[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Virtual Vault is a soon to be released app that simply backs up your emails to the micro SD card in your device. If you get many emails throughout the day, you know that some go missing from time to time or get deleted by mistake. With Virtual Vault you can be worry free, knowing that all of your sent and received emails are safe on your memory card. Use...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G unboxing video and first impressions

BlackBerry Pearl 3G unboxing video and first impressions

Hands-On Unboxing Video and Kevin's First Impressions of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and going the SureType lifestyle Bla1ze already posted a great BlackBerry Pearl 3G review up here on the CrackBerry blogs (check it out if you missed it), but I just had to follow-up with a little unboxing video of my own. Bla1ze's Pearl 3G came as a review loaner unit from Rogers, so it actually didn't have the...

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TD banking app gets deposited into BlackBerry App World

TD banking app gets deposited into BlackBerry App World

Maybe I’m a grump, but it seemed to me that a lot of banks would advertise applications for the iPhone. This left BlackBerry users with far more limited access. I was strolling through BlackBerry App World and stumbled upon the recently added TD app by TD Bank Financial Group. Score one for the good guys! This now gives TD customers greater options and actions to choose from, without having...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 7th 2010 - 50 copies of iMax to be won

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 7th 2010 - 50 copies of iMax to be won

Contest: 50 Copies of iMax to be won. Leave a comment! Theme junkies, it's time for your weekly overdose of visual goodness. The tip line has been unusually quiet this last week, but I have found some stellar themes while skimming through the forums. If you have a favorite theme or developer, be sure to send it along to the roundup tip line! Now, let's hit the jump and get to the good...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 June 2010

Complete coverage on the EVO 4G; EVO 4G review; EVO 4G help; Froyo on the Evo; accessories. More on the Motorola Droid Xtreme Bonus: The Android Phone is for Porn Want to be a regular contributor on CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance... Introducing CrackBerry Idol 2010! Full 16 minute walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 running...

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BlackBerry Messenger stress test 2 update...

If you added me before and it's pending, please delete it.  * pin and barcode now removed... contacts pretty much full * * Update 3: Backing up contacts went easy peasy this time around. Calling it quits on the BBM test for now... look for the final "aftermath" post later this week. * * Update 2: Things have come back to life and I filled up the contacts. I did a broadcast message. The...

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Gowalla launches BlackBerry beta to take on Foursquare in the BlackBerry realm

We've known for a while that Gowalla was ramping up their efforts for the BlackBerry platform. Although, that information was based strictly on it being an eventual web app. Looks like things have changed in that area. Considering the war that is waging between Gowalla and Foursquare a dedicated BlackBerry app is certainly needed if they want to capture BlackBerry users. The Gowalla BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

A pretty good week all around in the BlackBerry world. We saw the first photos of the BlackBerry 9300, finally got the Bold 9650 from Verizon and announced CrackBerry Idol 2010! We threw in a podcast and some contests to round out the fun and do things up the way we are used to. Plenty of news to check out, so if you missed anything hit the links below. What You May Have Missed Review:...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available online from Bell

BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available online from Bell

After what was clearly a false start for Bell, they have now posted the BlackBerry Pearl 3G online for new and current customers to order. Word is most store locations should by now have stock as well. The Bell version of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is currently only available in black and will set ya back $49.99 with a new 3 year contract, $179.95 on a 2 year and $279.95 on a one year. Finally,...

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Full 16 minute walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Earlier today we got some nice high quality pictures of the BlackBerry 9800 slider. Now, we get what was got to be the best video walkthrough of BlackBerry 6 to date. Sure, it's in Chinese considering it came from the folks over at BerryTimes but the language of BlackBerry is universal. Sit back and watch a full 16 minutes of BlackBerry 6 in action. Now, if you'll excuse I need to go wipe the...

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Trillian for BlackBerry beta now available for download

Trillian for BlackBerry beta now available for download

Just yesterday we posted that the Trillian instant messaging application would be arriving in beta form on BlackBerry soon. I guess the folks at Trillian weren't kidding. If you head on over to the mobile download page for Trillian you'll find that version 1.0.0.204 is now available for download. The beta they are offering up is trial limited, so at some point it will indeed expire but they do...

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Contest: WJD Designs OS 6 BlackBerry theme - 25 free copies to be won! [video]

Contest: WJD Designs OS 6 BlackBerry theme - 25 free copies to be won! [video]

Possibly the greatest BB theme promo video of all time... watch below! :) Contest time!! Everybody's friend Wayne D hit us up with some freebies to give away of his premium theme creation, OS 6. Since he introduced it a few weeks back, it has shot up the BlackBerry themes best sellers' list to where it's currently sitting in the #1 position. Wayne's other latest creation, the ClockWork animated...

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Friday fun photos - Yet another round of 9800 Slider images

Friday fun photos - Yet another round of 9800 Slider images

Is it just me of have we had more pre-release images of the 9800 Slider than other devices? This round shows off some good angles and give us a bit more of a look than we've had in the past. Included are some amazingly clear images of the 9800 including the SIM and SD slots. These images really show off the good looks of the device and actually make me want one quite a bit now. The keyboard...

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LearnChinese app teaches you Mandarin Chinese for free

LearnChinese app teaches you Mandarin Chinese for free

S4BB Ltd has recently added another informative and educational application to their software line up: LearnChinese. A language barrier can be a sizeable obstacle to overcome. If you are heading to another country for business or pleasure, you should brush up on the native tongue before you go. Miscommunication could put you in a sticky situation. LearnChinese will assist you in learning...

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BlackBerrys and biker shorts! Google Maps get updated to version 4.2

BlackBerrys and biker shorts! Google Maps get updated to version 4.2

Recently, Google released an update to BlackBerry owners who use Google Maps. With this update, version 4.2 gives us new features, like biking directions. You will be able to retrieve bicycle specific lanes, trails and directions, rather than strictly roadways. You and your biker gang (rather, your bicycle gang) can now enjoy the power of Google Maps - your way. This is especially apparent...

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Review: Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Review: Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G. This device has been a long time coming. Since we first heard about the device way back, it has been on the list of original Pearl form factor fans every. While some have moved on to other devices, simply due to lack of patience in waiting for the next generation Pearl others have stayed true to the Pearl form factor. For me, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series smartphone...

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Rumor: BlackBerry Onyx II (delta) - A BlackBerry Bold 9700 refresh just around the corner?

There have been plenty of news floating around over the past two days regarding the BlackBerry Onyx II (delta). Some of hits on points relating it to the BlackBerry 9700a we saw the UAProf doc on previously, though that document showed the resolution as 360x480 (not 480x360) which previously linked the 9700a to the slider before it took the more official bump to 9800. But we're not exactly...

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CrackBerry Podcast 053: Pearl 3G review; CB Idol announced and lots more BlackBerry banter...

Time for another CrackBerry Podcast! In this show we cover quite a bit of stuff.... Bla1ze gives his impressions of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (full review hitting the blogs soon), I announce CrackBerry Idol and between the crew we cover a lot of BlackBerry news and go through a bunch of community emails. There's interesting discussion about the new AT&T data plans, we hypothesize on how much...

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Want to be a regular contributor on CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance... Introducing CrackBerry Idol 2010!

Been wishing you could write for CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance! Everybody's favorite tv show is now done for the season (and with Simon leaving you know it'll never be quite the same again), so we decided it was time to put a BlackBerry slant on idol spirit with our own CrackBerry Idol 2010 competition! You can think of CrackBerry Idol as a very fun and very public application...

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