BlackBerry Partners Fund announces 12 regional finalists in the Developer Challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has announced the 12 reginal finalists for the BlackBerry Developers Challenge. The apps were judged on how well they incorporated "super app" capabilities as well as quality and user experience. Participants are competing for prizes totalling over $1.5 million. The 12 finalists include: North American Finalists: Dictionary and Thesaurus - Dictionary.com Poynt...

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Labyrinth 2 - Now available for the BlackBerry Torch and Storm

Labyrinth 2 - Now available for the BlackBerry Torch and Storm

Labyrinth 2 has finally been released for BlackBerry Torch and Storm owners. The follow up to the original Labyrinth game now has some new features added to it and comes in both paid and free versions. Some of the recent additions to the game include: Levels for beginners; Over 80 new levels (quiz, maze, speed levels); New elements: buttons, lasers, gates and magnets; New game effects. ...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Oh boy, the BlackBerry popo are going to be busy today.  It seems an unofficial, early-build BlackBerry PlayBook has landed in the wild with Ryder posting about it on a blog called Mobility Insider. No doubt he sold his soul for this one (I'd sell my soul three times to have a production PlayBook right now), but there's a video above to prove he has...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from T-Mobile USA

BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from T-Mobile USA

If you've been been waiting for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 to hit a US carrier then tonight is the night. T-Mobile has now posted up the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in black and white. $129.99 with a new 2 year contract and it's all yours. if retail price is more your style and you like not having a contract then you'll be looking at $449.99 as your final damage. Some areas are still showing the device...

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RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Demos BlackBerry PlayBook!

Following his Jim Balsillie's Web 2.0 Summit interview where he didn't show off the PlayBook on stage, the RIM Co-CEO did demo it to the guys from Engadget in a brief hotel hallway hands-on.  Check out the video above - you can see the multi-tasking card metaphor BlackBerry Tablet OS at work doing it's thing, and even get a quick glimpse of the front facing camera at work. With the BlackBerry...

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Reading between the lines: Bringing the BlackBerry Tablet OS to the Smartphone "Isn't the hardest thing in the world to do"

While appearing at the Web 2.0 summit today, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie was placed on the spot to answer questions surrounding Research In Motion, their upcoming products and finally their future. A lot of questions were asked near the end, one that stuck out was a reference to when Research In Motion was going to bring a better experience to their line up of BlackBerry smartphones. This is...

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Review: Activity Log for BlackBerry

Review: Activity Log for BlackBerry

Hey! What have you been doing all day?! Have you been on your BlackBerry this whole time?! Let me guess; Brick Breaker! We’ve all been there, at least once. I know I have many, many times. The truth is that when I’m at work, I work. Some may look like they are blankly staring at their monitors, but their minds are in overdrive as a whirlwind of thought processes furiously search for...

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RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie speaking live at Web 2.0 Summit at 2:40 EST today

Hot off the Twitterverse comes word from @blackberry that RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie will be speaking live today during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. At 2:40pm EST he is scheduled to go on and you can watch live here. The session is titled A Conversation with Jim Balsillie, CEO, Research In Motion. While we're not totally sure what topics will be covered, you can be they'll be some...

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Funny: Windows/Mac Commercials go BlackBerry/iPhone parody thanks to Riz

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It looks like Riz, the artist behind Ping Me Baby, is back at it with these funny iPhone vs. BlackBerry parodies. The two videos seen here poke some fun at iPhone on both the application and hardware fronts. Stuff like this always makes me chuckle a bit. Word is there are more on the way too so be on the lookout. Got to love Riz for sticking to his...

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Setting up foursquare for BlackBerry

Setting up foursquare for BlackBerry

Foursquare allows you to connect to and meet new friends while exploring your city using the GPS on your BlackBerry device. By exploring and finding new places, members are rewarded by earning points, badges and becoming mayor when they "check-in." Users can also share tips and their location with friends and followers by linking their account to Twitter and Facebook. Foursquare can be...

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BBSAK updated to version 1.9 - Now available in 8 languages

BBSAK updated to version 1.9 - Now available in 8 languages

If you haven't used BBSAK, it's desktop software used to perform a wide variety of tasks for your BlackBerry, replacing the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. With BBSAK you can wipe your device, backup/restore your applications, load new or old OSs (without uninstalling OS from your computer), and install and remove CODs. The application is one of the most handy if you install OSs frequently, and is...

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Oh man, I love the new attitude we're seeing from RIM with the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Check out the video above and you'll see what I mean. RIM posted a new video on the BlackBerry youtube channel that puts the pre-release PlayBook head to head against the Apple iPad in a comparison and test of web browser performance and fidelity. The PlayBook fairs pretty well in this...

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Contest Winners - Win7Ultimate and the BlackBerry Charging Pod!

Contest Winners - Win7Ultimate and the BlackBerry Charging Pod!

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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F1 Championship celebration sale! Get FileScout for just $2.56

F1 Championship celebration sale! Get FileScout for just $2.56

To celebrate the F1 championship Matthias let us know that he is running a sale on his best-selling (and CrackBerry favorite) app FileScout. Matthias knows I'm a big Formula 1 fan so thought it would be a good gesture...and I agree!!! FileScout is essentially a file browser for your BlackBerry, letting you browse files, copy, move, rename, delete and even zip any files on your device. Truly an...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for November 15, 2010 - Win 1 of 25 free copies of Galaxy Ring!

Contest: Enter to win one of 25 free copies of Galaxy Ring!  It's a new week, and we are back again with a new BlackBerry Theme Roundup for your enjoyment. I changed up the format a little this week so I hope you all like it. Keep sending in your creations and suggestions to themeroundup[at]crackberry[dot]com. Please keep in mind that the roundup is simply a sampling of themes found in the...

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Official OS 5.0.0.1000 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 from Virgin Mobile Canada

BlackBerry Curve 8530 users get a treat today with this latest OS. Coming from Virgin Mobile Canada OS 5.0.0.1000 (what a nice round number) is ready for download. If you're running an 8530 you may want to give this one a go. Be sure to drop a comment letting us know how its working for you as well. As always, use caution when installing a new OS. Download OS 5.0.0.1000 for the BlackBerry...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.359 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.359 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Just in case you're not happy with the latest official OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9780, you can now take the leaked OS 6.0.0.359 for a test drive as it's now available for download. As always, with leaked OS' we're not sure what's new, broke, fixed or changed so use caution and be sure to back your data up. Let us know in the comments or in the forums what you dig up. *OS Disclaimer - Please...

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Ten ways to make a phone call using your BlackBerry Smartphone

Ten ways to make a phone call using your BlackBerry Smartphone

Did you think there was only one way to make a phone call from your BlackBerry Smartphone? Many people do, but we're here to tell you 10 ways you can make calls from your device. We'll start with the standard most common way, then work our way up to some others you made not know about. Read on to see them all. Press the Send Key It looks like a green telephone handset. This one.    ...

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Research In Motion BlackBerry 6 Developer webcast to be held tomorrow

Research In Motion BlackBerry 6 Developer webcast to be held tomorrow

If you're a BlackBerry developer concentrating your efforts on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 or the BlackBerry Curve 9300 you'll want to tune in to the developer webcast being held by Research In Motion tomorrow. As part of the ongoing series, Research In Motion will be highlighting those devices tomorrow as Verizon plans to make BlackBerry 6 available soon and developers need to be prepared....

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