Best of SPE, 10 May 2009

Best of SPE, 10 May 2009

Each week we bring you the best of SPE. This week, The iPhone Blog brings you a gigantic Birthday Bash Contest with a grand prize of a Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G done up, Colorware-style. Crackberry.com had the WES 2009 Conference covered six ways from Sunday, too. Meanwhile, Nokia Experts stood out as the single best place to find out all there is know about the just-released Nokia E71x....

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First Look: BlackBerry Onyx Spotted in the Wild!

** Images Removed at Demand **  NICE. Look what just got emailed into the CrackBerry tip line and posted in the forums! You're looking at the backside of yet another upcoming BlackBerry smartphone... this is the one that has been going under the codename "Onyx" to date. I'm sure we'll see a lot more details and images in the days / weeks / months ahead (can we puhleaze see the front??!). ...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 033

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 033

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and video picks for the week.BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERSNow for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of the 5 big devices.Storm 95xx: BlackBerry CrackBerry Nation! Cavs Guitar...

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Fierce Towers: Tower Defense Game for the BlackBerry Storm

In the BlackBerry Game Developer's interview we posted eariier this week, Nickel Buddy let us know they'd soon be introducing the first tower defense game for BlackBerry. Here it is! Field Towers for the BlackBerry Storm lets you control the field in an effort to stop the incoming waves of attacking enemies. You can grab it for $4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store. *Warning* Tower defense games...

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Ubertwitter Beta 2 Launches With Loads Of New Features

Ubertwitter Beta 2 Launches With Loads Of New Features

Back in April we reported on the first beta of Ubertwitter.  It has been a huge hit in the last few weeks, accepting Twitterberry and Socialscope converts galore.  Today Ubertwitter released a new beta with a great deal of updates including better notification profiles, support for built in GPS, addition of keyboard shortcuts and more. If you're already an Ubertwitter user, or you're ready to...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.1.239 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 4.6.1.239 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

What a week this has been for OS leaks! We had two earlier this week, and now here is the latest 4.6 leak to hit the web. I don't know how much more it has to offer from 4.6.1.231, but give it a try if you want to see for yourself. Check out the forum discussion if you are looking for some feedback before installing. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 8th, 2009

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 8th, 2009

Just another week of new apps to touch on this time 'round in the Roundup. Was an exciting week with WES taking place, but lets take a little break and look at some great app titles for your BlackBerry. Covered this week in the roundup are: New This Week: Dream Dictionary, Tripometer, Earthshine Theme for the Pearl, Blackjack Helper, Revolver Apps on Sale: Battery Booster, RDM+ Remote...

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WES 2009 Special Edition Wrap Up Podcast!

WES 2009 Special Edition Wrap Up Podcast!

* Note - we're still having some issues with our iTunes and standard podcast feed, so you may have to just download the mp3 directly at this link or listen in the player above (hopefully the player will work for you... it's being a bit wonky too). Thanks for the patience! *  WES 2009 is officially over. We still have some posts from the show to come your way over the days...

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WES2009: What's New at Viigo!

Readers of CrackBerry.com are no strangers to Viigo - it's been one of our favorite apps since day one and to date is the most downloaded app in App World. At WES we had a chance to catch up with Viigo's President and CEO, Mark Ruddock, who brought us up to speed on what is new. You can check out the video above for all the details. And if you still haven't given Viigo a try, you can grab...

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available from Alltel

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available from Alltel

Alltel subscriber? Want a BlackBerry Pearl Flip? Then good news for you... you can now pick up the 8230 for $99.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate (2 year contract) through ShopAlltel.com or in-store. Click the image above for full details on the online promo. If you're planning on picking this device up, let us know in the comments!

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WES2009: 7digital MP3 Music Downloads for BlackBerry

Without a doubt one of the slickest app previews we saw at WES 2009 was for the 7digital MP3 Music Store for BlackBerry app, built by Develop IQ. The 7digital MP3 Music Store makes it easy to browse, buy and download DRM-free MP3s right to your BlackBerry, and the app is both sexy and smart. Example - if you're in cell coverage, you'll get a low-quality version of the song you want, which...

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BlackBerry 9630 and 8520 Release Date Speculation

BlackBerry 9630 and 8520 Release Date Speculation

  Rumors have been flying for weeks about release dates for the upcoming BlackBerry Tour 9630 and Curve 8520 and today some new info surfaced on both. Neither of these dates are official from carriers, however BGR has said the Curve 8520 should hit T-Mobile USA sometime in Q4, and notable Verizon tipster Kevin Byrne has posted that the 9630 Tour will land on Verizon the week of July 13th....

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.93 for the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900!

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.93 for the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900!

AT&T's booth at WES had a BlackBerry Bold running OS 5.0.0.93 on it, so it's only fitting that you can too! If you're using a Bold or 8900 and want to get a taste of 5.0, you can follow the links below. Be sure to read through the forums... not all apps are going to work on 5.0 at this time, so you may not want this on your daily driver. Enjoy!!  *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in...

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FreeTips: Free Tip Calculator For Blackberry

FreeTips: Free Tip Calculator For Blackberry

During my morning routine, I came across a cool application called FreeTips. As you can probably guess, FreeTips is a free tip calculator that can be used on all devices.  It's simple text interface lets you calculate the correct tip and total for your bill, and you can also split up the total for multiple people.  The calculator even remembers the last tip percentage and tax rate you...

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WhitePages Mobile Hits BlackBerry App World

WhitePages for BlackBerry hit App World a few days ago, but today the company fired off a press release (after the jump) "officially" announcing its availability. At $6.99 for six months of service this app may not be a must-have for everyone, so you'll definitely want to watch the video above to see if its something you'd use religously. if you give it a go, be sure to post your thoughts...

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Official 4.7.0.141 Realeased For 9500 From Vodafone UK!

Official 4.7.0.141 Realeased For 9500 From Vodafone UK!

Some interesting news to come out of the CrackBerry forums posted by pilotcap. Vodafone UK has officially launched 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 series devices, since this is an official launch the typical beta warnings do not apply. So if you have been holding out and now and wanna give .141 a try, what are ya waiting for? Check Out The Forum Announcement And See What's New>...

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WES 2009: BlackBerry Game Developers Q&A

WES 2009: BlackBerry Game Developers Q&A

Mike Barnes (NickelBuddy), Sylvain Dufour (Mobigloo), Keith Pichelman (Concrete Software) The best thing about attending an event like WES is that it gives you the opportunity to talk to people in the business face to face and learn more about what's going on in the world of BlackBerry. That said, I was stoked to sit down in the hotel lounge Sunday night and ask three of the top game...

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WES2009: Wireless Leadership Award Winners

WES2009: Wireless Leadership Award Winners

No wonder Jim Balsillie helped turned BlackBerry into what it is today. Yesterday he makes an offer to buy a hockey team, and this morning he gets on stage in front of a big audience to announce the recipients of this years Wireless Leadership Awards. You can check out the press release after the jump, and click on through to attendwes.com/wla to learn more about recipients. Congrats to...

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WES2009: Tetherberry For Mac Beta Now Available!

Back in March we first found out about TetherBerry but sadly it was only for PC users.  We've had the pleasure of meeting with the great minds behind the application here at WES, and got word today that they are now accepting users for their Mac Beta. If you're unfamiliar with TetherBerry, it's an application that lets you tether your BlackBerry device to a PC (and now Mac) using only...

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WES2009: Google Apps Connector for Enterprise Announced

WES2009: Google Apps Connector for Enterprise Announced

Some good folks from Google are on hand at the Solution Showcase at WES 2009 to show off their latest offerings for BlackBerry enterprise... Announced Tuesday, Google is now offering enterprise installation packages for Google Mobile app and Google Maps for mobile. Sweet! And actually announced on Monday, Google introduced its new Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which...

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