Santa Tracker for BlackBerry - Keep tabs Saint Nick on Christmas eve

Santa Tracker for BlackBerry - Keep tabs Saint Nick on Christmas eve

If you have children than you know the #1 question they are constantly asking during this time of year (especially if they're under the age of 4) -- and that question is "How many more days until Christmas?" Well with the Santa Tracker application by Kathryn Lahrs, you can answer them down to the second! Also included in the app is the option for your children to write a letter to Santa and...

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Made Simple Learning Update: Torch videos and book now available; Save with holiday pricing!

If Jolly Old St. Nick drops off a shiny, new BlackBerry under your tree this Christmas and you just don't know where to begin, you may want to check out the learning materials from our friends at Made Simple Learning. Until the end of the year they're running a 50% off sale on all videos and select-books. BlackBerry Torch owners will be glad to hear they've just released their Torch Videos...

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Trapster acquired by NAVTEQ - Strives to improve upon the popular service

Trapster acquired by NAVTEQ - Strives to improve upon the popular service

Trapster, the popular speed trap alert service, has recently been acquired by NAVTEQ. If you haven't used Trapster before, it's an application that lets users share tips on conditions and speed traps with others across multiple platforms. Trapster's user base is already close to 10 million and NAVTEQ is looking to increase this already huge number. NAVTEQ is also on a mission to bring more...

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How do you use your BlackBerry - How do you upgrade your OS?

How do you use your BlackBerry - How do you upgrade your OS?

How do you install and official software update?online survey   It's really just a matter of preference, but BlackBerry users have a few options when it comes to installing and official OS upgrade on their device. The most common is via App Loader or Desktop Manager, but the OTA wireless upgrade is proving a convenient option as well. Personally I've never used the OTA option, but many...

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OtterBox Commuter Series case for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

OtterBox Commuter Series case for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When you think of BlackBerry cases you think OtterBox. Known for stellar protection of devices in their various lines, the OtterBox cases are some of the best there are. The OtterBox Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry Pearl 3G is no exception. Incorporating elements from both the Defender and Impact series, this two-part case is sure to keep your...

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Upcoming DragonRAD webinar: How to Accelerate Your BlackBerry Enterprise Application Development

We've posted on DragonRAD numerous times in the past and the community response has been great. They contacted me again to let me know that they have a webinar coming up on January 12th entitled How to Accelerate Your BlackBerry Enterprise Application Development. They are even offering up a chance to win a $50 ShopCrackBerry.com gift certificate to any attendees who stay through the entire...

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Official OS 6.0.0.415 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from Sprint

Bold 9650 users rejoice - the time has come. Sprint has officially released OS 6.0.0.415 for the Bold 9650. Last night the software was made available via the wireless update option for Sprint devices, but now the OS is showing on their software downloads page as well. So if you're not on Sprint or if you didn't get a chance to update OTA, hit the link below to get in on the action. This is...

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Free Theme: Meridian from Pootermobile

Free Theme: Meridian from Pootermobile

In the spirit of the holiday season, Pootermobile has developed a theme for you free of charge. Instead of the typical snow or santa type theme, they built it so that it could be used at any time of the year. The theme features a weather slot, hidden calendar and transitions and is very wallpaper friendly. I also really love the simple text used (instead of icons) on the homescreen that we...

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Sprint rolling out OS 6.0.0.415 OTA's for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G

Earlier today there was some information floating around about the expected release of BlackBerry 6 on Sprint for those of you making use of a BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G devices. The information noted that starting December 22 users would be able to download BlackBerry 6 via OTA and then via desktop on December 29. Well, it appears that rollout has begun as we've had a few folks send us...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the most popular case/skin options for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and 9700 is the OtterBox Commuter Series. And there's good reason for this. The Commuter Series case is rugged and durable and provides a ton of protection for the Bold 9780 and/or 9700, yet still feels good in the hand. While it does add a little bulk to the phone, the comfort...

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RBC launches mobile banking app for BlackBerry

RBC launches mobile banking app for BlackBerry

The desire to manage your money, while mobile, is becoming increasing popular. Quite some time ago, we gathered together the CrackBerry Guide to Mobile Banking on your BlackBerry; where we covered a large portion of mobile apps and mobile launchers available. One of the problems was that not many users found it useful to have a launcher versus having a bookmark to their mobile banking site of...

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Verizon BlackBerry 6 Upgrade Guide spotted in retail store

Verizon BlackBerry 6 Upgrade Guide spotted in retail store

More good news on the Verizon OS 6 front. Eagle-eyed forums member maddog241 spotted this booklet in a local Verizon retail store. Certainly at this point the guide shouldn't have been out in plain view, but it is yet another sign that BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9650 and/or Curve 3G (hopefully) draws near. We've had a few other hints here and there lately leading us to believe OS 6 is getting...

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My BlackBerry is NOT Working - Some British BlackBerry Humor...

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BBC posted this video preview of The One Ronnie show to their youtube account earlier this week. It's definitely a good little piece of British BlackBerry humor (note for the North Americans in the crowd, that "Orange" is a cellular carrier!). Check it out for a Wednesday morning laugh. I spotted this one on Isaac Kendall's facebook stream, so...

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IM+ Talk out of beta – 20 copies to be won!

IM+ Talk out of beta – 20 copies to be won!

It wasn’t too long ago when we mentioned what the folks at SHAPE Services were up to. Okay, okay, it was a brief mention, but the thought of VoIP over 3G/EDGE should have tickled your fancy. IM+ Talk is now out of beta and sporting a new version – 4.3! Here’s what the change log tells us: Version 4.3 VoIP over 3G/EDGE support Special build for 6.0 OS devices Many bugfixes and overall...

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Contest Winners: Accessories, PrivacyStar, Wave, Sheath and more!

Contest Winners: Accessories, PrivacyStar, Wave, Sheath and more!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Rhapsody for BlackBerry now available

Rhapsody for BlackBerry now available

Rhapsody for BlackBerry is now out of beta, and available for download. For $10 per month you can access 10 million songs on demand from the popular music service. The content will stream to your device over WiFi or 3G. You can also purchase songs from within the app for around a buck per track. As with most streaming music applications, you can also stream a wide variety of radio stations....

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BlackBerry theme roundup for December 21, 2010 - 50 copies of Corky by BerryGoodThemes up for grabs!

Contest: Win a free copy of Corky by BerryGoodThemes for your BlackBerry! The holidays are in full swing with just a few days left until Santa makes his way around to all the good boys and girls. I assume you have all been good CrackBerrians this year, so why not treat yourself (and your BlackBerry!) to a theme or two? Better yet, gift a theme to someone special in your life, and know you've...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] You gotta love Virgin Mobile Canada/Virgin Mobile. Every year they give us a new holiday greeting. Of course, none have been as hawt or as funny as the Nicole Arbour one we posted back in 2008 - I keep waiting for a follow-up greeting from Mrs. Claus but it hasn't happened yet - so be sure to check it out (again) above to get into the festive spirit...

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Review: SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry

Review: SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry

Just imagine you're on your work or home computer and you get an incoming text, email, BBM, tweet, etc. Normally you have to stop what you're doing and pick up the phone. With SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for Blackberry there's no need to even look away from the screen. It's as easy as pressing the ALT-TAB keys to switch from one application to another. Pocket Controller by SOTI Inc....

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