BlackBerry Tour Video: Good Trackball vs. Bad Trackball

Following up on last night's BlackBerry Tour Trackball issues post/poll, there's been a ton of interest and feedback on the topic. For BlackBerry owners who frequent the CrackBerry BlackBerry Tour forums, none of this is really news, as those who have been dealing with the issue first hand know the issues and fixes. If you're not familiar with the situation, the biggest takeway currently is...

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Leaked: OS 4.7.1.53 for the BlackBerry Tour!

Leaked: OS 4.7.1.53 for the BlackBerry Tour!

In case trackball issues and return rate statistics have you down about your BlackBerry Tour, a new operating system version has leaked for the device to take your mind off it. You can now download OS 4.7.1.53 and give it a whirl! If you do, be sure to report your findings in the forums! *OS Disclaimer - This is an unofficial release. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only...

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TimelyMed Reminds You To Take Your Pills

If you have any kind of medical condition and have to take medication daily, you know what its like try and remember to take your medication during the day. We get caught up in meetings, phone calls or just find ourselves running around and it sometimes just slips our mind. Well TimelyMed has come up with a solution to help make things easier. The application is fully programmable to remind...

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KBLauncher Easily Launches and Switches Applications

Ever wish that you could access your applications quickly, without having to scroll through icons or folders to get to them? Well with KBLauncher, running an application is as easy as typing in its name. The app works as a "command line" for your BlackBerry - you simply start typing in the name of an application, and a list will show with matching applications. Select the one you want to run (...

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Hedone let us know about another great new theme he just released. DigitalPro has a very sleek look and professional layout. It breaks the norm by having the banner on the bottom of the screen, as well as "rapid access" icons. There are two versions available - a 6-icon version and a 10-icon version - both of which are totally customizable. This theme is custom from head to toe and its...

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Make Free Phone Calls Through Twitter with @Call

Make Free Phone Calls Through Twitter with @Call

I'll admit this one made me laugh when I saw it, and I didn't quite believe it. I had kind of a "what will they think of next" reaction, but after looking into it a bit, it does seem promising. The premise of JAJAH @Call is simple - you just need to sign up for their service (the person you're calling needs to be signed up as well) and then send a tweet to call them. So if I wanted to call...

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BlackBerry Tour Owner Poll: Have You Returned Your Tour Due to Issues with the Trackball?

  Have you experienced difficulty or returned your BlackBerry Tour due trackball issues?(polls)   * Update: Well there you have it. A quick 5,500+ votes later, and the trend is clear... the claim of the BlackBerry Tour return rate approaching 50% jives with what the community is reporting. Some 26% of Tour owners returned their device once, while another 15% have returned their unit...

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Another Storm 9550/9520 Question Answered in Photos - Storm 2 Fit Storm 1 Charging Pod?

It REALLY wants to fit, it really, really does...but just doesn't! :( We already answered this week the question of whether the Storm II (9550/9520) weighs more or less than its predecessor. If you missed the answer to that, you can check out the overkill in part I and part II. Another Storm II question/concern that's popped up in the Storm 9550/9520 forums several times now is in...

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Go Case-Mate Accessory Crazy On Your BlackBerry

Go Case-Mate Accessory Crazy On Your BlackBerry

Above: Case-Mate Vroom for the Curve 8900 and Barely There for Curve 8520     Fuel Case 8900 Clear Armor Tour   Vroom Storm   Barely There II Our awesome e-commerce team added some sweet Case-Mate BlackBerry accessories to the ShopCrackBerry store today that I wanted to highlight here quick on the blogs. Depending on the device model...

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Contest: 100 Free Copies of Premium Centrifuge Theme!

Jason of JM Designs was kind enough to give us 100 free copies of his Centrifuge theme to give away. This theme is very unique and features a scrolling "icon wheel" on the homescreen. The wheel turns as you move the trackball to select an icon, and pressing the menu key brings up the standard icon screen. The theme has some very cool animations as well as some neat shortcuts for the weather...

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Updated BeejiveIM Beta 1.9.6 Released for Trackball Devices

Updated BeejiveIM Beta 1.9.6 Released for Trackball Devices

I just ran across a thread in the forums and saw that BeejiveIM has tossed out another beta update. The app is currently at version 1.9.6 and includes some cool updates this time around. There are some minor UI changes among other things, but perhaps the coolest feature is the option to have push notifications to and email address when the app is running in the backgound. The new features...

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Fancy Characters for BlackBerry Tour Updated

Fancy Characters for BlackBerry Tour Updated

  Sergey dropped me a note to let me know that he has updated Fancy Characters for the Tour. He discovered that the Tour has a richer set of preinstalled fonts than some other devices, so has adjusted the app with some additonal characters. You can really have some fun with this app as is has a wide variety of unicode characters to mess around with. Fancy Characters is available for all...

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Edocrab is Barcode Spelled Backwards: BlackBerry App Public Beta Now Open!

A while back we had checked out some great barcode readers in our Barcodes - Not Just for BlackBerry Messenger article. Well we have one more new app to add to the list - edocrab (barcode backwards). Edocrab is a free app that lets BlackBerry users scan product barcodes right from your device to receive special content. Barcodes are showing up in more and more places, and you can get product...

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BerryScroll jumped onto the scene with a bang and Storm users everywhere rejoiced. Flick scrolling had finally made its way to BlackBerry. It had its faults, but it was a huge step in the right direction. I just got word from the folks at Bellshare that they have updated and included a major fix so re-enabling for every app launch is no longer needed. There were a few other minor updates as...

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Elecite Releases Premium Theme Spear!

Elecite Releases Premium Theme Spear!

Showing no signs of slowing down in their theme making, Elecite has released a sexy new theme called Spear. An Over-sized digital clock takes center stage with eight user-customizable icons right below it, all of which are nicely designed and laid out. This one is available for Bold, 8900, 8350, 9630 and finally 8520 - no Storm love for this one as of yet. Spear is available from Elecite for $...

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ShoZu for BlackBerry (and other platforms) Gets Updated

ShoZu for BlackBerry (and other platforms) Gets Updated

ShoZu is a leading multimedia application on many platforms as it helps meet your needs with mobile convergence of all things, you! Be it your Twitter, FaceBook, Picasa and more, ShoZu can help you get your message out to where ever you need to all from your BlackBerry. While available for a while now, ShoZu has seen a great demand from its users to expand upon its already great features and...

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Opera Mini 5 Beta Now Available For Download!

Opera Mini 5 Beta Now Available For Download!

Just the other day we reported Opera Mini 5 may be coming soon to your BlackBerry and turns out soon, meant really soon. As of now you can grab the new version from the Opera web site (visit m.opera.com/next from your berry's browser) and check out all the new features within Opera Mini 5 Beta. Rather then me talking about how great or bad it is at this point, it's probably best if you just...

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OS 5.0 Update: Official Statement from Research in Motion

OS 5.0 Update: Official Statement from Research in Motion

The three big questions in the CrackBerry world right now are When is the BlackBerry Storm 9550/9520 getting released?, When can I buy a BlackBerry Bold 9700? and last but not least, When is OS 5.0 going to get rolled out? While I kind of enjoy that anxious excitement of waiting to get my hands on a new BlackBerry, waiting on OS 5.0 has been a bit more frustrating of an experience. Back in...

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The Score Launches Enhanced Version Of ScoreMobile For BlackBerry Smartphones

The Score has updated their Score Mobile application. Already a popular download in BlackBerry App World, the new features in version 1.2 are something that all sports fans should be able to appreciate, especially now that the fall sports season is well under way. New features include: Tracking of Favourite Leagues - users will be able to manage which sports they choose to see and hide on...

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New BlackBerry Game Balloon Filler is Fun!

The folks at Mobigloo have just released their latest game for BlackBerry, Balloon Filler.  Balloon Fillers works both on the BlackBerry Storm and trackball/trackpad device models and sells for $2.99. You'll want to watch the video above to see Balloon Filler in action, but the concept is pretty straight forward. The goal is to fill the screen up with balloons while avoiding the bouncing balls...

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