Tagged releases free app for BlackBerry

Tagged is one of the biggest social networking sites in the US, with 100 million users worldwide. The site is a bit like a mash-up of Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace all rolled into one, but instead of focusing on people you already know, you use Tagged to meet new people. If you are a member of Tagged, you'll be interested to hear that they have released a new Tagged BlackBerry app! With...

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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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Take playlists one step further with Moodagent for BlackBerry devices

I have a hard time deciding what music to listen to on my BlackBerry. I usually cop out and press shuffle or just play a specific song and that's about it. While perusing through BlackBerry App World the other day I stumbled across an app called Moodagent by Syntonetic. Previously available for iOS, Android, and Nokia, it's a cloud based music player that creates randomized playlists from...

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No Words With Friends for BlackBerry? Check out these alternatives!

We get asked a lot if there is a Words With Friends for the BlackBerry platform. If you have somehow not heard of it, Words with Friends is a Scrabble like game for iOS and Android that you can play against others online. It's one of the most popular games for both platforms, and BlackBerry owners have thus far been left out of the popular game. However, don't be sad, there are always options...

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Tether for BlackBerry on sale - 50% off for a limited time!

Tether is one of the most popular apps for BlackBerry, and I can say it's one I have used in the past with great success. Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Blackberry's data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your BlackBerry. It doesn't come without a cost though, as most good things don't. If...

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The rumor mill is buzzing once again and it looks like CSI Enterprises and MasterCard are teaming up to bring some mobile payment goodness to BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 should be launching in the next few months (please RIM get on with it already!) and will be sporting NFC for the first time on a BlackBerry. The CSI Virtual MasterCard app hopes to take advantage...

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Get Tapatalk for BlackBerry at the CrackBerry App Store for only $2.99. That's a full $1 less than in it will be in App World! Good news BlackBerry owners who like to visit online forum communities such as our own CrackBerry forums.... you can now get the official version of the wildly popular Tapatalk Forum App for BlackBerry! Tapatalk is the #1 Social app in the Android Marketplace, a Top 5...

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BlackBerry Travel 1.1 now available

BlackBerry Travel 1.1 has been released today in BlackBerry App World. The app has been updated with a few new features to add to the fun including global rental car booking and a world clock. BlackBerry Travel has only been available for a short time, but it's already one of our favorites. No matter if you're a frequent or weekend traveler, BlackBerry Travel has the right stuff. Keep track of...

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Bouncity is a new location based social gaming platform that certainly everyone will compare to foursquare. While it does have some similarities, the differences really set it apart. With Bouncity there is essentially a three step process: Go places, do challenges and get rewards. As you venture out into the real word (which hopefully you do) you'll have to complete challenges are various...

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Bix: Simple yet highly addictive puzzle game for your BlackBerry devices

The folks over at Padadaz need to come up with a 12-Step rehab for those of us who have become addicted to this game. Bix sounded like a simple game that would help me waste a few minutes here and there. Truth be told, it is a simple game but as you level up it becomes increasingly more difficult. The object of the game is to use your tracer, a little white ball, to create different shapes on...

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A crash course in the history of BlackBerry smartphones

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Ever wonder what the first BlackBerry was, but not interested in reading so much as watching or listening to the information?  Put together by Phones4u, this is a fun look at the history of smartphones RIM has produced. Take a quick tour through the past and see how BlackBerry has evolved over the years.  Source: Phones4u

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Check those pesky OBD-II trouble codes from anywhere with your BlackBerry

   Whether you are a full time mechanic, or just a hobbyist, keeping track of all the different OBD-II codes for various vehicles is a nearly impossible task, and while not everyone wants to keep their laptops handy with them, odds are you do have your BlackBerry with you. If this is the case for you, then we have just the app for you, OBD-II Trouble Code Lookup, which allows users to access...

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It's summer time and what better way to kick it off than with a theme sale? Andrew over at AG Designs & Graphics let us know that they are having a Summer Steal Sale and have their four most popular themes on sale at 50% off from now until July 4th! That means you can pick up Reflect7 Carbon, Prestige, Aspire, and Ederra for just $2.99 each. These themes are compatible with BlackBerry 8330...

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Easily add new numbers to your contacts with Add to Existing Contacts (ATEC)

  One thing that has always bothered me was receiving a call from a friend that was not from the number I had stored for them, whether it was an alternate, or secondary number, and trying to add that to their existing contact card was quite a pain. Luckily, gone are the days of writing it down to edit the contact from another screen, or copying and pasting to add it, instead meet ATEC, or Add...

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Bring out your inner artist with Scroodle on your BlackBerry PlayBook

Scroodle, by Aberrant Software Inc, is an interactive drawing application with two differant colored chalk board backgrounds and a white board. With Scroodle on your BlackBerry playBook, you can draw and paint using your fingers as the chalk or markers. You can choose the colour and size of your drawing tool then create your doodles, tasks, notes or keep a 4 year old amused while you're...

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Hey RIM, Malcolm Gladwell says bronze is the new gold!

Last Monday, at the annual Cannes Film festival, Canadian-born author Malcolm Gladwell made a statement in regards to the business world; in so many words getting the bronze is worth more than getting the gold. What that means is that it’s not always who does it first, it’s who does it best. More often than not the ‘late-starter’ ends up being more successful. I guess you could say it’s a...

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Should RIM keep its current Co-Chairman/Co-CEO structure or change it up?online surveys I much prefer to cover happy news stories related to BlackBerry phones, tablets, apps, games, accessories, etc. here on CrackBerry, but as the #1 Site for BlackBerry Users and Abusers we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't also report back on at least some of the business stories related...

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Seeing spots? No, it's Neon Dots!

While scrolling through BlackBerry App World, I ran across this fun little game that brought back tons of memories from my childhood. Neon Dots, by TechSoft Ventures, is a fun take on an old school game that is generally played by two people on a sheet of dotted paper.Each person (or the computer) take a turn drawing a line to connect two dots, either horizontally or vertically. If a player...

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BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 appear in CelleBrite System

We're all waiting anxiously for the new devices to release. The BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 has been announced, but we're left wondering about those "rumored" devices, like the BlackBerry Torch 9850. When will they release? When will RIM announce them? It's all a mystery, and all we can do is piece together clues until official word is given. Some clues we use include screenshots of launch lists...

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Why I love Tether

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Friday 1:27 a.m. It's been a long day for me, but I'm not done yet. I'm usually up this late; and tonight is no exception. I'm working on the introduction to the Mobile Nations Podcast that's due to be recorded later in the day. I need to search the internet for some podcast-y music, but there's a problem. There's no internet to be found. You see, I...

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