BlackBerry PlayBook Native Weather App First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our look at the native calculator app on the BlackBerry PlayBook at CTIA 2011, we jumped into the new native weather app that will launch on the device. Powered by Accuweather, the weather app is nice and clean and smooth and simple to use. Pick your city, and flick through the weather. It's as easy as that. Check out the video above to...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Calculator First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I'm down in Orlando at CTIA 2011, and while it's a pretty quiet show for BlackBerry (so quiet that I was helping out Phil today on AndroidCentral.com - check my posts here) I did get to spend some time with the BlackBerry PlayBook and caught a gander of some of the native apps that are polishing up nicely as we near the PlayBook's launch. In this...

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Opera Mini 6 now available on BlackBerry

Opera Mini 6 now available on BlackBerry

Although many folks running BlackBerry 6 don't do much complaining about the browser, there are still a lot of folks out there that just simply do not like it, or are not running BlackBerry 6. For a while now, one of the alternatives to the previously dreadful BlackBerry browser experience was Opera Mini --and that hasn't changed at all. In fact, Opera Mini has only gotten better over time. If...

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BlackBerry First Steps: Pairing your Bluetooth device

BlackBerry First Steps: Pairing your Bluetooth device

Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. So, you got a Bluetooth device to use with your BlackBerry. Fantastic, you can now talk...

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Review: Seidio 2600mAh battery for the 9650 - Enter to win an extended battery!

Review: Seidio 2600mAh battery for the 9650 - Enter to win an extended battery!

Contest: Keep reading for details on how to win an extended battery for your device! If you are like me, and struggle to get a full day per charge on your standard battery that came with your 9650, then you are probably looking for new battery options. While hunting around, I came across the Seidio 2600mAh battery for the 9650, and while initially I was rather hesitant to add the size to gain...

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BlackBerry Travel updated to version 1.0.341.99

BlackBerry Travel updated to version 1.0.341.99

As usual there is no changelog to be found as of yet, but BlackBerry Travel has been updated to version 1.0.341.99. RIM's own travel app (which is based off Worldmate) has been pretty popular since its release. BlackBerry Travel gives you all you need at your fingertips - book hotels, check flights, get weather and more. The free app is definitely a good companion for any frequent traveler....

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Pre-order the BlackBerry PlayBook from Staples

Pre-order the BlackBerry PlayBook from Staples

We knew all along that Staples would be a big retailer for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and now that we have a release date and things are ready to roll, they already have all three versions listed up for pre-sale on their site. You can choose from either the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB at $499.98, $599.98 or $699.98 respectively. They are all listed as "expected to ship" within 7-14 days, but you most...

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Edit your photos on the go with Photo Editor for BlackBerry

Edit your photos on the go with Photo Editor for BlackBerry

Ever want to tweak a photo on your device and wonder just how to do it? With Photo Editor you can have some great editing tools right on your BlackBerry. The app adds itself to your system menu, and when viewing a photo on your device you can simply choose Edit to get started. The app opens up the image and you have options to crop, resize, rotate, adjust brightness and more. Quickly crop out...

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Made Simple Learning BlackBerry 6 for the Bold and Curve book now available

Want to know all you can about BlackBerry 6? Have a Bold or Curve? Made Simple Learning has just released BlackBerry 6 for the Bold and Curve. With over 400 pages, this book gives you everything you need to know about BlackBerry 6 and much, much more. All the key features of the OS are covered as well as many native and 3rd party apps. Learn trackpad and keyboard shortcuts, what apps to...

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Best Buy begins accepting orders for BlackBerry PlayBook today

Best Buy begins accepting orders for BlackBerry PlayBook today

Press Release Best Buy Begins Accepting Orders For BlackBerry PlayBook Today Minneapolis, MN and Waterloo, ON - Customers eagerly awaiting the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can begin placing their orders today. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), a preferred retailer for the BlackBerry PlayBook, today announced the pricing and launch date for the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Pricing and Availability!

BlackBerry PlayBook Pricing and Availability!

RIM Announces the Pricing and Availability of the BlackBerry PlayBook Press Release RIM Announces Retail Channels for BlackBerry PlayBook BlackBerry PlayBook to be available in over 20,000 Retail Outlets in the U.S. and Canada Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to make the highly-anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet available in more...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for March 21, 2011 - Win 1 of 30 copies of PlayBook Inside by Walker Themes!

Win a free copy of PlayBook Inside by Walker Themes! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Send us an email at themeroundup[at]crackberry.com...

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BlackBerry 101: How to install an official (or leaked) BlackBerry operating system

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]This article will explain in detail the proper steps for installing a leaked or official Operating System on your BlackBerry. If these steps are not understood and followed in the correct order, you could lose data or break your BlackBerry. Careful reading of the article and the steps involved will prevent that. Research in Motion is constantly working...

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Review: Otterbox Commuter for the 9650

Review: Otterbox Commuter for the 9650

  Protecting my BlackBerry is always something that is important to me, and if it is important to you as well, then you have probably invested some money is various cases, looking for the perfect match for your device. Otterbox, a company that many of us have heard about, and know for making very protective cases, is one of my personal favorites and I have had them on previous device, such as...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Leaked OS 6.0.0.524 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Leak Monday? I hope so.. I'm sure we'd all like some new OS' to play around with but we''ll have to see how things pan out. in the meantime, BlackBerry Bold 9650 owners feel free to grab your USB cables, back up your device and load up OS 6.0.0.524. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to...

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[Poll] How do you feel about the AT&T T-Mobile acquisition?

[Poll] How do you feel about the AT&T T-Mobile acquisition?

AT&T/T-Mobile Users: How do you feel about AT&T buying T-Mobile?survey software By now the news of AT&T working with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile has no doubt crossed your ears. While it'll take a year -- or more, depending on FCC and DOJ approval for things to go into full effect, the feelings from T-Mobile and AT&T users has been plenty colorful. Looking at...

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BlackBerry PlayBook landing page goes live on Sprint - Launching this summer

While we stay in constant pursuit of an official announcement from RIM on the elusive BlackBerry PlayBook, Sprint has finally put up a landing page for the 4G version of the tablet. While it doesn't give us much new information, it does have the wonderful "Sign up now" link to be notified when more information is available. No solid date is listed on the page aside from stating "arrives this...

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Copy multiple items with MultiCopyPaste

When I'm blogging away during the day there have been numerous times where I've wanted to copy multiple items at once. Having a 3rd party app on my Mac for that definitely streamlines things for me. Having the same on my BlackBerry has always been something I've wanted but was never a reality. Enter MultiCopyPaste. Added is the ability to copy multiple items on your device and paste at will -...

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Encapsulated by The Theme Box - Cover your BlackBerry in awesome

Encapsulated by The Theme Box - Cover your BlackBerry in awesome

The Theme Box is quickly becoming known for creating unique and beautiful themes for your BlackBerry. The latest release from this talented team is called Encapsulated, named as such because of the vertical sliding dock on the home screen. When you don't need the dock, it tucks up under the banner, out of the way but not completely hidden. The meters for battery and signal are easy to read,...

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Contest winners: Crescent, the Neon Series, and a Mobi Products Cradle!

Contest winners: Crescent, the Neon Series, and a Mobi Products Cradle!

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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