Backup Assistant Now Available from Verizon Wireless

Backup Assistant Now Available from Verizon Wireless

*Update: Looks like this may only be for the Tour as of now. More details as we find out. * When it rains it pours. Verizon dropped both Push to Talk and an official Tour 9630 OS earlier today, and now it looks like they are pushing their Backup Assistant to devices as well. We heard a while back that the service was going to be heading to BlackBerry devices on Verizon, and although it didn...

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XM Radio Online+ Coming To Canada

XM Radio Online+ Coming To Canada

I'd like to say this comes as a surprise, but given that the SIRIUS app for BlackBerry already works in Canada to have an XM app show up is well, less then stellar news. Starting April 12th, XM listeners will be able to download the dedicated BlackBerry application to get XM on the go. Sharing the same subscription based model of it's counterpart SIRIUS app, you can expect to pay $7.99 a...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Coming To Cricket In August

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Coming To Cricket In August

Cricket has for a while now, been known as being a low cost carrier which serves approximately 4.6 million customers throughout the US. Coupled with their roaming agreements with other carriers, a lot of customers looking for a cheaper alternative have jumped ship from the big boys to take Cricket up on their offerings. Looking at the recently leaked 2010 device line up BGR posted, Cricket...

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Push To Talk Now Available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on Verizon Wireless

Push To Talk Now Available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on Verizon Wireless

We've been back and forth with the Push to Talk info for a few weeks, but it now has finally made its way to Verizon (for real). Tour 9630 users can now officially add the service to their existing BlackBerry data plan. You can either call up customer service, or head to the personal or business account pages to add the service. Once you have it all set up, you'll be able to download the app...

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LinkedIn For BlackBerry Now Available For Download

LinkedIn For BlackBerry Now Available For Download

The LinkedIn for BlackBerry app has finally been released. We've been hearing the word "soon" all to often when speaking of the application but the wait is finally over now. The interface has a familiar look to it, much like that we've seen in the Facebook and Twitter apps. While the app lacks some of the features of the iPhone version it does meet all the requirements needed to get things...

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Introducing the New Mobile CrackBerry Superstore - We're Celebrating with a 20% Off App Sale and Contest with Awesome Prizes!

Our on-device CrackBerry App Store client has been a big hit with the BlackBerry community since the original beta was first introduced nearly a year ago. With a huge catalog of apps, games and themes and features like the Deal of the Day, Version tracking, the ability for developers to run promotions and offer apps at prices as low as 99 cents and more, there has never been a lack of...

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Verizon OS 5.0.0.591 Update For The BlackBerry Tour 9630 Now Live

Verizon OS 5.0.0.591 Update For The BlackBerry Tour 9630 Now Live

  *UPDATE - Desktop Installer File Now Available For Download* Since there was some rumors going around doubting which OS Verizon was going to be rolling out for the 9630 we figured we'd post this up for you all. No, sadly it's not the 5.0.0.608 version many had mentioned that would be released but it is indeed the the previously leaked (and expected) OS 5.0.0.591. Verizon users who did...

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Bell To Launch BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 On April 13th?

Bell To Launch BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 On April 13th?

With the BlackBerry Storm 9530 now discontinued on Bell it's time to move on to the next stage of Touchscreen BlackBerry devices. MobileSyrup brings word that Bell will be bringing the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 into play on or around April 13th. TELUS has had the device for a while now which maybe gave them a little bit of an edge when it came to users out there wanting the Storm 2. But with...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.586 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.586 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

When it rains, it pours. Just to get your week off to a fun start and as a little thank you for voting for the Bold 9700 today in the Smartphone March Madness battles (if you haven't voted for the Bold 9700 to beat the Pre yet, VOTE HERE), Bold 9700 owners can grab OS 5.0.0.586. I haven't had a chance to install it yet, so not sure what's improved... if you give it a go be sure to report back...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 29th 2010 - 25 Copies of INK to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 29th 2010 - 25 Copies of INK to be Won!

Contest: 25 Copies of INK to be won. Leave a comment! Wallpapers? Love 'em. No matter what theme I'm running on my devices, the wallpaper tends to make or break the look of my device. I tend to lean more towards wallpaper-friendly themes for my personal devices, and figured I would throw up a few picks this week for those who love their wallpapers as much as I do. If you aren't lucky...

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Bump Technologies Working With PayPal On BlackBerry App?

Bump Technologies Working With PayPal On BlackBerry App?

Bump Technologies has made a name for themselves in the iPhone space with their awesome Bump app which allows for transferring of information. Just simply by bumping phones together you can transfer contact information, social network profiles and most recently, money via PayPal. CNET has reported that Bump Technologies isn't stopping at just the iPhone platform though. CNET who was on hand...

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Launching May 4th on Fido?

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Launching May 4th on Fido?

We've seen images floating around for months on the long-awaited Pearl 9100. The crew at MobileSyrup landed some good intel and it looks like the device may be launching on Fido in May. This is the most solid news we've had on a launch date thus far, and hopefully we'll have more details in the coming weeks. WES is right around the corner, so assuming this holds true, we may get an official...

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Smartphone March Madness Continues: Help the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Beat the Palm Pre Plus!!

 BlackBerry Bold 9700 FTW! Vote Now!!   Which smart phone is better?polls * Update: It's coming down to the wire and it looks like Palm owners can be just as crazy as BlackBerry owners. The 9700 needs all the help it can get on this one. Vote now! * It's no secret that among the CrackBerry Podcast team our favorite device is the Bold 9700, so it saddens us to see it get beat by any...

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BIS 3.0 Live in North America ... Now What?

BIS 3.0 Live in North America ... Now What?

The BIS 3.0 upgrade was successful over the weekend, although at first glance you wouldn't know it. The update is complete, but it sadly didn't bring along all the features we were expecting (Gmail two-way sync for one). North American users noted a gap in emails early Sunday morning, and as everyone was waking up they were surely trying to figure out if the upgrade had indeed gone through....

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Verizon Officially Announces Push to Talk - Limited Free Trial Will Be Available

As we expected, Verizon announced today that Push to Talk features will be arriving for the Tour tomorrow. In a press release issued this morning, Verizon stated the service will be available on March 30th, and customers can add PTT to their account by calling customer service. Features of PTT include: Communicate with one person or a team with the push of a button Initiate and participate...

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PatternLock - New Features Rolled Out In Version 2.0

Tafasa has rolled out their latest version of PatternLock. Adding some fun while keeping your device secure is what PatternLock is all about. Version 2.0 adds many new features over the old release as it's been rebuilt from the ground up. The following is just a quick run through of the changes: Completely rewritten from the ground up. Now has more features and 20% smaller! Brand new options...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 28 Mar 2010

Full Hands-On with Sprint Evo 4G, It Is Awesome Hands-on Redux with HTC Legend CTIA Wrap Up: No Stopping Android CrackBerry.com's BlackBerry News Coverage from CTIA 2010 A to Z: Skype Mobile for Verizon BlackBerry Smartphones Tabbed Web...

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Reminder: RIM Scheduled Maintenance BIS 3.0 For North American BlackBerry Users

Since our support email inbox is filling up with folks letting us know, we figured we better post this up as a reminder for anyone out there that might have missed it the first time around. There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th. Blackberry will be performing...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Kevin was off to CTIA this week, and while not much came through on the BlackBerry front, we still had some notable stories this week. Twitter for BlackBerry looks to be right around the corner, and hopefully an official Tour OS from Verizon is only days away. WES is right around the corner, and you can be sure we'll have loads of goodness to report from Orlando. We also dropped more OS leaks...

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