Smartphone March Madness Continues: Vote for the BlackBerry Tour to Take Down the Motorola Droid!

  Which smart phone is better?survey software * Update: It's looking like the Tour will be bowing out to the Droid on this one. At least it had a good run, knocking out the iPhone 3GS. So that's it for the BlackBerry Smartphones in this year's Smartphone March Madness. It'll be interesting to see who's in the running next year! * After the BlackBerry Bold 9700 took an embarrassingly...

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CrackBerry Podcast 050: Our Longest and Best Show Yet?!!

CrackBerry Podcast 050: Our Longest and Best Show Yet?!!

At an hour and forty two minutes this has to be one of our longest CrackBerry Podcasts to date, but for Episode 050 we just couldn't hold back. Be sure to at least give the first five minutes a listen and we're sure you'll get hooked for the rest (you can always listen to some now and the rest later!). We cover a lot of good stuff in this episode, from the latest spree of OS updates and device-...

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Official OS 5.0.0.586 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Released By COSMOTE

OS 5.0.0.586 has gone official for anyone who was hesitant to use a leaked OS release. Seems to be a fairly standard thing these days. Leak and then go official on some carrier. This time around COSMOTE was first out the gates with it. Best to read up in CrackBerry forums to see if any issues have been found within this release. Seems a lot of the officials being approved still have prominent...

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VQ Mileage Tracker Contest - 20 Free Licenses Up for Grabs

The good folks at Xpressions Inc. (makers of VQ Carfinder) are again showing some love to the CrackBerry Nation. You've all helped VQ mileage Tracker become one of the top 5 business apps in the CrackBerry App Store, and to show their appreciation, Xpressions Inc. is giving up 20 free licenses of their popular VQ Mileage Tracker. The app automatically tracks the distance you drive, date and...

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White BlackBerry Bold 9700 Spotted On BlackBerry Website

White BlackBerry Bold 9700 Spotted On BlackBerry Website

Just in time for anyone who was doubting the existence of the white BlackBerry Bold 9700. Boy Genius Report did some digging around on international versions of BlackBerry.com, and found the freshly pressed white 9700 on the Thai website. Still no confirmation on when it'll appear in North American carriers stock, but this certainly leaves no doubt it'll be arriving at some point. I'd take...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520

In what seems to be an endless supply of leaks, OS 5.0.0.592 for the Curve 8520 has popped up this morning. BBLeaks again gave some love with another leaked build today, adding to the Bold 9000 and Curve 8900 leaks from yesterday. I'm starting to like these last two weeks with the insane amount of new OS' that have been coming up. Hit the link below to download. Note: The file is password...

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Super QWERTY From MMMOOO Updated To Version 1.3.0

Super QWERTY From MMMOOO Updated To Version 1.3.0

If you're a fan of Super QWERTY from MMMOOO you'll be happy to know it's recently been updated to version 1.3.0. The quick access key application has some new additions with this release. Most of important in my opinion, the addition of a backup/restore option for settings. Hopefully more developers will add this kind of stuff to their applications, it's always been a big pain readjusting apps...

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BlackBerry Services Arriving On KooDoo Mobile In Canada

BlackBerry Services Arriving On KooDoo Mobile In Canada

Granted, KooDoo is just a branch off of its parent company TELUS but it does month to month services rather than requiring a contract. According to MobileSyrup and HoFo and well, the BlackBerry website that is already in place, it seems BlackBerry services will be arriving shortly for KooDoo customers. While their commercials are insanely annoying, KooDoo offers up a "TAB" system which...

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Its NOT April Fools Sale - SmrtGuard Pro Unlimited Edition Lifetime License Today Only

If you've been thinking about picking up SmrtGuard, or you are a current customer, you can pick up an unlimited license today only. To celebrate (or not) April Fools Day, you can pickup SmrtGuard Pro Unlimited Edition for $99.99. This is a one-time fee for today only, and you'll never have to pay again. The offer includes lifetime upgrades and includes all of the features of SmrtGuard...

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Tumblr For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.0.1

Tumblr For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.0.1

Interesting, not sure how I missed this one but I'm sure I'm not the only one. Seems shortly after the intial release Tumblr rolled out an updated version of their mobile blogging application for BlackBerry. After collecting some feedback, they implemented the following changes: New: Post menu looks cooler Added a post menu item for quicker posting Fixed: Fixed login problems reported...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

One more for the road. On the heels of the leaked OS for the Curve 8900 we have the same OS for the Bold 9000. BBLeaks has dropped OS 5.0.0.592 and its ready and waiting. If you're looking to get some action on your 9000, pop out that USB cable and let 'er rip. Use caution when installing ... you know the drill. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and...

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RIM Announces 4th Quarter Earnings; Conference Call Takeaways: "Roadmap Will Blow You Away" and Concierge App Mentioned

RIM announced their Year-End and Fourth Quarter results today, which you can read on the press release below the break. All in all it was a solid year for RIM when you look at the year over year growth in sales and subscribers, but the stock got beat up a bit in after hours trading as investors expectations were even higher. The two surprises here were the product mix being sold (higher % of...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.592 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Rolling on with the streak of leaks we now have OS 5.0.0.592 for the Curve 8900 courtesy of BBLeaks. I find it hard to believe that we actually go weeks at a time without a leak for any device, and in the last two weeks we've been overloaded with OS leaks. If you're rocking an 8900, give this one a go and let us know how it works. This is a leaked OS, so use caution when installing. *OS...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup - Hard Protection Special; Chance to Win an OtterBox for your BlackBerry!

This Week's BlackBerry Accessory Feature: OtterBox Cases OtterBox 9700 Commuter Case(see all OtterBox products) How many times have you dropped your current BlackBerry Smartphone?online surveys One afternoon last week in Las Vegas while Dieter and I were walking outside in front of the convention center leaving CTIA, a guy walking beside whipped his iPhone out of his pocket to...

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Has Anyone Seen This BlackBerry Icon Or Screen Before?

Has Anyone Seen This BlackBerry Icon Or Screen Before?

I'm not exactly sure what that icon in the picture is or what screen it took me to is. What I mean by that is of course, aside from the obvious. Clearly it's some sort of application updater which alerts you of out of date applications and advises you to upgrade. But, I've never seen it before and well, it had no reason to show up when it did. So, I figured I would ask you all as well. The...

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Kim Kardashian Proves That BlackBerry + Bikini = Hot!!!

Kim Kardashian Proves That BlackBerry + Bikini = Hot!!!

It's been a while since we've done any Celebrity BlackBerry Sighting posts here on the CrackBerry blogs -- I think we just forgot about it somehow -- but these pictures of Kim Kardashian and her BlackBerry taken last week in Miami reminded us we'd better get on it! Yowza!! Kim Kardashian has been a longtime BlackBerry user. Last time we posted on her she was sporting a Curve 83xx but by the...

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Review: Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry Smartphones

[This review comes from our forum moderators chrisy520 and JeffH] Garmin is a well-known name in the mobile and handheld GPS market. Garmin Mobile is one of the original GPS apps providing voice turn-by-turn directions for BlackBerry users. While there are numerous options for on-device GPS naviagtion, Garmin is one of the biggest names in the game.  We reviewed Garmin Mobile version 5.4....

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Alert Settings and Notifications for Your Main Profile

<a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2986322/" mce_href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2986322/">How do you mainly use alerts/notifications on your BlackBerry?</a><span style="font-size:9px;"><a href="http://www.polldaddy.com" mce_href="http://...

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