BlackBerry 9700 Hardware And Software Quick Look!

Salomondrin is back in action again. This time around we get a nice look at the BlackBerry 9700 up close and personal compared to the Bold and Tour. The 9700 has been getting plenty of love these days on the internet as it has been popping up all over the place - the only thing left to do is sit back and wait for its launch. Sometimes knowing and seeing that this stuff exists, is worse then...

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Numbercop Helps Block Unwanted Callers!

Numbercop Helps Block Unwanted Callers!

It's no secret that wireless carriers recycle numbers once they are no longer active. When someone gives up their number it goes back into a pool in as little as 30 days from time of disconnection. This can sometimes cause problems for users who open a new line of service as they will end up with calls and text messages from the previous owners friends, family members and even bill collectors...

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Free Pure Basic Precision Theme For Bold And 8900

Free Pure Basic Precision Theme For Bold And 8900

Pure.Basic is a free customized Precision theme created by CrackBerry forums member jas0ns. Battery and signal indicators have been changed to a whole new style from those of the originals, as well the Precision icons have been redone to show what they are underneath as part of the icon. Outside of the minor adjustments made, very little was changed in this theme so if you are like me and...

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Seidio Innocase 360 for the Blackberry Tour Review

Seidio Innocase 360 for the Blackberry Tour Review

[ This post comes via our Community Review forums from member Stang68. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps from ShopCrackBerry.com. ] I have been using the Seidio Innocase 360 for the Tour (along with the holster for it) for the past few days and would like to let all of you know what I think of it! Design: The...

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Its no secret that Bellshare is one of my favorite developers. From their start with BerryBuzz and SmartAlerts to great apps like BerryScroll, they just keep cranking out awesome applications for BlackBerry. SmartAlerts and BerryBuzz are two of the most used apps on my Tour, and I was happy to see that BerryBuzz was updated today to include some more features. It already handles the LED for...

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Next Gen BlackBerry Storm Typing Demo - part deux

Our pal sal is back again with another Storm II typing demo. Check it out above and discuss in the forums or comments below!! Sal says to keep this in mind while watching... "I'm not hitting the right keys, but the phone knows exactly what I'm trying to type, which makes typing on it a breeze".

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Contest: 50 Free Copies of Money for BlackBerry

Free money you say? Well kind of. New developer ChanguitoSoft has released Money For Blackberry - a great personal finance manager for your mobile device. You can track assets, cash, checks, bank, savings, line of credit, credit card and more. Money for Blackberry supports over 177 currencies, allows for multiple accounts, you can schedule recurring transactions and it even integrates with...

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Reminder: BlackBerry Developer Webinar Today!

Reminder: BlackBerry Developer Webinar Today!

Just a quick reminder for all the current and want to be BlackBerry developers out there that RIM's holding a webinar today at 2pm EST. The free webinar will present an overview of web development for BlackBerry smartphones and describe best practices for creating great mobile web applications. It will also be available for download on the BlackBerry Developers Blog a few days down the road...

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Should RIM Offer System Status Notifications?

Should RIM Offer System Status Notifications?

After yesterday's BIS outage I began thinking how nice it would be if RIM were to offer some sort of "System Status" notification system. Some way, for BIS customers to know exactly what to be expecting from the services that we pay for and often times, mean so much to us. As RIM continues to grow and add new customers we have seen an increasing amount of times where BIS services have...

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The License Plate Game, Now On Your BlackBerry

The License Plate Game, Now On Your BlackBerry

Ever been on a long trip be it as a child or even as an adult and began playing the license plate game? I know I have pretty vivid memories of playing it as a child with my cousins on trips we used to take. Now, you can take it on your BlackBerry device with you all while learning educational facts about the areas in which you are seeking out. Features of The License Plate game include: 51...

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Top 10 Best And Worst Devices For Cellular Radiation

Top 10 Best And Worst Devices For Cellular Radiation

A little back Kevin did a review for an application called RadGuard and while at the time we had some fun with it on the post and on the podcast a new report could possibly explain why eveytime Kevin tried to use his BlackBerry with the app installed it set off the radiation alarm. A non-profit research and advocacy firm called Environmental Working Group has done testing and ranking on over 1...

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Our good friend Corey Visto is back with a brand new theme. BeMeemo has a sleek look and clean icons, and great minimalist banner. There are custom icons, custom dialog buttons and a pop-up today area. I like the darker colors on this one and the way the icons stand out. The fonts through the menus are clean and crisp and not difficult to read like some other custom themes. BeMeemo is...

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New BlackBerry Storm for Dummies Book Coming Soon... Think You Have What it Takes to be the Technical Editor?!

If you follow me on twitter (@crackberrykevin), you may have caught my tweet this past Friday saying Sweet... Am co-authoring BlackBerry Storm 2 for Dummies! Any tips you think I should work in be sure to send em to me. Yep, Wiley's next BlackBerry Storm for Dummies book is already in the works, and this time around I'm joining authors Rob Kao and Dante Sarigumba on the mission. This edition...

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LaterDude Pro gets Updated to 2.1.06!

LaterDude Pro gets Updated to 2.1.06!

Back in August, we had a look at an amazing callback reminder application that came in two flavours; LaterDude, which was free and the premium version LaterDude Pro. With the Pro version, you can also create Email and SMS reminders. Now you’ll never forget to respond to the people who are the most important to you. If you find that you are continuously multi-tasking, or are quite forgetful,...

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Free BBampd Theme for BlackBerry Tour

Free BBampd Theme for BlackBerry Tour

  Forums member Natemz gave us a great Tour theme when he dropped his BlackBerry Pro v3, and he is back with his latest creation, BBampd. Available in six colors, BBampd has a great look with its unique design and custom icons. Featuring customizable icons, hidden dock, OCD icon slots and more. If you are a Tour owner you should definitely check this one out. With so many choices, there is a...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Smartphone Communities

Leave a comment on this forum post for your chance to win one of ten $50 coupon codes for accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com... enter here! Ten years ago today, 9/9/99, our fearless leader Marcus Adolfsson launched VisorCentral.com - a community providing news, reviews and forums focused on a single product: the Handspring Visor.  The Visor, you may recall, was the PDA that was destined to...

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Alert: BIS Outage.... You Getting Your Emails?!

Lots of reports are coming in from BlackBerry BIS users reporting issues of delays in receiving emails. Verizon appeared to be the first carrier to experience the issues, but reports have come in from several carriers now. Check the latest CrackBerry Forum posts and use the comments below to stay on top of it! VZW BIS Outage? >>  VZW BIS Site Down? >> Suddenly unable to receive...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

[ Note from Kevin: We know a lot of you were excited to see the Facebook note and tweet from @BlackBerry today that Desktop Manager for Mac was now available. While that didn't pan out and it's not officially available yet, we figured we'd bring you a little DM for Mac fix via a BlackBerry 101 article. Our pal Gary Mazo, VP and Partner of Made Simple Learning put this one together, which will...

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SmrtGuard Updated To Version 1.98 With More New Features Coming Soon!

The folks at SmrtGuard have been collecting feedback from users for quite some time now. With all the feedback and support for SmrtGuard, they have been able to make some nice additions to the application while addressing a lot of user concerns at the same time. An update for SmrtGuard is now available for all users pushing it to version 1.98, all existing users are indeed recommended to grab...

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RIM Giveth Desktop Manager For Mac, Then Taketh Away!

RIM Giveth Desktop Manager For Mac, Then Taketh Away!

* Update from Kevin: It was a boo-boo on somebody at RIM's part. Desktop Manager for Mac will not be launching today. However, we will bring you a little something special shortly though to get your Mac Desktop Manager fix for the day. * We all got a glimpse of BlackBerry Desktop Manager by now, be it through the leaked versions that popped up online or through the reviews and walk throughs...

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