Free AirPlane Mode App Turns Off Your Wireless Connections for Safe Flying

Many people are still not sure just why you have to turn off all personal electronic devices when taking off in an airplane. All we know is that time spent flying is time apart from our BlackBerry. I know when I travel, having my device tucked away, knowing that its off and not receiving emails is painful - but AirPlane Mode helps to ease the pain (kind of). While it won't keep you fully up...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Information Live From The Vodafone UK Launch Party

In Canada, many retailers have already started their ordering processes for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. With pre orders being taken, shipments in transit and some folks even being able to score the devices in a small percentage of stores. Across the pond in the UK though, Vodafone is just revving up for their release of the sexy new BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Luckily, we've got some information to...

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Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 Video Unboxing and Overview!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]The Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650... it's finally here! CrackBerry's David Boyd is currently putting the new CDMA flagship full physical qwerty BlackBerry through its paces and is working on in-depth device review, so while we're waiting on that I figured it wouldn't hurt to get up David's Bold 9650 video unboxing and overview.   In addition to now having...

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Review: Jam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Jam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Buy one get one. Two for one. Super Size your Extra Value Meal. Who doesn’t want to get the most for their money?? Even if you don’t need what’s on sale, at least you can say it was a bargain. It’s all about stretching your dollar further. “You can never have too much spam, even if it takes over your cupboards.” The same thing can be said about BlackBerry applications. You want to make...

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Fuchsia Red BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available from T-Mobile Online

Fuchsia Red BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available from T-Mobile Online

We saw this coming a few days ago, and today the Fuchsia Red Curve 8520 is officially available from T-Mobile. You can pick up the device on a new contract for $49.99 with included rebates. The 8520 is a great upgrade for those of you still holding on to an older device, but I'm sure many will be waiting on the upcoming white Bold 9700 or something else down the line. If you're on T-Mobile...

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BerryWeather Upgrade Sale - Upgrade to Version 2.2 for $1.99 Through May 21st

Been wanting to get the latest version of BerryWeather buy don't want to shell out $4? Well now through May 21st current users can upgrade to the latest version (v2.2) for just $1.99. This means if you've been hanging on to that old 1.x release for way too long, you can have all the latest features including homescreen wallpaper, weather alerts and more accurate weather conditions....

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]About a week back we posted up a video of the new Seidio Innocase Rugged for the Bold 9700. In the video I did a mini throwdown with an OtterBox Defender. Unfortunately all I had on hand was an old 8830 model, so it wasn't really a "true" comparison (as everyone let me know in the comments). So today we bring you round 2. I got my hands on a Defender...

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New Premium Theme From Elecite - Gizmo

New Premium Theme From Elecite - Gizmo

Aside from the stir they created with their most recent Storm 3 tales and mock ups, Elecite has released a new premium theme called Gizmo. Personally, I'm digging the colors used in this theme but it certainly has a few other features that many folks will certainly enjoy. As described by folks from Elecite: All of the homescreen icons in Gizmo are organized in a rack system. Each icon is...

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Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.586 Released By T-Mobile

Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.586 Released By T-Mobile

A little while back now, we let ya know that T-Mobile was getting set to update their BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS according to TMoNews. While the scheduled date of May 11th is was here and gone, folks no longer have to wait to grab the official goodness. You can now get the official release of OS 5.0.0.586 for your BlackBerry Bold 9700 if you haven't been willing to upgrade already to a newer OS....

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Contest: Win CrackBerry Kevins BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Contest: Win CrackBerry Kevins BlackBerry Bold 9700!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]As I type this I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my shiny new WHITE BlackBerry Bold 9700. Summer is here and I'm excited as all heck to rock a white device while the weather is hot. But with the arrival of my new baby that means my original BLACK Bold 9700 is going to be in need of a new owner who will treat her with the same love and respect I've...

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Cnectd – A Cross-Platform BBM Alternative? Beta Now Available for Download

Cnectd – A Cross-Platform BBM Alternative? Beta Now Available for Download

It seems that nowadays, more and more BlackBerry users are making the switch to other platforms, or running a secondary device in addition to their BlackBerry. I know I personally have a few friends using other platforms, and have recently added an iPod Touch to my itinerary. In these cases, BBM is not an option to stay connected, but some users just can't break away from some of the...

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QuickPull v4 Released With OS 5.0+ Compatibility

QuickPull v4 Released With OS 5.0+ Compatibility

If you've ever used QuickPull before, then you know how great of a tool it is when you need or want to reboot your device quickly. Since OS 5.0 was released, QuickPull wasn't working up to it's potential with the new OS. But, the good folks over at Steelthorn Software have fixed that up with their latest release. QuickPull v4 has finally been released and is now available for free via their...

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Want to share your tale of BlackBerry use (or abuse) with the world? Get it into the CrackBerry Book version 2!

It was back in late 2008 when we first announced the availability of our self-published definitive guide to BlackBerry addiction - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse. It's exciting to be able to now say that the CrackBerry book has now been picked up by Apress and who will be releasing the updated version in time for the holiday season this year. With Apress' awesome reach,...

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Tawkon for BlackBerry - Monitor your Device Radiation

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Cell phones and radiation have been a topic of much conversation since their inception, as well as the butt of more than a few jokes. We have posted several times in the past year about different apps, case studies, and even accessories for your BlackBerry aimed at reducing the risk of health issues caused by radiation from our beloved devices. First,...

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Community Review: Street Fighter Alpha for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ][This review comes to us from Brian W. If you have any stories/reviews of your own you can send them along to editorial(at)crackberry.com and they may get posted up on the front page] This is big news to Street Fighter and 2D fighting game lovers, Street Fighter is now available for BlackBerry devices! As expected there have been some changes to make the...

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Business travelers appreciate the time it takes to enter contact info from business cards. From your hotel room late at night, or back home after a long trip, it can be a daunting task. ProOnGo Business Card Reader hopes to ease your pain by doing the grunt work for you. Just snap a photo of the card with your device camera, and the information is automatically transcribed and ready to be...

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Contest Winners: Chryom, SmartBCalendar, MiniPaint, Inure and DeToday

Contest Winners: Chryom, SmartBCalendar, MiniPaint, Inure and DeToday

Another day, another dollar - another week, another contest. Some more freebies this week to help spread the BlackBerry goodness. More fun in store in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and don't miss out. Thanks to all that entered and congrats to all the winners. If you're a developer / retailer / whateverer and want to run a contest, hit us up at editorial(at)crackberry.com and we'll get you...

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AstraSync for BlackBerry Updated To Version 4.1

AstraSync for BlackBerry Updated To Version 4.1

At the end of last year, I reviewed an interesting and exciting alternative to the BES Solution called AstraSync. The application offers OTA two-way synchronization of your contacts, calendar and email quickly and easily. A large number of servers are compatible with Exchange AstraSync, including; Open-Xchange, Google Sync, Gmail and CommuniGate Pro. AstraSync was recently updated to version...

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Poll: In Addition To Your BlackBerry, Do You Use Another Device?

<a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/3217709/">In addition to your BlackBerry, do you use another device?</a><span style="font-size:9px;"><a href="http://...

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