Bell To Launch BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 On April 13th?

Bell To Launch BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 On April 13th?

With the BlackBerry Storm 9530 now discontinued on Bell it's time to move on to the next stage of Touchscreen BlackBerry devices. MobileSyrup brings word that Bell will be bringing the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 into play on or around April 13th. TELUS has had the device for a while now which maybe gave them a little bit of an edge when it came to users out there wanting the Storm 2. But with...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.586 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.586 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

When it rains, it pours. Just to get your week off to a fun start and as a little thank you for voting for the Bold 9700 today in the Smartphone March Madness battles (if you haven't voted for the Bold 9700 to beat the Pre yet, VOTE HERE), Bold 9700 owners can grab OS 5.0.0.586. I haven't had a chance to install it yet, so not sure what's improved... if you give it a go be sure to report back...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 29th 2010 - 25 Copies of INK to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 29th 2010 - 25 Copies of INK to be Won!

Contest: 25 Copies of INK to be won. Leave a comment! Wallpapers? Love 'em. No matter what theme I'm running on my devices, the wallpaper tends to make or break the look of my device. I tend to lean more towards wallpaper-friendly themes for my personal devices, and figured I would throw up a few picks this week for those who love their wallpapers as much as I do. If you aren't lucky...

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Bump Technologies Working With PayPal On BlackBerry App?

Bump Technologies Working With PayPal On BlackBerry App?

Bump Technologies has made a name for themselves in the iPhone space with their awesome Bump app which allows for transferring of information. Just simply by bumping phones together you can transfer contact information, social network profiles and most recently, money via PayPal. CNET has reported that Bump Technologies isn't stopping at just the iPhone platform though. CNET who was on hand...

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Launching May 4th on Fido?

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Launching May 4th on Fido?

We've seen images floating around for months on the long-awaited Pearl 9100. The crew at MobileSyrup landed some good intel and it looks like the device may be launching on Fido in May. This is the most solid news we've had on a launch date thus far, and hopefully we'll have more details in the coming weeks. WES is right around the corner, so assuming this holds true, we may get an official...

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Smartphone March Madness Continues: Help the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Beat the Palm Pre Plus!!

 BlackBerry Bold 9700 FTW! Vote Now!!   Which smart phone is better?polls * Update: It's coming down to the wire and it looks like Palm owners can be just as crazy as BlackBerry owners. The 9700 needs all the help it can get on this one. Vote now! * It's no secret that among the CrackBerry Podcast team our favorite device is the Bold 9700, so it saddens us to see it get beat by any...

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BIS 3.0 Live in North America ... Now What?

BIS 3.0 Live in North America ... Now What?

The BIS 3.0 upgrade was successful over the weekend, although at first glance you wouldn't know it. The update is complete, but it sadly didn't bring along all the features we were expecting (Gmail two-way sync for one). North American users noted a gap in emails early Sunday morning, and as everyone was waking up they were surely trying to figure out if the upgrade had indeed gone through....

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Verizon Officially Announces Push to Talk - Limited Free Trial Will Be Available

As we expected, Verizon announced today that Push to Talk features will be arriving for the Tour tomorrow. In a press release issued this morning, Verizon stated the service will be available on March 30th, and customers can add PTT to their account by calling customer service. Features of PTT include: Communicate with one person or a team with the push of a button Initiate and participate...

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PatternLock - New Features Rolled Out In Version 2.0

Tafasa has rolled out their latest version of PatternLock. Adding some fun while keeping your device secure is what PatternLock is all about. Version 2.0 adds many new features over the old release as it's been rebuilt from the ground up. The following is just a quick run through of the changes: Completely rewritten from the ground up. Now has more features and 20% smaller! Brand new options...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 28 Mar 2010

Full Hands-On with Sprint Evo 4G, It Is Awesome Hands-on Redux with HTC Legend CTIA Wrap Up: No Stopping Android CrackBerry.com's BlackBerry News Coverage from CTIA 2010 A to Z: Skype Mobile for Verizon BlackBerry Smartphones Tabbed Web...

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Reminder: RIM Scheduled Maintenance BIS 3.0 For North American BlackBerry Users

Since our support email inbox is filling up with folks letting us know, we figured we better post this up as a reminder for anyone out there that might have missed it the first time around. There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th. Blackberry will be performing...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Kevin was off to CTIA this week, and while not much came through on the BlackBerry front, we still had some notable stories this week. Twitter for BlackBerry looks to be right around the corner, and hopefully an official Tour OS from Verizon is only days away. WES is right around the corner, and you can be sure we'll have loads of goodness to report from Orlando. We also dropped more OS leaks...

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Great BlackBerry games are hard to come by. Its no surprise with the lack of screen space and memory that some games just don't play like they should. For this reason I'm always a fan of great puzzle or strategy games that play well on BlackBerry. Sitting at the doctors office, waiting in the car or just hanging out on the couch, they can make for a great time killer. Enter WordWizard. In this...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS Update Coming Monday

Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS Update Coming Monday

For all those of you out there waiting for an official OS release of 5.0 to show up on Verizon, good word has it you'll see it start rolling out on Monday. While we mentioned previously that the OS roll out was bound to happen we were not exactly sure which OS it would be. Just that it would indeed include Push to talk and of course be a 5.0 variation. We've seen some leaked OS' appear and it...

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Viigo Announces They Are Now Part Of Research In Motion

Viigo Announces They Are Now Part Of Research In Motion

In some late breaking Friday news, Viigo has announced that they are now a part of Research In Motion. What this means we're not exactly sure, but its great news for both Viigo and RIM. In the announcement from viigo.com: Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM). Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our...

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Skype Mobile for BlackBerry A to Z

Skype Mobile for Verizon released yesterday, and while not the greatest client for BlackBerry, it does get the job done. You can view all of your Skype contacts, as well and IM and make calls through your device. Depending on who or where you are calling, the charges vary, but Verizon has created a decent FAQ page that pretty much explains how it all breaks down. You can also check out some...

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WiFi Comrade Turns Off WiFi When Not Needed - 100 Copies to Give Away

If you find your battery dropping off, many times it is because you have too many connections (GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi). WiFi Comrade hopes to help by simply disabling WiFi when its not needed. The app remembers the unique ID from each cell tower and determines the device location. It automatically decides if the WiFi connection is needed, and turns WiFi on when in a "WiFi zone" and off when...

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The Hockey News for BlackBerry Launches VIP Mobile with In-App Alerts

The Hockey News for BlackBerry Launches VIP Mobile with In-App Alerts

The Hockey News has announced that they'll be beefing up their service and offering in-app and text message alerts. The Hockey News app has been available for BlackBerry for a while now, but users looking to get more from the app may wish to sign up for the new VIP service. For $2/month, you can sign up to receive alerts in the THN application during games, where you will receive reminders as...

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iGallery Turns Your BlackBerry Into a Digital Photo Frame

Family parties, a night out with old friends or a visit from the in-laws. There are times we all need to whip out the photos of the kids, family or whatever. With iGallery you can have your album with you all the time, and fire up a slide show with a few clicks. You can set the delay, and your images scroll through from a selected folder. You can even use iGallery as a screensaver or set a...

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