Bring the look and feel of Sense UI to your BlackBerry with HTC Desire HD theme

HTC Desire HD theme is a great way to spice up the look of your BlackBerry. It brings the Android Sense UI look and feel to your device, with replica icons, wallpapers, menus, and battery meter. It also features that familar HTC Sense clock widget, which looks great on any device. Besides the standard Sense UI look, you get your choice of a Metal, Wood, or Slate skin (pictured above) when...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Nov 2010

Netflix finally coming to Android, on select devices Motorola Droid Pro first impressions Sneak peak at the HTC Mecha/HD Incredible BlackBerry Style Review BlackBerry Bold 9780 First Impressions Red & White BlackBerry Torch Now Available from AT&T!! Swype for Nokia N8 Nokia N8 talk on the Mobile Sense...

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.973 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

Leaked OS: 5.0.0.973 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

The last leak that came out for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 was OS 5.0.0.871. Now we have OS 5.0.0.973 available for download. That's a rather large jump in OS versions so hopefully, it's bringing a lot of nice changes for 9530 owners. Remember, back up your data folks and let us know in the forums how it works for you all. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from Bell >> Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups >>  The story of why an Android user returned his Droid X and went back to BlackBerry >>  At least one version of the Playbook should be available for under $500 >>  Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670 review >> ...

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Downloads of Kik Messenger for BlackBerry temporarily suspended; Poll: Do you use Kik??

  Do you/have you used Kik Messenger?customer surveys If you're not familiar with Kik, the concept is pretty simple. You can think of it as a cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger style of app. It's still pretty basic in terms of functionality, but it does provide the R (read) and D (delivered) message stamps that makes BBM what it is, is pretty quick to use, and of course uses data...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 12th, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of  Datepedia 2.0!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! This week the Style train keeps on rollin on. We’ve caught the official Style commercial and an amazing review by our own Kerri Neill! Will YOU commit to the flip? Kevin also shared his video unboxing and first impressions of the BlackBerry Bold 9780. There’s definitely a lot to look at this week. Today, we announce the winners of the...

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White BlackBerry Bold 9780 and BlackBerry Torch coming to Rogers

White BlackBerry Bold 9780 and BlackBerry Torch coming to Rogers

It really hasn't been a secret that the white BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9780 were set to come to Rogers at some point. With the holiday season upon us it only makes sense that Rogers would offer up the devices. Possibly even as part of a holiday promotion despite having just raised the pricing on the BlackBerry Torch. But, just in case you needed some visual confirmation of their...

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Review: GesturePad for BlackBerry

Review: GesturePad for BlackBerry

I love my Torch. I really do. Years ago, when the first BlackBerry Storm came out, I swore up and down that I would never, ever, own a touch screen BlackBerry. It was go keyboard or go home. I never thought it would be as efficient. I can admit I was wrong, well, partially wrong, as I now have the best of both worlds. Being able to swoosh between screens or pinch to zoom is simply fantastic....

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BlackBook updates to v3.0 - threaded SMS, revamped GUI and more!

BlackBook updates to v3.0 - threaded SMS, revamped GUI and more!

  No doubt about it, when it comes to security BlackBerry wins. But, sometimes you just need an extra layer to keep some of the more private stuff, private. For that, we have BlackBook from MBLWare. BlackBook was recently updated to version 3 and brings a ton of new features to what is already a great app. Check out the new stuff in version 3: BlackBerry 6 Support - BlackBook is now fully...

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Untappd lets you share your beer drinking with your friends

Untappd lets you share your beer drinking with your friends

I've been using Untappd for a few weeks now and I have to say it is one of my latest addictions. It can simply be described as a "foursquare for beer drinkers" -- a social network allowing you to share whatever brew you're drinking with your friends. Untappd works only via the mobile site (untappd.com) on devices running BlackBerry OS6. Sadly only the WebKit browser can handle the mobile site...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from Bell

BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from Bell

Bell has become the next Canadian carrier to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Earlier this week we saw both Rogers and Telus get ahead of the game, and next week T-Mobile will be following in the US. The Bell version sports the same specs as all the others including a 5MP camera, BlackBerry OS 6 and a full QWERTY keyboard. You can pick one up for $474 on a 1 year term, $449 2 year, $124 3...

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BeejiveIM 2.1 Beta for BlackBerry now available

BeejiveIM 2.1 Beta for BlackBerry now available

The folks at Beejive have just tweaked some things and released Beejive Beta 2.1 (build 16) for BlackBerry. Beejive incorporates all your favorite IM apps including AIM, GTalk, Yahoo!, Facebook and more. The all-in-one client has long been a favorite of heavy IMers. The new beta includes support for OS6, updated chat scrolling as well as updated notifications and alerts. So if you're a Beejive...

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SystemDash by Mobato updated to v2.1.0 - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6!

SystemDash by Mobato updated to v2.1.0 - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6!

SystemDash is an all-in-one utility app by Mobato Ltd, designed for all of you out there that like to keep a close eye on device memory and other data about how your BlackBerry is running. It includes a number of sought after features such as a memory booster, battery level alerts, storage and device information, all wrapped into one application. SystemDash has been around for a few months,...

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Sprint releases official OS 5.0.0.983 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Sprint releases official OS 5.0.0.983 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour 9630 owners we've not forgotten about you, nor has Sprint. OS 5.0.0.983 has gone official for your device and can now be downloaded direct from the Sprint BlackBerry download page or via OTA. We've known for a while now the update set to arrive. But no that it is here; you might as well grab the download and get updated. Click Here To Download The Official OS 5.0.0.983 For The...

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Best Buy offers up BlackBerry Curve 3G's for a buck!

Best Buy offers up BlackBerry Curve 3G's for a buck!

If you're in the market for a brand new BlackBerry Curve 3G then you might want to hit up Best Buy (US) this weekend (November 12th and 13th). Their current pre Christmas sale that is going on now has all carriers BlackBerry Curve 3G offerings reduced to $1. That is of course, with a new 2 year contract from whatever carrier it is that you decide to roll with. Either way, still a good deal if...

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ShortcutMe updated to version 5.0

ShortcutMe updated to version 5.0

ShortcutMe is no stranger to the CrackBerry blogs. I had the opportunity to review the application over a year ago and I’ve continued to be impressed with each new version release. In a nut shell, ShortcutMe takes the idea of convenience keys to the extreme – allowing you to access multiple apps, browser bookmarks, reach out and call/email/SMS or Pin someone directly, and more. ShortcutMe...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

Contest: Charge your device in style with a BlackBerry Charging Pod. Leave a comment to win! By far one of my all time favorite accessories, and what I would state is a "must have" for any device, is the BlackBerry Charging Pod. This cute little guy serves as a resting place for your device on your desk, nightstand or wherever you need to put it down. It not only holds your BlackBerry, but it...

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Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups

Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups

Sun Life Financial has become the first major corporation to announce that they'll be using RIMs upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook in the field. The Canadian insurance company stated that it hopes to bring the PlayBook in for employee use during group retirement sign-up events. Traditionally comapny employees attend enrollment sessions put on by Sun Life, leave with forms and instructions, yet they...

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Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs revisited - The story of why an Android user returned his Droid X and went back to BlackBerry

We get a lot of news items sent in on the CrackBerry tips line each week, but yesterday we received one that was more of an essay than a tip. Sent it anonymously, it's the story of a BlackBerry user gone Android gone BlackBerry again. We see threads like this popup in the CrackBerry forums too, but this particular story really made me think about my Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs theory so...

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Using your camera on BlackBerry OS 6

Using your camera on BlackBerry OS 6

Capable of capturing both still and video images, your phone is truly many devices in one. There are really quite a few features of the native BlackBerry camera, and with OS 6 things really start to shine. With multiple shooting modes and loads of new options, you can do much more with your BlackBerry camera now than in the past. While this walkthrough can't tell you how to take great pictures...

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