BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 23rd, 2010 - 25 copies of Metro up for grabs

BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 23rd, 2010 - 25 copies of Metro up for grabs

Contest: 25 Copies of Metro to be won. Leave a comment! The first thing I'm going to do this week is adress a couple questions I am getting asked constantly. "How do I get my themes in the roundup?", "Where do you find the themes you include?". Simple. The answer to the first question, hit me up at themeroundup@crackberry.com and I'll take a look. The answer to the second? Our theme forums...

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Bargain Hunters rejoice! - Sccope aims to save you pennies!

Bargain Hunters rejoice! - Sccope aims to save you pennies!

I hate spending money. If I can save $.20 on a can of mushrooms, I'll do it, and when it comes to big purchases I will scour flyers and websites looking for the best possible deal I can find. Only one problem, I can't exactly lug my laptop around with me while I'm actually in the store, so I'm forced to go with the information I've already gleaned from home. Sccope is an app with the mission...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 22 Aug 2010

Motorola Droid 2 review Hands-on with the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Hands-on with Android 2.2 on the Droid X Video: BlackBerry 6 running on BlackBerry Bold 9700 BlackBerry Tablet rumors firming up; featuring a new BlackBerry OS (built by QNX?) BlackBerry Bold 9780 caugh on video again...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS 5.0.0.886

Leaked: BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS 5.0.0.886

One more for the evening. BlackBerry Curve 8530 owners, this is for you. OS 5.0.0.886 has leaked and, while we're not exactly sure what has changed, it could be worth the time it takes to upgrade. Especially, if you've been having issues with any previous OS. Again, back up your data folks before you load it. And if ya come across anything cool, be sure to leave some comments so others know...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 & 9105 OS 5.0.0.884

Leaked: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 & 9105 OS 5.0.0.884

Been a while since a OS leak has happened for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Now, we have OS 5.0.0.884 to check out for those of you who have a 9100 or 9105. Standard disclaimer applies as always folks. Back up your stuff before you load this one, just in case. *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...

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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 Bold 9780 - Caught on video, yet again!>> BlackBerry 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 video walkthrough>> Leave It On 3 released, revamped UI and tons of new features>> BlackBerry App World 2.0 roll out to begin soon>> QuickLaunch 3.0 Quick Review - loads of new features>> BlackBerry 9670 Oxford internal overview leaked>...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 20th, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Hypoxia!

My apologies for the lateness in getting this one up. I do however have a good excuse. I recently got my BlackBerry Torch so with that, I sorta got lost in playing with it. Anyhow, weekend app time again. We got some goodies for you all and a great contest where you can win 1 of 10 copies of Hypoxia from MBLWare. Here's to hoping you all have agreat weekend. :) Freebies of the Week: Morsel 2...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Caught on video, yet again!

BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Caught on video, yet again!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Earlier today we got a look at the BlackBerry Bold 9700 running BlackBerry 6. Now, another video pops up of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 which remains under that rumored device category since it's never been officially acknowledged yet. That said, we've seen the specs, the pics, the UAProf and well, pretty much everything we need to know about this device...

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BlackBerry 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 video walkthrough

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Since the announcement of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 with BlackBerry 6, we've all been waiting to see how older devices such as the BlackBerry Bold 9700 were going to fair with it running. As it turns out, it looks to be in great shape judging from the above video. With a noted boot time of about 1 minute and overall snappy response from the device,...

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Leave It On 3 released, revamped UI and tons of new features

Leave It On 3 released, revamped UI and tons of new features

Shaosoft has been hard at work on Leave It On, and last night he released the latest version of the application with version 3. The first thing you'll notice after installing the new version is a totally revamped UI, very slick and clean. The menus are well laid out and intuitive, not to mention extensive. For those unfamiliar with the application, Leave It On started out as a simple backlight...

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It's a bird, it's a plane! It's Superhero Solo, here to protect your device and data!

Hey, I kid a bit with the title, but most of us are very serious about device and data security, as evidenced by the plethora of apps and services that aim to help. I've covered a couple in recent weeks, Find My Phone and BuddyGuard Pro, both of which are solid options when it comes to thisparticular area of smartphone ownership, and of course most people are already aware of SmrtGuard and...

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Review: PrivacyStar for BlackBerry

Review: PrivacyStar for BlackBerry

One of the things that annoy me is *ring* oh, hold on. I’m getting a call. Hello? Sorry wrong number. Where was I, oh yes, so what annoys me is when you *ring*, just a second. Yes hello? No. No sorry. No I don’t want a sign up. Put me on your do not call list. Sorry about that. As you can probably tell it’s those types of calls that get under my skin. I’m talking about the unknown/private...

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Review: Case-Mate Tough Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Review: Case-Mate Tough Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

[ Forums member IndoJabijin gave us a this great review. This post comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps.] Case-Mate Tough Case for BlackBerry Bold 9650 -- "Our Hybrid Tough case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 uses the protective power of dual layers. A form-fitting silicone skin...

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BlackBerry App World 2.0 roll out to begin soon

BlackBerry App World 2.0 roll out to begin soon

After having just recently been released in beta form, BlackBerry App World 2.0 is now set to roll out to the masses at some point today. Lots of new things happening with the actual release version that were not fully present in the beta release. A quick breakdown is as follows: Credit Card Payment Option With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using...

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QuickLaunch 3.0 Quick Review - loads of new features

QuickLaunch 3.0 Quick Review - loads of new features

We have covered QuickLaunch time and again on the blogs since it's inception, and even had a review of it posted by one of our CrackBerry Idol contestants. Quite frankly, it's one of the most popular applications out there, lending a huge amount of functionality to your device in one place. With the latest update to 3.0, this application has taken another step further from it's humble...

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BlackBerry 9670 Oxford internal overview leaked

BlackBerry 9670 Oxford internal overview leaked

And Boy Genius has dug up some more leaked training slides for us all too look at. This time around, the BlackBerry Oxford 9670 is put on display. As we now know it's coming to Sprint and Verizon, the detailed overview of the device is still rather interesting. No real surprises spec wise. Clamshell QWERTY, WiFi, GPS all wrapped up in 360x400 display with a 5MP camera and an external 240x320...

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Pooter Pro 2 - A unique BlackBerry 6 styled theme that rocks!

Pooter Pro 2 - A unique BlackBerry 6 styled theme that rocks!

If you're looking for a uniquely styled BlackBerry 6 theme then Pooter Pro 2 is what you'll want to be checking out. I typically try to avoid flashy themes, since I tend to like simple, easy to navigate ones. Pooter Pro 2 takes both those concepts and smashes em together for ya. Aside from the overall great look of the theme, Pooter Mobile has included some great features as well: 5 shortcut...

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New development software dragonRAD looking for beta testers - Head's up for established and aspiring devs!

Here's some exciting news for both established and aspiring developers alike. Seregon is planning on introducing a new tool to the development community, which they are calling dragonRAD, that aims to take application development and make it much more accessible. Those who have programmed for the BlackBerry platform before know how frustrating it can be to develop for, which seems to be one of...

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Leaked training slides show off internal overview of  BlackBerry Bold 9780

Looking to get some more details on the BlackBerry Bold 9780? Boy Genius has just unleashed a bevy of training slides from Research In Motion which show off the specs and even how the company views the device from a marketing standpoint. Not much really new, that we didn't already know in the documents when it comes to specifications but the insight as to how RIM views the device is rather...

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RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

Rumors are swirling today from "inside sources" that RIM's acquisition of QNX back in April will result in a brand new OS for the BlackPad, rather than a revised version of OS 6. There really isn't much more information right now. We've been under the impression for quite some time that this was the case. Given what the QNX business model is (ie: building embedded OS') it sounds rather logical...

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