[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry PlayBook is pretty much the most anticipated BlackBerry device of all time. Even if you have no intentions on purchasing one it has certainly opened the eyes of BlackBerry fans everywhere and made them take a second look at what exactly, BlackBerry is doing and what their possible plans are for the future. Since we cannot as of yet,...

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Win yourself a BlackBerry Torch from Qwell

Win yourself a BlackBerry Torch from Qwell

Been looking for an alternative way to get your hands on a brand new BlackBerry Torch? Qwell can help you with that. While at DevCon10, I had the chance to meet up with the folks behind Qwell and they let me know of a cool contest they are currently running. The contest is rather simple. For every 1,000 likes on FaceBook and 1,000 Twitter followers they'll randomly select a winner to recieve a...

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Bolt Browser updated to v2.30 - adds HTML5 support, cloud backup and more

If you're not using a BlackBerry Torch, Curve 3G 9330 or a Bold 9650 running on BlackBerry 6 this might interest you. Bolt, has updated their 3rd party web browser with some great new features to make browsing on BlackBerry devices a better overall experience. The list of changes is as follows: New Advanced Desktop Features – Along with the ability to perfectly render Web pages as they were...

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BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown

BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown

Now that the BlackBerry Playbook is out in the open, we're all waiting for more. We know the specs are insane and that it will run Adobe Air and Flash (among other things) but from there on out we're in the dark. We want to know more (don't we always) like what specific apps it will run and what other fun stuff it will do -- did anyone else spot Tweet Deck in there??. We decided to break down...

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Review: FedEx Mobile app for BlackBerry

Review: FedEx Mobile app for BlackBerry

They say that good things come in small packages. They also come in large packages; even international packages. Heck, they can also come in on an overnight delivery. So now you have to think; where are they coming from? Who are they coming from? When are they going to arrive? That’s when a tracking number comes in handy. As you track your latest package, your eyes widen like a child in a toy...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st?

BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st?

If the advertising material is to be believed it would seem as though the BlackBerry Bold 9780 will soon be arriving on Virgin Mobile. The image above, leaked out earlier today and shows the BlackBerry 9780 marked as a refresh. Information indicates a release date of October 21st with pricing set at $149 on contract and $549 off contract. Since Virgin Mobile has added the BlackBerry Bold 9700...

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Fixmo News: Chocoloate Chunk Apps and Later Dude acquired; All Three on Sale!

Fixmo News: Chocoloate Chunk Apps and Later Dude acquired; All Three on Sale!

Fixmo Tools, nominee for the Best OS Enhancement 2010 CrackBerry App Award, is by far one of my favorite BlackBerry apps. It's no surprise then I was more than excited to hear that version 2.0 is right around the corner. The current version of Fixmo includes some awesome features like Undelete, Forward/Reply with Edit, Flame Retardant, Silencer, Battery Watch and Memory Monitor. To make...

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  Ever been watching a video clip on your BlackBerry device and wish that you could take a screen shot of the scene to post to Twitter or send to a friend? Previously, this was no easy task and users would have to try and pause the video at the correct point, and then screen shot that after waiting for the on screen information to disappear. Luckily these days are gone as VideoShots allows...

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Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

As a BlackBerry addict the most important thing to remember is to backup your personal data. You never know when you might upgrade the operating system, switch to a new device, or need to restore a nuked BlackBerry. I'm going to walk you through the process using RIM's Desktop software. It allows you to back up and restore your device data including address book, calendar, messages (SMS, MMS,...

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Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

Starting October 14th, Boost Mobile will be adding the Curve 8530 to its current lineup of BlackBerry Smartphones. The $249 device can be paired with a $60 unlimited plan that includes email, voice, text and web. The Curve 8530 features an optical trackpad, media buttons, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, GPS and more. With its no-contract plans, Boost rings in at one of the lowest priced as...

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Free CB Wallpaper Changer App Now Available in App World!

Free CB Wallpaper Changer App Now Available in App World!

Download: Free CB Wallpaper Changer | Wallpaper Changer Pro w/ CB Wallpapers Here's some great news for all you App World users out there... the uber-popular and FREE CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer App is now available in App World. If you haven't given this one a try yet, do yourself a favor and download it now. The app pulls in wallpapers from our user-contributed galleries and offers a...

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Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

PC-Keypad is a new application from Afandi Apps that is designed to be used in combination with your computer. Using a USB connection, you can use your computer keyboard to control your BlackBerry and navigate through menus, or to type messages and e-mails. PC-Keypad differs from similar apps in that your BlackBerry screen is not projected onto your computer screen, so you do need to be able to...

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Made Simple Learning releases 2nd editions of Storm2, Bold and Curve books

Made Simple Learning has just released the 2nd editions of their popular Bold, Curve and Storm2 learning books. The books have been updated with new tips and trips, updated index and current screenshots and are now published under Apress (The 2nd edition of our CrackBerry book has been picked up by Apress too and is on the way!). These three books are some of the most popular in the Made...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.979

Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.979

Ouch! Ya, no joke. This one hurts just a little to have to post it but, it is what it is. OS 5.0.0.979 has just popped up for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. As always, you know the drill. Back up your data and of course report what's new and what's broken on the comments or in the forums. Next up OS 6? Come on! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as...

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Official OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available from AT&T

Following in the footsteps of both Rogers and Telus, AT&T today released OS 6.0.0.246 for the Torch 9800. The update brings some goods and some bads according to users, so give it a whirl and see what you like. This version was leaked a while back with mixed results. As always, use caution when installing any OS. Download from the link below or update through Desktop Manager. Download OS...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.280 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.280 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

No, sorry folks it's not for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 but, it's still a treat for those out there that have a BlackBerry Curve 3G (9330). OS 6.0.0.280 has just dropped and while it's not an official OS it's still nice to see it. Be sure to back up your data before you load this one up folks and of course, be sure to post any feedback. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9650 OS 6.0.0.280

Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9650 OS 6.0.0.280

Been looking for an OS higher then 6.0.0.222 for your BlackBerry Bold 9650? Sure you have. Now, go grab the download and remember this one is not a final release so you're on your own. Be sure to back up your data folks. Report back on any bugs and such in the comments. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your...

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Get 50% off all Hedone Design themes until October 7th!

Get 50% off all Hedone Design themes until October 7th!

The CrackBerry Awards for this year are now over but, the fun of the awards hasn't yet stopped. Hedone Design took home the CrackBerry Award for Theme Developer of the Year and as thanks for all the love and support Hedone has placed all his themes on sale. From now, until October 7th when you use the coupon code "CBDOY2010" on the CrackBerry App Store you'll get 50% off the original price. Be...

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If you haven't heard of BuddyGuard Pro, it is a great app for your BlackBerry that provides a bunch of cool security features. Using the app you can remotely access your device using SMS or email commands. Use BuddyGuard to remotely wipe or lock your device, locate a lost device via GPS, backup your contacts and more. Verison 1.5 brings some new updates including: Added Panic Alert feature,...

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Custom BBM avatars change face when highlighted

Custom BBM avatars change face when highlighted

The wonders of BlackBerry Messenger never cease to amaze me. Most recently I noticed a few of my contacts had some fancy avatars that when highlighted change to a different image. Most notably they look like a standard icon, then change to Superman, Spiderman or some other superhero type when you move over them. Very cool and very odd at the same time. After some recon I came across this...

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