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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Alltel Wireless CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May"

Alltel Wireless CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May"

We've been waiting to see some CDMA Pearl Flip in the USA news for a while now, and today Alltel finally announced that they will be releasing the Blackberry Pearl Flip 8230 in "Early May".  Most bets were on Verizon and/or Sprint getting the device first, so maybe they aren't far behind. It has been nearly 8 months since we saw the GSM Flip hit T-Mobile, and we could see the 8230 as early as...

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Skyfire (Alpha) For BlackBerry

Skyfire (Alpha) For BlackBerry

There has been a lot of ruckus in the forums the past little while over the announcement that Skyfire was looking for beta testers for their browser for BlackBerry smartphones. For those of you who don't know, Skyfire been available on Windows Mobile and various S60 devices for a while now and is finally here in all it's Alpha glory to all the beta testers who were chosen. With some cool...

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Leaked: OS 4.7.0.132 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Leaked: OS 4.7.0.132 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

The drought is finally over Stormies. For all the hardcore 9530 users out there, we've got a new unofficial OS for you to download and play with. No, it's not in 5.0 stylings, but if you're itching for the latest and (hopefully) greatest you can can now grab OS 4.7.0.132 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530. Let the fun and games begin.  *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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ÜberTwitter Soon To Be Updated!

ÜberTwitter  Soon To Be Updated!

*As of now the update is not currently available just quite yet, the updated Beta 2 will be released soon though* A little while back now we posted about a great new Twitter client that was available as a beta download. Now we bring news to all those out there who have downloaded and been using ÜberTwitter that it is soon to be updated. Those of you who submitted feedback may want to have...

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Lady Gaga Needs a BlackBerry 9630

Lady Gaga Needs a BlackBerry 9630

It's been a while since we've run an actual celebrity in one of our CrackBerry Sightings posts, but when I saw this picture of Lady Gaga walking out of Dolce & Gabbana I thought it would be good for a few comments from the guys and gals in the audience. As much as I love the BlackBerry 8830, I can't help but think Lady Gaga needs a slightly more sleek, updated BlackBerry to go with...

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StormSlider - iPhone Style Lock/Unlock for Blackberry Storm

StormSlider - iPhone Style Lock/Unlock for Blackberry Storm

First off yes, I do like having an iPhone feature on my Blackberry. Secondly, no - my next step is not to use a theme with iPhone icons. That being said, check out StormSlider. This application is a must buy in my opinion. It adds awesome functionality to the native lock function on the Storm, allowing you to swipe to unlock the screen. I was using the original free version and had some gripes...

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WES 2009 - BoxTone Lounge is back with Birds of a Feather

WES 2009 - BoxTone Lounge is back with Birds of a Feather

We were pretty excited last year to announce on the blogs the coming of the BoxTone Mobile User Management Lounge for WES 2008. For attendees, it quickly became the unofficial official meet-up location and place to chill between sessions. And for us, it became our place to record CrackBerry Podcasts and meet up with members of CrackBerry Nation. I'm happy to say the BoxTone lounge is...

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BlackBerry Storm Helps You Lose Weight?!

Our pal Brian sent us in the link to this latest Weight Watchers Online commercial and I just couldn't help but post... it gives some solid air time to the BlackBerry Storm and there's just something CrackBerry-esque about that cute orange Hungry Monster! The Storm was a good choice for the commercial - having used pretty much every BlackBerry I'd argue that Storm users burn more calories...

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Verizon Releases 4.5.0.138 For 8830 Devices!

Verizon Releases 4.5.0.138 For 8830 Devices!

All you 8830 owners out there can appreciate this one. All you 9530 owners, will be kind of puzzled by it. In any event, the latest official OS update to come from Verizon is for the 8830 and now puts that device officially at OS 4.5.0.138, which can be downloaded through Verizon's BlackBerry page. Seems like the wait for this one was forever, but the day has finally come. Now Verizon, can...

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Facebook 1.5 Now Officially Available for Download!

Facebook 1.5 Now Officially Available for Download!

It's here!!! Head to mobile.blackberry.com on your Berry's browser to download! * Note to existing Leaked Facebook 1.5 Users: If you previously were running a leaked copy of Facebook 1.5 on your device it sounds like you may need to do a handheld wipe to rid your BlackBerry of the leaked version's database. The official version doesn't seem to recognize the in-between leaked version, so...

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Tip Calculator for the BlackBerry Storm - 20 Free Copies!

Tip Calculator for the BlackBerry Storm - 20 Free Copies!

CONTEST: Login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to win a free copy. 20 Copies to be Won! Cleric Software Solutions, developers of funtastic BB apps such as Fart Storm, Bubble Bust, Marble Solitaire Puzzle and Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, have released a new app for the BlackBerry Storm called Tip Calculator. As you might imagine...it's a tip...

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Flipside Media Player - Now On Sale!

Flipside Media Player - Now On Sale!

I've been a big fan of Flipside media player for a while now and was even part of the beta testing for it when it launched many, many moons ago. The application has improved much since then and with the BlackBerry internal media player not offering some of the functionality that Flipside can give me I often times find myself using it, more so than the native application.  With last....

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Docked Theme from Corey Visto

Docked Theme from Corey Visto

  After some time off, Corey Visto is back with a great new theme called Docked.  Available for most devices, Docked sports some very clean icons and a great look. This is a nice break from all the novelty themes that have been rolling out like crazy, and would be great for a business enviroment as well as the everyday user. Docked is available in bottom zen and today pop-up styles for $7...

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Search Jobs with Viigo via Beyond.com

I'm pretty sure our friends at Viigo are determined to make it the only third party app you need to install on your BlackBerry smartphone. Following up on the Motorsports coverage they rolled out just this past weekend, they have have now added job search capabilities. The job search service is powered by Beyond.com. You can watch the video above for a detailed walk through. And if you do...

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BES 5.0 Getting Closer and Closer to Launch

BES 5.0 Getting Closer and Closer to Launch

As we mentioned yesterday, WES 2009 kicks off early next month and one of the big things we know will take life there is the long-awaited release of BES 5.0. In case any of you enterprise folk were thinking it could get delayed further, be at ease. Yesterday some of the BES 5.0 marketing materials leaked out (click the image above to see them all in detail - it's kind of funny how many of...

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IntelliBerry - Making Smart Phones Smarter?

IntelliBerry - Making Smart Phones Smarter?

I have my Bold pretty well set up. My icons are aligned accordingly and my most used applications assigned to the convenience keys. If I want to find a contact, file or application, I have a few options available to access them, as RIM has included the ability to search for such information. Everybody is looking for another shortcut; the quest for faster access and increased efficiency....

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