FaceBook 1.7 Coming Soon, Bringing OS 5.0 Compatability With It?

FaceBook 1.7 Coming Soon, Bringing OS 5.0 Compatability With It?

Ahh, FaceBook. The RIM built application users love ... and hate. Word is that FaceBook version 1.7 is coming soon and this time around the release (or leak?) will cover one major problem that all leaked OS users have been seeing for a while - OS 5.0 compatability Ever since OS 5.0 started leaking, some users have upgraded it to it, only to revert back to a lower OS based on the fact FaceBook...

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TrainSchedule GPS Updated - 50 Free Copies to Give Away

TrainSchedule GPS Updated - 50 Free Copies to Give Away

We checked out TrainSchedule a while back, and I must say I've been a big fan all along. The app allows you to easily view train schedules, map your trip and more. TrainSchedule has just been updated to version 2.2 which includes live train delay updates (from NJ Transit, LIRR, SEPTA, MARC and Metrolink) and other real-time information. This is an awesome update, and only adds to the great...

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Contest Winners: Twitterlerts, Missed Call Alert and Express Unlock

Contest Winners: Twitterlerts, Missed Call Alert and Express Unlock

Not a huge week for contests, but we already have a bunch lined up for the next few days to make up for it. We saw new client Twitterlerts, Missed Call Alert and some more unlock codes from Express Unlock. If you didn't win on this round, you can grab Missed Call Alert at 50% through September 8th by using the code MCACBHALF in the CrackBerry App Store (the code will only work from a device in...

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Free DashboardOne Theme for Bold

Free DashboardOne Theme for Bold

Forums member RedZapper is at it again. Following up on the success of his SodaBerry and 3G themes, his latest creation DashboardOne, does not dissapoint. Currently only for Bold, this cool theme looks like ... well ... a dashboard. It has great custom icons, hidden today, analog-style battery and signal meters, Quicklaunch and more.  This is just another in the great line of free themes from...

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BoxTone Announces New User Self-Service Module

BoxTone Announces New User Self-Service Module

BoxTone announced today its new User Self-Service Module which helps IT staff and MSPs to provide quality service while lowering costs. This software allows users to easily check their mobile service status in real time, and provides easy access to solving common issues without the help of IT staff. In this scenario, executive Kevin has logged into BoxTone User Self Service SmartPortal...

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BlackBerry Storm Video: Storm 2 (9520) vs. Storm 1 (9530)

* Update - October 15, 2009. Read CrackBerry.com's Official BlackBerry Storm2 Review * I'm heading to bed, but we'll end the CrackBerry day with another video of the BlackBerry Storm part deux in action. This new video was done up by our Storm lovin' pal Salomondrin yet again (nice and in focus!) and this time around he's comparing a BlackBerry Storm 9520 vs. the first-generation...

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Yet Another Upcoming BlackBerry Smartphone: Codename Essex is Next Revision of Niagara (Tour)?!

Word of the BlackBerry codenamed "essex" has been making its way around the interwebs for the past 24 hours, starting off in our very own CrackBerry forums. The codename name isn't actually new - back in July when I did a forum re-shuffle I actually added the essex codename to the Other Rumored Devices forum description - it was a name that had come up a few times since WES in BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Storm Price Reduced To $49.99 On Verizon!

BlackBerry Storm Price Reduced To $49.99 On Verizon!

The time has come for Verizon to do a little housekeeping around their stores, no doubt to make way for the Storm 2 that will be making it's way to the hands of BlackBerry users reportedly in October. Right now if you have been holding out for a new BlackBerry you can surely walk your way into a $49.99 BlackBerry Storm if you do so wish, just keep in mind that is with a new 2 year contract. So...

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Another BlackBerry 9550 In Action Video... Getting Better!!

** Update: Boooourrrrns... the video has been yanked from iluvblackberry's youtube account ** Storm 2 Video time! It seems youtube user iluvblackberry is back in action with another video of the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm 9550, and this time around both the device and iluvblackberry's video skills are showing signs of improvement (though there's still room for just a bit more improvement...

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Quick Look: Seidio Holster for the BlackBerry Tour

Quick Look: Seidio Holster for the BlackBerry Tour

Learn More About the Seidio Tour Holster and Purchase @ ShopCrackBerry.com >> Hands-On Look at the Seidio Spring Lock Holster for the BlackBerry Tour I go through phases of what type of carrying solution/protective casing I like to use on my BlackBerry and trust me, I've used them and abused them all -- rubber skins, hard cases, leather pouches, invisible shields -- you name...

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SmartAlerts Lowers Price to $4.99; Contest: 50 Free Copies to Give Away!

Its no secret that SmartAlerts is one of my favorite BlackBerry apps. I do think that the functionality should have been included in the standard OS, but I'm glad that Bellshare took advantage and came up with this great piece of software. If you haven't heard of SmartAlerts, it is simply an app that lets you add all kinds of custom features and filters to your emails, sms and more. You can...

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Quick Tip: Inserting an X for Dialing Extension When Saving Contact Info

Quick Tip: Inserting an X for Dialing Extension When Saving Contact Info

I bumped into an acquaintance on the weekend that I haven't seen in a long time, and before parting ways we did the good 'ole exchange of contact information. Thankfully he was a BlackBerry user and was sporting a Curve 8900 (which btw he loved). I didn't want to send him my full vcard, so dictated him my office line to save directly into his address book. When I gave him my extension, I got...

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*Update* - We now have 300 free copies to give away! If you remember way back (almost a year ago) we first heard about how to get cool custom text characters into BBM, emails and SMS. There we endless threads about "character swapping" and everyone was getting in on the action. Sergey just let me know about an app that makes all of this much easier. Fancy Characters allows you to put any...

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Swine Flu The Game - Only $0.99 Through September 8th

Oh Gawd... we guess it was only a matter of time. Swine Flu - The Game is now available for BlackBerry Smartphones. First off, there is absolutely no serious aspect to this game. It is completely for fun, and though some will argue it's maybe in poor taste, at least it does not dissapoint in terms of fun. The main objective is to dodge the "pig poo" and attempt to shoot the flying pigs with...

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Contest: Help Rename BerryAddon and You Could Win!

Contest: Help Rename BerryAddon and You Could Win!

We first got word of BerryAddon a few weeks ago, and it has quickly become a favorite among the community. The all-in-one utility lets you easily tweak your device by adding a firewall, email signature, vibration features and more. The beta has gone over well with users thus far, and more features are sure to follow. BerryAddon is on its way to a full release and head to BlackBerry App World,...

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Desktop Manager: v5.0.1.16 Leaked; 5.0.1.18 Sneak Peek Shows Off New Features - IP Modem and Email Settings!

Looks like we're kicking off the week with some BlackBerry Desktop Manager news. First, lets talk about the image above. What you're looking at is BlackBerry Desktop Manager version 5.0.1.18 (not currently available) which shows off a new icon that adds an exciting feature to the desktop software - IP Modem (also in .16). The new feature allows you to easily setup your BlackBerry so you can...

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AddresSave - Adding Contacts Made Easy

AddresSave - Adding Contacts Made Easy

Here's a quick utility from Fabian Heuwiser that was just released the other day. AddresSave allows for automatic adding of contacts that email you with their name and email address being placed in all the correct fields. AddresSave also has built in "blocking" of email addresses as well, so if you don't want to have FaceBook, MySpace or Twitter etc. email addresses being added to your address...

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Elecite Releases Premium Theme Focus With Rotating High Resolution Wallpapers

Elecite has launched a new animated theme for you all. Focus is nicely designed and functional as you have 8 icons in a circular pattern all of which are customizable to your choosing. The animation in Focus is utilized through the wallpapers as hourly they will change to one of ten, high resolution backgrounds and look great on any device. Focus will not work OS .151 (Storm) or any device...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 30 August 2009

Best Buy Starting HTC Hero Preorders Sept. 13th? Motorola Sholes to Launch on Verizon in October Google Releases "Listen" app for podcasts Threaded SMS coming to BlackBerry in OS 5.0 CrackBerry Poll: Do you want SurePress on your touchscreen BlackBerry? CrackBerry.com Podcast...

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