BlackBerry PlayBook Launching in 16 Additional Markets Over Next 30 Days!

Research In Motion announced via a press release today that it plans to launch the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in an additional 16 markets around the world over the next 30 days. The BlackBerry PlayBook is scheduled to launch in the following countries: UK Spain France Netherlands Germany...

Continue Reading

Head to Head Video: BlackBerry Messenger vs. Apple iMessage!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During this week's Apple iOS 5 announcement, Steve Jobs fired a shot at Research In Motion when he announced Apple's version of BlackBerry Messenger, iMessage. While not as feature rich as good 'ole BBM, it does offer send and read indicators which give it that much-treasured BBM feeling. Rather than delivering the experience in a separate...

Continue Reading

Need for Speed: Undercover hits v2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Having been on-board for the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook, EA's Need for Speed: Undercover is certainly one showing of just how well the BlackBerry PlayBook can handle gaming when developers make use of native SDK. Today, EA has gone ahead and pushed the latest version out to BlackBerry PlayBook owners bumping the release version up to 2.0 status. We don't have a change log for what was...

Continue Reading

Now Available for FREE: Download The CB App for the BlackBerry PlayBook!!

Download the Official and Free BlackBerry PlayBook App for CrackBerry.com! OK BlackBerry PlayBook owners, it's time to fire up your tablet and head to App World to download The CB App! Our friends at ShaoSoft put this one together for us, and it's a CrackBerry must-have. The CB App takes the best of CrackBerry.com and puts it into a nice dashboard app that gives you the latest news, forum...

Continue Reading

Why I’ve had such a hard time mastering the BlackBerry PlayBook’s keyboard

It's the Torch's fault. Well, I suppose it's originally the Storm's fault, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I've had some difficulty in actually using the PlayBook's keyboard. I can see all the keys without problem; it's pressing them in the right order that's the trouble. When I type with a full computer keyboard, I don't really think about the individual letters I'm using to craft these...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry PlayBook spotted on CBC News The National

Peter Mansbridge of The National (the flagship nightly news and current affairs program from Canada's public broadcaster, CBC) uses a BlackBerry PlayBook during the show. He has it propped up in what looks like the convertible case, and it looks like he has his email open, maybe in preparation for breaking news or story updates? I love my BlackBerry PlayBook, and find more ways to use it...

Continue Reading

Capture the moment with MyBestShot for the BlackBerry PlayBook!

Ever try to take pictures of kids, or pets, or a group of people, and every attempt is foiled by someone blinking, or a sudden movement, or just plain bad timing? And then you have to say "Just one more try" and everyone groans or rolls their eyes and the smiles get faker and faker until you finally get a picture that is ok, but not as good as you'd originally hoped but you make do with it...

Continue Reading

Go from grr to aaah with Therapy Studio

Hey. How are you doing? Did you have a bad day? I’m sorry to hear that. Why don’t you sit back and relax while I start playing some relaxing, soothing sounds to calm your nerves. Sounds pretty good right? Here’s the thing- it’s not a person saying that to you – it may just be your BlackBerry. An application called Therapy Studio could be right up your alley if you need a few minutes to...

Continue Reading

RIGID Digital Bubble Level for the BlackBerry PlayBook

The RIGID Digital Bubble Level is more of a novelty app than anything else, but it's actually quite cool and can be useful to some in certain areas. This free app provides you with a horizontal, vertical and angle level using your BlackBerry PlayBook. Use it to straighten out pictures when hanging or leveling up those backyard projects. There is an audible alert for those times when the level...

Continue Reading

We have 3 Vulkano Flows by Monsoon Multimedia to give away, keep reading for details! The Vulkano Flow is the latest and greatest from Monsoon Multimedia in the Vulkano product line. The Flow allows the user to watch and control television programming they receive at home on their BlackBerry Smartphone, PC, Mac, and soon to their BlackBerry PlayBook. Summary of Vulkano Flow features: Mark...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry News now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has announced today that BlackBerry News is now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. BlackBerry News is a great RSS reader that first came to BlackBerry smartphones (as BlackBerry News Feeds) a while back and has now made its way to the PlayBook. The app comes pre-loaded with feeds from popular news sites and users can also add additional feeds from various categories. New feeds...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry News Feeds gets updated to v1.0.1.7 in App World

BlackBerry News Feeds, RIM's official RSS reader, saw an update back in April for BlackBerry Beta Zone members, which bumped the version number up to v1.0.1.5. Now it appears another update has been released, and everyone can download v1.0.1.7 through BlackBerry App World. If you don't have access to App World, check the forum link below for OTAs. As per normal, there is no change log for this...

Continue Reading

SugarSync gets updated to v2.0

Single largest update to application since it was first developed If you're unfamiliar with SugarSync, it is a file back & sharing service similar to that of DropBox.  I say similar because I have come to be a true believer that SugarSync is superior to DropBox.  We've written about it in the past and like many I glazed over and thought "Oh whatever, DropBox is better" and did so without...

Continue Reading

CrackBerry Podcast 69 +1 = I want my BlackBerry Bold 9900!!

We had so much fun recording our last podcast -- episode SIXTY NINE -- that for our 70th show we decided to do the math and call it 69 + 1. We hope you enjoy it. While we cover a lot of topics in this show, including the latest PlayBook OS update and Apple's iOS 5 news this week, the theme that kept coming up among Adam, Bla1ze, Craig and myself was how much we want our BlackBerry Bold 9900s...

Continue Reading

Addressing the BlackBerry PlayBook screen time-out issue

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] As you all know, the BlackBerry PlayBook was issued an update not that long ago. It brought about some nice changes and included an updated version of Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook but it left out of simple thing -- that for some folks is a rather large issue. No, not native email and BBM but rather the screen time-out issue when viewing things in the...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Desktop Manager updated to v6.1.0.35

Word is in that BlackBerry Desktop Manager (PC version) has updated to v6.1.0.35 and should be available for download. This version adds some fixes and it looks like support for BlackBerry OS 7 is built in as well. Most users are reporting they are prompted to update when they open up Desktop Manager, but a few have said they had to manually check for updates. Regardless, it should be...

Continue Reading

YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus updated to version 2.3.4 - 20 copies to be won!!

In the United States, YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus is a popular (and free) visual voicemail application. In my opinion, it’s the way voicemail services should be. Think about it. Why should we have to go through voice prompts and have to skip through messages so clumsily? With YouMail, voicemail can be scanned through to access them in the order you want to. It’s especially helpful to be able...

Continue Reading

Active Alerts - an early warning application

The National Weather Service provides forecasts and warnings for the United States. Its official task is to provide “weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.” Recently, with the number of tornados and flooding that have...

Continue Reading

Profixel for BlackBerry - Create free avatars right on your device!

Getting tired of your same old avatar on BBM/Twitter/Facebook, or looking for a way to pass a few minutes and feeling creative? Check out Profixel, a FREE app for your BlackBerry that you can use to make a fun and unique pixel based avatar for any number of uses! Profixel includes 2 pre-loaded templates that you can use as a starting point. After choosing one, you use the menu button to bring...

Continue Reading

Quick Tip: How to Transfer Contacts from the SIM Card

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] A very close friend of mine just upgraded to a BlackBerry Torch. As a newbie, she was so excited that she almost forgot about her address book. How was she going to transfer her contacts from her regular phone? Would she have to add each number all over again? What is one to do?  Before panicking and thinking you have to manually input each and every...

Continue Reading

Pages