Podcast Episode 038: Emotional BlackBerry Rollercoaster

Podcast Episode 038: Emotional BlackBerry Rollercoaster

  A little late, but better than never. Craig and I jumped on Skype last night and were joined by special guest Marcus Watkins, developer of Podtrapper (which lets you download and listen to podcasts on your BlackBerry) as we chatted about all things CrackBerry-related. As always, we went way too long, went off topic, I talked too much (went on a few long-winded raves and rants)...

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BlackBerry Onyx with Trackpad Spotted

BlackBerry Onyx with Trackpad Spotted

When we first reviewed the BlackBerry 9020 (Onyx), we made note of how much we'd love to see that trackball replaced with a trackpad. It was widely believed to be coming and we made note a few weeks back that trackpad 9020's were finally in the wild, so it's almost surprising that it took this long for a photo to pop up that shows the refined device. Hopefully we'll be able to do more than see...

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Contest: Win a Copy of Leave It On LCD Screen Application!

Contest: Win a Copy of Leave It On LCD Screen Application!

Leave A Comment On This Post For a Chance To Win A Copy Of Leave It On. 100 Free Copies to be Won!! It's the simple things in life that make it great. In the BlackBerry world this means simple applications that make everything just that much easier. Leave It On, from ShaoSoft, is one of those simple applications as it does something that was seemingly overlooked in the BlackBerry OS. Leave...

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MinuteSaver: Free App Helps Save You On Minutes!

MinuteSaver: Free App Helps Save You On Minutes!

Sure, it's a rather simple application but really it's quite effective, especially if your carrier uses per minute billing. FabianMH has released his latest application which is aptly named MinuteSaver. MinuteSaver will do one thing and one thing only - cause your device to vibrate every 55 seconds to let you know that you are indeed reaching another minute used on your device. By using...

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Sprint Launch Training Event To Shows Off BlackBerry Tour and New Curve Colors?!?

Some material sent to the CrackBerry tips emails reveals that while Sprint is gearing up for the BlackBerry Tour, they are also gearing up to release two other devices. The other devices in question are not new, just freshly painted if you will. The above image shows off the new "Inferno" 8330 and the Red Curve 8350i. This makes me wonder though, with the BlackBerry Tour hitting Sprint in...

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Ooops... My Bad - Google CEO Caught Using a BlackBerry!

Ooops... My Bad - Google CEO Caught Using a BlackBerry!

D'oh! Once a BlackBerry Addict, ALWAYS a BlackBerry Addict. It seems Google's CEO Eric Schmidt was recently caught on camera at the Allen & Co Media Summit in Sun Valley using, you guessed it, a BlackBerry! Now I can't say that I blame him for using a BlackBerry... and I guess he could get away with the excuse of beta testing the new Google Connector for BES or trialing an upcoming...

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myCopernic is a cool new PC/BlackBerry application that allows you to access and search files on your PC direct from your BlackBerry smartphone. It does so by having you download a "connector" application which when installed creates a link to your BlackBerry direct from your BlackBerry's web browser. With the link created, you can then download OTA documents, pictures, movies, music and...

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Sorta Leaked: OS 4.7.0.151 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

Sorta Leaked: OS 4.7.0.151 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

What's a 9530 Installer File Doing up in a 9500 section?! Who knows..but we'll take it! * Update - Be sure to follow the forums links for feedback from the err guineau pigs addicts. Only install if you're comfortable in doing so. There's already lots of alternative download sites popping up in the forums as well (which are quicker and in case this link disappears) * Hhmmm... this one is...

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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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