BlackBerry 9500 Simulator Released Using OS 5.0.0.252

BlackBerry 9500 Simulator Released Using OS 5.0.0.252

Whoa! Don't go getting too excited folks, it's just a pic from a simulator - not an actual leaked OS or anything. In an effort once again to bring developers up to speed with the 5.0 OS platform, they have gone ahead and released the BlackBerry Storm simulator for everyone to download and play with. This one does come with 5.0 loaded on it so developers may put that to use to debug...

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Facebook Mobile Site Gets a Facelift

Facebook Mobile Site Gets a Facelift

I received a Facebook message last night, I clicked through a link and was taken to a strange version of Facebook mobile. I assumed that m.facebook.com had received an overhaul, but after refreshing I saw the same ol' Facebook mobile. A quick bit of recon turned up nothing and that was that. Well browsing through my RSS feeds this morning I came across a post on our sister site precentral.net...

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Bolt 1.5 Released - Moved Out of Beta Bringing Speed and New Features

Bolt 1.5 has finally been officially released. In the 8 months of the public beta, Bolt has seen some fantastic growth in its user base and within the application itself. Many new changes are upon us with the launch of version 1.5, and if you have never tried Bolt before, now is a great time to give it a look New features and enhancements to BOLT 1.5 include: Cache Support to speed users’...

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Snaptu- A Multi Resource App For Your BlackBerry

Snaptu- A Multi Resource App For Your BlackBerry

[ This post comes via our Community Review forums from member irie. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps from ShopCrackBerry ] This is a great application that seems to have been overlooked on the blogs, but certainly not in the forums. While digging through the forums and App World my girlfriend pointed out Snaptu and one...

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Free CrackBerry Halloween Theme for Bold

Free CrackBerry Halloween Theme for  Bold

October is here and that means Halloween is almost upon us. A few days back we gave you some links for Halloween ringtones and wallpapers. Well our own phishgirl3 did a little theme making (her very first one) and came up with this great Halloween theme for the Bold. It has great themed colors and cool pumpkin notifications. If you're a Bold user and looking for something festive to carry you...

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DUB, your mobile business card (for BlackBerry)

DUB, your mobile business card (for BlackBerry)

It may be an exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like my wallet won’t stay folded. It’s not only because of membership, credit and debit cards; it’s all of the business cards I seem to accumulate. I’m not sure how they all get there. Maybe it’s a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. In this case, the hand is nabbing every card in sight. I also know that I’ve lost...

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4.5 OS Updates For Many Devices Comes Along

4.5 OS Updates For Many Devices Comes Along

Seems RIM is really trying to bring all devices up to the same level these days, maybe it's with the launch of 5.0 or maybe it's simply due to the browser issues that were noted last week that the updates have come out. I really never though I would have to make another 4.5 OS round up post but, here it is folks. 4.5.0.163 From Vodafone UK For: BlackBerry 8100 BlackBerry 8110 BlackBerry...

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RIM Announces Widget SDK for the BlackBerry Platform

RIM Announces Widget SDK for the BlackBerry Platform

RIM has announced a new SDK for BlackBerry developers which looks and sounds promising. The new Widget platform is now available for all developers to download.. RIM has been speaking about and ramping the information about widgets for quite some time - as far back as the release of 4.5 there was indication of these things coming sooner or later. And with the BlackBerry Developers Conference...

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7-Digital Music Store Officially Released

Last week we got word that the 7-Digital Music store was ready to roll. Today is the official release, making it available on more devices (Bold, Tour and Curve 8900) with Storm and Curve 8520 support coming by the end of the week. The app will also be available to Canadian users in the next few days. 7-Digital allows users to easily browse and download music track directly to any device....

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BlackBerry Kids Say the Darndest Things

The smartphone space is a fierce battleground these days, so companies have to do what they can do make sure they're hitting as many segments of the market as possible. It's not surprising then to see that Resarch in Motion is now targeting the ten years and younger demographic. Like seriously, I would have loved to have owned a BlackBerry when I was seven. I sooo could have cheated on...

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Community Review: Microsoft Sync with a Splash of BlackBerry Flavoring

[ This post comes via our Community Review forums from member Guzman. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps from ShopCrackBerry.com. ] I recently purchased a 2009 Ford F150 Lariat 4x4 truck and was blown away by all the features it has. Now lets not get into the age-old "Ford Vs. Chevy Vs. Dodge" debate as that could go on for...

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A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Just in case you have not gotten enough of a look at the 9700 recently, Tinhte.com is now showing off some splendid high res pictures of an AT&T branded 9700 placed up against its siblings. A nice video walkthrough is available after that jump, but be advised it is not in English so unless you speak Vietnamese you may wish to kill the volume. Also, Tinhte.com has a complete tear down of the...

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HTC Sense UI "Hero" Premium BlackBerry Theme From Elecite

HTC Sense UI "Hero" Premium BlackBerry Theme From Elecite

Elecite has an awesome looking new theme out called Hero. Based on the HTC Sense UI, it has been in the works for a while and it's one of their most requested designs. Pictures for this one really do not do it any justice as you have to see it in action. Elecite has put togther a great video for us to get a better look so check it out here. Details on the theme listed below. The massive...

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CrackBerry Goes to CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009!

CrackBerry Goes to CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009!

One of the bigger wireless shows of the year is taking place in San Diego this week - CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2009. I'm heading to the airport shortly and will be meeting up with Dieter Bohn to tackle the show floors over the next few days.  I think RIM's presence at this year's show will be fairly minimal, and as such don't expect any massive BlackBerry announcements to hit, but...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve  8520 Devices Arriving At Stores Official Launch To Follow Soon!

Over at Howard Forums, Treatz has advised that the Rogers branded 8520'S have been sent to some store locations and the rest will follow through out the week. If you're looking to grab one of these you may wish to give a shout out to your local Rogers location and see if they have gotten any in, if you're lucky they may just sell you one before the actual launch date as Rogers isn't really...

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New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

Dang. Apparently I'll have to eat my own words on this one. So for the longest time both me and most members of the BlackBerry community have referred to the "new BlackBerry messenger" as BBM 5.0. Then, after hearing from so many RIM-connected peeps that internally "it's not BBM 5, but more like BBM 2 or BBM 2.5 depending on the device" then today we receive this email on the tipline with...

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It was nearly a year ago, leading up to the availability of the BlackBerry Storm, that we held our now-epic What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? contest. This October around, we're approaching the launch of two highly-anticipated devices in the BlackBerry Storm 9550/9520 and the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and in true CrackBerry fashion have cooked up a new video contest that will give you the...

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Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

We just got word on this upcoming launch and it definitely looks promising. I wouldn't have expected something like this to come from Best Buy, but it is what it is. Their new mIQ service lets you backup pretty much all of the data on your device. Calendar, contacts, text messages media and more can all be backup up with the service, and you can access everything from the web. The changes you...

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iconManager 1.0.6 Shows Battery Status & Calendar Date

Danny at Toysoft sent me an email to let me know that he has released iconManager, a cool app that shows your battery information and calendar date on your homescreen. We've actually seen quite a few similar apps recently that did each of these, but none packaged together. The bundle includes iCalendar and iBattery. iCalendar shows the current date in the calendar icon, as well as either the...

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SmrtGuard Facebook Contest: 100 Six-Month SmrtGuard Subscriptions to be Won!

Our friends at SmrtGuard are running a contest that we figured the CrackBerry community would want to know about... so before you leave a comment to this post (that won't give you a chance to win on this contest) read through the details below straight from SmrtGuard: In celebration of our revamp of the SmrtGuard.com website and new SmrtGuard Facebook page, SmrtGuard is giving away 100...

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