What's coming in BlackBerry App World 2.0

What's coming in BlackBerry App World 2.0

Yesterday I attended a BlackBerry App World event in New York City, and while there was no huge announcement, I did get a chance to check out BlackBerry App World 2.0 in person. The long-overdue update will include some great new features, some of which we noted yesterday. Perhaps the biggest is the addition of carrier billing. Users will be able to choose to bill the app to their carrier (...

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U.S. Open 2010 Golf Championship - Catch all the updates from your BlackBerry

With all the news surrounding the FIFA World cup, news from the U.S. Open 2010 Golf Championship has kind of been a little left behind. For Golf fans out there, this is one of the premiere events. With that in mind, it's only fair of us to point out that the U.S. Open does offer up a mobile version of their website to fulfill the needs of golf fans everywhere. Sure, it's not a dedicated...

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Magic 8 Ball for BlackBerry answers all those tough questions - 50 copies to be won!

Magic 8 Ball is an application that will bring you back to the late 80's, and answer all those tough questions for you. Simply think of your question, click "Ask the 8-Ball" and the Magic 8 Ball will give you your answer. The application has all the same responses as the original toy (10 positive, 5 negative, and 5 hazy).  Overall the app is a lot of fun, passes the time, and even makes...

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BrickBreaker Guide includes tips and tricks for everyone's favorite game

BrickBreaker Guide includes tips and tricks for everyone's favorite game

Waaaaay back when we posted the Ultimate Guide to Kicking BUTT at BrickBreaker! and it was a big hit with the CrackBerry crowd. The guide had some great walkthroughs that explained how to be the best at BrickBreaker. Well Pierre dropped us an email over the weekend to let us know that he has finished his BrickBreaker Guide which also has some "high score secrets" as well as tips for each level...

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Trillian for BlackBerry beta updated to v1.0 Build 215

Trillian for BlackBerry beta updated to v1.0 Build 215

Since we first posted about Trillian for BlackBerry many users have downloaded it and given it a test drive. Not all was perfect with the app though for some out there, many users reported some issues which is often the case when beta apps hit mass consumption. Trillian has recognized the problems, thanks to feedback and has now released the latest beta build for everyone to download. Lots of...

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When looking for the latest and greatest way to get music on your BlackBerry there are loads of options. Streaming apps like Pandora and Slacker come to mind, but there are also apps that give you direct on-demand access to artists and albums. Thumbplay does just that, and quite possibly better than anyone else. With Thumbplay Music, you can find the music you want, when you want it. You can...

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BlackBerry Theme Lab - An awesome resource for theme developers

BlackBerry Theme Lab - An awesome resource for theme developers

Something we've never really focused on here on the blogs was developer resources for making your own BlackBerry themes. Sure, we always let folks know what's going on in regards to new releases and such of BlackBerry Theme Builder but, lots of folks out there want to know where to find more resources to make their own BlackBerry themes. One site that has been given a lot of attention as of...

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Made Simple Learning Bold 9650 and Bold 9700 videos and book now available

Made Simple Learning Bold 9650 and Bold 9700 videos and book now available

Made Simple Learning now has video tutorials available for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 as well as a book for the Bold 9650/Bold 9700 series devices. With these tools, users can get to know every aspect of their new BlackBerry and figure out what's what. You won't be left in the dark as you use both VideosNow and VideosToGo to get the in's and out's of your BlackBerry. Right now you can the...

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RIM introduces App World 2.0 with carrier billing, BlackBerry ID and more

RIM introduces App World 2.0 with carrier billing, BlackBerry ID and more

This is probably going to become official very, very, very, very, very, very, very soon, but it looks like App World 2.0 is on the way bringing some cool new features including the long-awaited carrier billing. This means that users will be able to purchase applications within BlackBerry App World without having to use Paypal, and can instead have the applications billed with their phone...

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Thoughts on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 - One week later

Thoughts on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 - One week later

To say I was excited to receive my BlackBerry Bold 9650 would be an understatement. A long-time Verizon customer, I had been a CDMA user since I got my first BlackBerry. Where I live Verizon service is by far the best, so I was more than anxious for the latest device to get in my hands. After using my Tour for quite a while, I jumped over to the Bold 9700 (using T-Mobile) and fell in love. The...

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Contest: Share how you use BlackBerry Messenger and enter to win up to $5,000

BlackBerry Messenger in Times Square - thanks to Marcus A. for sending this in! Let face it, we all use BlackBerry Messenger every day (if you don't you should be). Right now a great contest is going on by the folks at RIM and all you have to do is let the world know how you use BBM. If you live in the US or Canada, you can win one of many prizes (including the $5,000 grand prize) just by...

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Kik for BlackBerry updated - UI changes, bugfixes and more.

Kik for BlackBerry updated - UI changes, bugfixes and more.

Kik for BlackBerry has been out for a while now. Many users have adopted it as their cross platform messaging service as an alternative to BlackBerry messenger. Today, Kik has updated their BlackBerry version with some nice enhancements and improvements. The list is as follows: Improved the UI Made it even easier to invite others to join Kik Improved reliability Reduced battery usage  In...

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Possible Name Change: Bold 9800 (slider) may instead launch as the BlackBerry Torch 9800; Should RIM add a new product family?

  Holding the BlackBerry Torch or Bold? Would you rather the new slider be named the BlackBerry Torch 9800 or BlackBerry Bold 9800?survey software We've already seen plenty of pre-release photos and videos of the RIM's upcoming BlackBerry slider device, which according to the operating system's about screen pegs the device model number as the BlackBerry 9800. We've even seen the...

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Fathers Day is 'free day' for devices at T-Mobile

Fathers Day is 'free day' for devices at T-Mobile

This Sunday is Fathers Day, and what better way to say "thanks Dad" than a free phone? Starting at 8am Saturday, T-Mobile will be offering all of its current phone models for free. The catch? You just have to sign up for a new family plan or add a line to an existing family plan - thats it. This means you can grab a brand new Bold 9700 or Curve 8520 (among other devices) as part of the deal....

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BlackBerry Super App webcast for developers today at 11am

BlackBerry Super App webcast for developers today at 11am

If you've had any thoughts of getting in on the Super Apps Challenge, today at 11am EDT RIM is offering another webcast for developers that can help in your pursuit. This time is all about Super Apps and integrating with native applications. During the 90 minute webcast, learn about API's and how you can go about getting things done. The webcast will be presented by Rajeev Massand, Sr...

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Contest winners: iMax theme, MobileQ's, Virtual Vault and Asteroid Blast

Contest winners: iMax theme, MobileQ's, Virtual Vault and Asteroid Blast

Back in action with some great contests this week. A theme here, and app there - freebies all around. Plenty more on the way this week (and every week after) so don't fret. If you weren't a winner, you can pickup Asteroid Blast for 20% off until June 30th. Just use the code EVERYONEWINS (the code will only work in the mobile app store from this link). If you'd like to run a contest of your own...

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Official OS 5.0.0.732 now available from Verizon Wireless for the Tour 9630

  We posted on it earlier today, and it looks like the short wait is over for Tour 9630 users. OS 5.0.0.732 is available now via the wireless update option and for desktop install. Keep in mind you'll need to be running an official OS to be able to see the update on your device. You can check by going to Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update to see if you're ready to roll. If you...

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Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

TaskMaster is described as a next generation of to-do / task management BlackBerry application. Since an update for this application was released quite recently, it was only fitting to give it a run through. I hate to sound like a broken record, (hunh? What’s that?) but my Tasks option is both much needed and much neglected. Sure, I jot down important thoughts, projects and such in notes, but...

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Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

The World Cup kicked off this weekend and is in full swing. Love it or hate it, the 80-year old competition brings the entire world together for 30 days. Once every four years we get the chance to cheer on our team in route to one of the most coveted trophies in sports. While you can't always be around a TV or radio to catch the games, you can absolutely keep up while on the go with a plethora...

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CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

The day is fast approaching when we honor the men in our lives that hold the title of Father. Dads can be harder to buy for than Moms, so I put together what I hope will be a helpful guide to aid in your Father's Day shopping this year. Most of the suggestions have come from our very own mod team, to whom I owe a great thank you for all their helpful input. Naturally, seeing as how this is...

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