My Wish for BlackBerry Santa: Add Personalize Ringtones and Notifications to the Setup Wizard.

I'd love to see this option get added! Do You Change Your Ringtone/Notification Settings or Just Use the Defaults?(poll) * Update: Hmmm... so after 5,000 quick votes we can see that even among CrackBerry readers almost 20% of users stick to the ringtone and notification defaults. I would guess among those who are less BlackBerry enthusiasts that % would likely be twice as...

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Free Christmas StillScreens from DreamTheme!

Recently DreamTheme launched 20 new personalization products across 3 new app categories. This week they have just released a new StillScreen pack for the holidays and are giving out free copies to the CrackBerry community in appreciation for their continued support. The Christmas StillScreens app is a tiny loader app that gives access to holiday themed images of impeccable quality -- use...

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December 1st Already? Find the Perfect BlackBerry Stocking Stuffers this Holiday Season with our BlackBerry Gift Guides!

Seriously, it's December 1st already. I can't believe how 2009 has flown by. With the change of month the holiday season is officially upon us (it actually started snowing just a few minutes ago as I look out the window while typing this) which means if you haven't yet, it's time to start thinking holidays and buying gifts for your friends, colleagues and special loved-ones. For the...

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Blurts Pro $4.99 Through Sunday - 50 Free Copies

Blurts seemed to come out of nowhere with a full head of steam, and it hasn't slowed down yet. The innovative app displays alerts right on your PC so you can keep working and never be distracted picking up your BlackBerry. Caller ID, email and SMS will show right on your PC, and you can even make and answer calls without picking up your device. Blurts works over Bluetooth and is truly an...

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MyCart! & MyCart! Pro Updated to v2.4

MyCart! has just updated its application to version 2.4 for its free and Pro versions. If you don't know about MyCart!, its a list application that is packed full of features ensuring you never forget what to buy while out shopping. The latest builds include automatic backup as well as some other cool features like add/edit/delete items, multiple lists, email/import lists, quanitity, aisle,...

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Deal of the Day: Save 50% on BerryBuzz 2.1

  Its no secret that I'm a big fan of BerryBuzz. I have never found an app that I have stuck with on all of my devices and utilized so much. BerryBuzz 2.1 lets you customize all of your LED alerts to various colors, so if you're like me and don't use audible alerts, it makes thing much easier. You can set a different color LED for all of your device email addresses, as well as SMS, MMS,...

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Contest Winners: DriveSafe.ly, Pay It Forward, [Pre]defined, Rain, Revball, Wifi Hero and BeDroid

Another week in the books, and I'm glad to say my favorite season is upon us. December is here, and the holidays are in full swing. We have tons of goodies on the way to help celebrate, so don't stray too far from your desk to go shopping or you'll miss out. We capped the week with some great contests, topped by our Pay It Forward. The unlocked Bold will go to Megan Johns who was nominated by...

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Cartoon fan? Want to be entertained on your BlackBerry daily with a new episode? Then you'll want to check out Bludzee! You can read the full press release below, but the quick overview is that Bludzee, the cartoon kitten created by Lewis Trondheim, is now available for BlackBerry Smartphones. A one year subscription to the comic strip costs $9.99, giving you access to a new episode each day (...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.371 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.371 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Been waiting for a newer OS for your BlackBerry Bold 9700? While I am currently happy with my OS 5.0.0.351 BlackBerry Bold 9700 users will be happy to know OS 5.0.0.371 has leaked onto the interwebs. Remember, all disclaimers are in order here. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to...

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Dedicated Foursquare Application Soon To Arrive For BlackBerry Smartphones

Now, I can't say I have used Foursquare myself but it seems to be gaining a lot of recognition with iPhone and Android users. For those among you, like me who have never used the service Foursquare is a GPS and social network application which allows you to keep track of your friends and explore the city you live in. By "discovering" things in your own city you earn points and badges as you go...

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Holiday Survival with your BlackBerry Smartphone

Holiday Survival with your BlackBerry Smartphone

Has anyone else, besides me, did a double take at the calendar? Where has the year gone? It’s not quite crunch time, but the last minute rush of the holiday season is looming. While we are slightly more prepared than last year, it`s hard not to give in to the stress of getting everything done. How many times have you rushed to get your holiday cards out on time? Misplaced your shopping list...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We first reviewed Nobex Radio Companion just over a year ago now and it has proven to be a must-install BlackBerry app for music lovers, allowing you to listen to over 3000 radio stations around the world and see the playlist of over 2700 radio stations. If you've never downloaded it before, be sure to give it a go. The odds are good you'll be glad...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our on-location live blog and podcast last week from the 2009 BlackBerry Alliance Summit in Rome, Italy, this week we'll be posting up some video interviews captured at the event by our friend Ewan MacLeod of MobileIndustryReview.com and MobileDeveloper.tv. Be sure to check both sites out! First up is an interview with Tony Bristol of...

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SMobile Systems Releases Net Nanny Mobile

SMobile Systems Releases Net Nanny Mobile

These days concerns for parents are high when their children have mobile devices. With the release of Net Nanny Mobile today, some parents can plan to be one step ahead of technology now. By utilizing the Parental Control Dashboard offered by Net Nanny Mobile, parents can easily and effectively gain insight into their children's mobile activities, as well as offering protection from the effects...

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Official Updates: OS 4.7.1.65 for the Tour 9630; OS 4.5.0.181 for the 8800, 8820 & 8100

Just a quick update of some official OS' that popped up today. It looks like CBeyond has released OS 4.7.1.65 for the Tour 9630 (not a huge update, but a few clicks up from the latest Verizon and Sprint releases). Cosmote has also released OS 4.5.0.181 for the 8800, 8820 and 8100 as well. No new 5.0 love for any devices, but we'll keep our fingers crossed across the board. Head over to the...

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Crate and Barrel/CB2 Launches Mobile Site for the Holidays

Crate and Barrel/CB2 Launches Mobile Site for the Holidays

   It seems like more and more retailers are catching on to consumer's mobile ways and are launching streamlined mobile sites. Crate and Barrel is the latest, and have launched an optimized site on the Usablenet platform that allows users to browse and purchase their full line of products from supported mobile devices. The site is automatically redirected when a mobile browser is detected and...

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BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise Use Review

BlackBerry Storm2 for Enterprise Use Review

The BlackBerry Storm 2 has arrived to try and save the BlackBerry touch screen reputation after a pretty disastrous Storm 1 entrance last year. I used a Storm 1 and can safely say that while I'm a huge fan of Research In Motion 's (RIM) BlackBerry products (I've been a user since 2000), I was excited to see how RIM would jump into the touch screen Smartphone ring, and then immediately...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 1 Now Available For Lotus Domino And Microsoft Exchange

Research In Motion has made generally available BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Service Pack 1. Most corporate environments running BES 5.0 have most likely already got Service Pack 1 installed already for their users. But just in case you were holding off, you can now head to the Research In Motion download site and grab your copy for IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange. As always,...

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SimpleLeap says goodbye to BlackBerry

SimpleLeap says goodbye to BlackBerry

It’s a sad day when someone says goodbye. Last week, I was informed by SimpleLeap Software that they were leaving the BlackBerry community. On November 29th was made official. We have reviewed all of their BlackBerry applications in the past; Cram, Appetite, TalkLater and Call Client. I have always been a huge fan of their work and this did come as a shock to me. I can honestly say that I will...

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Druglord Wars Now Available For BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 4.5

Druglord Wars Now Available For BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 4.5

A little while back we covered the fact Epic applications had totally revamped and renamed their top selling game "Berry wars" to Druglord Wars. At that time they had made the promise that it would indeed, be released for older devices running 4.5 OS and finally Epic applications has made good on their word. In addition to bringing Druglord Wars to 4.5 OS devices, they have also set up a...

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