BlackBerry GPS Navigation Tips!

BlackBerry GPS Navigation Tips!

Good friend and occasional CrackBerry contributor, Al Sacco (Twitter: @ASacco), who calls the CIO Mobile Workhorse blog his home, recently wrote a great article up on tips and tricks regarding the usage of GPS navigation. In the article Al covers some of the applications available, the cost associated with each of them and which ones perform and which ones fall a little short when it comes to...

Continue Reading

4.6.1.206 Officially Released For BlackBerry 8900!

4.6.1.206 Officially Released For BlackBerry 8900!

Well not long after the leakage of 4.6.1.199 we now have an official release that is even higher in version number. We all know that often times when OS leaks happen RIM is many increments ahead of said leak and these days we are seeing more and more of the official versions being higher than the leaks. This time Orange UK came out with the release and in terms of quality, the forums are...

Continue Reading

OS 4.7.0.122 Gets Official on the BlackBerry Storm 9500

OS 4.7.0.122 Gets Official on the BlackBerry Storm 9500

Another day, another BlackBerry OS announcement (and it's early in the day... we'll probably see another before the day is done!)... BlackBerry Storm 9500 owners can now get a hold of OS 4.7.0.122 from BlackBerry.com. The download has been made available to Hutchison customers, but is of course accessible by all. If you give it a go, be sure to report back your findings in the BlackBerry...

Continue Reading

First Look: Seidio Innocase 360

First Look: Seidio Innocase 360

First Look at the Seidio Innocase 360 Solution I was just freeing up some space on my camera's memory card when I stumbled upon a few photos I snapped at Seido's booth at CTIA in Vegas last week. What you're looking at in the photos above are prototypes of their upcoming Innocase 360 solution. It's pretty cool. The two halves snap together to fully surround the BlackBerry, offering...

Continue Reading

More Storm 2 Info - Officially Confirmed?!!

More Storm 2 Info - Officially Confirmed?!!

It's probably some sort of blogger faux pas to re-use the same image three times in one week, but seriously, the "Storm 2" info just doesn't want to stop! Via the Dutch site Tweakers, comes official word via Alain Segond von Banchet, a Channel Sales Manager for RIM, that RIM's next touchscreen (we'll call it Storm 2 for now but that's not the official name as of yet) could/should launch in...

Continue Reading

CrackBerry Contests Winners Announcements!

CrackBerry Contests Winners Announcements!

Geeez...you'd almost think it was our birthday week with the number of contest posts we put up last week. The winners' names have been picked and after the break you can find out if you're one of the lucky winners in our latest string of contests. Congrats to all the winners!! And if you didn't win... don't worry, you know more chances to win are just around the corner. CrackBerry.com...

Continue Reading

eReader Pro - World’s largest eBooks Store on your Berry

eReader Pro - World’s largest eBooks Store on your Berry

There are two things that I find difficult to put down; a good book and my BlackBerry. They both keep my brain sharp (mostly) and keep me entertained. Now, while nothing will, hopefully, replace the book as we know it, there are alternative ways to catch up on the latest book from your favourite author. Electronic Books, or eBooks, have been a great way of sharing cultural works with the...

Continue Reading

Get Your BlackBerry Whip On!

Get Your BlackBerry Whip On!

Here is my official time waster for the week. BlackBerry Whip from Fabian Heuwieser. Now honestly there is not much too this application aside from the humor that could ensue from its usage. I have actually given this a lot of thought in terms of how and when to use this virtual whip and have come up with the following examples: Say you are the bar with your buddy, whose girlfriend or...

Continue Reading

Cop Crashes Car Due To BlackBerry Use?

Cop Crashes Car Due To BlackBerry Use?

Here is a little humor to brighten up everyone's day, mixed in with a few words of caution for all you drivers that happen to be BlackBerry users as well. Mauricio over at BlackBerryRocks! found this tidbit of news regarding a police chief, his BlackBerry and an accident that happened. Oops! The police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a...

Continue Reading

Help Us Help You: Call for BlackBerry 101 Article Ideas

Help Us Help You: Call for BlackBerry 101 Article Ideas

There is a wealth of BlackBerry knowledge within the millions of pages that comprise CrackBerry.com. Some of it is buried in old forum and blog posts, while other handy articles reside in our BlackBerry Tips, How to & FAQ forum, Storm FAQ forum and BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series. Click around and you'll likely find the content you need to go from newbie to expert in no time! That said...

Continue Reading

4.7.0.122 Released By Bell For BlackBerry 9530!

4.7.0.122 Released By Bell For BlackBerry 9530!

Alright folks, here is one that will make some users really happy or possibly really mad at the same time. As of yesterday, Bell customers who connected their BlackBerry Storms to their computers and ran Desktop Manager were given the option to go ahead and download and install 4.7.0.122 to their Storms. Now under normal circumstances any user would simply be able to log on to the BlackBerry...

Continue Reading

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.259 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.259 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220!

What's this? A leaked OS for the BlackBery Pearl Flip 8220?! Yup! It seems on the blog we often spend a bit too much time talking Full Qwerty and touchscreen BlackBerrys, so it's nice to see an updated OS for all the Pearl Flip owners out there hit the interwebs. If you jump over to the 4.6.0.259 forum thread you can find a list of fixes associated with this OS build. Enjoy!!! * Keep in...

Continue Reading

OS 4.7.0.108 Gets Official on the Etisalat Storm 9500

OS 4.7.0.108 Gets Official on the Etisalat Storm 9500

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and carrier Etisalat announced yesterday the introduction of the BlackBerry Storm 9500 to the to United Arab Emirates. Today, if you make your way to blackberry.com/support and click into Etisalat's carrier device software downloads section, you'll find that OS version 4.7.0.108 is available for download. So if you're looking for something a little newer/...

Continue Reading

SlickPool - Free Animated Theme For Bold!

Oh yeahh! Here is a nice animated theme for all you Bold owners out there straight from the CrackBerry Forums. Obscene has been hard at working making a great many themes lately but this one really stood out to me as I watched the video of it in action. Personally, I have never really been a fan of animated themes as they often times cause some lag on devices, but this one runs absolutely...

Continue Reading

Howard Stern Goes Bold, Passes On Palm Pre!

Howard Stern Goes Bold, Passes On Palm Pre!

The shock jock of Sirius has become a BlackBerry convert. Long time Palm user Howard Stern is trading in all things Palm after getting himself a hands-on demo of the Pre last week. As an avid user of Lotus Notes only to be told that the Palm Pre would not be supporting the synch services directly, Stern seeked out a new passion for mobile devices and found that love within the BlackBerry Bold...

Continue Reading

Sweet Commercial - What's Happening Now on Sprint

There's no mention of BlackBerry smartphones in the video above and a Palm Pre is shown at the end, but no matter how you slice it this latest commercial from Sprint is pretty cool. Give it a watch for some geeky data stats that'll make you sound smart at the dinner table tonight! [ Precentral.net ]

Continue Reading

Windows Live Search For BlackBerry Updated!

Windows Live Search For BlackBerry Updated!

Seems it was forever ago now that Windows Live Search for BlackBerry was announced, and seemingly even longer for any updates to come to the application. But the wait has ended for all you Live Search fans out there.  Windows Live Search for BlackBerry has been updated to support all the new devices, with support for 4.6, 4.6.1 and even 4.7 so Bold, Curve 8900 and yes, even Storm users can...

Continue Reading

Bono Allowed To Enter RIM Labs?

Bono Allowed To Enter RIM Labs?

Ok so when the news first broke of U2 collaberating with RIM it was kinda of maybe we'd end up with some cool promotional stuff for our devices, but beyond that I personally didn't give it any real thought as it's no different then say Madonna or John Mayer pushing BlackBerry devices at their concerts. However, seems Bono wants to be more hand on as he was quoted by the Globe And Mail as...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Storm 2 Rumors... WiFi, New Screen and More?!

BlackBerry Storm 2 Rumors... WiFi, New Screen and More?!

Lots of BlackBerry device rumors this week! Following up on the Magnum / Driftwood / Onyx specs, the net got a little excited yesterday when SlashGear posted a story saying they got word the 'BlackBerry Storm 2' is in the works for Verizon for September and would have WiFi this time around. BoyGeniusReport followed up the story a short time later, confirming that rumor and adding some more...

Continue Reading

Sneak Peek: OS 5.0 Running on a BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Sneak Peek: OS 5.0 Running on a BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Last week when I posted our follow-up BlackBerry 9630 Review and took a look at OS 4.7.1, I made note that from what I had been hearing it appeared 4.7.1 in its current form on the 9630 would essentially be the same as OS 5.0 running on the Bold and Curve 8900 once updated (essentially, 4.7.1 will get re-labeled and become 5.0 at some point, as will 4.6). Well we can wonder no more to...

Continue Reading

Pages