Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

It wasn’t too long ago when we reviewed IM+; the all-in-one messenger. IM+ united various instant messengers/chat features from social networks and allowed users to manage their accounts from a single location. While it is a great solution for keeping in contact, there are also other options available out there. For example; there is Nimbuzz, which we have reviewed in the past as well; you...

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Asurion recalling counterfeit BlackBerry branded batteries due to fire hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for some counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries that are known to burn and are a fire hazard. The batteries were issued with Asurion replacement devices sent out prior to November 2009. The problem batteries date back as far as March of 2004 and should not be used. Customers who believe to have a battery meeting these...

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Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

I can still remember spending hours as a kid playing "spot the difference" games with a pen and paper in my activity books. When I got a little older, I used to steal the newspaper to play it before my parents got down to the crossword. Now, thanks to BBerryGo, I can play right on my device, any time I want. The latest game from the same company that gave us apps like Show Me the Images, Photo...

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BlackBerry Smartphone reboot test - Bold 9700 vs. Bold 9650 vs. Torch 9800

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Rebooting a BlackBerry - something we hate doing yet something we (unfortunately) need to do. Battery pulls, "soft reset" or whatever you want to call it, it has to be done. Historically our devices have taken nothing short of an eternity to reboot, pushing toward 10 minutes in some instances just to get up and running. Well with the new BlackBerry Torch...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 now available for download

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 now available for download

After a few weeks of waiting and a leak or two, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 is now available for download. This version is for the PC, so Mac users are still left with what they have. The latest and greatest adds some cool features and a totally revamped design as well as support for the Torch 9800. Updates include: An improved, simpler design for the software Added BlackBerry Media...

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Trapster 4.0 update adds additional road hazard warnings

Trapster 4.0 update adds additional road hazard warnings

  Trapster is a popular application that is designed to help keep you from getting a ticket. As they travel, users are alerted of potential speed traps that they may encounter. Like the friendly high beam alerts from oncoming traffic, fellow Trapster users can submit speed traps, cameras, check points or other “points of interest” for others to take note of while they drive. Trapster was...

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US Weekly delivers celebrity news through BBM

US Weekly delivers celebrity news through BBM

This is the first time I've seen something like this, and I can't decide if it's cool or would be totally annoying. US Weekly has embraced BlackBerry and is offering daily celebrity updates via BBM. All you need to do is add their PIN (226B95C0 or scan the barcode) and you will get updates right to your BBM. Pretty cool huh? I'm not one to keep up on the celebs but I suppose if thats your...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of Xis to be won. Leave a comment! Another week, another roundup. With last week's "release" of the BlackBerry OS 6 icons, we've seen a flood of new themes coming out, both updated versions of previous themes, and new OS6 "clone" versions. I have a few of them collected for you, and one or two that have nothing OS6 about them. Hit the jump and take a look! Bold...

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Contest Winners - Antennagate, Evolution OS6 and BuddyGuard Pro

Contest Winners - Antennagate, Evolution OS6 and BuddyGuard Pro

Here are the winners from last weeks round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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BlackBerry Bluetooth headphone showdown

BlackBerry Bluetooth headphone showdown

BlackBerry Bluetooth headphone showdown[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Let's say you're in the market for Bluetooth stereo headphones. Good choice. You'll be releasing yourself from the tyranny of wires and ending the saga of headphones yanked from ears and BlackBerrys yanked from desks. But gaining the freedom to walk about and audio controls as close as your right ear comes at a...

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FileScout 2.0 - Updated to support BlackBerry 6 and new features. Win 1 of 35 free copies!

With BlackBerry 6 well on it's way now, we'll be seeing a lot of applications get updated with some new features and new support. One such application that I'm rather happy to see get updated so quickly is FileScout. Matthias, has released v2.0 of FileScout which adds some new features to the app and ensure BlackBerry 6 support. New features include: RibbonBar for TouchScreen Devices (incl...

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T-Mobile officially announces release of the BlackBerry Curve 3G in the coming weeks

As expected, T-Mobile has officially announced that they too will be carrying the BlackBerry Curve 3G in the coming weeks. The announcement as posted on the T-Mobile press release website: Bellevue, Wash. — Aug. 9, 2010T-Mobile is excited to announce the upcoming retail availability of the BlackBerry Curve 3G – a practical yet functional option to help manage the hectic pace of work and...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: How do you primarily charge your device?

How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: How do you primarily charge your device?

How do you primarily charge your BlackBerry Smartphone?online surveys   One of the first accessories I purchased with my 8830WE way back when was a BlackBerry charging pod. I've never been a big fan of having to plug in my devices, so I immediately fell in love with the little guy. Being able to just drop in the device and let it charge is as easy as it gets. I've tried other solutions...

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Telus releases free CFL mobile app for BlackBerry - Keep up to date with all the latest news, scores and more

I live for my CFL football games, being a diehard supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Heck, I've even created a custom Bombers theme for my Dad, which he rocks at every Bomber home game. I caught wind of this app on Twitter the other day and promptly installed on my 9700.Packed full of news, schedules, scores, and standings, the app provides fingertip access to everything a CFL fan could...

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RIM 'BlackPad' tablet shipping in November, priced at $499?

RIM 'BlackPad' tablet shipping in November, priced at $499?

In between all of the ongoing phone rumors sits the much debated "BlackPad" rumors. The latest comes in from Apple Daily stating that the RIM tablet (maybe BlackPad, maybe not) will be shipping as early as November of this year and be priced at $499. The tablet is said to be sporting a 9.7 inch display along with Bluetooth, Wifi and front and rear facing cameras. We've heard so much...

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Add a battery indicator to your homescreen with SmartBIndie - 100 free copies to be won!

Quite Simple has brought out some extremely useful little apps, some of which I have covered here before, like SmartBDocs.Utility apps make our devices that little bit better, and sometimes make our lives a little bit easier, and their latest application aims to do both, with a simple addition to your BlackBerry homescreen. Similar to an app like BatteryEx, this tiny app adds a notifier to...

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For your chance to win a BlackBerry Torch 9800, simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Torch 9800 goes on sale from AT&T this Thursday, August 12th, but one lucky CrackBerry reader won't have to fork out any $$$ to call the latest BlackBerry their own. We're giving one away! For your chance to win an...

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone!

RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 3G Smartphone!

No surprise here considering Rogers in Canada already announced the new BlackBerry Curve last week, but this morning it became official on a Research In Motion level. Like the Pearl 3G, the new BlackBerry Curve will be known as the BlackBerry Curve 3G. It's the next generation of the 8500 series, which basically remains the same entry level device as the 85xxx, but now has 3G. Also, while the...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 8 August 2010

Droid 2 "coming soon," leaked, leaked again, leaked some more and finally as dummy phones at Best Buy. Leaked HTC phone may be a Verizon world phone. Have questions about the Evo 4G Froyo upgrade? BlackBerry Torch Review BlackBerry 6 Review, FAQ and New Features Full BlackBerry Torch Coverage...

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