Gym Technik Premium Subscription Winners Announced

Gym Technik Premium Subscription Winners Announced

Our giveaway for the blackberry fitness app Gym Technik was a big hit. We originally offered up a 1-year subscription to one lucky member, but the guys at Gym Technik decided to throw in a few extra subscriptions since they were so impressed with the response. We have 2 winners of a 1-year premium account, and 1 winner of a 6-month subscription. As an added bonus, the first 10 users to sign up...

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BlackBerry Sponsoring Black Eyed Peas World Tour

BlackBerry Sponsoring Black Eyed Peas World Tour

The Black Eyed Peas have taken over the BlackBerry homepage. The homepage refresh is all part of the sponsorship Research In Motion has taken on to promote the BlackBerry brand alongside the Black Eyed Peas. Not really a surprise since Will.I.Am has been a big part of BlackBerry promotions in the past as well as appearing at WES 2009. Which our good friend @nanpalmero knows all about since he...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.497 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.497 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

*UPDATE- Installer file now added for download - OS 5.0.0.497* Its been forever since we've seen a leaked OS for the Storm2 9520. Almost every other device has had a leaked OS pop up lately, so now the 9520 gets to join in in the fun. BBLeaks posted this one, but keep in mind there is no installer and this is just the OS files. You'll have to put these in the proper folders on your PC before...

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BOLT Browser 1.7 Available Now - Adds Widgets, Twitter Integration and More

Celebrating its first birthday, BOLT has been update to version 1.7 and brings alongs some new features. The third-party browser now supports wdigets, keyboard shortcuts for zooming on pages, Twitter integration (you can post updates to Twitter right from the browser) and more. BOLT has taken off since its initial release, and has surpassed 4 million users. "Before we launched BOLT we...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It turns out RIM's presence at Mobile World Congress is even bigger than I first thought. Over at the App Planet pavillion in Hall 7, RIM has another exhibit setup where their focus is on BlackBerry app development. I caught up with Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations for RIM, who filled us in on the details of what's going. Check out the...

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MWC10: Skype for BlackBerry Client Update...

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I know a lot of BlackBerry users out there have been waiting for Skype to drop their official BlackBerry client. Thinking back, it was March 2009 when word surfaced that a client would be coming and at the time it was supposed to be available only a few months later. Here we are, now into 2010, and we're still waiting for it. As I walked passed the...

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MWC10: First Look at RIM's Massive BlackBerry Booth at Mobile World Congress 2010

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Leading up to the event I heard RIM would have a pretty big presence this year at Mobile World Congress and all I can say is yep, that is definitely the case. You can check out the quick video above to get a feel for the BlackBerry setup on the show floor. It's a solid setup. On the one side RIM has put the focus on their partners - with some 60...

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CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2010: Kick-Off Podcast!

CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2010: Kick-Off Podcast!

CrackBerry coverage goes to Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress 2010! MWC is the biggest mobile-dedicated conference in the world and this year BlackBerry is going to have a big presence there. On CrackBerry Podcast 047 last week I promised we'd try and bring you some special edition podcasts so we decided to kick things off early on the eve of the event with a quick Smartpone Experts...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

A great week for CrackBerry lovers everywhere. Some huge things popped up this week (Twitter for BlackBerry!), our Podcast streak continued and we have some great contests for Valentine's Day. Kevin is off to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so you can expect some great coverage and maybe even a live-blog this coming week. If you didn't check in with us this week, drop by the links below...

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RIM Making Big Announcement At MWC? Enterprise Options For BIS Customers?

We've been hearing for the past week now that Research In Motion was cooking up something good for Mobile World Congress. Alot of information floating around about a BIS and BES "alternative" or something that mixes the both as a free option to users that are already on BIS but still want a BES infrastructure of sorts. Seems, Boy Genius has been hearing the same stuff as well. Anyone...

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Solitaire Buddy Gold for BlackBerry Smartphones Updated to v4.0.23 - On Sale Till February 14th

Solitaire Buddy Gold by Nickel Buddy is one of the best solitaire games out there, including much more than just your simple solitaire game. The application comes with Klondike, Freecell, Pyramid, Pyramid Golf, Spider Golf, Will o Wisp Poker, 3-Peaks Black Widow, Canfield, Beetle and Spiderette They have recently updated this game, improving upon many aspects of it such as better compression...

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Valentines Day Reminder - Win a Schlage LiNK; Valentines Day Apps, Media and More

Its just about time for the most romantic holiday of the year, and no matter if you're married, single, engaged or whatever - you know you'll want your first true love (ahem .. your BlackBerry) looking spiffy on Sunday. To help you out we have loads of wallpapers, themes and apps to get romantic with. You can jump into the free wallpaper gallery for an easy facelift, and check out what we have...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I've been anxiously waiting for a few weeks now to get BerryBlab officially announced here on the blogs (I'm in a mad-rush right now packing to fly out to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, so we tag-teamed this one and Adam did up the video above). Until today BerryBlab was still in beta, but it has now gone version 1.0 and is ready for the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 12th, 2010; Contest: 30 Copies of Piczzle to be Won!

Howdy folks... Another week, another great roundup full of apps + another giveaway. This week we've got 30 copies of 'Piczzle' to give away, courtesy of GrayMatter Software. As always, just leave your answer to the giveaway question in the comments for your chance to win. Covered in the roundup this week are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Piczzle Freebies of the Week: The...

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Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Beep beep! Ding dong, ding dong! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzz! It’s amazing how we respond to these sounds if they came from our BlackBerrys. Not unlike Pavlov’s dogs, we do our own salivating; in this case, it’s not for food, but for messages, calls and such. Our ears are trained to notice the familiar notification tones we have set up. For those who watched House this week- how many of you looked in the...

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Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

If you're looking to keep up with the 2010 Winter Olympics from your BlackBerry, you're in luck. Yahoo! has announced a dedicated mobile site with up-to-the-minute updates for the duration of the games. By heading to m.yahoo.com/olympics, you'll be able to get live results, schedules, medal counts, news, photos and more. The site will show you instant results from all the events so you can...

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Smartphone Round Robin Wrap Up: Contest Winners Announced and Some Closing Thoughts...

Our third annual Smartphone Round Robin has finally come to an end, which means there only two things left to do - announce the winners of some sweet new smartphones (find the winners at the bottom of this post) and say farewell until next year with some final thoughts... Back on the Crack and Loving It! If you missed any of this year's Round Robin posts, be sure to jump over to our Latest...

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Stimulus Program Provides Free BlackBerry Smartphones to Help Quit Smoking

It appears that Washington DC has started up a recent program set to cost $977,346 that will provide smokers with BlackBerry Smartphones (CNN - I forgive you for writing "BlackBerries" and not "BlackBerry Smartphones") in hopes of helping them quit. The plan is run by the American Legacy foundation, and the idea behind it is that smokers will have a 24/7 line to get support while trying to...

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Oratio BlackBerry Screen Reader App For The Blind And Visually Impaired

As a follow up to our discussion on the CrackBerry podcast. Humanware has released the Oratio screen reader application for the visually impaired and blind. Having worked closely with Research In Motion, Humanware has created Oratio from the ground up in an effort to bring better offerings to the blind and visually impaired in the BlackBerry department. Oratio allows visually impaired...

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