BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: One Free OtterBox Commuter Case Up for Grabs!

BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: One Free OtterBox Commuter Case Up for Grabs!

This Week's Featured Item: OtterBox Commuter Series Case for the Storm2 Last week we all saw Adam's charging pod he can't live without, and the week before Kevin's extended battery review (big shock he needs one of those huh?). This week's featured accessory is one that I have grown to love, the Otterbox cases. Otterbox has been around for quite some time now, making cases that date back to...

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BlackBerry Security: Compromised Or Slightly Over Blown?

BlackBerry Security: Compromised Or Slightly Over Blown?

The internet is buzzing lately regarding the recent annoucement of a proof of concept spyware presentation that was delivered at ShmooCon2010 by the folks over at Veracode. The concept video and presentation shows how a BlackBerry device could basically be overtaken by simply installing an application, which allows for all sorts of nasty to happen. Emails forwarded, text messages forwarded...

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BlackBerry App: ReportAway! for FreshBooks

BlackBerry App: ReportAway! for FreshBooks

Freshbooks. If you haven’t heard of Freshbooks before, it’s known as “The Leader of Online Invoicing”. It’s an extremely beneficial business tool, especially for those who are looking for any type of outside sales or field service automation. Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with this type of service and some are still using manual invoices, stacks of paper and other handwritten forms...

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Grooveshark For BlackBerry Updated To v1.0.7

Grooveshark For BlackBerry Updated To v1.0.7

Grooveshark, the premium streaming music application we looked at previously has rolled out an update recently. Sadly, no changelog was issued with the release but users opening up the application were indeed, prompted to download what is now v1.0.7. Seems a lot of T-Mobile users were having issues with getting the application to work previously, so maybe you'll want to give this version a...

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BlackBerry Tour Gets a Guest Spot on 'House'

BlackBerry Tour Gets a Guest Spot on 'House'

While watching House M.D. last night as part of my lazy Monday night, I was excited to see our good friend the BlackBerry Tour 9630 had a guest spot for most of the show. Right from the start, Lisa Edelstien's character showed she is a true CrackBerry Abuser as her precious Tour rarely left her sight (or her hand for that matter) for most of the show). As her alarm clock rang at 5am (which she...

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Contest Reminder: Developers Survey and Round Robin

Contest Reminder: Developers Survey and Round Robin

It's been a little contest crazy around CrackBerry lately, but that's ok.... we are mixing the giveaways in with a bunch of quality content and I haven't heard anybody complaining about chances to win free stuff yet :) That said, there are a couple deadlines approaching we wanted to make quick note of again here on the blogs: The Developer Survey we mentioned last week is still running...

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Official OS 5.0.0.464 For The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Released

Official OS 5.0.0.464 For The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Released

Here we go with another official carrier release of OS 5.0. No folks, it's not from AT&T it's actually from Zain Kuwait. OS 5.0.0.464 as we seen leaked not that long ago has gone all official like, so if you are wanting to grab the download you can do so from their BlackBerry download website. By the time AT&T gets around to releasing 5.0, we'll be wondering where OS 6.0 is at I'd say...

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BerrySki Winter Olympics Giveaway- 10 Free Licenses

BerrySki Winter Olympics Giveaway- 10 Free Licenses

A while back, I posted on an application called BerrySki. This app uses your BlackBerry's GPS to help you view, navigate, track, and record your treks through your favorite ski resorts. In honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics, the folks over at BerrySki are giving away 10 Season Passes for your favorite North American Resort. If you are a skier/snowboarder you should definitely check out this...

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Contest Winners: CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more!

Contest Winners: CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more!

Here we are again with more spoils for the winners. CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more were the hot ones this week, so lets get down to it. We've already started off the fun for this week with some WorldMate Gold subscriptions, a free Animated Space Theme and one of our biggest contests ever. Hit the jump for the full list of winners - congrats! CRACKBERRY CONTEST WINNERS! *...

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WorldMate for BlackBerry Adds Ability to Connect with LinkedIn Contacts - Win 1 of 4 Gold Subscriptions

WorldMate has long been know as the "go-to" app for travelers. With flight alerts, hotel info, itinerary tracking, weather and more, WorldMate stands above the rest. Today they have added another weapon to their arsenal by announcing integration with the popular business network LinkedIn. The new partnership allows WorldMate users to share travel and meeting itineraries, notify contacts when...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for February 9th  2010: 50 Copies of Animated Space Theme to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of Animated Space Theme to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Tuesday to our loyal theme junkies. We have spent the last week sorting through the emails we have received, and have a stellar lineup of both free, and paid themes. After last week's overdose of pink, we have banished the girly colors from this weeks selection to balance things out (although we did delve into the...

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Q4 IDC Results Are In: BlackBerry Curve Yet Again Tops List of Best-Selling Smartphones in the USA

There's now the original BlackBerry Curve 83xx series, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the more newly-released BlackBerry Curve 8520/30 on the market... that's a lot of Curves available for purchase on a lot of carriers in the USA. And according to the IDC Mobile Devices and Technology Trends division that tracks these things the BlackBerry Curve was yet again the best-selling smartphone in the...

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Google Reader App Unread Now Available for All 5.0 Devices

Still no Google Reader app for our beloved BlackBerry devices, but one solution has popped up that appears to be a good hold-over until an official Google Reader app shows up (or if it shows up). Unread was previously only available for the Storm, but has just been released for all devices running OS 5.0. The app is plain and simple, allowing you to view all of your Google Reader feeds, and it...

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HulloMail Updated Adding Enhanced Features and Improved Usability

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a while since we first saw the initial release of HulloMail. In that time the HulloMail has made some advancements in their application with the latest version, v1.1.1 now available for USA and UK BlackBerry users to download. The video demo above shows how the application works overall. For some you may already be using HulloMail but a...

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Berry, My Hero - New Theme for the BlackBerry Storm from Z-Man Designs

Zach dropped me a line the other day to let me know about his newest theme Berry, My Hero. Designed for the 95xx series of devices, it ports the Sense UI look and feel to your BlackBerry. To those who know me, it's no surprise that I loved this theme right from the start - the homescreen clock gets me every time. The homescreen is clean and well laid out, as we have come to expect from ZMan...

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Gym Technik for BlackBerry Updated - Now Compatible with OS 5.0; Contest: Free 1-yr Premium Subscription up for Grabs!

The team over at Gym Technik, makers of the NextGen fitness app for the BlackBerry and winners of the CB Awards '09 for best Health/Fitness App, have just informed me about an upgrade they performed over the weekend. The NextGen app for the BlackBerry is now compatible with OS 5! I can't wait to load this bad boy on my Storm 2, and I've been hearing it runs quite smooth on the 9700. For...

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Genius Medical Diary Keeps Track of All Your Important Medical Info

Genius Medical Diary Keeps Track of All Your Important Medical Info

I recently came across a very interesting application called Genius Medical Diary by Gurparit Chand. It stood out to me, seeing as I have not really seen an app quite like this before. The app acts as a database for all of your pertinent medical information. It stores such data as name, social security number, blood type, medications, diseases/conditions, immunizations, contact numbers,...

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Say Hello to TiPb: The iPhone, iPod, and iPad Blog!

We're proud to say that The iPhone Blog is now TiPb: your #1 iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad blog!A little SPE network news before we get to our weekly list o'links. We've been calling TiPb 'TiPb' instead of 'The iPhone Blog' for so long now, we figured we may as well make it official. Add in that the iPhone platform now encompasses the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the newly announced iPad and renaming...

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