CTIA 2009: Live Video Streaming with Qik for BlackBerry

If you're not familiar with Qik, it's a pretty awesome social video sharing site that allows you to stream video live to the web as you record it. Their BlackBerry app is an 'alpha' at the moment, but you can give it a download (Bold, Curve, Storm, Pearl users) when you visit d.qik.com from your Berry's web browser. Be sure to visit Qik.com to get a good overview of what it's all about and...

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Review - part II

BlackBerry Tour 9630 Review - part II

A Preview of OS 4.7.1 on the BlackBerry Tour & More Initial Impressions... ** Be Sure to Read Part I - BlackBerry Tour Hardware Review & Comparison ** * Update - It looks like the BlackBerry 9630 might just have an official name to be branded under... the BlackBerry Tour 9630! * Surprising to us, our little spur-of-the-moment April Fool's joke yesterday caught more than a...

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CTIA 2009: Movela Netflix Manager for BlackBerry

Pyxis Mobile is on hand at RIM's CTIA BlackBerry booth showing off their capabilities along with their popular end-consumer app, Movela Netflix Queue Manager. If you're a Netflix subscriber you'll want to check this app out ($2.99 @ App World). I caught up with Michael yesterday who walked us through Netflix Queue Manager. In the video above he also let us know that a CraigsList...

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CTIA 2009: PrimeTime2Go Video Walk Through

One of the coolest things to be announced at CTIA yesterday for BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 users in the US is the coming of PrimeTime2Go, expected in early May, which brings full-length television episodes to BlackBerry. You can check out our initial coverage here and watch the video above for a more personalized explanation.

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CTIA 2009: Mike Lazaridis Keynote Address

CTIA Wireless 2009 kicked off yesterday morning with a big general session event. And among the distinguished keynote speakers to take the stage was none other than our fearless leader, Research in Motion's Founder, President and Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis. Knowing our CrackBerry readers are the hardcorest of hardcore, I busted out the video camera and taped the whole speech for your viewing...

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CTIA 2009: iHeartRadio for BlackBerry Walk Through

CTIA Wireless 2009 is now in full swing, and I spent the better part of the day at the Las Vegas convention center taking it all in. The event is definitely quieter than I remember it being last year, but the BlackBerry booth is as BUSY as ever. Seriously, from the moment the exhibitor hall opened the BlackBerry booth was packed. Just as we did with our CES coverage in January, I'll be...

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Bolt Browser Updated, Many Great Changes!

Bolt Browser Updated, Many Great Changes!

Bitstream, the makers of the awesome browser Bolt are at CTA this week and they brought along with them a nicely refreshed version Bolt. This is what I would consider a major update for the application, lots of feedback was generated from previous beta builds and Bitstream has taken all of that under consideration and has come up with a massive list of improvements especially when it comes to...

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PrimeTime2Go Coming To A Bold And 8900 Soon!

PrimeTime2Go Coming To A Bold And 8900 Soon!

We dropped the "rumor" that this was coming as few days back now, but at this time with CTIA pretty much in full effect we can now give you all the official nod that Primetime2Go will bring full-length television shows to such devices as the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 (initially, more support is expected later). Some big studios such as NBC, CBS and MTV have signed up to get their share...

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Shazam- BlackBerry App World Surprise!!

Shazam- BlackBerry App World Surprise!!

With the launch of BlackBerry App World, many users were surprised when they were able to login that one of the most wanted applications for BlackBerry was indeed now available for download. That's right, Shazam has gone live in what appears to be beta form on BlackBerry devices, sadly it does not seem 100% compatible with all devices, with the Storm getting the regular half screen...

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Ringtone Maker- RingTones Made Easy!

Ringtone Maker- RingTones Made Easy!

Contest: Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a Free Copy of BlackBerry Ringtone Maker and Ringtone Shuffler! Straying away for the norm with this one CrackBerry Nation, with all the talk of BlackBerry App World and memory and such on devices, I figured it would be kinda cool to cover an application not intended for your device specifically. RingTone Maker is a cool...

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April Fools: BlackBerry Storm Officially Discontinued!!!

April Fools: BlackBerry Storm Officially Discontinued!!!

* Update from Kevin: Sorrrry Guys. Ya know, we talked about doing up an April Fool's joke a couple weeks back and decided we weren't going to do one. Then this sort of just happened spur of the moment and well... it turned out to be a good one. A little too good maybe?? Be sure to read through the comments for page after page of hilarity and frustrations...and if we nearly gave you a coronary...

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Slacker vs. Pandora – Internet Radio Smackdown

Slacker vs. Pandora – Internet Radio Smackdown

It is good to be a BlackBerry user these days. Developers are embracing the platform and options exist today that didn't just a year ago. One of my favorite programs over these past few months has been Slacker Internet radio. Since I cancelled my satellite radio subscription, I have been using Slacker almost exclusively as a way to keep my music fresh and varied. A few weeks ago,...

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BlackBerry App World Goes Live!

BlackBerry App World Goes Live!

True to their word and not a moment to soon, Research in Motion just launched BlackBerry App World. You can head on over to mobile.blackberry.com on your BlackBerry or blackberry.com/appworld from your PC to download the App World client. For an overview of RIM's new app store, be sure to check out this BlackBerry App World Overview .pdf. We've been following RIM's application storefront...

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New: CrackBerry On-Device App Store Client *Beta*

New: CrackBerry On-Device App Store Client *Beta*

With RIM set to announce their BlackBerry App World offering any day now, we figured it was about time for us to announce the beta of our new and improved CrackBerry On-Device App Store Client! Our standard web store at software.crackberry.com makes it easy for you to browse and purchase apps from the convenience of your computer and has been hugely popular - it powers millions of...

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BBFileScout - Review and Comparison to File Manager Pro

BBFileScout - Review and Comparison to File Manager Pro

So who can out bench press, as well as compress? Who can claim their file management kung-fu is strong? That's what I was hoping to find out. Last week, we took a look at Terra Mobility's File Manager Pro. Taking a look at some of your comments, the obvious choice would be to see how these two file management solutions compare. The big difference was cost. File Manager Pro is $11.95 and...

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Berry Weather Launch And Give Away!!

Berry Weather Launch And Give Away!!

An awesome new weather application has been released from the makers of Berry Buzz. Introducing Berry Weather, a visually impressive weather application for BlackBerry devices running 4.2.1 OS and higher. While being visually stunning Berry Weather has many other highlights built right into the application, let's have a look at them. Current conditions including "Feels like" temperature,...

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Elecite Releases Playstation 3 Based Theme!

Elecite Releases Playstation 3 Based Theme!

A hot new theme from Elecite strikes two chords with me mainly because it captures two things I love - video games and BlackBerry. PSB is a Playstation3-based theme which looks great and flows well on all the devices it supports. PSB is set up in a column structure with 4 icons at the top that when touched on reveal a row of four more icons going downward which allows for 20 icons in...

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Mike Lazaridis Speaks On RIM's Future!

Mike Lazaridis Speaks On RIM's Future!

With CTIA kicking off in Las Vegas, Andrew Berg of WirelessWeek got some time with President and Co-CEO of RIM, Mike Lazaridis before things got too busy in an effort to get his insight and thoughts on what the future may hold for RIM. An interesting read for anyone who wants to know what the Co-CEO has on his mind, while nothing earth shattering was revealed about RIM's future or...

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CTIA Wireless 2009 Special Coverage: On Location in Vegas!

In three hours I'll be boarding a plane for Las Vegas to attend CTIA Wireless 2009. Normally I'd post the traditional "Welcome to Las Vegas" graphic, but instead I thought I'd drop some of my favorite old content up here as quality filler while I'm stuck at airports and on airplanes for the better part of the day. Yesterday was a bit of a rough one for the BlackBerry Storm, seeing as how the...

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BlackBerrius Maximus - Part X - Our "15 Minutes"

It was pop icon Andy Warhol who is credited as first saying that we all get "15 Minutes" of fame in this world. Now, some of us get a little more than our allotted "15 Minutes" and some of us get a little less. Very recently, my friend and colleague, (our beloved CrackBerry Kevin) met me in New York City for what turned out to be our "15 Minutes." Now, Kevin is pretty famous and has...

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