Bank of America testing Mobile Wallet program using NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones

We didn't expect to see much of NFC until the rumored 2011 devices hit later this year, but Bank of America is already putting the NFC technology to good use. They have started a trial of their Mobile Wallet program that will allow testers to receive a new battery door and microSD card to NFC-ize their device. The program lets users make payments using only their NFC outfitted BlackBerry (...

Continue Reading

Review: Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

Review: Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

Want to win a Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details.   Have you ever been on the road with a dead BlackBerry? It's no fun. No phone calls, no FaceBook, no Twitter, no Vlingo Safe Reader to read your emails and texts aloud to you. No nothing. For a BlackBerry enthusiast (the proper term is "addict," but enthusiast sounds so much...

Continue Reading

Details on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.0 leaked

Details on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.0 leaked

The next progression in BIS-land is 4.0 and it looks like we have some good updates to look forward to. N4BB snagged a doc that shows off the upcoming features of the latest BIS. As usual it's not a ton of little upgrades, but rather a few mid-sized ones. Updates look to include: Integration with BlackBerry ID (BBID) Improved BIS End User Communications Automatic Login improvements...

Continue Reading

Angry Farm game for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies to be won!

Angry Farm game for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies to be won!

Who needs Angry Birds when you can have Angry Farm! Win one of 50 free copies - details below! So you want to play Angry Birds on your BlackBerry? Well since you can't (yet) we have the next best thing - Angry Farm!! This brand new release from Smarter Apps lets you help the angry farm animals take on the evil foxes. Each of the angry animals have special properties that you can control to...

Continue Reading

Deal of the Day: 50% Off Tether for BlackBerry

Deal of the Day: 50% Off Tether for BlackBerry

Once again we have a sweet deal of the day -- Tether for BlackBerry. Until the end of the day, you can grab Tether for $24.99 - thats 50% off. Tether lets you hook up your Mac or PC to your device and get online through your BlackBerry data plan. Features include: Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls. Easy Setup...

Continue Reading

OnTime mobile calendar for BlackBerry now available

OnTime mobile calendar for BlackBerry now available

If you find the hustle and bustle of daily tasks too much to handle, maybe OnTime can help you out. This nifty calendar app will keep you on schedule for important events with its GPS integration and and deeply integrated features. With OnTime you simply set a calendar reminder and enter a address for the appointment (business meeting, doctors office etc). OnTime will then keep you on time (...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry smartphones already running Android apps?!

BlackBerry smartphones already running Android apps?!

Yes, we've all heard the rumors about the BlackBerry PlayBook possibly having the ability to run Android apps but have you heard that BlackBerry smartphones are already running them? If the data from ShopSavvy is in anyway accurate then they'd have you believe it's already happening. As noted on their blog they have been tracking devices checking out their services via Flurry, an analytics...

Continue Reading

Quick Tip: BlackBerry 6 - Do you double flick?

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Love them or hate them, the BlackBerry 6 views are here to stay (until BlackBerry 6.1 at least). If you use them you really are getting the most from your device, but if you're like Kevin and myself, you try to stay clear of them at all costs. If you are a power user that likes to get the most out of all the views, here is a quick tip for navigating...

Continue Reading
CrackBerry Poll: What accessories are you going to buy for your BlackBerry PlayBook?

Contest: Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a FREE BlackBerry PlayBook Accessory of your Choice! What's the first accessory you're going to buy for your BlackBerry PlayBook?online survey Ten days ago we saw some slides leak out that showed the names and suggested pricing of cases and other accessories for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. Things have been making...

Continue Reading

MLB.com at Bat 2011 for BlackBerry now available

MLB.com at Bat 2011 for BlackBerry now available

It's that time again baseball fans - the season is nearly upon us. If you're a die-hard fan like myself you'll be happy to know that MLB.com At Bat 2011 is now available for download. MLB.com At Bat is the go to app for baseball fans, and although it rings in a crazy price tag of $14.99, it really is the best way to keep up with everything baseball during the season. Features include:...

Continue Reading
PlayCreator for BlackBerry PlayBook - Turn your tablet into the ultimate sports whiteboard

There has been a constant flow of BlackBerry PlayBook apps hitting App World in the last few months, but only some really catch my eye. PlayCreator is one of those and probably the one I'm most excited about so far. It's one of the most "no-brainer" implementations of the PlayBook thus far and frankly looks pretty sweet. PlayCreator essentially turns the PlayBook into a sports whiteboard. Gone...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry World session catalog now available online

BlackBerry World session catalog now available online

RIM has made the session catalog for BlackBerry World (aka WES) available online. Prospective attendees can scope out all the sessions that will be offered during the conference. There is some good stuff listed for all aspects of BlackBerry including BES, consumer areas and PlayBook. Sessions include The Power and Potential of BBM, The BlackBerry PlayBook Advantage, Increasing the Value with...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Case Study - a look at the BlackBerry Solution in health care (video)

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] You have to love the video activity from RIM these days... last week we saw a new youtube video showing the awesomeness of BlackBerry Messenger as a tool for dating (via the powerful BBM Flirt), and this week it's a BlackBerry Case Study looking at how BlackBerry Smartphones are improving one-to-one patient care at UPMC Mercy Hospital. It's an interesting...

Continue Reading
CrackBerry Poll: Which Rumored 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone are you most excited about?

    Which rumored 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone are you most looking forward to?Market Research   In the last few weeks we've seen quite a bit of the rumored upcoming devices for 2011. If all goes as planned (or what we think is planned) we'll see some great new Smartphones in 2011 to along with the much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. I know personally I'm looking forward to the...

Continue Reading
Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win the case of your choice from ShopCrackBerry.com!

Contest: Don't let your device be naked! Leave a comment telling us which BlackBerry Case you'd like from ShopCrackBerry.com and you could win it! Lets face it - there are TONS of accessories for BlackBerry. Bluetooh headsets, memory cards, charging solutions, batteries and more. But when it comes down to it, the thing most users pick up first and always seem to always have more than one of is...

Continue Reading

SAP CIO Oliver Bussman talks BlackBerry PlayBook in business (video)

As the BlackBerry PlayBook release draws closer the buzz is growing around it as well. In this video from last week Fox snagged a quick interview with SAP CIO Oliver Bussman. As he explains here, the PlayBook is a step ahead of the game as it is business ready and capable of multitasking unlike other tablets (I'm still not a believer that it really is "true" multitasking though - see my...

Continue Reading

Contest: 50 copies of Home Screen Notes up for grabs

Contest: 50 copies of Home Screen Notes up for grabs

Last week we first saw Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry. Since then I have become an even bigger fan of the app and use it more and more every day. Home Screen Notes is a small app that places post-it style notes right on your BlackBerry homescreen. Use it for reminders, shopping lists, quick notes and much more. You can even schedule future notes and pick from multiple fonts and colors. Home...

Continue Reading

Xploding Boxes - A free strategy game for BlackBerry

Xploding Boxes - A free strategy game for BlackBerry

When I first saw this game, I didn't think it would be very entertaining. The graphics are very simple, and I just wasn't expecting a lot from it. However, once I started playing, I was hooked! Xploding Boxes by Ebscer is a strategy game. The goal is to start a chain reaction that will explode all of the boxes on the screen. Each level gives you a different number of clicks, and requires a...

Continue Reading
Press Release: Alt-N Launches MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses

Press Release Alt-N Launches MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses Affordable Windows-Based Email and Messaging Server Now Available with Wireless Synchronization, Security, IT Policy Management and Control Features for BlackBerry Smartphones Built In Grapevine, TX - Alt-N Technologies today announced the immediate availability of MDaemon®...

Continue Reading

Pages