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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Camera To Go Helps Silence BlackBerry Camera Shutter Noise and Adds Picture Timer

CameraToGo is a neat little application that adds great function to your BlackBerry. A lot of people always ask if it's possible to mute your shutter noise on your camera. Well yes, there are many applications out there that allow you to do so, none of which add a timer that allows you to set up a timed interval for your device to takes pics though like CameraToGo does. So maybe you want...

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Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For July 18th 2009

Free BlackBerry Media Roundup For July 18th 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 video 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:   Dreamscape White & Blue Death...

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T-Mobile Releases BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 4.6.1.231

T-Mobile Releases BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 4.6.1.231

Good news for BlackBerry Curve 8900 users on T-Mobile as updated firmware is now available for your device! OS version 4.6.1.231 for the Curve 8900 is now available for. At this point 4.6.1.231 is an official OS download so if you have been holding off on an update due to it being a leaked version, you need not worry here. Some changes to look forward to with htis OS: Improved battery life...

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Contest Winners - Leave It On LCD Screen Application

Contest Winners -  Leave It On LCD Screen Application

Sooo many contests! It looks like we missed annonuncing the winners to one when we posted earlier this week. Don't want to leave anyone hanging, so here are the winners to our Win a Copy of Leave It On LCD Screen Application. If you didn't win, you can still grab a copy from the CrackBerry App Store for $1.49 through the end of the day today. CRACKBERRY CONTEST WINNERS! * Note to...

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Leaked: New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 for Most Devices!

Leaked: New BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 for Most Devices!

* Update: Oct. 7, 2009 - BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 has been officially released. DOWNLOAD HERE. Check out our full BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Guide for full walk-through. * We have all gotten a good look at the new BlackBerry messenger on numerous occasions. Now, you can download an unofficial release (leaked version!) to your device and check it out hands on for yourself. All versions have...

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BeBerry Theme For BlackBerry Bold, Storm and Curve 8900

BeBerry Theme For BlackBerry Bold, Storm and Curve 8900

Checking through the forums today I came across the BeBerry (formerly known as PreBerry) theme for the Storm, Bold and Curve 8900. The theme has clean icons inspired by the Palm Pre and is laid out very well. BeBerry has custom menus and dialogs, customizable home screen icons and a custom wallpaper design. There is also a cool plugin to go along with the theme. The innovative BeBerry Theme...

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Bplay Launches Storm Specific Site

Bplay Launches Storm Specific Site

  We just got word that Bplay has launched a Storm specific mobile version of their site. The site is formatted specifically for the Storm, and users are able to browse and purchase all of the Storm-compatible games, themes and ringtones available on the full-featured site. This is definitely a big help since graphic intensive sites like Bplay take quite a while to load on a mobile device,...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Version 5.0.0.8 Officially Available to Download for All

It seems we've seen BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0 pop up in the blogs quite a bit the last few days. First it showed up on the CD shipped with the Tour, and then it popped up on Verizon's site a few days later. Users who didn't have the CD or a Verizon phone number were sadly out of luck. Well now its "official" - BlackBerry Desktop Manager is available for download from BlackBerry.com for...

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