ProOnGo expense app for BlackBerry adds AmEx integration

One of the leading expense apps for BlackBerry, ProOnGo has announced that they have added AmEx integration into the latest build. This means that things just got easier for business travelers on the road. With the new feature, you simply add your AmEx card information directly into ProOnGo and from then on any transactions on the card will be stored in both the app itself and the ProOnGo web portal. Now you can completely eliminate manual entries when using ProOnGo's custom spreadsheet package for businesses. ProOnGo is available as a free download from the CrackBerry App Store.

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LittleBrother GPS utility updated with bug fixes

LittleBrother GPS utility updated with bug fixes

Matthias let us know that his GPS utility LittleBrother has been updated to fix a recently discovered bug within the app. LittleBrother is a handy app that lets you keep family and friends informed of your location while using very few resources on your device. The current version of the application did not notify users about an accidental expiration, however a new version has since fixed the issue and things are back to normal. Users can download the latest version OTA or use the "Check for Update" function within the app.

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WordBldr game for BlackBerry - 100 copies to be won

WordBldr for BlackBerry

I'm always in pursuit of new "time killer" games to play on my BlackBerry for when I have some downtime. I often have short spurts where I just need to keep busy for a few minutes and want something to do, and having a cool game at the ready is a great thing. WordBldr is one of those games that is quick and easy to play, yet still challenging enough to keep you occupied for a good amount of time. The object of the game is to beat the clock making as many words you can from the given letter set each round - it's as simple as that. With custom color schemes and round lengths, WordBldr is available for all devices.

Contest: We have 100 copies of WordBldr to give away. Just leave a single comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PDT.

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Sept 8th, 2010 - 25 copies of Stealth 2.0 up for grabs!

Contest: 25 Copies of Stealth 2.0 to be won. Leave a comment!

Hey theme junkies, I've been on a short hiatus over the last week, but I'm back and in full swing after this past Labour Day. Hope everyone had a great long weekend, and I've got some great themes to show you this week in the roundup. DevCon is coming up in a few short weeks, let's keep fingers crossed that we can see some 9800 themes shortly after! Hit the jump and we'll get down to it.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G now available from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Curve 3G now available from T-Mobile

As announced previously, the BlackBerry Curve 3G is now available via T-Mobile. You can place your order for one right now for only $79.99 with a new 2 year contract. If you fancy learning more about the BlackBerry Curve 3G you can check out the unboxing video Kevin did up as well, the full review of the Rogers branded version I have the privilege of doing up. Anyone on T-Mobile gonna be picking this one up? Better yet, anyone still upset that T-Mobile hasn't gotten around to picking up the BlackBerry Pearl 3G?

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BlackBerry App World surpasses 10,000 apps as we head into DevCon

As we gear up to head to San Franciso for the BlackBerry Developers Conference there, Alex Kinsella, Senior Product Manager for BlackBerry App World at Research In Motion tweeted out some news for us all. BlackBerry App World has surpassed the 10,000 available application mark. This years BlackBerry Developer Conference is shaping up to be quite the event and hopefully, with all the great things happening within the BlackBerry platofrm it won't be long now before BlackBerry App World passes its next 10,000 applications.

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Poynt updated with some new tweaks and BlackBerry 6 support

Poynt has been updated to version 1.6 and includes some minor tweaks/fixes as well as support for BlackBerry 6. Updates mostly include fixes for the Torch version to keep things running smooth like trackpad and touchscreen problems. New updates in this version come in the form of Universal Search integration, weather improvements and more that make it spiffy as always and available on all devices. The new version is available for download from BlackBerry App World.

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If you've been following CrackBerry Idol you know THIS IS IT. The final vote. Your chance to decide who CrackBerry.com's next blogger will be. The final five are Joseph, Brittany, Dave, Kerri and Aloha Joe. You've seen their videos and reviews up on the site for nearly three months now. You've read the CrackBerry Idol finalist Q & A. You know who your favorite is. So now it's time to vote. The poll is below (comments disabled for the final vote - if you want to root for your favorite do it on the Q & A thread). Voting ends this Thursday night at midnight PST. We'll announce the CrackBerry Idol 2010 winner on the blogs on Friday. That's it. VOTE NOW!!!!!

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CrackBerry Idol Questions and Answers - before you vote, get to know the finalists!


Joseph

Brittany

Dave

Kerri

Aloha Joe

When we announced CrackBerry Idol back on June 3rd, we knew it would be an event that would take a while to complete. In a summer that was fairly quiet for BlackBerry news, the regular CrackBerry Idol posts definitely helped keep the blogs full. Now September is here, everybody is back to school, and it's time for us to crown the CrackBerry Idol 2010 winner and put them to work on the blogs.

Your chance to vote for your favorite contestant is coming up in just a few minutes, but before you cast your vote we wanted to give you all a chance to get to know the finalists a little bit better. Keep reading for some CrackBerry Idol Q & A and stay tuned for the final vote!

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Contest Winners - Rendezvous, SmartSig and more!

Contest Winners - Rendezvous, SmartSig and more!

Here are the winners from last weeks 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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As we saw with the BlackBerry Torch release (and leaked videos before that) Research In Motion has been putting together some rather detailed OS tutorial videos on devices when shipping them to retailers. The following videos are from the upcoming BlackBerry Style (9670) and show off some of the core functionality of the device. You'll find more after the break folks. Big shout out to Lucky45 for sending them in!

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Hey RIM, can we have the B/W and Sepia camera options back?

A lot of new changes came with BlackBerry 6. One of the most significant was the upgrade to the camera options. Research In Motion introduced "Scenes" to the camera setting, they even highlighted the new multimedia experience on their official blogs. One thing they forgot to mention though was that, with the addition of the new camera options they also removed some features.

The ability to take pictures in black and white as well as sepia is no longer present. Least, not on the BlackBerry Torch anyways. Granted, those options may have been obscure and not used by many but, they are so simple to implement one has to wonder why they even bothered with the removal in the first place. Personally, I used to use those settings quite frequently and was rather disturbed to find them no longer available.

Now, we did get some good scenes to go along with the new options such as Sports which offers a zero shutter lag experience. That said, rather then having a scene called Snow; I think I'd rather have my black and white as well as sepia capabilities back. I'm Canadian, taking pictures of snow doesn't exactly rank high on my scale of things to do ya know? Anyone else missing those options and want them back or am I just crazy? 

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Contest: 40 copies of AddOnis & WiFi Hero up for grabs

The guys at Twinkler Software are offering up a bundle of AddOnis and WiFi Hero for $11.98. These two great apps add some great functionality to your device giving you more control over common tasks.

  • AddOnis: AddOnis extends system functionality, enabling features missing from the system that make your device easier and more efficient to use by adding all of the choices you always wanted to your menu selections.
  • WiFi Hero: WiFi Hero automatically controls your WiFi Power Status to save power and make your battery last longer. WiFi Hero can automatically turn off or turn on WiFi power (on GSM or WCDMA netwoks only) based on your location, screen status (on/off) and charging status (on charger/off charger). 
Contest: Twinkler Software is giving up 40 app bundles to CrackBerry readers - This means you can win both AddOnis and WiFi Hero. To enter, just leave a single comment on this post. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PDT.
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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Since the initial release of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 we've not seen many leaked OS' for it. Some arrived before launch but after that, only one OS. The last was OS 6.0.0.161 which was not all that great and left a lot to be desired for in new Torch owners. Now, we have a new build to check out. OS 6.0.0.214 has leaked online. If any of you all are going to brave the installation then of course, be sure to back up your data.

*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). Follow the links below for more information and instructions. *

Source: BBLeaks
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RIM to announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results on September 16, 2010

Just a reminder for folks who are concerned over the numbers behind Research In Motion. Their Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial results are to be released on September 16th. Anyone interested, can look below for details on how to tune in:

"Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on September 16, 2010 after the close of the market.  A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 5 pm ET, which can be accessed by dialing 800-814-4859 or by logging on at www.rim.com/investors/events/index.shtml. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 7 pm by dialing 416-640-1917 and entering passcode 4310309#"

If you happen to miss it, the replay will be available until midnight ET September 30, 2010. Should be rather interesting to hear this time around. Any care to make any predictions? Back in Q1 RIM was predicting a $4.4 - $4.6 Billion in revenue for Q2. Guess we'll soon find out if they met or exceeded that prediction.
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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 Sept 2010

ColorWare BlackBerry Torch Now Available!

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Longtime readers of CrackBerry will know i'm a pretty huge fan of ColorWare, going back to my BlackBery Curve 8320 they gave the all white treatment too. If you desire uniqueness and have cash to burn, ColorWare is a great option.

New BlackBerry Torch owners looking to add a splash of color will be happy to know ColorWare is now giving the custom paint treatment to the Torch. It's not cheap though... $250 if you send it in, and a whopping $1050 if you buy the device new from them already painted (I'm not sure why they're charging sooo much to buy new - something seems out of whack there actually... will check into it with them directly). I think this time around I'm going to hold off ColorWare and wait for RIM to offer the Torch in white (need the white keyboard to match). Hopefully AT&T or Rogers will get on the all white bandwagon soon.

You can jump on over to the ColorWare site at the link below and have some fun painting up the Torch in your favorite scheme. Let us know in the comments what color design you think looks best!

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BlackBerry Curve 3G heading to Verizon in two colors

Today we got out hands on the latest rebate form from Verizon and from the looks of it the Curve 3G should be heading the way of Big Red. Much like the 8530 followed its 8520 sibling to Verizon, the Curve 3G will be landing on the CDMA carrier after it has shown up on Rogers and T-Mobile. The entry-level device will come in both Charcoal Gray and Fuchsia and although this rebate is set to end on October 31st no exact release date is available.

Device Image Court Of: @RichyRich

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