How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Dial from Home Screen On or Off?

How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Dial from Home Screen On or Off?

  <a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/3024266/" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/3024266/">Do you have Dial from Home Screen On or Off?</a><span style="font-size:9px;"><a href="http://www.polldaddy.com" mce_href="http://www....

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Alert: BlackBerry Messenger Message Being Forwarded Around "From RIM" is FAKE. Don't Broadcast It.

Listen up BlackBerry Messenger users... So some numb nuts out there started broadcasting out to their BBM contacts the following message and apparently people are buying into it and forwarding it around like crazy because our CrackBerry inbox is full of people asking if this is real or fake and put a stop to the madness: 'Hello, greetings from RIM (Research In Motion) proprietors of...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ditto for BlackBerry is a very cool app that turns your device into an "SMS chat room". If you have a number of friends who haven't made the jump to BlackBerry and thus can't take advantage of BBM, Ditto may be worth a shot. The app allows you to add multiple contacts to a group chat, tag them as either a listener, speaker or both, and fire off an...

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Exclusive: New Live Photos of BlackBerry Bold 9650 Show Off Bold Branding!

* * images removed by request * * Hot off the CrackBerry Tip Line and following up yesterday's photos of the 9650 OEM casing, you're looking at live photos of the Blackberry Bold 9650. As you can see in the photos, the About screen is branded with the BlackBerry 9650 device model (I guess RIM's thought here is to keep the 96xx as CDMA and 97xx as GSM) and the back of the device features the...

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Foursquare Shaking Their Finger At Cheaters

Foursquare Shaking Their Finger At Cheaters

In a statement on their blog yesterday, foursquare announced a new effort to cut down on "cheating check-ins". Its no secret that many users check in to locations they are nowhere near in attempt to earn points, badges and mayorships. With the new plan, foursquare intends to better use the GPS on your mobile device to determine your exact location, meaning if they don't think you are where you...

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Official OS 5.0.0.580 for the Storm2 9520 from Vodafone Egypt

Official OS 5.0.0.580 for the Storm2 9520 from Vodafone Egypt

Another official OS popped up a few days back that we seemed to miss. Vodafone Egypt released OS 5.0.0.580 for the Storm2 9520. No word on whats new and improved, so if you give this release a go be sure to drop a comment and let us know. If you're using a 9520 on another carrier, just delete the vendor.xml file before you try installing. As always, use caution when installing even though this...

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Updated: Ringo Lights up your BlackBerry

Updated: Ringo Lights up your BlackBerry

A short time ago, I received word from Electric Pocket that their Ringo ringtone application has been recently updated. Originally, a user could create custom tones to alert them of incoming calls, email or SMS. With this new update, Ringo now allows you to customize a flashing LED notification, allowing for audible and visual alerts. This is a great addition, as some users want to set their...

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iSpyCams for BlackBerry: Your Window to the World

iSpyCams for BlackBerry: Your Window to the World

I spy, with my little eye, something on my BlackBerry. Warelex offers an interesting way to view the world with their new application called iSpyCams. Why read about hot spots, when you can stream them? iSpyCams grants you access to webcams from around the world. These webcams are sorted by category for ease of use. You can choose from Sights, Sports, Harbours and many others. More webcams...

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Skyfire Releases Statement About Their BlackBerry Web Browser Development

We've been following Skyfire ever since they had announced their browser was being rebuilt for the BlackBerry platform. We've seen some beta releases that well, honestly didn't live up to the hype of Skyfire on other platforms yet, they did show promise. That is, until Skyfire news went silent when it came to their BlackBerry development. So after many months of silence, Skyfire has now spoken...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup - Get Connected and Win a Retractable USB Cable for Your BlackBerry

This Week's BlackBerry Accessory Feature: Retractable Sync & Charge Cable All BlackBerry devices come with a USB cable for charging, backups, syncing and more. Its a useful accessory of which every BlackBerry owner knows the value. When traveling or packing it into your "accessory drawer" or laptop bag, the standard USB cable can be a pain sometimes. For this reason, I'm a big fan of a...

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Google Maps Updated to v4.0.1 - Now Includes Buzz Layer

Google Maps Updated to v4.0.1 - Now Includes Buzz Layer

Google Maps for BlackBerry has been updated to v4.0.1 and now includes a Buzz layer. If you're a Buzz user (is anyone actually using it?) you'll be able to get some more cool features in Google Maps with this new version. You can turn the layer on or off from the standard map, and also have the ability to search by voice and use synchronized starring. The update is a pretty big jump from the...

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BlackBerry "Bold" 9650 Looking Even More Official - Photo of OEM Housing Shows Bold Branding

Remember that photo of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Full Qwerty keyboard that popped up online at the beginning of March? Well the same company has now posted the OEM casing for the yet-to-announced BlackBerry Bold 9650. We've already seen lots of evidence (Bold 9650 user guide, 9650 inventory listings) that the next generation BlackBerry Tour (codename "essex") has dropped the Tour branding in...

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Calx Design Theme Sale - 50% Off for CrackBerry Readers Through April 14th

David dropped me a note to let me know that hes running a special on all his themes for CrackBerry readers. Now through April 14th, you can grab all of his great designs for 50% off. The unique style of Calx Design is shown off with cool 3D effects that set them apart from your "standard" themes. You can choose from his newest releases Anyon and Pod, as well as other best-sellers Mord, SWINE...

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OnMyWay From TeleNav Now Offers Additional Device Compatibility

OnMyWay From TeleNav Now Offers Additional Device Compatibility

OnMyWay, the free and simple notification application designed to assist users keep a person or group of people informed about your ETA to an event or location was released initially only to AT&T customers. Now the company behind OnMyWay, TeleNav has expanded the device and carrier compatibility list. The top four carriers have been covered. Verizon - BlackBerry 8530 & 9630 Sprint...

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CrackBerry Theme Updated to Support Multiple Devices - Download OTA for Free!

Due to popular demand of the CrackBerry Theme, michaelwpg has added support for most other BlackBerry devices. As stated in the Theme Roundup, the CrackBerry theme gives you orange pretty much everywhere throughout this theme. It also features a CB disc when scrolling through apps, CB background on the primary and secondary homescreens, and little CB badges on your icons for visual...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks from inPulse have broken some silence regarding the happenings with their inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry. Recently posted on their Tumblr blog they set out some expectations for those that have been taking advantage of pre order sales. While short and sweet, it's good news. Long time no blog. We have some amazing news that we’re...

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LinkedIn Rolls Out Version 1.0.1 For BlackBerry

LinkedIn Rolls Out Version 1.0.1 For BlackBerry

It hasn't been all that long since the release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry and here we are now moving into version 1.0.1. The latest release is a bug fix release that addresses some of the issues users were having with logging in over BIS and Wi-Fi. If you have seen an "Unable to Connect" or "Invalid email or password" error message on the sign-in screen then the latest release is for you....

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Free Version of BerryMail (BeMail) Now Available; Contest: 100 Free Copies of Premium BerryMail Version Up for Grabs!

A few weeks back we announced BellShare's latest app, BerryMail, which helps you better manage your inbox by automatically applying user-defined rules to incoming emails. Very handy (if you missed that post, you can check it out here). Today BellShare let us know that they have a new free version of the BerryMail (BeMail) up in App World. You can find the break down below of what's in the free...

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Press Release: RIM Releases Enhanced Java and Web Development Tools for BlackBerry

I was thinking we'd hear no news from RIM for the next little bit as we lead up to WES 2010 at the end of the month (attendwes.com for more details), but today they fired off a press release letting everyone know that they have updated some of their Plug-ins and SDKs making it easier for developers to build BlackBerry apps. Check out the press release below for full details and links. Press...

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