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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Another BlackBerry 9630 Video Walk Through....

The BlackBerry "Niagara" 9630 has yet to be officially acknowledged by Research in Motion, but that hasn't stopped it from going under the microsope a few times already (CB 9630 Review Part I, CB 9630 Review Part II, BGR 9630 Review). So while the 9630's goodness is already out there for all to know, I know most of us CrackBerry addicts never get tired of looking at pre-release device footage...

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Updated: Yatca v1.3.6 - Photo Uploading Now Integrated

Updated: Yatca v1.3.6 - Photo Uploading Now Integrated

Yatca has been growing quite a bit lately, with many updates coming through for this Twitter application since we first posted about it here on CrackBerry. Currently sitting pretty at version 1.3.6, Yatca has included photo uploading along with SMS and email forwarding and many, many other bug fixes which are quite extensive. Be sure to check out the full list of revisions after the jump...

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Bluetooth 3.0 Coming To A Device Near You

Bluetooth 3.0 Coming To A Device Near You

Here is some cool news on something that gets talked about and used a lot but never in terms of upgrades or new availability as most of our devices come with it already built in and no real way to upgrade it. Bluetooth, which has been making news as of late with the information coming forward that the latest standard, version 3.0, is soon to be available. Now I use Bluetooth pretty much on...

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BlackBerry Experience to Get an Apple / Microsoft Influence?

BlackBerry Experience to Get an Apple / Microsoft Influence?

What a way to have to start a new job. Don Lindsay will be arriving in Waterloo an internet celebrity by the time this story is through. According to Apple Insider, it seems RIM has hired Don on to lead a new team of designers. Their task? Improving the BlackBerry user experience. A solid ambition, but the newsworthy part of the deal here lies in Don's past, as his previous employers include...

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 5.0.0.90 Found Online

BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 5.0.0.90 Found Online

What a week for BlackBerry OS 5.0. On Monday we brought you a video sneak peak of 5.0 (app version 5.0.0.83) running on a BlackBerry Curve 8900. A few days later, OS 5.0 leaks for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 (Michael just gave it a nice screen cap walk through). Now OS 5.0.0.90 has been found online for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 (big thanks to sliderz for sending in the link). It's going to be...

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BlackBerry App Roundup: Special App World Free App Edition

BlackBerry App Roundup: Special App World Free App Edition

It's time to celebrate and embrace the opening of the brand-new BlackBerry App World ... With an App World FREE App Edition! I'll take a look through some of the most popular and free apps available in App World at the moment. If you haven't picked up the App World yet, you can get it on your Berry via mobile.blackberry.com or from your PC via blackberry.com/appworld. All apps mentioned...

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Free Amazon Application Now Available For BlackBerry!

Free Amazon Application Now Available For BlackBerry!

Amazon has finally recognized the need for and usefulness of a BlackBerry application for their store front operations. Currently available for all trackball devices, the application can be donloaded directly from their Amazon BlackBerry Application homepage and while there is no official support for the Storm, some users have had luck with getting it working after changing compatability mode...

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BlackBerry Bold OS 5.0.0.90 Found Online!

BlackBerry Bold OS 5.0.0.90 Found Online!

Well folks, with WES coming up in May it was bound to get out at some point in time considering it's expected RIM will announce the existence of 5.0 OS at the Florida event held by RIM. With that being said, I really cannot recommend this OS for any long term use - it's not as stable one would hope it too be, some applications don't work after install and device reboots will happen. This feels...

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vPost 2.0 Now Available - 10 Free Copies to Be Won!

vPost 2.0 Now Available - 10 Free Copies to Be Won!

Login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this post for a chance to win one of ten free copies of vPost! The folks at Vayyoo contacted me earlier this week to let the CrackBerry Nation know that their popular media sharing app vPost has been updated to version 2.0 which includes some serious improvements... Vayyoo has just released an even more dynamic vPost client for bundling...

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Free Fun App: The CrackBerry Button!

Free Fun App: The CrackBerry Button!

Remember the Staples Easy Button for the BlackBerry Storm? CrackBerry member Mike240se has now crackied it up and created the free CrackBerry Button app for you all to enjoy. It's a simple app - open it up, press the CB logo and hear a sound. Listeners of our CrackBerry podcast will get a kick out of it as it features some of CrackBerry Craig's favorite podcast sound bytes. For some of you...

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App World Logo Gets Inked!!

App World Logo Gets Inked!!

There's no denying that the new BlackBerry logo RIM has been using with App World is pretty hot. I've even been rocking it as a wallpaper on my Curve 8900. But a wallpaper is one thing... running out to get a tattoo of it puts you into a whole other plane of CrackBerry existence. And that's exactly what CrackBerry member ivanmor has done. This isn't Ivan's first tech tattoo (you can click...

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SPE Roundtable Podcast 04: CTIA Wireless 2009 Recap!

SPE Roundtable Podcast 04: CTIA Wireless 2009 Recap!

I don't think Dieter and I are quite fully recovered from our CTIA Wireless experience in Vegas last week, but thankfully podcasting isn't that difficult!! To debrief from the events, the Smartphone Experts crew got on the Skype-waves last night and recorded up a Special Edition CTIA Wireless 2009 show. There's a little something for everyone in this episode. Take a listen....

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