Podcast Episode 035: The Marathon

Podcast Episode 035: The Marathon

Wowza. After a month long hiatus (how does that happen?!) from our regularly scheduled CrackBerry podcast, Craig and I were joined yesterday by Bla1ze for what was planned to be a quick show. But somehow, between all the catch-up and discussion on the 9630, Gemini, App World, my mom's new BlackBerry Bold (her first cell phone at the age of 60!) and going through community...

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TwitterBerry 0.9 Beta 6 Available!

TwitterBerry 0.9 Beta 6 Available!

Ahh, there once was a time when I questioned how come there were not more applications for Twitter available on BlackBerry? Such is not the case any more as it seems applications for Twitter keep popping up, each one trying to better the other in functionality and now everyone has their favorites. One of the first Twitter applications I tried out was indeed TwitterBerry and in the world of...

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ExSafe Launches For BlackBerry!

Here is something for all you business focused BlackBerry users out there. ExSafe, software that allows individuals and companies to securely store and manage Microsoft Office spreadsheets and documents in the "cloud" has finally come to BlackBerry devices after long only being available on Windows Mobile devices. With a good reputation backing its usage and the promise to help cut IT costs...

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Co-Founder of Apple Steve Wozniak Uses A BlackBerry?!

Co-Founder of Apple Steve Wozniak Uses A BlackBerry?!

Lifehacker posted an article recently where they interviewed Steve Wozniak, the shall we say ecentric Co-Founder of Apple, asking him how he gets through his day. What tools does he use? What applications are a must for the Woz? Reasonable questions for a busy man. Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly for some?), aside from the assumed/mandatory iPhone usage Steve Wozniak is also a...

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Contests Winners Announcements

Contests Winners Announcements

Let's kick off the week with some housekeeping. We hold a lot of contests around here, which means we also have a lot of winners to announce. So if you entered our recent contets to win free copies of MeterBerry, Fateful Fortune Cookie or Tip Calculator, you can click the image above to find out if you're one of the lucky winners! CrackBerry.com Contest Winners ** Note to the Winners...

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Best of SPE, 26 April 2009

Best of SPE, 26 April 2009

We're pretty sure that if you're reading this, you're the sort who likes exclusive, breaking details on Smartphones. We had that aplenty this week. Nokia Experts got the full skinny on the AT&T Nokia E71x in the form of PDF guides and a confirmation of a May 4th release. PreCentral.net scored an internal head-to-head between the iPhone and the Palm Pre. CrackBerry.com saw yet another...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 031

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 031

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 wallpapers, ringtones and video picks for the week AND at the end I'll announce the winners of our contest  we ran last week!   BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 5 Wallpapers for each of...

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New Game: Air Traffic Control for the BlackBerry Storm

Calling All BlackBerry Storm owners! New from Mobigloo, developers of such popular titles as Nintaii, Storm Level Pro and Next Dual Pack, comes a fun and addicting game called Air Traffic Control. The premise of Air Traffic Control is to land all of the planes on the runways by using your finger to draw the flight path. The game includes two scenes -- Bora Bora and an Aircraft Carrier -- and...

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Xenozu Youtube App Launches Via App World

Xenozu Youtube App Launches Via App World

While browsing BlackBerry App World last night I happened to notice the Xenozu Youtube App under the Music & Video section and it appeared to be a new entry. Curious as to what exactly it was I downloaded and installed it to my Bold. The application is one similar to the Youtube app currently offered by Google on the BlackBerry Storm. Some nice features are built in, such as being able...

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Give Your Berry An X-Box Make Over With xBerry Theme

Give Your Berry An X-Box Make Over With xBerry Theme

Let the battle begin! Hot on the heels of their PS3 inspired theme PSB, Elecite has finally launched their X-Box inspired theme xBerry to go head to head with PSB. With an awesome true to X-Box color scheme and customized icons, X-Box fans can show their pride for their consoles, red ring of death and all. Sorry had to toss that in there, the description will explain why, I promise...

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Get Your CrackBerry Nation Wallpaper!

Get Your CrackBerry Nation Wallpaper!

Here's our first little giveaway in honor of the one million registered members milestone... a CrackBerry Nation wallpaper! Follow the links below to grab the wallpaper so you can set it as your homescreen image as pictured above. Enjoy! Choose your device: BlackBerry Storm >> BlackBerry Curve 8900 / 9630 >> BlackBerry Bold >> BlackBerry Curve 8300 / 8800 / 8700...

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What Would You Do for a Palm Pre?

What Would You Do for a Palm Pre?

OHHH BOY. This could get interesting. Remember the craziness that was the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? contest?? At our sister site PreCentral.net, they're hyped for the upcoming launch of the Palm Pre and are following our lead by today announcing the What Would You Do for a Palm Pre? contest. The prizes are awesome... they're going to give away FIVE Palm Pre prize packs...

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Memory Eye - Monitor Your Free Memory

Memory Eye - Monitor Your Free Memory

A few weeks back I checked out Meterberry for the Storm and I just recently got word of Memory Eye.  While Meterberry is currently just for the Storm, Memory Eye works on any device (OS 4.3+) and alerts you via pop-up if your memory hits a certain point.  It's a plain and simple approach and definitely a great feature for all of us out there who go crazy with apps and are sticklers for...

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One Million Reasons to Say Thank You!

One Million Reasons to Say Thank You!

What an exciting way to end the week and kick off the weekend! After celebrating our second birthday this past February, CrackBerry.com has just reached another exciting milestone... One Million Registered Members! There are many reasons why BlackBerry users around the world have signed up at CrackBerry.com, be it to get help or make friends in the forums, contribute to and take...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 24th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 24th, 2009!

Hope everyone had another great week. The weekend is upon us and I hope you're going to sit back, enjoy a cool beverage, and perhaps browse the CrackBerry App Store or App World a little. Sound like a good idea? Rolling into the weekend here are the titles we've got for you this week: New This Week: Add to Contact, Mastro Bolletta, Transformers Custom Theme, TalkLock, StormSlider, Mobile...

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T-Mobile UK Introduces “Pay Once” Plan For BlackBerry

T-Mobile UK Introduces “Pay Once” Plan For BlackBerry

Some interesting news came from T-Mobile UK yesterday, as their press release indicates they will be launching a "Pay Once" service which allows customers to purchase a full year's worth of Unlimited emails and web browsing for a total package price of £180 ($262) with no contract. Currently the only device available is the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 but for users looking to get a start with...

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My Verizon Account Information Application

My Verizon Account Information Application

    This one kind of slipped in under the radar, Verizon released their own account information utility for BlackBerry devices this week. The application lets you check account balance, pay your bill, check usage, plan, features, locate stores and change your voicemail password. This is a big help if you are always on the go. It beats Big Red's mobile site and it much easier to navigate then...

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Facebook 1.5 Update Coming Tonight - Issue Fixes

Facebook 1.5 Update Coming Tonight - Issue Fixes

After much anticipation, Facebook 1.5 was officially released earlier this week which led to a whack load of blog comments and CrackBerry forum posts and lots of initial feedback from the user community. Reading through, it became apparent that a few little bugs were present. RIM must be paying attention, as we received some intel today letting us know that users should check later tonight...

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BlackBerry 9630 to be Branded the BlackBerry Tour?!

BlackBerry 9630 to be Branded the BlackBerry Tour?!

All BlackBerry smartphone codenames must come to an end, except of course in the case of RIM's touchscreen where the "Storm" codename stuck. But in the case of the "Niagara" I think we always knew that name would eventually die, and BGR today has proposed what the final name for the BlackBerry 9630 may just end up being... the BlackBerry Tour. World Phone... World Tour... Music Tour......

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Sea Battle and Pirates - BlackBerry Action on the Seas!

Sea Battle and Pirates - BlackBerry Action on the Seas!

Instead of reading books in bed, lately I've been spending some time testing out a new BlackBerry app or two before dozing off. Or, what occassionally happens (as it did last night), is I find myself so engaged that it's 5am before I finally crash only to have my alarm wake me up at 6:30am. With Sea Battle and Pirates I found myself reliving my youth and the night time hours simply melted...

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