BlackBerry will announce Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31

As per their scheduled investor events, BlackBerry has now announced they will be announcing their Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31, 2017. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or heading over to the BlackBery Investor page and listening in live.

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In shareholder letter, Prem Watsa highlights why he continues to bet on John Chen

In a letter to shareholders published earlier this month, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Prem Watsa shared some of the achievements made throughout 2016. While the subject of BlackBerry was but one paragraph in the 24-page letter, it's an excellent perspective on BlackBerry CEO John Chen's turnaround progress from the eyes of one of the company's biggest investors.

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Grab a limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug now!

Last few hours to get your mug purchased before they disappear forever!

February 26th, 2017 marked TEN YEARS since CrackBerry's official launch date and now you can commemorate all the fun and excitement with this limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug. Every morning, you can fill it with an awesome beverage of your choice and help us celebrate this milestone!

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Amazon Prime members can score big savings on nearly all Kindle E-readers right now

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The summer is coming and there is no better way to read a book on the beach or at the pool than on a Kindle. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can score some pretty sweet savings, dropping the price of the e-readers down to as low as just $49.99. The whole line is discounted, from the most basic option to the newest, so you won't want to miss out.

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Master Microsoft Office for just $39

Master Microsoft Office for just $39

Understanding Microsoft Office and how it all works is very important when looking for a job. Don't get left behind at the interview table because you don't know how to use formulas in Excel or analyze data with ease. With Microsoft offering so many apps under the Office umbrella, it can be hard to learn them all, especially if you don't know where to begin. Luckily, getting started doesn't have to be hard.

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Toysoft offers some of their best BlackBerry 10 apps free for a limited time!

Over the course of BlackBerry 10's existence, Toysoft has created a ton of great apps for the OS and in turn, has received plenty of love back from the community. As part of a thank you promotion, Toysoft has for a limited time gone ahead and dropped pricing on some of those great apps.

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Keep your Classic secured to your hip for just $12.87 today

If you're not a fan of using cases regularly but want to keep your BlackBerry Classic safe while transporting it, BlackBerry's leather swivel holster is a great option to do just that. The leather pocket will protect your phone from scratches and dings while keeping it easily accessible on your hip, all for just $12.87 today.

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NYC KEYone Meetup Video: The New BlackBerry Hits The Big Apple!

On the evening of Wednesday, March 22nd, BlackBerry fans in the greater NYC area braved the cold wind and converged at the Up & Down club to get an early look at the BlackBerry KEYone.

We had the venue to ourselves and the turnout was fantastic, with over 200 CrackBerry fans showing up to take a few engineering samples of the KEYone for a test drive. The reactions to the KEYone continue to be fantastic. Hit play on the video above for the 90 second highlight reel.

These CrackBerry meetups are such a blast, bringing out the hardcore BlackBerry fans who are just SOOO FREAK'N PASSIONATE. It was five hours of non-stop BlackBerry talk, mixed in with some tasty food and beverages, good music and a lot of fun taking photos in front of our CrackBerry/KEYone step and repeat.

I hope to be announcing more cities soon to take our CrackBerry meetups too. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, THANK YOU NYC!!

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CrackBerry Podcast - Up & UP

CrackBerry Podcast - Up & UP

We're back from NYC and wanted to touch base with everyone on what we've been up to as we close out the month of March. A little AtHoc authorization, plenty of style ring mobile accessory talk and of course recaps on the epic CrackBerry Kevin interview with Cheddar and his overall impressions on the big turnout and positive KEYone feedback from our New York City Meetup.

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Download this free BlackBerry KEYone shield wallpaper!

Good ole Pootermobile is at it again, this time dropping some cool new KEYone typography and the BlackBerry security shield in his latest wallpaper.

If you're digging the wallpaper, or change your wallpaper regularly, I get it. Here's something new for your home screen to get you in new device spirit!

This prompted me to ask if Marco could create a special version just for us here on CB.

With the image reworked and a sweet orange shield, it feels right at home here on CrackBerry. I even mocked it up on the BlackBerry KEYone for sheer drool factor. You're welcome.

Shout out to Pootermobile for keeping our device screens fresh. Download links can be found below for each color variant.

Download KEYone Shield Wallpaper

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We've had a variety of Digital Offers over the past year, and some of them are more popular than others. From VPN offers to courses that teach you how to code, these offers are great ways for you to learn new skills without spending a ton of money. Our friends over at Thrifter have secured an exclusive deal to help you all save 25% more on these already discounted offers, and you won't want to miss out on them.

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Grab this portable phone stand for just $8.85 today

Phone stands are often times forgotten about and people don't realize just how handy they can be, but with Nite Ize's QuickStand you can always have one with you. Stop laying your phone down flat on your desk and keep it propped up so you can see who's calling, watch movies without holding the phone, and more for just $8.85.

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BlackBerry adds the DTEK50 to their spring savings deals! Grab one now for only $249

Previously we let you all know about BlackBerry's 'Spring into Savings' offers that featured the BlackBerry Priv reduced to $349 USD and accessories 40% off, but if you were hoping for BlackBerry to add another device to the mix, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has now added the DTEK50 to the list of devices discounted and right now, through ShopBlackBerry you can pick up a DTEK50 for only $249 USD, and of course, 40% off all accessories remains as well.

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Get 2TB of lifetime cloud storage for $50!

Get 2TB of lifetime cloud storage for $50!

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of physical information storage. New hard drives and flash drives are constantly hitting the market and obsolescence is inevitable. There has never been a better time to store your data in the cloud, and cloud security has also never been better.

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Cloud services, however, can be costly or they just don't offer enough storage. You need a service that'll securely back you up for life, and you need a service that won't cost you thousands a year because you need terabytes of storage. This is especially prudent in a business scenario where you may have to provide cloud storage to multiple employees.

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Super Mario Run now available for Android!

Super Mario Run now available for Android!

The Nintendo nostalgia machine is strong here

Apparently, Nintendo couldn't wait to launch Super Mario Run for Android and decided to go ahead and surprise all those waiting for March 23, the previously announced launch date on Android, by rolling out the game a day early.

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BlackBerry KEYone finally checks in at the FCC

BlackBerry KEYOne finally checks in at the FCC

For whatever reason, there has been a small subset of folks out there concerned about how long it has taken for the BlackBerry KEYone to check in at the FCC, but finally, we can put their worries to rest. Some of the confidentiality agreements have now expired and the KEYone and some of the FCC information for the device is now ready for your perusal. As expected, some of the details are still hidden but, if you fancy reading through the available documents, you can check out FCC ID 2ACCJN016 or 2ACCJN017 for the CDMA version.

Read the full FCC filing for the BlackBerry KEYone

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A closer look at the BlackBerry Privacy Shade app

I love seeing new productivity and security apps from BlackBerry. As BlackBerry takes on a pivot to software and services, it's sometimes hard to connect the dots as to what that means for general consumers. If you look closely, however, you'll see ample signs of the quiet innovations in software that users like you and I will get to enjoy.

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Keep your BlackBerry protected on your hip for just $19.85 today

Looking for a great way to keep your DTEK50 protected while out and about but don't want to bulk it up while using it? If so, check out Rugged's QX Horizontal Pouch for a great way to keep your phone protected while on your hip and easily accessible, all for just $19.85.

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BlackBerry KEYone User Reactions from CrackBerry's Miami Meetup!

CrackBerry Kevin brought in the BlackBerry KEYone heat to Miami last Friday, and it was a blast! We held the meetup at The Anderson. Great ambiance, artfully crafted cocktails, and the venue packed with BlackBerry fans from all over Florida. Early in the evening, the energy was high and everyone in good spirits. As I worked the floor taking in everyone's perspectives it was incredible to see how diverse the meetup group was, so many prosumers from different walks of life; doctors, realtors, project managers, it was an eclectic group, and we were thrilled to have them all as our guests.

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Watch the replay of CrackBerry Kevin discussing the BlackBerry KEYone on Cheddar!

Ahead of preparations for the CrackBerry Meetup in New York City, CrackBerry Kevin stopped by the Cheddar studios today to discuss the BlackBerry KEYone. If you missed out on watching it live, you can now check out the replay which has been posted to YouTube. Go ahead and hit play!

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