Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

Grabba announced today that they have released their line of data collection attachments for BlackBerry Smartphones. With Grabba, users can collect various forms of data including scanning barcodes, verifying access cards, magnetic strip cards and more. The attachments are available for the BlackBerry Curve 83xx, 85xx and Bold series. Press Release Grabba launched for BlackBerry...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on yesterday's Open GL support announcement by Research in Motion, we've now seen a few examples at DevCon of BlackBerry apps and games showing off 3D graphics in live working apps. Xtreme Labs gave us a demo of the picture viewing / album app they have been working on with BumpTop.com that features oodles of 3D graphics love. Check...

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Super Monkey Ball Coming To BlackBerry Smartphones!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With the announcement of Open GL ES comes the announcement of new games that will be showing up on the BlackBerry platform. One of the announcements that was brought to light during the Game On: Building high quality games for BlackBerry Smartphones session came to us from SEGA and while the game is not ready as of yet, Super Monkey Ball is headed...

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New PBA Bowling 3D from Concrete Software In Development

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] OpenGL seems to be all the rage now that its out in the open (pun intended), and we got a quick look at Concrete Software's doings with one of their most popular games. PBA Bowling has been around for a while, but with this new technology it will be better than ever. Excelerated graphics and lighting make this game look amazing. It is currently in...

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Urbanspoon App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The guys at Xtreme Labs, developers extraordinaire, let us get the first look at the upcoming urbanspoon app for BlackBerry last night at the Dev Con opening reception. With this app, you can easily locate restaurants in your area by spinning the "tumbler". Let urbanspoon choose a restaurant at random, or specifiy the type of cuisine you're looking...

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Clarification: BlackBerry Storm2 and Curve 8530 Are the Only In-Market Devices to Take Advantage of New Open GL APIs

Following up on yesterday's announcement of Open GL ES support for BlackBerry Smartphones, we followed up with RIM today at the BlackBerry Developer Conference to clarify exactly which devices would be able to take advantage of the 3D graphics standard via the newly-released Open GL APIs. The original press release made note that it would be available to BlackBerry Smartphones running the OS 5...

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Accessories Arriving at Verizon

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Accessories Arriving at Verizon

It looks like some BlackBerry Curve 8530 accessories have already started to land in Verizon stores in the form of skins, privacy protectors and cases . The BlackBerry Curve 8530 will be available for purchase on November 20th, so it's no surprise that these are starting to float in. Surely there will be more in the upcoming week or so before the device is released, but you most likely won't...

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BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 Registration Now Open

BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 Registration Now Open

Right in the middle of the BlackBerry Developers Conference, Research In Motion is already planning events ahead. December 3rd, Research In Motion will be holding the BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 and registration is now open. BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2009 features four seminar tracks, all new content, new product demos and new resources to expand access to BlackBerry solution...

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BB DevCon 2009- Day 1 Wrap Up Of Events

BB DevCon 2009- Day 1 Wrap Up Of Events

Yesterday was the opening day of the BlackBerry Developer Conference and a lot of big press releases and announcements came out of it. Some were expected while others certainly came out of no where and left many people pleasantly surprised. Here's a quick look back at the days events if you wanna catch up and check to see if you missed out on all the good stuff. Lots of information from the...

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* Note from Kevin - Hey All, Adam/Bla1ze and I are swamped right now at DevCon, so obi blogged this baby up. I haven't personally run it on the device. Judging by the comments it seems like it may not be quite ready for primetime to everyone's satisfication just yet. And in case you don't know, as with all empower apps you need to have their empower central installed so keep that in mind. Give...

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Press Release: 7digital Music Store Wins BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge

Last night we got to sit in and watch the 16 finalists in the BlackBerry Developers Challenge present their apps to a panel of judges (including CrackBerry Kevin) to see who would be crowned the winner and receive the grand prize of $100,000. It was a great night with some awesome apps, but when it came down to it, the 7digital Music Store walked away with the spoils. Runner up Nickel Buddy...

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DevCon Podcast: Interview With Chris Smith, Senior Director of BlackBerry Development Platform

The first day of the BlackBerry Developer Conference had us going from early morning till late at night, but just before the evening reception kicked off we had a chance to sit down for an interiew with Chris Smith from Research in Motion. Chris' title is Sr. Director, BlackBerry Development Platform, which means a WHOLE BUNCH of major software responsibilities fall on his plate. For all of...

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So How About That Battery Life on the BlackBerry Bold 9700?

So How About That Battery Life on the BlackBerry Bold 9700?

my battery life after exactly 24 hours of pretty active use - frak'n awesome! So How About That Battery Life on the BlackBerry Bold 9700? I've been a broken record the past couple of days - everytime I run into a person with the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 (which happens frequently at BlackBerry Developer Conference) that's the question that comes from my mouth. I don't know exactly what RIM did...

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Contest Winners: RedFly Mobile Companion, StormSlider, Unlock Codes and More

Wow! What a crazy great start to DevCon we've had already with loads of news coming out of San Francisco. While we're going into overdrive to keep up with all the news, we didn't want to forget to drop the winners from all of last weeks contests. We have the winner of our RedFly Mobile Companion, some awesome apps, a few unlock codes and even a unlocked Bold 9700. The goodies just keep coming...

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Video Demo: Flash Tools and Support Coming to BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the big announcements at the BlackBerry Developer Conference yesterday was the new partnership between Adobe and BlackBerry. When it comes to flash on a mobile device, RIM is going way beyond just being able to play an animation or flash movie on a BlackBerry but is working with Adobe to really BlackBerry-ize Adobe's creative tools to make it...

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Review: Woomby for BlackBerry

Review: Woomby for BlackBerry

Babies and BlackBerrys: two of the most precious things in the world. We joke about our addiction to our BlackBerrys; I can admit that changing batteries is far less hazardous than changing diapers. Hopefully we all know what is truly important (for those still contemplating, the answer is children). If you think about it, there are a few similarities between babies and BlackBerrys. Both are...

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100 Free Unlock Codes from Express Unlock Code

The good folks at Express Unlock Code have another 100 codes give away. The codes are available for all North America GSM networks (AT&T, Rogers, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cellular One, Cincinnati Bell, Centennial Wireless and Dobson-Cellular). There is also a promotional price for Crackberry readers. All codes for AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon and Rogers are only $4.99. Just over to Express...

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eBay Mobile App For BlackBerry Smartphones Coming Soon

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] At the BlackBerry Developers Conference today RIM unveiled a new eBay Mobile app for BlackBerry that is "due by the end of the month". I'm very excited (as I'm sure many are) that a long overdue eBay app will finally be landing on BlackBerry. All of the features are there, search for items, view descriptions and gallery photos, bid, see your watched...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Update: So we're waiting for some further confirmation as to actually which existing device models will be able to take advantage of the new Open GL ES support. Storm2 for sure, and we think the 8530 (devices using the latest Qualcomm Chipsets), but we're not 100% sure what the scoop is here. Stay tuned! One of the most frequently asked questions by...

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Loopt: Biggest Update Yet Launched At BlackBerry Developer Conference

Loopt, the location aware application which allows you to stay updated, keep in touch and find out what's going on around you in an instant, got a nice update today. Loopt which has seen some small changes over time calls this the biggest update to hit Loopt since it's launch as it brings many new services and features to it's users.  Some of the features are listed below: Discover the best...

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