During BlackBerry World it was announced the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0 would be released in beta form at some point this month. Keeping good on their word, RIM has now made the files available for download. BlackBerry developers looking to ensure their applications are BlackBerry 7 ready will certainly want to check the full package out. We've looked at the changes in the past, and there is...

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Some hands on time with the BlackBerry Curve 9360

Adding to the influx of upcoming device news we've seen lately is some more fun with the BlackBerry Curve 9360 (aka apollo). BGR dropped some new images of the newest member to the Curve family. BlackBerry Curve users will love the redesigned device that features the classic Curve stylings with some new flair (the backlight on the trackpad looks sweet!!) as well as updated specs. BlackBerry...

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Taking pictures in a flash (pun totally intended)

  Think about the (next / last) time your (child / pet / friend) does something that's so (cute / amazing / hilarious) that it deserves to be (sent to grandma / uploaded to YouTube / submitted to FailBlog). Too bad you don't have a camera. Wait, this BlackBerry takes pictures, right? Does it do video, too? Where's the... is in Media.... Uh... Blast. You've missed it. Stick a pin in that...

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Blaq for BlackBerry PlayBook now available - Get your Twitter on in style

  Been waiting on a Twitter client for your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well the wait is finally over. Blaq for BlackBerry PlayBook is here and ready for you to get your Twitter on. This awesome app comes from Kisai Labs and is the best Twitter experience on the PlayBook by far. Blaq has a great UI, plenty of what you expect from Twitter including native or editable retweets, in-app notifications,...

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Enter to win one of these great accessories just in time for summer! Keep reading for details! Golla Sabine Smart Bag Ventev PowerCELL Aquapac for BlackBerry Summer is just about here (or it is here depending who you ask) and being on the go, you'll want to make sure you have the best gear for your BlackBerry. Whether headed to the beach or Wally World, these accessories...

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BlackBerry apps for teachers - a CrackBerry guide

No more apples for the teacher with these BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook apps    Another year of school is coming to an end- for some, it already has. For the following couple of months you can relax, enjoy the sun and forget about the next school year. At that point, you ready your new school clothes, supplies and hopefully a new BlackBerry. That’s fine and dandy, but as you run out of...

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May 31st is here which means today is the last day in our Earlybird Win an IOU for a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930 Contest. To enter for your chance to win you need to visit the original contest post and leave a comment on that post. The contest is open worldwide and the deadline is midnight PST tonight. We'll announce the winner tomorrow, June 1st. Only one comment per person please. When...

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 (Onyx III?!) Photos Emerge!

If you're seeing this post and thinking to yourself what the heck is a  BlackBerry Bold 9790? you're not alone. We're kind of stumped by the existence of this one, though I'm thinking it's the device we have talked about previously that went by the codename Onyx III. With a look that's very similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9780, the 9790 shown in the photos (more pics below) apparently packs a...

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A closer look at BlackBerry Protect

  We've discussed BlackBerry Protect quite a few times here on the blogs. It's a free service available from Research In Motion for its BIS customers. Generally if you purchase your phone from a carrier, you're on a BIS. BlackBerry Protect allows you find your phone when it's missing and destroy your data should all become lost. But what actually happens when your smartphone goes missing...

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Stream your favorite mixtapes on the go with DatPiff Mobile for BlackBerry

Music has always been a huge part of my life, and with an ever changing taste, and constant changes in musical taste I have found that mixtapes have become a personal favorite for myself. For me downloading and syncing music to my mobile device has never been something that I was interested in as I always forget to keep it up to date with the latest stuff I have downloaded, but those days are...

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BlackBerry PlayBook previewed in Dubai, coming to UAE on June 12th

At a special preview in Dubai, the BlackBerry PlayBook was the center of attraction among special guests. While excitement at the VIP event was high, so were the expectations of the guests - the BlackBerry PlayBook seemed premature to some. Not content with the performance of RIM's tablet, one guest noted that "They [RIM] should have waited until the PlayBook had everything loyal BlackBerry...

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BBin celebrates their first birthday with free themes and more!

BlackBerry theme developer BBin is no stranger to the CrackBerry blogs, having done theme giveaways and such in the past. We would like to congratulate them on their first birthday, and let you know that to celebrate, BBin has made all of their themes both in BlackBerry App World and in the CB store FREE today only! All you have to do is use coupon code BBINBDAY from your device in the mobile...

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Incipio Cases for the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Smartphones

Contest: Win an Incipio case for your BlackBerry PlayBook or BlackBerry Smartphone - Just leave a comment to enter! I've been a big fan of Incipio's cases and skins for BlackBerry Smartphones, so I was pretty happy to see that we're now stocking their new Hive Honeycomb Dermashot Case and Feather Ultralight Hardshell Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook. You can expect to see video reviews of...

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The Research In Motion marketing machine has been busy since the release of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Aside from all the VIP events they've been hosting as of late, they've also loaded up some Peterbilt trucks with a bevy of PlayBooks, PlayBook accessories and luckily -- some PlayBook schwag. Yesterday, one of those Peterbilt trucks stopped in Arizona and Michelle and I were able to go ahead...

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In the wild: Upcoming BlackBerry Curve (apollo) shown off in 7 minute video!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] From a specs standpoint the upcoming BlackBerry Curve (codenamed apollo) may be the least exciting of the 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone lineup, but with its good looks, respectable hardware and what will likely be a low price point this device should be a HUGE seller for RIM. Check out the 7m41s video above to see the new Curve from every angle and...

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Being part of a military family, I travel a lot. This means staying in a hotel room. For most people, this would usually be fun. For me, it means very little sleep. The problem is I'm a VERY light sleeper and hotels are not known for being the quietest places. I always have a fan going in the room I'm sleeping in and it's highly unlikely for hotels to have any in their rooms. Last night while...

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BlackBerry UK giving away 10 PlayBooks in prize draw!

With the release of the BlackBerry PlayBook approaching in the UK, BlackBerry UK have a prize draw currently open for a chance to win 1 of 10 shiny new PlayBooks. All you have to do is sign up to the BlackBerry newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on PlayBook news as well as other BlackBerry products. The draw is only open to UK residents and you must be 18 or over. The draw is open until...

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It should come as no suprise to anyone, there is a whole lot of stuff that goes into the planning of a wedding, and it can be rather easy to overlook something that needs to be done if you are not meticulous and extremely organized. No one wants to carry around a notepad with them everywhere they go so they know what has been done, and what needs to be done, so why not just keep all the...

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The guys at SmrtGuard are celebrating their 2 year anniversay in style. To help spread the love, they're running a contest where you could win a 16GB BlackBerry Playbook, a lifetime license to SmrtGuard Pro or a 1-year SmrtGuard Pro subscription. What do you have to do to enter? If you're an existing SmrtGuard subscriber then you're already entered and good to go. If you haven't tried using...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 simulator surfaces online

Since not all of us were able to attend BlackBerry World this year that means that we all had to live out the Bold 9900, and OS7 through our computer screens by watching hands on videos from those who were lucky enough to play with it. If you have been dying to get your hands on OS7 and see how it differs from OS6, and to get a little alone time with the 9900, you can now simulate that...

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