Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

We just got word on this upcoming launch and it definitely looks promising. I wouldn't have expected something like this to come from Best Buy, but it is what it is. Their new mIQ service lets you backup pretty much all of the data on your device. Calendar, contacts, text messages media and more can all be backup up with the service, and you can access everything from the web. The changes you...

Continue Reading

iconManager 1.0.6 Shows Battery Status & Calendar Date

Danny at Toysoft sent me an email to let me know that he has released iconManager, a cool app that shows your battery information and calendar date on your homescreen. We've actually seen quite a few similar apps recently that did each of these, but none packaged together. The bundle includes iCalendar and iBattery. iCalendar shows the current date in the calendar icon, as well as either the...

Continue Reading

SmrtGuard Facebook Contest: 100 Six-Month SmrtGuard Subscriptions to be Won!

SmrtGuard Facebook Contest: 100 Six-Month SmrtGuard Subscriptions to be Won!

Our friends at SmrtGuard are running a contest that we figured the CrackBerry community would want to know about... so before you leave a comment to this post (that won't give you a chance to win on this contest) read through the details below straight from SmrtGuard: In celebration of our revamp of the SmrtGuard.com website and new SmrtGuard Facebook page, SmrtGuard is giving away 100...

Continue Reading

Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

CrackBerry member jeginger127 let us know that Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry is now available.  The app allows you to easily make low-cost international calls using the Vonage service. You simply install the application, and any time you dial a long-distance number from your device, it will automatically run it through the Vonage service. It works on a pay as you go plan, so you just set up...

Continue Reading
Best Buy BlackBerry Storm 9550 SKU Inventory Update; October 25th In Stock Date Still Looking Good

Last week BGR posted a capture showing that the SKU for the BlackBerry Storm 9550 mock-up device was already in Best Buy's inventory systems, and we followed up showing the SKU for the actual device. Both of SKUs showed at in stock date of October 25th. However, soon after those posts went live we received emails from a few more Best Buy tipsters letting us know that the Best Buy's inventory...

Continue Reading
Cellfservices.com Tweet for a Treat Free Unlock Code for AT&T, Rogers & T-Mobile - Today Only

Unlock company Cellfservices.com is giving away FREE unlock codes today until 11:59pm EST. All you have to do is send them a tweet, and they'll get back to you with an unlock code for your device. While I'm not sure they fully understand the "CrackBerry Effect" and most likely aren't prepared for the amount of tweets they will get from this post, they said they will get back to everyone that...

Continue Reading
RIM Onboard With The Open Screen Project To Bring Flash To BlackBerry Smartphones

We've been hearing it for a while now but this time around we can pretty much put that stamp of "it's official" on it. The above screenshot is what is commonly seen on BlackBerry Smartphones when trying to view Flash based content. Adobe and RIM (as well as many other smartphone manufacturers) have just announced they will be bringing full-fledged Flash integration to our beloved BlackBerry...

Continue Reading

Learn How To Tie Your Own Ties Using Tie Master On Your BlackBerry!

Learn How To Tie Your Own Ties Using Tie Master On Your BlackBerry!

Hey, let's face it, not every guy knows how to tie a tie. Recently I had to attend my Mother's wedding, which of course required me to have to dress up in a monkey suit and put on a tie. Yeah well, being able to put on the tie became an issue when I realized I had no idea how to actually tie it once around my neck. Knowing that my Mother would have shot me had I showed up not wearing my tie, I...

Continue Reading

Storm 2 Video Shows WiFi Usage Speed Testing

As we roll closer to the Storm 2 launch date a lot more videos of the device in action should be popping up. This one was posted a couple of days ago to Youtube and while it's a great video of the Storm 2 in action, it's not really a great depiction of how the browser may work over WiFi due to the fact no full sites were visited. Only mobile versions were used in this video and with that...

Continue Reading

Best of Smartphone Experts, 4 Oct 2009

 More Info & Specs of Motorola Droid aka Sholes aka Tao Android 1.6 'Donut' Officially Rolling Out Motorola CLIQ Available November 2nd for $199 BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Available for Download! BlackBerry BIS 2.8 Launched for All North American Carriers BlackBerry Essex...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry 6710 Gets Thrown to the Ground on SNL

To be honest, it's a little tough to distinguish the BlackBerry 6710 from the 6750 or the 7730, 7750 or 7780 for that matter (check out past RIM devices here), but regardless of which device model it is, one unit met its untimely demise in last night's SNL Digital Short when Andy Samberg tossed it to the ground. Check out the video above.... it's good for a laugh. The BlackBerry action kicks...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

  Our pal sal is continuing his BB leak streak, this time bringing some photos of the BlackBerry "essex" and a little update on the BlackBerry codenamed "dakota" (formerly codenamed "magnum"). BlackBerry Essex: As you can see from the photos above (note - there's plastic covering over the display/trackpad... it is a standard trackpad), on the front side the BlackBerry essex is essentially a...

Continue Reading

ClearView Premium Theme For Tour, Pearl, 8900 and 83xx Series Devices

ClearView Premium Theme For Tour, Pearl, 8900 and 83xx Series Devices

Here is a nice new theme that just showed up earlier today. ClearView is a premium theme that has been designed for the BlackBerry Tour, Pearl, Curve 8900 and 83xx series devices that looks really sharp no matter which you own. The icons as shown above are more like tabs that pop up on the main screen and are all customizable to your liking when it comes to order. ClearView is available...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

You can correct me if I'm wrong in the comments, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever seen BlackBerry advertising show up at a Formula 1 Grand Prix... The season may be winding down with only two races left to go (Brazil, Abu Dhabi), but this weekend at the Suzuka race track for the Japanese Grand Prix the BlackBerry billboard was hung proudly in pit row, strategically placed...

Continue Reading

This One is for you Jim Balsillie... You'll Get Your Team Yet!

I'll never stop being amazed by the things people send in to us on the CrackBerry Tips line...  Ever wonder what happens when a hockey loving, BlackBerry-using family gets together on a Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday? Apparently after the cake is eaten they gather around the pool table to leave Research in Motion's co-CEO Jim Balsillie a little motivational message. Don't...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

Just in case there was any doubt regarding the launch of the 9550 coming soon, you can clearly see that the emulator Verizon support reps use has been loaded into the Verizon systems and is now available for employee's to review. Not much else to say about this other then it's coming and soon the wait will indeed be over. Huzzah! Thanks to briankeith513 for posting the pics for us all....

Continue Reading

BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

In the wee hours of the morning, RIM was hard at work upgrading all North America BIS systems to the latest version being 2.8. BIS 2.8 brings with it some long awaited changes for BIS users but still leaves some room for improvement  for a later time. A quick look at what's new is listed below: Two-way wireless synchronization with Google Mail Contacts and the Address Book on the...

Continue Reading

Fun Game Next Dual Pack On Sale This Weekend - 50% Off!

If you check out the paid games category of BlackBerry App World, you'll see that Next Dual Pack is one of the top five best sellers. Regularly priced at $4.99, this weekend you can grab it from the CrackBerry App Store for just $2.49 - that's 50% off! Available for the BlackBerry Storm and all non-touchscreen device models, it offers 128 levels of addictive and challenging entertainment. You...

Continue Reading

Contest Reminder: Mapper Pro, Sticky Notes & Plantronics Discovery 975

Contest Reminder: Mapper Pro, Sticky Notes & Plantronics Discovery 975

Not too many contests to enter this week, but we snuck in a couple for good measure. You still have time to get in on the action, so if you didn't already, be sure to leave a comment on the original contest posts. All contests end Sunday at Midnight PST - so don't miss out! Oh, and this week we'll be announcing yet another crazy CrackBerry contest. You won't want to miss out on this one!...

Continue Reading
Dress Up Your BlackBerry For Halloween With Themes, Wallpapers And Ringtones From CrackBerry!

Halloween is creeping up on us rather fast and what better time than now to get in the spirit of things and dress up your BlackBerry to have a little fun. If themes are what you are looking for the CrackBerry App Store and forums are full of free and premium themes for all devices. Wanna scary or just festive wallpaper for your device? Be sure to check out the Crackberry wallpaper gallery and...

Continue Reading

Pages