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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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Best of SPE, 17 May 2009

Best of SPE, 17 May 2009

Each week we bring you the Best of SPE and this week is no exception. From Android to Windows Mobile and everything in between, we've got your smartphone news fix right here.

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Free Anagram Application For BlackBerry!

Free Anagram Application For BlackBerry!

While at WES we all got a look at Gwabbit, an application that scans your emails for contact information, and then gives you the option to add that information to your contacts list. The good folks over at BerryReview have spotted a similar free application called Anagram. Anagram works under the same premise as Gwabbit where it allows you too "capture" contact information as well as appointments which can be added to your calendar.

After having seen Gwabbit in action, I downloaded Anagram to test it's functionaslity as well and walked away pleased with the application.  It performs just as it claims and best of off all - it's free!!

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MySpace App Updated - More On The Way?

MySpace App Updated - More On The Way?

Here's one for all the MySpace fans out there.  As of now, MySpace is currently sitting at version 1.5.1.7 as it was recently updated. The updates don't stop there and they are seemingly just on hold for the moment. 1.5.1 is rumored to be released soon for all as it has been noted that it is now being pushed down to US Cellular devices.

Sadly, as always with RIM developed applications, there is no official change log with the update, but 1.5.1 is said to have made the application light by offering seperate downloads of language files, increased mood and friend updates (to 25) and more languages such as Brazilian & EU Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese & Russian.

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Verizon Upcoming BlackBerry Comparison Chart

The Boy Genius Report got their hands on another piece of Verizon goodness.  It's a shot of a comparison chart that shows Big Red's BlackBerry lineup.  Sadly there is no Tour or Storm 2 listed, but the Pearl Flip 8230 is pictured as "coming soon".  We're also not sure how old this is - could be a week, a month, or more.  One of BGR's sources dropped some cool notes about upcoming devices as well, like the BlackBerry Atlas which will have WiFi and launch around the release of the Tour. They also snagged some cool details about the Storm 2 screen and it's updated features.

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 034

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 034

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and video picks for the week.

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Official OS 4.6.1.231 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Seems a lot of carriers are getting faster with their official updates these days. Ok, well maybe not a lot, but some are getting out more and more updates that are actually closer in version numbers to the previously leaked versions. This time around Hutchinson has launched 4.6.1.231 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. With this being an official update you may want to have a look and see what it has to offer. 

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Blackberry Pearl Flip Coming Soon To Cellular South

This image just popped up on Cellular South's site.  Looks like they are following in the footsteps of Alltel and Virgin Mobile and will have the Pearl Flip 8230 fairly soon.  From the looks of it, they'll have the device in both black and pink. Nothing else is new device wise, but at least it's another BlackBerry option for all the Cellular South subscribers out there.

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I Love BlackBerry App Updated

I Love BlackBerry App Updated

We covered the intial launch of the I Love BlackBerry application and within that time over 10,000 BlackBerry users have downloaded and installed the incredible application and that was only within the first 24 hours of launch.

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Pops Up In Verizon's System
 

PhoneArena.com snagged this image of the BlackBerry Tour 9630 listed in Verizon's internal system.  It doesn't give us much information, but it is definitely a step in the right direction for CDMA users and it's a solid piece of "visual evidence" that the 9630 will be called the Tour, in case you were still believing otherwise. It beats the 9630 SKU that showed up in the Telus system that's for sure.  No release date just yet, but hopefully it will still be out on or around the July 13th rumor we heard last week.

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Amazon App Updated For BlackBerry Storm

Amazon App Updated For BlackBerry Storm

Not to sure how this one slid me by as it's one of the coolest applications around in my opinion. In any event, the Amazon BlackBerry application has been updated for the BlackBerry Storm and currently sits at version version number 1.0.20 so if you haven't already got the application be sure to pick it up and check out its cool features. Oh ya, while you are at it grab a copy of CrackBerry: True Tales Of BlackBerry Use And Abuse and remember to take the quiz. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy, although I'm still waiting for Kevin to autograph it for me. ;)

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 15th, 2009!

WES is over, and things are getting back to normal (well, as normal as they can get!) in CrackBerry Nation. As per usual, I've got lots of titles for you to check out this time around in the Roundup. I hope you enjoy this weeks' edition.

New This Week: Law & Order: Celebrity Betrayal, Parking Jam, Wine Enthusiast Magazine Pocket Guide to Spirits, IM and SMS Glossary, tonePad

Apps on Sale: BerryWeather, Tip Calculator, MemoryUp Professional, BerryLabyrinth, StopTilt: Disable Auto Rotation on the Storm, Bubble Wrap, Flashlight! for BlackBerry, BBtris, Kama Sutra, ColorLight, Mobile Sudoku, PhoneLog

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Shazam

Freebie of the Week: BBGPS Golf

Rumored BlackBerry App: Nine Inch Nails App for BlackBerry

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Exclusive: First Look at the BlackBerry Storm 2!!

Update - October 15th, 2009. You can now check out our full review of the Storm2! Click below.

* Original Leaked Photos Removed at RIM's Request - Click Image Above for OFFICIAL CrackBerry Storm2 Review *

* Update: MORE PHOTOS ADDED! Sooo much Storm 2 goodness it's ridiculous. *

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Wrath is the first BlackBerry app by Lone Dwarf Games and I have a feeling there's going to be a LOT of Storm owners out there who pick this one up for their device. It's an old school shooter game and it's a lot of fun. Wrath makes use of the Storm's accelerometer and the flying action is smooth. You can get power ups and different guns, kill some drones and fight some bosses. Definitely a good time waster. The options menu lets you fine tune the game play (set the tilt angle, turn on auto shoot - which I make use of in the video above, adjust sounds, etc.). I hope we see more games from these guys for all BlackBerry models! You can learn more about Wrath and pick it up for $4.99 at the link below.

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Make Sexy Time with Sexy Dice for the BlackBerry Storm

A quick glance at the two screen captures above gives you a pretty good idea of what mike240se's latest app, Sexy Dice, is all about. The app was created in response to a member request/poll that went up in the CrackBerry forums back in early March. You can learn more about this adventurous app (it's not for everyone) below:

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WES2009: Secure Phone Calls with Cellcrypt

Earlier this week we showed you Gi & Di's Mobile Security Card for secure email communication. Another attention getting BlackBerry solution that surfaced at WES 2009 was from Cellcrypt. They provide end-to-end encryption for voice calling to ensure conversations remain secure at all times.

You can watch the video above for an overview and click over to Cellcrypt's detailed explanation page for a full run down of how it works (uses an encrypted mobile protocol which runs over IP). Using CellCrypt adds a few seconds to the calling process, but if you're in an industry where secrecy is of the utmost concern, then this is definitely a solution to look into.

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Reznor Says: NIN App For BlackBerry Coming "Soon"

I'm sure many of you reading this have heard about the Nine Inch Nails application for the iPhone, be it how awesome it actually is and the amazing features it implements or quite possibly you are simply aware of it based on the very, very questionable rejection it recieved when it was first submitted to the iPhone app store but then later was approved.

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SAP and RIM Announce Integrated BlackBerry Solution

While the common consensus these days is that RIM is trying to break through in the consumer market and thus far has done very well in doing so, RIM has not forgotten they deal with a great amount of enterprise customers as well. This was all too evident at WES 2009 where a lot of focus was placed on enterprise solutions, especially with the announcement of BES 5.0.

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AT&T Bold Device Software Updated

AT&T Bold Device Software Updated

Okay, so it may not be a huge update, but it's an "official" update at the least. It looks like AT&T users are receiving emails that the device software for the BlackBerry Bold has been updated. The apps are at version 4.6.0.167 (up from .162) and the platform has been updated from .157 to .217. If you're a Bold user you can grab the software from http://na.blackberry.com/eng/update/ (you'll need to use Internet Explorer). If you "upgrade" leave us a comment below with your findings. 

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* Update: The Live Webinar is over, but you can catch the replay...just click the image above and you're there! *

Normally us smartphone bloggers are hidden behind our desks and computers and cameras and copious amounts of mobile devices, but at WES 2009 last week a few of us got on stage as part of the BoxTone User Conference to talk BlackBerry Predictions live and in person.

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