Pandora App for BlackBerry A to Z

Pandora App for BlackBerry A to Z

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Pandora for BlackBerry was picked as the top streaming media app for BlackBerry in our Best of 2009 Awards, so we figured it would be worth giving it a quick A to Z for those of you who haven't tried it out. Pandora is totally free, and lets you stream custom radio stations to your device. You can create stations right from the app, and tweak...

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SmartWiFi Automatically Turns Off WiFi to Save Battery Life

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you are a power user that constantly feels the drain WiFi can put on your battery, SmartWiFi from S4BB may be just what you need. The app combines cell tower and Wifi data and automatically turns off WiFi when you aren't in a "hotspot area". The app remembers your locations (home, office, etc) and shuts down WiFi when you aren't in a service area...

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Boost Mobile to Offer BlackBerry 8330 on January 13th?

Boost Mobile to Offer BlackBerry 8330 on January 13th?

Word on the street is that Boost Mobile will offer up prepaid BlackBerry service on January 13th with the Curve 8330. BGR dropped some screens showing the Curve 8330 listed in the Boost system, and from the looks of it, the 8330 will be available for $249 and carry unlimited talk, text and web for $70 a month. I'm a big fan of T-Mobile's FlexPay, so I can only assume that some users who want...

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Contest Winners: Role Call Tasks, Cellunlock & Maritime Master

Contest Winners: Role Call Tasks, Cellunlock & Maritime Master

  I hope everyone had some good times over the holidays! Sadly its now back to the grind for most of us. We're changing things up a bit in 2010, but you can still count on as many contests as we can find. We'll be moving some into our weekly theme roundup, but you can be sure there will be plenty of others spread out along the way. Hit the jump for the full winners list - congrats to everyone...

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Review: Food Network Canada Mobile App for BlackBerry

Review: Food Network Canada Mobile App for BlackBerry

The best part of big family dinners is, of course, the food. Admit it or not, we like to see what everyone is bringing, and what to avoid like the plague. I can’t say much for myself; I’m hovering around below average for my cooking skills (my wife can attest to that). Despite the lack of knowledge in the kitchen, I do fully support her adventurous palate. When you are trying to focus on...

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Headed To CES 2010? Be Sure To Grab CES Mobile For BlackBerry

Headed To CES 2010? Be Sure To Grab CES Mobile For BlackBerry

In just a few short days the International CES is kicking off in Las Vegas, Nevada. The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow and no event like this would be complete unless there was a BlackBerry application to go along with it. The CES Mobile app has been put together for BlackBerry smartphones by the good folks over at Boopsie....

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Plasma – Elecites Premium Animated Background Theme

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Elecite released a cool new theme a few days ago now. Plasma is the first animated background theme from Elecite. The pulsating wallpaper in the background is rather eye catching and can be turned on or off directly from the homescreen depending on your mood. An integrated weather slot and 11-12 icons take up the homescreen which allows for easy...

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Official BlackBerry Bold 9000 OS 5.0.0.411 Released By Bell Mobility

Official BlackBerry Bold 9000 OS 5.0.0.411 Released By Bell Mobility

Here we go folks. Something many of you all have been waiting for. Finally, an official 5.0 release for the BlackBerry Bold 9000. As it was posted in the CrackBerry forums, Bell Mobility has made OS 5.0.0.411 available for everyone to download. If you've been running the previously leaked version there is no reason to update but if you haven't grabbed a leaked version yet you'll want to get...

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Leaked OS 5.0.0.436 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9520

Leaked OS 5.0.0.436 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9520

Alright, the year started off with a leak for the BlackBerry Tour 9630. But I just got an email from an anonymous CrackBerry forum member leading the way to OS 5.0.0.436 for the BlackBerry Storm 9520. Details are short with this one in how it actually performs so I'll leave it up to you all to discuss those aspects in the CrackBerry forums. Remember, back up your data folks. Enjoy! *OS...

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BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

Contest: 50 Copies of iPhony Theme to be won. Leave a comment! We have decided to do something a little different with the theme blogs here at CrackBerry, so instead of posting individual themes on the front page quite so often, we would like to introduce our new weekly theme roundup! Every week, myself (obi) and michaelwpg will be bringing you our top picks for both free and paid themes....

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

The time has finally come - Tour users have endured endless OS leaks with no love of their own, but BBleaks has just posted OS 5.0.0.419 for the Tour 9630 which is a decent step up from the last leaked OS. No reports on whats good, bad or indifferent, so if you feel like giving it a go be sure to drop a comment and let us know how it is. Keep in mind (as usual) this is not an official OS, so...

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Shameless Plug - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Available on the Amazon Kindle

* Update - to those in the comments asking for it, I posted the link to the straight .pdf version. * Have a New Year's Resolution to get your BlackBerry use under control? Get an Amazon Kindle for Christmas? If so, then just type the word "crackberry" into your Kindle and you can pick-up CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse. This is not a BlackBerry how-to book, but rather a...

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A Quick Look at Using Bedside Mode on your BlackBerry

One of the most forgotten features in the BlackBerry OS has to be Bedside Mode. This feature was first introduced on the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and is on all devices featuring version 4.6 > software. Many users swear by it, while others don't even know it exists. There really isn't much to setting it up, but it can come in handy if you're like me and use your device as an alarm clock or don't...

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Review: Case-Mate Barely There Case for BlackBerry Storm2

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] [ Forums member moviemogul gave us a this great video review of the Case-Mate Barely There Case for the Storm 2. This video comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps. While we don't currently have the Barely There Case for the Storm 2, we should...

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Contest: 75 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

Contest: 75 Free Unlock Codes from Carrier Unlock

Carrier Unlock is again offering up some free codes to the CrackBerry Nation. The codes will be for Rogers, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Cincinnati Bell, Centennial, Cellular One, and Suncom. As an added bonus, with the coupon code CB the above carriers can be unlocked for just $6.99 during the contest, or the code will take $3.00 off any of the other products Carrier Unlock offers. Head...

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New GStyle Magazine Theme Now Available For Free

New GStyle Magazine Theme Now Available For Free

I've always enjoyed reading some of the articles over at GStyle Mag - they're always funny and informative. This post though is not about their great articles. Rather, it's about the new theme they had designed for them by CockyCulture, who we know from their previous theme creations. GStyleCity is now available as a free download for everyone. Currently the theme supports Blackberry Bold 9700...

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Research In Motion CEO Jim Balsillie Named Business Newsmaker of the Year for 2009

As the Canadian Press proclaims, Research In Motion's co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, has been named business newsmaker of the year. Jim and his team at Research In Motion had its ups and downs but still came out of 2009 looking pretty good if you ask me. The Canadian Press announcement focuses more on Jim's attempted Phoenix Coyotes take over purchase this past year, moreso than his involvement with...

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BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Reminder

BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Reminder

Are you a theme builder? Maybe you want to take up theme building? Well, Research In Motion will be holding another webinar aimed at developers who want to learn more about the processes and tools used. BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 will be at the forefront of some of the information shared and with access to the webinar available to all you can pick up some tips from the experts on how to...

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