GroupMe beta updated to 2.0 and we have 1,000 priority invites

GroupMe beta updated to 2.0 and we have 1,000 priority invites

A few weeks ago we took our first look at the GroupMe beta for BlackBerry devices, and the response was quite overwhelming. The initial release was a public beta, but the folks at GroupMe have been beta testing a 2.0 release which is set to launch with a load of new features. In celebration of this update they have offered us 1,000 priority invites which will allow those users an early preview...

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Readers Ask: What are the differences between SmrtGuard and BlackBerry Protect?

Readers Ask: What are the differences between SmrtGuard and BlackBerry Protect?

Going back to March 2009 when CrackBerry first announced the public beta, SmrtGuard immediately become a popular choice among BlackBerry BIS users for its ability to backup device data remotely, and via a web dashboard, allow users to login and execute a number of actions, such as locating a lost BlackBerry. Since its launch, SmrtGuard has continued to roll out a number of new value-added...

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Air New Zealand ad stars a white BlackBerry Bold, also Snoop Dogg and Rico!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Air New Zealand has some really clever ads staring Rico, a puppet. Recently Rico teamed up with Snoop Dogg for a new song called Hello Sunshine, which is actually kind of catchy. Throughout the video Snoop uses his white BlackBerry Bold, making calls and snapping pictures of himself and Rico. The behind-the-scenes video has some additional parts...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Web Browser Video Walk Through

Native Apps Preview: A quick video look at using the BlackBerry PlayBook's Web Browser on the BlackBerry Tablet OS [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In addition to our BlackBerry PlayBook vs. iPad 2 Web Browser Shootout, one of the videos I whipped up for our BlackBerry PlayBook Review was a more basic walkthrough of the PlayBook's web browser. In this video I go through the general...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry PlayBook Review BlackBerry PlayBook Unboxing! BlackBerry Torch 2 gets another hands-on look in latest video BlackBerry Touch 9860 shows itself in another videoTwitter for BlackBerry v1.1 now available  Contest Reminders Bowling Score Tracker 2 - 50 copies to be won! Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs! PrivacyStar for...

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BlackBerry Bridge Video Walkthrough and "Free Tethering" on the PlayBook Explained!

Video PlayBook 101: BlackBerry Bridge Walkthrough. Be sure to read this article so you understand why you won't (likely) want to pay for a tethering plan for your PlayBook, even if your carrier tries to sell you one! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Bridge. If you own a BlackBerry Smartphone along with a BlackBerry PlayBook, the BlackBerry Bridge is an awesome value...

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Why did RIM choose to build a smaller tablet with a 7" display vs. going bigger? Here's the story!

The Globe and Mail posted a really great article yesterday titled RIM makes a play for its future that walks through a lot of the back story leading up to the creation of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and how RIM is positioning themselves for the future. I definitely recommend reading the full article, which looks at both RIM's success and the challenges and opportunities they face moving forward...

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More pics of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 appear online!

More pics of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 appear online!

If you're tired of hearing about the BlackBerry PlayBook (though really how can you be?) here are some new pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900. Every time I see this device, I want it more and more. Not only will it feature that awesome Bold keyboard, but it also has a touchscreen and the new 6.1 OS. I really hope this BlackBerry gets announced at BlackBerry World Conference,...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 OS v6.0.0.526 officially released by AT&T

BlackBerry Torch 9800 OS v6.0.0.526 officially released by AT&T

Two weeks ago we saw the leak for OS v6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Torch, and today we see that AT&T has released it officially. If you have been waiting for the official release to upgrade your OS, then today is your day! You can snag it from the AT&T software download site via the links below, or open up Desktop Manager and it should popup for you ATT&T customers. As always, use...

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Bring back some childhood fun with Magic 8 Ball - 50 copies to be won!

Bring back some childhood fun with Magic 8 Ball - 50 copies to be won!

Remember back in your childhood days picking up that "magical" 8 ball and asking all of your life questions to it, wondering if you would be rich, or end up in jail. Countless hours of entertainment were provided to many with these 8 balls, and the folks over at BeSoft have brought it back for us to have even more fun with. Magic 8 Ball for BlackBerry is a rather simplistic application that...

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Video PlayBook 101: Understanding the BlackBerry PlayBook's Homescreen and UI and Navigating the Operating System Using Gestures [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the many videos I posted within my BlackBerry PlayBook Review was the above walkthrough video which explains the PlayBook's homescreen and user interface and how to use the bezel gestures to navigate the PlayBook. I...

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Blackjack Buddy Gold by Nickel Buddy - New and improved!

Blackjack Buddy Gold by Nickel Buddy - New and improved!

Blackjack! It's fun to play at the casino, with friends, and even on your BlackBerry! Nickel Buddy makes some awesome games, one of which is Blackjack Buddy Gold. This version is all new, with many details you can customize such as dealer behavior, display options, statistics, sound effects, and more. Beyond the regular game of Blackjack, Nickel Buddy has included two mini games for extra...

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Native email and apps coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook in 60 days

As you all know if you've been following the flurry of BlackBerry PlayBook news, the PlayBook will be arriving with no native email client nor do BlackBerry developers have an native SDK to create apps on. While the no native email client has been hotly debated among potential BlackBerry PlayBook owners -- it is something that RIM is working on; as is the native SDK for developers. When...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 15, 2011

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 15, 2011

Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us. We have several app contests going on this week, so be to...

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CrackBerry Podcast 067: BlackBerry PlayBook Review Super Special and More!

CrackBerry Podcast 067: BlackBerry PlayBook Review Super Special and More!

Ok CrackBerry Podcast listeners.... this is the BlackBerry PlayBook Review special you've been waiting for. For those not into the PlayBook, the good news is we start off with all of the phone rumor talk of the day, including discussion on the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Touch, Torch 2, Curve Touch (you get it... a whole lot of new phones!) and more.  From there, we move into a long...

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Wakeful alarm app for BlackBerry now available - Get it for 50% off!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A while back we first checked out the beta of Wakeful - a super cool alarm app for BlackBerry. Wakeful breaks the norm of buzzing, annoying alarms and wakes you up with a voice greeting. You will be greeted with your name, weather, news and stocks so you can start your day off right. Customize the alarm to your liking, and never wake up cranky again...

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Hulu running on the BlackBerry PlayBook browser

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the most asked questions thus far is if Hulu works on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The short answer is yes. While we haven't seen it yet, we'll change that right now. Kevin couldn't check it out (being in Canada) so I fired it up for a quick demo. The site itself loads well and everything shows up nicely. As you can see, there was a bit of a...

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Track your bowling stats on the go with Bowling Score Tracker 2 - 50 copies to be won!

If you are a BlackBerry user and an avid bowler, keeping track of your scores and stats on the go may not be the easiest thing you have experienced. The folks over at Coolfred Software hit us up to let us know that Bowling Score Tracker 2 is an easy way for all users to keep track of all their bowling stats in a simple, easy fashion. The application will allow users to enter their scores, and...

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How to Update the OS on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Video PlayBook 101: How to update the Operating System on the BlackBerry PlayBook [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While writing up our in-depth BlackBerry PlayBook Review I was on pre-release operating system software which meant I had to upgrade the OS a couple of times as updates were released. On a BlackBerry Smartphone that would make for a slightly long and annoying process,...

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Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs!

Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs!

Toss It! is new game from Smarter Apps, makers of Angry Farm. The premise of the game is simple - toss a variety of objects at the intended targets and score points for hitting the target. Try to beat your previous best score, but don't forget to adjust for the crosswind as the object will curve based on the strength of the wind. There are four levels included: classic "paper toss" into a...

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