BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

Contest: 50 Copies of iPhony Theme to be won. Leave a comment! We have decided to do something a little different with the theme blogs here at CrackBerry, so instead of posting individual themes on the front page quite so often, we would like to introduce our new weekly theme roundup! Every week, myself (obi) and michaelwpg will be bringing you our top picks for both free and paid themes....

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

The time has finally come - Tour users have endured endless OS leaks with no love of their own, but BBleaks has just posted OS 5.0.0.419 for the Tour 9630 which is a decent step up from the last leaked OS. No reports on whats good, bad or indifferent, so if you feel like giving it a go be sure to drop a comment and let us know how it is. Keep in mind (as usual) this is not an official OS, so...

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Shameless Plug - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Available on the Amazon Kindle

* Update - to those in the comments asking for it, I posted the link to the straight .pdf version. * Have a New Year's Resolution to get your BlackBerry use under control? Get an Amazon Kindle for Christmas? If so, then just type the word "crackberry" into your Kindle and you can pick-up CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse. This is not a BlackBerry how-to book, but rather a...

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A Quick Look at Using Bedside Mode on your BlackBerry

One of the most forgotten features in the BlackBerry OS has to be Bedside Mode. This feature was first introduced on the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and is on all devices featuring version 4.6 > software. Many users swear by it, while others don't even know it exists. There really isn't much to setting it up, but it can come in handy if you're like me and use your device as an alarm clock or don't...

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Review: Case-Mate Barely There Case for BlackBerry Storm2

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] [ Forums member moviemogul gave us a this great video review of the Case-Mate Barely There Case for the Storm 2. This video comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps. While we don't currently have the Barely There Case for the Storm 2, we should...

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Contest: 75 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

Contest: 75 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

Carrier Unlock is again offering up some free codes to the CrackBerry Nation. The codes will be for Rogers, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Cincinnati Bell, Centennial, Cellular One, and Suncom. As an added bonus, with the coupon code CB the above carriers can be unlocked for just $6.99 during the contest, or the code will take $3.00 off any of the other products Carrier Unlock offers. Head...

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New GStyle Magazine Theme Now Available For Free

New GStyle Magazine Theme Now Available For Free

I've always enjoyed reading some of the articles over at GStyle Mag - they're always funny and informative. This post though is not about their great articles. Rather, it's about the new theme they had designed for them by CockyCulture, who we know from their previous theme creations. GStyleCity is now available as a free download for everyone. Currently the theme supports Blackberry Bold 9700...

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Research In Motion CEO Jim Balsillie Named Business Newsmaker of the Year for 2009

As the Canadian Press proclaims, Research In Motion's co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, has been named business newsmaker of the year. Jim and his team at Research In Motion had its ups and downs but still came out of 2009 looking pretty good if you ask me. The Canadian Press announcement focuses more on Jim's attempted Phoenix Coyotes take over purchase this past year, moreso than his involvement with...

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BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Reminder

BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Reminder

Are you a theme builder? Maybe you want to take up theme building? Well, Research In Motion will be holding another webinar aimed at developers who want to learn more about the processes and tools used. BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 will be at the forefront of some of the information shared and with access to the webinar available to all you can pick up some tips from the experts on how to...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 3 Jan 2010

Last week was a good one as usual for SPE, but next week we'll be blowing the walls out for CES: expect plenty of CES coverage from all of our sites. This year we'll have our biggest team ever at the show and are pumped up. All that CES coverage means we'll be taking the week off from the Smartphone Round Robin (excepting another group podcast on The Cell Phone Junkie, stay tuned...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] AT&T started airing a new Luke Wilson commercial promoting their 3G Network and since it went live we've received a bunch of emails on the tip line alerting us to it. Why? Because the premise of the commercial will be all too familiar to regular CrackBerry readers. Remember our BlackBerry Messenger Stress test? Watch the video above and you'll...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

2010 is upon us and we have loads in store for the new year. Tons of new content, contests and loads more in store. I hope everyone had a great time ringing in the new year. If you didn't get a chance to keep up with the happenings this week, hit up the links below to find out what you missed. What You May Have Missed Grooveshark - Another New Streaming Music App for your BlackBerry...

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All SmrtApps 50% Through January 3rd

All SmrtApps 50% Through January 3rd

*UPDATE- All fixed up, add any item $4.99+ then add SmrtMonitor and then apply code* The folks at SmrtGuard are celebrating the New Year with a BIG sale. From now until January 3rd you can get ALL of their applications at 50% off - no coupons needed. This includes SmrtGuard (all plans), SmrtAlerts (aka PeeKaWho), SmrtPhotos, SmrtTweak, SmrtZodiac, and more! There are a total of 12...

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Make Resolutions Stick with BlackBerry Applications

Make Resolutions Stick with BlackBerry Applications

Congratulations, you made it to 2010! With any luck, your BlackBerry survived as well. If not, go out and purchase another one. You're going to need it this year, as it's going to help you keep the resolutions you made. It looks like both RIM and I came up with ideas of which apps to look out for (I think we agreed on only one). It's time to start following through on the promises you made to...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 1st, 2010!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 1st, 2010!

Happy New Year Everyone! Let's kick 2010 off right with a look at some apps you may want to load up on your BlackBerry. Covered in the first BlackBerry App Roundup of 2010 are the following titles: Freebie of the Week: CrackBerry Launcher In Case You Missed It: buzzd Updated, SmrtMonitor, Help I Crashed My Car New This Week: New Year Greet, Guitar Trainer, SMS Statistics, PBA Bowling...

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Grooveshark - Another New Streaming Music App for your BlackBerry Smartphone

Grooveshark is a music streaming application that compares to Pandora and Slacker, but also differs from them.  Let me start out by saying that Grooveshark is not free if you wish to use on your BlackBerry, it requires a VIP pass that costs $3 per month. That being said, it is worth every penny in my opinion.  The application does have features like radio stations based off of your...

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Say hello to SAM and MO on Twitter

Say hello to SAM and MO on Twitter

Is it just me, or did Christmas just rush by? If you were brave enough to venture into the malls, you would have been able to see just how busy cell phone stores were. Those sales reps, though extremely busy, were probably pretty happy with the business they were receiving. January and February mark a quiet time in sales. Sure, you will see activity in the same stores, but nothing like it was...

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Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com! All the Best in 2010!

Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com! All the Best in 2010!

if you don't see any new blog posts up for a while, it means we had a VERY good New Year's eve...

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CrackBerry Best of 2009 Awards Winners Announced!

CrackBerry Best of 2009 Awards Winners Announced!

December 31st is here which means it is time to officially announce the winners in our CrackBerry.com Best of 2009 Awards. The voting concluded at midnight last night and we dropped audible word of the winners in our 2009 Year End Podcast this morning. Below you'll find the winners in each category accompanied with their award graphic (the winners can feel free to use the graphics on their...

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