CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook!

Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win an IOU for a BlackBerry PlayBook! What birthday celebration would be complete without a grand prize? The pièce de résistance?!? Well we have just that - a BlackBerry PlayBook!! Ok, well maybe we don't actually have a BlackBerry PlayBook, but we're still giving one away! In continuing the celebration of our 4th birthday, we're giving...

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BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

BlackBerry PlayBook set to launch April 10th?

According to BGR, the BlackBerry PlayBook looks to be somewhat on schedule and set to launch April 10th in the US in at least some retail channels. While we originally were told by RIM the device would be out and about by the end of March (aka it would launch sometime in Q1 2011), we'll definitely settle for April. As we knew already it looks like it will be sold in retailers like Staples and...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

Contest: Win 1 of 50 copies of Ciel by Raypho!

*Update* Raypho is so excited by the feedback on Ciel, he has given us 20 more copies for you guys, bringing the total up to 50 themes to give out! Thanks Raypho! Ever since I got the BlackBerry Torch, I've had trouble finding themes I like and can stick with for any amount of time. There have been a few that I like, thankfully and Ciel by Raypho is definitely one of them. From the moment I...

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Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express app for BlackBerry now available

If you're a road warrior and Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express is your hotel of choice, you'll be happy to know that apps for both have just been released for BlackBerry smartphones. The apps are your travel companion, giving you hotel details and locations worldwide. View and cancel reservations, find locations, view Priority Club Rewards and much more. The apps are both 100% free and great...

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Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

Mobiola xPlayer for BlackBerry updated to version 2.0

The multimedia player application known as Mobiola xPlayer was recently updated to 2.0. xPlayer has been around for quite a while, in fact it was one of the first applications I’ve ever reviewed on CrackBerry. It originally, and continues to, offer multimedia management options above and your beyond what your BlackBerry currently can. Yes, that means going past shuffling songs, listening to...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Business [video]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ever since the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research In Motion has been touting the fact that it is the first “Professional Grade Tablet" and that it was built with Enterprise environments in mind. However, thus far the majority of videos and demos given appear to have been focused on the consumer market. The above video, released...

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Review: SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card

Review: SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these.  Read on for details.    Did you know that your BlackBerry is a voracious, memory-eating machine? Stills and videos taken with your BlackBerry camera, ringtones, music, email attachments, and even emails themselves take up memory. You need a memory card. To get the full use of the multimedia powers of your BlackBerry, you're...

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Official OS 6.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 9300 from Telus

Today from Telus we have OS 6.0.0.461 available for download for both the Curve 9300 and Bold 9780. If you're still using the Crack Team favorite Bold 9700 or a hot Curve 9300, then head over to Telus and download this one. After you install drop a comment or hit the forums with your findings. Even though this is an official OS, be sure to use caution when installing. Download OS 6.0.0.461...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.480 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

This one slipped by us yesterday, but OS 6.0.0.480 for the Bold 9780 turned up online. The latest leaked OS looks to be a good one, so if you're sporting a Bold 9780 fire up App Loader or BBSAK (or whatever it is you use) and get to installing. Be sure to hit up the forums and leave a comment with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle and one-year of free service!

Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle. Full Details Below One of the staples of the CrackBerry Birthday contests comes from our friends at Schlage who are going to set one lucky winner up with a Schlage LiNK Lock Starter Bundle (your choice of deadbolt or lever) along with one year of free service. This set allows you to add some technology to...

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BlackBerry First Steps: Operating systems - official, leaked, and unofficial

BlackBerry First Steps: Operating systems - official, leaked, and unofficial

  Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. Look, I consider myself to be of fairly decent intelligence. I'm no rocket...

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Sprint Total Equipment Protection app now available

Sprint Total Equipment Protection app now available

Ever set your phone down in your house somewhere only to find that someone (of course it wasn't you) misplaced it? Or left it in that rest stop along the highway? For those of us on Sprint whom are currently enrolled in the Total Equipment Protection plan, you may want to hop on over to sprint.com/protection and check out the new free app they announced on Monday. This app allows the user...

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Contest winners: Angry Farm, Home Screen Notes, SkyLark, accessories and more!

Contest winners: Angry Farm, Home Screen Notes, SkyLark, accessories and more!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Free Theme: Celebrate CrackBerry's birthday with CrackBerry Torch by Global Torch Themes

If you haven't heard, it is CrackBerry.com's 4th birthday and the celebration has already begun with a variety of contests and giveaways. Global Torch Themes have jumped into the celebration and made a CrackBerry theme for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, free of charge. As you might expect, the theme features a very nice CB wallpaper, and CrackBerry orange highlights throughout. So if you have a...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones courtesy of Tether!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones courtesy of Tether!

Leave a comment to this post (let us know your carrier) for your chance to win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones or 1 of 100 Copies of Tether. Full Details Below Getting things rolling for our 4th birthday celebration, our friends at Tether have come through big time again this year to sponsor our first contest. They are offering up a total of 3 devices to the CrackBerry Nation along with 100...

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BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK now available to developers

BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK now available to developers

RIM announced today that the BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK is now available to developers. The SDK allows developers to now integrate BlackBerry Analytics into their applications. The Service consists of the SDK, developer documents and a web-based reporting interface that allows developers to log in and quickly and easily see the data they are collecting around their applications. The...

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BerryBuzz updated to version 4.0 - Now known as BeBuzz across the board

BerryBuzz updated to version 4.0 - Now known as BeBuzz across the board

  In celebration of it's own birthday, BerryBuzz has been updated to version 4.0 today and will also be know now as BeBuzz. BeBuzz is a great app that changes up the standard red LED on your device to a variety of colors. You can set custom alerts for BBM, emails, 3rd party apps and much more. New features of version 4.0 include: BerryBuzz is now BeBuzz! Toasts - Shows small unobtrusive...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] These days we've been hearing plenty of rumors about Research In Motions BlackBerry PlayBook having the ability to run Google's Android application. Whether or not it turns out to be true remains to been seen but the evidence is mounting at a rapid pace. While Mobile World Congress brought us some information surrounding the BlackBerry PlayBook and...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.481 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.481 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

It hasn't been too long since the BlackBerry Pearl 3G had an OS update, and today it has another. OS 6.0.0.481 has popped up for this device, so if you're rockin' a Pearl and want something to do today, go ahead and give it a go. Just like other leaked OS', this one is not official in any way so be sure to back up all your data if you decide to load it up. Of course, be sure to share all your...

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Contest: Win either Paradigm Duo or Crossroad by BBin for your BlackBerry Torch!

BBin has no shortage of unique and fun themes for your BlackBerry Torch, and this weekend we are happy to share with you two of their newest creations: Paradigm Duo and Crossroad. Both of these themes have a ton of cool features and home screens with a lot of built in functionality. For details on each one and contest information, keep reading after the break!The first, Paradigm Duo, features...

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