Verizon Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus Get Reviewed

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I know, I know... this is a BlackBerry site, so why are we posting a review of another platform's product? The answer is easy... the Smartphone Round Robin is still going on which dedicates six weeks to checking out the competition. I already reviewed the Sprint Palm Pre and Pixi, but tonight the embargoes have lifted and Dieter over at PreCentral....

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Now Available

Foursquare for BlackBerry Now Available

It seems like Foursquare has been taking off like mad as of late. Everyone is getting in on the fun, and its invading Twitter timelines everywhere. If you haven't heard of Foursquare, it is essentially a social network game. You enter your location or "check-in" whenever you venture out, and you can earn points and badges as rewards. Check in enough times at one location and you become Mayor,...

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GMTaskSync - Sync Your Gmail and BlackBerry Tasks

Many BlackBerry users are also Gmail users, and are constantly trying to find a way to keep data organized. The Google Calendar Sync is a big help, allowing you to sync up both your calendar and contacts with Gmail. If you're also a fan of the Gmail tasks feature, GMTaskSync might be something to add to your BlackBerry arsenal. The app, currently in beta, easily syncs up your Gmail tasks with...

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PrivacyStar for BlackBerry Blocks Unwanted Callers - 5 Subscriptions to Give Away

A few days ago we saw the release of PrivacyStar from First Orion. The application makes it easy for you to block unwanted callers, telemarketers, 800 numbers and more from getting through to your BlackBerry. Users can login to the web portal and add or remove numbers from their blocked list. PrivacyStar will run you $2.99 a month, but a free 30-day trial is available. Features include:...

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So What Was My Final Takeaway From CES 2010? That Sin City RUNS on BlackBerry Smartphones!

So we're finally done with our CES 2010 coverage. The show is long-since over and it took us a week and a half to get up on the blogs all of the content we flew away from Vegas with. In case you missed any of the news or hands-on videos, be sure to check out our CES 2010 posts and get caught up... I suggest you start with this Ed Hardy video I recorded - it was the first vid I captured at...

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Official OS 5.0.0.436 for the BlackBerry Storm2 from Vodafone UK

Official OS 5.0.0.436 for the BlackBerry Storm2 from Vodafone UK

We're seeing a trend of official 5.0 firmware popping up on carriers in the last few weeks and I'm loving it. One thing BlackBerry users crave is a solid carrier-released OS to play around with. Vodafone UK is the latest to offer up a release with OS 5.0.0.436 for the BlackBerry Storm2. This is a decent step up from their last offering, so give it a go and let us know what you find out....

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Beejive Finally Lowers Pricing - Get It Now for $9.99

Beejive Finally Lowers Pricing - Get It Now for $9.99

Beejive has long been a BlackBerry user favorite when it comes to all-in-one IM clients, but the high price tag was not. There is no denying that the app does what it does well, but many users chose to stay clear since the thought of shelling out $20+ for an IM app just wasn't cutting it. Well now you can grab Beejive at a much more reasonable price of $9.99 (for a device license, a user...

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100 Free Unlock Codes from Express Unlock Code

To kick off the week Express Unlock Code has once again offered up 100 free codes. This contest is for North America only since unfortunately they are limited to certain carriers. Only customers of AT&T, T-mobile USA, Rogers and Verizon will be able to receive a free code. As part of the promotion, CrackBerry readers can also grab unlock codes for AT&T, T-Mobile, Rogers and Verizon...

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Podtrapper Podcast Manager Updated To v2.6.7

Podtrapper Podcast Manager Updated To v2.6.7

Getting the new year started right, Versatile Monkey have released the latest version of their CrackBerry Best of 2009 award-winning application, Podtrapper. Version 2.6.7 is now available as a free trial or for purchase and has plenty of bug fixes in it to address any previous issues. You'll want to check the changelog for the full list. A quick run down of the major additions included in...

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WES 2010: Early Bird Registration Now Open For The BlackBerry Event Of The Year

WES 2010: Early Bird Registration Now Open For The BlackBerry Event Of The Year

Registration for WES 2010 is now open. Orlando, Florida is where the BlackBerry event of the year will happen and you'll not want to miss it if you're involved in the business of BlackBerry. Right now, if you register before February 19th, you can get in on the early bird rate which saves you $400 off the registration price. If you've never attended WES before, it's a great time to get in on...

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BlackBerry Proxy Server Should Speed Up Handheld Internet Browsing According to New RIM Patent

Since the introduction of Wi-Fi on the BlackBerry, and the Bold 9000, RIM's first 3G BlackBerry, surfing the web on our handsets has been faster than ever. Still, BlackBerry users will be getting an extra kick in speed according to a recent patent application by RIM entitled, "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING NETWORK BROWSING SPEED BY SETTING A PROXY SERVER ON A HANDHELD DEVICE." Who doesn't...

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Your BlackBerry and the Great Outdoors

Your BlackBerry and the Great Outdoors

There’s nothing like the Great Outdoors (that covers both the movie and the actual outdoors). Breaking away from your desk, breathing naturally circulated air and basking in the light of that glowing ball thingy in the sky; is there a better feeling? You finally have a chance to recharge and relax. Soothing sounds soon caress your ear; the swishing of wind blowing through the trees, birds...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available on Telus

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available on Telus

Well, well, well... it looks like the BlackBerry Curve 8530 has finally made its way to Telus. The latest CDMA device was destined to show up in Canada at some point, and today it finally appeared on the Telus site. The Curve 8530 is available with a 1-year contract for $299.99, a 2-year plan for $249.99 or the "sell your soul" 3-year contract for $49.99. The latest addition to the Telus...

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Video: CrackBerry Kevin Gets First Schooling in Nokia, Smartphone Round Robin

Video: CrackBerry Kevin Gets First Schooling in Nokia, Smartphone Round Robin

Week #5 in the Smartphone Round Robin is here, the last week of trying smartphones outside of BlackBerry, and it has me on two Nokia devices, the N97 and N900. Picking up these phones, I can honestly admit I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NOKIA SMARTPHONES. Nokia seems to take a back seat in the North American marke, but on a worldwide scale they're HUGGGE. I didn't know what to expect at all when I sat...

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BeNexus Theme Gives Your BlackBerry That 'Nexus One' Look - 50 Free Copies!

BeNexus Theme Gives Your BlackBerry That 'Nexus One' Look - 50 Free Copies!

The guys over at JMal and Ahaz Designs have done it again with another great theme release, BeNexus. Like their previous release BeDroid, BeNexus is another feature packed theme that really brings that Nexus One look to your BlackBerry Smartphone. BeNexus is totally customized with replica icons, wallpaper, lock screen, and even a Google search widget. They have also included the Android...

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mblware Winter Sale - All Software 30-40% Off Through January

  Chad let me know that mblware is having a winter sale through the end of the month. All of their best-selling software is on sale at a great savings of 30-40% off. The sale includes BlackBook, mblVault, ContactOrder, ShakeItUp, faceRate and mblStats. Some great utilities to be had if you're looking to get the most out of your BlackBerry. All of the prices have been discounted, so you don't...

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BlackBerry: My First, My Last, My Everything

BlackBerry: My First, My Last, My Everything

First loves. No one ever forgets them. Whether it's your first girlfriend or boyfriend, first car or first pet, you rarely ever forget that experience and what it taught you along the way. But I'm not here to reminisce about old flames and puppies; this is a BlackBerry site after all. When Kevin gave me the opportunity to contribute to the blogs here, I thought the most appropriate thing to do...

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Contest Winners: Blurts, BerryJoose, KBLauncher & Music Skins

Contest Winners: Blurts, BerryJoose, KBLauncher & Music Skins

*Update: Developer Day winners posted after the jump as well. Congrats! * Time to spread the contest love and announce this weeks winners. Another good spread off goodies were offered up this week, and some of you will walk away happy winners. We had offering from Blurts Pro, KBLauncher, BerryJoose and Music Skins. Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to all the winners. Remember, if...

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SearchIt for BlackBerry Updated to v1.44 - Adds Opera/BOLT Support and More

SearchIt by Shaosoft was just to version 1.44 adding many new features. If you have not heard of SearchIt, it is a pop up application that gives you quick search access to many popular sites including custom user defined websites - great for Verizon users who don't want to be stuck with only Bing! New features in this version include: Opera Mini 5 and Bolt Browser support Live suggestions...

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