List your Free and Paid Apps in the CrackBerry App Stores!

List your Free and Paid Apps in the CrackBerry App Stores!

Over the past almost two years (our 2nd birthday is coming next week!), the CrackBerry App Stores have become a popular destination for BlackBerry users, with millions of product views and hundreds of thousands of downloads per month. I say App Stores, because we have both our full-blown website store that's optimized for desktop browsing (software.crackberry.com) as well as our recently-...

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Verizon Bold 9030 and Pearl Flip 8230 Updates

Verizon Bold 9030 and Pearl Flip 8230 Updates

BGR put up a late night blog post with some updated speculation on Verizon's near-term BlackBerry pipeline. "Apex" (BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230): Apparently this has been removed from VZW's data devices roadmap, which means it's either going to be released soon or has been dropped. Considering a live image of the 8230 leaked in our forums just the other week and the leaker said it should...

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Rogers On Demand TV And Music Service For the Bold!

Rogers On Demand TV  And Music Service For the Bold!

Ahhhh, Rogers... the Canadian carrier Canadians love to hate. It has been a while since we picked on Rogers, maybe it's because for a while there they actually lowered their prices for BlackBerry and yes, even Windows Mobile and iPhone users or.. maybe it's because they were kind enough to not waste anytime in launching the BlackBerry Curve 8900 that we cut them some slack. Whatever it was it'...

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Leaked: *Slightly* Newer Version of Plazmic 4.7 Beta

Leaked: *Slightly* Newer Version of Plazmic 4.7 Beta

Yesterday evening on the CrackBerry forums a slightly newer version of the beta Plazmic 4.7 Content Developer's beta leaked. The version that leaked last week was version 4.1.0.11, while this newer beta clocks in at 4.1.0.16. What's new? Member hastings, creator of the free AppleBerry theme for the Storm, made these notes: Less crashes on export. Skinnable dialogue boxes and BB menu...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.0.237 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.237 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Yup! Time to upgrade again. OS 4.6.0.237 leaked today for the BlackBerry Bold, and this version is definitely a good one. You can jump over to the forums for the findings and discussion thread.   The usual drill: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so install at your own risk and only if you're comfortable with doing so. If you have never installed an OS beta before be sure to...

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More BlackBerry App Store Details Emerge... No Themes!

More BlackBerry App Store Details Emerge... No Themes!

I just received the latest BlackBerry Developer newsletter and inside was a link to a new BlackBerry application storefront FAQ that answers many of the questions that have been lingering. You'll want to check out the FAQ for full details, but here are some of the keypoints I found most interesting: NO THEMES - The initial BlackBerry app store will not support the selling of themes....

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VZW BlackBerry Storm Now Supports GPS on Google Maps

VZW BlackBerry Storm Now Supports GPS on Google Maps

Yikes! The CrackBerry tip line just got flooooooded with emails from Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners happy to report that Google Maps version 3.0.2 now supports the Storm's built-in GPS. Finally!! Unfortunately, it seems this new love from VZW is only coming to the BlackBerry Storm as of now, so existing GPS-equipped BlackBerry smartphones won't be able to take advantage of this. To grab...

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How To Create a BlackBerry Launcher

How To Create a BlackBerry Launcher

A few weeks back I made a late night, excited blog post about a new webservice that had just launched, BBLauncher.com. For $3, BBlauncher.com makes it quick and easy for anyone to create their own custom web launcher by uploading images and filling out fields on a web form, from where the finished launcher is automatically generated and emailed to you for your use and distribution. That...

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SurePress Wins Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

SurePress Wins Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

The Global Mobile Awards 2009 ceremony took place yesterday evening in Barecelona as part of the Mobile World Congress, and Research in Motion's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in attendance to pick up a couple of awards for the company. In addition to winning the GSMA Chairman's Award for RIM's all around awesomeness in terms of keeping the mobile data flame alive and helping justify the...

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BerryTweak Makes Your Berry Better

BerryTweak Makes Your Berry Better

Following up on their recent release of QuickContacts, which allows you create new contacts or merge details with existing contacts easily, Swoosh Software has just released a new useful utility app, called BerryTweak: BerryTweak will automatically lock the screen and keyboard during calls to prevent accidental input. BerryTweak will also vibrate on key phone events so you can be sure...

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Free AppleBerry Theme for the BlackBerry Storm!

Free AppleBerry Theme for the BlackBerry Storm!

Nearly a week ago to the hour, a beta for the Plazmic Content Developer's Kit (CDK) version 4.7 leaked out on the net. Though it's an early beta and there are some known bugs, that hasn't stopped BlackBerry theme developers from going crazy on pumping out Storm and Curve 8900 themes, which have had a massively pent up demand. Just take a quick gander at the Storm themes forum to see how...

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BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

Didn't I tell you that this was in the works? Didn't I? Fresh from reviewing RepliGo Reader, I wanted to have a look at BeamReader from SLG Solutions Inc, formerly Beam Berry Solutions Inc. I‘ve decided, for the time being, to forgo including PDF To Go, as it isn't a standalone product like BeamReader and RepliGo Reader are. PDF To Go is actually part of the Documents To Go Premium...

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Some Serious BlackBerry Bling!

Some Serious BlackBerry Bling!

Sure, Lebron James has his gold ColorWare BlackBerry and I've wondered about the dynamics of a solid gold Bold and how it could really kill the device's reception but umm... How about diamonds? Think they would fare better on a device without sacrificing reception and performance? Engadget got a little hands-on time with some diamond encrusted Bolds down at Mobile World Congress which make...

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RepliGo Contest Winners Announced!

RepliGo Contest Winners Announced!

The contest we posted on the blogs last week for 20 Free copies of Cerience's RepliGo PDF for BlackBerry got a HUGE response... obviously a lot of BlackBerry users out there would like to get their hands on a solid PDF reader (for free!). No more beating around the bush... the 20 lucky winners are: robrowald moz.chris paulywalnuts22 Qld4390 tjgrey Shadow.xXx...

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AWESOME: Bold Zoom Series Premium Themes

AWESOME: Bold Zoom Series Premium Themes

Over the past two years we have seen both premium and free BlackBerry themes take some huge leaps forward, both in terms of the functionality provided by newer CDK releases as well as the creativity shown by developers. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult for these same developers to make a real impression with their latest and greatest themes. That said, I've gotta give props...

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At MWC09, BlackBerry Means Business

At MWC09, BlackBerry Means Business

Dieter is on location in Barcelona this week attending the Mobile World Congress, and it seems he has managed to stick with Espresso and keep himself away from the Sangria as the stories are still coming in. Following up on his hands-on look yesterday at the BlackBerry Application Suite running on an HTC Touch Pro, Dieter has this to say today: Sure, they have a booth where you can check...

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SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta Review

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta Review

I love my Slingbox - I have for years. I have actually have two slingboxes - one is the Sling box Tuner - for basic cable and one is the Sling Box Solo for the HD box. The concept is one that Sling Media calls "Place-shifting." In a nutshell, (for those not familiar with "Slinging") is that you take your TV lineup - or whatever might be on your DVR - and you watch it wherever you are...

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LeBron James is Gold BlackBerry Bold User

LeBron James is Gold BlackBerry Bold User

After watching LeBron James say on television this weekend at the NBA Skills Competition that he's putting his name in for the Dunk event next year, I was pretty pumped to see in the CrackBerry forums yesterday that not only is LeBron a BlackBerry User, but a gold BlackBerry user at that! Looking at the photos (there's another one after the jump), I'm pretty sure this a ColorWare creation in...

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Update: Made Simple Learning Books for BlackBerry

Update: Made Simple Learning Books for BlackBerry

A few weeks ago we dropped word in the blogs of Made Simple Learning's new E-Book for the BlackBerry Storm. A lot of interest was shown from those who prefer books over blogs and forums (crazy people!!), and of those many expressed the desire for a physical guide vs. one in electronic format. That said, it's time for a little update... You can now purchase Made Simple Learning's...

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Mobile World Congress: Hands-On With Application Suite

Mobile World Congress: Hands-On With Application Suite

As mentioned in our latest Around SPE, Dieter Bohn is in Barcelona this week to cover all the big news coming out of the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place. Dieter just did his duty for CrackBerry Nation and headed over to the BlackBerry booth. From the looks of it, it's a similar setup to RIM's display in Vegas last month at CES, where many BlackBerry Alliance members...

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