Add a battery indicator to your homescreen with SmartBIndie - 100 free copies to be won!

Quite Simple has brought out some extremely useful little apps, some of which I have covered here before, like SmartBDocs.Utility apps make our devices that little bit better, and sometimes make our lives a little bit easier, and their latest application aims to do both, with a simple addition to your BlackBerry homescreen. Similar to an app like BatteryEx, this tiny app adds a notifier to...

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For your chance to win a BlackBerry Torch 9800, simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Torch 9800 goes on sale from AT&T this Thursday, August 12th, but one lucky CrackBerry reader won't have to fork out any $$$ to call the latest BlackBerry their own. We're giving one away! For your chance to win an...

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone!

RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone!

No surprise here considering Rogers in Canada already announced the new BlackBerry Curve last week, but this morning it became official on a Research In Motion level. Like the Pearl 3G, the new BlackBerry Curve will be known as the BlackBerry Curve 3G. It's the next generation of the 8500 series, which basically remains the same entry level device as the 85xxx, but now has 3G. Also, while the...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 8 August 2010

Droid 2 "coming soon," leaked, leaked again, leaked some more and finally as dummy phones at Best Buy. Leaked HTC phone may be a Verizon world phone. Have questions about the Evo 4G Froyo upgrade? BlackBerry Torch Review BlackBerry 6 Review, FAQ and New Features Full BlackBerry Torch Coverage...

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Waterproof BlackBerry case head to head - Aquapac vs. Overboard Waterproof Case

Waterproof BlackBerry case head to head - Aquapac vs. Overboard Waterproof Case

Waterproof BlackBerry case head to head - Aquapac vs. Overboard [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Today I am reviewing the Aquapac and the OverBoard aquatic cases. Although these two cases are meant to serve the same purpose, these two cases have differences that would make you think otherwise. Let's get to the review!The first case I am going to discuss is the Aquapac. This case is big...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week - Torch, BlackBerry 6 and more Torch!!

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Torch 9800 Hands-On Video First Look! >>  BlackBerry Torch 9800 First Impressions >>  BlackBerry Torch Review >>  BlackBerry 6 Review, FAQ and New Features >>  Comparison: WebKit Browser vs. the Competition  >>  AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 Video Unboxing! >>  BlackBerry Torch 9800 Images...

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Research In Motion reaches deal in Saudi Arabia?

Research In Motion reaches deal in Saudi Arabia?

Sure seems that way according to a report from MSNBC. The agreement, which was advised to MSNBC by a Saudi regulatory official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the details of the deal with the media, would have Research In Motion installing a BlackBerry server within Saudi Arabia. If this report is in anyway accurate and Research In Motion is...

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BlackBerry charging solution shootout

BlackBerry charging solution shootout

BlackBerry Charging Solution Shootout[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Through many years and many BlackBerry devices I have never ventured beyond the factory charger. It has always been a point of frustration that the cable included with the BlackBerry has a straight tip, yet the Micro USB connection is on the side of most devices. This makes it awkward when charging and a few times led...

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Middle East issues with BIS causes huge increase in Nimbuzz user base

Middle East issues with BIS causes huge increase in Nimbuzz user base

With the latest news of Saudi Arabia shutting down BIS service to their population, and the other countries threatening to cut off BIS access to devices in their respective countries, I found this little tidbit to be interesting. Tobias from Nimbuzz fired me an email this morning, letting me know that he has seen a massive increase in registrations for the free multi-platform instant messaging...

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BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Thanks to some dedicated developers, we BlackBerry users have a few options to give us secure peace of mind when it comes to our data and devices. Applications such as FindMyPhone will help you locate your misplaced device, or SmrtGuard will give you a whole host of options for tracking and security. Back in December, we covered a new service on the scene, which was in beta testing at the time...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.862 released by Vodafone for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Here we go with an official update for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This time around, Vodafone has rolled out OS 5.0.0.862 which was previously leaked. If you downloaded the leaked version you already you may pass but, if you were wating for an official realease you can hop on over to the Vodafone site and grab it. If Vodafone is not your carrier be sure to check for the vendor.xml file and...

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BlackBerry Torch promo video shows off some features of BlackBerry 6

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Rolling right along with all the crazy news on the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 we have a new promo video. The video shows off the device and some of the main selling features of BlackBerry 6. Its a pretty good spot and while obviously way too scripted actually shows off some great features (but I'm not sure that things like zooming on photos really...

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BlackBerry Podcasts app soon to be released?!?

BlackBerry Podcasts app soon to be released?!?

It looks as though T-Mobile may have spilled the beans on this one, possibly. It's no secret that Research In Motion has a dedicated podcast app in the works. Of course, that application is directly built into BlackBerry 6 but it is designed to work on other devices as it stands now. A lot of folks have mentioned the concern over it not arriving on other devices but logistically this makes no...

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Celebrity Sighting: Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald uses a white BlackBerry Bold

It's not often that we find celebs using the stlyish white Bold, but Larry Fitzgerald happens to be one. We're not 100% sure if its a 9700 or 9000 (looks more like a 9000) but it's definitely a BlackBerry. This photo was snapped during his teams training came, and while not actually "using" the device, like any true BlackBerry addict it isn't far from his side. Maybe RIM can do another BBM ad...

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Twinkler Software weekend application sale - All apps 30% through Sunday

Twinkler Software weekend application sale - All apps 30% through Sunday

As a special mid-summer weekend gift, Twinkler Software is offering 30% all of their apps through this Sunday. Grab one or more for yourself before the weekend is over and get great savings. Choose from: AddOnis - The Swiss-Army Knife of Blackberry Apps WiFi Hero - Controls your WiFi & saves your battery power for when you need it most InstantLog - Backs up your SMS Messages and Call...

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CrackBerry Podcast: Ending off Torch Week with a Special Edition BlackBerry Torch / BlackBerry 6 Show!

OK, I know some of you are already sick of hearing about the BlackBerry Torch (especially those of you on Verizon!), but it wouldn't be a proper end to BlackBerry Torch week unless we got on skype and recorded up a special edition BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 podcast. This show follows up our BlackBerry Torch Review and BlackBerry 6 Review, and we get into the aftermath of it all,...

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Saudi Arabia stops BlackBerry data service for a few hours; RIM stock drops $2.7 billion

As of today Saudi Arabia had officially blocked data service to all BlackBerry devices, but it seems that after only 4 hours service has been restored. Details are still sketchy at the moment, but earlier today it was noted that users were only able to make and receive calls and not use any BlackBerry data service. Due to these events and facing bans in other countries, RIM stock has lost $2.7...

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How to Unlock Your BlackBerry 6 Smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]* Update: Ho humm.. my bad. I'm a bit of a dumbass today! So actually, just realized, I guess this method of unlocking when you have the non-native SIM card present was already in OS 5.0. In 5.0 I've always unlocked my devices without having the non-native SIM, so didn't even realize this was the case.  So basicaly, you're in the same boat between 5 and 6...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Since the BlackBerry Torch was announced AT&T and Research In Motion have been pushing out videos which help promote the device. The above video has more of a business focus for people out there that are interested. It features Chris Hall, Senior Director of Product Management at AT&T and Carlo Chiarello Vice President GSM/UMTS Business Unit...

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