Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From Verizon

Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From Verizon

This should make some Verizon Storm 2 owners happy. Verizon, has just made available for download OS 5.0.0.713. We've seen it released from TBayTel but now you can grab the official Verizon version from their download page. OTA updates don't seem to be working at this time but, I'm sure that will come eventually. Thanks to all who sent this in to us. You can check out more in the CrackBerry...

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Fathers Day Contest: Win a $200 shopping spree at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Fathers Day Contest: Win a $200 shopping spree at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Maybe you're a BlackBerry-using dad or maybe you have a BlackBerry-using dad. Either way, this weekend we're saluting all of the fathers out there with a little CrackBerry Father's Day contest. Up for grabs is a $200 gift certificate so you can go nuts on some new BlackBerry accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com. To Enter: Leave a comment to this blog post letting us know either how using a...

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Is PIN to PIN messaging secure?

Is PIN to PIN messaging secure?

** 18 Jun 2010 Update: We posted this article a few days ago (for a few minutes it was live) but we took it down temporarily after some comments were added by community members questioning it. We wanted to double check and follow up with the supporting data; after some additional research we have verified the information in this post is correct. If you have any questions on it, leave it in the...

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Be your own mixologist with bartending apps for your BlackBerry Smartphone

Be your own mixologist with bartending apps for your BlackBerry Smartphone

With summer fast approaching the grills (or barbeques) will be firing up on the weekends and the margaritas will be flowing. While you are entertaining you'll certainly want to have an arsenal of drinks at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to read Bartending for Dummies and you're not a seasoned bartender like I am (no seriously, I am) then the best bet is a great app on your...

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Verizon Wireless issuing Bold 9650 as warranty replacement for Tour 9630 (for me at least)

To say I had trouble trying to get an early upgrade to the Bold 9650 would be an understatement. Numerous phone calls and various tactics led me nowhere. I was issued a review unit (that sadly has to be back in two weeks) so I was eager to get my upgrade so I would have a Bold 9650 to use. Although I've since gotten over my new toy envy, I still wanted the device. Well yesterday I was tipped...

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Rogers drops BlackBerry Bold 9700 pricing to $99.99 for now

Rogers drops BlackBerry Bold 9700 pricing to $99.99 for now

Been itching to get ahold of a new BlackBerry on Rogers but been holding out for the inevitable price drops? Now is your chance if you are looking to pick up a BlackBerry Bold 9700 in either original black or summertime white. Rogers yesterday dropped the price from $149.99 down to $99.99 on 3 year term. You might want to act fast though, this promo pricing is set to end on July 1st according...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.602 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

Official OS: 5.0.0.602 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

Seems as though the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is getting OS love from lots of carriers these days. While not on par with that of folks on Rogers in Canada, AT&T has just released their latest approved OS. 5.0.0.602 is now officially available via their BlackBerry downloads page. If you're still running the stock OS on your 9700 for AT&T you'll want to look into this one. Thanks cc999!...

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Introducing CrackBerry Canada - The #1 BlackBerry Accessory Store for Canadians!

Introducing CrackBerry Canada - The #1 BlackBerry Accessory Store for Canadians!

Calling all BlackBerry users north of the border... the day sooo many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived! We're happy to announce the opening of CrackBerry Canada - our Canadian BlackBerry accessory store. The web address is http://ca.crackberry.com and you can also get there by typing CrackBerryCanada.com into your browser (easy to remember) or clicking on the CrackBerry...

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CrackBerry guide to mobile banking on your BlackBerry Smartphone: Part 1

CrackBerry guide to mobile banking on your BlackBerry Smartphone: Part 1

Your BlackBerry helps you make money in business. Your BlackBerry also helps take money away from you with your carriers data plans. Easy come, easy go. Why not have your BlackBerry help you keep tabs on your money, as it enters and exits your bank? Your BlackBerry is designed to make your day-to-day easier right? Sure, you can juggle your wallet, bank card while tele-banking, but there’s no...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.743 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by Rogers

Not feeling loading leaked OS' on your 9700? That's cool. We now have an official version of OS 5.0.0.743 for you all to upgrade to if you have a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Get to it, if you've been holding out. This OS seems to be pretty solid based on my usage from the leaked version. Download The Official OS 5.0.0.743 From The Rogers BlackBerry Download Page>>

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How do you use your BlackBerry series: Storm Users - SureType or full QWERTY?

  How do you type on your BlackBerry Storm?online survey   This week we have one just for the Storm users. Everyone tweaks their device to their liking, moving icons and fixing settings. I see people out and about all the time using a Storm device, and I can't help but wonder how they type on the device? I'm sure some find SureType easier, just as some find the full keyboard easier. So...

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Register Now: HP & RIM Webinar on mobile printing solutions for the BlackBerry

Are you a BES user that has a need to wirelessly print from your BlackBerry? If you said yes, here is something that may be of interest to you. HP ePrint Enterprise is an enterprise-class cloud printing solution that makes it easy to print documents directly from your BlackBerry smartphone. Employees can print to any of their company's network of printers from anywhere in the world. Join...

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Bitbop on demand TV - Coming soon to a BlackBerry near you

Bitbop on demand TV - Coming soon to a BlackBerry near you

A few weeks back we first saw Bitbop show up in beta form. Many users were able to get in on the fun and check things out, but for those of you who didn't we have good news. Yesterday I had the chance to talk to some folks at Bitbop and was told that it will be coming in the next week or so. The app is coming along nicely and should be a big hit. Bitbop is a very cool app that lets you stream a...

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Cheer on your team and annoy the crap out of your friends with free vuvuzela app

* Update - FIXED. Got a new OTA link from the guys... should work better now for downloading! * If you've been watching the World Cup, you most certainly noticed the vuvuzelas blowing away in the background. If you haven't been watching the World Cup, your ears thank you. The vuvuzela is basically just a long stadium horn used by fans to cheer on their respective teams. They blow the horns...

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What's coming in BlackBerry App World 2.0

What's coming in BlackBerry App World 2.0

Yesterday I attended a BlackBerry App World event in New York City, and while there was no huge announcement, I did get a chance to check out BlackBerry App World 2.0 in person. The long-overdue update will include some great new features, some of which we noted yesterday. Perhaps the biggest is the addition of carrier billing. Users will be able to choose to bill the app to their carrier (...

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U.S. Open 2010 Golf Championship - Catch all the updates from your BlackBerry

With all the news surrounding the FIFA World cup, news from the U.S. Open 2010 Golf Championship has kind of been a little left behind. For Golf fans out there, this is one of the premiere events. With that in mind, it's only fair of us to point out that the U.S. Open does offer up a mobile version of their website to fulfill the needs of golf fans everywhere. Sure, it's not a dedicated...

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Magic 8 Ball for BlackBerry answers all those tough questions - 50 copies to be won!

Magic 8 Ball is an application that will bring you back to the late 80's, and answer all those tough questions for you. Simply think of your question, click "Ask the 8-Ball" and the Magic 8 Ball will give you your answer. The application has all the same responses as the original toy (10 positive, 5 negative, and 5 hazy).  Overall the app is a lot of fun, passes the time, and even makes...

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BrickBreaker Guide includes tips and tricks for everyone's favorite game

BrickBreaker Guide includes tips and tricks for everyone's favorite game

Waaaaay back when we posted the Ultimate Guide to Kicking BUTT at BrickBreaker! and it was a big hit with the CrackBerry crowd. The guide had some great walkthroughs that explained how to be the best at BrickBreaker. Well Pierre dropped us an email over the weekend to let us know that he has finished his BrickBreaker Guide which also has some "high score secrets" as well as tips for each level...

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Trillian for BlackBerry beta updated to v1.0 Build 215

Trillian for BlackBerry beta updated to v1.0 Build 215

Since we first posted about Trillian for BlackBerry many users have downloaded it and given it a test drive. Not all was perfect with the app though for some out there, many users reported some issues which is often the case when beta apps hit mass consumption. Trillian has recognized the problems, thanks to feedback and has now released the latest beta build for everyone to download. Lots of...

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When looking for the latest and greatest way to get music on your BlackBerry there are loads of options. Streaming apps like Pandora and Slacker come to mind, but there are also apps that give you direct on-demand access to artists and albums. Thumbplay does just that, and quite possibly better than anyone else. With Thumbplay Music, you can find the music you want, when you want it. You can...

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