Attention Developers: Win up to $10,000 in the BlackBerry Green Application Challenge

If you're a developer looking to put your skills to good use and maybe win some money while doing it, you're in luck. The Ryerson Entrepreneurship Green Team in association with Research In Motion and the BlackBerry Partners Fund are holding the first annual BlackBerry Green Application Challenge. They are looking for new applications that will be listed in App World. The basis of the contest...

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CardStar App For BlackBerry Smartphones Coming May 1st

CardStar App For BlackBerry Smartphones Coming May 1st

What is CardStar you say? Its a very cool little app that lets you store all of your "convenience cards" in one place. Instead of having loads of cards or keytags for the video store, gym, car rental agencies, pet store, library, hotels or supermarkets, you just need the CardStar app on your mobile device. You simply enter your card information, and the bardcode can be displayed right on the...

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RIM Offering BlackBerry Push Service To All BlackBerry Developers

RIM Offering BlackBerry Push Service To All BlackBerry Developers

Back during the BlackBerry Developers Conference last year, Research In Motion made the announcement that the BlackBerry Push APIs would be available to all developers for free within the first half of 2010. In keeping with their promise, Research In Motion has made available today two levels of push services.  BlackBerry Push Essentials - is a free service that developers can incorporate...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Do You Use Voice Commands?

How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Do You Use Voice Commands?

  Do you use voice commands on your BlackBerry?survey We're back again for our second installment of our How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series. Last weeks AutoDim results showed what I pretty much expected, almost 80% of the 10,000 that voted keep the Automatically Dim Backlight setting on. Some good comments as to just why you do or don't use it, my favorite being "Off because...

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day from CrackBerry.com (Yes, we're half Irish)

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from CrackBerry.com (Yes, we're half Irish)

Everyone is speaking with a slight accent, has the corned beef stewing and is getting set to drink some green beer (or just Campari). The happiest Irish holiday of the year is here, and we've got some wallpapers and themes to dress up your Berry for the long night out. You'll want your device looking its best and matching your once-a-year green sweater. Our galleries are full of wallpapers...

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New BlackBerry Theme SIX Evokes Thoughts of Homescreen Widgets and OS 6.0

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Remember the screen captures of that "personal concierge" app RIM put into a BlackBerry Developer presentation that had people wondering if by chance it could be a glimpse of what OS 6.0 is going to look like? It has been the cause of a lot of interesting conversation in the forums and must have struck a chord with theme developer WJD Designs too as...

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Has Your YouTube Video Playback Quality Increased On Your BlackBerry?

Has Your YouTube Video Playback Quality Increased On Your BlackBerry?

One gripe often heard about BlackBerry smartphones anytime, anyone mentions YouTube and BlackBerry together is that YouTube streaming on BlackBerry looks like crap. At some point, last week Youtube seemed to increase the quality on their mobile site for BlackBerry devices. Many others have noticed this as well, in the forums and even on Twitter. I've seen this mentioned on more than one...

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Official OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Released By Vodafone UK

It's almost as if Research In Motion and Vodafone had this one scheduled huh? As we mentioned back when it leaked, OS 5.0.0.545 hit that "Gold" status we were expecting. The one time leaked OS gone official is now available for download from the Vodafone UK website. If you never made use of the leaked version maybe you'll wanna try the official on for size. As always, if Vodafone isn't your...

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Opera Mini 5 No Longer Running Beta, Final Version Released

Opera Mini 5 No Longer Running Beta, Final Version Released

While we all sit and wait to see what Research In Motion is going to bring with its WebKit browser, the folks at Opera Software are going full steam ahead. Long the chosen alternative over the built in BlackBerry browser, Opera Software has finally taken Opera Mini 5 out of beta. As noted in the press release: Today’s release puts the finishing touches on the Opera mobile-browsing duo. The...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: Automobile Edition - Chance to Win a Free Car Charger!

This Week's Featured Item: Micro/Mini USB Car Charger  BlackBerry MicroUSB Charger (see all car chargers)   Do you own / would you buy a Car Charger for your BlackBerry?polls Compared to the competition, BlackBerry Smartphones typically have pretty stellar battery life (especially that magical Bold 9700). That being the case, I'm sure every BlackBerry owner reading this can relate to...

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More Verizon Push to Talk Information Surfaces

More Verizon Push to Talk Information Surfaces

We got our hands on a PDF from Big Red today and it looks like Push to Talk will definitely be coming to the BlackBerry Tour. We had heard rumors as the last few leaked OS versions surfaced (PTT files and alerts were included in the OS), and a few days ago some additional info popped up in the forums. My question (as I'm sure many of you are already thinking) is if this new service will...

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BlackBerry Slider Rumormill Continues: Final Device Model Numbers to Be 9900/9930? 9930 a Sprint Exclusive?

    BlackBerry9999 and 9650x are both new to our analytics this week... Gotta love BlackBerry Slider talk.... and there's so much left to be known about the device. The Boy Genius dropped a "whisper" over the weekend with a couple new BlackBerry slider tidbits gained from one of his "solid connects".... here's what he had to say: According to them, the device...

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Social Business Communicator Offers Access To LinkedIn

Social Business Communicator Offers Access To LinkedIn

Just in case you are a little tired of waiting for the official LinkedIn app for BlackBerry, here's something you might be interested in. Social Business Communicator is a new, free app available for download that is currently in beta. No doubt the options are limited at this time, but the app does show some promise for the long haul. Since it is a beta application, you can check it out and...

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Registration Now Open For Australian BlackBerry Developers Day

Registration Now Open For Australian BlackBerry Developers Day

Some news for the folks down under today. Research In Motion will be holding a BlackBerry developer day for all Australian developers to attend. The course is open for registration on a first come, first serve basis and is being held free of charge. If you are looking to learn more about BlackBerry development and live near Sydney you'll want to look into taking this oppurtunity to take in...

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Contest Winners, ZenMinder, VQ Carfinder, Sands, ThumbPlay, Tether, BerryBlab and More!

Spring is almost here and the contests just keep coming. Another action packed week for giveaways. We had great offerings with ZenMinder, BerryBlab, Addictive Tower Defense, Wheres My Phone, Tether, VQ Carfinder and more. Hit the jump to see if you're one of the lucky winners. If you're a retailer or developer and interested in running a contest of your own, drop us a line at editorial(at)...

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Iconify version 1.1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

Iconify version 1.1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

Speed, thy name is BlackBerry. Whenever you want to go online, BAM, you’re there. Whenever you want to email someone, KA-POW, it’s sent. Whenever you want to make a phone call, ZOOM, you’re connected. Whenever you watch the 1960s Batman series, you’ll probably see BAM, KA-POW and ZOOM there as well. It’s understood that speed is addictive, as is your BlackBerry. For both addictions, the need...

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Get Your Daily Horoscope on your BlackBerry with BeHoroscope - 75 Copies to be Won!

BeHoroscope by QuiteSimple brings your daily horoscope to your BlackBerry smartphone. After choosing your zodiac sign, you are now able to view the days (or any days) horoscope. It uses a ranking system, giving 1-5 stars for such categories as work, finance, love, health, and of course they could not leave out the BlackBerry category. The app will also display your current zodiac sign on the...

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