CrackBerry Podcast 052: Four Wild and Crazy Guys!

CrackBerry Podcast 052: Four Wild and Crazy Guys!

Well, maybe we're not wild, but after recording Episode 052 I'm definitely beginning to think we're crazy. At least Adam, Bla1ze and myself anyways... Craig seems to keep his wits about him a bit better. :) If you like BlackBerry Smartphones and you love podcasts, you'll want to listen to this CrackBerry.com Podcast. We debrief on WES 2010 (this time with Craig's take on everything) and chat...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: LED Coverage Indicator On or Off?

How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: LED Coverage Indicator On or Off?

  <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/3196821/" mce_href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/3196821/">Do you have the 'LED Coverage Indicator' On or Off?</a><span style="font-size:9px;"><a href="http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/" mce_href="http://...

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Bell Flyers Show BlackBerry Pearl 3G Has Arrived. We Say, The Flyers Are A Lie

If you happen to be a Bell subscriber, chances are you either got one of these flyers or one will soon be showing up in your mail. The flyers Bell sent out today clearly depict the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and state that it has just arrived. Sadly though, if you contact any Bell store across Canada they will tell you politely that the flyer is a lie. The Bell launch of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G was...

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Edit, Crop, and Add Clipart to Your Images with MiniPaint - 25 Copies to be Won!

MiniPaint is a great little application to edit, crop, and add some custom graphics to images on your BlackBerry. Once installed, you simply open an image from your picture gallery, hit your options button, and select the Open in MiniPaint tab. Once the image is opened you can select from the following options: Scale- Zoom in and out of the photo  Clipart- Choose from hundreds of...

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SmrtGuard Updated To Version 2.27 - Now Includes Anti Spam And Spyware Detection

The good folks at SmrtGuard have rolled out the latest version of their wireless backup and device security application. With the release of version 2.27 we see some bug fixes taken care of as well as some new features added. Considering the package that SmrtGuard offers, the new additions to the service fit in quite nicely here. New Features: Anti-SPAM - With SmrtGuard Pro, you can now...

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Official OS 5.0.0.621 Now Available for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Sprint

*Update: It looks like order has been restored and the OS and device are both listed correctly. The download now shows Bold 9650 and not Tour 9650. You're welcome Sprint :-) * Here's one that was pretty unexpected. It looks like Sprint has released an official OS for the Bold 9650 through the BlackBerry Software Downloads page. The device is slated to drop in just over a week, so its not...

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Free What's My App Gives Quick Access to BlackBerry Device PIN and More from Home Screen (for non-techies)

Download What's My for BlackBerry Some of you are going to love this app and some of you are going to read this and absolutely CRINGE at its existence, but there's a back story to, so READ THIS POST FULLY before leaving a comment.... This past weekend I was out for dinner with Miss CrackBerry (aka Erika) at a nice little Italian restaurant. While chowing down on some tasty gnocchi, sort of...

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Deal of the Day: Get BerryPopup for 50% Off Today Only

Recently updated BerryPopup is today's Deal of the Day, and you can grab it for 50% off. The gives you preview "popups" for your incoming messages, allowing you to quickly view emails and SMS, and choose to delete, reply or just save for later. A great utility for power users who get loads of email throughout the day. BerryPopup will save you the time of going to your messages folder since not...

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Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.656 Released By TurkCell

Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.656 Released By TurkCell

If you're a BlackBerry Bold 9700 owner who has been holding out for a later official OS; TurkCell has just what you been waiting for. OS 5.0.0.656 is now available direct from their website. Just remember to make sure you delete the vendor.xml file if TurkCell is not your carrier and you'll be good to go. Download The Official OS 5.0.0.656 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700>>

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Take Note: MicroUSB Port Location on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 IS Slightly Different Than on the Tour 9630

Top: BlackBerry Tour 9630, Bottom: BlackBerry Bold 9650 - note the slight change in MicroUSB port location This is one is a public service announcement for all of the soon to be BlackBerry Bold 9650 makers and to all of the accessory manufacturers and retailers out there. For the most part, the body / chassis / frame / etc. of the original BlackBerry Tour 9630 is identical to that of the new...

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Only 20% of BlackBerry Users Are Rocking OS 5.0 - What OS Version Are You Running?

Today our good buddy Al Sacco posted up a pie chart (I'm partial to bar-graphs myself, but whatever works) that shows some very interesting numbers. According to the data, only 20% of BlackBerry users are currently running OS 5.0 (about 8 million out of 41 million users). About 24% are using OS 4.6.1, while the biggest percentage of users (27%) are still on OS 4.5. There are also a huge amount...

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CrackBerry's Free OTA BlackBerry Apps Page Needs Your Help!

CrackBerry's Free OTA BlackBerry Apps Page Needs Your Help!

One of my favorite pages on this site (yet often unnoticed) is our Free BlackBerry Apps page accessible both through our mobile site or any web browser. The collection of free apps is a one-stop page for BlackBerry users to find what they need without having to search everywhere. Over time however, the page becomes outdated as apps disappear from the scene, URLs change and items are updated....

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BlackBerry Apps for the Blogger

BlackBerry Apps for the Blogger

Alright, so you finally did it. You started your own blog - Congratulations. Let your voice be heard, let your words ring true. Let the world know of your great discoveries; a new, innovative invention, a moving musical composition or even the three month old slice of pizza lying beneath your couch (at least it looks like pizza). Whether it is informative, adventurous, NSFW or just plain...

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BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5.0 Demo

We've been hearing about BlackBerry Mobie Voice System for quite some time now, and with the announcement from WES, we know things are moving along and it will be available later this year. If you're not sure just how exactly MVS works you're not alone. Isaac cleared things up a bit for us, but some things are just better seen then read. The team at BlackBerry has done up a demo video to show...

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Rogers Now Pushing Mobile Back Up Services To BlackBerry Devices

Rogers Now Pushing Mobile Back Up Services To BlackBerry Devices

Just last night, I happened to notice yet another VPL (Virtual Pre Load) had been pushed to my device by Rogers. Upon launching the application, I come to find out that they were now letting customers know about the Mobile Backup services they were offering from Asurion. I began looking around the CrackBerry forums to see if anyone else had noticed and this and came across this thread....

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Hedone Design Top 5 Premium Themes Now Available For 50% Off Through May 20th

Hedone Design is celebrating the launch of their newly designed website. With the celebration comes a contest which is being held by Hedone himself (you must enter there, not here) and prizes include 10/$30 theme vouchers that you can spend on Hedone themes. As a bonus to all fans out there, the top 5 premium themes created by Hedone and his team are now on sale for 50% off in the CrackBerry...

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Utility App / OS Request: Do Something to Prevent Me From Accidentally Hanging Up On People When Using Apps While on a Call

* Update - More Ideas: Lots of great comments on this one which proves this problem goes well beyond just me. Another great suggestion that may fit better within the BlackBerry way of doing things (vs. introducing the concept of a double click) woud be to add a pop-up with the "are you sure you want to end this call?" question when you hit the end key when on a call but NOT in the phone app....

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Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Oh so important you, is too busy and too oh so important, to have to search for a contact in your address book or find a specific application to load up from your download folder. You know, because you’re oh so important. Kidding. It is quite useful to have short cuts available to help you easily contact someone or schedule a meeting. There may be a situation where that split second does...

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Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters is an appplication that allows you to add symbols to email, PIN, IM, BBM, and SMS messages. Back in March we posted on the last major update of Fancy Characters, which added the hidden BBM emoticons and a new tab for BBM 5.0 users. This update also brings some nice new features including:Many more symbols added Symbols are organized better into categories UI refreshed Fixed...

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