60 Day Fitness Challenge Update: Gym Technik patch available (bug fixes); Reminder to submit before photos by July 15th

Take part in the BlackBerry Fitness Challenge! Even details below!!! We're a week into the 60 Day BlackBerry Fitness Challenge now and things seem to be off to a pretty good start for all those participating. Remember, there are multiple ways to participate in this event (full details below), so it's not too late to get started and get involved. We have a very active BB Fitness Challenge Forum...

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WordPress for BlackBerry 1.3 Released

The good folks at WordPress have blessed us all with another update. Anyone who uses WordPress to maintain either a personal or business blog is sure to love the new additions added with the v1.3 release. Having been using the application for a while now, it's been fun to watch it grow and it's turning out to be one the top applications out there for folks looking to do some mobile blogging....

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Leaked T-Mobile roadmap shows off nameless BlackBerry launch in September

Ahh, roadmaps. Sometimes they are great in giving us a few at a lot of upcoming devices for some carriers and other times they fail to deliver on the real details. This one, while interesting fails to deliver for us in the BlackBerry world. While the focus here from the source Androidspin is that of well..Android devices we here at CrackBerry couldn't but help notice that RIM logo sitting...

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Service Pack 2 for BES 5.0 goes public today

Service Pack 2 for BES 5.0 goes public today

  Today RIM released SP2 for BES 5.0, we've written up some of the new features and specs in a couple of previous posts (New BES 5.0 SP2 IT polices get OS specific with BlackBerry 6 & Service pack 2 for BES 5.0 specs leak out). Originally slated for a June or July release, we in the BES world have stopped believing any dates given by RIM. Their history of making a scheduled release...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]OK, seriously?! This is too funny and just too awesome. So if you're a hardcore CrackBerry reader and BlackBerry enthusiast you've obviously heard about the BlackBerry Beta Zone, where you can apply to test out some of RIM's upcoming apps and stuff like that. It's no secret that basically every single member of RIM's BlackBerry Beta Zone, which launched...

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Borders opens eBook store; Launches BlackBerry app with five free books

Borders opens eBook store; Launches BlackBerry app with five free books

We had reported on this a week or so ago, and sure enough Borders announced today that they have launched both their eBook store and a reader application for BlackBerry. The store has over 1.5 million titles both free and paid. The BlackBerry application supports the Curve, Tour and Bold models (yes again there is no Storm support) and is free to download. You can browse books by author,...

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Updated: SHOULD have been the best BlackBerry product placement ever! Larissa Riquelme cheers on Paraguay

* Update: Hmm... so yeah, apparently that's not a BlackBerry afterall and instead it's a Nokia E-71. You can't really blame us for missing that though... I just wanted to believe it so bad (I live for blog posts like this). It really is a complete shame, but I'm just going to keep pretending it's a BlackBerry Bold 9000 because that's wayyyyy cooler and would make me much happier. I guess I'...

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BlackBerry 9800 (Torch, Slider) - Caught on video, yet again

BlackBerry 9800 (Torch, Slider) - Caught on video, yet again

Been waiting to see some more of the BlackBerry 9800? Sure you have. Even if you're still not overly fond of the device, you're curious to see a little bit more of BlackBerry 6 being shown off on the device. This time, Salomondrin has taken the liberty of giving us an up close and personal look at the BlackBerry 9800. At this point, not much else can really be said about the device that hasn't...

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BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) - No, it's not the latest revision but it's a good walkthrough [video]

Here's one to credit Salomondrin with today. As mentioned in the video presented here, this walkthrough is from a older hardware revision of the BlackBerry 9670 aka. Oxford. While the device is running OS 5.2 in the video, it certainly gives us an idea of what the growth was in the BlackBerry OS from 5.2 to BlackBerry 6. Of course, with it being a prerelease device we've already seen some changes...

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Google Talk for BlackBerry Review

Google Talk for BlackBerry Review

Review of Google Talk for BlackBerry Smartphones[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]With the popularity of Google Mail on BlackBerries, it comes as no surprise that Google would introduce an instant messaging service to the BlackBerry. Since instant messaging isn't anything new for BlackBerry, and the overly popular BlackBerry Messenger is prevalent among users, Google makes its own attempt...

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Review: WebStart for BlackBerry

Review: WebStart for BlackBerry

Ingboo WebStart calls itself “your internet launchpad”. Sure, you can hit your BlackBerry browser to go and search for the information you want. Do you really want to put that much effort into it? No, not really. You want a simple and concise connection to the information you need; bringing the facts to you, rather than you having to hunt for it. You’re too busy to afford the time it takes to...

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Constructive criticism: How BlackBerry can get fresh again

Constructive criticism: How BlackBerry can get fresh again

If you follow the stock market and/or the press surrounding smartphones (or visit the CrackBerry forums for that matter), you won't be surprised to hear that as of late it seems RIM has been taking more than its fair share of a beating. The stock is down, even the loyalist of users are getting a bit antsy wanting an updated/new OS, more apps and new spec-rich hardware, and potential BlackBerry...

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Contest Winners: deBattGym, SmrtWallet, Default Theme, iDesign and more

Contest Winners: deBattGym, SmrtWallet, Default Theme, iDesign and more

Hopefully everyone had a great holiday weekend. We have some more love to spread with some great BlackBerry apps and accessories. More contests are on the way, so again if you didn't win this week don't give up. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. Congrats to everyone that won! * Note to winners: You will be receiving an email either directly from us or some the retailer/developer...

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CrackBerry Idol Quick Update - How Voting Will Work, Round Two Changes and More!

CrackBerry Idol Quick Update - How Voting Will Work, Round Two Changes and More!

Howdy CrackBerry Idol fans and participants! As you may have noticed, we took a break for the July 4th weekend from running Round 1 BlackBerry app reviews here on the blogs, so wanted to get back into the swing of things with a little update post. Keep reading for the details... Round 1 Update: So far we've ran 10 out of the 24 BlackBerry app reviews here on the blogs. If you've missed any...

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Queen Elizabeth gets a Tour of RIM and a white BlackBerry Bold 9700

Queen Elizabeth gets a Tour of RIM and a white BlackBerry Bold 9700

  On her tour of Research In Motion over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth not only got shown around by RIM's founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis himself, but also was presented with brand new white BlackBerry Bold 9700. We say that was a great choice, considering in the poll we ran last week that over 51% of you thought the white 9700 was the current BlackBerry device model best suited for the Queen...

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