[ 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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Reuters Galleries now available as a free BlackBerry app

Reuters Galleries now available as a free BlackBerry app

Reuters has released a pretty cool application for BlackBerry if you find yourself enjoying their collection of picture galleries. The application itself is pretty straightforward, you simply install it and you instantly have access to view all of the available picture galleries. Not much else goes on with the app but, it does function well and pics load up rather quickly which is always nice...

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IM+ IM client for BlackBerry updated to v8.5; brings along updated UI for the ride

SHAPE Services has recently updated their IM+ application for instant messaging across multiple clients. The new version features an updated UI which offers a much more refined appearance over previous versions. The UI changes were not the only thing added to the v8.5 release however, a few other big fixes and adjustmnents have been made to help make IM+ better for end users. They include:...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2010

Feature: Motorola Droid X Review Complete coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S launch event in New York City. Vlingo goes up against the Genius Button Nexus One gets gets yet Android 2.2 / Froyo update ebay for BlackBerry updated - out of beta and available in more countries Check out the first ten...

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 seeks FCC approval, sure to get it

BlackBerry Curve 9300 seeks FCC approval, sure to get it

** Update:  Sorry folks. Looks like this one isn't actually the Curve 9300 but rather a refresh of the 8530 device, now supporting CDMA AWS 1700. * Research In Motion has seemingly snuck the BlackBerry Curve 9300 into the FCC recently. We've seen the BlackBerry Curve 9300 show up on many occassions now, even sporting quite a few odd colors. It's arrival in the FCC database seems to lend it'...

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ToySoft - All apps 50% off original price right now

ToySoft - All apps 50% off original price right now

ToySoft, the company behind quite a few popular apps in the ShopCrackberry Software Store let us know they are currently running a promotion. The promotion itself requires the use of a coupon code when checking out but, allows you to get 50% off any app they have made available. The process is easy, just pick the app(s) you're wishing to purchase and add them to your cart. Once added, enter...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of osXv2 to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday theme junkies! Whether you are nursing the after-effects of your 4th of July festivities, or just relaxing and enjoying a day off, it's a perfect time to take a look at a new theme for your device.  I've sorted through what has come in on the tip line, and taken a cruise through the forums looking for some good ones. Hit the...

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