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BlackBerry Classic

We all know that the BlackBerry Q20 is coming at some point this year and will be the first BlackBerry in the 'Classic' range so says CEO John Chen. There's a few things we know for sure that the Q20 will feature - such as a hardware keyboard and also the return of the optical trackpad and function keys. 

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Viber finally comes to BlackBerry 10

It has been a long time coming but Viber is finally coming to BlackBerry 10. Viber had been going back and forth with their decision to bring their app to BlackBerry 10 over the past year, leaving users to sideload the app or look for alternatives. Back in March 2013 they had announced they were working on an app and would bring voice support when they launched on BlackBerry 10. After months of waiting, they then announced they would no longer be bringing Viber to BlackBerry 10 in October 2013. Changing their minds again, in March 2014, they responded to a tweet saying they would be bringing Viber to BlackBerry 10.

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PlayCloud 10 updated with a new UI and more

When it comes to accessing files from my BlackBerry 10 device, I normally use the built in File Manager app however, while it has access to a few cloud services, there are still some cloud accounts it can't access, namely Google Drive. I previously reviewed an app that allows you to access your Google Drive account as well as other cloud services -- PlayCloud 10. A pretty great app which has just received a nice little update.

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AT&T

AT&T reported its first quarter 2014 results, showing impressive growth in revenues, handset sales and customer acquisition for the quarter. While AT&T operates businesses outside of its wireless division, we're going to focus on this portion. For the quarter, AT&T posted $17.9 billion in revenue including handset sales, up 7 percent year-over-year, leading to $5.1 billion in operating income, up 8.1 percent.

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MockIt updated with new Face Fun sticker pack and bug fixes

If you're looking to create some memes, have some fun with pics or create device mock ups on the go, there's no better app out there than MockIt. That said, the app continues to get better with each new release and if you head into BlackBerry World right now, you should find an update waiting for you. This one serves mostly as a bug fix release but there's also a new Face Fun sticker pack as well to get things fun.

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BlackBerry updates BES10 to address Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability

The aftermath of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability continues to be cleaned up and as we noted previously, BlackBerry has been doing their own investigations into how their own services have been impacted. One measure taken to correct things was issuing an update to BES10 as reflected in their recent updates on the BlackBerry knowledge base surrounding the matter. The notes from the update are brief but outline the details of the affected services and what admins should expect when applying the update.

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Sprint

American carriers are making progress in being more open and customer-friendly — particularly T-Mobile — but Sprint is preparing to take a significant step forward by ensuring that the devices they sell to customers are able to be SIM unlocked. Eventually. In 2015. In an FAQ on Sprint's unlocking policy, the company states that they are "working to ensure that all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically."

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Hugely popular weather app for BlackBerry 10 (as well as on legacy devices), BeWeather 10 Pro has just seen an update bringing it to version 2.0. The changelog is quite a nice long list, showing the developer working hard to bring updates to the app. There are some additions as well as updates in this latest version, including a re-designed Active Frame and up to the minute rain forecasts for some regions.

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ProntoForms for BlackBerry 10

ProntoForms has announced that their forms management solution is launching for BlackBerry 10, allowing mobile workers to track signatures, capture images, and scan barcodes. There’s a great promotion going as a part of the launch where if users buy five BlackBerry 10 devices from AT&T, they’ll get two more devices and two annual ProntoForms subscriptions for free. This promo will be running through until the end of June.

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BlackBerry devices

Despite financial struggles, BlackBerry remains Canada’s top-earning information communication technology (ICT) companies, beating out all three major wireless carriers, and other big players like OpenText. Canada’s ICT sector as a whole has seen 2.4% growth year over year to $8.5 billion in revenues according to the tally made by Branham Group. Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia are the most active provinces in this sector, accounting for 86% of total revenue. The rest of the study dives into individual subsections of the ICT industry in Canada, and features quite a few tech companies locals will recognize.

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Contact sharing made easy with YOUnify

When it comes to sharing your contact information, a couple of ways in which this is accomplished on BlackBerry 10 is by sending a contact vCard or using NFC to transfer information. However, if you are a few BlackBerry employees you decide to create your own peer-to-peer application that not only replaces the physical business card but makes this process absolutely seamless using NFC and QRCodes.

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Contest winner: a BlackBerry car kit from ShopCrackBerry!

The results are in! We have the winner from our most recent contest. This week we have a car kit for our winner, courtesy of ShopCrackBerry. (Don't forget we still have our Easter Sale going on right now, where you can use code HOP14 to save 20% off your purchase in any of the Mobile Nations Stores.) Now, let's see whose name the bunny pulled from the hat!

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Accessory Roundup - Leave a comment and you could win a new Bluetooth speaker for your BlackBerry!

Another one of my go-to accessories for summer is a solid Bluetooth speaker. I love my Sonos when I'm indoors, but when I head out to the patio I don't have anything wired up, so I bring along my BlackBerry and a speaker to spread the tunes. There are plenty available — from the ever-portable BlackBerry Mini Speaker to the pumped-up sound of the SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Stereo Speaker. No matter what your pleasure, we've got one to suit your music listening needs.

Check out all of our great Bluetooth speakers and keep reading for your chance to win!

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CrackBerry Asks: Are you using BBM stickers?

CrackBerry Asks: Are you using BBM stickers?

I have been loving the new stickers in BBM lately. I may or may not be more annoying than normal with my messages, but I actually love throwing stickers in my conversations — even more so than just using emoticons. They add a new level to BBM and are a welcome addition in my book. I didn't think that I'd be a big fan, but I think they're a fun way to add some flair to messages.

On the flip side though, I do think that there is still some work to be done. There's still a few things that need to be addressed to keep BBM and stickers up to par with the other big IM services.

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Pinch to Zoom, filter as-you-type, quick inserts and more with the latest update to Noted

It has been a while since we've heard from Carterbits, the developer behind the popular notepad/text editor app Noted. He has been hard at work integrating bug fixes, enhancements, and more into the application. For those of you not already familiar with its capabilities, it is a simple application similar to the memo pad back on legacy devices that helps you keep track of your notes and to-do's all in one convenient place.

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10 and save over 50% off the list price!

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.

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BlackBerry Classic targeted for November release

BlackBerry Classic targeted for November release

Although the BlackBerry Classic has already been officially announced by BlackBerry, the device never really was unveiled so to speak nor did BlackBerry really put a timeline on its release outside of saying 'The new smartphone will be available in the second half of 2014.' A recent interview between BlackBerry CEO John Chen and USA Today finally lays a little bit more of an official timeline on it for those who've been wondering.

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As the well-known saying goes, “A journey of a 1000 lines of code starts with a single import statement”… Oh, wait that’s not a saying at all is it? Well here's something that is well known for many new developers, it is often difficult to figure out how to get started. And the second biggest challenge is what to do next after getting started. The first is a relatively easy question to answer and for the second, while there is no single correct answer there are definitely better paths to choose than others.

So, here I hope to dig back into previous Weekend Coder posts and put them into an order that should help new developers progress through Cascades.

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The BlackBerry University Power Tour once again visiting UAE

If you live in the UAE, and are looking to learn more about BlackBerry then you'll be pleased to know the company is once again 14 different universities across the UAE, giving students a chance to get up close and personal with the latest technology and products from BlackBerry.

As something that started in 2012, BlackBerry has seen great success with the tour and this time around they'll be bringing along a familiar face with them. J_Caloy will be visiting Academic City and the American College of Dubai between on Sunday April 20th and Thursday April 24th.

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