Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win an extended battery for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win an extended battery for your device!

Contest: Win an extended battery for your device! Details Below. When I get a device I'm all about battery life. Ever since the 9700 and it's insane battery life came around I won't settle for anything less. One of the ways I've found to keep the fire burnin' is with an OEM size extended battery. Unlike bulky extended batteries that require a different cover, the OEM size extended batteries...

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Gym Technik fitness app for BlackBerry updated; now includes full motion exercise video demos

It's a few weeks into the New Year, and the folks at Gym Technik are doing their part in keeping BlackBerry owners fit. We've covered this CrackBerry Award winning app a few times, who also co-sponsored the BlackBerry Fitness Challenge we held last year. This BlackBerry fitness app allows you to setup workouts, find workouts, track workouts, track body stats. and schedule a routine on your...

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BlackBerry PlayBook and future QNX-based BlackBerry Smartphones to run Android Apps too?!

Pure awesomeness. Back on August 25th on CrackBerry Podcast 057 (jump to minute 52), prior to the PlayBook ever being announced, we spent a bunch of time weighing in on the BlackBerry tablet rumors of the day. I squashed a bunch of them - like the fact it would NOT be called the BlackPad (I still chuckle at that one) nor would RIM brand it the QNX OS (it was introduced as BlackBerry Tablet OS...

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A few more details on BlackBerry Balance

A few more details on BlackBerry Balance

We've heard bits and pieces about BlackBerry Balance but still no solid details (in the form of a RIM press release anyway). Our good friend Al Sacco did have a chance to sit in on a recent BlackBerry event where he heard a bit of what Balance will include. The basis of the product is to separate work and personal information on your BlackBerry smartphone. This means while you may have a work...

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Slacker Radio Plus for BlackBerry giveway - Free subscriptions up for grabs!

It's the day of the week known as hump day. What a better way to help you get through the rest of the week than run a contest for some free subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus? Up for grabs we have 5 one-year subscriptions, 5 three-month subscriptions and 5 one-month subscriptions. Just leave a single comment on this post telling us why you want to win. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight...

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Official OS 6.0.0.431 DM files now available for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and Blackberry Bold 9650 from Verizon

As expected, Verizon has now posted up the Desktop Manager install files for those of you with either a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330. You can head on over to to the Verizon Wireless website and grab the downloads if you never got the OTA install. Of course, if you're running a previously leaked version then you can simply pass this one over. Click here to visit the...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and Bold 9650 OTA update available from Verizon?

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 and Bold 9650 OTA update available from Verizon?

*Update: Looks like this may be the case for Bold 9650 users as well. Make sure you're running the last official OS from Verizon and see if the update is available to you. A few users have been reporting in today and it looks like OS 6 may be on the way down the pipeline from Verizon. Justin snagged us this screencap of his 9330 where it looks like OS 6.0.0.431 is available for an OTA...

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BlackBerry Messenger 6 features list leaked?!

BlackBerry Messenger 6 features list leaked?!

Back when Research In Motion announced their BBM Social Platform most folks were wondering what, exactly that meant for BlackBerry Messenger and how we use it today. At the time of the announcement, it never really meant much at all. But now that we have the BlackBerry PlayBook on the way and a new 6.1 OS some of the intended uses for the BBM Social Platform are coming to light. That is, if...

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BlackBerry Balance coming soon - Headed to PlayBook as well

BlackBerry Balance coming soon - Headed to PlayBook as well

The rumored BlackBerry Balance looks to be on its way to public release. The product looks to separate your work and play life on your BlackBerry Smartphone, keeping your personal info private while IT can still snoop on the buisness side of things. "There are two fundamental use cases on the smartphone - enterprise and personal. The problem is that they are conflicting," said Jeff...

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Thank you RIM! This BlackBerry 6.1 screen capture above shows off a new feature in the upcoming OS update that so many of us BlackBerry 6 users, including myself, have been longing for... the ability to manage homescreen panes. In the default BlackBerry homescreen experience the All, Favorites, Media, Downloads, and Frequent panes are always present, which on a device like the BlackBerry...

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Fake of the Week: Knockoff Bold 9000 looking good in red

Fake of the Week: Knockoff Bold 9000 looking good in red

This week we have a sweet looking fake that resembles the Bold 9000. While red isn't really my color, I do think this one looks pretty good. As with last weeks fake, this guy "features" a dual SIM, analog TV, Wifi, Bluetooth and an FM tuner. While it does add a bit of flair over the good ol' Bold 9000, I wouldn't go rushing out to pick this one up. As we know well, these may look good but don'...

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Contest Winners: Evy, Fuel Economy Calculator, !Reflect7 Carbon, and Ventev PowerCELL!

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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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Two days of leaks now but still nothing for the 9800 yet. But here is the latest for the BlackBerry Bold 9780, v6.0.0.448. If you're interested in trying out this leak, fire up app loader or desktop manager or whatever you prefer to use and get to updating. Don't forget to back up your device first, and read the disclaimer below. Newer Facebook is also included with this release. *OS...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Oh hey, Blackberry Bold 9700 users! You've not been forgotten about. Last leak for the Bold 9700 was that of 6.0.0.424 and now, you can fire up the tools needed to update to OS 6.0.0.448 should you so wish. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. PS: No funny business with this one, it's your basic installable file. But you do get a new Facebook v1...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for January 24, 2011 - 50 copies of Novy to give away!

BlackBerry theme roundup for January 24, 2011 - 50 copies of Novy to give away!

It's theme roundup time again! There is a good mix of themes for everyone after the break, so get in there and check them out. Contest is posted at the end, so make sure you read through. Also, every week I see people entering the contest without reading what devices the offered theme is compatible with, then being disappointed when they win. Make sure you read the descriptions! And make sure...

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Contest: Advanced GPS Tracker - 50 copies up for grabs

Turn your GPS-enabled BlackBerry into a powerful mapping and tracking device with Advanced GPS Tracker. This great app is great for hikers and travelers alike. It records distance traveled, duration, elevation profile and more. With deep options, Advanced GPS Tracker can can show your position in decimal or DMS format, works in metric and imperial units and even exports data to .KML or .CSV...

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Review: Mobi Products Crystal Case for the BlackBerry Style 9670

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Accessories for the BlackBerry Style 9670 are few and far between at the moment, so when I saw ShopCrackBerry.com had the Mobi Products Crystal Clear Case available, I jumped at the chance to review it. The case is basically two pieces of plastic that just snap on the front and back of your BlackBerry Style. It does NOT come with screen...

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KidsMath for BlackBerry - Practice and quiz your kids on basic math skills

KidsMath for BlackBerry - Practice and quiz your kids on basic math skills

If you're looking for an app to keep your school age children occupied while also helping reinforce some basic math skills, well look no further. Toysoft has released KidsMath for BlackBerry. Designed for children, KidsMath includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There are three levels of difficulty to choose from for practice or quiz, and the quiz of 30 random questions...

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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 Updated theme builder coming by the end of January Use your BlackBerry to make purchases at Starbucks across the US! BlackBerry Style 9670 headed to Alltel? AT&T 3G compatible BlackBerry PlayBook on the way? BlackBerry 101 - BlackBerry Messenger Groups  Contest Reminders Fuel Economy Calculator - 50 copies to be won! Win a Ventev PowerCELL for your BlackBerry...

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