New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Tasks and more now available!

Looking for some fresh builds of the Hub+ core apps? If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone testing, you'll want to check for updates available in the Google Play Store. New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub+ Services, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks are now available.

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Cleaning up the Confusion: What you need to know about BlackBerry and BlackBerry Mobile

TL;DR: BlackBerry = Old BlackBerry, now a software company; BlackBerry Mobile = New BlackBerry Smartphones, TCL a hardware company

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Coming out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, it immediately became apparent that life in BlackBerry land is a little more complicated than it used to be. With this editorial, I plan to set things straight, for my sanity and hopefully for everyone else's too. Think of this article as a Public Service Announcement. It's the kind of message that needs to get passed on and absorbed by other media outlets and tech journalists too, just so the BlackBerry stories stay straight out there, especially as we head into the launch of the BlackBerry 'Mercury'. If you see somebody getting the facts wrong, send them the link to this story!

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Registration is now open for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe

For those of you who missed out on the BlackBerry Developer Summit that took place in New York, registration for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe has now opened up. You'll have to act fast, though, as space is currently limited.

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Win a BlackBerry Mercury

Fill out the form below for your first chance to win a BlackBerry Mercury

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It's February 2017, which means CrackBerry turns TEN YEARS OLD this month. This wouldn't be CrackBerry and I wouldn't be CrackBerry Kevin if we didn't celebrate by giving away a chance to win the latest and greatest upcoming BlackBerry Smartphone.

That is of the course is the Android-powered BlackBerry 'Mercury' that BlackBerry Mobile will unveil later this month at Mobile World Congress.

To enter, all you need to do is fill out the form below (open worldwide). Come February 26th, the exact day of CrackBerry's 10 Anniversary, I'll announce the winner that will be selected at random from all the entries. As soon as there is availability, I'll buy one personally and ship it to you!

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In honor of CrackBerry's 10th anniversary, we're turning off ads on CrackBerry for members this month!

If you're browsing CrackBerry on the web and you're not already a member, now's the time to join or download our app!

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Personally, I'm a huge fan of advertising. Always have been. TV commercials and magazine ads are what motivated me to want things as a kid growing up and develop an entrepreneurial spirit (if you want things, you need to be able to pay for them!). Now as an online publisher, I have a new respect for advertising. Running ads is a big part of what helps us pay the bills, keep the servers running, and be able to run Mobile Nations as a company and not just be something we do as a hobby.

That said, I get it. All of the scripts that run the ad units can slow down page load times, and the ad units themselves can clutter up what's otherwise a beautiful site. We always try to strike that balance of making cheddar while providing a smooth user experience, but I guess most/all of you would prefer fewer ads to more.

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BlackBerry advances global expansion of its AtHoc crisis communication software

As BlackBerry continues to focus on expanding their software efforts, the company has now announced expanded global capabilities for BlackBerry Secure and AtHoc. These updates add new end-to-end safety benefits and security capabilities for customers around the globe.

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Get ready… CrackBerry Kevin is coming out of retirement to celebrate TEN Years of CrackBerry and the launch of the BlackBerry Mercury!! It's gonna get c-r-a-z-y in here!

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Hello, CrackBerry Faithful!

For those of you who have been paying close attention to CrackBerry in all the various places it exists (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), this message won't come as a surprise. If you haven't been paying as close of attention -- no worries -- it's time to read up! And trust me, you'll want to. Things are about to get CRAZY FUN around here.

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Save hundreds on essential machine learning & AI for business training, now just $39

Ready to learn some new skills in 2017 and push the limits of your current skillset? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become more and more popular over the recent years, but getting started with it can seem a bit scary. Whether it be a lack of time to dedicate to learning it or lack of available funds to enroll in the courses, it is easy to end up passing up the chance to learn more about it for yourself.

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If 2017 is the year you learn some new skills, you won't want to miss out on this amazing offer.

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Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Today, January 30, marks the four year anniversary of BlackBerry 10. While not an anniversary usually 'celebrated', like 5th or 10th anniversary, we still wanted to go ahead and recognize the date so put together a quick video taking a look back at most of the devices released with BlackBerry 10. If you're really looking for a trip down memory lane, and to get a closer look at the events that took place on launch day, then I suggest taking a look at this article from 2014 as well as our BlackBerry 10 launch roundup.

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256GB microSD

Right now you can pick up SanDisk's 256GB microSD card for just $119, a savings of $60 from its regular price. If you are looking to max out the storage in your phone, this is the card you will want to grab. Currently, 256GB is the largest capacity card available, allowing you to store tons of videos, pictures, music, files, and much more on it. You won't have to worry about deleting a picture to be able to take a new one with this card in your phone, nor will you miss the great video of your child's first steps due to a lack of storage space.

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

Following in the footsteps of many tech leaders who have now spoke out against President Trump's executive order and immigration ban, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued his own statement on behalf of BlackBerry.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by grabbing the audio or checking out the video. This week, we had quite a few topics to cover including MrMobile's BlackBerry Priv re-review, rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry and of course, plenty of talk about the BlackBerry 'Mercury.' Settle in, and get yourself caught up!

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

Although the BlackBerry 'Mercury' has yet to be officially announced, it seems as though there is already some sly marketing happening on behalf of BlackBerry Mobile. As spotted in the forums, in the latest episode of Last Man Standing, plenty of on-screen time is given to the QWERTY handset by Tim Allen's character, Michael Baxter.

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' may share same camera sensor as Google Pixel

While we're still a few weeks away from the release of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', more details about some of the hardware specifications have come to light. These new details give more weight to the camera sensors that may be implemented; namely, the Sony IMX378 rear camera. This is the same camera sensor implemented in other popular smartphones like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

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Register for the BlackBerry and Appdome app security webinar!

As part of BlackBerry's partnership with Appdome to enable codeless integration for apps, the two companies have been hosting joint webinars to help developers learn more about their offerings. The latest, 'BlackBerry and Appdome - Securing a Wider Set of Apps in a Fraction of the Time', is scheduled for next month.

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Share the Love with BlackBerry 10 users around the world this Valentine's day!

Want to share your enthusiasm with other BlackBerry 10 users on Valentine's Day this year? Love, the app by CellNinja, lets you do just that. Anonymously send love messages to other BlackBerry 10 users. Who knows, you might get some back in return.

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Rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device appear

While BlackBerry Mobile have been teasing the BlackBerry 'Mercury', there's another BlackBerry-branded device for the Indonesian market that has yet to appear fully. That device, only really known as BlackBerry - BBC100-1, comes from the device software licensing agreement BlackBerry put together with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih. Thus far, details have been slim aside from it appearing late last year at Indonesia's e-Certification database POSTEL and John Chen noting we'd hear more during Chinese New Year, but it looks like we're now getting a look at some of the specs.

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Make the switch to Bluetooth headphones for just $8 right now!

Right now Aukey is offering a set of its great Bluetooth headphones for just $8 with coupon code 6MHX7EOV, a savings of $12. Featuring a design that wraps around your ears, the headphones will stay in place when you are being active, and with around 7 hours of playback per charge, you won't have to worry about the battery life. The lightweight headphones have built-in volume controls to easily adjust while on the go, and the noise isolation will help improve audio quality.

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Digital Offers: Grab the Cisco complete network certification bundle for $59

Getting ready for a career change, or ready to take your current one to the next level? If so, you've got some studying ahead, lots of prep work, and maybe even a large cost associated with the choice.

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Don't miss out on this sweet deal, your future self will thank you!

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Netflix for Android now allows you to save TV shows and movies to your SD Card

Following up on their earlier release which added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline, Netflix has now rolled out a new build of their Android app which allows you to store shows and movies on your SD Card.

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