Baltimore Police Officers Get BlackBerry's for Work

Baltimore Police Officers Get BlackBerry's for Work

Baltimore will become one of the first agenices to issue patrol officers BlackBerry's for work purposes. The officers will be able to use the device to check warrants, criminal histories and suspect photos and become overall more efficent. The city will be using some of its $5.3 million of federal stimulus to purchase the 2,000 "Pocket Cops". Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefield II said...

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Contest: 50 Free Copies of BBTran Pro

BBTran Pro is a great app to have on your device if you travel a lot or find yourself needing to translate emails and memos often. The simple app allows you to translate over 50 languages including Chinese, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish and more. It uses services like Google Translate, Systran and FreeTranslation to provide translations for email, SMS, PIN messages and memos. BBTran...

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BlackBerry Storm 9520 Accessories SKUs Beginning to Show up on Vodafone's Inventory Systems

For all the Storm 2 chasers out there, this is a good sign. Think back to the recent launch of the BlackBerry Tour, and it was only a matter of weeks after we began to see Tour (accessory) related SKUs show up on Telus, Bell and Verizon's inventory systems that the device itself became available. If the same pattern holds true for the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 9520/9550 it may just be...

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As we roll into the long weekend, we're finishing up the week with another heck of a CrackBerry Deal of the Day... Mobiscope for BlackBerry! From Shape Services, Mobiscope normally sells for $29.95 but until midnight CST tonight you can grab it for half price - $14.97! Not familiar with Mobiscope? You can view the video above for a walk through, and read on for the details: Mobiscope allows...

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Google Mobile App Updated To 3.4.16  Improvements For BlackBerry Tour Users!

It's a small version bump going from 3.4.14 to 3.4.16 with no change log from Google but everyone is used to that by now. Forum users are now reporting that the voice lookup function does indeed now work on the BlackBerry Tour. So if you are a Tour owner this may interest you the most, all other users not exactly sure what else (if anything) has changed but if you are an avid user might wanna...

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Cleric Software $0.99 App Sale Now Through Friday

Cleric Software $0.99 App Sale Now Through Friday

I got a quick note today letting me know that all Cleric software is only $0.99 now through Friday. This is a huge discount on a ton of great apps. You can choose from greats like Bonus Yachtzee, Bubble Bust and more. Most of these apps are priced down from $2.99, so you get some great savings and don't want to miss out. Check out the full offering below. Tip Calculator for $0.99>...

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Hedone Design Summer Spirit Premium Theme

Hedone Design Summer Spirit Premium Theme

Hedone Design has a new designer working for them, one who will be concentrating on the female inspired themes, and Summer Spirit is her first go at it. This one is surely for the ladies out there as it includes nice pink icons, a moving butterfly as the signal meter as well as a flower battery meter. All of this is nicely integrated and just seems to fit the feeling of the theme. As a special...

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Leaked: OS 4.7.0.173 for 9500 and 4.7.0.167 for 9530

Leaked: OS 4.7.0.173 for 9500 and 4.7.0.167 for 9530

  More OS love floating around early this morning. Storm users get all the glory today, as OS 4.7.0.173 for the 9500 and 4.7.0.167 for the 9530 popped up on the interwebs overnight. Not the newest OS versions, but still some fun to play around with for Storm users. Check out the links below to download. *Be sure to go to Control Panel > Add/Remove after installing and remove RIM Internal...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac!!!!!

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac!!!!!

Calling all Mac + BlackBerry users... your big day is has come! Sent in by our friend TimBukTwo, BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac users has leaked its way onto the interwebs for all to download. This is version 1.0.0 beta software, which means there may be some glitches still, but if you're a Mac owner and have been waiting years for this then you may just want to throw caution out the...

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Contest: Win a Custom Painted ColorWare BlackBerry Tour!!!

Contest: Win a Custom Painted ColorWare BlackBerry Tour!!!

* Update: September 7th - It's labor day, so while we're taking it easy on the blog posts we thought we'd re-sticky this helluva CrackBerry giveaway for a few hours. Leave a comment for your chance to win a ColorWare Tour and enjoy the long weekend! * In honor of reaching the 1.5 million registered members milestone, it's time for yet another kick a$$ CrackBerry.com contest! The prize?...

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Four More Finalists Chosen For The BlackBerry Developers Challenge

Four More Finalists Chosen For The BlackBerry Developers Challenge

Four more finalists have been announced for the BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2009. At this point, 12 of the 16 finalists who will be voted on in the running for a grand prize package of over $100,000. Four more finalists have yet to be chosen, all of which should top off at the end of September. Let's have a look at the four most recent ones: Wicked Blog App by ScreamingToaster LLC e-...

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All Elecite Premium Themes Now 50% Off For A Limited Time

All Elecite Premium Themes Now 50% Off For A Limited Time

Elecite is having a sweet sale for all of you who have held off on buying themes due their cost. Right now until September 5th, all Elecite themes are on sale for 50% off the original price. When purchasing just use the coupon code 0909 at checkout and you are set to go.  * A note for all Storm .151 users - Elecite has been able to make some of their themes compatible with the OS, so be...

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Premium Dark Room Theme for Bold, Tour and Curve 8900

Premium Dark Room Theme for Bold, Tour and Curve 8900

Following up on his awesome SWINE and Real Icon themes, Dave has recently released his latest creation, Dark Room, for the Bold, Tour and Curve 8900. This one is the best by far in my opinion. The obvious factor that makes it really unique is the design and placement of the battery and signal meters. It just looks awesome with the custom icons and head-to-toe design. There is a hidden dock, 3D...

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Arr! SS - Simple RSS Reader for BlackBerry

Arr! SS - Simple RSS Reader for BlackBerry

Cruising the forums I ran across Arr! SS and decided to check it out (mostly because of the sweet name). Just as it sounds, Arr! SS is a simple RSS reader for BlackBerry. It is still in the early stages, but many updates are on the way. The installation is simple, and the interface is as easy as can be. There is currently a free and premium version available. The free version gives you all the...

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Taking Great Pictures With Your BlackBerry

Taking Great Pictures With Your BlackBerry

Brought to you by James Sanders of SLRJAM.COM - SLRJAM - is Photography in Action! So you have this great idea to take some pictures and decided today is the day to get it right! Ok what do I want to take a picture of and will it work? Hmmm - you have to decide on the topic and if its a moving object, person, animal, landscape etc. Why? Because the light is different with all of these...

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Deal of the Day: Get Alarms Pro for 50% Off - Only $2.49!

Deal of the Day: Get Alarms Pro for 50% Off - Only $2.49!

Here's a solid CrackBerry Deal of the Day offering I just had to post here in the blogs... until midnight CST tonight, you can get BBSmart Alarms Pro for 50% off its regular price - $2.49 vs. $4.99. Considering when this app initially came out on the market it sold for $15.00 (and was still at the top of the best sellers list at that price), to now be able to grab it for $2.49 is a steal....

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Review: TuneWiki for BlackBerry

Review: TuneWiki for BlackBerry

“There’s a bathroom on the right..” No wait… that’s not it. Don’t you hate it when you get the lyrics to a song wrong? It’s especially embarrassing when it’s karaoke night, which you may have been dragged out for, and you belt out gibberish. You hang your head in shame as you leave the stage. Or perhaps you’ve downloaded a song that a friend recommended and you have no clue what the heck...

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Feature or Bug? New Video Shows SurePress Disabled on BlackBerry Storm 9520?!

Last week we ran a poll on the blogs asking CrackBerry readers how they felt about RIM's SurePress technology and forcing people to "click" the screen. Over 17,000 votes were cast. The results? 31% said they loved the click, 26% said scrap it (they'd rather have an iPhone-styled touchscreen) and the 43% said they wanted both options - SurePress, and also the ability to disable it. A new...

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Video: BlackBerry 9700 with Trackpad in Action!

Next up in the seemingly endless run of pre-release hands-on BlackBerry smartphone videos (that apparently get posted here late at night) is a look at the upcoming BlackBerry 9700, also known by its codename onyx. The folks at feedberry posted this one up, which gives a quick video overview of what the Bold II is all about it. I know lots of you out there are itching to get your CrackBerry...

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AppleBerry Theme Suite on Sale - 100 Copies To Give Away

AppleBerry Theme Suite on Sale - 100 Copies To Give Away

We had a contest for AppleBerry Dark a while back, and it went over so well we figured a second one couldn't hurt. We have 100 free copies of AppleBerry goodness to give away. Winners will have their choice of AppleBerry Theme Suite for Storm, 8900, 88xx and 83xx or AppleBerry Dark for the Storm. Lots of options to choose from on this one, so you don't want to miss out. AppleBerry is also on...

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