Verizon Releases OS 4.5 for the Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330

Verizon Releases OS 4.5 for the Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330

Our CrackBerry Forums are so alive with the latest OS4.5 news and reviews and betas that it almost seems a waste to blog it, but for those who don't venture into the forums often enough and like official releases then here's the good word.... You can now download OS4.5.0.77 for your Verizon BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330 from Verizon's website!! Sorry 8830 users... there's no 4.5...

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BlackBerry Bold Now Available on AT&T's Website!

BlackBerry Bold Now Available on AT&T's Website!

The moment SO MANY of you have been waiting for is finally here.... BUY YOUR AT&T BLACKBERRY BOLD NOW!!!

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Talking App Center, App Store and RIM’s New Attitude

Talking App Center, App Store and RIM’s New Attitude

Sitting Down With Jeff McDowell, Research In Motion's VP of Global Alliances On the morning of the final day of the BlackBerry Developer Conference, I had the opportunity and privilege to sit down with RIM's VP of Global Alliances Jeff McDowell to talk about the newly-announced BlackBerry Application Center and BlackBerry Application Storefront (keep in mind the "Application Storefront"...

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A Look At the AT&T Bold $100 Rebate

A Look At the AT&T Bold $100  Rebate

* Update: ARGGGG...  Confusion.  So it looks like the $349.99/$299.99 pricing is ALREADY AFTER this $100 rebate is taken into affect. My bad. My bad. Don't get too excited. With Rogers lowering the cost to $199 I was just REALLY wanting to believe AT&T customers would be getting the same treatment out of the starting gates. With this form showing just the rebates and not the standard...

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It's Official! Get a Pearl Flip from Rogers for 50 Bucks!

It's Official! Get a Pearl Flip from Rogers for 50 Bucks!

And it's finally official... crossing the wire this is morning is word from RIM and Rogers that the BlackBerry Pearl Flip will officially become available tomorrow at the affordable price of $49.99! The only catch is that you'll have to commit to spending a minimum of $35 per month on your plan (easily done!) and commit to a 3 year contract (Canadians are used to 3 year terms). According to...

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VZW Storm Site Updated: NYC Storm Hunt Begins on the 6th!

VZW Storm Site Updated: NYC Storm Hunt Begins on the 6th!

** Update: In San Francisco TODAY? Check out the BlackBerry Storm Challenge that's going on right now! 100 FREE Storms to be won! * * Update: Weird.. for some people the old static landing page is still loading, for others it's the new site. Not sure what's up with this! * I just received five emails in the last five minutes from CrackBerry readers saying the Verizon Storm site has...

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Podcast Episode 024: The CrackBerry Addicts Return!

Podcast Episode 024: The CrackBerry Addicts Return!

Seriously, where did October go?! I can't believe we went almost a full month without a podcast (my bad...and that so wasn't the plan!). Hopefully the separation has made your heart grow fonder for us - Craig and I hit the podcast record button this (Sunday) afternoon and got caught up on all things BlackBerry. With so much time between episode 024 and 023, it honestly felt a...

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A Fresh Today Plus Theme For Your Bold!

It's another lazy Sunday for me, hope you all are enjoying what's left of your weekend, since the BlackBerry news has been kind of slow today I wanted to take the time to let you all know about a new theme from JC-Designs . John has been busy making a good amount of themes lately and this one should appeal to the person who's not so big on custom icons, but actually prefers the styling of...

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Around SPE - 2 Nov 08

Around SPE - 2 Nov 08

This week's Around SPE is sponsored by the Android Central Store, where you can find a full complement of accessories for the T-Mobile G1 including headset adapters, body skins, and screen protectors.What's the big news in the Smartphone world this week? It's a mix, really. Android's looking like a viable platform to more and more people, there are a ton of Windows Mobile devices on the way,...

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Girlicious Gives Thumbs Up to the BlackBerry Pearl Flip!

Now this is what I call good CrackBerry content for the weekend! If you're looking for 3m19s of pure entertainment with a BlackBerry-twist, check out Girlicious' new video for their track Baby Doll above... the BlackBerry Pearl Flip (in RED!) makes a couple of appearances. When it comes to flips, whether you love 'em or leave 'em you can't argue that the 8220 looks good when caught on camera...

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BlackBerry Storm 9530 User Manual Emerges!

BlackBerry Storm 9530 User Manual Emerges!

BlackBerry Storm enthusiast? Didn't get your fill of Halloween goodies last night? No worries, we have got you covered with an awesome treat that won't cause cavities... Click the image above and you can download the 249 page user manual (1.18MB .pdf file) for the soon-to-be released BlackBerry Storm 9530. If you have any lingering questions as to how the Storm will function or what...

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Pre-Order Vodafone Storm Today! Take Delivery Nov. 11th?!

Pre-Order Vodafone Storm Today! Take Delivery Nov. 11th?!

Vodafone has sent out word via email today saying that the BlackBerry Storm is now available for pre-order, with delivery to occur on (or around) the launch date of November 11th! You can click on over to the Vodafone website to pre-order your Storm and for more information. As for pricing, here's the deal: - £300: 12-month contract, minimum £40/month - FREE: 18-month contract, minimum £40...

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L.A. BlackBerry Bold Launch Party!

L.A. BlackBerry Bold Launch Party!

  I guess this is what happens when you launch a bunch of new BlackBerry smartphones in a short period of time... Launch Party MANIA occurs. The stars were out in full force last night for the L.A. BlackBerry Bold launch party. You can click the image above for tons more pics via WireImage.

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold Unboxed!!

AT&T BlackBerry Bold Unboxed!!

The wait is almost over folks. November 4th is just a few sleeps away and you'll be able to unbox an AT&T BlackBerry Bold of your very own. But if you can't wait to see what's inside, why not click over to Engadget Mobile's AT&T BlackBerry Bold unboxing. They snapped a TON of pictures.

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Gizmodo Reviews the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Gizmodo Reviews the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900!

* Update: OK... So it's not just Gizmodo who has now gone hands-on with the BlackBerry Curve 8900... the Boy Genius has now followed up and posted his own review of the Curve 8900. Talk about a Halloween treat! * Look what the BlackBerry Fairy left under Gizmodo's pillow last night... an AT&T branded BlackBerry Curve 8900! Formerly referred to by its codename the Javelin, I'm...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for October 31st, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for October 31st, 2008!

Happy Halloween everyone! Be sure to check out all of the Halloween BlackBerry Themes we have in-store... They're sure to give your Berry the spooky look you're after for the holiday. As per usual, lots of cool apps to check out for your BlackBerry this week. I've got a free app, some cool new titles added to our store, and the usual selection of new and updated applications. Covered this...

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ColorWare Bold Parts-Only Service: Fast & Easy!

ColorWare Bold Parts-Only Service: Fast & Easy!

That was painless! The Fedex man barely left my house, and I already have my BlackBerry Bold ColorWare-customized, photos snapped, and this post up. I dropped word on the blogs of ColorWare's new BlackBerry Bold parts-only service a couple days ago - instead of sending your BlackBerry Bold into ColorWare to get custom painted you can simply order the parts (back casing, including...

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Slydial Releases Beta App

Slydial Releases Beta App

If you're not familiar with Slydial , it's a great service that lets you "dial in" to a persons voicemail directly and leave them a message. Great if you're short on time, just want to leave a quick note, or if you are too anxious to talk to that blind date but wanna make sure he/she meets you on time. The service is available by dialing into a number, then entering the mobile number of the...

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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Pricing!

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Pricing!

Vodafone revealed the pricing plans yesterday for RIM's first-ever touchscreen smartphone, the BlackBerry Storm. Via SiliconRepublic.com, the new device will be available via four initial price plans, with a number of free options on three of those plans: Under the Perfect Choice Access 100 plan, the Storm handset will retail for €109.99 and will cost €49.99 a month as part of a bundle that...

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Vlingo 2.0 Now Available!!!

Vlingo 2.0 Now Available!!!

My inbox was so jam packed yesterday that I missed the press release from our pals at vlingo letting us know that version 2 is out of beta and ready to rock! You can read the full press release after the jump, or just head on over to vlingo.com/v2 to download. If you give it a go, be sure to report back in the comments and let us know what you think! BlackBerry Smartphone Users Get New...

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