BlackBerry App Roundup for May 24, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! This weekend is a long one due to Memorial day in the United States, so we decided to post this up a little bit later than normal. Whether you are sitting back and relaxing or traveling for the weekend, be sure to have a safe and happy holiday. Now it's 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.

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Telcel Mexico launches the BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry Classic now available through Telcel

Telcel customers looking to pick up a BlackBerry Classic now have the choice of doing so through the Mexican carrier. With the launch event held recently, the carrier has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic to their device lineup.

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Save 50% today on this hard case and holster for the Unlocked Passport

Featuring a texture that enhances grip around both the case and holster, the Amzer Shellster Combo gives you ample protection against drops while providing easy access at your side with the durable belt clip holster. Pick yours up today for only $8.95 while supplies last!

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Twitch-Device-Hero

If you're not a PC or console gamer feel free to ignore this post as it probably won't be of interest. However, millions of people do spend a ton of time on their computers, PlayStation or Xbox and you may well be pleased to hear that you can join your Android or iPhone buddies by having Twitch on your BlackBerry 10 device.

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BlackBerry announces proposed common share purchase program

At its annual meeting of shareholders on June 23, 2015, BlackBerry will present for approval a new employee share purchase plan and a proposed increase in the number of shares available under BlackBerry's equity incentive plan. If these proposals are approved by shareholders at the meeting, BlackBerry will file a notice of intention to commence a normal course issuer bid with the TSX.

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In honor of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country, we're offering 20% off all BlackBerry accessories at ShopCrackBerry.

Starting today until Tuesday, May 26, you can pick up a new case, charging dock, screen protector or battery for your BlackBerry device and enjoy a 20% savings by using coupon code: RWB2015 at checkout. There's an extensive selection of BlackBerry accessories to choose from, along with a convenient 60-day return policy and free shipping on all orders over $50 in the US and Canada.

Save big on accessories for the most popular devices including the BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z10, Unlocked Passport and the BlackBerry Q10.

Take your time, browse, and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

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BlackBerry Leap will be available in Singapore beginning May 23rd

Adding to the already expansive list of areas the BlackBerry Leap has arrived, BlackBerry has now announced the availability date for Singapore. Beginning May 23rd, BlackBerry customers looking to purchase a BlackBerry Leap in Singapore will be able to pick one up through M1 Shop outlets, as well as the enterprise sales teams of carriers M1, Singtel and StarHub.

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QNX Technology powers automated fare collection system from MSI Global

We've already had some news from Asia in the past 24 hours with the BlackBerry Leap now being available to buy in Malaysia, but it's time for another announcement - this time regarding QNX.

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BBM for iOS beta v2.9.0.6 improves timed message and message retraction features

When new features get added to BBM, BlackBerry seemingly rolls them out to iOS beta releases first for whatever reason and that appears to the case once again. A new BBM for iOS beta has arrived with plenty of bug fixes and some improvements to the timed message and message retraction features available through subscriptions.

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase through Flipkart

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a BlackBerry Leap have had several options for purchasing the latest all-touch smartphone including Infibeam and BlackBerry Exclusive stores but the device has now arrived at India's largest online retail shop, Flipkart.

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Work Wide v1.3.0.61 update brings multiple bug fixes and improvements

Following up on the initial rollout of v1.3, Work Wide has now been updated to v1.3.0.61. While there are no new features in this release, the changelog does note there are many bug fixes and improvements that should improve the user experience. If you've been having issues with Work Wide, have a look and see if they have been fixed in this latest build.

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BlackBerry Leap now officially available in Malaysia

BlackBerry Leap now shipping in Malaysia

With pre-orders having kicked off through 11Street on May 6th, BlackBerry customers in Malaysia looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Leap can now do so with minimal wait time. Pre-ordered devices are now being shipped and in the event you never placed a pre-order, you can still purchase a BlackBerry Leap through 11Street for RM 1,089.00 (GST Included) with free shipping. As of right now, the BlackBerry Leap is holding the number one spot for hot items on 11Street. If you're not sure whether or the Leap is for you, have a look at our full review.

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Latest Inst10 update brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're an Inst10 user but never took part in the recent beta that introduced video uploading features, you won't have to wait much longer to gain access to that feature. In fact, you can load up BlackBerry World right now and grab Inst10 v2.0.100.1, which includes video uploads, faster performance and more!

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Enpass Password Manager for BlackBerry 10 updated with new features and improvements

While a lot of BlackBerry users are perfectly satisfied with using the built-in BlackBerry Password Keeper, if you're looking for something a bit more advanced that also offers desktop and cloud syncing solutions, one fantastic option available is Enpass Password Manager from Sinew Software Systems. Their latest version, v4.6.0.86, is now available for download on BlackBerry World and improves upon the BlackBerry 10 app by offering some requested changes and feature additions.

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BlackBerry will make money on phones again one day

Tell me if you've heard this question before. Why is BlackBerry still making phones? You've heard it before, right? Of course, you have. Every blog, media outlet and armchair CEO that questions how BlackBerry is still alive resorts to asking that same tired question though they never provide an answer to it because an answer can only come from the top. Right now, the top is BlackBerry CEO John Chen and a new interview with Business Insider sheds some light on why exactly BlackBerry keeps on building phones once again.

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SpaceBeard is an awesome fast paced arcade shooter for BlackBerry 10

It's not often I go digging into the games section in BlackBerry World but when I do, I often find some hidden gems that I have overlooked. Such is the case with SpaceBeard from Noxus Limited that arrived way back in April. The name and icon for the game were just ludicrous enough to draw me in so; I paid the $1.99 to download it and give it a go. The artwork is excellent, the gameplay is fantastic and the fast pace of it all keeps me interested in 'just getting to the next level'.

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Custom Shortcuts updated with more built-in icons and shortcut options

Last week, Allstar Software was kind enough to give away 1000 copies of Custom Shortcuts to CrackBerry readers and now, there's a new update that makes the app even better filtering through BlackBerry World. The latest release pushes Custom Shortcuts into v1.30.0.1 and brings several new additions to the app including several new built-icons to better visualize the shortcuts you create and even more options for shortcut creation.

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Here is our latest BlackBerry Leap winner!

Here is our latest BlackBerry Leap winner!

We just really love to give stuff away to you guys, especially new BlackBerry smartphones! The latest of those is of course the BlackBerry Leap. As you may have caught in our full review, the BlackBerry Leap is a pretty fantastic device all around. It seems a lot of you agree and thousands of you really want to try out the latest offering from BlackBerry. There could only be one winner in this second chance contest, so let's see who that lucky person is!

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With Heidi Davidson having now exited her role as SVP of Corporate Communications for BlackBerry, Jennifer Doidge has joined the company as Vice President of Corporate Communications after having spent nine years in various communications roles at Visa, as noted by PR Week.

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