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If you are looking for some bargains this weekend, select BlackBerry 10 applications by Toysoft Development have gone on sale for one week only. From now until Thursday April 3rd, three popular application are on sale in BlackBerry World for as little as $.99.

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The popular augmented reality application from ReFocus Labs - ARKick, is currently on sale until April 3rd - just before they release version 2.0. Perfect for if you are in a unfamiliar town or city, the application will utilize the camera on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and show you points of interest around you. 

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BlackBerry wins injunction against Typo, sales of BlackBerry-style keyboard for iPhone barred

It's a bitter setback for Typo and a victory for BlackBerry, but it's not all that surprising that BlackBerry was able to win an injunction on sales of the Typo keyboard for iPhone. Considering how much Typo looks like a BlackBerry keyboard and how much BlackBerry has vowed to fight back against their perceived infringement, a sales ban was all but a foregone conclusion at this point. Sorry, Ryan Seacrest, you're out this round. As reported by Bloomberg:

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CrackBerry 114: We ain't sugarcoating

Today BlackBerry announced their fourth quarter earnings, so as always we're here to recap the news and break things down. Adam, Bla1ze, Simon and Chris U. join me on this one to talk numbers, devices, and leaks — even though John Chen is cracking down on them.

It's not our greatest but hey, we ain't sugarcoating. So sit back, grab a snack and enjoy!

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Here’s what matters from the BlackBerry Q4 financial results conference call

This morning BlackBerry published Q4 results for fiscal 2014 and held the usual analyst conference call. I’ll go through the results here, and I’d like to invite you to post your comments below.

First of all, John Chen did a great job of communicating on the call. I really like this guy as the CEO. When he speaks it’s obvious that he understands the issues that are bothering shareholders. He doesn’t dance around issues. He doesn’t duck questions. In fact he brings up most of the big issues as part of his prepared remarks. I’ve followed a lot of public companies, and I’ve been listening to quarterly conference calls for at least 15 years now. Chen is in a small group of great communicators. If you ever want to bore yourself to death with the opposite end of the spectrum, go listen to an Amazon conference call. Great company, but horrible speakers. Dreadful.

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Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 bug fix update now available in BlackBerry World

The last Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 brought a ton of new changes but it also brought a few bugs with it and a new update rolling through BlackBerry World looks to correct those. It's just a small batch of fixes but if you've have issues with the 'mark prior read' or 'delete prior' options, you'll want to make sure you grab this one.

  • Fixes issue where Foursquare would open when doing mark read prior or delete prior from the Hub.
  • Fixes issue where you could not open Specials from the place page
  • Other bug fixes

The update should be live for most folks right now, if you're not seeing it you can try searching for Foursquare or refreshing BlackBerry World to help it along. If none of that works, just sit tight. It'll come along soon enough.

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BlackBerry OS autoloaders now available for download

Tired of whatever OS it is that you're running on your BlackBerry 10 device? If so, another new OS has now been made available for download and this time around it's OS Like some releases before it, the base files are from OS but the radio file used is and although it's not really a leak, it comes in autoloader form for all BlackBerry 10 devices except for the BlackBerry Z10 STL100-1.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry J-Series Extra Battery Charger Bundle

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry J-Series Extra Battery Charger Bundle and save over 50% off the list price!

Keeping an extra battery charged and handy gives you the power to keep communicating and stay entertained throughout the day. Use this versatile BlackBerry Battery Charger in the car, home, office, with your computer via a micro-USB cable, or combine it with a Y-cable to charge your device and battery at the same time.

List Price: $79.99   Today Only: $37.95

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 28, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out by clicking through the gallery below and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

JobGuru by Imad Azzam

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Three new high-end BlackBerry devices on the horizon, BBM for desktops getting a 'serious look'

In speaking with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that within the next 18 months, he plans to introduce high-end devices that cater to the "keyboard aficionados." BlackBerry has at least three different devices in the works and that "the focus is going to be very keyboard centric."

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Minutes ago during the Q4 earnings call BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, confirmed that there would indeed be a LTE version of the BlackBerry Z3 following its launch in Indonesia in late April. 

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Some key thoughts on BlackBerry Q4 results that just hit the wire

A few minutes ago BlackBerry issued its press release with financial results for Q4. As usual it’s a good news / bad news situation, and the conference call is in less than half an hour. I’ll come back afterwards with a more detailed review.

Until then here are a few things I noticed.

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Press Release: BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2014

The report is in — BlackBerry has dropped their fourth quarter results. They're reporting a balance of $2.7B at the end of the quarter (compared to $3.2B last quarter), with an adjusted Q4 gross margin of 43%, up from 34% in the prior quarter. Approximately 3.4 million devices were sold to end users in the fourth quarter, of which around 2.3 million were BlackBerry 7 devices.

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Good news for any Twitters users who have a BlackBerry Beta Zone account. BlackBerry has released Twitter for BlackBerry 10 via Beta Zone in order to get some beta testers up and running to put the app through its paces. It brings about the ability to swipe between timelines. You still have the tabs along the bottom but to make things a bit swift, you can swipe between your feed, Discover and Activity, It is also transitioning into that flatter looking UI that we saw in the leaked OS 10.3.

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Animal Battle

If you favor puzzle style games on your BlackBerry you'll love Animal Battle which is brought to us by Ovogame, who also developed Jump Birdy Jump, Smiley's Pop and Frenzy Lanes just to name a few. 

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Just a quick friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Friday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Year-End and Q4 fiscal earnings.

The earnings report should cross the wire around 7am ET, and the conference call will kick-off at 8am ET. Those wanting to listen into the conference call can dial 1-800-814-4859 or click into the webcast here.

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BlackBerry Cyclone prototype listed on eBay once again

If you're wanting to get your hands on that BlackBerry Cyclone prototype that turned up, now is your chance. It has been listed on eBay once again after having been removed a few times already. The current bid is at $80 but you can hit that buy it now button and grab it for $1,000 if you've got that kind of flow to toss around.

Obviously you'd not be buying it for use but who knows, could be worth something some day to the right person. We've all read the stories about early prototypes of whatever being sold at auctions. Consider it a risky investment. Act fast if you want it. There's about 2 hours left on it.

View the BlackBerry Cyclone on eBay

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PSA: Microsoft Office Mobile won't work on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

Earlier, Microsoft announced that their Microsoft Office Mobile was going free on Android and iOS while ditching the need for a subscription in order to use it for 'view-only' purposes. Since then, we've had people emailing us and letting us know that since Android apps can run on BlackBerry 10, we should post about it or asking if it works on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime.

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CrackBerry Asks: Would you want a Dot View case for your BlackBerry?

Yesterday we saw all kinds of HTC One (M8) news floating around the web. Even though we're all BlackBerry lovers at heart, it's okay to sneak a look at the latest and greatest in the Android world. While I can't say that I'll be running out to pick one up anytime soon, I am a bit jealous of one thing — that Dot View case.

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Time for some funky racing action - this time with another Android game that you'll need to get from one of the third party app stores. This process may be a little more hassle than grabbing the game from BlackBerry World, but this one's well worth it. 

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