Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 Dec 2009

HTC Hero Running Android 2.1 Motorola Cliq Gets Software Update for Battery Life HTC's 2010 Lineup Revealed BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise and Business: a Review Official OS Updates for Tour 9630, 880, 8820, 8100 CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guides: Traveler, Mom and Dad, Students, and...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Another week down, and the busy holiday season is in full swing. It's starting to snow here on the East Coast so winter mode has officially kicked in. Lots of good stuff this week, so in case you missed anything lets take a quick look at what went down. If you didn't get in on our contests, head over to the original contest posts and leave a comment - you still have some time to get in on the...

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BuddyGuard Beta - Protect Your BlackBerry and Personal Data

BuddyGuard is a remote wiping application for your BlackBerry similar to SmartGuard. The app gives you the option to wipe your contacts, messages or phone logs. Instead of using an online account to perform these tasks, BuddyGuard uses commands sent by SMS. For example if you would like to wipe your device, all you have to do is send an SMS to your phone number and in the text field enter bg...

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Couple Busts Out Their BlackBerrys at the Altar

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] This one made me laugh .. a lot. I can only image the hole I'd be in if I dared to pull out my Berry on the altar (not that anyone would be surprised). Check out this couple who are true BlackBerry addicts. In the middle of the ceremony not one, but two devices pop out as the couple updates their relationship status on Facebook.. The video is good...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for Students

It's almost Christmas and if you're like me, you're already shopping for presents whether they are for yourself (hehe) or for someone else. Being that I recently went back to school and have quite a few family members that are still in school, I realized what better presents than accessories & software to help out with school. Here is a list of items I've purchased or will purchase...

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Hedone Design Releases Premium Animated Snow Time Theme for BlackBerry Smartphones

Ahh, winter. My least favorite season of the year, yet it looks so pretty to watch snow fall on a moonlit night. That's what I was instantly reminded of when Hedone sent me his teams latest design aptly titled Snow Time and I loaded it up on my 9700. Snow Time, is an elegantly designed animated theme that supports all Curve, Bold, Storm and Tour series devices and brings minimal; yet...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.402 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.402 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Gotta love our CrackBerry forums members. Just got an anonymous email from one of em who wishes to remain that way that OS 5.0.0.402 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is now up for grabs. No further information about the OS is available but it should be on par with the other releases of .402 we have seen. If that is indeed the case, should be pretty solid for you 9500 owners. You know how it is,...

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Official OS 4.6.1.309 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available from Verizon Wireless

Pearl Flip owners rejoice - Verizon has officially released OS 4.6.1.309 for the 8230. Again, no 5.0 love from Verizon, but we should be thankful for any updates at this point. No news on what is new in thise release, so if you're a flip owner, give this one a shot and let us know if anything special pops up. This is an official release, but please use caution when updating you OS. Thanks to...

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Aces Traffic Pack by Concrete Software - $3.99 Through December 13th

Aces Traffic Pack is a take on the classic parking lot game. You haev to move your car and others around the parking lot and help set your car free. There are over 400 puzzle layouts, each with varying difficulty. This mind game is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Features include: Over 475 puzzles of increasing difficulty. Immoveable objects, such as rocks, corners and potholes, to...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.405 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

The folks at BBLeaks have tracked down another new OS for the Bold 9700. OS 5.0.0.405 has leaked on the interwebs and is available for download. It feels like a new OS pops up for the Bold 9700 every week now (keep 'em coming!). If you find anything new and exciting in this build, be sure to leave a comment and let us know. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for the Music Lover

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for the Music Lover

[ Our Holiday Gift Guides hope to get you going in the right direction when shopping for your BlackBerry family and friends this holiday season. This list comes courtesy of our twelpers obi and michaelwpg ] Accessories and Applications for the Music Lover So you have a fellow BlackBerry addict on your list, and they also love music. Or perhaps, you happen to be that particular music...

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BlackBerry App World Updated to 1.1.0.24

BlackBerry App World Updated to 1.1.0.24

BlackBerry App World has again been updated - this time to 1.1.0.24. This is only one click up from the last update, so nothing fantastic to report. If you find anything new or different be sure to let us know in the comments. You can grab the update by heading to blackberry.com/appworld from your device. Download BlackBerry App World 1.1.0.24>>

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Research In Motion Joins Wireless Power Consortium

Research In Motion Joins Wireless Power Consortium

Engadget caught the information regarding Research In Motion joining the Wireless Power Consortium recently. The Wireless Power Consortium is comprised of many technology driven companies such as Samsung, Energizer and Nokia, all with one goal in mind. How to free you from wires and charge your devices through the air. The concept is a great one that has a ton of potential for the future but...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 4th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 4th, 2009!

A very happy December to everyone out there. The holiday shopping season is well and truly upon us now, and up here we've finally got some snow on the ground. Not sure if that's a good thing or not!? At any rate, as per usual we've got a lot of good titles for you in this weeks' edition of the roundup. Check 'em out below: Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles: In Case...

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AT&T Drops Prices On All BlackBerry Smartphones

AT&T Drops Prices On All BlackBerry Smartphones

BoyGenius had heard "whispers" about AT&T having a big sale on BlackBerry devices, turns out the whispers are now loud and clear. AT&T has put the page up on their site and all BlackBerry smartphone pricing has been reduced. Even that BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets in on the action being reduced to a comfortable $99.99 after MIR. Restrictions apply of course but that's standard. If you been...

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RIM Goes Live With BlackBerry App World Test Center

RIM Goes Live With BlackBerry App World Test Center

In an effort to get better feedback from users Research In Motion has gone live with what they refer to as "Test Center" for BlackBerry App World. You may have noticed it in your BlackBerry App World listing over the past few days or maybe not. Test center is a spot for new applications that are deemed "Beta" by RIM and needing more feedback from users. How does it work? What can be improved?...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Available from AT&T Today?

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Available from AT&T Today?

Word on the street is that the Curve 8520 is available from AT&T starting today. While there hasn't been an official announcement, we've had loads of tips from members saying they've managed to get their hands on one. As you can see from the image above, the Curve 8520 is available for premier accounts to purchase on the web, but hasn't made an appearance for regular customers just yet....

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MySpace 2.0 For BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

MySpace 2.0 For BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

*UPDATE* -Change Log is now available via the RIM knowledgebase* This is for all you MySpace fans out there. Research In Motion has released version 2.0 (2.0.0.19 to be exact) of the popular social networking application. Currently no changelog is available and it seems that it's only downloadable via BlackBerry App World as the site still shows version 1.5 (If you see 1.5, sit tight it's...

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Yelp Arrives In BlackBerry App World

Yelp Arrives In BlackBerry App World

Yelp has been available for a while on BlackBerry smartphones. Oddly enough though, the forums are often filled with users asking if there is an application even available. Hopefully the inclusion of Yelp in BlackBerry App World will get Yelp out there and installed on a lot more BlackBerry smartphones as it's a great application for user reviews of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. It's a...

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Research In Motion Releases More Tools For BlackBerry Widget Developers

While at the BlackBerry developers conference I had some time with Tim Neil at a "Talking With The Experts" session. While my questions were simple, I was able to walk away with a greater understanding of how widgets function, the tools used to make them and what we as BlackBerry users should expect from them. Todays developer announcement from Tim, brings us all one step closer to getting...

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