The Tale of the Scale: BlackBerry Storm 9550 Weighs In Against Siblings and Competition

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Weighs in Same (or slightly more??) than 9530 One of the topics of interest that has popped up more than a few times in the Storm II forum and which I came across again today is in regards to the weight of RIM's next-generation touchscreen BlackBerry. One of these days RIM will acknowledge the existence of the next-generation BlackBerry Storm and when they do we'll...

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BeBeMe Bursts on to the BlackBerry Scene ... Kind of

BeBeMe Bursts on to the BlackBerry Scene ... Kind of

  As bloggers our duty is to carry forth the news of the BlackBerry world and pass it along to the CrackBerry Nation. We are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest, and try to keep everyone in the loop the second something new comes along. This morning I had a mixed emotion when I received this tweet from a new service called BeBeMe. At first I wrote it off as spam since it just...

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Sports Illustrated Now On Your BlackBerry

Sports Illustrated Now On Your BlackBerry

* Update from Kevin: We got a note from Polar Mobile, who developed the app, that clarifies what's going on for some people. The app is available globally but they were asked to list two versions in App World so that the app can be featured separately in different geographic areas. This is causing confusion that they will approach BlackBerry about to get straightened out. Long story short,...

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Free SmartBBattery Shows Battery Status As An Icon

I came across a cool free app this weekend called SmartBBattery. The app is simple - it places an icon on your screen that displays you current battery status. The icon changes color (green, yellow or red) depending on your charge, and also shows the remaining battery life as a percentage. Thats all there is to it. SmartBBattery is a no frills app that gets the job done. The app works on all...

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Cameraless Tour Now Available From Sprint

Cameraless Tour Now Available From Sprint

Looking to assumingly cater to the business sector, Sprint now has available for purchase a cameraless version of the BlackBerry Tour. All the same specs as the original of course, so don't go thinking the camera was replaced with WiFi or anything crazy like that. Original price remains intact as well with the buy-in cost being $199.99 after rebates and 2 year agreement. Seems as though...

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BBScanner Updated to v1.4.0.2

BBScanner Updated to v1.4.0.2

We checked out BBScanner when it was first released, and it has been a big hit in the community ever since. Unfortunately the free beta days have come and gone, but BBScanner is bigger and better than before in its premium form. Available for only $2.99 (a free trial is available), the updated features and revamped UI add much needed upgrades to the app. Setup is a breeze, and once started you...

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Opera Mini 5 Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You?

Opera Mini 5 Coming Soon To A BlackBerry Near You?

We sure hope so. It has been a while since we have heard anything big from the folks over at Opera. Their Opera Mini web browser was and still is a favorite of many BlackBerry users, though over the past six months has taken a bit of a back seat to other third party BlackBerry web browsers like Bolt Browser and SkyFire's alpha/beta testing. Over the past few days though the Opera hype machine...

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MyCart Free And Pro Versions Updated To Version 2.3

MyCart Free And Pro Versions Updated To Version 2.3

MyCart has been getting a lot of attention in the CrackBerry forums, with good reason of course. It's an awesome application. MyCart is a simply designed to help you remember things while out shopping. Available in free and pro versions, the release of version 2.3 is now available for all to download and provides some great changes within it over previous versions. New design and speedier...

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How Long Can A BlackBerry Last Under Water?

I'm sure there is no definitive answer to the question but the video posted over at BerryReview does indeed give you an idea of the durability of some BlackBerry devices. Two minutes of being submerged in a bowl of water is the abuse this BlackBerry took, but I'm left wondering if no buttons had been pushed or the trackball not played with would it have lasted longer? What do you all think?...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 13 Sept. 2009

It was an awfully big week for Smartphone Experts. In addition to coverage of the iPod and Android announcements, we also celebrated the ten year anniversary of our network, which began back in 1999 with the launch of VisorCentral. It's been a wild ride and we look forward to another ten! Let's get on to the week's news, here's what you may have missed. Meet the...

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Contest Reminder: ColorWare BlackBerry Tour, Thousand Free Copies of TetherBerry and More!

** follow the links in the paragraph below and leave a comment on each post to be entered into that respective contest ** Sure the image above is of a BlackBerry Bold, but what you'll be wanting to do if you haven't yet is leave a comment in our Win a Custom-Painted ColorWare BlackBerry Tour Contest before midnight PST tonight so you're entered with a chance to win. Also ending tonight is...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Storm 9550 Browser Comparisons

Our pal sal is back for his the cool guy report, and this time around he's putting his pre-release BlackBerry Storm 9550 and Bold 9700s' web browsers to work with some head to head comparisons. It pains me to watch these vids as the browser is still just too dang slow (granted the full version of CrackBerry is a heavy site - visit m.crackberry.com on your berry faster loading and stay tuned...

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Photo: Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 Looking Good

Photo: Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 Looking Good

With the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520 both showing up in Rogers' upgrade system recently, it's nice to see that news followed up with an actual photo of a Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520. The Curve 8520 is a nice device... though personally, as a Rogers customer, it's the Bold 9700 that I'll be lining up to buy the day it goes on sale. [ BGR ]

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ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available

ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available

So I'm not sure when exactly ColorWare added the BlackBerry Curve 8520 to their line-up, but apparently it's there now. I was actually just browsing their site trying to figure out what color of Beats by Dre  to pick up for myself, and clicked into the Phones section before leaving the site out of habit and poof, there was the 8520. Apologies if it has been there for a while and this is old...

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Soonr Arrives For All Your Document Needs

Soonr Arrives For All Your Document Needs

A new application has hit BlackBerry App World that I'm rather excited to see. Soonr has gotten plenty of great reviews for its services offered on the iPhone and now it has made its way to BlackBerry as well. While the application is web based, that does not take away from the usefulness of Soonr if having your important documents at hand when you need them is of vital importance to you....

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Click's Picks! Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For September 12th 2009

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and themes picks for the week past. */ ="text-align:> */ ="text-align:>

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ReverseLookup A Great, Useful And Lightweight Application

ReverseLookup A Great, Useful And Lightweight Application

Here is a quick, awesome utility application aptly named ReverseLookup. Reverse lookup is always a great feature to have for those times when you get random or unknown numbers calling you. Some applications such as Poynt have it built in, but Poynt is a larger download then this application. ReverseLookup adds a little more to the capability though by not only allowing you to look up the...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 And Curve 8520 Showing In Rogers Systems!

BlackBerry Bold 9700 And Curve 8520 Showing In Rogers Systems!

Boy Genius Report got a nice tip regarding the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Bold 9700 on Rogers. Both devices are now showing in the Rogers upgrade systems and while no pricing or launch dates are revealed it's still nice to see that Rogers is still in the running for both devices. We can take a guess and say the BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be under the $100 mark when launched on...

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CANDi Theme Promotion - All Devices - 25 Free Copies!

Our friend Wayne D is back with his vibrant CANDi theme for BlackBerry Smartphones. This time around he's got a sweet promo vid (check it out above) and is now offering the theme for basically every BlackBerry device model, including the 8700, Pearl 8100 and even the 7100?!! He has also given us another 25 free copies to give away to members of CrackBerry.com, so just leave a comment to...

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If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard of TriMax84 and his amazing themes, here is a little taste of his newest theme to the Momentum Series called Flyout. This theme has 14 user customizable icons with a icon in the top left portion of the of the screen made for a weather application. The bottom 8 icons are built on a sliding dock, with an addition of 5 icons that "Flyout" on...

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