BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

We got a tip this morning that there is a rumoured data outage for October 3rd. During that time, we are told RIM will be kicking it up and upgrading to BIS 2.8 for North American carriers. We originally thought the update would come in September, but in the style of Desktop Manager for Mac, being fashionably late in October may be the way to go. "There is a RIM infrastructure upgrade...

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Review: Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset

Review: Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset

You could win a Plantronics Discovery 975 BT Headset. Details @ end of this post! More and more, we hear about talking on cellphones (and smartphones) while driving becoming a big no no. I have to say that I agree with that decision. I’ve had more than enough near misses that I would have liked to experience. Mostly because someone is on their phone, rather than having two hands on the...

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SmartBCalendar Icon Shows Actual Day and Date

I stumbled across this one this morning and thought it was pretty cool. SmartBCalendar simply replaces your stock calendar icon with a new one (that looks exactly the same) but this one is amped up. The icon shows the actual date, and when highlighted the application name displays as the day - very cool. When you click the icon it takes you right to the native calendar app. I know that we...

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Telus Releases Official OS 4.6.1.284 For The 8230

Telus Releases Official OS 4.6.1.284 For The 8230

Just in case you have avoided the 5.0 beta that has shown up previously for the Pearl Flip here is an official OS release of  OS 4.6.1.284. Be sure to grab this one if you are still running any OS lower that is official, and be sure to delete the Vendor.xml file from you PC as well if you are not a Telus user other wise the update will not go as expected, if at all. Download The Official OS 4...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 SKU Shows Up for AT&T in Best Buy Inventory System

BlackBerry Curve 8520 SKU Shows Up for AT&T in Best Buy Inventory System

Back in May Engadget posted an AT&T presentation which showed a bunch of upcoming BlackBerry Smartphones, including the onyx (Bold 9700), magnum, Pearl 3G and gemini (Curve 8520). While the word is the magnum project has been scrapped in favor of dakota (half touchscreen, half keyboard, plus trackpad), the photo above taken from a Best Buy inventory screen shows the Curve 8520 might just...

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RIM Launches Official BlackBerry YouTube Channel!

RIM has been utilizing their support forums a lot lately to make announcements and today was no exception. They just posted up some information regarding the official BlackBerry channel on YouTube which appears to be aimed at basic BlackBerry usage. It's a nice tips and tricks option but if you are looking to dig deeper into the workings of your device we suggest using the CrackBerry forums...

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Storm 2 Headed To Best Buy October 25th?

Storm 2 Headed To Best Buy October 25th?

* Updated Photo: Take a look below. We just had another photo sent in. A reader saw the Item # in the photo above and checked it out immediately on the system..not it appears to be returning info for just the LG Glance (all the other stuff above is gone). So not sure what the deal is here, but am holding hope the dummy device is all good and the actual 9550 isn't far behind! * * Update:...

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BlackBerry App World Updated to Version 1.1.0.19

BlackBerry App World Updated to Version 1.1.0.19

Tips have been flying in today, and it looks as if BlackBerry App World was indeed updated to version 1.1.0.19. No news on what is new in the update, but most likely just some minor fixes. App World version 1.1.0.17 dropped a while back to run on OS 5.0, so if you find any new features be sure to let us know in the comments. You can snag the updated version by heading to blackberry.com/...

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LaterDude Pro updated once again! Hello, version 2.2.51

LaterDude Pro updated once again! Hello, version 2.2.51

I think somebody needs a hobby. Just as I was getting used to the last update of LaterDude Pro, I get an email from Fabian. He let me know that he’s added a doozie of an update to this callback reminder solution. The LaterDude Pro name has been seen in the blogs in recent months; in both a review and in update notifications. I’ve said before, that LaterDude Pro enables you to create...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.305 from T-Mobile UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.305 from T-Mobile UK

Among all the 5.0 leaks people seem to forget there will still be carrier releases along the way. The latest offering is OS 4.6.1.305 for the Curve 8520 from T-Mobile UK. This is an official OS, so if you didn't make the jump to 5.0 this past week, you may want to check it out. You can grab it from the T-Mobile UK download site. Download OS 4.6.1.305 for Curve 8520>>  Instructions:...

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PodTrapper Updated to Version 2.5

One of my favorite apps PodTrapper, has been updated to version 2.5 and includes some great new features. PodTrapper is probably the best app there is for listening to podcasts on your BlackBerry, and the new updates make it that much better. Some of the updates include: Podcast recommendation engine (Add Podcasts->Recommendations) Setting to run PodTrapper on Startup Configurable rewind...

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mSpot Brings Streaming Movie Rentals To BlackBerry

mSpot has launched their new mobile video rental and streaming service for BlackBerry Smartphones. More commonly known as a company which has offered ringtones and music downloads for a number of platforms, mSpot has teamed up with some big media players such as Paramount, Universal and The Weinstein Company which opens up access to a selection of movie titles. One thing mSpot has over...

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BlackBerry 101: How to Unlock Your BlackBerry

BlackBerry 101: How to Unlock Your BlackBerry

Today we are looking a procedure that most of us will do at one time or another while owning a BlackBerry which is unlocking. Keep in mind, this will only work on GSM devices, or "World Phones" like the 8830WE, Storm or Tour. If you are like me, you will sometimes want a BlackBerry from another carrier to run on your own carrier. Or maybe you want to sell it and increase resale value while...

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LaterFlag - Flag Your Emails For Follow Up

LaterFlag - Flag Your Emails For Follow Up

Fabian Heuwieser has been back at work on his awesome and most importantly useful BlackBerry applications. This time around he has created LaterFlag, an application which allows you to flag your emails in two ways (high or low priority) for follow up at a later time. Best of all it's a free application. Most of you who are running a 5.0 leaked OS will have noticed this type of service is...

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RIM To Officially Launch BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac on October 2nd!!

RIM To Officially Launch BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac on October 2nd!!

It's the last day of September and RIM promised to have BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac officially available by then. Unfortunately, you can't download it today but they did fire off a press release letting us know it will be here this Friday, October 2nd, at 1pm EDT. A couple more days won't kill us, so it's allllll goood. THANKS RIM!!!!!  Press Release RIM Launches BlackBerry...

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TiVo Application Launches for BlackBerry Smartphones

TiVo Application Launches for BlackBerry Smartphones

Well, it's been a long time coming but RIM and TiVo have finally released their BlackBerry application and I have to say, it seems to have been well worth the wait. This should make a lot of TiVo owning Blackberry owners out there happy. A dedicated application to handle things on the go is great, much better than the TiVo mobile site, and with a lot more functionality. Some key features for...

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First Look: BlackBerry "Atlas" Smartphone Shows Off For Camera, Looking Mighty Fine!

* Another Update: Ok. So this is weird. Jump over to sal's blog and you can see he posted some more photos of the Atlas. Though according to these photos, it's showing the Atlas to be an Edge device, and funny enough, it says "Bold" on the backside. This goes against previous Verizon roadmap info from BGR that slated the Atlas as a CDMA device. Very confusing and a bit strange. You'd almost...

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RIM Warns About BlackBerry Browser Bug, Recommends Updating To Newer OS Versions Not Yet  Released?

Al Sacco over at CIO was advised today from a Twitter friend that RIM had posted some information regarding a security concern within their BlackBerry browser. The issue at hand here is how the BlackBerry browser handles server certificates and it's method of reading null characters. To put it simply, hackers can make a site appear to be legit, in all reality it's leading you to somewhere else...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Showing Off Alongside White BlackBerry Bold 9000 In AT&T Systems

Just in case one piece of "Bold" information wasn't enough for ya's Boy Genius dropped some information about two Bolds that are now appearing in AT&T systems. First up, as if it was unexpected-- the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is now listed and all that's really left is the waiting game for this one. Devices are ready to rock and roll for most if not all carriers that will be launching. Next...

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BugMe! for BlackBerry

BugMe! for BlackBerry

Oh precious notepad, what would I ever do without you? Well, I’d probably forget a substantial amount more than I already do. Some people are blessed with a sponge for a brain; they’re able to absorb and retain information quickly and easily. Then there are others like myself, who wish they could wring out those gifted sponges in order to mop up the knowledge and keep it in a bucket for...

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