Leaked: OS 4.6.0.228 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.228 for the BlackBerry Bold!

I know a lot of our hardcore beta OS junkies are already wanting to skip ahead to OS 4.6.0.232, but in the meantime OS 4.6.0.228 has surfaced in the wild for the BlackBerry Bold. If you're in pursuit of BBOS perfection and want to take every step and stumble and step along the way, then this is it! The usual drill: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so install at your own risk...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review

Before I got my BlackBerry Bold I was a BlackBerry Curve user. I had a T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8320. The 8320 has Wi-Fi and supports Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA). The other Curve models were 8300, and 8310. The 8310 has GPS but no Wi-Fi. The 8300 has neither GPS nor Wi-Fi. I chose the 8320 so I could make use of the free calling on UMA. The original Curve is a great BlackBerry...

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Roundup: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Reviews

Roundup: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Reviews

w00t! Embargoed review time! I love these nights! Here at CrackBerry.com we always love our BlackBerry smartphones. Heck, even when we're a little *less* in love with a particular device we still gush over BlackBerry newness. Once you get bit by the CrackBerry Addiction it's hard to look at a new BlackBerry and not get butterflies in your stomach. That's why I love it when embargoes lift and...

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Verizon Reports 1 Million BlackBerry Storms Sold

Verizon Reports 1 Million BlackBerry Storms Sold

Yesterday's WSJ article which touted that the BlackBerry Storm was off to a bumpy start was enough to make the value of RIM's shares drop a few %. Ouch. Today Verizon responded with their fourth quarter earnings results, which in contrast have pegged the Storm as their big winner for the quarter. Via Computer World: The BlackBerry Storm smart phone, put on sale Nov. 21 exclusively by...

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Telus Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8350i

Telus Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8350i

We mentioned the other day that Telus would soon be launching the 8350i and it seems that day has come! You can jump over to Telus' website for all of the details surrounding the Telus BlackBerry Curve 8350i which runs on their Mike's Direct Connect network. Pricing comes in at $599.99 to purchase outright 1 yr contract $549.99 2 yr contract $449.99 3 yr contract $249.99 (promo...

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Welcome Nokia Experts to the Family!

We're incredibly happy to announce that we're adding another member to the Smartphone Experts family of sites: Nokia Experts! Nokia Experts will be run by the inestimable Matt Miller, also known as The Mobile Gadgeteer, host of ZDNet's Smartphones and Cellphones blog, palmsolo, and all around mobility guru. Matt has a ton of knowledge about a subject that the rest of us at Smartphone...

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PictureDial Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

PictureDial Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

PictureDial made our Software Roundup back in early August and gained more than a few fans in the BlackBerry community. With so many BlackBerry Storm owners looking for apps optimized for their devices I figured it wouldn't hurt to blog up a dedicated post now that PictureDial is Storm ready (and PLEASE RIM... release the 4.7 Plazmic CDK so we can get themes!!!). Here's the word on...

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TalkLater v1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

TalkLater v1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

  "Ryan, it's your mother. You were supposed to call this weekend. Did you forget your own mother? Oh where did I go wrong....?" Hmm, it seems as though I'm in a bit of hot water, it's a good thing that she's on the other side of the country. I kid, I kid. I have to admit that there's been a few times where I've forgotten to make an important call. While I feel terrible about the missed...

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Paris Hilton Coordinates Wardrobe to Match BlackBerry Bold

Paris Hilton Coordinates Wardrobe to Match BlackBerry Bold

When I was flipping through tv channels the other day I caught the words "Paris Hilton just gave all her BFFs BlackBerrys so they can keep in touch 24/7." Love'r or Hate'r, you can't argue with the fact she's got great taste in smartphones! [ PacificCoastNews via PerezHilton ]

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Quick Look: Seidio Innocase II Surface for BlackBerry Storm

Quick Look: Seidio Innocase II Surface for BlackBerry Storm

A Quick Look at the Seidio Innocase II Surface for the Storm During yesterday's podcast (listen to Episode 030) when we were talking about the BlackBerry Storm I mentioned the new casing I was using and absolutely loving, the Seidio Innocase II. Gary Mazo is working on an in-depth CrackBerry review of this product (stay tuned!), but in the meantime I figured it was worthy of a quick...

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ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8900 Now Available

ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8900 Now Available

** Update: Sounds like by the end of February Colorware will be painting between the keys on the keyboard too!! ** We just got an email on the good ole CrackBerry tip line letting us know that BlackBerry Curve 8900 owners can now give their devices that oh sooo special custom ColorWare treatment. As we all know, the ColorWare solution isn't exactly what you'd call cheap, but if having...

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Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for the BlackBerry Bold

Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for the BlackBerry Bold

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 , Research In Motion (RIM)'s high-end, 3G smartphone is a stunning and impressive device on many levels. Unfortunately, battery life is not one of its strong points-I consider myself lucky if the Bold makes it through a full day without a charge. In the past, BlackBerry devices were lauded for their outstanding battery life, and anyone making the switch from an...

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Podcast Episode 030: CrackBerry Addicts Unite!

Podcast Episode 030: CrackBerry Addicts Unite!

Here it is folks, Episode Oh Three Oh, and what a shOW it is. We wanted to follow up our live on location CES 2009 podcast with another humdinger (did I seriously just type humdinger?!) so we invited Al Sacco and Nan Palmero back for some Cracktastic good times. Warning - at over 90 minutes this show runs long, but we cover pretty much everything going on in the world of...

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QuickLaunch 1.0 Released for the BlackBerry Storm!

QuickLaunch 1.0 Released for the BlackBerry Storm!

* Update: 0mie put together a hands-on video of QuickLaunch. Check it out after the jump!!! * After a lot of community development, beta testing and excitement, the folks at NikkiSoft have now released QuickLaunch 1.0 for the BlackBerry Storm. QuickLaunch is a must have application for every Blackberry Storm owner . With an interface that is seamlessly integrated with the look of...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.1.133 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 4.6.1.133 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning... installing a new OS! Earlier today a new unofficial release of the BlackBerry Curve 8900's OS leaked and while not a ton of people yet even have a Curve 8900, from those who do the initial feedback on OS 4.6.1.133 sounds positive! A link to a slighty older version (4.6.1.120) was also found today. Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so...

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Wireless Wipes for Mobile Devices

Wireless Wipes for Mobile Devices

As a certified CrackBerry Addict I'm always trying to get my hands on the latest and greatest BlackBerry things - devices, accessories, software apps, etc.. Sometimes this presents a real challenge (I'm still sad that I never managed to get a Storm pre-release!) and sometimes I get lucky and the mail man unexpectedly delivers something new to check out, as was the case with Wireless Wipes...

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Storm Level Pro Updated to Version 1.2

Storm Level Pro Updated to Version 1.2

The good folks at Mobigloo just let me that an update has been released to their Storm Level Pro application. Version 1.2 now includes a Surface Level to make sure surfaces are flat! If you have previously purchased Storm Level Pro, this update is free of charge so be sure to upgrade when you get a chance ($4.99 purchase price if you don't already own it).  We first dropped word of...

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Lance Armstrong's BOLD Comeback!

Lance Armstrong's BOLD Comeback!

Lance Armstrong Showing off his BlackBerry Bold (or is he about to take a self-portrait?!) Talk about an awesome picture. Our old pal TAG (one of CrackBerry's first members/moderators and big cycling fan) spotted this shot of Lance Armstrong at his training camp in Tenerife over at ElizabethKreutz.com. Elizabeth takes some AMAZING photos - definitely check out her site. But seriously, talk...

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Special Guests on the Next CrackBerry Podcast...

Special Guests on the Next CrackBerry Podcast...

* Update: Now Recorded - Listen to Episode 030 Here >> * When it comes to the CrackBerry Podcast, I have two resolutions for 2009: have more guests join Craig and I on the show and make sure we have no shortage of community emails and calls. Easily done...as long as we plan in advance! To the first goal, we're recording our next episode this Sunday at 6pm EST and will be joined by...

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