India extends RIM's deadline to January; Unlikely to give in

India extends RIM's deadline to January; Unlikely to give in

Tensions between India and RIM build up as the deadline for RIM to provide a solution to the governmental needs of India is extended to January 2011. An official of the department of communications in India said "[RIM] has till January to put all interception solutions in place." This shows how India is very serious about gaining access to monitor BlackBerry traffic, and is unlikely to give in...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup - Win a Leather Pocket Pouch for your BlackBerry

Contest: Want the best mix of style and protection for your device? Leave a comment and you could win a BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch! Pretty much every BlackBerry user has a case of some sort. Be it a skin case or hard case there is usually a reason behind it. Some choose their case for style, while others need protection. Depending on your job and your needs there is a case that will be...

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Chat for Facebook now available in BlackBerry App World

Facebook chat is probably one of the best ways to keep in touch with friends. Not many other IM apps for BlackBerry handle it very well, so having a dedicated app for it is a welcome relief. Chat for Facebook lets you do just what it says. The app is only for Facebook chat and it has a pretty decent interface and easy to use options. Install, login and you're ready to roll. The chat view shows...

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Show Me the Images updated to version 1.3

Jerome let us know that his awesome app Show Me the Images has been updated to version 1.3. The new update brings some new features as well as fixes to keep things running strong. In case you've never heard of it, Show Me the Images lets you automatically show images in your emails so you don't have to choose to download them. You can choose to download for all emails, or create a "safe list"...

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Contest Winners - Fast Torch, PlayBerry, PC-Keypad, and more!

Contest Winners - Fast Torch,  PlayBerry, PC-Keypad, and more!

Here are the winners from last weeks round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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ESPN Radio for BlackBerry now available

ESPN Radio for BlackBerry now available

  I've been waiting on this one for quite a while and can happily say that ESPN Radio for BlackBerry is now available. With this new app you can fire up ESPN Radio no matter where you are right from your device and keep in touch with all the latest happenings in sports. The app features live broadcasts of loads of ESPN stations across the country. Listen to college football games, ESPN...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for October 11, 2010 - 50 copies of SLATE up for grabs!

Contest: 50 Copies of SLATE to be won. Leave a comment! It's hard to believe we are almost at the mid-point of October already! Halloween is quickly approaching and to celebrate next week's Roundup will be full of themes dedicated to the holiday. Be sure if you have created a Halloween theme or you found one you love, send it in! In the meantime, here is this week's collection of themes. Don't...

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Hedone Design V2 – Free birthday theme

Hedone Design V2 – Free birthday theme

HedoneDesign is celebrating their birthday by offering a free version of their Hedone Design V2.0 theme. This is a great theme that uses their signature "Scalpel" icon-set (named for its sharpness), is fast and sleek in its design and, as they advertise, is straight out of a science fiction novel. Application icons seem to pop out against the off-white background and the grey home-screen icons...

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BlackBerry smartphones save UK Police £112m per year

BlackBerry smartphones save UK Police £112m per year

According to RIM, the UK Police force is able to save around £112m a year by using BlackBerry smartphones. Rory O'Neill, Senior Director of Business Marketing (EMEA) at RIM, spoke to eWeek and stated that one in six officers carry around a BlackBerry and out of the 56 police forces in the UK, 44 of them use BlackBerry technology and applications. The use of BlackBerry smartphones has...

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Backing up 3rd party applications on your BlackBerry

Backing up 3rd party applications on your BlackBerry

Now that we've learned to backup and restore device data using Desktop Manager 6, it's time to review how quick and simple it is to do the same thing with third-party applications. No matter what the reason, this will save you the hassle of downloading everything all over again. However, when upgrading to an entirely new OS (i.e. OS4 to OS5, OS5 to OS6) you will need to check on...

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LEDArt.me - Create and share simple pictures on your BlackBerry

LEDArt.me - Create and share simple pictures on your BlackBerry

LEDArt.me is a fun little application from Mobile Enhancement Studios that was just released in the CrackBerry store. Using the 15 colors provided, you can create pictures one pixel at a time. Draw whatever your heart desires, save a copy, and email it to your friends. (Note: I found you have to be sure you set all permissions to "allow" and save a copy of the image before you email it or it...

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Bplay releases iBerry 4 theme for BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] There are a ton of BlackBerry users out there that love the function and versatility of their device, but really like the interface of the iPhone. If this describes you, then this theme is one you'll want to check out. bPlay has just released an update to their popular iBerry theme. iBerry 4 has a home dock with 5 user customizable icons and a cool...

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Sprint to launch BlackBerry Oxford (Style) October 31st?!

Sprint to launch BlackBerry Oxford (Style) October 31st?!

According to some newly leaked slides, it looks like the BlackBerry Oxford (aka Style, 9670) will be arriving in Sprint stores October 31st. We've known BlackBerry Oxford to be the codename for the device all along but, the BlackBerry Style name is no longer present here on the these slides. That said, we're left wondering if the device will actually now launch as the Oxford or if the Oxford...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Oct 2010

You may notice something's different this week: just in time for the launch of Windows Phone 7, WMExperts is now wpcentral!. Be sure to check out the new design and to follow along as we cover the new smartphone platform's official launch tomorrow. If you're especially perceptive, you'll also see that Android Central has a new logo - tell us what you think in the Android Forums! Now, on to...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.895 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.895 for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

Wow, been a while since we seen an OS leak for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550. I'm sure those of you out there still making use of the device will be happy to see it. No idea what this OS brings to the table so, be sure to make a backup before you load it just in case things go bad. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or...

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Red Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted on Craigslist?!

Red Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted on Craigslist?!

A red BlackBerry Bold 9780? At first glance it looks like it but, something just doesn't look right. It is for certain a BlackBerry Bold 9780 as the OS screen is showing in the ad but, that red just looks like it's after market parts. Of course, I could be totally wrong and we could end up seeing a BlackBerry Bold 9780 come in a variation of colors. We already know that the red BlackBerry...

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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 What does your *dream* BlackBerry look like? >>  UAE and RIM to live happily ever after >>  BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown >>  BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st? >>  BlackBerry 101: Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 >>  Official OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Color Availability - Which Color Would You Go For?

BlackBerry PlayBook Color Availability - Which Color Would You Go For?

  What color do you want your BlackBerry PlayBook to be?customer surveys After the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook last week, RIM teased us by having a few pre-production units on display for us to drool over (see our hands-on glass first look video). One thing we noticed but somehow think we missed talking about here on the blogs was PlayBook color availability. Not only...

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Rogers enabling UMA for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 3G

Rogers enabling UMA for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 3G

Some Rogers customers may have known this was coming considering previously leaked OS' opened up the ability on the devices but now, we have the information coming to us in a semi official form. Rogers, will soon be pushing a software update out for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 3G that will enable UMA access on both of those devices. With UMA now being enabled, both devices...

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BlackBerry App World v2.0.1.12 now available for download

BlackBerry App World v2.0.1.12 now available for download

Looks like Research In Motion has decided to roll out another update for BlackBerry App World. Version 2.0.1.12 is now available for download if you refresh your already existing installation of BlackBerry App World. At this time we do not currently have a change log to go with the release but, if you find anything new in be sure to comment in the forums or here in the comment section. Keep in...

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