Google Maps Updated to v4.0.1 - Now Includes Buzz Layer

Google Maps Updated to v4.0.1 - Now Includes Buzz Layer

Google Maps for BlackBerry has been updated to v4.0.1 and now includes a Buzz layer. If you're a Buzz user (is anyone actually using it?) you'll be able to get some more cool features in Google Maps with this new version. You can turn the layer on or off from the standard map, and also have the ability to search by voice and use synchronized starring. The update is a pretty big jump from the...

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BlackBerry "Bold" 9650 Looking Even More Official - Photo of OEM Housing Shows Bold Branding

Remember that photo of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Full Qwerty keyboard that popped up online at the beginning of March? Well the same company has now posted the OEM casing for the yet-to-announced BlackBerry Bold 9650. We've already seen lots of evidence (Bold 9650 user guide, 9650 inventory listings) that the next generation BlackBerry Tour (codename "essex") has dropped the Tour branding in...

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Calx Design Theme Sale - 50% Off for CrackBerry Readers Through April 14th

David dropped me a note to let me know that hes running a special on all his themes for CrackBerry readers. Now through April 14th, you can grab all of his great designs for 50% off. The unique style of Calx Design is shown off with cool 3D effects that set them apart from your "standard" themes. You can choose from his newest releases Anyon and Pod, as well as other best-sellers Mord, SWINE...

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OnMyWay From TeleNav Now Offers Additional Device Compatibility

OnMyWay From TeleNav Now Offers Additional Device Compatibility

OnMyWay, the free and simple notification application designed to assist users keep a person or group of people informed about your ETA to an event or location was released initially only to AT&T customers. Now the company behind OnMyWay, TeleNav has expanded the device and carrier compatibility list. The top four carriers have been covered. Verizon - BlackBerry 8530 & 9630 Sprint...

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CrackBerry Theme Updated to Support Multiple Devices - Download OTA for Free!

Due to popular demand of the CrackBerry Theme, michaelwpg has added support for most other BlackBerry devices. As stated in the Theme Roundup, the CrackBerry theme gives you orange pretty much everywhere throughout this theme. It also features a CB disc when scrolling through apps, CB background on the primary and secondary homescreens, and little CB badges on your icons for visual...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks from inPulse have broken some silence regarding the happenings with their inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry. Recently posted on their Tumblr blog they set out some expectations for those that have been taking advantage of pre order sales. While short and sweet, it's good news. Long time no blog. We have some amazing news that we’re...

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LinkedIn Rolls Out Version 1.0.1 For BlackBerry

LinkedIn Rolls Out Version 1.0.1 For BlackBerry

It hasn't been all that long since the release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry and here we are now moving into version 1.0.1. The latest release is a bug fix release that addresses some of the issues users were having with logging in over BIS and Wi-Fi. If you have seen an "Unable to Connect" or "Invalid email or password" error message on the sign-in screen then the latest release is for you....

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Free Version of BerryMail (BeMail) Now Available; Contest: 100 Free Copies of Premium BerryMail Version Up for Grabs!

A few weeks back we announced BellShare's latest app, BerryMail, which helps you better manage your inbox by automatically applying user-defined rules to incoming emails. Very handy (if you missed that post, you can check it out here). Today BellShare let us know that they have a new free version of the BerryMail (BeMail) up in App World. You can find the break down below of what's in the free...

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Press Release: RIM Releases Enhanced Java and Web Development Tools for BlackBerry

I was thinking we'd hear no news from RIM for the next little bit as we lead up to WES 2010 at the end of the month (attendwes.com for more details), but today they fired off a press release letting everyone know that they have updated some of their Plug-ins and SDKs making it easier for developers to build BlackBerry apps. Check out the press release below for full details and links. Press...

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Calling All Developers: New Book From APress Will Get You Building Awesome Games for BlackBerry

The good folks at Apress just let us know about a new book they have released called Learn BlackBerry Games Development. Written by expert software game developers Andrew Davison and Carol Hamer, the book shows you how to leverage the BlackBerry Java Development Environment to design and create fun and awesome games for BlackBerry Smartphones. As a certified BlackBerry Addict and Fearless...

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LiveScreens Bring a New Look and Feel to your BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] DreamTheme has just launched upgraded versions of all of their LiveScreens. LiveScreens have come a long way since they were originally introduced a while back. These new full-featured "homescreen replacement apps" are more than just themes, as they really overhaul the look of your device, giving you a new layout and different naviagation options....

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Rod McQueen Speaks About His Book - BlackBerry: The Inside Story Of Research In Motion

[ This is a user contributed article that comes to us from Michelle Chau. Michelle was in attendence recently at the Rotman School Of Management where Rod McQueen, writer of Research In Motion: The Inside Story spoke. This is her take away write up from that event ] Hey Crackberry fans! On Monday March 22, I had the opportunity to hear renowned journalist Rod McQueen speak about his new...

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Jam for BlackBerry - Utilities, Idle Screens, LED Tweaks and More - 100 Copies to Give Away

Jam by LSphone is a multifunctional application for your BlackBerry smartphone. It hard to actually state what this application does, being as there is so much to the application. The app itself is jammed full of little applications and features. These features include: Detailed meters for Battery, device storage and media card, and memory Locking screen rotation Alarms for charging-...

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Berry-Free Talk: Now What Do You Think of Apple's New iPad?

Learn More About the iPad: Read TiPb's Full Apple iPad Review >> [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back on January 27th, the day the Apple iPad was announced, we posted a poll here on CrackBerry.com asking readers how they felt about the iPad from the perspective of being a BlackBerry owner. The results: 12% said they loved the iPad (perfect compliment to a BB) and would buy...

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Contest Winners: VQ Mileage Tracker, Phone Halo, OtterBox, Astraware Casino and More

A good spread of schwag this time around. A few apps mixed in with a theme and some cool accessories. Much more to come so stay tuned this week for more. If you didn't check it out already, be sure to get in on our Follow CrackBerry and Win contest for some even bigger prizes. Hit the jump for the full winners list. Congrats to all the winners! * Note to winners: You will be receiving an...

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Review: CHUM Radio for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: CHUM Radio for BlackBerry Smartphones

I hate to say it, but I was never a big fan of the selection of the radio station back in my home town. There was probably one station that I actually liked. Everybody has a favourite station, but I think it was the lack of variety that made me feel as though I had to choose. I used to see what I could listen to online, and found a station in Vancouver that I liked, the Beat 94.5. After...

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WES 2010 Mobile Guide Now Available For Download

WES 2010 Mobile Guide Now Available For Download

WES 2010 is quickly nearing and with that in mind Research In Motion with the help of Sweet Caesar have put together once again, the BlackBerry WES Mobile Guide. For attendees this is quite a resourceful tool to have when scheduling and planning your daily events at WES. The feature set for the application is well integrated into your BlackBerry. Offering synchronization with your online...

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Save On All themes from Blackberry Themes by KD - Sale Ends April 11th!

Save On All themes from Blackberry Themes by KD - Sale Ends April 11th!

Jason emailed me last week to give me a heads up on an awesome sale he's having in honour of his one-year anniversary in business. Being a long time member of the forums, (and a former Storm owner) I have had my eye on KD Themes the entire year he's been in business. He first caught my eye with Curve and has continued his trend of creating great-looking, functional themes with such titles as...

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Official OS 5.0.0.607 for the BlackBerry Storm2 Available from Verizon Wireless

Reports are flying in and the forums are lighting up with the news that OS 5.0.0.607 is now available for some Verizon users via Wireless Update. We knew this was coming today, just not when, but it looks like it the OS is being made available already. If you haven't seen the option to update OTA don't fret, it should pop up on the homescreen (or you can check directly under Options >...

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How to Upgrade Your BlackBerry Device Software Using Wireless Update

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Most users know that you can easily update your device software by downloading the OS to a PC and using the Application Loader. With some official OS updates, the option to use the Wireless Update will be under Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update. When an update is available, a Wireless Update icon will also be pushed to your device...

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