Palringo Instant Messenger for BlackBerry Goes Gold

We got an email from Palringo yesterday letting us know a new "gold" version of their Instant Messenger app for BlackBerry is now available. It was back in June 2008 when we first made mention of Palringo in the blogs and that time the app wasn't quite ready for primetime. This new version adds location support and functionality for Facebook, iChat and QQ as well as other fixes improvents...

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How To Downgrade Your BlackBerry's Operating System

How To Downgrade Your BlackBerry's Operating System

Today's lesson will be on how to downgrade the OS (operating system...aka firmware aka device software) on your BlackBerry. Some of you may have chosen to upgrade to 5.0 or some other OS that isn't just right for you. Luckily, BlackBerry smartphones are one of the easiest (in my opinion) to downgrade. I chose to upgrade to 5.0 on my Curve 8900 (using Desktop Manager 4.6) and I want to go back...

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BerryWeather - Helping you Weather the Storm (or Bold or ...)

BerryWeather - Helping you Weather the Storm (or Bold or ...)

Where I grew up we had four seasons, just like everybody else. In our case, these seasons we called Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction. We've become quite dependent upon knowing the forecast; regardless if would affect us or not. We recently had a birthday party for our son. For weeks before we would check daily, sometimes numerous times a day, to see if it was going to...

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Pandora Now Working on the BlackBerry Storm

Pandora Now Working on the BlackBerry Storm

  Wowza. The CrackBerry Tips inbox is a mess and the forums are a buzz on word that Pandora has been updated. And with the step up to version 1.02, it appears Pandora has finally embraced the BlackBerry Storm. Sweet. I'll keep this short and sweet. Follow the links below for more info, and be sure to report your findings in the comments. Now only if those of us outside the USA could get in on...

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CrackBerry Coveroo with Luxury Finish

CrackBerry Coveroo with Luxury Finish

Back in early March we posted on the blogs that Coveroo was upping their game by making luxury finishes available on compatible device models. While I've been a big fan of Coveroo since day one and really like their standard laser engraving technology / product offering, when my new CrackBerry Coveroo arrived the other day I was blown away... the inlaid brushed stainless silver on the...

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Gym Technik Gets Upgraded

Gym Technik Gets Upgraded

I know a lot of CrackBerry readers have been fans of Gym Technik since we first blogged about them. As they get ready to release their BlackBerry app (finally!!) they've pounded out a bunch of upgrades to their existing BlackBerry Fitness Tracking service which you can check out after the jump. And if you're not familar with Gym Technik's service you can visit their site at GymTechnik.com...

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Qik On Your BlackBerry Storm!

Qik On Your BlackBerry Storm!

While the announcement of availabilty for the alpha build of Qik on the BlackBerry Storm came to us all via the CrackBerry forums a few days ago, there really was not much mention of it on any of the blogs or even from Qik themselves. Since I was a little late to the party on the download of this on my Storm, I can say the current version is now at 0.1.4, but I'm lead to believe by @0mie...

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UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

Psst! Hey You! Psst, Ya you! Wanna buy a BlackBerry with Tony Blair's number on it? This was the offer presented to journalism student Darryl Curtis by a homeless man who knew Curtis was a student and thought he may have found the information useful. Curtis in turn purchased the device for £150 and perused through it and found information from British cabinet minsters including Ed Balls and...

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Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

A lot of folks were wondering if we had seen the end of camera-less BlackBerry devices, and the answer to that question is now a definite NO. After much speculation, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i has now arrived on Nextel in its camera-less form. The same specs apply to this 8350i as the original aside from the obvious missing camera, so that of course means WiFi and all the PTT you can handle...

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New Feature In OS 5.0 Battles Memory Management!

New Feature In OS 5.0 Battles Memory Management!

I'm sure by now some of you out there have seen this once or twice when running OS 5.0 on either your Bold or 8900. But just in case you have not been willing to take the plunge in loading OS 5.0 onto your device or haven't bogged your baby down with a ton of apps yet, here is a snap shot of the new memory management warning system in place. Once your device starts using too many resources you...

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Alert: BlackBerry Email Outage?

Forums are filling up, dataoutages.com is reporting an outage and Verizon all BlackBerry customers are in a frazzle on Twitter. Yes, there is an email outage going on at the present moment. Hang tight Crackberry Nation, all will be fine soon, promise! Other carriers also seem to be affected, AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers users are reporting latent emails. Need to vent or share what you're...

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Helicopter for the BlackBerry Storm

Helicopter for the BlackBerry Storm

iCopter is one of those addicting little apps that a lot of iPhone users have installed on their device, and thanks to MightyMad it has now come to the BlackBerry Storm in a prettier and more feature-packed form called Helicopter. The goal of game is to guide the helicopter through the cave and avoid the obstacles. Touching your finger to the Storm's display makes the helicopter gain...

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New: PatternLock for the BlackBerry Storm

A new app popped up over the weekend for the BlackBerry Storm that has attracted a lot of attention within the Storm forums. PatternLock, by Tafasa, offers a new and fun way to lock your BlackBerry Storm... The lock screen shows 9 dots in a 3x3 grid. Before using PatternLock, you define what your lock pattern will be. The next time you see the lock screen, you trace your finger in the...

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New: Ultra Podcast Player for BlackBerry

New: Ultra Podcast Player for BlackBerry

* Note - Appears to be working well for some, not well for others. Check out the full post and comments before trying. * Good news for BlackBerry owners + Podcast listeners... there's a new podcast app to try! Developed by quotronics, the Ultra Podcast Player for BlackBerry puts thousands of podcasts and millions of episodes right at your fingertips. Ultra Podcast Player for...

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GVdialer - Acess To Google Voice Services On Your Berry

This is something for those of you there that are lucky enough to have a Google Voice account. GVdialer is a BlackBerry application (other platforms supported, such as Symbian (S60 3rd), Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile) which allows you to use your Google Voice number for all your calls if you do so wish. When calls are placed users will see your Google Voice number, rather then your...

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Best of SPE, 12 April 2009

Best of SPE, 12 April 2009

Do you have post-CTIA-syndrome? Feel like all the hot new smartphone news happened two weeks ago and not much has happened since? Wondering if you have the strength to make it through another day without a pithy overview of everything that happened in the smartphone world last week? Easter feast have you feeling too lazy to do anything but peruse enough smartphone news to fill out a short...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 029

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 029

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 wallpaper, ringtones and video picks for the week. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of the 6 big devices. Storm 95xx:   Tropical Moonlight Purple...

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Free Level Application For BlackBerry Storm

Free Level Application For BlackBerry Storm

*Ok, so apparently it's not new, but I've never seen it in app world before, until just the other day so it's still new to me* I was having a look around BlackBerry App World the other day to see if there were any new app additions for the Storm. Lo and behold I found a new application from Xtremelabs, the same folks who brought us the awesome Speedtest application. This one is just simply...

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OS 5.0 And BES 5.0 In Action

OS 5.0 And BES 5.0 In Action

We have seen the BlackBerry 5.0 OS in action, many of you all probably still have 5.0 loaded onto either your Bold or 8900 at this point as well, but what we have not really seen is some of new features OS 5.0 brings with it to those of you all who are attached to a BES. Fortunately, Greg over at Berry Review and the good folks at BlackBerry Forums Australia have put together a nice...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software 5.0

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software 5.0

With BlackBerry 5.0 device software for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 leaking onto the interwebs this week, it only makes sense that Destop Manager 5.0 software would follow suit. Big thanks goes out to sliderz once again for sending us in the link. I'm not sure how close this software is to being in final form considering it hasn't been officially released by RIM, but it...

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