[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A couple of weeks ago, I realized it was time to replace my old case. I'd never let my BlackBerry go anywhere without one, but this case was looking pretty ratty. I knew I wanted something to protect against my arch-enemy, gravity, as well as everyday dings and scratches. I found what I was looking for in the Seidio Innocase Active Case. Trouble...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win the case of your choice from OtterBox!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win the case of your choice from OtterBox!

We keep on rolling with the birthday goodness. Next up we have some cases courtesy of OtterBox. As in previous years, 10 lucky winners will receive the case of their choice from OtterBox. This means you can choose from any of their great line including the Defender series, Impact series and Commuter series cases. They are available in a variety of styles for most devices and are certainly the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 4th, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of Blink!

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 4th, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of Blink!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Is it true? Can it really be true?! Do we finally have a release date for the PlayBook? Now that I think about it, it’s pretty close to my son’s Birthday. It’ll make the perfect present. So what if he’s turning 4, I can look after the PlayBook until he’s a bit older…right? Today, we announce the winners of the US Holidays 2011 giveaway and also...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Bellshare brithday blowout!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Bellshare brithday blowout!

 Bellshare has been kind enough to kick in tons of apps for our readers to end our Birthday week. We have a total of 700 copies of their apps up for grabs so we'll make a bunch of readers very happy. Its plain and simple and breaks down like this: 50 copies of BerryWeather 50 copies of BerryReader 100 copies of BeBuzz 100 copies of BerryPopup 200 copies of BerryMail 200 copies of SmartAlerts...

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BlackBerry 101: The ABCs of Speed Dials

BlackBerry 101: The ABCs of Speed Dials

Speed dials are a convenient way to access your most frequently dialed contacts without going through the address book. Plain and simple, they allow you to press as few keys as possible. Stay connected with friends and family with just a simple touch of a button. So for those of you who are new to BlackBerry here is a rundown of assigning and using speed dials on your device. Speed Dial...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a combo case for your BlackBerry from Seidio!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a combo case for your BlackBerry from Seidio!

  Still going strong in our birthday celebration we have some cases to give away as well. Seidio has offered up 10 combos for any device for our readers. Winners will be able to choose from Active, Rugged or Surface so you can find one that suits your needs. The combo includes both the holster and case for your device so you'll have a great setup when on the go. Seidio is also running a Name...

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LiveProfile for BlackBerry nears release; Servers upgraded in anticipation

I have never really been into any of the cross-platform, BBM-like instant messaging services. But LiveProfile is the one that I have been waiting for. I have used it for iOS and Android and must say, it is my 2nd favorite IM client, behind BBM of course. The app features familiar sent, delivered, and read notifications, "is typing a message", as well as a PIN system for adding friends (...

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BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Bell Mobility

BlackBerry PlayBook coming to Bell Mobility

While Rogers confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook for quite some time now, the majority of other carriers in Canada have not really had too much to say. Bell however, might as well have just confirmed the device on their network through no doing of their own. The Source's latest flyer contains the "coming soon" ad you see above. Considering the Source only sells Bell products...

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Spec Comparison: BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple iPad 2 vs. HP Touchpad and Android Tablets

After Apple's media event yesterday, the stage is now *relatively* set for the 2011 tablet wars. RIM has the BlackBerry PlayBook, Apple has the iPad 2, HP (formerly Palm) has the TouchPad, and there are a bunch of Android 3.0 tablets in the mix like the Xoom, Optimus Pad and Galaxy Tab 10 (and I'm sure we'll see a whack load more of Android tablets before the year is through). The chart...

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BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?!

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?!

It looks like the wait may finally be over. BGR is reporting that RIM may finally be making it's BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) available to both Android and iOS devices. This is a huge step (be it good or bad) for RIM that will leave non-BlackBerry users rejoicing. Sources state that the service may require a one-time or recurring fee and will be a stripped down version of what BlackBerry...

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Uppidy lets you store your SMS messages for free

Uppidy lets you store your SMS messages for free

If you've been searching for a way to keep track and backup your SMS messages - search no more. Uppidy is a free service (currently in beta) that lets you store your SMS messages on their secure servers. No longer will you have to worry about losing messages should you misplace your device or have something happen to it. All of your messages will be safe and sound on the Uppidy servers. View...

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BlackBerry Protect rumored launch dates emerge

BlackBerry Protect rumored launch dates emerge

It's been quite some time since we posted our intial preview of BlackBerry Protect. While it's been in the BlackBerry Beta Zone all this time, it's only been available for a limited amount of users. With it being there we've heard plenty of times that it's coming soon but there has never been a date associated. The latest rumors however have an area-specific rollout happening by way of open...

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Official OS 6.0.0.436 for the Blackberry Bold 9650 from Alltel

Official OS 6.0.0.436 for the Blackberry Bold 9650 from Alltel

Here's one for the Bold 9650 users. Altell has released OS 6.0.0.436 today for public consumption. While it isn't really a huge jump (or much of a jump at all) from the last official OS for the 9650, new is new right? It looks to be good from early reports, so get out the USB cables and have at it. Be sure to hit the forums and post your findings. Thanks rroyy Download OS 6.0.0.436 for the...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook! What birthday celebration would be complete without a grand prize? The pièce de résistance?!? Well we have just that - a BlackBerry PlayBook!! Ok, well maybe we don't actually have a BlackBerry PlayBook, but we're still giving one away! In continuing the celebration of our 4th birthday, we're giving...

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BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

According to BGR, the BlackBerry PlayBook looks to be somewhat on schedule and set to launch April 10th in the US in at least some retail channels. While we originally were told by RIM the device would be out and about by the end of March (aka it would launch sometime in Q1 2011), we'll definitely settle for April. As we knew already it looks like it will be sold in retailers like Staples and...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

*Update* Raypho is so excited by the feedback on Ciel, he has given us 20 more copies for you guys, bringing the total up to 50 themes to give out! Thanks Raypho! Ever since I got the BlackBerry Torch, I've had trouble finding themes I like and can stick with for any amount of time. There have been a few that I like, thankfully and Ciel by Raypho is definitely one of them. From the moment I...

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Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

If you're a road warrior and Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express is your hotel of choice, you'll be happy to know that apps for both have just been released for BlackBerry smartphones. The apps are your travel companion, giving you hotel details and locations worldwide. View and cancel reservations, find locations, view Priority Club Rewards and much more. The apps are both 100% free and great...

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Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

The multimedia player application known as Mobiola xPlayer was recently updated to 2.0. xPlayer has been around for quite a while, in fact it was one of the first applications I’ve ever reviewed on CrackBerry. It originally, and continues to, offer multimedia management options above and your beyond what your BlackBerry currently can. Yes, that means going past shuffling songs, listening to...

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