IDC: BlackBerry takes 3rd spot in 4th quarter of 2010

According to the latest IDC report, Research In Motion has stayed strong over the last quarter of 2010 coming in at the number 3 spot of the smartphone market worldwide. Beat out by Nokia and Apple (number 1 and 2 respectively), RIM's numbers held strong thanks to a huge boost from consumers outside of North America. While interest is still strong in North America, rising competition from...

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BabyBerryApps bonds babies, birth and BlackBerry

It’s funny how looking at baby pictures of your growing kids makes you miss them at a younger age. It also makes you want to have more. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to help build the BlackBerry addicted army of the future is there?! With more and more information readily available to new and expecting parents, sometimes the options on how to raise your children can potentially be...

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BlackBerry in-app payments - What are they?

With the announcement of Blackberry App World 2.1 also came the integration of in-app payments as part of its feature set as well as the intorduction of the Blackberry Payment Services SDK. This is something that is awesome for developers and Blackberry App World vendors although, many folks out there are still somewhat lost on what it all means to them as consumers. If you fit into that area,...

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BlackBerry DevCon Asia Keynote Videos - PlayBook and PlayBook App Demos and More!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Better late than never! DevCon Asia is now well behind us, but when I was there I did capture some of the key keynote presentations on video (I tried to upload while in Indonesia but the internet there hated uploading to youtube). Though DevCon is about BlackBerry development and these presentations were geared toward the developers in attendance,...

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Contest Winners: ZonaSnap, MenuClock, bLOC, SearchIt, and lots more!

Here are the winners from last week's 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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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have MissedNew BlackBerry Radio radio station discovery app hitting the Beta Zone BlackBerry PlayBook caught on video showing off portrait mode! Customize your Universal Search results in OS6 BlackBerry App World 2.1.0.39 now available for download New BlackBerry PlayBook video shows off highlights for business users Contest Reminders Replicate the Android Honeycomb OS on your...

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Are you one of the millions of people that are super excited about the SuperBowl this weekend?! If so, you're likely counting down the hours until kickoff, or until you crack the first beer, or (if you're like me) the first commercial to air. Developer LSphone has come out with Bowl Game Countdown to keep track of the hours until the big game. There are optional notifications, so the app will...

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Looking for an app to customize your lock screen? Well bLOC may just be the app your looking for. It adds a widget to your lock screen, making it tougher for your device to unlock accidentally and also making your lock screen a bit more funtional. You get your choice of 5 different widgets to use, including Weather Widget, Calendar Widget, Clock Widget, Gold Prices Widget, and Quote-of-the-Day...

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Aeternum is a gorgeous new BlackBerry theme from BBThemes. This classy blend of grey icons with black underlays and purple backgrounds and highlights have a very rich feel and instantly make your BlackBerry feel luxurious. Aeternum utilizes the standard layout of your device, with either a ZEN layout for OS5 devices and below, or the BlackBerry 6 layout for devices running BlackBerry 6. I...

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Jumping Ninja by Vimukti Technologies - How far can you climb?

Thus far, BlackBerry hasn't been known for having a lot of great games to choose from. Sure, there are tons out there, but most people shy away from them for various reasons. I have a few on my Torch that I enjoy, and I just added another! Jumping Ninja by Vimukti Technologies looked awesome and got me instantly hooked. It's a simple concept: you're a ninja, running up a wall. There are...

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MenuClock is a new a application from AHaz Designs. It is simple, light weight, and does exactly what the name implies. It adds a clock to your menu throughout all of your applications, giving you quick access to the time no matter where you are on your device. You can pick up MenuClock at the CrackBerry App Store for $0.99. It is compatible with all devices running OS 4.5 and up.Contest: We...

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BlackBerry in Indonesia - A day in the electronics malls of Jakarta! (video)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here's a fun multicultural post to hit CrackBerry on a Friday afternoon for the weekend...  two weeks back when I was in Indonesia for DevCon Asia I spent a day in Jakarta, and while there checked out a few of the electronics malls (that might as well be called BlackBerry malls as that's honestly what they are filled with). I've always considered...

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Contest: Win a free copy of ZonaSnap - 30 copies up for grabs!

We let you know the other day that ZonaSnap has been updated to v2.0.5, bringing some cool new features to the popular app. The good people over at ZonaBlackBerry want to pass on all this goodness to you, and have given us 30 copies of the app to give away! The contest rules are simple, as always. Leave a comment below about the app. Maybe you can tell us what you love about ZonaSnap, or what...

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Children love to play with everything and anything they can get their hands on. My friend's son is 3 years old and since he's coming to visit, it got me thinking of kids and BlackBerrys and what applications might interest a young child. Now while some may argue that smartphones are not a toy and that your Berry will more than likely end up being thrown against a wall or destroyed from...

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RIM introduces BlackBerry trade-up program in the US

Today RIM has announced it's new BlackBerry trade-up program for customers in the US. Through this program, customers who purchase a new, eligible BlackBerry are qualified to receive money back for trading in their existing "eligible" BlackBerry device. According to the site, users can receive up to $120 back when trading in an old device. Of course the device you trade in and your new device...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 4th, 2011! Win 1 of 10 copies of Air Share!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! So how many of you Beta Zone users were able to nab the new BlackBerry Radio? From the description, it sounds like a winner, but since it’s only available in the US, the rest of the world will have to wait and see. Oh well, at least Canada can enjoy Dragon for Email now. Today, we announce the winners of the MemoryUp Pro giveaway and also give...

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Tawkon mobile phone radiation measuring app now available for FREE on BlackBerry!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Topics like mobile phone radiation are always controversial, but if you're in the camp that believes there is a legitimate health risk associated with spending too much time on your BlackBerry you will be happy to know that the folks at Tawkon have released a free ad-supported version of their app. If you didn't see our original blog post about...

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This was a big week for Google as they held their long awaited Android 3.0 Honeycomb event on Wednesday. While this may be an OS for Android tablets, that doesn't mean you can't replicate the look and feel of it on your BlackBerry smartphone! WJD Designs has handcrafted a beautiful new theme appropriately titled HoneyBerry to do just that. The HoneyBerry UI was built from the ground up, and...

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Funambol answers the call for 'MobileMe-like' service for BlackBerry

There is a growing need for wireless synchronization. Besides the obvious solution that goes by the name of BES (and the free BES Express), many companies have thrown their hat into the ring to provide users a way to feed that need. Some offer only contact, calendar and email synchronization, others offer only access to files. Today, the folks at Funambol decided to toss their own hat in and...

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BlackBerry App World down for you? You're not alone

  Having issues with logging into BlackBerry App World today? You're not alone. Many users have been reporting seeing the above error when logging in today or some other variation of. We're not positive as to when it started or when it will be back up. Although, at some point it did seem as though it was back then it went down again. We'll keep you all updated on this when it does come back up...

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