Gear Up for the Holidays with BlackBerry Wallpapers, Ringtones, Themes and More

The days of December seem to go by faster and faster, and those key holidays are right around the bend. You've decorated your house, busted out the Christmas music and tackled the mall, so the only thing left is to deck out your device with some holiday media. We have wallpapers, ringtones and themes galore to get you flying in the holiday spirit. Our own michaelwpg has even offered to...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Legally Addictive Games is having a contest and sale for their highly popular and addictive game Addictive Tower Defense. If you haven't seen this app before, I would recommend watching the video above. This game is a wonderful time waster and features an online leaderboard, multiple maps/save points, and statistics tracking. Addictive Tower...

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BlackBerry from the Perspective of a Nokia User, Smartphone Round Robin

click the image above to see Nokia user Matt Miller go hands-on with BlackBerry The 2009 Smartphone Round Robin is on in full force. While I'm living on planet Android, our Nokia-using friend Matt Miller of NokiaExperts.com is living the good life on BlackBerry. Be sure to click over and check out his initial BlackBerry hands-on video as he experiences both the Storm2 and Bold 9700. And if you...

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Hockey Scores for BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.5

Hockey Scores for BlackBerry Updated To Version 1.5

A little while back we posted about Hockey Scores, a free application that offered hockey score upates right on your BlackBerry smartphone. Shortly after, I got a few emails from some folks asking where the app had gone as it no longer worked and was no longer available in BlackBerry App World. I reached out to Ebscer, to inquire what had happened to the awesome app and was advised it was no...

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WIND Mobile Launches, Changing The Canadian Wireless Market

WIND Mobile Launches, Changing The Canadian Wireless Market

Just the other day we covered WIND Mobile and gave the run down of their services. Today, launch day for WIND Mobile, we have learned even more about how they plan on operating and the changes they are gonna bring to the Canadian wireless market. Rate plans are now available for all to see and well, they are quite impressive when placed alongside those of the big 3 in Canada. Starting at $...

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Contest: FIVE SmrtCases for the Tour to be won! Leave a comment to this post letting us know how you'd put the SmrtCase to use for you... [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks at SmrtCase sent me out a few samples of their new patent-pending SmrtCase Glide for the BlackBerry Tour, and I was so impressed with the design and utility that I just had to whip up a video and blog...

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EThemes Legacy - A Premium Classic Style Theme With A New Twist

EThemes Legacy - A Premium Classic Style Theme With A New Twist

Ely from EThemes sent me an email the other day letting me know his new theme was now available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900, Tour 9630 and Bold 9700 with a Bold 9000 version on the way as well. Legacy, is a classic style theme from when 4.5 was released. Back when "Crossbar" style themes were new. Ely has taken the time to give it a new twist by adding some nice transitions, customizing the...

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Mobile Checkbook 4.0 Now Available

Mobile Checkbook 4.0 Now Available

We got word today that Mobile Checkbook 4.0 is now available in BlackBerry App World. If you're not familiar with the app, it essentially is what the name implies, a mobile checkbook. With the application you can record transactions, reconcile balances and access other information. Anywhere you go, you can instantly update your checkbook so your records are always up to date. You can then...

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Contest Winners: Cellunlock, GelaSkins, ContactOrder and RingScheduler

Contest Winners: Cellunlock, GelaSkins, ContactOrder and RingScheduler

Another week closer to the end of the year, and more contests come and gone. If you haven't yet, don't forget to enter our CrackBerry / TeleNav Giveaway - Win a One-Year Subscription to TeleNav and a $100 ShopCrackBerry.com Gift Certificate and our Holiday Contest: Win a Custom Painted BlackBerry Bold 9700 and More. We'll have some more great stuff to give away this week (as always), so if you...

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BeeJive IM 2.0 For BlackBerry Released - Get It Today For 50% Off Regular Price

It's been a long road of beta testing for the BeeJiveIM team but, the day has finally come. BeeJiveIM 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available for purchase or as a free 30 day trial. If you were a beta tester the new features should be no surprise. But, for those of you out there that may have passed over the beta, new features are as follows: Facebook chat: Chat with your Facebook...

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Sprint Branded BlackBerry 9650 Essex Spotted

Sprint Branded BlackBerry 9650 Essex Spotted

Looks like we have another showing of the BlackBerry 9650 Essex / Tour 2 in the CrackBerry forums.  This time, Matt_25 was able to grab these pics of the Sprint branded version (OS, no device logo) and post them for everyone to get a look at. Anytime we start seeing branded devices appear, such as we have with the Verizon and now Sprint versions you know that launch is nearing close. For...

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Bell Set To Release BlackBerry Curve 8530 During The Holidays

Bell Set To Release BlackBerry Curve 8530 During The Holidays

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is making its way across to all the CDMA carriers out there. This time, the folks over at MobileSyrup got the goods on the Bell Mobility in Canada release of the latest curve generation. No pricing or details at this time but according to the post Bell customers will be able to grab the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone on December 26th. Odd day for a launch, boxing...

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Role Call Tasks for BlackBerry Smartphones

If you're like me, you have a lot of daily tasks to keep track of which can make your life hectic and quite disorganized. Role Call Tasks is a helpful program ensuring that us busy (or forgetful) people get our to-do's organized effectively. When creating your tasks, you have options to add categories, date and time, status, priority, recurrence, and the task details for each item. When in...

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AstraSync Giveaway - 10 Free Copies To Be Won!

AstraSync Giveaway - 10 Free Copies To Be Won!

The holiday season has put Rockliffe Systems in a very giving mood. They have decided to give away 10 copies of their popular application/service AstraSync 4.0. If you don't already know about AstraSync, its a tool that synchronizes your email, calender, contacts from mail services such as Exchange, FirstClass, and Google to your BlackBerry. Essentially, the service gives you all the...

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

After testing out numerous different Blackberry devices over the past few years, I always find myself with "one more thing" i wish the device would have included. With the Tour it was Wi-Fi, with the CDMA Curve 2 it was a higher resolution camera, and with the 8900 or Pearl Flip it was 3G. Finally, I can say that RIM has "checked all the boxes" with the introduction of the Blackberry Bold...

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First Orion Launches PrivacyStar Application for BlackBerry Smartphones

PrivacyStar is a new service that launched today which enables users to take complete control of their phones by reporting potential telemarketing violators to regulatory enforcement authorities, blocking any and all unwanted callers. “While federal and state Do Not Call programs have been successful, we believe that millions of unwanted calls and telemarketing violations occur each day in...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Zenprise has just announced a service enhancement to their MobileManager offerings for IT departments. The new enhancement which is called User Health check allows an IT Admin to run a full scan to diagnose and resolve the most common user support issues. A 100 point health checklist includes such items as checking for hardware and software issues...

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UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry Smartphones Available Tomorrow

UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry Smartphones Available Tomorrow

UPS announced today that they will be releasing a free mobile application in BlackBerry App World tomorrow. The app will allow users to track and create shipments, calculate time and in-transit and locate the nearest UPS locations. You will also be able to access your My UPS Address Book and create PDF labels which can be emailed and printed out for shipping. UPS Mobile does not require a...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 Now Officially Available for Download

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 Now Officially Available for Download

We updated the leaked BlackBerry Messenger post last night, but for those that didn't see it, BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 is now officially available. The update includes some small tweaks here and there, including picture previews, smaller status text, improved groups and more. The update will install right over your older version, but we highly recommend a full backup before you get going...

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