No BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry PlayBook initially unless demand for it is high

One question that a lot of folks in the developer community (especially theme developers) have been asking is, "Is the BlackBerry PlayBook capable of using themes?". Well, today during the Research In Motion webcast for the PlayBook, RIM confirmed that at this time there will be no BlackBerry Theme Studio coming for the BlackBerry PlayBook. But RIM didn't close that door to developers, there...

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BerryReader updated to version 1.1; Get it today for half price!

BerryReader updated to version 1.1; Get it today for half price!

The folks at BellShare, winner of CrackBerry's 2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year award, have released an update to their popular Google Reader client for BlackBerry, aptly named BerryReader. Version 1.1 brings with it a number of changes, which include: Added share via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook support Added new visual UI for swiping article headers to toggle read/star on...

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Fire at RIM warehouse - No employees harmed

Fire at RIM warehouse - No employees harmed

Some scary stuff happened in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada last night at one of the Research In Motion  warehouse buildings. Firefighters were called to the building based on a 911 call that reported an explosion around 4am. Firefighters were able to maintain control, attributing the buildings sprinkler system to helping in keeping things from getting too bad. The report also states that the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook wins the first ever Tablet World Series!

BlackBerry PlayBook wins the first ever Tablet World Series!

Well lookie lookie. Steve Jobs may think 7" is too small for a tablet, though some of the trends we have seen since he made that statement have been proving otherwise. On a recent CrackBerry poll with over 11,000 respondents, 61% said 7" was plenty big for a tablet while another 20.5% said it's not how deep you fish, but how you wiggle the worm.  All in all, at least among CrackBerry readers...

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Battleships, the classic game of skill and strategy!

Battleships, the classic game of skill and strategy!

Feeling nostalgic for classic board games? Spice Labs the creators of the popular Hangman app; have released a free app called Battleships. Similar to the classic guessing game, your mission is to sink your opponent’s fleet of ships before they destroy yours. It’s a great mix of fun, strategy, and frustration as you work your way through the playing grid searching for your targets. As a kid...

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Official OS 5.0.0.979 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

Official OS 5.0.0.979 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

If you're on AT&T and like to run only official OS' then you'll be pleased to know that as of yesterday, AT&T has been sending out notifications that OS 5.0.0.979 is now available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This was previously seen in a leak and rolled out by a few other carriers but now it's got that official stamp of goodness from AT&T. Click Here To Download The Official OS...

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RealCal gives your calendar icon that OS 6 feel

RealCal gives your calendar icon that OS 6 feel

When I upgraded to the Torch, one of the first things I noticed was that the native Calendar icon displayed a date that was automatically updated. True, you can also see the date without the icon, but it’s just one of those add-ons that you have to assume somebody asked for. To whoever had that brainchild, I salute you. There are a few OS 6 type themes out there that try to capture the look...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780, Style and PlayBook all announced... what can we expect to see next from Research In Motion?!

Any bets on what kind of BlackBerry we'll see next from Research In Motion?! On the last RIM earnings call, Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said we'd see some "acceleration" from RIM towards the end of the calendar year. After what was an extremely quiet start of 2010 on the new BlackBerry front, over the last few months RIM has pushed out and/or announced a bunch of new devices onto the market. Along...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.286 For The BlackBerry Style 9670

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.286 For The BlackBerry Style 9670

Anyone who picked up a brand new BlackBerry Style will tell you the OS that it released with was 6.0.0.248 but, there is now already a later version available for users in the form of a leak. OS 6.0.0.286 is what has just become available and if you're willing to try it out then by all means, do so. Just remember, not an official OS folks. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is...

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BlackBerry PlayBook webcast series for developers starts tomorrow!

BlackBerry PlayBook webcast series for developers starts tomorrow!

As we mentioned a little while back, Research In Motion is starting up their series of five webcasts to help get developers started on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The first of the five “Develop for the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR” webcasts will actually be held tomorrow and will guide you through the process of installing, setting up BlackBerry PlayBook SDK and get you started on...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1015 For The BlackBerry Storm2 9550

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1015 For The BlackBerry Storm2 9550

Yesterday, we saw the onslaught of BlackBerry 6 leaks for devices capable of running it. Today, one device which will not be getting BlackBerry 6 at least has a brand new OS 5 leak. BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 owners, feel free to grab what has got to be the highest OS version number I have ever seen thus far. Remember, not an official OS as of yet so be sure to back your data up. *OS Disclaimer...

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Alarms by JoPs gets updated to v1.1.6

A little over a month ago we told you about a great app appropriately named Alarms by JoPs. Alarms is a useful application that allows you to set up many different alarms or reminders, either on a given date or with the frequency of your choice: daily, weekly, monthly, etc. The application also lets you customize the text to display, music or playlists to play, and a picture background. I'm...

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A closer look at the ELITE theme for BlackBerry by WJD Designs

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In this week's theme roundup our featured contest is for one of 25 free copies of ELITE by WJD Designs. Wayne let us know that he has an awesome video that really showcases the features of ELITE, and we thought it only fair to go ahead and post it for you all to see. From WJD Designs: "Elite is one of those themes that you will keep on your...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.344 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.344 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

And the BlackBerry 6 love continues. OS for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G has now popped up and is available for download. Just like the other releases today, this one is not official in any way so be sure to back up all your data if you device to load it up. Of course, be sure to share all your findings in the comments and in the CrackBerry forums. Big shout out to.. well, they know who they are...

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Help the BlackBerry PlayBook win the Tablet World Series Finals!

Help the BlackBerry PlayBook win the Tablet World Series Finals!

Sure, the BlackBerry PlayBook isn't available for purchase yet, but that doesn't mean we don't think its the best! Laptopmag.com is having another voting event - following up their Smartphone March Madness they're doing the World Series of Tablets. The PlayBook has found its way to the finals, winning its way through the 7-inch tablet league. It finds itself up against the Exo PC, who...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.344 For The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.344 For The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Well BlackBerry Bold 9700, 9650 and Curve 3G 9330 owners have been living it up with BlackBerry 6. This time around though, BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 owners can have a little fun. OS 6.0.0.344 has just shown up online so, if you own a BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 you just might want to check it out. Remember, back up your data first. This baby isn't official. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 on Bell delayed?!

BlackBerry Bold 9780 on Bell delayed?!

Sure looks that way. Up until now, we were given two dates for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 to launch on Bell. October 21st and November 2nd. Neither of which has rang true now. New information suggests that the release has been delayed with no actual reasoning for the delay available. In any event, we're still waiting for a Canadian carrier to make the device available and if Bell delayed it,...

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Review: ShopCreel for BlackBerry

Review: ShopCreel for BlackBerry

Without a proper shopping list to refer to, I am lost; my memory isn’t what it used to be. It’s a well known fact that, no matter what I claim, I will forget at least one thing on the list. It’s either that, or I will pick up something that I was told not to get. Hey, at least I remembered something about that item, right? It’s a good thing I have my BlackBerry with me to back me up. Many...

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Contest: mProductive To Do List for BlackBerry - 25 copies to be won!

Contest: mProductive To Do List for BlackBerry - 25 copies to be won!

Ryan did an in depth review of mProductive by Basis Design last week. I think the general consensus from the comments was it looks like a nice app and possibly a good time saver, but it's a bit on the expensive side, even with a trial available. Well, folks, this is your lucky day. If you're interested in mProductive for your BlackBerry, read on! To recap, mProductive is advertised as the "...

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FINALLY LEAKED: Get BlackBerry 6 for your BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now!!!!

FINALLY LEAKED: Get BlackBerry 6 for your BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now!!!!

* Update: the leaked build does have some bugs, so be sure to read through the forum threads before deciding if you want to install or wait for a newer build.  If you run into any issues, you can always downgrade - check out our BlackBerry 101 section for help! * w00t!!!! Own a BlackBerry Bold 9700? If you don't mind trying an unofficially released operating system, it's pretty much time to...

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