Learn How To Make Your BlackBerry App A Super App

Learn How To Make Your BlackBerry App A Super App

Continuing on with the BlackBerry Developer webinars, Research In Motion has just announced another one for those out there looking to design, build and deploy super apps onto the BlackBerry platform. The last webinar was focused on UI designs and this one will fall along the same vein most certainly, given the definiton of super apps which make use of all the BlackBerry UI aspects. Here is a...

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BlackBerry Name Games: New BlackBerry Tour 9650 to hit the Market as a BlackBerry Bold (9750? 9650? 97xx?)?!!

OK. Here's the deal. Some rumors popped up on the net that the much-anticipated BlackBerry Tour 9650 (Tour2 as many refer to it as), which at the minimum ads WiFi and an optical trackpad to the original Tour 9630, is no longer going to be released as a Tour but rather as a BlackBerry Bold. I held off wanting to post on this because, well, unless I can personally confirm or at least get a...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks from Celio Corp were on hand last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where they had a pod at the BlackBerry booth and I caught up with them to see how things were going. They released the RedFly for BlackBerry a few months back (read our review) so I first got an update on that. From there they also showed me a couple new things...

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RIM Files for New Patent - Advertising in Emails the Next Step?

RIM Files for New Patent - Advertising in Emails the Next Step?

  In the latest patent application from RIM, it looks like they may be heading towards some sort of advertising in emails. Their submission to the patent office, "system and method for incorporating multimedia content into a message handeld by a mobile device", essentially allows for the device to match keywords and phrases in messages to bring you ads. As the application states: This (...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for February 22nd  2010 - 25 Copies of Big Picture HD to be Won!

Contest: 25 Copies of Big Picture HD to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday BlackBerry theme lovers! It's time again for our weekly theme roundup. We have spent the last week digging through our tips and through the forums, to try and bring you the best themes we can find to grace your BB. Click through the jump to get our top picks, we have some really good themes to feature this week,...

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Deal of the Day: Save 50% on SmrtAlerts Today Only!

If you struggle to keep up with the emails flowing in to your device throughout the day, SmrtAlerts may help you out. The award winning app gives you a popup alert when a new email arrives, allowing you to preview the message no matter which application you are using. You get details on the sender and a brief clip of the message, and can easily open the full email or delete it right away....

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Just10Minutes Review and Giveaway – 100 Copies to Be Won!

Just10Minutes Review and Giveaway – 100 Copies to Be Won!

Contest details at the end of this article.... keep reading, and good luck! Pssst! Hey, can you keep a secret? Don’t tell Kevin, but I kind of didn’t start this review quite when I was supposed to. Okay, well actually, I left it until the last minute. I know I know, I shouldn’t have, but you know how things come up. Okay, well actually, nothing came up, but I did think about doing it...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 Feb 2010 - MWC Edition

Video hands-on of the new Sense UI running on the Nexus One Sprint releasing WiMAX device, could be the HTC Supersonic Sony Ericsson turned down the chance to build the Nexus One Video First Look at RIM's new WebKit-based BlackBerry Web Browser Mobile World Congress Interview - We Get Anwswers from RIM on WebKit Browser, BES Express and Super Apps Kindle...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Another week down here at CrackBerry. Kevin ventured off to Barcelona to bring us the news from Mobile World Congress, and it looks like there is good stuff on the BlackBerry front. From BESX to Skype landing on Verizon, all around a good week. A few contests to check out as well (not as many as last week though) so jump on the links below and see what you may have missed. What You May Have...

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BlackBerry Messenger Issues Today? Seems That Way

BlackBerry Messenger Issues Today? Seems That Way

We certainly wouldn't say there is an outage but the forums are quickly filling up with users indicating they're having issues with their BlackBerry Messenger. Be it delayed or not getting send and receive confirmations something is up today. Some folks on Twitter are also reporting slower then normal emails in addition to BlackBerry Messenger issues so, how's things working for you all? Drop...

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BlackBerry Takes to the Runway for London Fashion Week with the House of Holland App for BlackBerry Smartphones

  This is pretty cool, especially for all of the fashionistas out there in CrackBerry Nation. BlackBerry is breaking new ground in the world of high fashion today as it marks the first time consumers can buy direct while sitting in the front row while they watch new designs come down the runway. It's going down at the House of Holland show at London Fashion week kicking off today at 4:45pm....

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The folks at NickelBuddy have just released a fun little utility and game all in one with Office Hot Shots. It is both a highly configurable locking application that replaces the default lock on the device and also provides a pretty darn fun office paper toss game. Here is part of the official overview: When used as a lock application, the Office Hot Shot screen will display when any of the...

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BigTinCan BuzzMe Premium - Get It Here First - 500 Copies to Give Away!

BigTinCan BuzzMe Premium - Get It Here First - 500 Copies to Give Away!

  David of BigTinCan just let me know that a shiny new version of BuzzMe is on its way to Mobihand and App World next week. To celebrate the release, BigTinCan is making 500 copies of the new BuzzMe Premium available to the CrackBerry Nation before anyone else. BuzzMe Premium has all the great LED changing and vibrate features of BuzzMe for native apps, as well as support for Facebook, Myspace...

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Kindle App for BlackBerry A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The long awaited Kindle app for BlackBerry is finally here. While not the biggest screen to read on, most of us carry our BlackBerry everywhere we go, so being able to read a book at any given moment is definitely welcome. The app has a fair amount of features (it could still use a few more options) and everything loads super fast. You can store and...

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Made Simple Learning Training Center for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8500 Series Now Available

  The best selling Made Simple Learning Training Center is now available for the Bold 9700 and Curve 8500 series smartphones. The Training Center's include the Made Simple e-book for reading on a PC or Mac, VideosNow, and VideosToGo. VideosNow includes 134 videos for computer viewing, and VideosToGo includes 110 videos for viewing on the go right from your device. Each set will help you learn...

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Azuric - A Uniquely Styled Premium Theme from WJD Designs

Azuric - A Uniquely Styled Premium Theme from WJD Designs

WJD Designs has always been a fan favorite among theme lovers out there. Waynes latest creation is a premium theme called Azuric. Azuric is a scroll bar based theme with a customizable dock that has been skinned with nice blue and chrome colored accents to help make it "pop". Complete with custom lock screen, battery and signal meters and rounded off with some stylish transitions Azuric has a...

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RIM And Kodak Patent Case Now In The Hands Of The ITC

RIM And Kodak Patent Case Now In The Hands Of The ITC

Some of you all may remember back to CES when Kodak was showing off their new BlackBerry offerings. Shortly after playing friendly at CES, Kodak then decided to bring forth some patent issues with Research In Motion and Apple at the same time, claiming both companies were infringing upon Kodaks image and image processing patents. Kodak then took the big leap and went to the ITC and asked them...

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Ever Feel Like You Have A Map Following You Around?

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've all seen the commercials. Some of them are funny and well..some are just plain dumb. The whole Verizon vs. AT&T thing is seemingly far from over but at least one guy out there is having some fun with the situation. Have a look at the above video and enjoy the lengths he has gone to get some reactions from people. Now, if only I could...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 19th, 2010; Contest: 50 Copies of Vorino Battery to be Won!

This week we've got 50 copies of Vorino Battery to give away, courtesy of Paul at Vorino Software. As per usual, just leave your answer to the giveaway question in the comments for your chance to win. Covered in the app roundup this week are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Vorino Battery Freebies of the Week: iFood Assistant LITE, Goal Mobile, The Help Haiti App In Case You...

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