S4BB Launches DataBackup Public Beta Allows For Contacts Storage On SD Card

The UI on this one is pretty simple (err.. ugly??). The solution it offers, however, is great. S4BB has launched their public beta of a backup service they call DataBackup, currently sitting at version 0.0.1. DataBackup is aiming to be a great solution for what RIM has failed at - allowing a good method of backing up contacts for BIS users. For BES users the solution is simple as the BES does...

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Last week Robin Williams made an appearance on the Conan O'Brien show, during his conversation he shared his thoughts on Myspace, FaceBook and Twitter, trash talking online gamers and even gets into how CrackBerry users are -- multi-taskers. Be sure to check it out for a laugh, please note some of the language is only acceptable for late night TV.

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Blue and Pink Flash Themes for the Curve 8520

  We haven't seen much of the Curve 8520 lately, but more and more users are picking them up. I've still been playing with mine and I got in the mood for some cool themes to play around with. With a little browsing I came across the very cool Blue Flash (and its sister Pink Flash). These are basic themes that are great if you are looking to just change things up a bit. Both have their own...

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Contest: 150 Free Copies of SlickTasks

If the native tasks app on your device just isn't cutting it, you may want to check out SlickTasks. This new app takes things to the next level, allowing you to create folders and subtasks. With a clean and easy layout, You can even set custom colors, alerts and reminders. SlickTasks can help you be more productive and better organized. To celebrate the launch, we're giving away 150 copies...

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Video Poker For BlackBerry Storm Gives The Feel Of Vegas Without The Expense

Hey, not everyone can afford to go to Las Vegas, I know I can't at the moment. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying the slot machines and video poker even if it is just fake money I'm playing with. I figure that's better then losing my shirt in Vegas anyways, right?  Video Poker from David Grant is an awesome game for the BlackBerry storm and is fashioned after the real vegas poker...

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4.7.1.42 Next OS To Be Released For The BlackBerry Tour?

4.7.1.42 Next OS To Be Released For The BlackBerry Tour?

We, like Boy Genius are not gonna slap the official stamp of approval on this one but it seems it may be the case. 4.7.1.42 is rumored to be the next OS to make it's way to the BlackBerry Tour at this point to say which carrier may get it first would just be a guess but, many users have reported some odd funkiness with their new Tour's so an incremental update like this may just be the fix we...

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We just received an email on the good 'ole CrackBerry tips line pointing us to a video on youtube posted by user iluvblackberry. Much to my surprise, the video contains what was said by the anonymous tipster to be a BlackBerry Storm 9550 running OS 5.0.0.161, which is actually a newer version of firmware than was featured in both my hands-on Storm 9550 video and salomondrin's recent review as...

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What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry?

What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry?

A rather interesting thread has popped up in the forums that poses a simple question: What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry? We all know our BlackBerry Smartphones are capable of a lot of things right out of the box and with carriers pushing apps to our BlackBerry devices often times we see a lot of things show up that we may never use in the run of a day, week, month...

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bChat - A Threaded SMS Solution That Is Available Now

bChat - A Threaded SMS Solution That Is Available Now

We've known for a while now that threaded SMS is coming in later versions of the BlackBerry OS, but for those of you who just simply cannot wait there is a solution to the threaded SMS issues right now. bChat is a application which allows you to have threaded SMS today, rather then having to wait for RIM to release OS 5.0. Aside from threaded SMS it includes many other features which make it a...

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Corey Visto Updates Themes for Tour 9630 - Win a Free Theme!

Corey Visto Updates Themes for Tour 9630 - Win a Free Theme!

Corey Visto let me know that he has updated a few of his themes to work on the Tour 9630. BB OSX, Docked and Droid 2.0 have all been converted. There is nothing new in the themes, but they do look great on the Tour. They all have custom banners, clean icons, and customizable icons. To get the word out, Corey has given us 50 free copies of any of his themes. Just leave a comment on this post...

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UberTwitter Releasing Paid and Free Options on Thursday?

UberTwitter Releasing Paid and Free Options on Thursday?

UberTwitter recently updated to beta 4, and along with some updates and bug fixes saw the additon of banner ads. This unannounced "feature" brought a lot of heat from the Twitter community, and UberTwitter promptly disabled the ads. It was announced today via their Twitter page that this Thursday they will be releasing both free and paid versions of their top BlackBerry client. There is no...

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BlackBerry App World Now Viewable on the Web

BlackBerry App World Now Viewable on the Web

Finally! One of the big pitfalls of BlackBerry App World to date has been the fact apps have only been viewable from the on-device client. Now RIM has launched a web portal for it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/ that allows you to browse apps from your desktop computer. When you find an app that you like in the catalogue, you can email yourself the link to complete the purchase...

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BerryAddon All-In-One Utility

BerryAddon All-In-One Utility

I came across a cool app in the forums called BerryAddon which is currently in beta. The app adds a ton of cool features to your device, and acts as an "All-In-One" for tweaking simple tasks on your device. BerryAddon has a small footprint and huge output. Some of the features are: Vibrate on call connect/disconnect Vibrate when ringing After call, prompt to add call number to addressbook...

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Barcodes - Not Just for BlackBerry Messenger

Barcodes - Not Just for BlackBerry Messenger

Barcodes were all the rage when BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 popped up. The ability to scan an image and add a contact is definitely one of the best features. Tons of What's your bardcode threads popped up in the forums, and images spread on Twitter asking people to "Scan Me". Did you know that the ability to scan barcodes and receive content is nothing new? For quite a while, many companies have...

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Maximizer Mobile CRM Freedom solution for BlackBerry

Maximizer Mobile CRM Freedom solution for BlackBerry

Throughout my professional career, I’ve had the opportunity to try on different hats. Within each experience, I’ve been able to adopt new practices into my own skill set and vice versa. When I was involved in corporate sales, I was initially taught three very important things that have stuck with me over the years: 1.    Know your client; maintain a personal rapport. 2.    Keep records of...

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Cleric Software Solutions has given us 50 free copies of their latest creation - Bonus Yachtzee. The application includes both the classic dice game, as well as Bonus Yachtzee which takes the game to the next level. You can play alone or with up to 4 friends. The addictive gameplay is easy to get in to, and will keep you occupied for hours trying to master it. This is exclusively designed...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Tour Week! Day 2 Special: Get Beyond 160 for $3.49 - 50% Off!

The BlackBerry Tour is sold by CDMA carriers, and those guys often seem to have this nasty habbit of capping outgoing SMS messages to 160 characters (booourrns!). Beyond160 does exactly what the name says - it allows you to go Beyond 160 characters. Here's the deets: A must-have application for users on Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Bell, Telus, and all other CDMA carriers...

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Slacker Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

Slacker Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

The folks at Slacker dropped us a line last night letting us know they'd be releasing an updated version of Slacker for the BlackBerry Storm. The biggest bullet point to highlight here in version 2.0.39 is the improved battery life, with the full change as follows: Improved battery life up to 2x (over previous versions) while streaming (Slacker has seen Storm devices playing up to 9 hours...

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Research in Motion the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the World Says Fortune Magazine

Research in Motion's Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie must feel on top of the world right now having been named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the World by Fortune Magazine. Making the jump into the consumer space with the introduction of the BlackBerry Pearl was huge for the company (right product at the right time), and following it up with the uber-popular BlackBerry Curve and...

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Using the Application Switcher and Closing Apps When Finished to Maximize Your BlackBerry Efficiency

This is article is for all the new BlackBerry owners out there...  It's pretty easy to pick up a BlackBerry for the first time and start using it. Scroll (or tap) to where you want to go, hit the menu key (the one with the little dots/seeds) for options and you're on your way - within a few minutes you're sending emails, browsing websites, setting your alarm clock, playing songs, booking...

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