Its no secret that SmartAlerts is one of my favorite BlackBerry apps. I do think that the functionality should have been included in the standard OS, but I'm glad that Bellshare took advantage and came up with this great piece of software. If you haven't heard of SmartAlerts, it is simply an app that lets you add all kinds of custom features and filters to your emails, sms and more. You can...

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Quick Tip: Inserting an X for Dialing Extension When Saving Contact Info

Quick Tip: Inserting an X for Dialing Extension When Saving Contact Info

I bumped into an acquaintance on the weekend that I haven't seen in a long time, and before parting ways we did the good 'ole exchange of contact information. Thankfully he was a BlackBerry user and was sporting a Curve 8900 (which btw he loved). I didn't want to send him my full vcard, so dictated him my office line to save directly into his address book. When I gave him my extension, I got...

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*Update* - We now have 300 free copies to give away! If you remember way back (almost a year ago) we first heard about how to get cool custom text characters into BBM, emails and SMS. There we endless threads about "character swapping" and everyone was getting in on the action. Sergey just let me know about an app that makes all of this much easier. Fancy Characters allows you to put any...

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Swine Flu The Game - Only $0.99 Through September 8th

Oh Gawd... we guess it was only a matter of time. Swine Flu - The Game is now available for BlackBerry Smartphones. First off, there is absolutely no serious aspect to this game. It is completely for fun, and though some will argue it's maybe in poor taste, at least it does not dissapoint in terms of fun. The main objective is to dodge the "pig poo" and attempt to shoot the flying pigs with...

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Contest: Help Rename BerryAddon and You Could Win!

Contest: Help Rename BerryAddon and You Could Win!

We first got word of BerryAddon a few weeks ago, and it has quickly become a favorite among the community. The all-in-one utility lets you easily tweak your device by adding a firewall, email signature, vibration features and more. The beta has gone over well with users thus far, and more features are sure to follow. BerryAddon is on its way to a full release and head to BlackBerry App World,...

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Desktop Manager: v5.0.1.16 Leaked; 5.0.1.18 Sneak Peek Shows Off New Features - IP Modem and Email Settings!

Looks like we're kicking off the week with some BlackBerry Desktop Manager news. First, lets talk about the image above. What you're looking at is BlackBerry Desktop Manager version 5.0.1.18 (not currently available) which shows off a new icon that adds an exciting feature to the desktop software - IP Modem (also in .16). The new feature allows you to easily setup your BlackBerry so you can...

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AddresSave - Adding Contacts Made Easy

AddresSave - Adding Contacts Made Easy

Here's a quick utility from Fabian Heuwiser that was just released the other day. AddresSave allows for automatic adding of contacts that email you with their name and email address being placed in all the correct fields. AddresSave also has built in "blocking" of email addresses as well, so if you don't want to have FaceBook, MySpace or Twitter etc. email addresses being added to your address...

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Elecite Releases Premium Theme Focus With Rotating High Resolution Wallpapers

Elecite has launched a new animated theme for you all. Focus is nicely designed and functional as you have 8 icons in a circular pattern all of which are customizable to your choosing. The animation in Focus is utilized through the wallpapers as hourly they will change to one of ten, high resolution backgrounds and look great on any device. Focus will not work OS .151 (Storm) or any device...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 30 August 2009

Best Buy Starting HTC Hero Preorders Sept. 13th? Motorola Sholes to Launch on Verizon in October Google Releases "Listen" app for podcasts Threaded SMS coming to BlackBerry in OS 5.0 CrackBerry Poll: Do you want SurePress on your touchscreen BlackBerry? CrackBerry.com Podcast...

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Storm 2 User Guide Found In 5.0.0.191 Storm OS Leak

RIM has always had a habit of putting userguides in all their downloads, leaked or official you'll always manage to find one within the packaging--even if it may be the incorrect one. Often times before, if you reviewed the files in the OS as well such as the BlackBerry.alx file you'd learn the codenames of unrealeased devices rather easily. For a while now, RIM was seemingly wise to...

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Weekly CrackBerry Contest Reminder

Weekly CrackBerry Contest Reminder

Another Sunday, another reminder that you have until tonight at midnight PST to get in on this week's CrackBerry contests. It wasn't our biggest week for giveaways, but you still have plenty of chances to win a free app, unlock code and more (you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out what the and more prize is and how to enter). Visit the links below to post your comment to be entered....

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OS Leaks For Storm, Tour And Bold Including New Versions Of 5.0 Roundup!

The past two days have been heavy on OS leaks, we have seen Tour, Bold and Storm leaks all pop up everywhere on the net and the forums are full of people not entirely too sure what's going on so we decided to do a little bit of a OS round up for you all just to set a few things straight in the OS department here. First, these are NOT official OS builds and in such, you WILL find glitches,...

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Click's Picks! Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 29th

Click's Picks! Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 29th

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and *THEMES* picks for the week past. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of the 5 big devices. Storm 95xx:   Mad Hatter Steel Town...

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iDrive Allows Wireless Back Up Of Your Contacts For Free!

iDrive Allows Wireless Back Up Of Your Contacts For Free!

Lately there have been a lot of applications coming out that offer wireless back up of your contacts, which is great -- choice is awesome and everyone can have their own personal preference as to which is the "best". Aside from using SmrtGuard I did find iDrive lite to be a great free service to do back up your contacts and only your contacts. Online accounts are created from within the...

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BIS 2.8 Rollout Coming in September?

BIS 2.8 Rollout Coming in September?

It looks like Ronen got a good scoop on the upcoming release of BIS 2.8. Some good things in store, including Two-way Google contact sync, automatic login and Hotmail revalidation. It looks as if the new features may only work with devices running OS 5.0 however. The upgrades are set for Setpember 10th, with some other features coming shortly after. I'm not sure how I feel about the Google...

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On Tuesday we told you about a new game for BlackBerry by Epic Applications called Flood. Over the past couple of days I've wasted a bunch of time playing Flood because I just couldn't put this addictive puzzle game down (it's such a bitter sweet when that happens - I feel guilty when there's other more pressing things to be done). So if you're looking for a fun game to play on your...

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Slacker Radio Updated to version 2.0.45 for BlackBerry Bold, Tour and Curve

Slacker Radio Updated to version 2.0.45 for BlackBerry Bold, Tour and Curve

The folks from Slacker just let us know there is an update to the Slacker Radio mobile application that extends the same benefits to all BlackBerry users that rolled out to Storm owners two weeks ago. This update provides a noticeable improvement for Curve, Bold and Tour owners. Version 2.0.45 features: Improved battery life up to 2x (over previous versions) while streaming Improved...

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Toysoft $0.99 Storm Applications Sale Today Only!

Toysoft $0.99 Storm Applications Sale Today Only!

Storm owners - if you're looking for a cool app or game to play with over the weekend, check out some great offerings from Toysoft that are only $0.99 today. You can choose from 10 all together and snag some great savings through the end of the day. Greats like Ballz and Fake Call, as well as newcomer Wack-O-Mole are all on sale. This is for the Storm versions only, so everyone else is sadly...

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Exceeded Data/Voice Message on Options > Status Screen (Type B U Y R). Qu'est-ce que c'est?!

I'm pretty sure that's the weirdest looking blog post title ever to appear here on CrackBerry.com, but bare with me and I'll explain... As we were winding down Podcast Episode 041, we got a last-minute email from Lisa (who by the way has listened to every single episode - totally hardcore!) that posed the following question: About 6 months ago, I bought a BlackBerry Curve 8330 through...

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Digital Theme by Hedone Designs

Digital Theme by Hedone Designs

Here's my pick for theme of the week... Digital by Hedone Designs! The best thing about HD's new Digital theme is that's available for most BlackBerry smartphone models, including the 83xx, 88xx and 87xx series phones (on OS4.5) and newer devices including the Curve 8350, 8500, 8900, Bold, Tour and Storm (sorry Pearl users). As for the theme itself, here are the official words on it:...

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