Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Although a lot of what RIM's plans are for long term NFC usage are still unknown, we're now getting a glimpse at their Smart Tags app. Smart Tags at least, at this point seems to be a rather simple application that allows you to share images and assign tags to those images. Upon loading the app you are given two options, "Create tag" and "Search". Clicking on create tags lets you "Click to add...

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Contest: SSIX - A hot new BlackBerry theme by Raypho

Contest: SSIX - A hot new BlackBerry theme by Raypho

SSIX by Raypho is a fantastic new BlackBerry theme that is both functional and professional. Like all of their themes, SSIX has a unique layout and design that you won't find anywhere else. With 2-3 independent icon slots and 7 - 8 text icons in a hidden dock on your home screen you're sure to have all of your vital apps and information right at your fingertips. Because the banners are semi-...

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Review: Jabra Cruiser 2 Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone

Review: Jabra Cruiser 2 Bluetooth Car Kit Speakerphone

Want to win a Jabra Cruiser 2 Car Kit Speakerphone from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details.I have been using a Jabra SP700 for a few years now, and figured it was time to pick up a new one. When it comes to bluetooth I have always been a big fan of Jabra. Their products are always high quality, long lasting, and have never let me down. So while browsing ShopCrackBerry.com I came...

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JeeoSuite beta update to version 1.0.37 - Several bugs fixed

JeeoSuite beta update to version 1.0.37 - Several bugs fixed

One of my favorite apps, JeeoSuite, had an update for their beta yesterday, bringing many improvements. If you haven't heard of JeeoSuite before, it is a WiFi Portal for your BlackBerry. Giving you access to your device's email, calendar, files, bookmarks, memos, photos, and device stats. It also has various tools including my personal favorite, screen capture. This update includes several bug...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.522 For The BlackBerry Style 9670!

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.522 For The BlackBerry Style 9670!

BlackBerry Style 9670 owners are waking up to a Saturday morning surprise in the form of OS 6.0.0.522, which has been leaked online this morning. As with all leaks, be sure to back up your data first folks. Let us know in the comments or in the forums at the link below if you see any changes! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported...

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Wakeful for BlackBerry updated [beta]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Wakeful is a fun new alarm application that is currently in beta testing. If you can't stand hearing that annoying alarm in the morning, or if you sleep right through the music you program to wake you, you might want to check this out. Wakeful will provide you with a personalized morning wake up call customized by your location. You can choose to...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Traffic - My recent road trip

Quick Review: BlackBerry Traffic - My recent road trip

Recently I made a road trip down to Virginia Beach for a wedding. Usually I know the roads I am traveling quite well, but in this case the route was very foreign to me. I have never been a fan of carrier navigation apps (mainly because of the monthly price) and have just used Google Maps if I found myself in a bind. Luckily, when I purchased my Hummer last year, they threw in a free GPS unit (...

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CrackBerry Podcast 066: Android Apps on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 7, 2011 Phones, PlayBook and more!

After a bit of a BlackBerry news drought, the last couple of weeks brought with it a ton of awesome news and rumor for us to talk about on this live audience CrackBerry podcast. You'll definitely want to listen to this one as we sound off on RIM's announcement of supporting Android Apps on BlackBerry and talk BlackBerry 7, 2011 BlackBerry Smartphones and more. And with the BlackBerry PlayBook...

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Video tutorial for the BlackBerry Touch (monaco) extracted

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Since the other videos got extracted we figured we might as well go ahead and post this lone one of the BlackBerry Touch for everyone to see. Not exactly a whole lot going on in the way of videos for this device from the leaked OS but it does offer another glimpse of what is coming for BlackBerry smartphones. Thanks, Shao128!

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Video tutorials for the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 extracted

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The recent leak of OS 6.1.0.44 seems to be full of goodies. First some extracted apps, then a peak at some new icons, and then earlier today the entire icon set. Now we get a couple of tutorial videos for the hardware, homescreen, placing a call, SIM insertion, and some basics. This is also gives us a nice 360 degree view of the device itself in (...

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Icons from leaked BlackBerry OS 6.1 available to download!

Icons from leaked BlackBerry OS 6.1 available to download!

Hey theme developers, if you're looking for the icons from BlackBerry OS 6.1 that leaked yesterday, look no further. They have been extracted and are ready to use! You can see how beautiful they look in BBTheme's Six dot X theme that was released really early this morning (like middle of the night early). So fire up Theme Builder and get to work on some new hotness! Note: The icons are for...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 1, 2011 - Win 1 of 20 free copies of Weather Plus by MMMOOO!

Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week our contest is courtesy of MMMOOO. They have just released some major updates to their award winning Weather Plus, and have sent us 20 copies to pass on to you!  Reminder: We are now including the App Roundup contest winners with our usual weekly contest winners post, so make sure you check there Monday to see if you won last week. We...

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BlackBerry 6.1 icons point to NFC, compass and more

BlackBerry 6.1 icons point to NFC, compass and more

After yesterdays leak of BlackBerry 6.1, we've seen some great stuff roll out already. There were some extracted apps as well as a sweet new Six dot X theme. In his work to extract icons from the soon to be released OS, Dave came across some new ones we haven't seen before that will show up on the next generation devices. Included in the mix are what we think to be a compass, NFC, BlackBerry...

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  OR ?? Which is better for the busy executive, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 or Torch?customer surveys I received the following email from a reader and decided before responding that I wanted to check in with our greater CrackBerry audience to see where they stand... Kevin, I have read both your reviews for the Torch and the Bold 9780. I am looking into purchasing either the Torch for...

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BlackBerry PlayBook order showing as cancelled at Staples? You're not alone

Like many others I have placed my BlackBerry PlayBook on order at Staples. Everything was pretty straight forward aside from the ship date showing as April 13th (which we know isn't true). I've been checking my order status every day, and until yesterday all was fine and dandy as it was shown as "processing". Early yesterday however, to my surprise the order was shown as "Cancelled". Not happy...

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Six dot X for BlackBerry by BBThemes

Six dot X for BlackBerry by BBThemes

Thursday saw some exciting leaks as BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 was leaked online. Now, this may not mean much for you if you don't have a Torch 2 9850 or Bold Touch 9930 (because as you know, they're unreleased as of now and technically just rumored to exist) but some of the elements of this leak have proven to be useful. Not only were some of the native apps extracted, but the actual icons from...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1

In addition to the OS leaks for the soon to be released devices, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 has popped up as well. It was rumored that the software would be leaked out soon enough, and here you have it. Nothing super fancy comes along with this one and Mac users are still out of luck, but reports looks to show a few new features so give it a go and report back with your findings in the...

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USB On-The-Go support for the BlackBerry PlayBook coming post-launch (and more!)

USB On-The-Go support for the BlackBerry PlayBook coming post-launch (and more!)

Excitement was building up as the Developer Relations team at RIM provided answers to the tough questions we developers had the chance to ask on Twitter. With the keyword #AskBBDev (Mike Kirkup and Alex Kinsella set out to satisfy developers' thirst for information. As one of these developers, I submitted a couple of questions too - twenty in fact - and one of them was given a prompt answer,...

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Easy Smiley Pack for BBM updated to 1.2.8 – Now with even more Smilies and Emoticons

Last month we told you about a free application called Easy Smiley Pack for BBM which added 250+ smilies and symbols to your BBM chats. Easy Smiley Pack is more than just a catalogue of happy faces and cute icons. It's slowly becoming a new form of communication between me and my best friend. I must say she's become an emoticon junkie thanks to this addictive app by S4BB limited....

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BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it

BlackBerry OS 6.1.0.44 leaks out, brings some updated apps with it

For anyone tired of hearing about the BlackBerry PlayBook, the new images of the BlackBerry Touch were a nice change. But now, OS OS 6.1.0.44 has shown up and along for the ride is a bunch of updated apps. Extracted and taken from the full, leaked OS updated versions of the following are now available for download: BlackBerry App World v2.1.3.2 BlackBerry Radio v1.0.0.34 BlackBerry Podcasts...

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