Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Yesterday, we brought you word that Verizon was prepping 732 for an official release, and it looks like they have now gone live with it.  Word is coming in from the forums that it is now available for OTA upgrade, and via Desktop Manager, although it hasn't posted to the VZW website yet for download.  As always, make sure you back up before upgrading, and if you aren't sure about this one...

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Candy Defense for BlackBerry now available

We just got word that our friends at Nickel Buddy (makers of Fierce Towers) have just released their newest creation Candy Defense. If you remember during WES 2010, we got a quick preview of the upcoming game and it looked sweet :-). Candy Defense takes on classic tower defense strategies and has you defending Candy Island from the invading pirates. There are 4 difficulties on 4 different maps...

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Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Coming off my 8330 I was more than excited to pick up a Tour 9630 the day it was released. I was one of a dozen or so people in line at my local Verizon store, and was in and out in a few minutes. I rushed home to get up and running on my new device. I fell in love with the higher resolution screen, keyboard and all around design. Thankfully I didn't have the trackball issues like some, but my...

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Getting Started on the BlackBerry Bold 9650; Learn the Basics of BlackBerry [video]

So you just got a new BlackBerry Bold 9650 ... now what? If you're new to BlackBerry things may be a little overwhelming. While the included manual can get you started, its not always the easiest to understand. Here is a quick video that will explain the basics of the Bold 9650 and a few of the applications. Seasoned BlackBerry users will probably want to pass over this one, but if you've just...

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Contest: Asteroid Blast - an addictive retro game for your BlackBerry - 25 copies to be won!

I remember spending hours as a kid, glued to my screen, blasting away at pixels vaguely resembling the objects they were supposed to represent. Imagination was a major part of gaming back then, and even with the high-end graphics available to me nowadays, I still get a kick out of retro style games. Asteroid Blast satisfies that craving, and does it well, giving you a classic game feel right...

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Rogers gets in the World Cup spirit with the Rogers 2010 FIFA World Cup Mobile Portal

Rogers Wireless has gotten into the World Cup spirit, bringing all kinds of goodies to their subscribers this week. For those looking to get their FIFA fix, there are tons of offerings available to satisfy the need to stay up to date and show your pride. The Rogers on Demand Mobile application allows live streaming of matches directly on your BlackBerry device - although it is currently only...

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Quick tip: Setting multiple alarms on your BlackBerry Smartphone

Quick tip: Setting multiple alarms on your BlackBerry Smartphone

The BlackBerry calendar application not only allows you to set new events, but also will allow you to add alarms easily. For those of you who use alarms throughout the day as reminders, you can now set alarms to wake you up, walk your dog, take medicines or whatever other reminders you may need throughout the day. What's great about this is that you are easily able to set multiple alarms for...

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RIM to announce first quarter fiscal 2011 results

RIM to announce first quarter fiscal 2011 results

Some interesting times for Research In Motion coming up on June 24th. That is the date when they will be releasing their first quarter fiscal 2011 financial results. As always, interested folks can tune into the conference call by either calling in directly or listening to the event online via the Research In Motion website. Both of which will begin at 5PM, ET with a replay at 7PM ET. Given...

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Reminder: Last weekend to work on your CrackBerry Idol auditions - your chance to be a regular CrackBerry contributor!

Been wishing you could write for CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance! Heading into the weekend we wanted to post up a friendly reminder that the deadlne to submit your CrackBerry Idol 2010 audition video is nearing (must be in to us by midnight on Tuesday, June 15th). If you've been thinking about doing one up.... getter done!!! And if you don't yet know what CrackBerry Idol is all about,...

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Good Video Browser updated to version 1.4 - 200 50% coupons up for grabs

Good Video Browser updated to version 1.4 - 200 50% coupons up for grabs

A couple weeks ago, we brought word of the release of Good Video Browser. The feedback the developers received from the CrackBerry community was huge, and they have stepped up to the plate big-time. Alex fired me an email the other day with the changelog, and it's quite evident that they have geared this update towards satisfying the requests of their users. Included in this newest update:...

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ShortcutMe, 40% off for the next 5 days, shows FIFA spirit

ShortcutMe, 40% off for the next 5 days, shows FIFA spirit

*Update: Had a minor mixup and the discount wasn't showing earlier but it has been fixed now and is showing properly - thanks for the patience * We’ve seen ShortcutMe mentioned in the blogs many times before. It’s one of the fastest BlackBerry shortcut applications on the market. If you haven’t heard of it before, the application allows users to assign multiple applications to each...

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BlackBerry App World version 1.1.0.35 now available for download

BlackBerry App World version 1.1.0.35 now available for download

Hot off the tipline, users are slowly reporting the release of BlackBerry App World version 1.1.0.35 being available for download. While I was not personally able to get it to show up in BlackBerry App World as a download, I was however able to directly download it using the BlackBerry website. As of now, I'm not exactly sure what has changed. I'm guessing it's just bug fixes as we are...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.743 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.743 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

 *UPDATE* - This one has just gone official from Optus. Official download can be found here* BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners have been stuck on OS 5.0.0.680 for a while now. So, why not go ahead and give OS 5.0.0.743 a spin around the block. I've not had the time to test this out in any fashion so like always, be sure to back up your data first. Let us know in the comments how it works out for...

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Verizon prepping OS 5.0.0.732 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Verizon prepping OS 5.0.0.732 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

If you are among those who purchased a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon, you'll be happy to know that big red isn't lagging in getting software updates out to you all for the device. As posted by the folks over at GizmoFusion, Verizon already has OS 5.0.0.732 waiting to be issued out to customers. As the pic tells us, it will enable the Push To Talk application as well as address...

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Service pack 2 for BES 5.0 specs leak out

Service pack 2 for BES 5.0 specs leak out

Just this week RIM released maintenance releases for BES 5.0 SP1 for both the Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino platforms. Both release have a laundry list of 5 pages of notes detailing the fixed issues. Now we have a news from BBNews.pl of details of the upcoming Service Pack (SP2) that many BES admins have been waiting for.  Originally the expeted release target was July, and it now may be...

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Community Review: OtterBox Defender Heavy Duty Belt Clip

Community Review: OtterBox Defender Heavy Duty Belt Clip

[This review comes to us from the forums courtesy of Guzman. If you have any stories/reviews of your own you can send them along to editorial(at)crackberry.com and they may get posted up on the front page] Men and Women in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Fire and Rescue, and the military all know how brutal our line of work can be on items we use daily like sunglasses, watches, and of...

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BlackBerry Messenger stress test 2 conclusion and video highlights; Bold 9650 did better than 9000 but not all was :)

That's it. I'm done with BlackBerry Messenger stress tests. Well, at least I'm done with them for a little while. Maybe I'll give it another go once we have a new device rocking BlackBerry 6 and a 1GB of memory (Storm3 perhaps?!). While the Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 we conducted this BBM stress test on did run a LOT smoother throughout the process than the Bold 9000 we did our original...

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Wondering about the inner workings of the BlackBerry Beta Zone? Find out just what goes on

We've been talking a lot lately about the BlackBerry Beta Zone. While the rules of the BlackBerry Beta Zone often restrict what people can and cannot say about it, the folks over at the Official BlackBerry blogs have taken the time to expand upon some of the information for us. The two part interview with the folks who actually run the BlackBerry Beta Zone is available now for reading. The...

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T-Mobile killing service to unlocked Storm devices?

T-Mobile killing service to unlocked Storm devices?

Tips have been flying in one, and it looks like a good number of you are having all kinds of issues. It appears as if T-Mobile may be denying service to many Storm users, resulting in mass chaos. While the Storm isn't a T-Mobile device, an unlocked Storm has no problems working on T-Mobile service (with a few tweaks), but now it appears that the devices aren't functioning properly on the...

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Goal! Capture FIFA fever with the ScoreMobile world football bundle

Goal! Capture FIFA fever with the ScoreMobile world football bundle

You better have June 11th marked in your BlackBerry calendar; it’s marks the start of the FIFA 2010 World Cup! Last week, Bla1ze let us know about the free World Cup 2010 app that was made available and here’s another option for you to get your head in the game. The Score (behind the widely popular ScoreMobile application) and theme crazy Motek Americas Inc, have joined forces to present an...

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