Someone call the plumber, the leaks are flooding in this morning. This time around they come in the form of OS 7.0.0.187 for the unreleased BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900/9930, and the still unannounced BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9370. Obviously, these don't do us common folk much good, but if you're one of the minority and happen to have one of these devices, you...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed RIM releases updated BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for PlayBook Tablet OS A closer look at the new Verizon Wireless data plansUpdating the Email Setup app? Keep your fingers crossedBlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6 now availableRIM inadvertently announces new BlackBerry devices Contest Reminders Win 1 of 50 free copies of Aquilles by Raypho Themes!Win a SanDisk 16GB...

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Test your music knowledge with Name This Song for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Name This Song for the BlackBerry PlayBook by JimmyO Software combines two of my favorite things into one package: trivia and music. Growing up I was always a fan of the game show Name that Tune so it was a no-brainer when I saw this one in App World. I find it to be a fun and addicting game to play if not frustrating at times. There are just some songs I am not familiar with at all (sorry...

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Want to win a free copy of Fancy Widgets? We have 30 copies to give away! Details below. Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 30 copies of Fancy Widgets to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the...

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Mobile Nations Podcast Episode 001: Where the Magic Happens

Mobile Nations is our brand new podcast, bringing together the heads of state from Android, BlackBerry, iOS, webOS, and Windows Phone for full on round-table action. This week Phil, Kevin, Dan and Rene discuss Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the new Verizon data caps, and the state of the BlackBerry. This is Mobile Nations! Our podcast feed Download Directly Subscribe in iTunes Topics...

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Video tour of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're like us here at CrackBerry, you can't wait for the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 to release, and you're soaking up all the information you can until that glorious day arrives. This video is from the Pepcom event Digital Experience! that was held earlier this week in New York City. The RIM representative gives us a really good look at some of...

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Contest: 25 copies of Morph by Russell Nash to give away!

I'm always on the lookout for new themes and just happened to see Morph by Russell Nash posted in the forums the other day. With Morph, you get to try your hand at creating your own unique theme. Your options for customization are endless. Select a wallpaper and then customize the theme around it. You have the options of moving icons, changing the layout or color scheme as well as selecting...

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Pick up the trash with Space Junk for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're looking for a good, inexpensive time killer on your BlackBerry PlayBook, look no further than Space Junk. The game is simple but will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Space Junk is great for kids of all ages with it's great graphics and fun gameplay. The premise is simple - guide your rocket through space in an effort to...

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CrackBerry member Maxxberry shared in the forums an awesome website for showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook's browser. The site is called We Choose the Moon and honors the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It's chock full of flashy goodness, and really shows what the PlayBook is capable of on content-rich websites. Not only that, the site is really interesting! My daughter and I...

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Best Buy kicks off summer with the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Best Buy is kicking off summer with a big push on tablets. While they stock quite a few so consumers have their choice, it's good to seem them pushing the BlackBerry PlayBook as well. This time the PlayBook gets it's own spot (which I caught on TV last night) and is shown off doing what it does best. Nothing super special in the ad but I'm still a...

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Live and Lost with BlackBerry? Chances of survival are good

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One day you find yourself in a strange place. All you have with you is a Blackberry Torch, a small amount of cash and your wits to get you through the week. For some, that sounds like an extended version of a great weekend. I recently stumbled upon a short series in which musicians based in the UK experienced just that, back in the Fall of 2010....

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Kiddo Plus by Spice is a great educational tool for your kids (suggested ages are 0 to 5 years old), that teaches children the basics in several categories using vivid images, animation, music and on-screen interaction. If you're looking for a great game for your kids under 5, this in one to check out. Features include: Flash cards: for ages 0-3: Alphabet Numbers/Counting Fruits and...

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I'm a bit ashamed to admit my ignorance, and I'm sure my fellow CrackBerry writers will take immense joy in rubbing this in later, but for the sake of it possibly helping others, here I go. I had no clue how to dial phone numbers that contained letters in them like 1-800-COMCAST on my BlackBerry device until today. I ran across an app in BlackBerry App World that you enter the number like...

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We have 50 copies of Aquilles by Raypho Themes to give away this week! Details below. Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Drop an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry has just updated to v1.9.97 and has an exciting new feature. You can now link your Foursquare account to your American Express card for more rewards! Simply link the accounts, check in on Foursquare at participating merchants and tap "load to card" in the special, then pay with your AmEx card. On your next AmEx statement, you'll see the credits applied from the...

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DSB Design presents Zipper - A free theme for your BlackBerry Bold 9650/97xx!

I stumbled across this free theme in the forums the last night, and had to share it with you guys. DSB Design has released Zipper for the BlackBerry Bold 9650/97xx on BB6. This aptly named design is built around the unique home screen, featuring what else - a large zipper, which appears to be opening up your wallpaper. Yes that's right, you can still change out your wallpaper, giving even your...

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RIM releases updated BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for PlayBook Tablet OS

RIM has announced today that they have introduced v2.1 of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS. This release adds new APIs and application functionality which developers can easily leverage to create WebWorks applications that deliver a richer, more interactive end user experience. The new APIs include more ways for developers to accomplish more within their...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a SanDisk 16GB microSD card for your device

You could win a SanDisk 16GB microSD card for your device! Keep reading for details. With all the flashy accessories out there now, the importance of an SD card is sometimes overlooked. Whether it is music, videos, pictures, or all your personal documents, these cards let us take all of our favorite data with us everywhere. Most BlackBerry devices do come with an SD card, but its usually 2GB...

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The Grammar of BBM

  In these times of ever-shortening missives of 140 characters or less, people are cramming more and more information into less and less space. This shortening of words and phrases can lead to disastrous consequences. Take this text message for example, "n e ice cream left?" You'll notice that the person texting has used the exact same number of characters to type "n e" as he would have to...

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