BlackBerry First Steps: Mass Storage Mode - Using your BlackBerry as a portable flash drive

 Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. As BlackBerry users we're constantly on the go. Chances are you've probably used a flash...

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My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

Want to win an Otterbox Commuter case from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I wanted to share with you guys my personal journey. No, it's not mind blowing or earth shattering but rather a little insight into my love/hate relationship with BlackBerry cases. Maybe you or someone you know can relate to my story. And to help you with your case issues, we're going to give one lucky...

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RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

While no huge press release announcement came with this news it's certainly newsworthy in our opinion. RIM has acquired yet another company dedicated to development and more specifically, mobile web development. Granted, the name may not sound familiar to a lot of people but tiny Hippos is the company behind the Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator, a tool designed to test and debug cross-...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 25, 2011 - 50 free copies of Tips & Tricks to give away!

Welcome back to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! Wow what a week this has been! CTIA didn't bring us much on the BlackBerry front, but finally our questions are answered regarding Android apps running on the PlayBook and we have a release date! Who is excited?! We sure are, you can count on that. This week our contest is courtesy of Sferical. They have a new app called Tips & Tricks that...

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Has your inkwell run dry? The AP Stylebook for BlackBerry gives you a refill

Has your inkwell run dry? The AP Stylebook for BlackBerry gives you a refill

I have to be honest with you; some days it’s difficult to put two words together. These days seem to coincide with the days my brain decides to bubble, lose molecular stability and then decides to ooze out of my ears. It’s at that point when anything I decide to write begins to sound like the ramblings of a mad man, who also has issues spelling korektlee...I mean correctly. Thank goodness I...

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CrackBerry Poll: How do you feel about RIM's Announcement to Support Android Apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook?

Do you think RIM has made the right move to support Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook?online surveys RIM's announcement yesterday regarding the expansion of the application ecosystem for the BlackBerry PlayBook brought with it the big news that Android Apps (specifically Android 2.3 apps for the time being) will be supported on the BlackBerry PlayBook. This doesn't mean that RIM...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1067 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 Curve 8900 and Curve 8520 from AT&T

AT&T has dropped a few new official OS versions today for the Bold 9000, Curve 8520 and Curve 8900. OS 5.0.0.1067 is ready for download for all three devices. While it's not OS 6, it's still an updated offiical OS. You can snag it from the AT&T software download site via the links below. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device - official or not. Head to the forums...

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Get your foursquare on with FourPlay for the BlackBerry PlayBook

While there have been loads of apps submitted to BlackBerry App World thus far waiting to find a good home on a BlackBerry PlayBook, only a few stand out. The awesomely named FourPlay is one of those and definitely on the top of my want list when I get my hands on a PlayBook. The app works with foursquare APIs to bring you what is now the best foursquare experience on the Playbook. FourPlay...

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LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry

LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry

LiveProfile is an awesome cross-platform messaging app for Android and iOS, that is now available for BlackBerry. It features a very nice dark UI, as well as a ton of features you would come to expect in a messaging app, and a few you wouldn't. Here are some of those features:  Badges for sent, delivered, and read messages Displays when a contact is typing (and when a contact is reading)...

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Press Release: RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBook - ANDROID APPS on PLAYBOOK!!!

HUGE NEWS! We've been talking about Android Apps running on BlackBerry's tablet since August 2010 (before the PlayBook was ever announced - jump to minute 52 in this podcast) and today we see that our intuition was dead on, and we know how RIM is going to go about delivering Android Apps on the QNX-based OS. In addition to announcing the long awaited C/C++ Native Development Kit for the...

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Press Release: Research In Motion Reports 4th Quarter and Year End Results for Fiscal 2011

Here's the press and release and numbers we've been waiting for. You can read the full press release below to get a look at RIM's 4th Quarter and 2011 Year End Fiscal results (I know, I know, it's weird they're working so far into the future and not on the calendar year). We'll report back with more analysis once we read through it and see what the after hours trading does. Press Release...

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BlackBerry Messenger v5.0.3.13 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you're a person who likes to have the latest BlackBerry Messenger available at all times then you'll want to hit up the BlackBerry Beta Zone as they've now released v5.0.3.13. If you're expecting an huge visual changes or things of that sort -- you'll be sadly disappointed. As with most releases these days it's bug-fixes and back end work to improve overall functionality as noted in the...

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Review: BlackBerry Travel

Review: BlackBerry Travel

You rely on your BlackBerry to be your partner in crime on a daily basis. Well, hopefully not while your actually committing a crime- that’s a biiiig no-no. The point is that you can always look to it to tell you what’s on your calendar, who is contacting you and where to go. When you’re on the road, who else do you look to in order to keep in touch with who you’re meeting and who you’ve left...

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New App Allows BES Activation with BIS Data Plan

New App Allows BES Activation with BIS Data Plan

It looks as though RIM has removed a huge barrier to entry to deploying the BES Express in organizations.  Up to now in order to take full advantage of the BES experience you needed to pay your carrier an additional $10-15 per month for a BES Data Plan.  The "BES Tax" gave you a service book on your device which allows for over the air activation. BES Express has been very popular with the...

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Official NBA themes now available for your BlackBerry - We have 25 copies to give away!

It seems like this year just started, but already we're into basketball season, and March Madness. The playoffs are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to pick up your favorite NBA team's BlackBerry theme from Airborne Studios and Cocky Culture. Each of these officially licensed themes has an animated homescreen, a hidden dock (except new devices which use the OS 6 layout),...

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Review: Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780

Review: Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780

I'm a die hard case user on my BlackBerry. I know there are several of you that prefer to keep your device naked, but I'm always worried about drops and scratches. Therefore, I keep a case on my BlackBerry at all times, and my preferred case is the Seidio Innocase II. Since I always have my Seidio case on my BlackBerry, I have been missing out on using a desktop charger for quite some time...

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OfficeMax to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook In All U.S. Stores

OfficeMax to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook In All U.S. Stores

While waiting for an official BlackBerry PlayBook release date we had found bits of info from both Office Depot and Staples, but not OfficeMax. Today the office supply retailer announced they as well will be carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook at launch. On April 19th they will have all 3 Wifi models including the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. "We are excited to expand our tablet computer...

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Bring paid apps to your BlackBerry for free with App Stalker

Bring paid apps to your BlackBerry for free with App Stalker

App stalker is an interesting application, just released by S4BB Limited. The app actively scans BlackBerry App World and will list any applications that have moved from the paid section to free, or any that have dramatically dropped in price. It will sort these applications accordingly and you can quickly switch between "Free Now" and "Price Drop" via the tabs at the bottom of the app screen...

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Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet?

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet?

  Have you ordered a BlackBerry PlayBook yet?survey software With the pricing and availability of the BlackBery PlayBook now announced, and retailers like Best Buy and Staples putting it up online for pre-order, the question now is Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet? Be sure to vote on the poll above and let us know where you're at (I received a bunch of emails and...

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iGrip Car Cradle for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks from iGrip had a booth at CTIA 2011 and were on hand showing off their wide range of holding solutions for smartphones and tablets. And much to my delight, we were able to get a close look at their upcoming iGrip Car Cradle for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The iGrip Car Cradle really serves as three accessories in one. First and foremost, it...

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