Push2Talk app brings push to talk to all BlackBerry devices

New to the CrackBerry app store is a cool app called Push2Talk. It does just what it says, providing two-way push to talk communication over BlackBerry devices. There have been a few attempts at this in the past (remember HipVoice?) and Verizon has even added the feature to the Tour 9630 and Bold 9650. The feature can be useful for a number of reasons, and $4.99, it's not going to break the...

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Contest Winners: OS6, ColorStarBB, BatteryEx, slotRadio+ and more

Contest Winners: OS6, ColorStarBB, BatteryEx, slotRadio+ and more

A good variety in the contests this week with some more great prizes. We had a few cool themes, a great utility app and some nice accessories. If you didn't win this week, as always just keep trying. More stuff on the way so you'll always have to chance to get in on the action. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. * Note to winners: You will be receiving an email either directly from...

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Stay out of summer school next year with Student Buddy

Stay out of summer school next year with Student Buddy

New to the CrackBerry Store, is Student Buddy, brought to you by Collaber Solutions LLC. I am prepared to be beaten for posting about an app to help you with school-in June. I also know that school should be the last thing on anyone’s mind right now, unless you are attending summer school. It is, however, best to be prepared. You want to start the new school year on a good note. One option...

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Review: Ace Weather Forecasts for BlackBerry

Review: Ace Weather Forecasts for BlackBerry

How is the weather over there? The rainy May we had has started to spill over into the month of gloom, I mean, June over here. I’m sure it will clear up soon, so I can finally work on my Twilight complexion, minus the sparkles. It’s true! My BlackBerry told me so. How do you check the weather on your BlackBerry? Some users point their mobile browsers over to their trusted weather stations...

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Ok, RIM. Where is the latest theme builder for new devices?

Ok, RIM. Where is the latest theme builder for new devices?

It's been quite some time since I've felt the need to rant about BlackBerry Theme Builder. Yes, it still has some issues but with the last update it turned out to be the best of what has been offered so far. Now we are once again reaching that point where I'm beginning to wonder what exactly is going on. The last time we looked at some of the issues with theme builder it was when the previous...

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Backupify – free backup for your mail, contacts & calendar

Backupify – free backup for your mail, contacts & calendar

My personal email account is managed through Gmail it works well and it's free. Truthfully I don't stay up at night worrying that Google is going to come crashing down one day and I'm going to lose my data, but if there was a free automated independent service why not put it to work? Enter Backupify; they are powered by Amazon S3 so it's reliable. Backupify offers free automated storage for...

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LinkedIn for BlackBerry updated - Now includes support for Pearl and Storm users

LinkedIn for BlackBerry just got a nice update to correct some bugs and add additional features. Version 1.1 is now available for download via BlackBerry App World and the LinkedIn website directly. The latest version adds some long awaited support for the BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Storm as well, include many bug fixes for other devices. Check out the breakdown of new features listed...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Virtual Vault is a soon to be released app that simply backs up your emails to the micro SD card in your device. If you get many emails throughout the day, you know that some go missing from time to time or get deleted by mistake. With Virtual Vault you can be worry free, knowing that all of your sent and received emails are safe on your memory card. Use...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G unboxing video and first impressions

BlackBerry Pearl 3G unboxing video and first impressions

Hands-On Unboxing Video and Kevin's First Impressions of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and going the SureType lifestyle Bla1ze already posted a great BlackBerry Pearl 3G review up here on the CrackBerry blogs (check it out if you missed it), but I just had to follow-up with a little unboxing video of my own. Bla1ze's Pearl 3G came as a review loaner unit from Rogers, so it actually didn't have the...

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TD banking app gets deposited into BlackBerry App World

TD banking app gets deposited into BlackBerry App World

Maybe I’m a grump, but it seemed to me that a lot of banks would advertise applications for the iPhone. This left BlackBerry users with far more limited access. I was strolling through BlackBerry App World and stumbled upon the recently added TD app by TD Bank Financial Group. Score one for the good guys! This now gives TD customers greater options and actions to choose from, without having...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 7th 2010 - 50 copies of iMax to be won

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 7th 2010 - 50 copies of iMax to be won

Contest: 50 Copies of iMax to be won. Leave a comment! Theme junkies, it's time for your weekly overdose of visual goodness. The tip line has been unusually quiet this last week, but I have found some stellar themes while skimming through the forums. If you have a favorite theme or developer, be sure to send it along to the roundup tip line! Now, let's hit the jump and get to the good...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 June 2010

Complete coverage on the EVO 4G; EVO 4G review; EVO 4G help; Froyo on the Evo; accessories. More on the Motorola Droid Xtreme Bonus: The Android Phone is for Porn Want to be a regular contributor on CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance... Introducing CrackBerry Idol 2010! Full 16 minute walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 running...

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BlackBerry Messenger stress test 2 update...

If you added me before and it's pending, please delete it.  * pin and barcode now removed... contacts pretty much full * * Update 3: Backing up contacts went easy peasy this time around. Calling it quits on the BBM test for now... look for the final "aftermath" post later this week. * * Update 2: Things have come back to life and I filled up the contacts. I did a broadcast message. The...

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Gowalla launches BlackBerry beta to take on Foursquare in the BlackBerry realm

We've known for a while that Gowalla was ramping up their efforts for the BlackBerry platform. Although, that information was based strictly on it being an eventual web app. Looks like things have changed in that area. Considering the war that is waging between Gowalla and Foursquare a dedicated BlackBerry app is certainly needed if they want to capture BlackBerry users. The Gowalla BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

A pretty good week all around in the BlackBerry world. We saw the first photos of the BlackBerry 9300, finally got the Bold 9650 from Verizon and announced CrackBerry Idol 2010! We threw in a podcast and some contests to round out the fun and do things up the way we are used to. Plenty of news to check out, so if you missed anything hit the links below. What You May Have Missed Review:...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available online from Bell

BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available online from Bell

After what was clearly a false start for Bell, they have now posted the BlackBerry Pearl 3G online for new and current customers to order. Word is most store locations should by now have stock as well. The Bell version of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is currently only available in black and will set ya back $49.99 with a new 3 year contract, $179.95 on a 2 year and $279.95 on a one year. Finally,...

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Full 16 minute walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Earlier today we got some nice high quality pictures of the BlackBerry 9800 slider. Now, we get what was got to be the best video walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 to date. Sure, it's in Chinese considering it came from the folks over at BerryTimes but the language of BlackBerry is universal. Sit back and watch a full 16 minutes of BlackBerry 6 in action. Now, if you'll excuse I need to go wipe the...

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Trillian for BlackBerry beta now available for download

Trillian for BlackBerry beta now available for download

Just yesterday we posted that the Trillian instant messaging application would be arriving in beta form on BlackBerry soon. I guess the folks at Trillian weren't kidding. If you head on over to the mobile download page for Trillian you'll find that version 1.0.0.204 is now available for download. The beta they are offering up is trial limited, so at some point it will indeed expire but they do...

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Contest: WJD Designs OS 6 BlackBerry theme - 25 free copies to be won! [video]

Contest: WJD Designs OS 6 BlackBerry theme - 25 free copies to be won! [video]

Possibly the greatest BB theme promo video of all time... watch below! :) Contest time!! Everybody's friend Wayne D hit us up with some freebies to give away of his premium theme creation, OS 6. Since he introduced it a few weeks back, it has shot up the BlackBerry themes best sellers' list to where it's currently sitting in the #1 position. Wayne's other latest creation, the ClockWork animated...

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Friday fun photos - Yet another round of 9800 Slider images

Friday fun photos - Yet another round of 9800 Slider images

Is it just me of have we had more pre-release images of the 9800 Slider than other devices? This round shows off some good angles and give us a bit more of a look than we've had in the past. Included are some amazingly clear images of the 9800 including the SIM and SD slots. These images really show off the good looks of the device and actually make me want one quite a bit now. The keyboard...

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