Get Ready To Hit The Books With the Student Starter Pack

Get Ready To Hit The Books With the Student Starter Pack

School; that dreaded word that sends shivers down the spine of some students. It's not the best word to say while you are still trying to cling on to summer fun, but it's always best to be prepared. I was notified about the new Student Starter Pack, available online to BlackBerry Smartphone users. I did mention it very briefly back in December, but this time its offering is bigger and better...

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Contest: 25 Free Copies of ShortcutMe

Contest: 25 Free Copies of ShortcutMe

If you haven't heard already, ShortcutMe is an application that boosts the power of shortcuts and allows you to access more daily tasks in a much easier way. Imagine having access to multiple applications with each convenience key (What? More than one?!), or easily accessing your favorite contacts in a fast and simple manner. The folks at Fonware have been working hard to keep up with the...

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LaunchPad - Create Your Own Website Launchers On Your BlackBerry Smartphone

Tafasa has released a cool new application called LaunchPad. If you have ever wanted a quick way to create a launcher for your favorite websites, this is the application to do it. Currently supported on devices running 4.6+ OS, Launchpad allows you to create a launcher right from your device and it will even try and grab an icon (favicon) from whatever website it is that you are trying to make...

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Orange - A Sexy Free BlackBerry Curve 8900 Theme!

Orange - A Sexy Free BlackBerry Curve 8900 Theme!

Been looking for a nice, simple and free theme for your 8900? DearFloyd has got a sweet one for ya! Orange is a beautifully designed theme which uses small icons to add to its appeal and has a great wallpaper to match. The main screen allows for 6 icons as well as weather application integration and all flows nicely here. Be sure to check Orange out and let DearFloyd know what you think-- you...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 9 August 2009

Who says August is a slow news month? Visual Voicemail Available in Android Market HTC Hero coming to Sprint MyTouch 3G for T-Mobile Now Available T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520 First Impressions BlackBerry Holds Is the #1 Selling Smartphone in the US in Q2 CrackBerry Podcast Episode...

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BlackBerry 9700 Appears On AT&T Upcoming Devices List And New Pics!

BlackBerry 9700 Appears On AT&T Upcoming Devices List And New Pics!

*UPDATE*- Even more pics posted in the forums While it's not really any secret any more, it's nice to see some documentation with the listing on it. Boy Genius posted up the unreleased IMEI list from AT&T's supply chain and the BlackBerry 9700 (Onyx) is sitting there all nice and pretty. Even before this documentation went up there was no doubt the 9700 was heading to AT&T,...

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Coloware Wants To Customize Your BlackBerry Tour!

Coloware Wants To Customize Your BlackBerry Tour!

Colorware has finally launched their services for the BlackBerry Tour. You can now pick and choose your custom colors on their site and get your sexy new Tour customized just the way you want it. At this time, rapid service is not yet available so you will have to do without your Tour for a few weeks while it's off getting pimped up but for this type of customization some may see it as worth...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available on Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available on Vodafone UK

Got some tips sent in this morning, and sure enough the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is now available on Vodafone UK. It looks like the device is actually free with select monthly plans. If you've been holding out for your upgrade or are jumping on the BlackBerry bandwagon for the first time, you can head over to Vodafone's site and check out the full details. Thanks to everyone that sent this in...

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CrackBerry Contests Reminder... Enter Now!

CrackBerry Contests Reminder... Enter Now!

Only a few contests this week, but we balanced out the usual load of free apps and themes with a chance to win a new BlackBerry Curve 8520. If you're a retailer, developer or theme maker and want to run a contest of your own just let us know. You can contact us at editorial(at)crackberry.com for all the details. If you didn't get in on the action, you still have time to sneak in an entry (...

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Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 8th 2009

Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For August 8th 2009

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and *THEMES* picks for the week past. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of the 5 big devices. Storm 95xx:   Stormy Beach Ed Hardy Retro...

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 OS 4.7.0.167 Officially Released!

BlackBerry Storm 9500 OS 4.7.0.167 Officially Released!

Time to fire up your desktop manager Storm owners. RIM has officially released OS 4.7.0.167 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 Series. Hard to say what is really new in this version right now, but I'm positive the forums will fill up quickly after users manage to get it downloaded and installed. Download 4.7.0.167 For 9500 Devices From The Taiwan Mobile BlackBerry Site>> Discuss The...

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BlackBerry App World v1.1.0.15 Now Available

BlackBerry App World v1.1.0.15 Now Available

Shortly after the last update, we now have version 1.1.0.15 available for users to download. At this time there is no current change log available for the newly released version, but users will find the download OTA and BlackBerry.com. If some of you had issues loading it before, give the new update a shot as it may work a little better for you. We'll try and get you a changelog as soon as...

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Contest - Brain Teaser 50 Free Copies

One more to throw in before you start the weekend. Derek of Epic Applications just released a great app called Brain Teaser and was kind enough to give us 50 free copies. Brain Teaser lets you test your mind with various math problems. A great way to stay sharp while you're on the go or just killing time at your desk. You can play multiple game lengths, store high scores and never experience...

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BlackBerry 8520 Curve Disassembly Instructions And Video

As with any launch of an electrical device it has become customary to buy it and then of course--rip it apart on camera for all to see. The folks over at Nation Link Wireless have done just that for us. Not sure when you may have to do this as the new trackpad design seems to have been well worked out to avoid the need for replacement, but I'm sure over time as more and more parts become...

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Contest - SlideBerry Zoom Theme 50 Free Copies

With the exception of our BlackBerry Curve 8520 giveaway, we've been lighter than normal on contests this week. For some last minute weekend fun, the good folks at R&R Theme Designs are offering up 50 free copies of their SlideBerry Zoom theme. This clean theme features custom icons, signal meters and customizable homescreen icons. Available for the Bold, Storm and Curve 8xx series,...

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Show Your Support for CrackBerry on Twitter with a Twibbon

Show Your Support for CrackBerry on Twitter with a Twibbon

Hey all you CrackBerry fans! Show your support for CrackBerry.com by adding a Twibbon to your Twitter avatar. The Twibbon will simply add a small CrackBerry logo to the upper right corner of your avatar. If at anytime you change your avatar, you'll have to add the Twibbon again. If for some strange reason you don't want the Twibbon after a while, all you have to do is update your avatar on...

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Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

We heard through the wire that the Curve 8520 will be available on Vodafone UK this weekend. We're not sure when exactly you'll be able to pick up the device, but you shouldn't have to wait much longer. Point of sale kits and dummy phones arrived earlier this week, and the actual devices are starting to land in stores now. So if you're on Vodafone and have been patiently waiting for your...

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Deal of the Day: IM+ All-in-One Messenger for 50% Off!

Deal of the Day: IM+ All-in-One Messenger for 50% Off!

* Update: 1:50pm EDT: The issue has been fixed. You can select your device, and purchase at the DoD discount. If you have purchased today and got the incorrect version, please contact customersupport at mobihand.com.* Note: 12:50pm EDT: Little glitch with the app store today on this particular promo - will be fixed shortly (~ within next 15 minutes). If you ran into any issues, email...

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Dear Berry: Sleep Berrying or Annoyed Wife?

Dear Berry: Sleep Berrying or Annoyed Wife?

Dear Berry, My story is odd but what do I do if I will never know the answer to something? Please let me explain. My wife and I went to sleep around our usual time (midnight). I have been checking my Blackberry a bit less because she was really getting irritated about my using it in almost all situations/venues. She was feeling neglected and a bit jealous and I thought this was a bit extreme...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

I hope everyone had a great week. Lots going on here at CrackBerry as per usual, and the App Roundup is here to help you usher in the weekend. Covered this week in the Roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: PortaServer Mini Web Server, Forward, Reply & Edit App, Start Me Up, Audible Audio Book App for BlackBerry Updated, Kayak Flight & Hotel Booking App New This...

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