Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a retractable USB cable for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a retractable USB cable for your device!

Contest: Enter to win a retractable USB cable for your device! Keep reading for details. One accessory that is often forgotten about, but more important then we really realize is the USB cable that comes with our BlackBerry devices. Sure we always think we will have one when we need it, but has that new OS ever leaked and you began downloading, and then looked for a USB cable to install it,...

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The benefits of RIM’s expanded App Ecosystem

The benefits of RIM’s expanded App Ecosystem

The announcement that the BlackBerry PlayBook would support Android applications was a big one - no question. However some of the details were/are still up in the air for a lot of users, both consumers and developers. While we may not have all our answers until we actually try things out on our own, Inside BlackBerry has shed some light on things and how it will benefit both developers and...

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The other day Research in Motion held one of their BlackBerry Developer Days in Toronto. At that event, Mike Kirkup was on hand to give some demos of the BlackBerry PlayBook. While we knew the BlackBerry PlayBook was capable of a presentation mode experience we've never really seen it demoed inquite this fashion -- in the video above Mike walks us through watching a video that is subsequently...

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Official OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile

Official OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile

While BlackBerry OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700 has been out in various forms for a little over a month now, T-Mobile is finally officially releasing it to their subscribers. We've had a few reports of people receiving emails from T-Mobile over the past couple of days stating the following: The new BlackBerry 6 operating system software is now available as a free update for your BlackBerry...

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Perfecto Mobile gives free access to its MobileCloud to BlackBerry developers

OK full disclosure - I'm not a developer; I have not written a line of code since 1988.  Now with that out of the way, Perfecto Mobile has extended access to its MobileCloud platform to BlackBerry developers for free.  If you're unfamiliar with Perfecto's MobileCloud, it's a development platform that gives you access to devices without the need to install the simulator on your computer. As...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for April 6, 2011 - 25 copies of C point 1 to give away!

You could win a free copy of C point 1 by C_86 Themes! Keep reading to find out how! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! We are trying something a little different with the theme roundups starting this week. Instead of a random selection of themes, we picked a topic and found themes related to that topic. This week, we chose OS Replica themes. Next week we will be on...

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CrackBerry Asks: What Are Your Unanswered BlackBerry PlayBook Questions?

CrackBerry Asks: What Are Your Unanswered BlackBerry PlayBook Questions?

The subject line says it all. We've been covering the BlackBerry PlayBook like crazy (I know, some of you would wish we'd tone it down a bit) since it was announced back at DevCon in September 2010. Even if you're not that interested in the PlayBook itself, it's really an exciting device for RIM as the BlackBerry Tablet OS is our first experience with QNX on a BlackBerry and what will...

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Upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 brings a new look and features

Upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 brings a new look and features

While we still don't have all the newness of BlackBerry Messenger 6.0, we do know a few things thus far that get us pretty excited. The newest version of BlackBerry Messenger should show up with OS 6.1 (whenever that is) and bring along some new features and looks with it. So far we know that BBM will sport the fancy new 6.1 icons within the app itself. So no more boring icons and instead you...

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Updated: BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS

Updated: BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS

  Research in Motion continues to stay true to its mission of supporting app developers, releasing today its latest beta for the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS. It's a mouthful of a name, but it promises great improvements. WebWorks applications are web applications written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; they install, work, and have the same security features as traditional apps. The...

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Contest: 50 free copies of Kino by Pootermobile up for grabs, and 3 t-shirts!

If you're looking for a fun and colorful theme, built with quality and packed full of function, then you need to check out Kino by Pootermobile! I really don't know where they get all these fun ideas for themes, but they never fail to impress me. The moment I installed Kino on my Torch I was immediately transported to the beach… well ok, not literally, but the sand-like background and blue...

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BBM 101: How to scan a barcode

BlackBerry Messenger is a great way to communicate, no matter the subject. With Delivered and Read notifications, you always know where you are in the conversation. By now, you've probably seen the BBM Flirt commercials. Just like in the video, it's easy to add new contacts just by scanning the BlackBerry PIN barcode. One BlackBerry will be the scanner while the other will show a barcode; it...

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Save the fluffy bunnies from incineration - Bunny Rescue by Vimukti Technologies

A game doesn't have to make sense to be fun. For example, in Bunny Rescue by Vimukti Technologies, cute white fluffy bunnies are falling out of chutes in the ceiling, destined to be charbroiled on the incinerator below. It's up to you to bounce them up into the air to save them. Why are evil robots dropping bunnies into an incinerator? I have no clue, but you can believe I spent a good deal of...

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Calendar Wallpaper by MMMOOO

Calendar Wallpaper by MMMOOO

I get frustrated when I need to quickly see a calendar with the current month and I have to fumble around opening the BlackBerry calendar and switching back and forth between applications. Wouldn't it be neat to have a calendar right on your home screen so you can easily view it? Now you can have just that. MMMOOO has developed an application called Calendar Wallpaper that pushes the current...

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More video tutorials for the BlackBerry Touch (monaco) extracted

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Although some of the videos from the BlackBerry Touch have previously appeared, not all of the videos for the BlackBerry Touch (monaco) tutorials were able to be extracted. But, that hasn't really stopped folks from trying and as such -- those that remained unseen are now available. Again, not a whole to see in the videos but they're pretty cool...

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CrackBerry Twitter Contest: Your Chance to Win a BlackBerry PlayBook just by following us on Twitter and Tweeting a message!

We've already given away a few BlackBerry PlayBook IOUs to lucky CrackBerry contest winners, and as we approach the April 19th launch date we're giving our audience yet another chance to win a BlackBerry PlayBook. This time we're going to get fancy and do it up social media style on the twitters.   HOW TO ENTER: For your chance to win a BlackBerry PlayBook, all you need to do is login to...

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Quick Review: Six dot X theme for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Last week we saw OS 6.1 pop up for some unreleased devices. Inside the latest icons for OS 6.1 were unearthed and magically turned into what is now Six dot X. This latest creation comes from BBThemes and is the closest you can get to OS 6.1 on your device (for now). Nothing major will change from your stock theme, but Six dot X provides a fancy new...

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The CrackBerry.com Guide to CrackBerry.com - Part II: AppVerse

The CrackBerry.com Guide to CrackBerry.com - Part II: AppVerse

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As a writer for CrackBerry.com, I download a lot of apps. All too frequently, I'll read a review here on the blog and immediately purchase the app. With Fixmo Tools, I didn't even finish the article. That's the power of reading a review from someone whose opinion you trust. Still, there are an incredible number of apps in the CrackBerry.com App...

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Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

As I read through forum threads and check out blog post comments both here on CrackBerry and on other websites, I am noticing there is still a lot of confusion surrounding a few specific aspects of RIM's first tablet. Hopefully RIM's PlayBook marketing efforts will clean up the mess as we near launch, but in the meantime I'll do my best to help the cause. I already addressed the no native...

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Review: Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 -Enter to win one of your own!

Want to win Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I'll be the first to admit, I am not always as careful as I should be with my BlackBerry 9650, and this is probably a large part of the reason that I continually look for a case to put on the device. While I have explored options such as the Otterbox Commuter, and a few others, often...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

One more this morning goes out to the Curve 3G 9330 users. This leak comes in the form of OS 6.0.0.524. Not much is known on this one just yet, so if you are a 9330 owner be sure to let us know what you find out. Use caution when updating your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose...

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