Windows Phones from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User - Smartphone Round Robin

Windows Phones from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User - Smartphone Round Robin

Week 2 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin had me using two HTC-manufactured phones running on the Windows Mobile platform, specifically the AT&T Tilt 2 and the HTC HD2 (the HD2 is the unit in the photo above sporting the massive display). With the holidays happening, my time for the Round Robin this week was a bit on short supply, but since we're following up on my novel of a Droid...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

The end of the year and the holidays aren't stopping us from keeping an eye out for smartphone news and continuing to bring you comparative reviews in the Smartphone Round Robin. Be sure to check out the latest updates page to see what's new, or you can follow via Facebook, Twitter, and of course RSS. This week, you can listen to us discuss the iPhone on The Cell Phone Junkie Podcast, so don't go...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Any BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 users out there wanting a leak? Here it is for you all. Download, install and enjoy. Be sure to leave some comments here and in the forums if you come across any changes and be sure to back your stuff up before you load any unreleased OS. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier...

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Introducing SmrtMonitor - Get A Complete Breakdown Of Your BlackBerry Usage!

I've always been a big fan of the "I love BlackBerry" app from EarlySail. The only problem with that application is that it really could be more advanced in its breakdown of how you use your BlackBerry. Today, we have a new entrant that looks to fill that void. SmrtMonitor is an application which tracks and monitors your BlackBerry usage in the background and actually breaks down your usage to...

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PBA Bowling 2 -- OpenGL Game for BlackBerry Storm2 -- Now Available! Plus All Concrete Software Games Now 40% Off!

While at the BlackBerry Developer Conference this year, Adam and I got to sit in on developer session on how to best make use of OpenGL in BlackBerry devices. During that session one of the games demoed was PBA Bowling 2. Just a little over a month later, we now have a finalized version for the BlackBerry Storm2. Since PBA Bowling 2 makes us of the OpenGL graphics engine it looks great on the...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

We hope you're all stuffed full of holiday food (still) and got loads of goodies from Santa. We had our fair share of holiday treats to give away as well, and some lucky winners will get some great post-Christmas prizes. If you missed some of our fun this week because you were out shopping or baking, have no fear. Jump on the links below to see everything that went down! What You May Have...

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buzzd Updated - Integrates Facebook, Twitter and More

buzzd Updated - Integrates Facebook, Twitter and More

buzzd is an application bringing you info on people, places, and events that are "buzzin" near you.  The application was recently updated across all platforms to include many new features.  Along with its core features buzzd has now added Facebook and Twitter integration, allowing you to post a buzz from your location/event that will seamlessly update your statuses.  You can also now add a...

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InstantLog for BlackBerry Smartphones Logs Calls, SMS Messages, and Emails - 25 Free Copies

Twinkler Software's new BlackBerry application InstantLog saves all your vital communications to your BlackBerry's calendar.  The user can define exactly what to log, with options like all incoming calls, outgoing calls, missed calls, emails, and SMS messages.  You can select which one of your calendars you would like your info logged to and even record your different types of info to multiple...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 25th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 25th, 2009!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I hope everyone out there is doing just fine this Christmas morning. It's time to sit down, relax, maybe have some rum and eggnog and basically chill out for the rest of the day. Hopefully you make the roundup a part of your day as well. Covered in the roundup this week are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: New CrackBerry.com Website...

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CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest Winners Announced!

CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest Winners Announced!

Ho Ho Ho... CrackBerry Santa is in the House and with him he's brought some prizes for the lucky winners in our CrackBerry ColorWare Holiday Contest. For those of you who entered and didn't win, don't be too mad... at least we have the CrackBerry Holiday theme and CrackBerry.com launcher as some sweet gifts to keep you occupied until our next kick-but contest comes around (and that's never to...

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Bell Releases BlackBerry Curve 8530 At The Low Price Of $49.95

Bell Releases BlackBerry Curve 8530 At The Low Price Of $49.95

Right on schedule. As previous reports have come through for us. Bell Mobility has launched the BlackBerry Curve 8530 just in time for the boxing days sales that happen in Canada. You can pick up the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for $49.95 on a three year contract. Other pricing below. 2-year contract: $249.95 1-year contract: $349.95 No Contract: $399.95 You can head on over the Bell Mobility...

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Free Download Of All You Need Is Love From The BlackBerry Commercials

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've all seen the various BlackBerry commercials with the song playing in the background. Today, Research In Motion has posted the "All You Need Is Love" download for your BlackBerry and PC as a free download for all. Go grab it folks and add it to your holiday music collection. If you're interested in the history behind the Beatles song, check out...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423 Officially Released By Bell Mobility

I guess Bell Mobility was in the giving spirit this morning. Previously. we have seen many OS leaks for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and now, we have an official build of 5.0.0.423 arrive with it never having seen a leak. Grab it folks, let us know in the comments if you find any fixes or bugs and let us all hope it maintains that awesome battery life. Download OS 5.0.0.423 From The Bell Mobility...

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Yup, Christmas is upon. The holidays are here. Things are even quiet on the smartphone news front (everybody is saving their stuff for CES which happens at the beginning of January in Las Vegas). But on the Smartphone Round Robin front things are as busy as ever. My Windows Mobile review will be up on the blogs before this weekend is through. This week it's our pal Rene Ritchie of...

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Get All mblware Apps for 30% Off Through Friday

Get All mblware Apps for 30% Off Through Friday

Chad let me know that all mblware applications are on sale for 30% off through Friday. All the apps are available for under $3 for the sale, so no excuses for letting this one slip by. The sale includes ContactOrder, BlackBook, mblVault, mblStats, faceRate and ShakeItUp. I have to say if you are big on privacy, the BlackBook/mblVault combo is hard to beat. To check out the apps, head over to...

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It's Christmas Eve! Be Sure To Track Santa On Your BlackBerry with Google Maps

Continuing the ongoing tradition started in 1955 Norad will be heading up the efforts to track Santa as he reaches out to the world bearing gifts and eating all our darn cookies. You can of course, stay up to date on the big guys location through the Norad site but once again Google has stepped up to the plate and offered their services to help Norad spread the word. Using Google maps and...

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Pandora For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.1.3

Pandora For BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.1.3

Shout out to Twitter folks for letting us know about a new Pandora update the other night. Seems this one actually has a lot of fixes and new features in it. The Pandora folks gave us the run down in the forums. New Features Support for account upgrades to Pandora One via the mobile device Faster startup time, especially for listeners with lots of stations. One test with 100 stations...

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CrackBerry Awards 2009: VOTING NOW OPEN - Cast Your Votes for Your Favorite CBA Best of 2009 Nominees!

Cast Your Votes on the Polls Below! Polls Close @ Midnight! * Update: December 30th - LAST DAY TO VOTE! The polls close tonight at midnight. * Following up on our announcement of the nominees for the Best of 2009 CrackBerry Awards, or CBAs as we like to call them, the time has come for the CrackBerry Community to place their votes! Below you'll find outstanding nominees to vote on in a...

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Bell Launches Visual Voicemail For Their BlackBerry Offerings

Bell Launches Visual Voicemail For Their BlackBerry Offerings

While plenty of US customers are already enjoying their visual voicemail services, Canadian carriers have yet to enable it on their end (except TELUS). Bell Mobility has made the jump though. BlackBerry users can now sign up for a free 30 day trial of visual voicemail where after the 30 days is up you are expected to pay $8/mnth for the service. Now, take under consideration other carriers...

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