Developers: Which OS do you build for?

Developers: Which OS do you build for?

If you're a BlackBerry application developer who is building apps for the BlackBerry OS then it is pretty crucial to know where the majority of your potential users are. That said; Research In Motion has just put some great charts outlining data that puts a few things into perspective. You'll need to know which OS' the majority of your users are going to be working off of. Much of that...

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The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

  I've always enjoyed reading the Joy of Tech comics. They're always good for a laugh so figured we'd share this one with you since it's pretty releative to our other content. Kick Monday off with some laughs and try not to take things so seriously. Besides, Monday is only one day and that means we are one day closer to the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook! Source: The Joy Of Tech

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Official OS 6.0.0.481 for the Pearl 3G from Telus Mobility

Official OS 6.0.0.481 for the Pearl 3G from Telus Mobility

Here you go Pearl 3G users. Telus has officially released OS 6.0.0.481 for the taking. It's been a bit since we've had an official release for the Pearl 3G, so if you're on an older leaked or official OS then get to downloading. Not many reports in on what's new in this version yet, so head into the forums and post your findings. As always use caution when updating your device OS. Thanks rroyy...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 is on the way

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 is on the way

It's really a no brainer that BlackBerry Desktop Manager will be release by the time the new OS 6.1 handsets arrive (well hopefully anyway), but whether or not we'll see it available before then remains to be seen. The updated version of the software will most likely remain intact while adding some small updates and fixes. The one added feature to note is the ability to forget a previously...

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Contest winners: Seidio extended battery, Ventev PowerCELL, OtterBox case, and more!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Life in the (BlackBerry) Cloud

Life in the (BlackBerry) Cloud

As much as I've resisted joining it, I must admit: life inside the cloud is great. Online storage means I never have to worry about losing important files, and I can access them from anywhere connected to the internet. The other day, my laptop computer conked out on me: Blue Screen of Death, corrupted files, the works. I called Tech Support to get the "magical" code that will let me...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed RIM Announces Retail Channels and Pricing for BlackBerry PlayBook RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBookRIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry New App Allows BES Activation with BIS Data Plan BlackBerry PlayBook battery life looks to be 10 hours with continual use Pre-order the BlackBerry...

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Contest: Colorful Serious by BB-Freaks - We have 50 copies up for grabs!

Contest: Colorful Serious by BB-Freaks - We have 50 copies up for grabs!

BB-Freaks continues to delight BlackBerry owners with their creative and functional themes. One of their latest creations is called Colorful Serious. This theme brings a burst of color to your home screen with sharp graphics that really stand out. As always, the icons used in this theme are top-notch and flow well with the theme without being distracting. Numeric battery and signal meters and a...

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BlackBerry First Steps: Mass Storage Mode - Using your BlackBerry as a portable flash drive

 Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. As BlackBerry users we're constantly on the go. Chances are you've probably used a flash...

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My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

Want to win an Otterbox Commuter case from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I wanted to share with you guys my personal journey. No, it's not mind blowing or earth shattering but rather a little insight into my love/hate relationship with BlackBerry cases. Maybe you or someone you know can relate to my story. And to help you with your case issues, we're going to give one lucky...

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RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

While no huge press release announcement came with this news it's certainly newsworthy in our opinion. RIM has acquired yet another company dedicated to development and more specifically, mobile web development. Granted, the name may not sound familiar to a lot of people but tiny Hippos is the company behind the Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator, a tool designed to test and debug cross-...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 25, 2011 - 50 free copies of Tips & Tricks to give away!

Welcome back to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! Wow what a week this has been! CTIA didn't bring us much on the BlackBerry front, but finally our questions are answered regarding Android apps running on the PlayBook and we have a release date! Who is excited?! We sure are, you can count on that. This week our contest is courtesy of Sferical. They have a new app called Tips & Tricks that...

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Has your inkwell run dry? The AP Stylebook for BlackBerry gives you a refill

Has your inkwell run dry? The AP Stylebook for BlackBerry gives you a refill

I have to be honest with you; some days it’s difficult to put two words together. These days seem to coincide with the days my brain decides to bubble, lose molecular stability and then decides to ooze out of my ears. It’s at that point when anything I decide to write begins to sound like the ramblings of a mad man, who also has issues spelling korektlee...I mean correctly. Thank goodness I...

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CrackBerry Poll: How do you feel about RIM's Announcement to Support Android Apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook?

Do you think RIM has made the right move to support Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook?online surveys RIM's announcement yesterday regarding the expansion of the application ecosystem for the BlackBerry PlayBook brought with it the big news that Android Apps (specifically Android 2.3 apps for the time being) will be supported on the BlackBerry PlayBook. This doesn't mean that RIM...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1067 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 Curve 8900 and Curve 8520 from AT&T

AT&T has dropped a few new official OS versions today for the Bold 9000, Curve 8520 and Curve 8900. OS 5.0.0.1067 is ready for download for all three devices. While it's not OS 6, it's still an updated offiical OS. You can snag it from the AT&T software download site via the links below. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device - official or not. Head to the forums...

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Get your foursquare on with FourPlay for the BlackBerry PlayBook

While there have been loads of apps submitted to BlackBerry App World thus far waiting to find a good home on a BlackBerry PlayBook, only a few stand out. The awesomely named FourPlay is one of those and definitely on the top of my want list when I get my hands on a PlayBook. The app works with foursquare APIs to bring you what is now the best foursquare experience on the Playbook. FourPlay...

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LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry

LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry

LiveProfile is an awesome cross-platform messaging app for Android and iOS, that is now available for BlackBerry. It features a very nice dark UI, as well as a ton of features you would come to expect in a messaging app, and a few you wouldn't. Here are some of those features:  Badges for sent, delivered, and read messages Displays when a contact is typing (and when a contact is reading)...

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Press Release: RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBook - ANDROID APPS on PLAYBOOK!!!

HUGE NEWS! We've been talking about Android Apps running on BlackBerry's tablet since August 2010 (before the PlayBook was ever announced - jump to minute 52 in this podcast) and today we see that our intuition was dead on, and we know how RIM is going to go about delivering Android Apps on the QNX-based OS. In addition to announcing the long awaited C/C++ Native Development Kit for the...

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Press Release: Research In Motion Reports 4th Quarter and Year End Results for Fiscal 2011

Here's the press and release and numbers we've been waiting for. You can read the full press release below to get a look at RIM's 4th Quarter and 2011 Year End Fiscal results (I know, I know, it's weird they're working so far into the future and not on the calendar year). We'll report back with more analysis once we read through it and see what the after hours trading does. Press Release...

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BlackBerry Messenger v5.0.3.13 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you're a person who likes to have the latest BlackBerry Messenger available at all times then you'll want to hit up the BlackBerry Beta Zone as they've now released v5.0.3.13. If you're expecting an huge visual changes or things of that sort -- you'll be sadly disappointed. As with most releases these days it's bug-fixes and back end work to improve overall functionality as noted in the...

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