BlackBerry 101: The ABCs of Speed Dials

BlackBerry 101: The ABCs of Speed Dials

Speed dials are a convenient way to access your most frequently dialed contacts without going through the address book. Plain and simple, they allow you to press as few keys as possible. Stay connected with friends and family with just a simple touch of a button. So for those of you who are new to BlackBerry here is a rundown of assigning and using speed dials on your device. Speed Dial...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a combo case for your BlackBerry from Seidio!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a combo case for your BlackBerry from Seidio!

  Still going strong in our birthday celebration we have some cases to give away as well. Seidio has offered up 10 combos for any device for our readers. Winners will be able to choose from Active, Rugged or Surface so you can find one that suits your needs. The combo includes both the holster and case for your device so you'll have a great setup when on the go. Seidio is also running a Name...

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LiveProfile for BlackBerry nears release; Servers upgraded in anticipation

I have never really been into any of the cross-platform, BBM-like instant messaging services. But LiveProfile is the one that I have been waiting for. I have used it for iOS and Android and must say, it is my 2nd favorite IM client, behind BBM of course. The app features familiar sent, delivered, and read notifications, "is typing a message", as well as a PIN system for adding friends (...

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BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Bell Mobility

BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Bell Mobility

While Rogers confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook for quite some time now, the majority of other carriers in Canada have not really had too much to say. Bell however, might as well have just confirmed the device on their network through no doing of their own. The Source's latest flyer contains the "coming soon" ad you see above. Considering the Source only sells Bell products...

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Spec Comparison: BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple iPad 2 vs. HP Touchpad and Android Tablets

After Apple's media event yesterday, the stage is now *relatively* set for the 2011 tablet wars. RIM has the BlackBerry PlayBook, Apple has the iPad 2, HP (formerly Palm) has the TouchPad, and there are a bunch of Android 3.0 tablets in the mix like the Xoom, Optimus Pad and Galaxy Tab 10 (and I'm sure we'll see a whack load more of Android tablets before the year is through). The chart...

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BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?!

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?!

It looks like the wait may finally be over. BGR is reporting that RIM may finally be making it's BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) available to both Android and iOS devices. This is a huge step (be it good or bad) for RIM that will leave non-BlackBerry users rejoicing. Sources state that the service may require a one-time or recurring fee and will be a stripped down version of what BlackBerry...

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Uppidy lets you store your SMS messages for free

Uppidy lets you store your SMS messages for free

If you've been searching for a way to keep track and backup your SMS messages - search no more. Uppidy is a free service (currently in beta) that lets you store your SMS messages on their secure servers. No longer will you have to worry about losing messages should you misplace your device or have something happen to it. All of your messages will be safe and sound on the Uppidy servers. View...

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BlackBerry Protect rumored launch dates emerge

BlackBerry Protect rumored launch dates emerge

It's been quite some time since we posted our intial preview of BlackBerry Protect. While it's been in the BlackBerry Beta Zone all this time, it's only been available for a limited amount of users. With it being there we've heard plenty of times that it's coming soon but there has never been a date associated. The latest rumors however have an area-specific rollout happening by way of open...

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Official OS 6.0.0.436 for the Blackberry Bold 9650 from Alltel

Official OS 6.0.0.436 for the Blackberry Bold 9650 from Alltel

Here's one for the Bold 9650 users. Altell has released OS 6.0.0.436 today for public consumption. While it isn't really a huge jump (or much of a jump at all) from the last official OS for the 9650, new is new right? It looks to be good from early reports, so get out the USB cables and have at it. Be sure to hit the forums and post your findings. Thanks rroyy Download OS 6.0.0.436 for the...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook! What birthday celebration would be complete without a grand prize? The pièce de résistance?!? Well we have just that - a BlackBerry PlayBook!! Ok, well maybe we don't actually have a BlackBerry PlayBook, but we're still giving one away! In continuing the celebration of our 4th birthday, we're giving...

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BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

According to BGR, the BlackBerry PlayBook looks to be somewhat on schedule and set to launch April 10th in the US in at least some retail channels. While we originally were told by RIM the device would be out and about by the end of March (aka it would launch sometime in Q1 2011), we'll definitely settle for April. As we knew already it looks like it will be sold in retailers like Staples and...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

*Update* Raypho is so excited by the feedback on Ciel, he has given us 20 more copies for you guys, bringing the total up to 50 themes to give out! Thanks Raypho! Ever since I got the BlackBerry Torch, I've had trouble finding themes I like and can stick with for any amount of time. There have been a few that I like, thankfully and Ciel by Raypho is definitely one of them. From the moment I...

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Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

If you're a road warrior and Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express is your hotel of choice, you'll be happy to know that apps for both have just been released for BlackBerry smartphones. The apps are your travel companion, giving you hotel details and locations worldwide. View and cancel reservations, find locations, view Priority Club Rewards and much more. The apps are both 100% free and great...

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Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

The multimedia player application known as Mobiola xPlayer was recently updated to 2.0. xPlayer has been around for quite a while, in fact it was one of the first applications I’ve ever reviewed on CrackBerry. It originally, and continues to, offer multimedia management options above and your beyond what your BlackBerry currently can. Yes, that means going past shuffling songs, listening to...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Business [video]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ever since the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion has been touting the fact that it is the first “Professional Grade Tablet" and that it was built with Enterprise environments in mind. However, thus far the majority of videos and demos given appear to have been focused on the consumer market. The above video, released...

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Review: SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card

Review: SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these.  Read on for details.    Did you know that your BlackBerry is a voracious, memory-eating machine? Stills and videos taken with your BlackBerry camera, ringtones, music, email attachments, and even emails themselves take up memory. You need a memory card. To get the full use of the multimedia powers of your BlackBerry, you're...

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Official OS 6.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 9300 from Telus

Today from Telus we have OS 6.0.0.461 available for download for both the Curve 9300 and Bold 9780. If you're still using the Crack Team favorite Bold 9700 or a hot Curve 9300, then head over to Telus and download this one. After you install drop a comment or hit the forums with your findings. Even though this is an official OS, be sure to use caution when installing. Download OS 6.0.0.461...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

This one slipped by us yesterday, but OS 6.0.0.480 for the Bold 9780 turned up online. The latest leaked OS looks to be a good one, so if you're sporting a Bold 9780 fire up App Loader or BBSAK (or whatever it is you use) and get to installing. Be sure to hit up the forums and leave a comment with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and...

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