Contest Winners: e-GPS & Smart Lock and Wipe

Contest Winners: e-GPS & Smart Lock and Wipe

I didn't even realize it but apparently we were all about BlackBerry security with our contests this week. We had offerings from e-GPS and Smart Lock and Wipe - both great apps that let you track and wipe your device remotely if its lost or stolen. If you didn't get in on the action, we already kicked off this week with a great contest from MusicSkins and of course there is our I Love My...

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Dictionary.com Launches Free Dictionary And Thesaurus Application For BlackBerry Smartphones

Dictionary.com has just released their new, free BlackBerry application through their website and BlackBerry App World. Containing more than 500,000 words, definitions and synonyms, the app features audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day for both English and Spanish. Another great feature is that it integrates with the BlackBerry email system...

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Another OS 4.5 Round Up To Address Browser Vulnerability On Most Devices

In an effort to get everyone updated to fix the browser vulnerability, RIM and carriers have been releasing 4.5 OS upgrades practically on a daily basis. Here is a look at what's new this week for updates. Be sure to get updated if you are running anything less then the OS' shown. US Cellular - 4.5.0.169 for 8130, 8330, 8330m and 8830 Cellular South - 4.6.1.302 for the Pearl Flip 8230 AVEA...

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BlackBerry Storm 9520 Now Listed As Coming Soon On Vodafone Germany Website

With all the news today regarding the 9520 information that was posted by The Guardian and its claim that the Storm 2 would be arriving this week on Vodafone, this info comes as no surprise. Recently posted on the Vodafone Germany website under the coming soon section is the BlackBerry Storm 9520. No information on pricing is listed at this time, but it does bring us in line with what the...

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Buy One Get One for the BlackBerry Storm2 At Release?!

Buy One Get One for the BlackBerry Storm2 At Release?!

Mauricio over at BlackBerry Rocks posted a great photo of a Verizon flyer today for a buy one get one free offer. The flyer pictures a Tour, Curve, Pearl Flip and everyone's new best friend the Storm2. No real details are included on this, but we can only assume that it may very well be a Storm2 launch promo. Its not unlike Verizon to offer a deal like this with the launch of a new device....

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Installing a BlackBerry Beta OS with Mac Desktop Manager

Since the early previews of the Mac desktop manager it was known that RIM was inputting methods to stop people from installing Beta or Hybrid OS'. What was unknown though was as to how RIM was planning on doing it. Now, things like that don't seem to last very long before someone figures out a way around it. Berryreview was advised of a YouTube video that was posted of a walk through on just...

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More BlackBerry Messenger Barcode Oddities

More BlackBerry Messenger Barcode Oddities

Ever since BlackBerry Messenger 5 leaked, users have been playing around with the barcode system and finding some strange and not so strange things about it. This one however has to fall under the strange category in my opinion. We got a tip from JJ that if you scan the barcode shown in the example of how to use the barcode system, it comes up with a rather omnious URL from a quite popular...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Full Video Walk Through

The announcement and launch of the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550/9520 is fast approaching, and this time around on the pre-release device video front our pal Sal is walking us through a Verizon-branded unit that is rocking an up to date OS in version 5.0.0.287 (5.0.0.293 is actually newest, but .287 isn't that far off!). Sal has been doing a great job entertaining us over the past couple months...

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Contest: 50 Free BlackBerry Skins from MusicSkins

Contest: 50 Free BlackBerry Skins from MusicSkins

  The good folks at MusicSkins.com were kind enough to offer up 50 free skins for CrackBerry members. MusicSkins are durable premium vinyl skins for your device that will protect it from everyday dings and scratches. The skins are thin so you won't have to worry about adding extra bulk to your device, but you can still have it protected. The cool thing is that you can choose from a ton of...

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AddContactX - Easily Add a Contact After a Call

The newest app from Twinkler Software (makers of AddOnIs) AddContactX, lets you add a contact quickly after ending a phone call. This can come in handy for many business and personal situations, and now couldn't be easier. After ending an incoming or outgoing call, AddContactX will prompt you to add the contact information to you address book for a new or exisiting contact. You may choose a...

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Dots - Free Game for the BlackBerry Storm from Tafasa

Dots - Free Game for the BlackBerry Storm from Tafasa

Tafasa has released a new free game for the BlackBerry Storm. Dots is now available to download in the CrackBerry App Store and brings new life to an old fashioned time waster while adding a few new tricks to it. From the description: Now you can play this classic pencil & paper game right on your BlackBerry! This fun game is easy to understand and enjoyable for all ages. Starting...

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Bell Set To Release Bold 9000 In Black, Rogers Preparing Bold 9000 In White

Everyone is fully aware by now that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is set to release across Rogers and Bell. Some new information has come about lately though regarding the BlackBerry Bold 9000 which shows it will be released on Bell in it's original black color, while Rogers takes a lesson from the AT&T play book and prepares the Bold 9000 in the sexy white that Kevin loved while at CTIA. No...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Accessories Appearing At Best Buy

BlackBerry Storm 2 Accessories Appearing At Best Buy

In a not so surprising turn of events, accessories for the BlackBerry Storm 2 having been showing up in Best Buy locations. Specifcally silicone gel skins have been spotted by many people over the weekend as the tips email is full of pics from within Best Buy. Retail outlets such as Best Buy and Future shop are known for marking their material by codename rather then "launch" name for the...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 11 Oct 2009

Last week was the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment conference. We had coverage at a few of our sites, but Kevin Michaluk and I also sat down with Mickey Papillon of The Cell Phone Junkie to record a podcast about our thoughts on the event - worth checking out. Here's what else went on in the smartphone world this week. HTC Hero Hardware Review Sprint...

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T-Mobile Invites Go Out For BlackBerry Bold 9700 Launch

T-Mobile Invites Go Out For BlackBerry Bold 9700 Launch

Boy Genius got this information to share with us all today. Seems T-Mobile is sending out invites to their corporate customers regarding the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Interestingly enough, more then one version of the invite has been sent out various people. As you can see above, the invites keep the device under a shorud of mystery all the while telling you exactly what it is you...

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Newest 8900 OS: v4.6.1.310 Officially Released By AVEA

Newest 8900 OS: v4.6.1.310 Officially Released By AVEA

A little update for 8900 users. AVEA has released version 4.6.1.310 for all to download, be sure to check it out if you are still running anything less then 5.0 for sure. No change log or anything as per normal so if you see anything significant be sure to let us know in the comments.  Also, be sure to delete the Vendor.xml file from you PC as well if you are not a AVEA user other wise the...

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Bla1ze's Picks - Free Media Roundup

Bla1ze's Picks - Free Media Roundup

Hey Everyone! Click is off doing his thing with a new job and all so I'll be taking the ropes for a while. As always, we'll be digging through some of the best wallpapers, ringtones and more that CrackBerry has to offer and show casing them for you all. Dig in and enjoy and stay tuned for a few surprises as well. This week you'll find some Halloween treats ;) */ ="text-align:> Color...

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Sprint Officially Releases OS 4.7.1.57 for Tour 9630

Sprint Officially Releases OS 4.7.1.57 for Tour 9630

If you're a Sprint Tour owner and haven't made the jump to OS 5.0 just yet, you're in luck. Sprint has released OS 4.7.1.57 for those of you still on the stock OS. This is an official release, but it looks like only current Sprint customers can get the upgrade through Desktop Manager. Reports have come in that various aspects have been improved, so be sure to leave a comment and let us know...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Price Drop To $49.99 Thanks To Futureshop

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Price Drop To $49.99 Thanks To Futureshop

Just in case any of you were planning on picking up an 8520 soon but not wanting to fork over the $99.99 Rogers is asking. Futureshop has basically the same deal Walmart was offering when it launched on T-Mobile - an 8520 for the low cost of $49.99. Contracts still apply of course and since it's Canadian that makes it a 3 yearr one, but hey at least one dealer around here saw fit to match the...

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VZW Blog Post Points Out Some Storm2 Goodies

VZW Blog Post Points Out Some Storm2 Goodies

Over the last couple of days the blogosphere has filled up with release date rumors for both the BlackBerry Storm2 and the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It's becoming pretty clear that both of these devices are going to be announced and released in the weeks ahead. The October 21st date has been pretty popular, and the image above lends to that one for the BlackBerry Storm 9550. This blog post capture...

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