Loads of New BBM Emoticons Found in Hiding

Loads of New BBM Emoticons Found in Hiding

Cruising the forums I came across this thread with a request for pig emoticon. I obviously had no idea there was one, but just a few replies into the thread, it turns out there are a load of hidden emoticons deep inside BlackBerry Messenger. I'm still not sure where they came from or how exactly they were discovered, but they are definitely loads of fun. Among the list is a pig, cheesburger,...

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BlackBerry Webinar Slides Raise Questions About New BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry Webinar Slides Raise Questions About New BlackBerry OS

A lot of talk has been generating from the BlackBerry Super Apps webinar that was held yesterday. The above pic is from one of the slides shown during the webinar showing off how UI layouts are meant to be. Nicely integrated, visually appealing and user aware and what is possible in the contextual BlackBerry OS. For example, applications that remember your position upon open and closing and...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win a Custom-Painted ColorWare BlackBerry Smartphone!

Our friends at ColorWare hooked up with prizes when we turned one and two years old, so it only makes sense that we kick off our CrackBerry Turns 3 Contest Extravaganza with them once again. Afterall, who wouldn't want a new custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry?! The winner of this contest will get to choose both which BlackBerry they want and how they want it painted from the selection of...

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Leaked OS 5.0.0.509 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and Curve 8900

Leaked OS 5.0.0.509 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and Curve 8900

Some more Friday OS leaks getting some love. BerryReview has posted OS 5.0.0.509 for both the Bold 9000 and Curve 8900. These round out some good leaks for the day (and add to the birthday celebration fun!) so get to downloading. No word on the good, bad or ugly with these guys so be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you find out.  If you download and have a mirror site please post in...

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Verizon Wireless Backup Assistant Coming to BlackBerry March 9th?

Verizon Wireless Backup Assistant Coming to BlackBerry March 9th?

Verizon's Backup Assistant has long been the ideal app for backing up contacts from their devices. As far back as my old LG VX-8300, I can remember using the app to backup contacts for easy transfer between devices. Well the guys at BerryScoop have landed some intel and it looks like the service will finally be available for BlackBerry devices as well. While most "power users" will most likely...

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CrackBerry Turns Three Years Old Today and We Are Celebrating With a Whack Load of Contests!!!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us.... that's right, Friday, February 26th, 2010 marks three years to the day that we fired off our Hello World Press Release and officially opened the doors to CrackBerry.com. In true CrackBerry fashion and in keeping with our birthday tradition, we're going to be following up with a week's worth of crazy awesome contests and giveaways to celebrate this...

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"BlueBerry" 9500 Now Available With Optical Trackpad

"BlueBerry" 9500 Now Available With Optical Trackpad

Anyone remember the BlueBerry? Back during intial release the BlueBerry was the device to have. Ok, maybe not. But, it sure did bring some laughs to our day. Seems the BlueBerry series is not going any where anytime soon. Seeing how they just released the BlueBerry 9500 with a slick new trackpad, dual SIM, WiFi and even Mobile TV with a built in antenna. From what we can tell, it's not running...

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AnyTime - Display Multiple Timezones On Your Homescreen

AnyTime - Display Multiple Timezones On Your Homescreen

Ever find yourself stuck for trying to figure out time zones when working out meetings and such with others? Drives me nuts. I can totally admit that I have a hard time with time conversion and it became more evident to me as I have been watching the Olympics. Trying to figure out the schedule in Vancouver vs. Halifax meant me sitting there and Googling for a online time converter. I think it'...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.530 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.530 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

BBLeaks is at it again and has given some Friday joy to the BlackBerry world with a leaked OS 5.0.0.530 for the Tour 9630. This is a pretty big leap from the last Tour OS we saw, but still not that "official version" everyone is looking for. Hit the links below to download, and be sure to drop a comment and let us know your findings. Please Note: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release...

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AddOnis from Twinkler Software Lowered to $6.99

If you remember, AddOnis went under extensive beta testing in the CrackBerry community and was fully released a while back. Well I just got word that they have now dropped their price from $9.99 to just $6.99. This 30% drop is permanent, so if you've been holding off on picking it up, now you can get it at a better price. AddOnis is an all-in-one utility for your BlackBerry that allows you to...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 26th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Vorino Clock to be Won!

Hola, folks. Another great week here on the app front. This time around I've got 25 copies of Vorino Clock to giveaway to 25 lucky commenters (just answer the contest question in the comments to enter)... and of course the usual run-down of what's new and exciting on the BlackBerry App scene. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Vorino Clock...

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CrackBerry Podcast 048: MWC Debrief on WebKit Browser, BESX and Super Apps; Olympic Talk and More!

We're bacccCKKKK! I guess we're getting pretty good with this bi-weekly podcast thiing. In this CrackBerry Radio episode we go through all of the BlackBerry news that was Mobile World Congress 2010 and we catch up on other app announcements and BlackBerry news and rumor. We kick it CrackBerry old school on this one which means we go a bit long and off topic, but hardcore enthusiasts will...

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Bayalink Launches Liberty Lite v2.1 Beta Designed for BlackBerry BIS Users; Beta Testers Wanted

We've mentioned Bayalink and their BES Liberty product a few times here in the blogs since we first named them a Best of WES winner in 2008. In case you're not familiar, Liberty is a BlackBerry Application Virtualization solution allowing a BlackBerry user to use a regular screen and regular keyboard to interact with certain BlackBerry applications. These include but are not limited to...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Updated (again) to 1.5.5 - Includes Storm Support and More!

Just yesterday Foursquare got an update to version 1.5 with some new features. Today the Foursquare team announced yet another update (to version 1.5.5) that includes the long awaited touchscreen support. Finally Storm users can get in on the fun. Full updates include: Touch-screen support for BlackBerry Storm users (!!) Much better, faster and more accurate location lookups... Improved...

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The folks at Concrete Software are having a sale on two of their best selling games. From now through March 7th you can grab Aces Traffic Pack and Civilization IV: War of Two Cities for 40% off. This brings both games down from $4.99 to just $2.99. Both of these are sure to give you plenty of enjoyment in your Berry downtime. Aces Traffic Pack requires you to navigate a car from a packed lot....

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BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

*Update: We got our hands on an official email from RIM, and it looks like BIS 3.0 is set to drop on March 21st. Hit the jump for the details.* Seems like we won't have to wait much longer for the next BIS rollout. While some will be happy and some will walk away unimpressed BIS 3.0 is coming at some point followed up by BIS 3.1 as well. Details about the two new BIS offerings have been...

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Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Now Available for Purchase: ALWAYS Save $5 When You Buy it From CrackBerry.com!

You Can ALWAYS Use Coupon Code CBROCKS to Save $5 When You Buy Fixmo Tools via the CrackBerry Mobile App Store or CrackBerry App Store Client! Back at the end of December we announced the beta of Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones right here on the CrackBerry blogs. If you haven't heard about Fixmo yet, it's an ever-growing set of individual tools and utilities designed to make your...

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Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

For those of you in the enterprise environment you may be familiar with Big Hand Dictation software for BlackBerry. Having been around since 2007, they are well known for their easy to deploy dictation application. The latest update being rolled out from them is a new version which focuses on device support and bug fixes. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 have been added to the...

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HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

Just released is HoneyComb, by JMal and AHaz designs. They have brought us such awesome themes as BeDroid and BeNexus, and HoneyComb is also very impressive. First of all, the theme is available in green, blue, pink, and red. Having this multitude of colors ensures there is a version for everyone. As with all their themes, HoneyComb has a ton of helpful homescreen features (depending on device...

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