[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]One of my all-time favorite BlackBerry games Fierce Towers has just been updated to version 1.8. The new release brings some great new features that truly help make it one of the great tower defense games on BlackBerry. Back in May I did a mini-review and pointed out the finer points as well as what the game lacked, and I have to say the new version does...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 spotted running BlackBerry 6!

BlackBerry Bold 9650 spotted running BlackBerry 6!

Bold 9650 users rejoice! Thanks to BBLeaks here are the first images of the latest CDMA device running none other than BlackBerry 6. We've seen loads of images and video at this point of the 9800, 9780 and even the 9670 all running BlackBerry 6, but here is the 9650 live and in the flesh ... er, plastic. While we're still not sure of an exact release date, we know that the 9650 will be getting...

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If you're looking for an easy way to expand your search horizons beyond that of Google and Bing, SearchIt is your solution. With SearchIt you can instantly search loads of popular sites with a nifty popup right on your homescreen. The app comes with preset sites to search, but you can add your own customs searches as well. The app even includes support for Opera and BOLT as well as...

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New AOL mail icon showing on BIS for BlackBerry users

New AOL mail icon showing on BIS for BlackBerry users

Just like the Hotmail icon that started showing up for BIS users about a month ago, it appears as if AOL mail is now showing a new icon of its own. Adrian let us know that this AOL icon is now showing on the device replacing the standard globe icon. So far just Hotmail and AOL are showing off, while a few users have reported seeing this for Yahoo! as well. We're pretty sure this is an after-...

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Quick Tip: Give your email folder a custom name

Quick Tip: Give your email folder a custom name

If you have trouble keeping your email folders straight, or just get tired of looking at jumbles of email addresses, this one's for you. In BlackBerry OS 5.0 you have the option to give a custom name to your email folder using the Manage Internet Email service. While these settings let you add, delete and tweak your email addresses, there is an often overlooked setting in the mix. While...

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First BlackBerry retail store opens in China

First BlackBerry retail store opens in China

It was announced today that RIM has opened their first retail store in China. There are only a handful of BlackBerry retail stores and this move hopes to bring BlackBerry back into the mainstream there since the devices have been mostly been sold through third-party distributors for the last few years. The BlackBerry store should bring a better consumer experience and help sales increase. The...

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Personal Assistant updated to 3.0, now zippier and peppier

Personal Assistant updated to 3.0, now zippier and peppier

I was wrong. There, I said it. When we took a look at Phone Assistant back in April, I mentioned that this application acts as, well, your personal assistant (coincidence? I think not). Personal Assistant keeps you in the loop for a variety of important issues throughout the day. From this application, you can keep an eye on your travel itinerary, bill management (with mobile minute tracker),...

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A look at the competition - Samsung Captivate and Vibrant reviewed

A look at the competition - Samsung Captivate and Vibrant reviewed

As BlackBerry users, we're on the edge of our seat waiting for Research In Motion to deliver us all BlackBerry 6. Over at Android Central however, there has been a constant flow of new devices pouring in. Android Central has given us a Samsung Captivate review as well as a Samsung Vibrant review to look over. Now since this is CrackBerry, we like to take a look at what else is out there from...

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AT&T sending out invites to special BlackBerry event in NYC?!

AT&T sending out invites to special BlackBerry event in NYC?!

Word is popping up all over the internet and we too got our invite to a special BlackBerry event to be held on August 3rd in NYC. If all goes according to the rumors, we should be seeing a full blown announcement of the BlackBerry 9800 there although, AT&T nor RIM have specified in the invite what it may be. Time will tell of course but, the pieces are all fitting in nicely here. Who's...

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Another BlackBerry Bold 9780 appearance

Another BlackBerry Bold 9780 appearance

Since we outted the UAProf and Salomondrin posted up the first image, the information surrounding the BlackBerry Bold 9780 hasn't really stopped. Seems once you out a device, more and more people step forward with some new pieces of information or new pictures. This time, Driphter.com has posted just a few images of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 home screen, OS and memory screen. Now, someone...

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Case-Mate Barely There Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Case-Mate Barely There Case for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]The Barely There case from Case-Mate is one of my favorites. It gives a different look to the device, while providing great protection to the sides and back. While some may prefer a more "all over" case, I like the look and feel of the Barely There on my device. The case is available in both Black and Metallic Silver and leaves you with easy access to all...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

We got word last week that BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 was being made available for a select few in the Beta Zone and already it has made its way out into the open. The beta version has been leaked and is available for download, but be sure to use extreme caution when installing since this is in no way an official release. The Windows software is sporting a total redesign and features a...

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A closer look at the BlackBerry 6 home screen

A closer look at the BlackBerry 6 home screen

With the release of BlackBerry 6 getting closer, everyone is curious to see more of what makes it tick. This morning Inside BlackBerry posted up some more screens as well as a short interview with Joey Benedek, Director of UX Research at RIM. We can see here (as we knew already) that the home screen is totally redesigned, but as noted is still familiar - meaning you won't have trouble finding...

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Monsoon Multimedia now taking pre-orders for the Vulkano streaming media device

Streaming media devices such as Slingbox have been around for awhile, but today Monsoon Multimedia announced they would be taking pre-orders for their new Vulkano media device. According to what I've read in their press release, the Vulkano takes streaming media experience to a whole new level. "When connected to a set-top box and a TV, Vulkano enables a complete video experience across...

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Contest winners: BeFroyo, Ubuntu, VQ Mileage Tracker, BlackBerry case and more

Another week down with some great contests. We gave away a BlackBerry case of choice as well as some great themes and a few apps for good measure. Thanks to everyone for dropping a comment, and congrats to all the winners. Hit the jump for the full list! * Note to winners: You will be receiving an email either directly from us or some the retailer/developer directly in the next few days....

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BlackBerry Curve 3G coming to Bell Mobility August 12th

BlackBerry Curve 3G coming to Bell Mobility August 12th

It looks like Bell Mobility is all set for the release of the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 3G (Curve 9300). The carrier is ready to drop the HSPA device on August 12th and should be getting units in stock as early as next week. We did see this coming a few days ago, and the "Curve 3G" name looks to be the winning moniker for release as well. The device will carry the standard features including...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.748 released by Bell for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100, 9105)

Yes, it's true. I missed out on this realease when it first came out. For that, I apologize. But, I do have good reason. You see, the OS 5.0.0.748 that Bell made official recently was actually leaked even before the BlackBerry Pearl 3G had even managed to hit any carriers and since I had it loaded, I totally became oblivious to the fact that it had never launched with that OS. In any event, it...

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BlackBerry 9800 and BlackBerry 6 Ready to go for BlackBerry App World?

When the BlackBerry Pearl 3G launched just about 2 months ago now, some new owners were quite saddened by the fact that BlackBerry App World was not updated to reflect the device launch. Launching BlackBerry App World on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G showed you some applications that may have worked on your device but, it also showed you themes that certainly did not work. Research In Motion...

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