Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 March 2010

AT&T gets the Nexus One, Sprint getting it too! HTC disagrees with Apple's actions, prepared to defend itself Hands-on with Motorola Backflip, AT&T Nexus One New Sexy Photos of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Emerge Win a Trip Around the World Courtesy of Fixmo Tools BlackBerry Slider Rumormill Continues:...

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Verizon Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour Available March 30th

Verizon Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour Available March 30th

Ok, well it looks like things weren't 100% go on the Verizon PTT release for the Tour. While the software was seen floating around and is available to download, you still can't actually activate PTT on the Tour 9630. We got some info that Push to Talk online training has begun for Verizon employees, and from the looks of things the software and service will be officially available for the Tour...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Slow news this week, but things should start picking up again very soon. We saw some more slider news as well as a few **though provoking** screenshots of what may (or may not be) OS 6.0. A few contests to keep our weekly streak going strong as well. Kevin is off to CTIA next week so we'll see if anything good comes down the line on the BlackBerry front from Vegas. If there's no big BlackBerry...

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RIM Scheduled Maintenance: BIS 3.0 For North American BlackBerry Users

As expected, Research In Motion has been sending out scheduled maintenance notifications to admins and carriers as they prepare to roll BIS 3.0 to North American users (view BIS 3.0 feature doc). Dates and timeframes are as follows, so you can all prepare for the inevitable loss of data connections: There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS...

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Best CrackBerry Contest Prize Ever: Win a Trip Around the World Courtesy of Fixmo Tools!!!

OK CrackBerry Nation, listen up because this is a contest you're going to want to get in on. The folks at Fixmo Corp have put together a contest for CrackBerry readers that is going to give one lucky winner an amazing grand prize... a trip around the world!!! Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner of the Fixmo Round the World Contest will win a Star Alliance Around the World economy class...

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Friday Fun EyeCandy: More Sexy BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Photos Emerge

Friday Fun EyeCandy: More Sexy BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Photos Emerge

It was back in November when we posted some of the first live images of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 here on CrackBerry. These photos might not be breaking news, but as BlackBerry lovers it's impossible to not love checking out some fresh pre-release pics. The crew of Tecnomovida landed some new photos of the upcoming Pearl 9100 which show off this little beauty. Nothing really new to look at per...

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Official Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Update Coming on Monday?

Official Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Update Coming on Monday?

Not really much to write home about here (unless of course someone at home has an 8530) but it looks like the Curve 8530 update we thought was coming from Verizon will indeed be arriving next week. According to our latest intel, OS 5.0.0.508 will be available from Verizon starting Monday 3/22. From the sounds of it, the new software will be ready to go for both OTA and desktop installs. The...

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Back on St. Patty's day we announced here on the blogs that Need for Speed Shift 3D for the BlackBerry Storm2 finally hit App World. This is one of the games that was demoed back at the BlackBerry Developer showing off RIM's newly announced Open GL APIs. With the 3D version of the game now available for the Storm2, I gave it a download and walkthrough and also compared to the 2D version...

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Don't Miss a Beat with CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry

Don't Miss a Beat with CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry

  The NCAA tournament is in full swing, and some CRAZY games yesterday made for a great start. I'm sure the upcoming games will be just as nuts, so you won't want to miss a thing. To keep you updated when you're out and about, CBS has brought us CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry. The free app gives you news headlines, scores, player stats, bracket tracking and more. The app will...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Case-Mate Hybrid case offers two layers of protection for your device, and brings a sweet look along with it. The base of the case is a silicone skin, and its covered by a hard plastic shell to hold on tight. It wraps around the entire device, leaving only the front screen and keyboard exposed. It has covers on the side buttons, and offers a...

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Deal of The Day: Save 50% on BerryBuzz Today Only!

Recently updated, BerryBuzz is on sale for 50% off today as our Deal of the Day and you can pick it up for just $2.97. BerryBuzz is a simple app that lets you customize your device LED and alerts for different apps on your device. Want blue for BBM? Purple for Facebook? Orange for AIM? You can do them all and even create custom colors. Set alerts for IM apps, the Gmail app, tasks, calendar,...

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Push to Talk Now Available For Verizon Customers

Push to Talk Now Available For Verizon Customers

Just in case you were wanting to sign up for this $5/month unlimited service, you can now get your push to talk on through Verizon. The offering comes as an application which is currently available through the Verizon application centre. After downloading and installing, you'll still need to speak to Verizon to have the service fully added on but at least you'll have the app installed already...

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First Real Pics Of Upcoming BlackBerry OS 6.0?!?

First Real Pics Of Upcoming BlackBerry OS 6.0?!?

Well, this is rather interesting to see. The above shots were recently posted over at BBLeaks. Now, while the pics are mentioned to be of OS 6.0 they are clearly just images of what might be. Nothing appears to be running on a device here. Oddly enough, they look all too familiar to the concierge app that was shown off at DevCon and again in a recent RIM held webinar. So, while we can't say...

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Contest and Sale: Chance to win a Free 5BARz Road Warrior; Save $20 if you purchase the 5BARz Road Warrior from ShopCrackBerry.com by March 26th. Full Details below... [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We got a new accessory into the ShopCrackBerry.com store this week that I haven't had a chance to use personally yet, but in speaking with some of the folks who have used it and...

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How to Install the SIM Card and MicroSD Memory Card into a BlackBerry Smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the first videos I ever did up for CrackBerry.com was a BlackBerry 101 on How to Install the MicroSD Card into your BlackBerry Smartphone. To this day it is still one of the most popular articles viewed on CrackBerry.com though back in October 2007 there were only a few BlackBerry device models on the market that actually accepted a MicroSD...

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SmrtGuard for BlackBerry A to Z

SmrtGuard for BlackBerry A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] SmrtGuard is one of those apps that just works. It gives you peace of mind that your device is safe and can be remotely wiped of all data should it ever be lost or stolen. You can backup/restore data, remotely wipe and locate the device, protect your SIM from being swapped out and more. I love having it installed as it can be used both as a backup...

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WordPress For BlackBerry Updates To v1.1 Adding New Features And Better Touchscreen Support

Wordpress has released their latest update to Wordpress for BlackBerry. Version 1.1 came shortly after the Tumblr announcement we seen yesterday. I guess maybe they fet some pressure from Tumblr. A lot of enhancements came with this release, especially for BlackBerry Storm owners out there that may be making use of the app. A feature breakdown list is as follows: Comment Notifications...

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Rumor: BlackBerry Slider to be Released Next Month?! (We'd like to believe.. but...)

Some BlackBerry Slider excitement is going around the net this morning based on a quote given by the CEO of  Korean-based parts supplier used by Research in Motion. According to the translation, the CEO of Woojeon & Handan said: "The Canadian company RIM famous for BlackBerry smartphones is releasing a new model next month. Known as the "T," The new model is an ambitious product aimed...

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