It's a bird, it's a plane! It's Superhero Solo, here to protect your device and data!

Hey, I kid a bit with the title, but most of us are very serious about device and data security, as evidenced by the plethora of apps and services that aim to help. I've covered a couple in recent weeks, Find My Phone and BuddyGuard Pro, both of which are solid options when it comes to thisparticular area of smartphone ownership, and of course most people are already aware of SmrtGuard and...

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Review: PrivacyStar for BlackBerry

Review: PrivacyStar for BlackBerry

One of the things that annoy me is *ring* oh, hold on. I’m getting a call. Hello? Sorry wrong number. Where was I, oh yes, so what annoys me is when you *ring*, just a second. Yes hello? No. No sorry. No I don’t want a sign up. Put me on your do not call list. Sorry about that. As you can probably tell it’s those types of calls that get under my skin. I’m talking about the unknown/private...

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Review: Case-Mate Tough Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Review: Case-Mate Tough Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

[ Forums member IndoJabijin gave us a this great review. This post comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps.] Case-Mate Tough Case for BlackBerry Bold 9650 -- "Our Hybrid Tough case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 uses the protective power of dual layers. A form-fitting silicone skin...

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BlackBerry App World 2.0 roll out to begin soon

BlackBerry App World 2.0 roll out to begin soon

After having just recently been released in beta form, BlackBerry App World 2.0 is now set to roll out to the masses at some point today. Lots of new things happening with the actual release version that were not fully present in the beta release. A quick breakdown is as follows: Credit Card Payment Option With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using...

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QuickLaunch 3.0 Quick Review - loads of new features

QuickLaunch 3.0 Quick Review - loads of new features

We have covered QuickLaunch time and again on the blogs since it's inception, and even had a review of it posted by one of our CrackBerry Idol contestants. Quite frankly, it's one of the most popular applications out there, lending a huge amount of functionality to your device in one place. With the latest update to 3.0, this application has taken another step further from it's humble...

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BlackBerry 9670 Oxford internal overview leaked

BlackBerry 9670 Oxford internal overview leaked

And Boy Genius has dug up some more leaked training slides for us all too look at. This time around, the BlackBerry Oxford 9670 is put on display. As we now know it's coming to Sprint and Verizon, the detailed overview of the device is still rather interesting. No real surprises spec wise. Clamshell QWERTY, WiFi, GPS all wrapped up in 360x400 display with a 5MP camera and an external 240x320...

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Pooter Pro 2 - A unique BlackBerry 6 styled theme that rocks!

Pooter Pro 2 - A unique BlackBerry 6 styled theme that rocks!

If you're looking for a uniquely styled BlackBerry 6 theme then Pooter Pro 2 is what you'll want to be checking out. I typically try to avoid flashy themes, since I tend to like simple, easy to navigate ones. Pooter Pro 2 takes both those concepts and smashes em together for ya. Aside from the overall great look of the theme, Pooter Mobile has included some great features as well: 5 shortcut...

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New development software dragonRAD looking for beta testers - Head's up for established and aspiring devs!

Here's some exciting news for both established and aspiring developers alike. Seregon is planning on introducing a new tool to the development community, which they are calling dragonRAD, that aims to take application development and make it much more accessible. Those who have programmed for the BlackBerry platform before know how frustrating it can be to develop for, which seems to be one of...

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Leaked training slides show off internal overview of  BlackBerry Bold 9780

Looking to get some more details on the BlackBerry Bold 9780? Boy Genius has just unleashed a bevy of training slides from Research In Motion which show off the specs and even how the company views the device from a marketing standpoint. Not much really new, that we didn't already know in the documents when it comes to specifications but the insight as to how RIM views the device is rather...

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RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

RIM's BlackPad to have dedicated OS build, created by QNX?

Rumors are swirling today from "inside sources" that RIM's acquisition of QNX back in April will result in a brand new OS for the BlackPad, rather than a revised version of OS 6. There really isn't much more information right now. We've been under the impression for quite some time that this was the case. Given what the QNX business model is (ie: building embedded OS') it sounds rather logical...

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Second Chance Contest: Win an Unlocked BlackBerry Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com!

Second Chance Contest: Win an Unlocked BlackBerry Torch 9800 from CrackBerry.com!

For your chance to win a BlackBerry Torch 9800, simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post! That's right, we're doing it again!!! The response to our first Win a BlackBerry Torch contest was so HUGE we decided we'd better follow up with a second chance to win a free unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800. For your second chance to win, simply login to CrackBerry....

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Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 displays arrive, minus the device itself

Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 displays arrive, minus the device itself

Rogers customers can take joy in this somewhat. Seems kiosk displays for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 have started to arrive in some locations. The only weird thing about this is, they're showing up without any BlackBerry Torch 9800's attached to them. BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G's are seated comfortably but, no BlackBerry Torch 9800. Facts tell us that Rogers will be having...

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Question: What Apps would you like to see come to BlackBerry? Reminder to Devs: Super Apps Challenge Deadline Approaching!

Question of the Week: What apps are out there that you'd like to see come to BlackBerry? I've been wanting to ask this question to the CrackBerry community for a while now, but somehow it kept slipping my mind to get the post done. Today I remembered so here it is. I want to know what apps you'd like to see come to BlackBerry. I know a lot of BlackBerry users also own a second mobile device,...

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Official OS 5.0.0.810 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from U.S. Cellular

Nicely timed with their release of the Bold 9650, U.S. Cellular has made available OS 5.0.0.810 for download. This is a later version than what shipped on both Verizon and Sprint devices, so if you are on a different carrier you may want to give it a go. Users picking up a Bold from U.S. Cellular today can grab it as well and get a head start on things. Head over to the link below to download...

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Get your gamer fix with iRPG from KD Themes - 25 copies up for grabs!

Get your gamer fix with iRPG from KD Themes - 25 copies up for grabs!

I'm an avid gamer, have been since I was very young. I've always been a huge fan of RPG games, wasting days on games like Final Fantasy, Zelda, and anything else I could get my hands on. This new theme, the latest from KD, brings back some fond memories of those days spent cooped up in my basement, Nintendo humming away contentedly in front of me. Modelled after the layouts seen in RPG games,...

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Official 5.0.0.847 OS released for Curve 8530 by Metro PCS

Official 5.0.0.847 OS released for Curve 8530 by Metro PCS

For those of us rocking the 8530, OS updates seem to be few and far between, but here's a little something to get you excited. Special thanks to @RystNet for the tip, it looks like Metro PCS has officially released 5.0.0.847 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530. I haven't seen much about this OS yet, but official releases will usually treat you pretty well, having passed carrier testing. You can...

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BlackBerry Traffic beta now available in BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Traffic beta now available in BlackBerry App World

While it's not the prettiest app, BlackBerry Traffic could come in handy from time to time. We first saw it pop up in the Beta Zone a few weeks back, and now it has made it's way to BlackBerry App World for download. The app has a simple premise and lets you view traffic for your determined route. It shows your ETA, road closures and more. From App World: With lots of places to go, and...

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Quick Tip: Finally download large files with BlackBerry 6!

Quick Tip: Finally download large files with BlackBerry 6!

One of the biggest complaints I have seen about the BlackBerry OS has been the very low (2.9mb) limit on file downloads from the internet. Well finally, RIM has addressed this massive complaint and now allows for large file downloads via the BlackBerry browser. As you can see in the screenshots above, I had no trouble downloading the latest CrackBerry Podcast straight from the internet (Bla1ze...

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