Slacker Radio Plus Giveaway - 5 three-month subscriptions and 5 one-year subscriptions to be won

If you've snagged a new BlackBerry Torch you've surely seen that Slacker radio comes pre-installed and ready to rock on BlackBerry 6. But if you weren't quite sure about shelling out for a premium subscription, here's your chance to win one. Slacker is probably the best know streaming radio app for BlackBerry and with the great features and updates, it's no secret why. The app is 100% free,...

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BBRedux gives you everything you could ever need, right on your homescreen - 25 free copies to be won!

Ever wish you could do more without needing to navigate away from your homescreen to find what you're looking for? Love your wallpaper, but don't want to sacrifice function to rock it proudly? You may want to take a look at this theme, the latest by BerryMobi, which combines a great look with tons of function. For touch devices, the homscreen holds 19 icons on the homescreen, 11 of them user-...

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Awesome free game from Tafasa - Finger Trap!

Awesome free game from Tafasa - Finger Trap!

From the developers that brought us PatternLock and such games as Word Search and Bubble Burst comes the latest time waster Finger Trap. The game operates on a simple premise, just put your finger on the red square and move it around to avoid the blue ones. You'll figure out pretty quickly though, that it isn't quite so simple playing the game. Fast reflexes and good eye-hand coordination is a...

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20 Essential Apps for the New BlackBerry Torch Owner

Whenever a new BlackBerry device launches, we usually go back to the basics a little bit for all the first time BlackBerry owners in the audience. Of course, while the new app content here is catered towards the BlackBerry Torch, regardless of the BlackBerry device model you own you'll want to check out this list of 20 top BlackBerry apps. These 20 Torch app picks feature both free and paid...

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Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Sure seems that way. Some leaked documents from Bell Mobility show that BlackBerry 6 isn't set for release on other capable devices until 2011. While Bell is set to release the BlackBerry Torch 9800 anytime now, the newly announced BlackBerry Curve 3G nor the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will get it right away, let alone the previously released BlackBerry Bold 9700. As we've seen in the past...

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RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

When it comes to patents, finding new ones is sometimes fun. Some turn out to be actual products down the road while others sit in the registry never used. The latest one, “Handheld Electronic Device with Rotatable Member” filed by Research In Motion looks rather odd but, the given description helps better understand it. “In a first aspect, a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone...

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Hypoxia - All in one media player - 25 copies to be won!

Hypoxia - All in one media player - 25 copies to be won!

I refuse to use the native media players on my BlackBerry. They function well, but there are a few reasons I eschew them. One major gripe for me is having to use a different app for each type of media I want to play. I have tried a few different apps over the last while, trying to find a better fit for my needs, and have found Flipside to be a great music alternative, and I'm currently using...

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Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Word on the street is that China Mobile and RIM are currently piecing together plan rates for BIS. In other words, they are reportedly planning to expand BlackBerry service to individual users. In Guangdong, GoTone customers have had two plans made available to them, priced at 98 Yuan (Renminbi) and 108 Yuan (approximately $14.41 and $15.89 USD, respectively). Currently, enterprises act as BES...

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Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry got a slight bump in versions last night. The update, which is basically a bug squashing release addresses some minor issues within the previous release. The list is as follows: Fixed empty title issue for those blogs with “Site Title” field set to empty value. Fixed an issue on the comments screen that doesn’t permit editing of comments with weird characters within...

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ShortcutManager for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 - 25 copies to be won!

ShortcutManager for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 - 25 copies to be won!

Development on applications for BlackBerry 6 seems to be a bit slow so far, but ToySoft has their first app finished, and available for download. ShortcutManager lets you add shortcuts directly to your homescreen (or any other folder), for items as email addresses, PIN, SMS, contacts, phone numbers, and websites. Simply choose your type of shortcut, add a name and description, set the...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

The above pic was posted to Twitter last night of what is claimed to be BlackBerry Theme Studio which shows off support for the BlackBerry Torch, Now, I'm sure a lot of theme builders are dying to get their hands on this and, I'm just as sure a lot of BlackBerry Torch owners are dying to see what theme devs can do with it. The pic is cool and all but, unless this either leaks or Research In...

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CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch, Tablet, Six and Juice Extravaganza!

CrackBerry Podcast 057: BlackBerry Torch, Tablet, Six and Juice Extravaganza!

Ok podcast fans, get ready for a humdinger of an episode. With all of the Crack Team podcast members now owning a Torch and having spent a good deal of time on it, we go round table style and discuss our loves, likes and dislikes (a couple of hates too) in regards to the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6. There are definitely some good insights and interesting debates mixed into this discussion...

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Give your BlackBerry a sense of style with Black Out or Belicious from Ahaz Designs - 30 free themes up for grabs!

A couple of weeks ago, I featured Belicious in the weekly Theme Roundup, and Alex from Ahaz tipped me off to another of his themes, Black Out. Both themes are clean and great-looking, chock full of custom work. If you want to read a little more on Belicious, catch my original write up here. Where Belicious is geared toward the female audience, Black Out is one for the boys, featuring a fully...

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Some thoughts on BlackBerry 6 one week later

Some thoughts on BlackBerry 6 one week later

I've had over a week now to play with my new Torch 9800/BlackBerry 6 and simply put, I love it. I've always been a "BlackBerry Guy". I didn't set out to compare the device to other smartphones to see what better fit me. I know BlackBerry works for what I need, and RIM's latest creation fit the bill perfectly. I love the features that the Torch has to offer, as well as the great updates in...

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CrackBerry App Awards 2010 to be presented LIVE at DevCon in San Francisco Next Month - RSVP Now!

The third annual BlackBerry Developer Conference is coming up September 27th to 30th in San Francisco, and I'm happy to announce CrackBerry is going to be making a bigger splash than ever this year. In partnership with the BlackBerry Partners Fund and hosted by xobni, we're going to be handing out the 2010 Crackies in person at a fun-filled CrackBerry App Awards party.  The event will take...

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Bell prepares for launch of BlackBerry Torch 9800 by putting up sign up page

While folks in the US have had the BlackBerry Torch 9800 available to them since August 14th, folks in Canada are still on the waiting list. Just about every Canadian carrier has stepped to the plate in letting us know they will be carrying the device but alas, none have given customers a date or even pricing. Bell is the latest to get a little bit closer to launch. Today, the sign up page has...

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Trillian for BlackBerry now out of beta - Available In BlackBerry App World

It wasn't all that long ago we found out that Trillian was coming to BlackBerry. We made sure folks knew about the release and even did up a review of the beta for you all. Now, a few short months later we have the officially released version available for download through BlackBerry App World. As noted on the Trillian blogs, Trillian is available for $4.99 as an introductory offer so if you'...

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 now available from Rogers

If you're a Bold 9000 owner and didn't get in on the fun yesterday, today Rogers also released OS 5.0.0.822 for download. This is the newest official 5.0 for the Bold 9000 so hopefully it will run smooth. It's the same version AT&T popped out yesterday, so if you've still got old faithful on your hip then you might want to give it a shot. Hit the link below to download. Download OS 5.0....

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Neelam, strange name, super-powered calculator! - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Neelam, strange name, super-powered calculator! - 50 free copies up for grabs!

I use my native calulator application on my BlackBerry on a daily basis with work, calculating wights, and charges for customers. What is provided works very well for me, but there are those, like scientists, enginerrs, or students that require a lot more function than the native calculator provides. A few developers have taken on the task of creating scientific calculators for BB, giving us...

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Stay on top of the TIFF with tiffapp

Stay on top of the TIFF with tiffapp

On September 9th, 2010, filmgoers, critics and celebrities alike will ascend upon Toronto, Canada for the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival. Over a 10 day span, attendees will be able to view hundreds of films shown on approximately 37 screens in downtown Toronto. Being one of the most esteemed film festivals in the world, the TIFF typically draws in a crowd of over a quarter of...

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