Video Poker For BlackBerry Storm Gives The Feel Of Vegas Without The Expense

Hey, not everyone can afford to go to Las Vegas, I know I can't at the moment. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying the slot machines and video poker even if it is just fake money I'm playing with. I figure that's better then losing my shirt in Vegas anyways, right?  Video Poker from David Grant is an awesome game for the BlackBerry storm and is fashioned after the real vegas poker...

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4.7.1.42 Next OS To Be Released For The BlackBerry Tour?

4.7.1.42 Next OS To Be Released For The BlackBerry Tour?

We, like Boy Genius are not gonna slap the official stamp of approval on this one but it seems it may be the case. 4.7.1.42 is rumored to be the next OS to make it's way to the BlackBerry Tour at this point to say which carrier may get it first would just be a guess but, many users have reported some odd funkiness with their new Tour's so an incremental update like this may just be the fix we...

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BlackBerry Storm 9550 Caught in Action Yet Again - This Time It Shows Off WiFi!

We just received an email on the good 'ole CrackBerry tips line pointing us to a video on youtube posted by user iluvblackberry. Much to my surprise, the video contains what was said by the anonymous tipster to be a BlackBerry Storm 9550 running OS 5.0.0.161, which is actually a newer version of firmware than was featured in both my hands-on Storm 9550 video and salomondrin's recent review as...

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What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry?

What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry?

A rather interesting thread has popped up in the forums that poses a simple question: What Feature Or Program Do You Use The Least On Your BlackBerry? We all know our BlackBerry Smartphones are capable of a lot of things right out of the box and with carriers pushing apps to our BlackBerry devices often times we see a lot of things show up that we may never use in the run of a day, week, month...

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bChat - A Threaded SMS Solution That Is Available Now

bChat - A Threaded SMS Solution That Is Available Now

We've known for a while now that threaded SMS is coming in later versions of the BlackBerry OS, but for those of you who just simply cannot wait there is a solution to the threaded SMS issues right now. bChat is a application which allows you to have threaded SMS today, rather then having to wait for RIM to release OS 5.0. Aside from threaded SMS it includes many other features which make it a...

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Corey Visto Updates Themes for Tour 9630 - Win a Free Theme!

Corey Visto Updates Themes for Tour 9630 - Win a Free Theme!

Corey Visto let me know that he has updated a few of his themes to work on the Tour 9630. BB OSX, Docked and Droid 2.0 have all been converted. There is nothing new in the themes, but they do look great on the Tour. They all have custom banners, clean icons, and customizable icons. To get the word out, Corey has given us 50 free copies of any of his themes. Just leave a comment on this post...

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UberTwitter Releasing Paid and Free Options on Thursday?

UberTwitter Releasing Paid and Free Options on Thursday?

UberTwitter recently updated to beta 4, and along with some updates and bug fixes saw the additon of banner ads. This unannounced "feature" brought a lot of heat from the Twitter community, and UberTwitter promptly disabled the ads. It was announced today via their Twitter page that this Thursday they will be releasing both free and paid versions of their top BlackBerry client. There is no...

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BlackBerry App World Now Viewable on the Web

BlackBerry App World Now Viewable on the Web

Finally! One of the big pitfalls of BlackBerry App World to date has been the fact apps have only been viewable from the on-device client. Now RIM has launched a web portal for it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/ that allows you to browse apps from your desktop computer. When you find an app that you like in the catalogue, you can email yourself the link to complete the purchase...

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BerryAddon All-In-One Utility

BerryAddon All-In-One Utility

I came across a cool app in the forums called BerryAddon which is currently in beta. The app adds a ton of cool features to your device, and acts as an "All-In-One" for tweaking simple tasks on your device. BerryAddon has a small footprint and huge output. Some of the features are: Vibrate on call connect/disconnect Vibrate when ringing After call, prompt to add call number to addressbook...

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Barcodes - Not Just for BlackBerry Messenger

Barcodes - Not Just for BlackBerry Messenger

Barcodes were all the rage when BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 popped up. The ability to scan an image and add a contact is definitely one of the best features. Tons of What's your bardcode threads popped up in the forums, and images spread on Twitter asking people to "Scan Me". Did you know that the ability to scan barcodes and receive content is nothing new? For quite a while, many companies have...

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Maximizer Mobile CRM Freedom solution for BlackBerry

Maximizer Mobile CRM Freedom solution for BlackBerry

Throughout my professional career, I’ve had the opportunity to try on different hats. Within each experience, I’ve been able to adopt new practices into my own skill set and vice versa. When I was involved in corporate sales, I was initially taught three very important things that have stuck with me over the years: 1.    Know your client; maintain a personal rapport. 2.    Keep records of...

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Cleric Software Solutions has given us 50 free copies of their latest creation - Bonus Yachtzee. The application includes both the classic dice game, as well as Bonus Yachtzee which takes the game to the next level. You can play alone or with up to 4 friends. The addictive gameplay is easy to get in to, and will keep you occupied for hours trying to master it. This is exclusively designed...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Tour Week! Day 2 Special: Get Beyond 160 for $3.49 - 50% Off!

The BlackBerry Tour is sold by CDMA carriers, and those guys often seem to have this nasty habbit of capping outgoing SMS messages to 160 characters (booourrns!). Beyond160 does exactly what the name says - it allows you to go Beyond 160 characters. Here's the deets: A must-have application for users on Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Bell, Telus, and all other CDMA carriers...

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Slacker Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

Slacker Updated for the BlackBerry Storm

The folks at Slacker dropped us a line last night letting us know they'd be releasing an updated version of Slacker for the BlackBerry Storm. The biggest bullet point to highlight here in version 2.0.39 is the improved battery life, with the full change as follows: Improved battery life up to 2x (over previous versions) while streaming (Slacker has seen Storm devices playing up to 9 hours...

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Research in Motion the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the World Says Fortune Magazine

Research in Motion's Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie must feel on top of the world right now having been named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the World by Fortune Magazine. Making the jump into the consumer space with the introduction of the BlackBerry Pearl was huge for the company (right product at the right time), and following it up with the uber-popular BlackBerry Curve and...

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Using the Application Switcher and Closing Apps When Finished to Maximize Your BlackBerry Efficiency

This is article is for all the new BlackBerry owners out there...  It's pretty easy to pick up a BlackBerry for the first time and start using it. Scroll (or tap) to where you want to go, hit the menu key (the one with the little dots/seeds) for options and you're on your way - within a few minutes you're sending emails, browsing websites, setting your alarm clock, playing songs, booking...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Tour Week! Day 1 Special: Get Berry Weather for $4.98 - 50% Off!

Just the other week we ran a post here on the CrackBerry blogs listing our Must-Have Apps for the  BlackBerry Tour. This week we're following up in the CrackBerry App Store with a BlackBerry Tour Palooza! For the next seven days we'll be running a popular must-have BlackBerry Tour app for 50% off its regular price. A different app will be on sale each day (there's some great deals this week...

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Contest: 100 Copies of BerrySlider for BlackBerry Storm

Our friend David is offering up another of his great apps to the CrackBerry Nation. BerrySlider (or StormSlider) is a great iPhone-like slider for locking your Storm screen. Now I know, if you wanted an iPhone, why not just by an iPhone? Well BerrySlider is actually a very hand app to have. If you are fed up with the key lock or standby mode, Try out this app. It has a ton of options, and it...

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Contest Winners - Telenav, IM+, VQ CarFinder, ShortcutMe, Candi, LaunchPad and Mancala

Wow! What a week we had for contests. I love nothing more than having a ton of cool stuff to give away to the CrackBerry Nation. We had quite a variety this week, and hopefully made a lot of you happy. You can be sure that more contests are on the way, we already have a bunch lined up for this week. Check out the full (long) winners list below. Congrats to all the winners! CRACKBERRY...

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Verizon Wireless Showing Curve 8530 In Its Systems- Coming In Two Colors

While the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has already launched on several GSM carriers, the CDMA version still has yet to roll out. Historically (think Curve 8330, Pearl 8130), the release of a CDMA version of a BB can often be a year delayed from the GSM debut. That said, new information posted over at BerryScoop shows that the device previously codename aries, the Curve 8530 (we had an early look at...

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