BlackBerry App Roundup for December 17th, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of GPS Ski Maps - One Resort!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. Speaking of taking a gander, if you haven’t taken one at your calendar yet, I reckon you do and start to panic. The final countdown to Christmas is on!! Today, we announce the winners of the SBSH Calendar Pro giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of GPS...

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BlackBerry Torch wins Laptops Readers Choice Award as Best Smartphone of 2010

BlackBerry Torch wins Laptops Readers Choice Award as Best Smartphone of 2010

  What is the best BlackBerry Smartphone of 2010?customer surveys   While the BlackBerry PlayBook and new QNX-based OS have been getting a lot of positive attention in the techsphere since getting announced back in September, it hasn't been quite the same on the phone side for RIM. Despite BlackBerry 6 offering numerous incremental feature improvements and RIM continuing to post their...

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BlackBerry 101: Using the BlackBerry Browser on OS 5.0

BlackBerry 101: Using the BlackBerry Browser on OS 5.0

Do you find yourself losing interest in the real world? Are there moments you long to be near a computer to view the latest sports scores or blog posts? Do you have the urge to look something up on Wikipedia because you need the answer now? Fret not; as the owner of a BlackBerry smartphone you can easily access the internet whenever and wherever you go. We're going to discuss how to use your...

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Seidio Innocase Surface case for BlackBerry Torch 9800

Seidio Innocase Surface case for BlackBerry Torch 9800

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Unfortunately trying to find a case for the Torch 9800 can be a prety hefty task. Due to the form factor of the device, it requires a two-piece case (one for the base and one for the screen) to get the job done. I've tested out quite a few, and so far the best I've found is the Seidio Innocase Surface for BlackBerry Torch 9800. This solid case fits...

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Delta airlines app for BlackBerry now available

Delta airlines app for BlackBerry now available

Here's a very cool app that I wish more airlines get in on. The new Detla app for BlackBerry is great if you're a frequent Delta traveler and has some great features to help out in your travels. Everyone knows traveling on any airline can be a huge pain. From checking in to getting through security and all that entails, its just a long process that most wish we didn't have to endure. With the...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of DiJital or Fusion HD by Global Torch Themes!

Enter to win one of these great themes for your BlackBerry Torch! Theme developer Akash Barmecha of Global Torch Themes has been hard at work developing some awesome new designs for your BlackBerry Torch. Two of these designs, DiJital and Fusion, really caught my eye. They are both packed with the features and attention to detail that theme lovers expect from themes today. A closer look at...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from Vodafone DE

Official OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from Vodafone DE

Here's yet another official OS this week - this time for the Curve 8900. Vodafone DE has officially released OS 5.0.0.1036 for the Curve 8900. It's been a while since we've since an official 8900 release from any carrier, so if you have a 8900 install this one and let us know how it is. Be sure to drop a comment in the forums with your findings. Download OS 5.0.0.1036 for the Curve...

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My BB Bat - A free app that indicates estimated battery residual time

My BB Bat - A free app that indicates estimated battery residual time

A great deal of BlackBerry owners pay close attention to certain information about their devices such as memory usage, battery temperature, battery percentage and so on. I've never really been one to micromanage my device in that way, maybe because I've never really had a problem with memory drainage or anything like that. The one thing I do have an issue with now that I am using the BlackBerry...

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Press Release: Research In Motion reports third quarter results

Press Release: Research In Motion reports third quarter results

Research In Motion Reports Third Quarter Results WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/16/10 -- Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported record third quarter results for the three months ended November 27, 2010 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP). Highlights: Record BlackBerry(R) smartphone...

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Quick tip: How to change a contact's picture on BlackBerry Messenger

Quick tip: How to change a contact's picture on BlackBerry Messenger

I'll admit I often get bored looking at the same old pictures my friends have as their avatars in BlackBerry Messenger. Some just don't change them often (or at all like myself) or I just don't like the picture they choose. I also have my wife's BBM on my homescreen (as seen above) and like to change up the image from time to time. I had to dig a bit to get this done since I had tweaked a few...

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BlackBerry holiday themes now supported in more regions

BlackBerry holiday themes now supported in more regions

Remember those BlackBerry exclusive holiday themes we posted about a few days ago? The biggest complaint seemed to be that (for some reason) they were only supported in the US & Canada. We'll now the availability has been extended to more regions so you if you couldn't get your hands on them before, maybe now you can. I'm still not sure on some of the choices region-wise and why they aren'...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1030 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from Sprint

We saw the same OS version release for both the Curve 8530 and Tour 9630 in the last few weeks, so it was kind of expected that this one was on the way. OS 5.0.0.1030 is now officially available for the Bold 9650 from Sprint. It's not an official OS 6, but we all love a fresh OS. Be sure to jump into the forums and report back with your findings. Download from the link below. Download OS 5.0...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Bold 9000

Some more officialy OS goodness today as we have OS 5.0.0.1036 for both the Bold 9000 and Curve 8520. Good to see things are still getting improved for both these devices. Some reports are in on both devices in the forums, so if you install be sure to swing by and let us know your findings. Download links below so get on it while the gettin' is good! Download OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.413 For The BlackBerry Style 9670

Leaked OS 6.0.0.413 For The BlackBerry Style 9670

It's like a cat and mouse game here with the BlackBerry Style OS' it seems. .407 leaked then became official, now .413 is here, will it go official as well? Not likely just yet but, that's the joy of a leak. You get to mess around with it ahead of time. Be sure to back up your data before load it up folks, it's a leak and as such it remains untested for the masses. *OS Disclaimer - Please...

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Doodle Jump v4.0 now available for BlackBerry!

Doodle Jump v4.0 now available for BlackBerry!

I just discovered that a popular game for iPhone/iPod and Android is available for BlackBerry users as well. Doodle Jump is an easy to pick up game that is super addictive, and for the longest time BlackBerry users had to make do with imitations and lesser versions. The updated release of Doodle Jump, v4.0 has great graphics, smooth gameplay, and a new low price. Gameplay is simple: Guide the...

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Bud Phone app offers free Canadian long distance, not drunk dialing.

Bud Phone app offers free Canadian long distance, not drunk dialing.

I’ll admit that I had a bit of a chuckle when I found this the other day. According to Budweiser and freephoneline.ca; “Talk is cheap. Really cheap. Like free cheap.” Going live yesterday, the Bud Phone long distance solution is here! What the Bud Phone app offers, is free Canadian long distance calling. Yes, I said free and the service is open to residents of Ontario, Quebec,...

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Wave Theme Royal Edition by Elecite - Win 1 of 50 free copies!

Wave Theme Royal Edition by Elecite - Win 1 of 50 free copies!

Elecite is back with their latest and greatest theme Wave Royal Edition. This incredible creation has to be seen to really get the full effect, so make sure you check out the video after the break below. Wave is the first fan-system BlackBerry theme, and the attention to detail here is impeccable, as you would expect from Elecite. With Wave, everything is at your finger tips: your home...

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BlackBerry Desktop Software v6.0.1.18 for Windows now available

BlackBerry Desktop Software v6.0.1.18  for Windows now available

Alright, we'll admit it. We did kind of miss this one previously. But that's only because we were busy playing with the new Desktop Software v2.0.0.64 for Mac. Luckily though, we have some community members who kindly let us know that the Windows version of BlackBerry Desktop Software also got a nice version bump up to v6.0.1.18. The only problem with this release is the fact that we do not...

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BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.0.0.64 for Mac now available

BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.0.0.64 for Mac now available

It's been a while since we've seen an update for BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, and while it's been in the Beta Zone for a few weeks, RIM has made it officially available today. The updates include support for OS 6 devices, ability to switch devices, media sync and Wifi music sync. While it still misses a few of the features of it's PC counterpart, Mac users should be happy with the...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup - Win a Mobi Products Cradle with Spare Battery Slot

Contest: Fight the holiday dead-battery blues - Win a Mobi Products Cradle w/ Spare Battery Charger for your device! Details Below. We go through our daily grind, BlackBerry in hand, texting, emailing, using BBM etc. The worst thing that can happen is having your battery go out when you need it most. To help solve the issue, many (like Bla1ze) carry a spare battery for emergencies. But that...

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