December 22nd BlackBerry Outage Timeline and Overview of Events, According to BoxTone

Our friends at BoxTone hit us up with an email earlier today with some information of how things played out yesterday from both their and their customers' perspective. We've talked about BoxTone lots of times here before on CrackBerry - they focus on enterprise companies that have a LOT of BlackBerry Smartphones running and provide monitoring and managements services. An afternoon like...

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Wheres My Phone - Alert Your BlackBerry When Its Lost

In the ever growing application market, its hard to find just one application to perform a specific task. Wheres My Phone is an application similar to SmrtGuard in that it locates and helps to recover your lost BlackBerry Smartphone. By simply sending an email containing a command you can remotely trigger an alarm (even if your device is on silent), turn off the alarm, check your battery,...

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AT&T Bold 9700 Movie Lets You 'Stay One Step Ahead'

AT&T Bold 9700 Movie Lets You 'Stay One Step Ahead'

Never before in my life have I felt like more of a secret agent than I did today. Granted it was only for a minute or two, but it was pretty cool. While nothing more than a frack'n sweet commercial for AT&T and the Bold 9700, Stay One Step Ahead, lets you be a part of a movie (more like a commercial) featuring you, the Bold 9700 and of course "the network". In my opinion a very cool ad...

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AppClock - Realtime Analog Clock on the Homescreen

Whether you're a traveler, have family/friends in different areas of the world, or just would like to keep track of different time zones, you may want to check out AppClock. The application consists of 2 analog clocks that are placed on your BlackBerry's home screen. The icon display options include city name, month/year, day/month, and my personal favorite city+time. You can also customize...

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Review: Ascendo DataVault v4.5.3

Review: Ascendo DataVault v4.5.3

There's nothing like discovering you have a "compromised" card while in line, trying to purchase groceries or gifts. It's both embarrassing and worrisome. The mind may wander, as you begin to wonder what else has been compromised. Not everyone can remember dozens of passwords; some may stick to less than half a dozen. Think about it: you have email accounts, work logins, multiple social...

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Classic Paperboy Game Hits BlackBerry App World

Classic Paperboy Game Hits BlackBerry App World

Talk about a throw back to the classics. I remember playing Paperboy on my old NES and loving it. Now, thanks to Elite systems I can relive those times right on my BlackBerry. Yes, that's right, they have released the officially licensed version for BlackBerry smartphones which is now available via BlackBerry App World for only $4.99. Most devices are supported with the exception of touch...

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BlackBerry Tour SmrtCase Winners Announced

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The video first look I posted last week (re-embedded above) for the new BlackBerry Tour Glide case from SmrtCase got a very positive response from CrackBerry readers. We had to five to give away... here are the usernames of the lucky winners: Leach0789, djy5005, pampham, Djitch, Mobilejray  Following up on the contest, SmrtCase shared some...

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Research in Motion Statement Regarding December 22nd Service Outage - BlackBerry Messenger to Blame!

* Update: Been getting lots of tips, and we've received the same message ourselves, from the BlackBerry Network Administrator pushing you to upgrade to the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger. We'll be paste the email in down below. Better upgrade! * WOW. BlackBerry Messenger brought down BBM. Who would have thought. Our CrackBerry readers were first to pick up on the issue and we were...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.57 Now Available For Download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.57 Now Available For Download

While some folks in North America can't even send or recieve messages via BlackBerry Messenger, Research In Motion has decided to put out a new release. Version 5.0.0.57 is now available via the BlackBerry Messenger download site. Again, just a maintenance release with no huge changes expected to be in it. In any event, grab the new update. Hard to say if it will actually fix the issues we are...

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BlackBerry EVERYTHING on the Fritz??! Data Service Issues Being Reported by Users

BlackBerry EVERYTHING on the Fritz??! Data Service Issues Being Reported by Users

* FINAL UPDATE: Things are back to normal. RIM Statment to follow. * Update 1: OK, preliminary word coming in is that it's a partial outage affecting North American carriers: BlackBerry Messenger and things like the web browser and apps that use a data connection. Email seems ok though. And it seems not all carriers and not all subscribers are affected. I sure am though.. was in the middle...

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BlackBerry Bold Made Simple Now Available for $14.95

If you've just snagged a new Bold 9700 (or think you will be getting one from Santa) you might want to check out the eBook BlackBerry Bold 9700 Made Simple. The book will guide in the ways of the BlackBerry force, and help you master the 9700 from top to bottom. Features include: Dozens of hidden or little-known time-saving tips and tricks. Make sure you never miss another ‘To-Do' item...

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Elecite Releases Poser - A Fun Premium Theme

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Poser has been around for a few days now and after having checked it out I can surely say it's unique and not just your everyday theme. First off, it's the first theme I have used that is actually interactive and fun to set up. Secondly, this is a premium theme on a very unique level. Poser allows you to take a pic of Stewie from Family guy and "...

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Slacker Radio Now Offering Gift Subscriptions As A Holiday Promotion

Slacker Radio Now Offering Gift Subscriptions As A Holiday Promotion

Slacker Personal Radio is getting geared up for the holiday season with some great offers for those who are looking to pick it up for friends and family. Right now you order a Slacker radio plus gift certificates to give away to friends and family members. The breakdown looks like this: 12-Month Subscription for $47.88 (Includes 10 free 1-month subscriptions to share) 3-Month Subscription...

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Bluetooth Headset Head to Head: BlackBerry HS-500 vs. Jawbone Prime

Bluetooth Headset Head to Head: BlackBerry HS-500 vs. Jawbone Prime

Local laws changed? Time to buckle down and buy yourself a Bluetooth headset to avoid a silly traffic ticket for talking on your BlackBerry while driving your car? The hunt for a headset can be a difficult task since there are so many colors, styles, brands and price points that are currently available. Let's take some time to take a look at two great headsets that are highly rated. A...

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SearchIt Quickly Searches Popular Websites - 100 Free Copies!

SearchIt is a brand new application by ShaoSoft, maker of such popular apps as Leave It On and Wallpaper Changer. With a click of its icon you can quickly and easily select and search a variety of popular websites such as Google, YouTube, eBay, Dictionary, Wikipedia, IMDB, and even our CrackBerry Forums. The application is very customizable, letting you pick and choose which websites you want...

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Contest Winners: PowerMat, MailMinder, VQ CarFinder, Mobile Checkbook

Contest Winners: PowerMat, MailMinder, VQ CarFinder, Mobile Checkbook

Its that time again! Another one down, and many more to go. Loads of contests this week with plenty of goodies to be won. We had offerings from SmrtCase (which we'll announce in another post later today) and PowerMat as well as some great apps in VQ CarFinder, MailMinder and Mobile Checkbook. Don't forget you still have time to enter our Colorware, TeleNav and AstraSync contests as well. If...

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* Update - December 24, 2009: I figured we'd better re-post this one for the day too. If you haven't yet tried our free Berry Holiday 2 theme on your BlackBerry yet, then today is the day to give it a go! * Berry Holidays everyone! Man oh man, our friend Zach from Z Man Themes has done it again this year. Last year he gave us the original Berry Holiday theme, which was pretty cool, but...

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Here's one for all of our loyal CrackBerry readers and members out there... a new and improved CrackBerry.com web launcher! Our pal Fabian Heuwieser whipped up the new launcher as a little holiday gift for CrackBerry Nation. This isn't just a shortcut to the mobile site though - what Fabian built is a BlackBerry app that essentially mimics our entire site navigation. From within the...

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Official OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from MTS Mobility

Official OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 from MTS Mobility

This one popped up in the forums earlier today, and Storm 9530 owners everywhere are rejoicing. The latest offical OS update comes from MTS Mobility in the form of OS 5.0.0.419. This is an official release, so get out those USB cables and update away. No notes on what is new/different in this version, so drop a comment and let us know your findings. Download OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry...

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