New: Bubble Defense Game for BlackBerry

Second Gear Games has just released a new game for BlackBerry Smartphones called Bubble Defense. The video above shows it in action for the BlackBerry Storm, but you can also run it on non-touchscreen models including the Tour, Bold, Curve 8900 and 83xx/88xx series devices. The goal of the game is to pop the bubbles before they reach the end of the path (beware the evil red bubbles!). Game...

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BBScanner: Listen to Police & Fire Scanners On The Go

BBScanner: Listen to Police & Fire Scanners On The Go

Anyone ever have an uncle or grandfather that used to sit around listening to police and ambulance scanners back in the day? I know I did. My grandfather used to love that scanner. Now a days the scanner listening folks have moved onward and upward to the mobile world and now you can tune into them all on your BlackBerry using a cool new application called BBScanner. BBScanner supports...

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(this is not a) First Live Photo of the BlackBerry Magnum!

(this is not a) First Live Photo of the BlackBerry Magnum!

In the past couple of weeks RIM has been taking a bit of a beating in the online techsphere for their BlackBerry firmware, which is arguably becoming a little dated in terms of looks and mechanics when compared to some of the newest operating system entrants in the consumer smartphone market (ie. Apple, Palm WebOS, Android). It seems Research in Motion is really taking the criticism to...

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SIM Detective Helps Thwart BlackBerry Thieves

SIM Detective Helps Thwart BlackBerry Thieves

Let's face it, BlackBerry devices are a hot ticket item when it comes to thieves. Every day someone will either lose or have their BlackBerry stolen and while a lot of protection goes into enterprise customers BlackBerry devices with remote lock and wipe options available through BES, to date RIM hasn't put quite the same emphasis on consumer devices via BIS. This leaves a door open for...

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BBFileScout Upgrade Adds Image Resizing and More

BBFileScout Upgrade Adds Image Resizing and More

BBFileScout has been a longstanding favorite application of mine as we have covered it on numerous occasions on the blogs. The best part about it though is that while it's a "DonationWare" application the developer never stops making it better. This time around is no different - new features have beeen added and many bug fixes have been put into place. One of the best features added this...

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Ongoing Twitter Contest: Follow @crackberrykevin to Win Apps, Accessories and Even a New BlackBerry!

Twitter. Some of you like it, some of you hate it and some of you are as addicted to it as you are your BlackBerry (gasp!). While we mainly use our @crackberry twitter account for CrackBerry blog post headlines or special event coverage, I tend to use my personal @crackberrykevin account to highlight the BIG stories, share my thoughts here and there on various things, to poll the community...

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Seidio Innocase 360 Review for the BlackBerry Storm

Seidio Innocase 360 Review for the BlackBerry Storm

[ This review comes to you via CrackBerry member Morf32. 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. ] Out of the box, it is obvious that this case has the same nice qualities as the other Innocases sold by Seidio. The finish on the...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Review Round Up

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Review Round Up

With the BlackBerry Tour set to launch on Verizon and Sprint this Sunday and Canadian carriers next week, we're starting to see reviews of the BlackBerry Tour (especially the Verizon model) roll in across the web. In case you missed CrackBerry.com's pre-release BlackBerry Tour reviews, be sure to check out our BlackBerry Tour Review Part I and BlackBerry Tour Review Part II. Over the next...

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BlackBerry Loves U2 - Watch the Ad

RIM/BlackBerry is sponsoring U2's 360 tour, and they've updated their recently launched BlackBerry.com/u2 microsite to include a BlackBerry Loves U2 commercial. Not much to say here, other than BlackBerry + U2 fans can watch the 60 second commercial above and non-U2 fans can scroll down to the next article. Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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BlackBerry App World To Hit Italy, France, Germany and Spain This Month; Brazil and India Coming Soon

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, RIM's VP of Global Alliances, Jeff McDowell, went on record to say that App World would be launching later this month in Italy, France, Germany and Spain and that it will also provide access to countries such as Brazil and India in coming months. App World's catalogue has doubled since its launch on April 1st, now offering over 2,000 apps, but that's...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 to also be Offered in White?! **Should** be Available in Early August

Update: Errr.. maybe it's more of a silver than arctic white. Either way, it's definitely another color option other than black. We've also heard (not confirmed) that the BlackBerry Curve 85xx series will ultimately be available in a variety of vibrant colors - think Coke label red, blue, etc.. I guess we'll see with time if this pans out or not, but hope it does! * T-Mobile must be busy...

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Hot New Official Wordpress Blogging Application for BlackBerry Smartphones Released In Beta Form!

Hmm, did we stoke some fires with yesterday's Tumblr post? Maybe. In any event, the good folks from Automattic have kept good on their promise of a Wordpress application on BlackBerry devices much as they have on the iPhone platform. Released today in its beta form, the appplication looks great. The UI is nice and smooth and easy to configure and in no time I have Videos4BlackBerry added...

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BlackBerry OS 5.0  - Some More Screencaps of New Features and Round Up of Related Links

OS 5.0. It's the next incremental evolution in BlackBerry device software and it's "officially" coming to a BlackBerry smartphone near you hopefully soon. We were told at WES we should see it hit late summer / early fall (the rollout is expected to be for all devices that are getting it at once, which means it'll likely take a bit longer to get here as they need the green light across the...

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Solar - Bright New Premium Theme From Elecite

Solar - Bright New Premium Theme From Elecite

It's summer time... which means it's time to freshen up the look of your BlackBerry smartphone and what better way to do so with an awesome new theme from Elecite? Elecite has just released Solar - a fresh new theme for BlackBerry Storm, Bold and Curve 8900 devices which is sure to liven up your Berry and turn some heads with its nice green color scheme. Integrated WeatherBug or Weather eye...

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Telus BlackBerry Tour 9630 Available for $229.99 Pre-Order At Best Buy Canada

Yesterday we learned Best Buy was accepting pre-orders for Verizon customers, and it looks like BestBuy.ca has the Telus Tour available for $229.99 - $20 cheaper than a direct Telus order. Telus customers can jump over to BestBuy.ca and check out the Tour. Odd that neither the Verizon nor Sprint Tours show on BestBuy.com yet. The Telus online pre-orders will be good for in-store pickup only....

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Facebook v1.6.0.21 Released Many Fixes For Calendar And Friends List Refreshing!

Recently RIM pushed through an upgrade to it's Facebook application. Moving up from 1.6.0.17, version 1.6.0.21 is now available for download at all the normal locations, but this time around a lot of bug fixes were included (Sound familiar?). Fixes include better calendar integration and how the friends list refreshes - that's the basics of it. If you would like a more detailed look at what...

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Bell Officially Launches 4.7.0.148 For BlackBerry Storm!

Bell Officially Launches 4.7.0.148 For BlackBerry Storm!

*UPDATE* -Bell Has Pulled The Update For Unexplained Reasons Canadian CDMA carrier Bell has officially launched their latest Storm OS. Many of you surely already have the released version but for those of you who only install official carriers release now is your time to get in on the 4.7.0.148 love for your BlackBerry Storm 9530, go ahead get your upgrade on. Download 4.7.0.148 for the...

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Huge Free Update to Word Shuffle! Game Saves, New levels, Sounds And More!

One of the hottest games in the Shop CrackBerry Store for the BlackBerry Storm got a massive update not too long ago. Word Shuffle from Epic Applications is a insanely addictive word scramble game where you have to find as many words as possible in the allotted time. Not always the easiet thing to do, but it sure is fun. With all the new additions to the game it is one you don't want to miss...

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Review: BB:Robot Scheduler for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: BB:Robot Scheduler for BlackBerry Smartphones

While I was on my vacation, I had time to reflect upon various ways I could make my schedule a little easier to manage. As the saying goes, there is a time and place for everything. Unfortunately, your own timing may be a little off. Even with the uber powerful BlackBerry smartphone available to us, our sometimes busy lives may cause some hiccups in our schedules. There have been times when...

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Contest Winners: 100 FREE 1-Yr Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

Contest Winners: 100 FREE 1-Yr Subscriptions to SmrtGuard!

*Update - Save on SmrtGuard! - If you didn't win a free copy, the good folks at SmrtGuard have set CrackBerry readers up with a 10% off discount to purchase. Just FOLLOW THIS LINK! * Last week to celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day we held a contest for one of CrackBerry Nation's favorite apps / utilities / services, SmrtGuard. The results are in, and 100 lucky members can enjoy...

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