Best of Smartphone Experts, 26 Sept 2010

More Android OS updates than we can shake a stick at: Droid X Froyo update; Sprint Evo 4G; Verizon Fascinate; Samsung Captivate; Nexus One; Sprint Hero; Samsung Moment; LG Ally. The new HTC Sense. T-Mobile G2 available for preorder, in stores Oct. 6. CrackBerry App Awards Party this Wednesday! If you are going to be at BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Style looking good on camera, stacked up against other models

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's not her first video appearance and you'll have your own opinion as to whether it looks good or not, but if you are craving to see more of the BlackBerry Style, keep reading. PoderPDA has namely put up a couple of videos on youtube showing the clamshell in all its glory. This particular device rocks firmware v6.0.0.203 and makes the Pearl Flip...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 appears in Sprint internal systems

BlackBerry Style 9670 appears in Sprint internal systems

Yesterday we saw the upcoming BlackBerry Style 9670 pass through the FCC systems. Today, we get an internal shot of Sprints imagery material database which shows us that the BlackBerry Style is set to get all gussied up for Sprint marketing. Word is once device reach this stage in the game, it's typically only a matter of a few weeks before the device gets announced and then another 60 days...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Storm 9570 - Up close and personal pics >>  Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 dummy units have started to arrive >>  Dropbox for BlackBerry now available for download >>  BlackBerry Tablet, Storm 3, new OS and more to arrive at DevCon?! >>  Hands on with the Curve 3G 9330 running BlackBerry 6 >>  BlackBerry Bold 9780 given the...

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Review: BerryBuzz for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a while since we've checked out BerryBuzz for BlackBerry and there have been quite a few improvements and additions over the last few months. The app is without a doubt one of my favorite applications and one that I can seem to be without. I love being able to kill all the alerts on my device and just have different colored LEDs lighting...

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New batch of BlackBerry Torch commercials hit the airwaves

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It seems like the BlackBerry Torch commercials just keep on coming. The latest round of spots features various users and the benefits of using the BlackBerry Torch. Some use it for the media, some for the BlackBerry Messenger. I love how RIM is marketing the device and showing off how anyone can use it. While it may not be the "future phone", it...

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BlackBerry 9670 strolls through FCC seeking approval

BlackBerry 9670 strolls through FCC seeking approval

The above image looks to be that of the BlackBerry 9670 in all it's clamshell glory. Also known as the BlackBerry Style, the BlackBerry 9670 is now showing up in the FCC database and is seeking approval. It carries the CDMA bands of Sprint and Verizon along with the test reports confirming that 802.11 b/g/n are on board as seen in the previously leaked UAProf documents. Love it or hate it, the...

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Vodafone UK delays the release of BlackBerry Torch as well

Vodafone UK delays the release of BlackBerry Torch as well

At this point it seems if you're on any carrier other then AT&T chances are your purchase of the BlackBerry Torch is going to be delayed. While we can't say exactly for certain the reasoning for it, it's certainly no longer just bound to Canadian carriers any more. Vodafone UK, which was set to release the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on September 27th has now updated their website to show that...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 24th, 2010! Win 1 of 50 copies of MiniNotes!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! This week we’ve seen some mighty purdy pics of the BlackBerry Storm 9570 struttin around with OS 6, and even some Rogers dummy units of the Torch 9800. I was hoping to lasso one myself, but it looks like I’ll be chompin’ at the bit for another week, while I wait for the release date of September 30th. Maybe I can get the rest of the Crack Team to...

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PictureTimeStamp - Easily add text and logos to pictures on your BlackBerry!

PictureTimeStamp - Easily add text and logos to pictures on your BlackBerry!

PictureTimeStamp by Toysoft Development Inc is a really handy new app just released in the CrackBerry store. If you've ever had the need to watermark a picture on the go, or add time/date stamp to a picture, this application is perfect for you. Easy to set up, you'll be snapping pictures and adding text or logos to them in no time! Even pictures you have already taken can have the text or...

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Rogers BlackBerry Torch available September 30th

Rogers BlackBerry Torch available September 30th

In some other Canadian carrier Torch news, Rogers customers looking to pick up their BlackBerry Torch should be advised that Rogers has changed their release date as well now. Previously set for launch today, that date has now been changed to September 30th as per the information posted on their company blog and on the BlackBerry Torch landing page they have set up. With all the delay...

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CrackBerry App Awards Party this coming Wednesday! If you are going to be at BlackBerry DevCon or in San Francisco come on down!

Just a friendly reminder to anybody who is attending the BlackBerry Developer Conference or will be in San Francisco next Wednesday evening (Sept. 29th) to swing by the CrackBerry App Awards party. Hosted by our friends at xobni and sponsored by the BlackBerry Partners Fund (free booze!), the party will kick off at 7pm at xobni's headquarters (twitter's old offices). Shuttles will be running...

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Bell launches BlackBerry Torch for online sales only!

Bell launches BlackBerry Torch for online sales only!

In a weird twist of events, Bell this morning has posted the BlackBerry Torch 9800 online for sale. Although Bell had previously stated they would not release the device until October 1st, customers can now head on over to the Bell website and place their order for a brand new Torch with a shipment date of September 29th. To further the twist, retail locations will have the device available...

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BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife (BBSAK) updated to version 1.8

BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife (BBSAK) updated to version 1.8

After a fairly long break from development, BBSAK (BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife) has been updated to version 1.8. The update brings with it some fixes as well as a few new features. If you aren't familiar with BBSAK, it is a desktop utility that allows you to do a ton of stuff for your BlackBerry like wipe, load a new OS, install CODs from your desktop, take screenshots and much more. In my use...

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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

Verizon BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

Hands On Look at the new Verizon BlackBerry Curve 3G - an Entry Level BlackBerry that's BlackBerry 6 Ready Verizon's latest offering comes in the form of the new BlackBerry Curve 3G. A near dead-ringer for its 8530 sibling, the Curve 3G (or 9330) is another "entry-level" device geared towards users just getting into BlackBerry or looking for a cheaper alternative to the more expensive models...

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Review: miCoach for BlackBerry smartphones

Review: miCoach for BlackBerry smartphones

Personally speaking, trying to lose the remaining pounds to get to your goal weight is just as hard as the first week or so of losing weight. Sometimes, you just have to pull out all of the stops and make use of any type of help available. It could be as simple as having an extra bit of motivation, or coaching, to help you push through that barrier. Something as basic as knowing your progress...

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ICONIC by BerryMobi - Enter to win 1 of 25 free copies!

ICONIC by BerryMobi - Enter to win 1 of 25 free copies!

ICONIC is a really slick new theme just released by BerryMobi. The design is very professional  with meticulously crafted battery and signal meters, BlackBerry 6 icons, and the functionality of hidden today, hotspots, and shortcuts. What more could you ask for in a theme? Well, BerryMobi has an answer for that. They've taken the home screen on this theme up a notch. The dock is made so that...

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Overly catchy BlackBerry Boys commercial launches in India

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We see quite a few BlackBerry ads here in the US and try to post on as many as we can, but I have yet to see one quite as catchy as this. The latest commercial comes from Vodafone in India and features a great tune that is sure to be stuck in your head for hours. Overall I like the premise of the ad that BlackBerry isn't just for the working man but...

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BlackBerry Storm 9570 - Up close and personal pics

BlackBerry Storm 9570 - Up close and personal pics

Last night the next Storm finally appeared touting its numerical designation, 9570. Today, we now get a better look at what, exactly the BlackBerry 9570 is. As noted, the overall look of the device is just that of a BlackBerry Storm2. No physical design changes will be found here and it's certainly not thinner in any way. All changes come internally with the memory upgrade and processor being...

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HedoneDesign OS6Like premium theme- 50% off sale!

HedoneDesign OS6Like premium theme- 50% off sale!

There is a lot of talk lately about BlackBerry 6, the new operating system RIM is rolling out. While new devices will come with it pre-loaded, and some already released devices will get OS upgrades, not all existing BlackBerry smartphones are going to get it. This is a disappointing reality for a lot of BlackBerry owners who are feeling left out because their device isn't compatible....

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