Verizon Offering Push-to-Talk "Free for Life" on the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Verizon Offering Push-to-Talk "Free for Life" on the BlackBerry Tour 9630

  Verizon's Push-to-Talk service has been active for a few weeks now, and perhaps as a sign of just how many Tour users haven't added the service, Verizon has sent out emails to Tour users letting them know they can get the service free for life. The email states that users need only add the PTT software and service to their device before June 30th and they will get to keep it free for the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 30th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Mobile Bartender to be Won!

Hard to believe, but April has almost come to an end. It's been a busy one on the BlackBerry App scene. We've seen the official BlackBerry Twitter client from RIM, NFL Mobile App for Verizon, and a BMW Roadside Assistance app, just to name a few! Moving on as we do, this week we've got the following titles for you to learn about in the BlackBerry App Roundup: Giveaway of the Week: Mobile...

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IDC Q1 Report Is In - RIM/BlackBerry In Top 5 of All Handset Makers in the World

IDC has announced their Q! Mobile Phone Tracker report results, and Research In Motion is listed in the top 5 of all mobile handset makers in the world (not just smartphones). This is the first time that RIM has broken into the worldwide top 5, as their total shipments surpassed Motorola by nearly 2 million units. The Curve 8520 and Bold 9700 are the devices noted for bringing up RIM, and it...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs and your BlackBerry

Stanley Cup Playoffs and your BlackBerry

The playoffs are well underway and you can feel the Lower Mainland come alive with hockey fever. For me, it’s nice to see such a diverse community come together to cheer on our hockey team. Team colours worn by pedestrians, car flags go whizzing by, horns honking and drunken fans making fools of themselves; that is hockey! Are you sporting a playoff beard? I’m not and yes, I know, I’m bad for...

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Review: Phone Assistant by Pageonce for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Phone Assistant by Pageonce for BlackBerry Smartphones

I think everyone should have a personal assistant; even a personal assistant needs one sometimes. How many times do we watch a movie or TV show and see the typical boss/assistant conversation? You know, you’ve seen them conversing while hastily walking to a meeting or waiting cab- quick updates and instructions are traded and a caffeinated beverage is passed on. It’s awkward, it’s funny and...

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TeleNav and Verizon Partner Up To Offer Business Mobility Products To Enterprise Customers

TeleNav is a well known leader in the navigation industry, but few people know that they offer more than just maps and driving directions. TeleNav has been working hard to expand their portfolio by introducing applications such as OnMyWay to the consumer market. Now they have teamed up with Verizon to offer an enterprise solution for business customers. TeleNav Track is now available to...

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Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt

Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt

This week at WES 2010, Cellcrypt introduced secure mobile to mobile calling.  Cellcrypt offers BlackBerry users a fully secure private telephone conversation.  This product uses strong End-to-End encryption and is FIPS 140-2 US Government certified, which is the same security rating offered by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This is an ideal solution for corporate business travelers or anyone...

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BlackBerry Podcasts App Now in Beta Zone

BlackBerry Podcasts App Now in Beta Zone

Yesterday some BlackBerry Beta Zone members received and email about the new BlackBerry Podcasts app that is now available for download. This one really flew in out of nowhere, but its great to see RIM dropping some apps that we haven't heard about into the Beta Zone. Reports are mixed so far, but it does look like the app has some potential down the road. There are a variety of options and...

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WES 2010 Super Podcast: CrackBerry, BGR and Phone Scoop Talk BlackBerry News and the Road Ahead!

Here it is CrackBerry readers, our WES 2010 Special Edition Podcast! We're making podcast history with this one as the CrackBerry team sat down with the Boy Genius, Andrew Munchbach and Michael Bettiol of BGR and Eric Zeman of Phone Scoop to talk all things BlackBerry. This is one podcast you will not want to miss. In 48 minutes we pretty much touch on all of the news coming out of WES...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup Car Edition: Win a BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone

This Week's BlackBerry Accessory Feature: BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone Most of us are always looking for ways to better our BlackBerry experience. A lot of times we do this through the purchasing of accessories, which help unleash the full power of our BlackBerrys in all aspects of our daily lives. One part of our daily routine that could use a nice accessory is driving. Most areas now...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Launches BlackBerry “Super Apps” Developer Challenge

A new swing has been added to the BlackBerry Partners fund developer challenge this year. Rather than just building apps, developers are now being challenged to build "super apps". The stakes this year are higher, the prizes are better and the challenge should be rather exciting by the DevCon 2010 rolls around. Read on for the full details on the years challenge. BlackBerry Partners Fund...

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WES 2010: Mike Lazaridis Keynote

During yesterday's General Session here at WES 2010, Mike Lazaridis gave a keynote where he talked Bold 9650, Pearl 3G, BlackBerry 6 and a whole bunch more. If you missed our live blog, you can check out the full video here. It is a bit long at over 20 minutes, but its packed with some goodies from RIM you won't want to miss. The highlight of course was the quick video of BlackBerry 6, but...

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The Wireless Leadership Awards Select the 2010 Winners

Each year Research In Motion collects entries for the Wireless leadership awards. These entries have to meet a criteria wherein they have been noted to have put innovation to work for them within the public, private and business sectors. This years winners have been announced, you can see the full press release after the jump. Press Release Award recipients show mobility at its best See...

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Poynt Updated To Include Support For Pearl 3G, Telmap, VZ Navigator 5.0

Here is a good showing of developers who were ready for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Poynt, developed by Multiplied media has made available version 1.5.4.12 of their popular application. In addition to having both the 9100 and 9105 supported even before release, they have also integrated the use of Telmap and VZW Navigator 5.0. Other items addressed in the application include better battery life...

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Atom Trap for BlackBerry Smartphones - 50 Copies to be Give Away!

Atom Trap for BlackBerry Smartphones - 50 Copies to be Give Away!

Atom Trap is a super addictive game I recently downloaded. The object of the game is to trap the bouncing balls by firing your "photons" either vertically or horizonally, blocking off that portion of the board. Each level adds more of the balls into play, making the game play increasingly more difficult. Other features include over 50 levels to play through, a scoreboard, and multiple...

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Baltimore Police Take to the Streets with BlackBerry

  We previously did a post on the Baltimore PD BlackBerry initiative when it was an announced last fall.  This year at WES, the systems director for the Baltimore Police Dept. Gayle Guildford and the project manager Sergeant Sheree Briscoe were here representing the department as they were finalists for the Wireless Leadership Awards. In an effort to get the beat cop out of the car where...

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WES 2010: inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry Video Demo

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]We've talked about the inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry quite a few times here on the CrackBerry blogs now, ever since we saw the first leaked photos, caught the official announcement and recorded a dummy unit video of it at CES. We caught up with Eric of Allerta, maker of the inPulse Smartwatch, today at WES 2010 and finally got a chance to see this baby...

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Review: WhatsApp Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: WhatsApp Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones

In a perfect world, everyone would be using BlackBerrys. Actually, in a perfect world, I should be getting a lot more data for a lot less. Unfortunately, for both issues, we live in the real world. We all have friends and family that use other smartphones, regardless if they defected from the BlackBerry or were otherwise forced to leave. Those empty, silent BlackBerry Messenger contacts are a...

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Tether Targets Enterprise With Internet on the Go

Tether Targets Enterprise With Internet on the Go

Tether has just put out a fresh press release from WES 2010 announcing their new enterprise offerings. Previously only focusing on the consumer market, Tether is hoping that enterprise customers will adopt the new internet on the go solution. With the newmarket opputunities in the B2B sector and knowing that companies are always looking to adopt cost effective technoligies, Tether should fair...

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