Official OS 5.0.0.732 now available from Verizon Wireless for the Tour 9630

  We posted on it earlier today, and it looks like the short wait is over for Tour 9630 users. OS 5.0.0.732 is available now via the wireless update option and for desktop install. Keep in mind you'll need to be running an official OS to be able to see the update on your device. You can check by going to Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update to see if you're ready to roll. If you...

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Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

TaskMaster is described as a next generation of to-do / task management BlackBerry application. Since an update for this application was released quite recently, it was only fitting to give it a run through. I hate to sound like a broken record, (hunh? What’s that?) but my Tasks option is both much needed and much neglected. Sure, I jot down important thoughts, projects and such in notes, but...

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Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

The World Cup kicked off this weekend and is in full swing. Love it or hate it, the 80-year old competition brings the entire world together for 30 days. Once every four years we get the chance to cheer on our team in route to one of the most coveted trophies in sports. While you can't always be around a TV or radio to catch the games, you can absolutely keep up while on the go with a plethora...

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CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

The day is fast approaching when we honor the men in our lives that hold the title of Father. Dads can be harder to buy for than Moms, so I put together what I hope will be a helpful guide to aid in your Father's Day shopping this year. Most of the suggestions have come from our very own mod team, to whom I owe a great thank you for all their helpful input. Naturally, seeing as how this is...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 14th 2010 - 50 copies of Bingtastic Themes to be won

Contest: 50 Copies of Bingtastic Themes to be won. Leave a comment! I love writing this theme roundup every week, as it gives me the chance to see so many great themes and bring the best of the best to our readers.  The themes we have this week are entirely my own picks, the tip line has been very quiet lately.  Remember to represent your favorite themes and devs by sending an email to...

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Verizon prepping OS 5.0.0.732 update for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 as well?

Sure looks that way. If you head on over to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 software download page, you'll see the above PDF listed when you click on the "Benefits of Software Upgrade" link. While the download appears to of have not been activated yet (still shows OS 5.0.0.591) Verizon looks to be at the very least, getting set to release the OS at some point. Its been suggested that the OS will go...

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RIM announces the BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone in India

RIM announces the BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone in India

In time for the 3G auctions to be completed and Indian carriers now set to roll out 3G, Research In Motion has wasted no time in announcing one of their latest devices into the area. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be released in India. Both keyboard (14 and 20 key) configurations will be available for customers to choose from.  No official release date or pricing was revealed at the announcement...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 13 June 2010

Everything you need to know to move from BlackBerry to Android Motorola Droid X (or Xtreme) makes a couple appearances, as the Droid 2. AT&T outs the HTC Intruder/Liberty/Aria Bonus: Evo 4G Wifi is better than you may think BlackBerry 9670 makes its video debut Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From TBayTel

Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From TBayTel

BlackBerry Storm 9550 owners have sort of been left out in the crowd when it comes to OS' releases. But, here's an official release from TbayTel for you all to check out. Even though it's official, make sure ya back up your data first. Enjoy folks and be sure to leave some comments in the forums and here on the post as to how it's working out for you all. PS: 9520 owners, you can also find the...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

Some more fresh BlackBerry goodness this week. We saw a great video that had some hands-on time with the upcoming BlackBerry 9670, Kevin's first impressions of the Pearl 3G and Adam's Verizon Bold 9650 review. Throw some contest into the mix and all around not a bad week. Check out the links below to see what you missed. What You May Have Missed Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review >...

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Show off your World Cup pride with a premium Football theme from Hedone Design

With the World Cup well under way now, you may be looking to fancy up your BlackBerry to show off your favorite teams colors. Hedone Design has come up with a great theme for the occasion. Football, the latest theme from Hedone Design is just what you may be looking for. Coming with an exapansion pack of 33 wallpapers from the participating country flags Football is awesome looking. Supported...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Yesterday, we brought you word that Verizon was prepping 732 for an official release, and it looks like they have now gone live with it.  Word is coming in from the forums that it is now available for OTA upgrade, and via Desktop Manager, although it hasn't posted to the VZW website yet for download.  As always, make sure you back up before upgrading, and if you aren't sure about this one...

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Candy Defense for BlackBerry now available

We just got word that our friends at Nickel Buddy (makers of Fierce Towers) have just released their newest creation Candy Defense. If you remember during WES 2010, we got a quick preview of the upcoming game and it looked sweet :-). Candy Defense takes on classic tower defense strategies and has you defending Candy Island from the invading pirates. There are 4 difficulties on 4 different maps...

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Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Coming off my 8330 I was more than excited to pick up a Tour 9630 the day it was released. I was one of a dozen or so people in line at my local Verizon store, and was in and out in a few minutes. I rushed home to get up and running on my new device. I fell in love with the higher resolution screen, keyboard and all around design. Thankfully I didn't have the trackball issues like some, but my...

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Getting Started on the BlackBerry Bold 9650; Learn the Basics of BlackBerry [video]

So you just got a new BlackBerry Bold 9650 ... now what? If you're new to BlackBerry things may be a little overwhelming. While the included manual can get you started, its not always the easiest to understand. Here is a quick video that will explain the basics of the Bold 9650 and a few of the applications. Seasoned BlackBerry users will probably want to pass over this one, but if you've just...

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Contest: Asteroid Blast - an addictive retro game for your BlackBerry - 25 copies to be won!

I remember spending hours as a kid, glued to my screen, blasting away at pixels vaguely resembling the objects they were supposed to represent. Imagination was a major part of gaming back then, and even with the high-end graphics available to me nowadays, I still get a kick out of retro style games. Asteroid Blast satisfies that craving, and does it well, giving you a classic game feel right...

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Rogers gets in the World Cup spirit with the Rogers 2010 FIFA World Cup Mobile Portal

Rogers Wireless has gotten into the World Cup spirit, bringing all kinds of goodies to their subscribers this week. For those looking to get their FIFA fix, there are tons of offerings available to satisfy the need to stay up to date and show your pride. The Rogers on Demand Mobile application allows live streaming of matches directly on your BlackBerry device - although it is currently only...

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Quick tip: Setting multiple alarms on your BlackBerry Smartphone

Quick tip: Setting multiple alarms on your BlackBerry Smartphone

The BlackBerry calendar application not only allows you to set new events, but also will allow you to add alarms easily. For those of you who use alarms throughout the day as reminders, you can now set alarms to wake you up, walk your dog, take medicines or whatever other reminders you may need throughout the day. What's great about this is that you are easily able to set multiple alarms for...

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RIM to announce first quarter fiscal 2011 results

RIM to announce first quarter fiscal 2011 results

Some interesting times for Research In Motion coming up on June 24th. That is the date when they will be releasing their first quarter fiscal 2011 financial results. As always, interested folks can tune into the conference call by either calling in directly or listening to the event online via the Research In Motion website. Both of which will begin at 5PM, ET with a replay at 7PM ET. Given...

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Reminder: Last weekend to work on your CrackBerry Idol auditions - your chance to be a regular CrackBerry contributor!

Been wishing you could write for CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance! Heading into the weekend we wanted to post up a friendly reminder that the deadlne to submit your CrackBerry Idol 2010 audition video is nearing (must be in to us by midnight on Tuesday, June 15th). If you've been thinking about doing one up.... getter done!!! And if you don't yet know what CrackBerry Idol is all about,...

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