Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit PATCH Now Available

Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit PATCH Now Available

OOOOO... good news for theme developers here. RIM has released a patch for the Plazmic 4.7 Content Development Kit that addresses some issues with the previous official release: A new CDK 4.7 bundle is available that fixes a few issues found in the released software. This includes the changing of all the icons and doing an export causing a crash and export of animated sequences being...

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Contest: 50 FREE Copies of MeterBerry for the Storm!

Contest: 50 FREE Copies of MeterBerry for the Storm!

MeterBerry is a handy battery and memory monitoring app for the BlackBerry Storm (not available for other models at this time) that already has quite a following by readers and members of CrackBerry.com. And when Adam blogged about it just the other week that following took a jump up (see original post). Giving back to the CrackBerry Nation, the developers of MeterBerry have given us 50...

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The Lighter Side Of RIM Outages

After the other day's RIM email outage, in which many people went without email for a while or at least were seeing some latency in the system, the folks over at BlackBerry News posted this video from the Hoofy And Boo show that pokes a little fun at RIM's expense as well as all us CrackBerry addicts out there. Sure, we all get a little upset when our email or data goes down, many of us...

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Premium Alienware Theme for the BlackBerry Storm

I'll confess. Back in my younger days I was a bit obsessed with aliens. I think it had to do with my huge crush on Dana Scully from The X Files (what 13 year old wasn't in love with her?!). That said, when I came across the Alienware Berry theme, based off Alienware tech by HxDrummerxC Themes, I couldn't help but give it a go on my BlackBerry Storm. The theme is pretty cool. It's not for...

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An Example Of BlackBerry Devices Global Reach And Usage!

An Example Of BlackBerry Devices Global Reach And Usage!

An interesting article was just published by the Business Standard that truly shows the global reach that RIM has created with their BlackBerry devices and shows how exactly the technology built into BlackBerry has an affect on daily lives around the world. Be it in the workplace or on the consumer level BlackBerry devices are all around us, possibly more so then ever these days. Here's the...

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OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530 Now Available from Bell Site

OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530 Now Available from Bell Site

Last week Canadian carrier Bell released OS 4.7.0.122 for the BlackBerry Storm to their customers, but it was only really available for download via Desktop Manager upgrade. It's now up on Bell's website, so anybody with a BlackBerry Storm 9530 can now easily download it and give it a go. Keep in mind that while this is an official release, it's only official from Bell, so treat it with...

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ÜberTwitter Goes Open Beta- Seeking Testers

ÜberTwitter Goes Open Beta- Seeking Testers

It's always awesome to see a developer seek out the BlackBerry community to test out a new app. The developers of ÜberTwitter have done just that! Starting with a post in the CrackBerry Forums containing the announcement of ÜberTwitter's availability, the development process seems to be well on its way with members providing the kind of feedback that is needed to take BlackBerry applications...

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PodTrapper - Podcast Downloader And Player Updated

PodTrapper - Podcast Downloader And Player Updated

One of my favorite applications recently got an update. PodTrapper, as we have seen reviewed here before by Crackberry podcast expert Craig Johnston. PodTrapper is a great utility for downloading Podcasts direct to your device be it through your carrier's network or through WiFi and it even supports downloads through your desktop as well. When your device is plugged in, provided your have...

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BlackBerry Web Browser Shortcuts

BlackBerry Web Browser Shortcuts

The Call for BlackBerry 101 Article Ideas post we ran last week got a great response - over the weeks / months ahead you'll see a new burst of helpful how tos and guides hit the blogs that'll further build out the knowledge base in our existing lecture series. One of the areas where readers expressed interest in learning more was in regards to the BlackBerry web browser. For a lot of new...

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Premium Chiron Theme for Storm, Bold and Curve 8900

Premium Chiron Theme for Storm, Bold and Curve 8900

For all you theme junkies out there, our friends at Elecite have released a new premium theme compatible with the BlackBerry Storm, Bold and Curve 8900 called Chiron. Elecite has been quite good in recent months of putting together unique themes with a distinct look and feel, and Chiron is no exception. It's one of those themes you need to use to get the full grasp of, but looking at the...

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Wallpaper Gallery Search Engine Updated

Our user-contributed free media galleries for ringtones and wallpapers are a popular destination on CrackBerry.com. Until now, when searching for wallpapers, the search results were less than ideal (less than ideal format - you had the name and description, but had to click through to actually see the image). Well now you can browse to your heart's content as we have updated the search...

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Palringo Instant Messenger for BlackBerry Goes Gold

We got an email from Palringo yesterday letting us know a new "gold" version of their Instant Messenger app for BlackBerry is now available. It was back in June 2008 when we first made mention of Palringo in the blogs and that time the app wasn't quite ready for primetime. This new version adds location support and functionality for Facebook, iChat and QQ as well as other fixes improvents...

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How To Downgrade Your BlackBerry's Operating System

How To Downgrade Your BlackBerry's Operating System

Today's lesson will be on how to downgrade the OS (operating system...aka firmware aka device software) on your BlackBerry. Some of you may have chosen to upgrade to 5.0 or some other OS that isn't just right for you. Luckily, BlackBerry smartphones are one of the easiest (in my opinion) to downgrade. I chose to upgrade to 5.0 on my Curve 8900 (using Desktop Manager 4.6) and I want to go back...

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BerryWeather - Helping you Weather the Storm (or Bold or ...)

BerryWeather - Helping you Weather the Storm (or Bold or ...)

Where I grew up we had four seasons, just like everybody else. In our case, these seasons we called Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction. We've become quite dependent upon knowing the forecast; regardless if would affect us or not. We recently had a birthday party for our son. For weeks before we would check daily, sometimes numerous times a day, to see if it was going to...

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Pandora Now Working on the BlackBerry Storm

Pandora Now Working on the BlackBerry Storm

  Wowza. The CrackBerry Tips inbox is a mess and the forums are a buzz on word that Pandora has been updated. And with the step up to version 1.02, it appears Pandora has finally embraced the BlackBerry Storm. Sweet. I'll keep this short and sweet. Follow the links below for more info, and be sure to report your findings in the comments. Now only if those of us outside the USA could get in on...

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CrackBerry Coveroo with Luxury Finish

CrackBerry Coveroo with Luxury Finish

Back in early March we posted on the blogs that Coveroo was upping their game by making luxury finishes available on compatible device models. While I've been a big fan of Coveroo since day one and really like their standard laser engraving technology / product offering, when my new CrackBerry Coveroo arrived the other day I was blown away... the inlaid brushed stainless silver on the...

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Gym Technik Gets Upgraded

Gym Technik Gets Upgraded

I know a lot of CrackBerry readers have been fans of Gym Technik since we first blogged about them. As they get ready to release their BlackBerry app (finally!!) they've pounded out a bunch of upgrades to their existing BlackBerry Fitness Tracking service which you can check out after the jump. And if you're not familar with Gym Technik's service you can visit their site at GymTechnik.com...

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Qik On Your BlackBerry Storm!

Qik On Your BlackBerry Storm!

While the announcement of availabilty for the alpha build of Qik on the BlackBerry Storm came to us all via the CrackBerry forums a few days ago, there really was not much mention of it on any of the blogs or even from Qik themselves. Since I was a little late to the party on the download of this on my Storm, I can say the current version is now at 0.1.4, but I'm lead to believe by @0mie...

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UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

UK Cabinet Data Found On Stolen BlackBerry

Psst! Hey You! Psst, Ya you! Wanna buy a BlackBerry with Tony Blair's number on it? This was the offer presented to journalism student Darryl Curtis by a homeless man who knew Curtis was a student and thought he may have found the information useful. Curtis in turn purchased the device for £150 and perused through it and found information from British cabinet minsters including Ed Balls and...

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Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

Camera-less 8350i Now Available From Sprint!

A lot of folks were wondering if we had seen the end of camera-less BlackBerry devices, and the answer to that question is now a definite NO. After much speculation, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i has now arrived on Nextel in its camera-less form. The same specs apply to this 8350i as the original aside from the obvious missing camera, so that of course means WiFi and all the PTT you can handle...

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