New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.5 Now Available In Beta Zone For Some Users

New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.5 Now Available In Beta Zone For Some Users

After a short delay from the initially scheduled release, Research In Motion has just sent off emails with links for BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.5 to some in the BlackBerry world. The changes overall seem to be back end work that has no impact for users visually. A few things have been added that users might notice however. Keep in mind not all beta testers were sent the release today and more...

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New Qik Beta Shows They've Not Forgotten About BlackBerry

New Qik Beta Shows They've Not Forgotten About BlackBerry

It has been quite some time since my intial post of Qik coming to the BlackBerry platform. Since then time, we've not really heard much from Qik in the way of updates. Even today, the version made available for BlackBerry devices hasn't even evolved into 1.0 yet, as it still remains sitting at version 0.1.15. With that little bit of history out of the way, I can say I was rather surprised when...

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BlackBerry Theme  Weekly Roundup for April 5th 2010 - 100 Copies of Refresh to be Won!

Contest: 100 Copies of Refresh to be won. Leave a comment! Well it's Monday and time for another addition of the weekly Theme Roundup. This week we have brought you a diverse selection of themes. With a CrackBerry theme, Android replica theme, and contest theme that is available for touchscreen and non-touchscreen devices, you are sure to find a good one for download. Hit the jump and check...

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Doctor Who Rocks A Debranded BlackBerry Storm

Doctor Who Rocks A Debranded BlackBerry Storm

The brand new Doctor Who series began the other day and while the eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith may or may not be a fan favorite across the board he's alright with us here at CrackBerry. Sure it could be his witty charm and wacky approach to things that made us like him but we're going with the fact that he's a BlackBerry user that won us over. That's right, Doctor Who was spotted using...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 4 April 2010

The big news of the week: clearly iPad. Our site for all things iPhone, iPod, and iPad, TiPb, has total coverage of the iPad launch and a huge helping of iPad app reviews. Stay tuned for a full iPad review tomorrow! HTC Legend with new HTC Sense Review Android Central's Android keyboard roundup Win Phil Nickinson's Nexus One!...

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BlackBerry 9650 Makes An Appearance On Sprint Order Forms

BlackBerry 9650 Makes An Appearance On Sprint Order Forms

Just in case we all haven't been teased enough with the prospect of the BlackBerry 9650 being released soon, BGR drops some new information on us about the possibility of us actually getting ahold of one before 2013. As the picture indicates the BlackBerry 9650 with and without cameras has shown up on the Sprint order forms. In addition to the 9650, the 8230 flip was also listed as being...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

What a week! We saw some more OS leaks come flowing in, had what could have been our longest podcast to date, the CB Podcasts app made its way into BlackBerry App World, the Verizon Tour finally got OS 5.0 and we cranked out some contests as usual. Nothing crazy on the new front, but WES is rolling up fast and that means some BlackBerry goodness will surely turn up soon. If you didn't catch...

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Reminder: CrackBerry Mobile App Superstore Sale Ends Soon; Download the App for a Chance to Win an iPad and More!

Earlier this week we launched our new mobile CrackBerry Mobile SuperStore which has received a whack load of downloads and a ton of positive feedback so far. There are still even more improvements and features coming, but users are loving the Superstore / aisle concept which separates apps, games, themes and accessories into their own areas and the overall speed of the new app. If you haven'...

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BlackBerry Apps for your Ride

BlackBerry Apps for your Ride

Admit it, there’s something you love as much as (or more than) your BlackBerry, isn’t there? Can you guess what I’m talking about? I’ll give you some hints- just like your BlackBerry: You’re overprotective of it and rarely let anyone use it. You adorn it with the latest accessories. You cry if it gets scratched or dinged. It helps you find what you are searching for. Any ideas come to...

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Deal of the Day: 50% Off Tether for BlackBerry Today Only!

Deal of the Day: 50% Off Tether for BlackBerry Today Only!

If you've been mulling over picking up Tether for BlackBerry, you might want to think about it again today. Until the end of the day, you can grab Tether for $24.97 - thats 50% off. Tether lets you hook up your Mac or PC to your device and get online through your BlackBerry data plan. Features include: Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls. Easy Setup:...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.593 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.593 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Here is yet another leak for some Friday fun. Bold 9700 users can download OS 5.0.0.593 thanks again to BBLeaks. If you're like me you may be getting tired of installing these on your 9700 (I'm still sticking with .545) but some of you may be ready to check it out. Hit the link below to download and drop a comment with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 2nd, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Astraware Casino to be Won!

Happy April all! Hope you're all enjoying the spring season thus far. The weather has been just great up here, and while I've been hard at work, the golf clubs keep calling my name...can't wait! Getting down to what's new and exciting in BlackBerry Apps, this week I've got the following titles for you to look at: Giveaway of the Week: Astraware Casino Freebies of the Week: Number Cruncher...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] At first glance I wasn't sure I'd be a big fan of Motorola S7-HD headset, but after a few weeks of use I must say I'm impressed. Overall I have no major complaints on this one, aside from the slight "looseness" (for lack of a better work) of the headphone again the ear. They clip on well and hold tight around the ear, but the headpone sits a bit off...

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FAON - A Super Clean Premium Theme Hedone Design

FAON - A Super Clean Premium Theme Hedone Design

Over the past few days I've been checking out Hedone Designs latest theme on my 9700. FAON, has grown on me in that time. At first I thought it rather basic but after using it I realized the basic yet, functional layout just worked for me. If you're not a fan of transitions though, be advised FAON does have them built in. Aside from the four predefined icons shown, you get to select 6 user...

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Smartphone March Madness Continues: Vote for the BlackBerry Tour to Take Down the Motorola Droid!

  Which smart phone is better?survey software * Update: It's looking like the Tour will be bowing out to the Droid on this one. At least it had a good run, knocking out the iPhone 3GS. So that's it for the BlackBerry Smartphones in this year's Smartphone March Madness. It'll be interesting to see who's in the running next year! * After the BlackBerry Bold 9700 took an embarrassingly...

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CrackBerry Podcast 050: Our Longest and Best Show Yet?!!

CrackBerry Podcast 050: Our Longest and Best Show Yet?!!

At an hour and forty two minutes this has to be one of our longest CrackBerry Podcasts to date, but for Episode 050 we just couldn't hold back. Be sure to at least give the first five minutes a listen and we're sure you'll get hooked for the rest (you can always listen to some now and the rest later!). We cover a lot of good stuff in this episode, from the latest spree of OS updates and device-...

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Official OS 5.0.0.586 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Released By COSMOTE

OS 5.0.0.586 has gone official for anyone who was hesitant to use a leaked OS release. Seems to be a fairly standard thing these days. Leak and then go official on some carrier. This time around COSMOTE was first out the gates with it. Best to read up in CrackBerry forums to see if any issues have been found within this release. Seems a lot of the officials being approved still have prominent...

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VQ Mileage Tracker Contest - 20 Free Licenses Up for Grabs

The good folks at Xpressions Inc. (makers of VQ Carfinder) are again showing some love to the CrackBerry Nation. You've all helped VQ mileage Tracker become one of the top 5 business apps in the CrackBerry App Store, and to show their appreciation, Xpressions Inc. is giving up 20 free licenses of their popular VQ Mileage Tracker. The app automatically tracks the distance you drive, date and...

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