Jagamaga Audiobooks - Get hundreds of free audiobooks on your BlackBerry!

Jagamaga Audiobooks - Get hundreds of free audiobooks on your BlackBerry!

Before eBooks were invented, we had these crazy things called books on tape. Some of you may remember listening to them in your car on long drives, or at home on quiet evenings. I'm sure those are still around, but it seems they have been replaced largely by eBooks, with mobile devices having apps to keep them organized and portable, and the invention of eReaders. It's not always practical to...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager updated to v6.0.2.44

BlackBerry Desktop Manager updated to v6.0.2.44

Although it was only a short while ago that RIM released and update to BlackBerry Desktop Manager, we now have another one available to all you Windows users out there. If you open up desktop manager now you'll be prompted to go ahead and update to v6.0.2.44. No full change log is currently available but it is however noted that it's related to the BlackBerry PlayBook. Sadly, Mac users do not...

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RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie CONFIRMS BlackBerry 6.1 is now called BlackBerry 7 on Investors Call

He just said it on tonight's investors call.... what "we're now calling BlackBerry 6.1 BlackBerry 7.  It's such a big update from 6." So if you weren't sure we were right yesterday when I said BlackBerry 6.1 is being renamed BlackBerry 7, now you know. I'm looking forward to seeing it in action next week at BlackBerry World! Maybe on a nice BlackBerry Bold Touch?

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Press Release: Research In Motion Provides Updated Q1 Guidance

Press Release: Research In Motion Provides Updated Q1 Guidance

At the close of the markets today RIM fired off a press release letting investors know they've adjusted their forecasted revenue down from the guidance provided last quarter. The drop is due to less phone sales than expected, with a bigger portion of the sales mix coming from lower end phones than expected. The press release is below to read, but if you're by the computer at 5:30pm EDT you can...

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Pandora for BlackBerry updated to v1.1.8

Pandora for BlackBerry updated to v1.1.8

I know there is a lot of Pandora for BlackBerry fans out there and it's been quite some time since we've seen any sort of updates to the app. That said, Marc from Pandora dropped by the CrackBerry forums today to let everyone know a new version is now available for download. While the new version lacks a change log at this point, for the most part it's just a bug fix release according to the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Been wanting to pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook but can't quite justify another new gadget for just yourself? Maybe a PlayBook as a present for the whole family.... yeah... that could work, right? But is the BlackBerry PlayBook family friendly? Could the little ones use it? If you've been pondering that question, check out the video above, where 2...

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2011 BlackBerry Developers Challenge announced

2011 BlackBerry Developers Challenge announced

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has officially announced this years BlackBerry Developer Challenge. Although the event doesn't take place until the 2011 BlackBerry Developer Conference gets under way in October, in San Francisco the prizes and timelines have all been outlined. This year's Challenge includes the following three competitions: Best Adobe Flash®/AIR app Most Innovative...

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Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell follows the Royal Wedding on her BlackBerry PlayBook

Personally I won't be blocking off any time this Friday to check out the Royal Wedding, but I know plenty of you will be. There are loads of ways to follow along with all the action no matter what part of the world you are in. Nancy O'Dell of Entertainment Tonight is checking out all of the weddingness in what is no less than a brilliant marketing move by RIM. She has been given BlackBerry...

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At BlackBerry World next week? Be sure to collect your PlayBook Passport stamps for a chance to win a free PlayBook!

With BlackBerry World just around the corner, we're starting to get revved up for what is to be the BIGGEST BlackBerry event of the year. Hopefully we'll see some cool news announcements next week and get our hands on some new BlackBerry Smartphone hardware. The other thing that's always nice to see are FREEBIES. I've got my fingers crossed that RIM will up and decide to give all attendees a...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G from AT&T

Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G from AT&T

In addition to the Torch 9800 and Bold 9700, AT&T has also released OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. AT&T seems to finally be getting around to cranking out the goods for all their devices, leaving only the Pearl 3G on OS 5. No reports on the good, bad or ugly with this one yet, so if you install be sure to head to the forums and chat it up. Download OS 6.0.0.526 for...

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Review: OtterBox Defender series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Review: OtterBox Defender series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Want to win an OtterBox Defender for the PlayBook from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] For those who have picked a PlayBook, I want to ask you a question; How many of you still have the screen protector on? Yes, the one that has the gestures printed on it. It’s okay, I do as well - it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I was a little...

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WiFi Network Priority on BlackBerry PlayBook not necessarily the same as on BlackBerry Smartphone - potential security bug?

Last week we posted an article how the PlayBook automatically transfers your saved Wi-Fi networks from your BlackBerry the first time it Bridges.  I first noticed this when I got my PlayBook home and saw it attached to my Guest 'g' Network by itself.  My first thought was "WOW how cool is this!!"  I hit up come colleagues on BBM and had them check their saved Wi-Fi networks and we noticed that...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from AT&T!

Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from AT&T!

Attention AT&T Bold 9700 users! If you've been hanging out waiting on AT&T to release OS 6 - today is your day!! AT&T has (finally) released OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. While it's not the newest official build, it's new to AT&T and ready to rock. I know some of you like to wait for your carrier to officially release an OS, so if you've been an overly patient 9700...

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aMail brings email to the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While there is still no sign of a native email client on the BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM, third party developers are busy working on alternative solutions. The latest (but not yet released) is that of aMail. The app is an IMAP and POP3 email client for the PlayBook that should solve many problems with native email. aMail lets you access up to 10...

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Now Serving app tells your friends to take a number

I'm not usually a fan of "novelty" apps, but this one caught my eye and I think it's pretty amusing. Now Serving is a deli-counter style counter for your BlackBerry. If you're having a bad day at work or being bothered by family and friends, this app is a great way to say "Hey! Take a number!". Now Serving is as simple as it gets - just click the Add button or press any key and the counter...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for April 27, 2011 - 25 copies of Shadow of 6 by BBThemes up for grabs!

Enter to win a free copy of Shadow of 6 by BBThemes! Details below! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's picks and...

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Dear RIM: Can we please get some accessibility options on the BlackBerry PlayBook ASAP?

You won't find Accessibility Options on your PlayBook, but hopefully RIM will put it there soon! There's no doubt RIM is hard at work further improving the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Tablet OS. We know they have a lot of things on the go, and we know there are a lot of things that current PlayBook owners have on their immediate list of wants. If you want a good overview on that topic...

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BlackBerry 6.1 is now named BlackBerry 7! (and no, it is not QNX based)

BlackBerry 6.1 is now named BlackBerry 7! (and no, it is not QNX based)

If you're a CrackBerry regular, you'll know both the operating system names BlackBerry 6.1 and BlackBerry 7 have been talked about quite a bit. BlackBerry 6.1 is the evolutionary upgrade to BlackBerry 6, and its existence and some of its features have already been announced by Research In Motion back at DevCon Asia at the start of the year (you can learn even more about it's features in our...

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Brick Breakout for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

Brick Breakout for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

Have you been wanting more games on your BlackBerry PlayBook but having trouble finding something to keep you busy? How about a little Brick Breakout? From Smarter Apps (makers of Angry Farm), this twist on the classic BrickBreaker puts you in a construction site where you break through wooden beams, classic bricks, pipes and concrete slabs. Unleash the devastating power of hidden power-...

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Just yesterday, we asked what apps you would like to see arrive on the BlackBerry PlayBook and not surprisingly -- Dropbox was one of them. Luckily for Dropbox users and PlayBook owners, Dropbox has a voting system in place on their site so that users may sugget and vote on new features and additions they'd like to see happen. A native BlackBerry PlayBook application is now on that list so...

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