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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.7 coming today?!

Well, Kevin did mention that a BlackBerry PlayBook update was soon to be released, although -- he said nothing of when or what it would include. Thanks to one of our tipsters though we do have a good idea of what, exactly it may contain. Plus, if all goes according to plan it should hit at some point today or tomorrow. Thanks, @angrysmartphone! PS: The June 6th update, is info about the last...

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Basecamp and BlackBerry - let's summit up

37signals launched a web-based project management tool, which was dubbed Basecamp. By using this online tool, users could create, manage and share documents or other files, time trackers, tasks and more. It also creates a centralized, participatory method of communication between teams and/or clients through the use of message boards and comments – much like we see in the CrackBerry forums....

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BlackBerry Torch 2 hits the FCC

With the BlackBerry Bold 9900 having already passed through the hands of the FCC, we now are seeing the BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 get put through its paces. No suprises within its filing though, unless of course you were looking for T-Mobile 3G which -- it doesn't have. The Torch 2 will support GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V making it ready for release on AT&T as...

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You have heard us here at CrackBerry talk about the popular app, BeBuzz, before. It's a fantastic application that lets you set color LED notifiers for different apps and contacts. Yesterday while in BlackBerry App World, I noticed there were 3 different downloads of BeBuzz. In addition to the paid ($5.99 - version 4.0.79), free with the 5 contacts only (version - 4.0.77) there was a Sprint...

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BlackBerry Safety Tip: Use a password to protect your device

"All right, that's bad, okay. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon." When it comes to your precious BlackBerry you certainly have loads of personal information you don't want to lose track of. From emails to contacts to personal notes, lots of users have very sensitive information on their device that needs to stay locked down. The best and easiest way to make sure things stay safe is to use a...

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Put down the Solo cups and check out Pong Shot Reloaded for BlackBerry

Pong Shot Reloaded for BlackBerry is probably the best pong game to hit the platform yet. Unlike other pong games, Pong Shot Reloaded has well done graphics, great animations and first person gameplay. The object is simple - sink your ball into your opponent's cups before they knock off all of yours. As you progress the game gets more difficult, so you'll have to practice to be able to keep up...

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Making the best use of that second hand BlackBerry

As we all know, keeping up with devices can be a difficult task. Carriers requiring us to lock into two or three year contracts to get affordable pricing, then dropping a new device the next year, and many of us take to the second hand market to keep our device addiction more affordable. Have you ever bought a used device and had trouble activating the BIS service because the PIN was still...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry v3.0 Alpha releases with BBM integration

Heads up foursquare for BlackBerry users, there is a new version out for you to take for a spin! Released today was v3.0 Alpha, which brings not only bug fixes but some very interesting new features as well, namely integration with BlackBerry Messenger thanks to the new BBM Social Platform we've been hearing more and more about! Some other features have been given an update, such as the...

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Already checked out the latest news and rumors in the blogs, and wondering what to do now? Have you checked out the CrackBerry forums yet today? If not, now's as good a time as any, so get to it! Below is a sample of some hot threads you won't want to miss. General Discussion: OS 8: Our Vision General Discussion: Default Alternative Markets for RIM BB Company Forums: Texas Hold'em King...

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RIM working on a BlackBerry Media Box similar in concept to Apple TV

A few weeks ago the folks at N4BB reported that RIM has been working on a BlackBerry Media Box, which was going to be similar to Apple TV in concept, and rumors about the device have begun surfacing again. The folks at Nerdberry have apparently been given some inside information about the device, and from their understanding the device has received the codename of the BlackBerry Cyclone, and...

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RIM developing BBM Music - Share music and playlists with your friends via BBM

The rumors are flying these days about upcoming RIM releases, be it devices, OS', or applications. The latest word going around is that RIM is working on a social music platform, possibly to be called BBM Music. Utilizing the new BBM Social Platform, BlackBerry users would be able to share music and playlists with other BBM users. Shared music could then be downloaded directly to the...

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TeleNav showcases off-board navigation on QNX CAR platform

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While not directly related to BlackBerry -- as we know from Kevins recent trip to Waterloo, we know RIM and QNX have plenty of things in store when it comes to the automotive sector. QNX has the QNX Car Platform that they've demonstarted on many occasions and it's only a matter of time before we see further developments of BlackBerry integration in...

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  What is your favorite streaming music app?   With all the streaming music apps out there, it's sometimes hard to pick just one. Everyone has their favorite for various reasons, but for the most part all of the services offer pretty much the same features. Some users choose what works best for them on their BlackBerry alone, while others love the cross-platform nature of an app. When all...

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BreakingNews for BlackBerry gives you a quick and easy way to stay in the know. This cool little app tosses up a scrolling news ticker on your homescreen, allowing you to get breaking news without ever jumping into an app. You can set up your own RSS feeds (up to 5) and display up to 20 headlines from each. Set the refresh rate anywhere down to 5 minutes and quickly check out the articles in...

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If you're going to be in the New York City area on August 11 & 12 and are a BlackBerry developer then you'll certainly want to check out the BBM Apps Hackathon that will be happening. It's going to be a two-day workshop concentrating on the new BBM Social Platform: Use the BBM Social Platform to virally introduce your app to a wider audience, or integrate the powerful BBM features in...

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HP7 Part 2 by Walker Themes - It all ends here!

Harry Potter is one of the most popular series of books and movies to date with a huge fan base. This week the last movie comes out in theaters, and it's been anticipated for a long time. What better way to show your love for this magical series than with an amazing theme for your BlackBerry? Walker Themes has just unleashed his latest, HP7 Part 2, for all of you to enjoy. As with all of his...

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xCloud - an iCloud solution for BlackBerry

  So Apple will be releasing their iCloud this fall. This iCloud will store your documents, media and pretty much your life in a cloud (as long as it fits into a space of 5GB) and will automatically push them to their iProducts or PC. Earlier in the year, a company called Funambol announced a Mobile-Me like service that provided two-way synchronization with Outlook as well as synced pictures...

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Rock on til dawn with Project Ultimate Drinking for BlackBerry

If you're planning a big night out with friends (and lots of booze) you'll want to be sure to have this handy app along for the party. Project Ultimate Drinking gives you over 100 drinking games in the palm of your hand. Enter some details about your night including intoxication level and number of players and the app will let you know what games are ideal for your situation. Games range from...

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Back during Mobile World Congress 2011 we were treated to a few demo applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook. One of those applications was "Aura" designed by The Astonishing Tribe. Aura was designed and subsequently used to show off just how powerful the BlackBerry WebWorks platform is and how easy it was to build applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Here we are now, months after...

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The crew over at Android Central let us know they got their hands on some webinar slides from US Cellular, and lo and behold we have some BlackBerry smartphones listed on there! The slides indicate that the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is due to release on this carrier in August, and BlackBerry Curve 9350 in October. This isn't entirely a surprise, as we did see that rebate form a few days ago that...

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