BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Video: How to Add New Contacts by Scanning the Barcode

The recent leak of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 to the interwebs has created a ton of mayhem (good mayhem!) in the CrackBerry forums. Seriously, you'd almost think it was an OS leak in the early days of Storm's launch. In this previous article we covered some of the new features that are to be found in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, which of course at the time of this writing has not yet been...

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Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a free theme! Tony at CockyCulture.com is giving away 100 free copies of his rock-inspired Cherub and Revolver themes. They are totally original themes with custom icons in "his and hers" styles. The sharp lines and bold icons balance between elegance and edgy. Both are available for devices running OS 4.5 or higher. Simply leave a comment on...

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TweetCaster - New Free Twitter Client for BlackBerry Smartphones by Handmark

There are over a dozen Twitter clients for BlackBerry and new ones are popping up all the time. The newest player to the Twitter game is TweetCaster by Handmark. It doesn't boast any revolutionary features, but it does get the job done. Multiple account support, URL shortening, GPS and trending topic list are just a few. The layout is a bit rough and needs some work, but the app is a good...

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Contest: Media Fly Wants To Give You $200 Towards Your Next BlackBerry!

Leave A Comment On This Post For Your Chance To Win A $200 Gift Certificate! We have covered MediaFly before here on the blogs and for those of you who may have missed it, MediaFly is a great podcast player for BlackBerry devices which allows you to set up and maintain all of your favorite podcasts from just one application. Aside from working on your BlackBerry, you can set up Mediafly to...

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Barnes & Noble Releases eBook Reader and On-Device Store for BlackBerry Smartphones

Barnes And Noble announced yesterday their new on device BlackBerry eBook read and store. Currently hosting 700,00 titles within it, 500,000 of which are in the public domain, Barnes and Nobile will now be pitting itself against such services as Amazon's Kindle. Barnes and Noble is off to a great start with this application though as Amazon does not offer public domain books. As well, Barnes...

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Free Texts From Last Night Application Now Available

Free Texts From Last Night Application Now Available

Here is a hilarious free application for you all to enjoy. Texts From Last Night is an application that links itself to the website of the same name, which is akin to the likes of Twitter and FMYLife all of which have great applications as well. Using the application you can view all the latest texts that people have sent in to the site and you can even search from within the application...

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Contest Winners - Horizon Wireless, ZenMinder, Cell Unlock, MindBerry and BerryBuzz

Holy contests! This week we have over 400 contest winners. We've tallied the results from our unlock code contests courtesy of Horizon Wireless and Cell Unlock. We also have the winners of MindBerry, ZenMinder, and BerryBuzz. If you weren't a winner this time around, be sure to check out our WallpaperShuffle contest where we have 500 free copies to give away! CRACKBERRY CONTEST WINNERS...

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Zen Minder for BlackBerry Smartphones Reviewed

Zen Minder for BlackBerry Smartphones Reviewed

Hello friends, how does today find you? Are you having a good day? Do you feel calm, focused and at peace? No? Well, what's the matter with you?! ...Sorry. Sometimes, we pick up and embrace new technology designed to make our lives easier, but when used improperly, the result may be the exact opposite. With great technology, comes great responsibility (not the original quote, but lets move...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 - Quick List of New Features

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 - Quick List of New Features

Over the weekend it seems like everyone dropped what they were doing and installed the leaked BlackBerry Messenger 5.0. There were some ups and downs over the last few days - some server issues or installation problems - but most seem to be resolved now.  Lets take a quick look at some of the new features in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 below and roundup some of the most popular forum discussion...

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Did Hell Freeze Over? BlackBerry Desktop Manager Finally Coming to Mac in September Says RIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES. Finally. Thank God. It's about time. WooHOO. w000000t! SWEEEEt. AWESOME. Unbelievably good news. YES... that's right... RIM has officially announced that BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for MAC will be available this September. THANK YOU RIM. You can visit blackberry.com/mac to sign up for updates and learn more or visit the Inside BlackBerry blog to see a few screen captures of it...

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Contest - WallpaperShuffle - 500 Free Copies To Give Away!

Contest - WallpaperShuffle - 500 Free Copies To Give Away!

Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. 500 copies to be won! Our good friend Fabian has recently updated his popular WallpaperShuffle application to work on the Tour 9630. WallpaperShuffle easily allows you to change your background automatically at set intervals. The setup is a breeze and you can choose multiple images from your device to rotate randomly. WallpaperSuffle works on...

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Sprint Now Shipping The Sperizon Tour?

Sprint Now Shipping The Sperizon Tour?

Here's a good laugh to make your Monday a bit better. While many of us were busy playing with our week-old Tour this weekend, forums member kurpaige was simply laughing at the "Sperizon" Tour that UPS left at the door. As it turns out, the Sprint boxed Tour, sold by Sprint and shipped out by Sprint, turned out to be Verizon branded. Odd? Extremely. We're not exactly sure who is to blame for...

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Getting Apps On Your New BlackBerry

Getting Apps On Your New BlackBerry

Your new BlackBerry Smartphone (maybe a Tour?!) is in your hand and you're ready to go. You want to check the weather, hop on Twitter, listen to streaming radio and play some games. Once you're initiated, getting apps onto your BlackBerry is an easy process, but if you're new to BlackBerry it's not quite as readily intuitive as it could be. Just how do you get all those apps installed and...

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Gets Torn Down (and put back together) on Video

I consider it sacriligious but I guess there's no better way to guarantee your video gets posted around the web than to tear apart and put back together a new smartphone. Seriously, how could somebody not want to see this?! This time around it looks like the folks at phonewreck.com got beat to the punch by gsmphone-unlocking.com in the race to tear down the BlackBerry Tour. CrackBerry Addicts...

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New to BlackBerry? Made Simple Learning Goes Live with BlackBerry Tour Training Materials

Following up on the recent launch of the BlackBerry Tour 9630, the folks at Made Simple Learning (formerly BlackBerry Made Simple) have gone live with their suite of training products for the device. In addition to the 9630 ebook (print edition coming soon), MSL offers video tutorials as well. Videos come in two flavors -- on device viewing or on computer -- so whether in the office or at...

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Empower SMS Viewer Allows Threaded SMS and More!

Empower SMS Viewer Allows Threaded SMS and More!

One major complaint that comes up with BlackBerry users is the lack of threaded SMS within the OS. Most users want it, and some can live without it (such as myself as I rarely even send text messages any more). Empower SMS is looking to fill that void by offering BlackBerry users a great application that allows you to have threaded SMS and so much more all in one application. Empower SMS...

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Free SodaBerry Bottom Dock  With Today Plus Theme for the BlackBerry Bold

Coming to us all from the CrackBerry Forums is a free BlackBerry Bold theme from CrackBerry member RedZapper. SodaBerry is a nice and fresh looking theme that uses bright colors and great icons from Alistair Roberts to make it a very nice addition to anyone's BlackBerry theme collection. Icons are user customizable and today plus features are integrated into this awesome bottom dock theme. Be...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 19 July 2009

We know, it's summer: here's what you missed in the smartphone world while you were relaxing at the beach. Google Voice Application Released for Android Three More Updates to Android This Year Future Versions of Android Called Donut, Eclair & Flan BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Leaked for Most Devices. Get it...

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Reminder: BlackBerry App MobileHeist and Lots of Contests!

Reminder: BlackBerry App MobileHeist and Lots of Contests!

Happy Sunday! Hopefully you've had a good weekend so far. It was a busy week at CrackBerry with contests and a big app sale, so we just wanted to give a friendly reminder of what's going on so you don't miss out. The BlackBerry MobileHeist ends tomorrow and is offering up 15 new and popular apps for your BlackBerry at 50% off. We also posted a a bunch of contests throughout the week which...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Hidden Country Flags

BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Hidden Country Flags

If you are amongst the swarms of people who have downloaded the leaked versions of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 then you will surely have noticed the Canadian and American flag that now show up as "smileys". But curiously other country flags are missing and after I had installed BBM 5.0 I began to wonder why such a worldly device would leave a lot out. I just chalked it up as maybe it's a...

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