Take a look at BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and tethering for OS 6.1

Take a look at BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and tethering for OS 6.1

Back when the leaked 2011 road map came out we saw some of the details about BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and how Research In Motion was expanding upon their devices tethering abilities. After that, not much more information leaked out. Today though, some newer slides detailing the process and what it will all look like have appeared online. Personally, I'm glad to see RIM rolling this feature...

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CrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!

CrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!

We recorded Episode 065 as a LIVE podcast and as promised are following up with the .mp3 download of the show so you can listen to it at your convenience. All in all it went pretty well! With the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook drawing near, we spent a lot of time talking about RIM's first tablet. I debrief on the NYC Playbook media event I attended, and talk about some of the new little...

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PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!

PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!

If you frequent the CrackBerry blogs, then undoubtably you have seen themes from Hedone Design. They've produced many popular themes, and one reason they are so well received is the incredible attention that is paid to every detail of their work. The latest release from Hedone Design is called PSHD, and is their homage to Sony and the Playstation interface. If you have experience with the PS3,...

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RIM working on their own video conferencing app for the BlackBerry PlayBook

If you've looked around the BlackBerry PlayBook homepage lately then this may not come as a huge surprise -- and really it shouldn't as the real news here isn't that the BlackBerry PlayBook has the ability to do video conferencing. But rather, that Research In Motion is working on their own application that enables video conferencing on the BlackBerry PlayBook instead of relying on a third-...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300!

Wow, three leaks so far this evening! Now all you BlackBerry 9300 owners can join in with updating your OS to 6.0.0.499 like the 9700 owners are. Give this OS a go and let us know how it works out for you either in the comments below or in the forums. Remember, back up your device before loading. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry security breached at Pwn2Own 2011

BlackBerry security breached at Pwn2Own 2011

This year's Pwn2Own event is well underway in Vancouver. The yearly event takes the best White hat hackers and challenges them to exploit computers and operating systems so that their vulnerabilities may be shared with the owners of those operating systems in an effort to make them more secure. In previous years, Research In Motion has stood its ground but this year results are now in for...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.499 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Hey BlackBerry Bold 9700 users, let's not let the Torch owners have all the fun! OS 6.0.0.499 has leaked for your device, so if you're into that sort of thing go ahead and give it a go. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. Let us know what you see that is new and improved, and hop on over to the forums to discuss it further! *OS Disclaimer...

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BlackBerry Wallet v1.2.1.2 released - New UI and features added

BlackBerry Wallet v1.2.1.2 released - New UI and features added

It's been quite some time since the initial release of BlackBerry wallet. In that time, a few revisions have been made to the application but nothing substantial. That being the case, the latest version has just been released and places it at v1.2 and brings a whole new UI revamp as well as some extra features not in the originally released version. Features Save time by automatically...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Oh Torch leaks, it's been a while since we had one that's for sure. The last leak was for 6.0.0.450but here we have 6.0.0.486. Give it a go and let us know in the comments and in the forums about what's good, and what's bad. Remember, be sure to back up your data before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC showing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

Well, this a nice surprise that ultimately brings us one step closer to seeing an actual release date. The BlackBerry PlayBook has now appeared at the FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. Oddly enough, it appears to be the WiFi only version. Of course, not much else other then it having appeared there is revealed due to the confidentiality request filed but as history dictates that means...

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BreakingNews for BlackBerry enters open beta - Get a scrolling news widget for your homescreen

I'm a big news consumption guy when it comes to my BlackBerry. I like to have everything at my fingertips so I don't miss a beat. I follow loads of news sites on Twitter and also have RSS feeds pumped to me nonstop. Having a scrolling "widget" on the homescreen is something I've wanted for ages but didn't think we'd ever see. Well our good friend Shao has proven me wrong with the beta release...

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CrackBerry Live! Podcast Episode 065

Status: The live podcast has ended. The recording will be posted soon in case you missed it!

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Wifi web portal JeeoSuite has taken off since it was first announced. With JeeoSuite you can perform tons of functions on your BlackBerry over Wifi via your PC. Browse files, locate your phone, take screenshots and much more. The setup is a breeze and it is sure to become a favorite app in no time. Currently being new, JeeoSuite is missing out on...

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Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

If you're looking for a good word puzzle game, you should check out Word Sleuth by Carbide Software. This is the classic word search game you've been playing since you were a kid - find each word from the list in the jumble of letters. Word Sleuth has 4 game modes including timed arcade style modes. With three difficulty settings, 9 puzzle sizes (from 8x8 to 16x16), 30 categories and a total...

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The BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continues

The BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continues

Depending on whom you ask the BlackBerry PlayBook could or could not have a PIN attached to it. Most folks when asked will likely tell you the BlackBerry PlayBook has no PIN on it but when you ask some PlayBook developers they'll tell you it most certainly does as the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK and tools have a spot for a BlackBerry PIN. The above image was taken from the video released earlier...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following the announcement of the 7digital Music Store heading to the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Inside BlackBerry Blog has posted up a great video showing off the app. BlackBerry PlayBook Product Manager Ryan Biden takes us on a quick tour of the app on the PlayBook. Much like its handheld counterpart, the 7digital Music Store lets you check out tons...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A few weeks ago I wrote an open letter to Rovio asking and pleading for them to do up a version of Angry Birds for BlackBerry. They did reply with some half good, half bad news... that Angry Birds wouldn't be hitting BlackBerry Smartphones on the existing BlackBerry OS (no plans), but that Angry Birds on the PlayBook was a definite possibility. That...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup: Stream your music with a BlackBerry Music Gateway - Leave a comment to win one!

Enter to win a BlackBerry Music Gateway - keep reading for details! BlackBerry users don't immediately think "music" when firing up their device, but lets face it, most of us want it all in one place so we don't have to carry extra devices. Playing music on your BlackBerry may be annoying at first, but once you get it squared away you can rock out anytime you want with the help of some...

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CrackBerry LIVE Podcast Getting Recorded Tomorrow (Thursday March 10th) at 2pm EST!

Requests for us to do up a LIVE podcast here on CrackBerry have been coming in since.. well.. since we recorded our first podcast back on February 11th, 2008. After three years of fighting it, I'm finally giving in and tomorrow we'll be doing our first live show. It'll be audio only (with a chat room so you can all talk amongst yourselves and ask us questions, tell us to stay on topic, etc.) and...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Do you use the LED for notifications on your device?

  Do you use the LED for notifications?Market Research   I know this one sounds like a bit of a "duh" question, but I know there are actually users who don't use the LED indicator for notifications. I've been through phases where I just got plain tired of seeing the LED flash, and since I checked my device so often anyway, figured I didn't need to have it on. Now I actually...

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