Fancy Smileys adds smiles and flags to your email and SMS

So you would love to have all those great characters to use in your emails, SMS & BBM messages but really don't want to have to pay for them right? Well now you don't have too! The folks over at AFBB have released Fancy Smileys and best of all...it's FREE! Through this app you can send colored smiles and country flag in BlackBerry® Messenger and unicode characters in EMAIL, SMS, IMs and...

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Official OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Rogers

It's only been a short while since BlackBerry Pearl 3G owners had some official OS love. Last update being, OS 6.0.0.481 from Telus made some users happy but now, Rogers has gone ahead and released OS 6.0.0.526 for all. You can hit up the Rogers BlackBerry download page to grab the update and of course, if you're not a Rogers user -- just simply delete the vendor.xml file and you are up and...

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BlackBerry Bold touch gets Wi-Fi Alliance certification

Considering pretty much everything else about the BlackBerry Bold touch has already been leaked, we figured we might as well really drive the information home and let you all know that the device -- the "BlackBerry Bold 9900" as it is designated within the Wi-Fi Alliance has now received their certification. Although the documentation is rather short on any finer details, it does indeed...

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If you're already a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone then you'll likely want to sign in to see if you have BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 as an available download option. You will of course need to sign up and agree to the terms of use but in return you get a fresh, new release of BlackBerry Messenger. v6.0.0.73 if you need the exact details. This time around, RIM has also included a change log...

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Secret videos - How to hide and unhide videos on your BlackBerry smartphone

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Last week, we told you how to hide and unhide pictures on your BlackBerry. In the comments, both sergeh and moheysaleh asked about hiding videos as well. CrackBerry is nothing if not accommodating. You ask, we answer. When hiding a picture, you can view the picture, select properties and check the Hidden box. Videos, on the other hand, cannot be...

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Cute Puppies is a new theme from ale7714 Designs created especially for all you girls out there that love adorable puppies! Each screen has a different cartoon puppy, little dog bone message indicators, and fun colorful icons. The wallpapers were custom made so that each screen has a unique look without compromising visibility. I love that while this theme is really girly, it's not entirely...

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Stream media to your BlackBerry PlayBook with Orb

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] [This post comes from the CrackBerry forums courtesy of Shao128] Some of you may already be familiar with Orb, its been around for a few years now and works the BlackBerry phones with somewhat mixed results. Orb is an application for your Mac or Windows based computer and allows you to stream your media to web enabled devices (like the PlayBook)...

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Review: iGrip Cigarette Lighter Mount for the 9650

When driving around in my car I don't always have one dedicated place that I place my BlackBerry and often times I find myself forgetting it in the car because it isn't where I thought it should be. The amount of trips I have had to make back to my car just to grab my phone started to bother me, so I began to look for a better solution to meet my needs. Personally I didn't need anything that...

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  What apps do you want to see most on the BlackBerry PlayBook?Market Research   Crusiing through the CrackBerry forums the last few days I've found a lot of great discussions. There are loads of posts about the BlackBerry PlayBook and it seems like everyone has plenty to say. One of the good threads I came across was the PlayBook App Wish List. I was thinking on the same topic and it was...

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Official OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 from MTS Mobility

Bold 9780 users get another official update today as MTS Mobility has released OS 6.0.0.534. This is the latest official version, so if you haven't already updated then get on it. Reports are good on this one, but if you're looking to see what's new then hit up the forums. If you do install, be sure to drop a comment below with your findings. As always, use caution when installing any OS on...

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Contest winners: Accessories, Tabphone, Airy, Battery Saver Pro, and lots more!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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First BlackBerry PlayBook commercial finally airs!

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Finally, a week after the PlayBook launched in the US and Canada, we start to see some advertising on televison in the form of commercials. The focus of this 30 second ad is the portability and power of the PlayBook. I'm sure this is just the first of many commercials we'll see for the device, though I for one still find it a bit odd that it took so long...

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Rockin' BlackBerry game Catapult! updated - Catch stars for free upgrades!

One of my favorite time killer games for BlackBerry, Catapult, just had a cool update. The objective is simply to fling your rock through the air, and see how far it will go. There are targets you can hit which increase your score, springboards on the ground that bounce you back up into the air with a burst of speed, and sandboxes that will bring your stone to an immediate halt. The update has...

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Photoshop Fail: BlackBerry PlayBook does not run Honeycomb.. yet

Look, we know there has been a lot of confusion out there about how exactly, the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps and all but when retailers start sending out emails with images of the BlackBerry PlayBook running Honeycomb -- we're pretty positive that doesn't help clear the air any. As noted in the image above, the folks at Mac Mall of all places have seemingly got their OS' mixed up...

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I may not work for Research In Motion, QNX, The Astonishing Tribe or Teknision, but a good UI idea is a good UI idea regardless of where it comes from. And this is a GOOD IDEA and I hope RIM reads this and implements it asap on the BlackBerry PlayBook.  Without contention, the least liked hardware feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook is the power button (see our BlackBerry PlayBook Review). It...

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BlackBerry monza coming to T-Mobile June 29th?!

We're just little under a week away from the start of BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida and while we're expecting to hear quite a bit about the PlayBook but we'd be lying if we didn't say we're just a little bit more excited to hear about some new BlackBerry Smartphones. Since the BlackBerry 2011 roadmap showed up, we've been wondering when we'd see the new smartphones come to market -- and...

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BlackBerry Podcasts 1.5 now available

RIM announced today that their BlackBerry Podcasts app has been updated and version 1.5 is now available for North American users. The updated version contains some new features that let you search for, browse and listen to many well known podcasts right on your BlackBerry. Features of the free app include: Addition of a preview or play option while the podcast is downloading Web podcast...

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Review: IM+ Talk for BlackBerry

Skype is one of the best ways to reach out to people for free or cheap. From your desktop or laptop you can enjoy free VoIP or Videos calls between Skype members. You can even get into group video calling. But what if you find yourself without a computer? Armed with your BlackBerry, you can still keep in contact by using the IM+ Talk application. Through IM+ talk, you unlock some of the...

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Quick Review: Fixmo Extend for BlackBerry

Some of us here at CrackBerry.com are fans of the products that Fixmo Inc offers. In the past, we’ve had an in-depth look or two at their ever evolving Fixmo Tools application. That app just keeps getting better and better the more functionality they shove into it. For example: through Fixmo Tools you can, via WiFi, remotely print directly off of your BlackBerry. Through Fixmo Extend, you can...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Changing the wallpaper on your BlackBerry PlayBook

  When customizing your BlackBerry PlayBook, one of the first things you'll want to do is change the wallpaper. While some might be able to do this without a hitch, others will have trouble figuring out just where to go to get it done. This quick tutorial will help you quickly change your wallpaper using any saved photo or sample wallpaper on the device. Navigate to the Pictures app on...

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