The Gadget Show's Touchscreen Smartphone Showdown

Over the weekend I posted my First Impressions video of the HTC Fuze, and well, it wasn't very pretty. Over at our sister site WMExperts.com, you can imagine they were less than thrilled. Dieter did post a good tip for me though that has me feeling more comfortable on Fuze's touchscreen (so much so that I had to scrap my half-written Fuze review and start over as the first draft was now too...

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Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

No plans for tonight? You do now! Tonight at 8pm EST, if you're a fan of the Smartphone Round Robin you will want to point your computer's web browser over to tipb.com/live to tune into our second Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast. To kick it up a notch for part deux, this time we'll be recording live. Not only will you be able to hear all of the SPE editors argue back and forth...

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PodTrapper – A BlackBerry Podcast Aggregator and Player

PodTrapper – A BlackBerry Podcast Aggregator and Player

Kevin and I love recording the CrackBerry.com podcast, and we know that all of you Addicts in the CrackBerry.com community enjoy listening to it. It is certainly possible to install a Podcast Aggregator on your computer and use the BlackBerry/Roxio combination to move those downloaded podcasts to your BlackBerry when you cradle it, but it is not as organized as it could be. Roxio sees...

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Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Calling all BlackBerry Software Developers!! The time has come to kick things into high gear for your Storm apps. Vodafone has launched a BlackBerry Storm Developer Challenge and the top prize is 50,000 euros! Second and third place can take home 15,000 and 5,000 euros respectively. From Vodafone... Vodafone is looking for the best application for the BlackBerry Storm. The brand new...

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Podcast Episode 027: 2008 End of Year Special!

Podcast Episode 027: 2008 End of Year Special!

We did it! Three weeks, three new episodes. What a way to end the Podcast year on a high note. In this 2008 end of year special edition episode (every show we record is special in its own right in case you haven't noticed!) we go through the news as only an Addict and an Expert could, and in the last segment reflect upon some of our favorite 'CrackBerry things' of 2008. We'll...

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Telus BlackBerry Storms In Stock for the Holidays!

Telus BlackBerry Storms In Stock for the Holidays!

I just received word from Telus media relations that Regular shipments of the BlackBerry Storm are rolling into selected TELUS stores across the country. TELUS just informed us they received a shipment of Storms that will hit Canadian stores today. I don't have the exact number, but consumers now have the opportunity to get a Storm in time for the holidays and well into the New Year...

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Round Robin: TheiPhoneBlog's Final Thoughts on the Bold!

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! ]  Payback time! Over at The iPhone Blog, editor Rene Ritchie has followed up his initial impressions video (which you...

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YouTube Client for the BlackBerry Storm

YouTube Client for the BlackBerry Storm

This isn't breaking news, but after talking to a few Storm owners over the weekend who didn't know about it yet and receiving a few emails on the good 'ole tips hotline about it, it seemed we'd better get a blog post up asap! BlackBerry Storm owners, if you don't have it yet, the fine folks at Google Mobile have released a sweet YouTube Client for the BlackBerry Storm. To download, click...

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Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Christmas Media Roundup!

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Christmas Media Roundup!

It's been a while since we have had a nice round up of media and it now being the holidays and all the time seems right for a new edition of Bla1ze's Picks! What better way is there to get in the Christmas spirit than by dressing your berry up with some nice Christmas wallpapers and ringtones and loading up your media card with hours of holiday movies?! None! Now while we did cutback on...

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Viigo CrackBerry.com Edition gets updated to 3.0.446

Viigo CrackBerry.com Edition gets updated to 3.0.446

  If you aren't a Viigo user - you should be, and if you are a Viigo user - Never has there been a better reason to updgrade! Hot off the cool-software truck is Viigo CrackBerry.com Edition version 3.0.446. The new version adds the best feature to date - CrackBerry.com has its own "service" within Viigo. Now you don't have to have all your CrackBerry feeds lumped in among your other news...

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Round Robin: AT&T Fuze / TouchFlo 3D First Impressions

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! ]  I'm excited boys and girls! NOT by the AT&T Fuze -- you're gonna have to watch the video above to see how I feel...

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Storm Contest: BlackBerry Storm Quilt NYC Homecoming!!

Storm Contest: BlackBerry Storm Quilt NYC Homecoming!!

John Broughton's "The Picnic in Central Park" Manet's "The Luncheon on the Grass"  The What Would You do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest is now a part of smartphone / blog history (wrap up post here), but we did have one unfinished piece of business to take care of...  What happened to the handmade BlackBerry Storm quilt that sold on ebay for $1000?  The money part of this story is...

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BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.215 Found in the Wild!

BlackBerry Bold OS 4.6.0.215 Found in the Wild!

We've given the Storm OS beta leaks some blog love these past couple of weeks, so in the spirit of holiday gift giving it's only fair that we point out the latest OS to be found in the wild for the BlackBerry Bold. Roll back to the November 4th when the Bold was launched on AT&T and the native OS shipped with version 4.6.0.167. Barely six weeks later, we're now up to version 4.6.0....

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RIM Offers Preview Of MediaSync For Mac!

RIM Offers Preview Of MediaSync For Mac!

It's been something RIM has been promising to bring to consumers forever now although I probably would have started with the launch of a BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac users first before I'd have even think about MediaSync. But that's just my opinion :-) Hot on the heels of their Windows update of MediaSync, RIM is now offering up a "Preview" of the application for all you Mac users...

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Round Robin: TheiPhoneBlog's Rene Ritchie Goes Bold!

Round Robin: TheiPhoneBlog's Rene Ritchie Goes Bold!

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! ]  Revenge time! Last week I had some fun in my iPhone 3G First Impressions video and today Rene Ritchie of...

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Elecite's 50% Theme Off Sale!

Elecite's 50% Theme Off Sale!

'Tis the season for giving as the saying goes and starting today Elecite is blowing the doors off for the holiday season with a week long 50% off sale on ALL their themes. The process of course is simple pick from the many, many themes that Elecite offers for all devices then head to their checkout, in the checkout area enter the coupon code "christmas", download and install and you're...

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Make It a CrackBerry Christmas!

Make It a CrackBerry Christmas!

Ho Ho Holy Cow is the month of December flying by. I just realized Christmas is less than a week away which means it's time for a friendly reminder... if you want to make it a CrackBerry Christmas you'd better get your ShopCrackBerry.com orders in asap!! At this point you may want to splurge for express shipping just to make sure your new accessories arrive with time to spare. There's so...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for December 19th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for December 19th, 2008!

It's cold up here in Canada. Real cold these days. So what have I been doing? Well, working on the weekly BlackBerry Software Roundup of course! Covered in this week's edition are the following titles for your BlackBerry: New BlackBerry Software: LockIt, Pocket Informant, TaskReports, Enigma Games - Strategy Pack, Marble Trap Updated BlackBerry Software: Viigo Adds Local Job Search...

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New From Bplay: EA Titles, Seltzer Theme & Gift Cards!

New From Bplay: EA Titles, Seltzer Theme & Gift Cards!

Leave a Comment to this Blog Post for a Chance to Win a $50 Bplay Gift Card!! Winner's Announcement:  Congrats to mdlissner!! ** Our friends at Bplay sent out a newsletter yesterday which has some exciting news... Bplay is now distributing EA games for BlackBerry! EA has some awesome titles including SimCity, Tetris, Monopoly, Scrabble and many, many more... you'll definitely...

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OS4.7.0.83 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

w00t! Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hannukah, Festivus or anything and everything else this Holiday Season, for you BlackBerry Storm 9530 owners the sweetest gift just arrived... a new update to the 9530 Storm's OS! This isn't an official release, nor are we even certain at this point that this will be a version that gets released by Verizon (likely a stepping stone on the way to...

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