The Complete Recap of WIND Mobile's Official Launch

The Complete Recap of WIND Mobile's Official Launch

[ Forums member AngryChineseDriver gave us a good look at the official launch of WIND Mobile's official launch event this week. He provided a good summary of features, as well as what to expect from the carrier. You can jump into the forums for more discussion, or check out his full article with images from the event. ] I woke up at 5:45a.m. yesterday, December 16, to catch the official...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

The wait is over. If you're a Sprint customer and have been holding out for the new Curve 8530, the day has come. The device is now officially available on the Sprint website for just $49.99 after rebates (with 2-year contract). This beats out Verizons introductory price of $99, so Sprint customers are in luck. It looks like the only avaiable color is black, so if you're waiting on the insane...

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A Quick Look at BlackBerry Messenger Groups

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When groups first popped up with the release of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, there was no documention about them at all, and everyone pretty much had to figure it out on their own. Over time, those that chose to use groups got a pretty good handle on everything. I for one love the functionality of the BlackBerry Messenger Groups (although I didn't at...

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Official 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Available from AT&T

Official 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Available from AT&T

We had OS leaks galore for the Bold 9700 in the last few weeks, and now AT&T has officially released OS 5.0.0.405. This is a pretty decent upgrade from the OS the device shipped with, so if you have some spare time today it may be worth an upgrade. This is an official OS, so you can install it worry free (more or less). Be sure to drop a comment and let us know your findings. I'm still...

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BlackBerry IM Clients Updated to v2.5.32

BlackBerry IM Clients Updated to v2.5.32

It looks like the BlackBerry native IM clients have been updated once again. Not too much of a leap here, but they've clicked up from 2.5.31 to 2.5.32. No word on the changes in this round, but who doesn't love updates? You can grab the new versions directly from their respective blackberry.com download sites, or head over to BlackBerry App World. Thanks to everyone that sent this in! More...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 18th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 18th, 2009!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful December so far. Things are downright chilly up here in Winterpeg, but that hasn't frozen things over on the app front whatsoever. Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry App World Launches in Australia and New Zealand, Seesmic Now Compatible with OS 4.5 Devices, BerryWeather Updated to 2.0.63, Citrix...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.56 Now Available For Download

Time for another BlackBerry Messenger update everyone. This time we have version 5.0.0.56 now available for download through the BlackBerry Messenger website. No changelog or anything to go with it but from everything that has been released so far, it's just cleaning up some of the previously know issues making it just a general maintainence release. As it stands, BlackBerry App World has yet...

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Win7Like Premium Theme From Hedone Design Now On Sale

Win7Like Premium Theme From Hedone Design Now On Sale

Been looking for a great Windows 7 replica theme for your BlackBerry? Look no further then Hedone Designs Win7Like premium offering. Win7Like has everything in it syled after Windows 7. With chrisp, high quality icons and wallpapers combined with multifunction keys and hotspots you'll surely be satisfied with this one. From now until December 21st you can pick up Win7Like for only $3.99 which...

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Manage And Track Your Flights With FlightView For BlackBerry Smartphones

Here is a great new app arrving just in time for holiday travel. FlightView was released today in BlackBerry App World it lets users track flights, manage their travel plans, and stay on top of national delays at major airports. Some great implmentation of information is present here considering you canuse the "in air" mapping to even see where, exactly your flight is and plan around any...

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Press Release: Research in Motion Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Press Release: Research in Motion Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Research In Motion Reports Third Quarter Results WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported third quarter results for the three months ended November 28, 2009 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where indicated). Revenue for the third quarter of...

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Check Out SmrtApps and Enter To Win 1 of 100 Copies of SmrtZodiac

The guys at SmrtGuard are running a promo to get the word out on their line of SmrtApps. Users that download all of the latest apps will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 100 copies of their super addictive game SmrtZodiac. The game rules are simple - swap animals to match 3 in a row and rack up the points. A great Brickbreaker alternative that can be played virtually anywhere in a short...

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VQ CarFinder on Sale for Only $4.99 - 20 Copies to Give Away!

VQ CarFinder is a GPS application that does just what the title implies, finds your car. There are 2 modes for this app, auto (if your car has built in bluetooth) and manual. If you have built in bluetooth you need only to start your car, VQ CarFinder will recognize the bluetooth signal and activate your device's GPS, tracking its location. Turning off your car will terminate the...

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ScanLife Barcode Reader Updated To Support More Formats

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Having just recently downloaded this app a few days ago and testing it out, I was rather disappointed in the uses that were available for it. The odd barcode here and there would work but more were unreadable then readable. In turn, I deleted the app having thought I would never use it enough to actually rason keeping it around on my BlackBerry....

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Verizon Branded BlackBerry Tour2 9650 (essex) Poses for the Camera

Verizon Branded BlackBerry Tour2 9650 (essex) Poses for the Camera

Just yesterday we saw Sprint branded software running on a BlackBerry Tour 9650 (codenamed essex) and today we get a chance to see (thanks Sal!) actual branded hardware for a Verizon BlackBerry Tour2. I still get excited as these branded units start to pop up, as it means we're that much closer to a real release date. Still just rumors floating around on when this guy will show up officially,...

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Research In Motion Q3 Earnings Conference Call Today

Research In Motion Q3 Earnings Conference Call Today

Just a quick note for those among you who are wanting to keep up to date on the Research In Motion financial news. Today, Research In Motion will be holding their Q3 Earnings Conference Call at 5:00pm ET. Anyone wishing to listen in on the call will need to register in order to gain access, which you can do via the Research In Motion website. Click Here To Register For The Q3 Earnings...

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Kindle For BlackBerry Coming Soon

Kindle For BlackBerry Coming Soon

The news itself really isn't that new. As good friend of CrackBerry, Al Sacco mentions in his article the news of Kindle on BlackBerry is rather old now having first shown up on CrunchGear back in October. What is new however, is the fact Amazon has now updated their webpage to show that it is indeed "coming soon". Not exactly sure when that means it will be released but we know it's closer...

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Nationwide BIS Outage Reported for Most Carriers

Nationwide BIS Outage Reported for Most Carriers

*Update* - 2:30pm ET - It looks like BIS is slooooowly starting to come back to life. Some blackberry.net emails are coming through, but it looks like thats about it for now. A statement issued by RIM says they have isolated the issue, and are in the process of restoring email to all users. The tip line is going to explode - it looks like BIS email is down for most carriers across the US...

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Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!?

Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!?

Some strange happenings on the Verizon front at the moment. The CrackBerry tips box is getting full of users who seem to be having their search engine options stripped from their web browsers, leaving Bing as the only choice for search engines to use. The CrackBerry forums and even the official Verizon forums all show signs of this happening, seemingly for no reason at this time. So, do you...

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PayPal Releases Free Send Money Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

PayPal Releases Free Send Money Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

Finally, after the announcement this morning and the long wait. You can now grab the download of the new Paypal "Send Money" application. The application it's self is a rather large download as you can see from the pic, rolling in at 1.6MB. The PayPal application is free to download and use, and is available on BlackBerry App World in Canada, USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany...

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BlackBerry Storm2 Teardown - Get a Good Look at the Touchscreen's Heart and Soul

Forums member TBacker posted a great thread giving a cool look at the inner workings of a BlackBerry Storm2. Some repairs were needed, so he took apart the device and snapped some photos along the way. There are loads of great images to look at, and we get a good glimpse of what goes down on the inside. He evens points out all the bits and pieces inside the device so we can see where...

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