Opera Mini 5 Beta 2 Now Available For Download

Opera Mini 5 Beta 2 Now Available For Download

It's been approximately four months since we last heard anything from Opera regarding their new Opera Mini 5 beta. At the time of release, Opera Mini 5 got off to a bit of a rocky start for some users after having looked at all the comments on the announcement post. This time around, beta 2 has been released andwhile the verdict is not out as of yet for the majority of users. I, myself am...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for the BlackBerry Traveler

[ Our Holiday Gift Guides hope to get you going in the right direction when shopping for your BlackBerry family and friends this holiday season. This list comes courtesy of our forum moderators JeffH and chrisy520. They compiled a great list of items that no BlackBerry Traveler should be without.  There is a great variety of accessories and apps that should fill out your gift list just right...

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Rock your BlackBerry with PushLife

Rock your BlackBerry with PushLife

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I...love...music. You’ll always find a list of my personal favourites on my BlackBerry. They may not all be hits, or even well known, but they are “me”. For the longest time, I’ve gone through the BlackBerry Desktop Manager to load up my Berry. I was never really happy with the time and process it took to complete the transfer. I’m not talking about...

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Reminder: Online BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009

Reminder: Online BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009

Just a reminder folks, the upcoming BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 is happening on December 3rd. Registration is still open and it's free for all. The BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 features four seminar tracks, all new content, new product demos and new resources to expand access to BlackBerry solution information. Who will be there? Administrators, Developers and CIOs. Seminar content...

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PCMag's Top 20 Free BlackBerry Apps

PCMag's Top 20 Free BlackBerry Apps

1. AP Mobile News 10. Opera Mini 5 17. Viigo for BlacBerry As the end of the year approaches, you're bound to see lots of Best of 2009 type posts pop up aroud the web for all sorts of things. I know we'll be running our Cracky awards in the weeks ahead. Over at PC Mag today, Sascha Segan put up his holiday list of smartphone app freebies, covering 100...

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My Wish for BlackBerry Santa: Add Personalize Ringtones and Notifications to the Setup Wizard.

I'd love to see this option get added! Do You Change Your Ringtone/Notification Settings or Just Use the Defaults?(poll) * Update: Hmmm... so after 5,000 quick votes we can see that even among CrackBerry readers almost 20% of users stick to the ringtone and notification defaults. I would guess among those who are less BlackBerry enthusiasts that % would likely be twice as...

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Free Christmas StillScreens from DreamTheme!

Recently DreamTheme launched 20 new personalization products across 3 new app categories. This week they have just released a new StillScreen pack for the holidays and are giving out free copies to the CrackBerry community in appreciation for their continued support. The Christmas StillScreens app is a tiny loader app that gives access to holiday themed images of impeccable quality -- use...

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December 1st Already? Find the Perfect BlackBerry Stocking Stuffers this Holiday Season with our BlackBerry Gift Guides!

Seriously, it's December 1st already. I can't believe how 2009 has flown by. With the change of month the holiday season is officially upon us (it actually started snowing just a few minutes ago as I look out the window while typing this) which means if you haven't yet, it's time to start thinking holidays and buying gifts for your friends, colleagues and special loved-ones. For the...

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Blurts Pro $4.99 Through Sunday - 50 Free Copies

Blurts seemed to come out of nowhere with a full head of steam, and it hasn't slowed down yet. The innovative app displays alerts right on your PC so you can keep working and never be distracted picking up your BlackBerry. Caller ID, email and SMS will show right on your PC, and you can even make and answer calls without picking up your device. Blurts works over Bluetooth and is truly an...

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MyCart! & MyCart! Pro Updated to v2.4

MyCart! has just updated its application to version 2.4 for its free and Pro versions. If you don't know about MyCart!, its a list application that is packed full of features ensuring you never forget what to buy while out shopping. The latest builds include automatic backup as well as some other cool features like add/edit/delete items, multiple lists, email/import lists, quanitity, aisle,...

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Deal of the Day: Save 50% on BerryBuzz 2.1

  Its no secret that I'm a big fan of BerryBuzz. I have never found an app that I have stuck with on all of my devices and utilized so much. BerryBuzz 2.1 lets you customize all of your LED alerts to various colors, so if you're like me and don't use audible alerts, it makes thing much easier. You can set a different color LED for all of your device email addresses, as well as SMS, MMS,...

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Contest Winners: DriveSafe.ly, Pay It Forward, [Pre]defined, Rain, Revball, Wifi Hero and BeDroid

Another week in the books, and I'm glad to say my favorite season is upon us. December is here, and the holidays are in full swing. We have tons of goodies on the way to help celebrate, so don't stray too far from your desk to go shopping or you'll miss out. We capped the week with some great contests, topped by our Pay It Forward. The unlocked Bold will go to Megan Johns who was nominated by...

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Cartoon fan? Want to be entertained on your BlackBerry daily with a new episode? Then you'll want to check out Bludzee! You can read the full press release below, but the quick overview is that Bludzee, the cartoon kitten created by Lewis Trondheim, is now available for BlackBerry Smartphones. A one year subscription to the comic strip costs $9.99, giving you access to a new episode each day (...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.371 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.371 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Been waiting for a newer OS for your BlackBerry Bold 9700? While I am currently happy with my OS 5.0.0.351 BlackBerry Bold 9700 users will be happy to know OS 5.0.0.371 has leaked onto the interwebs. Remember, all disclaimers are in order here. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to...

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Dedicated Foursquare Application Soon To Arrive For BlackBerry Smartphones

Now, I can't say I have used Foursquare myself but it seems to be gaining a lot of recognition with iPhone and Android users. For those among you, like me who have never used the service Foursquare is a GPS and social network application which allows you to keep track of your friends and explore the city you live in. By "discovering" things in your own city you earn points and badges as you go...

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Holiday Survival with your BlackBerry Smartphone

Holiday Survival with your BlackBerry Smartphone

Has anyone else, besides me, did a double take at the calendar? Where has the year gone? It’s not quite crunch time, but the last minute rush of the holiday season is looming. While we are slightly more prepared than last year, it`s hard not to give in to the stress of getting everything done. How many times have you rushed to get your holiday cards out on time? Misplaced your shopping list...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We first reviewed Nobex Radio Companion just over a year ago now and it has proven to be a must-install BlackBerry app for music lovers, allowing you to listen to over 3000 radio stations around the world and see the playlist of over 2700 radio stations. If you've never downloaded it before, be sure to give it a go. The odds are good you'll be glad...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our on-location live blog and podcast last week from the 2009 BlackBerry Alliance Summit in Rome, Italy, this week we'll be posting up some video interviews captured at the event by our friend Ewan MacLeod of MobileIndustryReview.com and MobileDeveloper.tv. Be sure to check both sites out! First up is an interview with Tony Bristol of...

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SMobile Systems Releases Net Nanny Mobile

SMobile Systems Releases Net Nanny Mobile

These days concerns for parents are high when their children have mobile devices. With the release of Net Nanny Mobile today, some parents can plan to be one step ahead of technology now. By utilizing the Parental Control Dashboard offered by Net Nanny Mobile, parents can easily and effectively gain insight into their children's mobile activities, as well as offering protection from the effects...

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Official Updates: OS 4.7.1.65 for the Tour 9630; OS 4.5.0.181 for the 8800, 8820 & 8100

Just a quick update of some official OS' that popped up today. It looks like CBeyond has released OS 4.7.1.65 for the Tour 9630 (not a huge update, but a few clicks up from the latest Verizon and Sprint releases). Cosmote has also released OS 4.5.0.181 for the 8800, 8820 and 8100 as well. No new 5.0 love for any devices, but we'll keep our fingers crossed across the board. Head over to the...

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