Review: Blurts Pro - SMS from your PC

Review: Blurts Pro - SMS from your PC

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting, conference, class, or at home with your computer when your BlackBerry goes off but you can't pick it up even when the urge is so strong it can't be controlled? Wouldn't it be great if you could screen your incoming texts and emails without leaving the comfort of your chair and still feed your BlackBerry addiction? Now you can with Blurts...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's a fun video for a Friday afternoon as we head into the weekend... Back in late October 2010 two members of the production crew for the France-based television show Capital (that airs on station M6 on Sunday evenings) came to Canada to do a segment on Research In Motion and BlackBerry following the success RIM has had in that market. Capital...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 11th, 2011! Win 1 of 15 copies of Photoclub!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Wasn’t it nice of Kevin to share with all of us the BlackBerry Roadmap of 2011? Come to think of it, I don’t think he actually explained it in complete detail. I mean - what about the part where the Roadmap of BlackBerrys lead to my front door? I think I need to send him my address again. Today, we announce the winners of the e-mobile Air Share...

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Re-Review: Fixmo Tools 2.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

Re-Review: Fixmo Tools 2.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

Fixmo Tools is one of the BlackBerry Applications available that I do get excited about. I don’t know if it’s the slew of functionality it possesses or, for some reason, I can’t help but think of the Dark Knights utility belt. If you’re looking for an application to help both enhance existing BlackBerry awesomeness and bring new equipment to the game, Fixmo needs to be on your list. It’s been...

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RIM VP David Heit gives a demo of the BlackBerry Playbook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's another of these fun videos from RIM showing how people in different walks of life use BlackBerry in different ways. This one, titled "Making it happen with BlackBerry", gives us a look at how recording artist Maluca uses her BlackBerry Torch in her daily life. From organizing rehearsals with her dancers through BBM to recording voice notes of...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Facebook team for BlackBerry Australia & New Zealand posted an exclusive look at Australian R&B singer Jessica Mauboy's latest music video "What Happened To Us". The video features Jessica using BBM on a BlackBerry Torch! Source: Facebook

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Newer reports again suggesting the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps

Although the topic of Android apps being able to run on the Blackberry PlayBook (or QNX in general) isn't exactly new news, Bloomberg today posted some new details about what they have been hearing about the happenings at Research In Motion. According to the article, Research In Motion has allegedly changed their minds about using the Dalvik Virtual Machine on the Blackberry PlayBook based on...

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Press Release: EA's Need for Speed and Tetris Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook at Launch

Update: We reached out to RIM and it does look like these will both be full versions. Tetris will be pre-installed and a "lite" version of Need For Speed will be installed with the full version downloading when you have Wifi coverage.  I was wondering what games we would see come preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook at launch. While I was sort of hoping for a souped up version of...

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Quick Review: OtterBox Commuter Case for the BlackBerry Torch

Valentine's Contest: Win a Free Black and Pink or All Pink OtterBox Commuter Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9800! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In honor of Valentine's day being just around the corner I wanted to review a case that has a little bit of PINK in it, so I opted for the Black and Pink OtterBox Commuter Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. It's also available in an all-...

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Official OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, Curve 9300, Bold 9700 and 9780 from Three UK

UK network Three has gone on a BlackBerry 6 spree and released OS version 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, Curve 9300, Bold 9700 and Bold 9780. If you prefer installing official OS releases then go get it. Of course you do not need to be on the ThreeUK network in order to get the update, you can follow our guide on a clean OS install to get the job done. These are all official OS', but...

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PDF Scanner for BlackBerry - Convert photos to PDF files on your BlackBerry

PDF Scanner for BlackBerry - Convert photos to PDF files on your BlackBerry

Ever wish you could easily create PDFs right on your BlackBerry? Well with PDF Scanner you can. This simple app easily converts photos to PDF files with just a few clicks. Take a picture, convert it to a PDF with this app and send it off in an email - it's that simple. Use it for text, documents, images and much more. Features include: Image to PDF conversion in seconds For business or...

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2011 BlackBerry Smartphone Roadmap Explained in Detail

2011 BlackBerry Smartphone Roadmap Explained in Detail

The first few weeks of January 2011 brought forth a number of device leaks to the internet, which when combined provide relatively comprehensive insight into what we'll see from Research In Motion this year both in terms of major product launches and device software updates. As you read through this roundup keep in mind that unofficial information can always change by the time it does get...

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BlackBerry theme roundup - Valentine's Day edition!

BlackBerry theme roundup - Valentine's Day edition!

Valentine's Day is this coming Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with a new theme for your BlackBerry? We rounded up a few Valentine themes for you to get you in the mood! If you don't see something you like after the break head on over to the theme forums or the CrackBerry store and check out the others that are available. And if a theme doesn't suite your fancy, you can always...

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Kik files their statement of defence and counterclaim against Research In Motion

Just in case you've been wondering what has been happening in the Research In Motion vs. Kik Interactive legal proceedings we've got some new to share with you all. We've learned from David Lam that Kik Interactive has now filed their Statement of Defence and Counterclaim yesterday at some point. As you may remember, the filed documentation from Research In Motion (PDF) alleged that Kik...

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16GB BlackBerry PlayBook Priced at $499 and heading to Office Depot

16GB BlackBerry PlayBook Priced at $499 and heading to Office Depot

Earlier this week we saw some news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be sold at Staples (among plenty of other retailers) and it looks like it will be on the way to Office Depot as well. As seen in the image above, the 16GB Wifi version will sell for $499.99 and be available in "week 17" (late March/early April-ish). This is the first solid sign of a price tag we've seen in print thus far and...

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BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Verizon?!

BlackBerry PlayBook headed to Verizon?!

As many folks already know the BlackBerry PlayBook is headed to Sprint and adopting their WiMax 4G services. What many folks never noticed was an obscure Verizon website had been put up advertising an early access program for Verizon users. The problem with the site is that it's never really been fully verified by Verizon, at least not yet anyway. Kevin noticed this site had gone up back on...

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BlackBerry Professional Case and Accessory Guide

BlackBerry Professional Case and Accessory Guide

We round up the best accessories for the on the go professional. Contest: Leave a comment for your chance to win some great accessories! For busy professionals on the go a BlackBerry can be an invaluable tool. It keeps us connected and in the loop even when away from the office (be that good or bad). We can stay in contact with colleagues and friends via phone, email BBM or what have you. But...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Social from The Theme Box - 25 copies to be won!

Contest: Win a free copy of Social from The Theme Box - 25 copies to be won!

The Theme Box (theme dev team Vince and Cindrine, formerly known as VinceThePrince) is back with a cool new theme called Social. This theme may look familiar to those of you that frequent a little site called FaceBook, as it replicates the look and feel of the website. Social has many cool features including simple yet fantastic icons and a custom yet easy-to-read font. On the home screen you...

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Deal of the Day: Get BerryWeather for 50% today only!

Deal of the Day: Get BerryWeather for 50% today only!

BerryWeather is one of the best weather apps out there for BlackBerry. One of the Crack Team's favorites (and a CrackBerry Awards winner), it gives you a ton of features in a great app. Set multiple locations, see various forecasts, view animated radar maps, get weather advisories and even add a weather icon to your homescreen. BerryWeather keeps you in the loop and you'll always know just...

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