Contest: 50 free copies of Kino by Pootermobile up for grabs, and 3 t-shirts!

If you're looking for a fun and colorful theme, built with quality and packed full of function, then you need to check out Kino by Pootermobile! I really don't know where they get all these fun ideas for themes, but they never fail to impress me. The moment I installed Kino on my Torch I was immediately transported to the beach… well ok, not literally, but the sand-like background and blue...

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BBM 101: How to scan a barcode

BlackBerry Messenger is a great way to communicate, no matter the subject. With Delivered and Read notifications, you always know where you are in the conversation. By now, you've probably seen the BBM Flirt commercials. Just like in the video, it's easy to add new contacts just by scanning the BlackBerry PIN barcode. One BlackBerry will be the scanner while the other will show a barcode; it...

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Save the fluffy bunnies from incineration - Bunny Rescue by Vimukti Technologies

A game doesn't have to make sense to be fun. For example, in Bunny Rescue by Vimukti Technologies, cute white fluffy bunnies are falling out of chutes in the ceiling, destined to be charbroiled on the incinerator below. It's up to you to bounce them up into the air to save them. Why are evil robots dropping bunnies into an incinerator? I have no clue, but you can believe I spent a good deal of...

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Calendar Wallpaper by MMMOOO

Calendar Wallpaper by MMMOOO

I get frustrated when I need to quickly see a calendar with the current month and I have to fumble around opening the BlackBerry calendar and switching back and forth between applications. Wouldn't it be neat to have a calendar right on your home screen so you can easily view it? Now you can have just that. MMMOOO has developed an application called Calendar Wallpaper that pushes the current...

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More video tutorials for the BlackBerry Touch (monaco) extracted

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Although some of the videos from the BlackBerry Touch have previously appeared, not all of the videos for the BlackBerry Touch (monaco) tutorials were able to be extracted. But, that hasn't really stopped folks from trying and as such -- those that remained unseen are now available. Again, not a whole to see in the videos but they're pretty cool...

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CrackBerry Twitter Contest: Your Chance to Win a BlackBerry PlayBook just by following us on Twitter and Tweeting a message!

We've already given away a few BlackBerry PlayBook IOUs to lucky CrackBerry contest winners, and as we approach the April 19th launch date we're giving our audience yet another chance to win a BlackBerry PlayBook. This time we're going to get fancy and do it up social media style on the twitters.   HOW TO ENTER: For your chance to win a BlackBerry PlayBook, all you need to do is login to...

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Quick Review: Six dot X theme for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Last week we saw OS 6.1 pop up for some unreleased devices. Inside the latest icons for OS 6.1 were unearthed and magically turned into what is now Six dot X. This latest creation comes from BBThemes and is the closest you can get to OS 6.1 on your device (for now). Nothing major will change from your stock theme, but Six dot X provides a fancy new...

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The CrackBerry.com Guide to CrackBerry.com - Part II: AppVerse

The CrackBerry.com Guide to CrackBerry.com - Part II: AppVerse

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As a writer for CrackBerry.com, I download a lot of apps. All too frequently, I'll read a review here on the blog and immediately purchase the app. With Fixmo Tools, I didn't even finish the article. That's the power of reading a review from someone whose opinion you trust. Still, there are an incredible number of apps in the CrackBerry.com App...

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Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

Clearing up the PlayBook Confusion: BlackBerry Bridge vs. Internet Tethering

As I read through forum threads and check out blog post comments both here on CrackBerry and on other websites, I am noticing there is still a lot of confusion surrounding a few specific aspects of RIM's first tablet. Hopefully RIM's PlayBook marketing efforts will clean up the mess as we near launch, but in the meantime I'll do my best to help the cause. I already addressed the no native...

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Review: Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 -Enter to win one of your own!

Want to win Unique Autosport Pocket Pouch for the 9650 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I'll be the first to admit, I am not always as careful as I should be with my BlackBerry 9650, and this is probably a large part of the reason that I continually look for a case to put on the device. While I have explored options such as the Otterbox Commuter, and a few others, often...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

One more this morning goes out to the Curve 3G 9330 users. This leak comes in the form of OS 6.0.0.524. Not much is known on this one just yet, so if you are a 9330 owner be sure to let us know what you find out. Use caution when updating your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

One for the Curve 3G 9300 users today as well. Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 has been leaked and is good to go. Not many reports in on this one just yet, so if you are a 9300 user get to installing and let us know. As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Happy Monday Bold 9780 users. Here is a fresh OS leak to start the day off with. OS 6.0.0.526 has popped up and is ready for download. Early reports say that this one looks to be a bit zippier than the last few, so if you have some free time this morning why not give it a go. As usual, use caution when installing any OS on your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT...

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Contest winners: Schlage LiNK system, PlayBook accessory, bluetooth headsets, and tons more!

Here are the winners from last week's 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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Best of Smartphone Experts, 3 April 2011

Droid X and Droid 2 get leaked Gingerbread builds with updated MotoBlur Google finally launches in-app billing HTC gives its Flyer tablet an official 6-minute video New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge  BlackBerry PlayBook Setup  BlackBerry 7 to merge the Best of BlackBerry 6.1 and QNX?!  WWDC 2011...

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A brief look at the BlackBerry PlayBook boot screen

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you've been following all the BlackBerry PlayBook action in the forums then you'd know that in Ontario some Research In Motion reps have been hanging out at some of the Best Buy and Future Shop locations demoing the BlackBerry PlayBook for anyone interested. Some of our forums members have decided to swing by those locations and scoop up some...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Leather Holster for the Torch 9800

Want to win a BlackBerry Leather Holster for the Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When it comes to my BlackBerry, the addiction is so strong my friends think I’m Gollum from Lord of the Rings. However, they don’t know the whole truth as to why the device never leaves my grasp. I’m going to let you guys in on a...

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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 Missed Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it New BlackBerry Touch (monaco) Hands-On Photos Emerge Internet Tethering on the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet via Bluetooth BlackBerry 7 to merge the Best of BlackBerry 6.1 and QNX?! How To Setup the BlackBerry Bridge BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures and Navigation ...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

We've been hearing a lot of rumors about the .5xx builds for devices and now 6.0.0.526 has finally leaked online for all you BlackBerry Torch users out there. Not sure what has changed in the OS exactly so by all means, feel free to rip it to shreds and break it all down for us the the CrackBerry forums. Remember though, back up your data before loading this up folks. *OS Disclaimer - Please...

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Next Dual Pack and Nintaii by Mobigloo on sale!

Next Dual Pack and Nintaii by Mobigloo on sale!

Two popular games from Mobigloo are on sale right now! Nintaii and Next Dual Pack are both challenging puzzle type games for BlackBerry that will provide you with hours of entertainment. Both games are available for most every BlackBerry smartphone with OS 4.2 and higher and are on sale for just $.99 each (regularly $4.99!). Next Dual Pack is currently the #1 paid app in BlackBerry App...

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