Verizon updating BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 this month?

Sure seems that way when looking at a piece of documentation found over at Android Central. We're not sure if it will be a rollout of BlackBerry 6 or not at this point but the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be moved into a MR3 release while the BlackBerry Curve 3G will be hitting MR1. Also noted is a MR4 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 but that is left at TBD. Of course, we know that won't be getting...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for January 4, 2011 - 15 copies of Bold 2011 up for grabs!

Win a copy of MMMOOO's Bold 2011! Details below! Well here we are with the first CrackBerry Theme Roundup of 2011! We had a lot of requests lately for a more girly theme roundup, so here it is ladies! I found a few different styles, so hopefully something below will suite you. And guys don't worry, I found the manliest theme I've ever seen and included that for you below. The contest this week...

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MobileQs Trivia Game adds 9 new categories - 100 copies to be won!

MobileQs Trivia Game adds 9 new categories - 100 copies to be won!

MobileQs Trivia Game is one of the most popular games for BlackBerry, and has been updated adding 9 new categories/expansion packs. The new expansion packs are Animals, Combat Sports, Cricket, Fine Arts, Games, Geography, Nature, Performing Arts and Science. MobileQs is a great game to challenge your mind, or just help you waste some time when you are bored. With over 16,000 available...

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Calling All Developers: RIM Posts New Video of the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Over the on the BlackBerry Developer Blog, Prosanta just posted a video look at the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK and walks through porting apps over to the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Watch the video above for more info and check out this post for more info. Let's get on it devs... we know the browser on the BlackBerry PlayBook is going to kick butt, but we...

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[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Go BlackBerry PlayBook!!! Just in time for CES, RIM is showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook again, this time with a deeper dive into the web browser. Check out the video above to watch Matthew from the web browser group at RIM really put the PlayBook's browser to use. He views video content (HTML5 and Flash), logs into Facebook (the full facebook), and...

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CrackBerry'd: The Truth About Information Overload premieres tonight on CNBC!

If you're a smartphone addict or just want to see CrackBerry get a little on-tv love, you'll want to set your PVRs or tune into CNBC tonight at 10pm ET for CrackBerry'd: The Truth About Information Overload. It's a documentary that explores how modern technology is rapidly changing the way we live.... sometimes for the better, and often for the worse. The documentary aired in Canada back in...

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LogicMail for BlackBerry becomes a 2.0 beta

Just in time for a great start to 2011, e-mail client LogicMail has now reached a milestone with its latest release two-point-oh, beta. Inspired by the now defunct Mail4ME project, LogicMail provides an alternative to the conventional push e-mail system offered by RIM. As such, it is a dream come true to the evergrowing audience of BlackBerry users without a data plan. And I ask you not to...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Wow 2011 is sure starting out with some excitement! First the Bold 9700 and Curve 3G both got 6.0.0.424, and now the Pearl 3G gets to join them. Again, like the others we're not sure what may have changed but, if you load it up be sure to back up your data before doing so. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Guess the leaks aren't stopping at just the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BBM today. Great way to ring in the new year. OS leaks for everyone. Ok, maybe not everyone but a few devices anyway. If you're a BlackBerry Curve 3G owner, give this OS a shot and let us know how it works out for you all. Remember, back up your device before loading this. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Here is another OS 6 leak for all of you Bold 9700 users. This one comes in the form of OS 6.0.0.424. It's a bit of a step up from the last leak we saw, but no reports on how it's running just yet. So get out your USB cables and fire up the ol' App Loader to give this OS some love. Drop us a comment in the forums with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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Contest: Win 1 of 211 Free Unlock Codes for your BlackBerry from CellUnlock!

Contest: Win 1 of 211 Free Unlock Codes for your BlackBerry from CellUnlock!

With the holiday season and new year always bringing a ton of new BlackBerry owners to CrackBerry, we figured the timing made sense to hold a contest for free unlock codes! Our friends at CellUnlock.net have hooked us up with 211 free unlock codes to give away (211 in honor of 2011 - just missing the zero).  How to Enter: For your chance to win a free unlock code for your BlackBerry, just...

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Fake of the week: Knockoff BlackBerry Style is not so stylish

Fake of the week: Knockoff BlackBerry Style is not so stylish

  Remeber the BleckBarry? I thought that was a real low as far as BlackBerry knockoffs go, but this latest spotted on eBay takes it one step further. The "Quad band touch screen Wifi cell phone TV Mobile 9670" is a dead ringer for a red BlackBerry Style. If you didn't inspect things too close (or look for any logos) you wouldn't really know the difference, but this fake is far from the real...

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Contest Winners: HTC Incredible, Tronic, SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro, and Core!

Contest Winners: HTC Incredible, Tronic, SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro, and Core!

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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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010 CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 Year End Special! New device? Here are some essentials to get you started BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions RIM Official Statement Regarding Battery Life on the BlackBerry PlayBook A History of Research In Motion - part 1  Contest Reminders HTC Incredible -- 75 free copies...

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Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com!!!

Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com!!!

On behalf of everyone here at CrackBerry.com, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Here's to lots of health, happiness, good signal strength and great battery life in 2011! If you're out partying it up tonight, keep it safe. No drinking and berrying (and definitely no drinking and driving). 2011 promises to be an exciting year for both BlackBerry and CrackBerry and we want both your thumbs working! On the...

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CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 BlackBerry Year in Review Special!!

CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 BlackBerry Year in Review Special!!

That's it. 2010 is history. Following up on last year's 2009 year-end special, we jumped on the podcast lines this morning to take a look back and say farewell to the 2010 BlackBerry year. It was definitely an interesting 365 days for RIM. The company has seen its greatest success ever in terms of units shipped/sales/profit, yet at the same time has had to deal with more competition and changing...

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Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010

Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010

December 31st is here, which means it's time for some quality fluff posts! Lol. This one is actually quality without the fluff though, as we roundup the links to some of our most-viewed news, reviews and video content of 2010. Keep in mind I pull this data from our site analytics, which means stories published earlier in 2010 have more time to generate views throughout the year. That noted, it...

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Get a BlackBerry Smartphone for Christmas? Here are some essential tips, applications and accessories to help get you started

Did you get a new BlackBerry for the holidays?  Not sure just where to start? Not to worry we're here to help. On behalf of the CrackBerry community, we freely admit we're addicted to our BlackBerry smartphones. We stand by our faithful Berry's for what they do best, and simply there is no better way to communicate and keep up-to-date with the world at-large. Similarly, there is no better...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 31st, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. So how did everyone make out? Was a certain, portly gift giver good to you? Just remember that it isn’t all about presents, you greedy varmit. Today, we announce the winners of the Trillian giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition!...

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BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions

BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions

Know thy permissions; Know thy BlackBerry.   Just about every time you install a new application on your BlackBerry, you're asked to set permissions. Long ago, Research In Motion decided that only the BlackBerry end user would be able to decide how apps would interact with the smartphone. Unlike some other device creators, there are no code signing or other workarounds to granting the...

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