Google Apps Connector v3.0 - Now supporting BES Express

Are you a Google Apps Connector user? If so, you'll be pleased as punch to know that Google has updated Google Apps Connector to version 3.0. With the update in versions comes a lot of needed additions as well. One of the key updates was the addition of BESX. Although, the full list has many others:

  • Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.2.
  • Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express.
  • Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2.
  • Improved Dynamic GAL synchronization.
  • Improvements to some calendar synchronization components to provide enhanced robustness and accuracy.

Kind of curious as to how many SMB's out there actually make use of BESX and Google Apps Connector. With the two now working together, it makes it rather easy to deploy a BES environment for a fraction of the cost. If you're making use of these services, please free to leave us some comments on how it's working out for you.

Source: BerryReview

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MobileQs Trivia Game updated, now with over 12,000 questions - 100 copies to be won!

MobileQs Trivia game, the #1 trivia game for BlackBerry, has been updated yet again, adding more expansion packs and many more questions. Categories now include Arts & Leisure, Sports, and World & Work. MobileQs now has over 30 expansion packs for sale, with a wide variety of topics. From movies, TV, music from each decade, baseball, football, stocks, and technology, there is sure to be a few packs that fit your interests. They also have an expansion pack that includes 1100 random questions.

MobileQs is available for all devices running OS 4.5 and up (including BlackBerry 6 for the Torch 9800) for $1.98 at the CrackBerry App Store. Most expansion packs are for sale for $0.99.

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Gotta love school these days! Especially when for a marketing class project the task is to make a spoof video, toss it on youtube, and get graded on how many views the video gets! Straight from our CrackBerry forums, member tuffy_82 decided to do up a spoof commercial for his beloved BlackBerry Torch 9800. Funny. Check out the video above and watch it knowing you're helping a student get a good grade.

I gotta say though... I reallly love the optical trackpad that's now standard on BlackBerry phones, but every now and then I do miss my sticky balls. :)

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.333 For The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.333 For The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

No, it's not for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Sorry, had to get that out of the way. Now, all you BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 owners out there, if you've been looking for another BlackBerry 6 upgrade for you device you'll wanna check this one out. Of course, the usuals are in effect here. Back up your data before you load this baby up and be sure to let us know in the comments how it's working out for ya.

*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 you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the process of upgrading and downgrading your device software. It is quite normal during operating system development for certain features to be crippled or disabled while others are tested, and these beta builds often reflect that. They are not always better. Depending on your BlackBerry comfort level, it may be best for you to wait for community feedback on a build before deciding to download and install for yourself or simply wait for the next official release. If you require support, you will find it in our CrackBerry forums via our extremely knowledgeable community base - do not contact your carrier or RIM for Beta OS technical support (their first course of action will be to advise you to downgrade to a supported OS). *

Source: BBLeaks
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The last time we saw a red BlackBerry Bold 9780 it was up on Craigslist for sale. At the time, questions were raised about wheter or not it was even really a red BlackBerry Bold 9780 but rather just some OEM parts attached to a original BlackBerry Bold 9780. This time around, we got a video of a red BlackBerry Bold 9780 being shown off for it's memory usage. And well, we're kind of up in the air about the device. It appears to be a pre release red version but, then again so did the other. You guys can decide if this one is legit or not. However, don't be surprised if a polished, sexy red BlackBerry Bold 9780 shows up available in stores soon.

Source: ZonaBlackBerry

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Foursquare v1.9.9 now available in BlackBerry App World

Just in case you all missed it during the Halloween rush, Foursquare has released a minor update to their last update. v1.9.9 is now available for download and while no significant changes have been put into play here, the update will address some bugs found in v1.9.8 which mainly revolved around battery life and push notifications. Be sure to grab the latest update if you haven't already.

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BlackBerry 6 Poll: Do you use the new 'navigation bar' to move between homescreen views (All, Favorites, Media, etc.)??

a. the Navigation Bar moves you between Views Do you use the navigation bar on the BlackBerry 6 homescreen to move between views (All, Favorites, Media, Frequently Used, Downloads)??survey software

Ever hear that saying Less is More? With BlackBerry 6, RIM packed a lot more features and functions into the maturing BlackBerry operating system (check out our BlackBerry 6 Review for an exhaustive breakdown of everything new). While I'd argue most of the changes and new features are for the greater good, such as Universal Search which I absolutely LOVE, one of the more prominent changes I still have mixed feelings about is the new Navigation Bar on the homescreen which allows you to toggle between views (or panes) to see different groups applications and shortcuts. The default views in BlackBerry 6 are All, Favorites, Media, Frequently Used and Downloads. With the pre-BlackBerry 6 operating system, you essentially just had All

For me personally, I've always been a fan of simple themes. So even on OS 5, where I could download a number of third party themes that offered more functionality and "swoopiness" (to quote Adam) than the standard Precision Zen theme, I'd tend to stick to the default theme as it was simple. I never wasted time looking for things and once I re-arranged my icons on the homescreen to my liking, I always knew where everything was. In comparison, I find navigating the homescreen icons in BB6 to be a bit of an unwieldy experience. I typically stay on the All or Favorites view, but often times find myself unintentionally moving into another view, which then makes it tricky to find what i want to open and takes time to do - the end result being I use Universal Search to find less frequently used apps instead of launching them directly by navigating to them. 

I do like the concept of having views, but I guess I wish they were customizable. If I could remove a few views and re-label them to improve the efficiency of the homescreen experience, I think I would be in love with it. But maybe that's just me... hence this poll! Take your vote above and let us know where you weigh in on the new homescreen view experience in BlackBerry 6, and sound off in the comments with your likes, dislikes and suggestions.

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BlackBerry theme roundup for November 1, 2010 - 25 copies of Elite by WJD Designs up for grabs!

Contest: Win 1 of 25 free copies of Elite by WJD Designs!

October is behind us and the end of the year is quickly approaching. Where has 2010 gone? Looking back at the year, we have seen a lot of great themes in the roundups and in the forums. I think we've done a good job of giving you a wide sample of what's available in the forums and in the store, and maybe given some of you the spark to create your own. We always say at the end, don't forget to send in your creations, or tip us off to what themes you've found that you love. I'm saying it now because I think it's important. Let us know what you want to see more of! Send your themes in to [email protected], and we'll do our best to get them in the roundups. 

Now, on to the themes. Don't forget to read to the end of the post for the contest! See you all next week.

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Contest Winners - Quadra, SimpleBB, RemindMe, and Elegance!

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 sitesupport(at)crackberry.com and we'll be sure to get you taken care of. Please be patient as some emails may take longer than others to arrive. Hit the jump for the full list - congrats to all the winners!

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 31 Oct 2010

Spooky Sound Machine for BlackBerry

Spooky Sound Machine for BlackBerry

Today is Halloween and this app is a perfect last minute purchase for the occasion. Spooky Sound Machine by mobivention is a collection of scary sounds you can play to creep out your kids or your friends or your kids' friends. It's just $0.99 in BlackBerry App World and is available for most devices (Torch not included in that list, sorry folks) and in all countries. So if you enjoy playing little spooky pranks on unsuspecting people, you may enjoy this app. Don't forget to check out Ryan's CrackBerry guide to Halloween apps from a few days ago if you haven't already. I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!!! October 31st is here, and in addition to all the trick of treating that will be taking place today it also means that the BlackBerry Style from Sprint is now on sale! We called around to a few Sprint stores yesterday and it looks like most have it in stock and ready to buy TODAY. If you're getting one, drop us a comment and be sure to let us know how it goes and what your first impressions are.

You can check out my video first impressions and overview video of the Style above. My full review will be coming this week. I've actually been rocking the Style all weekend in Las Vegas (been getting a few weird glances though - maybe I should have grabbed the Steel Grey one instead of Royal Purple) but all in all have been really liking the phone. BlackBerry 6 is snappy on it, the camera has been taking good photos and the battery has been getting me through the day ok. If you're a flip phone fan the Style is a no brainer -- especially at Sprint's attractive $99/2year contract pricing -- and I could even see some non-flip phone fans getting won over by it too. It's a nice little addition to the BlackBerry lineup. 

If you're looking for more info on the Style, check out the press release here and head to your local Sprint store!

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RIM sponsors BBM Lounge 3.0 last week in LA

RIM sponsors BBM Lounge 3.0 last week in LA
The BBM Lounge was in full swing last week when Xomad hosted Mark Salling's record release party in LA. Mark plays Puck on Glee and I'm pretty jealous I didn't get to attend the BlackBerry sponsored event, as I am a huge Glee fan, and obviously love my BlackBerry. The night was packed with music, food, and fun as Mark Salling performed songs from his debut album Pipe Dreams and guests used their BlackBerry smartphones to order hors d'oeuvres and themed cocktails like the BlackBerry Lemonade. Everyone knows BlackBerry batteries never last as long as you want or need them to, so if you were in attendance and your battery was running low, you could scan a barcode and a BBMe concierge would deliver you a fresh one. I need that in my daily life!

Judging by the pictures, it looks like everyone had a great time at The BBM Lounge 3.0.  And seriously, how cool to attend a party where having your BlackBerry out all night isn't frowned upon, but instead encouraged! BlackBerry Messenger is one of the best features of BlackBerry, in my opinion, and events like this truly showcase how much functionality and potential BBM has.

There were a ton of celebrity attendees as well and you can check out the full list and more pictures after the jump.

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Shazam - Updated for BlackBerry Torch 9800 compatibility

Shazam, the music discovery application for BlackBerry was updated yesterday. Shazam users who are also BlackBerry Torch users will now find the application available to them via BlackBerry App World. Shazam and Shazam Encore, their premium service were both updated to ensure compatibility with the BlackBerry Torch as well, fix some issues that were reported on other BlackBerry devices. If you're a Shazam fan, be sure to grab the latest update.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G shows up in WIND Mobile inventory system

The other day we made mention of the fact the BlackBerry Curve 3G OS had shown up on the WIND Mobile site, despite the fact the carrier having never released the device. That of course, led us to think the BlackBerry Curve 3G would be arriving at some point on the Canadian carrier. Now, even more proof has shown up in the form of a inventory shot from the WIND Mobile internal systems. The BlackBerry Curve 3G has two slots in the inventory. Presumably, for different colored devices upon release. Still no date or pricing yet but it's another BlackBerry device added to the WIND Mobile lineup for users to choose from.

Source: BGR

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BlackBerry 101 user guide for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 now available for viewing
 

Research in Motion continues to gear up for the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9780. A couple of days ago, the BlackBerry manufacturer released its demo of the soon-to-be-available Bold 9780. The 9780 will be the first Bold to sport OS6 right out of the box. Dummy units have begun to arrive in stores and the new Bold arrives at T-Mobile on November 17th.

Folks who want to get a feel for their future smartphone - or those who just want to see how OS6 will work on a Bold - should head over to the BlackBerry demos at RIM’s website. Since this is a demo and not a simulator, you won’t get to play around with the OS. But when it comes time to open up that box and start using your shiny new BlackBerry Bold 9780, you’ll be ready. Armed with the knowledge of how to set up and use your new device and raring to go.

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Verizon adds two new BlackBerry Bold 9650 SKU's - BlackBerry 6 preloaded devices?!

There is no doubt that Verizon's preperations for a BlackBerry 6 for numerous devices is well underway. BlackBerry applications are randomly being updated, users are reporting some strange things happening with their PTT (push to talk) modules and well, we've already got a BlackBerry 6 leak for the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G anyways.

The most recent nod to the fact that launch is close could be the Verizon rebate forms which have mysteriously added two new SKU's for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. While it's not confirmation, it's speculated that the new SKU's are for the BlackBerry 6 preloaded versions of the BlackBerry Bold 9650. Just release it already, it's not like it's a huge secret any more Verizon. Your network already has many users running it.

Source: Engadget

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 29th, 2010! Win 1 of 25 copies of Iconify!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! Finally….finally the BlackBerry 9780 was announced. We all saw it coming, but it’s nice to see something announced. It’s also Halloween this weekend and I expect to see a lot of Cowfolk out in the streets – you crazy candy bandits you! Remember to Trick or Treat safely; use the flash on your BlackBerry as a flashlight. Today, we announce the winners of the VQ Mileage Tracker giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of Iconify! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Fantasy Football Insider 2010 Lite, Akornsoft

In Case You Missed It: BeZombied Free, NHL GameCenter 2010

New This Week: ControlExtra-PowerPoint Edition, unit converter, iBlockerPro

Cool at BlackBerry App World: 90210

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 25 copies of 90210

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