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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CrackBerry Podcast 044: 2009 End of Year Special Edition Show!

CrackBerry Podcast 044: 2009 End of Year Special Edition Show!

There's only one day in the year when you can truly record a year-end show, and that's December 31st. Craig, Adam, Bla1ze and myself jumped on the podcast line for nearly 90 minutes this morning to look back at the year that was 2009. We reflect on some of the highs and lows, work through all the new BlackBerry Smartphones that hit the market over the year with our take on each of them and start...

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BlackBerry Application Development - Getting Started

BlackBerry Application Development - Getting Started

2009 was a HUGE year for BB development. It started with BlackBerry App World, and has steadily snowballed from there. At DEVCON, RIM broke the news on several stunning new additions to the BB development world, highlights being Open GL, the 5.0 API library, and Widgets. With New Year's fast approaching, addicts the world over are looking forward to 2010 as a banner year for development. I...

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Most Viewed CrackBerry Articles and Editors' Favorite Blog Posts in 2009

Most Viewed CrackBerry Articles and Editors' Favorite Blog Posts in 2009

December 31st is here, which means it's time for some quality fluff posts! Lol. This one is actually quality without the fluff though, as we roundup the links to some of our most-viewed and favorite content of 2009. The 12 links immediately following were, according to our site analytics, the 12 most-viewed articles on CrackBerry.com in 2009. It's not surprising to see the BlackBerry Tour...

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Contest: Win 1 Of 100 Unlock Codes From Cellunlock For The New Year

Contest: Win 1 Of 100 Unlock Codes From Cellunlock For The New Year

Wow, 2010 is ever so close and 2009 soon to be a thing of the past. The good folks at Cellunlock wanted to send 2009 off in a good way and with that, let me know they were wanting to hand out 100 unlock codes for the CrackBerry community to help ring in the new year and get some of you all off to a great start. As always, a big thanks to CellUnlock for offering up some goodies. Any device,...

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Business Card Reader: Scan Business Cards To Add Contacts To Your Address Book

SHAPE Services has released a new application for those of you who hate inputting information from business cards manually. Business Card Reader is a scanning utility that simply lets you scan a business card and by making use of ABBYY's text recognition technology allows for the extracted information to be added directly to your address book filling in all the appropriate fields. Having...

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Palm User Takes on the Storm2 and Bold 9700, Smartphone Round Robin

We're half way through Week #3 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin. If you're a little lost as to who has what device and all that, be sure to visit the latest updates page. There are more devices and sites in this year's Round Robin over previous years, so it's a bit tougher to track but well worth your effort to do so. While I'm checking out the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi this week, our...

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Kindle App for BlackBerry Getting Closer?

Kindle App for BlackBerry Getting Closer?

  Fresh into the tip line we have some good information about the upcoming Kindle app for BlackBerry. From the looks of it, the app will have plenty of features to keep both Kindle owners and new adopters happy. You'll be able to access Kindle books even without your Kindle on hand, and automatically synchronize your last page read and annotations between devices. The Kindle app for BlackBerry...

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CNN Weighs In On Last Weeks BlackBerry Outage

Just yesterday we got a great video from CNN on the BlackBerry Boom in Indonesia, and today we came across this one courtesy of @impalass96 regarding last week's data outage. The video makes some good points that we can all relate to ("a stressful period for some") and gives a brief description of what happened to cause the outage. While it doesn't reveal anything terribly detailed, they did...

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Cocky Culture Themes - New Years Sale, 65% Off!

Cocky Culture Themes - New Years Sale, 65% Off!

The guys over at Cocky Culture have decided to bring in the new year right with a huge sale on ALL themes.  Their selection ranges from such fun themes as m[i]Berry to professional themes like LeatherBerry Executive and many in between.  The sale is simple, just enter the coupon code 2010newyear during checkout* and receive 65% off of any of Cocky Culture's themes.  You can download these...

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Review: Shazam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Shazam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Some of my favourite songs and artists were discovered by accident. Whether a song was heard while passing by a store or used in a movie, some songs instantly find a way to connect to you. All it takes is a simple beat, a line or a snippet of the melody and you find yourself in a determined mindset, bent on discovering what you have just heard. You may find some success in using a line or two...

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The Financial Post Tech Desk Interviews Mike Lazaridis

The Financial Post Tech Desk Interviews Mike Lazaridis

Just the other day we got a good look back at 10 years of BlackBerry from the folks over at Engadget which was a great article. Engadget was not the only resource to focus on the past ten years of BlackBerry. The Financial post also found the time take a walk down memory lane as well as get a sneak peek into the future by interviewing the Founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion, Mike...

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The BlackBerry Developers Blog Lists Accomplishments In The Development Sector

There is no doubt that the recently-held BlackBerry Developer Conference was a huge success for Research In Motion and BlackBerry developers around the world. A lot of new changes were announced at the event in San Francisco, California which open quite a few doors for all those out there looking to get involved or are already involved with BlackBerry development. The BlackBerry Developer...

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Help I Crashed My Car - A Safety Application For Those In Car Accidents

Summit Software Solutions has a great application that I checked out free from BlackBerry App World last night. Help I Crashed My Car is aimed to consumers as a safety application for drivers who potentially could be in an accident. Getting in an accident is never a good thing for those involved, that just goes without saying. The best you can really hope for at those times is that no one is...

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CNN on the BlackBerry Boom in Indonesia

Back in May, following up on WES 2009 where I had the chance to meet some representatives of Indosat, I ran a post on the blogs in regards to the explosive growth of BlackBerry use in Indonesia. Just yesterday, CNN posted the above video which gives a first-hand look at the crushing dominance of BlackBerry in the region. Check it out! 

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TeleNav Is Looking For A Few Good Testers; Introducing TeleNav "First Look"

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Have you ever used a software application on your BlackBerry and said, "That's great, but why doesn't the app do this, or do that"? Well now is your chance to get involved in the process and provide feedback on the future of TeleNav. If you live in Seattle or San Jose areas, you may be eligible to participate in the TeleNav First Look program. If...

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Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

So you have finally got that BlackBerry that you had been hoping for all year? Now that you have it all hooked up on your cell phone plan, you're probably wondering what to do next. Many new users head to CrackBerry to gain information, but as we all know the site contains so much that it can almost be intimidating and at times frustrating to try to find what you are looking for. New users...

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Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

A few days ago Amazon posted some details of their big sellers over the holidays. The biggest news to come from that press release was the fact Amazon's Kindle and Kindle books were the biggest sellers, wherein Kindle books sold more on Christmas day than their physical counterparts - which honestly makes a whole lot more sense then people are giving credit for. Of course they sold more, what...

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Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

The holidays blew by, and I didn't even realized until Friday we only had one app contest for the week! We'll make it up for sure so don't worry. The winners of the SearchIt contest are listed after the jump. Just a quick recap as well - if you didn't see the winners announcements from our TeleNav, Colorware and SmrtCase contests you'll want to check them out from the links below. Congrats...

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