Verizon Officially Releases OS 4.5.0.138 for Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330

Verizon Officially Releases OS 4.5.0.138 for Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330

We don't want you to think that we forget about the old devices when new ones like the Storm or Tour pop up. We try and keep spreading the love as much as we can. With that, Verizon has officially released BlackBerry Operatng system version 4.5.0.138 for both the Pearl 8130 and Curve 8330. This isn't the newest OS for these devices, but its the latest official release. If you have been holding...

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E2 Today- Awesome Free Theme For Your BlackBerry Bold!

E2 Today-  Awesome Free Theme For Your BlackBerry Bold!

While looking through the BlackBerry Bold themes forum, I came across this free Bold theme from EThemes that really caught my eye due to its simplicity and sweet icons. It's a 15 icon vertical scroller that has hidden today and calendar integration, which in my opinion really adds to the theme. Awesome work as usual from EThemes. While this one is on the house, be sure to check out all the...

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Skyfire Web Browser for BlackBerry Smartphones Resumes Alpha Testing – Latest Version 3.5

SkyFire has resumed its testing of their Alpha version on BlackBerry devices after being forced to place things on hold due to some leakage of previous versions. At this time, SkyFire has sent out to its testers Alpha 3.5 Build 1.0.0.12799. Some stuff was added such as downloading files to your device from within SkyFire and some stuff was removed, such as streaming media for now until SkyFire...

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BlackBerry to Have Native Web Browser as Good as iPhone's Safari by Next Summer? And other BB Browser Tid Bits...

I just finished watching a pretty comprehensive video evaluation put together by equity analyst Chris Umiastowski that was published earlier today. If you have 17 minutes to kill, you can jump on over and watch the video in full for yourself. The premise of this briefing was to demonstrate how BlackBerry is doing compared to Apple in the consumer smartphone space in terms of core features,...

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Calling all BES Admins... Win a Free License of BoxTone Essentials 500 - Enter Here! >> BoxTone has been hard at working creating some great user tools for all you BES Admins out there and have just unveiled, their latest product, BoxTone Essentials. BoxTone Essentials is everything you need for a full on monitoring system for your BES environment, targeted towards smaller...

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Contest: 10 VQ CarFinder Bundles to Give Away!

Contest: Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win one of ten VQ CarFinder Bundles! A few weeks back we checked out VQ CarFinder, a great application that helps you remember where you left your car. I got my hands on the Bluetooth Car Charger to use with this app and I've had a great time playing around with it. The app automatically remembers where you left your car based on the...

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RIM Launches BlackBerry Developer Blog

RIM Launches BlackBerry Developer Blog

RIM has launched a new blog site for BlackBerry Developers today that will give the developer community informative content and be an integral part of the BlackBerry Zone experience. The blog, located at http://www.blackberry.com/developers/blog, will cover three main areas: Technical Discussion and Insights - Including best practices for BlackBerry development, code snippets, and general...

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Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 Review

Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630 Review

The new BlackBerry Tour smartphone launched on the Sprint Network last month, and it was a highly anticipated device for many Sprint users. Up until the launch of the Tour, the only options for BlackBerry smartphones for Sprint users were the Curve 8330, 8830 World Phone, and the Pearl 8130. While these are all great devices, none of them could compare to the BlackBerry Bold that was launched...

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New Game Mancala Features Multiplayer Mode Over BBM

Contest: Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win a free copy of Mancala. 50 Free Copies to be won!! Jerome of BBerryGO dropped me an email yesterday to let me know he has released Mancala for BlackBerry. The game of Mancala is simple to play and is an amazing time killer. You move your "stones" around the board and try to caputre as more than your opponent. The clear graphics and...

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Member Story: Open Letter to BlackBerry Messenger - He's Just Not That Into Me

Member Story: Open Letter to BlackBerry Messenger - He's Just Not That Into Me

  This post comes from forums member Anastasia Beaverhousen. The original post can be seen here in the CrackBerry Forums. If you have BlackBerry story of your own, send it in to editorial(at)crackberry.com Dearest BBM, It's time we had a talk. I know you're just acting out. I know you see my relationship with SMS and email. I know you're jealous. I know you're hurting. But they're just...

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Review - LaterDude & LaterDude Pro for BlackBerry

Review - LaterDude & LaterDude Pro for BlackBerry

You’d think that, with a BlackBerry smartphone at the ready, I’d have no problem getting back to people quickly and efficiently. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. If I had a loonie every time my wife asked me “Have you gotten a hold of so – and – so yet?” I would probably have enough money to get the entire world out of the red. For those who have been directly affected by this issue, I am...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 Glimpsed in the Wild!

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 Glimpsed in the Wild!

Seriously, I need to travel more often. It wasn't so long ago that the 'javelin' (Curve 8900) was still unavailable that I spotted three in the same airport while flying to NYC. This time around while traveling home from vacation I was able to spot and get a few precious moments of hands-on time with the device above (single capture taken on my Verizon Tour) ... of a T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.286!

Leaked: BlackBerry Curve 8520 OS 4.6.1.286!

Here is a little bit of a treat for all you new 8520 Curve owners out there, a fresh new OS for ya's to load up. Having just gotten my 8520 today it was nice to see that the OS leaks were not gonna stop based on device. Best part about this leak--their is a full change log included for you all to have a peek at, enjoy folks! *OS Disclaimer - This is an unofficial release. If you choose to...

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Contest: Shape Services IM+, RDM+, Mobiscope, IM+ for Skype and More. 100 Free Apps!!

Leave a Comment to this Post for Your Chance to Win a Free App from Shape Services! Details Below... The folks at SHAPE Services have thrown us 100 free copies of their apps to give away. To start, we are giving away 50 free copies of the popular IM+ app, and on top of that we also will choose 50 winners to have their choice of RDM+, IM+ for Skype, Mobiscope, VR+ and xPlayer. This is a great...

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26 Advantages BlackBerry has over the iPhone

26 Advantages BlackBerry has over the iPhone

The iPhone gets a lot of love by both tech writers and owners of the device for a number reasons, most notably for its easy-to-learn/pretty user interface, the iPhone App Store (and the fact it runs apps/games well) and with its iPod heritage and iTunes integration is a solid media device. In the consumer space especially, these factors go a long way. We like to take our shots at the...

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Eye Candy: Storm 2 Shows Off WiFi in Photo

Eye Candy: Storm 2 Shows Off WiFi in Photo

A few weeks back when I posted a hands-on video of the Storm 2 (codename odin; model 9550/9520/9900?) in action I made note that the software running on that particular unit was early, early, early stage and that changes would be coming and we shouldn't start making too many judgements based on that video just yet. One point made during the video was that while that unit was not showing the...

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Pink Curve 8520 Shows Up in The Phone House Flyer

Pink Curve 8520 Shows Up in The Phone House Flyer

Update: Looks like the color is called Violet, and is already available from Orange in the UK. Looks like we need to brush up on our international coverage a little bit! So based on the photo in the original post it seems the violet color will be heading to Germany too. * CrackBerry member Sebastian R. sent in this sighting from Germany's The Phone House flyer. It looks like they will be...

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Contest Winners - New BlackBerry Curve 8520, SlideBerry Zoom & Brain Teaser

Contest Winners - New BlackBerry Curve 8520, SlideBerry Zoom & Brain Teaser

A fairly light week for contests (for CrackBerry anyway) as we only had three going. Our biggest was obviously our Win a BlackBerry Curve 8520 from CrackBerry.com contest, and we followed up with a free SlideBerry Zoom theme and some copies of Brain Teaser. We've already started the action for this week with some giveaways for the Candi theme and ShortcutMe. There are plenty more on the way...

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Contest: 50 Free Copies of Candi Theme from WJD Designs

Our pal Wayne D. of WJD Designs has dropped another great theme for BlackBerry Storm users. Candi is a sweet (pun intended) new theme that has tons of color and a real crisp look. It features a hidden today screen, hidden dual docks, customizable icons, weather slot, custom icons and more. Candi is a Storm specific theme for both 9500 and 9530 devices. To celebrate the release, Wayne has...

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Get Ready To Hit The Books With the Student Starter Pack

Get Ready To Hit The Books With the Student Starter Pack

School; that dreaded word that sends shivers down the spine of some students. It's not the best word to say while you are still trying to cling on to summer fun, but it's always best to be prepared. I was notified about the new Student Starter Pack, available online to BlackBerry Smartphone users. I did mention it very briefly back in December, but this time its offering is bigger and better...

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