BlackBerry 6.1 icons point to NFC, compass and more

BlackBerry 6.1 icons point to NFC, compass and more

After yesterdays leak of BlackBerry 6.1, we've seen some great stuff roll out already. There were some extracted apps as well as a sweet new Six dot X theme. In his work to extract icons from the soon to be released OS, Dave came across some new ones we haven't seen before that will show up on the next generation devices. Included in the mix are what we think to be a compass, NFC, BlackBerry...

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  OR ?? Which is better for the busy executive, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 or Torch?customer surveys I received the following email from a reader and decided before responding that I wanted to check in with our greater CrackBerry audience to see where they stand... Kevin, I have read both your reviews for the Torch and the Bold 9780. I am looking into purchasing either the Torch for...

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BlackBerry PlayBook order showing as cancelled at Staples? You're not alone

Like many others I have placed my BlackBerry PlayBook on order at Staples. Everything was pretty straight forward aside from the ship date showing as April 13th (which we know isn't true). I've been checking my order status every day, and until yesterday all was fine and dandy as it was shown as "processing". Early yesterday however, to my surprise the order was shown as "Cancelled". Not happy...

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Six dot X for BlackBerry by BBThemes

Six dot X for BlackBerry by BBThemes

Thursday saw some exciting leaks as BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 was leaked online. Now, this may not mean much for you if you don't have a Torch 2 9850 or Bold Touch 9930 (because as you know, they're unreleased as of now and technically just rumored to exist) but some of the elements of this leak have proven to be useful. Not only were some of the native apps extracted, but the actual icons from...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1

In addition to the OS leaks for the soon to be released devices, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 has popped up as well. It was rumored that the software would be leaked out soon enough, and here you have it. Nothing super fancy comes along with this one and Mac users are still out of luck, but reports looks to show a few new features so give it a go and report back with your findings in the...

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USB On-The-Go support for the BlackBerry PlayBook coming post-launch (and more!)

USB On-The-Go support for the BlackBerry PlayBook coming post-launch (and more!)

Excitement was building up as the Developer Relations team at RIM provided answers to the tough questions we developers had the chance to ask on Twitter. With the keyword #AskBBDev (Mike Kirkup and Alex Kinsella set out to satisfy developers' thirst for information. As one of these developers, I submitted a couple of questions too - twenty in fact - and one of them was given a prompt answer,...

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Easy Smiley Pack for BBM updated to 1.2.8 – Now with even more Smilies and Emoticons

Last month we told you about a free application called Easy Smiley Pack for BBM which added 250+ smilies and symbols to your BBM chats. Easy Smiley Pack is more than just a catalogue of happy faces and cute icons. It's slowly becoming a new form of communication between me and my best friend. I must say she's become an emoticon junkie thanks to this addictive app by S4BB limited....

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BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it

BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it

For anyone tired of hearing about the BlackBerry PlayBook, the new images of the BlackBerry Touch were a nice change. But now, OS OS 6.1.0.44 has shown up and along for the ride is a bunch of updated apps. Extracted and taken from the full, leaked OS updated versions of the following are now available for download: BlackBerry App World v2.1.3.2 BlackBerry Radio v1.0.0.34 BlackBerry Podcasts...

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Chapters puts the BlackBerry PlayBook up for pre-order

Chapters puts the BlackBerry PlayBook up for pre-order

Given that the BlackBerry PlayBook comes loaded with the Kobo eBook reader application it comes as no surprise Indigo / Chapters is a launch partner with RIM for the sexy tablet. Chapters has started their pre-ordering now. You can head on over to their website for the full run down and some new shots of the BlackBerry PlayBook running the Kobo eRader app.  While you're there, you can pick out...

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RIM asks FCC to keep PlayBook details under wraps until launch

RIM asks FCC to keep PlayBook details under wraps until launch

So it seems RIM really was trying hard to make that Calendar Q1 launch date for the BlackBerry PlayBook but just couldn't quite make it. Turns out RIM actually had to file an extension with the FCC to keep the details on the tablet private until launch day on April 19th. Apparently the original date was in fact March 31st - if RIM planned to launch later they would have done an April date from...

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New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge

New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge

The new BlackBerry 6.1 icons look pretty snazzy... but I wonder what the blacked out ones are for?!  If you're getting sick of the PlayBook tablet talk and have been hoping for something phone related on the news and rumor front, here it is. BG posted some hands-on photos of the upcoming BlackBerry full touchscreen device (monaco/monza... aka Storm 3 but it won't launch as a Storm) which *...

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It's opening day of baseball season - is your BlackBerry ready?

It's opening day of baseball season - is your BlackBerry ready?

The day that we look forward to all year is finally upon us. It's opening day of the Major League Baseball season, and fans all over the place are ready to cheer on their team for eight months. You have your jersey and cap ready to go, but is your BlackBerry ready to be your baseball companion? We've compiled a few of the best apps and media here to make sure you get up and running right for...

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Zillow BlackBerry App now available for download

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're in the market for a new home there are plenty of apps out there to help you find what you need. Zillow is just one fish in the sea, but it is also one of the best. Today the Zillow BlackBerry App is available as a free download. The app can help in the pursuit of that perfect home, giving you the ability to search for homes right from your...

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Internet Tethering on the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet via Bluetooth

Internet Tethering on the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet via Bluetooth

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: How to tether your BlackBerry PlayBook to a mobile device that has a tethering plan (does not have to be a BlackBerrry Smartphone!) Without having the 4G version of the BlackBerry PlayBook at launch (and if iPad stats prove true for the PlayBook the majority will opt for WiFi-only versions anyway), most users will be looking for a way to connect to the internet when...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Excite from EThemes and ThaQueenCami - 50 copies available!

It's exciting when talented theme makers decide to collaborate and combine their skills to make a truly one-of-a-kind theme. Ethemes got together with ThaQueenCami and came up with Excite, a unique and spectacular BlackBerry theme with a minimal style interface and some really cool features. The home screen you get with Excite has a hidden dock with eight user defined icons and hidden today....

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Google Drops Connector Support for 4.1.x

Google Drops Connector Support for 4.1.x

Shortly after RIM announced the end of life for BES 4.1.6 & 4.1.7 for both Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino, Google annonced that as of July 2, 2011 Google Apps Connector for BES 3.x will no longer support these BES versionsDeprecating support for Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.7 Released on 3/15/2011 Starting July 2, 2011, RIM will be deprecating support for BES 4.1.6 and 4.1.7...

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There Can Be Only ONE - BlackBerry 7 to merge the Best of BlackBerry 6.1 and QNX?!

RIM is an interesting (and confusing?) spot right now as it's juggling operating system platforms as they push forward on development of the PlayBook's QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS and also work on BlackBerry 6.1 which will ship on the next generation of BlackBerry Smartphones. Beyond that the OS details have been relatively scarce and it has been leaving all of us CrackBerry addicts with...

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Sears now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Sears now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Although one of the emails that sparked off the whole pre-order launch madness didn't really pan out as stated, that doesn't mean it wasn't true in one way or another. Sears certainly had the best intentions when they sent out their previous BlackBerry PlayBook emails -- they just so happened to get the date wrong. Either way, folks looking to scoop up a BlackBerry PlayBook can now hop on over...

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Quick Review: MLB.com At Bat 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Although it carries a pretty hefty price tag by BlackBerry standards ($14.99), MLB.com AT Bat 2011 is the best there is when it comes to following your favorite team all season. The app packs all that you need to stay on top of everything baseball. You can have quick access to your favorite teams, check scores, standings, news, watch highlight...

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Get Pageonce - Money & Bills Pro free for a limited time

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back in November we saw the Pageonce - Personal Assistant "Super App" featured in a BlackBerry commercial for App World. The commercial showed the app in such a light that I was intrigued enough to install the free version ($6.99 for the Pro version seemed a bit much when the only difference looked to be the free came with ads). I thought I was...

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