Sprint.com Shows Off the BlackBerry Tour

Sprint.com Shows Off the BlackBerry Tour

Yesterday Sprint dropped the word on Twitter that the BlackBerry Tour would be released on July 12th, and it looks like they showed it off on Sprint.com as well. Some eagle-eyed members caught a glimpse of the announcement on Sprints home page. Their Tour page hasn't been updated as of yet, but you can still sign up to "Remind me when its out" if you really want to.  Thanks to everyone that...

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WHERE Updated for Curve 8900, Bold And Storm

WHERE Updated for Curve 8900, Bold And Storm

WHERE was recently updated over the past few days. Currently now sitting at version 1.3.0.1 WHERE was updated to include better support for BlackBery Bold, Storm and Curve 8900 devices but it was an application wide upgrade meaning that all devices will see the new changes across the board. New fixes and features include: New Gas Features - The WHERE Gas widget got a total redesign in this...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces First Four Finalists In 2009 BlackBerry Developer Challenge

With the 2nd annual BlackBerry developers contest not that far off now, the BlackBerry Partners Fund has been working towards who will be claiming their Developer Challenge 09' prize packs and quite a few familiar names are showing up as the time has come for the first 4 finalists to be anounced. The four Finalists are Fierce Towers (by Nickel Buddy), Astraware Solitare (by Handmark),...

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Nine Must-Do Fixes for RIM's BlackBerry App World

Nine Must-Do Fixes for RIM's BlackBerry App World

It's been on the mind of some since BlackBerry App World launched, but good friend of CrackBerry Al Sacco lays out a few things for us all that must be done with BlackBerry App World if it is indeed here for the long haul in a new article on CIO.com. Much like Boy Genius' article the other day, where he shared his feelings on the future of RIM if changes were not made swiftly, Al gives us...

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How To Bake A BlackBerry

How To Bake A BlackBerry

CrackBerry.com member Henk sent this one in.  Apparently you can bake a BlackBerry at 200C for 20 minutes and it will still function when its fully cooked.  Check out Henk's story. "Thought you might like this... Couple of weeks ago, like a good dad, I was baking with my 10 year old daughter. I couldn't find my Blackberry afterwards and was looking everywhere. Tried calling my number etc....

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BlackBerry Loves U2 - Mobile Album On The Way

BlackBerry Loves U2 - Mobile Album On The Way

Back in March we first heard that BlackBerry would be sponsoring U2's Tour (no, not that Tour) that kicked off in Barcelona on June 30th. Well there was no sign of a RIM back at the opening gig, but it does look like the U2 Mobile Album is on the way. A teaser on BlackBerry.com gives a quick run through of what looks to be a "U2 App" with music, photos, tour info and more. No big details on...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Unboxing

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Unboxing

The boys over at BGR and Engadget both got their hands on a Verizon BlackBerry Tour today and have posted the photos for us all to drool over. They made note of some final design details and snapped some great shots. Biggest news is that the back battery door has seen some changes (for the better) and according to BG looks good - It's got soft-touch rubber on the outer part and the inner part...

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Sprint BlackBerry Tour Available July 12th via Online And Telesales at $199 for Upgrades

Sprint users can finally sleep well at night.  Twitter is buzzing with news straight from the source. It looks like the Tour will hit Sprint the same day it makes it to Verizon on July 12th. Sprint shot out the details on Twitter just a few minutes ago. Sadly the Tour page on Sprint.com has not been updated with any juicy info just yet. 

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Bell BlackBerry Tour Promo Kit Unboxing

The folks at MobileSyrup.com got their hands on a pretty sweet Bell promo kit video for the BlackBerry Tour. Since its only a few short weeks away from release, we can expect to see all kinds of goodies popping up as the days get closer (I love the BlackBerry branded beachball). I for one am excited that the wait is nearly over (and that I can grab my Tour a few days before Bla1ze). Check...

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Contest Winners: Wallpaper Changer & Berry Weather

Contest Winners: Wallpaper Changer & Berry Weather

Here they are - 200 winners in total this week. Two great contests, 100 free copies of Berry Weather, and 100 free copies of Wallpaper Changer. Check out the complete list of winners below. If you didn't win this time, you can still purchase both Wallpaper Changer and Berry Weather from ShopCrackBerry.com. And don't forget to check out out Canada Day and Independence Day Contest - and don't...

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Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

To all of the BlackBerry users north of the border  reading this, have a Happy Canada Day! And while you should be putting the BBs out of site for 24 hours to give family and friends your undivided attention, I'm sure many most all of you will all work at least a few minutes of CrackBerry time in between fireworks, BBQs, beers and the beach (let me guess...you're reading this on Viigo !)....

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CrackBerry App Store Client Updated: 20% Off Grand Opening Sale Extended Until July 4th!

Back on June 3rd we posted that the CrackBerry App Store client was now official and out of beta, but following that release still found we had a few bugs affecting a small portion of users that needed to be ironed out. The current CrackBerry App Store version -- 1.04 -- should address the lingering issues those user's faced. You can download the updated version from within the client...

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Canada Day and Independence Day Contest: 100 FREE One-Year Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

To Celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day this week, SmrtGuard is hosting a contest and is giving away 100 subscriptions for their One-Year Subscription Plan (retail at USD $44.99 each) to citizens of that other country we know and love, CrackBerry Nation. To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is login and leave a comment to this blog post. Contest entry closes this Sunday...

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BeeJive Storm Beta Updated – Adds File Transfers Via Links And Push Notifications Fixed

This is for all of you BlackBerry Storm owners out there waiting for Beejive IM to finally hit the Storm. Well, while the completed version may yet be a ways off in the meantime you can grab the latest beta in all it's glory. I have downloaded the Beejive Storm betas before and was never quite impressed, they were always full of bugs that I really just could not understand even why they...

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Official OS 4.5.0.161 For Pearl (8100,8110,8120), Curve (8300,8310,8320), 8800 and 8820 from Hutchison

Odd, just last month on June 1st there was a similar device wide release of device firmware across the board where OS 4.5.0.153 showed up - now this month yet again, on the 1st of the month another huge list of upgrades comes out. Maybe there's some food for thought there. In any event, 4.5.0.161 has been released for all "older" device from Hutchinson and as such are of course official OS...

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BlackBerry Brains And Braun

BlackBerry Brains And Braun

As BlackBerry owners, we're pretty loyal to our beloved device, but I'm sure most of us can admit to having been tempted by the fruit of "another" on occasion. I often like to hop on YouTube and check out some of the un-boxing and review videos to see what some of the other devices have to offer, and while I won't be jumping ship any time soon, I must confess there are a lot of cool features the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

With all the BlackBerry Tour mania on CrackBerry this week, it's almost easy to forget about the next new device lined up to hit the market in the weeks/months ahead, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 (aka Gemini). The 8520 has been in full-production for weeks already and with FCC approval now behind it it's now just a matter of when. With time we should see the Curve 85xx series roll out to many...

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BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

Since Sprint released the Curve 8350i, a whole new set of users has come from the new device (as well as some converts) along with a new set of issues. Made Simple Learning has added the 8350i Training Center to tackle all of the issues that popped up from this Curve to the "i". The Training Center allows users to quickly learn the ins and outs of the device, both with a 420 page electonic...

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New Application WiFi Disabler: Turn Off WiFi Radio When Your Router Is Out Of Range

I just got word of a cool new app called WiFi Disabler. The premise is simple - when a WiFi connection to your router is lost, WiFi Disabler will turn off WiFi radio on your device to help save battery life. You can set a specified time-out to give your device a chance to reconnect, and after the allotted time WiFi radio will shut off and alert you. If you are a power user and leave WiFi on...

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Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Mike from Nickel Buddy just sent over an email letting us know that Solitaire Buddy Gold had just been updated with great new features.  There have been numerous bug fixes from the original release, larger cards for newer devices as well as 1, 2 and 4 suit Spider.  Solitaire Buddy Gold lets you play over a dozen solitaire games like Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Golf, Pyramid Golf, 3-Peaks...

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