Bring that Quantum of Solace feel to your BlackBerry with Quantum theme - 50 copies to be won!

Quantum is a new theme from BBThemes that is based loosely on the UI of the wall phone used in the Quantum of Solice Bond film. It features custom icons, meters, wallpaper today screen, and some very handy hotkeys. The theme also comes with a hotspot for BerryWeather and QuickLaunch, which in my opinion is a must for any theme. You can pick up Quantum theme at the CrackBerry App Store on...

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PETCO launches new mobile-optimized site

PETCO has launched a new mobile-optimized site for online shopping and pet care. The site can be accessed from any mobile device and features a store locator, product descriptions, customer reviews and more. The new site, powered by Digby, aims to help pet lovers keep in touch when on the go. "With mobile shopping adoption increasing so rapidly, PETCO is expanding into the mobile channel...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Research In Motion quietly announced some BIG news this morning via a blog post by RIM's CTO, David Yach. They have acquired tat - The Astonishing Tribe - which as David says: Today we are pleased to confirm plans for The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) team to join Research In Motion (RIM). We're excited that the TAT team will be joining RIM and...

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eBay for BlackBerry updated - Now includes Deal Finder to help you find the best offers

With the holiday shopping season well underway already, eBay and RIM have just updated eBay for BlackBerry to better help you out if you're shopping plan consists of online shopping. Updated to version 1.0.3.5, the eBay app for BlackBerry smartphones will now include great deals from Deal Finder, which will replace the Daily Deal feature in the application. Deal Finder is a great way...

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BlackBerry 6 earns FIPS Security Certification for U.S. Government Agencies

In a press release issued early this morning, Research In Motion confirmed what most folks out there already understood. When it comes to security on handheld devices Research In Motion, BlackBerry devices and now, their latest BlackBerry 6 OS rank as high as you can get when it comes to security. BlackBerry 6 is now FIPS 140-2 certified. In layman terms, it's ok to load BlackBerry 6 onto...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for the BlackBerry Student

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for the BlackBerry Student

I always enjoy this time of year, getting together with family and friends. I especially love giving perfect gifts. To qualify as a Perfect Gift, it must meet three standards. A) The gift should be something the giftee has little or no knowledge of. B) The gift must be useful to the recipient. C) The gift must be something the receiver probably would not buy for him or herself. The reward...

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Review: Where's My Phone

Review: Where's My Phone

Whether lost in the bedsheets or lost at the movie theatre, Where's My Phone has you covered.Where did I put my phone? It was right here. Maybe over… no. Okay, how ‘bout… no. Not there either. Has anybody seen my phone? Anybody? It’s black…If you’re like me, you’ve misplaced your phone a time or two. My BlackBerry is almost glued to my hand. If it’s not there or in my holster, something’...

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Calling all developers: BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR beta 2 now available!

Leading up to their fourth webcast on developing for the BlackBerry PlayBook, today RIM has made available the beta 2 release of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR. Highlights in version 0.9.1 include: BlackBerry OS UI Component bug fixes: Some tweaks were made to the API to make it better for you, and some beta bugs were fixed as well. Windows 64-bit support: The installers now work...

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Contest: Win 1 of 100 free copies of !Aspire by AG Designs & Graphics!

Contest: Win 1 of 100 free copies of !Aspire by AG Designs & Graphics!

In this week's Theme Roundup we included a brand new theme from AG Designs & Graphics called !Aspire. This theme is really well put together, and has a ton of great features that I'm sure you're going to love. All graphics were meticulously created and specifically optimized for BlackBerry. Each device's Home Screen was custom-coded separately to achieve the "best of both worlds:" a...

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(Updated) Oh SNAP! Research In Motion suing Kik for patent infringement

(Updated) Oh SNAP! Research In Motion suing Kik for patent infringement

* Update: Statement of Claims are publicly viewable documents, so if you want the details on RIM vs. Kik you can click here to download the pdf and check them out for yourself. In addition to the claims of infringing on three patents, another issue at play here is that Kik's founder Ted Livingston used to work for RIM... wait for it... on the BlackBerry Messenger team. Ouch. You can check out...

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BlackBerry PlayBook webcast continues tomorrow

BlackBerry PlayBook webcast continues tomorrow

The fourth in the five part series of the BlackBerry PlayBook developer webcast continues tomorrow. The session is entitled "User Interface Guidelines for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet" and will deal with UI for applications on the PlayBook. RIM will provide information on icons, screen layouts and more. The series has been an overwhelming success so far. Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010...

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Stream your iTunes library to your BlackBerry device with Jam11 - Now in beta

Jam11 is a new app (currently in beta) that allows you to stream your iTunes library to your BlackBerry smartphone. It also streams over 40,000 SHOUTcast internet radio stations, from around the globe. During my testing, I have personally experienced lightning fast streaming over 3G and Wifi. It is also nice that the app will also stream over sub-3G connections, a feature that a lot of apps...

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FCC outs the BlackBerry Curve 8980

FCC outs the BlackBerry Curve 8980

The little-know BlackBerry Curve 8980 has been revealed by the FCC today. We saw the device a while back with China Mobile branding, but haven't heard much since then. The Curve 8980 resembles the Bold 9700 from head to toe with the exception of the Curve 8900 keyboard. It sports a 3.2MP camera, quad-band GSM antenna, Wifi b/g/n and looks to be running OS 5. The device has yet to pop up on the...

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Accessory Roundup Cyber Tuesday edition - These are a few of my favorite things

Accessory Roundup Cyber Tuesday edition - These are a few of my favorite things

Contest: Win a $100 in accessories from ShopCrackBerry! Details Below. Save with Cyber Tuesday: We extended our Cyber Monday sale until Midnight PST tonight. Use coupon code CB1129 at checkout to save 10% on ALL BlackBerry Accessories! Start Shopping Now! When it comes to BlackBerry accessories there are a few for me that are tried and true. Well, over the years I've actually accumulated a...

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Verizon confuses their Curves - Mistakes 8330 for Curve 3G

Verizon confuses their Curves - Mistakes 8330 for Curve 3G

It looks like Verizon is having a bit of trouble keeping their devices straight in their holiday ads. Not only did they show an iPhone screen on a Droid X, but they seem a bit confused on which Curve is which. As seen in this banner from Big Red's front page, they list the Curve 3G as part of their weekend sale yet the image shows the old standby Curve 8330. Not sure who is to blame on this...

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Contest: iBerry 4 - the iPhone Simulator. 50 copies up for grabs!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] iBerry 4 - the iPhone Simulator is a popular BlackBerry theme that seeks to do more than just copy the look of iOS 4. The developers at BlingBerry Themes spent months perfecting their graphics for this theme and no detail has been overlooked, no matter how small. iBerry 4 is more than a theme, and in fact they like to say it is a simulation of the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We have seen BlackBerry concept designs before, but this concept may take away our need for BBM emoticons, forever. The Empathy pairs with a biometrics ring to send the user's emothional data to the crystal like device. The concept device was designed by Kiki Tang and Daniel Yoon for a RIM sponsored project at the Art Center College of Design. One...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Pootermobile is a talented theme developer that is always looking to bring something unique and eye catching to your BlackBerry. His latest theme Ceres continues with that mission, and I have to say, he has definitely accomplished his goal. Not only does this theme have awesome grungy icons and fonts, the homescreen is designed to look like a polaroid taped to your background. What's cool...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

And here we have OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Makes you kind of wonder how long Research In Motion will keep supporting OS' for these devices right? As always folks, leaked OS so be sure to back up your data. Word has it there is more OS' on the way just not, today. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM...

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