CrackBerry Podcast 048: MWC Debrief on WebKit Browser, BESX and Super Apps; Olympic Talk and More!

We're bacccCKKKK! I guess we're getting pretty good with this bi-weekly podcast thiing. In this CrackBerry Radio episode we go through all of the BlackBerry news that was Mobile World Congress 2010 and we catch up on other app announcements and BlackBerry news and rumor. We kick it CrackBerry old school on this one which means we go a bit long and off topic, but hardcore enthusiasts will...

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Bayalink Launches Liberty Lite v2.1 Beta Designed for BlackBerry BIS Users; Beta Testers Wanted

We've mentioned Bayalink and their BES Liberty product a few times here in the blogs since we first named them a Best of WES winner in 2008. In case you're not familiar, Liberty is a BlackBerry Application Virtualization solution allowing a BlackBerry user to use a regular screen and regular keyboard to interact with certain BlackBerry applications. These include but are not limited to...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Updated (again) to 1.5.5 - Includes Storm Support and More!

Just yesterday Foursquare got an update to version 1.5 with some new features. Today the Foursquare team announced yet another update (to version 1.5.5) that includes the long awaited touchscreen support. Finally Storm users can get in on the fun. Full updates include: Touch-screen support for BlackBerry Storm users (!!) Much better, faster and more accurate location lookups... Improved...

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The folks at Concrete Software are having a sale on two of their best selling games. From now through March 7th you can grab Aces Traffic Pack and Civilization IV: War of Two Cities for 40% off. This brings both games down from $4.99 to just $2.99. Both of these are sure to give you plenty of enjoyment in your Berry downtime. Aces Traffic Pack requires you to navigate a car from a packed lot....

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BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

*Update: We got our hands on an official email from RIM, and it looks like BIS 3.0 is set to drop on March 21st. Hit the jump for the details.* Seems like we won't have to wait much longer for the next BIS rollout. While some will be happy and some will walk away unimpressed BIS 3.0 is coming at some point followed up by BIS 3.1 as well. Details about the two new BIS offerings have been...

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Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Now Available for Purchase: ALWAYS Save $5 When You Buy it From CrackBerry.com!

You Can ALWAYS Use Coupon Code CBROCKS to Save $5 When You Buy Fixmo Tools via the CrackBerry Mobile App Store or CrackBerry App Store Client! Back at the end of December we announced the beta of Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones right here on the CrackBerry blogs. If you haven't heard about Fixmo yet, it's an ever-growing set of individual tools and utilities designed to make your...

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Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

For those of you in the enterprise environment you may be familiar with Big Hand Dictation software for BlackBerry. Having been around since 2007, they are well known for their easy to deploy dictation application. The latest update being rolled out from them is a new version which focuses on device support and bug fixes. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 have been added to the...

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HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

Just released is HoneyComb, by JMal and AHaz designs. They have brought us such awesome themes as BeDroid and BeNexus, and HoneyComb is also very impressive. First of all, the theme is available in green, blue, pink, and red. Having this multitude of colors ensures there is a version for everyone. As with all their themes, HoneyComb has a ton of helpful homescreen features (depending on device...

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Cincinnati Bell Wireless Offering BlackBerry Training To Customers

Cincinnati Bell Wireless will be offering up some cool services to its customers for the month of March. They'll be hosting "BlackBerry Basics Training" courses for all those interested in learning more about their BlackBerry smartphones and how to use them. Pretty cool if you ask me. I know a few other carriers offer this kind of training as well so it's not really a new initiative to be...

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So it's not exactly a "Super App" by RIM's definition, but you can't deny how handy it is to use your BlackBerry as a flashlight when you need to find your way in the dark. Better than just letting your homescreen wallpaper light the way, ShaoSoft's FlashOn app is a lot more full featured, allowing you to: set the color of the front LED or turn it off, set the colour of the screen, use the...

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Verizon Gets Ready to Bid Farewell to Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230?!

In some not so shocking news, this glimpse of Big Red's system shows their End of Life Devices. These devices are listed as "Current devices with limited or no remaining shipments from the vendor." Among the soon to be dead are the BlackBerry Storm 9530 as we noted the other day, the Curve 8330 (no surprise), the 8830 (which I didn't even know was still around) and last but not least, the...

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Rogers Launches New Data Plans For US Roaming Customers

Rogers Launches New Data Plans For US Roaming Customers

Listen up Rogers customers. If you have in the past found yourself roaming outside of Canada you may have realized that Rogers roaming rates were, well insanely high compared to other carriers. Having found myself roaming in the US on multiple occasions I can say it's no treat having to deal with the bill the comes upon return. Rogers has finally made some changes on their pricing structure to...

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Business Card Reader for BlackBerry Smartphones

Business Card Reader for BlackBerry Smartphones

My Card. Your Card. His Card. Her Card. Ouch! Paper cut. With business cards being passed around like playing cards, it’s difficult to keep them organized. Sure it’s a quick way to share your information, but not everyone likes to carry them around. I’ve seen people who have literally gathered binders that, instead of displaying baseball cards, display business cards. I wondered if they had...

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All Fabian Heuwieser Apps 35% Off Through February 28th

  Fabian just let me know that all of his best-selling apps are 35% off through February 28th. The sale includes LaterDude Pro, WallpaperShuffle, VibAndRing, TyperSpeed and more. Fabian does amazing work on all of his apps, and is the man behind the new CrackBerry Launcher and one of my favorite free apps ForceRadioOn. All of the apps are already discounted and you won't need a coupon, so...

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Contest: 50 Free Copies of Office Hot Shots Up For Grabs!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] After announcing Office Hot Shots on the blogs on Friday and spending the weekend tossing paper into the trash can, I reached out to NickelBuddy to get us some free copies to giveaway to CrackBerry Nation. Screen captures don't quite do this unique locking + game application justice, so they also whipped up a video to show it in action. In case you...

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MTS Mobility Releases OS 5.0.0.484 ... for the Storm 9500?

MTS Mobility Releases OS 5.0.0.484 ... for the Storm 9500?

  *Update: Looks like the issue has been fixed. The download page now shows OS 5.0.0.419 for the Storm 9530. * In what looked to be another official OS, MTS Mobility has dropped OS 5.0.0.484 -- but it appears to be for the Storm 9500, NOT the 9530. At first glance it seems like 9530 all the way, but as you can clearly see, the filename is "9500" (I installed the OS on my PC to verify). As...

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New app SwooshAlarm will easily replace all of your timer, alarm and world clock apps. With SwooshAlarm, you can create unlimited alarms that are totally customizable. Daily alarms can be set day-by-day (not just weekdays or weekends) and timers can repeat a certain number of times or until a specified time. You can create as many world clocks as you'd like to show within the app as well. The...

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SugarSync Announces Upload by Email Feature

Backup and sharing service SugarSync has announced today a new upload by email feature. The service will allow users to send files to a dedicated SugarSync address and the file will instantly be synched across all devices. This will let you backup attachments by forwarding them to the address, and also collect documents, photos etc, and have them available from your PC just by emailing them to...

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