Contest winners: Angry Farm, Home Screen Notes, SkyLark, accessories and more!

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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If you haven't heard, it is CrackBerry.com's 4th birthday and the celebration has already begun with a variety of contests and giveaways. Global Torch Themes have jumped into the celebration and made a CrackBerry theme for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, free of charge. As you might expect, the theme features a very nice CB wallpaper, and CrackBerry orange highlights throughout. So if you have a...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest: Win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones courtesy of Tether!

Leave a comment to this post (let us know your carrier) for your chance to win 1 of 3 BlackBerry Smartphones or 1 of 100 Copies of Tether. Full Details Below Getting things rolling for our 4th birthday celebration, our friends at Tether have come through big time again this year to sponsor our first contest. They are offering up a total of 3 devices to the CrackBerry Nation along with 100...

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BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK now available to developers

RIM announced today that the BlackBerry Analytics Service SDK is now available to developers. The SDK allows developers to now integrate BlackBerry Analytics into their applications. The Service consists of the SDK, developer documents and a web-based reporting interface that allows developers to log in and quickly and easily see the data they are collecting around their applications. The...

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BerryBuzz updated to version 4.0 - Now known as BeBuzz across the board

  In celebration of it's own birthday, BerryBuzz has been updated to version 4.0 today and will also be know now as BeBuzz. BeBuzz is a great app that changes up the standard red LED on your device to a variety of colors. You can set custom alerts for BBM, emails, 3rd party apps and much more. New features of version 4.0 include: BerryBuzz is now BeBuzz! Toasts - Shows small unobtrusive...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] These days we've been hearing plenty of rumors about Research In Motions BlackBerry PlayBook having the ability to run Google's Android application. Whether or not it turns out to be true remains to been seen but the evidence is mounting at a rapid pace. While Mobile World Congress brought us some information surrounding the BlackBerry PlayBook and...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.481 For The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

It hasn't been too long since the BlackBerry Pearl 3G had an OS update, and today it has another. OS 6.0.0.481 has popped up for this device, so if you're rockin' a Pearl and want something to do today, go ahead and give it a go. Just like other leaked OS', this one is not official in any way so be sure to back up all your data if you decide to load it up. Of course, be sure to share all your...

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BBin has no shortage of unique and fun themes for your BlackBerry Torch, and this weekend we are happy to share with you two of their newest creations: Paradigm Duo and Crossroad. Both of these themes have a ton of cool features and home screens with a lot of built in functionality. For details on each one and contest information, keep reading after the break!The first, Paradigm Duo, features...

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It's almost March and that can only mean one thing, CrackBerry's 4th Birthday. To celebrate, the good folks over at SOTI, Inc. are having a 50% off sale from now until Friday March 4th. I'm a big fan of Pocket Controller-Pro and how it packs ten features into one small package. It's a pretty cool BlackBerry and PC application that lets you control your device using only your mouse, monitor,...

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Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us.... that's right, Saturday, February 26th, 2011 marks four years to the day that we fired off our Hello World Press Release and officially opened the doors to CrackBerry.com. In true CrackBerry fashion and in keeping with our birthday tradition, we're going to be following up with a week's worth of crazy awesome contests and giveaways to celebrate...

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Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! If you haven’t had a chance yet, go and sign up for AppVerse in the CrackBerry App Store! What better way to socialize, check out some recommended apps and even see the faces behind this amazing site. Who knows? You may even see some reviews for a few of the apps listed below. Today, we announce the winners of the InfoBox giveaway and also give...

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We didn't expect to see much of NFC until the rumored 2011 devices hit later this year, but Bank of America is already putting the NFC technology to good use. They have started a trial of their Mobile Wallet program that will allow testers to receive a new battery door and microSD card to NFC-ize their device. The program lets users make payments using only their NFC outfitted BlackBerry (...

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Review: Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

Want to win a Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details.   Have you ever been on the road with a dead BlackBerry? It's no fun. No phone calls, no FaceBook, no Twitter, no Vlingo Safe Reader to read your emails and texts aloud to you. No nothing. For a BlackBerry enthusiast (the proper term is "addict," but enthusiast sounds so much...

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Details on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.0 leaked

The next progression in BIS-land is 4.0 and it looks like we have some good updates to look forward to. N4BB snagged a doc that shows off the upcoming features of the latest BIS. As usual it's not a ton of little upgrades, but rather a few mid-sized ones. Updates look to include: Integration with BlackBerry ID (BBID) Improved BIS End User Communications Automatic Login improvements...

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Angry Farm game for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies to be won!

Who needs Angry Birds when you can have Angry Farm! Win one of 50 free copies - details below! So you want to play Angry Birds on your BlackBerry? Well since you can't (yet) we have the next best thing - Angry Farm!! This brand new release from Smarter Apps lets you help the angry farm animals take on the evil foxes. Each of the angry animals have special properties that you can control to...

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Deal of the Day: 50% Off Tether for BlackBerry

Once again we have a sweet deal of the day -- Tether for BlackBerry. Until the end of the day, you can grab Tether for $24.99 - thats 50% off. Tether lets you hook up your Mac or PC to your device and get online through your BlackBerry data plan. Features include: Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls. Easy Setup...

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OnTime mobile calendar for BlackBerry now available

If you find the hustle and bustle of daily tasks too much to handle, maybe OnTime can help you out. This nifty calendar app will keep you on schedule for important events with its GPS integration and and deeply integrated features. With OnTime you simply set a calendar reminder and enter a address for the appointment (business meeting, doctors office etc). OnTime will then keep you on time (...

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BlackBerry smartphones already running Android apps?!

Yes, we've all heard the rumors about the BlackBerry PlayBook possibly having the ability to run Android apps but have you heard that BlackBerry smartphones are already running them? If the data from ShopSavvy is in anyway accurate then they'd have you believe it's already happening. As noted on their blog they have been tracking devices checking out their services via Flurry, an analytics...

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Quick Tip: BlackBerry 6 - Do you double flick?

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Love them or hate them, the BlackBerry 6 views are here to stay (until BlackBerry 6.1 at least). If you use them you really are getting the most from your device, but if you're like Kevin and myself, you try to stay clear of them at all costs. If you are a power user that likes to get the most out of all the views, here is a quick tip for navigating...

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