Explicit - A Premium BlackBerry Theme From Hedone Design With Some Serious Style

Explicit is the latest theme from Hedone Design. Explicit was designed to make great use of the BlackBerry screen real estate and look amazing doing so. Wallpaper-friendly with 10 user customizable icons on the main screen gives Explicit the minimal look while allowing access to everything important. The battery and signal meter are nicely tucked away in the center console as well, so as to...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 7 Mar 2010

Hands-on with Motorola Devour Motorola Backflip, AT&T's first Android phone, now available for $99 Apple sues HTC, Day One and Day Two Roundup Android Central Podcast is here! BlackBerry Slider Photos Emerge! BlackBerry Slider Rumors Update and Roundup CrackBerry Podcast: BlackBerry Slider...

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The folks at Swoosh Software let us know over the weekend they just released a new app for BlackBerry Smartphones that's both useful and fun to use. SwooshContacts automatically ranks your contacts based on activity making it quick to contact the folks you deal with most, letting you discover who is most important in your life (hopefully it's your significant other at the top by default,...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week and Birthday Contests Reminder

We can't even express what a crazy week its been. Between our birthday celebration and the BlackBerry Slider photos coming out of nowhere, we had loads to do. Tons of CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Contests followed up by a special edition podcast made this a week for the books. If you weren't around for all the fun, hit up the links below to check out the news. Don't forget to drop a comment on...

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Fancy Characters 2.0 Adds New BBM Icons to the Mix

Back in August we first checked out Fancy Characters, an app that lets you easily add symbols into messages. Sergey let me know that the app has been updated to version 2.0 and includes some cool new icons. With the app, you can add symbols to email, SMS, IM, PIN and BBM messages. The update even adds a tab to BBM 5.0 so you can drop in a symbol with just a few clicks. Check out the video...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 5th, 2010

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 5th, 2010

Happy March, everyone! Another great week here at CrackBerry, as per usual. Lots of good stuff to talk about, including 25 free copies of 'BlinkWhileCall' from Fabian Heuwieser to give away. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: BlinkWhileCall Freebies of the Week: Sid Meier's Pirates 'Lite', BatteryWatch, PayPal for BlackBerry In Case You...

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Final CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win One of Ten Cases from OtterBox!

Final CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win One of Ten Cases from OtterBox!

Last year when we turned two, OtterBox was nice enough to give us ten cases to give away. Well this year they're back again and are letting us give away ten cases of choice to some lucky winners. If you win, you'll be able to pick from the line of OtterBox cases for all devices, including the Commuter, Defender and Impact series cases. If you "rough it" with your device, you really can't beat...

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BerryWeather 2.2.01 Released - Brings With It Great News For 3rd Party App Developers

Bellshare has released their latest version of BerryWeather. This update is a little different from the standard operations of an update however. Bellshare has decided it's high time they opened up their awesome Weather application for other developers to make use of the information it provides. Developers now have the option to use data from BerryWeather in their own applications. One of...

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Clarion - A Free Do It Yourself Theme From Elecite

Clarion - A Free Do It Yourself Theme From Elecite

Elecite has released their latest theme, Clarion. This theme however, is like no other Elecite has released. Clarion takes a "do it yourself" approach in the fact you essentially design the theme however you wish from a laid out set of options provided by Elecite. You can select your layout, icons, colors and font size after which you will be presented with a download link to your designed...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: MLH Software Giveaway; Simply Solitaire, Missed Call Alert and Blurts Pro

Michael at MLH Software wanted to get in on the birthday fun, so he let us know that he would like to give away 3 of his best-selling apps - Blurts Pro, Missed Call Alert and Simply Solitaire. We have 33 copies of each (get the "3" theme?) to give away to 99 lucky winners. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen randomly and the contest ends this Sunday at...

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Friday Fun Speculation: Could RIM Also Be Working on an Update to the BlackBerry Pearl Flip?

So here's the deal.  Yesterday the image above (center one) popped up on an accessory and parts supplier website labeled as OEM Blackberry Pearl 9100 Keyboard Keypad Black. I think the notion of a full qwerty on a Pearl caught everybody by surprise, including me, though conceptually it could be pretty awesome - more intuitive than SureType and if they get the keys right it could be easy to...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 150 SmrtGuard Subscriptions!

CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 150 SmrtGuard Subscriptions!

The guys at SmrtGuard have been more than kind to us and are always willing to offer up some stuff for our contests. They recently released SmrtGuard free, and to help in the CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Celebration, they're giving up 150 (100 one-month, 25 six-month and 25 one-year) subscriptions to SmrtGuard. This is one app I would hate to be without, and gives you the peace of mind of...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.536 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.536 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Crazy day so far. We had planned to run our final birthday contests like mad and we have a bunch of news rolling in on top of it all. Hot from the forums we have a leaked OS 5.0.0.536 for the Bold 9700. We've heard some good things about this one, so if you want to brighten up your Friday a bit you may want to give this one a go. As usual, use caution when installing a leaked OS. Hit up the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Arriving In Red To Sprint?

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Arriving In Red To Sprint?

*UPDATE- Gizmofusion has the launch date pegged at March 14th* Remember the days when you could pick up a BlackBerry Curve and Pearl in just about every color of the rainbow? I certainly do. The crimson red 83xx was a sweet device that I always wanted but never actually bought. Seems like Research In Motion is keeping up this tradition with the Curve series as they have been releasing a...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win One of Ten SmrtCase's for the BlackBerry Tour

I'm sneaking in for Kevin and posting this next CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Birthday Contest.... One of my favorite accessories has to be the card-holding SmrtCase. When I was toting around my Tour (sadly its not available for other devices just yet) I always had it on, and it makes it so much easier to keep track of my ID and credit cards. I remember going out in college always losing my ID...

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Contest Winners: Vorino Clock, HoneyComb Theme, Jawbone Icon and More!

Contest Winners: Vorino Clock, HoneyComb Theme, Jawbone Icon and More!

Wow! With all the birthday fun this week we totally forgot to run the contest winners on Tuesday. I'm going to sneak them in now before the weekend, since I'll have plenty to do gathering the winners from all of the insane birthday contests. If you haven't already, check out all of the CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Contests and get in on the fun. Now ... on to the winners! CRACKBERRY CONTEST...

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Hamilton Police Nab Car Jacker Using Owners BlackBerry GPS?!?

Hamilton Police Nab Car Jacker Using Owners BlackBerry GPS?!?

A rather interesting story coming from the Hamilton Spector today. According to the article written, police in Hamilton were able nab a car jacker using what appears to be the built in GPS in the victim's BlackBerry. From the article: Hamilton police said the wild events began as the woman was about to drive away from a drugstore at Mohawk Road East and Upper Wellington Street at about 9...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: 5 One-year TeleNav Subscriptions to Be Won!

Everybody has heard of BLACK Friday, right? Well today is CRACK Friday. Our CrackBerry Birthday Week of Contests is coming to an end, but we still have a BUNCH to get up on the site. So keep it locked to the blogs today as the contests are going to be flying.  TeleNav is getting in on the fun and has hooked us up with 5 one-year subscriptions. TeleNav is the leading mobile GPS app, and if...

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Flick Your BIC Free Concert Series App for the BlackBerry Storm

Flick Your BIC  Free Concert Series App for the BlackBerry Storm

Here's a pretty cool novelty app from the folks at BIC. I'm quite certain most of us have been to at least one concert or event where you've witnessed the sea of lighters being taken out and waved in the air. BIC has made available for the BlackBerry Storm their virtual version, complete with customizable designs and true to life lighter flicking sounds. Now the next Grateful Dead concert you...

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