BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator shows up online for download

BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator shows up online for download

If you're a developer or just interested in playing with an unrealeased device simulator then this is something you may be interested in. The good folks over at BBLeaks have posted up the download links to the BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator. Pretty cool to play around with if you've yet to go hands on with a BlackBerry 6 device. I've played with it since last night and digging through...

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CrackBerry Poll: How important is it that your smartphone have a physical keyboard?

How important is it that your smartphone have a physical keyboard?customer surveys With the recent announcement of the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 last week, BlackBerry has been making headlines everywhere. In addition to the expected reviews and buzz surrounding these new products, I've noticed a common theme emerge in a lot of these stories regarding the...

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One of my biggest gripes with the new BlackBerry Torch is that is has no low battery indicator. None. Why I have no idea. Instead when the battery gets low you see a message telling you the device is powering off and that's that. In the middle of a phone call, composing an email or browsing the web -- you're totally out of luck unless you have a power cable nearby. To help save some...

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Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

I have been driving my own vehicle for many years, but I still remember the days when I was going to school, or even when I was working graveyard shift, and used to take the bus everywhere I need to go. I can't count the number of times I fell asleep or got distracted reading and missed my stop completely, making my trip even longer. This app would have been quite handy back then, allowing me...

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Jim Balsillie appointed to UN Panel on Global Sustainability

Jim Balsillie appointed to UN Panel on Global Sustainability

On Monday it was announced that RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie will be joining the United Nations Secretary-General’s 21 member panel regarding Global Sustainability. The members include high-ranking government officials and civil society representatives from developing and developed countries. “I am pleased to help this esteemed group develop new ideas for prosperity in a low-carbon world,”...

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Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Bla1ze gave developers a head's up about bbthemelab a couple months ago, the site is a great resource for theme developers no matter what their experience level, offering tutorials, icons sets, etc free to the development community. A couple of weeks ago, the theme community was buzzing when the Official OS 6 icons were extracted and released for download from multiple sources, and we've seen...

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Aces Cribbage for BlackBerry now available

  The folks at Concrete Software has just released their latest game Aces Cribbage. Take your cribbage skills with you when you're on the go. Aces Cribbage has multiple difficulties, multiple game modes and anyone can play - even if you have no idea what cribbage is. Features include: Multiple ways to count your hand; including fast count, slow count and auto count. Online Leaderboards for...

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IM+ Lite updated to version 8.5.1

 IM+ Lite updated to version 8.5.1

IM+, from Shape Services, is designed to give social butterflies a one stop shop for their instant messaging needs. With thumbs blazing, users can access and manage their accounts with various social networks and chat clients. This means that you can chat away with friends on Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, MySpace and more- all from one application. That means no more switching back and...

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BlackBerry Podcasts - Now available in BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Podcasts - Now available in BlackBerry App World

Looks like BlackBerry Messenger update wasn't the only rollout that Research In Motion had planned. BlackBerry Podcasts is now available for download through BlackBerry App World as well. Lends a little credibility to the fact T-Mobile dedicated a whole page to the application. In any event, fire up BlackBerry App World and get your podcast on. Be sure to add the CrackBerry podcast as soon as...

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BlackBerry Messenger Updated - v5.0.1.38 now available for download

BlackBerry Messenger Updated - v5.0.1.38 now available for download

Looks as though the latest BlackBerry Messenger has just gone live. Through BlackBerry Beta Zone, RIM had released v5.0.1.32 but, the live links to the update are showing v5.0.1.38. You can hit the BlackBerry Messenger link to download the latest version. BlackBerry App World however, is still not fully live as of yet although, it is showing so it'll only be a short while. Let us know if ya...

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Xobni beta with Linkedin integration now available for everyone to try out

The folks at Xobni have let us know their BlackBerry beta has been rolled out to the masses. Everyone is now welcome to download and check out the application. As we noted in our "What's on a CrackBerry BlackBerry?" article, mostly everyone asked had Xobni installed. If your contact list and inbox is a little messy then Xobni is a sure bet to help you clean up that mess. Since it organizes...

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Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

It wasn’t too long ago when we reviewed IM+; the all-in-one messenger. IM+ united various instant messengers/chat features from social networks and allowed users to manage their accounts from a single location. While it is a great solution for keeping in contact, there are also other options available out there. For example; there is Nimbuzz, which we have reviewed in the past as well; you...

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Asurion recalling counterfeit BlackBerry branded batteries due to fire hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for some counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries that are known to burn and are a fire hazard. The batteries were issued with Asurion replacement devices sent out prior to November 2009. The problem batteries date back as far as March of 2004 and should not be used. Customers who believe to have a battery meeting these...

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Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

I can still remember spending hours as a kid playing "spot the difference" games with a pen and paper in my activity books. When I got a little older, I used to steal the newspaper to play it before my parents got down to the crossword. Now, thanks to BBerryGo, I can play right on my device, any time I want. The latest game from the same company that gave us apps like Show Me the Images, Photo...

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BlackBerry Smartphone reboot test - Bold 9700 vs. Bold 9650 vs. Torch 9800

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Rebooting a BlackBerry - something we hate doing yet something we (unfortunately) need to do. Battery pulls, "soft reset" or whatever you want to call it, it has to be done. Historically our devices have taken nothing short of an eternity to reboot, pushing toward 10 minutes in some instances just to get up and running. Well with the new BlackBerry Torch...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 now available for download

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 now available for download

After a few weeks of waiting and a leak or two, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 is now available for download. This version is for the PC, so Mac users are still left with what they have. The latest and greatest adds some cool features and a totally revamped design as well as support for the Torch 9800. Updates include: An improved, simpler design for the software Added BlackBerry Media...

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Trapster 4.0 update adds additional road hazard warnings

Trapster 4.0 update adds additional road hazard warnings

  Trapster is a popular application that is designed to help keep you from getting a ticket. As they travel, users are alerted of potential speed traps that they may encounter. Like the friendly high beam alerts from oncoming traffic, fellow Trapster users can submit speed traps, cameras, check points or other “points of interest” for others to take note of while they drive. Trapster was...

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US Weekly delivers celebrity news through BBM

US Weekly delivers celebrity news through BBM

This is the first time I've seen something like this, and I can't decide if it's cool or would be totally annoying. US Weekly has embraced BlackBerry and is offering daily celebrity updates via BBM. All you need to do is add their PIN (226B95C0 or scan the barcode) and you will get updates right to your BBM. Pretty cool huh? I'm not one to keep up on the celebs but I suppose if thats your...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of Xis to be won. Leave a comment! Another week, another roundup. With last week's "release" of the BlackBerry OS 6 icons, we've seen a flood of new themes coming out, both updated versions of previous themes, and new OS6 "clone" versions. I have a few of them collected for you, and one or two that have nothing OS6 about them. Hit the jump and take a look! Bold...

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