Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

As I read through forum threads and check out blog post comments both here on CrackBerry and on other websites, I am noticing there is still a lot of confusion surrounding a few specific aspects of RIM's first tablet. Hopefully RIM's PlayBook marketing efforts will clean up the mess as we near launch, but in the meantime I'll do my best to help the cause. I already addressed the no native...

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Review: Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 -Enter to win one of your own!

Want to win Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I'll be the first to admit, I am not always as careful as I should be with my BlackBerry 9650, and this is probably a large part of the reason that I continually look for a case to put on the device. While I have explored options such as the Otterbox Commuter, and a few others, often...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

One more this morning goes out to the Curve 3G 9330 users. This leak comes in the form of OS 6.0.0.524. Not much is known on this one just yet, so if you are a 9330 owner be sure to let us know what you find out. Use caution when updating your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

One for the Curve 3G 9300 users today as well. Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 has been leaked and is good to go. Not many reports in on this one just yet, so if you are a 9300 user get to installing and let us know. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Happy Monday Bold 9780 users. Here is a fresh OS leak to start the day off with. OS 6.0.0.526 has popped up and is ready for download. Early reports say that this one looks to be a bit zippier than the last few, so if you have some free time this morning why not give it a go. As usual, use caution when installing any OS on your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT...

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Contest winners: Schlage LiNK system, PlayBook accessory, bluetooth headsets, and tons more!

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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Best of Smartphone Experts, 3 April 2011

Droid X and Droid 2 get leaked Gingerbread builds with updated MotoBlur Google finally launches in-app billing HTC gives its Flyer tablet an official 6-minute video New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge  BlackBerry PlayBook Setup  BlackBerry 7 to merge the Best of BlackBerry 6.1 and QNX?!  WWDC 2011...

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A brief look at the BlackBerry PlayBook boot screen

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you've been following all the BlackBerry PlayBook action in the forums then you'd know that in Ontario some Research In Motion reps have been hanging out at some of the Best Buy and Future Shop locations demoing the BlackBerry PlayBook for anyone interested. Some of our forums members have decided to swing by those locations and scoop up some...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Leather Holster for the Torch 9800

Want to win a BlackBerry Leather Holster for the Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When it comes to my BlackBerry, the addiction is so strong my friends think I’m Gollum from Lord of the Rings. However, they don’t know the whole truth as to why the device never leaves my grasp. I’m going to let you guys in on a...

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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 Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge Internet Tethering on the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet via Bluetooth BlackBerry 7 to merge the Best of BlackBerry 6.1 and QNX?! How To Setup the BlackBerry Bridge BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures and Navigation ...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

We've been hearing a lot of rumors about the .5xx builds for devices and now 6.0.0.526 has finally leaked online for all you BlackBerry Torch users out there. Not sure what has changed in the OS exactly so by all means, feel free to rip it to shreds and break it all down for us the the CrackBerry forums. Remember though, back up your data before loading this up folks. *OS Disclaimer - Please...

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Next Dual Pack and Nintaii by Mobigloo on sale!

Next Dual Pack and Nintaii by Mobigloo on sale!

Two popular games from Mobigloo are on sale right now! Nintaii and Next Dual Pack are both challenging puzzle type games for BlackBerry that will provide you with hours of entertainment. Both games are available for most every BlackBerry smartphone with OS 4.2 and higher and are on sale for just $.99 each (regularly $4.99!). Next Dual Pack is currently the #1 paid app in BlackBerry App...

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Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Although a lot of what RIM's plans are for long term NFC usage are still unknown, we're now getting a glimpse at their Smart Tags app. Smart Tags at least, at this point seems to be a rather simple application that allows you to share images and assign tags to those images. Upon loading the app you are given two options, "Create tag" and "Search". Clicking on create tags lets you "Click to add...

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Contest: SSIX - A hot new BlackBerry theme by Raypho

Contest: SSIX - A hot new BlackBerry theme by Raypho

SSIX by Raypho is a fantastic new BlackBerry theme that is both functional and professional. Like all of their themes, SSIX has a unique layout and design that you won't find anywhere else. With 2-3 independent icon slots and 7 - 8 text icons in a hidden dock on your home screen you're sure to have all of your vital apps and information right at your fingertips. Because the banners are semi-...

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Review: Jabra Cruiser 2 Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone

Review: Jabra Cruiser 2 Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone

Want to win a Jabra Cruiser 2 Car Kit Speakerphone from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details.I have been using a Jabra SP700 for a few years now, and figured it was time to pick up a new one. When it comes to bluetooth I have always been a big fan of Jabra. Their products are always high quality, long lasting, and have never let me down. So while browsing ShopCrackBerry.com I came...

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JeeoSuite beta update to version 1.0.37 - Several bugs fixed

JeeoSuite beta update to version 1.0.37 - Several bugs fixed

One of my favorite apps, JeeoSuite, had an update for their beta yesterday, bringing many improvements. If you haven't heard of JeeoSuite before, it is a WiFi Portal for your BlackBerry. Giving you access to your device's email, calendar, files, bookmarks, memos, photos, and device stats. It also has various tools including my personal favorite, screen capture. This update includes several bug...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.522 For The BlackBerry Style 9670!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.522 For The BlackBerry Style 9670!

BlackBerry Style 9670 owners are waking up to a Saturday morning surprise in the form of OS 6.0.0.522, which has been leaked online this morning. As with all leaks, be sure to back up your data first folks. Let us know in the comments or in the forums at the link below if you see any changes! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported...

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Wakeful for BlackBerry updated [beta]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Wakeful is a fun new alarm application that is currently in beta testing. If you can't stand hearing that annoying alarm in the morning, or if you sleep right through the music you program to wake you, you might want to check this out. Wakeful will provide you with a personalized morning wake up call customized by your location. You can choose to...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Traffic - My recent road trip

Quick Review: BlackBerry Traffic - My recent road trip

Recently I made a road trip down to Virginia Beach for a wedding. Usually I know the roads I am traveling quite well, but in this case the route was very foreign to me. I have never been a fan of carrier navigation apps (mainly because of the monthly price) and have just used Google Maps if I found myself in a bind. Luckily, when I purchased my Hummer last year, they threw in a free GPS unit (...

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CrackBerry Podcast 066: Android Apps on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 7, 2011 Phones, PlayBook and more!

After a bit of a BlackBerry news drought, the last couple of weeks brought with it a ton of awesome news and rumor for us to talk about on this live audience CrackBerry podcast. You'll definitely want to listen to this one as we sound off on RIM's announcement of supporting Android Apps on BlackBerry and talk BlackBerry 7, 2011 BlackBerry Smartphones and more. And with the BlackBerry PlayBook...

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