Help Us Help You: Take the CrackBerry Reader Survey!

Help Us Help You: Take the CrackBerry Reader Survey!

Pardon the interruption in our regularly scheduled cracktastic programming, but we need to pause for a few minutes to better learn about you! We know all readers and members of CrackBerry Nation love BlackBerry smartphones (why else would you be here?!), but in an effort to better target our content, advertising and make way for future site improvements, we want to know more.    If you'...

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Video Review: OtterBox for the BlackBerry Curve 8350i

* Just In: OtterBox Defender Case for the Storm Now @ ShopCrackBerry.com >> * I've been loving these CrackBerry Community video reviews! This time around we have CrackBerry member tritan, who is an avid CrackBerry podcast listener and Sprint fan, taking a look at the new OtterBox for the BlackBerry Curve 8350i. Tritan takes his time and does a great job walking through the unboxing...

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Become a BlackBerry Secret Agent and Win!!

Become a BlackBerry Secret Agent and Win!!

WinWithBlackBerry.com has launched another contest. The theme is "Become a BlackBerry Secret Agent" and the are a ton of prizes to be won - daily prizes, weekly prizes and a travel grand prize valued at $34,600. I think Waterloo's less than friendly winter temperatures had the marketing deparment thinking "go someplace warm" on this one. The contest closes February 27th at midnight and...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.0.234 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.234 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Ahh.. the fun continues. Just went you're getting used to OS 4.6.0.228 (beta) on your BlackBerry Bold along comes an unofficial release of OS 4.6.0.234! 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 dive into the CrackBerry forums and read...

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Introducing Google Latitude - Frak'n Sweet!

Ahh Google... creators of all things mind-blowingly awesome. Today the crew from Mountain View (though we know a bunch of their mobile dev team is actually working on this stuff in the UK!) unveiled a new feature to Google Maps - Google Latitude. What is Google Latitude? Latitude is a new feature of Google Maps for mobile, as well as an iGoogle gadget, that allows you to share your location...

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YouMail Announces Free Visual Voicemail BlackBerry App

YouMail Announces Free Visual Voicemail BlackBerry App

It seems February 4th is the day a bunch of companies chose to break their new / updated apps to the world. Following up on Slacker for the Storm and Pageonce V2, here's the announcement from YouMail (big thanks to Ronen for the images above!): Press Release YouMail Announces Free Visual Voicemail BlackBerry Application Visual Voicemail Plus Offers Advanced Features for Faster and...

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Updated: Pageonce Updated to Version 2.0

Updated: Pageonce Updated to Version 2.0

Pageonce announce today an updated version of its mobile BlackBerry application. Pageonce has been a big hit with the BlackBerry crowd - since their launch just a few months ago they have already reached 300,000 users (be sure to check out our CES 2009 PageOnce video overview). The big improvement to version 2.0 is the ability for users to configure the application directly from the...

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Slacker Personal Radio Now Available for the Storm!!

Slacker Personal Radio Now Available for the Storm!!

Sweet! Slacker Personal Radio is finally available for the BlackBerry Storm! The update and announcement were supposed to go live at 8am ET on Wednesday, but it looks like the Slacker folks are as eager as us device owners when it comes to the Storm and jumped releasing it a few hours early. Good timing too - this of course means all you Storm owners can now now legitimately enter the...

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First Image: Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230!

First Image: Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230!

Ahh..gotta love it. I walk away from the computer and ignore my BlackBerry for an hour to hit the gym only to come out and find that member BlackBerryInsider has posted in our forums the first live picture of the not yet released CDMA BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230! Along with the image comes these words: I just received my Verizon Flip Pearl (81230 Flip). I don't think Verizon has...

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Viigo Tango 8 (Beta) Officially Now Available

We saw CrackBerry Viigo Tango 8 get released for the Storm last week, and now the update has been pushed out for all devices! Tango 8 brings the ability to Tweet articles, find out what's playing in a theatre near you, create stock portofolios and the shopping service has been introduced. You can check out the video above for a hands on overview of what's new. Visit CrackBerryViigo.com to...

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Bolt Browser Updated to Version .83

Bolt Browser Updated to Version .83

When we dropped word of the Bolt Browser Private Beta on the CrackBerry blogs a couple weeks (remember my 2am video?) it was met with quite the reaction from the CrackBerry community. I think pretty much everybody who got it up and running was blown away by the speed and saw the "potential" in this 3rd party web browser. Just this morning BitStream has followed up on realizing more of...

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Wanted: Manager of Browser Development!

Wanted: Manager of Browser Development!

Looking for a RIM job? Sometimes the best way to get the inside scoop on what a company is up to is to check out their career postings. Example - not too long ago the Apple fan community went wild when the company put out a Request for Engineer to head up their camera development (video recording and more megapixels coming to an iPhone HD soon?!). Looking through RIM's career site, we...

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Win A Month of Slacker Radio Plus Service!

Win A Month of Slacker Radio Plus Service!

** Breaking ** BlackBerry Storm owners click here >> Though we have known for a while now that Slacker would be coming to BlackBerry smartphones, it was only earlier last month at CES 2009 when the official launch was made (read Press Release). Speaking of CES, while down on location in Vegas we we also recorded an awesome video overview of Slacker Mobile Application for...

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Yesterday's AT&T and RIM (and other carrier) Issues

Yesterday's AT&T and RIM (and other carrier) Issues

Well, it's been a while (thankfully!) since we have had to make a post like this. I guess it was due time. Yesterday a lot of BlackBerry and AT&T users woke to find their devices had stopped delivering emails at around 9:45am. While this started out to just be an AT&T issue in the general Texas area, it quickly converted itself to an AT&T and RIM issue post haste. Not only did AT...

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Updated: QuickLaunch v.1.2 Now Available for the Storm

Updated: QuickLaunch v.1.2 Now Available for the Storm

Just last week we dropped word of NikkiSoft's QuickLaunch for the BlackBerry Storm in the blogs, and it immediately shot up our App Store's Best Sellers list to where it now sits in the #1 position! If you missed that post, you'll want to check it out for information on this must-have Storm app (along with a bunch of good comments and a hands-on video). If you already purchased...

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Podcast Episode 031: CrackBerry A.D.D.

Podcast Episode 031: CrackBerry A.D.D.

Here it is folks. Another four-person CrackBerry.com podcast! We had a lot of positive feedback to our last episode, so we went for another humdinger this time around. Joining me and Craig on the crackcast hot seats is Rene Ritchie, Community Editor of our favorite frenemy TheiPhoneBlog.com, along with our Twitter-addicted friend and CB blogger / forums moderator, Adam Zeis...

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Video Review: Speck SeeThru Case for the BlackBerry Bold

[ This BlackBerry Accessory Review comes to you via our Community Reviews Forum and was recorded by CrackBerry member JReel. Be sure to post your BlackBerry Smartphone, Accessory and Software reviews in our Community Reviews forum! If promoted to the blogs you'll receive a $20 coupon to ShopCrackBerry.com! Click Here for more details. ] CrackBerry member JReel has been on fire with...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.1.144 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 4.6.1.144 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

If you're a BlackBerry junkie looking for tweaked operating systems for your device, it seems to pay off to stay up late on the forums! While OS 4.6.1.133 is just becoming official for the 8900, it seems a newer version, OS 4.6.1.144 has already emerged in the wild. I just installed without a hitch. Time to go play and see what's new (watch this thread for findings). * Keep in mind this...

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Think You're a Fast Typer? Prove it with TyperSpeed!

Think You're a Fast Typer? Prove it with TyperSpeed!

Fabian Heuwieser has released yet another fun and useful app for the BlackBerry, and man oh man have I been killing time on this one. For $2.95 to buy, TyperSpeed is a basic app that measures just how fast you can pound out messages on your BlackBerry. Here's the product description on TyperSpeed: This application is for everyone who wants to get a view on how fast he/she can type on...

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FREE Beta: File Manager Pro for BlackBerry

FREE Beta: File Manager Pro for BlackBerry

The folks at Terra Mobility are getting ready to release their new app, File Manager Pro, but prior to full launch they're giving the Beta away for FREE so they can work out any potentially uncaught bugs and make sure it's perfect. So if you like Free Betas (and who doesn't?!) give this a go and be sure to report back in the comments with your findings! Terra Mobility is pleased to...

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