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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Crate and Barrel/CB2 Launches Mobile Site for the Holidays

Crate and Barrel/CB2 Launches Mobile Site for the Holidays

   It seems like more and more retailers are catching on to consumer's mobile ways and are launching streamlined mobile sites. Crate and Barrel is the latest, and have launched an optimized site on the Usablenet platform that allows users to browse and purchase their full line of products from supported mobile devices. The site is automatically redirected when a mobile browser is detected and...

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BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise Use Review

BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise Use Review

The BlackBerry Storm 2 has arrived to try and save the BlackBerry touch screen reputation after a pretty disastrous Storm 1 entrance last year. I used a Storm 1 and can safely say that while I'm a huge fan of Research In Motion 's (RIM) BlackBerry products (I've been a user since 2000), I was excited to see how RIM would jump into the touch screen Smartphone ring, and then immediately...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 1 Now Available For Lotus Domino And Microsoft Exchange

Research In Motion has made generally available BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 1. Most corporate environments running BES 5.0 have most likely already got Service Pack 1 installed already for their users. But just in case you were holding off, you can now head to the Research In Motion download site and grab your copy for IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange. As always,...

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SimpleLeap says goodbye to BlackBerry

SimpleLeap says goodbye to BlackBerry

It’s a sad day when someone says goodbye. Last week, I was informed by SimpleLeap Software that they were leaving the BlackBerry community. On November 29th was made official. We have reviewed all of their BlackBerry applications in the past; Cram, Appetite, TalkLater and Call Client. I have always been a huge fan of their work and this did come as a shock to me. I can honestly say that I will...

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Druglord Wars Now Available For BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 4.5

Druglord Wars Now Available For BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 4.5

A little while back we covered the fact Epic applications had totally revamped and renamed their top selling game "Berry wars" to Druglord Wars. At that time they had made the promise that it would indeed, be released for older devices running 4.5 OS and finally Epic applications has made good on their word. In addition to bringing Druglord Wars to 4.5 OS devices, they have also set up a...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 Nov 2009

Welcome to the Best of Smartphone Experts, catch-up edition. We've recovered from our tryptophan stupor (yeah, we know it's a myth) and are back with our favorite stories from the network. Be sure you pay attention tomorrow morning - it's Cyber Monday and there's a 10% off coupon in the offing. Stay Tuned. :) Motorola Droid Accessories The Google Phone is...

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Colorware All Set To Make Your BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sexier!

Colorware All Set To Make Your BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sexier!

It was only a matter of time for those who might have been waiting for this. Colorware now has available on their site, the option to fully customize your BlackBerry Bold 9700 to any specs you do so wish. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has lots of pieces that can be colored, right down to the BlackBerry logo on the back itself. The above pic is my creation which I'll certainly be ordering. Prices...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

I always get thrown off and lose track of the days during a holiday week, but we tried to keep on track the best we could. We had some good contests and a bunch of news to keep us busy. The holiday season is officially upon us, and you can be sure we'll have loads in store in the upcoming weeks. There's still time to get in on our contests if you missed any, so hit up the orignal posts and...

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Textender- Get It Now For Only $0.99

Textender- Get It Now For Only $0.99

Using a CDMA carrier and annoyed with the text messaging limit? Textender can help with that. A while ago we covered Textender on the blogs with the release announcement and a contest. Since then, Textender has been a big hit among users and the developers from BerryCodes have reduced the price for over the weekend. From now up until November 30th you can pick up a copy of Textender for just $...

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How Many Times/Hours Per Day Do You Use Your BlackBerry? Video: Three BlackBerry Users Compare Their Stats!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] At the end of our Special Edition BlackBerry in Europe Podcast, the four of us in the room pulled out our BlackBerry Bold 9700s to compare our BlackBerry usage stats. Unfortunately, Rory 0'Neill (RIM's Senior Director Business Marketing, EMEA) didn't have the I Love BlackBerry app installed on his Bold 9700 at the time, but both Mike Kirkup (RIM's...

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Special Edition Podcast: BlackBerry in Europe. Interview with Rory O'Neill and Mike Kirkup of Research in Motion!

The 2009 BlackBerry EMEA Alliance Summit is now over and the event once again was a great success. Speaking to many of the alliance members in attendance it was made clear to me that RIM has been listening and is doing their part to ensure those in the business of BlackBerry in the EMEA region are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be successful, and that events like the EMEA Summit help...

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Video Walk Through Of The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (Stratus)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We all got to see the live images earlier of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (Stratus), now we get a video walk through courtesy of Salomondrin. The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is shaping up to be a great device for those who have been waiting for a Pearl form factor revision. There is a lot of talk going on in the CrackBerry forums surrounding the device but...

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