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  Do you/have you used Kik Messenger?customer surveys If you're not familiar with Kik, the concept is pretty simple. You can think of it as a cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger style of app. It's still pretty basic in terms of functionality, but it does provide the R (read) and D (delivered) message stamps that makes BBM what it is, is pretty quick to use, and of course uses data...

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Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! This week the Style train keeps on rollin on. We’ve caught the official Style commercial and an amazing review by our own Kerri Neill! Will YOU commit to the flip? Kevin also shared his video unboxing and first impressions of the BlackBerry Bold 9780. There’s definitely a lot to look at this week. Today, we announce the winners of the...

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White BlackBerry Bold 9780 and BlackBerry Torch coming to Rogers

It really hasn't been a secret that the white BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9780 were set to come to Rogers at some point. With the holiday season upon us it only makes sense that Rogers would offer up the devices. Possibly even as part of a holiday promotion despite having just raised the pricing on the BlackBerry Torch. But, just in case you needed some visual confirmation of their...

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Review: GesturePad for BlackBerry

I love my Torch. I really do. Years ago, when the first BlackBerry Storm came out, I swore up and down that I would never, ever, own a touch screen BlackBerry. It was go keyboard or go home. I never thought it would be as efficient. I can admit I was wrong, well, partially wrong, as I now have the best of both worlds. Being able to swoosh between screens or pinch to zoom is simply fantastic....

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BlackBook updates to v3.0 - threaded SMS, revamped GUI and more!

  No doubt about it, when it comes to security BlackBerry wins. But, sometimes you just need an extra layer to keep some of the more private stuff, private. For that, we have BlackBook from MBLWare. BlackBook was recently updated to version 3 and brings a ton of new features to what is already a great app. Check out the new stuff in version 3: BlackBerry 6 Support - BlackBook is now fully...

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Untappd lets you share your beer drinking with your friends

I've been using Untappd for a few weeks now and I have to say it is one of my latest addictions. It can simply be described as a "foursquare for beer drinkers" -- a social network allowing you to share whatever brew you're drinking with your friends. Untappd works only via the mobile site ( on devices running BlackBerry OS6. Sadly only the WebKit browser can handle the mobile site...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available from Bell

Bell has become the next Canadian carrier to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Earlier this week we saw both Rogers and Telus get ahead of the game, and next week T-Mobile will be following in the US. The Bell version sports the same specs as all the others including a 5MP camera, BlackBerry OS 6 and a full QWERTY keyboard. You can pick one up for $474 on a 1 year term, $449 2 year, $124 3...

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BeejiveIM 2.1 Beta for BlackBerry now available

The folks at Beejive have just tweaked some things and released Beejive Beta 2.1 (build 16) for BlackBerry. Beejive incorporates all your favorite IM apps including AIM, GTalk, Yahoo!, Facebook and more. The all-in-one client has long been a favorite of heavy IMers. The new beta includes support for OS6, updated chat scrolling as well as updated notifications and alerts. So if you're a Beejive...

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SystemDash by Mobato updated to v2.1.0 - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6!

SystemDash is an all-in-one utility app by Mobato Ltd, designed for all of you out there that like to keep a close eye on device memory and other data about how your BlackBerry is running. It includes a number of sought after features such as a memory booster, battery level alerts, storage and device information, all wrapped into one application. SystemDash has been around for a few months,...

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Sprint releases official OS for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour 9630 owners we've not forgotten about you, nor has Sprint. OS has gone official for your device and can now be downloaded direct from the Sprint BlackBerry download page or via OTA. We've known for a while now the update set to arrive. But no that it is here; you might as well grab the download and get updated. Click Here To Download The Official OS For The...

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Best Buy offers up BlackBerry Curve 3G's for a buck!

If you're in the market for a brand new BlackBerry Curve 3G then you might want to hit up Best Buy (US) this weekend (November 12th and 13th). Their current pre Christmas sale that is going on now has all carriers BlackBerry Curve 3G offerings reduced to $1. That is of course, with a new 2 year contract from whatever carrier it is that you decide to roll with. Either way, still a good deal if...

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ShortcutMe updated to version 5.0

ShortcutMe is no stranger to the CrackBerry blogs. I had the opportunity to review the application over a year ago and I’ve continued to be impressed with each new version release. In a nut shell, ShortcutMe takes the idea of convenience keys to the extreme – allowing you to access multiple apps, browser bookmarks, reach out and call/email/SMS or Pin someone directly, and more. ShortcutMe...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

Contest: Charge your device in style with a BlackBerry Charging Pod. Leave a comment to win! By far one of my all time favorite accessories, and what I would state is a "must have" for any device, is the BlackBerry Charging Pod. This cute little guy serves as a resting place for your device on your desk, nightstand or wherever you need to put it down. It not only holds your BlackBerry, but it...

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Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups

Sun Life Financial has become the first major corporation to announce that they'll be using RIMs upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook in the field. The Canadian insurance company stated that it hopes to bring the PlayBook in for employee use during group retirement sign-up events. Traditionally comapny employees attend enrollment sessions put on by Sun Life, leave with forms and instructions, yet they...

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We get a lot of news items sent in on the CrackBerry tips line each week, but yesterday we received one that was more of an essay than a tip. Sent it anonymously, it's the story of a BlackBerry user gone Android gone BlackBerry again. We see threads like this popup in the CrackBerry forums too, but this particular story really made me think about my Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs theory so...

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Using your camera on BlackBerry OS 6

Capable of capturing both still and video images, your phone is truly many devices in one. There are really quite a few features of the native BlackBerry camera, and with OS 6 things really start to shine. With multiple shooting modes and loads of new options, you can do much more with your BlackBerry camera now than in the past. While this walkthrough can't tell you how to take great pictures...

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SugarSync ups the ante; offers 5GB free online storage instead of 2GB

For the cloud storage lover, SugarSync has upgraded its free offering up to 5GB from the previous 2GB, giving users more freedom utilizing their online storage quota. Over the next day, users on existing 2GB plans will automatically be upgraded to 5GB (requires no action from the user). Laura Yecies, SugarSync CEO, said that statistics show how people's storage needs every two years. "We...

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All Calx Design themes now available for just $0.99

David let me know that he has dropped the price on all of his themes to just $0.99. Originally priced at $4.99, you can now save a ton on some amazing themes with this price drop. Choose from best sellers like Mord, Pod and DarkRoom. Coming later this month will be some new themes from Calx Design as well as some revised versions of the currently available themes. These are all available for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Update: I had the wrong video embeded originally but it's good to go now - sorry I'm out of whack since the honeymoon ;)  The BlackBerry Style 9670 is the latest addition to RIMs extensive lineup and here we have the official commercial for your viewing pleasure. Not much is shown off that we don't already know, but it's still cool to get a look...

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According to Bloomberg RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Playbook tablet will be available (at least in one model) for under $500. The device is rumored to land in North America sometime early next year in multiple versions including an 8gb, 16gb and 32gb models. At the time of the press announcement, RIM also made it clear that 3G/4G versions would be available at some point too (hopefully sooner...

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