Verizon Customers Forced To Update Data Plans (from BIS to BES) For BESX Usage

One of the most compelling features of BESX has been kicked to the curb for Verizon users. When Research In Motion released BESX, they clearly made note of the fact BES data plans would not be needed. I'm guessing Verizon skipped over that memo as it's now been confirmed that Verizon is going after the cash grab and forcing users to upgrade their BIS plans to a BES plan in order to use BESX....

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Fandango Rolls Out Digital Barcode Movie Ticket System

Fandango Rolls Out Digital Barcode Movie Ticket System

Fandango is making the move to bring movie goers into the future by going paperless. The internet movie giant is testing out a plan to use 2D barcodes in theaters instead of the age-old physical paper tickets. Your tickets are delivered to a mobile device in the form of a barcode which the ticket taker can scan with a provided 2D scanner. A great move in making things easier and eliminating...

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AddOnis Updated to v1.4.8/9 - 40 Copies to be Won!

AddOnis Updated to v1.4.8/9 - 40 Copies to be Won!

Addonis is an application that brings the features of 5 or 6 apps, into 1. Its features include an autolock, SMS signature, "Send To" options, along with many different phone features and integration. Bla1ze recently posted on the AddOnis update bringing OS 5.0 support. This update also is the first to take advantage of the new lock/standbye features found in the recent builds of OS 5.0. Due...

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Give Me Back That Filet-O-Fish ... and My BlackBerry Pearl

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Apparently not everyone has given up on the good ol' Pearl. It looks like McDonalds thinks it is still suitable to hold its own in their latest commercial. It does get some decent airtime, and man is that jingle catchy (you can snag the ringtone here). Check out the video above for a quick laugh, and good luck getting that song out of your head by...

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BerryBuzz Updated to Version 2.2 - Adds Backup/Restore Feature and More

BerryBuzz has been updated to version 2.2 and adds some cool new features. If you don't already know, BerryBuzz is a great app that allows you to fully customize your LED for various apps, letting you choose a different color for each alert (check out the video above for a full walkthrough). The latest version adds support for BerryWeather and the Gmail app as well as support for stopping...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 15th 2010 - 25 Copies of Touch Panels to be Won!

Contest: 25 Copies of Touch Panels to be won. Leave a comment! We're back folks, with another installment of our weekly roundup, featuring our top picks for free and paid themes. Last week's "girly" roundup was well received, so rest assured that we'll be doing similar "themed" roundups in the future. The tip line has been a little quiet this week, but we've still managed to pull together...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Mar 2010

Inventor of the cell phone ditches the iPhone for the Motorola Droid HTC Incredible caught looking pretty final Verizon Nexus One will be sold online Android Central Podcast Episode 2 ! More BlackBerry Slider Photos Emerge Online CrackBerry Podcast 049: Good Times... a little TOO Good! Humor: Jerry...

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Official OS 5.0.0.442 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Released By TELUS

Official OS 5.0.0.442 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 Released By TELUS

As spotted in the forums, if you are on TELUS and fanatical about running nothing but a carrier released OS you can now get your hands on OS 5.0.0.442. Previously leaked then released on other carriers this one has been around for a while now. But, not everyone likes to run non official, non carrier released OS' so enjoy. Download The Official OS 5.0.0.442 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 From...

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More Hints At Verizons Push To Talk Services Found

More Hints At Verizons Push To Talk Services Found

Yesterday, Boy Genius dropped some whispers hinting that the long awaited OS 5.0 update for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 was coming in the next 2-3 weeks and that it was also bringing a new Push To Talk feature. As it turns out, the files needed for that new data plan using push to talk features has been turning up in the past two OS leaks for Tour owners. And from info gathered in the forums,...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Not as busy a week after all of our Birthday stuff was done, but we are trying to get things back on track. A few contests to check out, as well as some news including more "Bold 9650" goodness. Another podcast in the books, and other random fun to be had. Hit the links below to see what you missed. What You May Have Missed Leaked 9650 OS Shows BlackBerry Bold 9650 User Guide >> ...

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More BlackBerry Slider Pics Show Up Online

More BlackBerry Slider Pics Show Up Online

In an effort to give us all a better feel for the BlackBerry slider (aka 9700a as it has shown up as... at least for now anyways as that could easily and should change), the folks over at BBLeaks have got some more pics for us to gaze over. These pics give us a look at the back end of the device as well as give us a size idea by being compared to a BlackBerry Curve 8900. As with all prerelease...

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Free Go Daddy Mobile App for BlackBerry Smartphones Lets You Register and Manage Your Domain Names

If you're a Go Daddy user looking for a quicker way to manage your domain names, you're in luck. Go Daddy has just released a free mobile app that allows you to keep up with all your domains right from your BlackBerry. You can search for and register domains, manage current domains, access Mobile Mail, manage email and hosting options and more. Definitely a handy app if you have more than a...

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PhotoNote - Take Pictures with Notes for Reminders, To-Do List or Sharing Ideas with Friends

New from Swoosh Software is PhotoNote. The handy app allows you to easily take photos on your device and add quick notes to them. To start just fire up the app, then choose New Note. You can either take a new photo with the camera, or pick an item from your library. After you take/select the image, type in a quick note and you're done. You can view your full list of notes for review, or fire...

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Leaked 9650 OS Shows BlackBerry Bold 9650 User Guide

Leaked 9650 OS Shows BlackBerry Bold 9650 User Guide

* Download Link: Click here to download the BlackBerry Bold 9650 User Guide * With the leaked 9650 OS today, the included user guide not so surprisingly shows the device as being labeled as the Bold 9650. As has been rumored before and stated many times since on the blogs and in the forums, this update device to the original Tour (which now has WiFi, optical trackpad and more) won't be...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.533 for the BlackBerry Tour 9650

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.533 for the BlackBerry Tour 9650

Whats this? Two Tour OS leaks in one day? Well, kind of. Ronen at Berryreview snagged OS 5.0.0.533 for the yet to be released Tour (Bold?) 9650. Nothing much can really be done with this one at the moment, but I'm sure it will make for some good investigative work and maybe a nifty hybrid or two. If you're bored today and want to play around, hop on the link below to download. Disclaimer:...

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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS Update On the Way?

Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS Update On the Way?

It looks like Verizon will be bringing Curve 8530 users a special treat coming soon. We got our hands on a PDF that shows an update to OS 5.0.0.508 is on the way. No exact date is mentioned for the release, but it should be within the next week or two.  Highlights of the update include: Simplified lock-key function Overall improvements to battery life Improved video streaming Improved...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.548 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.548 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

A crazy week on the leaked OS front. We had two leaks for the Bold 9700, and now another new Tour 9630 OS. The guys at BBLeaks found OS 5.0.0.548, and hopefully it works out better than .530 seemed to. Nothing on what is new in this version, so be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you find out. Hit the link below to download. Remember to use caution when installing a leaked OS! *OS...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 12th, 2010; Contest: 50 Copies of Addictive Tower Defense to be Won!

Thought I'd switch things up a bit this week and make this a special 'Games Only' edition! BlackBerry gamers take close note, lots of gaming goodness is here this week, along with an awesome 'Addictive Tower Defense' giveaway. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Addictive Tower Defense Freebies of the Week: GT BlackJack Online, Tilt n Jump...

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Have You Had Your BlackBerry Storm 2 Swapped For A New One?

Have You Had Your BlackBerry Storm 2 Swapped For A New One?

We've been waiting to see exactly how this one turned out for everyone. But as most of you know the past few days for Verizon Storm 2 owners have been rather interesting. BerryScoop got tipped the news about the possibility of Verizon being reissued Storm 2 devices due to a screen issue. Now while the screen issues seemed to be nowhere near as bad as what they were on the original BlackBerry...

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Voice Activated Dialing On BlackBerry Better These Days?

Voice Activated Dialing On BlackBerry Better These Days?

During the CrackBerry podcast we made mention of other devices out there that used voice commands for dialing. Common consensus was that most of us either don't use it, don't install it or haven't looked at using it in quite some time on our BlackBerry devices. Even went so far as to say that the system needed to have a better way of adapting to users own voices and accents. Well, much to...

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