New Demo Video Showing off the Android App Player on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] On Tuesday we posted a video demo of Android Apps running on BlackBerry that was given during the BlackBerry World 2011 keynote. Getting into a bit more detail and giving us another look, RIM's blog has posted a followup video which again walks through the premise behind Android app support on BlackBerry and shows off the Android App Player in...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 coming soon to Vodafone UK

If you happen to live in the UK and are looking to get your hands on the sexy new BlackBerry Bold 9900 as soon as possible then Vodafone UK has the hookup. Shortly after the T-Mobile US announcement Vodafon went ahead and placed the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on their coming soon page. No release dates have been posted as of yet, nor pricing but -- right now, you can sign up for updates and know...

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BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0 to be made available soon

Now that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 series has been announced, along with BlackBerry 7 a whole subset of features are going to be rolled out. While the environment itself is not much of a stray from the current BlackBerry smartphone SDK it does offer a whole new set of API to make use of as well as, a whole new subset of features in which developers can leverage to make their applications...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Native Development Kit for the BlackBerry PlayBook's BlackBerry Tablet OS hasn't been released to the public just yet (see our BlackBerry Developer Podcast for more details), but when it becomes available we should see a plethora of games become available. Developers can take any game developed for a POSIX environment and easily bring the code...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the big surprises this year at BlackBerry World 2011 took place during Tuesday's keynote presentation, when Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage. In the video above you can watch Ballmer's full presentation where he talks about Microsoft working with RIM to enhance the cloud-based services available to BlackBerry, with a primary...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the cool things about the BlackBerry PlayBook is the BlackBerry Bridge functionality which allows you to connect your BlackBerry tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone. This concept of having two devices working together vs. having your tablet and smartphone as distinctly different experiences is one that gets a lot of CrackBerry readers excite...

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The BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 Battery

A closer look at the all new JM1 1230mAh battery featured in the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 Smartphone Need a spare battery for your BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930? Get it at ShopCrackBerry.com! During our indepth hands-on with the BlackBerry Bold 9930 at BlackBerry World 2011, we pulled the battery cover off the device and saw a new battery that had a grey and blue wrapper on it. It turns...

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It was an action packed Monday and Tuesday in Orlando at BlackBerry World 2011, and things proved just as busy on Wednesday (lots of BB World posts in the hopper for us to get up). Following up our video look at how RIM plans to make TAT tools available to 3rd party developers, we sat down with Chris Smith and Mike Kirkup from RIM to do a deeper dive into the BlackBerry app development story....

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] By now, we all know Research in Motion has a native email client and PIM interface up and running on the BlackBerry PlayBook, they demoed some of it for us during the BlackBerry World keynote and needless to say we were pretty stoked to see it in action but, it left us wanting a little bit more of a preview. Luckily, it being BlackBerry World and...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Video Chat

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] BlackBerry Video Chat is here! That holy grail once denied to we BlackBerry users is finally within our grasp, at least for PlayBook users. With an update to the PlayBook OS delivered in the wee hours of the morning, those owners gained the ability to see and talk to people hundreds of miles away. All from a device that weighs less than a pound....

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Press Release: RIM Announces Wireless Achievement Award Recipients

Press Release RIM Announces Wireless Achievement Award Recipients Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the recipients of this year's Wireless Achievement Awards at BlackBerry® World™ 2011. The Wireless Achievement Awards are presented to customers who are doing business in new and innovative ways with BlackBerry products and services. These...

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BlackBerry PlayBook OtterBox Defender Case Drop Test!!

We drop test the BlackBerry PlayBook OtterBox Defender Case! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're the type of person who beats the heck out of your gadgets, OtterBox always offers maximum protection while still allowing the device to be accessible for everyday use. And for RIM's first tablet they have released the OtterBox Defender Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook that is...

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Sneak Peek at the BlackBerry PlayBook NDK that will allow developers to tap into powerful effects via TAT's engine [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] During BlackBerry World 2011 we had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Smith, Sr. Director of the BlackBerry Development Platform, and Rasmus and Karl from the The Astonishing Tribe, to get a look at how RIM plans to utilize TAT's...

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BlackBerry DevCon 2011 registration now open

Although we're still going through BlackBerry World in Florida, during the general session keynote today Senior Vice President, Business & Platform Marketing, at Research In Motion, Jeff McDowell announced that registration for BlackBerry DevCon is now open. This year, the event will take place in San Francisco on October 18 through 20. Some of the demos, such as TAT that we've looked...

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Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Official OS 6.0.0.546 for BlackBerry Torch released by Vodafone DE

In the midst of all the excitement coming from the BlackBerry World Conference, Vodafone DE has released OS 6.0.0.546 for BlackBerry Torch owners. The last official OS we saw for this device was not long ago in the form of 6.0.0.534 from Bell. As this new OS was never leaked, we're interested in knowing how it performs for you so if you choose to install it let us know in the comments or in the...

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Award winning contact management app Xobni for BlackBerry just got a HUGE update! The team has been hard at work over the last couple of months, compiling feedback and suggestions and evolving their app to the next level. Not only are there some expected bug fixes, but they also added in new features, functionality, and UI updates for both the free and paid versions. Check out the full change...

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Angry Birds confirmed coming to the BlackBerry PlayBook

Surely you all remember Kevins open letter to Rovio, makers of Angry Birds right? At the time, Rovio did give us somewhat of a response but never actually stated they'd release a version of Angry Birds for the PlayBook but they did say it was a definite possibilty. Here we are, now in May and during todays Keynote Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer Research In Motion made...

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Video Demo of Video Chat on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] This morning's BlackBerry PlayBook OS update to version 1.0.3.1868 brought with it a number of updates, including BlackBerry Video Chat!! The Video Chat app allows BlackBerry PlayBook owners to... well.. you know.. chat over video with each other. Gone is the phrase What's your pin? when it comes to adding contacts. Instead, the big question from...

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Unity shows off 3D gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Over the next few months, developers will be busy porting games and apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook and one company looking to make the trasition easier is Unity. Unity today, showed off a good amount of games that were built using their development tools with one stand out, being Samurai II as shown in the video above. Of course, it's not Angry...

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