KBLauncher On Sale Through Friday - 50 Copies to Give Away

A few months back we checked out KBLauncher, an app that allows you to launch items on your device by "command line". You just start typing the name of an application on your device, and KBLauncher shows a list of items for you to choose from. You can quickly launch almost any application on your device, and no setup is required. The app will learn your usage and prioritize apps, has a low...

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CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

Project 2010 is in full effect! We said we'd be doing our CrackBerry podcast every two weeks come the new year and we're now officially 1/1! We plan to record every second Thursday at ~11am EST. We figure this a good time - most of the week's BIG news is done, and this way you'll be able to listen on a slow Thursday afternoon or have it for the Thursday/Friday commutes. From time to time we may...

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Google Mobile App Now Allows You To Search Email and Contacts

Google Mobile App Now Allows You To Search Email and Contacts

  Fresh on the Google Mobile Blog this morning, the team announced that the updated version of the Google Mobile App now allows users to search both email and contacts in addition to the web. Just enter your search terms in the box as usual, and the app will show you contacts as well as emails for results. You can enter a contact name or message content, and easily locate and reply to or...

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CES 2010: Take Control of Your Contacts with Xobni for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video for mobile viewing ] While at CES I once again ran into the awesome guys at Xobni. We've seen their application in action quite a few times now, and each time they show it off it looks better and better. There aren't many apps that I've been dying to get my hands on, but Xobni is definitely one of them. The ability to manage all of your BlackBerry contacts so easily with...

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DataViz Updates Documents To Go For BlackBerry Smartphones

DataViz Updates Documents To Go For BlackBerry Smartphones

DataViz has updated their Documents To Go suite for BlackBerry smartphones with what at first sight seems to be an incremental update. The version number change for this one sits at 2.0001. But as Ronen, over at BerryReview pointed out the changelog actually has some significant changes in it. Both standard and premium version include language support for English, French, Italian, German, and...

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BerryJoose Improves BlackBerry Functionality - 75 Copies to Give Away

BerryJoose isn't your typical hands-on application. It is a utility that runs in the background on your device and keeps an eye on everything, helping the device run smoother and minimizing hourglasses, memory leaks and more. It essentially watches whats going on, and keeps everything together so you don't have anymore face to palm moments. Features include: memory leaks are minimized. no...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Set To Arrive On Fido

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Set To Arrive On Fido

We missed this one a few days back now but in any event this should cheer some Fido users up if you are not already using an unlocked BlackBerry on the Rogers owned carrier. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is set to arrive sometime in this quarter as mentioned over at Howard Forums. "Fido will be launching the 8520 in Black. It will be part of the Q1 launch. No word on what date exactly, however...

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Slacker Radio Goes Live In Canada!

Slacker Radio Goes Live In Canada!

We've known it was coming for a while now but finally, Slacker radio has launched in Canada. You can head on over to Slacker website from your BlackBerry and download the app to get started. Create an account and you are all set. Slacker Radio is free for the first 30 days. Afterward, Canadian listeners can continue to enjoy the service by upgrading to Slacker Radio Plus, available for as low...

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BlackBerry Developer Contest: Win a Free Ticket to BlackBerry Developer Day at App Planet at Mobile World Congress!

10 Event Passes to be won! Valued at €599 each!! Contest Details below... Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile show on the planet, and MWC 2010 is coming up fast with the event kicking off on February 15th. RIM is going to have a big presence at this show and are a sponsor of App Planet, a new event held within MWC, that will focus on the mobile app space. Tuesday, February 16th is...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here is some news for you all in the enterprise space. Shortly after the announcement of RIM seeking new employees for their Fredericton, New Brunswick location. Chalk Media has announced their newly branded Chalk Pushcast Software version 5.4. The services formerly known as Mobile Chalkboard. The pushed content application which is used to deliver...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Apologies in advance for the background noise in this video -- it was loud as heck at ShowStoppers at CES 2010 -- but it's worth working through the sound pain so you can hear what Root Wireless is all about. With coverage maps all the rage in carrier commercials these days, Root Wireless is on a mission to make these maps more than lip service, by...

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Rogers BlackBerry Planned Outage For January 17th

Rogers BlackBerry Planned Outage For January 17th

As we've been advised by Audit over at Dataoutages, Rogers and RIM have planned some downtime for their BlackBerry users on BIS and BES systems on January 17th. The window of downtime is not really that bad, depending on what type of hours you sleep. Start Time: 02:00 AM (EDT) End Time: 06:00 AM (EDT) with the outage being that of a National one for Rogers Wireless customers. "Work Summary:...

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Speck Announces New Fitted, PixelSkin and SeeThru Cases for BlackBerry Smartphones

Speck had long made some pretty awesome cases for BlackBerry, and last week added to their extensive lineup with the announcement of their new Fitted, PixelSkin and SeeThru cases. The new cases are sure to add some flair to your device, and will come in a variety of styles for the Tour 9630, Bold 9700, Storm2 and 85xx devices. The Fitted cases feature a snap together fabric covered hard shell...

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CrackBerry Device Poll: CDMA Customers, of the BlackBerry Tour and Curve 8530, Which Model Would You Buy Today?

Which CDMA Full Physical Qwerty BlackBerry Smartphone Would You Buy?(trends) The idea for this CrackBerry Poll came about when michaelwpg and me were drinking one night last week in Vegas. I honestly can't remember how the topic came up (I think maybe we were just trying to change the subject after those three err.. ladies of the night jumped all over us at the bar - nothing happened, I...

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Music Skins Adds The Beatles to Their Lineup - 25 Skins to Give Away

Music Skins Adds The Beatles to Their Lineup - 25 Skins to Give Away

One of the exhibitors at CES, Music Skins, specializes in vinyl skins which form-fit your device, giving an all around protective layer while providing a sense of flair at the same time. What originally began as an entirely music-centric lineup has branched into several genres and even includes the option of custom designs. They even offer downloadable wallpapers to match the skins,...

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RIM Expanding Operations With Chalk Media In Fredericton, New Brunswick Hiring 50 New Employees

Some of you may remember when Research In Motion announced their acquistion of Chalk Media. Chalk Media develops applications which allows businesses to deliver training and video messages via BlackBerry smartphones using the Chalk back end servers. You can read more about the acquisition and uses in the previous write up we did here on CrackBerry. Now while we have not heard much about Chalk...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 13th 2010

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 13th 2010

Contest winners from last week are listed at the bottom of this page First of all this week, we would like to send out a thank you to all those wh had such wonderful things to say about our inagural roundup. Also to those that have been sending us tips on the themeroundup@crackberry.com email all week (hard to get your favorite theme featured if we don't know about it!). So, without further...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the companies at CES 2010 this year that caused a bit of a buzz was ZAGG. Most people are familiar with ZAGG as they are the makers of Invisible Shields - voted by the CrackBerry community as the Best BlackBerry Clear Skin in 2009. At CES last they week the company showed off a couple new, entirely different products, which shows for 2010...

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Sirius XM Radio App Coming To BlackBerry Soon?

Sirius XM Radio App Coming To BlackBerry Soon?

(Not The Real App) Some interesting new came about yesterday for all you Sirius XM radio fans out there. According to to some tips left on the OrbitCast website it looks like at some point in time this month we will be seeing a release of BlackBerry version of their mobile app. Currently, XM Radio offers a service through certain carriers which allows a carrier based subscription to bring...

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BerryWeather Free Now Available In BlackBerry App World

BerryWeather Free Now Available In BlackBerry App World

BerryWeather Free or BeWeather Free if you will, as it's known in BlackBerry App World, is now available for download. BeWeather Free is a slimmed down free offering of the popular BerryWeather application from the folks at Bellshare. While slimmed down, it's still a beautiful weather application for BlackBerry smartphones with auto updating and 5 day outlook that's sure to fill your needs for...

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