Official OS 6.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 9300 from Telus

Today from Telus we have OS 6.0.0.461 available for download for both the Curve 9300 and Bold 9780. If you're still using the Crack Team favorite Bold 9700 or a hot Curve 9300, then head over to Telus and download this one. After you install drop a comment or hit the forums with your findings. Even though this is an official OS, be sure to use caution when installing. Download OS 6.0.0.461...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

This one slipped by us yesterday, but OS 6.0.0.480 for the Bold 9780 turned up online. The latest leaked OS looks to be a good one, so if you're sporting a Bold 9780 fire up App Loader or BBSAK (or whatever it is you use) and get to installing. Be sure to hit up the forums and leave a comment with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle and one-year of free service!

Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle. Full Details Below One of the staples of the CrackBerry Birthday contests comes from our friends at Schlage who are going to set one lucky winner up with a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle (your choice of deadbolt or lever) along with one year of free service. This set allows you to add some technology to...

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BlackBerry First Steps: Operating systems - official, leaked, and unofficial

BlackBerry First Steps: Operating systems - official, leaked, and unofficial

  Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. Look, I consider myself to be of fairly decent intelligence. I'm no rocket...

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Sprint Total Equipment Protection app now available

Sprint Total Equipment Protection app now available

Ever set your phone down in your house somewhere only to find that someone (of course it wasn't you) misplaced it? Or left it in that rest stop along the highway? For those of us on Sprint whom are currently enrolled in the Total Equipment Protection plan, you may want to hop on over to sprint.com/protection and check out the new free app they announced on Monday. This app allows the user...

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Contest winners: Angry Farm, Home Screen Notes, SkyLark, accessories and more!

Contest winners: Angry Farm, Home Screen Notes, SkyLark, accessories and more!

Here are the winners from last week's 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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Free Theme: Celebrate CrackBerry's birthday with CrackBerry Torch by Global Torch Themes

If you haven't heard, it is CrackBerry.com's 4th birthday and the celebration has already begun with a variety of contests and giveaways. Global Torch Themes have jumped into the celebration and made a CrackBerry theme for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, free of charge. As you might expect, the theme features a very nice CB wallpaper, and CrackBerry orange highlights throughout. So if you have a...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones courtesy of Tether!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones courtesy of Tether!

Leave a comment to this post (let us know your carrier) for your chance to win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones or 1 of 100 Copies of Tether. Full Details Below Getting things rolling for our 4th birthday celebration, our friends at Tether have come through big time again this year to sponsor our first contest. They are offering up a total of 3 devices to the CrackBerry Nation along with 100...

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BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK now available to developers

BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK now available to developers

RIM announced today that the BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK is now available to developers. The SDK allows developers to now integrate BlackBerry Analytics into their applications. The Service consists of the SDK, developer documents and a web-based reporting interface that allows developers to log in and quickly and easily see the data they are collecting around their applications. The...

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BerryBuzz updated to version 4.0 - Now known as BeBuzz across the board

BerryBuzz updated to version 4.0 - Now known as BeBuzz across the board

  In celebration of it's own birthday, BerryBuzz has been updated to version 4.0 today and will also be know now as BeBuzz. BeBuzz is a great app that changes up the standard red LED on your device to a variety of colors. You can set custom alerts for BBM, emails, 3rd party apps and much more. New features of version 4.0 include: BerryBuzz is now BeBuzz! Toasts - Shows small unobtrusive...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] These days we've been hearing plenty of rumors about Research In Motions BlackBerry PlayBook having the ability to run Google's Android application. Whether or not it turns out to be true remains to been seen but the evidence is mounting at a rapid pace. While Mobile World Congress brought us some information surrounding the BlackBerry PlayBook and...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.481 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.481 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

It hasn't been too long since the BlackBerry Pearl 3G had an OS update, and today it has another. OS 6.0.0.481 has popped up for this device, so if you're rockin' a Pearl and want something to do today, go ahead and give it a go. Just like other leaked OS', this one is not official in any way so be sure to back up all your data if you decide to load it up. Of course, be sure to share all your...

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Contest: Win either Paradigm Duo or Crossroad by BBin for your BlackBerry Torch!

BBin has no shortage of unique and fun themes for your BlackBerry Torch, and this weekend we are happy to share with you two of their newest creations: Paradigm Duo and Crossroad. Both of these themes have a ton of cool features and home screens with a lot of built in functionality. For details on each one and contest information, keep reading after the break!The first, Paradigm Duo, features...

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CrackBerry Birthday Sale: SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry – 50% off for one week only

It's almost March and that can only mean one thing, CrackBerry's 4th Birthday. To celebrate, the good folks over at SOTI, Inc. are having a 50% off sale from now until Friday March 4th. I'm a big fan of Pocket Controller-Pro and how it packs ten features into one small package. It's a pretty cool BlackBerry and PC application that lets you control your device using only your mouse, monitor,...

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CrackBerry.com Turns Four Years Old Today and We Are Going to Celebrate for a Week! Lots of Great Contests Coming Up!!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us.... that's right, Saturday, February 26th, 2011 marks four years to the day that we fired off our Hello World Press Release and officially opened the doors to CrackBerry.com. In true CrackBerry fashion and in keeping with our birthday tradition, we're going to be following up with a week's worth of crazy awesome contests and giveaways to celebrate...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 25th, 2011! Win 1 of 50 copies of US Holidays 2011!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! If you haven’t had a chance yet, go and sign up for AppVerse in the CrackBerry App Store! What better way to socialize, check out some recommended apps and even see the faces behind this amazing site. Who knows? You may even see some reviews for a few of the apps listed below. Today, we announce the winners of the InfoBox giveaway and also give...

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Bank of America testing Mobile Wallet program using NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones

We didn't expect to see much of NFC until the rumored 2011 devices hit later this year, but Bank of America is already putting the NFC technology to good use. They have started a trial of their Mobile Wallet program that will allow testers to receive a new battery door and microSD card to NFC-ize their device. The program lets users make payments using only their NFC outfitted BlackBerry (...

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Review: Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

Review: Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

Want to win a Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details.   Have you ever been on the road with a dead BlackBerry? It's no fun. No phone calls, no FaceBook, no Twitter, no Vlingo Safe Reader to read your emails and texts aloud to you. No nothing. For a BlackBerry enthusiast (the proper term is "addict," but enthusiast sounds so much...

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Details on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.0 leaked

Details on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.0 leaked

The next progression in BIS-land is 4.0 and it looks like we have some good updates to look forward to. N4BB snagged a doc that shows off the upcoming features of the latest BIS. As usual it's not a ton of little upgrades, but rather a few mid-sized ones. Updates look to include: Integration with BlackBerry ID (BBID) Improved BIS End User Communications Automatic Login improvements...

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Angry Farm game for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies to be won!

Angry Farm game for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies to be won!

Who needs Angry Birds when you can have Angry Farm! Win one of 50 free copies - details below! So you want to play Angry Birds on your BlackBerry? Well since you can't (yet) we have the next best thing - Angry Farm!! This brand new release from Smarter Apps lets you help the angry farm animals take on the evil foxes. Each of the angry animals have special properties that you can control to...

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