TeleNav Is Looking For A Few Good Testers; Introducing TeleNav "First Look"

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Have you ever used a software application on your BlackBerry and said, "That's great, but why doesn't the app do this, or do that"? Well now is your chance to get involved in the process and provide feedback on the future of TeleNav. If you live in Seattle or San Jose areas, you may be eligible to participate in the TeleNav First Look program. If...

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Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

So you have finally got that BlackBerry that you had been hoping for all year? Now that you have it all hooked up on your cell phone plan, you're probably wondering what to do next. Many new users head to CrackBerry to gain information, but as we all know the site contains so much that it can almost be intimidating and at times frustrating to try to find what you are looking for. New users...

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Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

A few days ago Amazon posted some details of their big sellers over the holidays. The biggest news to come from that press release was the fact Amazon's Kindle and Kindle books were the biggest sellers, wherein Kindle books sold more on Christmas day than their physical counterparts - which honestly makes a whole lot more sense then people are giving credit for. Of course they sold more, what...

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Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

The holidays blew by, and I didn't even realized until Friday we only had one app contest for the week! We'll make it up for sure so don't worry. The winners of the SearchIt contest are listed after the jump. Just a quick recap as well - if you didn't see the winners announcements from our TeleNav, Colorware and SmrtCase contests you'll want to check them out from the links below. Congrats...

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Liquid - A Premium Quick Access Theme From Elecite

Liquid - A Premium Quick Access Theme From Elecite

The days are winding down to take advantage of the Elecite 50% off sale, which ends December 31st. All themes including the newer Liquid shown above are included in the sale. Liquid is one of the ones I personally grabbed due to the fact that it offers a quick access dock built right into the theme itself. Beautiful wallpapers, great icons and hidden today options make this one perfect for...

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Beta Testers Wanted: Introducing Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry

Beta Testers Wanted: Introducing Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry

Ok CrackBerry readers, it's time for some beta testing! Fixmo is a new entrant in the smartphone mobile app space and they want your feedback on the beta of their new Fixmo Tools offering. Started up by Rick Segal, formerly with the BlackBerry Partners Fund, Fixmo is looking to shake things up in the world of mobile utilities. If you think of what Norton Utilities was to computers back in the...

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Engadget Reflects Upon Ten Years of BlackBerry

Engadget Reflects Upon Ten Years of BlackBerry

I love the end of December. It always brings about some good articles and posts looking back at the year and years gone by. Over at Engadget.com, Chris Ziegler posted up a great piece today looking back at Ten Years of BlackBerry. 2009 really was a milestone year for Research in Motion, so if you're not familiar with any of the history behind that device you're holding in your hand it's...

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Access Unlimited Premium BlackBerry Themes For Only $10 Offer Ends Today

Enterprise Mobile Solutions has a big sale going on that we were just alerted of by BBCool. For today only, you can get unlimited premium themes from them for only $10. The unlimited service they offer usually goes for a whopping $99, so this is a pretty substantial savings. You're saving $89 by jumping on it today. Themes are updated every 7-14 days and you get point and click access to all...

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Video: Palm Pre / Pixi / WebOS Hands-On Walk Through, Smartphone Round Robin

Video: Palm Pre / Pixi / WebOS Hands-On Walk Through, Smartphone Round Robin

Week #3 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin has me on the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi, sampling Palm's new for 2009 WebOS platform. Think back to last year's Round Robin and Palm was on the brink of disaster. This year, they've pushed themselves back into the game with a very intuitive operating system that's really been designed for mobile use along with some decent hardware to get some momentum...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.395 For BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

Any BlackBerry Curve 8530 owners out there not happy with their current OS can now head on to the Sprint BlackBerry download page and grab the latest official OS. 5.0.0.395 is what is up for grabs over there which is a few notchs above the release OS and still ahead of Verizons official which is still at 5.0.0.337. Download OS 5.0.0.395 For The BlackBerry Curve 8530 From Sprint>> [...

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Role Call Tasks Contest- 200 Copies to Give Away!

Role Call Tasks Contest- 200 Copies to Give Away!

Recently I had posted on a application called Role Call Tasks, an app that places all your to-do's into one organized spot.  This app is great for organizing monthly bills, items to purchase, or for the person who just has a lot to keep track of and is a little forgetful like myself.  Due to positive response, Blue Sky Analytics has decided to give 200 copies to the CrackBerry Community. They...

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Maritime Master from Cleric Software - 30 Copies to Give Away

If you're a fan of Air Traffic Control, you should definitely check out Maritime Master. The game has a simple premise, but it is highly addictive and has endless replay value. You have to guide your ships to the dock by drawing their course through the water. After the cargo is unloaded, you draw another path off-screen for the boat to get away. The more you play the harder it gets, and you...

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CrackBerry / TeleNav Giveaway Winners Announced!

CrackBerry / TeleNav Giveaway Winners Announced!

It was a long wait, but the winners are finally in. We had a blast on this one and changed up our standard "leave a comment" contest format a bit. To enter you were required to follow both @crackberry and @telenav on Twitter, fan both on Facebook and then send a tweet saying Hey @Crackberry - I want to win the @TeleNav bundle. We had loads of entries and the results are in. The winners are:...

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Hedone Design Rings In The New Year With 50% Off Theme Sale

Hedone Design Rings In The New Year With 50% Off Theme Sale

The holidays are not quite finished as of yet. Personally, I don't consider them over until we get to ring in the new year. The folks at Hedone Design appear to feel the same way. From now up until January 2nd you can grab any Hedone Design theme at the sale price of 50% percent off. Taking advantage of the deal is as easy as entering the coupon code NewYear50 at checkout - click update and...

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Windows Phones from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User - Smartphone Round Robin

Windows Phones from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User - Smartphone Round Robin

Week 2 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin had me using two HTC-manufactured phones running on the Windows Mobile platform, specifically the AT&T Tilt 2 and the HTC HD2 (the HD2 is the unit in the photo above sporting the massive display). With the holidays happening, my time for the Round Robin this week was a bit on short supply, but since we're following up on my novel of a Droid...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

The end of the year and the holidays aren't stopping us from keeping an eye out for smartphone news and continuing to bring you comparative reviews in the Smartphone Round Robin. Be sure to check out the latest updates page to see what's new, or you can follow via Facebook, Twitter, and of course RSS. This week, you can listen to us discuss the iPhone on The Cell Phone Junkie Podcast, so don't go...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Any BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 users out there wanting a leak? Here it is for you all. Download, install and enjoy. Be sure to leave some comments here and in the forums if you come across any changes and be sure to back your stuff up before you load any unreleased OS. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier...

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Introducing SmrtMonitor - Get A Complete Breakdown Of Your BlackBerry Usage!

I've always been a big fan of the "I love BlackBerry" app from EarlySail. The only problem with that application is that it really could be more advanced in its breakdown of how you use your BlackBerry. Today, we have a new entrant that looks to fill that void. SmrtMonitor is an application which tracks and monitors your BlackBerry usage in the background and actually breaks down your usage to...

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PBA Bowling 2 -- OpenGL Game for BlackBerry Storm2 -- Now Available! Plus All Concrete Software Games Now 40% Off!

While at the BlackBerry Developer Conference this year, Adam and I got to sit in on developer session on how to best make use of OpenGL in BlackBerry devices. During that session one of the games demoed was PBA Bowling 2. Just a little over a month later, we now have a finalized version for the BlackBerry Storm2. Since PBA Bowling 2 makes us of the OpenGL graphics engine it looks great on the...

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