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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Track Your BlackBerry Data Usage With Mobile Data Alerter

Track Your BlackBerry Data Usage With Mobile Data Alerter

Travelling abroad and worried about roaming data usage? On a limited data plan and need to know how much data usage you are incurring? Or maybe you're just curious how much data is being used by an application? Then eOffice has just the application for you, e Office Mobile Data Alerter allows you to keep a watchful eye on all your data usage be it local usage on your home carrier or WiFi...

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NBA and Marvel Coveroos Now Available in High Color

NBA and Marvel Coveroos Now Available in High Color

Our crazy friends at coveroo just made an announcement that's pretty cool... HighColor! At the AlwaysOn OnHollywood conference today, Coveroo continued to fulfill its vision to create a world where personal electronics are truly personal by unveiling unique additions to its line of custom replacement cell phone covers. Coveroo now officially licenses artwork from more of your favorite...

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Leaked: OS 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500!

Leaked: OS 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500!

CrackBerry member the.abyzz dropped off a present in the forums this morning in the form of a link to an unofficial copy of OS 4.7.0.141 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 (not 9530). The word in the forums is that RIM's internal development has now stopped on 4.7 and it's all 5.0 work from here on out, so this is likely one of the last 4.7 builds we'll see pop up for the Storm. You can click...

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RIM and Lenovo Release Constant Connect

RIM and Lenovo Release Constant Connect

RIM and Lenovo have finally released their "Constant Connect" solution. For those of you out there that are not aware of what Constant Connect is here is a brief description from the Information Week post regarding the launch: Constant Connect, is focused on mobile professionals who seek to avoid paying for Wi-Fi connections for their laptops. The product plugs into the laptop and it...

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New: Best of the Web Channel on Viigo

It seems a week can't go by without Viigo releasing a content update of some sort. We're not complaining though... Viigo is the #1 free download in both App World and the CrackBerry App Store afterall, which means this is relevant news  to a all of you (a LOT of you) out there who are rocking the Big V. This week's announcement: Through a partnership with Federated Media, Viigo is now...

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Telus Official Release of OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530

Telus Official Release of OS 4.7.0.122 for the Storm 9530

I know it's not the official Verizon release many of you have been waiting for, but it is perhaps one step closer, and for Telus customers not trying out unofficial releases, it's a must.  If you didn't grab 4.7.0.122 from Bell a few weeks back, head on over and get the latest official release from Telus Mobility. If Telus isn't your carrier, make sure you treat this as a beta - follow the...

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WES2009: Twitter Contest to Get Ready for The Lounge!

WES2009: Twitter Contest to Get Ready for The Lounge!

A Twitter Contest to Win Prizes and Get Ready for The Lounge @ WES2009 So, with just 1 week to go, here we go with a contest to get us all ready for WES2009. This year The Lounge, sponsored once again by BoxTone, is both on-site and on-line here at CrackBerry and at BoxTone. So, whether you are going to WES in person or not, you can still get connected and share in the info. To stay up...

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Full OS 5.0 Incremental Features Walk Through

Full OS 5.0 Incremental Features Walk Through

By this time most of us CrackBerry Addicts are pretty familiar with OS 5.0. You might be running an unofficial release of it on your BlackBerry Bold or Curve 8900, or you've seen the hands-on video or blog and forum posts that have covered many of the features coming in this next evolution of BlackBerry device software.  That said, I'd bet that even if you have been running 5.0 on your...

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