Cnectd – A Cross-Platform BBM Alternative? Beta Now Available for Download

Cnectd – A Cross-Platform BBM Alternative? Beta Now Available for Download

It seems that nowadays, more and more BlackBerry users are making the switch to other platforms, or running a secondary device in addition to their BlackBerry. I know I personally have a few friends using other platforms, and have recently added an iPod Touch to my itinerary. In these cases, BBM is not an option to stay connected, but some users just can't break away from some of the...

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QuickPull v4 Released With OS 5.0+ Compatibility

QuickPull v4 Released With OS 5.0+ Compatibility

If you've ever used QuickPull before, then you know how great of a tool it is when you need or want to reboot your device quickly. Since OS 5.0 was released, QuickPull wasn't working up to it's potential with the new OS. But, the good folks over at Steelthorn Software have fixed that up with their latest release. QuickPull v4 has finally been released and is now available for free via their...

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Want to share your tale of BlackBerry use (or abuse) with the world? Get it into the CrackBerry Book version 2!

It was back in late 2008 when we first announced the availability of our self-published definitive guide to BlackBerry addiction - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse. It's exciting to be able to now say that the CrackBerry book has now been picked up by Apress and who will be releasing the updated version in time for the holiday season this year. With Apress' awesome reach,...

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Tawkon for BlackBerry - Monitor your Device Radiation

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Cell phones and radiation have been a topic of much conversation since their inception, as well as the butt of more than a few jokes. We have posted several times in the past year about different apps, case studies, and even accessories for your BlackBerry aimed at reducing the risk of health issues caused by radiation from our beloved devices. First,...

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Community Review: Street Fighter Alpha for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ][This review comes to us from Brian W. If you have any stories/reviews of your own you can send them along to editorial(at)crackberry.com and they may get posted up on the front page] This is big news to Street Fighter and 2D fighting game lovers, Street Fighter is now available for BlackBerry devices! As expected there have been some changes to make the...

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Business travelers appreciate the time it takes to enter contact info from business cards. From your hotel room late at night, or back home after a long trip, it can be a daunting task. ProOnGo Business Card Reader hopes to ease your pain by doing the grunt work for you. Just snap a photo of the card with your device camera, and the information is automatically transcribed and ready to be...

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Contest Winners: Chryom, SmartBCalendar, MiniPaint, Inure and DeToday

Contest Winners: Chryom, SmartBCalendar, MiniPaint, Inure and DeToday

Another day, another dollar - another week, another contest. Some more freebies this week to help spread the BlackBerry goodness. More fun in store in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and don't miss out. Thanks to all that entered and congrats to all the winners. If you're a developer / retailer / whateverer and want to run a contest, hit us up at editorial(at)crackberry.com and we'll get you...

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AstraSync for BlackBerry Updated To Version 4.1

AstraSync for BlackBerry Updated To Version 4.1

At the end of last year, I reviewed an interesting and exciting alternative to the BES Solution called AstraSync. The application offers OTA two-way synchronization of your contacts, calendar and email quickly and easily. A large number of servers are compatible with Exchange AstraSync, including; Open-Xchange, Google Sync, Gmail and CommuniGate Pro. AstraSync was recently updated to version...

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Poll: In Addition To Your BlackBerry, Do You Use Another Device?

<a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/3217709/">In addition to your BlackBerry, do you use another device?</a><span style="font-size:9px;"><a href="http://...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Not Coming To T-Mobile?!?

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Not Coming To T-Mobile?!?

We've all been patiently waiting for US carriers to make some announcement as to whom among them is going to be launching the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. All the top Canadian carriers have announced it, yet US carriers are holding the information back. One rumor being heard for a while now is that T-Mobile has been noted as passing on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. I believe Kevin even made reference to...

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$1.5 Million of Prizes to be won in the BlackBerry Partners Fund Super App Developer Challenge! Click for Challenge Details... Calling all current and aspiring BlackBerry Developers...  tomorrow (May 18th) RIM will be having a webcast for developers to help "Boost Your Super App Experience." Whether you're a current BlackBerry developer or want to get started developing for BlackBerry you'll...

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White BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Available For Direct Purchase From Rogers

While they are officially available at Future shop and Best Buy's across Canada, it certainly has proven no easy task to find a location that actually has them. Most Future Shop and Best Buy locations have been reporting them "in transit" for the past few days while others, have either already sold out or only have 2-3 available. No worries though, if you really want to order up some summer...

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Review: Jawbone ICON Bluetooth Headset

Review: Jawbone ICON Bluetooth Headset

Jawbone Bluetooth headsets have always been known for their NoiseAssassin feature and great device quality. But they now took it a step further. A few weeks ago they released an update for the Jawbone ICON gives it the ability to stream music and other audio files. It now has A2DP which lets users get any audio regardless of the type, such as from navigation apps or Internet radio stations...

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Exclusive: Widality Talks About the Momentum of Momentem

Exclusive: Widality Talks About the Momentum of Momentem

For those of us who were unable to attend WES, Kevin and the gang did an excellent job of providing in depth coverage; before and after the event. My favourite posts were the BlackBerry Solution Showcases that brought you quick, to-the-point overviews of some really amazing products. The first of the showcase series introduced us to Terry Hughes from Widality; the company behind the call...

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Kevin Pietersen Rocking a BlackBerry Bold 9700 ... and the Cricket World Cup

Being from the good ol' USA I really don't know much about cricket, but I know a BlackBerry when I see one. This image has to be one of the best in recent memory for CrackBerry Sightings. Seen here is England's Kevin Pietersen after winning the final of the World Twenty20. In one hand he's sporting the Cricket World Cup, and in the other a Bold 9700. Any way you look at it he's in good shape....

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May17th 2010 - 50 Copies of Droidslide to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May17th 2010 - 50 Copies of Droidslide to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of DroidSlide to be won. Leave a comment! Time again for the theme roundup boys and girls! We’re in the process of making a few changes here at Roundup Head Office, tweaking a few things here and there to make it better for you, and gearing up for the weeks and months ahead. If you notice a few changes from what you are used to in the coming weeks, it’s all in the name of...

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White Bold 9700 and Fuchsia Curve 8520 Heading to T-Mobile?

White Bold 9700 and Fuchsia Curve 8520 Heading to T-Mobile?

  Word on the street is that the Bold 9700 in white and Curve 8520 in fuschia will be landing on T-Mobile in the next few weeks. TmoNews posted the image above showing the white Bold should be arriving on May 26th, while some other intel informs us the newest addition to the 85xx series lineup should be popping up in the next few days. Rogers was the first to snag the new 9700, but if you're...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 16 May 2010

Live at the Sprint Evo 4G launch party in New York Android updates: Samsung Moment gets Android 2.1, Android 2.1 update for the Droid Eris is rolling out and Android 2.1 leaks out for the Sprint HTC Hero Android 2.2 reportedly runs non-native apps 450 percent faster AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9800 "slider" Available in June...

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.681 For The BlackBerry Curve 8520

Leaked OS: 5.0.0.681 For The BlackBerry Curve 8520

As we mentioned previously, here is the latest leak for the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Enjoy folks, let us know in the comments if you find anything good in it. Back up your data. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the...

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