BlackBerry PlayBook announced!

Watch the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet preview video! Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow. This is purely awesome. Seriously, we've been talking about the QNX OS and BlackBerry tablet rumors for months now, yet somehow I wasn't convinced we'd actually get to see the tablet get announced at BlackBerry DevCon this year.  But wow, did it get announced, and WOW.. is it frack'n awesome. The BlackBerry PlayBook is...

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Press Release: RIM to launch free BlackBerry Analytics Service

Press Release: RIM to launch free BlackBerry Analytics Service

RIM announced today that they are working with Webtrends to bring analytics to the BlackBerry developer community. The BlackBerry Analytics Service will allow developers to easily add measurment tools to their applications. The tools will help developers gather insight into how users are using their apps and help find ways to increase use and better ways to evolve applications. Press Release...

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Press Release: RIM launches BlackBerry Advertising Service

Press Release: RIM launches BlackBerry Advertising Service

RIM today launched their BlackBerry Advertising Service. The service for the BlackBerry platform allows developers to easily integrate advertising into new or existing applications. The advertising can be integrated into applications with just three lines of code, making it super easy to get things rolling. The ads will be relevant to the application as well as be able to tie into native...

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BlackBerry DevCon 2010 Keynote Live Blog!

** Live Blog Now Over ** Click this Link for all DevCon10 Posts BlackBerry DevCon 2010 Keynote Live Blog It's time folks! BlackBerry DevCon 2010 is now in full swing and the keynote is where we'll hear the big news. It's a developer conference so we're expecting lots of developer related news, but you know how it goes - what's good for developers is usually good for the end user. 

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Press Release: RIM Announces New BlackBerry Enterprise Application Development Platform

BlackBerry developers concerned with creating applications for Enterprise have have some new tools to consider. The announcement of BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware (BEAM) brings the capabilities to create and build Super Apps for enterprise. With big names such as Oracle, IBM and ING Direct already making use of the environment to create compelling applications for their users....

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Press Release: RIM rebrands widgets as WebWorks; Releases open source code to developer community

RIM announced today their new WebWorks platform (what we knew as widgets) that will allow developers to build full applications in HTML-5, Javascript and CSS. The applications can take advantage of features through API's and other services as well. RIM is also working with the community to allow for use of open source components to help in the evolution of the platform. Press Release RIM...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry updated to version 1.9.5 with push notifications and more

Hot off the presses comes a fancy new update from foursquare. The new version sits at 1.9.5 and brings some great updates including push notifications. Users can now receive instant notifications via the BlackBerry push service. Updates include: Push Notification - Now receive check-in notifications instantly via BlackBerry's push notification service! Faster User and Venue Screens - Now...

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Iconify updated to v 1.46

Iconify updated to v 1.46

The Iconify application allows you to access your favourite websites, files/folders and contacts, with the use of a simple link on your homescreen. It’s faster than book marks, more powerful than hotkeys, able to leap tall buildings in a...wait, I’m thinking of something else now. Iconify can help you choose what type of contact you want to make; IconifyMailLink handles multiple email...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Sept. 27th 2010 - 50 copies of BANdroid up for grabs!

Contest: 50 Copies of BANdroid to be won. Leave a comment! It's a busy week here at CrackBerry. Most of the team is off to San Francisco for DevCon, and we are all anxiously waiting to hear what news RIM has to share with us. I know a lot of people are are the edge of their seat to find out if the new Theme Studio will be released this week. Until that happens, all the BlackBerry Torch owners...

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Alarms brings added functionality and custom options to your Blackberry alarm

  As we all know the native BlackBerry alarms application is rather simplistic and extremely basic when it comes to features that it offers, and this does not meet everyones needs unfortunately. Previously it had been shown that additional alarms besides the one that is allowed in the alarms application could be added through your calendar, but for people with busy calendars this may not be...

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Contest Winners - ICONIC, Super Mario Bros v3.0, and Koncept!

Contest Winners - ICONIC, Super Mario Bros v3.0, and Koncept!

Here are the winners from last weeks 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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CrackBerry Coverage goes to San Francisco this week for the 2010 BlackBerry Developers Conference!

The Crack team has arrived in San Francisco safe and sound, and we're excited for the week ahead! Adam, Bla1ze, Isaac, Dave Peckens (our CrackBerry Idol winner!) and myself are all on hand to bring back the BlackBerry news as it happens. It's shaping up to be a good DevCon so let's hope for some big news! We'll be live blogging the General Session keynote, which takes place today (Monday) at...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 26 Sept 2010

More Android OS updates than we can shake a stick at: Droid X Froyo update; Sprint Evo 4G; Verizon Fascinate; Samsung Captivate; Nexus One; Sprint Hero; Samsung Moment; LG Ally. The new HTC Sense. T-Mobile G2 available for preorder, in stores Oct. 6. CrackBerry App Awards Party this Wednesday! If you are going to be at BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Style looking good on camera, stacked up against other models

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's not her first video appearance and you'll have your own opinion as to whether it looks good or not, but if you are craving to see more of the BlackBerry Style, keep reading. PoderPDA has namely put up a couple of videos on youtube showing the clamshell in all its glory. This particular device rocks firmware v6.0.0.203 and makes the Pearl Flip...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 appears in Sprint internal systems

BlackBerry Style 9670 appears in Sprint internal systems

Yesterday we saw the upcoming BlackBerry Style 9670 pass through the FCC systems. Today, we get an internal shot of Sprints imagery material database which shows us that the BlackBerry Style is set to get all gussied up for Sprint marketing. Word is once device reach this stage in the game, it's typically only a matter of a few weeks before the device gets announced and then another 60 days...

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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 BlackBerry Storm 9570 - Up close and personal pics >>  Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 dummy units have started to arrive >>  Dropbox for BlackBerry now available for download >>  BlackBerry Tablet, Storm 3, new OS and more to arrive at DevCon?! >>  Hands on with the Curve 3G 9330 running BlackBerry 6 >>  BlackBerry Bold 9780 given the...

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Review: BerryBuzz for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a while since we've checked out BerryBuzz for BlackBerry and there have been quite a few improvements and additions over the last few months. The app is without a doubt one of my favorite applications and one that I can seem to be without. I love being able to kill all the alerts on my device and just have different colored LEDs lighting...

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New batch of BlackBerry Torch commercials hit the airwaves

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It seems like the BlackBerry Torch commercials just keep on coming. The latest round of spots features various users and the benefits of using the BlackBerry Torch. Some use it for the media, some for the BlackBerry Messenger. I love how RIM is marketing the device and showing off how anyone can use it. While it may not be the "future phone", it...

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