Utility App / OS Request: Do Something to Prevent Me From Accidentally Hanging Up On People When Using Apps While on a Call

* Update - More Ideas: Lots of great comments on this one which proves this problem goes well beyond just me. Another great suggestion that may fit better within the BlackBerry way of doing things (vs. introducing the concept of a double click) woud be to add a pop-up with the "are you sure you want to end this call?" question when you hit the end key when on a call but NOT in the phone app....

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Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: SuperLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Oh so important you, is too busy and too oh so important, to have to search for a contact in your address book or find a specific application to load up from your download folder. You know, because you’re oh so important. Kidding. It is quite useful to have short cuts available to help you easily contact someone or schedule a meeting. There may be a situation where that split second does...

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Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters Updated to v3.3 - Free Upgrade for 2.x Users

Fancy Characters is an appplication that allows you to add symbols to email, PIN, IM, BBM, and SMS messages. Back in March we posted on the last major update of Fancy Characters, which added the hidden BBM emoticons and a new tab for BBM 5.0 users. This update also brings some nice new features including:Many more symbols added Symbols are organized better into categories UI refreshed Fixed...

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BoxTone WES 2010 Recap Tomorrow - Register Now

BoxTone WES 2010 Recap Tomorrow - Register Now

Aside from throwing one hell of a party at WES, the good folks from BoxTone did take plenty of time to explain their offerings to every one who attended. Just in case you couldn't be there at WES 2010 but still wanted to catch up on all the BoxTone happenings, there will be a free seminar tomorrow for anyone who wants to attend. Topics to be discussed at the seminar include: The new...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Headed to Telstra "Later This Month"

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Headed to Telstra "Later This Month"

Telstra announced today that they will be the exclusive launch partner for the upcoming Pearl 3G in Australia. The carrier will sport both the Royal Purple and Piano Black version of the device with the 20-key SureType keyboard. To help celebrate the launch, Telstra customers can also enter to win tickets to the BlackBerry launch even with "a mystery performing artist". We can expect that this...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Shao-Soft let us know that they have updated their popular app Leave It On to version 2.0. To those unfamiliar with the app, Leave It On lets you set your backlight to stay on longer for specific applications - just pick the app, set the time, and Leave It On takes care of the rest. Ive found it quite handy for various tasks, most recently when...

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Contest Winners: Cool Search, Show Me the Images, CarbonBB and More

Contest Winners: Cool Search, Show Me the Images, CarbonBB and More

Another week down and some more winners in the book. We had some more great stuff this week, and a very cool RIM watch for one lucky winner. If you didn't manage to get your hands on anything this time around, keep trying as we'll keep the freebies coming. If you want to run a contest of your own, hit up editorial(at)crackberry.com for more details. Check the full list of winners after the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]OtterBox has long been the "go to" for tough cases, but Seidio is looking to get in on that action. Their new Innocase Rugged Holster Combo for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a brand new entry to their already stellar lineup. This case features a three-part design, along with their standard side clip that is sure to keep the case locked solid. I had the...

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Reminder: Elecite Apple Smash Contest Ends May 14th

Reminder: Elecite Apple Smash Contest Ends May 14th

Just a heads up folks, the Elecite apple smash contest is set to end May 14th but you still have time to get your entries in to win some great prizes from us here at CrackBerry and many other sponsors. Each of the top 7 winners who best demonstrate their apple demolition skills will get to pick between prizes like a Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation3 or digital camera. Forty finalists...

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My Plea To BlackBerry Developers And RIM Regarding Paid App Registration Codes

One thing that has always bothered me about the BlackBerry platform is how it handles registration of paid applications. As it stands now, when you purchase and download an application most developers require your PIN, then issue you a registration code which allows your paid application to work. The problem that exists with this structure is easily noticed when you partake in frequent OS...

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Allstate Mobile for BlackBerry - Access Your Policy, Claim Information and Accident Support

The Allstate Mobile app has been available for a few months now, but I didn't catch it in BlackBerry App World until this past weekend. I've been in search of new, useful apps as of late and being an Allstate customer, this one fit the bill. With Allstate Mobile, you can quickly access all of your account information, including policy details and claim information. Everything is quick and easy...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Passes Through FCC As If It Were Already Approved

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Passes Through FCC As If It Were Already Approved

Just because all the official announcements have come from Canadian carriers, certainly you weren't thinking that US carriers were going to be passing over the BlackBerry Pearl 3G were you? Engadget has just spotted both the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and BlackBerry Pearl 9105 in the FCC approval database. No US carriers have stepped up to the plate to claim they will be exclusive or official...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May 10th 2010 - 30 Copies of Inure to be Won!

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May 10th 2010 - 30 Copies of Inure to be Won!

Contest: 30 Copies of Inure to be won. Leave a comment! A belated Happy Mother’s day to all our theme junkies out there. Here’s hoping that everyone had a great day yesterday, giving thanks to those who gave us life. We have a great roundup this week, featuring some excellent selections for a belated (or extra) Mother’s Day gift, and maybe a little something for yourself for being such a good...

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Quick Review: Fierce Towers - Tower Defense Game for BlackBerry

Quick Review: Fierce Towers - Tower Defense Game for BlackBerry

After my brief stint rocking Fieldrunners on Kevin's iPad during WES, I've become a big fan of tower defense games. I have a few that I'll play on my Mac when at home, but on the go I was feeling some withdrawal. There aren't very many available for BlackBerry, but the best I've found so far has to be Fierce Towers by Nickel Buddy. The game is easy to get up and running, and doesn't have any...

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[ part IV - youtube video link for mobile viewing ]With WES 2010 now well behind us, I figured we'd wind down our BlackBerry Solution Showcase Partner/Sponsor Spotlight with Parts IV and V together. Watch the videos above and below to see first hand what some of the different enterprise and consumer plays that were on hand at the event. Part IV includes SteelCloud, CytexOne, HP, Case-Mate and...

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Contest: DeToday – Add Your Calendar to Your Homescreen With Any Theme! – 50 Free Copies!

Got an email yesterday afternoon from Thomas over at OdEve, letting me know that his app deToday has been updated to version 1.10.19. In this latest version, he has added BerryWeather support, for users running BerryWeather 2.2 and above. For those unfamiliar with the application, it allows you to add a today version of your calendar to the homescreen on any theme. Tons of features are packed...

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Get LaterDude Pro for $1.49 Through May 13th

Fabian let me know that LaterDude Pro is just $1.49 through May 13th. This best-selling app was nominated as Best Utility app in our Best of 2009 awards. LaterDude Pro can help keep you organized and on track by letting you set reminders to call, email or SMS someone. The app will set a reminder in the calendar or task app so you never forget to get back to a contact. A great utility for...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 9 May 2010

How to improve battery life on your Android phone Sprint Evo 4G WiMax hotspot likely will have a monthly charge, and a look at Radio Shack's Evo 4G sales sheets Dropbox Android app is now available Bonus: Nexus One giveaway winners Video First Look of BlackBerry 6 Running on a BlackBerry 9670 Video First Look...

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Pageonce Personal Assistant Reaches v3.0 - Faster, Improved UI Added

Pageonce Personal Assistant has just released v3.0 to its users. The personal assistant application which aggregates your personal data from all sorts of places has seen some major upgrades with the latest release. Calendar Integration: Integration with your calendar, all upcoming events, including bill due dates and upcoming itineraries will automatically be added to the calendar. Super...

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Video First Look At The BlackBerry 9670 Running BlackBerry 6

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Now, this is what I was hoping for earlier this morning. Guess we all just had to wait a little bit longer. CellGuru has just posted up a nice first look video of the BlackBerry 9670 which is of course running BlackBerry 6. This is the closest run through of BlackBerry 6 we have seen so far, minus the BlackBerry 6 preview video posted by Research In Motion...

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