We've been wonering when Sprint was going to release the BlackBerry PlayBook and now we know it'll be June 5, thanks to Sprints Market Director Gerald Evans. No, the announcement didn't come from Sprint directly -- rather, it was posted to his personal blog where he announced: The much anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with Wi-Fi® connectivity and 16 GB of storage will go on sale...

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Which type of hands-free solution do you prefer?online survey There are tons of hands-free solutions for smartphone users. Wireless headsets, wired headsets, stereo headphones, car kits, speakerphones and more. They all work in a "to each his own" kind of way, with users taking what works best for them as their favorite option. When on the go I typically like to use the BlackBerry...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry updated to version 1.9.96

  Foursquare for BlackBerry has again been updated. This time the updates include some minor tweaks and tinkerings to correct some issues. Some users reported they were unable to locate venues or make requests but things should be good to go now. This version also includes updates from previous releases including improved friend management, automated app persmission checking and the addition of...

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BlackPad: Why we want a virtual trackpad on the BlackBerry PlayBook

  A few weeks ago, our own CrackBerry Kevin made a suggestion for the BlackBerry PlayBook's gestures. Just as a single finger swipe bezel-to-bezel will wake the tablet, Kevin suggested a two-finger gesture to put the device to sleep. In that spirit, I thought I'd make my own suggestion to the PlayBook. You know a diagonal swipe from either of the two bottom corners will open the virtual...

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BlackBerry users know it's a pain having to download images for HTML emails. More often than not you'd just like the images to load on their own and be done with it. Show Me The Images is the solution to that problem. The app can be setup with various options and will automatically download images in all emails or just those you specify. You can choose to setup a safelist for downloading...

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BlackBerry remains the top smartphone brand in Canada

Back in May, ComScore released some numbers regarding smartphone marketshare statistics in the U.S. At that time, they were showing that RIM was fighting the good fight against Google and Apple but, was losing out to Google. Flip the markets around and look at it from the Canadian perspective just one month earlier and the results show a different landscape. In fact, the Canadian consumer...

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Ederra theme for BlackBerry - 50 copies up for grabs!

Ederra is the latest creation from AG Designs and is now available. This great theme brings some updating to the look of the stock BlackBerry theme with the new OS 7 icons that will be seen in upcoming devices. Ederra lets you show off any wallpaper on the homescreen and with its stylish, updated design you'll give your BlackBerry a breath of fresh air. For non-touch devices there is a...

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Mooo for the BlackBerry PlayBook - more fun than cow tipping!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Test your cow rolling abilities with Mooo,a new BlackBerry PlayBook game by Richard Hoddinott, with 30 unique and challenging levels of trying to get your cow to the milk bottle. A game of both skill and strategy, you must work out the best way to roll your cow over the obstacles to the milk bottle and fill it up with fresh milk. Tapping on the...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

For anyone out there keeping track, builds of OS 6.0.0.576 have made their way out for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, Curve 3G and even the Bold 9700 but nothing for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. That is, until now. Yup, OS 6.0.0.576 is now available for your downloading pleasure. So if you're down with running a leaked OS, have at the source links below *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac has been waiting on some BlackBerry PlayBook funcitonality for a while now, so we were glad to see the latest beta release show up in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The new version is at 2.1.0 (build 19) and includes some support for the BlackBerry PlayBook (yes only some). When connecting the PlayBook you now have options for both importing and syncing media from...

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Having music in my pocket with me while on the go is definitely something that I find to be a necessity, and while I don't like to load my SD card up with tons of music, I do like to have a variety with me in case I am in the mood for something different at that time. Some local radio stations play quite a nice mix of music around me so at times I find myself wanting to listen to the radio,...

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A guide to LastPass on the BlackBerry PlayBook

 LastPass should be easier to use on the BlackBerry PlayBook. LastPass, if you haven't read before, is an online password management service. More than that, LastPass has taught me to make better passwords. Each of my websites has a different, randomly-generated password. About the only thing I do know is my LastPass master password (incidently, one that would take 54 quadrillion years to...

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and the winner of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 IOU is ...

May has come and gone so that means it's time to crown the winner of our BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 IOU contest. We had nearly 10,000 comments on the post in the last 30 days and it looks like everyone is as exicted as I am to get their hands on one of these hot little numbers. So without further delay ... the winner of a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or 9930 is.... mpagano37 Congrats!!! I'll be...

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Party til the sun comes up with The Ultimate Drinking App for BlackBerry

If you've ever been out at a long all-night party, BBQ, frat part or whatever - you know that there are times you want to rock out some new drinking games but just aren't sure what to play. You have some comitted to memory, but playing them over and over gets a bit dry. Enter The Ultimate Drinking App for BlackBerry. This free app will leave you wondering no more. Enter the number of people...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I have 3 children (one under 5), work in a daycare and use the BlackBerry 9670 & BlackBerry PlayBook daily. As most of you can imagine, that combination leads to a whole lot of fingerprints and who knows what else on my devices. Just the other day I had a kid get sick all over me while my 9670 was sitting in my lap. Needless to say, I didn't...

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Snakes Classic brings back mobile gaming memories

Remember the days of Snake being the only game on your cell phone, and competing with your friends to see who could muster up the highest score? While gaming on mobile devices has come quite a long way, sometimes it is nice to go back and enjoy the simple classics that got us started. Snakes Classic is a great free game for your BlackBerry device that brings you right back to those days with a...

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Your BlackBerry: Hanging on for dear (battery) life

Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do? Oh, and your BlackBerry's battery is about to die. The correct answer of course is that you jump off the bus at the earliest opportunity (be sure to tuck and roll) and charge your BlackBerry. While the events of the movie...

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Find installing outlets electrifying? Try Wiring Diagrams for the PlayBook

  Let’s see a show of hands-how many people out there have stuck their finger, or anything, into a socket at some point in their life? Hmm, I’m impressed…that you could hold your hand up without twitching. As people grow older, they (hopefully) outgrow the need for plug covers – only to be confronted with a new electrical enemy…home renovations. I can handle drywall, painting and flooring, but...

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Here are the winners from last week's round of contests (note: we'll the announce the winner of the Bold 9900/9930 contest in a separate post later today, and the winner of the podcast contest will be announced on the next podcast (so you can still enter that one). If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for...

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