CES 2009: Celeb Sighting - Akon Loves his Bold!

CES 2009 has come to an end that means I'll finally have a chance to catch up and blog on some of the great stuff coming out of the show. You can expect to see lots of CES posts over the next few days as I get video footage uploaded and stories written. To kick things off on a light note, here's a quick CES 2009 Celebrity BlackBerry Sighting! Our pal Chris over at BerryShack came across...

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OS 4.7.0.86 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

OS 4.7.0.86 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Next up in the never ending, eagerly anticipated stream of BlackBerry Storm OS unofficial update leaks we have OS4.7.0.86 for the Storm 9530. BIG thanks again go to BB397 who sent us the link. Storm 9530 owners who weren't happy with version 4.7.0.85 can take their shot with 4.7.0.86. Vegas and CES haven't given me much of a chance to note any changes yet, so definitely look to the forums...

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Two Things We Love..Contests And Give Aways

Two Things We Love..Contests And Give Aways

* Winners Update: And the lucky winners are... brook196, JAHBlessed, fonixmunkee, CarolynBlack and pinkpearl8130. Congrats! Corey will be emailing you shortly so you can get your free theme of choice! * Two things everyone loves. Contests and Give Aways. When the owner of Visto Themes emailed me the other week and said "You up for a give away?", what could I say other than Let's do it! But...

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Poynt Now Available For Curve 8900 And Pearl Flip 8220!

Poynt Now Available For Curve 8900 And Pearl Flip 8220!

We have covered this great application before, even giving it a thorough review to let you all know what it's about. Personally, I have no qualms in saying this is one of my favorite applications for my BlackBerry. After having got my 8900 though I was rather disappointed Poynt didn't work on it. No worries though, as Poynt has now been updated to accomodate BlackBerry Curve 8900 and...

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CES 2009: New BlackBerry Accessories from RIM - Bluetooth "Visor" and Executive Headphones

RIM has two new accessories on display at their CES 2009 exhibit which both look pretty cool... Bluetooth Visor -  this one doesn't have an "official" go to market name just yet, but at CES it's being referred to as the Bluetooth Visor. You attach the Bluetooth Visor to your car's sun visor and connect your BlackBerry to it via Bluetooth. From there, the Visor's FM transmitter connects to...

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CES 2009: Hands-On Demo with the Palm Pre Smartphone

This isn't BlackBerry news but it's definitely the biggest mobile news coming out of CES 2009...  Yesterday was the day that Palm would either sink or swim, and with their announcement of the Palm Pre and Palm Web OS the company clearly made the impression that they will once again be real contenders in the smartphone races. Judging by the way Palm's stock price ended the day (wayyyy up...

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CES 2009: A Quick Look at RIM's BlackBerry Exhibit

CES 2009: A Quick Look at RIM's BlackBerry Exhibit

CES 2009 is in full swing now, and even with attendance down from previous years this show is a MONSTER. After a late arrival on Wednesday (travel hiccups had me arrive at 11pm instead of 11am) and spending the better part of Thursday helping Dieter cover Palm's Pre announcement (more on that to come) I finally arrived at my personal mecca, RIM's BlackBerry booth, late Thursday afternoon...

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Vodafone BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Comes to India

Vodafone BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Comes to India

Our friends over in India now have one more BlackBerry device to get their hands on this new year. Vodafone has announced the release of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in India. Available now, the Pearl Flip 8220 will run Rs. 21,990 (around $450 USD) at select Vodafone stores around the country. Should be interesting to see how the Flip does in the Indian market. I'm not a huge fan of the Flip...

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Software Roundup: Special BlackBerry Storm Edition!

Software Roundup: Special BlackBerry Storm Edition!

I felt like doin' something a little bit different this week. Seeing as there must be a lot of new BlackBerry Storm users out there, I wanted to take a week to pay attention to them. I know in past weeks I've only offered a few titles for your device... So, heck, this week is your week! Lets get started: Best Selling BlackBerry Storm Software: Aerize Email Alerts, TouchBubbles, Nintaii,...

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President-Elect Obama Not Giving Up His BlackBerry Without a Fight!

President-Elect Obama Not Giving Up His BlackBerry Without a Fight!

President-elect Barack Obama is having a tough time giving up his BlackBerry. For security reasons (both the Secret Service and Obama's legal team are worried his device will get hacked) he has been asked to 'give it up'... But as we all know, letting go of one of a communication tool as effective as a BlackBerry could/is a hard thing to do. When asked to comment on the situation, Obama...

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CES 2009: Live At the Palm Keynote!

CES 2009: Live At the Palm Keynote!

We're all BlackBerry here at CrackBerry (of course), but our good buddy Dieter and I are covering the much anticipated Palm Keynote LIVE at CES. We're on location and will be live blogging the event right here. The event kicks off at 2PM EST. Click the image above to head over to TreoCentral to get the latest. What's the new Nova OS going to look like? Will it be tied-in with a new device...

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CES 2009: FlyCast Piles on New Platform Enhancements

CES 2009: FlyCast Piles on New Platform Enhancements

Press Release FlyCast Piles On New Platform Enhancements Leading Mobile Broadcast Network Adds Desktop Widget, Android Support, More CES SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV - January 8, 2009 - FlyCast announced a number of new enhancements to its industry-leading mobile broadcast network today, including a move to the desktop with its new player widget for PCs and Macs. Other announcements include...

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CES 2009: Unify4Life "Like a shadow, always by your side"

CES 2009: Unify4Life "Like a shadow, always by your side"

Our friends at Unify4Life are down at CES and they're going to keep us up to date with a bit of a "CES Diary". To kick it off, here's an overview by Unify4Life's Chairman and Founder... CES 2009: Unify4Life "Like a shadow, always by your side" by Micheal Nykoluk, Chairman, Founder, Unify4Life There has been a lot of interest in our company from the entire BlackBerry community so we asked...

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CES 2009: Slacker Available for BlackBerry Smartphones!

CES 2009: Slacker Available for BlackBerry Smartphones!

Press Release Slacker Announces Availability of Mobile Radio Application for BlackBerry Smartphones   Exclusive station caching feature guarantees playback everywhere while also dramatically boosting battery life and performance LAS VEGAS - January 8, 2009 - Slacker, Inc. today announced the availability of the free Slacker Mobile application for BlackBerry® smartphones from...

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Colorware Now Ready For Your Storms!

Colorware Now Ready For Your Storms!

It was only a matter of time before this option became available and for some maybe it took too long. But yesterday's word that ColorWare should bring a smile to all you Storm owners faces if you are down with some serious customization of your device. ColorWare is now able to take your Storm to the next level by adding your selected splash of color, be it Cobalt Blue or Ferrari Red or as...

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CES 2009: Follow CES on Viigo!

Our friends at Viigo have put together a special CES channel to make it easy to follow all of the coverage coming out of the event. The video above demonstrates the process of adding/removing the channel (youtube kinda killed the video quality but hopefully you can still follow along). Don't have Viigo yet? You can pick it up for free by visiting CrackBerryViigo.com on your BlackBerry's...

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BlackBerry Theme Central's Blowout Sale!!

BlackBerry Theme Central's Blowout Sale!!

WooHoo! I love these kinds of posts. Got an email from Shayne today from BlackBerry Theme Central, letting me know of a big sale they got going on for all of their themes. Bold, Curve, Pearl whatever,all on sale for the next 2 weeks for only $2 a pop!! That's a deal no one can refuse really, especially with all the new themes BlackBerry Theme Central has been turning out. Everyone is bound to...

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FlipSide and PhoneFace Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

FlipSide and PhoneFace Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

If you haven’t read the reviews on both FlipSide and PhoneFace, or even missed the contest CrackBerry.com and Electric Pocket ran at the beginning of the year, where the heck have you been?! I just got word that Electric Pocket has worked quite hard to update their FlipSide MP3 Player and PhoneFace speed dialer applications. The result? You can now use your BlackBerry Storm to get “in touch...

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MSDict Concise Oxford American Thesaurus v5.10

MSDict Concise Oxford American Thesaurus v5.10

After writing reviews for CrackBerry.com for almost year and a half, one would think that I would have run out of words a long time ago.Well................................. I guess I did! Unless you're a wordsmith, a thesaurus should be found right beside you at all times. If not, you may find yourself writing about the thing, next to the thing, over by the other thing. Your BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Slowness in an Exchange Environment

BlackBerry Slowness in an Exchange Environment

If your BlackBerry users are complaining about receiving emails every fifteen to thirty minutes in batches, or not receiving emails for many hours, then you may be experiencing a problem between your BlackBerry Enterprise Server(s) (BES) and your Exchange server(s). The reasons that this occurs can sometimes be hotly contested between the people that run your Exchange servers and the...

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