RIM outs the all new BlackBerry Bold Touch ahead of BlackBerry World Conference

We're just mere days away from the RIM's BlackBerry World Conference and while we speculated that the new device they'd be showing off there would indeed be the all new BlackBerry Bold Touch, RIM has for lack of better words -- confirmed it via a slip up on the BlackBerry homepage. While the the images are now gone, this is a pretty big slip up to be making in the first place, considering it...

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CrackBerry Labs: BlueAnt Q2 vs Motorola Oasis Bluetooth Headset Head to Head

CrackBerry Labs:  BlueAnt Q2 vs Motorola Oasis Bluetooth Headset Head to Head

Two lucky readers will win either the Oasis or the Q2! Read on for details. [ youtube link for mobile viewing ] I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I hate wires. They're cumbersome, always getting tangled in things, and half of the time you grab the wrong wire anyway. I love the freedom of movement afforded by Bluetooth headsets, the ease of paring the headsets, and the myriad...

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BlackBerry 101: Safe Mode

BlackBerry 101: Safe Mode

or Help! A Theme (or application) has locked up my BlackBerry!   Neicy had a bad day. You see, she downloaded a new theme. It caused trouble, and locked up her BlackBerry. She couldn't delete the offending application. She couldn't use her BlackBerry. She was stuck at work in limbo. Several users offered advice, but it was to no avail. Thankfully, andyahs suggested Safe Mode on her...

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BlackBerry Digital Compass - A closer look

BlackBerry Digital Compass - A closer look

Although we've seen a few pictures of the BlackBerry Digital Compass in action before, some new screenshots have now popped up and give us a up close and personal look at we'll be getting when the new dubbed BlackBerry 7 rolls out. While it may seem rather trivial to some folks to include a digital compass, fact is it's high time they done so given the additional GPS capabilities it adds in...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Help

BlackBerry PlayBook Help

Looking for help with your BlackBerry PlayBook? Don't know where to start? We're here to help. We've compiled all the help articles and videos right here in one spot so you'll always have them ready to go. From setting up your device to installing a new OS to changing the wallpaper - it's all right here. You can always check out our individual BlackBerry PlayBook 101 articles, but as we add...

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Tasterous for BlackBerry now available - new location based food hunting app will lead you to the best local dishes nearby!

If you're like me, you have a LOT of photos sitting on your BlackBerry that you've snapped with the built-in camera. And if you're also like me, over half of them are photos of things you're about to eat. That being the case, I'm pretty stoked for Tasterous, a new location-based mobile food recommendation app/game that lets you share your location-tagged food photos with other people. I...

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Global Alert Network warns of traffic and weather alerts - Defenseless against backseat drivers

I haaaaate traffic. There’s nothing like driving at a tenth of the speed limit to cause stress. It also causes my mind to wander; what’s the hold up? Accident? Construction? Flooding? No one knows until they’re either stuck in it, or hear from someone who is. There’s an app that’s been out for a while called the Global Alert Network that promises to provide warning as you near problem areas....

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Jagamaga Audiobooks - Get hundreds of free audiobooks on your BlackBerry!

Jagamaga Audiobooks - Get hundreds of free audiobooks on your BlackBerry!

Before eBooks were invented, we had these crazy things called books on tape. Some of you may remember listening to them in your car on long drives, or at home on quiet evenings. I'm sure those are still around, but it seems they have been replaced largely by eBooks, with mobile devices having apps to keep them organized and portable, and the invention of eReaders. It's not always practical to...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager updated to v6.0.2.44

BlackBerry Desktop Manager updated to v6.0.2.44

Although it was only a short while ago that RIM released and update to BlackBerry Desktop Manager, we now have another one available to all you Windows users out there. If you open up desktop manager now you'll be prompted to go ahead and update to v6.0.2.44. No full change log is currently available but it is however noted that it's related to the BlackBerry PlayBook. Sadly, Mac users do not...

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RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie CONFIRMS BlackBerry 6.1 is now called BlackBerry 7 on Investors Call

He just said it on tonight's investors call.... what "we're now calling BlackBerry 6.1 BlackBerry 7.  It's such a big update from 6." So if you weren't sure we were right yesterday when I said BlackBerry 6.1 is being renamed BlackBerry 7, now you know. I'm looking forward to seeing it in action next week at BlackBerry World! Maybe on a nice BlackBerry Bold Touch?

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Press Release: Research In Motion Provides Updated Q1 Guidance

Press Release: Research In Motion Provides Updated Q1 Guidance

At the close of the markets today RIM fired off a press release letting investors know they've adjusted their forecasted revenue down from the guidance provided last quarter. The drop is due to less phone sales than expected, with a bigger portion of the sales mix coming from lower end phones than expected. The press release is below to read, but if you're by the computer at 5:30pm EDT you can...

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Pandora for BlackBerry updated to v1.1.8

Pandora for BlackBerry updated to v1.1.8

I know there is a lot of Pandora for BlackBerry fans out there and it's been quite some time since we've seen any sort of updates to the app. That said, Marc from Pandora dropped by the CrackBerry forums today to let everyone know a new version is now available for download. While the new version lacks a change log at this point, for the most part it's just a bug fix release according to the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Been wanting to pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook but can't quite justify another new gadget for just yourself? Maybe a PlayBook as a present for the whole family.... yeah... that could work, right? But is the BlackBerry PlayBook family friendly? Could the little ones use it? If you've been pondering that question, check out the video above, where 2...

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2011 BlackBerry Developers Challenge announced

2011 BlackBerry Developers Challenge announced

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has officially announced this years BlackBerry Developer Challenge. Although the event doesn't take place until the 2011 BlackBerry Developer Conference gets under way in October, in San Francisco the prizes and timelines have all been outlined. This year's Challenge includes the following three competitions: Best Adobe Flash®/AIR app Most Innovative...

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Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell follows the Royal Wedding on her BlackBerry PlayBook

Personally I won't be blocking off any time this Friday to check out the Royal Wedding, but I know plenty of you will be. There are loads of ways to follow along with all the action no matter what part of the world you are in. Nancy O'Dell of Entertainment Tonight is checking out all of the weddingness in what is no less than a brilliant marketing move by RIM. She has been given BlackBerry...

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At BlackBerry World next week? Be sure to collect your PlayBook Passport stamps for a chance to win a free PlayBook!

With BlackBerry World just around the corner, we're starting to get revved up for what is to be the BIGGEST BlackBerry event of the year. Hopefully we'll see some cool news announcements next week and get our hands on some new BlackBerry Smartphone hardware. The other thing that's always nice to see are FREEBIES. I've got my fingers crossed that RIM will up and decide to give all attendees a...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G from AT&T

Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G from AT&T

In addition to the Torch 9800 and Bold 9700, AT&T has also released OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. AT&T seems to finally be getting around to cranking out the goods for all their devices, leaving only the Pearl 3G on OS 5. No reports on the good, bad or ugly with this one yet, so if you install be sure to head to the forums and chat it up. Download OS 6.0.0.526 for...

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Review: OtterBox Defender series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Review: OtterBox Defender series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Want to win an OtterBox Defender for the PlayBook from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] For those who have picked a PlayBook, I want to ask you a question; How many of you still have the screen protector on? Yes, the one that has the gestures printed on it. It’s okay, I do as well - it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I was a little...

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WiFi Network Priority on BlackBerry PlayBook not necessarily the same as on BlackBerry Smartphone - potential security bug?

Last week we posted an article how the PlayBook automatically transfers your saved Wi-Fi networks from your BlackBerry the first time it Bridges.  I first noticed this when I got my PlayBook home and saw it attached to my Guest 'g' Network by itself.  My first thought was "WOW how cool is this!!"  I hit up come colleagues on BBM and had them check their saved Wi-Fi networks and we noticed that...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from AT&T!

Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from AT&T!

Attention AT&T Bold 9700 users! If you've been hanging out waiting on AT&T to release OS 6 - today is your day!! AT&T has (finally) released OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. While it's not the newest official build, it's new to AT&T and ready to rock. I know some of you like to wait for your carrier to officially release an OS, so if you've been an overly patient 9700...

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