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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Leaked OS 6.0.0.431 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Leaked OS 6.0.0.431 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

 *UPDATE* -  Check out this post in the forums for the exact details of what this is. It uses official files but no installer was given so one had to be created. You can decide for yourselves if that makes it official or a Hybrid. *UPDATE 2* - If you weren't happy about having a non-signed RIM installer file you can now grab the official RIM installable file from here. Thanks to Verizon...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of !Reflect7 Carbon by AG Designs & Graphics!

Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of !Reflect7 Carbon by AG Designs & Graphics!

Andrew over at AG Designs & Graphics let us know that they just released an updated version of one of their best selling themes, !Reflect 7. All graphics were remade, newly created or highly optimized to cut down on theme size, increase visual appeal and, most importantly, improve performance. The resulting theme, called !Reflect7 Carbon, has all new cursors, dialog boxes, awesome buttons...

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TELUS now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G for $200, no contract

TELUS now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G for $200, no contract

If you're looking to get a deal on a no contract, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and live in Canada, TELUS is looking to hook you up. Be it in Black or in Pink, TELUS is willing to sell you either or for only $200. Which is a pretty sweet deal for a brand new, unopened, no contact device from any carrier. To put some comparison on that pricing, if you were to go to AT&T right now and ask for a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 21st, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Registration opened up for BlackBerry World, so hurry and get on board. Speaking of which, does anyone have a spare $2,199 they would like to lend a certain someone? No? Oh well. Today, we announce the winners of the Hypoxia Media Player giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend!...

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XTop Mobile now available in beta form

XTop Mobile now available in beta form

If you've never heard of XTop Mobile before that's likely because it has been "coming soon" forever now. That said, XTop Mobile has finally been released in a lovely beta fashion and is welcoming users to sign up and try out the service. That service promises to create a lot of productivity between you, your PC and your BlackBerry. The full feature set below: Get real-time notification of all...

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Incipio Ultra Light Feather Case the BlackBerry Curve 8900

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A case is a case is a case, right? Well... A case for your smartphone should do at least two things. One, protect your BlackBerry in some way. Whether that's simply protecting it from dings and scratches or full-on drop-it-from-ten-feet-and-be-unharmed protection, a case should do its job. Just as importantly, you should still be able to use...

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CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

Part 1: cutting the cost of calling with discounted rate services Welcome to the CrackBerry Guide to wireless bill cutting apps; or “How to afford to keep your BlackBerry and your high usage habits.” The BlackBerry addiction is strong. Like any addiction, it typically comes at a cost. In this case, in comes out of your pocket. Some are spoiled by their employer and are given a company...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: How many 3rd party apps do you have on your device?

  How many 3rd party apps are installed on your device?online survey   When chatting with people about their devices, I'm sometimes amazed to see how many 3rd party apps they do or don't have on their device. Many users have a device which they bought or were given by work etc. that they just use "as is". They don't worry about installing any extra apps as they feel the native apps are...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Telefonica Spain

Official OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Telefonica Spain

It's no OS 6 unfortunately, but it's still an update. Telefonica Spain has released OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000. If you're still using this Cadillac device you should give this one a go. I was actually contemplating going back to my Bold 9000 last night, so maybe this will be incentive to fire it up for a few days. No reports in on whats new just yet, so be sure to swing by the...

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Updated theme builder coming by the end of January - Includes support for all OS 6 devices

It looks like we should have a shiny new beta version of the theme builder in just a few more days. Today Mike Kirkup (@blackberrydev) sent out the tweet above saying that the new version, which will include support for all OS 6 devices, will launch by the end of January. This is great news and will definitely expland the theme offerings in the near future. There are only 10 days left in...

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Fuel Economy Calculator - 50 copies to be won!

Don't trust the manufacturers numbers for fuel efficiency? Don't want to calculate things on your own? Well look no further than Fuel Economy Calculator. This nifty app solves your problem by doing all the hard work for you. Just enter your odometer reading and the amount of fuel you get at a fill-up and that's it. Fuel Economy Calculator will automatically tell you your miles per gallon based...

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BlackBerry Sedona enters the rumored device game

BlackBerry Sedona enters the rumored device game

If you were thinking there weren't any more rumored devices in the ol' pipeline think again. N4BB has posted up an image of what looks to be a new player to the name game - the BlackBerry Curve 'Sedona'. It sports 512MB of RAM and OS 6.1. Not many other details to go along with this one, but now that this little guy is out in the open we're sure to see more info in the near future. Check out a...

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Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

Today, Microsoft released an update to Bing for BlackBerry. It is now compatible with BlackBerry 6 (the Torch at least) and they have also made performance improvements for OS5 devices. Bing for BlackBerry's new features include: Homepage Hotspots- If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots...

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Review: TXTLater for BlackBerry

Review: TXTLater for BlackBerry

Confucius once said, "...The weakest ink is better than the strongest memory." And if you are anything like me... Forgot to call family or friends on that special day? That important email the boss wanted you to forward to your clients...ever slipped your mind? Missed an important conference call just because you forgot all about the time zone difference? Needed to send a calendar entry...

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Check out the BatBerry Project - Follow along in the building of a BlackBerry powered Batmobile

A few weeks back I came across a sweet blog from Tim Neil (who is a development manager at RIM) via his Twitter feed. It turns out that when he's not hacking away at RIM during the day, Tim actually has an undying love for Batman. Mixed with his love of cars (his Subaru WRX is pretty amazing) he decided to create his own Batmobile (dubbed the BatBerry project). The cool thing about it is that...

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Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39

Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39

We let you know yesterday that FileScout is now fully integrated with Dropbox, and now we have learned that Dropbox has also updated to build 1.0.39 for BlackBerry users. It doesn't look like there were a lot of changes this time around, but hopefully if you had trouble with the last versions then the update will help you out. From the change log: uploading file changes for file stored in...

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BlackBerry Pros at CES 2011: Lara Spencer interviews Piers Morgan

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Pros interviews conducted by Laura Spencer were a popular event at CES 2011. We previously showed you the interviews with Adrian Grenier, Olivia Wilde, and Common and here is the fourth installment, Piers Morgan. You may recognize Piers from America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent or from his appearance on The Celebrity...

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Google Maps for BlackBerry updated to v4.5.2

Google Maps for BlackBerry updated to v4.5.2

One of my personal favorite and most used apps for BlackBerry, Google Maps, just got an update to v4.5.2.  We aren't seeing a changelog posted so our guess is that this is just a bug squishing release. The previous version was 4.5.1 which we saw released back in October of last year. If you notice any significant changes drop a comment below, or discuss your findings in the forums! To download...

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