New development software dragonRAD looking for beta testers - Head's up for established and aspiring devs!

Here's some exciting news for both established and aspiring developers alike. Seregon is planning on introducing a new tool to the development community, which they are calling dragonRAD, that aims to take application development and make it much more accessible. Those who have programmed for the BlackBerry platform before know how frustrating it can be to develop for, which seems to be one of...

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Leaked training slides show off internal overview of  BlackBerry Bold 9780

Looking to get some more details on the BlackBerry Bold 9780? Boy Genius has just unleashed a bevy of training slides from Research In Motion which show off the specs and even how the company views the device from a marketing standpoint. Not much really new, that we didn't already know in the documents when it comes to specifications but the insight as to how RIM views the device is rather...

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RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

Rumors are swirling today from "inside sources" that RIM's acquisition of QNX back in April will result in a brand new OS for the BlackPad, rather than a revised version of OS 6. There really isn't much more information right now. We've been under the impression for quite some time that this was the case. Given what the QNX business model is (ie: building embedded OS') it sounds rather logical...

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Second Chance Contest: Win an Unlocked BlackBerry Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com!

Second Chance Contest: Win an Unlocked BlackBerry Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com!

For your chance to win a BlackBerry Torch 9800, simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post! That's right, we're doing it again!!! The response to our first Win a BlackBerry Torch contest was so HUGE we decided we'd better follow up with a second chance to win a free unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800. For your second chance to win, simply login to CrackBerry....

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Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 displays arrive, minus the device itself

Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 displays arrive, minus the device itself

Rogers customers can take joy in this somewhat. Seems kiosk displays for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 have started to arrive in some locations. The only weird thing about this is, they're showing up without any BlackBerry Torch 9800's attached to them. BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G's are seated comfortably but, no BlackBerry Torch 9800. Facts tell us that Rogers will be having...

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Question: What Apps would you like to see come to BlackBerry? Reminder to Devs: Super Apps Challenge Deadline Approaching!

Question of the Week: What apps are out there that you'd like to see come to BlackBerry? I've been wanting to ask this question to the CrackBerry community for a while now, but somehow it kept slipping my mind to get the post done. Today I remembered so here it is. I want to know what apps you'd like to see come to BlackBerry. I know a lot of BlackBerry users also own a second mobile device,...

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Official OS 5.0.0.810 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from U.S. Cellular

Nicely timed with their release of the Bold 9650, U.S. Cellular has made available OS 5.0.0.810 for download. This is a later version than what shipped on both Verizon and Sprint devices, so if you are on a different carrier you may want to give it a go. Users picking up a Bold from U.S. Cellular today can grab it as well and get a head start on things. Head over to the link below to download...

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Get your gamer fix with iRPG from KD Themes - 25 copies up for grabs!

Get your gamer fix with iRPG from KD Themes - 25 copies up for grabs!

I'm an avid gamer, have been since I was very young. I've always been a huge fan of RPG games, wasting days on games like Final Fantasy, Zelda, and anything else I could get my hands on. This new theme, the latest from KD, brings back some fond memories of those days spent cooped up in my basement, Nintendo humming away contentedly in front of me. Modelled after the layouts seen in RPG games,...

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Official 5.0.0.847 OS released for Curve 8530 by Metro PCS

Official 5.0.0.847 OS released for Curve 8530 by Metro PCS

For those of us rocking the 8530, OS updates seem to be few and far between, but here's a little something to get you excited. Special thanks to @RystNet for the tip, it looks like Metro PCS has officially released 5.0.0.847 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530. I haven't seen much about this OS yet, but official releases will usually treat you pretty well, having passed carrier testing. You can...

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BlackBerry Traffic beta now available in BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Traffic beta now available in BlackBerry App World

While it's not the prettiest app, BlackBerry Traffic could come in handy from time to time. We first saw it pop up in the Beta Zone a few weeks back, and now it has made it's way to BlackBerry App World for download. The app has a simple premise and lets you view traffic for your determined route. It shows your ETA, road closures and more. From App World: With lots of places to go, and...

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Quick Tip: Finally download large files with BlackBerry 6!

Quick Tip: Finally download large files with BlackBerry 6!

One of the biggest complaints I have seen about the BlackBerry OS has been the very low (2.9mb) limit on file downloads from the internet. Well finally, RIM has addressed this massive complaint and now allows for large file downloads via the BlackBerry browser. As you can see in the screenshots above, I had no trouble downloading the latest CrackBerry Podcast straight from the internet (Bla1ze...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be available from U.S. Cellular starting tomorrow

BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be available from U.S. Cellular starting tomorrow

U.S. Cellular announced today that the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be available both online and in stores on Wednesday. The BlackBerry 6 ready device features a full QWERTY keyboard, Wifi, Bluetooh and a 3.2mp camera. U.S. cellular is the latest CDMA carrier to get the Bold 9650 (after Sprint and Verizon) but it is noted that it will ship with OS 5 but is BB6 ready pending certification by the...

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BlackBerry Torch costs $183 to produce; 150,000 units sold in first weekend

BlackBerry Torch costs $183 to produce; 150,000 units sold in first weekend

Research firm iSuppli tore down RIM's latest device to see what was inside and find out the estimated cost of the inner workings. The total value of the Torch was estimated at about $171, plus $12 for manufacturing. The display and touchscreen came in at the high point of $34.85 while the memory chips came a very close second at $34.25. The rest of the breakdown goes like this: Mechanical/...

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Jermaine Dupri praises the BlackBerry Torch

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]It looks like Jermaine Dupri is a big BlackBerry fan ... notably a Torch fan. At the start of the above video, he comments on the abilities of the Torch and Wifi music sync while talking down the iPhone. It also appears that he's much like Kevin in that he won't adopt the Torch full time until it becomes available in white (like his Bold 9700). Very cool...

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BlackBerry 9670 headed to Sprint soon?

BlackBerry 9670 headed to Sprint soon?

Now that the Torch is out and about, we can again speculate on the arrival of the BlackBerry 9670. It was expected that the device would arrive at Verzion -- and only Verzion -- however the boys at BGR have confirmed that the 9670 may follow in the footsteps of the Bold 9650 and find its way to Sprint before hitting Verizon. Word on the street is there are some Sprint branded units floating...

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New free OS 6 theme from Ninja Themes - SEIS!

New free OS 6 theme from Ninja Themes - SEIS!

If you're in the market for an OS6 theme,Make sure you check this little bit of hotness out. Using the layout and icons we have seen so much of lately, Ninja has taken it to a slick new level with SEIS. A bottom dock of mini icons holds 10 user-defined apps, and the top corners of the banner bar hold two additional slots for your applications of choice.The homescreen also includes a hidden...

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Contest Winners - Bus Alarm, Photo Quest, ShortcutMe, SmartBIndie and more

Here are the winners from last weeks round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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