1000 free copies of Stickers++ up for grabs

We first posted an article about the Stickers++ app back in November 2014. The has a vast collection of stickers to use with other instant messaging apps, not just BBM. Such as WhatsApp or Viber. You can even use them in email messages. There are over 1000 stickers available, divided into many categories so you can find the one you're looking for.

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WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off.

The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to send and receive messages via the Whatsapp service right from your PC.

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Register for the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

BlackBerry has been on a roll with announcing new products and services for Enterprise and if you're looking to learn how they may fit into your environments, BlackBerry is hosting a webcast on January 28, 2015 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EST, to take a deeper look at some of their latest offerings.

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BlackBerry Classic in white caught on camera

BlackBerry Classic in white

With the black version of the BlackBerry Classic already making its rounds, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the other noted to be arriving colors (white, bronze, blue) appear as well and the folks over at MondoBlackBerry have scored some images of the white Classic and have shared some details about it.

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Only Screenshots

As I've mentioned several times before, I love small, creative apps that help me get things done. They don't have to be complicated to be awesome and one such app is Only Screenshots, the latest and greatest from QBO. Only Screenshots is available as a free download in BlackBerry World right now and if you happen to take a lot of screenshots, it'll be a lifesaver for you.

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John Chen not a fan of UK Prime Minister's desire to ban encrypted messaging apps

In what I'm sure will come as a surprise to no one, John Chen has now spoken out against UK Prime Minister David Cameron's comments supporting the banning of encrypted messaging apps which could include BBM, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, among others. Heading to LinkedIn to share his thoughts, the BlackBerry CEO laid out details that highlight how privacy and national security can be balanced. Hint: It's not by banning encrypted communications services because, in the grand scheme of it all, that would just make things easier for hackers.

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Gold BlackBerry Passport

Update: It's not exactly a shock, but it appears that BlackBerry has now sold out of its limited edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport just a couple of hours after it went on sale.

Original story: As previously rumored. BlackBerry has started selling a limited edition version of its BlackBerry Passport, in black but with gold trim, for $899 in the US and $999 in Canada. Only 50 units of this version of the smartphone will be sold.

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With the freezing temperatures hitting the Northeast, nothing like playing an arcade game to keeps you on your toes and distracted from the weather. Ice Cubes is the latest game to hit the store by Marco Gallo, who previously kept us glued to our devices with Nostalgia. This time, he has taken his coding talents and created a simple, yet quite addicting, stacking game to occupy us during these long, cold days and nights. Marco's games are always enjoyable and this one is no exception.

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Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

For those of you who might still be using Evernote on your BlackBerry 7 device or BlackBerry PlayBook, Evernote has now announced they'll be discontinuing support on those platforms while BlackBerry 10 support is still ongoing.

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SuperTube-Passport-Hero

For those of you that prefer to use the third party app SuperTube, instead of watching videos using the native BlackBerry 10 browser, you'll be pleased to hear that a new version of the app is now available. This latest version brings us some new features as well as plenty of fixes which have been ironed out.

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$5-a-month gets unlimited calls to Mexico on AT&T

AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest cellular carrier.

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BlackBerry-Z3-Hero

This one maybe a little late to the party but if you fancy picking up the low cost BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK you can now do so thanks to Clove. The British online retailer has the Z3 priced at £154.99, including VAT, which seems reasonable value for money if you ask me.

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WhatsApp-Messenger-Hero

For you folk out there that use WhatsApp to communicate with your non-BBM friends on other platforms, you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World and grab the latest version which is now available.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackSung

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackSung

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. Among topics discussed, we touched on the Samsung BlackBerry rumors, the further roll out of the BlackBerry Classic, how we would improve BBM channels and even a look at Passport numbers from a developers perspective. You can check out the full video, topic list, guest list as well as grab the audio file below. Enjoy laughing at our rather awkward opening. We did.

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Big Hero 6 and Puss in Boots BBM Stickers now available

Disney and Dreamworks are no strangers to the BBM Shop and both have now expanded their offerings of BBM stickers available. First up is Disney, which has released a brand new Big Hero 6 sticker pack that offers artwork featuring Baymax and Hiro as well as several other characters from the hit movie such as Tadashi and Go Go.

Next up is Dreamworks, which is now offering a Puss in Boots sticker pack featuring characters such as Kitty Softpaws, Humpty Alexander Dumpty and of course, Puss in Boots. You can grab each individual sticker pack for $1.99 each right now from the BBM Shop or jump below to get a closer look at them both.

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Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry but won't buy it

The head of Samsung's mobile phone division stated today that the company could extend its current partnership with BlackBerry. However, he repeated what the company said last week that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry itself.

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Official Limited Edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport looks to be arriving soon

While we've seen several luxury retailers hop into mix willing to customize your BlackBerry Passport with some gold trim, BlackBerry themselves have yet to offer such a thing but that might soon be changing. According to a new listing on the ShopBlackBerry Canada website, a limited edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport could be in the works. Here's what the site has to say about it.

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Get 00 off a red BlackBerry Passport for a limited time!

Looking for a good deal on a red BlackBerry Passport? Head on over to ShopBlackBerry and pick one up for $100 off, bringing the cost down to $599. This deal is only running today from now until midnight EST. That's right, this sale ends just a little under 6 hours from now so if you're interested you're going to want to hurry.

Please note, if you take advantage of special pricing offer for Passport, you will not be able to participate in Trade Up Program, as this offer may not be combined with other offers.

Check out the deal at ShopBlackBerry

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