Keep track of time and build excitement with Bowl Game Countdown, a free app for your BlackBerry!

Are you one of the millions of people that are super excited about the SuperBowl this weekend?! If so, you're likely counting down the hours until kickoff, or until you crack the first beer, or (if you're like me) the first commercial to air. Developer LSphone has come out with Bowl Game Countdown to keep track of the hours until the big game. There are optional notifications, so the app will...

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Add some functionality to your device's lock screen with bLOC – 50 copies to be won!

Looking for an app to customize your lock screen? Well bLOC may just be the app your looking for. It adds a widget to your lock screen, making it tougher for your device to unlock accidentally and also making your lock screen a bit more funtional. You get your choice of 5 different widgets to use, including Weather Widget, Calendar Widget, Clock Widget, Gold Prices Widget, and Quote-of-the-Day...

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Aeternum from BBThemes - A beautiful and simple theme for your BlackBerry, on sale now!

Aeternum is a gorgeous new BlackBerry theme from BBThemes. This classy blend of grey icons with black underlays and purple backgrounds and highlights have a very rich feel and instantly make your BlackBerry feel luxurious. Aeternum utilizes the standard layout of your device, with either a ZEN layout for OS5 devices and below, or the BlackBerry 6 layout for devices running BlackBerry 6. I...

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Jumping Ninja by Vimukti Technologies - How far can you climb?

Jumping Ninja by Vimukti Technologies - How far can you climb?

Thus far, BlackBerry hasn't been known for having a lot of great games to choose from. Sure, there are tons out there, but most people shy away from them for various reasons. I have a few on my Torch that I enjoy, and I just added another! Jumping Ninja by Vimukti Technologies looked awesome and got me instantly hooked. It's a simple concept: you're a ninja, running up a wall. There are...

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Quickly access the time from anywhere on your BlackBerry with MenuClock - 25 copies to be won!

MenuClock is a new a application from AHaz Designs. It is simple, light weight, and does exactly what the name implies. It adds a clock to your menu throughout all of your applications, giving you quick access to the time no matter where you are on your device. You can pick up MenuClock at the CrackBerry App Store for $0.99. It is compatible with all devices running OS 4.5 and up.Contest: We...

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BlackBerry in Indonesia - A day in the electronics malls of Jakarta! (video)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's a fun multicultural post to hit CrackBerry on a Friday afternoon for the weekend...  two weeks back when I was in Indonesia for DevCon Asia I spent a day in Jakarta, and while there checked out a few of the electronics malls (that might as well be called BlackBerry malls as that's honestly what they are filled with). I've always considered...

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Contest: Win a free copy of ZonaSnap - 30 copies up for grabs!

Contest: Win a free copy of ZonaSnap - 30 copies up for grabs!

We let you know the other day that ZonaSnap has been updated to v2.0.5, bringing some cool new features to the popular app. The good people over at ZonaBlackBerry want to pass on all this goodness to you, and have given us 30 copies of the app to give away! The contest rules are simple, as always. Leave a comment below about the app. Maybe you can tell us what you love about ZonaSnap, or what...

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CrackBerry guide to kid friendly apps - Educate and entertain children of all ages

Children love to play with everything and anything they can get their hands on. My friend's son is 3 years old and since he's coming to visit, it got me thinking of kids and BlackBerrys and what applications might interest a young child. Now while some may argue that smartphones are not a toy and that your Berry will more than likely end up being thrown against a wall or destroyed from...

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RIM introduces BlackBerry trade-up program in the US

RIM introduces BlackBerry trade-up program in the US

Today RIM has announced it's new BlackBerry trade-up program for customers in the US. Through this program, customers who purchase a new, eligible BlackBerry are qualified to receive money back for trading in their existing "eligible" BlackBerry device. According to the site, users can receive up to $120 back when trading in an old device. Of course the device you trade in and your new device...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 4th, 2011! Win 1 of 10 copies of Air Share!

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 4th, 2011! Win 1 of 10 copies of Air Share!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! So how many of you Beta Zone users were able to nab the new BlackBerry Radio? From the description, it sounds like a winner, but since it’s only available in the US, the rest of the world will have to wait and see. Oh well, at least Canada can enjoy Dragon for Email now. Today, we announce the winners of the MemoryUp Pro giveaway and also give...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Topics like mobile phone radiation are always controversial, but if you're in the camp that believes there is a legitimate health risk associated with spending too much time on your BlackBerry you will be happy to know that the folks at Tawkon have released a free ad-supported version of their app. If you didn't see our original blog post about...

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HoneyBerry by WJD Designs - Replicate the Android Honeycomb OS on your BlackBerry! 25 copies to be won!

This was a big week for Google as they held their long awaited Android 3.0 Honeycomb event on Wednesday. While this may be an OS for Android tablets, that doesn't mean you can't replicate the look and feel of it on your BlackBerry smartphone! WJD Designs has handcrafted a beautiful new theme appropriately titled HoneyBerry to do just that. The HoneyBerry UI was built from the ground up, and...

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Funambol answers the call for 'MobileMe-like' service for BlackBerry

Funambol answers the call for 'MobileMe-like' service for BlackBerry

There is a growing need for wireless synchronization. Besides the obvious solution that goes by the name of BES (and the free BES Express), many companies have thrown their hat into the ring to provide users a way to feed that need. Some offer only contact, calendar and email synchronization, others offer only access to files. Today, the folks at Funambol decided to toss their own hat in and...

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BlackBerry App World down for you? You're not alone

BlackBerry App World down for you? You're not alone

  Having issues with logging into BlackBerry App World today? You're not alone. Many users have been reporting seeing the above error when logging in today or some other variation of. We're not positive as to when it started or when it will be back up. Although, at some point it did seem as though it was back then it went down again. We'll keep you all updated on this when it does come back up...

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Review: Rhapsody for BlackBerry

Review: Rhapsody for BlackBerry

Back in December of 2001, Rhapsody was launched. Rhapsody is a vast music service, based on online subscriptions. Users are able to stream music from their vast catalogue, but they can also choose to purchase 256 kbps CBR MP3s for sale. The majority choose the streaming option. Why you ask? Imagine having access to a catalogue of 11 million songs of various genres, whenever you want, for as...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: How do you access Universal Search?

How do you use your BlackBerry: How do you access Universal Search?

  How do you access Universal Search?online surveys   To tie in with our quick tip from yesterday I was curious to know just how OS6 users access Universal Search. I've swapped methods more than a few times, but now I seem to stick to the shortcut key. Out of the box on OS6 devices you can access Universal Search just by typing on the keyboard, but as I found out a few weeks into my OS6...

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In "honor" of tax season, the folks at Xpressions are giving away 25 free licenses for their VQ Mileage Tracker app. This app automatically tracks your mileage every time you drive and also captures date, time, distance, start address, end address and other log info for you. VQ Mileage Tracker is a CrackBerry fan favorite, along with VQ CarFinder which automatically remembers where you parked...

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New BlackBerry Radio radio station discovery app hitting the Beta Zone today in limited release

We got a note from RIM this morning letting us know about a new app they will be debuting in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Later today, select Beta Zone users in the US will get to try out BlackBerry Radio, which is a radio station discovery app. According to RIM, "this app is a one stop shop for downloading your favorite radio services. Whether you're in the mood for pop, rock or jazz, your radio...

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BlackBerry PlayBook caught on video showing off portrait mode!

BlackBerry PlayBook caught on video showing off portrait mode!

It's real! We've been told since day one that the BlackBerry PlayBook will hit the market with both landscape and portait orientations working in full effect (they better be!), but to date we've never actually seen it display the OS in portrait orientation in real live action. Of course, we've seen some photos showing this off on the BlackBerry.com website, but that's easy to do in photoshop...

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BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available - 5 copies to be won!

BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available - 5 copies to be won!

Made Simple Learning today has released their latest BlackBerry help book BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. This is the next in line in the great series of Made Simple books that help you get to know your new BlackBerry. If you're a new Torch user, this book can help you get started and teach you things like shortcuts, tips and tricks, multimedia, music sync and much, much more. There are over 500...

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