Ongoing Twitter Contest: Follow @crackberrykevin to Win Apps, Accessories and Even a New BlackBerry!

Twitter. Some of you like it, some of you hate it and some of you are as addicted to it as you are your BlackBerry (gasp!). While we mainly use our @crackberry twitter account for CrackBerry blog post headlines or special event coverage, I tend to use my personal @crackberrykevin account to highlight the BIG stories, share my thoughts here and there on various things, to poll the community...

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Seidio Innocase 360 Review for the BlackBerry Storm

Seidio Innocase 360 Review for the BlackBerry Storm

[ This review comes to you via CrackBerry member Morf32. Post your BlackBerry Smartphone, Accessory and Software reviews in our Community Reviews forum! If promoted to the blogs you'll receive a $20 coupon to ShopCrackBerry.com! Click Here for more details. ] Out of the box, it is obvious that this case has the same nice qualities as the other Innocases sold by Seidio. The finish on the...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Review Round Up

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Review Round Up

With the BlackBerry Tour set to launch on Verizon and Sprint this Sunday and Canadian carriers next week, we're starting to see reviews of the BlackBerry Tour (especially the Verizon model) roll in across the web. In case you missed CrackBerry.com's pre-release BlackBerry Tour reviews, be sure to check out our BlackBerry Tour Review Part I and BlackBerry Tour Review Part II. Over the next...

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BlackBerry Loves U2 - Watch the Ad

RIM/BlackBerry is sponsoring U2's 360 tour, and they've updated their recently launched BlackBerry.com/u2 microsite to include a BlackBerry Loves U2 commercial. Not much to say here, other than BlackBerry + U2 fans can watch the 60 second commercial above and non-U2 fans can scroll down to the next article. Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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BlackBerry App World To Hit Italy, France, Germany and Spain This Month; Brazil and India Coming Soon

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, RIM's VP of Global Alliances, Jeff McDowell, went on record to say that App World would be launching later this month in Italy, France, Germany and Spain and that it will also provide access to countries such as Brazil and India in coming months. App World's catalogue has doubled since its launch on April 1st, now offering over 2,000 apps, but that's...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 to also be Offered in White?! **Should** be Available in Early August

Update: Errr.. maybe it's more of a silver than arctic white. Either way, it's definitely another color option other than black. We've also heard (not confirmed) that the BlackBerry Curve 85xx series will ultimately be available in a variety of vibrant colors - think Coke label red, blue, etc.. I guess we'll see with time if this pans out or not, but hope it does! * T-Mobile must be busy...

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Hot New Official Wordpress Blogging Application for BlackBerry Smartphones Released In Beta Form!

Hmm, did we stoke some fires with yesterday's Tumblr post? Maybe. In any event, the good folks from Automattic have kept good on their promise of a Wordpress application on BlackBerry devices much as they have on the iPhone platform. Released today in its beta form, the appplication looks great. The UI is nice and smooth and easy to configure and in no time I have Videos4BlackBerry added...

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BlackBerry OS 5.0  - Some More Screencaps of New Features and Round Up of Related Links

OS 5.0. It's the next incremental evolution in BlackBerry device software and it's "officially" coming to a BlackBerry smartphone near you hopefully soon. We were told at WES we should see it hit late summer / early fall (the rollout is expected to be for all devices that are getting it at once, which means it'll likely take a bit longer to get here as they need the green light across the...

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Solar - Bright New Premium Theme From Elecite

Solar - Bright New Premium Theme From Elecite

It's summer time... which means it's time to freshen up the look of your BlackBerry smartphone and what better way to do so with an awesome new theme from Elecite? Elecite has just released Solar - a fresh new theme for BlackBerry Storm, Bold and Curve 8900 devices which is sure to liven up your Berry and turn some heads with its nice green color scheme. Integrated WeatherBug or Weather eye...

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Telus BlackBerry Tour 9630 Available for $229.99 Pre-Order At Best Buy Canada

Yesterday we learned Best Buy was accepting pre-orders for Verizon customers, and it looks like BestBuy.ca has the Telus Tour available for $229.99 - $20 cheaper than a direct Telus order. Telus customers can jump over to BestBuy.ca and check out the Tour. Odd that neither the Verizon nor Sprint Tours show on BestBuy.com yet. The Telus online pre-orders will be good for in-store pickup only....

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Facebook v1.6.0.21 Released Many Fixes For Calendar And Friends List Refreshing!

Recently RIM pushed through an upgrade to it's Facebook application. Moving up from 1.6.0.17, version 1.6.0.21 is now available for download at all the normal locations, but this time around a lot of bug fixes were included (Sound familiar?). Fixes include better calendar integration and how the friends list refreshes - that's the basics of it. If you would like a more detailed look at what...

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Bell Officially Launches 4.7.0.148 For BlackBerry Storm!

Bell Officially Launches 4.7.0.148 For BlackBerry Storm!

*UPDATE* -Bell Has Pulled The Update For Unexplained Reasons Canadian CDMA carrier Bell has officially launched their latest Storm OS. Many of you surely already have the released version but for those of you who only install official carriers release now is your time to get in on the 4.7.0.148 love for your BlackBerry Storm 9530, go ahead get your upgrade on. Download 4.7.0.148 for the...

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Huge Free Update to Word Shuffle! Game Saves, New levels, Sounds And More!

One of the hottest games in the Shop CrackBerry Store for the BlackBerry Storm got a massive update not too long ago. Word Shuffle from Epic Applications is a insanely addictive word scramble game where you have to find as many words as possible in the allotted time. Not always the easiet thing to do, but it sure is fun. With all the new additions to the game it is one you don't want to miss...

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Review: BB:Robot Scheduler for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: BB:Robot Scheduler for BlackBerry Smartphones

While I was on my vacation, I had time to reflect upon various ways I could make my schedule a little easier to manage. As the saying goes, there is a time and place for everything. Unfortunately, your own timing may be a little off. Even with the uber powerful BlackBerry smartphone available to us, our sometimes busy lives may cause some hiccups in our schedules. There have been times when...

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Contest Winners: 100 FREE 1-Yr Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

Contest Winners: 100 FREE 1-Yr Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

*Update - Save on SmrtGuard! - If you didn't win a free copy, the good folks at SmrtGuard have set CrackBerry readers up with a 10% off discount to purchase. Just FOLLOW THIS LINK! * Last week to celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day we held a contest for one of CrackBerry Nation's favorite apps / utilities / services, SmrtGuard. The results are in, and 100 lucky members can enjoy...

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Pre-Order Verizon BlackBerry Tour At Best Buy Mobile

Pre-Order Verizon BlackBerry Tour At Best Buy Mobile

Only 6 more days until "Tour Time" and everyone is starting to get antsy. I'll be at my local Verizon corporate store on Sunday, and sure many others will be venturing out early as well. If you don't have a local store in your area or just want to try and beat the crowds, it looks like Best Buy Mobile may be the way to go. Best Buy is offering Verizon Tour Pre-sales at all of their stores, and...

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BlackBerrys and Tornados

BlackBerrys and Tornados

This is a user submitted story from CrackBerry.com member Brett W (username ViperSBT). Note that the events of this story occur in the past - February 2008. I bought my 8700 August of 2006 and have used and abused it the whole time. I have dropped it more times than I care to admit, but it has always worked and has never given me any problems nor has it ever lost its good looks... :) Last...

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Excellent Tumblr Blogging Application for BlackBerry Devices

Excellent Tumblr Blogging Application for BlackBerry Devices

This is great news. Although it may not be new to some of you out there as the application is a little on the older side. I have personally never seen this application before and I have to say, I really wish I had of known about it before. A lot of you may have personal blogs that you maintain. A lot of you may run those blogs on Tumblr and while Tumblr does make it rather easy to post items...

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Toysoft Updates: Sea Battle Game Now Available For BlackBerry Storm And PictureID Updated

Back in April Kevin checked out Sea Battle, a great game that was only available for trackball devices. I got an email from Danny at Toysoft today letting me know that Sea Battle is now BlackBerry Storm ready. Sea Battle is a Battleship game with great clean graphics and cool animations. Each player starts with 5 ships, and the first to destroy the opponent's fleet wins. It runs very smooth on...

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Slick OSXHD Theme For Bold And 8900 Devices

Slick OSXHD Theme For Bold And 8900 Devices

Typically I'm not a fan of OS themes on my BlackBerry devices, especially when it comes to Windows themes (there's just something about a Windows logo on my BlackBerry freaks me out). With that said I have to say I was excited when I installed one of the latest themes from EThemes. Even though it's a Mac OS X theme, it's an amazing looking one. Icons straight from Mac OS X and integrated...

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