BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 30th, 2010 - 25 copies of HTC Incredible to be won!

Contest: 25 Copies of HTC Incredible to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday theme junkies! This is the last theme roundup for August, it seems like the summer flew by, and school is right around the corner. Theme devs have been hard at work lately, filling up my tip line with tons of great themes, and I have some of the best to show you here today. Hit the jump and take a look at this week'...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 Aug 2010

Verizon says the Droid Incredible's Froyo update is rolling out, but we have a forum full of people still waiting on it. Verizon Fascinate finally coming Sept. 9, plus, some extra confirmation. Exclusive new details on the Motorola Flipout for AT&T CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch and Tablet Extravaganza!...

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Chat it up with Chatmosphere - Full featured IRC client for BlackBerry

Chat it up with Chatmosphere - Full featured IRC client for BlackBerry

Once upon a time, IRC was all the rage, allowing users to connect in real time across the world. It evolved into the instant messaging clients we know and love today, but there are still millions of people that communicate via IRC even today. To date, there really hasn't been much in the way of IRC clients for BlackBerry, and I have seen many requests for an app in the forums. I gave...

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Future Shop systems showing Sept 15th release date for Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800

We've been hearing for quite some time that release dates for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on Canadian carriers was set for September. The big three, Bell, TELUS and Rogers have all confirmed an inevitable launch but no dates were set by any. Rumors suggest TELUS will launch on Sept 16th but, we now have the above information which suggests a Rogers release one day earlier on the 15th. We're...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch, Tablet, Six and Juice Extravaganza! >>  Some thoughts on BlackBerry 6 one week later >>  CrackBerry App Awards 2010 to be presented LIVE at DevCon >>  Research In Motion acquires Cellmania to assist with BlackBerry application offerings >>  New Must Have App: CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer >> ...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 27th, 2010! Win 1 of 100 Unlock Codes from CellUnlock!

Hey folks, here we go with another app round up for you. This week, we tried to stay away from too much focus on the BlackBerry Torch as it's been highlighted quite a bit. That said though, we do have a great contest for new BlackBerry owners in general. This week, we got 100 unlock codes for you from CellUnlock. And of course, the winners of Hypoxia are also listed within. Be sure to drop...

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BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service outage?

BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service outage?

The forums are filling up. The CrackBerry support email is getting lots of folks stating issues and we're led to believe we may have an outage on our hands. Some folks are reporting slow web browsing, email delays and general connectivity issues. Thus far, seems limited to North America but, if you're in another area and experiencing issues then please, let us know in the comments. I'm on...

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Slacker Radio Plus Giveaway - 5 three-month subscriptions and 5 one-year subscriptions to be won

If you've snagged a new BlackBerry Torch you've surely seen that Slacker radio comes pre-installed and ready to rock on BlackBerry 6. But if you weren't quite sure about shelling out for a premium subscription, here's your chance to win one. Slacker is probably the best know streaming radio app for BlackBerry and with the great features and updates, it's no secret why. The app is 100% free,...

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BBRedux gives you everything you could ever need, right on your homescreen - 25 free copies to be won!

Ever wish you could do more without needing to navigate away from your homescreen to find what you're looking for? Love your wallpaper, but don't want to sacrifice function to rock it proudly? You may want to take a look at this theme, the latest by BerryMobi, which combines a great look with tons of function. For touch devices, the homscreen holds 19 icons on the homescreen, 11 of them user-...

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Awesome free game from Tafasa - Finger Trap!

Awesome free game from Tafasa - Finger Trap!

From the developers that brought us PatternLock and such games as Word Search and Bubble Burst comes the latest time waster Finger Trap. The game operates on a simple premise, just put your finger on the red square and move it around to avoid the blue ones. You'll figure out pretty quickly though, that it isn't quite so simple playing the game. Fast reflexes and good eye-hand coordination is a...

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20 Essential Apps for the New BlackBerry Torch Owner

Whenever a new BlackBerry device launches, we usually go back to the basics a little bit for all the first time BlackBerry owners in the audience. Of course, while the new app content here is catered towards the BlackBerry Torch, regardless of the BlackBerry device model you own you'll want to check out this list of 20 top BlackBerry apps. These 20 Torch app picks feature both free and paid...

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Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Sure seems that way. Some leaked documents from Bell Mobility show that BlackBerry 6 isn't set for release on other capable devices until 2011. While Bell is set to release the BlackBerry Torch 9800 anytime now, the newly announced BlackBerry Curve 3G nor the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will get it right away, let alone the previously released BlackBerry Bold 9700. As we've seen in the past...

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RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

When it comes to patents, finding new ones is sometimes fun. Some turn out to be actual products down the road while others sit in the registry never used. The latest one, “Handheld Electronic Device with Rotatable Member” filed by Research In Motion looks rather odd but, the given description helps better understand it. “In a first aspect, a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone...

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Hypoxia - All in one media player - 25 copies to be won!

Hypoxia - All in one media player - 25 copies to be won!

I refuse to use the native media players on my BlackBerry. They function well, but there are a few reasons I eschew them. One major gripe for me is having to use a different app for each type of media I want to play. I have tried a few different apps over the last while, trying to find a better fit for my needs, and have found Flipside to be a great music alternative, and I'm currently using...

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Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Word on the street is that China Mobile and RIM are currently piecing together plan rates for BIS. In other words, they are reportedly planning to expand BlackBerry service to individual users. In Guangdong, GoTone customers have had two plans made available to them, priced at 98 Yuan (Renminbi) and 108 Yuan (approximately $14.41 and $15.89 USD, respectively). Currently, enterprises act as BES...

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Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry got a slight bump in versions last night. The update, which is basically a bug squashing release addresses some minor issues within the previous release. The list is as follows: Fixed empty title issue for those blogs with “Site Title” field set to empty value. Fixed an issue on the comments screen that doesn’t permit editing of comments with weird characters within...

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ShortcutManager for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 - 25 copies to be won!

ShortcutManager for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 - 25 copies to be won!

Development on applications for BlackBerry 6 seems to be a bit slow so far, but ToySoft has their first app finished, and available for download. ShortcutManager lets you add shortcuts directly to your homescreen (or any other folder), for items as email addresses, PIN, SMS, contacts, phone numbers, and websites. Simply choose your type of shortcut, add a name and description, set the...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

The above pic was posted to Twitter last night of what is claimed to be BlackBerry Theme Studio which shows off support for the BlackBerry Torch, Now, I'm sure a lot of theme builders are dying to get their hands on this and, I'm just as sure a lot of BlackBerry Torch owners are dying to see what theme devs can do with it. The pic is cool and all but, unless this either leaks or Research In...

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CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch, Tablet, Six and Juice Extravaganza!

CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch, Tablet, Six and Juice Extravaganza!

Ok podcast fans, get ready for a humdinger of an episode. With all of the Crack Team podcast members now owning a Torch and having spent a good deal of time on it, we go round table style and discuss our loves, likes and dislikes (a couple of hates too) in regards to the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6. There are definitely some good insights and interesting debates mixed into this discussion...

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