How do you use your BlackBerry - How do you upgrade your OS?

How do you install and official software update?online survey   It's really just a matter of preference, but BlackBerry users have a few options when it comes to installing and official OS upgrade on their device. The most common is via App Loader or Desktop Manager, but the OTA wireless upgrade is proving a convenient option as well. Personally I've never used the OTA option, but many...

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OtterBox Commuter Series case for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When you think of BlackBerry cases you think OtterBox. Known for stellar protection of devices in their various lines, the OtterBox cases are some of the best there are. The OtterBox Commuter Series Case for BlackBerry Pearl 3G is no exception. Incorporating elements from both the Defender and Impact series, this two-part case is sure to keep your...

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We've posted on DragonRAD numerous times in the past and the community response has been great. They contacted me again to let me know that they have a webinar coming up on January 12th entitled How to Accelerate Your BlackBerry Enterprise Application Development. They are even offering up a chance to win a $50 ShopCrackBerry.com gift certificate to any attendees who stay through the entire...

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Bold 9650 users rejoice - the time has come. Sprint has officially released OS 6.0.0.415 for the Bold 9650. Last night the software was made available via the wireless update option for Sprint devices, but now the OS is showing on their software downloads page as well. So if you're not on Sprint or if you didn't get a chance to update OTA, hit the link below to get in on the action. This is...

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Free Theme: Meridian from Pootermobile

In the spirit of the holiday season, Pootermobile has developed a theme for you free of charge. Instead of the typical snow or santa type theme, they built it so that it could be used at any time of the year. The theme features a weather slot, hidden calendar and transitions and is very wallpaper friendly. I also really love the simple text used (instead of icons) on the homescreen that we...

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Earlier today there was some information floating around about the expected release of BlackBerry 6 on Sprint for those of you making use of a BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 3G devices. The information noted that starting December 22 users would be able to download BlackBerry 6 via OTA and then via desktop on December 29. Well, it appears that rollout has begun as we've had a few folks send us...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the most popular case/skin options for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and 9700 is the OtterBox Commuter Series. And there's good reason for this. The Commuter Series case is rugged and durable and provides a ton of protection for the Bold 9780 and/or 9700, yet still feels good in the hand. While it does add a little bulk to the phone, the comfort...

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RBC launches mobile banking app for BlackBerry

The desire to manage your money, while mobile, is becoming increasing popular. Quite some time ago, we gathered together the CrackBerry Guide to Mobile Banking on your BlackBerry; where we covered a large portion of mobile apps and mobile launchers available. One of the problems was that not many users found it useful to have a launcher versus having a bookmark to their mobile banking site of...

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Verizon BlackBerry 6 Upgrade Guide spotted in retail store

More good news on the Verizon OS 6 front. Eagle-eyed forums member maddog241 spotted this booklet in a local Verizon retail store. Certainly at this point the guide shouldn't have been out in plain view, but it is yet another sign that BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9650 and/or Curve 3G (hopefully) draws near. We've had a few other hints here and there lately leading us to believe OS 6 is getting...

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My BlackBerry is NOT Working - Some British BlackBerry Humor...

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BBC posted this video preview of The One Ronnie show to their youtube account earlier this week. It's definitely a good little piece of British BlackBerry humor (note for the North Americans in the crowd, that "Orange" is a cellular carrier!). Check it out for a Wednesday morning laugh. I spotted this one on Isaac Kendall's facebook stream, so...

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IM+ Talk out of beta – 20 copies to be won!

It wasn’t too long ago when we mentioned what the folks at SHAPE Services were up to. Okay, okay, it was a brief mention, but the thought of VoIP over 3G/EDGE should have tickled your fancy. IM+ Talk is now out of beta and sporting a new version – 4.3! Here’s what the change log tells us: Version 4.3 VoIP over 3G/EDGE support Special build for 6.0 OS devices Many bugfixes and overall...

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Contest Winners: Accessories, PrivacyStar, Wave, Sheath and more!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Rhapsody for BlackBerry now available

Rhapsody for BlackBerry is now out of beta, and available for download. For $10 per month you can access 10 million songs on demand from the popular music service. The content will stream to your device over WiFi or 3G. You can also purchase songs from within the app for around a buck per track. As with most streaming music applications, you can also stream a wide variety of radio stations....

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Contest: Win a free copy of Corky by BerryGoodThemes for your BlackBerry! The holidays are in full swing with just a few days left until Santa makes his way around to all the good boys and girls. I assume you have all been good CrackBerrians this year, so why not treat yourself (and your BlackBerry!) to a theme or two? Better yet, gift a theme to someone special in your life, and know you've...

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Funny: It wouldn't be the holiday season without a video or few from Virgin Mobile!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] You gotta love Virgin Mobile Canada/Virgin Mobile. Every year they give us a new holiday greeting. Of course, none have been as hawt or as funny as the Nicole Arbour one we posted back in 2008 - I keep waiting for a follow-up greeting from Mrs. Claus but it hasn't happened yet - so be sure to check it out (again) above to get into the festive spirit...

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Review: SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry

Just imagine you're on your work or home computer and you get an incoming text, email, BBM, tweet, etc. Normally you have to stop what you're doing and pick up the phone. With SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for Blackberry there's no need to even look away from the screen. It's as easy as pressing the ALT-TAB keys to switch from one application to another. Pocket Controller by SOTI Inc....

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The holidays are officially upon us. The gifts are wrapped (or they should be), the plans have been made and the snow is falling (at least where I live it is). You've decorated your house, busted out the holiday music and tackled the mall, so the only thing left is to deck out your BlackBerry with some holiday media. We have wallpapers, ringtones and themes galore to get you flying into the...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9780 commercial hits the air

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] After the influx of BlackBerry Torch 9800 commercials that popped up upon the device's release, it's great to see some commercials for other devices as well. The latest I caught as I was going to sleep last night and it kind of threw me for a loop when the white Bold 9780 popped up and I didn't see a Torch. I guess it makes sense to see a Bold 9780...

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Review: News Feeds for BlackBerry

Last week, Research in Motion released its News Feeds to the United States and Canada. In March of 2010, RIM acquired app maker Viigo; makers of the number one RSS reader apps. News Feeds seems to be the first direct fruits of that effort. The app is very reminiscent of the Viigo news reader; you can even import your Viigo news feeds into the new app. Though the app works well and new feeds...

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Official OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 from StarHub Ltd.

Some keen eyed members of the forums spotted a nice present for Curve 3G owners. It looks like StarHub Ltd is the first carrier of the Curve 3G (9300) to drop an official version of OS 6.0. Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come for other 6-less devices, but don't get too excited just yet. If you're a lucky Curve 3G 9300 then fire up the ol' App Loader and get ready for some OS 6...

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