Preview: What's Coming in BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM Clients!

Preview: What's Coming in BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM Clients!

We've all seen (or used!) the updated BlackBerry Messenger client that will roll out in OS 5.0, as well as the native threaded SMS client that popped up in OS 5.0.0.190. With big improvements shown in these native BlackBerry messenging apps, you have to ask the question what if else will be getting an update... the answer to which is the big third party BlackBerry Instant Messaging clients...

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BlackBerry Tip: Hold Down on the Alt Key While Scrolling To Jump Cursor Across the Screen. Does it Work for you?

  I received an email the other day from one of our readers/podcast listeners (thanks Chris!) that brought up a good tip that some of you may not be aware of and also raised a valid question/concern: Have you noticed that on the Curve 8900 and Curve 8520 holding alt + scrolling left or right scrolls all the way the left or right of the text. Example: when your typing a email or text, once...

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Images: Native Threaded SMS Client for BlackBerry

Images: Native Threaded SMS Client for BlackBerry

With OS 5.0.0.190 surfacing for the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900, we finally have visual proof that RIM will be bringing threaded SMS to BlackBerry. Why it took so long who knows, but when OS 5.0 officially rolls out in the weeks/months ahead (it's all unofficial looks so far) that this long-standing pain will be no more. Below you can see some more screen captures of it in action. This...

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iVista2, BlueBerry Pie, StrawBerry Cake by Z ManDesigns Now avaliable on the Tour!

I recently got word from Zack over at ZManDesigns that he has updated his top 3 selling themes so they are Tour ready! iVista2 was a HUGE success right out of the gate, and is still the best selling theme to date. Next up are his BlueBerry Pie and StrawBerry Cake, which are both the same just in different flavors. All of them are very user customizable and wallpaper friendly. All three have...

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BB OS Leaks: 5.0.0.190 for Bold and 8900 w/ threaded SMS; 5.0.0.154 for Storm 9530; OS 5.0.0.140 for Tour!

Holy Geebus. Talk about leaky leaky. After OS 5.0.0.154 showed up in the forums for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 late last night, our pal TimBuk2 sent in some BlackBerry OS download links for the Tour, Bold and Curve 8900. For the Tour, version 5.0.0.140 is pretty old now and kinda buggy, but OS 5.0.0.190 is hot off the press for the Bold and 8900 and makes some jumps forward with OS 5.0...

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BlackBerry Trackball Replacement Tip

BlackBerry Trackball Replacement Tip

  I'm always a bit surprised whenever I click into the ShopCrackBerry.com accessory store to see that the replacement BlackBerry trackball continues to top the best sellers list. It's been #1 since the first week it went on sale and has yet to drop down even a single notch, though between touchscreen BlackBerrys and the introduction of the touch-sensitive trackpad at some point...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Really Gets Completely Dissected. Doesn't Have a Heart But Shows Off Some Cool Sensors!

Wow. What a fun few days for all the BlackBerry Storm 2 chasers out there. Since our CrackBerry Podcast last Thursday where we first dropped the notion that some Piezo technology potentially may be implemented within the device, the forums and blogs and youtube have been working overtime to pump out theories of what's actually in there and how it works. Over the weekend, Salomondrin posted...

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AT&T Official Bold 9000 OS 4.6.0.297 Now Available!

AT&T Official Bold 9000 OS 4.6.0.297 Now Available!

We knew it was coming, and today is the day. AT&T has officially released OS 4.6.0.297 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000. Head on over to the BlackBerry download page and get on it - Visual Voice Mail is waiting for you. You should also be able to run the wireless upgrade via Settings > Advanced Options > Upgrade. This is an official carrier OS, but if you're not on AT&T you'll have...

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Contest: Express Unlock Code - 100 Free Unlock Codes!

The good folks at Express Unlock Code have been generous enough to give us another 100 free unlock codes for CrackBerry members. Only customers of AT&T, T-mobile USA, Rogers, Verizon, Cincinnati Bell, Suncom, Centennial and Cellular One will be able to receive a free code. Standard services for Express Unlock Code regularly start at $9.99. If you missed out on the many chances for an...

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Epic Applications released a new puzzle game yesterday that's simple in concept, yet addicting as all hell to play. i installed Flood on my BlackBerry Tour before going to bed last night and found myself up for an hour longer than I should have been trying to score under par. The goal of Flood is to turn the entire board the same color in as few moves as possible. Your starting position is at...

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LaterDude Pro on Sale for 99 Cents Until August 26th

In case lady luck wasn't on your side and you were not among the 500 CrackBerry.com members to win a free copy of LaterDude Pro, developer Fabian Heuwieser has gone ahead and dropped the price of this awesome utility for a couple of days. Instead of paying $2.95 for LaterDude Pro, you can can grab it for just 99 cents until August 26th (sale ends tomorrow). Sure, winning a free copy would be...

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Poynt Adds Local Restaurant Search

Poynt Adds Local Restaurant Search

Location based Poynt announced today that they have added a much needed expanded restaurant search function to their popular application. Poynt features searches for movie times, retailers, businesses, driving directions and more. The new restaurant search capability allows users to search enhanced listings of restaurants, read reviews and book reservations. You can search by location, name or...

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Calx SWINE Theme for BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900 and Tour

Building on the success of his Calx Real Icon Theme, Dave has dropped another awesome 3D theme called SWINE. This is another great theme using 3D rendered icons to give it a unique look. SWINE has a hidden dock, 3D battery and signal meters and custom icons. I love the design on this theme and the flow of colors. It really adds a lot to a device and is a great relief from the standard "2D"...

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SugarSync for BlackBerry Review

SugarSync for BlackBerry Review

The number of mobile users wanting to have access to everything is increasing at an alarming rate. Not only do we want to be connected to email and the internet, we want access to entertainment, up to date news and information and access to our friends, families and colleagues. Is it too much to ask? NNNnnoooooo! We want, need, demand and receive. Now despite having access to the world by...

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BerryScroll - Flick Scrolling for the Storm Now Available!

Probably one of the most requested and sought after features for the BlackBerry Storm is the inclusion of "Flick Scrolling" to be built into the OS, but since RIM has yet to do it a third party application from BellShare is here to save the day finally! BerryScroll has been in development for a while now and finally has been released for all. The application is great to see in action but...

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BlackBerry 9700 OEM Wallpapers Available For Download

BlackBerry 9700 OEM Wallpapers Available For Download

An interesting post went up over at the BlackBerry Ninja's blog - it's not something everyone will be interested in but I figured some of you out there may appreciate it. Wallpapers from the BlackBerry 9700 OS 5.0.0.166 were extracted and put up for everyone to download. Some nice pictures are loaded with the devices and often times RIM will only place those pics on certain carrier released...

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US Trade Officials To Probe Flash Memory Chips In BlackBerry Smartphones And Other Devices

Well this can't be good. It looks like RIM among others such as Apple, Dell, Lenovo and even Sony may be paying off some heavy royalty fees to the Pennsylvania-based BTG International Inc. It seems BTG is claiming that said companies among others are currently infringing on patents designed by them for use in memory chips from Samsung. The complaint filed with the U.S Trade commission claims...

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Contest Winners - SlickTasks, Visto Themes, LaterDude Pro and More!

Contest Winners - SlickTasks, Visto Themes, LaterDude Pro and More!

Another awesome week for contests - this week we have over 1000 winners of themes and apps. Every week seems to get bigger and better. We had some great apps and slick themes this time around, and as always thank all the developers for their hard work and contributions. Fabian is even offering LaterDude Pro at 50% off for those who didn't win. More great stuff is on the way, so you'll always...

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MyBlackBerry Registration Now Open For Everyone?!?

MyBlackBerry Registration Now Open For Everyone?!?

MyBlackBerry was launched quite some time ago now and seemingly, off to a rough start. I really don't quite understand why RIM chose to make it an invite only system for so long, especially considering the fact they made the announcements and everything for it, though if I had to venture a guess I'd blame it on RIM's legal team for slowing down the process. In any event, it seems as though...

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LaunchPad Updated to v1.5 - Adds Phone Calls & Email Shortcuts

A few weeks back we checked out LaunchPad - a great app that lets you create web shortcuts right from your device. We got word today that they have just issued an update to version 1.5. This update includes the ability to create web shortcuts as well as both phone calls and composing emails. The phone call launcher will start dialing the specified number when clicked, and the email launcher...

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