CrackBerry Turns Three Years Old Today and We Are Celebrating With a Whack Load of Contests!!!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us.... that's right, Friday, February 26th, 2010 marks three years to the day that we fired off our Hello World Press Release and officially opened the doors to CrackBerry.com. In true CrackBerry fashion and in keeping with our birthday tradition, we're going to be following up with a week's worth of crazy awesome contests and giveaways to celebrate this...

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"BlueBerry" 9500 Now Available With Optical Trackpad

"BlueBerry" 9500 Now Available With Optical Trackpad

Anyone remember the BlueBerry? Back during intial release the BlueBerry was the device to have. Ok, maybe not. But, it sure did bring some laughs to our day. Seems the BlueBerry series is not going any where anytime soon. Seeing how they just released the BlueBerry 9500 with a slick new trackpad, dual SIM, WiFi and even Mobile TV with a built in antenna. From what we can tell, it's not running...

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AnyTime - Display Multiple Timezones On Your Homescreen

AnyTime - Display Multiple Timezones On Your Homescreen

Ever find yourself stuck for trying to figure out time zones when working out meetings and such with others? Drives me nuts. I can totally admit that I have a hard time with time conversion and it became more evident to me as I have been watching the Olympics. Trying to figure out the schedule in Vancouver vs. Halifax meant me sitting there and Googling for a online time converter. I think it'...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.530 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.530 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

BBLeaks is at it again and has given some Friday joy to the BlackBerry world with a leaked OS 5.0.0.530 for the Tour 9630. This is a pretty big leap from the last Tour OS we saw, but still not that "official version" everyone is looking for. Hit the links below to download, and be sure to drop a comment and let us know your findings. Please Note: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release...

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AddOnis from Twinkler Software Lowered to $6.99

If you remember, AddOnis went under extensive beta testing in the CrackBerry community and was fully released a while back. Well I just got word that they have now dropped their price from $9.99 to just $6.99. This 30% drop is permanent, so if you've been holding off on picking it up, now you can get it at a better price. AddOnis is an all-in-one utility for your BlackBerry that allows you to...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 26th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Vorino Clock to be Won!

Hola, folks. Another great week here on the app front. This time around I've got 25 copies of Vorino Clock to giveaway to 25 lucky commenters (just answer the contest question in the comments to enter)... and of course the usual run-down of what's new and exciting on the BlackBerry App scene. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Vorino Clock...

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CrackBerry Podcast 048: MWC Debrief on WebKit Browser, BESX and Super Apps; Olympic Talk and More!

We're bacccCKKKK! I guess we're getting pretty good with this bi-weekly podcast thiing. In this CrackBerry Radio episode we go through all of the BlackBerry news that was Mobile World Congress 2010 and we catch up on other app announcements and BlackBerry news and rumor. We kick it CrackBerry old school on this one which means we go a bit long and off topic, but hardcore enthusiasts will...

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Bayalink Launches Liberty Lite v2.1 Beta Designed for BlackBerry BIS Users; Beta Testers Wanted

We've mentioned Bayalink and their BES Liberty product a few times here in the blogs since we first named them a Best of WES winner in 2008. In case you're not familiar, Liberty is a BlackBerry Application Virtualization solution allowing a BlackBerry user to use a regular screen and regular keyboard to interact with certain BlackBerry applications. These include but are not limited to...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Updated (again) to 1.5.5 - Includes Storm Support and More!

Just yesterday Foursquare got an update to version 1.5 with some new features. Today the Foursquare team announced yet another update (to version 1.5.5) that includes the long awaited touchscreen support. Finally Storm users can get in on the fun. Full updates include: Touch-screen support for BlackBerry Storm users (!!) Much better, faster and more accurate location lookups... Improved...

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The folks at Concrete Software are having a sale on two of their best selling games. From now through March 7th you can grab Aces Traffic Pack and Civilization IV: War of Two Cities for 40% off. This brings both games down from $4.99 to just $2.99. Both of these are sure to give you plenty of enjoyment in your Berry downtime. Aces Traffic Pack requires you to navigate a car from a packed lot....

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BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

BIS 3.0 Coming As Soon As Next Week?

*Update: We got our hands on an official email from RIM, and it looks like BIS 3.0 is set to drop on March 21st. Hit the jump for the details.* Seems like we won't have to wait much longer for the next BIS rollout. While some will be happy and some will walk away unimpressed BIS 3.0 is coming at some point followed up by BIS 3.1 as well. Details about the two new BIS offerings have been...

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Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Now Available for Purchase: ALWAYS Save $5 When You Buy it From CrackBerry.com!

You Can ALWAYS Use Coupon Code CBROCKS to Save $5 When You Buy Fixmo Tools via the CrackBerry Mobile App Store or CrackBerry App Store Client! Back at the end of December we announced the beta of Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones right here on the CrackBerry blogs. If you haven't heard about Fixmo yet, it's an ever-growing set of individual tools and utilities designed to make your...

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Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

Big Hand Dictation for BlackBerry Now Supporting Bold 9700 and Storm2

For those of you in the enterprise environment you may be familiar with Big Hand Dictation software for BlackBerry. Having been around since 2007, they are well known for their easy to deploy dictation application. The latest update being rolled out from them is a new version which focuses on device support and bug fixes. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 have been added to the...

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HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

HoneyComb Theme by JMal and AHaz Designs - 50 Copies to be Won!

Just released is HoneyComb, by JMal and AHaz designs. They have brought us such awesome themes as BeDroid and BeNexus, and HoneyComb is also very impressive. First of all, the theme is available in green, blue, pink, and red. Having this multitude of colors ensures there is a version for everyone. As with all their themes, HoneyComb has a ton of helpful homescreen features (depending on device...

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Cincinnati Bell Wireless Offering BlackBerry Training To Customers

Cincinnati Bell Wireless will be offering up some cool services to its customers for the month of March. They'll be hosting "BlackBerry Basics Training" courses for all those interested in learning more about their BlackBerry smartphones and how to use them. Pretty cool if you ask me. I know a few other carriers offer this kind of training as well so it's not really a new initiative to be...

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So it's not exactly a "Super App" by RIM's definition, but you can't deny how handy it is to use your BlackBerry as a flashlight when you need to find your way in the dark. Better than just letting your homescreen wallpaper light the way, ShaoSoft's FlashOn app is a lot more full featured, allowing you to: set the color of the front LED or turn it off, set the colour of the screen, use the...

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Verizon Gets Ready to Bid Farewell to Storm 9530, Curve 8330, 8830 and Pearl Flip 8230?!

In some not so shocking news, this glimpse of Big Red's system shows their End of Life Devices. These devices are listed as "Current devices with limited or no remaining shipments from the vendor." Among the soon to be dead are the BlackBerry Storm 9530 as we noted the other day, the Curve 8330 (no surprise), the 8830 (which I didn't even know was still around) and last but not least, the...

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Rogers Launches New Data Plans For US Roaming Customers

Rogers Launches New Data Plans For US Roaming Customers

Listen up Rogers customers. If you have in the past found yourself roaming outside of Canada you may have realized that Rogers roaming rates were, well insanely high compared to other carriers. Having found myself roaming in the US on multiple occasions I can say it's no treat having to deal with the bill the comes upon return. Rogers has finally made some changes on their pricing structure to...

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