Official OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from MTS Mobility

Official OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from MTS Mobility

This one popped up in the forums earlier today, and Storm 9530 owners everywhere are rejoicing. The latest offical OS update comes from MTS Mobility in the form of OS 5.0.0.419. This is an official release, so get out those USB cables and update away. No notes on what is new/different in this version, so drop a comment and let us know your findings. Download OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry...

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Video: Windows Phones Review, Smartphone Round Robin

Video: Windows Phones Review, Smartphone Round Robin

Week #2 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin has me sampling some Windows Phones, in the form of the AT&T Tilt 2 and the HTC HD2. You can check out the video below as I pick up these devices for the first time and get guided through what's going on in the land of Windows Phones by our expert Phil Nickinson of WMExperts. I gotta say, in this video I come across a little loopy and distracted...

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BabyGO and SuperBabyGO Updated With Christmas Content For The Kids

BabyGO and SuperBabyGO Updated With Christmas Content For The Kids

Zeebu Mobile has released a new content pack to users this weekend for their popular kids application. BabyGO and SuperBabyGO now have great Christmas activities added to them upon startup. Just wait for the content to download and click on "Christmas" and you are all set. Zeebu Mobile is also offering a holiday pricing for the SuperBabyGO through BlackBerry App World, previous pricing was...

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CrackBerry Awards 2009: Preliminary Categories and Nominees Announced!

CrackBerry Awards 2009: Preliminary Categories and Nominees Announced!

Its that time again! The year is almost over, and in true CrackBerry fashion we're heading out with a bang. Last year we picked the Best of 2008 with our Cracky Awards in various categories, and this year we have tons of great apps, accessories, devices and more to choose for our Best of 2009.  Before the official voting begins Wednesday, we need you, the CrackBerry Nation, to help make...

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Gym Technik Launches For BlackBerry Storm, With A Treat!

Gym Technik Launches For BlackBerry Storm, With A Treat!

While many of you are probably enjoying Holiday treats and drinks, the guys at Gym Technik have been working hard on their BlackBerry fitness app, to help give you a head start on your New Year's fitness resolution - Yes, one of those resolutions that always seem like a distant memory by March... Gym Technik's NextGen app has been keeping non-Storm BlackBerry users in check, and today they...

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Kayak Flight And Hotel Search App For BlackBerry Updated

Kayak Flight And Hotel Search App For BlackBerry Updated

Back in August we looked at Kayak for BlackBerry. A great application that allows you to search, book and compare pricing on airlines and hotels all from within one application on your BlackBerry. Today, we got word from Ronen that the free application has been updated and is now at version 1.0.14. The update includes a revamped UI, better flight searches and the ability to view trending...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While at the BlackBerry Developer Conference last month we all got a look at a new BlackBerry music app that is forthcoming called Kik from the folks who released Unsynced. Kik was part of the BlackBerry Developer Challenge at DevCon where they announced they will be launching their application offering up DRM-Free MP3 downloads right to your...

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Fandango App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

Fandango App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

A few weeks back we got the heads up that a Fandango app for BlackBerry would be coming in the near future. It looks like some keen eyes at BerryReview noticed that the application is now available. I'm in the same boat wondering why it is available on GetJar and not BlackBerry App World (or elsewhere), but free is free I suppose. The app is available for most devices, and lets you browse...

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BlackBerry App World Money Back Offer - Get Up To $15 Back When You Buy Two Apps

From now until January 12, 2010 you can get $15 back from the purchase of any two apps from BlackBerry App World. The PayPal promotion simply requires you to register on this page. From there you need to buy two apps from BlackBerry App World using your PayPal account, and you will receive up to $15 (plus taxes and fees) back from PayPal. The only catch that I can see is that the refund may...

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Get BeDroid for Only $1 from Now Through December 25th

The guys over at JMal and Ahaz Designs are in that holiday mood and having a sale on their popular theme BeDroid. This theme really brings that DROID look and feel to your BlackBerry with its replica meters, icons, lock screen and wallpaper. As an added bonus for Storm users, the application Stop Turning! ($1.99 app that locks your screen orientation) comes built right into this premium...

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Loopt Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

Loopt Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

Not too long ago Loopt dropped a big update and released for the Bold 9700 and Curve 85xx devices. We got word that the app is also now available for the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2 in BlackBerry App World. The free app has been updated to show off the capabilities of the touchscreen devices. If you're a BlackBerry Storm owner, now you can take advantage of all of the features that Loopt...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 20 Dec 2009

Week one of the Smartphone Round Robin is over and week two begins tomorrow. We've just scratched the surface here and already we've run the gamut from a Windows Mobile user examining webOS to a BlackBerry user having an encounter with the Droid. If you have a Smartphone need, we're pretty confident that the Round Robin will help you find out how to fill it. We could go on, but there's egg...

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Saturday Night Live Pokes Fun at AT&T and the iPhone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] ** OOOOPS.. My bad. Round Robin Week 2 actually has me using the WINDOWS MOBILE phones... not iPhone. Ahh well, always fun to poke fun of our frenemy anyways. ** Week #2 of the Smartphone Round Robin has me coming back to our 'ole pal... frenemy #1.... the Apple iPhone. The folks at Saturday Night Love must be following the event as they decided...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Less than a week until Christmas - t'is the season to be jolly. Hopefully you have all of your shopping done and you're ready to enjoy a week away from work (for those that actually get a vacation). Lots of good stuff this week, and we'll still choose some big winners for our ongoing Colorware and Telenav contest in just a few more days. If you haven't entered any of the contests yet, head...

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Want a Google Reader App for BlackBerry? Let Google Know!

Want a Google Reader App for BlackBerry? Let Google Know!

Its not secret that I've been dying for a Google Reader application for BlackBerry. I have used nearly ever RSS reader under the sun on my device, and although many are awesome, they just don't bring it all like I feel a Reader app straight from Google would. I am honestly impressed for the most part with the Google apps for BlackBerry like GMail, calendar sync and the Google Voice app, so I...

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Android Review - Smartphone Round Robin

Android Review - Smartphone Round Robin

DROIIIIIIIID. Week 1 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin had me going hands-on with the Verizon Motorola Droid and the Sprint HTC Hero. Now that my time with these out of this world devices has come to an end and I've procrastinated all that I could, it's time to reflect on my Android experience from the perspective of the BlackBerry user that I am. Because we're looking at more than one...

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Want to Get the Most From Your Curve? Order Craig Johnston's My BlackBerry Curve Book Today!

Order your copy today!!! w00t! Craig's book is now available!!! A few months back we dropped word on the blogs here that our resident podcast co-host and enterprise expert Craig Johnston was working on a book, My BlackBerry Curve. Published by Que, it's now available for purchase.  The BlackBerry Curve is the #1 selling smartphone in the United States and My BlackBerry Curve will help get you...

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CrackBerry Kevin's Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs

CrackBerry Kevin's Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs

* Note: My Android review will be coming up later today (Saturday night..almost done!). Had to get this article done up so I can refer back to it in this year's Round Robin write-ups! * Every year when the Smartphone Round Robin rolls into town I seem to unintentionally get off topic within one of my device reviews and spend a couple thousand words diving into smartphone philosophy. Since I've...

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Pick Your Ride With Speed - A New Premium Theme From JC Designs

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Car fanatic? You're gonna love the new theme, Speed from JC Designs. Speed was designed for the car enthusiasts out there specifically. High resolution graphics, custom designed icons and gauges and most importantly, a wallpaper friendly theme to show off your ride or one of the 5 rides available to choose from. Speed has a ton of built in hidden...

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