Skype-update-passport

Skype users should be pleased to see that an update to the app has rolled out over the past 24 hours. As you'll see below, there's a nice selection of enhancements, in particular the addition of the typing indicator so you can see when someone is typing.

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BlackBerry 'Dallas' and 'Venice' appear on India import records

Following up on the news of the BlackBerry 'Dallas' being certified in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the device has now also appeared on India import records database Zauba. To go along with the 'Dallas' listing, there's also a new device which has been labeled as the STV100-3 which is believed to be the BlackBerry slider also known as the Venice. At this point, much like with past devices such as the Leap, they're currently being listed as evaluation units meaning they're likely being imported for BlackBerry India employees to test out and as such have not been imported in any mass quantity.

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Zeus Browser brings Adobe Flash support back to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

When BlackBerry revealed that Adobe Flash would no longer be supported as of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and above, some folks were understandably upset and wanted it back. Eventually, workarounds were found such as installing an Android browser plus, Flash Browser was released which required sideloading a few files that when installed offered up the native BlackBerry 10 browser with Adobe Flash support. A bit cumbersome but now, Zeus Browser has arrived. With Zeus Browser, you don't have to sideload any files or install any Android apps. All you need to do is purchase the app and use it as your primary browser.

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BlackBerry 'Dallas' certified for Singapore and Malaysia

While many folks are concentrating on all the BlackBerry running Android rumors and speculation, it has been rather easy to forget there's still one other BlackBerry device out there that still remains somewhat of a mystery. The BlackBerry 'Dallas' aka SQW100-4, better known thus far as the 'Oslo' has gone through many rumors itself, but the latest news has it being certified in Singapore through IDA and in Malaysia through e-CoM.

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Verizon begins OS 10.3.2.858 rollout for BlackBerry Q10, Z10 and Z30

What started back in mid-June with Verizon rolling out BlackBerry 10.3.2 to the BlackBerry Classic, has now extended into devices such as the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30. Verizon customers on any of those devices can now go ahead and check for updates where you should find OS 10.3.2.858 (Software version 10.3.2.556) available for download if you've not already grabbed it. Not seeing the update yet and don't feel like waiting? Well, the files are also available for download in the CrackBerry Forums so you can install them manually if you wish.

Discuss more in the CrackBerry Forums

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Amazon

Amazon is turning 20 on July 15, and to commemorate the occasion, the retailer will offer "more deals than Black Friday." Dubbed Prime Day, the retailer is promising a "global shopping event" that will be open to Prime subscribers in the US, the UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria. To further incentivize the purchase of Prime subscriptions, Amazon is slashing the price of annual membership to £59 (from £79) in the UK. New customers can sign up for Prime at a discounted price in the UK until midnight July 8.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Leaks

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Leaks

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we dig into some BBM Money news, discuss the Cobalt blue BlackBerry Classic official availability and, of course, we talk about the latest BlackBerry / Android leaks, rumors and speculation.

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SmartList10 on sale during the month of July

If you're into taking lists, a great list taking app is SmartList10, an app we have reviewed here before. It features an interactive Active Frame meaning you can tick things off your list while the app is minimized in an Active Frame, which is a pretty neat thing. It's called SmartList10 as it has some pretty smart ways for you to add items to your list, such as being able to just copy something like an ingredients list from the browser and paste it into SmartList10 and it will create a list out of that.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 3, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Are you all ready for the weekend? To our Canadian readers, I hope you had a fantastic Canada day. For our US readers, here is to the weekend Independence Day celebrations. May they be fun and safe. More importantly though is all the news that transpired this week. First up is the announcement of a new site feature. Now you can personalize your experience and get notified when new content is added. Next, we had a BBM bug update fix, a BerryFlow podcast, an app sale from BKU, and updates to ReadItNow!, and iGrann.

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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Leaked render shows off BlackBerry Venice with Android

The rumors continue about the BlackBerry Venice. This time around we have a render of what is said to be BlackBerry's upcoming slider phone, running a full version of Android. Recently it was rumored that this device would be headed to AT&T, which wouldn't be much of a surprise.

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Before you fire up the grill and fireworks this 4th of July, swing by ShopCrackBerry to save 20% on your favorite accessories.

Starting today, everything in store including our most popular cases and covers, charging docks, screen protectors, and batteries are all up for grabs at a boomin' 20% discount! There's plenty to check out for popular devices like the BlackBerry Classic, Unlocked Passport, Z10, and many more. After you've filled your cart, use coupon code: 7415 to enjoy instant savings on everything. If that's not enough to spark your interest, we even offer free shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental US, along with reasonable rates on expedited options. Don't miss out this holiday week, because the gettin's only good until midnight, July 7.

Light'em up and let's shop!

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ShopBlackBerry begins selling the blue Classic

Recently it was spotted that Amazon Italy was accepting preorders for the Cobalt Blue variant of the BlackBerry Classic, but it was localized to Italy, with some shipping options for out of the country. BlackBerry has announced that beginning on July 3, the limited edition variant of the Classic will be available on ShopBlackBerry for customers in the US, Canada, UK, and Netherlands.

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New rumor claims Android-powered BlackBerry 'Venice' slider headed to AT&T

It would seem as though the Android-powered BlackBerry rumors are continuing to flow. Adding to the already mounting rumors that BlackBerry is building an Android smartphone is longtime leaker @evleaks who noted on Twitter that the slider, which has taken on the name 'Venice' will be Android-powered and headed to AT&T.

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Rogers' acquisition of Mobilicity and Shaw AWS spectrum gains regulatory approval

Canadian carrier Rogers has received court approval for its acquisition of Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS spectrum, completing a deal that will see the carrier pick up a significant amount of spectrum compatible with its LTE devices.

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Register for the Secure Enterprise Collaboration with WatchDox by BlackBerry webcast

Following up on their previous webcast, Introducing WatchDox and the ABC's of Secure File Sharing, BlackBerry has now announced they will be hosting another Watchdox webcast for those interested in learning more about the offerings.

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Here are our free case from ShopCrackBerry winners!

Keep your BlackBerry safe with a free case from ShopCrackBerry!

With over 900 entries in our 'win a free case from ShopCrackBerry' contest, the time to announce some winners has arrived. For this one, we decided to go ahead and pick three folks to win a case of their choice from ShopCrackBerry, where we have lots of cases to choose from. We have you covered with waterproof cases, hybrid cases as well as the timeless, classy originals such as the leather pouches to hold your phone. Who won their choice? Read on to find out.

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You heard right. Starting today, the folks at the ShopCrackBerry Canada store are offering 20% off absolutely everything.

There are many ways to celebrate Canada Day, whether it's rocking your favorite maple leaf tee, enjoying the local parade, or scooping up some sweet accessories for your BlackBerry device. Until midnight July 3, you can save 20% on a brand new case, charging dock, battery and much more by using coupon code: 7115 during checkout. We've got accessories for the hottest devices including the BlackBerry Classic, Z10, Passport, and Z30 that you shouldn't go without while they're on the cheap.

Take me shopping!

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Amazon Italy now taking pre-orders for the blue BlackBerry Classic

Remember at Mobile World Congress when it was announced the BlackBerry Classic would be coming in white, blue and bronze? Of course, you do. While some regions now have the white version, the blue and bronze versions have remained missing from release with the exception of the blue version appearing in at least one BlackBerry Execs hands. The wait might soon be over though if you're looking to get your hands on a blue one.

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Grab a Telus BlackBerry Q5 from Best Buy Canada for only $89.99

If you live in Canada and are looking to move into a new BlackBerry 10 device or are just looking to pick up a spare for those 'just in case' moments, Best Buy has a deal for you. Right now, up until July 2nd, you can pick up a TELUS branded BlackBerry Q5 from the retailer for only $89.99 contract free. Keep in mind, when unlocked it is compatible with most GSM networks in Canada including WIND.

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New Site Feature: Follow the CrackBerry content you care about and get notified of it instantly!

We are very excited to introduce Follow - a way to personalize your CrackBerry experience and get notified when new content is added. In addition to CrackBerry, the Follow feature is also available across our family of Mobile Nations properties, including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central and Connectedly.

We have built a system that is easy to use yet offers you maximum flexibility. You will now be able to follow:

  • Topics - Follow companies, devices, or any other topic such as Apple, Asus, Galaxy S6, Verizon, Google I/O
  • Authors - Follow your favorite writer, article, comments and forum posts
  • Members - Follow members to discover when they post new comments and forum posts
  • Article Comments - Follow an article's comment stream
  • Forum Posts - Follow a forum thread's post stream
  • Replies - Follow replies to your comments or forum threads you have participated in.

All of this activity will be displayed in a compact stream in the sidebar that appears when you tap on your user profile image at the top of the site (when logged in). If you follow content from more than one Mobile Nations site, it will aggregate the content from multiple sites into one single stream. We're also testing a "stickied" version of the follow stream as well as a full sized version. You can almost think of the full sized version being a customized homepage or dashboard showing you only the things you care about.

Follow is also the cornerstone of our new, much-requested notification system. For any of your follow activity, you can choose to get alerted using real-time push notifications via the Chrome web browser (both desktop and Android) and OS X Safari browser, or via instant emails. The same notifications will also be sent to upcoming releases of our popular apps for Android, iOS, Windows, and BlackBerry. With the plumbing for the Follow system now in place, we are also going to add new site features that give you further control over how you consume content, including Custom RSS feeds, Wildcard text search, and WebSockets for Follow Stream.

Be sure to watch the video above for a quick look at how it all works and be sure to give it a try. If you have any feedback or run into any issues, please report them on this Mobile Nations forum thread.

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