BlackBerry Theme Developers - Real BlackBerry 6 icons now available [multiple resources]

If you're a BlackBerry theme developer whos been waiting for real BlackBerry 6 icons to show up you now have a multitude of resources to choose from. Many folks have stepped up and offererd "Official" icons taken from devices running on BlackBerry 6. The CrackBerry forums started filling up with them on Friday and others have also now stepped up offering a few more packages and even some have...

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Take the CrackBerry addict quiz - leave a comment for your chance to be in the CrackBerry book v2

Hello CrackBerry Nation! CrackBerry - True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse - Second Edition - is coming to your bookstore around the globe this fall. Myself, Gary and Martin are teaming up again to help the world understand why our BlackBerry's are so damn addicting. We enjoyed some success with the first edition and a great time putting it together. Now, we need you guys again. This edition...

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Leaked Developers briefing documents outline BlackBerry 6 APIs

Leaked Developers briefing documents outline BlackBerry 6 APIs

As we move forward, still waiting for BlackBerry 6 to arrive alot of focus has been placed on developers within the new OS. A ton of new APIs were built in order to allow a more robust BlackBerry experience  over all and until now things have been kind of quiet on the developer front. Research In Motion is just now gearing up the BlackBerry Developers Blog to start pushing some BlackBerry 6...

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adidas miCoach now available for BlackBerry Smartphones

adidas miCoach now available for BlackBerry Smartphones

New from adidas comes the miCoach app for BlackBerry. The app is essentially a personal trainer for your BlackBerry including specific programs for basketball, football, running, soccer and tennis. miCoach uses GPS on your device for real-time pace-based coaching as well as location tracking. "The introduction of the miCoach app and sports-specific training plans was the natural next...

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Verizon and AT&T team up in hopes to kill off credit and debit cards using smartphones

They don't often agree on much, but when they do it could prove a huge blow. Such is the case as they team up along with T-Mobile USA to take on Visa, MasterCard and the like in hopes of bringing mobile payments to smartphones. The new system is being tested in Atlanta and 3 other US cities and allows users to simply swipe their smartphone to make retail payments. This could be a huge move in...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 2, 2010 - 25 copies of Evolution OS6 to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 2, 2010 - 25 copies of Evolution OS6 to be won!

Contest: 25 Copies of Evolution OS6 to be won. Leave a comment! I love writing the theme roundup every week, getting to see the hot new themes as they come out, and building a working relationship with theme developers, both established and new. I really had a great week last week for tips, with my BBM, twitter, and email all filling up with some awesome new themes. Hit the jump and check out...

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Google Maps updated to v4.4 - Adds Places features for improved local search

Google Maps has been updated to version 4.4 and now includes Google's Places feature. Places allows you to quickly search and locate ATMs, restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations and more. You can find all you need to know about a location with the items Places page so you have all of the information right in one spot. Some other background fixes as well in this version to keep things...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 1 Aug 2010

Two Galaxy S-class reviews: Samsung Vibrant Review, Samsung Captivate Review. Froyogeddon has begun. We go hands-on with Android 2.2 on the Evo 4G, the original Droid gets Froyo this week, and the Droid X gets Froyo "later this summer." Check out our Android tips and tricks, including The Android Dictionary. RIM purchases BlackPad....

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.862 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.862 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Eh? It's been a while since we seen a leak for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Last one was OS 5.0.0.743 which, went official shortly after it leaked anyways. Many other leaks have happened in the mean time for the 9800 and 9330 but really, they serve no purpose to the majority of folks out there. Hybrid makes can use some of the files but even then, they don't support the new APIs found in...

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UAE to block BlackBerry services starting October 11th

UAE to block BlackBerry services starting October 11th

Following up on earlier statements calling BlackBerry a "security risk", the United Arab Emirates will be fully banning BlackBerry services as of October 11th. This means no BBM, no email, no nothing for UAE BlackBerry users. In addition to that, it also looks like Saudi Arabia may also be the next to start blocking access. "With no solution available and in the public interest ......

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Running BlackBerry 6 gets shown off again >>  BlackBerry 9780 caught on video running BlackBerry 6 >>  RIM purchases "BlackPad.com" domain >>  BlackBerry Bold 9650 spotted running BlackBerry 6! >>  AT&T sending out invites to special BlackBerry event in NYC?! >>  Another BlackBerry Bold 9780...

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QuickLaunch 3.0 now available for Storm devices - 25 copies to give away!

QuickLaunch 3.0 now available for Storm devices - 25 copies to give away!

We just got word that QuickLaunch 3.0 is now available for all Storm devices. Unfortunately it's not quite ready for trackball/trackpad devices just yet, but should available very soon. The new version includes a slew of new updates that continue to make QuickLaunch on the of the top apps for BlackBerry. Features of version 3.0 include: Border size - you can now speciry the border size of...

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Dropbox for BlackBerry goes into limited beta

Dropbox for BlackBerry goes into limited beta

Well, we've seen it arrive on practically every other platform before BlackBerry but, either way it is here now. Dropbox, the online storage solution which offers users 2GB of space for free has just gone live with their beta application for BlackBerry. You'll have to act fast though, the forums posting says 500 users and no one knows how many have already taken that count down. Check it out...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: What browser do you primarily use on your device?

    What is your PRIMARY browser choice on BlackBerry?survey software   With BlackBerry 6 hopefully not too far away, the shiny new WebKit browser will be upon us. We'll finally have a better browsing experience and be able to hold our heads high. As it is now, the only real options are the default BlackBerry browser (which I don't mind but some really despise), Opera Mini and BOLT....

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White Out from Ninja Themes now on sale - Enter to win 1 of 35 free copies

Many of you out there may remember when Ninja Themes released BlackOut. I happened to post a screen shot of it before it was released and that post ended up actually being more about the theme then what I had actually written about. Not too long ago, the legend only known as Ninja went back to the dojo and began working on a follow up for users. Now we have available, WhiteOut which makes...

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RIM soon to be getting developers ready for BlackBerry 6

RIM soon to be getting developers ready for BlackBerry 6

Some cool happenings over at the BlackBerry Developers Blog. Today, they posted some good news for developers as well. In the next little while, that BlackBerry Developers Blog will be compiling a bunch of new BlackBerry 6 information and posting it for everyone. Oddly though, the post makes no mention of when exactly the tools needed for BlackBerry 6 will be available but we're guessing a...

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Quick Tip: Change the look of your BlackBerry using accessibility options

Quick Tip: Change the look of your BlackBerry using accessibility options

There are loads and loads of options buried in the BlackBerry OS, some of which we never even touch (or have any idea what they do). One of the most common overlooked is the accessibility options (Option > Advanced Options > Accessibility). This set of options helps people with disabilities better use there BlackBerry by helping with vision or hearing. From here, you have the option to...

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FindMeHere and Textender -Two useful utilities, free until the end of July!

FindMeHere and Textender -Two useful utilities, free until the end of July!

*UPDATE - Some folks have noticed the download link is missing, use code "berrycodesfree" Coupon code only works in the MOBILE app store or app store client. it won't work in the main site. Be sure your cart is showing $0.00 before you complete checkout. Sale extended to August 3rd!*. We have covered Textender and FindMeHere on the blogs before, and today on Twitter I noticed a little bit of...

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Durak - Fans of card games beware, addictive!

Durak - Fans of card games beware, addictive!

Durak is a popular card game, originating in the Soviet states, that pits player vs player in an attack/defense style card-shedding game. The last player to get rid of all his cards, is the "durak" or fool. BerryBlow has brought this game to the BlackBerry platform, and done it well, with great graphics and addictive play. With the ability to play a game with anywhere from 2 to 4 players, and...

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