CrackBerry Podcast - Bringing you on a journey!

Pow! Time again for another CrackBerry podcast. This week, we dig into all the latest BlackBerry news including the latest BlackBerry Motion and KEYone announcements that have happened since our last podcast. Plus, we announce a brand new round of CrackBerry meetups for Europe and Canada.

Not enough? Well, we also dig into the latest news coming from the BlackBerry Security Summit in London and much, much more! Settle in, check out the video and if you prefer the audio download, hang tight! We'll get that posted as soon as possible for you!

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Get free shipping from Mint SIM for a limited time only

The plans are already affordable, and now the SIM card ships for free!

Nowadays we love to shop online and hate paying for shipping. We also love to pay less for things, like our cell phone plans, so what happens when we combine great deals with free shipping? We get things that everyone wants to buy! Mint SIM, a popular mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which operates on T-Mobile's nationwide network, is back with yet another promotion to help keep its service as affordable as possible.

For a limited time, when you sign up for a new Mint SIM plan, you can have your SIM card shipped to you for free. All you need to do is use the coupon code CBFREESHIP during your checkout, and you won't be charged for the cost of shipping. Shipping starts at around $4, so while it may not seem like a huge savings, it is actually a great deal.

With Mint SIM, you prepay for a designated length of service when you are signing up, and currently, the options are 3, 6, and 12-month plans. Mint SIM offers 2GB, 5GB and 10GB per month plans, with prices starting at $45 for 2GB per month (prepaid for three months) and going up to $300 for 12 months with 10GB.

If you aren't 100% sure about Mint SIM and how it will work for you, don't worry. All 3-month plans are backed by a 7-day Money Back Guarantee, so you can try it out and if things don't work out you can simply initiate a return and get your money back!

See at Mint SIM

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Where to buy the BlackBerry KEYone

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

The BlackBerry KEYone is now on sale across many parts of the world and continues to be rolled out to new areas. We've been keeping a list of all the carriers and retailers offering the KEYone, be it the original silver variant or the Black Edition, so if you're curious as to where you can buy the KEYone right now you've come to the right place!

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from JB Hi-Fi!

Looking to pick up a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in Australia? If so, The folks at JB Hi-Fi can hook you up. The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition has now been listed on their site for $899 AU and if you order today, the device can be shipped out to you within three days. Additionally, you also have the option of using their Click & Collect option to pick it up at a retail location, but you'll have to use the site to see if that applies in your area.

See more at JB Hi-Fi

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Canadians can grab a BlackBerry KEYone for only $649.99 for the next 24-hours!

If you've been holding out, waiting for a lower price on the BlackBerry KEYone to come, you're in luck!

Following the 24-hour BlackBerry KEYone flash sale in the U.S., BlackBerry Mobile has decided to go ahead an offer the same in Canada. Starting October 25 (12:01 AM ET), the BlackBerry KEYone in silver is on sale through Amazon, Blueshop and Staples for only $650 until 11:59PM ET.

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New versions of BlackBerry Hub, Tasks, DTEK and more now available!

Seems like yesterday and today were update days at BlackBerry. A new batch of BlackBerry app updates have now been pushed to Google Play and have started appearing on devices. Everything from Hub, to Notes, right down to Power Center has been updated this time around. The majority of the updates simply highlight performance improvements, enhancements and bug fixes but there are a few other things that have been switched around.

BlackBerry Hub

  • Supported integration for Tumblr and QZone accounts
  • Set up a separate email signature for replies and forwards, and add links to email signatures
  • Reply to an email message using an Android Wear watch
  • Improvements for handling Gmail conversation threads (new conversations only)
  • Beta: select S/MIME message hashing algorithm with corresponding admin settings

BlackBerry Calendar

  • Add attachments to calendar events in Exchange ActiveSync 16 accounts
  • Minor enhancements and stability fixes

DTEK by BlackBerry

  • View security patch level
  • Security rating improvements

That's all the items with real changes noted, the rest just simply state bug fixes which can be pretty wide-ranging. In any case, the updates are live on Google Play right now, so fire it up and get everything downloaded. If you spot something awesome that has been addressed but not mentioned, let us know in the comments or in the CrackBerry Forums.

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BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity services to safeguard people, privacy and assets

With BlackBerry hosting their Security Summit today in London, the company has now taken the wraps off of two new cybersecurity services they'll be offering to help with GDPR compliance and mitigating security risks in connected automobiles.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Staples Canada!

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition continues to make its rounds to retailers in Canada and now it has arrived at Staples. Pricing for the Black Edition at Staples falls in line with the majority of retailers out there with it being set at $799.99 CAD with free shipping in 3-10 business days.

You'll want to note however, Staples has let it be known the KEYone Black Edition won't be available in stores, so if you're looking to scoop one up, it'll have to be through their website. Also, the specs on the site are listed wrong but the KEYone Black Editon has 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, Staples just goofed like every other retailer who listed it.

See more at Staples Canada

Thanks, Tariq!

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BlackBerry OS autoloader files now available!

Seems BlackBerry has had an older OS floating around their servers for BlackBerry 10 devices that someone decided should be rolled out at some point. The files needed to create OS autoloaders have now been posted in the forums for all.

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BlackBerry Motion goes up for pre-orders at Saturn

In addition to Media Markt, retail partners Saturn have now also placed the BlackBerry Motion up for pre-order. As expected, pricing at Saturn is in line with that of Media Markt as well, meaning if you're looking to snag a BlackBerry Motion, then you can expect to lay down €469 Incl. VAT.

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BlackBerry Motion now available to pre-order in Germany from Media Markt

As we learned recently amidst several availability announcements, the BlackBerry Motion is heading to Germany by way of Media Markt. Those interested in picking up Motion now have the option of placing a pre-order for the all-new full touchscreen for €469 Incl. VAT. As for when your Motion will be shipped, according to the Media Markt site, delivery will happen in 9-10 working days, so you won't have long to wait at all.

See more at Media Markt

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CrackBerry Kevin discusses the BlackBerry Motion, KEYone and more on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!

Looking for a podcast to check out this weekend? A good one to catch is Pocketnow Weekly featuring Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jules Wang. This week, CrackBerry Kevin joined the crew to discuss everything BlackBerry including the all-new [BlackBerry Motion](/blackberry-motion],KEYone and what's in store for BlackBerry Mobile.

The podcast is just over an hour and well worth the full watch but if you're just interested in the BlackBerry discussion, that begins at around the 49:00 mark. If you prefer to wait for the audio links, you can subscribe on iTunes and Google Play to grab that when it becomes available.

PS: Kevin totally drops a look at the Motion, and Juan and Jules are way more organized than Kevin, Adam and I, so enjoy!

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TELUS now offering the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black

When it comes to availability of the BlackBerry KEYone in Canada, there's certainly no shortage of options whether you want the original silver variant or the KEYone Black Edition with its slightly bumped up internal storage and RAM specs. TELUS is adding another flavor to mix however by announcing the availability of the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black.

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Introducing GameStash, the best new way to get unlimited Android games!

A great new Android gaming service from the people at Mobile Nations!

The beautiful GameStash app

Android gaming is too often a toss-up. You download a game from the Play Store and hit one of two obstacles: the game is plain bad, and you wasted your time; or it doesn't run on your phone, and you, well, wasted your time. And then there's the third option, of paying for a game you may not like — or waiting months until it goes down in price.

These are all not ideal situations. GameStash is ideal.

What is GameStash?

Think Netflix for Android games, but with a few smart twists. For $4.99 per month, you get access to hundreds of excellent Android games, both free and paid, that you can download and play as long as you're a subscriber.

Games like Rayman Jungle Run, Cut the Rope, Talking Tom Gold Run and Worms — fantastic titles that you'd either need to pay for, have ads or in-app purchases from the Play Store — are available for free with a GameStash subscription.

Just download the app

You start with the GameStash app, which is your portal to the entire ecosystem. It acts as your app store, your guidebook, and your instruction manual to great gaming experiences.

The only thing you need to do is follow the instructions to enable unknown sources — apps that are downloaded from outside the Google Play Store — to make it work. If you've ever downloaded the Amazon Appstore, you'll be familiar with how it works.

Once that's enabled, downloading a game to your phone is as simple as tapping the 'Install' button!

It couldn't be easier!

So tell me about the games

Here's the beautiful thing about GameStash. These are not just any games: they're hand-selected from our team of discerning gamers. While the range of titles is broad, appealing to both you and your kids, they are all great titles.

The best thing about them is that there are no in-app purchases! Some of the games you can download from GameStash are free to download on the Play Store, but they're better on GameStash because we've made everything free. No more worrying about scrounging for gems or coins, or waiting hours for your next turn. We've done all the hard work to make sure these games are incredible experiences for every player.

That's why GameStash is so appealing — especially to kids. You won't be bugged to approve dozens of in-app purchases while at work, nor will you have to explain why your kid needs to wait eight more hours to build that next tower. It just works.

And we're adding more games all the time! If you want to see a game added to the list, let us know and we'll do our best to get it on there. It may take some time, because each game in our vault requires a bit of fine-tuning to get just right, but the wait will be worth it.

What was that price again?

So, $4.99 per month for access to hundreds of premium titles that don't require any additional in-app purchases. That's a pretty amazing deal, and something we stand behind.

We want you to try GameStash for free to see if it's right for you! Right now, download and install GameStash and try it free for 14 days.

Have fun!

We want you to have fun with GameStash, because we think it's one of the best services of its kind out there. We'd love to hear your feedback so we can make it even better going forward!

Try Free For 14 Days

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Incipio is ready for the BlackBerry Motion with new DualPro and Carnaby Esquire Series cases

If you're planning on picking up a BlackBerry Motion and like knowing that you'll have some case options to choose from out of the gate, you'll be happy to know the folks at Incipio are thinking of you. Right now, on the Incipio site, there are two new listings for cases for the BlackBerry Motion. The first is the well known DualPro and the other is the awesome looking Carnaby Esquire series.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Walmart Canada!

If you still haven't got your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition and Canada but are planning on picking one up, you now have another retailer to choose from. Walmart Canada has now listed the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition on their site and are ready to take your order.

As expected, Walmart stuck to the MSRP meaning you can snag one for only $799.98 and of course, you get free shipping with that. Shipping time will vary based on your location but it falls within the 3-5 business day timeframe pretty much all over Canada.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Walmart

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Still having issues logging into BBM? Here's how to get it fixed up!

Are you still having issues logging into BBM based on the problems that arose recently? For the most part, BBM has started working perfectly fine for many folks but if you find you're still having issues, your best bet at this point is to reach out to BBM directly to have them get your account back to working order, as per an email sent to us from BBM here's what happened and how to get it fixed!

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Belsimpel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Motion!

Although we had a bit of a heads up on this one thanks to their coming soon page going live, Belsimpel has now REALLY opened up their pre-orders for the BlackBerry Motion. Falling in line with the earlier noted pricing, the BlackBerry Motion when ordered through Belsimpel is set at €469.

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BlackBerry Motion coming to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland!

In addition to the availability of the BlackBerry Motion in the UK, BlackBerry Mobile has also announced the Motion will be making its way to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well starting this month. A number of retailers including MediaMarkt, Saturn, NotebooksBilliger, and Otto will be offering the Motion as well as Vodafone.

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BlackBerry Motion now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

When the BlackBerry Motion was announced at GITEX, BlackBerry Mobile noted it would be coming to select markets and now, thanks to the latest announcement, we know the UK falls into those select markets.

Folks in the UK looking to get their hands on the BlackBerry Motion can now pre-order the first BlackBerry smartphone to offer IP67 water and dust resistance from Carphone Warehouse starting today for only £399 with delivery expected November 10.

In addition to the pre-orders set up through Carphone Warehouse, later in November, the BlackBerry Motion will also be available from Selfridges, John Lewis, Dixons Travel, Currys PC World, Amazon, Very and Littlewoods in the UK.

See more at Carphone Warehouse

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