Email Plus

We've seen quite an increase recently of BlackBerry 10 developers giving away free copies of their applications to CrackBerry readers and things don't seem to be slowing down. Next up for grabs is Email Plus which is an email client for your BlackBerry that gives it a new look and feel.

This won't be to everyone's liking, especially when I say that the application looks very much like the email inbox on an Android device. However, as you'll see below, there's a ton of features included, but I'm going to be totally honest and say that I've not tried out this particular app. I like my BlackBerry 10 Hub far too much to think about using something else for reading my emails.

Features include:

  • Multiple account support

  • Hub notifications (can be turned off)

  • Configurable background synchronization

  • Light or Dark theme option

  • Folder subscriptions

  • All folder synchronization

  • Return-address configuration

  • Keyboard shortcuts

  • Message sorting

  • Unified Inbox

  • Email signatures

  • Attachment saving

  • Emoji support

  • …. much, much, much more

If you fancy giving this one a go just hit up the following link, pull down from the top bezel, select 'Redeem' and enter the code EPLUS500 and the price will switch to free. Let us know what you think in the comments please?

More information/Download Email Plus for BlackBerry 10

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Dropbox is cutting the price for 1 TB of their cloud storage the service all the way down to $9.99 a month. The change shows that the company is going after Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive's paid cloud storage services.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Mini-USB Car Charger

Recharge your BlackBerry while you're on the move, using the power from your vehicle. Whether you forgot to plug in at home or just want to conserve battery power when you're working from the road, this BlackBerry Mini-USB Charger makes sure you have the power you need when you reach your destination. Grab yours today for just $3.95!

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Labor Day Sale: 20% off accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Most of you will be enjoying your Labor Day Monday at home firing up the grill with friends and family, and, most important: not at work. And that's the way it should be!

We're celebrating our nation's work-free holiday this year by giving you 20% off all accessories at ShopCrackBerry! That includes cases, chargers, batteries, headsets, car mounts, you name it - it's 20% off.

This sale kicks off today and will last until midnight, September 2. That gives you a full week to grab some gear for your BlackBerry Z10, Q10, Z30 and many more devices. Simply enter coupon code: 14LD at checkout to apply 20% off to your entire cart.

You can get free shipping on orders over $50 within the continental US and our flat rate is only $3.95! We offer a variety of payment methods as well including PayPal, BitCoin, Amazon Payments and of course standard credit cards.

> 20% off everything? Let's do this!

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It was only a few days ago that we reported about the BlackBerry Z3 hitting retailers in Singapore and once again the latest low cost BlackBerry 10 device is rolling out in another country - this time Saudi Arabia.

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The launch of the BlackBerry Passport, sporting BlackBerry 10.3, is inching closer every day and it's pretty safe to say that not only us guys & girls here at CrackBerry are excited, but the rest of the smartphone market is too. Or maybe more curious, than excited. Either way it's all good.

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AT&T rolling out software update

AT&T rolling out software update

If you've been waiting for the latest AT&T update on your BlackBerry 10 device, you might want to go ahead and check for updates. According to several reports, along with confirmation from within Sachesi, AT&T is now rolling out software update or otherwise known as OS on the BlackBerry Z10 as well as the BlackBerry Q10.

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AT&T shuffles its excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group.

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1100 copies of CacheTube up for grabs

We reviewed CacheTube back in December 2013. It's an app that allows you to cache YouTube videos for watching later. You can sign in to your account too. By caching videos you can watch them later on, even without internet connection. Perfect for it if you want to watch some videos while traveling through areas with a spotty signal or hardly any signal at all. If you haven't picked this app up yet perhaps you can get lucky and get a free copy with a promo code.

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Last week we asked the CrackBerry nation if you buy your device SIM free and unlocked or from a carrier, on a contract. I was quite surprised as the poll results went totally the opposite way to what I thought they would.

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Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo for BlackBerry Z10

Eliminate the need for multiple cases with this CONVERT Combo for your BlackBerry Z10! For low-profile, casual protection slide on the SURFACE Case. When you need extra protection, wrap the rugged skin and polycarbonate exoskeleton around it. You can even clip the entire combo into the included CONVERT Holster which clips to your belt or pocket! Grab the whole bundle today for only $28.95!

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T and others, using LTE for not only super-charged data but also higher quality calls.

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Here's just a quick heads up that today's free UK app of the day from the Amazon Appstore is quite a beauty and in my opinion well worth checking out. Bridge Construction Medieval can be downloaded for today only at no cost and the game looks to provide hours of fun for all ages.

As the name suggests, this one is all about building bridges either to help you deliver supplies to your city or to trap the enemy and send them plummeting to their doom.

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Another pre-release BlackBerry Passport review goes up, this time with video

It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test.

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Still not sold on the BlackBerry Passport? Maybe these photos will help!

I know. By now, I'm sure a lot of folks out there are kind of over seeing just photos of the BlackBerry Passport, and would really rather just head on into a shop and pick one up. Alas, we still have a bit of time before that can happen. With that in mind, it seems as though the Passport just can't evade the cameras any longer and each day that passes a new set of photos appears or someone gets an early hands-on with the device, and today is no different.

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BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap gets laid out

If you're a regular CrackBerry reader, then BlackBerry's 2014 device roadmap shouldn't come as any surprise. It's entirely comprised of the devices that have either been confirmed or rumored for quite some time now such as the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, LTE BlackBerry Z3 (Manitoba) and finally, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 (Khan).

That said though, the internal documents leaked by N4BB still offer up a valuable look at how BlackBerry views the devices and who exactly, they're aiming to sell them to as it's outlined by market segments such as Affordable, Classic, Innovative, and Prestige. You can probably guess which device goes in which section without even really looking at the documents.

As expected, there's some timing outlined here for all the devices on the roadmap and as noted officially the BlackBerry Passport will be launching in Q3 2014 along with the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983, which has yet to be officially announced but has now appeared fully. Given that device has been getting certified over the past few weeks alongside the BlackBerry Passport in certain regions, it would seem BlackBerry is entirely on track with that one. Coming with those devices releases is also BlackBerry OS 10.3, which many are now already running on their device thanks to leaks and some new beta programs.

Once those devices are released, BlackBerry then moves into Q4 2014 and plans to release the BlackBerry Classic along with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. From there, all previous BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Q5, Q10 and Z10, Z3 and Z30 will also receive their update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. Of course, pending carrier certification and such which we all know is the real time consuming process for everyone.

Perhaps the odd thing here is that the LTE BlackBerry Z3 isn't noted for any release on the documents above and it looks as though the BlackBerry 9720 has a life span extended all the way into 2015. I'm not entirely too sure who exactly would be buying a 9720 in 2015 but then again, there's no telling how old these documents are either. We've seen similar documents that go back to May and even some of the imagery here is old, as it still uses the red accents. But everything else looks to be in place and more notably, on track based on all the other info.

And finally, any internal document leak wouldn't be complete without some standard target segment info. A look at whom they expect to sell the devices to. Sure, the wording and images used are a bit funny but it's not far from the truth and BlackBerry is paying attention audience. Something that is going to be crucial to actually selling the devices as they launch them.

Overall, most of the stuff here was rather known before but it's interesting to see it all laid out. Now BlackBerry just has to get all the device out there and into the hands of the people. What do you all think? Are they hitting the right areas? Too many devices? Not enough devices? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

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BlackBerry officially launches the BlackBerry Z3 in Singapore

BlackBerry has continued their roll out of the BlackBerry Z3 and this time around, they have officially announced the device for Singapore. The device has been made available through BlackBerry's authorized carrier StarHub with pricing ranging from $179 to $0 depending on services chosen.

"We are excited to confirm that the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is coming to Singapore. This device not only gives users more ways to connect, share and communicate, but it provides the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaboration for businesses. Priced affordably, the BlackBerry Z3 will extend the full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.2.1 experience for a new generation of customers in Singapore."

Having used the BlackBerry Z3 myself for a while now, I have to say for what it costs and what you get in return, it's a pretty fantastic device. You can check out the full BlackBerry Z3 review here if you've not yet read it and we have plenty of help and how-to guides on our BlackBerry Z3 topic page if you've picked one up and need to get started.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Made from hand crafted, genuine leather the BlackBerry Z30 Flip Shell is designed to keep your display safe from scratches while providing complete access to all functions of your device. The case has an attractive texture all around and features the BlackBerry logo embedded on the front and embossed on the back. Get yours in black or white today for just $14.95!

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ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

The developers behind ARKick, ReFocus Tech, have been busy working on some new apps for BlackBerry 10 now that the big update to ARKick is out there. Their next app is coming soon and as such, they've gone ahead and dropped a bit of a teaser for it. The app is called Convertly and is a unit conversion app designed specifically for enhancing the Blackberry 10 experience.

  • Convert between 24 different categories of units
  • Daily updated currency conversions
  • 167 currencies to convert
  • 6 different themes to skin your app
  • Automatic conversions
  • Automatic rearrangement of units, based on most used categories
  • Extremely fluid workflow
  • Simple and easy to use one-stop app for all your converting needs
  • Optimized for the Blackberry Z3, Z10, Z30, Q10, Q5 and Porsche Design P'9982.

ReFocus hasn't announced when they'll be pushing the app to BlackBerry World but with 24 conversions available such as currency, energy, length, mass, power, speed, temperature, time, volume, acceleration, data, density, force and more it's pretty well packed and from the teaser, looks pretty awesome. We'll keep our eyes out for it but you can also hit up the ReReFocus Tech BBM channel (C004D92DA) as well where I'm sure they'll announce it.

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