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We're used to seeing fairly regular updates from BlackBerry app developer ShaoSoft and Wallpaper Changer HD has just received a huge one. What was already a fantastic way to spice up your BlackBerry 10 device just got even better!

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Pre-release BlackBerry Classic gets reviewed ahead of December 17th launch

A few days ago I was digging through Twitter and came across an account which showed off a pre-release version of the BlackBerry Classic. As there wasn't a whole lot of information to go along with it, I simply retweeted the tweet with the BlackBerry Classic and posted the images in the forums. Since then, the individual behind the account has been answering questions about the device for folks asking but has now posted up a rather simple review for everyone based on that pre-release hardware.

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Being a celebrity chef, writer and television host Tyler Florence is obviously a busy individual and to keep his life on track, he relies on BlackBerry, more specifically - a BlackBerry Passport. With his love for BlackBerry being no secret, in a new interview with the Inside BlackBerry blog, Florence has shared a little more insight into how BlackBerry helps him manage his busy schedule, all eight of his businesses in addition to keeping up with friends and family members securely, plus why he made the switch back to BlackBerry.

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We have featured quite a few utility applications on the blog but one that has grown since inception and offers a wide array of features is ClipMan Clipboard Manager. This useful and headless application monitors your clipboard to quickly copy and paste several lines of text to any application on your device. From creating drafts, notes, and templates to adding a cloud extension to synchronize your clipboards with BlackBullet, it keeps you productive, day in and day out.

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A little over a year ago we announced that the game Jack Lumber had become available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and I enjoyed it so much we demonstrated it to you on video. If you were put off by the price tag, but liked the look of the game, today is your lucky day as Amazon have Jack Lumber as their free app of the day - sweet!

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Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a nearby location where they can conveniently pick up the order without hassle.

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We all know that the amount of global BBM users has taken a step in the right direction this year with the 'best' instant messaging client going cross platform. With BBM not just being restricted to BlackBerry 10 users now, but also iOS, Android and Windows Phone, BlackBerry have formed a couple of new bonds to help generate some extra revenue from BBM.

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This is the kind of app news I like to see and I'm sure you're all with me. BlackBerry World are tag teaming up with Nemory Studios, Emberify and Max Secure Software to offer discounts on a selection of BlackBerry 10 applications - most of which we've featured here on CrackBerry before.

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If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone project, where you can test out early versions of apps before they hit BlackBerry World, you may want to grab the latest WhatsApp edition if you're a user of the instant messaging client.

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BlackBerry Passport roll out continues with launch in the Philippines

For customers in the Philippines waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Passport, your wait is now over. Announced today at a media launch event being held in Manila, Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Singapore and the Philippines at BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Passport will soon be available through Smart and Globe with the suggested retail price of P35,790.

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Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani BBM stickers now available

Aside from being a singer, songwriter and actress, Gwen Stefani is also a fashion designer and in 2005 launched her own fashion and fragrance line called Harajuku Lovers. The designs pull from Stefani's admiration of Japanese street fashion and youth culture and the expansive product line now includes BBM stickers which have now arrived in the BBM Shop for $1.99. You can have a look at the full pack below or grab them from here, right now!

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1154 autoloaders for BlackBerry 10 devices available

Another one for those of you out there who like to live on the edge. Autoloaders have now been created for BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1154 for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and are now available for download, if that's how you want to roll. In addition to the autoloaders being available, thanks to some community efforts there's also a blitz file being uploaded which allows for easier upgrades.

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Best Buy Canada now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic on Rogers and Virgin Mobile

With Rogers having already started their pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic, big box retailer Best Buy Canada has joined in on the occasion as well. Best Buy Canada has added the BlackBerry Classic to their offerings and have now started taking in-store pre-orders for both Rogers and Virgin Mobile according to the holiday splash page that's now featured on their site. Sadly, that's where the information ends but at least we know there's more than one Canadian carrier that will have the BlackBerry Classic available for purchase. Of course, BlackBerry will gladly sell you one sans carrier as well.

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BlackBerry introduces new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users

The BlackBerry Passport is the hottest BlackBerry device going at the moment and aside from the deals already in place to pick one up, BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users.

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Scotiabank app updated with My Mobile Wallet support for the BlackBerry Z30

Although it took longer than I'm sure most people were expecting, the Scotiabank Mobile Banking for BlackBerry 10 has now been updated to include support for the BlackBerry Z30. More specifically, it has been updated to include My Mobile Wallet NFC support that enables the ability to pay for small everyday purchases like coffee or gas at any participating retailer in Canada, the U.S. and internationally where Visa payWave is supported.

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T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the magenta carrier said it would be clearer about data throttling in its text alerts once users have gone over their high speed data cap for the month.

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For those times you need to record important conversations, Phone Tap offers a quick and easy way to do so. Over the last few months the application underwent several design and feature changes in order to assist users in recording personal or business conversations as well as blocking calls.

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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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