CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a Custom Painted Colorware BlackBerry Torch, Bold 9780 or Pearl 3G!

Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a ColorWare BlackBerry Torch, Bold 9780 or Pearl 3G. Details below... ColorWare has been helping us celebrate our birthdays since we turned one year old, so there's so way we'd turn four years out without giving CrackBerry readers yet another chance to win a custom painted BlackBerry. Courtesy of ColorWare, this year the lucky winner will get...

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Free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for developers extended to March 31st 2011

The free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for developers has again been extended through the end of the month. Developers who create and submit apps to BlackBerry App World before March 31st will be eligible for a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. To get in on the action, you'll just need to submit an app according to the contest guidelines. Developers who create a qualifying application for the...

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Blackberry theme roundup for March 7, 2011 - Win 1 of 25 copies of OSi6 by BB Design Worx!

Contest: Win one of 25 copies of OSi6 by BB Design Worx! It's a fresh new week and we're back with the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Well quit wasting time and send us an...

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Cross-platform messenger Kik raises $8M and still going strong - Which message service do you use?

What cross-platform messenger do you use?survey software   We haven't heard much from Kik lately aside from their ongoing court battle with RIM. The cross-platform messaging service was once the latest and greatest messenger for smartphone users, but it has since left the spotlight (at least on the BlackBerry end) while it sorts out things with RIM. In their first big break since getting...

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Great feature or just plain annoying? Shift and delete erases your message in BlackBerry Messenger

  Shift and delete erases your message in BBM - do you like this "feature"?survey software   When it first started happening I thought it was just a fluke, but then as it happened more and more it became super annoying. When using BlackBerry Messenger I (as well as many others) discovered that hitting "shift + delete" in BlackBerry Messenger magically erases your entire message. Now,...

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KFlicks Netflix manager for BlackBerry

KFlicks Netflix manager for BlackBerry

If you're a Netflix user you no doubt apprecaite the ability to update your queue from your smartphone. Sometimes you see a preview and aren't near a computer, or maybe you just want to browse the latest movies while riding the train or waiting in the doctors office. If Movela Netflix Queue Manager is a bit out of your price range or too "beefy" for your liking, KFlicks may be the solution....

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Pageonce partners with H&R Block so you can track your tax refund

Pageonce partners with H&R Block so you can track your tax refund

Pageonce is one company you should look at first when looking to turn your BlackBerry into the perfect personal assistant. I know I know – it’s hard to top as it is. At CrackBerry, we’ve definitely brought you multiple, in-depth looks into what they offer. Check out my review of Pageonce. They continue to put you in touch with your bill and your financial situation; including managing what you...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple iPad 2 vs. HP Touchpad and Android Tablets BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?! BlackBerry Protect rumored launch dates emerge Facebook for BlackBerry officially updated to version 1.9.0.27  Leaked Software Roadmap Shows BIS 4.1 and BlackBerry 7 Contest Reminders Bellshare brithday blowout! Win a combo case for your...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] QNX was on at hand at Embedded World 2011, as such they were giving off demos of the BlackBerry PlayBook and the whole QNX ecosystem of devices. The video above gives us a rather revealing walk-through of the BlackBerry PlayBook while highlighting a lot of the technical aspects of the OS that interests many folks out there. While Research In...

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BlackBerry at SXSW - What may we see?

BlackBerry at SXSW - What may we see?

With SXSW (South by Southwest) set to kick-off on March 11 we're starting to see a lot of promotion for the events happening and we can't but notice some of them are being sponsored by Research In Motion. We're definitely expecting some PlayBook news to come from the event and more likely then some lead-up announcements before the event opens up. While we'll have to wait for the official news...

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BlackBerry 9900 outed via UAProf document?

BlackBerry 9900 outed via UAProf document?

If you've been following BlackBerry pre-release devices for a while now you'll know the BlackBerry 9900 is a number that has been referenced on many occasions in the past. The only problem with that is that its reference alone leads down a long path of both real and fake devices. Most of which are touch based, Bold iterations. The latest usage of the BlackBerry 9900 is massive step forward to...

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Leaked Software Roadmap Shows BIS 4.1 and BlackBerry 7 Are Coming!

Leaked Software Roadmap Shows BIS 4.1 and BlackBerry 7 Are Coming!

There's nothing better than leaked BlackBerry info on a Saturday! These new 2011 BlackBerry Software Roadmap slides (more below) show off some interesting details. Most of it is pretty basic and what you'd expect - updates to apps including Facebook, Twitter, Ticketmaster, Social Feeds, App World, BlackBerry News, etc.. Ugrades to BIS are also coming.The most exciting item listed on the Roadmap...

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Contest: Win 1 of 25 free copies of Graffiti Six by 9of13 Theme Assimilations!

After a six month hiatus, 9of13 Theme Assimilations is back in the theme game with Graffiti Six. This cool theme is decked out with custom graffiti icons and fonts throughout and is available in four different colors (red, green, blue, and purple). Graffiti Six also features the newly popular text clock, which I think looks awesome with this style of theme! This one is definitely worth checking...

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Review: iGrip Charging Dock for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Review: iGrip Charging Dock for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Want to win an iGrip Charging Dock for the Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. Been looking for a safer way to handle your BlackBerry while in the car? Most anywhere you live now, there are restrictions on how you can use your cellphone while operating a motor vehicle. Infractions can result in fines and/or points on your license. But there are accessories out...

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BlackBerry Protect now available (open beta) in North America and Latin America

RIM just let us know that the long talked about BlackBerry Protect app/service is now available to users. We took a detailed look at this wayyy back in July 2010, so check out our BlackBerry Protect Preview to get up to speed. BlackBerry Protect is a free application that allows users to wirelessly backup, restore and locate their BlackBerry smartphone. In the event that their BlackBerry...

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Remember all those important events with ThinkOfMe - 15 copies to be won!

Remember all those important events with ThinkOfMe - 15 copies to be won!

CrackBerry is celebrating their 4th Birthday all week so why not give away a birthday reminder app! Back in January, we introduced you to an app called ThinkOfMe. This app keeps track of all your contacts' birthdays & anniversaries. The developers over at 4People Software Ltd, a BlackBerry Alliance Select member since October of 2010, just recently put out an update and offered up 15...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: When do you charge your BlackBerry?

How do you use your BlackBerry: When do you charge your BlackBerry?

When do you charge your BlackBerry?customer surveys   Here's one that was asked of me and I was very curious to know the results as well. Ever since I've owned a BlackBerry I've popped it on my charger overnight. I usually don't eat too much of the battery during the day, but if I do of course I'll charge it when I need to. I know others that like to use a charger whenever they can - be...

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Official OS 6.0.0.415 for the BlackBerry Style 9670 from MTS Mobility

Official OS 6.0.0.415 for the BlackBerry Style 9670 from MTS Mobility

Here you go Style users. MTS Mobility has released OS 6.0.0.415 for the taking. No reports of the good, bad or ugly on this one yet, so give it a go and let us know. We haven't seen too many updates for the Style since release, so hopefully this one is fairly solid. Play around a bit then head into the forums and post your findings. As always, use caution when updating you device. If you're...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A couple of weeks ago, I realized it was time to replace my old case. I'd never let my BlackBerry go anywhere without one, but this case was looking pretty ratty. I knew I wanted something to protect against my arch-enemy, gravity, as well as everyday dings and scratches. I found what I was looking for in the Seidio Innocase Active Case. Trouble...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win the case of your choice from OtterBox!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win the case of your choice from OtterBox!

We keep on rolling with the birthday goodness. Next up we have some cases courtesy of OtterBox. As in previous years, 10 lucky winners will receive the case of their choice from OtterBox. This means you can choose from any of their great line including the Defender series, Impact series and Commuter series cases. They are available in a variety of styles for most devices and are certainly the...

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