BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available on Amazon

BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available on Amazon

Made Simple Learning today has released their latest BlackBerry help book BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. This is the next in line in the great series of Made Simple books that help you get to know your new BlackBerry. If you're a new Torch user, this book can help you get started and teach you things like shortcuts, tips and tricks, multimedia, music sync and much, much more. Including: Dozens...

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New BlackBerry Messenger Commercial... the BBM Flirt!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] RIM pushed BlackBerry Messenger hard in 2010 and it's looking like the trend is going to continue in 2011 and I'm glad to see that be the case. Afterall, BBM does rock and after years of almost no-advertising from RIM, it'll take a while still before I get bored of seeing them pump out commercials. This time around it's all about the BlackBerry...

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Jim Balsillie dismisses comments made by Nokia's Stephen Elop

Jim Balsillie dismisses comments made by Nokia's Stephen Elop

With Mobile World Congress 2011 well under way, Research In Motion has been showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook to Barcelona's many attendees and to say it has been well received is a bit of an understatement. The BlackBerry booth has had a constant flow of people to it. That said, some recent comments made by Nokia's Stephen Elop seemed to of have lit a fire under Co-Chief Executive Officer...

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Calling All Developers... We Want to Know About your Upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook and Smartphone Apps!

Tell CrackBerry Sam about your BlackBerry apps by emailing apps @ crackberry.com As you might imagine, all of us writing for CrackBerry.com are really excited about the upcoming release of the BlackBerry PlayBook. With it being an entirely new device built on a different operating system that will usher in a new era of BlackBerry apps and games, us bloggers are going to have a lot to talk...

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Foursquare issues maintenance release with bug fixes

Foursquare issues maintenance release with bug fixes

Over the weekend foursquare dropped a new BlackBerry update, but there were still some underlying bugs that users wrote in about. Today they issues a maintenance release that fixed some of the issues. The new version added check-in photos, however comments are still absent but should come in an update shortly. Fixes in this alpha release include: Resolution of screen lock up issue after login...

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  We don't see very many "must have" BlackBerry games these days (that will all change once the PlayBook hits) but Wrath is one that I'd put on my list. This great retro shooter is loads of fun and a great time killer. Available for most devices (sans Pearl series) Wrath is a flashback shooter game that plain and simple lets you fly around and shoot stuff up. There are power-ups, bombs,...

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Review: Photo Translator for BlackBerry

Review: Photo Translator for BlackBerry

Sometimes things can get lost in translation. When travelling to a foreign country, not everything is presented in a tourists own language. You always hear tips, specific phrases or the advice to pack a translation book or even hire a local guide. While you’re looking into classes, or costs, there’s one more thing you should take a look at - your BlackBerry. It’s the perfect travel companion...

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Contest Winners: Accessories, MiniFrames, Social, and Show Me the Images!

Contest Winners: Accessories, MiniFrames, Social, and Show Me the Images!

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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BB-Freaks celebrates their 1 year anniversary with free themes, sales, and a contest!

Win 1 of 50 copies of Blue Smoothy by BB-Freaks! Details after the break!! Popular theme developers BB-Freaks let me know that they are celebrating their one year anniversary this month, and to celebrate and say thank you to all of their fans, they released a free theme! This is an awesome theme with great features and like you would expect from BB-Freaks, the layout is unique and interesting...

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Leaked slides show off BlackBerry PlayBook accessories and pricing

Leaked slides show off BlackBerry PlayBook accessories and pricing

Update: BlackBerry PlayBook Cases and PlayBook Accessories Now Available at ShopCrackBerry.com! Some leaked internal slides from RIM popped up today showing a variety of BackBerry PlayBook accessories compelte with pricing. We saw most of these live and in color back at CES, but while they were all on display we didn't get much more info on pricing or availability. The slides show most of the...

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BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 coming soon with loads of new features

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Carrying on with the great RIM news flowing out of MWC today we have word that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 is on the way. While it won't get too much of an overhaul on the UI side, there will be a bunch of great new features that will better integrate BBM with other apps on your device. You will be able to interact with other users in games, media...

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Press Release: Adobes confirms Flash 10.2 coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Press Release: Adobes confirms Flash 10.2 coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Today Adobe issued a press release on the strong adoption of both Adobe AIR and Flash on mobile devices. While we won't be seeing full Flash integration on current BlackBerry smartphones anytime soon, we will have the PlayBook to look forward to. Adobe confirmed that Flash 10.2 will be available on the BlackBerry PlayBook and Flash 10.2 includes support for Stage Video which "delivers much...

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Never forget a thing with Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry

Never forget a thing with Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry

If you're looking to be more organzied and your BlackBerry Tasks app isn't quite doing the trick, maybe it's time for something new. Home Screen Notes for BlackBerry aims to help you out. Essentially a Post-It note for your homescreen, the app lets you easily add reminders or quick notes and stick them right on your BlackBerry homescreen. There are loads of options ranging from automated notes...

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We've seen RIM make a lot of strategic acquisitions in recent months, and today they announced another one on their BlackBerry blog.... Gist.  If you're not familiar with Gist, probably the best thing to do is check out the What is Gist? in 90 seconds video above. Essentially it helps to aggregate and manage all of your important contacts into one place. To get a look at Gist today, you...

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Video Demo of the new BlackBerry Travel App

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're in North America, the UK, or Spain you can already download the newly-announced BlackBerry Travel app from App World and give it a go for yourself (see our original BlackBerry Travel App post for full details and download info). If you're not in those regions and want to see what you're missing, or if you just want to see it in action...

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CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2011: BlackBerry Booth Video Tour

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Our CrackBerry correspondent Ewan MacLeod is on hand at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, and to give you a taste of what you'd see at RIM's BlackBerry booth if you were there in person he grabbed 2m28s of the experience on HD. Check out the video above for a quick look at RIM's massive booth. While they do have plenty of phones on...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It wouldn't feel like CrackBerry was at Mobile World Congress unless we got a quick hello from RIM's Director of Developer Relations, Mike Kirkup. Check out the video above for his quick hello message (I always love how excited Mike is - I think he loves BlackBerry as much as I do!) and below you can watch the video Mike refers to, which is RIM's...

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New BlackBerry PlayBook Video - showing off Need for Speed, Tetris and more!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Mobile World Congress 2011 is now in full swing, and as we hoped Research In Motion has the BlackBerry PlayBook on hand and for the first time is showing it off in Europe. I'm not at MWC this year in person, but our good friend Ewan MacLeod is on site covering the show for us and the first thing he did was rush to the BlackBerry booth to get an...

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Press Release: RIM Announces Two Additional BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Models For LTE and HSPA+ Networks

Mobile World Congress 2011 is now here and to kick off the show RIM has made a number of announcements, the biggest one being the addition of two more BlackBerry PlayBooks to RIM's tablet family. Joining the already-announced WiFi PlayBook and WiFi + WiMax PlayBook (Sprint 4G), today RIM has announced that LTE and HSPA+ versions of the PlayBook are on the way too. There's no specific word on...

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Press Release: RIM Announces BlackBerry Travel App - Download it Today for Free!

Press Release: RIM Announces BlackBerry Travel App - Download it Today for Free!

WorldMate has long been one of those must-have apps for traveling BlackBerry executives (it's also been on installed on the BlackBerry of pretty much every RIM executive I have ever interviewed), so maybe we shoudn't be surprised to see RIM announce today a FREE travel app for BlackBerry made in partnership with WorldMate. The new all-in-one BlackBerry Travel app provides users with a number...

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