Free Chess game available for BlackBerry!

Here's a fun addition for those of you that like having games on your BlackBerry. Free Chess v1.3.1 by Solverlabs was recently released in the CrackBerry store, and as the name implies it is FREE, which is great to see. The game features five levels of difficulty for play against the computer, with the first being super easy. If you're a beginner, this is the level for you. When you click the...

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AT&T prepares to EOL a bunch of BlackBerry smartphones

AT&T is finally putting some of its older BlackBerry smartphones on the end of life list. No surprises here when it comes to the devices put on the list but one entry does bring a sadness to my heart. Yes, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is listed and will no longer be offered once any remaining stock is sold through. As we've mentioned many times, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is still the caddy of...

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Foursquare v1.9.10 for BlackBerry now available for download

Foursquare has just let us know they've gone ahead an updated the BlackBerry app for users. You can now hit the Foursquare download page to grab version 1.9.10. Only a few changes this time around but, Foursquare also made not in their email to us that in the coming weeks they have a few surprises that they will be rolling out to users. In the meantime though here is what's listed as being...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the side attractions at the BlackBerry booth at CES 2011 this year is something RIM has dubbed BlackBerry Pros. They've invited a few different celebrities who make use of technology in their work and life up on stage to get interviewed by the uber-scrumptious Lara Spencer of The Insider.  We caught the interview with Adrian Grenier on film...

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BlackBerry 101 - Adding and customizing contacts on OS6

Let's be honest, who remembers phone numbers anymore. When was the last time you dialed an actual number for a friend or family member? In this day and age it's all about speed dials, address books, and contact lists. So whether you've just picked up a new BlackBerry or upgraded your device's operating system here's how to add and personalize contacts on OS 6. Add a Contact In the All...

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First Look: BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook

While running around in the chaos that is the BlackBerry booth here at CES there was definitely a lot going on. From the demos to the accessories we're really getting our fill of all that is the BlackBerry PlayBook. During one of the on-screen promos RIM has running, we noticed this screen of what will be BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook. Simply put it looks great. It's a big jump from...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We're making a list of all of the BlackBerry PlayBook questions you have and will work today on getting them answered, but in the meantime we recorded this little follow-up vid yesterday taking another look at some of the features and UI elements on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Multitasking - RIM is really pushing true multitasking as one of the...

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Bring in the New Year with a buy 1 get 1 deal from SmrtCase

We're a week into 2011 and things are starting to settle down again. The holidays are over and we're mostly back to the grind. If you're finding out that BlackBerry case you got for Christmas isn't cutting it (or you just flat out need a new case) look no further than SmrtCase. These guys come in two different styles -- the SmrtCase Glide and SmrtCase SmrtWallet. Both double as a "BlackBerry...

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CES 2011 Super SPE Podcast!

For BlackBerry fans, CES 2011 is ALL about the BlackBerry PlayBook and we're bringing you that content as best as we can (still lots more to come). But if you're curious about what's happening outside of BlackBerry, you'll want to listen to our Smartphone Experts Super Podcast where we talk about all the mobile news coming out of the show. So join SPE editors Dieter Bohn, Phil Nickinson, Rene...

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Review: Quit Smoking Tracker for BlackBerry by Vimukti Technologies

  Happy New Year folks. Hope you all enjoyed the parties, the drinking, and of course, watching the ball drop in Times Square. Now that you've all recovered, it's that time of year where we make a list of resolutions of what we plan to accomplish or what nasty habit we want to break. While we all have the best intentions, it can be difficult to keep some of those resolutions. For example, my...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on our BlackBerry PlayBook Review yesterday, today we were finally able to see the paired BlackBerry Smartphone/PlayBook experience, which allows you to use your PlayBook as a big screen for your BlackBerry phone. The BlackBerry bridge is carried out via bluetooth, and the means for pairing is really simple. You'll download a BlackBerry...

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A Quick Video Tour of the BlackBerry Booth at CES 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] CES2011 is a big show for RIM this year, with the BlackBerry PlayBook being their point of focus. For all those who wish they could be there but can't, I figured you'd like to see a quick first person tour of the BlackBerry booth. It's a bit ADD, but you'll get the jist of it. Enjoy!

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First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Cases

BlackBerry PlayBook Cases are now avabile at ShopCrackBerry.com! You knew this was coming - there's always a part of me that gets excited when I see cases for new devices (or even new cases for old devices). Along with all of the insane BlackBerry PlayBook goodies being shown off here at CES 2011, BlackBerry has a huge line of cases ready to roll with the PlayBook. There are loads of styles...

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First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod

Aside from the BlackBerry PlayBook itself, the thing I was most excited to see (thus far) is definitely the BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod. We didn't get the greatest look at it since it's behind RIM's "don't touch me" glass, but seeing it up close is good enough for me. There isn't a lot to it obviously, but it still looks pretty sweet. It holds the PlayBook on a slight angle so it makes...

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More BlackBerry PlayBook promo videos from RIM!

Following up on Kevin's post from earlier, here are two more BlackBerry PlayBook videos from RIM: Your Portable Life and Striking Power. I really like the one with the cowboys. ;) All this advertising lately is very encouraging to those of us waiting anxiously for any indication of just when the PlayBook will be released. Check out the videos after the break and make sure to stay close for more...

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Step it Up: New BlackBerry PlayBook Promo Video from RIM!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A new BlackBerry PlayBook promo video has popped up on the BlackBerry youtube channel. You can check it out above. CES 2011 is definitely ALL ABOUT the BlackBerry PlayBook for RIM, and the PlayBook's multitasking capabilities is one of the traits of the device RIM is really pushing (it fits with the "professional grade tablet" branding). Lots more...

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We've been expecting a new BlackBerry App World to be released sometime soon and now it finally has been made available. BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta is now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Although it may not be available to all users as of yet. The list of what's new is rather interesting as Research In Motion seems to be covering a lot of the usability features of BlackBerry App World: In-...

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In the words of Navin R. Johnson: "The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here"! Finally the wait is over and we have an official carrier release of OS 6.0 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This one comes to us as 6.0.0.380 from Vodafone Essar Limited. This is the first of what wil hopefully be many official carrier releases, so if you're a 9700 user get on it. Hopefully it runs smooth and...

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Press Release: BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to the Sprint 4G Network this summer!

It's looking like CES 2011 is definitely all about the BlackBerry PlayBook. Following up on our BlackBerry PlayBook review coverage, Sprint and RIM have officially announced that the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be available from Sprint this summer. I'm sure a lot of BlackBerry fans on Sprint will be excited for this one. The press release is below for full details. Press Release...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

** Check Out CrackBerry's Updated Official BlackBerry PlayBook Review ** A Hands-On Pre-Release Review of the BlackBerry PlayBook I've FINALLY gone hands-on with the BlackBerry PlayBook and thus it's time for me to report back with my initial review and impressions of Research In Motion's first tablet device featuring the all-new QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS. The time I had to prep this...

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