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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Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39.34

After a bit of a meltdown on Sunday Dropbox has recovered and is back up and (securely) running. Their BlackBerry app has again been updated, this time what looks to be some minor bug fixes. Whether the "fixes" are related to their secutiry breach we're not sure, but better safe than sorry right? No change log this time around but it doesn't look like anything major has changed (if you sport...

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It's been a really long time since the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 saw an OS update. I mean, a REALLY long time. Well that streak has ended as forums member lyricidal let us know that Appalachian Wireless has officially released OS 5.0.0.1082. It's available to download from the link below, so dust off Desktop Manager and give it a go! Of course, be sure to back up your data before you load it and...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.600 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Fancy a new leak for the BlackBerry Torch? Of course you do. It took a while but here is OS 6.0.0.600 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. No list of what, exactly has changed as of yet but you all know what to do. Pick it apart and let us know in the comments and in the forums what the deal is. Good, bad, ugly? We wanna know. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6 now available

It was only a few days ago that we let you all know that v.1.0.6 of the BlackBerry Tablet OS was headed to the BlackBerry Beta Zone for developers to test out. Well, looks like testing went well as that release is now available for all to download. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, changes include: This latest version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS includes support for Adobe® Flash® 10...

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Safely remove the memory card from your BlackBerry

There's a lot of memory installed in my BlackBerry. The Torch 9800 comes with 4 gigabytes of internal memory, and I have a removable 16 GB microSD card installed as well. Until recently, those cards were rather full. My BlackBerry goes where I go, so I usually have it filled with movies, music, ringtones, and anything else that strikes my fancy. My smartphone has so much memory available, I...

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For developers, updating their applications to new devices can be easy but when new screen resolutions are introduced that task does indeed become a little bit harder. A prime example of this is when we were at BlackBerry World, Kevin, Adam and I tested out Angry Farm on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to see if it would play any better with the new processor. Given that Angry Farm was not optimized...

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Rumor: Verizon Wireless to unveil new tiered data plans July 7th?

Word around the web has been hinting at Verizon Wireless bringing some changes to both their family and data plans. Now it seems that July 7th might be the big day for these changes to go into effect, with tiered data plans and data + tethering plans. Supposedly at this time just for new customers and possibly current customers that are up for renewal, the new plans are shaping up to look...

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Personalize your home screen with Fancy Widgets for BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users are all about customization. Be it with wallpapers, ringtones, themes, or apps, there are countless ways to go about making your BlackBerry reflect who you are. Another way this can be done that is usually not the first thing that comes to mind on this platform is through widgets. While not a native function of BlackBerry at this time, you can still have widgets on your home...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Update: Unfortunately this item no longer includes a screen protector as stated in the video The Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell case for the BlackBerry PlayBook is exactly the kind of case I have been looking for. When it comes to my devices I want protection without all the added bulk. With the Feather case you get just that. It's made of...

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The secret BlackBerry address books

Ever needed to have a contact's number in your phone but didn't really want their name in your address book 'just in case' you were in a situation where other prying eyes are interested in who is in your BlackBerry address book?  This "feature" I found a few years ago I'm assuming is a bug in the OS, and is so far down the priority list of things for RIM to worry about that is now a...

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Check out Swaggberry - The latest from JJ Money

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a while since we've seen a new tune about BlackBerry hit YouTube, but JJ Money comes through this time with the song Swaggberry. It is another song to add to the extensive list of BlackBerry/BBM tunes and it doesn't disappoint. Swaggberry is all about BlackBerry - "if you ain't got no PIN, I don't want your number. The only way to meet is...

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Sling Golf for the BlackBerry PlayBook - Who says golf is just for humans?

Golf isn't just for humans anymore. Robots, monkeys, and monsters want to play too! Ok, of course in real life you're not to likely to see these guys out on the back 9, but in Sling Golf by BoltCloud Corp for the BlackBerry PlayBook, they've taken over the course and are ready to play! Choose which character you want to play as and hit the course. The lite version of Sling Golf gives you...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 gets shown off in Vietnam

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Although the BlackBerry Bold 9900 may be delayed for consumers that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of them out there. Even during BlackBerry World it wasn't all that rare to see plenty of folks making use of the device -- not as many as officially released devices mind you but if you were looking for a Bold 9900 they were easy to spot. This latest...

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Press Release Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Update Available TodaySAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today delivered an update to Adobe® Flash® Builder® 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software to enable developers to build applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Support for Android devices was released in April 2011. Developers now have a single...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Why we are Waiting Sooo Long for BlackBerry 7 Smartphones to be ReleasedMike Lazaridis Addresses Delays of new BlackBerry Smartphones on Earnings Call Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 ResultsBlackBerry PlayBook arrives in the UKBlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS 1.0.6 hits beta zone for developersRIM working with YOU i Labs to bring the UI to the next...

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From the Forums: Video quality on the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've taken a look at the video quality on the BlackBerry PlayBook a couple times in the past but it's always interesting to take a stroll through the CrackBerry forums and find others that are impressed by the video camera as well as and more importantly -- what they're recording with their PlayBooks. Forums member rjkolo attended a picnic and...

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BlackBerry Avatar Builder is back in App World with v1.0.1

A few days ago, we let you know about the free BlackBerry Avatar Builder that RIM released into BlackBerry App World. Shortly after its release, the app was pulled from App World with no explanation, leaving many people wondering why. After all, it was an official release from RIM, and it didn't have any obvious glitches or bugs, so it was a bit of a mystery to everyone. Well, not everyone......

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CrackBerry Podcast Episode 071: It can only get better from here... we hope!

Following up Thursday's RIM earnings call, which has resulted in a lot of BlackBerry gloom and doom talk around the interwebs, we fired things up Friday afternoon for a Live CrackBerry Podcast. In case you missed it live, here's the recording of that show for you to listen to at your leisure. Take fair warning BlackBerry fans, this podcast is a little depressing and a bit all over the place...

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