There are endless apps that show the weather on your BlackBerry, but how about the room temperature? With ThermoBMeter, your device will measure the current room temperature and display it as an icon on your device. A simple concept (and not something every BlackBerry user will need) this app has some great features. You can view the temperature as an icon and/or app title as well as view in...

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Contest Winners: Jam for BlackBerry, BerryMail, FlightView and More

Contest Winners: Jam for BlackBerry, BerryMail, FlightView and More

Thanks for another great week of contests. Still spreading the love as we move along into 2010. Some good apps this week mixed in with a great theme and one of my favorite accessories. If you didn't win this week just keep trying (have to keep in mind the size of of userbase when wondering why its so hard to win) as we'll keep the contests coming. Hit the jump for the full list of winners...

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Lookout for BlackBerry Smartphones Beta Now Available

Lookout for BlackBerry Smartphones Beta Now Available

With the growing number of BlackBerry users and application downloads, the risk for lost data, a lost device and mobile security grows larger. There are tons of apps available that allow remote backup and similar features, but Lookout hopes to bring some more to the table. The new app is currently in beta, and in addition to remote backup and a "phone finder", it also protects your device from...

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RIM Webcast Tomorrow - Learn About The BlackBerry Push System

RIM Webcast Tomorrow - Learn About The BlackBerry Push System

Research In Motion has set up another BlackBerry developer webinar for those interested in BlackBerry development. This time around, the focus will be on the BlackBerry push system and how developers can make the best use of it within applications. Read on through after the break for the full run down of the event. Overview Learn how BlackBerry® Push Service can be used in your application...

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Free BerryWeather Add-on: WeatherPeek From Bellshare

Free BerryWeather Add-on: WeatherPeek From Bellshare

Bellshare has just released a pretty cool add on for their popular BerryWeather application. The newly released WeatherPeek allows you to access BerryWeather information at a glance by just simply setting a convenience key on your device. When set, a pop up will show up and be displayed. Pressing the SPACE key will dismiss the popup and you'll be back to whatever it was you are doing....

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Maximizer Launches Industry's First All-Access CRM for SMBs

Maximizer Launches Industry's First All-Access CRM for SMBs

Last Summer, I met with Maximizer Software to discuss their MaxMobile CRM tool. We covered my findings in this earlier review. Recently, Maximizer Software contacted me regarding the first SMB-focused (Small and Medium sized business) all-in-one CRM (Customer Relationship Management) delivery license. They now offer real-time access CRM data, no matter where you are. Their Mobile CRM tool for...

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In an Emergency, Why Cellular Data Is Better Than Voice

In an Emergency, Why Cellular Data Is Better Than Voice

Back on September 11th 2001, terrorists flew two fully fueled planes into the World Trade Center. The result was catastrophic and forced people to jump to their death before eventually both buildings collapsed. I was there that day to experience it first hand. Other than proving that humans have a lot more evolving to do, the chaos it caused made a lot more people than usual use their cell...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for April 12th 2010 - 50 Copies of ColorfulBB to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for April 12th 2010 - 50 Copies of ColorfulBB to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of ColorfulBB to be won. Leave a comment! It's been a busy week over here at Theme Roundup head office, most of it being taken up with follow up to the CrackBerry theme from last week that so many of you enjoyed. We got some great tips on the roundup email, and there have been some great new free themes hitting the forums. Read on through the jump for our picks from the...

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Verizon Backup Assistant Being Pushed to BlackBerry Storm2

Verizon Backup Assistant Being Pushed to BlackBerry Storm2

Earlier this month Verizon pushed out its Backup Assistant to the Tour, and now it looks to be hitting Storm2 users as well. Over the last few days, users noticed the icon popping up in their devices. A quick click and it was installed and ready to go. The Backup Assitant is a no-frills app that backs up your contact data to Verizon's cloud. Its handy to have since you don't really have to...

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NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon Wireless

NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon Wireless

Verizon this weekend has released the NFL Mobile app for their native devices. Just in time for the NFL draft, the free app brings the latest NFL news, draft news, detailed information about current prospects and more. We assume the app will have some great draft coverage, and during the season will run with scores, schedules, news and all that good stuff. Verizon users can snag it free from...

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GymTechnik Launches API; Now Connects with WiThings Scale for OTA Body Weight on NextGen BlackBerry App

The guys over at Gym Technik have just given me a tip on some pretty exciting new developments with their BlackBerry fitness app, NextGen. It seems like they've developed an API to work with their app, which basically means that their app can tie in with other web based applications and share information. Their first integration, announced today, is with Withings, makers of the internet...

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Kik Chat Goes Live, Kik Music App And More Still On The Way

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Well, this is interesting. As some of you may remember we first let loose some information about Kik back at the BlackBerry Developers Conference. Now, while we are all still waiting for the Kik music app to arrive, out of nowhere Kik has sent a message to some of the folks who signed up previously regarding a new application they have clearly been...

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XM Radio Online+ Now Available To Canadian Users

XM Radio Online+ Now Available To Canadian Users

As we reported on earlier, XM Radio Online has maintained its scheduled release date and is now available to all Canadian users. Offering up many of the same channels as the SIRIUS application, XM Radio online offers a free 14 day free trial so that you may check out the services.  As it stands, if you want XM Mobile you can get online and mobile for $7.99/mnth or if you are already an XM...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 11 Apr 2010

Review of the Motorola Devour on Verizon Hardware hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Verizon HTC Incredible specs galore Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 New Device Outed: BlackBerry Curve 9300 Shows Up In New BlackBery UAProf Document Twitter for BlackBerry (beta) Now Available to the Public! New Live Photos of...

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BlackBerry 9800 Outed Via UAProf But What Is It? (best guess: 9700a slider is now 9800 slider)

The last device to get outed via UAProf was the BlackBerry 9300 and while we'd been hearing about that one for a while the latest device to show up, the BlackBerry 9800 is kind of the new kid on the block. We got some tips last night as to what it might possibly be, but nothing solid so anything said here is pretty much speculation and rumors. The known specs on this one are listed as being...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.612 For The BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.612 For The BlackBerry Storm2 9520

If you're a Storm 2 9520 owner you'll wanna set aside a few minutes to check out the latest leak. OS 5.0.0.612 has just hit the internet for all to grab. At this point, we're not sure if it's a DRM version or not so we'll leave that for you all to figure out. Let us know in the comments and as always, back up your data before you load this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind...

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WES 2010 Party Entertainment Announced

WES 2010 Party Entertainment Announced

Just in case you needed any more of a reason to attend WES 2010 the party entertainment has just been announced via the BlackBerry blog. Bedouin Soundclash, Joss Stone and will.i.am (Guest DJ) will all be on hand at the Research In Motion showcase event. If you've been holding off on registration you have up until April 25th to do so and if you use the coupon code DE4SMD you'll save an...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Not a bad week for news as we actually saw some pretty cool things pop up. We had an official update for the Storm2 from Verizon, finally got our hands on some actual photos of the Bold 9650, and RIM officially released their Twitter for BlackBerry client (still in beta). All in all not too bad. Some contests to throw in the mix and another week at CrackBerry Central is in the books. Hit the...

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New Puzzle Game PopUp Will Let You Kill Some Time on your BlackBerry This Weekend

I'm down in Miami for a few days, so before boarding the plane yesterday I checked the CrackBerry App Store to see if there were any new time-kiling games for me to load up and have some fun with during the flight. Lo and behold I found a new one from Swoosh Software called PopUp that, while basic, proved to be pretty darn fun. PopUp is a puzzle game where you need to work fast to match block...

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