Bell Set To Release Bold 9000 In Black, Rogers Preparing Bold 9000 In White

Everyone is fully aware by now that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is set to release across Rogers and Bell. Some new information has come about lately though regarding the BlackBerry Bold 9000 which shows it will be released on Bell in it's original black color, while Rogers takes a lesson from the AT&T play book and prepares the Bold 9000 in the sexy white that Kevin loved while at CTIA. No...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Accessories Appearing At Best Buy

BlackBerry Storm 2 Accessories Appearing At Best Buy

In a not so surprising turn of events, accessories for the BlackBerry Storm 2 having been showing up in Best Buy locations. Specifcally silicone gel skins have been spotted by many people over the weekend as the tips email is full of pics from within Best Buy. Retail outlets such as Best Buy and Future shop are known for marking their material by codename rather then "launch" name for the...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 11 Oct 2009

Last week was the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment conference. We had coverage at a few of our sites, but Kevin Michaluk and I also sat down with Mickey Papillon of The Cell Phone Junkie to record a podcast about our thoughts on the event - worth checking out. Here's what else went on in the smartphone world this week. HTC Hero Hardware Review Sprint...

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T-Mobile Invites Go Out For BlackBerry Bold 9700 Launch

T-Mobile Invites Go Out For BlackBerry Bold 9700 Launch

Boy Genius got this information to share with us all today. Seems T-Mobile is sending out invites to their corporate customers regarding the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Interestingly enough, more then one version of the invite has been sent out various people. As you can see above, the invites keep the device under a shorud of mystery all the while telling you exactly what it is you...

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Newest 8900 OS: v4.6.1.310 Officially Released By AVEA

Newest 8900 OS: v4.6.1.310 Officially Released By AVEA

A little update for 8900 users. AVEA has released version 4.6.1.310 for all to download, be sure to check it out if you are still running anything less then 5.0 for sure. No change log or anything as per normal so if you see anything significant be sure to let us know in the comments.  Also, be sure to delete the Vendor.xml file from you PC as well if you are not a AVEA user other wise the...

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Bla1ze's Picks - Free Media Roundup

Bla1ze's Picks - Free Media Roundup

Hey Everyone! Click is off doing his thing with a new job and all so I'll be taking the ropes for a while. As always, we'll be digging through some of the best wallpapers, ringtones and more that CrackBerry has to offer and show casing them for you all. Dig in and enjoy and stay tuned for a few surprises as well. This week you'll find some Halloween treats ;) */ ="text-align:> Color...

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Sprint Officially Releases OS 4.7.1.57 for Tour 9630

Sprint Officially Releases OS 4.7.1.57 for Tour 9630

If you're a Sprint Tour owner and haven't made the jump to OS 5.0 just yet, you're in luck. Sprint has released OS 4.7.1.57 for those of you still on the stock OS. This is an official release, but it looks like only current Sprint customers can get the upgrade through Desktop Manager. Reports have come in that various aspects have been improved, so be sure to leave a comment and let us know...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Price Drop To $49.99 Thanks To Futureshop

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Price Drop To $49.99 Thanks To Futureshop

Just in case any of you were planning on picking up an 8520 soon but not wanting to fork over the $99.99 Rogers is asking. Futureshop has basically the same deal Walmart was offering when it launched on T-Mobile - an 8520 for the low cost of $49.99. Contracts still apply of course and since it's Canadian that makes it a 3 yearr one, but hey at least one dealer around here saw fit to match the...

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VZW Blog Post Points Out Some Storm2 Goodies

VZW Blog Post Points Out Some Storm2 Goodies

Over the last couple of days the blogosphere has filled up with release date rumors for both the BlackBerry Storm2 and the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It's becoming pretty clear that both of these devices are going to be announced and released in the weeks ahead. The October 21st date has been pretty popular, and the image above lends to that one for the BlackBerry Storm 9550. This blog post capture...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Stress Test Update

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Stress Test Update

* If you missed part one of our BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Stress Test, be sure to check it out or this post won't make much sense! * Yup, there's a limit! Though I still can't say what the exact "max #" of contacts is. This message finally popped up when I hit 8007 open Requests, 1388 actual approved Contacts, 616 Pending contacts, and 317 active Chats (see screencap below) and then tried to...

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Podcast: CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009 Special Edition!

Podcast: CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009 Special Edition!

Podcast time! I've been out in San Diego this week for CTIA I.T. & Wireless 2009, and while the show has been fairly quiet we've still had a pretty good week in the BlackBerry World. The release of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 was enough to keep all of us addicts happy (plus we know the Storm 2 and Bold 9700 announcements and releases are just around the corner) and we even had a little fun (...

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Reminder: Get Working on Your I LOVE MY BLACKBERRY Video Contest Entries This Weekend!

Earlier this week we announced the I Love My CrackBerry Video Contest. Great prizes are up for grabs, like a new Macbook (in honor of Desktop Manager for Mac being released!), a BlackBerry Bold 9700, a BlackBerry Storm 2 9550/9520, Schlage Home LiNK system and more. To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is get creative and whip up a video telling us you Love Your BlackBerry...

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A to Z with BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry App World is a few months old and seems to be getting better as the weeks go by. The selection of apps is good, but still no themes to be found. There is a good listing of both Top Free and Top Paid apps, as well as categories to browse through. If you haven't checked it out yet, give it a shot. Check out the video for a run-through of all the features. If you missed it previously...

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Contest: Smart Lock and Wipe - 100 Free Copies

One quick Friday contest before everyone jets out for the long weekend. In the US we'll be celebrating Columbus day while the Canadians have Thanksgiving. They'll be celebrating what they are thankful for - family, friends, food and ... BlackBerrys. What better way to give thanks for your device than to treat it to some security with Smart Lock and Wipe. This application lets you remotely wipe...

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Get BerryWeather 1.5 for 50% Off Today Only!

Get BerryWeather 1.5 for 50% Off Today Only!

My favorite weather application by far is BerryWeather. It is overflowing with features and surpasses all other weather apps by a mile. The clean look and multiple options just give it more than any other app has to offer. You can view daily or hourly forecasts for multiple locations, check out radars, view weather advisories and more. The $9.95 price tag has been a turn off to some users, but...

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Deal of the Day: AddOnIs - 40% Off!

If you've been holding off on buying AddOnIs, now is your chance to grab it at a great price. The app sells regularly for $9.95 but you can get it today only for just $5.97. AddOnIs packs a ton of great features into one application, so you have no excuse not to pick it up. Add firewall options, call vibrate, SMS signature, autolock and more. AddOnIs is available for all devices running OS 4.6...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 9th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for October 9th, 2009!

Brrrrrr it's getting cold up here in Canada. While Kevin is down in San Diego for CTIA, I'm stuck here whipping up this week's roundup :) (be sure to follow Kevin on Twitter @crackberrykevin) Really though it's not so bad, I enjoy it... So let's get right down to it! Covered in this week's roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: Tie Master 3.1, Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Tour Coming To US Cellular

BlackBerry Tour Coming To US Cellular

The BlackBerry Tour is getting some more carrier love sometime soon. It has now shown up on the US Cellular website in the form of a spec sheet. While no new news is to be found here it does beg that question of a release date for it and if and when it's released, How many US Cellular customers will jump on it knowing other devices are now in the making. Any one on US Cellular going to be...

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BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.303 Officially Released By MobiTel

BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.303 Officially Released By MobiTel

It seems there is no end to the updates and leaks coming out these days, not that I'm complaining. Now is a great time to be a BlackBerry owner with all that's going on. This time around though we got an official release of OS 4.6.0.303 for the BlackBerry Bold from MobiTel in Bulgaria. Not exactly sure what the changes may be in this one since I've not ran a 4.6 OS since 5.0 started leaking...

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BlackBerry App World Updated (Again) to version 1.1.0.20

BlackBerry App World Updated (Again) to version 1.1.0.20

Barely a week ago BlackBerry App World was updated to version 1.1.0.19. Well as if the long awaited BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 release wasn't enough, App World has been updated again and now sits at version 1.1.0.20. No word of the changes, but one can assume nothing major. Head over to blackberry.com/appworld from your device to download. It seems that some users are still only seeing version 1...

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