Sometimes, the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence

These days, the talk surrounding mobile devices is really heating up. With the explosion of Android devices and the ongoing substantial growth of the iPhone showing no signs of slowing down, many folks are constantly looking at their options. Be it, switching from Android to iPhone, iPhone from BlackBerry to webOS or however else you really want to look at it, people are making choices and...

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Moby Dick as told by a BlackBerry Torch user

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In the past RIM has never really cranked out "consumer" commercials for their devices. iPhone and Android really had them beat in that department. With the release of the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T we've seen some great spots that really show off the device as well as the operating system. The latest commercial creatively tells the story of Moby...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.212 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.212 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

And now that device has gone official, there is already a leaked OS waiting for everyone. As advertised in the press release, the BlackBerry Curve 3G (9330) is BlackBerry 6 capable but, it's up to Verizon to certify the release for their network. This time though, we already have BlackBerry 6 available for those who are actually going to be picking up the device. For those keeping track, that'...

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Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion launch the all new BlackBerry Curve 3G

  We've known this was coming for a while now and today is the day. Verizon and Research In Motion have just announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 3G for the Verizon network. The brand new BlackBerry Curve 3G will be available in business sales channels beginning Sept. 16. After that, it will be available for purchase online and in stores in the coming weeks. The device will sell...

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Contest Winners - WordBldr, Stealth 2.0 and AddOnis & WiFi Hero!

Contest Winners - WordBldr, Stealth 2.0 and AddOnis & WiFi Hero!

Here are the winners from last weeks round of contests. 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 some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Red & White BlackBerry Torch 9800's coming to AT&T

Red & White BlackBerry Torch 9800's coming to AT&T

Looks like Kevin's dream of having a White BlackBerry Torch 9800 just got one step closer. It really hasn't been in doubt that red and white would both be arriving, since the parts for them have been up on 3rd part retailer sites for a while now. But, more a question of when, exactly they would arrive. Engadget sources claim "mid to late November" for the release and to go with the red and...

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MeterBerry has long been one of the best apps for checking out all the stats on your device. Over it's lifespan it has undergone quite a few upgrades and the latest brings some cool features as well as suppoft for the Torch/OS 6. New features include color-coded, customizable banner indicator for battery, temperature, and free application memory. MeterBerry is truly an all-in-one for all there...

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Leaked OS: 6.0.0.225 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS: 6.0.0.225 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Torch users get another leak today. Courtesy of forums member orleff we have OS 6.0.0.225 for the Torch 9800. Hopefully some good improvements come with it, so if you do install be sure to drop a comment with your findings. The download is a bit slow but we'll try to get some mirrors up soon. Be sure to use caution when installing a leaked os. Hit the forums for more discussion. *OS...

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BerryBuzz updated to version 3.1.11 with new features

BerryBuzz updated to version 3.1.11 with new features

BerryBuzz (one of my all-time must have favorite BlackBerry apps) has just been updated to version 3.1.11. The new version includes updates for some popular apps as well as improved support for the Torch/OS 6. BerryBuzz now supports Google Voice, AP Mobile, Nimbuzz, the latest SocialScope, Trillian, Pingchat, Kik Messenger, Blaq, Pocket Informant, myKite and OS 6 social feeds. There is also a...

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Jawbone Battery Meter for BlackBerry now available

Jawbone Battery Meter for BlackBerry now available

*Update: Sadly looks like this may only be for the Jawbone ICON but hopefully will be out for other models somewhere down the road * Jawbone headsets are one of the best selling for BlackBerry and for good reason. They are stylish and well built and offer simple features that any BlackBerry user needs. One of the big drawbacks for a long time however was the lack of a battery meter. There...

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Celebrity Sighting: The GEICO Gecko is a BlackBerry User

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It looks like some "business professionals" are using the Curve 85xx series as seen here in the latest GEICO commercial. It turns out the GEICO Gecko is a BlackBerry user and is sporting a black Curve 8530 or 8520. The commercial is poking fun as it jokes about where the gecko actually carrys his device. Maybe he needs a better case from...

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BoxTone Webinar this Wednesday - Chance to win $50 in CrackBerry Store!

  The folks over at BoxTone are having a webinar this week to discuss how they are leveraging the new features in the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and OS6 with the BoxTone Enterprise solution. If you work with BlackBerry's in the enterprise space BoxTone is a must look at product. They really burst onto the scene and became a BES household name back in the Day Light Savings Time (DST) change. The...

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PrimeTime2Go is available on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from AT&T

PrimeTime2Go is available on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from AT&T

PrimeTime2Go from QuickPlay Media has long been a favorite app on mine on my BlackBerry. I was happy to see that it is available for download for all AT&T BlackBerry Torch users. I have previously reviewed it with a Bold 9000, Curve 8900, and on the T-Mobile Bold 9700. The service on the Torch in general is just as I have experienced it on previous devices, so check out those reviews for...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 12 Sept 2010

Verizon Fascinate hands-on, plus, we fix the Bing thing T-Mobile G2 is announced Swype beta for Android gets an update BlackBerry Curve 3G Now Available from T-Mobile CrackBerry's Guide to CrackBerry Apps for your BlackBerry BlackBerry Torch Leather Holster Review Nokia gets a new CEO...

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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 White BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted on eBay! >>  Official OS 5.0.0.886 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 from Verizon Wireless >>  CrackBerry guide to CrackBerry apps >>  BlackBerry Curve 3G now available from T-Mobile >>  OS tutorial videos for the BlackBerry Style (9670) appear online [videos] >>  Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry...

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XDroid Theme (almost) turns your BlackBerry into a DroidX!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] OK, before you read any further, watch the video above. I'm typically not one to jump on using a theme that makes my BlackBerry look like a different smartphone altogether (even though the OS-clone themes tend to be some of our most popular theme sellers), but the WJD Designs promo video is so good I think may just have to rock the new XDroid theme...

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IM+ Pro updated to support BlackBerry Torch 9800

IM+ Pro updated to support BlackBerry Torch 9800

A few days ago the folks from SHAPE Services let us know that they completed their most recent build of IM+ Pro for BlackBerry. This latest release adds in support for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 as well adds support for upcoming BlackBerry 6 devices and those capable of upgrading. Aside from the newly supported device, SHAPE services also added one new feature to the application. That feature,...

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And the Winner of CrackBerry Idol 2010 is.... Dave Peckens!

Congrats Dave!!! Welcome to the Team! Let's kick things off with a look back at your CrackBerry Idol Audition Video! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] After three months of CrackBerry Idol craziness here on the blogs, the competition is now officially over. The winner of the final community vote is none other than the CrackBerry-addicted Dave Peckens. The voting was close, but in...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 10th, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Fixmo Tools

Howdy and welcome to another app roundup. Hol-eee Toledo! CrackBerry Idol winds up today! It’s been a crazy summer as everyone was waiting to see who will be the latest member of the rootin’, tootin’ CrackBerry team! I reckon they’ve been nervous as heck throughout the entire contest. Just a shakin’ in their boots! We also have a whole herd of contests to enter in this week. Speaking of...

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Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.30

Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.30

For those of you all who happened to get in on the Dropbox for BlackBerry beta, you can now log in and download the latest release available which, should be showing as v1.0.30. At this time, I couldn't find any change log to report about what exactly has been updated but, I can say just from using it that it does appear to work better on the BlackBerry Torch now. If you still haven't gotten...

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