Ran out of sticky notes? Try NOTO for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The NOTO application is a basic note/memo tool to use when you need to jot something down quickly on your PlayBook. Pretty handy if you find yourself in the boardroom and forgot to bring a book and pen. It can also be used as a quick reference when you’re conveying your opinion and don’t want to forget any important points. True, you can also use...

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Official OS 6.0.0.546 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Vodafone DE

Happy Friday Pearl 3G users. From Vodafone DE we have OS 6.0.0.546 ready for the taking. This one is fresh so no news of whats new/changed/different, so be sure to drop a comment or swing by the forums and let us know. This one is good for the Pearl 9100 or 9105. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. Download OS 6.0.0.546 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3GDiscuss more in the...

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Review: Menux v1.0 - 50 copies to be won!

Shortcuts play a pivotal role in my daily commute. When you're standing on a train platform with a three foot gap it's usually not a good idea to be handling your BlackBerry. Quickly accessing various functions is a must. When the topic of apps clogging up the BlackBerry system menu came up on twitter awhile back I couldn't help but think how lost I would be without them. Call me crazy but...

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Wakai by Hedone Design - A fresh new theme for your BlackBerry!

What do you get when you combine fresh ideas with unique graphics, toss them together with hand-coded precision, and top it all off with a heavy dose of attention to detail? You get a new theme from Hedone Design, that's what! Wakai is their latest offering, and it is all of the above and more. Leave it to them to design a home screen full of useful features while maintaining a clean and open...

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BlackBerry DevCon Americas registration now open

  Registration for the BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) in San Francisco is now open. The conference is taking place this year from October 18th to the 20th at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Early Bird registration is only $699, or $599 for qualifying alumni. Students can also receive speical pricing of $199 and faculty can get in for $399. Also upcoming is the first BlackBerry...

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Lexitron for the BlackBerry PlayBook

I have always loved word games. Granted I may not be very good at them, but I still keep trying. I was happy to see Lexitron on my latest pursuit for games in App World. Lexitron is a simple word game for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In a Boggle sort of way you pick letters to make words, gaining points along the way. Each round gives you a large bank of words to fill up, and the only thing you...

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Contest: Enter to win a free copy of the new game SuperPuzzlePro by Berryset!

Puzzles are probably one of the most popular sorts of entertainment ever. Sure, you may not pull the ol' 500 piece jigsaw out of the closet for family night anymore, but you can still enjoy a good old fashioned puzzle on your BlackBerry! SuperPuzzlePro from Berryset is a mobile version of the tile slide puzzle. You remember those, a picture is divided into a grid, one piece is removed, and you...

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BlackBerry Travel updated to v1.0.384.99

Although it may no be an app that a lot of folks use daily, it's certainly one that when you do use it -- it works great. That said, if you're a BlackBerry Travel user you'll want to make sure you fire up BlackBerry App World and grab the latest update which, is now sitting at v1.0.384.99. No changelog was issued to go along with it but what we do know is the file is slightly larger so, if you...

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Leaked Native BlackBerry IM apps extracted from latest OS

If you using the native IM clients on your device you'll be happy to know you can snag a few updates thanks to the latest Torch OS. Roy let us know that Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and AIM have all been updated in the latest OS and you can grab them OTA for your device from the links below. The apps are all OS 6 only, so don't go nuts if you have an OS 5 device. As always use...

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New BlackBerry Feedback Tool lets your voice be heard

If you've ever wanted a way to voice your opinion on BlackBerry functions, apps, features or whatever - now you have one. The new BlackBerry Feedback Tool will let you do just that from anywhere on your device. The app places a simple menu item on your device so with just a few clicks you can fire off a message right to RIM. Express yourself with the BlackBerry Feedback Tool - a feedback...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 owners will be happy to hear that OS 6.0.0.570 has leaked for their device today! If you install this one be sure to swing by the forums and let us know what fixes and findings you discover. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release...

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Quick Review: Kobo for the BlackBerry PlayBook

With no sign of a Kindle app, BlackBerry PlayBook users who want some eBook action only have one option at the moment. Kobo for the PlayBook is actually a pretty sweet app, however if you use another service (Kindle, Nook) you obviously won't have access to your library or anything you purchased previously.I actually like the Kobo app on the PlayBook. I had a few books on my Nook previously,...

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Ripple Emulator Beta now supports WebWorks APIs

If you checked out our "How to turn your website into a BlackBerry PlayBook App in THREE Minutes with the WebWorks SDK" video then you no doubt saw some of the applications needed in order to complete the task. One of those apps was the Ripple Emulator which, comes from the company RIM acquired not to long ago called Tiny Hippos. If you're a developer out there looking to make use of...

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IM+ Pro 9.0.0.7 beta– Won’t you be my Neighbor?

  If you haven’t heard of SHAPE Services or IM+ Pro, then you obviously haven’t been visiting CrackBerry enough. I’ll forgive you…this time. IM+ Pro is an amazing “all-in-one messenger” app that can be used to chat using Google Talk, AIM, MySpace, Jabber, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, Skype AND Twitter at the same time until your thumbs bleed. In what is being called a “Major...

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When I first reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook a month ago, I was, by CrackBerry Kevin standards, pretty hard on RIM's first tablet. Part of this harsher-than-usual judgement was justifed based on what the PlayBook was lacking at launch and was well-documented across PlayBook reviews (I don't need to rehash it here - see our BlackBerry PlayBook review for full details).  Another area...

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The new Telus BlackBerry PlayBook commercial rocks!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Telus has always come up with some pretty awesome commercials for products but this one, for the BlackBerry PlayBook totally rocks. Not only does the commercial rock, Telus takes the time allotted to show everyone they actually get the concept behind the BlackBerry PlayBook as well by highlighting the fact you can pair your BlackBerry with your...

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CrackBerry Launcher App for BlackBerry Smartphones updated to v2.0.9

For those of you rocking our CB Launcher app, you'll want to know that Fabian just updated it to version 2.0.9 which brings with it some of the recent CrackBerry forum changes we implemented recently, including the addition of our PlayBook and BlackBerry 7 forums and re-location/re-labeling of the Bold 9930/9900 forum. As for all of you who may not be using the app, the CB Launcher is a...

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Dillo Hills for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly like a bird? Well little Dillo, the armadillo, and a few of his friends are ready to find out! If you have an iOS device then this game may seem a bit familiar. Dillo Hills is a new game for the BlackBerry PlayBook by Justin Smith. Within the game you have the option to choose between four characters, an armadillo, penguin, turtle or squirrel...

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CrackBerry Idol's Shankeith BlackBerry Birthday Cake – It's a Bold 9900!

  Awhile back Kevin said that birthday cakes are the determining factor in a smartphones' popularity. Here we are a couple years later and the popularity is as strong as ever. I must say there are some pretty talented, gifted, and devoted people out there as seen in the BlackBerry Cake Roundup Part I and Part II. Continuing this tradition is none other than our very own CB Idol contestant...

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Win 1 of 50 copies of Urban Nightmare by BB-Freaks! Details after the break! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's...

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