MLB.com At Bat 2010 Now Available for BlackBerry Storm

Here's one for the books - the MLB.com At Bat 2010 is now available, but it appears that its only for the Storm. A pleasant turn of events for Storm users, we QWERTY carriers are seemingly out of luck on this one (its odd to see the situation swapped and have an app that IS available for the Storm, and not for anyone else). I'm a huge baseball fan and was waiting for this app to drop, and even at the crazy $14.99 price point, I was gearing up to install it on my 9700. Storm owners can check out the full app which allows you to listen to live games, view box scores & stats, check out highlights, news and more. In my opinion a must have for any baseball fan. Head over to BlackBerry App World for more.

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Official OS 5.0.0.509 For The BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8900 And Bold 9000 From WIND Hellas

Having just leaked the other day, OS 5.0.0.509 has just gone official for both the BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8900 and the BlackBerry Bold 9000. You can grab both via the WIND Hellas BlackBerry download page and get started on your upgrade if you passed over the leaked versions. If you are looking to see what changes came with the OS, you can find a list in the CrackBerry forums compiled from users.

Download OS 5.0.0.509 For The 8520, 8900 Curve Or Bold 9000 From WIND Hellas

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BlackBerry Slider Rumors Update and Roundup (PS. It Is Not Storm3 - More Likely is a Bold)

* Update - If you're looking for a little more proof that the 9700a is the Slider and that OS 6.0 exists, be sure to check out this 9700a UAProf document we found hosted on the BlackBerry.net website. It shows that the resolution is 360x480 (not 480x360 as in the 9700 -- see 9700 UAProf --... thus a slider portrait orientation) and shows that 6.0 is present. It also confirms WiFi b / g and n which we heard about last week from BGR. *

Call me a CrackBerry Addict but last night's leaked photos of a BlackBerry Slider device had me too excited to sleep. Big leaks like this historically get followed by a flood of info into the good 'ole CrackBerry tipline, so between what we knew in the past, what has surfaced recently (BGR posted some details last week) and what's come in that we trust since the photos went live, I figured I'd walk through some Rumor Q&A to set the record straight to the best of our knowledge at this time. Let's get it on!

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Review: BluePack S3 Portable Power Solution

Review: BluePack S3 Portable Power Solution

Power. For those of us who love and rely on our BlackBerry Smartphones, it's like air. Without a charged battery in our devices, we feel naked, unconnected. For some of us, the solution is an extended battery for longer life. Others prefer to carry around spare batteries, ready to swap a fresh one in when the current one gets low. I am out and about constantly, and not always near a charger, so portable solutions have become a bit of an obsession for me. I came across the BluePack S3 in my search, and came away thoroughly impressed. Read on after the jump for a full review.

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Windows 7 Ultimate Theme - 15% of Sales Donated to Help Haiti

Windows 7 Ultimate theme by VSMThemes was recently updated to support OS 5. They have decided to join in the Haiti relief effort and donate a portion of all proceeds brought in with this theme. 15% of all sales from now until May 14th will go directly to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake via The American Red Cross. The theme itself is a windows replica, from its icons and wallpaper to the familiar Windows start menu. Purchasing this theme would be a great way to dress up your BlackBerry while contributing to help the victims of the terrible disaster. It is available for most devices running OS 4.5 and up, on sale for $3.49 until March 14th. 

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win a Schlage LiNK Starter Kit and 3 Months Free Service!

Man I love Birthday Week at CrackBerry.com. The contests just keep coming and the site is a buzz'n. It almost makes getting older feel like a good thing.

Our next item up for grabs is provided by our friends at Schlage who are going to set one lucky winner up with a Schlage LiNK Starter Bundle (your choice of deadbolt or lever, as well as a Schlage Wired Camera and Trane Remote Energy Management Thermostat) and three months of free service. In case you missed our Schlage LiNK Review, the Coles Notes on it is that it allows you to lock/unlock the door to your home right from your BlackBerry as well as control your themostat and take care of security! Definitely awesome.

For your chance to win, just leave a single comment to this blog post. And to learn more about the Schlage LiNK Home Automation System, jump on over to link.schlage.com.  Good luck!

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX) Installation Video Now Online
If you are looking for more details on BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express you may want to check out the new installation video Research In Motion has posted. It does a complete walkthrough of the process and outlines all the required items to make the process simple as possible. Certainly useful if you are planning on deploying BESX.
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VQ Mileage Tracker  VQ Mileage Tracker

If you travel a lot and are always on the road, you know what a pain it can be to have to keep track of trip mileage, times and dates. Well VQ Mileage Tracker hopes to solve all your problems by automatically gathering the most needed information. The app uses device GPS along with built-in Bluetooth (or a Bluetooth car charger) in your vehicle to determine when you start and end a trip. VQ Mileage Tracker will gather all of the information for your expense reports, including date and time, distance of the trip and even the destination address. One click lets you generate a report and email it off.

"Most existing mileage tracking apps are what we call 'digital pencils', in that they require you to manually key in everything," adds Korn. "VQ Mileage Tracker does all of this for the user. It automatically notes the date and time, how far you drove, and the address you drove to every time you drive your car, then emails you all this information when you're ready to submit an expense report." 

VQ Mileage Tracker is available at an introductory price of $6.99 and a free trial is available. For more, check out VQ Mileage Tracker in the CrackBerry App Store. Full press release after the jump.

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Tungle Looking For Beta Testers For New BlackBerry App
Tungle, the online scheduling service aimed at helping you and others manage time better is now seeking out beta testers for their BlackBerry app. As stated on their Twitter account, volunteers are to send their model and OS information to the email address noted and you just may be chosen. If you've never used Tungle before you most certainly need to have a look at it. For those out there needing a time management solution, Tungle may fill that void and soon they'll be making their way to your BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry Slider Emerges - See First Photos!

* Update: 12 Hours later... I did up a BlackBerry Slider Rumors Roundup and Update post. BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT! *

* Update 2 - For those in the comments and voting on the poll who are not fans of this vertical slider design concept, according to the emails we're receiving it's sounding more and more like the hardware in the photos is actually pretty final form and this is what RIM's first BlackBerry Slider will look like. *

* Update - Rejigged the title on this post and clarified the text below a bit (writing in too much of a rush first time around). I don't think it's a scrapped design - there is most-definitely going to be a vertical slider and this could be it.. just making the point this also could be an earlier revision of the hardware so don't judge it as a final product just yet since RIM hasn't announced anything on this yet. These pictures are a bit butch but the BlackBerry Slider should be quite sexy when it comes time for you to actually hold one in your hands :)  *

So BlackBerry fans, how are you feeling about RIM's new BlackBerry Slider design?survey

Let the fun and games begin. BBleaks have posted what appears to be the first real photos of a BlackBerry Smartphone with a vertical slider form factor similar to the Palm Pre. And it sounds like more photos and maybe a video of the device in action are on the way, so we know this isn't a photoshop.

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One of the native applications I use regularly on my BlackBerry (multiple times per day) that I've noticed for some reason many BlackBerry users either do not use or don't even know it exists is the BlackBerry Password Keeper. On newer devices you can find it by default within the Applications folder on the homescreen ribbon.

The BlackBerry Password Keeper is extremely handy and does exactly what you would think it would do... it provides a centralized location where you can store critical account information. You create one super duper master password for the BlackBerry Password Keeper and from there within the Password Keeper client you can add multiple accounts containing account/login information for the various sites/services you frequent. Be sure to watch the video for full details.

Do you use the BlackBerry Password Keeper?polling

Soooo many people in this world still either use one password for every account they have or different really, really crappy passwords (something1234 anybody??). The BlackBerry Password Keeper features a Random Password generator which makes it easy to come up with crazy passwords. And since the BlackBerry is remembering the passwords instead of your brain, you can make each different account you use feature a different crazy password. All in all, I'd say it's a good thing. 

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contest: Win a Coveroo for your BlackBerry - Ten to be Won!

I know a bunch of you out there will be excited for this CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Contest. The Coveroo is one of my favorite smartphone accessories -- making it easy to personalize and customize your device by replacing the stock battery cover with a pimped out one -- and the folks at Coveroo are giving away ten of them to lucky members of CrackBerry Nation.

Be sure to jump over to Coveroo's website to check out the ton of designs available. They cover everything from basic symbols and artistic designs to sports team logos and even tv shows. And if you can't find something you want, there is always the option to go custom. I still love the Coveroo on my Bold 9000... definitely my favorite battery door cover of all time!

Which Coveroo design would you get? To be entered to win all you need to do is leave a single comment to this blog post before midnight PST on Sunday, March 7th. Good luck!!

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Zoompass For BlackBerry Now On All TELUS Devices

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If you are a TELUS BlackBerry user you may have noticed a new application icon on your device. Now, sometimes carriers have a really bad habit of pushing a ton of stuff to our devices. In order to better educate folks about the most recent app to pop up, here is a look at Zoompass.

  • Zoompass is a convenient way to send, receive, and request money, instantly and securely, on your mobile phone.  Plus it’s FREE to register!
  • Zoompass can be used by anyone on the Bell Mobility, Rogers, and TELUS networks as well as customers of their respective affiliates including Fido, PC Mobile, Solo Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
  • Zoompass is operated by EnStream – a joint venture of Canada’s three leading carriers; Bell Mobility, Rogers and TELUS 

Zoompass is not that bad of a service. I can actually see why some folks may be interested in using it. Aside from mobile money transfer you can also use the option to get a prepaid Mastercard to use wherever Mastercard is accepted. This service is similar to the PayPal offering of Mastercards, where money is withdrawn direct from your PayPal account. Only in this case, it's your Zoompass account or bank account directly. Of course, there is fees associated to the service so keep that in mind should you decide to use it.

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Back in January we first got news of the Viper SmartStart app for BlackBerry. The app lets you control a compatible Viper system in your vehicle and allows you to start the car, turn on/off the alarm and more. The system is now available for purchase with a MSRP of $299, and works with compatible Viper, Clifford and Python systems.

"After we introduced Viper SmartStart for the iPhone, we quickly heard from our dealers and customers who carry BlackBerry devices. They are just as passionate about their choice of smartphone and they have been anxiously awaiting Viper SmartStart for BlackBerry," added Simmons. "By leveraging their smartphone user interface, Viper SmartStart introduces a whole new value proposition to customers. From operating key functions on their vehicle without using their key, to remote unlocking if a family member is locked out of their car, to the most advanced vehicle security features ever available, Viper SmartStart is truly creating a new paradigm for the future of the remote start and car security category." 
The app is working with the Storm, Curve and Bold series on release. For more information on the Viper SmartStart system, head to viper.com/smartstart. Check out the full press release after the jump.
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Tether Updated To Version 1.1.0.2

Tether Updated To Version 1.1.0.2

One of my favorite "on the go" apps was recently updated. Tether, was bumped up to version 1.1.0.2 a few days back and the changelog while small, brought some welcomed changes:

Updates:

  • Faster UI 
  • BlueTooth Selection
  • General Bug Fixes

The faster UI portion was never really that big of a deal for me as the Tether typically fired up pretty fast but some users may have found it slower then preferred. This has certainly been addressed in this release. Overall, a maintenance release to address some minor issues people were having but it's the little bugs most users may have had issues with. Tether is available as a 7 day free trial for those wishing to test out the latest version.

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Tired of Boring Wallpaper on Your Device? Try a 3D CrackBerry Wallpaper Instead!

If you're like me, you're in a constant battle with your device to find the perfect wallpaper. It seems like at least twice a day I'm running through the pictures on my phone or searching the web to find a new one to keep me happy. Well today I have a wallpaper that I'm sure will stick around on my device for a while. User brianajr88 dropped this awesome 3D design in the forums early this morning, and it even looks like some have had custom designs done up as well. The 3D logo looks great in all the different colors, but I'm still a fan of the standard orange. Head into the forums for all the download links, and thanks to brianajr88 for the awesome deisgn!

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Movies by Flixster for BlackBerry Smartphones

Movies by Flixster for BlackBerry Smartphones

Was it just me, or was the only thing you watched over the past couple of weeks the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games? The few shows that I normally watch were reruns during this time, so I didn’t miss much. Now we can look forward to the Paralympic Games. But when the Games are over and life continues on, what the heck are you going to do with your spare time? One option is to go watch a movie. Now I understand that, to those who download movies, this may be a foreign concept. Just try and keep up with me okay? Ok honestly, how many times have you been out and spontaneously decide to catch a flick? That being said, if you’re not right in front of the theater, you grab your BlackBerry to try and look up what’s playing. The information you’re looking for isn’t always easily accessible.

When this happens, you should download the Movies by Flixster application. A widely used Facebook application, Movies by Flixster, will help you get connected to what’s playing in theatres, as well as what could be playing in your home theatre. Grab some popcorn and settle in. Hopefully you didn’t get extra butter, or else you’re going to mess up your BlackBerry.

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Contest: Five 1-Year WorldMate Gold for BlackBerry Subscriptions up for Grabs!

Our next prize in the CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Birthday series of contests is sponsored by the good folks at WorldMate, who have provided us with 5 1-year subscriptions of WorldMate Gold to give away. If you're not familiar with WorldMate, it really is the ultimate must-have travel app for the BlackBerry frequent flier. And the subscription to the Gold service provides some value-added features like flight alerts, flight status, flight schedules and travel directory. Be sure to jump over to worldmate.com for lots more info.

For your chance to win a 1-year subscription to WorldMate Gold, just leave a single comment to this blog post. Contest entry closes this Sunday, March 7th at midnight PST. Good luck!

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 1st  2010 - 50 Copies of miPhone to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of miPhone to be won. Leave a comment!

Time again for us to bring you our top picks for themes to dress up your BlackBerrys. As always, we have some great themes to feature for the various devices on the market, and due to a request made in the comments last week, we scoured around to find a theme compatible with the 85xx series of devices, as they tend to get neglected. There is also a contest again this week, so hit the jump to see our picks, and get in on the contest!

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