Hedone Design V2 – Free birthday theme

Hedone Design V2 – Free birthday theme

HedoneDesign is celebrating their birthday by offering a free version of their Hedone Design V2.0 theme. This is a great theme that uses their signature "Scalpel" icon-set (named for its sharpness), is fast and sleek in its design and, as they advertise, is straight out of a science fiction novel. Application icons seem to pop out against the off-white background and the grey home-screen icons...

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BlackBerry smartphones save UK Police £112m per year

BlackBerry smartphones save UK Police £112m per year

According to RIM, the UK Police force is able to save around £112m a year by using BlackBerry smartphones. Rory O'Neill, Senior Director of Business Marketing (EMEA) at RIM, spoke to eWeek and stated that one in six officers carry around a BlackBerry and out of the 56 police forces in the UK, 44 of them use BlackBerry technology and applications. The use of BlackBerry smartphones has...

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Backing up 3rd party applications on your BlackBerry

Backing up 3rd party applications on your BlackBerry

Now that we've learned to backup and restore device data using Desktop Manager 6, it's time to review how quick and simple it is to do the same thing with third-party applications. No matter what the reason, this will save you the hassle of downloading everything all over again. However, when upgrading to an entirely new OS (i.e. OS4 to OS5, OS5 to OS6) you will need to check on...

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LEDArt.me - Create and share simple pictures on your BlackBerry

LEDArt.me - Create and share simple pictures on your BlackBerry

LEDArt.me is a fun little application from Mobile Enhancement Studios that was just released in the CrackBerry store. Using the 15 colors provided, you can create pictures one pixel at a time. Draw whatever your heart desires, save a copy, and email it to your friends. (Note: I found you have to be sure you set all permissions to "allow" and save a copy of the image before you email it or it...

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Bplay releases iBerry 4 theme for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] There are a ton of BlackBerry users out there that love the function and versatility of their device, but really like the interface of the iPhone. If this describes you, then this theme is one you'll want to check out. bPlay has just released an update to their popular iBerry theme. iBerry 4 has a home dock with 5 user customizable icons and a cool...

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Sprint to launch BlackBerry Oxford (Style) October 31st?!

Sprint to launch BlackBerry Oxford (Style) October 31st?!

According to some newly leaked slides, it looks like the BlackBerry Oxford (aka Style, 9670) will be arriving in Sprint stores October 31st. We've known BlackBerry Oxford to be the codename for the device all along but, the BlackBerry Style name is no longer present here on the these slides. That said, we're left wondering if the device will actually now launch as the Oxford or if the Oxford...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Oct 2010

You may notice something's different this week: just in time for the launch of Windows Phone 7, WMExperts is now wpcentral!. Be sure to check out the new design and to follow along as we cover the new smartphone platform's official launch tomorrow. If you're especially perceptive, you'll also see that Android Central has a new logo - tell us what you think in the Android Forums! Now, on to...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.895 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.895 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

Wow, been a while since we seen an OS leak for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550. I'm sure those of you out there still making use of the device will be happy to see it. No idea what this OS brings to the table so, be sure to make a backup before you load it just in case things go bad. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or...

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Red Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted on Craigslist?!

Red Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted on Craigslist?!

A red BlackBerry Bold 9780? At first glance it looks like it but, something just doesn't look right. It is for certain a BlackBerry Bold 9780 as the OS screen is showing in the ad but, that red just looks like it's after market parts. Of course, I could be totally wrong and we could end up seeing a BlackBerry Bold 9780 come in a variation of colors. We already know that the red BlackBerry...

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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 What does your *dream* BlackBerry look like? >>  UAE and RIM to live happily ever after >>  BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown >>  BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st? >>  BlackBerry 101: Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 >>  Official OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Color Availability - Which Color Would You Go For?

BlackBerry PlayBook Color Availability - Which Color Would You Go For?

  What color do you want your BlackBerry PlayBook to be?customer surveys After the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook last week, RIM teased us by having a few pre-production units on display for us to drool over (see our hands-on glass first look video). One thing we noticed but somehow think we missed talking about here on the blogs was PlayBook color availability. Not only...

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Rogers enabling UMA for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 3G

Rogers enabling UMA for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 3G

Some Rogers customers may have known this was coming considering previously leaked OS' opened up the ability on the devices but now, we have the information coming to us in a semi official form. Rogers, will soon be pushing a software update out for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 3G that will enable UMA access on both of those devices. With UMA now being enabled, both devices...

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BlackBerry App World v2.0.1.12 now available for download

BlackBerry App World v2.0.1.12 now available for download

Looks like Research In Motion has decided to roll out another update for BlackBerry App World. Version 2.0.1.12 is now available for download if you refresh your already existing installation of BlackBerry App World. At this time we do not currently have a change log to go with the release but, if you find anything new in be sure to comment in the forums or here in the comment section. Keep in...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 8th, 2010! Win 1 of 15 copies of QuickLaunch!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! Have any of you varmints installed the leaked OS 6 for the 9650 or 9330? I’m sure as shootin’ that many of y’all are waitin’ for the 9700 leak to drop. Speakin’ of droppin’, check out this past week for more BlackBerry songs than you can shake a stick at. Today, we announce the winners of the TyperLearn giveaway and also give you the...

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Verizon having interactive launch of BlackBerry 6 on October 14th

Verizon having interactive launch of BlackBerry 6 on October 14th

An "interactive launch" is better than no launch at all right? Well kind of. The boys at BGR got a hold of this invite to Verizon's interactive launch of BlackBerry 6 that takes place on October 14th. From the looks of things it's most likey a bit of a demo more than an actual software launch, but it still gives us hope. It's doubtful that an official software release will drop the same day,...

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RIM Employees Reactions to the BlackBerry PlayBook Announcement

BlackBerry PlayBook. Seriously, every night since it got announced all I think about when going to bed at night is the BlackBerry PlayBook and that ohhh soooo sweeet looking QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS. It's exciting times in BlackBerry land.  I wants one. NOW. Of course you know the CrackBerry team is excited for the PlayBook, and so are a ton of other bloggers in the tech space (see our...

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Interview with Marty Mallick of Research In Motion

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We had a chance at the 2010 BlackBerry DevCon to sit down with Marty Mallick, who is a Senior Director of Business Development within the Strategic Alliances division of Research In Motion (say that three times fast!). When you see BlackBerry apps come out for the big boys in the space (eBay, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Marty's team is involved. We'll...

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Contest: Fast Torch - An elegant theme for your BlackBerry Torch. Win 1 of 50 copies!

Fast Torch is a new rotary style theme designed by jmerhi for your BlackBerry Torch. While it seems that lately the trend is to make themes as wallpaper friendly as possible, not every BlackBerry user is concerned with changing their backgrounds. That's where a nicely designed theme such as this comes in to play. Not only does Fast Torch give you quick access to 12 icons of your choosing,...

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UAE and RIM to live happily ever after; BlackBerry owners can continue to use their devices

A last minute decision for sure. Last month the UAE had RIM under its gun threatening to ban BlackBerry services from October 11. On Tuesday it was reported, that only few BlackBerry users are switching to other smartphones. Service providers Etisalat and du had even offered alternative smartphone options to their customers, including devices from Nokia or Apple's iPhone. This all shall be...

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Friday Fun: What does your *dream* BlackBerry look like?  Is it anything like this BlackBerry Titan Concept?!

It blows my mind how much the topic of smartphones comes up in regular conversation these days. At restaurants, airports, schools, work... you name the place, it seems to me people are talking about phones and gadgets like never before. Multiple times per week I find myself unintentionally eavesdropping on people out in public because I catch the word BlackBerry or iPhone or iPad or Android...

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