Wakeful alarm app for BlackBerry now available - Get it for 50% off!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A while back we first checked out the beta of Wakeful - a super cool alarm app for BlackBerry. Wakeful breaks the norm of buzzing, annoying alarms and wakes you up with a voice greeting. You will be greeted with your name, weather, news and stocks so you can start your day off right. Customize the alarm to your liking, and never wake up cranky again...

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Hulu running on the BlackBerry PlayBook browser

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the most asked questions thus far is if Hulu works on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The short answer is yes. While we haven't seen it yet, we'll change that right now. Kevin couldn't check it out (being in Canada) so I fired it up for a quick demo. The site itself loads well and everything shows up nicely. As you can see, there was a bit of a...

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Track your bowling stats on the go with Bowling Score Tracker 2 - 50 copies to be won!

If you are a BlackBerry user and an avid bowler, keeping track of your scores and stats on the go may not be the easiest thing you have experienced. The folks over at Coolfred Software hit us up to let us know that Bowling Score Tracker 2 is an easy way for all users to keep track of all their bowling stats in a simple, easy fashion. The application will allow users to enter their scores, and...

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How to Update the OS on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Video PlayBook 101: How to update the Operating System on the BlackBerry PlayBook [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While writing up our in-depth BlackBerry PlayBook Review I was on pre-release operating system software which meant I had to upgrade the OS a couple of times as updates were released. On a BlackBerry Smartphone that would make for a slightly long and annoying process,...

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Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs!

Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs!

Toss It! is new game from Smarter Apps, makers of Angry Farm. The premise of the game is simple - toss a variety of objects at the intended targets and score points for hitting the target. Try to beat your previous best score, but don't forget to adjust for the crosswind as the object will curve based on the strength of the wind. There are four levels included: classic "paper toss" into a...

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Gmail mobile site now in HTML5

Gmail mobile site now in HTML5

I'll admit it. I'm an avid Gmail user, but I don't use the mobile site. There's too much clicking. And waiting. And clicking. It's entirely too much like the WAP sites of yesteryear, you remember. Back when SMS texting was the brand new thing. I don't use the mobile Gmail site. Until today. Today, I discovered the HTML5 version of Gmail on my OS6 BlackBerry. The new version of the...

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PrivacyStar for BlackBerry - Enter to win 1 of 5 free licenses!

PrivacyStar for BlackBerry - Enter to win 1 of 5 free licenses!

For the second year in a row, PrivacyStar is sponsoring a car in the Pirelli World Challenge. Things are off to a good start, and to help celebrate, we have 5 PrivacyStar licenses (2 1-year subs and 3 6-month subs) to give away. If you haven't heard of the app, it makes it easy for you to block unwanted callers, telemarketers, 800 numbers and more from getting through to your BlackBerry. Users...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Unboxing!

Unboxing of the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on Kevin's BlackBerry PlayBook Review, we have an unboxing of a BlackBerry PlayBook with retail packaging. This is the 16GB version, and aside from the markings on the box itself, it's safe to assume all versions will sport the same package design. Inside the box is obviously the PlayBook...

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Last Chance: Win a Tablet of your choice from TouchType!

Last Chance: Win a Tablet of your choice from TouchType!

To celebrate one million downloads of their SwiftKey keyboard app, TouchType is giving away a tablet each to THREE lucky winners! Which tablets? Whichever the winner chooses so long as they're available for purchase for up to $800 where he or she lives. iPad 2, PlayBook, Xoom, Galaxy Tab are all on the table. How do you enter? TouchType has put together a small survey which shouldn't take...

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Footage from the Foo Fighters Garage Tour posted by RIM

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Last month RIM and Best Buy partnered up with Foo Fighters for a contest with prizes including tickets to see Foo Fighters along with a shiny new BlackBerry PlayBook, a convertible case and BlackBerry charging pod. The contest is over and while we aren't sure who won the grand prize, at least one member of CrackBerry, richs, was one of 20 first...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Windows and Mac updated

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Windows and Mac updated

With the lanch of the BlackBerry PlayBook just around the corner now I was wondering when we'd see an update roll out for BlackBerry Desktop Manager. As it turns out, today is the day for it. Both, Windows and Mac versions of BlackBerry Desktop Manager have updates available as of now although, the Windows version seems to be more aliigned for the BlackBerry PlayBook. If you go to check for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the cool bonus features I discovered while working on CrackBerry's BlackBerry PlayBook Review was the device's support for a Bluetooth Mouse. I had assumed a Bluetooth keyboard would work, which it does, but was really shocked to see the PlayBook pair with my Apple Mighty Mouse (for those wondering if you can use your BlackBerry phone's...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win the case of your choice for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win the case of your choice for your device!

Contest: Leave a comment telling us which BlackBerry Case you'd like from ShopCrackBerry.com and you could win it! There is such a wide variety of cases out there for BlackBerry devices and that means pretty much "something for everyone". Cases not only help us express our personality, but also protect your device from the daily bumps and brusies. From your basic skin case all the way up to the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple iPad 2 Web Browser Comparison

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the videos I put together for our BlackBerry PlayBook Review was a head to head web browser comparison of the BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple's iPad 2. As you'll see in the video, the PlayBook holds up pretty well against the iPad 2. The BlackBerry PlayBook of course supports Adobe flash, which means you can visit a whole of websites and do a...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Reviews Roundup!

BlackBerry PlayBook Reviews Roundup!

If you were planning on buying a PlayBook, are you more or less excited after reading the reviews?customer surveys Last night at 9pm EDT the embargo lifted and the interwebs filled up with BlackBerry PlayBook reviews. You'll definitely want to check out CrackBerry's BlackBerry PlayBook Review if you haven't done so yet, and to save you some time from searching we've roundedup the other...

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Pre-order the BlackBerry PlayBook from Radio Shack

Pre-order the BlackBerry PlayBook from Radio Shack

Trailing the line of originally announced retailers that have offered up the BlackBerry PlayBook for presale is Radio Shack. They have finally made the device available for order, however currently looks to only have the 16GB version for $499. You won't get it any earlier than the 19th, so if you already ordered elswhere no need to cancel in favor of The Shack. As to why they only have one...

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While we haven't jumped too far into all the BlackBerry PlayBook apps that are out there (and there are plenty), you can bet come next week they'll be flowing in like crazy. New PlayBook owners will want to fill up their tablets with the best apps from the start, and from the looks of it, FourPlay will be one of the most popular. We did take a look at FourPlay when it first popped up, but...

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BlackBerry Touch promo video leaks out

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Not to be left out of all the fun, the BlackBerry Touch video also got posted up for everyone to see. Again, leaving very little to the imagination remaining about the device in question here. Needless to say, not that the BlackBerry PlayBook is here -- we're ready for this batch of BlackBerry smartphones. Source: N4_BB

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BlackBerry Bold Touch promo video leaks out

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Of all things remaining that could have possibly leaked for this device -- this pretty much takes the cake in our opinion. In any event, the bove video is what is reported to be the promo video for the yet-to-be announced BlackBerry Bold Touch. Enjoy it while you can folks, we're guessing this one won't last very long on YouTube. Of course, by all...

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