CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Some good stuff this past week. A few more videos from CES, as well as our first "CrackBerry Radio" show this year and some more Smartphone Round Robin goodness. A fair amount of contests this week as well to spread some joy to the CrackBerry Nation. We hope everyone is making the most of 2010 so far - stay tuned for loads of new stuff from our end in the coming weeks. If you didn't get a...

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Remember the free Berry Holiday 2 theme we gave away before Christmas? Well it's back! Rebranded from Berry Holiday to CB2 and coming with a default wallpaper that works year round (though you can always change that up with our free wallpaper gallery), Zach from Z Man Designs has tweaked up the theme (fixing any issues some users had) and has now made it available for ALL BLACKBERRY device...

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The Smartphone Round Robin continues... and while I'm playing with the iToy this week (final review coming before end of weekend, see first impressions video here) there's some great BlackBerry coverage for you all to check out.  Dieter was tied up with CES, so like me was a little late in getting his last review up. Dieter really gave the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Storm2 some good thought in...

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BlackBerry 101: How To Clear Your Address Book Database

BlackBerry 101: How To Clear Your Address Book Database

With a title like that I'm sure some of you out there are asking why would I want to clear my address book? Well, let's face it even though BlackBerry does a good job of contacts synchronization through Outlook and various other methods, unless you are on a BES it has a tendency to wreak havoc on occassion. Duplicate entries, missing email addresses or just general chaos can happen. This is...

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Blurts Updated to Version 1.1 - 50 Free Copies to Give Away

Blurts Updated to Version 1.1 - 50 Free Copies to Give Away

We have posted a few times on the application Blurts. If you haven't heard, it is an application that connects your BlackBerry and PC via bluetooth, allowing you to view email, sms, and incoming call alerts directly on your PC. Along with its current features, Blurts has added the following: SMS message threading with chat history and ability to have more that one SMS window open at once...

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Fixmo Tools Updated To Version 0.3.10 Beta

Fixmo Tools Updated To Version 0.3.10 Beta

A new version of Fixmo Tools has been released for those looking to help out with the beta application testing. If you missed it back in December when we first announced it, now is a good time to get in on the action as Fixmo Tools has corrected a lot of issues seen in previous releases thanks to the feedback users have given. If you are looking for a run down of how Fixmo can help you out,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 15th, 2010!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 15th, 2010!

Well, CES 2010 is all wrapped up and we are just over halfway through January. My, how time flies. In the wake of CES, we've got lots of good stuff for you this week. Covered in this mid-January edition of the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles: Freebies of the Week: Free Juicy Berry, Family Feud Demo In Case You Missed It: PocketDay Updated to Version 6, Engadget App for...

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Prince Charles and Camilla Given BlackBerry Smartphones Courtesy Of Ontario Premier McGuinty

The Globe and mail wrote up an interesting article the other day surrounding Prince Charles, wife Camilla and their recent trip to Canada. According to the article and the source being that of Clarence House (the Prince’s home estate) and the Daily Mail both, Charles and Camilla received BlackBerry Storm 9500 smartphones from Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty. When contacted for the reasoning...

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KBLauncher On Sale Through Friday - 50 Copies to Give Away

A few months back we checked out KBLauncher, an app that allows you to launch items on your device by "command line". You just start typing the name of an application on your device, and KBLauncher shows a list of items for you to choose from. You can quickly launch almost any application on your device, and no setup is required. The app will learn your usage and prioritize apps, has a low...

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CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

CrackBerry Podcast 045: CES 2010, BBM Fail Story and More!

Project 2010 is in full effect! We said we'd be doing our CrackBerry podcast every two weeks come the new year and we're now officially 1/1! We plan to record every second Thursday at ~11am EST. We figure this a good time - most of the week's BIG news is done, and this way you'll be able to listen on a slow Thursday afternoon or have it for the Thursday/Friday commutes. From time to time we may...

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Google Mobile App Now Allows You To Search Email and Contacts

Google Mobile App Now Allows You To Search Email and Contacts

  Fresh on the Google Mobile Blog this morning, the team announced that the updated version of the Google Mobile App now allows users to search both email and contacts in addition to the web. Just enter your search terms in the box as usual, and the app will show you contacts as well as emails for results. You can enter a contact name or message content, and easily locate and reply to or...

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CES 2010: Take Control of Your Contacts with Xobni for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video for mobile viewing ] While at CES I once again ran into the awesome guys at Xobni. We've seen their application in action quite a few times now, and each time they show it off it looks better and better. There aren't many apps that I've been dying to get my hands on, but Xobni is definitely one of them. The ability to manage all of your BlackBerry contacts so easily with...

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DataViz Updates Documents To Go For BlackBerry Smartphones

DataViz Updates Documents To Go For BlackBerry Smartphones

DataViz has updated their Documents To Go suite for BlackBerry smartphones with what at first sight seems to be an incremental update. The version number change for this one sits at 2.0001. But as Ronen, over at BerryReview pointed out the changelog actually has some significant changes in it. Both standard and premium version include language support for English, French, Italian, German, and...

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BerryJoose Improves BlackBerry Functionality - 75 Copies to Give Away

BerryJoose isn't your typical hands-on application. It is a utility that runs in the background on your device and keeps an eye on everything, helping the device run smoother and minimizing hourglasses, memory leaks and more. It essentially watches whats going on, and keeps everything together so you don't have anymore face to palm moments. Features include: memory leaks are minimized. no...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Set To Arrive On Fido

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Set To Arrive On Fido

We missed this one a few days back now but in any event this should cheer some Fido users up if you are not already using an unlocked BlackBerry on the Rogers owned carrier. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is set to arrive sometime in this quarter as mentioned over at Howard Forums. "Fido will be launching the 8520 in Black. It will be part of the Q1 launch. No word on what date exactly, however...

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Slacker Radio Goes Live In Canada!

Slacker Radio Goes Live In Canada!

We've known it was coming for a while now but finally, Slacker radio has launched in Canada. You can head on over to Slacker website from your BlackBerry and download the app to get started. Create an account and you are all set. Slacker Radio is free for the first 30 days. Afterward, Canadian listeners can continue to enjoy the service by upgrading to Slacker Radio Plus, available for as low...

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BlackBerry Developer Contest: Win a Free Ticket to BlackBerry Developer Day at App Planet at Mobile World Congress!

10 Event Passes to be won! Valued at €599 each!! Contest Details below... Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile show on the planet, and MWC 2010 is coming up fast with the event kicking off on February 15th. RIM is going to have a big presence at this show and are a sponsor of App Planet, a new event held within MWC, that will focus on the mobile app space. Tuesday, February 16th is...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here is some news for you all in the enterprise space. Shortly after the announcement of RIM seeking new employees for their Fredericton, New Brunswick location. Chalk Media has announced their newly branded Chalk Pushcast Software version 5.4. The services formerly known as Mobile Chalkboard. The pushed content application which is used to deliver...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Apologies in advance for the background noise in this video -- it was loud as heck at ShowStoppers at CES 2010 -- but it's worth working through the sound pain so you can hear what Root Wireless is all about. With coverage maps all the rage in carrier commercials these days, Root Wireless is on a mission to make these maps more than lip service, by...

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