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RIM Security Chief Speaks About Smartphone Attacks

In an article posted by Reuters, Scott Totzke, RIM's vice-president of BlackBerry security speaks about the security of smartphones these days making some bold, but reasonable statements about where we could end up if we are not careful. Totzke, along with Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer at Flexilis shared issues and concerns for the smartphone market both agreeing that users need...

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Recently DreamTheme launched 20 new personalization products across 3 new app categories. This week they have just released a new ringtone bundle called Dancify. The Dancify DreamTones app is a small app you install that gives you access to over 20 professionally recorded vibes you can then save as a ringtone. The DreamTones packs actually are composed of 7 or 8 tracks, with segments of...

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Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520!

We saw OS leak last week for the Bold 9000 and Curve 8900. This time it's the BlackBerry Curve 8520 that's getting some love. I can't wait for 5.0 to roll out officially for more devices.... it'll be happy times for many a BlackBerry user out there. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If...

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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Release Date Approaching!

We've seen that Verizon is planning on pushing the BlackBerry Curve 8530 out the door on November 20th according to the press release they put out a little while back now. The pricing for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 will be set at $99 after the $100 MIR and the above picture highlights some of the devices best features. We've had the chance to go hands on with the BlackBerry Curve 8530...

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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is finally available from T-Mobile, and as promised we teamed up with BlackBerry Emporium to give one lucky member an unlocked T-Mobile device. We had tons of entries in this one, and the member walking away with a new device is kronosx1. Huge thanks to BlackBerry Emporium for providing the device for this contest. If you didn't win, keep it locked here as always since...

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS Available For Download

With the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on AT&T for business customers RIM has finally posted the OS download for the device. AT&T is lagging behind in OS versions at this point, considering Rogers launched with OS and T-Mobile launched with OS and we already know RIM is well ahead of that as well with current OS sitting at or higher. In any event, if...

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Rove Mobile Admin Basics Contest Winners

We try our best to throw the Enterprise users some love when we can, and with our Rove Mobile contest we had 5 free Mobile Admin Basics licenses to give away. The winners were posted in the comments on the original post, but in case you missed it, here is a recap of the 5 winners. If you were one of the lucky ones and haven't received and email from Rove, contact roveit(at) to...

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FileScout for BlackBerry Version Released!

Fresh from being a finalist in the BlackBerry Developers Challenge, FileScout for BlackBerry has just been realeased and is now available for all to download. Matthias, the developer behind FileScout is always looking for ways to improve FileScout for the end user and is always open to suggestions for for making it better. This time around some nice changes have been implemented so be sure to...

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Any football fans out there? Of course there is. Need an application to help keep you keep up to date with all the football news? Of course you do. Handmark has teamed up with the National Football Post to bring you all the pro football news you can handle right on your BlackBerry Smartphone. The list of features is a must have for football fans: NFL Hot News and Rumors Columns from Michael...

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Contests! I don't know what else to say this week. We tried to sneak in as many as we could while we ran around the Developers Conference last week. We had some great themes and apps as well as some unlock codes to spread around. Overall a good variety this week, and as always if you didn't win this time, don't give up hope as more contests are on the way. Congrats to all the winners!...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Arriving in AT&T Stores

It looks like some AT&T stores have already started receiving Bold 9700 units. The device is already available for business customers, and should be widely available on November 22nd. The Bold 9700 is one of the most anticipated devices to date, and in the words of Ferris Bueller "If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up". If you haven't already grabbed one up from T-Mobile...

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Colorbeat Game for BlackBerry Smartphones

I came across this game this morning, and after playing for way too long I have to say it is overly addicting. Colorbeat is a crazy Brickbreaker/Bejweled/Snood mix where you try to elimate the line of balls on the top of the screen. The catch is that the "bouncing" ball swaps colors with a ball it comes in contact with, making it harder to know what will happen. The balls build up and move...

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Review: Urbanspoon for BlackBerry Smartphones

Where I used to live, the choices for dining were slim. It’s not always a bad thing; every Monday night was wing night at our favourite hang out. Since I moved to the West Coast, there’s almost too many to choose from!  Part of me wants to stick to familiar places, another part says to venture out and see what else is out there, still another part says to stop going out so much and save the...

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BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service Down!

Reports are flowing in, users are frantic. Yes, BlackBerry Internet Service is unexpectedly down across the board. What was initially thought as just as a North American outage has proven to be more widespread. Hang tight folks, we'll let ya know more when we know more. Until then, check out the CrackBerry forums and seek counsel from your peers if this is your first BIS outage. ;) Visit the...

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Today Only: 50% Off All Toysoft BlackBerry Apps

Danny let me know that he is running a one day sale on all his applications and games. The sale runs through Midnight tonight and is for all of the great Toysoft apps. You can choose from games like SeaBattle, GoFish and Ballz or apps like Location Profiler, PictureDial or NotNow. All of the apps are 50% all day. You will have to purchase them from the CrackBerry App Store and use the coupon...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Going through the leftover footage we grabbed during the BlackBerry Developer Conference last week in San Francisco, I stumbled upon the above clip I recorded in the hallways of the conference area. It's pretty geeky cool - RIM had a flat screen set up with what I dubbed the "BlackBerry Matrix."  The monitor showed the logos for apps being...

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AT&T Announces The BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

While all of the hype has been on the Bold 9700, we seemed to forget that the Curve 85xx series was heading to carriers as well. Both Verizon and Sprint will be getting the Curve 8530, and today AT&T announced the 8520 will be available "in the coming weeks". The latest device to the AT&T lineup holds the same specs as its siblings and will carry a $99.99 pricetag (after mail-in rebate...

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AT&T is finally rolling out the BlackBerry Bold 9700 today. Only caveat at this time is that it's currently only available to business customers. The forums are filling up with users stating they have gotten emails from their business account reps announcing the availability. The device is now also showing up on their Premiere site for ordering. If you have a consumer account, the wait...

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T-Mobile Offering Free Visual Voicemail

Picked up a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile today? Make sure you activate your free visual voicemail services via the My T-Mobile website. Other savvy BlackBerry users have also found out that when logging into the site, if you have an older BlackBerry that has an OS on it that supports visual voicemail (Some leaked 4.6 and OS 5.0 versions), you too can activate the services....

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Celebrity BlackBerry Sighting: Homer Simpson Rockin' A BlackBerry 7230

Ok, so maybe it's not really a celebrity BlackBerry sighting in the traditional sense, but it is a sure sign that BlackBerry Smartphones have gone mainstream, now even reaching that little 'ole famous town called Springfield. Last night on the Simpsons, Homer was spotted using a BlackBerry 7230 (or is that a 7290?!) after having been given a new position at work. I guess enterprises in cartoon...

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