Facebook App Version 1.5 Coming in Early 2009!

Facebook App Version 1.5 Coming in Early 2009!

With the recent release of the long-waited MySpace app for BlackBerry, I thought it might a good time to highlight some of the other items on the BIS Roadmap coming your way in 2009... FaceBook for BlackBerry version 1.5 is targeted for a January 2009 release, and will include the deeper integration with Facebook while maintaining the unique push features offered in current application. New...

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Desktop Manager 4.7 Now Available!

Desktop Manager 4.7 Now Available!

With the BlackBerry Storm now available for purchase in the UK and its release coming to Verizon in T-Minus in four more sleeps, it only make sense that RIM release Desktop Manager 4.7, which is if course, compatible with the Storm's version 4.7 operating system. If you're anxiously waiting for Friday to come so you can pick up your new Storm, why not kill a few minutes and get a head...

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Vodafone UK BlackBerry Storm Unboxing - Hilarious!

I don't think editors of tech sites should be allowed to do unboxing videos anymore... from now on they should be personal homemade vids like the one above. Hilarious! [ via BGR ]

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Dear Berry: I Don't Know What To Do

Dear Berry: I Don't Know What To Do

Dear Berry, So I'm a kid who loves the BlackBerry phones. I just got to upgrade to a new phone on AT&T and I was thinking of getting the BlackBerry Bold but  I found out that it was so expensive. But I wanted it so bad so I tried to get the money for it but my parents said no to it because they weren't going to get it for me. I then had to upgrade right away to a BlackBerry Curve 8310...

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The Joy of Tech on Obama's BlackBerry Predictament

The Joy of Tech on Obama's BlackBerry Predictament

Courtesy of The Joy of Tech. Be sure to visit their site for more funny / geeky / hilarious cartoons every day. At least we know we'll have ONE customer for our new self-help book, CRACKBERRY: True Tales of BlackBerry Use & Abuse!, when it hits the market in early December :-)

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Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer - part deux

Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer - part deux

Between contest craziness, Round Robin madness and the fact I'm feel'n like crap (hate getting sick), there's no regularly-scheduled CrackBerry Podcast this week. Sorry folks!! At least we'll be making up for it in the weeks ahead with two bonus special edition Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable podcasts. In the meantime, we have you regular listeners covered with some solid podcast goodness...

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Nitro Bottom Zen Now Available For The Bold!

Nitro Bottom Zen Now Available For The Bold!

This theme has me stoked. I remember when I got my Curve many, many moons ago and one of the first themes I had purchased (Renegade) was from ThemeBerry. Now having retired my Curve, I was wondering if I would ever get a chance to have that theme I purchased on my Bold. As luck would have it the guys at ThemeBerry reached out to me a few days ago and let me know they were indeed planning...

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BlackBerry Storm Contest Winning Entry - Paintball STORM!!

Another Winning Entry in our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest! ( Click Here To View Other Awesome Winning Entries ) WARNING: The video above is actually kinda violent! Think CrackBerry meets Fear Factor meets Jackass the Movie. Don't watch it unless you're ok with those of kinds of things. Seriously. There, you've been warned. Now enjoy the show! ** Before we began...

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Announcing the Smartphone Round Robin!

Announcing the Smartphone Round Robin!

(Instead of giving you a roundup of last week's news, today I'm excited to give you a glimpse into the news you're going to see at our Smartphone Experts sites over the next two months! -- Dieter) We are pleased to announce the Smartphone Round Robin!. Each year the editors of the Smartphone Experts family of sites literally trade their phones to see what life is like on the "other side...

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Verizon Storms Are Getting Warmed Up for the Big Day!

Verizon Storms Are Getting Warmed Up for the Big Day!

How's this for a little Verizon BlackBerry Storm eyecandy? Word is about 400,000 units will soon embark on their journey through the United States of America to a Verizon dealer near you!! If you haven't booked off this Friday yet from work, what are you waiting for?! Time to make use of those personal leave / sick days you've been saving! :-)

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VZW BlackBerry Storm to Retail for $499.99?!!

VZW BlackBerry Storm to Retail for $499.99?!!

Verizon Storm Pricing from Verizon Stores - $499.99 Best Buy currently lists the Storm at $599.99 Over at HoFo, member VZW E posted late last night a photo of the pretty darn official looking document above (top image), which suggests that the Verizon BlackBerry Storm will carry a retail (no contract) price of $499.99. Seems cheap!! On the other hand, Best Buy has been displaying the...

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Cure for BlackBerry Addiction... Become President?!!

Cure for BlackBerry Addiction... Become President?!!

It seems President Elect Obama may be forced to go cold turkey on his BlackBerry addiction when he gets sworn in to office. The New York Times ran an article today all about the situation crisis at hand.... For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry. The device has rarely been far from his side - on most days, it was fastened...

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Vodafone Storm 101: Set Up Your Email on BIS

Here's a Vodafone Help Center video that'll bring you up to speed on setting up email on your Vodafone BlackBerry Storm.

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Vodafone Storm 101: How to Use the Web Browser

Here's a little tutorial on the BlackBerry Storm 9500's web browser!

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Vodafone Storm 101: How it Works!

Vodafone Help Center posted some solid BlackBerry Storm Videos on youtube... we'll run a few here on the blogs. This one covers some Storm basics. Enjoy!!!

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Viigo Tracking to March Madness

Viigo Tracking to March Madness

I just got word of this from our pals at Viigo... Do you know what weekend this is? No? Well let us tell you. This is the weekend that marks the beginning of the drive towards March Madness, the first weekend in the NCAA basketball season. And what does that mean? Well, it means that Viigo is launching its NCAA Basketball service of course. In keeping with the recent additions of...

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New: Community Reviews @ CrackBerry.Com!

New: Community Reviews @ CrackBerry.Com!

With so many new BlackBerry smartphones, accessories and software titles hitting the market it's tough for us to cover everything here on the CrackBerry blogs... that's why we've added a new section to the CrackBerry Forums created specifically for in-depth member-contributed reviews! Our new Community Reviews Forum contains dedicated sections for Smartphone, Accessory and Software...

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Instango 2.0 Now Available For BlackBerry!

Instango 2.0 Now Available For BlackBerry!

One of the best things about our beloved BlackBerry devices is the multitude of options available for communications while using them. Everything from MSN, Google Talk, right down to ICQ (does anyone even use that any more?!). The only problem with all of these options, especially if you are a user of several messaging platforms, is that it means having to open numerous applications all at...

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Back by Popular Demand... Hit Me On My BlackBurry!

Following yesterday's debut of the new BlackBerry addict anthem CrackBerry Love, I received a couple of email requests saying, Kevin...bring back Hit Me On My BlackBurry to the blogs! Ask and you shall receive! Though with the Bold now out on the market and the Storm, Pearl Flip and Curve 8900 entering the picture, I think the song and video may be in need of an update. Time sure does fly...

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Bplay Launches Officially Licensed NFL Themes

Bplay Launches Officially Licensed NFL Themes

This one is for the Football fans in the house... Bplay launched NFL themes this week and has them available for all 32 teams! NFL themes are currently available for the BlackBerry 8100, 8300 and 8800 device families, with Bold support about a month away. I'm pretty sure these are the only officially-licensed NFL themes available for the BlackBerry. You can pick them up for $7.95 a...

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