Official OS 4.5.0.161 For Pearl (8100,8110,8120), Curve (8300,8310,8320), 8800 and 8820 from Hutchison

Odd, just last month on June 1st there was a similar device wide release of device firmware across the board where OS 4.5.0.153 showed up - now this month yet again, on the 1st of the month another huge list of upgrades comes out. Maybe there's some food for thought there. In any event, 4.5.0.161 has been released for all "older" device from Hutchinson and as such are of course official OS...

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BlackBerry Brains And Braun

BlackBerry Brains And Braun

As BlackBerry owners, we're pretty loyal to our beloved device, but I'm sure most of us can admit to having been tempted by the fruit of "another" on occasion. I often like to hop on YouTube and check out some of the un-boxing and review videos to see what some of the other devices have to offer, and while I won't be jumping ship any time soon, I must confess there are a lot of cool features the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Gets FCC Approved

With all the BlackBerry Tour mania on CrackBerry this week, it's almost easy to forget about the next new device lined up to hit the market in the weeks/months ahead, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 (aka Gemini). The 8520 has been in full-production for weeks already and with FCC approval now behind it it's now just a matter of when. With time we should see the Curve 85xx series roll out to many...

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BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

BlackBerry Made Simple 8350i Training Center Now Live

Since Sprint released the Curve 8350i, a whole new set of users has come from the new device (as well as some converts) along with a new set of issues. Made Simple Learning has added the 8350i Training Center to tackle all of the issues that popped up from this Curve to the "i". The Training Center allows users to quickly learn the ins and outs of the device, both with a 420 page electonic...

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New Application WiFi Disabler: Turn Off WiFi Radio When Your Router Is Out Of Range

I just got word of a cool new app called WiFi Disabler. The premise is simple - when a WiFi connection to your router is lost, WiFi Disabler will turn off WiFi radio on your device to help save battery life. You can set a specified time-out to give your device a chance to reconnect, and after the allotted time WiFi radio will shut off and alert you. If you are a power user and leave WiFi on...

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Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Solitaire Buddy Gold On Sale For Only $1.99 Until July 2nd

Mike from Nickel Buddy just sent over an email letting us know that Solitaire Buddy Gold had just been updated with great new features.  There have been numerous bug fixes from the original release, larger cards for newer devices as well as 1, 2 and 4 suit Spider.  Solitaire Buddy Gold lets you play over a dozen solitaire games like Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Golf, Pyramid Golf, 3-Peaks...

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PatternLock Lite Now Available Free For Storm Users

PatternLock Lite Now Available Free For Storm Users

PatternLock for the BlackBerry Storm has been one of our best selling apps since it's release a few months back. Tafasa has taken notice and released PatternLock Lite. The lite version is available free and works in the same manner, but only contains the bare bones application features.  PatternLock Lite gives Storm users a 3x3 grid of dots which are connected in a specific pattern to unlock...

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Verizon Pushing Out VCAST Song ID And VZW Tones to BlackBerry Storm Users

Verizon Pushing Out VCAST Song ID And VZW Tones to BlackBerry Storm Users

It looks as if Verizon has pushed out both VCAST Song ID and VZW Tones for BlackBerry Storm users. V CAST Song ID works in much the same manner as Shazam, letting you identify songs playing on a stereo, jukebox etc. directly from your handset and instanly providing you with a one-click purchase link. VZW Tones easily lets you locate and download the latest "real music" ringtones directly to...

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BlackBerry Tour to Be Offered in Two Versions - With Camera and WITHOUT Camera

BlackBerry Tour to Be Offered in Two Versions - With Camera and WITHOUT Camera

While the crack team was sleeping, Brian & Benjamin sent us in tips that Verizon's website is now showing the BlackBerry Tour available for pre-order in two versions - both with camera and WITHOUT CAMERA. You can click on the image above to jump over to Verizon's site and spin the Tour around to see it's camera-less behind. Try zip code 07828 if you're in need. Very cool for RIM to...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Gets Updated: July 12th Release Official; Tour Pre-Ordering Available

Some late night activity just sprung up in the CrackBerry forums on word that Verizon's BlackBerry Tour site has been updated, which confirms the previously rumored July 12th in-store availability date and also allows for pre-ordering of the device. At the time of this post the new site seems to still be propagating through (the site isn't showing up properly for everyone just yet and the...

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First Photos: Alltel Branded BlackBerry Tour!

First Photos: Alltel Branded BlackBerry Tour!

I think we can let the photos above do the talking on this one.... it seems Alltel subscribers can rejoice as they will soon have a BlackBerry Tour 9630 to call their own in the near future as well. Big thanks to you know who you are for sending this in!

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BlackBerry Tour Hits And Passes FCC Testing?!?

BlackBerry Tour Hits And Passes FCC Testing?!?

With all the carrier release dates pretty much confirmed officially or even unofficially the BlackBerry Tour is indeed going to be reaching the hands of consumers middle of next month, but as all devices must, the Tour has to pass FCC regulations and testing. Now while there is no Tour stamping on the documentation the FCC has posted what looks like the Tour with all the SARS testing reports...

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TuneWiki Pro And Free Version Released In App World

TuneWiki Pro And Free Version Released In  App World

TuneWiki Pro and Free ad supported versions have been released via BlackBerry App World today. The pro version will set you back $4.95 and does NOT include any ads, but for those who do not want to pay the $4.95 can download the free version can be had as well. TuneWiki is a media player which scans your music library for content and then allows you to listen to your music using the app,...

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BlackBerry in Pocket Saves Skier's Life in Mountain Fall

BlackBerry in Pocket Saves Skier's Life in Mountain Fall

We have all heard stories before of mobile devices saving lives, but this one adds an extra twist especially if you have ever complained about the size of your BlackBerry device. David Fitzherbert was off skiing in the Matterhorn and Monterosa peaks in Switzerland when all of a sudden the snow beneath him gave away and he fell and got wedged between two rocks. The only thing that saved him...

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This past Friday we posted about the release of the latest version of CrackBerry Viigo, Tango 9. Tango 9 brought forth a ton of improvements and new modules, including (finally!) the ability to listen to podcasts directly through Viigo as well as sharing your Viigo content with your Facebook friends. Our friend Matt at Viigo put together a couple of videos to walk Viigo users through these...

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Make CrackBerry.com Better: Looking for Developer to Work on CrackBerry and Other Smartphone Experts Sites

Love smartphones? Got mad php, mysql, css, etc. skillz?? If so, then we have the opportunity for you. Lots is going on behind the scenes to take CrackBerry.com and the Smartphone Experts network of community sites (TheiPhoneblog, PreCentral, etc.) to the next level and we're looking for a talented and motivated developer to work with us to help get the job done. If you're interested and...

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Bolt Browser Beta3 Released - Adds Copy and Paste; Brings WebKit4 Rendering and More to your Browsing Experience

It's been a while since we have heard from the folks behind Bolt Browser, but that doesn't mean they have not been hard at work improving on their already stellar (and popular - they passed the 1 million phone installs milestone) third party BlackBerry web browser. In fact, they have just released a hot new upgraded version of Bolt which signifies their jump into Beta3 (version 1.04) which...

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AppleBerry Dark Premium Storm Theme

AppleBerry Dark Premium Storm Theme

After having created the highly popular AppleBerry Theme Suite, theme developer Hastings went into his think tank to come up with his next hot new theme -- and he came back with 14 new versions of it. Yes, you read that right, the man is a workhorse and designed 14 new versions of his new theme AppleBerry Dark. Now, don't let the name fool you, this is not a rehashed version of the...

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Nobex RC Adds 250 NPR Stations To Lineup!

Nobex RC Adds 250 NPR Stations To Lineup!

Nobex RC has a special place in my heart, mainly because they allow me to listen to my local Canadian radio station right on my device, something no other streaming radio application can do for Canadians. This time around though, Nobex has upped the ante even more by adding 250 NPR stations, all commercial free, to their already existing massive catalogue of stations. The stations will...

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Free Carbon Slick Theme For Bold Devices!

Free Carbon Slick Theme For Bold Devices!

Ninja_says has released a nice and elegant new theme for those of you out there who like a little customization but still need a classier look than what standard themes can offer. Carbon Slick, even though using original icons has quickly become one of my favorite themes for my Bold. With weather application integration, a hidden today screen and a user customizable bottom dock containing...

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