Video: OS 4.7.0.75 on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm

Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Running OS 4.7.0.75 from CrackBerry on Vimeo. OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm is a solid jump forward from version 4.7.0.65 which shipped on the device. A big gripe with .65 was lag - especially in regards to the accelerometer changing the display's orientation. Above is a quick video which shows a much smoother running BlackBery Storm. The word...

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Get It: OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

Get It: OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

Click the image above for all the details... Note: Install at own risk and install only if you're comfortable in doing so. Read through the forum thread before installing (view feedback on this update here). Instructions on upgrading your BlackBerry's operating system are HERE and if you somehow manage to monkey things up, you can always fix it by following THESE instructions and/or...

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Embracing Your BlackBerry (and understanding it a bit more)

Embracing Your BlackBerry (and understanding it a bit more)

Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been in the BlackBerry world. If you are a brand new BlackBerry Storm user and new to the BlackBerry world - this article is for you. There has been so much written this past week - so many opinions, so much frustration, jubilation, anger and confusion that it is time for all of us to just.....relax and embrace the Berry. So, get a cup of coffee, place...

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V CAST Music with Rhapsody Now Available on the Storm!

V CAST Music with Rhapsody Now Available on the Storm!

Time for all you new Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners to put the Application Center to use.... Verizon's V CAST Music service, powered by Rhapsody, is now available for download!! Somehow I let my Storm's battery drain to the point of battery too low for radio use, so while it's recharging and I'm waiting to install, be sure to let us know in the comments what you think!  Thanks to Jason...

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Round Robin: TreoCentral Jennifer goes BlackBerry Bold!

Round Robin: TreoCentral Jennifer goes BlackBerry Bold!

[ 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! ]   My BlackBerry Bold is now in the hands of our Treo-loving gal Jennifer Chappell over at TreoCentral.com. You can...

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Kicking the CrackBerry and Technology Habit for Seven Days

Got seven minutes to kill? If so, check out the short movie above by Stewart Kershaw. After leading a technology-dependent life, Stu decides to quit using his BlackBerry for seven days. Not only that, he takes it one-step (more like 100 steps) further and tries to avoid using all technology that relies on electricity for the whole week. What a nutter :-) The vid is well produced, but the...

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Sneaky Sneaky.. Rogers Soft Launches Curve 8900??!

Sneaky Sneaky.. Rogers Soft Launches Curve 8900??!

Clarifications/Confusion: Since posting this story I've spent the better part of the day trying to figure out the full details behind it, and I'm no further ahead - it seems to be a case of the left hand not talking to the right. On one hand, people have confirmed the 8900 appeared on Sales Central - photos of it have been taken on the computer screens as being available and people have called...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for Black Friday!!!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for Black Friday!!!

I have to start this week by mentioning our Mobile Heist Sale. If you haven't checked it out already, what the heck are you waiting for? We're offering 50% savings on over 40 of our best-selling BlackBerry apps! Click here for more details! OK enough shameless plugging for today, on to the roundup... New BlackBerry Software: Bloglive, Games and Apps for the Storm, Appetite, New Themes...

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Seidio Innocase Surface Case & Holster Reviewed!

Seidio Innocase Surface Case &  Holster Reviewed!

[ This BlackBerry Accessory Review comes to you via our Community Reviews Forum and was written by CrackBerry member davistld01. Be sure to 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 ] I recently received a package from Seidio in...

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VZW Storm Stuff: OS Updates, Webinar Training, and more!

VZW Storm Stuff: OS Updates, Webinar Training, and more!

I know some of you are getting sick of all the Storm stuff being covered by the BlackBerry blogs, so I'll try and condense a few things here and keep this one short... 1. Storm Training - If you visit Verizon's Online Learning Center, new Storm owners who are having a little difficulty getting up to speed on the device will find some useful tools. There's an Interactive How-To Simulator...

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Storm Contest: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINNERS!

Storm Contest: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINNERS!

It's finally that time folks... with all of the winning entries of the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest now posted, we're turning it over to the CrackBerry Community to vote for their favorites!! In addition to earning ultimate bragging rights, we're going to hook the three winning entries that get the most votes each up with a $100 coupon for accessories from...

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Thanksgiving Bliss Courtesy of Viigo

Thanksgiving Bliss Courtesy of Viigo

Good news BlackBerry Storm owners... Viigo alpha is now available for the BlackBerry Storm! Keep in mind it's an alpha release (there's a few known bugs - listed when you download), but worth giving a go regardless. The full version should be out in early/mid December. Is the Storm your first BlackBerry? Maybe you haven't heard of Viigo yet? In case you haven't, our friends at Viigo put...

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A Look At The Telus Storm!

A Look At The Telus Storm!

Sure Verizon and Vodafone have been hard at work unleashing their versions of the Storm in the US and across the pond. But unlike the Bold launch where Canadian carrier Rogers (among many other countries carriers) had the Bold long before it made it's US appearance on AT&T, Canadian CrackBerry addicts are still waiting to actually give this device a whirl. The good folks over at...

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Happy Thanksgiving From CrackBerry.com!

Happy Thanksgiving From CrackBerry.com!

To All Our BlackBerry Using and Abusing friends in the United States... Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com! Let's give thanks for all the Good Things we have in Life on this day... Family, Friends, Health... and let's not forget the BlackBerry. :-) Once you're full to the brim with Turkey, be sure to take some time to kick back, relax and re-watch the winning entries in the What...

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Charity Auction: One of a Kind BlackBerry Storm Quilt!

Charity Auction: One of a Kind BlackBerry Storm Quilt!

The eBay charity auction for a CrackBerry handmade, one of a kind, king-sized BlackBerry Storm quilt is now live! All proceeds from the auction are going to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, so be sure to BID HIGH!!! This awesome quilt was created by Heather as her winning entry in CrackBerry.com's What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? contest and earned her a free BlackBerry...

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T-Mobile Germany Now Shipping the BlackBerry Curve 8900

T-Mobile Germany Now Shipping the BlackBerry Curve 8900

T-Mobile Germany is now shipping the all-new, ultra-sleek BlackBerry Curve 8900. I received a few emails from excited German CrackBerry readers today, letting me know their new Curves have finally arrived and that it ROCKS. One of the things that has blown me away about the Curve 8900 is just how fast the web browsing is, even though it lacks 3G. Whatever EDGE magic RIM worked into the...

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Update: Obama Fighting to Keep his BlackBerry!

Update: Obama Fighting to Keep his BlackBerry!

My inbox was flooded with emails this morning from readers letting us know there's been an update to the Obama Forced to Give up his BlackBerry story. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the subject came up.... WALTERS: How are you going to get along without your Blackberry? OBAMA: (Laughs). This is a problem. I, you know, one of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how...

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Storm Contest Winning Entry: BlackBerry Storm Quilt!

Storm Contest Winning Entry: BlackBerry Storm Quilt!

Here it is folks, the final winning entry in the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest! With all of the top ten winning entries now posted, tomorrow we're going to give CrackBerry Nation the chance to vote for their favorite, with the three entries tallying up the most votes each receiving a special bonus prize (and bragging rights of course!). Our last winning entry falls into...

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Stay Warm with Bplay's New Animated Fireplace Theme!

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this new animated BlackBerry theme and think to myself... Now that's Brilliant! Just in time for winter and the holiday season, Bplay's new Fireplace theme will help you stay warm and get into the festive spirit! The theme is supported on all 8100, 8300, 8200, 9000, and 8800 devices with the exception of the 8830 and sells for $5.99. Be sure to watch...

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NextAction! for BlackBerry v3.0.2

NextAction! for BlackBerry v3.0.2

Wow, not much time left before the holiday season is there? How organized are you? We've already started shopping, but you know how it is; there are always a few people you've forgotten about. With this in mind as well as reports looming due to end of year projects and training at work, I've got to get a handle on things. Spending some time online, I came across the David Allen Company. In...

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