SearchIt for BlackBerry Updated to v1.44 - Adds Opera/BOLT Support and More

SearchIt by Shaosoft was just to version 1.44 adding many new features. If you have not heard of SearchIt, it is a pop up application that gives you quick search access to many popular sites including custom user defined websites - great for Verizon users who don't want to be stuck with only Bing! New features in this version include: Opera Mini 5 and Bolt Browser support Live suggestions...

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Apple iPhone 3GS From the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Yin and Yang is the concept of duality forming a whole. In our every day lives, we see many examples of Yin and Yang before us. Think of pairings like night and day, or female and male. Diving deeper into the principles of Yin and Yang in Taoism, you'll find that neither are absolute, nor are they static, and that the summation of Yin and Yang form a whole and that their balance can be...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio Webinar Follow Up

BlackBerry Theme Studio Webinar Follow Up

Just in case some of you all out there missed out on the BlackBerry Theme Studio 5.0 webinar, you can now head on over to the registration site and sign up. Once signed up, you will then gain access to the archive in order to watch the rebroadcast of the event. You may also want to check out the BlackBerry developers blog post as well, Mike Kirkup has made his follow up post as well. If you...

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Official BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS 5.0.0.419 Released By MTS Mobility

Official BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS 5.0.0.419  Released By MTS Mobility

Gotta love the fact smaller carriers roll out OS release faster then the larger ones. One would think the larger carriers would want their customer on the latest given their install base. But, method to the madness I suppose. MTS Mobility has released OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630, previously we have seen this as a leaked version so if you have this installed already you'll have no...

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Virgin Mobile Canada To Offer BlackBerry Bold 9700 And BlackBerry Curve 8530

We here at CrackBerry love Virgin mobile. Ok, ok - maybe that's a slight bit over exaggerated - we actually love the ad's they have put out in the past. But here is some BlackBerry news to get excited over - if you are a Virgin mobile Canada user. As reported by MobileSyrup, they will be launching the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8530 sometime in the near future. Given that...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 18th 2010

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 18th 2010

Thanks to all of our readers who have been keeping the theme roundup email blowing up all week with tips and suggestions on free and paid themes. Keep them coming folks, we will bring you the best of the best every week. We have some really great themes to feature this week from both new and already established developers so click the jump to read on. Free Themes of the Week Non-...

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Official OS 5.0.0.419 Released for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from Bell Mobility

  It looks like Bell Mobility is the latest to jump in on the official 5.0 fun. The tip line was on overload this morning with reports of the official release. OS 5.0.0.419 is now available for download for the Storm 9530 from Bell Mobility. Glad to see that the update has finally landed for Bell users, and hopefully more carriers will drop 5.0 for other devices in the near future. This is an...

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eBay For BlackBerry Updated: Additional Devices Now Supported

eBay For BlackBerry Updated:  Additional Devices Now Supported

The official eBay for BlackBerry application saw a little bump in versions for the the first time since it's release back in November. Seems some may not have gotten the BlackBerry App World push update for it yet, but in any case if you look in BlackBerry App World now you should see that eBay was updated from from version 1.0.0.38 to 1.0.0.40. Luckily, this time around there is an actual...

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Are "Push" Services RIMs Strength And Weakness?

Are "Push" Services RIMs Strength And Weakness?

Is "push" both a blessing and a curse?(online surveys)   When it comes to email any BlackBerry user will tell you that they love their BlackBerry smartphone for how fast they can get email. RIM has been doing "push" email for a long time now and has  become the leader in that area - No doubt about that. Only now is the smartphone market catching up to BlackBerry and it sure as...

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Wallpaper Shuffle Now Supporting OS 5.0 Devices

Wallpaper Shuffle Now Supporting OS 5.0 Devices

Fabian Heuwieser has updated one of his best selling BlackBerry applications to support all OS 5.0 devices. Wallpaper Shuffle as you may remember, was an application first for the BlackBerry Storm and later the BlackBerry Tour that allowed you to swap out your wallpapers at a timed interval. Effectively, ensuring you never get bored of seeing just one wallpaper all the time while having...

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Enter To Win 1 Of 15 Epik Cases For Your BlackBerry Smartphone

Enter To Win 1 Of 15 Epik Cases For Your BlackBerry Smartphone

The folks over at Degasis.net reached out to us a few days ago and let us know they were interested in having a contest for the CrackBerry nation wherein they were wanting to give away and Epik case and one screen protector to 15 lucky CrackBerry members.  What can we say? We're love contests and enjoy giving back to the community whenever possible so, lets do it up. Leave your comments here...

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Twinkler Software 20% Off Sale

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Twinkler Software is having a 20% sale on all of their great apps. Today only you can pick up AddContactX, AddOnis, InstantLog, NotifyX, SendX and WiFi Hero for 20% off. Not the biggest savings, but still a good discount if you've been waiting to pick up one or more of these apps. All the prices are discounted in the CrackBerry App Store, so jump in and pick...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Over the weekend I found a couple last vids on the ole HD camera from CES 2010 worth getting up here on the CrackBerry blogs, one of which is about Hallmark Mobile Greetings. You can watch the quick walkthrough above and can download the Hallmark Mobile Greetings app for BlackBerry from App World for free. Once installed, you can browse through a...

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CES 2010: Video Demo of Kodak Wireless Printing for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Kodak was on hand at the BlackBerry booth CES 2010 demoing their new app for BlackBerry that allows you to print documents wirelessly from your BlackBerry. Check out the video above to see the demo. Cool stuff. Yet another thing you can do with your BlackBerry. :) Only potential downside here is that the integreation is via Documents2Go, so if you'...

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Review: PrimeTime2Go on the T-Mobile Bold 9700

Review: PrimeTime2Go on the T-Mobile Bold 9700

Some of you may remember the review I did of PrimeTime2Go last year. The service has been progressing since last May, and now comes pre-loaded on the T-Mobile Bold 9700. PrimeTime2Go offers over 60 prime time programs, and comes with a carrier billing option on the T-Mobile Bold 9700 for $9.99/month. Unfortunately, there are still very few BlackBerry models supported by the service, but more...

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MyWeather Mobile for your BlackBerry Smartphone

MyWeather Mobile for your BlackBerry Smartphone

There have been many weather applications going around recently, MyWeather Mobile is another good one. At $3.99, MyWeather Mobile is a bit cheaper than most feature rich weather applications, and also has a free, lite version. The application gives you current sky conditions (including wind chill/speed/direction, dew point, humidity, precipitation, and barometric pressure), personalized city...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 17 Jan 2010

Only 20,000 Nexus Ones Sold In The First Week? Is This The Nexus Two? Next Android Version Will Be Called 'Froyo' not 'Flan' Looking Back: Full CrackBerry @ CES 2010 BlackBerry Coverage Wicked Awesome CrackBerry.com Podcast - First Show of 2010! Slacker Personal Radio Now Available in...

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Another Data Outage For BlackBerry Users?

Another Data Outage For BlackBerry Users?

*UPDATE*- Things seem to have been restored back to working order* Reports are rolling in, the forums are filling up and yes, we appear to have another data outage on our hands. While all confirmations have been vocal from customer care reps Rogers and T-Mobile have stated that RIM is having an issue at the moment with no current ETA for a fix. Last outage was attributed to BBM and all...

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BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Appears In CelleBrite System

BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Appears In CelleBrite System

Some information for those out there that are awaiting the release of the BlackBerry Tour 2 aka 9650 aka Essex. If you have been holding out for the Tour 2 your waiting may soon be over as rumors abound claim the Tour 2 should be arriving anytime soon now. Be it this month or next, that window of release is there as a rumor. A often used indicator for this is when devices get loaded into...

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