More Staples information confirms April release date for the BlackBerry PlayBook

We've just recieved some more details about a Staples release date. Basically confirming the April 17 date range from our previous post as it shows the sign that will be in stores for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Doing the math here March 15 and then 33 days later puts us in that April 17/18 timeframe quite nicely. No pricing details but since we've seen some of those in the past already so we're...

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Sears sending out BlackBerry PlayBook pre-order details to affiliates, ship date 4/10

First time we've heard of this but it looks as though Sears will also be selling the BlackBerry PlayBook in Canada. Even weirder is the fact they are now emailing affiliates with information about pre-orders and ship dates. According to Sears they'll be starting up pre-orders tomorrow and BlackBerry PlayBooks will start shipping as of April 10. So, that's two dates floating around now. Note...

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Staples BlackBerry PlayBook official release date 4/17?!

Staples BlackBerry PlayBook official release date 4/17?!

  The above just popped up in the CrackBerry forums for all to see and as you can tell it looks to be what the demo display for the BlackBerry PlayBook will look like in stores. While the information clearly says *ad date 4.17* that could mean when the signage is supposed to go up-- and presumably, PlayBooks will be allowed to be sold at that point. No sense in putting signage up if you have...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 11th, 2011! We have 5 copies of KFlicks to give away!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! After Last week’s CrackBerry Birthday Extravaganza, the site was abuzz with more info on the PlayBook, new leaks & some very cool apps. While we still don’t have an exact release date on the PlayBook, March is almost half way over so it must be soon! Today, check out some goodies we’ve found & see what you may have missed over the course...

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If you have a WordPress blog then this update will be an important one for you. WordPress has released a security and communications update for their BlackBerry app bringing the version number up to v1.4.6.1. Due to these changes when you first use the upgraded version your app will transfer your credentials to a new, strongly encrypted storage model which may cause a need to re-add your blogs...

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Shazam for BlackBerry updated to v2.7

Shazam for BlackBerry updated to v2.7

  If you frequent using Shazam to help you find out the names of songs and artists you through out the run of your day, then you'll want to fire up BlackBerry App World if you haven't already and grab the latest update available. v2.7 was posted and looks to fix some bugs within the app you may have been experiencing. Fixed Twitter Implemented “Share by Facebook” Setting Icon added to...

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Take a look at BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and tethering for OS 6.1

Take a look at BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and tethering for OS 6.1

Back when the leaked 2011 road map came out we saw some of the details about BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and how Research In Motion was expanding upon their devices tethering abilities. After that, not much more information leaked out. Today though, some newer slides detailing the process and what it will all look like have appeared online. Personally, I'm glad to see RIM rolling this feature...

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CrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!

CrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!

We recorded Episode 065 as a LIVE podcast and as promised are following up with the .mp3 download of the show so you can listen to it at your convenience. All in all it went pretty well! With the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook drawing near, we spent a lot of time talking about RIM's first tablet. I debrief on the NYC Playbook media event I attended, and talk about some of the new little...

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PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!

PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!

If you frequent the CrackBerry blogs, then undoubtably you have seen themes from Hedone Design. They've produced many popular themes, and one reason they are so well received is the incredible attention that is paid to every detail of their work. The latest release from Hedone Design is called PSHD, and is their homage to Sony and the Playstation interface. If you have experience with the PS3,...

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RIM working on their own video conferencing app for the BlackBerry PlayBook

If you've looked around the BlackBerry PlayBook homepage lately then this may not come as a huge surprise -- and really it shouldn't as the real news here isn't that the BlackBerry PlayBook has the ability to do video conferencing. But rather, that Research In Motion is working on their own application that enables video conferencing on the BlackBerry PlayBook instead of relying on a third-...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300!

Wow, three leaks so far this evening! Now all you BlackBerry 9300 owners can join in with updating your OS to 6.0.0.499 like the 9700 owners are. Give this OS a go and let us know how it works out for you either in the comments below or in the forums. Remember, back up your device before loading. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry security breached at Pwn2Own 2011

BlackBerry security breached at Pwn2Own 2011

This year's Pwn2Own event is well underway in Vancouver. The yearly event takes the best White hat hackers and challenges them to exploit computers and operating systems so that their vulnerabilities may be shared with the owners of those operating systems in an effort to make them more secure. In previous years, Research In Motion has stood its ground but this year results are now in for...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Hey BlackBerry Bold 9700 users, let's not let the Torch owners have all the fun! OS 6.0.0.499 has leaked for your device, so if you're into that sort of thing go ahead and give it a go. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. Let us know what you see that is new and improved, and hop on over to the forums to discuss it further! *OS Disclaimer...

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BlackBerry Wallet v1.2.1.2 released - New UI and features added

BlackBerry Wallet v1.2.1.2 released - New UI and features added

It's been quite some time since the initial release of BlackBerry wallet. In that time, a few revisions have been made to the application but nothing substantial. That being the case, the latest version has just been released and places it at v1.2 and brings a whole new UI revamp as well as some extra features not in the originally released version. Features Save time by automatically...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Oh Torch leaks, it's been a while since we had one that's for sure. The last leak was for 6.0.0.450but here we have 6.0.0.486. Give it a go and let us know in the comments and in the forums about what's good, and what's bad. Remember, be sure to back up your data before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC showing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

Well, this a nice surprise that ultimately brings us one step closer to seeing an actual release date. The BlackBerry PlayBook has now appeared at the FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. Oddly enough, it appears to be the WiFi only version. Of course, not much else other then it having appeared there is revealed due to the confidentiality request filed but as history dictates that means...

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BreakingNews for BlackBerry enters open beta - Get a scrolling news widget for your homescreen

I'm a big news consumption guy when it comes to my BlackBerry. I like to have everything at my fingertips so I don't miss a beat. I follow loads of news sites on Twitter and also have RSS feeds pumped to me nonstop. Having a scrolling "widget" on the homescreen is something I've wanted for ages but didn't think we'd ever see. Well our good friend Shao has proven me wrong with the beta release...

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CrackBerry Live! Podcast Episode 065

Status: The live podcast has ended. The recording will be posted soon in case you missed it!

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Wifi web portal JeeoSuite has taken off since it was first announced. With JeeoSuite you can perform tons of functions on your BlackBerry over Wifi via your PC. Browse files, locate your phone, take screenshots and much more. The setup is a breeze and it is sure to become a favorite app in no time. Currently being new, JeeoSuite is missing out on...

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Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

If you're looking for a good word puzzle game, you should check out Word Sleuth by Carbide Software. This is the classic word search game you've been playing since you were a kid - find each word from the list in the jumble of letters. Word Sleuth has 4 game modes including timed arcade style modes. With three difficulty settings, 9 puzzle sizes (from 8x8 to 16x16), 30 categories and a total...

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