BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

With summer coming to a close, the weather is getting a bit chillier up here in Canada. My advice, get the golf clubs ready for storage... and download more great apps for your Berry! Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: BrainWorks, New Themes, Dexrex, BerryDialer, KoolSounds Updated BlackBerry Software: MyCaption, myPoynt, BBSmart Alarms Pro, Mobila xPlayer, Vlingo, Ascendo...

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CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CrackBerry Contest time! This one is for all of the hardcore users & abusers. Since many of you in the USA are tired of waiting for the Bold to come to AT&T and are resorting to eBay and/or friends North of the Border to buy/send you down your shiny new BlackBerry, we thought we'd come up with a little something to reward you for your cracked-out efforts... Courtesy of the good...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

The BG just posted an update on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm based on his latest intel. Here's the scoop, straight from BG's mouth: it just went into technical acceptance at Verizon which usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and the device has been delayed internally by around 3-4 weeks while they work out the kinks (read: buggy and unresponsive) and polish it up. That puts us around a mid-...

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Bplay SLASHES Prices on BlackBerry Games and Themes!

Bplay SLASHES Prices on BlackBerry Games and Themes!

w00t!! In what they are dubbing as a Back to School promo, the good folks at bplay.com SLASHED prices across the board this morning on BlackBerry Games and Themes. The even better news is that the new low pricing should hopefully be here for a while, or at least "an extended period of time at minimum" as I was told... All top/licensed game titles are $6.99 (exception: Guitar Hero...

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Win $50,000 in the Graduate to BlackBerry Promotion

Win $50,000 in the Graduate to BlackBerry Promotion

The promotion machine keeps rolling along over at RIM. They've unveiled a new Graduate to BlackBerry promotion for students. The contest is offering 24 cash prizes. Looks like they've nailed the prizes... what can students use more than money? Well, maybe a case or two of kraft dinner and a few cases of beer, but other than that, money is always good. The Grand Prize is $50,000, 3 First...

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Use the BlackBerry Logo in your BlackBerry Messenger Name!

Use the BlackBerry Logo in your BlackBerry Messenger Name!

This isn't actually a How To post. It's more of a I Want to Know How To Do This post. Check out the image above. It turns out in BlackBerry Messenger on OS4.6 on the BlackBerry Bold you can actually have the BlackBerry logo as a symbol, which, as you can see, makes for a pretty cool looking display name. I stumbled onto it from one of my BBM contacts. But when I asked my friend how he did it...

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Instant IMAP E-Mail for BIS Customers

Instant IMAP E-Mail for BIS Customers

A somewhat silent BIS upgrade has been released. According to many the upgrade has resulted in much faster e-mail delivery over IMAP. For those on IMAP, this is great news. In the past, only users on the BES had e-mails pushed to their device instantly, while lowly folks on BIS had to wait a few minutes. Looks like the gap has been bridged. Anyone receiving BIS e-mail via a server that...

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Twibble - New Twitter App for BlackBerry

Twibble - New Twitter App for BlackBerry

Many of us have been hanging onto our Twitter addictions with the use of Twitterberry or Tinytwitter in hopes of something more.  Enter Twibble.  The java application was designed for Nokia N95, but works flawlessly on most Java enabled devices (like my 8330).  Twibble adds much functionality and some fun features to mobile Twittering.  First off is my favorite feature - the auto update...

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Win a 2009 Lincoln MKS Courtesy of WinWithBlackBerry.com!

Win a 2009 Lincoln MKS Courtesy of WinWithBlackBerry.com!

The watchful eyes of BBCool Doug came across this event going on right now... Thanks to WinWithBlackBerry.com you could win one of a TON of great prizes, including a 2009 Lincoln MKS (thinking back to the Bold's preloaded media I would have hoped for a new M3 Bimmer, but I do LOVE this Lincoln) or a new BlackBerry Smartphone (ten to be won). Head over to WinWithBlackBerry.com and enter...

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Movistar Venezuela Bold Launch Party!

Movistar Venezuela Bold Launch Party!

Felix sent me in some images and links and tidbits of info from Movistar Venezuela's BlackBerry Bold Launch party! For more images and info you can click here, Here and HERE! If you want to pick up a BlackBerry Bold in Venezuela it'll set you back 1,999 BsF (~ $928 USD). That's why Movistar gave away a 4GB SD card instead of a free Bold as a gift to those in attendance. :-) Now.. for the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8320 Coming to ATT This Month

BlackBerry Curve 8320 Coming to ATT This Month

Back in June we brought word that AT&T would soon be adding the BlackBerry Curve 8320 added to their device lineup. Of course, at the time, it was rumored to be coming in July. The BoyGenius posted a sweet slide on AT&T's 8320 yesterday, which shows a release date targeted on all channels for the last week of September. Other news? It's going to ship with OS4.5 and be offered in...

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BlackBerry in New Novel is Central to the Plot!

BlackBerry in New Novel is Central to the Plot!

I received an email yesterday from Roland Smith, American author of young adult fiction, letting me know about his latest series, called IQ. A long time BlackBerry user and member of CrackBerry.com, it should be no surprise then that the novel features a BlackBerry and that it plays a central role in the plot! Roland tells me the BlackBerry used in the book is a bit "souped up... the BB we...

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Vlingo 1.1 Open Beta: reply, forward, better connections

Vlingo 1.1 Open Beta: reply, forward, better connections

Vlingo 1.1 Open Beta: reply, forward, better connections The vlingo 1.1 beta has been expanded to everyone who's interested! Anyone who wants to download can now do so from: http://www.vlingo.com/vlingo/go?r=10 The biggest advancements in vlingo 1.1 are the ability to forward & reply to emails and text messages, and better connection handling. Details of what's new after the jump...

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The Datalocking Company - Security for your BlackBerry

The Datalocking Company - Security for your BlackBerry

"Keep your confidential emails confidential" The world demands more and more accessibility to anything and everything. Sometimes, we forget that we, either as individuals or as a company, aren't the only ones who crave easy access. Just take a look at the past year or so, with countless "leaked information" on upcoming Berrys and other devices. Even some corporate downfalls can be...

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On The Way: OtterBox Defender Series Case for the Bold!

On The Way: OtterBox Defender Series Case for the Bold!

I received word from OtterBox today that the Defender Case for the BlackBerry Bold will soon be available. I guess there is a silver lining to device release delays (I'm talking to you, AT&T subscribers waiting on the Bold!) after all. Instead of getting a new device and having to wait and wait and wait for cool accessories to be released for it, it's looking like a whack load of 3rd party...

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Transferring Files via Bluetooth Between BlackBerry and Mac

Transferring Files via Bluetooth Between BlackBerry and Mac

Bluetooth is a relatively new technology used to wirelessy transfer small amounts of data over short distances. So far, it's been used mostly for wireless keyboards and mice, but more and more phones are taking advantage of the quick and easy setup to sync data or to transfer files (and of course for use with BT headsets!). While I won't be going into syncing today (that's a whole other kettle...

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OS4.5 FINALLY Coming to AT&T in mid-September

OS4.5 FINALLY Coming to AT&T in mid-September

The Boy Genius got his hands on an internal AT&T doc which proclaims OS4.5 is targeted to launch/be available mid-September for existing customers and will begin shipping on new handhelds come mid-October. It looks like some handhelds are going to be left off this rollout though - this document shows support for only the BlackBerry 8820, Curve 8310/8300 and Pearl 8120. I can't help but...

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BlackBerry Bold Now Available in the UK

BlackBerry Bold Now Available in the UK

I received a few emails over the weekend letting me know that the BlackBerry Bold is now available in the UK (thanks for sending in folks). You can find it from Vodafone on their Business Shop site here, or from Orange via CarPhoneWarehouse here. Word is you'll be able to find the Bold from O2 and T-Mobile in the new year.

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Rest in Peace Don LaFontaine

This isn't a typical Tuesday morning CrackBerry.com blog post, but it's one that has to be made. It is with sadness I bring news that Don LaFontaine, legendary voiceover artist, passed away on Monday at the age of 68. Anybody who has ever listened to a CrackBerry.com Podcast will know all about Don. Since Episode 001, not a show has gone by where Craig (Don's biggest fan) or I have not...

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ColorWare BlackBerry Bold Service Now Available!

ColorWare BlackBerry Bold Service Now Available!

When I sent in my Curve to get it done up by the folks at ColorWare a few weeks back I asked them when the service would be available for the Bold. At the time they mentioned they had one Bold on hand and were working on getting the service ready to make it available for the Bold's launch day on AT&T. Well, it seems ColorWare, like many a US BlackBerry Addict, got sick of waiting and...

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