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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available to pre-order from Saturn

Aside from UK retailers opening up their pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, we're also seeing German retailers loading up their pre-order pages as well. If Saturn is your preferred retailer and you're looking to score a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition as soon as a possible, you can now head on over to their site and get your order placed.

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Unlocked Mobiles UK now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition

Seems UK retailers are on the ball when it comes to pre-orders for BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition. In addition to Carphone Warehouse taking pre-orders, the folks at Unlocked Mobiles have also opened up BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition pre-orders through their site.

Pricing, when ordered from Unlocked Mobiles, is set at £548.99 including vat. with availability set for mid-September. As always, they can ship out within the UK for next day delivery through FedEx but International will take a bit longer.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Unlocked Mobiles

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BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black now available from AT&T

Today is the day if you have been waiting to place your order for the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black from AT&T. New and current AT&T customers can contact customer care or place your Space Black BlackBerry KEYone order online through the AT&T website.

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Carphone Warehouse now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

With the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now official, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has already fired up their pre-orders. If you're looking to move into a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition with its 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, you'll have to set down £549.00 vs. the £499.00 Carphone Warehouse is charging for the standard Silver BlackBerry KEYone.

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Having issues moving BBM from device to device? Read this!

If you frequent switching platforms (BlackBerry 10, Android, iOS) while using BBM, there's a good chance you might run into issues in the future that can cause loss of contacts, groups, and channels. Over the past few days, folks have been reporting multiple issues when switching BBM across platforms ranging from temporary server problems to contacts, groups, and channels no longer being accessible after the move.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition coming to markets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia

In the lead up to IFA, we were teased something special from BlackBerry Mobile and now, TCL has revealed that the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is coming to markets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

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Get a lifetime subscription to Serpstat, a powerful SEO tool, for just $35

Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Major search engines have a certain ranking formula, and if your site isn't near the top of the list, chances are your traffic will suffer. That's where optimization comes into play.

Take your site's SEO to the next level with Serpstat! Learn more

Instead of writing headlines and hoping for the best, proper SEO requires careful planning and analysis. Instead of laboring in front of a computer, there are platforms that can handle SEO automatically.

Right now, Windows Central Digital Offers has a deal on a lifetime subscription to Serpstat, a cloud-based SEO platform that's exactly the answer to your automation woes. Instead of the regular price of $2,280, you'll pay just $35. That's 98 percent off!

Serpstat can give you a list of the best keywords, can compare keywords with the competition, find keyword variations, analyze trends, and figure out what will work best to grow your traffic. The tool includes five modules:

  • Global Rank Tracker
  • Backlink Explorer
  • Keyword Research
  • Competitor Analysis Tools
  • SEO Audit

Grow your traffic with a lifetime subscription to Serpstat! Learn more

If you're ready to hand SEO over to an automated tool, Serpstat is it. Right now, at 98 percent off, there's really no better time to invest.

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Skip downloading the Uber app, you can now request an Uber through BBM!

Back in July, Creative Media Works CEO, Matthew Talbot noted that BBM would be tapping into Uber to allow BBM users to request a ride through the messaging service and it has now arrived. Utilizing the Discover tab, folks can now sign up for Uber directly within BBM and request a ride skipping the need to download the Uber app directly.

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BlackBerry Mobile moving quickly to modernize BlackBerry experiences

Since the BlackBerry Priv was released, more and more BlackBerry owners have been looking to get their hands on a water-resistant BlackBerry and as we learned yesterday with a new BlackBerry device passing through the Bluetooth SIG coupled with tidbits of information from François Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL, customers won't have to wait that much longer for BlackBerry Mobile to modernize the BlackBerry experience.

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Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available in Canada from Staples, Blueshop and more!

If you're looking to pick up an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone in Canada, you now have plenty of options to choose from. While some retailers have been taking pre-orders, others were waiting for the device to be made available through distribution channels and those have finally gone live. Right now, retailers such as Walmart, Staples, and Blueshop have put the BlackBerry KEYone up for sale.

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BlackBerry KEYone back in stock at Amazon and Best Buy!

When it comes to stock availability of the BlackBerry KEYone at Amazon or Best Buy, things have been a bit hit or miss. Now, though, that appears to be clearing up as both Amazon and Best Buy currently have the GSM and CDMA unlocked BlackBerry KEYone available for shipping.

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BlackBerry 'BBD100-1' passes through Bluetooth SIG for certification

While rumors of the BlackBerry 'Krypton' and 'Juno' continue to add up, one of those rumored devices also known as BBD100-1 has now passed through the Bluetooth SIG for certification. According to the UAprofs that were found earlier, this device, could be viewed as a follow-up to the DTEK series based on the rumored specs.

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Master Microsoft Office with this $39 course bundle

Microsoft Office is one of the leading office suites in the world, thanks to its long lifespan and relative ease-of-use. Below the surface, however, is a powerful set of tools that can take months, if not years, to master.

Master the top office suite with this $39 bundle! Learn more

If only there were a course that taught you everything you need to know about each separate app without skipping over any important details, and without costing an arm and a leg.

Good news! CrackBerry Digital Offers has a deal on an Ultimate Microsoft Office CPD certification bundle. Instead of paying $1,992, you'll pay just $39. That's 98% off the regular price.

This bundle contains 12 CPD-certified courses that start with the basics and move on to more advanced topics. Courses include:

  • Excel for Beginners
  • Excel Intermediate
  • Excel Advanced
  • Word for Beginners
  • Word Intermediate
  • Word for Advanced Users
  • PowerPoint for Beginners
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Calendar
  • Visio
  • Access
  • Outlook

Become a wizard at Microsoft Office with this bundle, right now 98% off! Learn more

If you've been thinking about mastering Office, and would like to have the certification hours to prove it, the time is now. This $39 deal won't last forever, so don't wait too long.

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Community Review: SatchelSatchel - BlackBerry KEYone Leather Case

Editor's Note: Welcome to our first ever Community Review here on CrackBerry! This is a full product review created by a member of the CrackBerry community, and it's the start of a new program here. We're going to be slowly opening this program up to community members and companies interested in participating. Please reach out to our Community Manager if you have any questions or would like to join the program!

The BlackBerry KEYone is arguably the best phone BlackBerry has ever made. The beautiful design with a gorgeous screen and incredible BlackBerry keyboard, combined with a near stock Android experience with a few usable additions, make it a truly compelling device. As such, you want a truly compelling and beautiful case to go with it right? Of course, you do! Well, SatchelSatchel heard you, and boy did they answer.

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RSVP Now for a Special Edition CrackBerry Meetup in Berlin on August 31st!

BlackBerry Mobile is teasing something for IFA 2017, so we're taking the CrackBerry Meetup tour on the road to Berlin, Germany to get a first hand look! RSVP now to take part in the fun!

Update: August 26th: We still have a few spots open to attend our special edition CrackBerry meetup in Berlin this Thursday. It's going to be a great turn out, and we even have some BlackBerry fans flying in from all around Europe for it. If you can make it, RSVP and we'll see you there. Going to be a fun night!

Earlier this week BlackBerry Mobile dropped a teaser that they have something special to announce at the upcoming IFA tech show. So in true CrackBerry fashion, we're packing our bags and heading to Berlin, Germany, so we'll be there to get a first hand look at whatever this new BlackBerry hotness (or maybe darkness, based on the teaser video) may be.

Also in true CrackBerry fashion, and building on the success of the 15 meetups we've held this year, we're going to host a Special Edition CrackBerry Meetup in Berlin on August 31st. If you're a BlackBerry fan and live in Berlin or can make it there, this is a meetup you won't want to miss. The event will run from 7pm to 10pm - you can find full details and RSVP by hitting the link below.

RSVP NOW FOR THE CRACKBERRY BERLIN MEETUP

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CrackBerry Not-A-Podcast: Randomness and Goodness

On this episode, we discuss BlackBerry Mobile at IFA, CrackBerrry Berlin meet up, AT&T releasing the Space Black KEYone and more!

Annnnd we're back with another CrackBerry podcast. This week, we're full of randomness and goodness as we discuss BlackBerry Mobile's plans for IFA, our CrackBerry Meet up in Berlin, AT&T releasing the Space Black KEYone and BBM - is it still a great messaging app or has it become a dumpster fire? This one clocks in at just a little bit over an hour, so settle in. We'll get the audio up ASAP.

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How your phone can help before and during a hurricane

Ed. Note: We're re-upping this since Hurricane Harvey decided to make life difficult on a lot of folks in Texas. Stay safe out there, everybody. And if you're told to evacuate, DO IT!

Hurricane season is here, a storm threatens, and your smartphone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit.

You don't want to be caught unaware when a hurricane hits, and as we've learned recently, they can arrive unexpectedly, and in unexpected places. Hopefully anyone in the direct path of Hurricane Harvey in Texas has already gotten out of the way. For folks on the outskirts, though — and everyone else who lives where a hurricane or typhoon can happen, there's still plenty of storm season left. And there's no better time than now to bone up on some of the best ways to keep current on what's out there, and how to stay safe if a storm comes your way.

And just like with everything else, our smartphones now play an integral part with that.

I've lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life. I've been through storms. God willing, I'll never go through another. But either way, I'll be ready. Let's take a look at a few ways you can be, too.

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Verizon BlackBerry Priv owners now have software AAN368 available for download

If you have a Verizon BlackBerry Priv, your wait for the latest update is now over. Verizon has now begun sending out software AAN368 which is noted to have been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

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BlackBerry rolls out new versions of Hub Suite+ core apps

As we near the end of the month, BlackBerry has now rolled out some updates to most of their core apps on the Google Play Store . This time around, most of the updates go beyond just bug fixes and performance improvements, so you're going to want to get them downloaded as soon as possible.

BlackBerry Hub

  • Additional Hub integrations: we now support Skype Lite, Zalo, and KakaoTalk accounts.
  • Improved Search capability: Quickly search all messages with the same sender or subject from the More Actions menu.
  • "Help Receive Emails Quicker": With this newly-added setting, you can receive emails quicker when BlackBerry Hub is running in the background.
  • Other minor e-mail improvements: readability of wide tables in e-mail messages for the "Resize email to fit screen" setting, and improved readability of e-mail messages in Ukrainian language.
  • Notification enhancements: The notification tray remains open after tapping an action icon in a Hub notification, enabling you to triage multiple Hub notifications at a time.
  • Admin enhancements: S/MIME can now be configured to use LDAP for certificate lookup when used in a managed profile. Using app config in Hub+ Services, an admin can configure it such that Chrome in the work profile uses single sign-on. This allows their users to only enter their username/password once per session when navigating internal work sites using Chrome.

BlackBerry Keyboard

  • Quick Modes make it easier for you to toggle between multiple modes via a toolbar. These modes include:
  • Dictation Mode: Access to voice input and settings for dictating messages.
  • Emoji Mode: Quick entry to the emoji mode to select from hundreds of available emojis and the most recently used ones.
  • Text Selection Mode: Access to improved fine cursor control with a joystick-like controller to give you better maneuverability. Also, easily select, select all, cut, copy and paste text, URLs and emojis.
  • Clipboard Mode: An advanced clipboard which remembers all your copied text, URLs and emojis so you can easily paste previously copied content.
  • Password Keeper Integration: Easily enter your stored passwords in login fields, if you use the BlackBerry Password Keeper with its Autofill feature.

Launcher

Grid Customization: Now under Launcher settings, you can take more control over the home screen of your BlackBerry device. There are 3 added customizations to change the launcher:

  • Icon size: Allows for 5 different sizes.
  • Grid Columns: Change the number of columns from 4 to 7.
  • Grid Rows: Change the number of rows from 3 to 7.

Calendar & Contacts

  • Work Week View: A new work week view with adjustable start date/end date.
  • Event Edit and Creation Enhancements: Landscape view now available for editing and creation of calendar events.
  • Contact Icon Refresh: New look for the contacts app, with redesigned icons throughout.

Productivity Tab

  • Add Item: Each tab now also has an add item button, making it easier to work within the productivity tab.
  • Free/Busy Time: Updated UX tweak to show your free or busy time with a nice visual indicator.

Notable

  • Usability Enhancements: You can now choose to save an image to a specific location on the phone.

Privacy Shade

  • Reading Window Resizing: Need to hide or see a bit more on the screen? We've added the ability to choose between three different sizes for the viewing area.
  • Turn the lens off and use Privacy Shade as a screen dimmer
  • Choose whether to allow the Privacy Shade to cover your phone's virtual keyboard

In addition to the noted updates, there are also a few others such as DTEK and BlackBerry Power Centre that have also been updated. Hit up the Google Play Store and check for updates right now, you should see them all listed and ready for download.

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Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available from Walmart Canada

After an initial misfire on availability from Walmart, the retailer has once again opened the doors to orders for unlocked versions of the BlackBerry KEYone in Canada. Through the Walmart site, unlocked versions of the BlackBerry KEYone are available for $729.98 with free shipping and can be received in as little as two days depending on where you live. Walmart doesn't list how many they have in stock, so you might not want to wait too long to place your order in case they sell out.

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