CrackBerry Poll: BBM and intimate relationships - a blessing or curse?

For some it is boon, for others bane. But for all I know, BBM is not only a major selling point of BlackBerry smartphones, but for some people it is the sole reason to buy one in the first place! Whether just socializing, sharing intimate moments or having fun with friends, BBM can both be a powerful communications tool or the very opposite of a carefree, merry experience. In a recent study...

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Review: Freedom Pro Bluetooth Keyboard for BlackBerry Smartphones

In looking to lighten my daily load when travelling to and from university, I wanted to leave my Macbook at home and just use my BlackBerry. It was fine for a while until I had to start writing essays and pages and pages for coursework. The Torch keyboard wasn't going to cut it. Of course there was the option of using the university computers but you weren't always guaranteed to get one so I...

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We Made It... CrackBerry Podcast Episode SIXTY NINE!!!

We did it! CrackBerry Podcast Episode 69! I know, I know.. most podcasters out there go with 50 shows or 100 shows as being a notable milestones, but somehow I think 69 episodes is just way more... crackier.  So for our sixty ninth CrackBerry podcast we once again did what we always do best... have fun and shoot the you know what on everything BlackBerry. Listen into this one hour show Adam,...

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Streaking by Edward Lahrs - Keep track of goals on your BlackBerry PlayBook!

Your kid's chores, exercising, quitting smoking, your approaching vacation… do these have anything in common? Not really, except for the fact that they are all things that you can track on a calendar. You know what I mean, the kind you used to buy and hang on the wall, that's now been replaced by your BlackBerry/laptop/PlayBook calendar. Well now you can get back the satisfaction of marking...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on the news earlier this week that Research In Motion is under investigation for possible federal securities law violations, RIM fired off a press release this morning saying the purported class action lawsuit is without merit: WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM...

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Vintage by Cocky Culture - Yesterday's swagger on today's BlackBerry!

After a long hiatus, Cocky Culture has just burst back into the BlackBerry theme scene in a big way. Their new theme Vintage is one of a kind, and a refreshing take on maximizing your home screen space. This one isn't for you wallpaper junkies, but if you crave a fresh look and a funky feel, keep reading. Once you install Vintage on your BlackBerry, the first thing you'll see is the bold use...

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Enter to win a free copy of D-Aegis by Raypho Themes! Details below! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's picks and...

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GroupMe 2.0 for BlackBerry officially released

GroupMe, which offers free group text messaging and conference-calling services has rolled out version 2.0 of their BlackBerry app. With it being a milestone update for them, they've added quite a few new features to the already robust cross-platform service: In-app chat -  Send messages over your data connection, entirely within the app. Text as much as you want without hitting your SMS...

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Leaked OS 7.0.0.100 for the BlackBerry 9810 9860 and 9900

It seems like a few months before the next wave of devices lands we always get an influx of OS leaks that many of us can't use. This time is no different, with some more OS 7 leaks coming our way. These come in the form of OS 7.0.0.100 for the BlackBerry 9810, 9860 and 9900. Again, most of you won't be able to do anyhting with these, but some may look to tinker around a bit. Word of caution -...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win an extended battery for your device!

You could win an extended battery for your device from ShopCrackBerry.com! Keep reading for details! When I get a device I'm all about battery life. Ever since the 9700 and it's insane battery life came around I won't settle for anything less. One of the ways I've found to keep the fire burnin' is with an OEM size extended battery. Unlike bulky extended batteries that require a different...

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Gist for BlackBerry now available for additional devices

Gist for BlackBerry has been updated to support additional devices. Previously the app was only available for the BlackBerry Torch, but the new update brings support for the Bold 9700/9780, Bold 9900/9930, Style 9670 and Tour 9630. Gist was acquired by RIM a few weeks back and good things should be on the horizon beyond their BlackBerry app (think integration). Gist is a great contact...

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Angry Farm updated to v1.1.15 - Now featuring 120 levels

The folks at Smarter Apps have again added some new levels to their popular Angry Farm game for BlackBerry. Angry Farm now features 50 additional levels for a total of 120 levels in all. The update now sits at version 1.1.15 and includes some bug fixes as well. If you haven't checked out Angry Farm yet its pretty sweet overall. You need to help take out the angry foxes with your farm animals,...

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Doug let us know that a few of his BlackBerry games have been discounted for a limited time. Atom Trap, Asteroid Blast (phone) and Asteroid Blast HD (PlayBook) have all be knocked down to just $0.99. These are some great games that are awesome time killers, and if you get them quick you can save a bunch. Atom Trap and Asteroid Blast are available for most phones while Asteroid Blast HD is for...

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BlackBerry Torch 2 poses for the camera yet again

We haven't seen much of the upcoming BlackBerry Torch 2 in the last few weeks, but the guys at TechnoBuffalo tossed up a few images in case you're in withdrawal. Nothing really new here from these shots, but we do get to see more of my least favorite battery door to date (I think it looks Bedazzled!). Also we can tell from the icons that this guy is running OS 7 as expected. A quick recap of...

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Just in case you thought AVEA was done, they weren't. They also went ahead and released the official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. Same deal as before folks if AVEA is not your carrier. Just simply go ahead and remove that pesky vendor.xml file before you load any of these up. Thanks @rr_yy! Download OS 6.0.0.576 For the BlackBerry Bold 9700Download...

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Although all of these OS' were previously leaked, it's pretty awesome that AVEA just unleashed them all at once for everyone who either may not have had a chance to grab them yet or prefers to stick to official OS releases from a carrier. OS 6.0.0.570 is now available for the BlackBerryBold 9780, BlackBerry Torch 9800 and finally, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100/9105). If you're not on AVEA just...

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If you frequent using Mr. Number, the free call and text message blocking application then you'll want to make sure you grab the latest update available as it adds some pretty neat features to the service as a whole. The latest version of Mr. Number brings status to your calls and texts. You can let your friends know when you’re free for a call, when you prefer text, and when you’re tied...

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I admit my BlackBerry is rarely out of my hand. On those rare occasions that it is, it's usually in my back pocket or my purse. Now that my kids are getting older and I'm not required to carry a multitude of toys and assorted baby paraphernalia, I've been looking at the variety of cases available for the multitude of BlackBerry devices. On most days, I just need something to hold my BlackBerry...

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If you're looking for something along the lines of Instagram or Hipstamatic for the BlackBerry PlayBook, we have a temporary solution. Forums member daspop spotted a great website called Pixlr-o-matic that works great on the PlayBook. To use it is simple - head to pixlr.com/o-matic in your PlayBook browser. Choose "computer" and open a stored image, then choose your filter from the scrolling...

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Save the universe on your BlackBerry PlayBook with Aitch by Birnam Designs!

You are Mr. Aitch, assistant to a brilliant but dangerously forgetful scientist. You must go behind him and turn off his experiments before they wreak havoc on the universe! So begins the description for the BlackBerry PlayBook game Aitch, by Birnam Designs. Curious, I downloaded it and discovered a really fun, and quite addictive, new favorite game. At the start of each level you are...

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