Lucid Messenger Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You

Lucid Messenger Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You

We often talk hear about how BlackBerry Messenger is one of the biggest sticking items for BlackBerry users. Many, after having become accustomed to having it, do not want to give it up. One could argue (and many have, including Dieter) that the system being closed off from other platforms is not the best thing. But what if you could have a BlackBerry Messenger like experience across platforms...

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Official Tour 5.0 Update Coming from Verizon Next Week??

Official Tour 5.0 Update Coming from Verizon Next Week??

Since all of this Push to Talk on Verizon chatter came up, I've been on a bit of a crusade trying to sort out the details and just what exactly it means for Tour users. Our latest bit of information leads us to believe that come March 30th (the release date of PTT for the 9630), Verizon may finally be dropping the loooooong overdue 5.0 OS update. According to the above screencap, PTT will only...

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Accessory Review: Seidio Innocase 360 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The unique case leaves my ultimate decision on it at 50/50. I like the case itself - the fact that it has a screen protector and keyboard cover built in, but I'm not sure its really worth having those "bonus features" at the end of the day. The Seidio Innocase 360 two-part case snaps right on and holds tight. Its overall very sturdy and can...

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Mobile Mariner - Marine Forecasts, Tides and Live Weather Conditions on Your BlackBerry

Granted, most users will not need this advanced of a weather application but for those out there with a need for these resources it could be quite a useful tool. Mobile Mariner is a specifically designed application for folks who live, work or play on the water. Some highlighted features are: Marine forecasts from the NOAA National Weather Service. - A five day forecast is typically provided...

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DIRECTV DVR Scheduler App Now Available for BlackBerry Smartphones

DIRECTV DVR Scheduler App Now Available for BlackBerry Smartphones

In the works for quite a while now, the DIRECTV DVR Scheduler app is now available for BlackBerry Smartphones. The easy-to-navigate app gives you quick access to various DVR and channel-browsing functions right from your device. Just fire it up, enter your login info and you're good to go. Search for shows, browse by channel, date & time and more. Once you find something you want to record...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We got the above sneak peek of Root Mobile from CES this year and launch was promised to be soon. Here we are, just a few short weeks later and Root Mobile has now gone live and is certainly ready to track the coverage offered by your carrier. “No one carrier is best everywhere, but everyone can find the carrier and phone that are best for them...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 22nd 2010 - 50 Copies of BlackTechBB to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 22nd 2010 -  50 Copies of BlackTechBB to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of BlackTechBB to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday, theme-fiends! We have a great selection for you this week, ranging from some love for the bygone days of the BlackBerry UI, ramping up to the present day and some slick new themes. Some real talent on showcase this week, make sure you drop a "tip of the hat" to the free devs especially when you check out their threads...

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TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.0 Releasing This Week

TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.0 Releasing This Week

TeleNav has long been one of the go-to applications for GPS services on your BlackBerry. Carriers across the world have it available for download on their BlackBerry devices, and some even have it specifically branded for their network. Starting this Wednesday, March 24th, users on AT&T with the BlackBerry Curve 8900 or Bold 9000 can download the newest version of the TeleNav software,...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 March 2010

AT&T gets the Nexus One, Sprint getting it too! HTC disagrees with Apple's actions, prepared to defend itself Hands-on with Motorola Backflip, AT&T Nexus One New Sexy Photos of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Emerge Win a Trip Around the World Courtesy of Fixmo Tools BlackBerry Slider Rumormill Continues:...

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Verizon Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour Available March 30th

Verizon Push to Talk for BlackBerry Tour Available March 30th

Ok, well it looks like things weren't 100% go on the Verizon PTT release for the Tour. While the software was seen floating around and is available to download, you still can't actually activate PTT on the Tour 9630. We got some info that Push to Talk online training has begun for Verizon employees, and from the looks of things the software and service will be officially available for the Tour...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Slow news this week, but things should start picking up again very soon. We saw some more slider news as well as a few **though provoking** screenshots of what may (or may not be) OS 6.0. A few contests to keep our weekly streak going strong as well. Kevin is off to CTIA next week so we'll see if anything good comes down the line on the BlackBerry front from Vegas. If there's no big BlackBerry...

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RIM Scheduled Maintenance: BIS 3.0 For North American BlackBerry Users

As expected, Research In Motion has been sending out scheduled maintenance notifications to admins and carriers as they prepare to roll BIS 3.0 to North American users (view BIS 3.0 feature doc). Dates and timeframes are as follows, so you can all prepare for the inevitable loss of data connections: There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS...

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Best CrackBerry Contest Prize Ever: Win a Trip Around the World Courtesy of Fixmo Tools!!!

OK CrackBerry Nation, listen up because this is a contest you're going to want to get in on. The folks at Fixmo Corp have put together a contest for CrackBerry readers that is going to give one lucky winner an amazing grand prize... a trip around the world!!! Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner of the Fixmo Round the World Contest will win a Star Alliance Around the World economy class...

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Friday Fun EyeCandy: More Sexy BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Photos Emerge

Friday Fun EyeCandy: More Sexy BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Photos Emerge

It was back in November when we posted some of the first live images of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 here on CrackBerry. These photos might not be breaking news, but as BlackBerry lovers it's impossible to not love checking out some fresh pre-release pics. The crew of Tecnomovida landed some new photos of the upcoming Pearl 9100 which show off this little beauty. Nothing really new to look at per...

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Official Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Update Coming on Monday?

Official Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Update Coming on Monday?

Not really much to write home about here (unless of course someone at home has an 8530) but it looks like the Curve 8530 update we thought was coming from Verizon will indeed be arriving next week. According to our latest intel, OS 5.0.0.508 will be available from Verizon starting Monday 3/22. From the sounds of it, the new software will be ready to go for both OTA and desktop installs. The...

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Back on St. Patty's day we announced here on the blogs that Need for Speed Shift 3D for the BlackBerry Storm2 finally hit App World. This is one of the games that was demoed back at the BlackBerry Developer showing off RIM's newly announced Open GL APIs. With the 3D version of the game now available for the Storm2, I gave it a download and walkthrough and also compared to the 2D version...

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Don't Miss a Beat with CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry

Don't Miss a Beat with CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry

  The NCAA tournament is in full swing, and some CRAZY games yesterday made for a great start. I'm sure the upcoming games will be just as nuts, so you won't want to miss a thing. To keep you updated when you're out and about, CBS has brought us CBS Sports Men's College Tourney for BlackBerry. The free app gives you news headlines, scores, player stats, bracket tracking and more. The app will...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Case-Mate Hybrid case offers two layers of protection for your device, and brings a sweet look along with it. The base of the case is a silicone skin, and its covered by a hard plastic shell to hold on tight. It wraps around the entire device, leaving only the front screen and keyboard exposed. It has covers on the side buttons, and offers a...

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Deal of The Day: Save 50% on BerryBuzz Today Only!

Recently updated, BerryBuzz is on sale for 50% off today as our Deal of the Day and you can pick it up for just $2.97. BerryBuzz is a simple app that lets you customize your device LED and alerts for different apps on your device. Want blue for BBM? Purple for Facebook? Orange for AIM? You can do them all and even create custom colors. Set alerts for IM apps, the Gmail app, tasks, calendar,...

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