BGR's BlackBerry 9700 Initial Impressions

BGR's BlackBerry 9700 Initial Impressions

Saying the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a highly-anticipated device is a bit of an understatement. Like the Bold 9000, the 9700 represents the pinnacle of what the traditional BlackBerry experience is all about, though compared to its predecessor packs more punch into a much smaller package.We brought you our initial BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review back in May, when the pre-production "onyx" aka 9020...

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Facebook Version 1.6.0.22 Launches Bringing OS 5.0 Compatibility!

Facebook Version 1.6.0.22 Launches Bringing OS 5.0 Compatibility!

*UPDATE*-Seems as though users who are NOT running 5.0 OS on their devices are having issues with downloading, OTA links can be found in the comments for users running anything less then 5.0.One of the major concerns with running a leaked version of OS 5.0 has been the fact most RIM designed applications were not yet compatible with OS 5.0. Facebook is of course one such application that until...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 Employee Training Started - Launch Early October!

We've known for a while now the BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be coming to Rogers and today we got some more information regarding its official launch time frame. An email went out to some Rogers employees today declaring the Curve 8520 is indeed coming and that all employees were to login to their training systems and get fully trained up on the device itself. BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone...

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ALERT: Email Delays Being Reported by Many BIS Users

* Update: It appears things are all good now! * Lots of talk in the forums today about BlackBerry BIS email being down. Not all carriers are reporting issues. You can follow the links below to stay on top of it or drop a note in the comments. When these types of outages happen a ton of threads pop up in the CrackBerry forums, so we went ahead and created a new forum to keep them all grouped...

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Orbital Series Theme - 100 Free Copies To Give Away

Alex from AHazDesigns was kind enough to give us 100 free copies of his Orbital Series theme to give away. Orbital features custom icons with a circular scrolling dock and a hidden today screen. There are multiple versions in various colors, so you're sure to find one you love for your device. To enter to win one of 100 free copies, just leave a comment on this post. Contest ends this Sunday...

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Contest Winners Announcement: iSkins, Carrier Unlock, Centrifuge and BerryScroll

Here we are again with more contest goodness. Some great cases from iSkins, as well as a ton of apps this week. If you missed out, we already have contest for Textender and some eThemes running so go get your comment on. Stay tuned as well since a few more are on the way. Don't forget, if you are a developer or a retailer you can run a contest of your own - just drop an email to editorial(at)...

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bQuiet - Automate Sound Profile Switching

When you're running around all day from meeting to meeting and office to office, the last thing you want to remember is to change your BlackBerry profile. We've all been there - sitting in a meeting when your wild ringtone blasts out because you forgot to silence your profiles. Well with bQuiet this task will be much easier. The app allows you to quiet your profiles and will automatically turn...

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All R&R Themes 50% Through The End Of The Month

All R&R Themes 50% Through The End Of The Month

I just got word that all R&R Themes are 50% off through the end of the month. This means you can snag a great discount on themes like SlideBerry Zoom, BlockBerry, bPhone and more. Most of the themes sell regularly for $5.00, so it should be a no brainer to grab them for only $2.50. You can even get Glowberry for just $1.75. Check out the full line of R&R Themes on sale in the...

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DulyNoted Pro for BlackBerry

DulyNoted Pro for BlackBerry

How often do you make notes throughout the day? Quite a bit, I would imagine. There’s always something that catches our eyes, even for a second or two. Those that are note-worthy, must be written down before you forget. I know I would. Can you count how many times you said “Where did we find those…” or “What was the name of that place again?” My BlackBerry's note pad has dozens upon dozens...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.230 for the BlackBerry Tour!

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.230 for the BlackBerry Tour!

Another week, another leaked operating system for one BlackBerry device or another. This time it's OS 5.0.0.230 for the BlackBerry Tour! These newer OS 5.0 builds are getting pretty sweet, so hopefully one of these days soon RIM will just release it for reals. Read the disclaimer and check the forums for feedback. Enjoy! *OS Disclaimer - This is an unofficial release. If you choose to install...

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YouTube App Being Pushed to Verizon Storm

YouTube App Being Pushed to Verizon Storm

Following in the footsteps of Slacker and Facebook, Verizon is now pushing the YouTube app out to Storm users. Reports have been flying in of the icon popping up, and if you haven't seen it yet you will after a reboot. The app has been available for download for a while, and if you haven't checked it out you may want to give it a whirl. It looks like its only hitting the Storm for now, but...

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 OS 4.7.0.173 Now Available from Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Storm 9500 OS 4.7.0.173 Now Available from Vodafone UK

We've been so mixed up in OS leaks and 5.0 installations that we seem to forget that carriers are still updating their OS versions. Vodafone UK dropped the official 4.7.0.173 for the Storm 9500 over the weekend. Not the latest OS by far, but if you're one of the few that hold out for an official upgrade, this one is for you. No download for this one yet, but if you are a Vodafone 9500 owner...

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Need BlackBerry Help? Ask a CrackBerry Twelper on Twitter!

Need BlackBerry Help? Ask a CrackBerry Twelper on Twitter!

For a long time now we've had a twitter account for this site, but to date if you have been a follower of twitter.com/crackberry about the only thing that gets tweeted are the article titles/links that are posted here in the blogs. The other week when I logged into the account I saw that in addition to a ton of people re-tweeting those headlines, that many people ask questions to @crackberry...

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Today Only: LaterDude Pro on Sale for 99 Cents

One of the key differences between RIM's BlackBerry App World and our own CrackBerry App Store is that in our app store developers can set pricing as low as 99 cents (if they want to) and can also run their own promotions (pricing and promos set/initiated by the developers themselves). In addition to our CrackBerry Deal of the Day, there is also the Special Offers page in the app store which...

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Viigo News Offers RSS Without The Clutter

Viigo News Offers RSS Without The Clutter

Love Viigo but hate all the "extras"? Well Viigo News may be just the thing for you. The newest offering from Viigo gives up the excess features and cuts right to the chase. This streamlined version allows you to simply add RSS feeds so you get just the news, and runs a much faster operation. Viggo News allows you to add feeds from a huge variety of listings inlcuding news feeds, blogs and...

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AddOnis (formerly BerryAddon) Now Available for Purchase

Update: The first 200 users to purchase AddOnis can get 50% off! Just use the code GET50INTRO at checkout. This code will only work in our mobile app store or mobile app store client. Head over to this link from your device to purchase. The app formerly know as BerryAddon has been rebranded AddOnis and is now available for purchase in the CrackBerry App Store. AddOnis is an "all-in-one"...

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Textender Half Price Sale And Contest!

Textender Half Price Sale And Contest!

Textender is a new application that was recently launched. What it does is pretty explanatory from the posted picture but for those who like the full details let's have a look at the features of Textender: Send messages beyond 140/160 characters Send to up to 6 recipients at any given time Can be accessed while composing a text/sms Stand alone app which can be assigned to a convenience key...

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Want To Win Some Themes Courtesy Of EThemes?

Want To Win Some Themes Courtesy Of EThemes?

EThemes, has always been a favorite here in the CrackBerry theme forums and with that Ely wanted to give the Crackberry nation a little something back for all the love he has been shown around here, so we worked out a sweet contest for 50 readers out there to get their hands on some free copies of HTC Diamond and OS X from EThemes for either your Bold, Tour, 8900 or Onyx (yes, Onyx) users....

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 20 Sept. 2009

Moto Cliq Releasing in November, Pre-Orders Oct 19th? T-Mobile G1 Drops to $129.99 Archos 5 Android Tables Launched Opera Mini 5 Web Browser for BlackBerry(public beta) Now Available for Download! Dear CrackBerry: Should I buy a BlackBerry Storm now or wait for Storm 2? First Look: Celio...

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Get QuickLaunch for 50% Off - Just $2.50!

Get QuickLaunch for 50% Off - Just $2.50!

The folks at NikkiSoft let us know they're running a promo right now on their uber-popular QuickLaunch for BlackBerry app. Normally priced at $4.99, you can grab it until September 22nd for 50% off...just $2.50. In case you're not familiar with QuickLaunch, here's the official blurb: QuickLaunch is a must have application for every BlackBerry owner. With an interface that is seamlessly...

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