BlackBerry 8520 Curve Disassembly Instructions And Video

As with any launch of an electrical device it has become customary to buy it and then of course--rip it apart on camera for all to see. The folks over at Nation Link Wireless have done just that for us. Not sure when you may have to do this as the new trackpad design seems to have been well worked out to avoid the need for replacement, but I'm sure over time as more and more parts become...

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Contest - SlideBerry Zoom Theme 50 Free Copies

With the exception of our BlackBerry Curve 8520 giveaway, we've been lighter than normal on contests this week. For some last minute weekend fun, the good folks at R&R Theme Designs are offering up 50 free copies of their SlideBerry Zoom theme. This clean theme features custom icons, signal meters and customizable homescreen icons. Available for the Bold, Storm and Curve 8xx series,...

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Show Your Support for CrackBerry on Twitter with a Twibbon

Show Your Support for CrackBerry on Twitter with a Twibbon

Hey all you CrackBerry fans! Show your support for CrackBerry.com by adding a Twibbon to your Twitter avatar. The Twibbon will simply add a small CrackBerry logo to the upper right corner of your avatar. If at anytime you change your avatar, you'll have to add the Twibbon again. If for some strange reason you don't want the Twibbon after a while, all you have to do is update your avatar on...

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Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

We heard through the wire that the Curve 8520 will be available on Vodafone UK this weekend. We're not sure when exactly you'll be able to pick up the device, but you shouldn't have to wait much longer. Point of sale kits and dummy phones arrived earlier this week, and the actual devices are starting to land in stores now. So if you're on Vodafone and have been patiently waiting for your...

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Deal of the Day: IM+ All-in-One Messenger for 50% Off!

Deal of the Day: IM+ All-in-One Messenger for 50% Off!

* Update: 1:50pm EDT: The issue has been fixed. You can select your device, and purchase at the DoD discount. If you have purchased today and got the incorrect version, please contact customersupport at mobihand.com.* Note: 12:50pm EDT: Little glitch with the app store today on this particular promo - will be fixed shortly (~ within next 15 minutes). If you ran into any issues, email...

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Dear Berry: Sleep Berrying or Annoyed Wife?

Dear Berry: Sleep Berrying or Annoyed Wife?

Dear Berry, My story is odd but what do I do if I will never know the answer to something? Please let me explain. My wife and I went to sleep around our usual time (midnight). I have been checking my Blackberry a bit less because she was really getting irritated about my using it in almost all situations/venues. She was feeling neglected and a bit jealous and I thought this was a bit extreme...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

I hope everyone had a great week. Lots going on here at CrackBerry as per usual, and the App Roundup is here to help you usher in the weekend. Covered this week in the Roundup are the following titles: In Case You Missed It: PortaServer Mini Web Server, Forward, Reply & Edit App, Start Me Up, Audible Audio Book App for BlackBerry Updated, Kayak Flight & Hotel Booking App New This...

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BlackBerry Tour Themes Now Available from Bplay?

BlackBerry Tour Themes Now Available from Bplay?

I was just cruising the forums and came across a few threads about Tour themes. It looks like Bplay dropped a few without notice yesterday and some users are reporting that they are working fine. While there is still no word on a new verison of the Plazmic CDK, it seems like Bplay's themes are all working without a hitch. They only have a few offerings for the time being, but more should be on...

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3G Theme Now Available Free for BlackBerry Storm

3G Theme Now Available Free for BlackBerry Storm

You may remember the 3G theme we checked out a few weeks back. Sadly it was only available for the Bold, but after much begging, redzapper finally found the time to do it up for the Storm. 3G is one of the best free themes I have come across in a while, and I'm sure Storm users will be glad to finally get their hands on it. The theme features a hidden today screen, center banner slot for...

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Verizon Mobile Broandband Connect One Month Free Promo

Verizon Mobile Broandband Connect One Month Free Promo

From what I understand this promo has been going on for a while, but I just came across it this morning. Verizon is offering one month free of their Mobile Broadband Connect serivce to customers until September 30th. This is a great chance to check out all of their tethering features if you've been on the fence about signing up for a full plan. I couldn't find any way to get in on it, but I...

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Twitterlerts - Twitter with Search and Alerts

Twitterlerts - Twitter with Search and Alerts

I've had the pleasure of playing around with Twitterlerts for a while now, and I can say it is a very cool app for Twitter "power users". Twitterlerts lets you easily search Twitter right from your device, and you can save custom searches and even set alerts. Essentially a Twitter search app for BlackBerry, you can also sign in with your Twitter account and use Twitterlerts as a slimmed down...

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UberTwitter is the Most Popular BlackBerry Twitter Client

UberTwitter is the Most Popular BlackBerry Twitter Client

I came across this article on Mashable.com yesterday and was stunned when I read it. According to TwitStat, UberTwitter is the most popular Twitter client for BlackBerry devices. I hadn't really thought about it before, but if I had I would have surely picked TwitterBerry given its age and ease of use. I guess UberTwitter has won over the BlackBerry nation thus far. UberTwitter accounts for 1....

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Pandora for BlackBerry Updated to 1.1.1

Pandora for BlackBerry Updated to 1.1.1

Pandora for BlackBerry has been updated from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 and fixes various networking issues. Users will be prompted to update when logging in. The update repairs issues that some users on certain devices were experiencing including HTTP 502 errors. Not all devices were having the same issue. From Pandora release notes: Fixed HTTP 502 issue (and other networking-related issues such as the...

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Podcast Episode 039 - The Three Crackateers are Back!

Podcast Episode 039 - The Three Crackateers are Back!

I'm on vacation at the moment, but that didn't stop Craig, Adam and Bla1ze from getting a CrackBerry Podcast recorded. They jumped on the line Wednesday evening to discuss all things BlackBerry. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, so this description will stay short and sweet... but based on the last show they did without me I'm sure it's great! If you're a BlackBerry addict you know you...

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Kayak Releases Free Flight, Hotel Search And Booking Application

Kayak Releases Free Flight, Hotel Search And Booking Application

Kayak.com has released a great application that allows you to search, book and compare pricing on airlines and hotels all from within one application on your BlackBerry. I tested the application out just to see how well it would function and what type of results I would have with it, and I'm pleased to say it works great. Best part for me was it actually included Canadian listings and...

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Free Audible Audio Book App For BlackBerry Updated

Free Audible Audio Book App For BlackBerry Updated

Audible.com, which provides a free audio book application for BlackBerry devices, recently got a nice overhaul. Previously users had stated the application was a little slow and sluggish and really didn't perform that well on BlackBerry devices. This time around with the version being updated to 1.4.2, Audible has their application working quite fine. New updates and fixes are as listed below...

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Beautiful New Opus Theme Released By Elecite

Beautiful New Opus Theme Released By Elecite

Elecite has released their latest theme called Opus. Opus is another dark colored theme mixed with bright colors that shows really nicely on any supported device. Icons on this one are nicely laid overall and the wallpaper looks really sharp mixed with the chosen color. Opus is using the dual screen option we have seen in previous Elecite themes, but be aware this theme does NOT work well...

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BlackBerry Holds High In Top Selling Smartphones for Q2

BlackBerry Holds High In Top Selling Smartphones for Q2

In May we saw the Curve 8300 series sitting on top of the list of the best selling smartphones for Q1 of 2009. Yesterday research and consulting firm IDC released their findings for the top 10 selling smartphones in the US for the second quarter, and BlackBerry clearly stood tall taking 4 of the 10 spots (including the Curve series still sitting at number one). The top 10 are: 10.HTC...

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Free Forward, Reply and Edit Application

Free Forward, Reply and Edit Application

A long running ache with BlackBerry email is not being able to edit when replying or forwarding. A new app from bberryapp.com changes that. Forward, Reply & Edit integrates with your BlackBerry messages and allows you to do just that. Open an email, choose Forward & Edit or Reply & Edit from the menu and you can change any of the content in the email. Why this isn't a standard...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Reveals 2nd Round Finalists

BlackBerry Partners Fund Reveals 2nd Round Finalists

Back in July the BlackBerry Partners Fund revealed the first four finalists in the 2009 Developers Challenge. The next four finalists are David (by Turner Technologies), Sid Meier's Pirates (by Concrete Software Inc), CBS News (by Handmark), and Market Simplified (by Market Simplified Inc). Each finalist will receive a free pass to the Developers Conference, one week as a featured app in...

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