Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Pootermobile is a talented theme developer that is always looking to bring something unique and eye catching to your BlackBerry. His latest theme Ceres continues with that mission, and I have to say, he has definitely accomplished his goal. Not only does this theme have awesome grungy icons and fonts, the homescreen is designed to look like a polaroid taped to your background. What's cool...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

And here we have OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Makes you kind of wonder how long Research In Motion will keep supporting OS' for these devices right? As always folks, leaked OS so be sure to back up your data. Word has it there is more OS' on the way just not, today. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Much to the dismay of many folks out there, our beloved BlackBerry Bold 9000 devices will never see a build of BlackBerry 6 for them. But, that doesn't mean OS development for the caddy of BlackBerry devices has stopped, in fact it's still very much alive. The most recent official OS for the Bold 9000 was 5.0.0.900 but thanks to this leak we can now check out 5.0.0.1036. Back up your data...

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AT&T BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

AT&T BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

While I was never a Pearl user in the past, something about the Pearl 3G intrigued me since we first saw it pop on the radar back at WES 2009. Many users got their start with a Pearl and either stuck with it or moved on to a full QWERTY device. I never had the pleasure of rocking one myself so I've been a bit anxious to get my hands on a Pearl 3G and put it through my day. While I claimed on...

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Review: My Books for BlackBerry

Review: My Books for BlackBerry

While commuting, I'm never more than a few inches away from my precious BlackBerry and a good book. After years of trains, buses and subways, I've built up quite a collection. Whether lugging around a hardcover, paperback or e-book it's hard to keep track of everything especially ones I want. For example, twelve years ago I lent someone a book and forgot all about it. So to help me...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for November 29, 2010 - Next week, Christmas extravaganza!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to CrackBerry's weekly theme roundup! I hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoyed the long weekend. We're back again with a sampling of great themes from some talented developers, so I hope you find something you like below! You will notice there isn't a contest in the roundup this week, but there is plenty of other stuff to check out...

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NTT DOCOMO releases official OS 5.0.0.1014 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

If you're still not running any of the previously leaked BlackBerry 6 builds on your BlackBerry Bold 9700 then, maybe you'll want to update to the latest official OS at least. NTT Docomo has made available for download, OS 5.0.0.1014 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The fact the build number is so high on this release kind of gives us the impression that BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9700 may still...

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We have a winner! And the custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry Torch goes to...

We have a winner! And the custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry Torch goes to...

After over 7500 comments we have chosen a winner for a custom-painted BlackBerry Torch from Colorware. There were loads of awesome ideas for color schemes and we can't wait to see what the winner will choose to go with. Drumroll please.... and the lucky winner who will receive a custom Colorware BlackBerry Torch is: greystealth  Congrats to greystealth and thanks to everyone that entered. We...

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Contest Winners - Slacker Radio, SixTools, and BeAmplified!

Contest Winners - Slacker Radio, SixTools, and BeAmplified!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Contest: RealCal - the updating calendar icon app. Win 1 of 50 copies!

Contest: RealCal - the updating calendar icon app. Win 1 of 50 copies!

With the release of BlackBerry 6, a lot of users were happy to see that their calendar icon now updates with the current date, instead of being a static number. Unfortunately, there are still many people with devices that don't support BB6, and they don't have that small but cool feature available to them. BlingBerry Themes saw this dilemma, decided to do something about it, and came up with an...

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Keep your money from burning a ho ho hole in your pocket with Christmas Budget

Keep your money from burning a ho ho hole in your pocket with Christmas Budget

Take a look at your calendar, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Black Friday shopping probably has many of you off to a good start on your gift buying, so to make the rest of it go more smoothly and ensure you don't blow the budget this holiday season, I  suggest you check out this new BlackBerry app, Christmas Budget.  In the mad dash during this time of year, some people may lose their...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Introducing the New CrackBerry.com - A Site Redesign for the Next Era of BlackBerry! Official statement from Research In Motion regarding the removal of KikLeaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1.13 AT&T branded BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted Contest Reminders Contest: Slacker Radio announces the availability of holiday stations Contest: SixTools adds...

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CrackBerry Poll: Should RIM make BlackBerry Messenger available to non-BlackBerry smartphones?

Do you think RIM should expand BlackBerry Messenger to work on other platforms?online survey I've had a lot of interesting conversations this week concerning Kik, the BBM-like cross platform instant messaging application available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. Kik is still pretty bare in features, but it's quick, uses data (not SMS) and like BlackBerry Messenger has Delivered and...

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Money to burn? Get your loved one (or yourself) a Limited Edition Bill Amberg BlackBerry Bold 9780 for Christmas from Selfridges

Not sure what to get the person who already has too much for Christmas this year? You may want to check out the Exclusive Limited Edition Bill Amberg BlackBerry Bold 9780 collection, available from Selfridges this December. Here's the official word on them: To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 luxury leather designer Bill Amberg has created a BlackBerry collection which...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 26th, 2010! Win 1 of 25 copies of ShortcutMe!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! So what do you think of the CrackBerry redesign? Pretty fancy lookin,’ don’t ya think? It’s definitely more that a fresh coat of paint and you know that there’s even more in store. Today, we announce the winners of the CogniCard giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of ShortcutMe! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend!...

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Cocky Culture Black Friday sale - 75% off all themes!

Cocky Culture Black Friday sale - 75% off all themes!

In honor of Black Friday, Cocky Culture is having a massive theme sale. From now till November 30th, you can pick up any of their themes for 75% off! Just use the code xxblackfridayxx when checking out at the CrackBerry Mobile App Store (note: the coupon code will not work in the main full web store - has to be used in the mobile store or via our Superstore on-device app). If you are a theme...

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Distimo monthly report breaks down BlackBerry App World

Distimo monthly report breaks down BlackBerry App World

Recently, Distimo has released their November 2010 report that helps companies, and individuals, gain a better grasp on the analytics of the mobile app ecosystem. If you aren’t familiar with Distimo, the company provides in-depth coverage of emerging trends within the mobile application industry. The services that Distimo offers include the monthly Distimo Report, which covers the following...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1015 for the BlackBerry Storm2 released by Verizon!

Official OS 5.0.0.1015 for the BlackBerry Storm2 released by Verizon!

It looks like Verizon decided to show BlackBerry Storm2 owners some love heading into the Thanksgiving weekend. OS version 5.0.0.1015 became available today from Verizon's website and you should be able to get it through Desktop Manager (hopefully) soon as well. Download links and details of what's new are below. We'll get this updated asap on our new BlackBerry OS Superpage as well. Remember...

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If you are like the guy in this video, you need the new CrackBerry book!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Sure, this one is a bit of a shameless plug, but it's pretty funny too so I think we can get away with it! Gary Mazo, co-author of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use & Abuse, had some fun in xtranormal putting this one together. Check out the video above. I think that's going to be my new pick up line... Show Me Your Barcode! But seriously...

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Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com!

To all our BlackBerry using and abusing friends in the United States... Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com! Let's give thanks today for all the Good Things we have in Life... Family, Friends, Health... and let's not forget to also give thanks to our friends at Research In Motion for that precious gift of the BlackBerry. Not only has it changed the world, but it also gave us the reason to...

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