Apress release of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse now available online and at a bookstore near you!

Buy the printed book from Amazon | Buy in electronic format WooHoo! Back in May we announced that Apress picked up our CrackBerry book and that a new version was on its way and would be available in time for the holiday season. Today I'm happy to announce the re-release of CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse is now available online and this time around will be coming to a...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.294 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.294 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

There is no doubt the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is coming soon across multiple carriers, so while we never posted leaked OS' for it before, now is the time to start doing so since it's so close. Just yesterday, we caught wind that OS 6.0.0.294 was the OS shipping on the Vodefone UK 9780's and most likely all other carriers as well and now today, that OS has leaked online. Some of you all out there...

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Pregnancy Pal for BlackBerry - Track weight, time contractions, and more

Pregnancy Pal for BlackBerry - Track weight, time contractions, and more

When you're pregnant, you just want everything to be as simple as possible. Pregnancy Pal from hayes.mobi is not only a useful tool to help track your pregnancy, it's also easy to use. With this app on your BlackBerry you can input your weight and it calculates your gain or loss and compiles the data in an easy to read log. If you enter your due date, Pregnancy Pal will place a countdown on...

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Research In Motion now showing off the BlackBerry Style before it hits stores

Now that the BlackBerry Style is all official, Research In Motion and Sprint have been taking the device on the road and showing it to folks even before it gets into stores. Probably something that should have been done at DevCon but, hey we're not judging here. The fine folks over at Engadget had a NYC meetup and had the chance to get a little close with the BlackBerry Style. Of course, we'll...

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Official OS 5.0.0.972 for The BlackBerry Pearl 3G released by Pelephone

BlackBerry Pearl 3G owners, if you're looking for a new OS to check out that's higher then any leak out there for your device then you'll want to grab the latest official OS from Pelephone. OS 5.0.0.972 has gone official and is now available for download. Of course, if Pelephone is not your carrier you'll want to delete your vendor.xml file but, after that you'll be good to go. Are any of you...

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Google Maps for BlackBerry v4.5.1 released

Google Maps for BlackBerry v4.5.1 released

Google Maps is one of my favorite, free BlackBerry applications and I'm guessing a lot of you all out there use it as well. Google, notorious for not offering any change logs has now updated Google Maps to version 4.5.1. Current users can grab the download from Google Maps mobile link and get upgraded today. If you spot any changes within the app be sure to let us know in the comments. The...

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Vodafone UK bringing BlackBerry Bold 9780 in black and white with OS 6.0.0.294 preloaded

The pricing for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on Vodafone UK has been known for a while but, as a reminder for those who may have missed it. Vodafone UK will be giving away the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on tariffs starting at £35/pm (24 months) but if you want no contract pricing, you'll be looking at £400. One thing though that was only rumored, was that Vodafone may or may not be offering more than...

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Hypoxia media player now BlackBerry 6 compatible

Hypoxia media player now BlackBerry 6 compatible

Fans of Hypoxia that are also BlackBerry 6 users will be glad to see this arrive. Hypoxia, the media player that not only plays music and videos from your network, but is also capable of streaming to devices has been updated for BlackBerry 6. Aside from being a great standalone media player, Hypoxias ability to stream that media to a wide array of devices is really the key feature. With...

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LinkedIn for Blackberry updated to version 1.5.0.8

LinkedIn for Blackberry updated to version 1.5.0.8

For business professionals, LinkedIn is a valuable tool and resource for communication, much like BlackBerry smartphones. Now, BlackBerry users using a BlackBerry 6 compatible device can download the latest release and get in on the action as LinkedIn has just updated to include support for BlackBerry 6. They have also included a new profile layout for users as well, as mentioned on the site...

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Sccope - Price comparison app now available as a free download

Sccope - Price comparison app now available as a free download

We've covered Sccope a couple times now and we even gave them the Editors Choice Award at this years CrackBerry Awards. Now, just in time for the holiday shopping you can grab Sccope for absolutely no charge. Sccope has some great features built in to make shopping this holiday season a whole lot easier: Identify the best possible deals from hundreds of top retailers with comprehensive...

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Crackberry guide to weather apps

Crackberry guide to weather apps

Become a mobile Weather Personality with these weather apps! Your Mom always said to dress for the weather. Of course that occasionally meant that you were forced to dress for -40 Celsius weather, even if others were out in their bathing suits. At least you’re prepared for a sudden snowfall…in the dog days of Summer. Despite all of our technological advances, our daily plans (for the most...

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Bubble Burst - An entertaining game for your BlackBerry

Bubble Burst - An entertaining game for your BlackBerry

Tafasa is back again with another entertaining game for your BlackBerry. Bubble Burst is a color matching game where you try to score big by popping the largest set of the same color bubbles. The more bubbles in your set, the more points you earn. Bubble Burst has four different modes to choose from: Standard, Shift, Continuous, and Megashift. While each mode has the same basic gameplay, each...

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Contest: MegaHorn by ToySoft - Win one of 30 free copies!

Contest: MegaHorn by ToySoft - Win one of 30 free copies!

Sometimes you just need to make some noise. Whether you like to play jokes on your friends, or just need to get someone's attention, MegaHorn from ToySoft is sure to help you. With 20 air horn sound effects to choose from, you are sure to find just the right one for whatever your needs are. Included sounds are: Long Horn, Short Horn, Train Whistle, Tug Boat, Fire Truck, Police Siren,...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.41 now available for download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.1.41 now available for download

Research In Motion has quietly rolled out another release of BlackBerry Messenger. Previously seen in some leaked OS 5.0.1.41 is now available in BlackBerry App World and via direct download. No change log has been issued for the release which, is really getting kind of annoying since Research In Motion used to be one of the few to actually issue change logs. So that said, we're sure it's just...

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In a world of proprietary and open source software, where does BlackBerry fit?

In a world of proprietary and open source software, where does BlackBerry fit?

As I was crawling the Web for BlackBerry news, I ended up at our sister site, Android Central. I stumbled on this interesting article called ”What does 'open' mean to us?”, which discusses the state of open source and its relation to the Android platform. Being a loyal Linux hacker, I simply could not let this slip away – someone going by the name eric6052 commented on the article at Android...

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Bring your favorite FM stations to your BlackBerry with TuneIn Radio

Bring your favorite FM stations to your BlackBerry with TuneIn Radio

If you have dabbled around with any other operating systems and enjoy listening to music on your device, odds are that you have already had an experience with TuneIn Radio. This application is near the top in its respective category on both iOS and Android, and today it is available for all via a free download on your BlackBerry device. With over 50,000 radio stations, music streams and...

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RIM enables purchases through the BlackBerry App World website

RIM enables purchases through the BlackBerry App World website

We've known since around September 9th that this was coming but, until now BlackBerry App World has remained unchanged. At some point, Research In Motion has changed up the BlackBerry App World website and you can now purchase and download apps directly from the BlackBerry App World website. In addition to purchasing and downloading the apps, you can also adjust your My World account so that...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 Product Manager, Randy Carson interviewed

BlackBerry Style 9670 Product Manager, Randy Carson interviewed

A lot of folks were surprised to see the BlackBerry Style arrive. While the device is not evolutionary it certainly carries well, it's own Style. Some folks love the device while others, simply do not like the design at all. The good folks over at the Inside BlackBerry blog though, have taken the time to interview Randy Carson. Randy, is the product manager for the BlackBerry Style and lets us...

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Contest: Boss by AHazDesigns - Win one of 25 free copies!

Contest: Boss by AHazDesigns - Win one of 25 free copies!

Boss is the newest theme from AHazDesigns and as you would expect, it is pretty awesome. I was really impressed with the animations on this one; though they are somewhat simple, there is a lot of function packed into them. Two sliding docks on the right hand side of your home screen are accompanied by a slide out today section on the left. The custom meters are a bit larger than most themes...

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Rate Your Day - A simple way to keep track of your days

Rate Your Day - A simple way to keep track of your days

Did you ever wish you had a simple way to keep track of your good days and bad days? Almoko has created a simple application called Rate Your Day just for this purpose. This app not only lets you rate your day up to 5 stars, but it also lets you add a short comment for each day. You can share your daily ratings with your friends via Twitter for BlackBerry and/or FaceBook for BlackBerry with...

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