Official OS: 5.0.0.983 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 released by Sprint

For all you BlackBerry Bold 9650 users out there that only like to run official goodness on your devices and that are with Sprint. You'll be pleased (or disppointed?) to know that OS 5.0.0.983 is now available for download. You can hit up the Sprint BlackBerry download page or go via OTA, although some folks reported that OTA was acting funny. Thanks to many, many folks who sent this in. Even...

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Download the BlackBerry PlayBook ringtones and sounds!

Download the BlackBerry PlayBook ringtones and sounds!

Since the release of the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK many developers have been poking around to see what goodies they can find hidden within. Some of those found goodies were the BlackBerry PlayBook ringtones and sounds. Ok, they're not really ringtones, rather just system sounds. Either way, they've all been extracted in .wav format and posted up for download, we're not exactly sure who did it...

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CrackBerry Poll: How Many BlackBerry Messenger Groups do you belong to? What kind of groups are they?

How many BlackBerry Messenger Groups do you belong to?Market Research BlackBerry Messenger. BBM. It's one of those hooks that keeps sooo many of us loyal to BlackBerry. Once you're connected to friends, family, co-workers and colleagues via BBM it's hard to not be. Over the past few months we've really seen Research In Motion start pushing BlackBerry Messenger on commercials and in...

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First Ever BlackBerry PlayBook App Released! Get the CrackBerry Launcher for your BlackBerry PlayBook today!

Somebody has to be first, right? I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise then to see the first third party app to be released for the BlackBerry PlayBook be a CrackBerry Launcher app! While it's still an early build and only a few people in the world actually have BlackBerry PlayBooks right now to use it on, our friends at ShaoSoft got playing with the newly released BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK...

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Contest: SimpleBB - A new theme available in 7 different colors. Win 1 of 100 free copies!

Contest: 100 free copies of SimpleBB to be won! BB-Freaks is back again with a new suite of themes called SimpleBB. SimpleBB is available in black, red, purple, pink, blue, green, and orange; each version has the same icons and layout, but a different color scheme. I'm pretty sure you're going to want to buy more than one color because this is a great theme, easy to use, and very professional...

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Adobe posts longer BlackBerry PlayBook demo video!

For those of you who missed the full presentation or are not wanting to watch the replay via the AdobeMAX website, Adobe has now posted a longer version of the BlackBerry PlayBook demo to Youtube. Kevin summed it all for us earlier today so, just sit back and enjoy this one. Needless to say, my desire to own a BlackBerry PlayBook has increased many times over.

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Verizon preparing for launch of BlackBerry 6?!

Verizon preparing for launch of BlackBerry 6?!

Sure looks that way. First, James sent us an email to the tips line letting us know that his "email setup application" was asking to upgrade. Then, after that we got a few more folks asking the same thing so we know it wasn't just a one off fluke that it happened. BlackBerry 6 for the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G is inevitable but is this a sign that Verizon is finally getting closer to an actual...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Live Demo! [video and photos]

BlackBerry PlayBook Live Demo! [video and photos]

It's a big week again for the BlackBerry PlayBook! If you were thinking the DevCon PlayBook announcement was smoke and mirrors due to the fact we didn't see a live demo, you can now rest easy knowing that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the real deal, and looks like it's going to kick some serious tablet ass. RIM's Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was on hand today at the Adobe Air Max conference...

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Free BlackBerry PlayBook for developers who have their app accepted on AppWorld!

So you really want a BlackBerry PlayBook right? Better yet, you want it for free? You can get one. All you need to do is create an Adobe AIR application for the BlackBerry PlayBook and get it accepted to BlackBerry App World and you'll get a free one. Those were the words spoken by Mike Lazaridis today at AdobeMAX while demoing the BlackBerry PlayBook live on stage. That's one sure way to get...

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Free and Pro CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer Apps Updated: Improved connectivity, Send to Friend feature added (pro)

  The folks at ShaoSoft have released an update to the uber popular Free CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer and paid Wallpaper Changer Pro w/ CrackBerry Wallpapers apps.  Both versions now offer improved connectivity (if you installed previously and had any issues with the app connecting you should be good to go now) and the Pro version also adds the awesome new feature of Send Wallpaper...

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RIM and Adobe experts hosting 5 week series of webcasts dedicated to PlayBook development

* Click Here to Read the Full Press Release on the new BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK! * Research In Motion is wasting no time in reaching out to developers when it comes to the BlackBerry PlayBook. As we've seen more recently in the past, Research In Motion will be hosting some upcoming webcasts all of which are dedicated to developing Adobe AIR application on the BlackBerry PlayBook. As the...

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Contest Winners - Boss by AhazDesigns, Halloween, and MegaHorn!

Contest Winners - Boss by AhazDesigns, Halloween, and MegaHorn!

Here are the winners from last weeks 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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BlackBerry theme roundup for October 25th, 2010 - Enter to win a free copy of Elegance!

Contest: Win a free copy of Elegance by AJCDesigns! We are back again with another new week and another Theme Roundup here at CrackBerry. Last week we stuck with all Halloween themes, so you would get a chance to see what was available for the holiday. This week we are back to our standard ways, showcasing some of the new themes available out there for your BlackBerry. Please note, quite a...

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BlackBerry PlayBook - A quick look at the simulator

BlackBerry PlayBook - A quick look at the simulator

We've been messing around with the BlackBerry PlayBook simulator since the download links went live. Curiosity got the best of us, probably like most of you all that downloaded it and ran it. A few things to note about the release though for those who may be thinking about installing it but, have yet to do so. It's pretty slim on information. Aside from getting a look at the media player, the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook SDK for Adobe AIR and simulators now available for download

* Updated: See official Press Release below! * Since the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook many folks have been waiting to get a deeper look into what, exactly can be done with the device. App developers especially. Now, the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK for Adobe AIR app creation has been released and alongside it are the downloads for the simulators (Windows and Mac versions) for both. Of...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 24 Oct 2010

Video walkthrough of the Samsung Continuum Google unveils Gingerbread statue; Googler says Gingerbread is Android 2.3 Winamp for Android is a winner BlackBerry Style Officially Announced! New Full Qwerty Flip Available from Sprint Oct. 31st for $99.99 T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9780 arriving November 17th RIM Co-...

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BeZombied - Get the free version for your BlackBerry, just in time for Halloween!

If you're looking for a fun Halloween type game to play on your BlackBerry you'll want to check out the free version of BeZombied. Destroy all the zombies! The mixing and matching of Zombie parts combined with unlockable power ups such as chainsaws, guns, and bombs helps you get through the levels. This version does include ads but the ads are not intrusive to the gameplay and if you find they...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9780 arriving November 17th

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9780 arriving November 17th

T-Mobile is ramping up for their BlackBerry Bold 9780 launch. While the date is tentative and subject to change the documentation clearly shows November 17th as the expected date. It's stil rather odd that Reseach In Motion has made no mention of the device officially with launch expected across all GSM carriers next month. Kinda makes you wonder if one day you'll just walk into your carrier...

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TSN Mobile: Blackberry Edition beta now available for download

Into sports and looking for a great app to keep up to date on standings, scores and more? Why not check out the freshly pressed beta of the TSN Mobile app for BlackBerry. Previously only available to iPhone users, the TSN Mobile app has made the leap to the BlackBerry platform with the release of the first beta. TSN brings all the sports information in its number one iPhone app to the...

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