!

BlackBerry KEY2 now available in Canada from Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, and TELUS

BlackBerry KEY2 now available in Canada from Bell, Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS

If you live in Canada and are looking to get your hands on the all-new BlackBerry KEY2, today is the day! Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, and TELUS have all gone live with sales either in-store or online. As expected, pricing on term contracts is pretty straight across the board an all carriers are offering the KEY2 in black.