Tale of the Scale, Part II: Gone Digital - BlackBerry Storm 9550 Is Not Fat, It's Just Big Boned

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Weighs in a Little Heavier Than Its Predecessor Yesterday's The Tale of the Scale post got some really interesting comments, from bored much Kevin? to I like my phone with a little extra heft - more to love and my personal favorite, if you're complaining about a gram or 2..... get a gym membership! I even got a tweet saying I was on crack to think the 9550 weighed in...

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U2 Mobile Album Now Available In BlackBerry App World

U2 Mobile Album Now Available In BlackBerry App World

We've been watiing for what seems like forever for the U2 Mobile Album to be released as we had heard all kinds of news about it in the last few months, but had no real release date. Well today the U2 Mobile Album became available for download in BlackBerry App World. This free app lets you follow the band on their No Line On The Horizon tour and offers a load of great features. Get inside...

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Dear CrackBerry: Should I Buy a BlackBerry Storm Now or Wait For Storm Two?

It's a tricky question to answer. Get a BlackBerry Storm 9530 today, or wait a little longer and get a Storm 9550? Temptation is a difficult thing. All I can say is watch the video below... and hopefully you'll figure out what's best for you! :-)

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Contest: 50 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

Contest: 50 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

We can't let a week go by without giving away some unlock codes, so this week CarrierUnlock.com has offered up 50 free codes for CrackBerry readers. Their codes are only good for Verizon (Storm & Tour), T-Mobile, AT&T, Fido & Rogers however, so if you are on another carrier you'll have to sit this one out. As an added bonus they are also running a promo to go along with the contest...

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Cocky Culture 2-Day 50% Off Sale on All Themes

Cocky Culture 2-Day 50% Off Sale on All Themes

I got an email from Tony of Cocky Culture themes this morning that he is having a 2-day sale on all of his themes. This means you can grab awesome themes like Leatherberry, Robotika, Revolver and more for 50% off. Almost all of the themes are regularly priced at $4.95, so you get a great savings during this sale. Just visit crackberryappstore.com from your device and pick out a Cocky Culture...

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Contest Winners: TetherBerry, Colorware Tour, BuzzMe Pro, Money For BlackBerry, CANDi and Empower SMS Viewer

* Update: Had a little copy and paste glitch on the TetherBerry winners where the full list wasn't included past the letter R. Full list now pasted. Sorry about that. Calm down... there's always winners right to the end of the alphabet, even Zzzz. *  We had a blowout over the last two weeks with contests, and we know you've all been waiting for this post. We have one lucky winner of a brand...

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Here's some cool news for the hardcore BlackBerry users and enterprise travellers out there. The folks at Celio Corp have hooked us up with an exclusive video first look at their BlackBerry driver support for the REDFLY Mobile Companion. If you haven't heard of the Celio REDFLY before, it's essentially a dummy monitor/keyboard for your smartphone that allows for an improved typing and viewing...

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Sensobi a better address book for your BlackBerry

Sensobi a better address book for your BlackBerry

Have you ever actually sat down and looked at your Address Book on your BlackBerry smartphone? I mean “really” sort through it. I bet that there are a good number of contacts that you don’t even need. When was the last time that you talked to so – and – so? You may have some of those contacts; the type that you quickly throw into your address book. They are saved, but forgotten for many...

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ÜberTwitter Launches With TweetPhoto Integration!

ÜberTwitter Launches With TweetPhoto Integration!

ÜberTwitter, the awesome Twitter client for BlackBerry devices has been growing at a rapid pace these days. After being named the top Twitter client for BlackBerry, it then teamed up with Twitvid.com to use their services to send videos to Twitter right from your device.This time around ÜberTwitter has teamed up with TweetPhoto to use their wide array of API's to provide everyone with a great...

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Astrasync For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.1

Astrasync For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.1

Astrasync for BlackBerry is a great solution for those who need two-way over-the-air synchronization of email, calendar and contact data with a Microsoft Exchange, MailSite Fusion, CommuniGate Pro, Zimbra, Scalix, FirstClass or Kerio MailServers. Astrasync has been offering their services for quite some time and have most recently updated to version 3.1.12 and as such, have implemented a lot...

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Leaked OS 4.6.1.305 For BlackBerry Curve 8520

Leaked OS 4.6.1.305 For BlackBerry Curve 8520

Hmm.. Seems not that long ago we posted a leak for the 8520 and here we go already with another one. OS 4.6.1.305 has leaked out onto the web for all Curve 8520 owners to download. I installed this update and gave it a spin, off the top nothing noticeable has changed but I'm sure there are a few bug fixes in the OS that we can't see due to there being no changelog available. It's no Storm leak...

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BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.301 Goes Official On AVEA

BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.301 Goes Official On AVEA

For all those that didn't already grab the leaked version, AVEA will fill your OS needs in the official format. As posted in our forums, you can now download OS 4.6.0.301 from their download site just remember if AVEA is not your carrier to delete the Vendor.xml file before installing. Remember to always check the forums for the latest OS releases.  Download The Official 4.6.0.301 For The...

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The Tale of the Scale: BlackBerry Storm 9550 Weighs In Against Siblings and Competition

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Weighs in Same (or slightly more??) than 9530 One of the topics of interest that has popped up more than a few times in the Storm II forum and which I came across again today is in regards to the weight of RIM's next-generation touchscreen BlackBerry. One of these days RIM will acknowledge the existence of the next-generation BlackBerry Storm and when they do we'll...

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BeBeMe Bursts on to the BlackBerry Scene ... Kind of

BeBeMe Bursts on to the BlackBerry Scene ... Kind of

  As bloggers our duty is to carry forth the news of the BlackBerry world and pass it along to the CrackBerry Nation. We are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest, and try to keep everyone in the loop the second something new comes along. This morning I had a mixed emotion when I received this tweet from a new service called BeBeMe. At first I wrote it off as spam since it just...

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Sports Illustrated Now On Your BlackBerry

Sports Illustrated Now On Your BlackBerry

* Update from Kevin: We got a note from Polar Mobile, who developed the app, that clarifies what's going on for some people. The app is available globally but they were asked to list two versions in App World so that the app can be featured separately in different geographic areas. This is causing confusion that they will approach BlackBerry about to get straightened out. Long story short,...

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Free SmartBBattery Shows Battery Status As An Icon

I came across a cool free app this weekend called SmartBBattery. The app is simple - it places an icon on your screen that displays you current battery status. The icon changes color (green, yellow or red) depending on your charge, and also shows the remaining battery life as a percentage. Thats all there is to it. SmartBBattery is a no frills app that gets the job done. The app works on all...

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Cameraless Tour Now Available From Sprint

Cameraless Tour Now Available From Sprint

Looking to assumingly cater to the business sector, Sprint now has available for purchase a cameraless version of the BlackBerry Tour. All the same specs as the original of course, so don't go thinking the camera was replaced with WiFi or anything crazy like that. Original price remains intact as well with the buy-in cost being $199.99 after rebates and 2 year agreement. Seems as though...

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BBScanner Updated to v1.4.0.2

BBScanner Updated to v1.4.0.2

We checked out BBScanner when it was first released, and it has been a big hit in the community ever since. Unfortunately the free beta days have come and gone, but BBScanner is bigger and better than before in its premium form. Available for only $2.99 (a free trial is available), the updated features and revamped UI add much needed upgrades to the app. Setup is a breeze, and once started you...

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Opera Mini 5 Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You?

Opera Mini 5 Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You?

We sure hope so. It has been a while since we have heard anything big from the folks over at Opera. Their Opera Mini web browser was and still is a favorite of many BlackBerry users, though over the past six months has taken a bit of a back seat to other third party BlackBerry web browsers like Bolt Browser and SkyFire's alpha/beta testing. Over the past few days though the Opera hype machine...

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MyCart Free And Pro Versions Updated To Version 2.3

MyCart Free And Pro Versions Updated To Version 2.3

MyCart has been getting a lot of attention in the CrackBerry forums, with good reason of course. It's an awesome application. MyCart is a simply designed to help you remember things while out shopping. Available in free and pro versions, the release of version 2.3 is now available for all to download and provides some great changes within it over previous versions. New design and speedier...

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