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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WES2009: Vlingo 3.0 Adds Enhanced Features

WES2009: Vlingo 3.0 Adds Enhanced Features

  Vlingo officially announced today that they have added some great new features in their latest version. We've checked out Vlingo in the past and it has had a good response overall.  For those that don't know, Vlingo allows you to easily perform common tasks on your Blackberry device using your voice. With Vlingo 3.0, users can send and reply to text messages with other Vlingo users, search...

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Jim Balsillie Wants to Buy the Phoenix Coyotes

Jim Balsillie Wants to Buy the Phoenix Coyotes

BIG news coming out of WES 2009 last night (thanks to everyone who stopped me in person and relayed the news!) had NOTHING to do with BlackBerry smartphones, but rather, hockey! RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie put in an offer to buy the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes on condition of being able to relocate them to Southern Ontario. Of course I'd personally rather see the team hit Winnipeg (BRING BACK...

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WES 2009: Day 1 Keynote with Mike Lazaridis

WES 2009: Day 1 Keynote with Mike Lazaridis

WES 2009 officially kicked off yesterday with a general session. Despite a tough economy and swine flu fears, the room was PACKED (close to 5,000 attendees at WES, barely down from last year if I recall correct - seems busy as heck here).  As we predicted previously, with the roll out of BES 5.0 and recent launch of App World, this year's WES is very focused on enterprise with some good...

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Beyond160 for CDMA Users Lets You SMS All You Want

Beyond160 for CDMA Users Lets You SMS All You Want

We got word through the tip line that a great new application called Beyond160 was just released. This one has been a long time coming for most hardcore texters on CDMA carriers. The simple app lets you type out SMS messages until your fingers hurt. If they are over 160 characters, instead of stopping you, it will split them up into multiple messages and send to the recipient. While this may...

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Twitter SMS Returns To Rogers And Fido!

Twitter SMS Returns To Rogers And Fido!

Back in November many of you out there may remember that all Twitter text messages in Canada ceased,... it was a sad day for many. The short code used was 21212 and when dropped by Rogers all Twitter messages stopped. Fast forward to yesterday however and an announcement came from Rogers stating they had worked out a deal with Twitter to revive the 21212 short code and even be so kind as to...

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WES2009 Special Edition Podcast for May 5th, 2009

WES2009 Special Edition Podcast for May 5th, 2009

* Note - we're having some issues with our iTunes feed and standard podcast feed, so please listen to the podcast in the player above, download the mp3 directly at the link below, or grab it via the updated feed url below. Thanks for the patience! *  We promised you a podcast for each day of WES 2009 and we're not going to let you down! Sure, we didn't technically get to...

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Contest: 50 Free Copies of TweetGenius!

Contest: 50 Free Copies of TweetGenius!

Simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a FREE Copy of TweetGenius... 50 Copies to be won!!! Twitter has gone mainstream in the past few months and in the wake of its insane growth a number of Twitter clients for BlackBerry have popped up, each competing to be the best. We've pretty much covered them all here at CrackBerry as they come on the...

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BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2009: Pre-Register Now!

BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2009: Pre-Register Now!

CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS!! CrackBerry Nation wants to see some AWESOME Apps in the months ahead... so REGISTER NOW for the BlackBerry Developer's Challenge and show us BlackBerry Addicts what you got! For the second consecutive year the BlackBerry Partners Fund will be holding the 2009 BlackBerry Developers Challenge. Pre-registration and challenge information is available for all...

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Jim Balsillie Confirms Storm 2 To Reuters

Jim Balsillie Confirms Storm 2 To Reuters

We pretty much knew this was solid news, but on Monday RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie made the news "official" during an interview with Reuters. Balsillie said that sales of the Storm are remaining strong, and with the next generation storm RIM hopes to continue to stay strong in the consumer market.  No specs, release date or any other news came along with the announcement, but at least we know...

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