Incipio Ultra Light Feather Case the BlackBerry Curve 8900

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A case is a case is a case, right? Well... A case for your smartphone should do at least two things. One, protect your BlackBerry in some way. Whether that's simply protecting it from dings and scratches or full-on drop-it-from-ten-feet-and-be-unharmed protection, a case should do its job. Just as importantly, you should still be able to use...

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CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

Part 1: cutting the cost of calling with discounted rate services Welcome to the CrackBerry Guide to wireless bill cutting apps; or “How to afford to keep your BlackBerry and your high usage habits.” The BlackBerry addiction is strong. Like any addiction, it typically comes at a cost. In this case, in comes out of your pocket. Some are spoiled by their employer and are given a company...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: How many 3rd party apps do you have on your device?

  How many 3rd party apps are installed on your device?online survey   When chatting with people about their devices, I'm sometimes amazed to see how many 3rd party apps they do or don't have on their device. Many users have a device which they bought or were given by work etc. that they just use "as is". They don't worry about installing any extra apps as they feel the native apps are...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Telefonica Spain

Official OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Telefonica Spain

It's no OS 6 unfortunately, but it's still an update. Telefonica Spain has released OS 5.0.0.1049 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000. If you're still using this Cadillac device you should give this one a go. I was actually contemplating going back to my Bold 9000 last night, so maybe this will be incentive to fire it up for a few days. No reports in on whats new just yet, so be sure to swing by the...

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Updated theme builder coming by the end of January - Includes support for all OS 6 devices

It looks like we should have a shiny new beta version of the theme builder in just a few more days. Today Mike Kirkup (@blackberrydev) sent out the tweet above saying that the new version, which will include support for all OS 6 devices, will launch by the end of January. This is great news and will definitely expland the theme offerings in the near future. There are only 10 days left in...

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Fuel Economy Calculator - 50 copies to be won!

Don't trust the manufacturers numbers for fuel efficiency? Don't want to calculate things on your own? Well look no further than Fuel Economy Calculator. This nifty app solves your problem by doing all the hard work for you. Just enter your odometer reading and the amount of fuel you get at a fill-up and that's it. Fuel Economy Calculator will automatically tell you your miles per gallon based...

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BlackBerry Sedona enters the rumored device game

BlackBerry Sedona enters the rumored device game

If you were thinking there weren't any more rumored devices in the ol' pipeline think again. N4BB has posted up an image of what looks to be a new player to the name game - the BlackBerry Curve 'Sedona'. It sports 512MB of RAM and OS 6.1. Not many other details to go along with this one, but now that this little guy is out in the open we're sure to see more info in the near future. Check out a...

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Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

Today, Microsoft released an update to Bing for BlackBerry. It is now compatible with BlackBerry 6 (the Torch at least) and they have also made performance improvements for OS5 devices. Bing for BlackBerry's new features include: Homepage Hotspots- If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image, point around it until you find a hotspot. Hidden in the image, hotspots...

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Review: TXTLater for BlackBerry

Review: TXTLater for BlackBerry

Confucius once said, "...The weakest ink is better than the strongest memory." And if you are anything like me... Forgot to call family or friends on that special day? That important email the boss wanted you to forward to your clients...ever slipped your mind? Missed an important conference call just because you forgot all about the time zone difference? Needed to send a calendar entry...

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Check out the BatBerry Project - Follow along in the building of a BlackBerry powered Batmobile

A few weeks back I came across a sweet blog from Tim Neil (who is a development manager at RIM) via his Twitter feed. It turns out that when he's not hacking away at RIM during the day, Tim actually has an undying love for Batman. Mixed with his love of cars (his Subaru WRX is pretty amazing) he decided to create his own Batmobile (dubbed the BatBerry project). The cool thing about it is that...

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Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39

Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39

We let you know yesterday that FileScout is now fully integrated with Dropbox, and now we have learned that Dropbox has also updated to build 1.0.39 for BlackBerry users. It doesn't look like there were a lot of changes this time around, but hopefully if you had trouble with the last versions then the update will help you out. From the change log: uploading file changes for file stored in...

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BlackBerry Pros at CES 2011: Lara Spencer interviews Piers Morgan

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Pros interviews conducted by Laura Spencer were a popular event at CES 2011. We previously showed you the interviews with Adrian Grenier, Olivia Wilde, and Common and here is the fourth installment, Piers Morgan. You may recognize Piers from America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent or from his appearance on The Celebrity...

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Google Maps for BlackBerry updated to v4.5.2

Google Maps for BlackBerry updated to v4.5.2

One of my personal favorite and most used apps for BlackBerry, Google Maps, just got an update to v4.5.2.  We aren't seeing a changelog posted so our guess is that this is just a bug squishing release. The previous version was 4.5.1 which we saw released back in October of last year. If you notice any significant changes drop a comment below, or discuss your findings in the forums! To download...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a Ventev PowerCELL for your BlackBerry!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a Ventev PowerCELL for your BlackBerry!

Contest: Win an Ventev PowerCELL for your device! Details Below. I picked up a Ventev PowerCELL a while back to use with my BlackBerry Torch, and I have to say I absolutely love it. I was kind of down and out when I jumped from the Bold 9700 to the Torch and didn't have the same battery life. I explored some charging solutions and even carried a spare battery for a while, but then I came...

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Honey, I shrunk the picture - AutoResize for BlackBerry

Honey, I shrunk the picture - AutoResize for BlackBerry

ToySoft Development recently released an application to aid the shutter bugs of the BlackBerry world. One of the biggest problems with taking pictures on the BlackBerry is the size of the image. As weird as it sounds, even as I type it, but size does matter. Snickering aside, the only power we have over the images on our BlackBerrys is setting their size before they are captured. On my Torch,...

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Use your BlackBerry to make purchases at Starbucks across the US!

Use your BlackBerry to make purchases at Starbucks across the US!

Back in September we let you know that Starbucks was testing out their new mobile card app in limited markets. It looks like their testing went well, because starting Wednesday, January 19, the app is going official across the US. What does this mean for you? Just enter your Starbucks Card number and your BlackBerry Tour, Curve or Storm becomes your Starbucks Card. You can register your card,...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 headed to Alltel?

BlackBerry Style 9670 headed to Alltel?

It looks like Alltel may soon be offering the BlackBerry Style 9670 for its customers. While the device isn't yet showing in their BlackBerry listings, they do have the software for the device available for download. It's not the first time we've seen an "oops" on pushing software live too soon (and surely not to be the last) but it's a good sign that the device may pop up fairly soon. This is...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from WIND Mobile

BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from WIND Mobile

The BlackBerry Bold 9780 has finally made its way to WIND Mobile. If you're looking to pick up the non-contract device, you can grab it now for $450.00. You'll have to choose one of the basic plans and matching BlackBerry plan, but it's a good bet if you don't like being tied down to a contract. The Bold 9780 sports BlackBerry 6, a 5MP camera, GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth and more. Head over to WIND...

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Worth Ave Group - A new way to insure your BlackBerry

Worth Ave Group - A new way to insure your BlackBerry

We all love our BlackBerry smartphones, but what happens when the unthinkable occurs? What if you drop your prized possession and it breaks into a million pieces? What if you go to set your BlackBerry down in the cupholder in your car, but you realize all too late that there is a cup of coffee there? What do you do when these unfortunate events happen? Well, you have a few options, but I...

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