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Pink Curve 8520 Shows Up in The Phone House Flyer

Pink Curve 8520 Shows Up in The Phone House Flyer

Update: Looks like the color is called Violet, and is already available from Orange in the UK. Looks like we need to brush up on our international coverage a little bit! So based on the photo in the original post it seems the violet color will be heading to Germany too. * CrackBerry member Sebastian R. sent in this sighting from Germany's The Phone House flyer. It looks like they will be...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 9 August 2009

Who says August is a slow news month? Visual Voicemail Available in Android Market HTC Hero coming to Sprint MyTouch 3G for T-Mobile Now Available T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520 First Impressions BlackBerry Holds Is the #1 Selling Smartphone in the US in Q2 CrackBerry Podcast Episode...

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BlackBerry 9700 Appears On AT&T Upcoming Devices List And New Pics!

BlackBerry 9700 Appears On AT&T Upcoming Devices List And New Pics!

*UPDATE*- Even more pics posted in the forums While it's not really any secret any more, it's nice to see some documentation with the listing on it. Boy Genius posted up the unreleased IMEI list from AT&T's supply chain and the BlackBerry 9700 (Onyx) is sitting there all nice and pretty. Even before this documentation went up there was no doubt the 9700 was heading to AT&T,...

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Coloware Wants To Customize Your BlackBerry Tour!

Coloware Wants To Customize Your BlackBerry Tour!

Colorware has finally launched their services for the BlackBerry Tour. You can now pick and choose your custom colors on their site and get your sexy new Tour customized just the way you want it. At this time, rapid service is not yet available so you will have to do without your Tour for a few weeks while it's off getting pimped up but for this type of customization some may see it as worth...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available on Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available on Vodafone UK

Got some tips sent in this morning, and sure enough the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is now available on Vodafone UK. It looks like the device is actually free with select monthly plans. If you've been holding out for your upgrade or are jumping on the BlackBerry bandwagon for the first time, you can head over to Vodafone's site and check out the full details. Thanks to everyone that sent this in...

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BlackBerry App World v1.1.0.15 Now Available

BlackBerry App World v1.1.0.15 Now Available

Shortly after the last update, we now have version 1.1.0.15 available for users to download. At this time there is no current change log available for the newly released version, but users will find the download OTA and BlackBerry.com. If some of you had issues loading it before, give the new update a shot as it may work a little better for you. We'll try and get you a changelog as soon as...

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BlackBerry 8520 Curve Disassembly Instructions And Video

As with any launch of an electrical device it has become customary to buy it and then of course--rip it apart on camera for all to see. The folks over at Nation Link Wireless have done just that for us. Not sure when you may have to do this as the new trackpad design seems to have been well worked out to avoid the need for replacement, but I'm sure over time as more and more parts become...

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Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

Curve 8520 Available on Vodafone UK This Weekend?

We heard through the wire that the Curve 8520 will be available on Vodafone UK this weekend. We're not sure when exactly you'll be able to pick up the device, but you shouldn't have to wait much longer. Point of sale kits and dummy phones arrived earlier this week, and the actual devices are starting to land in stores now. So if you're on Vodafone and have been patiently waiting for your...

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BlackBerry Tour Themes Now Available from Bplay?

BlackBerry Tour Themes Now Available from Bplay?

I was just cruising the forums and came across a few threads about Tour themes. It looks like Bplay dropped a few without notice yesterday and some users are reporting that they are working fine. While there is still no word on a new verison of the Plazmic CDK, it seems like Bplay's themes are all working without a hitch. They only have a few offerings for the time being, but more should be on...

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Verizon Mobile Broandband Connect One Month Free Promo

Verizon Mobile Broandband Connect One Month Free Promo

From what I understand this promo has been going on for a while, but I just came across it this morning. Verizon is offering one month free of their Mobile Broadband Connect serivce to customers until September 30th. This is a great chance to check out all of their tethering features if you've been on the fence about signing up for a full plan. I couldn't find any way to get in on it, but I...

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BlackBerry Holds High In Top Selling Smartphones for Q2

BlackBerry Holds High In Top Selling Smartphones for Q2

In May we saw the Curve 8300 series sitting on top of the list of the best selling smartphones for Q1 of 2009. Yesterday research and consulting firm IDC released their findings for the top 10 selling smartphones in the US for the second quarter, and BlackBerry clearly stood tall taking 4 of the 10 spots (including the Curve series still sitting at number one). The top 10 are: 10.HTC...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Reveals 2nd Round Finalists

BlackBerry Partners Fund Reveals 2nd Round Finalists

Back in July the BlackBerry Partners Fund revealed the first four finalists in the 2009 Developers Challenge. The next four finalists are David (by Turner Technologies), Sid Meier's Pirates (by Concrete Software Inc), CBS News (by Handmark), and Market Simplified (by Market Simplified Inc). Each finalist will receive a free pass to the Developers Conference, one week as a featured app in...

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Quick Preview of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

Quick Preview of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

To say Kevin was "overjoyed" with the news of Desktop Manager finally coming to Mac would be an understatement. I ventured into New York today for a T-Mobile event to check out the Curve 8520, and I was excited to see an early version of Desktop Manager for Mac up and running. RIM Product Manager Andrey Feldman took some time to give me a quick look at the software, and I must say it is great...

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New WinWithBlackBerry Contest Live: Sports Challenge Gives Chance to Win Phones, Accessories, Tickets and More!

It's no secret that the boys and girls down in Waterloo love sports (especially hockey!), so we shouldn't be too surprised to see them launch a new contest at WinWithBlackBerry.com focused around sports. The BlackBerry Sports Challenge gives you the chance to instantly win BlackBerry smartphones, accessory packs, jerseys, game tickets and more, as well earn points (ballots) for the grand...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Pops Up on Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Pops Up on Vodafone UK

Its not much to go on, but this is an image of the Curve 8520 in the Vodafone UK computers. We know that it will be available on TMobile and in WalMart stores tomorrow, but we've had no solid date for any other carriers. It looks to be right around the corner, as some users reported seeing it pop up as "coming soon" on Vodafone's site. We'll have more details as they emerge.

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Possible Release Dates For Vodafone UK And Verizon?

We've already had plenty of up close and personal looks at the Storm 2 - much to the dismay of RIM as they promptly requested images and video to be pulled. But that is neither here nor there at this time. We know it exists, we know it will eventually hit carriers and now we are just that much closer to a possible release date month. The good folks over at The BlackBerry Zone have posted...

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T-Mobile 8520 Unboxed Early From WalMart

What's this? A T-Mobile 8520 unboxing video you say? Why yes, it is. Seems the good folks at WalMart have been letting a few of these go out the door prior to the official launch date of August 5th. If you are looking to grab one of these for the $48.88 WalMart is charging new customers, you better hop to it, just in case head office puts a stop to it. The new customer pricing is great on...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 2 Aug 2009

Sprint CEO Says Sprint Will Get Android Phone in 2009 Android 2.0 Donut Build Released: Multitouch, Universal Search, Better Performance Motorola Sholes Runs Android To Launch on Verizon? Improved App World version 1.1 Now Available for Download T-Mobile and RIM Announce BlackBerry Curve 8520...

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T-Mobile Lists BlackBerry Curve 8520 As Coming Soon

T-Mobile Lists BlackBerry Curve 8520 As Coming Soon

Falling right in line with all prior predicitions, rumors and confirmation T-Mobile has posted the 8520 as a "Coming Soon" device on their site. August 5th will be a great day for those waiting to get their hands on one or--even two of these considering the low cost of $48.88 that they will be rolling into Walmart locations with. T-Mobile as of yet, has not posted any contracted pricing for...

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BlackBerry App World Version 1.1.0.11 Now Available For Download

BlackBerry App World Version 1.1.0.11 Now Available For Download

*UPDATE* Changelog information is now available, new locales have been added such as Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal and the Channel Islands and is now available to download in five languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish). We posted about some of the upcoming changes to BlackBerry App World just the other day, now you...

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