Review: OtterBox Defender series case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Want to win an OtterBox Defender for the PlayBook from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] For those who have picked a PlayBook, I want to ask you a question; How many of you still have the screen protector on? Yes, the one that has the gestures printed on it. It’s okay, I do as well - it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I was a little...

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Last week we posted an article how the PlayBook automatically transfers your saved Wi-Fi networks from your BlackBerry the first time it Bridges.  I first noticed this when I got my PlayBook home and saw it attached to my Guest 'g' Network by itself.  My first thought was "WOW how cool is this!!"  I hit up come colleagues on BBM and had them check their saved Wi-Fi networks and we noticed that...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 from AT&T!

Attention AT&T Bold 9700 users! If you've been hanging out waiting on AT&T to release OS 6 - today is your day!! AT&T has (finally) released OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. While it's not the newest official build, it's new to AT&T and ready to rock. I know some of you like to wait for your carrier to officially release an OS, so if you've been an overly patient 9700...

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aMail brings email to the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While there is still no sign of a native email client on the BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM, third party developers are busy working on alternative solutions. The latest (but not yet released) is that of aMail. The app is an IMAP and POP3 email client for the PlayBook that should solve many problems with native email. aMail lets you access up to 10...

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Now Serving app tells your friends to take a number

I'm not usually a fan of "novelty" apps, but this one caught my eye and I think it's pretty amusing. Now Serving is a deli-counter style counter for your BlackBerry. If you're having a bad day at work or being bothered by family and friends, this app is a great way to say "Hey! Take a number!". Now Serving is as simple as it gets - just click the Add button or press any key and the counter...

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Enter to win a free copy of Shadow of 6 by BBThemes! Details below! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's picks and...

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You won't find Accessibility Options on your PlayBook, but hopefully RIM will put it there soon! There's no doubt RIM is hard at work further improving the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Tablet OS. We know they have a lot of things on the go, and we know there are a lot of things that current PlayBook owners have on their immediate list of wants. If you want a good overview on that topic...

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BlackBerry 6.1 is now named BlackBerry 7! (and no, it is not QNX based)

If you're a CrackBerry regular, you'll know both the operating system names BlackBerry 6.1 and BlackBerry 7 have been talked about quite a bit. BlackBerry 6.1 is the evolutionary upgrade to BlackBerry 6, and its existence and some of its features have already been announced by Research In Motion back at DevCon Asia at the start of the year (you can learn even more about it's features in our...

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Brick Breakout for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

Have you been wanting more games on your BlackBerry PlayBook but having trouble finding something to keep you busy? How about a little Brick Breakout? From Smarter Apps (makers of Angry Farm), this twist on the classic BrickBreaker puts you in a construction site where you break through wooden beams, classic bricks, pipes and concrete slabs. Unleash the devastating power of hidden power-...

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Just yesterday, we asked what apps you would like to see arrive on the BlackBerry PlayBook and not surprisingly -- Dropbox was one of them. Luckily for Dropbox users and PlayBook owners, Dropbox has a voting system in place on their site so that users may sugget and vote on new features and additions they'd like to see happen. A native BlackBerry PlayBook application is now on that list so...

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  Do you use a case on your BlackBerry PlayBook?survey software   Taking off on our How Do You Use Your BlackBerry series, forums member valorian suggested we change it up a bit and ask some questions about the PlayBook and I totally agree. So to get things started we'll go with something quick and easy. The BlackBerry PlayBook comes with a sweet neoprene sleeve out of the box. I totally...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a set of Bluetooth stereo headphones!

Enter to win a set of Bluetooth headphones for your BlackBerry! Keep reading for details. Often times when looking for new accessories for your favorite BlackBerry devices most of the time is spent looking for a case, a dock or a new battery -- but one thing that is usually forgotten about is a nice set of Bluetooth headphones for while on the go. Many of us love musi and love our...

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How to switch BlackBerry devices

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] What happens when you get a new BlackBerry? There's an incredible amount of data on your old device: phone numbers, email address, and physical addresses of your contacts, emails, Wi-Fi settings, BBM contacts... The list goes on. Thankfully, you needn't concern yourself; BlackBerry Desktop Software does it all for you. After connecting to BlackBerry...

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[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] There will come a day when you and your BlackBerry part ways. Though that stalwart piece of technology has served honorably, there are always something new upon the horizon. On that sad, sad day, there will be many heartfelt speeches about all the good times together. Tears well up as you check your email one... last... time... Who am I fooling? You...

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RIM aquires cloud-based scheduler Tungle.me

RIM has made another great aquisition today and announced that Tungle has joined the RIM team. Tungle.me is a cloud-based scheduling provider that allows users to share appointments regardless of their platform. The addition of Tungle will help expand the current calendar system on the BlackBerry platform and make it even better for users. Tungle is a leading provider of cloud-based...

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Fancy Smileys adds smiles and flags to your email and SMS

So you would love to have all those great characters to use in your emails, SMS & BBM messages but really don't want to have to pay for them right? Well now you don't have too! The folks over at AFBB have released Fancy Smileys and best of all...it's FREE! Through this app you can send colored smiles and country flag in BlackBerry® Messenger and unicode characters in EMAIL, SMS, IMs and...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Rogers

It's only been a short while since BlackBerry Pearl 3G owners had some official OS love. Last update being, OS 6.0.0.481 from Telus made some users happy but now, Rogers has gone ahead and released OS 6.0.0.526 for all. You can hit up the Rogers BlackBerry download page to grab the update and of course, if you're not a Rogers user -- just simply delete the vendor.xml file and you are up and...

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BlackBerry Bold touch gets Wi-Fi Alliance certification

Considering pretty much everything else about the BlackBerry Bold touch has already been leaked, we figured we might as well really drive the information home and let you all know that the device -- the "BlackBerry Bold 9900" as it is designated within the Wi-Fi Alliance has now received their certification. Although the documentation is rather short on any finer details, it does indeed...

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If you're already a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone then you'll likely want to sign in to see if you have BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 as an available download option. You will of course need to sign up and agree to the terms of use but in return you get a fresh, new release of BlackBerry Messenger. v6.0.0.73 if you need the exact details. This time around, RIM has also included a change log...

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