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Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Meir who asks:

How can I drop one call on a Z10 and continue talking to the other call? ‎This question applies to either; when I was on a call and another call came in middle, I pick up the new call which places my first call on hold. I then want to drop one of the calls and continue speaking to the other person, or when I make a conference call and at one point would like to drop one of the participants.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Q10

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The BlackBerry Flip Shell case offers full protection around your BlackBerry Q10 in a durable, lightweight shell made from hand-crafted, genuine leather. The front of the case flips down, exposing the screen and keyboard of your Q10. The message notification light is visible through the front flap so you always know when to check your phone, even while it's being protected.

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Secure Work Space on iOS and Android gets FIPS 140-2 certified

BlackBerry has kicked up the security not only on their own devices, but also on Android and iOS. They've announced today that Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is now Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certified.

FIPS 140-2 is a huge certification when it comes to government spaces, and now security conscious organizations in US and Canada can safely deploy Secure Work Space in these environments. This security extends to both data-at-rest and data-in-transit for iOS and Android devices, meaning that all data is secure while within the enterprise.

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Z10

Back at the start of March (2014) we told you that the BlackBerry Z10 had sold out in India after the company had reduced its price and had sold over three times as many devices as they expected. The good news is that the Z10 is now back in stock if you fancy picking one up. 

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We've featured our fair share of tennis games over the last year or so for BlackBerry 10, but not table tennis that I can recall. Real Table Tennis is another great game that unfortunately you won't find in BlackBerry World (at the time of publication), but you can grab it from the third party Android store Snap. 

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SayIt

For SayIt users you'll be pleased to hear that version 3.2 is now in BlackBerry World and contains not only some fixes but a small selection of rather important features. 

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BBM Money poised to expand later this year

BBM Money poised to expand later this year

Unless you live in Indonesia, you've likely never actually used BBM Money but the service itself has not been forgotten about by BlackBerry. Now that BBM has grown a bit by going cross-platform on iOS, Android and soon Windows Phone as well as the launch of BBM Channels, there's more potential then ever for BBM Money to reach an audience and according to David Proulx, Senior Director of BBM Business Development in a recent interview with ReCode, we should be hearing more soon.

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It's no secret that BlackBerry has had a few high-profile departures from the organization over the past several months, but rumors that SVP of Software Sebastian Marineau-Mes was no longer working for the company have now turned out to somewhat accurate. The situation is a little bit convoluted and involves Apple, but a recently-posted Ontario Superior Court of Justice document offers a further look into the matter.

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BlackBerry 10.3 leak device codenames show handset development still a big part of BlackBerry

While many of us have been focused on the clearly visible things in the BlackBerry 10.3 leak, there are a lot of things in that OS that aren't exactly on the top layer. If you go digging deep into the OS there are quite a few device code names to ponder, there are assets for not only a 1080p device but also a 1440p device, and there are plenty of different specs to refer to.

The problem? The OS is, by software development standards, really old, so everything in it has to be taken with a massive grain of salt. Over the past few months we've seen some weird devices turn up, some devices have been rumored to have been scrapped, and some of them have even been downgraded and renamed. If nothing else, it shows handset development at BlackBerry is still strong. 

So what kind of code names and information has been turning up in BlackBerry 10.3? Quite a bit actually. Stuff like Mjölnir, Musket, Dev Alpha X, craziness. And like always, folks in the CrackBerry Forums like Ofutur, Thurask, UrbanGlowCam and many others have been busy discussing it all and here's some of what we're looking at. Again, I can't stress enough that this should all be taken with a grain of salt but it's interesting stuff.

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Unless you live in a cave, there's a good chance you've heard about the latest flagship device from HTC. It goes by many names at this point, HTC One, the all new HTC One, M8, HTC One 2014. In any case, after several months of the device leaking onto the internet in every way possible, it's now official and Mobile Nations' own Phil Nickinson, Android Central's editor in chief, has given it a full run through.

HTC has been noticeably excited about the HTC One for some time now, and rightfully so. It's a hell of a smartphone. It's an imperfect one, sure. The camera still trades resolution for features, but the features tend to be pretty compelling, and it's not like you aren't able to take some beautiful shots. That's probably our single complaint about the new HTC One.

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BBM update coming soon across all platforms — Will bring BBM Stickers, sponsored channels, larger file size limit and more

A few weeks back, BlackBerry introduced BBM Stickers in beta form. Things have been moving along and the beta was very well received, so starting next week a new version of BBM will hit all platforms (BlackBerry, iOS and Android) that will include BBM Stickers, sponsored BBM Channels and other new features. The BBM team is going full-steam ahead to keep parity on all the platforms and to keep adding new & upgraded features across the board.

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I for one am a BlackBerry 10 user as productivity is key for me. It appears that the majority of CrackBerry readers are too looking at the recent poll we ran asking What's most important to you - apps or games?

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900 and save 65% off the list price!

Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material, the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. With several colors to choose from, the precision-cut design gives you access to everything you need throughout the day, including the camera, ports and keys.

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What will BlackBerry Q4 earnings bring?

This Friday morning BlackBerry will report the final quarter of the company’s fiscal 2014 results. As usual, I’ll remind you that yes, it is really the end of their 2014 year since they have a February year end to their fiscal year.

To set the stage for the announcement, let’s take a quick look back at what happened last quarter. The company reported only $1.2 billion in revenue for Q3, which was down from $1.6 billion in Q2. Revenues have been falling sharply, and everyone is waiting to see where they level out. In terms of devices, the company recognized revenue on 1.9 million units, which was also a sharp reduction from the 3.7 million units in Q2. Hardware sales made up 40% of sales last quarter. 53% of sales came from service revenue, which is still mostly tied to legacy BBOS carrier fees. This is an area that is in decline as the business model shifts to BlackBerry 10.

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BeBuzz 10 Pro finally went headless not too long ago. While it took its time, BeBuzz has been a favorite of many since BlackBerry legacy days but there's a lot of choice now. This version is mainly a bug fix update but there are more color combinations available too. I would really like to see more color variants with these LED notification apps. They're just not quite there yet but we're moving along, slowly but surely.

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Squiggle Racer zooms into BlackBerry World for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones

In an earlier post we let you all know about Squiggle Racer, the impossibly hard but fun racing game that was available on Android and iOS. At the time, the game wasn't available through BlackBerry World but instead the Android version had to be installed through Snap or sideloaded onto your device.

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Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Although the official update to BlackBerry 10.3 might be a ways off yet, a freshly leaked early build of the OS has landed and we've gone hands-on with it to have a look at what BlackBerry has been working on. All in all, the changes are not a huge departure from what is currently available and are rather subtle but it shows BlackBerry isn't standing still when it comes to keeping their OS fresh.

You can hit play on the video above to get a full-on walkthrough of most of the important changes or jump below to view some of the highlights laid out through screencaps. Keep in mind though, everything here is subject to change as this is not an officially released OS. What you're seeing here could already be gone or never actually see the light of day upon official release.

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Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

When it comes to using your Pebble on BlackBerry, users are presented with only a couple of native options to choose from. One of these applications is Talk2Watch, a full-featured application that brings notifications and scripts right to your wrist. As you already know, the developer released the API to allow other talented coders to create their own Pebble companion apps. The result is Smart Watch Companion, a native BlackBerry 10 app packed with features and goodies for Pebble owners.

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When it comes to weather apps for BlackBerry 10 we have a pretty big selection to choose from. I'll be honest and say that there are some which are not so good, but there are also some real beauties. 

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Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'll start to increase my workouts — I get a little lazy during the winter. As well as working out, I try to eat right too. There was an app on BlackBerry OS called My Fitness Pal that let you track your calorie intake. Enter your meal, portion size, etc and then it counted your calories. You could also enter any of your workouts and then it would calculate your burnt calories. It certainly helps when you can see how many calories you are eating each day. Sadly, the app wasn't brought to BlackBerry 10 and while you can port the Android version, there are some who want a native experience. This is where Body Buddy comes in. It basically does what My Fitness Pal does but gives you a native BlackBerry 10 experience in the process.

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