NFC support on upcoming BlackBerry Smartphones gets official

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the biggest announcements from Research In Motion at Mobile Congress World 2011 wasn't made via a press release, but rather by RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie when he was on stage during a keynote yesterday. The announcement? He confirmed Near Field Communication (NFC) support on future BlackBerry Smartphones. Of course CrackBerry readers already...

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Mega Tower Assault for BlackBerry Smartphones now available

I'm a big fan of tower defense games, and being able to take them with me on my BlackBerry is a huge plus. The latest comes from Gameloft Inc and is called Mega Tower Assault. The game provides you with 8 different types of towers with which to defend youself. There are 12 maps in 4 settings including beach, snow, platform and lava. The graphics are great and the game is sure to provide hours...

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Want Angry Birds for BlackBerry? Read This...

* Update: @RovioMobile shot us a couple of replies.. One and Two. They have no plans for Angry Birds for BlackBerry Smartphones on the BlackBerry OS right now, but the PlayBook is a definite possibility (which to me sounds like they're not working on it yet). Keep up the demands in the comments... maybe we change their minds! *   It only took me seconds to Photoshop Angry Birds onto...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Hey BlackBerry Bold 9700 users, looks like we have something for you tonight! OS 6.0.0.461 has leaked for your device, so if you're into that sort of thing go ahead and give it a go. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. Let us know what you see that is new and improved, and hop on over to the forums to discuss it further!  *OS Disclaimer -...

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BlackBerry Repair Services Now Available from ShopCrackBerry.com!

Get your broken BlackBerry fixed with our selection of Repair Services! Don't worry... I'm not actually the one doing the repairs. The experts at PDA Repair World are! Finally! It gives me great pleasure to announce that BlackBerry Repair Services are now available via ShopCrackBerry.com! Since literally the day CrackBerry went live four years ago our e-commerce support team has been...

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While the first demo from The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) walked us through a scrapbook app on the Blackberry PlayBook, they also demoed what is possible when making use of the BlackBerry WebWorks Platform SDK. In other words, they basically built the application using HTML 5 and CSS, which is common on just about every webpage you visit. Anyone with a general interest and a few hours exploring...

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The BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch is a great mix of style and protection. Contest: Leave a comment for your chance to win! Pretty much every BlackBerry user has a case of some sort. Be it a skin case or hard case there is usually a reason behind it. Some choose their case for style, while others need protection. Depending on your job and your needs there is a case that will be fit for you....

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BlackBerry News Feeds v1.0.1 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you frequent using the BlackBerry News Feeds application you'll want to log on into the BlackBerry Beta Zone to get the latest update. v1.0.1 has been posted and addresses some concerns from users. A list of changes can be found below:Ability to delete all prior articles when viewing a feed or viewing “All Unread Items”. Ability to mark the list of items as read when viewing a feed or viewing...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 'Scrapbook' App Demo made by TAT

Since Research In Motion acquired The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) we've all been wondering what type of work they'll be doing for RIM. Well, as it turns out a demo posted to the RIM YouTube account today shows us just that. Although we're positive it is just one of many things TAT is doing, it's pretty awsome to see their work happening on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Tell us what you think in the...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry updated

Update: We understand the version showing is 1.9.62, but it looks like that may be the correct version for the update (not 1.9.66). We have an email out to the folks at foursquare so we'll keep you updated - thanks for the patience! In what is their third update this week, foursquare has again been updated with some more fixes. This version adds in a few tweaks from the alpha we saw...

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BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available on Amazon

Made Simple Learning today has released their latest BlackBerry help book BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. This is the next in line in the great series of Made Simple books that help you get to know your new BlackBerry. If you're a new Torch user, this book can help you get started and teach you things like shortcuts, tips and tricks, multimedia, music sync and much, much more. Including: Dozens...

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New BlackBerry Messenger Commercial... the BBM Flirt!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] RIM pushed BlackBerry Messenger hard in 2010 and it's looking like the trend is going to continue in 2011 and I'm glad to see that be the case. Afterall, BBM does rock and after years of almost no-advertising from RIM, it'll take a while still before I get bored of seeing them pump out commercials. This time around it's all about the BlackBerry...

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Jim Balsillie dismisses comments made by Nokia's Stephen Elop

With Mobile World Congress 2011 well under way, Research In Motion has been showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook to Barcelona's many attendees and to say it has been well received is a bit of an understatement. The BlackBerry booth has had a constant flow of people to it. That said, some recent comments made by Nokia's Stephen Elop seemed to of have lit a fire under Co-Chief Executive Officer...

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Tell CrackBerry Sam about your BlackBerry apps by emailing apps @ crackberry.com As you might imagine, all of us writing for CrackBerry.com are really excited about the upcoming release of the BlackBerry PlayBook. With it being an entirely new device built on a different operating system that will usher in a new era of BlackBerry apps and games, us bloggers are going to have a lot to talk...

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Foursquare issues maintenance release with bug fixes

Over the weekend foursquare dropped a new BlackBerry update, but there were still some underlying bugs that users wrote in about. Today they issues a maintenance release that fixed some of the issues. The new version added check-in photos, however comments are still absent but should come in an update shortly. Fixes in this alpha release include: Resolution of screen lock up issue after login...

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  We don't see very many "must have" BlackBerry games these days (that will all change once the PlayBook hits) but Wrath is one that I'd put on my list. This great retro shooter is loads of fun and a great time killer. Available for most devices (sans Pearl series) Wrath is a flashback shooter game that plain and simple lets you fly around and shoot stuff up. There are power-ups, bombs,...

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Review: Photo Translator for BlackBerry

Sometimes things can get lost in translation. When travelling to a foreign country, not everything is presented in a tourists own language. You always hear tips, specific phrases or the advice to pack a translation book or even hire a local guide. While you’re looking into classes, or costs, there’s one more thing you should take a look at - your BlackBerry. It’s the perfect travel companion...

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Contest Winners: Accessories, MiniFrames, Social, and Show Me the Images!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Win 1 of 50 copies of Blue Smoothy by BB-Freaks! Details after the break!! Popular theme developers BB-Freaks let me know that they are celebrating their one year anniversary this month, and to celebrate and say thank you to all of their fans, they released a free theme! This is an awesome theme with great features and like you would expect from BB-Freaks, the layout is unique and interesting...

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