TextPics – Creative SMS, Email, IM and PIN art for your BlackBerry

TextPics – Creative SMS, Email, IM and PIN art for your BlackBerry

TextPics by Adorno is now available for BlackBerry smartphones and is a great way to liven up your messages beyond the standard symbols and smileys on your device. It uses ACSII characters to create pictures or art in an SMS/MMS, Email, IM, or PIN. If you're not familiar with ACSII art, its basically a text version of a picture and was widely used before pictures could be embedded or...

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Urbanspoon debuts as next BlackBerry App World commercial

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We saw the first BlackBerry App World commercial nearly two months ago with Pageonce, and now we have the next in line with the newly-updated Urbanspoon app. The second in the BlackBerry App World series again shows off a "super app" put through daily use. This is only the second video as far as the app commercials go, but if the BBM spots are an...

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Contest Winners: Accessory Roundup and Stellar by RJ Designs!

Contest Winners: Accessory Roundup and Stellar by RJ Designs!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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DevCon Asia is now over, but we still have a lot of CrackBerry Kevin Goes to Indonesia posts left to come over the days ahead (the hotel internet seems to hate me uploading HD movies so I have a backlog of posts to get up - thx for the patience!). While at Devcon Asia, I had the chance to get a briefing from the folks behind Love Indonesia. Roll back to November 2010 and you'll remember...

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FileScout now fully integrated with Dropbox

FileScout now fully integrated with Dropbox

Long time fans of FileScout will likely already be aware of this but for those of you out there who may be making use of Dropbox and have not as of yet, not heard of Filescout this should be of some interest. FileScout has recently been updated to include support for Dropbox and is now listed on the Dropbox website as an official plugin for the BlackBerry application. As a plugin to Dropbox,...

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DragonRAD Beta Program now open to developers looking to build applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook developers have been presented a lot of tools to help get their applications into the hands of users come launch time for the PlayBook to launch. Recently, the DragonRAD team has opened up their cross platform development tools to assist with that process as well. DragonRAD is aiming to bring a better, faster way of developing applications that will help you get your...

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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 More details on the BlackBerry Storm 3 BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge BlackBerry Apollo - The newest member of the Curve family BlackBerry Dakota pictured and specs revealed BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform Announced at DevCon Asia! RIM launches new developer tools and services for BlackBerry Tablet OS  Contest Reminders Win 1 of 25 copies of Hypoxia Media...

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Urbanspoon gets an update - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6

Urbanspoon gets an update - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6

Urbanspoon is a great website for people that enjoy eating out. You can check out restaurant reviews from food critics, bloggers, and everyday people. In 2009 Urbanspoon released a free app for BlackBerry to help people like me, who can never seem to decide where to eat. It's a simple concept. First you enter the area you want to search for restaurants or let Urbanspoon use your GPS location....

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Upcoming RIM webcasts: Develop using the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for BlackBerry Tablets

Following RIM's announcement of BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS, they are back with a new 4-part webcast series starting February 1, 2011. This one focuses on porting existing apps as well as developing new apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook. According to the summaries of the sessions they will cover everything from getting started developing to effectively managing resources to migrating...

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More images of the BlackBerry Dakota, Apollo, Monaco and Torch 2 posted

Research In Motions 2011 device line up has spilled out onto the web and while we got glimpses of it previously, the full on images have now been posted. Whether you're looking to be picking up a brand new Bold (Dakota), a new Curve (Apollo) or even looking to put yourself in a newer, faster BlackBerry Torch 2 it should be a good year for RIM all around. What about the Storm 3? Well we're...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 14th, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of Hypoxia Media Player!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! If there truly is ‘no rest for the wicked’, then Kevin must be one evil dude. No sooner than returning from CES, Kevin is off representing CrackBerry in Indonesia at the first ever BlackBerry Dev Con Asia. And here I am stressing about my daily commute… Today, we announce the winners of the imgEdit 2.0 giveaway and also give you the chance to win...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Save up to 75% on top accessories; Win an on sale accessory of your choice!

Contest: Win an on sale accessory of your choice! Details Below. Looking to pickup some top-selling accessories for your device but not sure where to start? We have just the thing. In our new On Sale section at ShopCrackBerry.com you can score some amazing accessories for your device at incredible savings. Save big on charging pods, batteries, cases and much, much more. if you've been...

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Review: Think of Me for BlackBerry

Review: Think of Me for BlackBerry

With the start of a new year, I decided that I wanted to keep tabs on everyone's birthdays & anniversaries so I could send a card (and on time for once) or a text at the very least. I've been manually entering everyone's special days into my address book as well as setting a reminder in my calendar. As you can imagine, it has been a bit time consuming. Today I was introduced to the...

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More details on the BlackBerry Storm 3

More details on the BlackBerry Storm 3

As if all the crazy device info that showed up yesterday on the Torch 2, dakota and apollo wasn't enought. Today we have some more info on the rumored BlackBerry Storm 3 as well. BGR landed some more details of the next-gen device and the specs look pretty amazing as it stands now. These images do look just like the in-the-flesh device we saw a while back as well. Not only will the device have...

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RIM announces BlackBerry Developer Days in Atlanta and Dubai

RIM announces BlackBerry Developer Days in Atlanta and Dubai

RIM has announced dates for the first two BlackBerry Developer Days for 2011. They will be held in Atlanta on January 18 and in Dubai on January 26. These events benefit developers who are looking to for the tools and knowledge to create great apps for the BlackBerry platform. The events will also include a session for developing Adobe Air apps for the BlackBerry Playbook. Whether you're...

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Fake of the Week: Knockoff BlackBerry Storm sports touchscreen, analog TV, dual SIM and a trackball!

  This is probably my favorite fake so far. For all those Storm users that have been wanting a touchscreen AND a trackball - this is for you! This fake was spotted on eBay and sports a dual SIM, analog TV, touchscreen, GPS, Wifi and a trackball. It does have a pretty stylish design and looks to be fairly thin as well. No BBM or the like on this device, but if you're looking for something to...

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip shows up on Transformers: Prime

BlackBerry Pearl Flip shows up on Transformers: Prime

On Sunday, I sat down with my son to watch the first episode of Transformers: Prime on Teletoon, in Canada. He loves Transformers and, as a father should, I take part in his interests. Okay, who am I kidding? I think I may have been a little more excited about it than he was. There's nothing like a little of the standard father–son-Autobot-Decepticon time. Between scenes of robots kicking ro-...

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BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge

BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge

Just in case the other two device leaks weren't enough for you, how about some details about the BlackBerry Torch 2? Well, alright then. The BlackBerry Torch which was released not all that long ago now looks to have a successor already in the works. Realistically, the updated specs look more along the lines of what the first BlackBerry Torch should have been considering many folks took issue...

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