ClearView Premium Theme For Tour, Pearl, 8900 and 83xx Series Devices

ClearView Premium Theme For Tour, Pearl, 8900 and 83xx Series Devices

Here is a nice new theme that just showed up earlier today. ClearView is a premium theme that has been designed for the BlackBerry Tour, Pearl, Curve 8900 and 83xx series devices that looks really sharp no matter which you own. The icons as shown above are more like tabs that pop up on the main screen and are all customizable to your liking when it comes to order. ClearView is available...

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BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

You can correct me if I'm wrong in the comments, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever seen BlackBerry advertising show up at a Formula 1 Grand Prix... The season may be winding down with only two races left to go (Brazil, Abu Dhabi), but this weekend at the Suzuka race track for the Japanese Grand Prix the BlackBerry billboard was hung proudly in pit row, strategically placed...

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This One is for you Jim Balsillie... You'll Get Your Team Yet!

I'll never stop being amazed by the things people send in to us on the CrackBerry Tips line...  Ever wonder what happens when a hockey loving, BlackBerry-using family gets together on a Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday? Apparently after the cake is eaten they gather around the pool table to leave Research in Motion's co-CEO Jim Balsillie a little motivational message. Don't...

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BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

Just in case there was any doubt regarding the launch of the 9550 coming soon, you can clearly see that the emulator Verizon support reps use has been loaded into the Verizon systems and is now available for employee's to review. Not much else to say about this other then it's coming and soon the wait will indeed be over. Huzzah! Thanks to briankeith513 for posting the pics for us all....

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BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

In the wee hours of the morning, RIM was hard at work upgrading all North America BIS systems to the latest version being 2.8. BIS 2.8 brings with it some long awaited changes for BIS users but still leaves some room for improvement  for a later time. A quick look at what's new is listed below: Two-way wireless synchronization with Google Mail Contacts and the Address Book on the...

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Fun Game Next Dual Pack On Sale This Weekend - 50% Off!

If you check out the paid games category of BlackBerry App World, you'll see that Next Dual Pack is one of the top five best sellers. Regularly priced at $4.99, this weekend you can grab it from the CrackBerry App Store for just $2.49 - that's 50% off! Available for the BlackBerry Storm and all non-touchscreen device models, it offers 128 levels of addictive and challenging entertainment. You...

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Contest Reminder: Mapper Pro, Sticky Notes & Plantronics Discovery 975

Contest Reminder: Mapper Pro, Sticky Notes & Plantronics Discovery 975

Not too many contests to enter this week, but we snuck in a couple for good measure. You still have time to get in on the action, so if you didn't already, be sure to leave a comment on the original contest posts. All contests end Sunday at Midnight PST - so don't miss out! Oh, and this week we'll be announcing yet another crazy CrackBerry contest. You won't want to miss out on this one!...

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Dress Up Your BlackBerry For Halloween With Themes, Wallpapers And Ringtones From CrackBerry!

Halloween is creeping up on us rather fast and what better time than now to get in the spirit of things and dress up your BlackBerry to have a little fun. If themes are what you are looking for the CrackBerry App Store and forums are full of free and premium themes for all devices. Wanna scary or just festive wallpaper for your device? Be sure to check out the Crackberry wallpaper gallery and...

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Will.i.am On Hand In Australia To Help Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8520

Will.i.am has long been a supporter of the BlackBerry platform and his recent events are indeed no exception to the rule. Will.i.am was on hand in Australia as part of the Black Eyes Peas' The E.N.D. World Tour which coincided with the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8520. While being interviewed Will had a few things to say about the iPhone, which sound all too familiar: "I prefer buttons...

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Out With The Old, In With The New?

Out With The Old, In With The New?

After waking up this morning and checking my Tour (as I always do when I roll out of bed) I had NO emails! None! I immediately jumped on my PC to look into things, and sure enough, my emails had come in and just had not made it to my Berry. I know there was a scheduled BIS outage, so I logged on to my BIS and tried to resend my service books - but wait - where is the Service Book tab? A quick...

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BlackBerry 9700 Shows Up In Bell System Again, This Time 8530 Joins It As Well

This isn't the first time we have seen the BlackBerry 9700 show up in the Bell system. Last time it was caught on blurry cam. This time it's crystal clear as to what it is listed, that we are all waiting patiently for. Alongside the 9700, BoyGenius also posted a look at the BlackBerry Curve 8530 which is also now showing up and nearing release. All these devices showing in so many systems, it'...

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New TweetGenius Available for Original Customers - Soonish for Everyone Else

Half of you have been patiently waiting for the new TweetGenius and the other half probably don't even know it exists. Boy Genius Report teamed up with the folks at Beejive months ago and went into hiding so they could crank out the biggest, baddest Twitter client of them all. SocialScope and Ubertwitter are the most talked about Twitter clients of late, so people seem to forget that...

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BigTinCan Mapper Pro - 50 Free Copies

One more contest before everyone hits happy hour today. BigTinCan Mapper Pro is a cool app that lets you be a part of OSM (Open Street Mapping) by mapping your area and adding points of interest. The app lets you track your route, check out live GPS details and even send the map as an ALX or GPE file to a PC. BigTinCan Mapper Pro obviously isn't for everyone as it targets a specific audience,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 2nd, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for October 2nd, 2009!

Howdy folks, happy October to all! Yes, things are getting decidedly chilly up here in Canada... Time to put away the golf clubs and pull out the hockey gear, right? Right. Yet another interesting week in BlackBerry Apps, so lets get right down to business. Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry App World Updated to 1.1.0....

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BBScanner for BlackBerry Smartphones - Video Review

Forums moderator yester18 took the time to do up this review of BBScanner for us. He goes over the multiple features, feeds, settings and more. If you don't want to shell out over $100 for a full-featured police scanner, this is a great app that lets you listen to a ton of police, fire & EMS radios. BBScanner is available for just $2.99 from BBScanner.com.

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Sticky Note Theme For BlackBerry Storm - 50 Free Copies

The week is almost over, and we wanted to sneak in a quick contest or two. Artem just let me know that he wants to give away 50 free copies of his Sticky Notes theme for the Storm. This totally custom theme has icons that feature - what else - sticky notes. There are custom battery and signal meters, as well as a hidden dock. If you're looking for something unique for you Storm, give this...

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Powermat Charges Your Device Without Any Wires

This is totally cool - the mat charges pretty much any electronic device with no cables or plugs. You just throw on of the "receivers" on your device and drop it on the Powermat. It then charges as it normally would, just by sitting on the mat. A light lets you know its charging, and you can do  up to three devices at once. This is a great way to clean up your desktop or nightstand and keep...

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Download BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac!

Download BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac!

11:32am EDT: WOOOHOOOO!!! RIM WAS EARLY! Click the image above to download now! 10:00 am EDT: Oh Happy Day! I know I should probably wait until BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac is available for download at 1pm EDT this afternoon, but I just couldn't wait and had to get a post started for it asap. Consider this the official BDM for Mac waiting room and we'll update this post as the time...

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Deal of the Day: Easy Bartender for 50% Off!

I gotta feeling... tonight's gonna be a good night! I don't know about you, but I've had one helluva week, so I know what I'm doing tonight (am I allowed to say that on the blogs?? Ahh well, it's the truth)..... drinking. If you're in the same frame of mind as me today, then it's fitting that today's deal of the day is Easy Bartender! Until midnight CST tonight, you can get it for $3.99 -...

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The Last Set of Four BlackBerry Developers Challenge Finalists Announced

Time yet again to go over the last set of finalists for the BlackBerry Developer Challenge which will of course be wrapping things up at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in November. This time around the list of finalists is brought down to four and amongst them are some great applications. 7digital Music Store (by DevelopIQ) FileScout (by Privateer) ProOnGo Expense with Receipt Reader...

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