Verizon Officially Announces Push to Talk - Limited Free Trial Will Be Available

As we expected, Verizon announced today that Push to Talk features will be arriving for the Tour tomorrow. In a press release issued this morning, Verizon stated the service will be available on March 30th, and customers can add PTT to their account by calling customer service. Features of PTT include: Communicate with one person or a team with the push of a button Initiate and participate...

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PatternLock - New Features Rolled Out In Version 2.0

Tafasa has rolled out their latest version of PatternLock. Adding some fun while keeping your device secure is what PatternLock is all about. Version 2.0 adds many new features over the old release as it's been rebuilt from the ground up. The following is just a quick run through of the changes: Completely rewritten from the ground up. Now has more features and 20% smaller! Brand new options...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 28 Mar 2010

Full Hands-On with Sprint Evo 4G, It Is Awesome Hands-on Redux with HTC Legend CTIA Wrap Up: No Stopping Android CrackBerry.com's BlackBerry News Coverage from CTIA 2010 A to Z: Skype Mobile for Verizon BlackBerry Smartphones Tabbed Web...

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Reminder: RIM Scheduled Maintenance BIS 3.0 For North American BlackBerry Users

Since our support email inbox is filling up with folks letting us know, we figured we better post this up as a reminder for anyone out there that might have missed it the first time around. There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th. Blackberry will be performing...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Kevin was off to CTIA this week, and while not much came through on the BlackBerry front, we still had some notable stories this week. Twitter for BlackBerry looks to be right around the corner, and hopefully an official Tour OS from Verizon is only days away. WES is right around the corner, and you can be sure we'll have loads of goodness to report from Orlando. We also dropped more OS leaks...

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Great BlackBerry games are hard to come by. Its no surprise with the lack of screen space and memory that some games just don't play like they should. For this reason I'm always a fan of great puzzle or strategy games that play well on BlackBerry. Sitting at the doctors office, waiting in the car or just hanging out on the couch, they can make for a great time killer. Enter WordWizard. In this...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS Update Coming Monday

Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS Update Coming Monday

For all those of you out there waiting for an official OS release of 5.0 to show up on Verizon, good word has it you'll see it start rolling out on Monday. While we mentioned previously that the OS roll out was bound to happen we were not exactly sure which OS it would be. Just that it would indeed include Push to talk and of course be a 5.0 variation. We've seen some leaked OS' appear and it...

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Viigo Announces They Are Now Part Of Research In Motion

Viigo Announces They Are Now Part Of Research In Motion

In some late breaking Friday news, Viigo has announced that they are now a part of Research In Motion. What this means we're not exactly sure, but its great news for both Viigo and RIM. In the announcement from viigo.com: Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM). Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our...

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Skype Mobile for BlackBerry A to Z

Skype Mobile for Verizon released yesterday, and while not the greatest client for BlackBerry, it does get the job done. You can view all of your Skype contacts, as well and IM and make calls through your device. Depending on who or where you are calling, the charges vary, but Verizon has created a decent FAQ page that pretty much explains how it all breaks down. You can also check out some...

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WiFi Comrade Turns Off WiFi When Not Needed - 100 Copies to Give Away

If you find your battery dropping off, many times it is because you have too many connections (GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi). WiFi Comrade hopes to help by simply disabling WiFi when its not needed. The app remembers the unique ID from each cell tower and determines the device location. It automatically decides if the WiFi connection is needed, and turns WiFi on when in a "WiFi zone" and off when...

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The Hockey News for BlackBerry Launches VIP Mobile with In-App Alerts

The Hockey News for BlackBerry Launches VIP Mobile with In-App Alerts

The Hockey News has announced that they'll be beefing up their service and offering in-app and text message alerts. The Hockey News app has been available for BlackBerry for a while now, but users looking to get more from the app may wish to sign up for the new VIP service. For $2/month, you can sign up to receive alerts in the THN application during games, where you will receive reminders as...

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iGallery Turns Your BlackBerry Into a Digital Photo Frame

Family parties, a night out with old friends or a visit from the in-laws. There are times we all need to whip out the photos of the kids, family or whatever. With iGallery you can have your album with you all the time, and fire up a slide show with a few clicks. You can set the delay, and your images scroll through from a selected folder. You can even use iGallery as a screensaver or set a...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 Pics Show Up Online

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 Pics Show Up Online

Ok, so maybe it's not pics. Rather, just a screenshot of things to come for BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Earlier today we mentioned that latest that Research In Motion was pushing now is version 5.0.1.37 but, shortly after that the folks over at BBnews.pl revealed the above snapshot of version 6.0.I'm liking the UI changes here. Also digging the fact it looks like RIM has placed a little more...

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Slacker Radio Updated To Version 3.0.459

Slacker Radio Updated To Version 3.0.459

It seems Slacker has been pulling some fast upgrades to their streaming radio application. Not too long ago, Ronen over at BerryReview made a post about how version 3.0.458 was now available. Many folks, after reading the post went to download the latest only find out it had been upgraded again to 3.0.459. Strange to say the least but hey, no complaints about fast upgrades that's for sure. At...

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Give The BlackBerry Tour A Helping Hand Against The iPhone 3GS!

Give The BlackBerry Tour A Helping Hand Against The iPhone 3GS!

Calling all CrackBerry nations hands. Laptop Magazine’s Smartphone Madness tournament is still ongoing and currently the BlackBerry Tour is pitted against the iPhone 3GS. It needs your vote. Head on over and cast it, as we cannot let our #1 frenemy win this one. PS: Spare me the comments about the picture being of a Bold and just vote. :) <br /> <a href="http://answers....

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Message Folders - Combined or Separate?

    &lt;a href=&quot;http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2954641/&quot; mce_href=&quot;http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2954641/&quot;&gt;How do you setup your message folders on your BlackBerry?&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:9px;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.polldaddy.com&quot; mce_href=&quot;http://www....

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BeDroid and Ultimate Lock Give Away - 100 Copies Up for Grabs

BeDroid and Ultimate Lock Give Away - 100 Copies Up for Grabs

The guys at Epic Applications and JMal/AHaz Designs have teamed up for a huge give away of their just updated software. 100 winners will get a copy of BeDroid, along with a copy of Ultimate Lock.  BeDroid brings an Android feel to your BlackBerry, with its replica icons, meters, status bar, and wallpaper. It also features a tab that holds 16 additional icons, making its homescreen one of the...

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MLB.com At Bat 2010 A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While not for everyone, MLB.com At Bat 2010 really is where its at when it comes to keeping track of scores, news and standings through the entire MLB season. The app gives you full power over all of the stats for the whole league, and is truly a great way to keep up with your team while you're on the go. You can choose your favorite team, view...

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Google Search Updated to v3.6.13; Google Sync Updated to v0.7.2

Google Search Updated to v3.6.13; Google Sync Updated to v0.7.2

I guess Google likes to kick out all of their updates at once. Yesterday we noted that the Google Voice app had been updated, and it appears that both the Google Search and Google Sync got a jump as well. The Google Search app now sits at version 3.6.13 and is said to be working on the Storm now. This app lets you easily search mail and contacts on your device. The Google Sync app has been...

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