BlackBerry Messenger 6 features list leaked?!

BlackBerry Messenger 6 features list leaked?!

Back when Research In Motion announced their BBM Social Platform most folks were wondering what, exactly that meant for BlackBerry Messenger and how we use it today. At the time of the announcement, it never really meant much at all. But now that we have the BlackBerry PlayBook on the way and a new 6.1 OS some of the intended uses for the BBM Social Platform are coming to light. That is, if...

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BlackBerry Balance coming soon - Headed to PlayBook as well

BlackBerry Balance coming soon - Headed to PlayBook as well

The rumored BlackBerry Balance looks to be on its way to public release. The product looks to separate your work and play life on your BlackBerry Smartphone, keeping your personal info private while IT can still snoop on the buisness side of things. "There are two fundamental use cases on the smartphone - enterprise and personal. The problem is that they are conflicting," said Jeff...

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Thank you RIM! This BlackBerry 6.1 screen capture above shows off a new feature in the upcoming OS update that so many of us BlackBerry 6 users, including myself, have been longing for... the ability to manage homescreen panes. In the default BlackBerry homescreen experience the All, Favorites, Media, Downloads, and Frequent panes are always present, which on a device like the BlackBerry...

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Fake of the Week: Knockoff Bold 9000 looking good in red

Fake of the Week: Knockoff Bold 9000 looking good in red

This week we have a sweet looking fake that resembles the Bold 9000. While red isn't really my color, I do think this one looks pretty good. As with last weeks fake, this guy "features" a dual SIM, analog TV, Wifi, Bluetooth and an FM tuner. While it does add a bit of flair over the good ol' Bold 9000, I wouldn't go rushing out to pick this one up. As we know well, these may look good but don'...

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Contest Winners: Evy, Fuel Economy Calculator, !Reflect7 Carbon, and Ventev PowerCELL!

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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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Two days of leaks now but still nothing for the 9800 yet. But here is the latest for the BlackBerry Bold 9780, v6.0.0.448. If you're interested in trying out this leak, fire up app loader or desktop manager or whatever you prefer to use and get to updating. Don't forget to back up your device first, and read the disclaimer below. Newer Facebook is also included with this release. *OS...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Oh hey, Blackberry Bold 9700 users! You've not been forgotten about. Last leak for the Bold 9700 was that of 6.0.0.424 and now, you can fire up the tools needed to update to OS 6.0.0.448 should you so wish. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. PS: No funny business with this one, it's your basic installable file. But you do get a new Facebook v1...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for January 24, 2011 - 50 copies of Novy to give away!

BlackBerry theme roundup for January 24, 2011 - 50 copies of Novy to give away!

It's theme roundup time again! There is a good mix of themes for everyone after the break, so get in there and check them out. Contest is posted at the end, so make sure you read through. Also, every week I see people entering the contest without reading what devices the offered theme is compatible with, then being disappointed when they win. Make sure you read the descriptions! And make sure...

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Contest: Advanced GPS Tracker - 50 copies up for grabs

Turn your GPS-enabled BlackBerry into a powerful mapping and tracking device with Advanced GPS Tracker. This great app is great for hikers and travelers alike. It records distance traveled, duration, elevation profile and more. With deep options, Advanced GPS Tracker can can show your position in decimal or DMS format, works in metric and imperial units and even exports data to .KML or .CSV...

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Review: Mobi Products Crystal Case for the BlackBerry Style 9670

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Accessories for the BlackBerry Style 9670 are few and far between at the moment, so when I saw ShopCrackBerry.com had the Mobi Products Crystal Clear Case available, I jumped at the chance to review it. The case is basically two pieces of plastic that just snap on the front and back of your BlackBerry Style. It does NOT come with screen...

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KidsMath for BlackBerry - Practice and quiz your kids on basic math skills

KidsMath for BlackBerry - Practice and quiz your kids on basic math skills

If you're looking for an app to keep your school age children occupied while also helping reinforce some basic math skills, well look no further. Toysoft has released KidsMath for BlackBerry. Designed for children, KidsMath includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There are three levels of difficulty to choose from for practice or quiz, and the quiz of 30 random questions...

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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 Updated theme builder coming by the end of January Use your BlackBerry to make purchases at Starbucks across the US! BlackBerry Style 9670 headed to Alltel? AT&T 3G compatible BlackBerry PlayBook on the way? BlackBerry 101 - BlackBerry Messenger Groups  Contest Reminders Fuel Economy Calculator - 50 copies to be won! Win a Ventev PowerCELL for your BlackBerry...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.431 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Leaked OS 6.0.0.431 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

 *UPDATE* -  Check out this post in the forums for the exact details of what this is. It uses official files but no installer was given so one had to be created. You can decide for yourselves if that makes it official or a Hybrid. *UPDATE 2* - If you weren't happy about having a non-signed RIM installer file you can now grab the official RIM installable file from here. Thanks to Verizon...

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Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of !Reflect7 Carbon by AG Designs & Graphics!

Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of !Reflect7 Carbon by AG Designs & Graphics!

Andrew over at AG Designs & Graphics let us know that they just released an updated version of one of their best selling themes, !Reflect 7. All graphics were remade, newly created or highly optimized to cut down on theme size, increase visual appeal and, most importantly, improve performance. The resulting theme, called !Reflect7 Carbon, has all new cursors, dialog boxes, awesome buttons...

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TELUS now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G for $200, no contract

TELUS now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G for $200, no contract

If you're looking to get a deal on a no contract, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and live in Canada, TELUS is looking to hook you up. Be it in Black or in Pink, TELUS is willing to sell you either or for only $200. Which is a pretty sweet deal for a brand new, unopened, no contact device from any carrier. To put some comparison on that pricing, if you were to go to AT&T right now and ask for a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 21st, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Registration opened up for BlackBerry World, so hurry and get on board. Speaking of which, does anyone have a spare $2,199 they would like to lend a certain someone? No? Oh well. Today, we announce the winners of the Hypoxia Media Player giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend!...

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XTop Mobile now available in beta form

XTop Mobile now available in beta form

If you've never heard of XTop Mobile before that's likely because it has been "coming soon" forever now. That said, XTop Mobile has finally been released in a lovely beta fashion and is welcoming users to sign up and try out the service. That service promises to create a lot of productivity between you, your PC and your BlackBerry. The full feature set below: Get real-time notification of all...

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Incipio Ultra Light Feather Case the BlackBerry Curve 8900

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A case is a case is a case, right? Well... A case for your smartphone should do at least two things. One, protect your BlackBerry in some way. Whether that's simply protecting it from dings and scratches or full-on drop-it-from-ten-feet-and-be-unharmed protection, a case should do its job. Just as importantly, you should still be able to use...

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CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

CrackBerry guide to wireless bill slashing apps

Part 1: cutting the cost of calling with discounted rate services Welcome to the CrackBerry Guide to wireless bill cutting apps; or “How to afford to keep your BlackBerry and your high usage habits.” The BlackBerry addiction is strong. Like any addiction, it typically comes at a cost. In this case, in comes out of your pocket. Some are spoiled by their employer and are given a company...

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