Best of SPE, 3 May 2009

Best of SPE, 3 May 2009

Each week we break down the best of the Smartphone Experts Network for your reading pleasure. It's possible you caught every single one of the 191 posts we published across our network this week, but we won't hold everybody to that. Device leaks, device announcements, and site contests all await you here - so read on! Android Central While we're pleased to see that the HTC Magic is...

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Contest and Theme Sale from JC Designs!

CONTEST: Login to CrackBerry.com and Leave a Comment to this Blog Post for your Chance to Win a FREE THEME of Choice from JC Designs.. 100 Free Themes to be Won! In honor of CrackBerry.com passing the One Million Member Milestone, our friends at JC Designs / GadgetBean wanted to do up something a little special for CrackBerry Nation. What could be better than a contest, a sale, and some...

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Air Traffic Control for the Storm Updated to version 2.0

When we posted about the release of Air Traffic Control for the BlackBerry Storm last weekend, it was met with a lot of excitement from the Storm community. So much so in fact that it's now the #1 Selling Game in the CrackBerry App Store. With that excitement came a lot of feedback, and it seems the developers at Mobigloo were listening as they've now released version 2.0 which features the...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 032

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 032

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. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 4 Wallpapers for each of the 6 big devices. Storm 95xx: Summer House Of Night Book Series...

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WES2009: BoxTone Lounge Twitter Contest Update

WES2009: BoxTone Lounge Twitter Contest Update

The weekend is here which means were just a couple days away from the start of WES 2009, the biggest BlackBerry event of the year. It also means the BoxTone Lounge (co-partnered by CrackBerry this year!) will be opening soon. Earlier in the week we announced the BoxTone Lounge Twitter contest - whether you're going to be in Orlando for the event or not you can follow @BoxTone_Lounge for...

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First Live Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!

First Live Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!

If you saw this forum post the other week or listened to our last podcast, you'll know that we've been starting to get a better idea of what the "Gemini" is all about. And thanks to these first live photos, now you can see it for yourself!!! As it's currently labeled on the Options > About screen, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 features some new innovations from Research in Motion, including an...

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Today Only! Bplay $2.99 Premium Blackberry Theme Sale

Today Only! Bplay $2.99 Premium Blackberry Theme Sale

Been itching to get a hot new premium theme, but just weren't quite ready to spend the cash?  Well for today only you can snag some really sweet premium themes from Bplay for only $2.99.  You can choose from popular themes like Flowberry, Crossbar, Seltzer, Tinker Bell and more.  There are 20 themes on sale until the end of the day today.  Head on over to Bplay and check out all the...

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BlackBerry Made Simple is now Made Simple Learning

Our friends at Blackberry Made Simple have been rebranded as Made Simple Learning.  To go along with the new name, Made Simple Learning is offering a complete "Training Center" for all Blackberry devices.  The Training Centers include Made Simple Guide Books, Videos Now (over 60 videos per device that can be viewed from a PC or Mac) and Videos to Go (full videos that can be downloaded to a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1st, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1st, 2009!

Happy May everyone! Another solid week, I hope everyone out there is well. Kevin is down in Florida getting ready for WES and workin on his tan, and I'm stuck up here in Canada.. Yet, it's not so bad, Spring is coming and the weather is a little more bearable :) Getting down to this week's edition of the Roundup... Covered this week are the following apps: New This Week: World Map Theme...

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Pandora 1.0.3 Released - WiFi Now Officially Supported

Pandora 1.0.3 Released - WiFi Now Officially Supported

Pandora got a little update recently, while only really minor in version number changes going from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 the changes implemented are rather larger and more then welcomed especially for those who have had issues with WiFi and Pandora, as it was previously not officially supported. Change log is as follows: Support for Wi-Fi on devices that have it (using a high quality AAC-HE stereo...

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Xobni Mobile Client Caught On Camera

Xobni Mobile Client Caught On Camera

Back in March Xobni announced that after the initial investment into the development of its Outlook plugin by Cisco for $7 Million dollars it had also signed on with the BlackBerry Partners Fund to assist with funding as well to the tune of $10 Million dollars, which in turn would contribute extensively to the further development of Xonbi. Now you might not have heard of Xobni before so...

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Grow A Beard, Win Prizes From Telus And SportsNet!

Here is a cool contest from Telus And SportsNet. It's play off time for hockey and qualifying teams are all on their way to a long fight for Lord Stanleys cup and with that comes many, many traditions and superstitions. Some players may not change their socks, some may put their gear on in a specific order and others, well others grow big bushy beards and that is not limited to just the...

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RIM Launches The Official Blackberry Blog

It's no secret there are tons of BlackBerry related blogs out in cyberspace, and with new ones popping up every day, some slip under the radar.  We're not really sure how this one managed to slip by, but the latest arrival to the blog party is Inside Blackberry - The Official Blackberry Blog.  To our knowledge, there was no press release or announcement of any kind, but from the date on the...

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BlackBerry Ranks 16th on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

BlackBerry Ranks 16th on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

This years Brandz.com Top 100 list is now out and BlackBerry has seen some nice growth within the rankings. This year, BlackBerry achieved the second highest percentage increase in brand value (100%) behind China Merchants Bank (168%) in 2009, after achieving the largest percentage increase on the list in 2008 (390%). The BlackBerry brand moved up 35 points this year in the global ranking....

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HTC Slide Theme For BlackBerry Storm!!

HTC Slide Theme For BlackBerry Storm!!

Now this is slick.  Typically I don't like themes that are mock ups of other devices such as Windows Mobile or Android.  I feel like if I wanted a Windows Mobile theme, I'd have bought a Windows Mobile device, right? But this one is different. This is like a splash of HTC's TouchFlo smacked with BlackBerry branding.  This theme has some serious looking animations, all compiled into a theme...

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CrackBerry App Store Client Updated and 20% Off Apps Sale

CrackBerry App Store Client Updated and 20% Off Apps Sale

A month ago to the day we introduced the beta of our new on-device CrackBerry App Store client. We're still leaving the *beta* tag on version 1.02, which features several improvements including: a much more polished and user-friendly interface (now optimized for the Storm), better use of the menu key for navigation, faster load times, support for coupon codes and many minor bug fixes....

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Leaked: OS 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Leaked: OS 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Not a bad turnaround time... Less than 24 hours after OS 4.7.0.141 dropped in the forums for the BlackBerry Storm 9500, it has now surfaced for the BlackBerry Storm 9530. Be sure to read the disclaimer below... then let the fun and games begin!   *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose...

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Telus BlackBerry Tour 9630 Accessory SKU Appears

  [ Image Removed at Request ] You can take this post as you see fit, we're just relaying the information here...  an anoymous tipster sent us in what they say is a screen print of the first SKU to show up in the Telus inventory system related to the BlackBerry 9630 (codenamed "Niagara", now thought to be going to market as the BlackBerry Tour 9630).   The SKU isn't for the device though...

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Contest: 200 Free Copies of BerryPopup!

Contest: 200 Free Copies of BerryPopup!

Login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to win a free copy of BerryPopup! 200 copies to be won! New from Bellshare, the developers who brought you BerryBuzz and BerryWeather, comes BerryPopup, the latest app to bring popup email and SMS alerts to your BlackBerry smartphone. Following in the footsteps of PeeKaWho, Email Alerts and Message Peek,...

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Gym Technik Takes On Womens Fitness

Gym Technik Takes On Womens Fitness

For all the ladies out there holding a BlackBerry, this bit of news is especially for you. The folks over at Gym Technik, the BlackBerry fitness app we've covered quite a few times, have just partnered up with Oxygenfit, an industry leader in womens fitness, to redefine the term "Fitness On The Go". Gym Technik has updated their library with around 100 new Oxygenfit exercises and 10 new...

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