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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Review: ecolife Element Top Case for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One size fits all...we see that statement a lot on different things but how many of us have found that this isn't always true? When it comes to universal cases, I tend to shy away from them because of that specific reason - one size does not fit all. I want a more custom fit so I know that my BlackBerry is protected at all times while it's...

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BlackBerry Messenger on your Desktop - Fixmo Web Messenger enters public beta!

Well here's a pleasant surprise I came across while browsing the CrackBerry Forums this morning... it seems the good folks at Fixmo have gone into public beta on a desktop client for BlackBerry Messenger! That's right, we're talking about using BlackBerry Messenger from your computer. Note, this isn't a standalone client - you still need a BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Messenger on it to...

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BlackBerry 101: Conference Calls and Three Way Calling

Do you have the urge to speak to more than one of your friends at a time to share exciting news? Are there times you're not in the office but need to talk to your business associates? Speaking to two or more people at a time is what is commonly known as a conference call or three way calling. While there is more than one way to do this on your device, this 101 will focus on dialing each...

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Official OS 6.0.0.546 for the Curve 3G 9300 from du

Another new OS for the Curve 3G 9300 owners today. This one comes as OS 6.0.0.546 from du. It looks to be a good one so far, so if you have the time them fire up App Loader and get it installed. If you're unsure you can always wait on some more reports before you make your decision. Head into the forums for more discussion. Thanks rroyy! Download OS 6.0.0.546 for the Curve 9300 from...

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Contest winners: Hellbent Top Pouch Case and Mp3CutterPro!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Rumor: Microsoft to buy Skype for $7 Billion

If you all thought Steve Ballmer showing up during the keynote at BlackBerry World was a little crazy, maybe -- just maybe, there was a little bit more to it then we all realized at the time. No, Microsoft hasn't announced they're making a bid to purchase Research In Motion but -- they have however, according to some rumors floating around made a bid to purchase Skype for $7 billion. As we...

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Taiwan Mobile has released OS 6.0.0.546 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 owners bringing them up to par with the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which recieved the same update last week from Vodafone DE. This isn't a huge jump for either as the 9780 was previously sitting at .534 and the 9700 at .526 but an update is an update. We're interested in knowing how it performs for you, so if you choose to...

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While at BlackBerry World we heard plenty of talk about the upcoming BlackBerry Tablet OS Native Developer Kit but now that BlackBerry World is all said and done with, anyone who was not able to attend is being invited to a webinar  to get up to date on all the latest NDK news and information. The details are as follows: Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PSTDuration...

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