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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BlackBerry Atlas Video Walk Through And Spec Sheet!

BlackBerry Atlas Video Walk Through And Spec Sheet!

Salomondrin has got a new video of the BlackBerry Atlas in action for us all to have a look at coming after it's first on screen appearance. This device is running platform 6.0 and all signs seem to point to the fact it may not even show up on the US market if it indeed shows up on any market at all. The folks over at BlackBerryOS also got their hands on a spec sheet (after the jump) for the...

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Another Unofficial BlackBerry Storm 9550 Preview

This time around it's the guys at phonearena that have their hands on a pre-release BlackBerry Storm 9550 and have given it a first look/preview. It's a little less glowing than some of the other 9550 first looks to date, but overall they come away with the viewpoint that it's a much improved BlackBerry Storm compared to the first generation device, but that the improved SurePress still isn't...

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Rollin' Theme From Hedone Design

All I can say is that I love this theme! Rollin' from Hedone Design throws a great old-school look right on your homescreen. The smooth colors and nostalgic feel are awesome throughout. Rollin' breaks the mold for sure, and if you are looking for something unique to adorn your BlackBerry - look no further. A three icon dock sits on the side, and a very cool street sign icon banner shows all...

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New Beta Application Blurts Coming Soon - Seeking Beta Testers At This Time

This is a sweet concept from MLH Software. A bluetooth device and desktop solution geared towards assisting you get call ID for your BlackBerry Smartphone on your PC. As spotted by my good friend Mauricio over at BlackBerryRocks the details goes like this: If you are like us, you sit in front of a PC most of the day with a BlackBerry in your pocket. Every time it rings you have to dig it...

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Quick Look At Storm 2 Hardware Updates!

Ahh, another day, another quick video of the Storm 2 in action. So far out of the BlackBerry devices leaked I certainly do believe this is RIM's worst kept secret. This device has had more pictures and videos taken of it than Kanye West after he flipped his wig at the VMA's. Nevertheless, Salomondrin takes the time to walk us through some of the hardware changes he has seen in the device over...

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BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

We got a tip this morning that there is a rumoured data outage for October 3rd. During that time, we are told RIM will be kicking it up and upgrading to BIS 2.8 for North American carriers. We originally thought the update would come in September, but in the style of Desktop Manager for Mac, being fashionably late in October may be the way to go. "There is a RIM infrastructure upgrade...

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Review: Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset

Review: Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset

You could win a Plantronics Discovery 975 BT Headset. Details @ end of this post! More and more, we hear about talking on cellphones (and smartphones) while driving becoming a big no no. I have to say that I agree with that decision. I’ve had more than enough near misses that I would have liked to experience. Mostly because someone is on their phone, rather than having two hands on the...

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SmartBCalendar Icon Shows Actual Day and Date

I stumbled across this one this morning and thought it was pretty cool. SmartBCalendar simply replaces your stock calendar icon with a new one (that looks exactly the same) but this one is amped up. The icon shows the actual date, and when highlighted the application name displays as the day - very cool. When you click the icon it takes you right to the native calendar app. I know that we...

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Telus Releases Official OS 4.6.1.284 For The 8230

Telus Releases Official OS 4.6.1.284 For The 8230

Just in case you have avoided the 5.0 beta that has shown up previously for the Pearl Flip here is an official OS release of  OS 4.6.1.284. Be sure to grab this one if you are still running any OS lower that is official, and be sure to delete the Vendor.xml file from you PC as well if you are not a Telus user other wise the update will not go as expected, if at all. Download The Official OS 4...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 SKU Shows Up for AT&T in Best Buy Inventory System

BlackBerry Curve 8520 SKU Shows Up for AT&T in Best Buy Inventory System

Back in May Engadget posted an AT&T presentation which showed a bunch of upcoming BlackBerry Smartphones, including the onyx (Bold 9700), magnum, Pearl 3G and gemini (Curve 8520). While the word is the magnum project has been scrapped in favor of dakota (half touchscreen, half keyboard, plus trackpad), the photo above taken from a Best Buy inventory screen shows the Curve 8520 might just...

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RIM Launches Official BlackBerry YouTube Channel!

RIM has been utilizing their support forums a lot lately to make announcements and today was no exception. They just posted up some information regarding the official BlackBerry channel on YouTube which appears to be aimed at basic BlackBerry usage. It's a nice tips and tricks option but if you are looking to dig deeper into the workings of your device we suggest using the CrackBerry forums...

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Storm 2 Headed To Best Buy October 25th?

Storm 2 Headed To Best Buy October 25th?

* Updated Photo: Take a look below. We just had another photo sent in. A reader saw the Item # in the photo above and checked it out immediately on the system..not it appears to be returning info for just the LG Glance (all the other stuff above is gone). So not sure what the deal is here, but am holding hope the dummy device is all good and the actual 9550 isn't far behind! * * Update:...

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BlackBerry App World Updated to Version 1.1.0.19

BlackBerry App World Updated to Version 1.1.0.19

Tips have been flying in today, and it looks as if BlackBerry App World was indeed updated to version 1.1.0.19. No news on what is new in the update, but most likely just some minor fixes. App World version 1.1.0.17 dropped a while back to run on OS 5.0, so if you find any new features be sure to let us know in the comments. You can snag the updated version by heading to blackberry.com/...

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LaterDude Pro updated once again! Hello, version 2.2.51

LaterDude Pro updated once again! Hello, version 2.2.51

I think somebody needs a hobby. Just as I was getting used to the last update of LaterDude Pro, I get an email from Fabian. He let me know that he’s added a doozie of an update to this callback reminder solution. The LaterDude Pro name has been seen in the blogs in recent months; in both a review and in update notifications. I’ve said before, that LaterDude Pro enables you to create...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.305 from T-Mobile UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.305 from T-Mobile UK

Among all the 5.0 leaks people seem to forget there will still be carrier releases along the way. The latest offering is OS 4.6.1.305 for the Curve 8520 from T-Mobile UK. This is an official OS, so if you didn't make the jump to 5.0 this past week, you may want to check it out. You can grab it from the T-Mobile UK download site. Download OS 4.6.1.305 for Curve 8520>>  Instructions:...

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PodTrapper Updated to Version 2.5

One of my favorite apps PodTrapper, has been updated to version 2.5 and includes some great new features. PodTrapper is probably the best app there is for listening to podcasts on your BlackBerry, and the new updates make it that much better. Some of the updates include: Podcast recommendation engine (Add Podcasts->Recommendations) Setting to run PodTrapper on Startup Configurable rewind...

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mSpot Brings Streaming Movie Rentals To BlackBerry

mSpot has launched their new mobile video rental and streaming service for BlackBerry Smartphones. More commonly known as a company which has offered ringtones and music downloads for a number of platforms, mSpot has teamed up with some big media players such as Paramount, Universal and The Weinstein Company which opens up access to a selection of movie titles. One thing mSpot has over...

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BlackBerry 101: How to Unlock Your BlackBerry

BlackBerry 101: How to Unlock Your BlackBerry

Today we are looking a procedure that most of us will do at one time or another while owning a BlackBerry which is unlocking. Keep in mind, this will only work on GSM devices, or "World Phones" like the 8830WE, Storm or Tour. If you are like me, you will sometimes want a BlackBerry from another carrier to run on your own carrier. Or maybe you want to sell it and increase resale value while...

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LaterFlag - Flag Your Emails For Follow Up

LaterFlag - Flag Your Emails For Follow Up

Fabian Heuwieser has been back at work on his awesome and most importantly useful BlackBerry applications. This time around he has created LaterFlag, an application which allows you to flag your emails in two ways (high or low priority) for follow up at a later time. Best of all it's a free application. Most of you who are running a 5.0 leaked OS will have noticed this type of service is...

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