Some Fun Free BlackBerry Apps for the Weekend!

Some Fun Free BlackBerry Apps for the Weekend!

The weekend is here and hopefully that means you can all find some time to relax. I'll be working get ready for this next week on the blogs... you may not realize it, but the BEST week of the CrackBerry year is coming... CrackBerry Birthday week! If you were a regular reader last year you'll know how much fun we had and this year we're going to try and top it. You'll want to stay glued to...

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Lance Armstrong Now Trekking With a Curve 8900!!

Lance Armstrong Now Trekking With a Curve 8900!!

* Update 2: Definitely an 8900. It's weird that in the picture above that you can't see end of the main nav buttons (the screen looks long, like a Storm), but looking at this other picture on twitpic the chrome is definitely 8900. Plus the fact he's tapping in the middle of the screen and he took a landscape pic, screams 8900. Who would have thought this blog post would turn out to be so much...

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BlackBerrius Maximus - Part IX - Function over Form

BlackBerrius Maximus - Part IX - Function over Form

It is an age old debate; form over function or function over form? Why can't we have both? Well, sometimes we can - but usually we gravitate towards one or the other. There are lots of classic examples of this debate; BMW or Honda? Armani or Levis? Timex or Rolex? You get the idea. Now, the tough question is: "Which are you - a form first or function first kind of person?" I like to...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 20th, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 20th, 2009!

Hope everyone had another great week. Time to relax (hopefully!) and have a fun weekend. To help kick things off, I've put together another version of the roundup. Covered this week are the following titles, including some fun new puzzle games and more for the Storm: New BlackBerry Apps: Ideal Home Manager for BlackBerry, THEMES!, Word Shake for the Storm, Stained Glass for the Storm,...

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A BlackBerry Fit for a President!

A BlackBerry Fit for a President!

Not bad for a Friday morning chuckle! With mainstream media really interested in the Obama/BlackBerry episode, leave it to The New Yorker to sketch up what they think President Obama's "Super BlackBerry" looks like. The form factor is old school - there's definitely some BlackBerry 8700 in there and gone is the traditional full qwerty keyboard in favor of Yes I Can buttons that power a...

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OtterBox Defender Case for the Blackberry Storm Review

OtterBox Defender Case for the Blackberry Storm Review

My Review of the OtterBox Defender Case for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 and 9530 [ This review comes to you via CrackBerry member StealthBMR. Post your BlackBerry Smartphone, Accessory and Software reviews in our Community Reviews forum! If promoted to the blogs you'll receive a $20 coupon to ShopCrackBerry.com! Click Here for more details. ] I was waiting from the very day I purchased...

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Msg to Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8350i Owners Re: Echo

Msg to Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8350i Owners Re: Echo

OK Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8350i owners... listen up! Just got a message from Sprint that you'll want to be aware of. Here's the scoop: A voice echo issue with the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8350i has been reported on a limited subset of devices. The root cause of the voice echo issue has been identified and is being addressed in a software release MR2 that should be available in March....

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BlackBerry BIS 2.6 Overview and Features

BlackBerry BIS 2.6 Overview and Features

A slightly old BIS Roadmap - a little behind schedule, but upgrades are coming... Over the past few months we've dropped word of a few of the BIS Roadmap goodies coming our way, including Facebook 1.5 (still waiting on 1.5, nevermind 2.0!!) and a much improved native Gmail client targeted for July '09 and slated under BIS 2.7 (probably coming later than that). But before we get to BIS 2.7...

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List your Free and Paid Apps in the CrackBerry App Stores!

List your Free and Paid Apps in the CrackBerry App Stores!

Over the past almost two years (our 2nd birthday is coming next week!), the CrackBerry App Stores have become a popular destination for BlackBerry users, with millions of product views and hundreds of thousands of downloads per month. I say App Stores, because we have both our full-blown website store that's optimized for desktop browsing (software.crackberry.com) as well as our recently-...

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Verizon Bold 9030 and Pearl Flip 8230 Updates

Verizon Bold 9030 and Pearl Flip 8230 Updates

BGR put up a late night blog post with some updated speculation on Verizon's near-term BlackBerry pipeline. "Apex" (BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230): Apparently this has been removed from VZW's data devices roadmap, which means it's either going to be released soon or has been dropped. Considering a live image of the 8230 leaked in our forums just the other week and the leaker said it should...

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Rogers On Demand TV And Music Service For the Bold!

Rogers On Demand TV  And Music Service For the Bold!

Ahhhh, Rogers... the Canadian carrier Canadians love to hate. It has been a while since we picked on Rogers, maybe it's because for a while there they actually lowered their prices for BlackBerry and yes, even Windows Mobile and iPhone users or.. maybe it's because they were kind enough to not waste anytime in launching the BlackBerry Curve 8900 that we cut them some slack. Whatever it was it'...

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Leaked: *Slightly* Newer Version of Plazmic 4.7 Beta

Leaked: *Slightly* Newer Version of Plazmic 4.7 Beta

Yesterday evening on the CrackBerry forums a slightly newer version of the beta Plazmic 4.7 Content Developer's beta leaked. The version that leaked last week was version 4.1.0.11, while this newer beta clocks in at 4.1.0.16. What's new? Member hastings, creator of the free AppleBerry theme for the Storm, made these notes: Less crashes on export. Skinnable dialogue boxes and BB menu...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.0.237 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.237 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Yup! Time to upgrade again. OS 4.6.0.237 leaked today for the BlackBerry Bold, and this version is definitely a good one. You can jump over to the forums for the findings and discussion thread.   The usual drill: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so install at your own risk and only if you're comfortable with doing so. If you have never installed an OS beta before be sure to...

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More BlackBerry App Store Details Emerge... No Themes!

More BlackBerry App Store Details Emerge... No Themes!

I just received the latest BlackBerry Developer newsletter and inside was a link to a new BlackBerry application storefront FAQ that answers many of the questions that have been lingering. You'll want to check out the FAQ for full details, but here are some of the keypoints I found most interesting: NO THEMES - The initial BlackBerry app store will not support the selling of themes....

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VZW BlackBerry Storm Now Supports GPS on Google Maps

VZW BlackBerry Storm Now Supports GPS on Google Maps

Yikes! The CrackBerry tip line just got flooooooded with emails from Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners happy to report that Google Maps version 3.0.2 now supports the Storm's built-in GPS. Finally!! Unfortunately, it seems this new love from VZW is only coming to the BlackBerry Storm as of now, so existing GPS-equipped BlackBerry smartphones won't be able to take advantage of this. To grab...

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How To Create a BlackBerry Launcher

How To Create a BlackBerry Launcher

A few weeks back I made a late night, excited blog post about a new webservice that had just launched, BBLauncher.com. For $3, BBlauncher.com makes it quick and easy for anyone to create their own custom web launcher by uploading images and filling out fields on a web form, from where the finished launcher is automatically generated and emailed to you for your use and distribution. That...

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SurePress Wins Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

SurePress Wins Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

The Global Mobile Awards 2009 ceremony took place yesterday evening in Barecelona as part of the Mobile World Congress, and Research in Motion's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in attendance to pick up a couple of awards for the company. In addition to winning the GSMA Chairman's Award for RIM's all around awesomeness in terms of keeping the mobile data flame alive and helping justify the...

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BerryTweak Makes Your Berry Better

BerryTweak Makes Your Berry Better

Following up on their recent release of QuickContacts, which allows you create new contacts or merge details with existing contacts easily, Swoosh Software has just released a new useful utility app, called BerryTweak: BerryTweak will automatically lock the screen and keyboard during calls to prevent accidental input. BerryTweak will also vibrate on key phone events so you can be sure...

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Free AppleBerry Theme for the BlackBerry Storm!

Free AppleBerry Theme for the BlackBerry Storm!

Nearly a week ago to the hour, a beta for the Plazmic Content Developer's Kit (CDK) version 4.7 leaked out on the net. Though it's an early beta and there are some known bugs, that hasn't stopped BlackBerry theme developers from going crazy on pumping out Storm and Curve 8900 themes, which have had a massively pent up demand. Just take a quick gander at the Storm themes forum to see how...

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BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

Didn't I tell you that this was in the works? Didn't I? Fresh from reviewing RepliGo Reader, I wanted to have a look at BeamReader from SLG Solutions Inc, formerly Beam Berry Solutions Inc. I‘ve decided, for the time being, to forgo including PDF To Go, as it isn't a standalone product like BeamReader and RepliGo Reader are. PDF To Go is actually part of the Documents To Go Premium...

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