Free What's My App Gives Quick Access to BlackBerry Device PIN and More from Home Screen (for non-techies)

Download What's My for BlackBerry Some of you are going to love this app and some of you are going to read this and absolutely CRINGE at its existence, but there's a back story to, so READ THIS POST FULLY before leaving a comment.... This past weekend I was out for dinner with Miss CrackBerry (aka Erika) at a nice little Italian restaurant. While chowing down on some tasty gnocchi, sort of...

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Deal of the Day: Get BerryPopup for 50% Off Today Only

Recently updated BerryPopup is today's Deal of the Day, and you can grab it for 50% off. The gives you preview "popups" for your incoming messages, allowing you to quickly view emails and SMS, and choose to delete, reply or just save for later. A great utility for power users who get loads of email throughout the day. BerryPopup will save you the time of going to your messages folder since not...

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Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.656 Released By TurkCell

Official OS: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.656 Released By TurkCell

If you're a BlackBerry Bold 9700 owner who has been holding out for a later official OS; TurkCell has just what you been waiting for. OS 5.0.0.656 is now available direct from their website. Just remember to make sure you delete the vendor.xml file if TurkCell is not your carrier and you'll be good to go. Download The Official OS 5.0.0.656 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700>>

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Take Note: MicroUSB Port Location on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 IS Slightly Different Than on the Tour 9630

Top: BlackBerry Tour 9630, Bottom: BlackBerry Bold 9650 - note the slight change in MicroUSB port location This is one is a public service announcement for all of the soon to be BlackBerry Bold 9650 makers and to all of the accessory manufacturers and retailers out there. For the most part, the body / chassis / frame / etc. of the original BlackBerry Tour 9630 is identical to that of the new...

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Only 20% of BlackBerry Users Are Rocking OS 5.0 - What OS Version Are You Running?

Today our good buddy Al Sacco posted up a pie chart (I'm partial to bar-graphs myself, but whatever works) that shows some very interesting numbers. According to the data, only 20% of BlackBerry users are currently running OS 5.0 (about 8 million out of 41 million users). About 24% are using OS 4.6.1, while the biggest percentage of users (27%) are still on OS 4.5. There are also a huge amount...

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CrackBerry's Free OTA BlackBerry Apps Page Needs Your Help!

CrackBerry's Free OTA BlackBerry Apps Page Needs Your Help!

One of my favorite pages on this site (yet often unnoticed) is our Free BlackBerry Apps page accessible both through our mobile site or any web browser. The collection of free apps is a one-stop page for BlackBerry users to find what they need without having to search everywhere. Over time however, the page becomes outdated as apps disappear from the scene, URLs change and items are updated....

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BlackBerry Apps for the Blogger

BlackBerry Apps for the Blogger

Alright, so you finally did it. You started your own blog - Congratulations. Let your voice be heard, let your words ring true. Let the world know of your great discoveries; a new, innovative invention, a moving musical composition or even the three month old slice of pizza lying beneath your couch (at least it looks like pizza). Whether it is informative, adventurous, NSFW or just plain...

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BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5.0 Demo

We've been hearing about BlackBerry Mobie Voice System for quite some time now, and with the announcement from WES, we know things are moving along and it will be available later this year. If you're not sure just how exactly MVS works you're not alone. Isaac cleared things up a bit for us, but some things are just better seen then read. The team at BlackBerry has done up a demo video to show...

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Rogers Now Pushing Mobile Back Up Services To BlackBerry Devices

Rogers Now Pushing Mobile Back Up Services To BlackBerry Devices

Just last night, I happened to notice yet another VPL (Virtual Pre Load) had been pushed to my device by Rogers. Upon launching the application, I come to find out that they were now letting customers know about the Mobile Backup services they were offering from Asurion. I began looking around the CrackBerry forums to see if anyone else had noticed and this and came across this thread....

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Hedone Design Top 5 Premium Themes Now Available For 50% Off Through May 20th

Hedone Design is celebrating the launch of their newly designed website. With the celebration comes a contest which is being held by Hedone himself (you must enter there, not here) and prizes include 10/$30 theme vouchers that you can spend on Hedone themes. As a bonus to all fans out there, the top 5 premium themes created by Hedone and his team are now on sale for 50% off in the CrackBerry...

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Utility App / OS Request: Do Something to Prevent Me From Accidentally Hanging Up On People When Using Apps While on a Call

* Update - More Ideas: Lots of great comments on this one which proves this problem goes well beyond just me. Another great suggestion that may fit better within the BlackBerry way of doing things (vs. introducing the concept of a double click) woud be to add a pop-up with the "are you sure you want to end this call?" question when you hit the end key when on a call but NOT in the phone app....

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Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Oh so important you, is too busy and too oh so important, to have to search for a contact in your address book or find a specific application to load up from your download folder. You know, because you’re oh so important. Kidding. It is quite useful to have short cuts available to help you easily contact someone or schedule a meeting. There may be a situation where that split second does...

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Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters is an appplication that allows you to add symbols to email, PIN, IM, BBM, and SMS messages. Back in March we posted on the last major update of Fancy Characters, which added the hidden BBM emoticons and a new tab for BBM 5.0 users. This update also brings some nice new features including:Many more symbols added Symbols are organized better into categories UI refreshed Fixed...

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BoxTone WES 2010 Recap Tomorrow - Register Now

BoxTone WES 2010 Recap Tomorrow - Register Now

Aside from throwing one hell of a party at WES, the good folks from BoxTone did take plenty of time to explain their offerings to every one who attended. Just in case you couldn't be there at WES 2010 but still wanted to catch up on all the BoxTone happenings, there will be a free seminar tomorrow for anyone who wants to attend. Topics to be discussed at the seminar include: The new...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Headed to Telstra "Later This Month"

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Headed to Telstra "Later This Month"

Telstra announced today that they will be the exclusive launch partner for the upcoming Pearl 3G in Australia. The carrier will sport both the Royal Purple and Piano Black version of the device with the 20-key SureType keyboard. To help celebrate the launch, Telstra customers can also enter to win tickets to the BlackBerry launch even with "a mystery performing artist". We can expect that this...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Shao-Soft let us know that they have updated their popular app Leave It On to version 2.0. To those unfamiliar with the app, Leave It On lets you set your backlight to stay on longer for specific applications - just pick the app, set the time, and Leave It On takes care of the rest. Ive found it quite handy for various tasks, most recently when...

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Contest Winners: Cool Search, Show Me the Images, CarbonBB and More

Contest Winners: Cool Search, Show Me the Images, CarbonBB and More

Another week down and some more winners in the book. We had some more great stuff this week, and a very cool RIM watch for one lucky winner. If you didn't manage to get your hands on anything this time around, keep trying as we'll keep the freebies coming. If you want to run a contest of your own, hit up editorial(at)crackberry.com for more details. Check the full list of winners after the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]OtterBox has long been the "go to" for tough cases, but Seidio is looking to get in on that action. Their new Innocase Rugged Holster Combo for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a brand new entry to their already stellar lineup. This case features a three-part design, along with their standard side clip that is sure to keep the case locked solid. I had the...

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Reminder: Elecite Apple Smash Contest Ends May 14th

Reminder: Elecite Apple Smash Contest Ends May 14th

Just a heads up folks, the Elecite apple smash contest is set to end May 14th but you still have time to get your entries in to win some great prizes from us here at CrackBerry and many other sponsors. Each of the top 7 winners who best demonstrate their apple demolition skills will get to pick between prizes like a Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation3 or digital camera. Forty finalists...

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