Review: BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headsets. Read on for details. No so long ago Bluetooth headsets were big, bulky, and frequently fell off your ear. They've certainly come a long way since then. With the plethora of headsets flooding the market, it all comes down to reliability, sound quality, music streaming, and features offered...

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CrackBerry Poll: Which BlackBerry PlayBook are you going to buy?

If you're picking up a WiFi-only BlackBerry PlayBook at launch, which one are you going to get?online survey We're getting close folks. It's finally starting to feel like we're only weeks away (instead of months away) from being able to run out to the store and buy a BlackBerry PlayBook. For a lot of us, the decision to buy a BlackBerry PlayBook is already made. We're doing it. Some...

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Contest: Win one of 50 copies of Crescent by Raypho!  Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Send us an email at themeroundup[at]crackberry.com...

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Tablet Pricing and Launch Date Document Provides Some Info on BlackBerry PlayBook

An anonymous tipster sent in the photo above to PreCentral.net, which displays some information regarding upcoming tablet pricing and availability. The document is said to come from a "Major US Retailer" and does show some information regarding the BlackBerry PlayBook. Specifically, it puts the pricing for RIM's first tablet at $499, $599, and $699, respectively, based on "hard drive", which...

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Shift by Elecite - A hot premium theme for your BlackBerry

If you are familiar with themes from developer Elecite, you know they stand for quality and originality. Each of their themes are handcrafted for superior function and style. Shift is one of Elecite's newest themes, and it is packed full of awesome features spread across 3 panels and 3 pages so you may never need to see your app screen again to find what you're looking for. The first panel...

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BlackBerry 101: Archiving apps in BlackBerry App World

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] On a BlackBerry, everything runs in application memory; it's like the RAM (memory) in your home computer. As with any memory, there is a limit to just how much can fit, I have a few apps that I don't use all that often, but come in quite handy when needed. FaceBook for BlackBerry would be one example. Since I use SocialScope, I don't really need...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed 7digital and RIM Strike a Chord with Music Store on the BlackBerry PlayBookThe BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continuesBlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC showing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versionsRIM working on their own video conferencing app for the BlackBerry PlayBookCrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!Take a look at BlackBerry...

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Latest BlackBerry PlayBook demo gives us a further look at games, Youtube and more

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you think that the BlackBerry PlayBook has lost its shine due to its prolonged timeframe to finally get out of the door and into the public, think again. Once more caught on video, the BlackBerry PlayBook is shown here in raw detail, fluid motion and vigorous processing capabilities to take what we currently understand as multitasking above and...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry updates beta to v1.9.77

I love updates that come on the weekend. Earlier we had a Twitter for BlackBerry update, and now foursquare has also updated! Foursquare v1.9.77 was released earlier today and can be downloaded at foursquare.com/blackberry/beta on your device. The update will also be available in BlackBerry App World at some point as well.  A quick overview of some of the improvements made to this...

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Brain Cube by Ximad - A challenging game for your BlackBerry

I'm always looking for games that are challenging, yet don't require tons of time and that I can play in idle moments. I was happy to discover Brain Cube by Ximad, as I used to play a similar game on my Bold 9000 a couple years ago, and it was a lot of fun. The concept is easy: roll your cube through the puzzle to the hole on the other side. There are different obstacles to overcome on each...

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BlackBerry PlayBook gets shown off in portrait mode at SXSW

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During a demo at SXSW, the BlackBerry PlayBook was finally shown off in detail using portrait mode. We have seen PlayBook in portrait before, but not to this extent. The transition between landscape and portrait looks to be quite fast, and smooth as silk. It's great to see RIM's latest build for PlayBook so polished, especially so close to the...

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We've just recieved some more details about a Staples release date. Basically confirming the April 17 date range from our previous post as it shows the sign that will be in stores for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Doing the math here March 15 and then 33 days later puts us in that April 17/18 timeframe quite nicely. No pricing details but since we've seen some of those in the past already so we're...

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First time we've heard of this but it looks as though Sears will also be selling the BlackBerry PlayBook in Canada. Even weirder is the fact they are now emailing affiliates with information about pre-orders and ship dates. According to Sears they'll be starting up pre-orders tomorrow and BlackBerry PlayBooks will start shipping as of April 10. So, that's two dates floating around now. Note...

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Staples BlackBerry PlayBook official release date 4/17?!

  The above just popped up in the CrackBerry forums for all to see and as you can tell it looks to be what the demo display for the BlackBerry PlayBook will look like in stores. While the information clearly says *ad date 4.17* that could mean when the signage is supposed to go up-- and presumably, PlayBooks will be allowed to be sold at that point. No sense in putting signage up if you have...

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Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! After Last week’s CrackBerry Birthday Extravaganza, the site was abuzz with more info on the PlayBook, new leaks & some very cool apps. While we still don’t have an exact release date on the PlayBook, March is almost half way over so it must be soon! Today, check out some goodies we’ve found & see what you may have missed over the course...

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If you have a WordPress blog then this update will be an important one for you. WordPress has released a security and communications update for their BlackBerry app bringing the version number up to v1.4.6.1. Due to these changes when you first use the upgraded version your app will transfer your credentials to a new, strongly encrypted storage model which may cause a need to re-add your blogs...

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Shazam for BlackBerry updated to v2.7

  If you frequent using Shazam to help you find out the names of songs and artists you through out the run of your day, then you'll want to fire up BlackBerry App World if you haven't already and grab the latest update available. v2.7 was posted and looks to fix some bugs within the app you may have been experiencing. Fixed Twitter Implemented “Share by Facebook” Setting Icon added to...

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Take a look at BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and tethering for OS 6.1

Back when the leaked 2011 road map came out we saw some of the details about BlackBerry Mobile HotSpot and how Research In Motion was expanding upon their devices tethering abilities. After that, not much more information leaked out. Today though, some newer slides detailing the process and what it will all look like have appeared online. Personally, I'm glad to see RIM rolling this feature...

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CrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!

We recorded Episode 065 as a LIVE podcast and as promised are following up with the .mp3 download of the show so you can listen to it at your convenience. All in all it went pretty well! With the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook drawing near, we spent a lot of time talking about RIM's first tablet. I debrief on the NYC Playbook media event I attended, and talk about some of the new little...

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