CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010 CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 Year End Special! New device? Here are some essentials to get you started BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions RIM Official Statement Regarding Battery Life on the BlackBerry PlayBook A History of Research In Motion - part 1  Contest Reminders HTC Incredible -- 75 free copies...

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Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com!!!

Happy New Year from CrackBerry.com!!!

On behalf of everyone here at CrackBerry.com, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Here's to lots of health, happiness, good signal strength and great battery life in 2011! If you're out partying it up tonight, keep it safe. No drinking and berrying (and definitely no drinking and driving). 2011 promises to be an exciting year for both BlackBerry and CrackBerry and we want both your thumbs working! On the...

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CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 BlackBerry Year in Review Special!!

CrackBerry Podcast 062: 2010 BlackBerry Year in Review Special!!

That's it. 2010 is history. Following up on last year's 2009 year-end special, we jumped on the podcast lines this morning to take a look back and say farewell to the 2010 BlackBerry year. It was definitely an interesting 365 days for RIM. The company has seen its greatest success ever in terms of units shipped/sales/profit, yet at the same time has had to deal with more competition and changing...

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Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010

Most Viewed CrackBerry Reviews, News and Videos in 2010

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 news, reviews and video content of 2010. Keep in mind I pull this data from our site analytics, which means stories published earlier in 2010 have more time to generate views throughout the year. That noted, it...

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Get a BlackBerry Smartphone for Christmas? Here are some essential tips, applications and accessories to help get you started

Did you get a new BlackBerry for the holidays?  Not sure just where to start? Not to worry we're here to help. On behalf of the CrackBerry community, we freely admit we're addicted to our BlackBerry smartphones. We stand by our faithful Berry's for what they do best, and simply there is no better way to communicate and keep up-to-date with the world at-large. Similarly, there is no better...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 31st, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. So how did everyone make out? Was a certain, portly gift giver good to you? Just remember that it isn’t all about presents, you greedy varmit. Today, we announce the winners of the Trillian giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition!...

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BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions

BlackBerry 101 - Application permissions

Know thy permissions; Know thy BlackBerry.   Just about every time you install a new application on your BlackBerry, you're asked to set permissions. Long ago, Research In Motion decided that only the BlackBerry end user would be able to decide how apps would interact with the smartphone. Unlike some other device creators, there are no code signing or other workarounds to granting the...

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GoPlay by Hedone Design - a hot new PlayBook replica theme

GoPlay by Hedone Design - a hot new PlayBook replica theme

Everyone is itching to get their hands on RIM's latest venture the BlackBerry PlayBook. No date has been set firmly for its release, with the expected time frame being early 2011. The closest we can come at this time to having a PlayBook is installing a PlayBook replica theme on our current BlackBerry smartphones. There have been several of these released, each one doing their best to simulate...

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imgEdit by Toysoft updated to v2.0

imgEdit by Toysoft updated to v2.0

Back in July we let you know about a new image editing application from Toysoft Development called imgEdit. This app is handy for anyone that enjoys taking pictures with their BlackBerry, but maybe wants to do a little editing before sending it off to grandma. Well good news! ImgEdit has been updated to v2.0, and it's on sale for just $3.99 right now! The entire user interface has been given an...

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Tronic theme from WJD Designs - 25 copies to be won!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Tronic is a newer theme from WJD Designs, that has recently been updated to support the Curve 8900, and Torch 9800 due to popular request. The theme is visually striking, and packed full of customization. Tronic features control of how many icons rows you have, custom battery and signal meters as well as a "mesh wallpaper" that keeps the surrounding...

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Review: autoTRADER for BlackBerry

Review: autoTRADER for BlackBerry

One of Canada’s leading marketplace for buying and selling vehicles, autoTRADER, was made more readily available as a Blackberry application a couple of months ago. Anywhere you are, you can whip out your BlackBerry and scour through listings to find the car of your dreams; like you need an excuse to pull out your BlackBerry anyway. If you find one that sports a Mr. Fusion, a flux capacitor...

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Tata DOCOMO introduces new plan for BlackBerry customers

Tata DOCOMO introduces new plan for BlackBerry customers

Tata DOCOMO has announced a new plan for both its pre- and postpaid BlackBerry customers. The new plan, dubbed BlackBerry Unlimited, allows customers to experience their BlackBerry smartphones to the fullest without limitations, i.e. unlimited Internet browsing, unlimited e-mail, unlimited social networking and unlimited access to BlackBerry App World. And that is not all - with the new plan,...

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RIM Official Statement Regarding Rumors of Poor Battery Life on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Wow. RIM has wasted no time in squashing the rumor that popped up the other day about rumored poor battery performance on the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. So says RIM: "Any testing or observation of battery life to date by anyone outside of RIM would have been performed using pre-beta units that were built without power management implemented. RIM is on track with its schedule to...

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Telus confirms BlackBerry 6 coming to the BlackBerry Curve 3G in January

When it comes to openly discussing device updates often times carriers tend to be rather slim on details. Not Telus though. Least not in this case. Telus Twitter support as you can see above has confirmed the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 will see a BlackBerry 6 update although, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 remains a mystery. Good fur Curve 3G owners. Not so good for BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners. Of...

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Customize your BlackBerry's homescreen with Fancy Widgets - On sale through December 31st

Fancy Widgets is a cool little app that brings the widgets of other platforms to your BlackBerry device. It features an automatic wallpaper switcher, integration with BerryWeather and the BlackBerry Calendar, and many other nice visual tweaks. The BerryWeather integration (as pictured above) alone makes it a must have, in my opinion. Fancy Widgets really does add some nice customization to...

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The coolest gift I received for Christmas this year - BlackBerry Monopoly!

The coolest gift I received for Christmas this year - BlackBerry Monopoly!

It's not easy to do Christmas shopping for the BlackBerry geek who already owns every BlackBerry (and accessory and app) and electronic gadget he wants. I'm not sure how she did it (she wouldn't tell me, but I'm assuming she found this on ebay), but Miss CrackBerry came through big time this year with a BlackBerry gift I had no idea even existed - BlackBerry Monopoly! When I talk about...

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Ever wonder what is inside the insides of your BlackBerry?

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Tear down videos are nothing new for smartphones - we've seen most of the newer BlackBerry device models get ripped apart to their bits, but have you wondered what actually is inside those bits? The folks at Kidela.com, a communications company with connections to rare earth miner Stans Energy Corp., produced the above video which gets into some of...

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How do you use your BlackBerry - What are your brightness settings?

What is your backlight timeout?customer surveys   What is your screen brightness?online survey   Checking through the forums today I came across this thread about screen brightness. It gave me the idea to toss up a two-part poll here to get some better numbers. Mixed in with the tons of settings on your device, the brightness level is one that many users tweak right off the bat. There...

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HTC Incredible by EThemes now available for Storm and Torch! 75 free copies up for grabs!

One of the top selling themes in the CrackBerry store is called HTC Incredible by popular designer EThemes. It's no wonder people love this theme. It looks..well, incredible, and has a ton of great features. This HTC clone theme is sure to please anyone that likes the look of the Android UI, but loves their BlackBerry too much to switch devices. From a previous review by Mike: A stunning...

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