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BlackBerry Storm 2 Hands-On!

BlackBerry Storm 2 Hands-On!

SWEEET!!!! Engadget got their hands on a BlackBerry Storm 2 ("Odin") and has given it a great unofficial first hands-on look. You can click the image above to jump over for lots of photos, a video and some initial impressions. The unit they have isn't quite fully functional (apparently the first batch of Storm 2s floating in the wild are running the Storm 1 OS so the display isn't registering input so well, hence it won't let them click OK to the user agreement and they can't get into the OS), but they still do a great job going over some of the things we can expect in this next-generation touchscreen from RIM.

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Dog or Cat Lover? This is the BlackBerry Theme for You!

Our friends at Bplay just released two new themes which are sure to be a big hit among the animal loving crowd. The Cats theme and Dogs theme both feature 15 wallpapers that automatically rotate every 15 minutes through various pictures of of top breed cats and dogs. With these themes, whenever you reach for your BlackBerry you'll have a different feline or canine companion looking back to you that'll make you say Awwwww.

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Warning: This Picture May Make You Drool.... Tour 9630s!

A picture that is worth a thousand words.... aren't they beautiful?! If you haven't read our BlackBerry Tour 9630 review yet, be sure to check out Part I and Part II.

Man oh man I can't wait for this device to get released. Yeah, I *wish* it had WiFi and the optical trackpad that the Curve 8520 features (wouldn't it be sweet if they added it in last minute?!), but regardless it is definitely going to be a hit with the CDMA carriers out there. When the Storm 9530 went on sale, there were lineups at Verizon stores across the USA. Think we'll see the same excitement for the Tour? Anybody reading this planning to stand in line to grab one on day one?

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Good Times with Babe Blocks for BlackBerry

Last week it was Sexy Dice. This week it's Babe Blocks. Am I sensing a trend here? Not available for the BlackBerry Storm just yet, this fun little game is ready to rock (err.. block?!!) for the BlackBerry Pearl and Curve and is a solid time waster.

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PhoneFace Updated - Now Better Search Integration!

One of my favorite apps for my BlackBerry was updated recently, PhoneFace, which now includes a more extensive search function where you can start typing a contact's name and it will start to automatically bring up the listing of all your contacts which allows for faster location of the contact you are trying to reach out to.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Appears on AT&Ts Website

That didn't take long. After their announcement earlier today stating that it would be available in stores this Friday, the AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900 is already up on AT&T's website. You can click the image above to learn more, and follow the links below to read some of CrackBerry.com's past reviews on the 8900. Hard to believe how long it took for AT&T to get this rolled out... it's actually 8 months to the day that we brought you our first hands-on look at the 8900... Crazy.

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Review: QuickLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones

Last month, we had a look at an application called Intelliberry. While it failed to make me any smarter, I did find myself accessing contacts, files and applications in an arguably smarter way. Some may disagree, but there are users and abusers out there who, despite the amazing, personalized organizational options that your BlackBerry device allows, look to be more efficient (or lazy as some have pointed out). I find this type of application beneficial, especially to the less experienced owners, who may find themselves forgetful or overwhelmed.

Of course, it's always good to have options. One option is BBSmart Shortcuts, which was also previously reviewed. Another option available is the aptly named QuickLaunch. The name QuickLaunch has been mentioned a few times in the blogs since the beginning of 2009, so you may not be a stranger to it.

For BlackBerry Storm users, it was the first app to really be optimized to allow you to get more out of the device, and in recent months has been expanded to support non-touch device models. The application allows you to access sites, applications, contacts and more from any screen, any application, you might be on. Your convenience keys never had the opportunity to wield such power and control before. Lets read on and see why this mashup of features, including a different take on Switching Applications and Searches, has made it to the CrackBerry App Store's best seller list!

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AT&T Launching BlackBerry Curve 8900 May 22nd

AT&T Launching BlackBerry Curve 8900 May 22nd

* Update: No more rumors... AT&T has announced the Curve 8900 will come to stores this Friday, May 22nd, for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new agreement. Visit wireless.att.com to watch for it. *

The boys over at BlackBerry News have gotten some information from a reliable source on the long awaited AT&T release of the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Chances are by now most of you have already gone ahead and gotten the device by other means and had it unlocked but those of you who were holding out for the subsidized price shouldn't have to wait THAT much longer.

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BrightKite Alpha For BlackBerry Now Available

BrightKite Alpha For BlackBerry Now Available

You either know it or you don't, but BrightKite is one of those networks that some people have ignored and its avid users swear by. For those that have not yet heard of it, BrightKite is a location based social network that connects you with friends in real time. We got word from forums member captcrackberry that an alpha verison of a new BrightKite app has been released. The application lets you easily check in, view mentions, post notes, comments and more. Currently only in alpha 0.1.2, the developers assure that more features are in store soon. You can check out BrightKite Alpha for BlackBerry at http://brightkite.com/people/blackberryapp or head to http://bbhn.mobi/ on your device to download OTA. 

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Leaked: OS 4.7.0.148 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Ahh, that time again folks. Get your Desktop Manager loaded up and USB cables plugged in.... it's time for another leaked Storm OS upgrade. As always, be sure to make note of the warning below and review the forums threads indicated below for full details. Big ups to DonNguyen for posting this one up in the forums!

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Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

Login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment to this blog post for your chance to possibly win a BlackBerry Storm 2. Full Contest Details Below!

There's lots of buzz around the interwebs today that the BlackBerry Storm 2 could be hitting store shelves much sooner than most of us would think, with rumors suggesting a release as early as before the end of this month or sometime in June. As much as I would LOVE for this to pan out to be true, my CrackBerry gut says we'll all have to wait a little longer than that to get our hands on a store-purchased model.

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Audible Now Compatible with BlackBerry Smartphones

An email just came in on the good 'ole CrackBerry tip line (thanks Ben!) letting us know that Audible is now optimized for use with BlackBerry smartphones. Here's the email they sent out to subscribers today:

Listeners, we've listened to you and we have an announcement:

Audible is now fully compatible in every way with your BlackBerry smartphone.

Our new wireless application, Audible for BlackBerry, provides the complete Audible experience, right on your BlackBerry:

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Skype Announces Closed Beta For Blackberry Users

 

It's not much, but it's a good start.  According to the Skype Community Forum, a closed beta is in full swing.  The details are near non-existent, but it's definitely a good sign that Skype for BlackBerry will be available at some point in the (hopefully near) future.  It looks like all the spots are full for now, so if you didn't already sign up then unfortunately you're out of luck for the time being. 

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IM+ Beta / Contest!

IM+ Beta / Contest!

Leave a comment to this post letting us know the Instant Messaging client(s) you use for your chance to win a FREE copy of IM+. 30 FREE Copies to be Won!!

During the first few days of WES 2009 the folks from Shape Services launched their latest version of IM+. IM+ for those who may not know is an all in one messaging client with some great features that extend well beyond just the instant messaging world offering not only discounts on long distance SMS but also including some great translation tools as well.

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Yahoo! Mobile Beta BlackBerry App Dead

Yahoo! Mobile Beta BlackBerry App Dead

Yahoo has made a weird decision regarding their mobile application, pretty much two and a half months after their big announcement of its existence. At this time Yahoo! Mobile (which is basically a revamped version of Yahoo! Go) will not be seeing a launch on BlackBerry devices or any other smartphone for that matter. The following email was sent to users who had signed up to be notified when it was set to be available.

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Seidio Innocase 360 Initial Impressions

It's been a while since we've had a community review from CrackBerry member JReel, but he's back today with a first look at the Seidio Innocase 360. I had my first look at this case back at CTIA in April and liked the concept. Be sure to watch the video above for a solid overview. ShopCrackBerry is already shipping the Innocase 360 for the Curve 8900 and should have it in stock for the Bold soon. You can follow the links below to learn more. 

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US Cellular Offering Battery Swaps For Free

US Cellular Offering Battery Swaps For Free

A rather interesting service is being offered up to US Cellular customers - something that stands out to me as well I'm sure to others as being a sign of great customer service. US Cellular has announced that if you purchased your device in the last 18 months and you happen to be suffering from a dead battery while on the go, you can swing by any US Cellular shop and swap your dead one for a freshly charged one right then and there. This awesome service starts today at US Cellular locations and here is what they had to say about it:

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When we dropped word of SmrtGuard in the CrackBerry blogs back in March, thousands of CrackBerry readers signed up to give it a go via their public beta. With such a huge response, it was nice to meet up with the team behind SmrtGuard at WES 2009 and learn first hand more about their solution and to witness some of the behind the scenes excitement that has been going on in their world. At WES, SmrtGuard signed an exclusive deal with carrier Indosat for distribution of the SmrtGuard solution in Indonesia (read press release). I actually attended the contract signing ceremony where I learned a ton about the massive growth of BlackBerry in Indonesia (I'll be following up with a dedicated post on that soon).

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Stitcher Launched In App World

Stitcher Launched In App World

An interesting app popped up in BlackBerry App World the other day. Stitcher from what I can gather is a nice media/podcast player. It is currently available for AT&T and T-Mobile customers on either BlackBerry Bold or Curve devices (with a definite yes from the company that other devices will indeed be supported soon).

Features:

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Do You Want RIM To Develop A Twitter App?

Do You Want RIM To Develop A Twitter App?
RIM has done quite well with some of its internal applications as of late. Sure they kind of screwed delayed the launch of Facebook 1.5 but now that is here and all the bugs have for the most part been worked out, most users seem overall happy with the application. They have also done a great job with the IM clients. Albeit not perfect solutions all around, lets be honest, some of the RIM in-house bulit applications are among the best ones out there, as until just recently they had an unfair advantage with keeping their API's internal.

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