Get to know the CrackBerry Idol competitors - watch their audition videos! (part 3)

OK, we're back with our third preview of five more of the contestants competing in Round 1 of CrackBerry Idol. The CrackBerry Idol winner will become a regular contributor to the CrackBerry blogs, so among the audition vids you'll be witnessing a future CB blogger. Who that person is will be up to the community to decide, so be sure to watch all of the audition videos as we get them up here...

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Quick TIp: Using the alarm, timer and stopwatch in the native clock application on your BlackBerry Smartphone

I'm always amazed when I find something new buried in the native applications on my device. Over the weekend I was playing around with the clock and discovered the built-in timer for the first time (yes, seriously). I knew about the stopwatch function, but somehow never realized there was a timer there as well. I've used the alarm itself as a timer tons and tons of times, doing crazy math to get...

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Get ready for the beach with Anywhere Abs 2: Core Edition

  If you mastered the routine in Nickel Buddy's original Anywhere Abs fitness application for BlackBerry you'll want to check out their newly-released next installment, Anywhere Abs 2: Core Edition. This edition features six now exercises focused on building up your core, which are broken out step by step. At any time you can pull up a detailed explanation of each exercise and the app...

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Imperia - Premium theme from Hedone Design now on sale for a short time

Amidst the BlackBerry Theme throwdown going on now, developers are still pushing out new themes for users to enjoy. In this case, Hedone Design has made available Imperia. A new premium theme that is available for 89xx, 90xx, 95xx, 96xx and 97xx series devices. Imperia uses 18 home screen icons to make everything easily accessible to users. It sort of falls under the category of a traditional...

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Caller ID Reader for BlackBerry reads incoming caller's name aloud - 20 copies up for grabs!

From the creators of DriveSafe.ly comes a new app that continues to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Caller ID Reader does just as the name implies - it reads an incoming caller's name aloud so you'll always know who is calling without even looking at your phone. The app is compatible with most Bluetooth devices and can read aloud names, numbers and even SMS and email messages. The...

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US Cellular getting BlackBerry Bold 9650 in 'early August'

US Cellular getting BlackBerry Bold 9650 in 'early August'

US Cellular announced today via their Facebook page that the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is on its way. The device has already been released on both Sprint and Verizon, so as with the last few CDMA devices it's no surprise that US Cellular isn't far behind.  We're thrilled to announce that the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be coming to U.S. Cellular stores in early August! It's got a 2.4 HVGA...

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Official OS 5.0.0.714 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has officially released OS 5.0.0.714 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The software should be popping up via the wireless update on most devices (if you have an official OS installed already). If you don't have the option, you can grab the OS from T-Mobile for a desktop install (we created a mirror so you don't need to go through T-Mobile to get to the download). No word on whats new and...

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Contest winners: Magic 8 Ball, Bingtastic, Thumbplay and a $200 Shop CrackBerry shopping spree!

A few contests this week (sorry we missed the winners post yetserday, but podcasting is more important). We had a few apps/themes to dish out as well as our great $200 Shop CrackBerry Father's Day contest. Not too shabby for a weeks work. Hit the jump for the winners. * Note to winners: You will be receiving an email either directly from us or some the retailer/developer directly in the...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 23, 2010 - Contest! 50 copies of LeatherBB to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of LeatherBB to be won. Leave a comment! It would seem that the word got out there after last week's theme roundup, and my tip line has been filling up all week with tips and suggestions.  Thank you to each and every one of you thsat wrote in, you've really given me some great stuff to work with.  Hit the jump, and we'll get right to it, with some great themes to...

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Get to know the CrackBerry Idol competitors - watch their audition videos! (part 2)

OK, we're back with our next preview of five more of the contestants competing in Round 1 of CrackBerry Idol. The CrackBerry Idol winner will become a regular contributor to the CrackBerry blogs, so among the audition vids you'll be witnessing a future CB blogger. Who that person is will be up to the community to decide, so be sure to watch all of the audition videos as we get them up here,...

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CrackBerry Podcast 054: passionate BlackBerry talk + Vuvuzela = headache (and must-listen to episode!)

Time for another CrackBerry Podcast! We had a lot of fun recording this one, so hopefully all of you CrackBery listeners out there will enjoy it too. Granted, we went a little bit overboard with the vuvuzela (now banned from all future podcasts), but between the horn blowing we managed to cover a lot of topics, including App World 2.0, and follow-up reviews of the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G. We...

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Google Voice now invite free and open for everyone

Google Voice now invite free and open for everyone

  Ever since I started using Google Voice I've been a big fan. From the great voicemail services to the ability to send an SMS from the web, it has served me very well. I change phones fairly often, so having one number available to each of them is extremely convenient. Although the Google Voice app for BlackBerry isn't the greatest, it does get the job done. As we've said before it has its...

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Borders eReader app coming soon to BlackBerry?

Borders eReader app coming soon to BlackBerry?

We're not quite sure how long this one has been in limbo, but it looks like Borders may be bringing their eReader to BlackBerry in the near future. A quick look at their store shows the BlackBerry (and Android) eReader as coming soon. The Kindle app for BlackBerry was released a while back, so not surprising that more would follow. If the Borders eReader takes after is iPhone and desktop...

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Another price drop for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Rogers?!?

Another price drop for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Rogers?!?

It wasn't all that long ago that we let you all know about the recent price drop to $99.99 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Rogers. Seems as though we may be seeing another as well. A few folks have sent us emails and pics, letting us know that some Rogers locations are now showing the device at $0 with a new 3 year contract (Although, it could be individual dealers sale price). I always enjoy...

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Quick Review: Verizon Wireless Push to Talk for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Tour 9630

While I was exploring some of the new icons on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon, I jumped into the Application Center and saw the Push to Talk. There was a decent amount of buzz about it when it was released, so I figured I'd download it and give it a shot. The feature has to be added to your account (at $5/month) and currently works on both the Tour 9630 and Bold 9650. I was pretty...

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Adobe announces Flash 10.1 for mobile devices. Not ready for BlackBerry as of yet

With the battle going on between Adobe and Apple right down to the adoption of Adobe Flash on some Android devices, seems there is no escaping talk of Flash when it comes to the mobile markets. One thing that we know for sure is that Research In Motion are certainly working together to bring Flash to the BlackBerry platform. The most recent announcement come from Adobe in the form of a Press...

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New BES 5.0 SP2 IT polices get OS specific with BlackBerry 6

New BES 5.0 SP2 IT polices get OS specific with BlackBerry 6

  Last week we reported that details of SP2 for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 leaked out. Well now we've found a RIM document with the full release notes on the upcoming BES Service Pack. What's interesting is the new IT policy rules in the release. Specifically at the number of policies that require a handheld to have OS 6 in order to enforce. Here's the quick list of policies that must...

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Get to know the CrackBerry Idol competitors - watch their audition videos! (part 1)

25 contestants are currently hard at work prepping their BlackBerry app reviews for Round 1 of CrackBerry Idol. But before their reviews hit the blogs next week we have this week to get to know the competitors via their audition videos. The CrackBerry Idol winner will become a regular contributor to the CrackBerry blogs, so among the audition vids you'll be witnessing a future CB blogger....

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New iOS4 creates features the BlackBerry always had

New iOS4 creates features the BlackBerry always had

Today, June 21st Apple releases iOS4, the latest OS for the iPhone & iPod Touch line of products (visit our sibling site TiPb.com for everything iOS4). Many have called it revolutionary rather than evolutionary. I've been using this in beta since it launched in April and for me, I'd say Apple has reached into the 1990's playbook and are trying to lay claim to features that have existed...

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