[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With all of the news from BlackBerry DevCon 2010 now behind us, it's been a little quiet this week in the world of BlackBerry. On the other hand, it's been a huge week in Microsoft land with the official launch of Windows Phone 7. If you're not up to speed on all the news, be sure to head over to our sibling site WPCentral (formerly WMExperts) to...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour, Bold and Curve software updates arriving today

*UPDATE - 8530 gets OS 5.0.0.973 while Tour and Bold got 5.0.0.975* As was mentioned previously, Verizon is set to send out software updates for the BlackBerry Bold, Tour and Curve 8530 starting today. The official word we were sent is: Verizon Wireless will have software updates available for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, BlackBerry Curve 8530 and BlackBerry Tour 9630 starting today at 6pm...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 promo materials arriving in Sprint stores

BlackBerry Style 9670 promo materials arriving in Sprint stores

The BlackBerry Style may not be the most anticpated device there is, but it's definitely buzzin' in the rumor mill. We have heard mixed things as of late on the arrival date, the latest being October 31st. Well we have a feeling it's not too far off now that these promo materials have popped up in some Sprint stores. The flyer notes that the Style 9670 (looks like we had the name right all...

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Aces Jewel Hunt for BlackBerry now available - Get it now for 40% off!

From Concrete Software comes Aces Jewel Hunt. This awesome puzzle game is sure to keep you occupied for hours on end. Line up matching jewels to capture them, or use a special spear or vine when you get stuck. There are classic, quick and timed game modes to change things up, as well as online leaderboards. With three different difficulties, statistics tracking, tutorial videos and more, Aces...

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BerryWeather for BlackBerry -  Version 2.5 now available with push notifications, custom icons and more!

Fans of BerryWeather will be pleased to know that version 2.5 is now available for download. Winners of the CrackBerry App Award for best weather utility, BerryWeather 2.5 has a whole slew of changes and bug fixes in place. Almost too many to even list here so, we'll slim it down a bit for you all and concentrate on all bigger changes: Added push support to instantly notify about weather...

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BlackBerry is all about security, but one thing users commonly ask is how to secure specific applications. With AppLock you can do just that. The $2.99 app lets you lock down emails, SMS, 3rd party apps and more without having to lock your entire device. You can choose specifically what to protect and not have to worry about anyone getting at your stuff. It even has the ability to lock folders...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 soon to be available in India

BlackBerry Torch 9800 soon to be available in India

Research In Motion has been spreading the BlackBerry Torch love around these days. Most recently, they held a launch event in India at the Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Pricing for the device has been set at Rs. 33,990 when it becomes available. The information at the time was short on the exact details such as in store dates and carriers but, I'm sure just hearing that the device is indeed set...

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CrackBerry coverage goes worldwide with our new International News section!

CrackBerry coverage goes worldwide with our new International News section!

Foilow @crackberryworld on twitter for International BlackBerry News! Regular readers of CrackBerry.com know that when it comes to our BlackBerry news coverage we tend to focus on North America first, occassionally blogging the news happening internationally when big stuff happens. But the truth is, CrackBerry.com gets a lot of traffic from all over the world, so we're making a pledge to do a...

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Contest: CrackBerry Best Media App Player for YouTube - 50 copies to be won

Contest: CrackBerry Best Media App Player for YouTube - 50 copies to be won

If you followed the CrackBerry App Awards you know that the best media app was won by Player for YouTube. This handy app makes checking out YouTube videos from your BlackBerry a whole lot better. The app allows you to skip the dinky mobile site and browse, play, search and share YouTube videos with ease. Player for YouTube Pro gives you a much better experience and will make you a YouTube...

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imgLite - Resize, rotate and crop pictures on your BlackBerry

imgLite - Resize, rotate and crop pictures on your BlackBerry

ToySoft has developed a lite version of their popular imgEdit application called imgLite that provides a simple way to resize, rotate, and crop images right on your device. ImgLite not only gives you those options, but also the ability to add several different borders to your newly cropped/resized image, all from within the media, file, and camera apps. There are some other nice features as...

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Win a BlackBerry Torch from SmrtGuard

Win a BlackBerry Torch from SmrtGuard

SmrtGuard is offering their followers a chance to win a brand new BlackBerry Torch and a lifetime subscription to SmrtGuard (a $599 value). All you need to do is write why you like their application and how it helps protect your device as your status on Facebook and Twitter. You can double your chances of winning by posting to both sites. SmrtGuard offers data, spyware, and spam protection...

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Rhapsody for BlackBerry beta - Get yourself a free 7 day trial

Rhapsody for BlackBerry beta - Get yourself a free 7 day trial

Honestly, I'm not sure how we missed this for so long but, thanks to Evan sending in the tip to us we can now share it with you folks. Rhapsody, the online music store has been beta testing their BlackBerry application for quite some time now. Seems as though the beta was private for a while but is now accessible via their download page. Right now if you head if you visit the page on your...

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eBay for BlackBerry - Updated to include BlackBerry Torch 9800 support

When the BlackBerry Torch initially launched, quite a few applications were yet to include support for the device. eBay for BlackBerry was among those apps that just were not ready. Today, the application has been updated and is now showing as supported in BlackBerry App World. The latest version shows as 1.0.2.7. We're not sure if any other changes have been made to the application aside from...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.921 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100/9105)

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.921 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100/9105)

We're still waiting for a BlackBerry 6 leak for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G as well in case some of you out there forgot. It's not just the BlackBerry Bold 9700 that we're waiting on here. However, to hold Pearl 3G owners we got a fresh new leak of OS 5.0.0.921 for you all. As always, use caution when loading this one up. Be sure to back up your data and let us know in the comments if you all find...

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Mr. Number Professional - Enter to win one of 25 free copies!

Mr. Number Professional - Enter to win one of 25 free copies!

A while back we mentioned an application called Mr. Number Call Block, a free call blocker for your BlackBerry. Well the development team has been hard at work, and has just launched a new premium app called Mr. Number Professional, which combines two of their most popular and functional apps (Call Blocker and Caller ID). If you get a lot of spam calls or texts, or calls from unknown numbers...

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Qwell for BlackBerry - Free and paid pro version now available

Qwell for BlackBerry - Free and paid pro version now available

We've mentioned Qwell a few times here on CrackBerry and now we get to bring you some even more great news about the do not disturb application. When first launched, Qwell was being offered as a free trial but once the free trial was over you had to pay to keep using the application. Now, the basic Qwell offerings are free for all users and a new pro version has been introduced.  The...

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CrackBerry Poll: How often do you use the WiFi on your BlackBerry?

CrackBerry Poll: How often do you use the WiFi on your BlackBerry?

  How often do you use the WiFi on your BlackBerry?customer surveys There's actually a good backstory to this CrackBerry Poll that prompted me to post it....  I received an email from a reader recently looking for advice. Let's call her Rachel. Rachel's AT&T contract is expiring soon (she's actually been with AT&T for 8 years and hasn't had any issues with them) and was...

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Nobex Radio Companion for BlackBerry updated to version 2.2.9

Nobex Radio Companion for BlackBerry updated to version 2.2.9

Ever since I’ve had the chance to review Nobex Radio Companion, I always seem to compare other radio streaming apps to it. More often than not, they have faltered in comparison. Nobex Radio Companion is a fantastic way to not only stream your favourite radio stations from your BlackBerry, but also access information about the artist, as well as their song. Do you find the lyrics are lost on...

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Mobile coupon provider Shooger now available for BlackBerry

Mobile coupon provider Shooger now available for BlackBerry

  Mobile coupon provider Shooger announced today the availability of their new BlackBerry application. Shooger allows consumers to find money-saving deals on various products and services. The app includes location based offers and displays coupons on your device to show to merchants. Categories include restaurants and bars, home improvement, travel, sports & recreation and more. Features...

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Bell releases BlackBerry app for Canadiens fans

Bell releases BlackBerry app for Canadiens fans

Bell has released a BlackBerry app to help Montreal Canadiens fans get more out of their hockey season. The free app brings fans closer to the game and keeps them informed with the latest news. Users will have access to all scores, news and team stats in addition to live game broadcasts. The coolest part of the app perhaps is the interactive features. Fans can post photos through the app that...

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