Over the weekend many users have reported seeing the "Contacts" options start appearing on their Gmail accounts while logged into their carrier's BIS sites. Telus, AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile and Verizon have all been accounted for at this time and I'm sure many others are to follow. This was one of the highly noted upgrades to BIS 2.8 that was stated as coming approximately 2 weeks after...

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Free Glasskart Series Themes For BlackBerry Bold Devices

Rockdog97 has been busy filling the CrackBerry Bold theme forums up with a bunch of free themes. The Glasskart series he has been mixing together takes a really minimalist approach to design while at the same time including some of everyones favourite options. In all there are six themes in the series that are available for the BlackBerry Bold and you'll wanna check each out. Between all the...

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Just a reminder for anyone who is either a BlackBerry developer or looking into becoming one. RIM will be holding their latest webinar on October 20th and it's one that you will not want to miss. Overview:Join us in an online discussion for BlackBerry Java developers which will help you better understand mobile application design considerations through best practices and real world...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 18 Oct 2009

Verizon Attacks iPhone, Introduces Droid Android 2.0 'Eclair' Leaked, Screenshots Look So Good HTC Hero: Software & HTC Sense Review, Motorola CLIQ Video Tour Hands-On BlackBerry Storm2 Review BlackBerry Storm2 Features and Specs BlackBerry Storm2 Image Gallery BlackBerry Messenge 5.0 Stress Test Facebook 1.7 Now...

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Bla1ze's Picks - Free Media Roundup

That time again folks. Time for another media round up. Last week you all were upset at the loss of Click, that's understandable. This week though, with more time available I gathered up some goodies for ya. We got ringtones. We got wallpapers. We got themes and finally, we got videos. Dig in and enjoy. */ ="text-align:> Beer Messing With Colors Blue Flourish Azenis Jack O lantern...

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Reminder: Last Chance to Get Your I LOVE MY BLACKBERRY Videos Recorded and Submitted!

If you're reading this and somehow don't know what the I Love My CrackBerry Video Contest is all about, do yourself a favor and click the image above to jump to the contest page for full overview and details right now! For everybody else, this is a friendly reminder that we're nearing the end of our video contest entry period. You have until Midnight PST tonight to get your I Love My...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Review Roundup

When the clock struck 12:01am on Thursday, October 15th, a small herd of BlackBerry Storm2 Reviews took to the internet (well, one actually popped up a tad bit earlier). Unlike some BlackBerry device launches where you could spend the following two days reading through every word of every review and watching every second of video, the BlackBerry Storm2's official splash was a bit sparse (...

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Remember that Verizon Intranet BlackBerry Storm2 blog post we told you about the other day? You know, the one that was also pointing to the rumored October 21st launch date? Well it turns out the post has now been updated, as shown by the photo snapped of it above, with some news that may not be received too favorably by those waiting on the new Storm. Though Verizon does expect to launch...

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Where is the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 2 Announcement?

Since the BlackBerry Storm2 made is grand debut early Thursday morning via a handful of embargoed reviews, its appearance on BlackBerry.com and a joint RIM/Vodafone Press Release, I can't click into the forums, read a blog post comment or check my inbox or twitter without seeing the question Where's Verizon's BlackBerry Storm2 Announcement? I don't have an 'official answer' to this nagging...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Arrives In Verizon Infomanager System

The CrackBerry forums have been a buzz with regards to the Storm 2. This time around that October 21st release has just a little bit more weight behind the possibility of it being correct though you might want to read this post before you get too excited. Tarheelace has stated that the Verizon Infomanager system was recently updated with the above documents, which again shows October 21st as...

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Facebook 1.7 Now Available for Download!

* Update: Facebook 1.7 is now live on the App World client as well! * There were some rumors floating around the forums that Facebook 1.7 would make its debut today, and it looks like they panned out to be true! The update isn't live on App World just yet, but you can download it by visiting blackberry.com/facebook or m.facebook.com on your BlackBerry's web browser. So what's new?...

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Weekend Sale: Get Fierce Towers for 50% Off - Only $2.49!

When I headed out to San Diego last week for CTIA, I loaded up Fierce Towers onto my BlackBerry while waiting to board the plane. Good idea - the hours flew by. If you've never played a tower defense strategy game before, I highly suggest trying one out. It's a lot of fun, challenging and addicting. And good news... this weekend you can grab Fierce Towers for BlackBerry for 50% off! That...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Image Gallery

Full Photo Gallery of BlackBerry Storm2 - Lots of BlackBerry Comparisons! It was a mad dash to get our BlackBerry Storm2 Review up, which left me a short on time to put together the full BlackBerry Storm2 image gallery along with the initial post. Below you can find the complete gallery, which includes some more Storm2 pictures along with comparisons to other current BlackBerry smartphone...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 16th, 2009!

Holy schmokers folks, what a great week. The Storm2 has hit the interwebs in full force, and Kevin put up a stellar review. There's also been quite a lot of Bold 9700 news, among all the other goodness on this week. As per usual, lots going on within the BlackBerry App scene, so lets get right down to it. Covered in the App Roundup this week are the following titles: In Case You Missed It:...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Unboxing

I know, I know... smartphone unboxing videos are a little pointless/lame, but seriously, how could I first lay eyes on a new BlackBerry and not capture that first 90 seconds of pure joy on HD?! So for all the BlackBerry Storm2 chasers out there, here's a look at my Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 9550 getting unboxed when I first received it on October 15th! Keep in mind this is not the way it will...

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All Hedone Design Themes 50% Through October 22nd

As part of their ongoing birthday celebration (celebrating your birthday for more than one day is definitely our style) Hedone Designs is running a huge 50% off sale on all their themes. The sale runs now through October 22nd, and you can choose from any theme in the Hedone arsenal. You can pick from great themes like DigitalPro, Halloween, BussFast and more. Almost all of the themes sell...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Bell Mobility's HSPA Launch List

BGR got hold of Bell's action-packed HSPA handset launch list, and it sports some BlackBerry Bold 9700 goodness. There are no solid details, but a shipping date of October 30th and launch date of November are listed. It looks like the 9700 will go run you $399.95 on contract, or $599.95 retail. Not wanting to be outdone, the Bold 9000 makes an appearance on the list as well. It seems to me...

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Contest: m[i]Berry Theme - 50 Free Copies

One "happy Friday" contest before everyone hits the road for the weekend. Tony at Cocky Culture themes has created a great new theme titled m[i]Berry. The theme is custom from head to toe, with great icons, a clean banner and custom meters. The homescreen is totally customizable and the theme is 100% wallpaper friendly. I'm sure you all see where the inspiration came from, but at least its...

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BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife (BBSAK) v1.6 Released

A few months back we first checked out JL_Cmdr replacement BBSAK. We got word today that RIMGeeks have released an update to include some new features. BBSAK is a windows app that allows experienced users to tweak their device by accessing COD files, loading OS' and more. The new updates include: Brand New Tabbed Layout for better organization Animated app expansion Multiple COD install...

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BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Stress Test - The Aftermath

* If you haven't yet, be sure to first read BBM Stress Test Part 1 and BBM Stress Test Part II * A week after embarking upon the mission of discovering the max number of contacts BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 can handle, I'm calling it quits on the experiment. It started off fun, grew a little difficult as my BlackBerry Bold began to bog down, and eventually the device just couldn't take it...

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