Google Search Updated to v3.6.13; Google Sync Updated to v0.7.2

Google Search Updated to v3.6.13; Google Sync Updated to v0.7.2

I guess Google likes to kick out all of their updates at once. Yesterday we noted that the Google Voice app had been updated, and it appears that both the Google Search and Google Sync got a jump as well. The Google Search app now sits at version 3.6.13 and is said to be working on the Storm now. This app lets you easily search mail and contacts on your device. The Google Sync app has been...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Updated To Version 5.0.1.37

BlackBerry Desktop Manager Updated To Version 5.0.1.37

BlackBerry Desktop Manager was quietly updated at some point this week. So quietly in fact, I guess RIM forgot to send the notification to desktop clients already installed. Checking for updates never triggered an alert in my currently installed version. Either way, you can now grab the updated version from the RIM download site. Personally, I seem to only use Desktop Manager for backups and...

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Some Shiny New Photos ... of a 24 Carat Gold Plated BlackBerry Bold 9700

Some Shiny New Photos ... of a 24 Carat Gold Plated BlackBerry Bold 9700

If you're not sure who Kenneth Tong is, his credits include the UK Channel 4 Big Brother, as well as the upcoming Millionaire Matchmaker. Well, it turns out Kenneth is a huge CrackBerry fan (and BlackBerry fan in general) and took some time to send in these photos of his new 24 carat gold plated Bold 9700. Its done up from top to bottom, and although not everyone's taste, it does look great....

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Skype Mobile Now Available for Verizon Users ... But What About Other Carriers?

As we already know, Skype Mobile has been rolled out to Verizon Wireless users at this point. The application is being pushed out to devices this morning to make for easy downloading. But now that it is here, we kind of have to wonder what exactly this means for Skype on BlackBerry as a whole. Its been quite a while since Skype made the initial announcement of their intentions to arrive on the...

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Spring into Spring with BlackBerry Apps

Spring into Spring with BlackBerry Apps

You stand there, staring into the cold eyes of your adversary. For months they have been taunting you and now, in their fall from grace, they attempt to deny their fate. You approach your foe with a renewed confidence- the last snowman of winter. You watch as he slowly melts away and imagine hearing its silent screams. With its last moments, it defiantly raises its arm/branch and flips you...

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Special Edition CrackBerry Podcast: Smartphone Experts Crew Reports from CTIA 2010 in Las Vegas

CTIA 2010 is taking place right now in Las Vegas and Dieter Bohn, Phil Nickinson and myself are on hand representing the Smartphone Experts crew. With the biggest news of the show already said and done, we sat down this morning to reflect upon the event. Take a listen. Show links below. Download Podcast .MP3 Directly | Podcast Feed | Subscribe in iTunes Show Links AndroidCentral: Hands-on...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: Enter to Win a Set of Sony Ericsson Stereo Bluetooth Headphones

This Week's Featured Item: Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones There are a lot of ways to listen to music on your BlackBerry. Using the Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 quickly became my favorite. I was never a fan of the usual stereo bluetooth headphones that wrapped around the back of your neck, they just didn't seem comfortable to me. Thats where the HBH-DS970's differ, they are...

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Beta Test RIM's Upcoming Software at the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Beta Test RIM's Upcoming Software at the BlackBerry Beta Zone

The tip line is off the hook about the newly created BlackBerry Beta Zone. After joining you can download beta programs in progress or sign up for ones that will be available soon. During these beta testing periods you leave feedback on how these programs can be impoved as well as taking part in online discussions and surveys.  Software that are available for beta testing are the following:...

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CTIA 2010: Ed Hardy Booth Revisited - Awesome Video (but not what you expect!)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Gotta love these conferences. After kneeing a giant droid in the nuts and visiting the BlackBerry booth, I headed straight to the LuxMobile/Ed Hardy exhiibit to try and top our CES 2010 video (in case you missed it, watch it here). Now while they did have some booth babes on hand again showing off the latest Ed Hardy cases, the big news from...

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'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email' Makes Its Return in the Latest Bold 9700 OS

Not crazy big news on this one, but something that had bugged me for quite a while. If you remember a few months back, I dropped a rant on the "Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email" option in a leaked Tour OS. Well it turns out that in the latest leaked Bold OS this option is yet again making an appearance. I think its an awesome feature of any OS and should definitely be included in an...

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Google Voice for BlackBerry Updated to Version 0.1.7

Google Voice for BlackBerry Updated to Version 0.1.7

The Google Voice app has been updated to version 0.1.7. No major overhaul in this release, and no changelog means most likely just some minor bug fixes. I'm still holding out for a totally revamped Google Voice App (and some addition to Google Voice itself) that will allow for MMS and some other much needed features. It seems like Google likes to take their sweet time doing anything grand to...

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Free ING Direct App for BlackBerry Smartphones Lets You View Accounts, Transactions and More

ING Direct has released a free app for Canadians that allows access to accounts on the go. With the application, you can check account balances, view transactions, transfer funds, locate ABMs and more. ING Direct lets you have access to all of the important features on your account, and you can access them right from your BlackBerry when you're on the go. The application is currently only...

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BlackBerry Native Tasks Application A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With all of the third-party apps we install on our device's, we tend to forget there are some great native apps that come installed right out of the box. The Tasks app is one that I really never used in the past, but I've started to find more value in it recently. It can be used for various things, including to-do lists, reminders or even a shopping...

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CTIA 2010: RIM's BlackBerry Booth!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As is now the CrackBerry custom when arriving on the scene at a mobile conference, I headed down to RIM's BlackBerry booth to see what was going on. RIM seems to change up their booth designs fairly often and this one is all new yet again. Looking good!! From a BlackBerry news standpoint, CTIA 2010 is shaping up to be the quietest show I have ever...

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Later Dude Pro Updated to v3.0.2 Adding Many New Features

Later Dude Pro Updated to v3.0.2 Adding Many New Features

Fabian has just let us know that his popular application Later Dude Pro has been updated, adding many great new features. If you haven't seen Later Dude Pro before, its an application that allows you to create reminders to call, email, or sms someone back. The application integrates nicely right into the native BlackBerry calendar and/or task application. The updated version includes these key...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.591 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.591 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Just in case you weren't feeling the .571 leak previously posted here is a newer version for all you BlackBerry Tour 9630 owners to check out. Again, not positive on how close this one is to the upcoming Verizon release but it's here now and given the last one had BBM .65 in it, pretty sure Verizon wouldn't release that. Might as well give it a run through and see how it works. You guys know...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] *UPDATE- Vlingo 4.5 links are now live in BlackBerry App World* Vlingo has a new addition to their already awesome services arriving later today. Vlingo 4.5 add the new, free Safe reader funtion that helps prevent the whole driving while texting scenario. It's getting to be a standard law these days that no wireless device functions be used while...

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Leaked OS 5.0.0.553 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 (9520)

Leaked OS 5.0.0.553 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 (9520)

And just in case you thought the leaks were over, here's another for BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 owners. OS 5.0.0.553 has just been posted over at BBLeaks. Again, we're still waiting for feedback on this OS release but it's there for those who want to check it out. Back up your data before you load up and you're good to go. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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Skype Mobile For Verizon Wireless Available Thursday

Skype Mobile For Verizon Wireless Available Thursday

It really hasn't been any secret that Skype was coming to Verizon. We just didn't know exactly when it was coming. The announcement today from Skype and Verizon has shed some light on the when portion. Starting tomorrow, Verizon users will be able to get their Skype on with quite a few devices. Intially, for BlackBerry users the app will work on BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm2 9550, Curve 8330,...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Messenger Version 5.0.0.65

Leaked: BlackBerry Messenger Version 5.0.0.65

Amidst all the OS leaks going on it seems some folks have found that the Tour OS contained the latest BlackBerry Messenger release. After being extracted and an OTA made, you can now download BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.65. Of course, this is to be treated just like any other leaked item in the fact caution is urged when loading it. Be sure to back up your current contacts database. Download...

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