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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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Tour Week! Day 1 Special: Get Berry Weather for $4.98 - 50% Off!

Just the other week we ran a post here on the CrackBerry blogs listing our Must-Have Apps for the  BlackBerry Tour. This week we're following up in the CrackBerry App Store with a BlackBerry Tour Palooza! For the next seven days we'll be running a popular must-have BlackBerry Tour app for 50% off its regular price. A different app will be on sale each day (there's some great deals this week...

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Contest: 100 Copies of BerrySlider for BlackBerry Storm

Our friend David is offering up another of his great apps to the CrackBerry Nation. BerrySlider (or StormSlider) is a great iPhone-like slider for locking your Storm screen. Now I know, if you wanted an iPhone, why not just by an iPhone? Well BerrySlider is actually a very hand app to have. If you are fed up with the key lock or standby mode, Try out this app. It has a ton of options, and it...

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Contest Winners - Telenav, IM+, VQ CarFinder, ShortcutMe, Candi, LaunchPad and Mancala

Wow! What a week we had for contests. I love nothing more than having a ton of cool stuff to give away to the CrackBerry Nation. We had quite a variety this week, and hopefully made a lot of you happy. You can be sure that more contests are on the way, we already have a bunch lined up for this week. Check out the full (long) winners list below. Congrats to all the winners! CRACKBERRY...

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Verizon Wireless Showing Curve 8530 In Its Systems- Coming In Two Colors

While the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has already launched on several GSM carriers, the CDMA version still has yet to roll out. Historically (think Curve 8330, Pearl 8130), the release of a CDMA version of a BB can often be a year delayed from the GSM debut. That said, new information posted over at BerryScoop shows that the device previously codename aries, the Curve 8530 (we had an early look at...

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PaderSyncFM Mobile File Manager Now Free For Personal Use

PaderSyncFM Mobile File Manager Now Free For Personal Use

PaderSyncFM is a cool app that focuses on easy access to mobile file servers using FTP, SFTP, SMB and WebDAV. The application is free for personal use and allows you to copy personal files to and from a mobile device to any file server. Advanced configuration options are available such as synchronization of complete folders and automated tasks. PaderSyncFM is the all-in-one client, but stand-...

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Compass Lite Now Available for the Tour 9630

Compass Lite is a cool app for the navigator in you. The "ancient mariner" style compass uses the device GPS to show your speed, line of travel, latitude and longitude.  If you are a camper or hiker who wants to toss that old plastic compass and step it up to the next level, this is for you. The bold graphics and easy to read fonts are great for everyone, and the app couldn't be easier to use...

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Carbon Slick Free Theme Updated For Bold And 8900 Now Includes Tour And 8520 Support As Well

One of the hottest and most downloaded free themes in the CrackBerry App Store got a nice update last night. Carbon Slick from Ninja Themes was updated for all supporting devices with the Bold and 8900 getting "bug fix" versions to put in but the real update is for all you 9630 Tour and 8520 Curve owners, as Carbon Slick is now available for your devices as well. Ninja Themes has been pushing...

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RIM Announces Next-Gen BlackBerry Smart Card Reader

RIM Announces Next-Gen BlackBerry Smart Card Reader

RIM has always been a leader in the IT security field, with the usage of BlackBerry Enterprise Server spread across so many organizations now it would make your head spin. In these times when demand for higher levels of security is important, RIM has just announced their forth coming updated version of the BlackBerry Smart Card reader. More details below. The new BlackBerry Smart Card...

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BlackBerry Developers Blog Explains How To Embed Media On Websites For  BlackBerry Devices

Since the launch of the BlackBerry Developers Blog I have been watching it rather carefully just to see how much useful information was going to be relayed through the site. Much to my surprise, the bloggers over there have covered quite a bit of ground work so far. Now mind you, not everyone will understand what exactly is being said there (it's geared toward developers - not BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0 MR2 for Microsoft Exchange Coming Soon!

*UPDATE* Domino release notes are available and BES 5.0 SP1 release notes are available for Domino and MS Exchange as well* It just seems not too long ago at WES that RIM was announcing the availability of BES 5.0, which brings some significant changes to the BES infrastructure as BES Admins know it. Now, word comes from port3101's hdawg that BES 5.0 MR2 is soon to be launched. RIM has taken...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 16 August 2009

Motorola Morrison Specs Leak How to Root the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Documents To Go 2.0 for Android Released! BlackBerry Storm 9550 Caught On Video Again... Detailed Walk Through! BlackBerry Curve 8520 - One Week Later Review First Five Must-Have BlackBerry Tour Accessories...

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CrackBerry Contests Reminder... Enter Now!

CrackBerry Contests Reminder... Enter Now!

What a week for contests! We had at least one every day this week. Hopefully we can keep the goodies coming and get more developers and retailers alike to hook us up with great stuff for the CrackBerry Nation. This time around we had everything from themes to IM apps to cool Bluetooth car chargers. You only have a few hours left to get in on the action, so be sure to leave a comment on the...

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HOTTT: BlackBerry Storm 9550 In Video Again!

If you frequent our BlackBerry Storm 2 forum, you'll know our pal Salomondrin has been up to his pre-release device antics again, this time delivering on his promised walk-through of the BlackBerry Storm 9550. In the 7 minute video above he gives a solid overview of what the device is all about as well as his opinions on it and how it compares to the first generation Storm. Like the first...

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More 9700 Information Showing In AT&T Internal Sales Systems!

More 9700 Information Showing In AT&T Internal Sales Systems!

We got confirmation from the pics Boy Genius posted about the 9700 showing up on AT&T's unreleased IMEI list--now, the 9700 is showing up in AT&T's retail sales systems as well. The above pic was sent into the CrackBerry tips email and clearly shows, when searched for--the 9700 does indeed make an appearance. You feel that folks? That's the feeling of a launch date coming. [ Thanks,...

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BlackBerry Quick Tip: How To Share Videos From Your BlackBerry On Social Media Sites!

Recently, UberTwitter launched their latest Beta which included the capability to upload videos taken on your BlackBerry Smartphone to a video hosting service called TwitVid. Now while I was rather glad to see the inclusion of such a service, the service is not really ready for full on BlackBerry usage in the fact the videos you upload and tweet to your Twitter account--are not even viewable...

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Elecite Updates Themes For BlackBerry Tour, 8520 Support Coming Soon!

As everyone is aware by now, the new Plazmic Content Developers Kit was released and theme developers are now making their way to re-releasing all their themes with Tour and 8520 Curve compatability. Elecite is no exception to this as they are always quick to port themes, late last night I got an email from them letting me know they have indeed updated most of their themes to now be...

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Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 15th 2009

Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 15th 2009

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and *THEMES* picks for the week past. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of the 5 big devices. Storm 95xx:   Light CERN 7 Samurai...

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