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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Center For Disabilities Embraces BlackBerry Technology

Center For Disabilities Embraces BlackBerry Technology

The 25th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference kicks off in San Diego, Ca on March 22nd - 27th. While many courses and hands on labs will be held during this time one things of interest to BlackBerry users with disabilities is sure to be the "Creating Closed Captioned Content for BlackBerry Smartphones" lab. This lab in particular will be held on Thursday,...

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3 Of The Hottest Elecite Premium Themes Now On Sale For Only $0.99

3 Of The Hottest Elecite Premium Themes Now On Sale For Only $0.99

Here is a sweet deal for anyone who has previously thought of purchasing an Elecite theme but chose not to due to the price. From now until, March 18th you can grab Ace, Halcyon or Keen for only $.99 cents each. Personally, out of the three themes offered I'd have trouble deciding which to grab and would likely end up buying all three. Have at em folks and let us know which is your favorite in...

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BIS 3.0 Arrives In EMEA Missing GMail Sync Feature?

BIS 3.0 Arrives In EMEA Missing GMail Sync Feature?

* UPDATE- After speaking with several folks, it looks as though the GMail 2 way sync portion is to be a gradual rollout. So no immed. access is available, it should arrive in the near future to users. Taking this approach ensures that all will work fine rather than releasing something then finding out it may cause an issue* We've been talking about the BIS 3.0 upgrade for a while now. And...

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Verizon Customers Forced To Update Data Plans (from BIS to BES) For BESX Usage

One of the most compelling features of BESX has been kicked to the curb for Verizon users. When Research In Motion released BESX, they clearly made note of the fact BES data plans would not be needed. I'm guessing Verizon skipped over that memo as it's now been confirmed that Verizon is going after the cash grab and forcing users to upgrade their BIS plans to a BES plan in order to use BESX....

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Fandango Rolls Out Digital Barcode Movie Ticket System

Fandango Rolls Out Digital Barcode Movie Ticket System

Fandango is making the move to bring movie goers into the future by going paperless. The internet movie giant is testing out a plan to use 2D barcodes in theaters instead of the age-old physical paper tickets. Your tickets are delivered to a mobile device in the form of a barcode which the ticket taker can scan with a provided 2D scanner. A great move in making things easier and eliminating...

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AddOnis Updated to v1.4.8/9 - 40 Copies to be Won!

AddOnis Updated to v1.4.8/9 - 40 Copies to be Won!

Addonis is an application that brings the features of 5 or 6 apps, into 1. Its features include an autolock, SMS signature, "Send To" options, along with many different phone features and integration. Bla1ze recently posted on the AddOnis update bringing OS 5.0 support. This update also is the first to take advantage of the new lock/standbye features found in the recent builds of OS 5.0. Due...

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Give Me Back That Filet-O-Fish ... and My BlackBerry Pearl

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Apparently not everyone has given up on the good ol' Pearl. It looks like McDonalds thinks it is still suitable to hold its own in their latest commercial. It does get some decent airtime, and man is that jingle catchy (you can snag the ringtone here). Check out the video above for a quick laugh, and good luck getting that song out of your head by...

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BerryBuzz Updated to Version 2.2 - Adds Backup/Restore Feature and More

BerryBuzz has been updated to version 2.2 and adds some cool new features. If you don't already know, BerryBuzz is a great app that allows you to fully customize your LED for various apps, letting you choose a different color for each alert (check out the video above for a full walkthrough). The latest version adds support for BerryWeather and the Gmail app as well as support for stopping...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 15th 2010 - 25 Copies of Touch Panels to be Won!

Contest: 25 Copies of Touch Panels to be won. Leave a comment! We're back folks, with another installment of our weekly roundup, featuring our top picks for free and paid themes. Last week's "girly" roundup was well received, so rest assured that we'll be doing similar "themed" roundups in the future. The tip line has been a little quiet this week, but we've still managed to pull together...

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