Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.486 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Oh Torch leaks, it's been a while since we had one that's for sure. The last leak was for 6.0.0.450but here we have 6.0.0.486. Give it a go and let us know in the comments and in the forums about what's good, and what's bad. Remember, be sure to back up your data before loading this one up. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC showing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

Well, this a nice surprise that ultimately brings us one step closer to seeing an actual release date. The BlackBerry PlayBook has now appeared at the FCC in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. Oddly enough, it appears to be the WiFi only version. Of course, not much else other then it having appeared there is revealed due to the confidentiality request filed but as history dictates that means...

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BreakingNews for BlackBerry enters open beta - Get a scrolling news widget for your homescreen

I'm a big news consumption guy when it comes to my BlackBerry. I like to have everything at my fingertips so I don't miss a beat. I follow loads of news sites on Twitter and also have RSS feeds pumped to me nonstop. Having a scrolling "widget" on the homescreen is something I've wanted for ages but didn't think we'd ever see. Well our good friend Shao has proven me wrong with the beta release...

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CrackBerry Live! Podcast Episode 065

Status: The live podcast has ended. The recording will be posted soon in case you missed it!

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Wifi web portal JeeoSuite has taken off since it was first announced. With JeeoSuite you can perform tons of functions on your BlackBerry over Wifi via your PC. Browse files, locate your phone, take screenshots and much more. The setup is a breeze and it is sure to become a favorite app in no time. Currently being new, JeeoSuite is missing out on...

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Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

Word Sleuth for BlackBerry by Carbide Software

If you're looking for a good word puzzle game, you should check out Word Sleuth by Carbide Software. This is the classic word search game you've been playing since you were a kid - find each word from the list in the jumble of letters. Word Sleuth has 4 game modes including timed arcade style modes. With three difficulty settings, 9 puzzle sizes (from 8x8 to 16x16), 30 categories and a total...

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The BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continues

The BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continues

Depending on whom you ask the BlackBerry PlayBook could or could not have a PIN attached to it. Most folks when asked will likely tell you the BlackBerry PlayBook has no PIN on it but when you ask some PlayBook developers they'll tell you it most certainly does as the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK and tools have a spot for a BlackBerry PIN. The above image was taken from the video released earlier...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following the announcement of the 7digital Music Store heading to the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Inside BlackBerry Blog has posted up a great video showing off the app. BlackBerry PlayBook Product Manager Ryan Biden takes us on a quick tour of the app on the PlayBook. Much like its handheld counterpart, the 7digital Music Store lets you check out tons...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A few weeks ago I wrote an open letter to Rovio asking and pleading for them to do up a version of Angry Birds for BlackBerry. They did reply with some half good, half bad news... that Angry Birds wouldn't be hitting BlackBerry Smartphones on the existing BlackBerry OS (no plans), but that Angry Birds on the PlayBook was a definite possibility. That...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup: Stream your music with a BlackBerry Music Gateway - Leave a comment to win one!

Enter to win a BlackBerry Music Gateway - keep reading for details! BlackBerry users don't immediately think "music" when firing up their device, but lets face it, most of us want it all in one place so we don't have to carry extra devices. Playing music on your BlackBerry may be annoying at first, but once you get it squared away you can rock out anytime you want with the help of some...

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CrackBerry LIVE Podcast Getting Recorded Tomorrow (Thursday March 10th) at 2pm EST!

Requests for us to do up a LIVE podcast here on CrackBerry have been coming in since.. well.. since we recorded our first podcast back on February 11th, 2008. After three years of fighting it, I'm finally giving in and tomorrow we'll be doing our first live show. It'll be audio only (with a chat room so you can all talk amongst yourselves and ask us questions, tell us to stay on topic, etc.) and...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Do you use the LED for notifications on your device?

  Do you use the LED for notifications?Market Research   I know this one sounds like a bit of a "duh" question, but I know there are actually users who don't use the LED indicator for notifications. I've been through phases where I just got plain tired of seeing the LED flash, and since I checked my device so often anyway, figured I didn't need to have it on. Now I actually...

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Deal of the Day: Get BerryWeather for 50% off!

Deal of the Day: Get BerryWeather for 50% off!

BerryWeather is one of the top weather apps for BlackBerry and is the Deal of the Day for Wednesday March 9th. As one of the Crack Team's favorite apps (and a CrackBerry Awards winner), it gives you a ton of features right at your fingertips. Set multiple locations for weather, see various forecasts, view animated radar maps, get weather advisories and even add a weather icon to your...

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Angry Farm for BlackBerry updated featuring 10 new levels, performance enhancements and more

Angry farm has taken off since its release just a few weeks back. It has had great success with BlackBerry users and after some feedback has received its first update. The new version (v1.1) features 10 new levels to bring to the total to 40, fine tuning of levels including an easier to complete level 6, many performance enhancements and bug fixes. If you haven't had a chance to play Angry...

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Press Release: 7digital and RIM Strike a Chord with Music Store on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Looks like our prediction of Research In Motion making SXSW a venue to demo the BlackBerry PlayBook is starting to ring true. Hopefully we'll see some more press releases along the way but in the meantime, some great news for music fans has come out of the press release below. Research In Motion have again teamed up with 7Digital to provide users with a store-front for music purchases only...

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TELUS holding BlackBerry event for PlayBook details

TELUS holding BlackBerry event for PlayBook details

If you've been left wondering where TELUS stands on having the BlackBerry PlayBook on their network then wonder no more. Come March 22 they'll be hosting an event for their SMB customers headlining the BlackBerry PlayBook and various other forthcoming devices from Research In Motion. While we could certainly take a good guess at what the other devices are; there is not much doubt left that an...

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LittleBrother beta GPS utility updated, still the perfect tag along

LittleBrother beta GPS utility updated, still the perfect tag along

Being a little brother, I can attest to the completely false stereotype that has burdened us. The LittleBrother by eMacBerry also bursts through that stereotype, as well. Tapping into GPS, LittleBrother allows you to automatically send sms, as well as email, to inform others if you are either leaving from or arriving to a certain location. You can also view the previous 25 Cell Towers your...

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Bayalink announces BlackBerry connector for iPad

Bayalink announces BlackBerry connector for iPad

Bayalink hasn't been much in the spotlight, but we have checked them out a few times in the past. If you're not familiar with them, the idea is basically an application that allows you to interact with your BlackBerry using a full size display and keyboard via your PC. You can interact with most apps (some 3rd party are exceptions) including email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, and browser...

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BlackBerry PlayBook NYC Media Preview Promo Video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Last week I flew to New York for a media event to check out the BlackBerry PlayBook once again. It was a good mix of RIM peeps and press and we got to check out the BlackBerry PlayBook with some more hands on time. Nothing super new was shown off (same device builds as we did our videos and BlackBerry PlayBook review on back at CES), but it does...

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Review: OtterBox Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry Style 9670

Review: OtterBox Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry Style 9670

We all know that the name OtterBox means quality protection for our devices. The new OtterBox Commuter Series case for the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. I was very excited when I heard OtterBox was making a case for the 9670 & couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I've previously purchased several cases for my other BlackBerry devices and trust the OtterBox name to deliver on it's...

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