StockIcons Displays Your Stocks on Your Homescreen

StockIcons is an application that takes all your stocks and displays them as icons on your BlackBerry's homescreen. The icons show the stock symbol, current price, and the change in price for the day. Each icon is customizable, giving you options to edit stock color, price color, font, and background color. This application is compatible with most stock exchanges worldwide, and allows you...

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Win a Custom Painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 and More in the Make it a CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest!

'Tis the season to be CrackBerry... fa la la la la, I want a new BlackBerry!  * Update - December 24th, 2009: Christmas Eve is upon us, so we're re-stickying this post for the day. If you haven't left a comment yet for your chance to win a custom-painted BlackBerry Bold 9700, do it now! * It wouldn't feel like the holiday season were upon us if we didn't hold some sort of contest that...

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Digital China to Distribute BlackBerry Smartphones in China

Digital China to Distribute BlackBerry Smartphones in China

Research In Motion has put out a press release regarding their new agreement with Digital China that outlines their deal to distribute BlackBerry smartphones in China. While BlackBerry is by no means a new name to the Chinese market, devices were previously only offered by China Mobile in limited availability. This collaboration with Digital China will surely expand upon the offerings.  "Jim...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] At the recently-held BlackBerry Alliance Summit in Rome, Italy, I had the opportunity to listen to Gavin May, UK Business Development Director for Sage, speak about the impact and opportunities that mobilty represents for enterprises. Put it this way... it's one thing for an organization to hand their employees each a BlackBerry and say check your...

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Where Did My 'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email' Option Go?

Where Did My 'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email' Option Go?

Do You Use The 'Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email' Option?(poll)   While cranking out some emails the other day, I was frantically searching for a contact I knew I had. There were multiple times I had emailed this person from my Tour, and I could not for the life of me find the address on my 9700. I ran through my contacts over and over to no avail. I...

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ContactOrder is a new application brought to you by mblware, the makers of applications such as BlackBook, mblVault, and mblStats. It allows you to customize your address book by placing your 30 most important contacts at the top of your BlackBerry's address book, giving you quick easy access to the people you contact most. This is a great app for those who have large address books looking...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Jason just let me know that he has released his latest theme Fresh. This theme is very unique and has some very cool features. Fresh features a custom sliding docks, changeable icons, custom banners, meters and more. The look of this one is just so slick and different that it really brings new life to a device. I really can't say enough about this...

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FlipSide Music Player Updated for OS 5.0

I just got an email to let me know that FlipSide MP3 Player has been updated for OS 5.0. This new version takes full advantage of the audio control playback features in the latest OS. You can now play, pause, next track and previous track with the audio playback keys on 5.0 devices. The coolest update is that since FlipSide supports both Bluetooth AVRCP and A2DP, you can now control FlipSide...

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BOLT Browser 1.6 Released for BlackBerry Smartphones - Ability to Set as Default Browser and More

BOLT Browser version 1.6 was released today, and it comes with the ability to be set as the default BlackBerry browser. BOLT has some great advantages over the stock browser, including its fast speed, full page rendering, ability to stream videos, upload large files and more. Now that BOLT can be set as the default browser, it is really stepping up the game and it sure to become the favorite...

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BeejiveIM 2.0 Release Candidate 1 Now Available With Support For OS 5.0 Devices

BeeJive has been working hard as of late to get their multi IM application fully ready for 5.0 devices. Not too long after they had released the beta of 1.9.7 they now have available BeeJive 2.0 Release Candidate 1 up for grabs. Hopefully some of the left over bugs from 1.9.7 have been addressed in this release but the feature set remains unchanged. Features include: file transfers via link...

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Themes Officially Begin Appearing in BlackBerry App World

Themes Officially Begin Appearing in BlackBerry App World

We've known for quite some time now that themes were to be arriving in BlackBerry App World. The news came actually came along with the announcement of Theme Builder 5.0 at the BlackBerry Developer Conference but was kind of overshadowed by its release. Research In Motion is now ramping up the process and has started letting developers know their offerings have began to be loaded up and are...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 Dec 2009

HTC Hero Running Android 2.1 Motorola Cliq Gets Software Update for Battery Life HTC's 2010 Lineup Revealed BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise and Business: a Review Official OS Updates for Tour 9630, 880, 8820, 8100 CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guides: Traveler, Mom and Dad, Students, and...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Another week down, and the busy holiday season is in full swing. It's starting to snow here on the East Coast so winter mode has officially kicked in. Lots of good stuff this week, so in case you missed anything lets take a quick look at what went down. If you didn't get in on our contests, head over to the original contest posts and leave a comment - you still have some time to get in on the...

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BuddyGuard Beta - Protect Your BlackBerry and Personal Data

BuddyGuard is a remote wiping application for your BlackBerry similar to SmartGuard. The app gives you the option to wipe your contacts, messages or phone logs. Instead of using an online account to perform these tasks, BuddyGuard uses commands sent by SMS. For example if you would like to wipe your device, all you have to do is send an SMS to your phone number and in the text field enter bg...

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Couple Busts Out Their BlackBerrys at the Altar

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] This one made me laugh .. a lot. I can only image the hole I'd be in if I dared to pull out my Berry on the altar (not that anyone would be surprised). Check out this couple who are true BlackBerry addicts. In the middle of the ceremony not one, but two devices pop out as the couple updates their relationship status on Facebook.. The video is good...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for Students

It's almost Christmas and if you're like me, you're already shopping for presents whether they are for yourself (hehe) or for someone else. Being that I recently went back to school and have quite a few family members that are still in school, I realized what better presents than accessories & software to help out with school. Here is a list of items I've purchased or will purchase...

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Hedone Design Releases Premium Animated Snow Time Theme for BlackBerry Smartphones

Ahh, winter. My least favorite season of the year, yet it looks so pretty to watch snow fall on a moonlit night. That's what I was instantly reminded of when Hedone sent me his teams latest design aptly titled Snow Time and I loaded it up on my 9700. Snow Time, is an elegantly designed animated theme that supports all Curve, Bold, Storm and Tour series devices and brings minimal; yet...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.402 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.402 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Gotta love our CrackBerry forums members. Just got an anonymous email from one of em who wishes to remain that way that OS 5.0.0.402 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is now up for grabs. No further information about the OS is available but it should be on par with the other releases of .402 we have seen. If that is indeed the case, should be pretty solid for you 9500 owners. You know how it is,...

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Official OS 4.6.1.309 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available from Verizon Wireless

Pearl Flip owners rejoice - Verizon has officially released OS 4.6.1.309 for the 8230. Again, no 5.0 love from Verizon, but we should be thankful for any updates at this point. No news on what is new in thise release, so if you're a flip owner, give this one a shot and let us know if anything special pops up. This is an official release, but please use caution when updating you OS. Thanks to...

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Aces Traffic Pack by Concrete Software - $3.99 Through December 13th

Aces Traffic Pack is a take on the classic parking lot game. You haev to move your car and others around the parking lot and help set your car free. There are over 400 puzzle layouts, each with varying difficulty. This mind game is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Features include: Over 475 puzzles of increasing difficulty. Immoveable objects, such as rocks, corners and potholes, to...

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