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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BlackBerry Protect Hands-On Review

BlackBerry Protect Hands-On Review

As a BES user there have been many benefits that BES people take for granted.  Unfortunately the BES is not a solution for everyone, there are IT requirements that must be considered when deploying a BES.  Although with the launch of BES Express and Google extending Apps support for BESx the entry bar has been lowered, operating a BES Express still requires some tech knowhow and some people...

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Starbucks Card Mobile now available for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Starbucks Card Mobile now available for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

The Starbucks Card Mobile app made its full debut a few weeks back however it lacked Torch support. In an announcement via Twitter Starbucks let the world know they have finally added support for the Torch 9800. If you haven't seen it before, Starbucks Card Mobile lets you purchase drinks using only your BlackBerry. Just enter the info from your Starbucks card and you're able to track your...

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Contest Winners: iGrip Charging Dock, Seido Case, ThinkOfMe, Graffiti Six, and Ciel!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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More hints on BlackBerry PlayBook training at Staples emerge

More hints on BlackBerry PlayBook training at Staples emerge

When we first heard news of the BlackBerry PlayBook being sold at Staples locations, their plans for employee training were set for March 16th. Some new details today from more internal docs shows that training modules for the PlayBook are scheduled for availability on March 30th. The training modules are made available to employees before a product launch. What does this mean? Hard to say for...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win a Custom Painted Colorware BlackBerry Torch, Bold 9780 or Pearl 3G!

Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a ColorWare BlackBerry Torch, Bold 9780 or Pearl 3G. Details below... ColorWare has been helping us celebrate our birthdays since we turned one year old, so there's so way we'd turn four years out without giving CrackBerry readers yet another chance to win a custom painted BlackBerry. Courtesy of ColorWare, this year the lucky winner will get...

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Free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for developers extended to March 31st 2011

The free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for developers has again been extended through the end of the month. Developers who create and submit apps to BlackBerry App World before March 31st will be eligible for a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. To get in on the action, you'll just need to submit an app according to the contest guidelines. Developers who create a qualifying application for the...

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Blackberry theme roundup for March 7, 2011 - Win 1 of 25 copies of OSi6 by BB Design Worx!

Contest: Win one of 25 copies of OSi6 by BB Design Worx! It's a fresh new week and we're back with the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Well quit wasting time and send us an...

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Cross-platform messenger Kik raises $8M and still going strong - Which message service do you use?

What cross-platform messenger do you use?survey software   We haven't heard much from Kik lately aside from their ongoing court battle with RIM. The cross-platform messaging service was once the latest and greatest messenger for smartphone users, but it has since left the spotlight (at least on the BlackBerry end) while it sorts out things with RIM. In their first big break since getting...

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Great feature or just plain annoying? Shift and delete erases your message in BlackBerry Messenger

  Shift and delete erases your message in BBM - do you like this "feature"?survey software   When it first started happening I thought it was just a fluke, but then as it happened more and more it became super annoying. When using BlackBerry Messenger I (as well as many others) discovered that hitting "shift + delete" in BlackBerry Messenger magically erases your entire message. Now,...

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KFlicks Netflix manager for BlackBerry

KFlicks Netflix manager for BlackBerry

If you're a Netflix user you no doubt apprecaite the ability to update your queue from your smartphone. Sometimes you see a preview and aren't near a computer, or maybe you just want to browse the latest movies while riding the train or waiting in the doctors office. If Movela Netflix Queue Manager is a bit out of your price range or too "beefy" for your liking, KFlicks may be the solution....

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Pageonce partners with H&R Block so you can track your tax refund

Pageonce partners with H&R Block so you can track your tax refund

Pageonce is one company you should look at first when looking to turn your BlackBerry into the perfect personal assistant. I know I know – it’s hard to top as it is. At CrackBerry, we’ve definitely brought you multiple, in-depth looks into what they offer. Check out my review of Pageonce. They continue to put you in touch with your bill and your financial situation; including managing what you...

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