Sprint BlackBerry Tour Available July 12th via Online And Telesales at $199 for Upgrades

Sprint users can finally sleep well at night.  Twitter is buzzing with news straight from the source. It looks like the Tour will hit Sprint the same day it makes it to Verizon on July 12th. Sprint shot out the details on Twitter just a few minutes ago. Sadly the Tour page on Sprint.com has not been updated with any juicy info just yet. 

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Bell BlackBerry Tour Promo Kit Unboxing

The folks at MobileSyrup.com got their hands on a pretty sweet Bell promo kit video for the BlackBerry Tour. Since its only a few short weeks away from release, we can expect to see all kinds of goodies popping up as the days get closer (I love the BlackBerry branded beachball). I for one am excited that the wait is nearly over (and that I can grab my Tour a few days before Bla1ze). Check...

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Contest Winners: Wallpaper Changer & Berry Weather

Contest Winners: Wallpaper Changer & Berry Weather

Here they are - 200 winners in total this week. Two great contests, 100 free copies of Berry Weather, and 100 free copies of Wallpaper Changer. Check out the complete list of winners below. If you didn't win this time, you can still purchase both Wallpaper Changer and Berry Weather from ShopCrackBerry.com. And don't forget to check out out Canada Day and Independence Day Contest - and don't...

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Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

To all of the BlackBerry users north of the border  reading this, have a Happy Canada Day! And while you should be putting the BBs out of site for 24 hours to give family and friends your undivided attention, I'm sure many most all of you will all work at least a few minutes of CrackBerry time in between fireworks, BBQs, beers and the beach (let me guess...you're reading this on Viigo !)....

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CrackBerry App Store Client Updated: 20% Off Grand Opening Sale Extended Until July 4th!

Back on June 3rd we posted that the CrackBerry App Store client was now official and out of beta, but following that release still found we had a few bugs affecting a small portion of users that needed to be ironed out. The current CrackBerry App Store version -- 1.04 -- should address the lingering issues those user's faced. You can download the updated version from within the client...

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Canada Day and Independence Day Contest: 100 FREE One-Year Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

To Celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day this week, SmrtGuard is hosting a contest and is giving away 100 subscriptions for their One-Year Subscription Plan (retail at USD $44.99 each) to citizens of that other country we know and love, CrackBerry Nation. To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is login and leave a comment to this blog post. Contest entry closes this Sunday...

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BeeJive Storm Beta Updated – Adds File Transfers Via Links And Push Notifications Fixed

This is for all of you BlackBerry Storm owners out there waiting for Beejive IM to finally hit the Storm. Well, while the completed version may yet be a ways off in the meantime you can grab the latest beta in all it's glory. I have downloaded the Beejive Storm betas before and was never quite impressed, they were always full of bugs that I really just could not understand even why they...

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Official OS 4.5.0.161 For Pearl (8100,8110,8120), Curve (8300,8310,8320), 8800 and 8820 from Hutchison

Odd, just last month on June 1st there was a similar device wide release of device firmware across the board where OS 4.5.0.153 showed up - now this month yet again, on the 1st of the month another huge list of upgrades comes out. Maybe there's some food for thought there. In any event, 4.5.0.161 has been released for all "older" device from Hutchinson and as such are of course official OS...

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BlackBerry Brains And Braun

BlackBerry Brains And Braun

As BlackBerry owners, we're pretty loyal to our beloved device, but I'm sure most of us can admit to having been tempted by the fruit of "another" on occasion. I often like to hop on YouTube and check out some of the un-boxing and review videos to see what some of the other devices have to offer, and while I won't be jumping ship any time soon, I must confess there are a lot of cool features the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

With all the BlackBerry Tour mania on CrackBerry this week, it's almost easy to forget about the next new device lined up to hit the market in the weeks/months ahead, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 (aka Gemini). The 8520 has been in full-production for weeks already and with FCC approval now behind it it's now just a matter of when. With time we should see the Curve 85xx series roll out to many...

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BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

Since Sprint released the Curve 8350i, a whole new set of users has come from the new device (as well as some converts) along with a new set of issues. Made Simple Learning has added the 8350i Training Center to tackle all of the issues that popped up from this Curve to the "i". The Training Center allows users to quickly learn the ins and outs of the device, both with a 420 page electonic...

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New Application WiFi Disabler: Turn Off WiFi Radio When Your Router Is Out Of Range

I just got word of a cool new app called WiFi Disabler. The premise is simple - when a WiFi connection to your router is lost, WiFi Disabler will turn off WiFi radio on your device to help save battery life. You can set a specified time-out to give your device a chance to reconnect, and after the allotted time WiFi radio will shut off and alert you. If you are a power user and leave WiFi on...

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Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Mike from Nickel Buddy just sent over an email letting us know that Solitaire Buddy Gold had just been updated with great new features.  There have been numerous bug fixes from the original release, larger cards for newer devices as well as 1, 2 and 4 suit Spider.  Solitaire Buddy Gold lets you play over a dozen solitaire games like Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Golf, Pyramid Golf, 3-Peaks...

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PatternLock Lite Now Available Free For Storm Users

PatternLock Lite Now Available Free For Storm Users

PatternLock for the BlackBerry Storm has been one of our best selling apps since it's release a few months back. Tafasa has taken notice and released PatternLock Lite. The lite version is available free and works in the same manner, but only contains the bare bones application features.  PatternLock Lite gives Storm users a 3x3 grid of dots which are connected in a specific pattern to unlock...

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Verizon Pushing Out VCAST Song ID And VZW Tones to BlackBerry Storm Users

Verizon Pushing Out VCAST Song ID And VZW Tones to BlackBerry Storm Users

It looks as if Verizon has pushed out both VCAST Song ID and VZW Tones for BlackBerry Storm users. V CAST Song ID works in much the same manner as Shazam, letting you identify songs playing on a stereo, jukebox etc. directly from your handset and instanly providing you with a one-click purchase link. VZW Tones easily lets you locate and download the latest "real music" ringtones directly to...

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BlackBerry Tour to Be Offered in Two Versions - With Camera and WITHOUT Camera

BlackBerry Tour to Be Offered in Two Versions - With Camera and WITHOUT Camera

While the crack team was sleeping, Brian & Benjamin sent us in tips that Verizon's website is now showing the BlackBerry Tour available for pre-order in two versions - both with camera and WITHOUT CAMERA. You can click on the image above to jump over to Verizon's site and spin the Tour around to see it's camera-less behind. Try zip code 07828 if you're in need. Very cool for RIM to...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Gets Updated: July 12th Release Official; Tour Pre-Ordering Available

Some late night activity just sprung up in the CrackBerry forums on word that Verizon's BlackBerry Tour site has been updated, which confirms the previously rumored July 12th in-store availability date and also allows for pre-ordering of the device. At the time of this post the new site seems to still be propagating through (the site isn't showing up properly for everyone just yet and the...

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First Photos: Alltel Branded BlackBerry Tour!

First Photos: Alltel Branded BlackBerry Tour!

I think we can let the photos above do the talking on this one.... it seems Alltel subscribers can rejoice as they will soon have a BlackBerry Tour 9630 to call their own in the near future as well. Big thanks to you know who you are for sending this in!

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BlackBerry Tour Hits And Passes FCC Testing?!?

BlackBerry Tour Hits And Passes FCC Testing?!?

With all the carrier release dates pretty much confirmed officially or even unofficially the BlackBerry Tour is indeed going to be reaching the hands of consumers middle of next month, but as all devices must, the Tour has to pass FCC regulations and testing. Now while there is no Tour stamping on the documentation the FCC has posted what looks like the Tour with all the SARS testing reports...

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TuneWiki Pro And Free Version Released In App World

TuneWiki Pro And Free Version Released In  App World

TuneWiki Pro and Free ad supported versions have been released via BlackBerry App World today. The pro version will set you back $4.95 and does NOT include any ads, but for those who do not want to pay the $4.95 can download the free version can be had as well. TuneWiki is a media player which scans your music library for content and then allows you to listen to your music using the app,...

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