CrackBerry Idol update: Round 1 Kicks Off Today - 24 BlackBerry app reviews coming your way over the next two weeks!

Dieter, Georgia and Craig.. our own Randy, Paula and Simon of sorts! If you tuned into the CrackBerry Idol audition videos we ran on the blogs here (check out parts I, II, III, IV and V) you already know the competition is heating up big time. We have a lot of talented individuals entered into the competition, each coming at the challenge with a unique perspective and a lot of passion. It's...

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BlackBerry Frenemy #1 gets a serious update; Apple iPhone 4 Review (sound off!)

Read TiPb.com's Full Review of the Apple iPhone 4 >> I still think of CrackBerry.com as a relatively young website, having only launched in February 2007. Of course RIM/BlackBerry have been around a lot longer than that, but as young as I like to *think* we are, we definitely have more grey hairs than Apple when it comes to the smartphone game.  We've always considered the iPhone to be...

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New Hotmail icon for BIS email folders starting to show up for for BlackBerry users

The forums are lighting up with confused users as it looks like Hotmail has a fancy new icon on BIS email folders. It started a few days ago, and while know one really knew just what was up at first, some keen eyes figured out it is indeed Hotmail's doing. It could be part of BIS 3.1 as some users have even seen Yahoo! icons as well, but only time will tell. No fancy stuff for Gmail or other...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 28th 2010 - 25 copies of !Design to be won

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 28th 2010 - 25 copies of !Design to be won

Contest: 25 Copies of !design to be won. Leave a comment! This last week has been awesome to see all the tips coming in, and some very solid themes being put up for consideration.  The release of the new update to Theme Builder, I'm getting excited about all the great new themes we should see very soon for the new Pearl 91xx series. Let's get this started, hit the jump to see this week's...

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Number Cruncher - An addictive free game for your BlackBerry

Number Cruncher - An addictive free game for your BlackBerry

I am constantly on the lookout for games to kill time with on my BlackBerry, you never know when you'll have more time to kill than Twitter and BBM can fill. I got word about Number Cruncher earlier this week and decided to check it out. First thing in its favor is that fact that it's free, which is always a bonus. For a free game, it shows premium polish and a simple premise that's easy...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.685 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.685 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

Own a BlackBerry Storm 9530 and looking to upgrade the OS on it? Over the weekend OS 5.0.0.685 popped up in quite a few places for everyone to check out. If you haven't managed to grab it yet, now is the time to do so. Be sure to back your data up before you load this one, as always with unofficial OS'. You can read more in the CrackBerry forums about how this OS is working for folks. *OS...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 June 2010

Featured: Read TiPb's iPhone 4 Review! Complete Motorola Droid X coverage: initial hands-on, first-look video, spec comparison, benchmark tests. working on Froyo for the Evo 4G, but the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment won't. BlackBerry Shield features and screenshots leaked CrackBerry Idol contestant audition videos - check...

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Is Tynisha Keli jealous of a BlackBerry?

Is Tynisha Keli jealous of a BlackBerry?

There's no official video for this song, so just close your eyes and listen As BlackBerry users we’re more than often told that we spend too much time on our devices. Granted, there are some out there that do take it to the extreme, but I think that the majority of us give it the attention that it deserves. We’re not neglecting anyone, just making sure that everything that is important to us...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Idol is in full swing, BlackBerry Shield is on the way and we had a great podcast this week. More rumors on the BlackBerry front, so hopefully things will pick up again soon and we'll have lots to do. Check out the contests if you haven't already, and hit all the links below to see what you missed. What You May Have Missed BlackBerry 9670 headed to US Cellular 'later this year...

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Gym Technik now connects to Facebook and Twitter!

Gym Technik now connects to Facebook and Twitter!

Summer has just started, and on cue the guys at Gym Technik have upgraded their BlackBerry fitness app with a pretty slick feature to help your BlackBerry make you look your best this summer. The app lets you track your workouts, cardio, and body stats right from your BlackBerry. And now they've connected the app with Facebook and Twitter, to help you share your progress as you reach your...

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T-Mobile branded BlackBerry Curve 9300 gets fondled on video

T-Mobile branded BlackBerry Curve 9300 gets fondled on video

Well, this is a nice surprise. Seems the folks over at TechnoBuffalo have gotten their hands on a prerelease, prototype BlackBerry Curve 9300 and have given it a little bit of a run through for us all to enjoy. Yes, it may be not that exciting of a device for some out there but for others, this may be just what they have been waiting for. The interesting thing here is that it is currently T-...

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Steelthorn Software launches new deal-tracking app "QuackBot"

Steelthorn Software launches new deal-tracking app "QuackBot"

Everyone loves to get a deal on their purchases. Be it buying something and get next one free or just something totally awesome at a cheap price. Steelthorn Softwares latest application helps with finding some of the best deals out there available to you. By collaborating some of the "deal of the day" sites all into one, visually appealing application you can pick up some great stuff for cheap...

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Traffic - Images of the new RIM built application appear online

Traffic - Images of the new RIM built application appear online

For some folks who are making use of the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you can now download a new Research In Motion designed application called Traffic if you are eligible. Pics of the application leaked out shortly after the announcement, as you can see above. Traffic is an app which helps you determine a few things while you are driving. One of them being when exactly you will reach your...

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Get to know the CrackBerry Idol competitors - watch their audition videos! (part 5)

We're back with our final preview (see parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) of the contestants competing in Round 1 of CrackBerry Idol. The CrackBerry Idol winner will become a regular contributor to the CrackBerry blogs, so among the audition vids you'll be witnessing a future CB blogger. Who that person is will be up to the community to decide, so be sure to watch all of the audition videos so when it...

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CrackBerry Guide to BlackBerry Golf Apps

CrackBerry Guide to BlackBerry Golf Apps

Turn your BlackBerry into a virtual caddy with these great apps for Golf! Summer is here and you’ve been itching to get out and golf. Grab your clubs and kiss the family goodbye, it’s time to hit the links. CrackBerry Kevin started golfing again this year after taking a decade off and is now a born again golf junkie (I have it in writing); CrackBerry James is so fanatical about golf he runs...

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Crack a cold one as ScoreMobile and Budweiser unleash the Bar Finder addon

Crack a cold one as ScoreMobile and Budweiser unleash the Bar Finder addon

Canadian sports nuts are going to love this. The King of Beers and Score Media have announced a fantastic add-on to the already amazing free mobile sports app- The Score Mobile with Bar Finder. Score Mobile is a leading mobile provider of sports scores, previews, stories and player stats. Its many personalization options make it the ultimate source for sports fans. With the newest addition...

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NeatCall for BlackBerry Smartphones manages conferencing and scheduling conflicts

NeatCall for BlackBerry Smartphones manages conferencing and scheduling conflicts

If you’re out in the field closing important business deals or meeting with clients, it’s sometimes difficult to check in regularly with your team. Conflicting schedules and last minute meetings all contribute to lack of communication. NeatCall mobile scheduler helps users fit in these tough to plan times. Whether it is an in-person meeting, a conference call, one-on-one call or even an...

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BMW ConnectedDrive integration for BlackBerry available in vehicles later this year

BMW has announced that they will be making their ConnectedDrive with BlackBerry integration available starting this fall. The service from BMW is the first of its kind and will allow users to receive email messages in vehicles via Bluetooth from their BlackBerry with the Pearl 3G will be the first supported device. The emails can be displayed on the iDrive control panel and even read aloud...

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Get to know the CrackBerry Idol competitors - watch their audition videos! (part 4)

We're back with our fourth preview (see parts 1, 2 and 3) of five more of the contestants competing in Round 1 of CrackBerry Idol. The CrackBerry Idol winner will become a regular contributor to the CrackBerry blogs, so among the audition vids you'll be witnessing a future CB blogger. Who that person is will be up to the community to decide, so be sure to watch all of the audition videos so...

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BlackBerry 9670 headed to US Cellular 'later this year'?

BlackBerry 9670 headed to US Cellular 'later this year'?

It's not often that we have news from US Cellular on back-to-back days, but this one we just couldn't pass up. In what appeared to just be a press release announcing some Android devices, a paragraph about the Bold 9650 release caught my eye. The carrier will release the BlackBerry Bold in early August and later this year it will offer a BlackBerry flip smartphone with a full QWERTY...

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