New: Bplay's Animated Snow Globe Theme for BlackBerry!

T'is the season to be jolly, and dress your BlackBerry in Holiday themes! Bplay's new animated snowglobe theme rings in at a festively low-priced $1.99 and is guaranteed to put you and your BlackBerry into the holiday spirit! Watch the video about or click the link below more information. More Info & to Purchase Snow Globe Theme >>

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Student Docket for BlackBerry

Student Docket for BlackBerry

When I was going to school, I would look forward to this time of year. Taking a break from classes and trying to fit sleeping into my schedule. Also at this time, I remember myself slacking in the organization department. I would start the school year off with a place for everything and everything in its place. Then, subjects would find themselves mashed in the same binder, becoming a stew...

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BlackBerry Storm Screen ScratchTest Revisited

Following up on last week's BlackBerry Storm Screen Scratch torture test, here is another one done up by Emilio Vignapiano in style!! Thanks to Michael for sending this in!

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WoW!!! Introducing Dream Themes for BlackBerry!

All I can say is WOW. Just when I thought things couldn't get any cooler than the latest generation of Plazmic-built BlackBerry themes along comes Dream Themes.  Just to be clear, Dream Themes are not *actually* themes in the traditional sense, rather they are an application you install onto your device which completely changes up your homescreen experience. With a tap of the End Call...

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How To Install the Atomic Trackball onto Older Devices

Want to run the supposedly new and improved "atomic" trackball in your pre-BlackBerry Curve 8900 trackball-using smartphone? (update: check the comments... sounds more and more like this is just a BLACK trackball and NOT the ATOMIC one.... the 8900 was supposed to ship with it but they didn't get it ready in time. Apparently the atomic trackball will not be backwards compatible to older...

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How To Take Apart your BlackBerry Storm and Curve 8900

The vast majority of people don't own a BlackBerry Curve 8900 yet (nor have held or seen one for that matter!), but the folks at CNN.cn have already put together a video showing you how to rip it apart bit by bit. They did the same for the BlackBerry Storm which you can watch after the jump! These vids of course follow up on their BlackBerry Bold vids, in case you missed those (Bold Take...

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Gary Krakow on Research in Motion Stock

We don't talk about RIM's stock price very often here in the CrackBerry blogs, instead keeping our focus on BlackBerry devices and software and accessories and things of that nature. But for those who own shares of RIM, you'll know the price has been down as of late. If that weren't enough, RIM added fuel to the fire last week when they scaled back their third quarter projections. But...

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Podcast Episode 025: BlackBerry Storm Review!

Podcast Episode 025: BlackBerry Storm Review!

Hey CrackBerry Podcast Listeners! Yup, you're not seeing things. We actually for realz recorded a show this weekend! I'm not sure where November went, but it has seriously been over a month since we last recorded a CrackBerry Podcast. To make up for being off the air for wayyy too long we did something special for Episode 025... Since the release of the Verizon BlackBerry...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review!!

Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review!!

View BlackBerry Curve 8900 Accessories @ ShopCrackBerry.com >> View BlackBerry Curve 8900 Apps @ CrackBerry App Store >> Update: Dec. 8th, 2008, 8:30am EST - Rogers & RIM Officially Announce the 8900 >> * Finally!! It seems like forever ago that we found about RIM's plans for the next-generation BlackBerry Curve, originally codenamed and referred to by all as the...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 Video Unboxing!

Rogers corporate office has yet to fire off a press release announcing the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8900, but that doesn't mean it hasn't begun popping up in stores across Canada. My local searches for a Curve 8900 have turned up negative so far, but in Halifax our CrackBerry Forums Moderator / Blogger Bla1ze had lady luck on his side and managed to pick one up Saturday afternoon....

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WHERE Launches For BlackBerry Bold!

This right, here is some great news! One of the questions that is frequently asked in the CrackBerry Forums, the Bold forums specifically, is "Is WHERE available for the Bold?" The answer was always followed by a resounding No! That is... until now. If you head on over to WHERE's website you will now find the option is available to have the application delivered to your BlackBerry Bold....

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Invertex From ThemeBerry!

Invertex From ThemeBerry!

The good folks over at ThemeBerry have been busy as of late. Invertex is the latest to come from them and in these days of Bolds, Storms and Javelin/Curve 8900's it's refreshing to see theme developers bring a similar experice to older devices as well. Invertex is a nice fluid theme, with custom icons, I personally have had this theme on my device for a while now and liked it so much I...

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Dear David Pogue, We're Not Nuts, We're Berries!

Dear David Pogue, We're Not Nuts, We're Berries!

BlackBerry Nation Still Loves you David. Have a Big CrackBerry Hug!(image via Gizmodo's Make David Pogue Look Cool Contest) The odds are if you are reading this you already know the deal. If not, here's a quick recap. On November 26, New York Times' gadget writing dude David Pogue reviewed the BlackBerry Storm, where he basically slammed RIM's first touchscreen BlackBerry. A few you of agreed...

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Round Robin Review: Does the T-Mobile G1 Hit the Spot?!

Round Robin Review: Does the T-Mobile G1 Hit the Spot?!

Not Quite. But the G2, G3 or G4 Just Might! [ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! If you somehow still don't know what this is all about, visit...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for December 5th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for December 5th, 2008!

Happy December everyone. The snow is flying up here in Winterpeg (Winnipeg), and the holiday season is well upon us. As per usual, lots of good stuff to cover in the roundup this week. Titles I've chosen to take a look at this week: New BlackBerry Software: CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse, Themes!, Quotebook, Cerberus Call Filter, VisualArts auto change wallpaper for the...

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WTF?! Bell Releases OS 4.7.0.76 for the BlackBerry Storm!  Plus Verizon Storm Update Coming Tomorrow + Details

More Details: If things go as we hear they should, the OTA Wireless Update will be available at 12 noon (we assume EST) 9:30pm PST on Friday and is NOW AVAILABLE  via Desktop Manager upgrade and from http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/. Verizon Update Details: Just in, some "official sounding" verbage in regards to tomorrow's release of 4.7.0.75 and what it addresses. The following issues...

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Verizon Unlocks GPS for Curve 8330 & Pearl 8130 Users!

Verizon Unlocks GPS for Curve 8330 & Pearl 8130 Users!

Apparently Verizon and The Grinch aren't in cahoots after all.  Instead, it seems Big Red is leaning over to Santa's side of the spectrum and has unlocked GPS functions for Curve and Pearl users.  So far reports are in that GPS is working on 8330 & 8130 devices running OS 4.5.  I have tested Blackberry Maps on my 8330 running 4.5.0.97 and it pinpointed my office exactly.  Perhaps a bit...

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Review: i,Call Manager Light for BlackBerry

Review: i,Call Manager Light for BlackBerry

Call me crazy, but I remember that tag line from somewhere. Oh yes! It use to be attached to an application called Black & Whitelist by i,SoftwareLabs . I reviewed Black & Whitelist way back in the beginning of May and was quite impressed with the application. Now, I have set my eyes upon iCall Manager Light. Essentially, it offers a similar call management solution as Black...

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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm OS4.7.0.78 Update Available!

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm OS4.7.0.78 Update Available!

w00t! Vodafone subscribers can now update their BlackBerry Storm 9500's operating system from version 4.7.0.65 to version 4.7.0.78. It's guaranteed to provide a ton of improvement over the OS the device shipped with, so get it done! Click the image above to go to Vodafone Germany's website and yank the file. Discuss this update in the BlackBerry Storm forums >>

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BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!

BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!

That's All Folks! Time to wrap up our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest. I think the event was a great success! We helped spread the word of the BlackBerry Storm and CrackBerry.com, were entertained, gave away some awesome prizes, and did some good deeds... it was a ton of work and a whole lot of fun! All in all we posted nine winning entries, which resulted in eleven...

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