Leaked: OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 owners will be happy to hear that OS 6.0.0.570 has leaked for their device today! If you install this one be sure to swing by the forums and let us know what fixes and findings you discover. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release...

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Quick Review: Kobo for the BlackBerry PlayBook

With no sign of a Kindle app, BlackBerry PlayBook users who want some eBook action only have one option at the moment. Kobo for the PlayBook is actually a pretty sweet app, however if you use another service (Kindle, Nook) you obviously won't have access to your library or anything you purchased previously.I actually like the Kobo app on the PlayBook. I had a few books on my Nook previously,...

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Ripple Emulator Beta now supports WebWorks APIs

If you checked out our "How to turn your website into a BlackBerry PlayBook App in THREE Minutes with the WebWorks SDK" video then you no doubt saw some of the applications needed in order to complete the task. One of those apps was the Ripple Emulator which, comes from the company RIM acquired not to long ago called Tiny Hippos. If you're a developer out there looking to make use of...

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IM+ Pro 9.0.0.7 beta– Won’t you be my Neighbor?

  If you haven’t heard of SHAPE Services or IM+ Pro, then you obviously haven’t been visiting CrackBerry enough. I’ll forgive you…this time. IM+ Pro is an amazing “all-in-one messenger” app that can be used to chat using Google Talk, AIM, MySpace, Jabber, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, Skype AND Twitter at the same time until your thumbs bleed. In what is being called a “Major...

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When I first reviewed the BlackBerry PlayBook a month ago, I was, by CrackBerry Kevin standards, pretty hard on RIM's first tablet. Part of this harsher-than-usual judgement was justifed based on what the PlayBook was lacking at launch and was well-documented across PlayBook reviews (I don't need to rehash it here - see our BlackBerry PlayBook review for full details).  Another area...

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The new Telus BlackBerry PlayBook commercial rocks!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Telus has always come up with some pretty awesome commercials for products but this one, for the BlackBerry PlayBook totally rocks. Not only does the commercial rock, Telus takes the time allotted to show everyone they actually get the concept behind the BlackBerry PlayBook as well by highlighting the fact you can pair your BlackBerry with your...

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CrackBerry Launcher App for BlackBerry Smartphones updated to v2.0.9

For those of you rocking our CB Launcher app, you'll want to know that Fabian just updated it to version 2.0.9 which brings with it some of the recent CrackBerry forum changes we implemented recently, including the addition of our PlayBook and BlackBerry 7 forums and re-location/re-labeling of the Bold 9930/9900 forum. As for all of you who may not be using the app, the CB Launcher is a...

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Dillo Hills for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly like a bird? Well little Dillo, the armadillo, and a few of his friends are ready to find out! If you have an iOS device then this game may seem a bit familiar. Dillo Hills is a new game for the BlackBerry PlayBook by Justin Smith. Within the game you have the option to choose between four characters, an armadillo, penguin, turtle or squirrel...

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CrackBerry Idol's Shankeith BlackBerry Birthday Cake – It's a Bold 9900!

  Awhile back Kevin said that birthday cakes are the determining factor in a smartphones' popularity. Here we are a couple years later and the popularity is as strong as ever. I must say there are some pretty talented, gifted, and devoted people out there as seen in the BlackBerry Cake Roundup Part I and Part II. Continuing this tradition is none other than our very own CB Idol contestant...

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Win 1 of 50 copies of Urban Nightmare by BB-Freaks! Details after the break! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's...

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Photo Booth by S4BB Limited - Create photo strips on your BlackBerry!

I love photo booths. I can't seem to pass by one without jumping in for some quick pictures, dragging along whoever is with me. Now you can have the same sort of experience right on your BlackBerry, with Photo Booth by S4BB Limited. It's really easy to use, too. All you do is click on "take shots" and the app does the rest for you, snapping four pictures and combining them into a photo strip...

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The BlackBerry PlayBook makes an appearance in Pitbull's latest video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We have seen music videos in the past showing a BlackBerry Bold and a BlackBerry PlayBook, and now a new video by Pitbull has been released showing off a PlayBook in action once again. The song is called Give Me Everything and features Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer as well. You can see a woman using the PlayBook to view surveillance cameras beginning...

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Review: Easy Animation for BlackBerry

Not too long ago, I put together a three way battle (of sorts) between image editing applications. We looked at resizing, cropping and even clip art. One thing these apps didn't cover was animation. Yes, those sometimes cute, and often annoying animated avatars some use for their profiles. Now I'm not here to judge; chances are there is probably an old profile of mine sporting a simple...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Playbook - How do you enter standby mode?

  How do you enter standby on your BlackBerry PlayBook?online survey   Here's on that came up in a discussion between some of our writers yesterday. We all know that some PlayBook's seem to have a big issue with the power button. While it bothers some users, others argue that you don't really need to use it anyway so it doesn't matter. If you don't already know, you can easily turn down...

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Menux adds quick call, email and SMS to your system menu

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you've ever wanted a quicker way to make a call or fire off an email or SMS then Menux may have the answer. This simple app allows you to add a system wide menu item that will let you send off a message quickly or make a phone call with one click. Setup the contact through the app, then click on the menu item to go right to the compose screen (...

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EA Mobile announces NFS PlayBook Sweepstakes

EA Mobile, maker of popular mobile games such as Need For Speed and Tetris, wants to give you a free, custom BlackBerry PlayBook! All you have to do to enter is head on over to their Facebook page at the link below, hit "Like", and enter your contact information. One grand prize winner will win the PlayBook, and 14 daily winners will win a free t-shirt from EA Games! The contest runs until May...

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Edit images on your BlackBerry Playbook with TouchUp Pro

That old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" still holds true, and more so today with the ability to take pictures and screenshots on the go with just about any mobile device. The new BlackBerry Playbook is no exception, and if you own one then undoubtedly you've snapped some pics or saved some screenshots by now. TouchUp Pro by esDot Development Studios is an application you can use...

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You've no doubt by now heard some news about Google today considering they are holding their annual Google I/O conference. One of the larger announcements from their keynote, as noted by the fine folks over at Android Central was that the Android platform now has a movie rental service available to them from Google and YouTube. Major studios have signed on and the content being made available...

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Audi Introduces Roadside Assistance App for BlackBerry

Audi has released an application to help customers connect directly to Audi roadside assistance from their BlackBerry smartphones. The app provides an easy solution for Audi owners to take advantage of their free roadside assistance packages when needed. Audi Roadside mixes the use of pre-registered owner info, GPS from the device and an easy phone UI to help solve problems quickly when using...

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