Leaked: OS 5.0.0.303 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.303 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Well, it's been a while since the BlackBerry Tour 9630 had a leak so here it is. This has been floating around for a while now and let me just say when other devices are well into the .4xx it's probably best you skip over this one. It took this long to show up for a reason, the reports are the radio is bad in this one meaning you likely will have connection problems if loaded. Either way, I'm...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.421 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.421 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

Geeez.. the leaks for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 just don't stop coming. It's hard to believe my 9700 shipped with 5.0.0.321, as with this latest leak via bbleaks we're up to OS 5.0.0.421. I haven't had a chance to give it a go yet, so be sure to check our forums for feedback on it. Also, if the download link goes down, be sure to watch the comments and OS forum for mirror download locations....

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Leaked: BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.54

Leaked: BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.54

Well, that didn't take long. Just the other day BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.52 was leaked to the interwebs and now we have .53 floating around and most importantly .54 is now up for OTA download. Word of caution of course it's NOT official by any means so if you decide to download make sure you at least make a back up first. Also note, only 4.7 + and higher plus the servers are likely being...

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Relax and Catch Some ZZzzz's with Calmbiance for BlackBerry

Relax and Catch Some ZZzzz's with Calmbiance for BlackBerry

A few years ago when on an airport layover I picked up one of those noise making machines from a Brookestone store for $50. I actually put it to good use for a while, but somewhere along the line I misplaced it (buried in a box in my basement somewhere I'm guessing). Earlier this week I woke up at 3am one night and couldn't get back to sleep, so logically I popped open the CrackBerry App...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Our pal Ewan over at MobileDeveloper.tv keeps pumping out the BlackBerry Alliance Summit video interviews on a daily basis. We're going to do a little roundup soon, but in the meantime I wanted to bring you this one asap that he posted interviewing Mike Kirkup. Mike Kirkup is no stranger to the CrackBerry blogs, though this is his first time being...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The PowerMat sets out to solve your charging dilemas. If you have multiple devices and chargers running rampant, you can hook up the PowerMat and "cut the cord". The wireless charging solution charges up to 3 devices at a time, all without the need for conventional wired chargers. You simply place down the PowerMat, plug it in (ironic right?),...

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Tis the time of year to be in the giving and helping mood. I know all of our friends here in the CrackBerry Nation would like to do their part in one way or another.  Our friends at TeleNav have teamed up with Toys For Tots this holiday season for a great cause. Owners of certain BlackBerry devices with TeleNav GPS can now download Santa's voice for your device. The cost is a very...

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GelaSkins Custom Protective Skins for Your Device - 50 To Give Away!

GelaSkins Custom Protective Skins for Your Device - 50 To Give Away!

GelaSkins dropped me an email to let me know that they are offering up 50 free skins for the CrackBerry Nation. Their skins are customizable protection for your device, featuring stunning graphics from artists around the world. The skins offer a totally unique way to customize your device, and offer all-around protection that is easy to install. The skins will provide you will scratch...

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Did You Know Your BlackBerry Memory Card Could Repair Itself?

Did You Know Your BlackBerry Memory Card Could Repair Itself?

  A few weeks back I was playing around with my Bold 9700, and I saw an error pop up telling me my media card needed to be repaired. I had never seen this before, and wasn't sure what to do. I don't have much stored on my memory card, so I figured it was worth a shot. I clicked Ok and a few seconds later I received a confirmation message that my media card was good to go. I was happily on my...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for December 11th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 11th, 2009!

Howdy folks! Hope the holiday season is treating you well. As always, we've got lots of good stuff to talk about in this weeks' roundup. Covered this week are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: BuddyGuard Beta, BeejiveIM 2.0 Release Candidate 1, GetFugu Mobile Search App, StockIcons, Anywhere Abs New This Week: Road Merchant Credit Card Terminal, YouVersion Bible, NYC Subway, 3D...

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Get Two Free SmrtApps When You Get A SmrtGuard Yearly Subscription

Get Two Free SmrtApps When You Get A SmrtGuard Yearly Subscription

SmrtGuard has just announced a great deal they have going on for their SmrtGuard application. Today and tomorrow when you purchase a SmrtGuard yearly subscription you get two of the recently annouced SmrtApps for free (SmrtAlerts and SmrtPhotos). Normally the apps would sell for $9.99 but now you can get all 3 apps in one bundle. The deal will not last long, so act fast on this one folks. Also...

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Vlingo 4.0 Plus Adds New Features Including 'Vlingo Everywhere'

Vlingo 4.0 Plus Adds New Features Including 'Vlingo Everywhere'

Today Vlingo announced an update to their very popular application. If you haven't used Vlingo before, its an application that uses your voice to perform such tasks as web search, notes, text/email messages, and Twitter/Facebook status updates on your BlackBerry smartphone. “Vlingo Everywhere” brings the addition of a lot of key programs making this a truly integrated application. These new...

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If I Called the Shots at Research in Motion, Here is How I Would Fix BlackBerry App World

Within App World, Let's Keeps Apps, Games and Themes Separate If you didn't catch my article titled How Are You Liking Theme World So Far? I recommend you go read it before continuing with this post if you want the full understanding of where I'm coming from on this. To summarize, while 89% of our poll respondents are happy to see themes finally come to App World, 85% of those same...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server SP1 MR 1 Adds Support For Exchange 2010

BlackBerry Enterprise Server SP1 MR 1 Adds Support For Exchange 2010

A little while back we covered the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP1 and today Research In Motion has released the maintenance release 1 package that adds fully certified support for Exchange 2010. If you are a BES admin you can now grab the download from the Research In Motion website or reach out to your Enterprise support team for further information on obtaining the MR1...

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Dilbert And The New Yorker Help Bring Some Humor To Your Daily Events

Dilbert And The New Yorker Help Bring Some Humor To Your Daily Events

RingTales has teamed up with Metranome and just launched two new products via BlackBerry App World that and Dilbert or The New Yorker fan will be sure to love. Cartoon Calendar is a fully integrated calendar for your BlackBerry smartphone that aside from being functional in all respects, brings a smile to your face every time you open it. On any given day when accessing the application you...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for Business Users

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories and Applications for Business Users

With the number of days until start of the holiday season, it's time to start thinking of the BlackBerry business users on your list. Below is a list of useful accessories that will put a smile on the face of the BlackBerry owner on your list (even if that's you). This articles comes courtesy of forum moderators amazinglygracelss and yester18 Perhaps the most popular use for BlackBerry...

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Do Not Disturb Automatically Blocks Incoming Calls

Do Not Disturb Automatically Blocks Incoming Calls

Annoyed by phone calls from unknown or private numbers? Don't want your girlfriend/boyfriend calling while your spouse is home? Do Not Disturb gives you the power to automatically block unwanted callers, sending them straight to voicemail. You can choose from 4 different call blocking options; specific numbers, unknown numbers, private numbers, or set a time frame in which all calls will be...

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