BlackBerry Passport in red and white now available for pre-order in North America

BlackBerry is now allowing North American residents to pre-order both the red and white versions of the BlackBerry Passport starting today, with the red smartphone officially going on sale on "Black Friday" November 28.

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BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

According to reports, BT is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal.

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Save over 50% today on these professional BlackBerry Q10 leather holsters

The stylish CrackBerry branded leather horizontal case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours in black, brown, red or white today for just $13.95!

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Share stickers galore with Stickers++

If you're fond of sending and sharing stickers with others, you might want to take a look at Stickers++. We already have BBM sticker packs available but those are just limited to sending via BBM. What if you want to send stickers to other messaging platforms or anywhere else? Stickers++ can let you do that.

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Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship

The 2014 Formula 1 season for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team has come to an end, and they're going out on an insanely high note. Between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, there were 16 wins, 18 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and 31 podium finishes throughout the 2014 season.

On top of that, there was eleven one-two wins in a single season which, broke the previous record put in place by McLaren in 1988 and of course, Lewis Hamilton won the first ever Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom that sealed the deal on the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team winning the F1 Constructors' Championship for Mercedes-Benz. The alone would be a great season for the team, but there's more!

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These textured hard case and holster combos for BlackBerry Z10 are 50% off today!

Featuring an easy-grip texture on both the hard case and holster, this durable BlackBerry Z10 combo provides the protection you need against damage and the convenience of a quick access holster at your side. As an added bonus the included holster can even be folded into a kickstand, great for watching videos on your device! Get yours today in black or white for only $9.95

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It's not often I come across a game that contains simple elements yet is a complex arcade game that involves skill and strategy. Originally designed for the Ludum Dare 26, where developers from around the world spend a weekend creating games based on community suggested themes, the concept grew into the final product you see before you.

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We've known about the white BlackBerry Passport since the piano black version was announced and was even showcased at the launch event back on September 24th, 2014. However, it hasn't been available anywhere. We heard it's coming around December 1st to UAE and now a U.K. online retailer looks to be getting it in early December too.

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Get one of these sweet leather holsters for your BlackBerry Q10 today for only $12.95!

The stylish CrackBerry branded leather holster is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours in black, brown, red or white today and save 57%

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Increase your productivity with Work Wide for the BlackBerry Passport

If you own a BlackBerry Passport, you know the awesomeness of its screen. To get even more out of that beautiful screen and be even more productive, you have to check out the Work Wide app. We've already written about it but now we're bringing you a review to show you just how much of a useful app it is. The BlackBerry Passport is wide enough to have two apps displayed side-by-side on the screen. Two developers decided to make this happen - Brian Scheirer and Olaf Hanson.

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BlackBerry unveils Black Friday deals and new financing offers

The holidays and Black Friday are quickly approaching and if you're looking to pick up either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Z30 for someone (or yourself), BlackBerry has just made it a whole lot easier by announcing new promotional deals on device pricing as well as new financing offers through PayPal Credit.

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Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport

Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport

We already know BlackBerry is planning to place the red BlackBerry Passport up for sale in limited quantities come Black Friday, but it would seem as though the preparations for its release have already begun. As noted by Kyle27_ on Twitter, digging around the ShopBlackBerry site has now revealed renders of the device, this time around from all sides. Sadly, you'll still have to wait to place your orders, and there is no telling what 'limited quantities' actually means. Will you be trying to catch one on Black Friday? I know I will be for sure!

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Canadians can now preorder the white BlackBerry Passport

Have you been waiting for the white version of the BlackBerry Passport to arrive before picking one up? Well, if you live in Canada you can now pre-order the device with shipping expected to start as of December 7th, just in time for the holidays.

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Black Friday 2014 Deals

Black Friday 2014 Deals

The biggest shopping day of the year is fast approaching. They call it Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, and while the origin of the name as the point where retailers' balance books shift from being in the red (running a loss) for the year to black (profit!) is dubious (any business that's losing money for 11 out of 12 months probably won't be around for next year's sales), the day still sees numerous retailers across the country offering substantial deals on a wide range of products.

What follows are our hand-picked best deals for this year's Black Friday sales. We don't believe in recommending sub-par quality products, regardless of if they're a few bucks off on a random day or not. We're only pointing out sales on quality merchandise that we might consider buying if it weren't on sale. But they are on sale, so the deals are yours to take!

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President Obama retrieves his BlackBerry

Even for a normal person, leaving your BlackBerry at home is a pretty traumatic experience that results in panic and ultimately a return trip home but if you're President Barack Obama, that experience is even more intense. As he was heading to Las Vegas aboard Marine One, President Barack Obama realized he had forgot something in the White House and headed back inside, telling reporters 'I forgot something.'

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It has been exactly a month since BlackBerry 10 Twitter client, Blaq, received a major update to v1.4. It had tonnes of new features as well as bug fixes. Today, another update has rolled out, bringing it to v1.4.2.5. Blaq is a great Twitter client that I keep going back to. As I'm sure many users would agree.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 21, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for November 21, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has flown by here on the blogs which brings us one step closer to the launch of the BlackBerry Classic. This week saw the BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK go gold, a video detailing how to use the keyboard shortcuts on the Classic, and a quick tutorial on how to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10. As the holidays are almost upon us be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for some great ideas.

Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

LATASY Music Player by HA Corp

The BlackBerry OS may come with its own media player, but that doesn't mean you can't explore other options for listening to your library. The design for Latasy is intended to be simplistic so that you have a clean and eye pleasing experience. There are several background themes to choose from, and it has all of the basic functions of the default application and more. It allows you to manage and listen to music by folder, create playlists, automatically stop your music with a sleep timer, sleep timer to automatically stop your music, shake your device to control playback as well as control the sensitivity, and employs gesture controls for swiping between songs and screens. Another added feature that is not available in the native application is that it downloads and displays the lyrics if available, for the currently playing tune. The only thing you need to be aware of is that if you add more songs to your device you will need to tap on the reindex option by swiping down so that it appears. There are two versions of this app, a full version for all BlackBerry 10 devices for $1.99, and a free limited version that is compatible with all devices save for the BlackBerry Passport.

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Triangles by anpho

As someone who used to be a diehard theme fanatic, I have now become obsessed with discovering new wallpapers for my BlackBerry. This latest application from anpho is actually quite unique in how it generates backgrounds. It creates simple and beautiful triangle, or low-poly, wallpapers for to download. What makes this different, is that users can customize the cell size and cell padding (distance between each point) for each one generated. Basically, you are creating an entirely new design every time the generate button is tapped. The resulting high-quality polygonal backgrounds and textures are certainly eye-pleasing and with each modification you never quite know what you are going to get. You can find it for $0.99 for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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WebReader RSS Reader by Soft Artists Ltd.

We previously took a look at Web Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and now I had a chance to look at the version released for BlackBerry 10. I have to say it offers the same smooth experience and is a great full featured and solid RSS feed reader. Users are notified whenever new articles are available, secure authorization with several sites including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, new article preview, subscribe to any news source or RSS feed, and share via Facebook, Twitter, and email. WebReader is available for free from BlackBerry World.

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TwoDots by Playdots, Inc.

Sometimes nothing beats a minimalistic game to keep you occupied for long periods of time. The concept behind this cross-platform puzzle game, that is the sequel to the popular Dots game, is quite simple. All players must do to advance is simply connect the dots. However, executing that task is not as easy as you think as there are challenges and obstacles to overcome. You accomplish this goal by swiping across the board connecting one dot to another of the same color to remove them from the board. To clear each level, players must collect a certain number of colors in the designated amount of moves. The game itself presents a clean and simply visual style. It is fashioned similar to Candy Crush in that players start the game off with a total of five lives that refill every 20 minutes. Though there are in-app purchases to extend the game. When you need a quick and frustrating game to pass the time, TwoDots can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore.

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Rainbow - Sync your data between cloud services

How many of you joined multiple cloud services? If you have then what if there was an application that could let you transfer data from one cloud service to another? Now there are other applications in the storefront to sync your files, such as PlayCloud, this Android port offers offers a simple interface and visual style, that tends to be on the bright side, to not only sync your cloud services but search your files as well even with keywords. Using this application is as easy as selecting the source service, selecting the files or folders you want to transfer, and then choosing the destination service. Rainbow supports nine cloud services including Bitcasa, Box, Copy, Google Drive, Dropbox, Media Fire, and OneDrive. With Rainbow, you can copy or delete files from one service to another or from one folder to another on the same one. In addition, it lets you passcode protect your data, create folders, rename files, and copy and delete folders. You can grab this for all BlackBerry 10 handsets for $0.99.

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What You Might Have Missed

Nostalgia by Marco Gallo

This week we brought you a game that evoked memories of pasting gaming systems. While Nostalgia as of now has nine levels that make up Chapter One, the levels are a fun gateway to your childhood. As an 8-bit version of Brick Breaker, each level is inspired by a famous consoles or retro. What this means is that they are depicted in the blocks that you need to smash with your paddle and ball. Upon completion of a board, the information pertaining to that particular retro gaming system is shown so that the game not only entertains but educates as well. Fun for all ages, I simply love this new twist on the classic game. So what are you waiting for?

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Until next week...

That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

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The moment OS 10.3 became official on the BlackBerry Passport, a flurry of call blocking applications hit the storefront. Now the concept of blocking spam calls is not foreign as it was previously available on BlackBerry legacy devices. As the name of this application implies, the purpose is not only to prevent unwanted calls but to give you more control over which calls you receive and when.

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Passport-BES12-Hero

Another slice of the BlackBerry enterprise pie, this time from Singapore, where Trusted Source has made the commitment to BES12. As you'll see in the following press release there's a bunch of reasons as to why business customers should be considering BES12 and the beauty of BlackBerry 10.

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BlackBerry-Classic-Pre-Order

We posted a short while ago that the forthcoming BlackBerry Classic was available to pre-order from ShopBlackBerry, but it now looks like the device is now available to also pre-order from a UK independent retailer.

Unlocked-Mobiles have added the BlackBerry Classic to their site this week and it comes with a price tag of £339.98 including VAT which seems very reasonable if you ask me.

They don't yet have a shipping date available, but we're still looking at mid December if all goes to plan.

Pre-order the BlackBerry Classic from unlocked-mobiles.co.uk

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