BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423 Officially Released By Bell Mobility

I guess Bell Mobility was in the giving spirit this morning. Previously. we have seen many OS leaks for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and now, we have an official build of 5.0.0.423 arrive with it never having seen a leak. Grab it folks, let us know in the comments if you find any fixes or bugs and let us all hope it maintains that awesome battery life. Download OS 5.0.0.423 From The Bell Mobility...

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Yup, Christmas is upon. The holidays are here. Things are even quiet on the smartphone news front (everybody is saving their stuff for CES which happens at the beginning of January in Las Vegas). But on the Smartphone Round Robin front things are as busy as ever. My Windows Mobile review will be up on the blogs before this weekend is through. This week it's our pal Rene Ritchie of...

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Get All mblware Apps for 30% Off Through Friday

Get All mblware Apps for 30% Off Through Friday

Chad let me know that all mblware applications are on sale for 30% off through Friday. All the apps are available for under $3 for the sale, so no excuses for letting this one slip by. The sale includes ContactOrder, BlackBook, mblVault, mblStats, faceRate and ShakeItUp. I have to say if you are big on privacy, the BlackBook/mblVault combo is hard to beat. To check out the apps, head over to...

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It's Christmas Eve! Be Sure To Track Santa On Your BlackBerry with Google Maps

Continuing the ongoing tradition started in 1955 Norad will be heading up the efforts to track Santa as he reaches out to the world bearing gifts and eating all our darn cookies. You can of course, stay up to date on the big guys location through the Norad site but once again Google has stepped up to the plate and offered their services to help Norad spread the word. Using Google maps and...

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Pandora For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.1.3

Pandora For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.1.3

Shout out to Twitter folks for letting us know about a new Pandora update the other night. Seems this one actually has a lot of fixes and new features in it. The Pandora folks gave us the run down in the forums. New Features Support for account upgrades to Pandora One via the mobile device Faster startup time, especially for listeners with lots of stations. One test with 100 stations...

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CrackBerry Awards 2009: VOTING NOW OPEN - Cast Your Votes for Your Favorite CBA Best of 2009 Nominees!

Cast Your Votes on the Polls Below! Polls Close @ Midnight! * Update: December 30th - LAST DAY TO VOTE! The polls close tonight at midnight. * Following up on our announcement of the nominees for the Best of 2009 CrackBerry Awards, or CBAs as we like to call them, the time has come for the CrackBerry Community to place their votes! Below you'll find outstanding nominees to vote on in a...

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Bell Launches Visual Voicemail For Their BlackBerry Offerings

Bell Launches Visual Voicemail For Their BlackBerry Offerings

While plenty of US customers are already enjoying their visual voicemail services, Canadian carriers have yet to enable it on their end (except TELUS). Bell Mobility has made the jump though. BlackBerry users can now sign up for a free 30 day trial of visual voicemail where after the 30 days is up you are expected to pay $8/mnth for the service. Now, take under consideration other carriers...

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December 22nd BlackBerry Outage Timeline and Overview of Events, According to BoxTone

Our friends at BoxTone hit us up with an email earlier today with some information of how things played out yesterday from both their and their customers' perspective. We've talked about BoxTone lots of times here before on CrackBerry - they focus on enterprise companies that have a LOT of BlackBerry Smartphones running and provide monitoring and managements services. An afternoon like...

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Wheres My Phone - Alert Your BlackBerry When Its Lost

In the ever growing application market, its hard to find just one application to perform a specific task. Wheres My Phone is an application similar to SmrtGuard in that it locates and helps to recover your lost BlackBerry Smartphone. By simply sending an email containing a command you can remotely trigger an alarm (even if your device is on silent), turn off the alarm, check your battery,...

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AT&T Bold 9700 Movie Lets You 'Stay One Step Ahead'

AT&T Bold 9700 Movie Lets You 'Stay One Step Ahead'

Never before in my life have I felt like more of a secret agent than I did today. Granted it was only for a minute or two, but it was pretty cool. While nothing more than a frack'n sweet commercial for AT&T and the Bold 9700, Stay One Step Ahead, lets you be a part of a movie (more like a commercial) featuring you, the Bold 9700 and of course "the network". In my opinion a very cool ad...

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AppClock - Realtime Analog Clock on the Homescreen

Whether you're a traveler, have family/friends in different areas of the world, or just would like to keep track of different time zones, you may want to check out AppClock. The application consists of 2 analog clocks that are placed on your BlackBerry's home screen. The icon display options include city name, month/year, day/month, and my personal favorite city+time. You can also customize...

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Review: Ascendo DataVault v4.5.3

Review: Ascendo DataVault v4.5.3

There's nothing like discovering you have a "compromised" card while in line, trying to purchase groceries or gifts. It's both embarrassing and worrisome. The mind may wander, as you begin to wonder what else has been compromised. Not everyone can remember dozens of passwords; some may stick to less than half a dozen. Think about it: you have email accounts, work logins, multiple social...

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Classic Paperboy Game Hits BlackBerry App World

Classic Paperboy Game Hits BlackBerry App World

Talk about a throw back to the classics. I remember playing Paperboy on my old NES and loving it. Now, thanks to Elite systems I can relive those times right on my BlackBerry. Yes, that's right, they have released the officially licensed version for BlackBerry smartphones which is now available via BlackBerry App World for only $4.99. Most devices are supported with the exception of touch...

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BlackBerry Tour SmrtCase Winners Announced

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The video first look I posted last week (re-embedded above) for the new BlackBerry Tour Glide case from SmrtCase got a very positive response from CrackBerry readers. We had to five to give away... here are the usernames of the lucky winners: Leach0789, djy5005, pampham, Djitch, Mobilejray  Following up on the contest, SmrtCase shared some...

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Research in Motion Statement Regarding December 22nd Service Outage - BlackBerry Messenger to Blame!

* Update: Been getting lots of tips, and we've received the same message ourselves, from the BlackBerry Network Administrator pushing you to upgrade to the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger. We'll be paste the email in down below. Better upgrade! * WOW. BlackBerry Messenger brought down BBM. Who would have thought. Our CrackBerry readers were first to pick up on the issue and we were...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.57 Now Available For Download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.57 Now Available For Download

While some folks in North America can't even send or recieve messages via BlackBerry Messenger, Research In Motion has decided to put out a new release. Version 5.0.0.57 is now available via the BlackBerry Messenger download site. Again, just a maintenance release with no huge changes expected to be in it. In any event, grab the new update. Hard to say if it will actually fix the issues we are...

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BlackBerry EVERYTHING on the Fritz??! Data Service Issues Being Reported by Users

BlackBerry EVERYTHING on the Fritz??! Data Service Issues Being Reported by Users

* FINAL UPDATE: Things are back to normal. RIM Statment to follow. * Update 1: OK, preliminary word coming in is that it's a partial outage affecting North American carriers: BlackBerry Messenger and things like the web browser and apps that use a data connection. Email seems ok though. And it seems not all carriers and not all subscribers are affected. I sure am though.. was in the middle...

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BlackBerry Bold Made Simple Now Available for $14.95

If you've just snagged a new Bold 9700 (or think you will be getting one from Santa) you might want to check out the eBook BlackBerry Bold 9700 Made Simple. The book will guide in the ways of the BlackBerry force, and help you master the 9700 from top to bottom. Features include: Dozens of hidden or little-known time-saving tips and tricks. Make sure you never miss another ‘To-Do' item...

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Elecite Releases Poser - A Fun Premium Theme

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Poser has been around for a few days now and after having checked it out I can surely say it's unique and not just your everyday theme. First off, it's the first theme I have used that is actually interactive and fun to set up. Secondly, this is a premium theme on a very unique level. Poser allows you to take a pic of Stewie from Family guy and "...

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