BB-Freaks celebrates their 1 year anniversary with free themes, sales, and a contest!

Win 1 of 50 copies of Blue Smoothy by BB-Freaks! Details after the break!! Popular theme developers BB-Freaks let me know that they are celebrating their one year anniversary this month, and to celebrate and say thank you to all of their fans, they released a free theme! This is an awesome theme with great features and like you would expect from BB-Freaks, the layout is unique and interesting...

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Leaked slides show off BlackBerry PlayBook accessories and pricing

Leaked slides show off BlackBerry PlayBook accessories and pricing

Update: BlackBerry PlayBook Cases and PlayBook Accessories Now Available at ShopCrackBerry.com! Some leaked internal slides from RIM popped up today showing a variety of BackBerry PlayBook accessories compelte with pricing. We saw most of these live and in color back at CES, but while they were all on display we didn't get much more info on pricing or availability. The slides show most of the...

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BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 coming soon with loads of new features

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Carrying on with the great RIM news flowing out of MWC today we have word that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 is on the way. While it won't get too much of an overhaul on the UI side, there will be a bunch of great new features that will better integrate BBM with other apps on your device. You will be able to interact with other users in games, media...

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Press Release: Adobes confirms Flash 10.2 coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Press Release: Adobes confirms Flash 10.2 coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Today Adobe issued a press release on the strong adoption of both Adobe AIR and Flash on mobile devices. While we won't be seeing full Flash integration on current BlackBerry smartphones anytime soon, we will have the PlayBook to look forward to. Adobe confirmed that Flash 10.2 will be available on the BlackBerry PlayBook and Flash 10.2 includes support for Stage Video which "delivers much...

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Never forget a thing with Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry

Never forget a thing with Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry

If you're looking to be more organzied and your BlackBerry Tasks app isn't quite doing the trick, maybe it's time for something new. Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry aims to help you out. Essentially a Post-It note for your homescreen, the app lets you easily add reminders or quick notes and stick them right on your BlackBerry homescreen. There are loads of options ranging from automated notes...

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We've seen RIM make a lot of strategic acquisitions in recent months, and today they announced another one on their BlackBerry blog.... Gist.  If you're not familiar with Gist, probably the best thing to do is check out the What is Gist? in 90 seconds video above. Essentially it helps to aggregate and manage all of your important contacts into one place. To get a look at Gist today, you...

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Video Demo of the new BlackBerry Travel App

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're in North America, the UK, or Spain you can already download the newly-announced BlackBerry Travel app from App World and give it a go for yourself (see our original BlackBerry Travel App post for full details and download info). If you're not in those regions and want to see what you're missing, or if you just want to see it in action...

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CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2011: BlackBerry Booth Video Tour

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Our CrackBerry correspondent Ewan MacLeod is on hand at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, and to give you a taste of what you'd see at RIM's BlackBerry booth if you were there in person he grabbed 2m28s of the experience on HD. Check out the video above for a quick look at RIM's massive booth. While they do have plenty of phones on...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It wouldn't feel like CrackBerry was at Mobile World Congress unless we got a quick hello from RIM's Director of Developer Relations, Mike Kirkup. Check out the video above for his quick hello message (I always love how excited Mike is - I think he loves BlackBerry as much as I do!) and below you can watch the video Mike refers to, which is RIM's...

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New BlackBerry PlayBook Video - showing off Need for Speed, Tetris and more!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Mobile World Congress 2011 is now in full swing, and as we hoped Research In Motion has the BlackBerry PlayBook on hand and for the first time is showing it off in Europe. I'm not at MWC this year in person, but our good friend Ewan MacLeod is on site covering the show for us and the first thing he did was rush to the BlackBerry booth to get an...

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Press Release: RIM Announces Two Additional BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Models For LTE and HSPA+ Networks

Mobile World Congress 2011 is now here and to kick off the show RIM has made a number of announcements, the biggest one being the addition of two more BlackBerry PlayBooks to RIM's tablet family. Joining the already-announced WiFi PlayBook and WiFi + WiMax PlayBook (Sprint 4G), today RIM has announced that LTE and HSPA+ versions of the PlayBook are on the way too. There's no specific word on...

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Press Release: RIM Announces BlackBerry Travel App - Download it Today for Free!

Press Release: RIM Announces BlackBerry Travel App - Download it Today for Free!

WorldMate has long been one of those must-have apps for traveling BlackBerry executives (it's also been on installed on the BlackBerry of pretty much every RIM executive I have ever interviewed), so maybe we shoudn't be surprised to see RIM announce today a FREE travel app for BlackBerry made in partnership with WorldMate. The new all-in-one BlackBerry Travel app provides users with a number...

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Press Release: RIM Announces Plans to Provide Carriers with new BBM Mobile Gifting Platform

I didn't see this one coming, but I like it! Today at Mobile World Congress 2011, RIM announced a Mobile Gifting Platform that works via BlackBerry Messenger and App World. Check out the press release below for full details. Pretty awesome! Press Release RIM Announces Plans to Provide Carriers with new BBM Mobile Gifting Platform New mobile gifting platform will integrate with BlackBerry...

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Press Release: Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners Fund

Press Release Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners FundWATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and the BlackBerry® Partners Fund today announced that RIM is making a lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II, a new US$150 million independent venture capital fund focused exclusively on mobile...

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Press Release: BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets

Press Release: BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets

Press Release BlackBerry App World Now Available In Over 100 Markets Discover, download and enjoy a wide range of applications from BlackBerry App World, now available in 27 additional markets WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that BlackBerry App World™ is now available in 27 additional...

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BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011

BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011

Mobile World Congress is getting underway in Barcelona, Spain this week and RIM is there in full force! A new website just went up titled BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress 2011 where it looks like they plan to post all sorts of information from the event as it becomes available. One of the RIM Twitter teams (@BlackBerryScene) has already started sending out pictures of the booths as well,...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have MissedNewer reports again suggesting the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps EA's Need for Speed and Tetris Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook at Launch 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone Roadmap Explained in Detail 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook Priced at $499 and heading to Office Depot BlackBerry PlayBook to be sold at Staples, employee training in March? BlackBerry 302: A complete wipe...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Torch users - do you use the physical keyboard or touchscreen?

  Torch users: Which keyboard do you use most?customer surveys   When I break out my Torch I sometimes have trouble deciding if I prefer using the physical keyboard or touchscreen keyboard better. I know when I first got it I was a huge fan of the physical keyboard. It was (and still is) one of my favorite keyboards on any device, however Bla1ze was pretty much stuck on the touchscreen...

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Bubble Birds updated - Now with free version!

Just over a week ago, we posted on a new game from XIMAD called Bubble Birds Premium. The game is similar to your classic bubble popping game, but with birds and in bright colors. You simply match 3 or more of the same colored birds together to pop them off the playing area. We just got word that the game is now available in a free version. The free version does contain ads, but they don't...

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