BlackBerry Themes Now Showing Up In App World?!

Hmm... this is interesting. Just yesterday we told you about DreamTheme's new offering of PrimeThemes, DreamTones and StillScreens. I was just clicking through App World catalogue this morning to see if there was any new apps on the BlackBerry scene and lo and behold, I stumbled onto a few of DreamTheme's new PrimeThemes! These are standard themes, built with the Plazmic CDK. We've been...

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 In White Coming To AT&T?!?

BlackBerry Curve 8900 In White Coming To AT&T?!?

Seems as though RIM is not only flooding the market with new BlackBerry smartphones but now also getting in the habit of relaunching old devices, just with new paintjobs. First we saw the BlackBerry Bold 9000 arrive in white on AT&T and Rogers (more carriers coming) but now we are getting a look at the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in white. BGR didn't have any details on release date or...

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Does An Official BlackBerry OS Update Correct All Problems? RIM Seems To Think So

A few days ago we covered a story that was posted on the Inside BlackBerry Blog. RIM had posted that they would be answering questions regarding BlackBerry App World and clearing up some unanswered questions about the application. After some issues with the blog not accepting questions being submitted another post went up yesterday, the second half. In it you'll find some common questions but...

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DreamTheme Now Offering PrimeThemes and More for BlackBerry Smartphones!

DreamTheme Now Offering PrimeThemes and More for BlackBerry Smartphones!

DreamTheme entered the BlackBerry personalization scene at the end of last year with their truly unique LiveScreen offerings. They have now extended their offerings further into the personalization space with what they are calling "PrimeThemes", built using the Plazmic Toolkit so you get the interface and navigation you expect, along with the customized icons and high caliber aesthetic...

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Sprint Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Sprint Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

You didn't think it was only Verizon that would be getting the BlackBerry Curve 8530, did you? Sprint users looking to get there hands on the new Curve can sign up now to be notified of its release, which we'd imagine is coming soon... no pricing and release date have been announced just yet. Oh, and in case you don't like the Royal Purple color pictured above, it also comes in black....

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iblipped App Shows Real Carrier Coverage Maps

iblipped App Shows Real Carrier Coverage Maps

Given the recent ad campaign of Verizon, and AT&T's subsequent lawsuit, iblipped could not have better timing. The application is totally free, an essentially creates real carrier coverage maps based on user data. IT gathers data based on signal strength and dead zones, and compiles the data to create real coverage maps. iBlipped uses volunteered data, so the more people that use it the...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review Roundup

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] The interwebs have been filling up with review coverage of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, which is now beginning to roll out to carriers around the globe (you'll need to check to see if your carrier has it yet). With so much content out there, and even CrackBerry.com doing up multiple reviews, I figured a little roundup of some links would be useful. And for...

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Sergey emailed me about his latest app Fancy Shake, and it made me laugh a bit. I had a vision of every Storm user shaking their device to answer and Storms flying through windows and into walls. Fancy Shake gives you the option to answer incmoing calls just by shaking your device, and you can also silence and reject calls by flipping your device over. You can choose any combination of shaking...

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Ambiance for BlackBerry Smartphones Helps You Focus, Relax or Fall Asleep

Ambiance for BlackBerry Smartphones Helps You Focus, Relax or Fall Asleep

  Have trouble sleeping? Just need to relax? Ambiance combines sound and pictures to do just this. After purchasing the app you can download over 550 environments, which include both sound and image, from its free online store. Ambiance also has a fully customizable alarm clock which lets you fall asleep as one sound fades out, and awake as another fades back in at the time of your...

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PROPER BlackBerry Bold 9700 Battery Cover Removal!

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] So it turns out there are no dumb BlackBerrys, just occassionally dumb BlackBerry users which apparently I am one of! If you saw my BlackBerry Bold 9700 unboxing video yesterday or the follow-up tip, you may have noticed I ran into some issues with getting the battery door cover off the thing. It wasn't the device... just me. Watch the video above. It's...

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iluvmybb contest - Last Day to Vote for your Favorite Video!

iluvmybb contest - Last Day to Vote for your Favorite Video!

The title says it all. Today is the final day to vote in the I Love My BlackBerry video contest. From 80 awesome entries, the judges picked out nine finalists, the community picked out one, adding up to 10 wicked videos for you to watch and pick your favorite from.  There are awesome prizes for the grand prize winner and runner-up (and good prizes for everybody else still), but if you want...

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Verizon Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Verizon Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Ha! So it's not the Curve2. Looks like all that crazy Curve2 talk and Curve2 promotional material was just VZW being a little overzealous in branding the Curve themselves (in reality you'd think it should be the Curve 8550 now that it has WiFi). Whatever the case, Verizon has gone ahead and announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone. It goes on sale November 20th and will be $99 after a $...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

After many months of waiting impatiently for the BlackBerry Bold to even just be announced officially, we finally have reached launch day in Canada for it. Rogers wireless was the first to get it out the door here in Canada. Launch went fairly well with the exception of in store availablity. Most stores are still getting their shipments in but customer service will gladly process an order for...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Business User Review

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Business User Review

While Kevin, Chris and Adam are concentrating on the hardware and consumer aspects of the Bold 9700, I'll be reviewing the device through the eyes of a corporate BlackBerry user. If you are someone who already has a BlackBerry and is wondering if they should upgrade to the Bold 9700 when it is released. Visual Appeal The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the most beautiful and stylish BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 First Impressions

BlackBerry Bold 9700 First Impressions

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Bold 9700 takes all of the great BlackBerry features from recent devices, as well as some new flair, and packs a punch that some will argue is the best BlackBerry yet. With an excellent combination of size, a great keyboard, trackpad navigation and BlackBerry OS 5.0, the 9700 is a force to be reckoned with. The device is perfect for both...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Video Overview

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] If you've been wanting to see how the BlackBerry Bold 9700 stacks up against its BlackBerry brothers and sisters (you can fight in the comments to which is which! lol) then you'll want to check out this one-take, no excuses video. I size up the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and from there we compare it to the BlackBerry Bold 9000, Curve 8900, Tour, Curve 8520,...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] So this isn't a good tip. Instead, watch this video for how the PROPER Way To Remove the Battery Door on a BlackBerry Bold 9700. * Update: OOOoooo... Read the comments to this post. There's an even better way to get the cover off (probably the intended way) but I just didn't know it. Never use phones other than BBs so just didn't now. I'll make a new...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Unboxing Video

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Another new BlackBerry hits the market, and another new BlackBerry unboxing video hits the blogs. That's the way it goes. It's a ritual. With the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now starting to roll out around the world, it's time we officially unbox this baby. Just to spice things up in true CrackBerry fashion, in this video I actually unbox not one, but two brand...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Whenever I write a review for a new BlackBerry Smartphone, it tends to turn into a 6,000+ word novel. Not this time. For one, Chris, Adam and Craig are all writing their impressions of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 too, each coming at it from a slightly different user perspective. Between us there will be no shortage of Bold 9700 coverage on the blogs. Also, I did a pretty thorough job of covering...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.321 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.321 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

We can't really call this a leak, then again we can't call it official, but OS 5.0.0.321 for the Bold 9700 is indeed available for download. The download link popped up in the forums, so get it while its hot. This is the OS that will be installed on the Rogers devices, but its not available on their site just yet. If you're looking to get ahead of the game while you wait for your new toy to...

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