LogMeIn Allows Remote Assist on the BlackBerry Handheld

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]I've been a long-time user of LogMeIn's free remote assist.  As the resident computer help desk in my family I've installed the LogMeIn client on all the not-so-tech family computers.  My mom, mother-in-law & wife all have this installed on their machines.This way when I get the call as long as their PC has an internet connection I can access their...

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Appcelerator Announces Beta Support For Blackberry

Appcelerator Announces Beta Support For Blackberry

Another one of our follow up and take away pieces from WES 2010 was the introduction of Appcelerator's Titanium Mobile Beta for BlackBerry. While that may not mean much to everyone, it surely means something to those out there that are interested in developing BlackBerry applications. Titanium Mobile offers developers that may not have the knowledge of Java and Objective-C a chance to still...

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RIM Push Services Webinar Now Available Online For Viewing

RIM Push Services Webinar Now Available Online For Viewing

The Research In Motion developer team has been keeping good on their promise to offer up more webinars to those interested in learning about the BlackBerry platform and how it all works. The latest archived release comes from the BlackBerry Push Service webinar that took place a while ago. The discussions reviewed in this webinar simply revolve around the Push services SDK and the available...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May 3rd 2010 - 50 Copies of CarbonBB to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of CarbonBB to be won. Leave a comment! It's Monday again, and time for the weekly theme roundup. This week we have 2 very good looking free themes, as well as a contest for a brand new theme that just hit the store this morning. Hit the jump to read on. Free Themes of the Week Non-Touchscreen Our 1st pick this week is from the forums. DroidSlide features a...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]This year RIM had over 100 sponsors participating in the Solution Showcase at WES 2010. With the CrackBerry.tv camera out in full force at the event we figured it only made sense to hit the show floor and give those sponsors a chance to get even more bang out of their buck by having the opportunity to talk to CrackBerry Nation.One of the things I've...

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T-Mobile Offering Bold 9700 OS Update on May 11th?

T-Mobile Offering Bold 9700 OS Update on May 11th?

From the looks of things T-Mobile may be the next in line to offer up an official OS update for the Bold 9700. Its been a while since we've seen a leak for this device, so we can hope that this version is good enough to get the job done. This internal doc shows the upgrade is slated to roll out OTA starting May 11th, and also that some may receive devices with the software as early as last...

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Step Up Your 'Photo Scavenger Hunt' Skills and Play Lookit!

Step Up Your 'Photo Scavenger Hunt' Skills and Play Lookit!

Way back when the CrackBerry Forums will still fairly fresh, a little known thread titled Photo Scavenger Hunt popped up. The idea behind the "game" was to get members involved in searching for and taking pictures of random items. Since the thread was started nearly two years ago, it has taken off and is without a doubt one of the most view threads in the forums. Jeff dropped me an email to...

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FCC Approves BlackBerry Bold 9650

FCC Approves BlackBerry Bold 9650

Usually we hear about FCC approvals earlier on in the life of a device, but this one comes less than a few weeks from the launch of the Bold 9650. The device was officially announced last week, and we already know it will be arriving at Sprint on May 23rd. No statement from Verizon just yet, but if all goes as planned we should be hearing from them very soon. Nothing major to report on specs...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Despite the screenshots that leaked the week prior, I honestly wasn't sure that RIM would even give us a sneak peek of OS 6.0 at WES. Suffice to say, even though it was a video preview vs. a live demo I was pretty darn excited and happy to see BlackBerry 6 get shown off (and I really like that RIM is going to brand it BlackBerry 6). As I said previously...

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BIS Two-Way Sync for Gmail Finally Live?!!

BIS Two-Way Sync for Gmail Finally Live?!!

Over the weekend we had tons of reports that two-way Gmail sync on BIS was finally alive and kicking. The feature should allow for synching of both read/unread messages, as well showing sent messages on your device that were composed in the Gmail web app. While it doesn't seem to be working for everyone (myself included), it looks like a ton of users are up and running. I did manage to get my...

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BlackBerrry Pearl 3G Cases and Skins

BlackBerrry Pearl 3G Cases and Skins

OEM Cases and Skins for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G are Looking Good! With the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, RIM is really doing everything they can on their end to make it a hit in the consumer market: they're making it available to carriers in a bunch of colors; they're offering two keyboard configurations to appeal to different markets and first time smartphone owners and they're really upping the game...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Q & A with Research in Motion Product Manager Joseph Gordon

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Q & A with Research in Motion Product Manager Joseph Gordon

With the announcement of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G at WES 2010, the official BlackBerry Blog ran an interview with the Product Manager in charge of RIM's newest candybar (or "powerbar" as RIM refers to it) form factor BlackBerry to hit the scene. Joseph Gordon answered a bunch of questions related to the new device. If you're interested in the new Pearl 3G, it's definitely an article to check...

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat 903 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Review: Plantronics BackBeat 903 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Will the journey never end? I’m consistently looking for a better audio device around every corner. Every time I see one, I have to try it out, regardless if I’m happy with whatever I am currently using. This goes for both hands free and stereo Bluetooth headsets. I’m surprised my wife hasn’t said “pick one already!!” The reason is that it may be the audiophile in me. I want crisp, clear,...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 Cases and Accessories

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Cases and Accessories

With its release right around the corner, its no surprise that Bold 9650 cases and other accessories for the Bold 9650 will be flying in from everywhere in the coming weeks. At the BlackBerry booth during WES 2010, there were a good variety on hand as well. There are the basic BlackBerry Bold 9650 skin cases, as well as some BlackBerry leather cases (more wallet style). We're not 100% sure...

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Twinkler Software Mothers Day Sale - 20% Off Through Sunday

Twinkler Software Mothers Day Sale - 20% Off Through Sunday

To celebrate Mothers Day, Twinkler Software is offering 20% some of thier apps through this Sunday. You can grab one for mom (or yourself) for the next few days and help make Mothers Day special. You can choose from: AddOnis - The Swiss-Army Knife of Blackberry Apps WiFi Hero - Controls your WiFi & saves your battery power for when you need it most InstantLog - Backs up your SMS...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 2 May 2010

Getting started with your new Verizon HTC Droid Incredible Video hands on with the 'official' Android Twitter application Hands on with a couple new Android browsers: The Skyfire 2.0 beta and Firefox mobile pre-alpha release. Bonus: The Android Central custom keyboard WES2010 Super Podcast: CrackBerry, BGR, and Phonescoop...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Following the WES 2010 Keynote (and just before we did our WES 2010 Solution Showcase Speed Tour) we put RIM's Mike Kirkup behind the big CrackBerry.tv camera to hear his quick reactions on the BlackBerry announcements of the show. In his role of Director of Developer Relations, it's easy to see that Mike is clearly excited for what's coming in BlackBerry...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.654 For The BlackBerry Curve 8530

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.654 For The BlackBerry Curve 8530

Folks have been on a roll with the OS leaks for the past few days. Here we have another for the BlackBerry Curve 8530. It's been a while since we have seen a leak for the 85xx series so give it a shot and let us know what the deal is in the comments. Now, you know what to do. Back up your data as it's not an official OS and carry on. I'm just gonna sit here and wait for a 9700 OS leak or dream...

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Bingtastic And Shaosoft Team Up For Awesome Theme And App Sale!

Bingtastic And Shaosoft Team Up For Awesome Theme And App Sale!

Bingtastic themes and Shaosoft have a great deal going on for the next week. Now, when you purchase any Bingtastic theme you'll get a coupon code for 50% off the all new Shaosoft wallpaper changer application. The offer also works in reverse as well, so if you buy wallpaper changer you'll get 50% off any Bingtastic theme available. The best part is Bingtastic and Shaosoft have both been hard...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.662 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.662 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Tour owners are on a roll now with leaked OS'. This is the second one in just a few short days. Here we have OS 5.0.0.662 for you all to check out. Since I'm not a tour user, I really can't speak to how well it works but I'm sure you'll find some information in the CrackBerry forums from users who have loaded it already. Give it a shot, just be sure to back up your data first folks. *OS...

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