VQ CarFinder on Sale for Only $4.99 - 20 Copies to Give Away!

VQ CarFinder is a GPS application that does just what the title implies, finds your car. There are 2 modes for this app, auto (if your car has built in bluetooth) and manual. If you have built in bluetooth you need only to start your car, VQ CarFinder will recognize the bluetooth signal and activate your device's GPS, tracking its location. Turning off your car will terminate the...

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ScanLife Barcode Reader Updated To Support More Formats

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Having just recently downloaded this app a few days ago and testing it out, I was rather disappointed in the uses that were available for it. The odd barcode here and there would work but more were unreadable then readable. In turn, I deleted the app having thought I would never use it enough to actually rason keeping it around on my BlackBerry....

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Verizon Branded BlackBerry Tour2 9650 (essex) Poses for the Camera

Verizon Branded BlackBerry Tour2 9650 (essex) Poses for the Camera

Just yesterday we saw Sprint branded software running on a BlackBerry Tour 9650 (codenamed essex) and today we get a chance to see (thanks Sal!) actual branded hardware for a Verizon BlackBerry Tour2. I still get excited as these branded units start to pop up, as it means we're that much closer to a real release date. Still just rumors floating around on when this guy will show up officially,...

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Research In Motion Q3 Earnings Conference Call Today

Research In Motion Q3 Earnings Conference Call Today

Just a quick note for those among you who are wanting to keep up to date on the Research In Motion financial news. Today, Research In Motion will be holding their Q3 Earnings Conference Call at 5:00pm ET. Anyone wishing to listen in on the call will need to register in order to gain access, which you can do via the Research In Motion website. Click Here To Register For The Q3 Earnings...

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Kindle For BlackBerry Coming Soon

Kindle For BlackBerry Coming Soon

The news itself really isn't that new. As good friend of CrackBerry, Al Sacco mentions in his article the news of Kindle on BlackBerry is rather old now having first shown up on CrunchGear back in October. What is new however, is the fact Amazon has now updated their webpage to show that it is indeed "coming soon". Not exactly sure when that means it will be released but we know it's closer...

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Nationwide BIS Outage Reported for Most Carriers

Nationwide BIS Outage Reported for Most Carriers

*Update* - 2:30pm ET - It looks like BIS is slooooowly starting to come back to life. Some blackberry.net emails are coming through, but it looks like thats about it for now. A statement issued by RIM says they have isolated the issue, and are in the process of restoring email to all users. The tip line is going to explode - it looks like BIS email is down for most carriers across the US...

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Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!?

Verizon Users Only Showing Bing As Their Search Engine Choice?!?

Some strange happenings on the Verizon front at the moment. The CrackBerry tips box is getting full of users who seem to be having their search engine options stripped from their web browsers, leaving Bing as the only choice for search engines to use. The CrackBerry forums and even the official Verizon forums all show signs of this happening, seemingly for no reason at this time. So, do you...

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PayPal Releases Free Send Money Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

PayPal Releases Free Send Money Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

Finally, after the announcement this morning and the long wait. You can now grab the download of the new Paypal "Send Money" application. The application it's self is a rather large download as you can see from the pic, rolling in at 1.6MB. The PayPal application is free to download and use, and is available on BlackBerry App World in Canada, USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany...

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BlackBerry Storm2 Teardown - Get a Good Look at the Touchscreen's Heart and Soul

Forums member TBacker posted a great thread giving a cool look at the inner workings of a BlackBerry Storm2. Some repairs were needed, so he took apart the device and snapped some photos along the way. There are loads of great images to look at, and we get a good glimpse of what goes down on the inside. He evens points out all the bits and pieces inside the device so we can see where...

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WeatherEye Launches New Beta And Is Looking For Feedback

WeatherEye Launches New Beta And Is Looking For Feedback

WeatherEye has posted a new thread in the CrackBerry forums introducing their new WeatherEye Beta. The application brings a number of changes with it, which from my testing so far are great to see. New WeatherEye design WiFi Connectivity Ability to add multiple cities Radar maps Hourly forecast GPS locator With the release of the beta to the public WeatherEye developers are actively...

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Gear Up for the Holidays with BlackBerry Wallpapers, Ringtones, Themes and More

The days of December seem to go by faster and faster, and those key holidays are right around the bend. You've decorated your house, busted out the Christmas music and tackled the mall, so the only thing left is to deck out your device with some holiday media. We have wallpapers, ringtones and themes galore to get you flying in the holiday spirit. Our own michaelwpg has even offered to...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Legally Addictive Games is having a contest and sale for their highly popular and addictive game Addictive Tower Defense. If you haven't seen this app before, I would recommend watching the video above. This game is a wonderful time waster and features an online leaderboard, multiple maps/save points, and statistics tracking. Addictive Tower...

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BlackBerry from the Perspective of a Nokia User, Smartphone Round Robin

click the image above to see Nokia user Matt Miller go hands-on with BlackBerry The 2009 Smartphone Round Robin is on in full force. While I'm living on planet Android, our Nokia-using friend Matt Miller of NokiaExperts.com is living the good life on BlackBerry. Be sure to click over and check out his initial BlackBerry hands-on video as he experiences both the Storm2 and Bold 9700. And if you...

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Hockey Scores for BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.5

Hockey Scores for BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.5

A little while back we posted about Hockey Scores, a free application that offered hockey score upates right on your BlackBerry smartphone. Shortly after, I got a few emails from some folks asking where the app had gone as it no longer worked and was no longer available in BlackBerry App World. I reached out to Ebscer, to inquire what had happened to the awesome app and was advised it was no...

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WIND Mobile Launches, Changing The Canadian Wireless Market

WIND Mobile Launches, Changing The Canadian Wireless Market

Just the other day we covered WIND Mobile and gave the run down of their services. Today, launch day for WIND Mobile, we have learned even more about how they plan on operating and the changes they are gonna bring to the Canadian wireless market. Rate plans are now available for all to see and well, they are quite impressive when placed alongside those of the big 3 in Canada. Starting at $...

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Contest: FIVE SmrtCases for the Tour to be won! Leave a comment to this post letting us know how you'd put the SmrtCase to use for you... [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks at SmrtCase sent me out a few samples of their new patent-pending SmrtCase Glide for the BlackBerry Tour, and I was so impressed with the design and utility that I just had to whip up a video and blog...

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EThemes Legacy - A Premium Classic Style Theme With A New Twist

EThemes Legacy - A Premium Classic Style Theme With A New Twist

Ely from EThemes sent me an email the other day letting me know his new theme was now available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900, Tour 9630 and Bold 9700 with a Bold 9000 version on the way as well. Legacy, is a classic style theme from when 4.5 was released. Back when "Crossbar" style themes were new. Ely has taken the time to give it a new twist by adding some nice transitions, customizing the...

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Mobile Checkbook 4.0 Now Available

Mobile Checkbook 4.0 Now Available

We got word today that Mobile Checkbook 4.0 is now available in BlackBerry App World. If you're not familiar with the app, it essentially is what the name implies, a mobile checkbook. With the application you can record transactions, reconcile balances and access other information. Anywhere you go, you can instantly update your checkbook so your records are always up to date. You can then...

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Contest Winners: Cellunlock, GelaSkins, ContactOrder and RingScheduler

Contest Winners: Cellunlock, GelaSkins, ContactOrder and RingScheduler

Another week closer to the end of the year, and more contests come and gone. If you haven't yet, don't forget to enter our CrackBerry / TeleNav Giveaway - Win a One-Year Subscription to TeleNav and a $100 ShopCrackBerry.com Gift Certificate and our Holiday Contest: Win a Custom Painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 and More. We'll have some more great stuff to give away this week (as always), so if you...

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