Review: WebStart for BlackBerry

Review: WebStart for BlackBerry

Ingboo WebStart calls itself “your internet launchpad”. Sure, you can hit your BlackBerry browser to go and search for the information you want. Do you really want to put that much effort into it? No, not really. You want a simple and concise connection to the information you need; bringing the facts to you, rather than you having to hunt for it. You’re too busy to afford the time it takes to...

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Constructive criticism: How BlackBerry can get fresh again

Constructive criticism: How BlackBerry can get fresh again

If you follow the stock market and/or the press surrounding smartphones (or visit the CrackBerry forums for that matter), you won't be surprised to hear that as of late it seems RIM has been taking more than its fair share of a beating. The stock is down, even the loyalist of users are getting a bit antsy wanting an updated/new OS, more apps and new spec-rich hardware, and potential BlackBerry...

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Contest Winners: deBattGym, SmrtWallet, Default Theme, iDesign and more

Contest Winners: deBattGym, SmrtWallet, Default Theme, iDesign and more

Hopefully everyone had a great holiday weekend. We have some more love to spread with some great BlackBerry apps and accessories. More contests are on the way, so again if you didn't win this week don't give up. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. Congrats to everyone that won! * Note to winners: You will be receiving an email either directly from us or some the retailer/developer...

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CrackBerry Idol Quick Update - How Voting Will Work, Round Two Changes and More!

CrackBerry Idol Quick Update - How Voting Will Work, Round Two Changes and More!

Howdy CrackBerry Idol fans and participants! As you may have noticed, we took a break for the July 4th weekend from running Round 1 BlackBerry app reviews here on the blogs, so wanted to get back into the swing of things with a little update post. Keep reading for the details... Round 1 Update: So far we've ran 10 out of the 24 BlackBerry app reviews here on the blogs. If you've missed any...

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Queen Elizabeth gets a Tour of RIM and a white BlackBerry Bold 9700

Queen Elizabeth gets a Tour of RIM and a white BlackBerry Bold 9700

  On her tour of Research In Motion over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth not only got shown around by RIM's founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis himself, but also was presented with brand new white BlackBerry Bold 9700. We say that was a great choice, considering in the poll we ran last week that over 51% of you thought the white 9700 was the current BlackBerry device model best suited for the Queen...

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Reuters Galleries now available as a free BlackBerry app

Reuters Galleries now available as a free BlackBerry app

Reuters has released a pretty cool application for BlackBerry if you find yourself enjoying their collection of picture galleries. The application itself is pretty straightforward, you simply install it and you instantly have access to view all of the available picture galleries. Not much else goes on with the app but, it does function well and pics load up rather quickly which is always nice...

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IM+ IM client for BlackBerry updated to v8.5; brings along updated UI for the ride

SHAPE Services has recently updated their IM+ application for instant messaging across multiple clients. The new version features an updated UI which offers a much more refined appearance over previous versions. The UI changes were not the only thing added to the v8.5 release however, a few other big fixes and adjustmnents have been made to help make IM+ better for end users. They include:...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2010

Feature: Motorola Droid X Review Complete coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S launch event in New York City. Vlingo goes up against the Genius Button Nexus One gets gets yet Android 2.2 / Froyo update ebay for BlackBerry updated - out of beta and available in more countries Check out the first ten...

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 seeks FCC approval, sure to get it

BlackBerry Curve 9300 seeks FCC approval, sure to get it

** Update:  Sorry folks. Looks like this one isn't actually the Curve 9300 but rather a refresh of the 8530 device, now supporting CDMA AWS 1700. * Research In Motion has seemingly snuck the BlackBerry Curve 9300 into the FCC recently. We've seen the BlackBerry Curve 9300 show up on many occassions now, even sporting quite a few odd colors. It's arrival in the FCC database seems to lend it'...

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ToySoft - All apps 50% off original price right now

ToySoft - All apps 50% off original price right now

ToySoft, the company behind quite a few popular apps in the ShopCrackberry Software Store let us know they are currently running a promotion. The promotion itself requires the use of a coupon code when checking out but, allows you to get 50% off any app they have made available. The process is easy, just pick the app(s) you're wishing to purchase and add them to your cart. Once added, enter...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of osXv2 to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday theme junkies! Whether you are nursing the after-effects of your 4th of July festivities, or just relaxing and enjoying a day off, it's a perfect time to take a look at a new theme for your device.  I've sorted through what has come in on the tip line, and taken a cruise through the forums looking for some good ones. Hit the...

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LittleBrother - The zero power consuming tracking solution

LittleBrother - The zero power consuming tracking solution

LittleBrother, the new beta application from eMacBerry is very small GPS utility that is being offered to users who wish to keep friends and family members aware of their location. The biggest claim for the application however, is that it uses the least amount of power and resources available in order to provide such information. In the past, GPS utilities have been known as power hungry, data...

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Happy Independence Day! Take a look back at CrackBerry this week as you celebrate the 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to all of our dear CrackBerry readers in the good 'ole US of A. We hope you're enjoying your weekend with friends and family! If you missed our 4th of July Roundup, be sure to check it out!! We kicked off CrackBerry Idol and things are in full swing, and the BlackBerry Fitness Challenege is underway as well. A few contests this week but unfortunately not much great...

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Evernote for BlackBerry Review

Evernote for BlackBerry Review

Review of Evernote Application for BlackBerry Smartphones [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]With the growing desire to capture information and access it later in a simple manner, a problem yet to be solved has come up: organization. Organizing our digital lives can be a tough procedure, but thankfully many services are available out there to help us take control of our data. Evernote is...

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Poynt for BlackBerry Review

Poynt for BlackBerry Review

 Review of Poynt for BlackBerry Smartphones[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Poynt is definitely an essential when it comes to your BlackBerry. This app truly connects you to the world around you. You can use Poynt to find movies, restaurants, people, businesses and gas prices. Poynt uses your GPS location and puts the desired venues you are looking for in an easy to read list including...

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Get patriotic this 4th of July with these BlackBerry apps, wallpapers and themes

No matter what your plans for 4th of July weekend you'll be sure to have your BlackBerry by your side. Make sure you're loaded up with apps, themes, ringtones and wallpapers to help you through the weekend. Here we have a quick list that will help you find what you need no matter if you're traveling, staying at home or stuck someplace with your in-laws.   If you're thinking of...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 2nd, 2010

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 2nd, 2010

Time for a new round up. Just a slight change however, until we get things fully sorted out for you all. James is working on a different project so I'll be filling in, just for a short while. As we run into the weekend after Canada day, folks are recovering from their partying. That said, folks in the US have Independence Day on July 4th to look forward to. So, let's get on with a look at some...

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Pump up your device battery with deBattGym - 50 free copies to be won!

Pump up your device battery with deBattGym - 50 free copies to be won!

Battery life is a constant concern for any mobile device user, and even with the awesome battery life some of the newer devices are experiencing, we always want just a little bit more. This new app aims to help you montir your battery life, and to train it over time to be better overall. Simple and straight-forward, the app places a notification icon in your banner with your current battery...

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