Official OS 5.0.0.624 Now Available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 from Sprint

If you're a Sprint user and still hanging on to your Tour (maybe waiting on a Bold 9650?) then you're in luck. Today Sprint has officially released OS 5.0.0.624 for the Tour 9630. No notes on whats new and good, but this is a pretty decent upgrade from the carrier's last official OS. You can grab the software from the BlackBerry Software Downloads site, and if you're not a Sprint user, just...

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Interview with Scott Totzke, VP of Global Security Group for Research in Motion

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]One of the big highlights at WES 2010 for me personally was the sit-down time I had with senior level management at RIM. Everybody we had the opportunity to speak to had a passion for BlackBerry and knew their areas of expertise inside and out. For a couple of these interviews we were even able to fire up the CrackBerry.tv camera so we could bring you back...

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Fixmo Tools 1.1 Available - Delivers Fixes and Adds 4 New Utility Apps to Suite; Trip Around the World Contest Winner Announced!

Limited time offer: Get Fixmo Tools for only $9.00! Save 55% Details Below...   During our WES 2010 Solutions Showcase CrackBerry Power Tour we stopped by the Fixmo Tools booth where Rick Segal let us know about the latest version (RIM's Mike Kirkup also let us know he loves this app - the Flame Retardant feature has come to the rescue on more than one occassion). Following that up, here are...

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Waze for BlackBerry Public Beta Now Available

Waze for BlackBerry Public Beta Now Available

Waze, the well-known social GPS app currently available for the iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms, has announced they are coming to the BlackBerry beginning today. I have had the opportunity to test drive the beta for the last week, and as of this morning, the app is now available for download. Waze is a free mobile navigation app that allows drivers to build and use...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Following up Part I of our BlackBerry Solution Showcase Spotlight at WES 2010, in Part II we visit several more of the companies that were on hand in Orlando. This time around we have Gwava, NeverFail, iSec7, TouMetis, Wireless Watchdogs and Grabba. You can watch the video above to learn more about what each of these companies offers in the BlackBerry...

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CardStar for BlackBerry Now Available

CardStar for BlackBerry Now Available

A few weeks back we saw a little tease that CardStar for BlackBerry was on the way. While it was due on May 1st, we're glad to say as of today it is finally available. CardStar takes your membership cards out of your wallet and onto your device. Simply enter your barcode numbers into the app, and it instantly transforms them into portable cards. Open the app, select your card and scan away....

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Contest Winners: Mobile Bartender, Visor Mount Speakerphone, Atom Trap & Digital Steel

While we were busy at WES we managed to sneak in a few contests. Not as many as most weeks, but we wanted to keep the perfect streak going strong. We had the cool Digital Steel theme, some copies of Atom Trap and Mobile Bartender, and one of my favorite accessories the BlackBerry Visor Mount. If you didn't win this round, be sure to check back and keep trying. Hit the jump for the full list of...

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Free YouTube Player For BlackBerry Now Available

Free YouTube Player For BlackBerry Now Available

Last night I was taking a look through the CrackBerry app store to see what new apps had been released and updated. I happened to notice a YouTube player that was listed as free so decided I should give it a look. There has been a few YouTube apps made available in the past but most are either no longer supported, only available on certain devices or just plain suck. Simply named Player for...

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LogMeIn Allows Remote Assist on the BlackBerry Handheld

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]I've been a long-time user of LogMeIn's free remote assist.  As the resident computer help desk in my family I've installed the LogMeIn client on all the not-so-tech family computers.  My mom, mother-in-law & wife all have this installed on their machines.This way when I get the call as long as their PC has an internet connection I can access their...

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Appcelerator Announces Beta Support For Blackberry

Appcelerator Announces Beta Support For Blackberry

Another one of our follow up and take away pieces from WES 2010 was the introduction of Appcelerator's Titanium Mobile Beta for BlackBerry. While that may not mean much to everyone, it surely means something to those out there that are interested in developing BlackBerry applications. Titanium Mobile offers developers that may not have the knowledge of Java and Objective-C a chance to still...

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RIM Push Services Webinar Now Available Online For Viewing

RIM Push Services Webinar Now Available Online For Viewing

The Research In Motion developer team has been keeping good on their promise to offer up more webinars to those interested in learning about the BlackBerry platform and how it all works. The latest archived release comes from the BlackBerry Push Service webinar that took place a while ago. The discussions reviewed in this webinar simply revolve around the Push services SDK and the available...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for May 3rd 2010 - 50 Copies of CarbonBB to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of CarbonBB to be won. Leave a comment! It's Monday again, and time for the weekly theme roundup. This week we have 2 very good looking free themes, as well as a contest for a brand new theme that just hit the store this morning. Hit the jump to read on. Free Themes of the Week Non-Touchscreen Our 1st pick this week is from the forums. DroidSlide features a...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]This year RIM had over 100 sponsors participating in the Solution Showcase at WES 2010. With the CrackBerry.tv camera out in full force at the event we figured it only made sense to hit the show floor and give those sponsors a chance to get even more bang out of their buck by having the opportunity to talk to CrackBerry Nation.One of the things I've...

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T-Mobile Offering Bold 9700 OS Update on May 11th?

T-Mobile Offering Bold 9700 OS Update on May 11th?

From the looks of things T-Mobile may be the next in line to offer up an official OS update for the Bold 9700. Its been a while since we've seen a leak for this device, so we can hope that this version is good enough to get the job done. This internal doc shows the upgrade is slated to roll out OTA starting May 11th, and also that some may receive devices with the software as early as last...

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Step Up Your 'Photo Scavenger Hunt' Skills and Play Lookit!

Step Up Your 'Photo Scavenger Hunt' Skills and Play Lookit!

Way back when the CrackBerry Forums will still fairly fresh, a little known thread titled Photo Scavenger Hunt popped up. The idea behind the "game" was to get members involved in searching for and taking pictures of random items. Since the thread was started nearly two years ago, it has taken off and is without a doubt one of the most view threads in the forums. Jeff dropped me an email to...

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FCC Approves BlackBerry Bold 9650

FCC Approves BlackBerry Bold 9650

Usually we hear about FCC approvals earlier on in the life of a device, but this one comes less than a few weeks from the launch of the Bold 9650. The device was officially announced last week, and we already know it will be arriving at Sprint on May 23rd. No statement from Verizon just yet, but if all goes as planned we should be hearing from them very soon. Nothing major to report on specs...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Despite the screenshots that leaked the week prior, I honestly wasn't sure that RIM would even give us a sneak peek of OS 6.0 at WES. Suffice to say, even though it was a video preview vs. a live demo I was pretty darn excited and happy to see BlackBerry 6 get shown off (and I really like that RIM is going to brand it BlackBerry 6). As I said previously...

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BIS Two-Way Sync for Gmail Finally Live?!!

BIS Two-Way Sync for Gmail Finally Live?!!

Over the weekend we had tons of reports that two-way Gmail sync on BIS was finally alive and kicking. The feature should allow for synching of both read/unread messages, as well showing sent messages on your device that were composed in the Gmail web app. While it doesn't seem to be working for everyone (myself included), it looks like a ton of users are up and running. I did manage to get my...

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BlackBerrry Pearl 3G Cases and Skins

BlackBerrry Pearl 3G Cases and Skins

OEM Cases and Skins for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G are Looking Good! With the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, RIM is really doing everything they can on their end to make it a hit in the consumer market: they're making it available to carriers in a bunch of colors; they're offering two keyboard configurations to appeal to different markets and first time smartphone owners and they're really upping the game...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Q & A with Research in Motion Product Manager Joseph Gordon

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Q & A with Research in Motion Product Manager Joseph Gordon

With the announcement of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G at WES 2010, the official BlackBerry Blog ran an interview with the Product Manager in charge of RIM's newest candybar (or "powerbar" as RIM refers to it) form factor BlackBerry to hit the scene. Joseph Gordon answered a bunch of questions related to the new device. If you're interested in the new Pearl 3G, it's definitely an article to check...

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