Contest: Share how you use BlackBerry Messenger and enter to win up to $5,000

BlackBerry Messenger in Times Square - thanks to Marcus A. for sending this in! Let face it, we all use BlackBerry Messenger every day (if you don't you should be). Right now a great contest is going on by the folks at RIM and all you have to do is let the world know how you use BBM. If you live in the US or Canada, you can win one of many prizes (including the $5,000 grand prize) just by...

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Kik for BlackBerry updated - UI changes, bugfixes and more.

Kik for BlackBerry updated - UI changes, bugfixes and more.

Kik for BlackBerry has been out for a while now. Many users have adopted it as their cross platform messaging service as an alternative to BlackBerry messenger. Today, Kik has updated their BlackBerry version with some nice enhancements and improvements. The list is as follows: Improved the UI Made it even easier to invite others to join Kik Improved reliability Reduced battery usage  In...

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Possible Name Change: Bold 9800 (slider) may instead launch as the BlackBerry Torch 9800; Should RIM add a new product family?

  Holding the BlackBerry Torch or Bold? Would you rather the new slider be named the BlackBerry Torch 9800 or BlackBerry Bold 9800?survey software We've already seen plenty of pre-release photos and videos of the RIM's upcoming BlackBerry slider device, which according to the operating system's about screen pegs the device model number as the BlackBerry 9800. We've even seen the...

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Fathers Day is 'free day' for devices at T-Mobile

Fathers Day is 'free day' for devices at T-Mobile

This Sunday is Fathers Day, and what better way to say "thanks Dad" than a free phone? Starting at 8am Saturday, T-Mobile will be offering all of its current phone models for free. The catch? You just have to sign up for a new family plan or add a line to an existing family plan - thats it. This means you can grab a brand new Bold 9700 or Curve 8520 (among other devices) as part of the deal....

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BlackBerry Super App webcast for developers today at 11am

BlackBerry Super App webcast for developers today at 11am

If you've had any thoughts of getting in on the Super Apps Challenge, today at 11am EDT RIM is offering another webcast for developers that can help in your pursuit. This time is all about Super Apps and integrating with native applications. During the 90 minute webcast, learn about API's and how you can go about getting things done. The webcast will be presented by Rajeev Massand, Sr...

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Contest winners: iMax theme, MobileQ's, Virtual Vault and Asteroid Blast

Contest winners: iMax theme, MobileQ's, Virtual Vault and Asteroid Blast

Back in action with some great contests this week. A theme here, and app there - freebies all around. Plenty more on the way this week (and every week after) so don't fret. If you weren't a winner, you can pickup Asteroid Blast for 20% off until June 30th. Just use the code EVERYONEWINS (the code will only work in the mobile app store from this link). If you'd like to run a contest of your own...

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Official OS 5.0.0.732 now available from Verizon Wireless for the Tour 9630

  We posted on it earlier today, and it looks like the short wait is over for Tour 9630 users. OS 5.0.0.732 is available now via the wireless update option and for desktop install. Keep in mind you'll need to be running an official OS to be able to see the update on your device. You can check by going to Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update to see if you're ready to roll. If you...

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Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

Review: TaskMaster 2.0 for BlackBerry

TaskMaster is described as a next generation of to-do / task management BlackBerry application. Since an update for this application was released quite recently, it was only fitting to give it a run through. I hate to sound like a broken record, (hunh? What’s that?) but my Tasks option is both much needed and much neglected. Sure, I jot down important thoughts, projects and such in notes, but...

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Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

Follow the World Cup with mobile apps for your BlackBerry

The World Cup kicked off this weekend and is in full swing. Love it or hate it, the 80-year old competition brings the entire world together for 30 days. Once every four years we get the chance to cheer on our team in route to one of the most coveted trophies in sports. While you can't always be around a TV or radio to catch the games, you can absolutely keep up while on the go with a plethora...

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CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

The day is fast approaching when we honor the men in our lives that hold the title of Father. Dads can be harder to buy for than Moms, so I put together what I hope will be a helpful guide to aid in your Father's Day shopping this year. Most of the suggestions have come from our very own mod team, to whom I owe a great thank you for all their helpful input. Naturally, seeing as how this is...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 14th 2010 - 50 copies of Bingtastic Themes to be won

Contest: 50 Copies of Bingtastic Themes to be won. Leave a comment! I love writing this theme roundup every week, as it gives me the chance to see so many great themes and bring the best of the best to our readers.  The themes we have this week are entirely my own picks, the tip line has been very quiet lately.  Remember to represent your favorite themes and devs by sending an email to...

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Verizon prepping OS 5.0.0.732 update for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 as well?

Sure looks that way. If you head on over to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 software download page, you'll see the above PDF listed when you click on the "Benefits of Software Upgrade" link. While the download appears to of have not been activated yet (still shows OS 5.0.0.591) Verizon looks to be at the very least, getting set to release the OS at some point. Its been suggested that the OS will go...

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RIM announces the BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone in India

RIM announces the BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone in India

In time for the 3G auctions to be completed and Indian carriers now set to roll out 3G, Research In Motion has wasted no time in announcing one of their latest devices into the area. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be released in India. Both keyboard (14 and 20 key) configurations will be available for customers to choose from.  No official release date or pricing was revealed at the announcement...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 13 June 2010

Everything you need to know to move from BlackBerry to Android Motorola Droid X (or Xtreme) makes a couple appearances, as the Droid 2. AT&T outs the HTC Intruder/Liberty/Aria Bonus: Evo 4G Wifi is better than you may think BlackBerry 9670 makes its video debut Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From TBayTel

Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From TBayTel

BlackBerry Storm 9550 owners have sort of been left out in the crowd when it comes to OS' releases. But, here's an official release from TbayTel for you all to check out. Even though it's official, make sure ya back up your data first. Enjoy folks and be sure to leave some comments in the forums and here on the post as to how it's working out for you all. PS: 9520 owners, you can also find the...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

Some more fresh BlackBerry goodness this week. We saw a great video that had some hands-on time with the upcoming BlackBerry 9670, Kevin's first impressions of the Pearl 3G and Adam's Verizon Bold 9650 review. Throw some contest into the mix and all around not a bad week. Check out the links below to see what you missed. What You May Have Missed Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review >...

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Show off your World Cup pride with a premium Football theme from Hedone Design

With the World Cup well under way now, you may be looking to fancy up your BlackBerry to show off your favorite teams colors. Hedone Design has come up with a great theme for the occasion. Football, the latest theme from Hedone Design is just what you may be looking for. Coming with an exapansion pack of 33 wallpapers from the participating country flags Football is awesome looking. Supported...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Official: OS 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Verizon Wireless

Yesterday, we brought you word that Verizon was prepping 732 for an official release, and it looks like they have now gone live with it.  Word is coming in from the forums that it is now available for OTA upgrade, and via Desktop Manager, although it hasn't posted to the VZW website yet for download.  As always, make sure you back up before upgrading, and if you aren't sure about this one...

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Candy Defense for BlackBerry now available

We just got word that our friends at Nickel Buddy (makers of Fierce Towers) have just released their newest creation Candy Defense. If you remember during WES 2010, we got a quick preview of the upcoming game and it looked sweet :-). Candy Defense takes on classic tower defense strategies and has you defending Candy Island from the invading pirates. There are 4 difficulties on 4 different maps...

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Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

Coming off my 8330 I was more than excited to pick up a Tour 9630 the day it was released. I was one of a dozen or so people in line at my local Verizon store, and was in and out in a few minutes. I rushed home to get up and running on my new device. I fell in love with the higher resolution screen, keyboard and all around design. Thankfully I didn't have the trackball issues like some, but my...

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