RIM Updates All IM Applications!

RIM Updates All IM Applications!

RIM has quietly released updates for all their instant messaging clients to version 2.1.42. I find this rather funny since it seems like only a few weeks ago that they had updated them to 2.1.41 but as always seems to be the case with RIM application releases, their was no change log provided, nor any real announcement for it either. Now hopefully there are some changes within these...

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BlackBerry Bling Roundup

BlackBerry Bling Roundup

BlackBerry Bling. Some of us hate it. Some of us are all about it. And most would agree that while device personalization done right is awesome, there is a line that can be crossed where things going from looking plain cool to looking like plain crap. Our good friend Al Sacco put together a roundup yesterday over at CIO.com of some of the latest options available for blinging out your...

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Facebook 1.5 for BlackBerry Leaked and Reviewed!

Facebook 1.5 for BlackBerry Leaked and Reviewed!

Back in November I dropped a blog post detailing all of the updates coming your way in Facebook 1.5, which we knew would be coming in early 2009 but were hoping would launch in January. January has obviously come and gone, but the good news is that Facebook 1.5 is just around the corner and the folks over at BGR got their hands on a copy of it to play with and have given it some thorough...

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Colored Trackballs Now Commercially Available

Colored Trackballs Now Commercially Available

Trackballs in colors other than OEM default of white or black (on the 8900) isn't a new thing. Dig through the CrackBerry forums and you'll find examples of CrackBerry Addicts who have taken it upon themselves color their balls by whatever means necessary (check out the dyed trackball picture gallery here). What is new are commercially available colored trackballs. The folks at CNN.cn are...

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BlackBerry Bold Lanyards and Charms

BlackBerry Bold Lanyards and Charms

Did you know your BlackBerry Bold has a spot to attach a lanyard? If you didn't know you could attach a lanyard or charm to your BlackBerry Bold, don't worry, you're not alone. The "discovery" has popped up in the forums a couple of times now (here and here) and has been met with surprise from Bold owners each time. I'll admit - I personally never noticed it for a long time...

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CrackBerry Birthday Week Contest Winners!

CrackBerry Birthday Week Contest Winners!

Here it is CrackBerry Nation...the moment you have all been waiting for. Following up on a week's worth of birthday contest festivities in honor of CrackBerry.com turning two years old, after the break you can find the full list of prize winners. HUGE thank you to you all of the sponsors who participated and a Big Congrats to everyone who won!!! To everyone else, THANK YOU for participating...

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Austria's Take on the BlackBerry Storm

Austrian carrier A1/Mobilkom's commercial for the BlackBerry Storm takes a definite departure from the North American ads we have seen to date. Like it? Love it? Or?? Be sure to drop your thoughts in the comments. You can learn more about the A1 BlackBerry Storm at A1.net/storm.

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Streamline Your Storm, Bold And 8900!

Streamline Your Storm, Bold And 8900!

Ohhh yeahh! I have been looking for the perfect theme for my Storm, nothing to flashy, just a nice, organized, functional theme to set the device off. And Boom, Jason Calhoun reaches out to me to let me know he has made Streamline available for Storm, Bold and 8900 series devices so I loaded each version on to their aforementioned models and had a look, instant love for this theme all...

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Profiler v1.5 versus BlackBerry Profile Scheduler v1.3

Profiler v1.5 versus BlackBerry Profile Scheduler v1.3

It's Monday morning, and you're just about to close a very important deal with a new client. You've been working on this for months and have been eagerly anticipating the results, as it has made its way through your sales funnel. In fact, you've been doing some early celebrating this weekend, even downloaded a song you heard at the club as your ringtone. It's been secretly playing in your...

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That's What She Said Application Now Available!

That's What She Said Application Now Available!

Having just gotten my BlackBerry Storm 2 days ago I have been going through and testing applications like crazy to see what would work as expected and what I quite possibly may need to find alternatives for, so far, so good not many apps out there that I will need to "replace" so to speak, Awesome!  This application though, is strictly for the laughs. I was crusing the CrackBerry forums...

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QuickLaunch Now Available For Bold And Curve 8900!

QuickLaunch Now Available For Bold And Curve 8900!

One of my favorite applications on my Storm has gotten a nice little update over the past few days, QuickLaunch which has got to be one of the best applications out there now has included support for the Bold and Curve 8900, seriously if you have not had a chance to check QuickLaunch out, what are you waiting for? It will make your life so much easier and really should be a core...

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Get In On The WES '09 Early Bird Discounts!

Get In On The WES '09 Early Bird Discounts!

Planning on heading to WES '09? Crackberry will be there to take in all the news that RIM has to offer and considering WES is one of the biggest shows for RIM, allowing them to shine at their fullest, it's gonna be a blast. A lot of anticipation has been built up for this show and well, has been since '08's show shut down. Now is the time if you are wanting to get in on the action as you'...

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Bold OS 4.6.0.245 Leaked Online!

Bold OS 4.6.0.245 Leaked Online!

Seems the beta's just keep on coming these days (BerryReview spotted this one), not that I'm complaining as it shows RIM is working towards fixing everything to the way it should be but having a Storm, Bold and 8900 I'm keeping busy just having to update them, I think RIM really just needs to lay into it and give us all "The One", the one OS to rule them all, lmao! What do ya's say?...

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Around SPE for 1 March, 2009

Around SPE for 1 March, 2009

In a sense, it was a calm after the Mobile World Congress storm this week, but we got together and recorded a massive hour-and-a-half-longSmartphone Experts Roundtable Podcast to discuss all the news from Windows Mobile 6.5 to the Ovi app Store to Apple's "absent presence" at the show.If you didn't realize, SPE has four podcasts for your listening pleasure: the CrackBerry.com Podcast, the Phone...

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Birthday Week - All Good Things Must Come to an End

Birthday Week - All Good Things Must Come to an End

Wow. What a crazy week it has been for CrackBerry.com. We officially turned TWO YEARS OLD on Thursday, but every day this week had the blogs full of BlackBerry contests and deals. It's been a ton of fun! The contest entry deadline for most of the contests is TONIGHT, midnight PST, so if you have not yet left a comment on any and every contest post, then NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT. Just...

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CrackBerry Birthday Contest and App Sale From Toysoft!

CrackBerry Birthday Contest and App Sale From Toysoft!

And we're winding down the CrackBerry Birthday Week festivities with a BlackBerry app contest and coupon from our friends at Toysoft! CrackBerry App Contest: Leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to win one of 50 copies of any of Toysoft's BlackBerry Applications. You can click here to view their full BlackBerry app offering. Lots of goodies here! Contest ends tonight at...

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CrackBerry Birthday BlackBerry App Contest and Discount!

CrackBerry Birthday BlackBerry App Contest and Discount!

Sunday is here and that means CrackBerry Birthday Week festivities are coming to an end. We're going to wind things down this Sunday with a couple of BlackBerry app contests and deals. First up, our pal Fabian Heuwieser has hooked up CrackBerry Nation with the following... BlackBerry App Contest: Just login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post for a chance to win one of...

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Birthday Contest: 15 BlackBerry PhantomSkinz Up For Grabs!

Birthday Contest: 15 BlackBerry PhantomSkinz Up For Grabs!

Yup, that's right. CrackBerry Birthday week festivities are going the FULLLLL week. Next up, the good folks at PhantomSkinz are offering up some clear scratch protection! 15 lucky winners will be able to choose their pick of available Phantom Skinz for BlackBerry devices. You can click here to check out their BlackBerry offering. To enter the contest, just login to CrackBerry.com and...

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Niagara is the BlackBerry 9630 World Edition

Niagara is the BlackBerry 9630 World Edition

* Update, March 17th 2009: READ OUR HANDS-ON REVIEW OF THE BLACKBERRY 9630 WORLD EDITION >> *  (The CrackBerry World needs to see a photo of a real 9630... If you have one you can send it in here!) BGR posted some new details yesterday about the eagerly-anticipated upcoming full-qwerty BlackBerry, codenamed "Niagra". Word is the device model for the Niagra will be the 9630. The...

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Japanese BlackBerry Bold: Drop it Like its HOT!

Japanese BlackBerry Bold: Drop it Like its HOT!

This bit of news took me by surprise when I read it. Japanese carrier DoCoMo just recently launched the BlackBerry Bold and only seven days later is dropping it like it's hot... literally! Of the 4,000 Bolds sold right off the hop, some 30 DoCoMo Bold owners have complained that the device's keyboard area has been heating up. DoCoMo hasn't hurt of anyone suffering burn injuries or...

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