Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1.13

Leaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1.13

If you fancy running a beta version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your computer then today, is your lucky day. BlackBerry Desktop Manager version 6.0.1.13 has shown up online and actually carries some noticeable and noted improvements with it. Some of the finer highlights include:

  • Microsoft Outlook & Exchange 2010 64-bit are now supported
  • Administrator silent install
  • Organizer sync improved
  • Wi-Fi sync streaming now supported for over SSL (BlackBerry 6)

Personally, I'm not one for using BlackBerry Desktop Manager. I just simply use AppLoader for everything and just do wireless back ups but a lot of folks out there still make use of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for syncing and organizing. Have at it if you're among those who still use it. Let us know in the comments how it's working after installing.

Click Here To Download The Leaked BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0.1.13

Source: BBOS

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Using the BlackBerry Browser on OS 6

Using the BlackBerry Browser on OS 6

Hailed 'round the world as the savior of the BlackBerry web experience, the Webkit-based web browser found in OS6 is fast, sleek, and – most importantly – usable. The browser supports Javascript, CSS3, and HTML 5. What do all these letters mean? Basically, the OS6 web browser is very similar to the browser on your home computer. The web pages you see at home look about the same on your smartphone, just a little smaller.

Sure, you've probably used the browser quite a few times since finding it loaded on your device. But do you know all the ins and outs? How well do you really know your BlackBerry's web browser?

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AT&T branded BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted

AT&T branded BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted
 

While some US customers are happy with the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 on T-Mobile, many are left asking when it will land on AT&T. We know it is coming, it's really just a matter of when. BerryCN posted this image of an AT&T branded Bold 9780 a few days back that reassures us it is indeed out there. Some recent emails to the CrackBerry tip line also let us know that apparently consumer demand for the device is very high, so AT&T is hoping to move things along quickly and we should see a release in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed on this one -- maybe we'll even see a white version come out of AT&T as well. 

Source: BerryCN

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Last week we got to see a first look at the PlayBook in the wild, and now we finally get to take a tour of a full out application walk through for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This Fantasy Football application sports a ton of nice features and looks super smooth even at this early stage. Universal Mind has this to say about the SDK and overall developer experience:

"The framework SDK is integrated into Flash Builder which made for a very familiar dev environment. Compiling the application and deploying it to the PlayBook Simulator is quick and easy with multiple ways to see your application in a working environment. Without a actual device in hand we relied on the Simulator to test all the interactions, so it was a key piece of the workflow. We also reused several pieces of code, which made creating interactions even faster. The SDK controls made creating interactive lists a snap: all the kinetic interactions are built into the controls, like pulling on a list and getting the elastic snap that many users are familiar with. Integrating video is seamless with the built in video controls, which also allowed for customization. The framework also allows developers to create consistent applications using the array of controls that are built into the OS."
Sounds good right? Hopefully this ease of development, compared to development in the past, will really entice a lot of developers to create some great applications for the PlayBook. This app looks awesome so far and I know I'm excited to see what else is to come down the line.

Source: Universal Mind Via: BGR

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Pass the time with WordSearch - Now with a free version

WordSearch is a great game to fill those moments of boredom. This classic word game brings countelss hours of fun with it's huge library of words, and seemingly infinite number of puzzle combinations. Selecting your found words is simple. With your touchscreen device, just drag your finger from the start of the word to the end of the word. The same goes for non-touchscreen devices, using the trackball/trackpad.

Overall I have found WordSearch to be a very nice game, and great time waster. You can pick up the WordSearch free or paid version at the CrackBerry App Store (paid for $2.99). Both versions are compatible with all devices running OS 4.5 and up, including BlackBerry 6.

More information and download of WordSearch Free>>
More information and download of WordSearch paid version>>
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Contest Winners - Galaxy Ring, BlackBook 3, and SmartJump!

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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Introducing the New CrackBerry.com - A Site Redesign for the Next Era of BlackBerry!

the New CrackBerry: better looking, easier to navigate, more fun to use

Welcome to the new CrackBerry.com! Click around and get to know us - we're sure you'll like what you see. We've got a new look, new navigation and some great new content areas (don't miss the BlackBerry Devices section or BlackBerrry OS Superpage - they're my favorites!). Of course the accessory store and forums have received makeovers and our App store, Canada store, Phone store and m.crackberry.com sites will be getting the redesign treatment soon. All in all it's a better looking and more professional CrackBerry that's easier to navigate and more fun to use. And don't worry - if you liked the old site, you're going to LOVE the new site as we've made sure not to lose any of the crackiness that has made CrackBerry so successful to date. Keep in mind this is the first phase of a larger plan to fully revamp CrackBerry, which means there are even more changes to look forward to in the months ahead.   

Go explore the site and hurry back to this article and keep reading and I'll fill in the details of what's new, why we did what we did and what's coming next. With a major overhaul like this I'm sure there will still be some tweaks and fixes for us to make post re-launch (supporting older web browsers, etc.) so consider us in *public beta* and don't mind if you run into the odd loose end. We've setup a forum thread to report any errors or bugs and we'll be working overtime to make things perfect. In the meantime, read on for more of the story behind the CrackBerry redesign and let us know what you think of the new CB in the comments!

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TELUS BlackBerry Style priced at $49.99 according to Future Shop ad

Chalk this one up as another case of big box outlets outing carrier device prices even before the carriers get a chance to announce them. Future Shop, has posted the BlackBerry Style 9670 pricing for TELUS on their website. As was mentioned previously, BlackBerry Style dummy units have already arrived at TELUS. With this information now being posted up, it's pretty safe to assume that we'll get to see an "in time for the holidays" launch of the BlackBerry Style for TELUS' remaining CDMA users. Just remember folks, this is a CDMA only device it cannot be unlock for use on Rogers or any other GSM carrier and that's $49.99 with a 3-year contract.

Click Here To Check Out The Ad Via The Future shop Website
    Source: MobileSyrup
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    BlackBerry theme roundup for November 22, 2010 - Win 1 of 50 free copies of BeAmplified!

    Contest: Win 1 of 50 free copies of BeAmplified! Details below!

    Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the US, which means Christmas is just around the corner! Don't worry, I'm not busting out the Christmas/holiday themes just yet, it's still a bit early I think. However I hope all of you theme developers out there are working on your holiday offerings, as I can't wait to devote a whole roundup to them in the coming weeks! Enjoy this week's picks everyone; there is even one below that is compatible with the Pearl Flip, which seems pretty rare. Don't forget to send your creations and recommendations in to themeroundup @ crackberry.com! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

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    With so many people changing devices and jumping from BlackBerry to Android to iPhone to BlackBerry, it's getting harder to keep up with family and friends. SMS is the old standard, but some choose not to pay the fees or be limited in the number of messages they can send. Pinch hopes to ease the pain with their cross-platform messenger that is very similar to Kik messenger (which was recently pulled from BlackBerry App World). Pinch runs across Android and Apple devices for the moment, with a BlackBerry app coming in the near future. Features of Pinch include:

    • Makes it easy to stay connected and interact with your contacts, without having to switch between applications. With Pinch you can send messages and animated emoticons, explore cities through games and competitions, and find people with an interactive pin-map powered by Google.
    • You can add friends directly from your phone contacts, Facebook, or Twitter and group them by category. Your friends, colleagues, and family can each be kept in their own easy- to-access group.
    • Never spend money on SMS again. Pinch uses your existing data plan to find and interact with friends from all around the world, without using your phone's SMS function.
    • Pinch's unique leaderboard adds games and friendly competition for users. Every time you use Pinch to send messages and check locations, accumulate points to win prizes, such as the iPad and other fun giveaways.

    Pinch incorporates not only messaging, but some foursquare-esque features to earn points as well as a few other location based/map features. You can also share images and attachments (unlike Kik) which puts Pinch a step ahead. Check out the video above then head to pinchapp.com for more.

    More information on Pinch
      Via: BerryReview
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      RIM and the Middle East: The journey continues

      RIM and the Middle East: The journey continues

      It has been a little over two months since I wrote my analysis of RIM in the Middle East. At that time, much was open to discussion and debate, and many questions were waiting for an answer. Now, a lot has changed.

      RIM has done great progress in the Middle East and hopefully will continue to do so, but it can not always be good news. During the ongoing struggle between RIM and the needs of Middle Eastern governments, it seems that security and especially consumer privacy have become topics of interest in the media. I shall warn you of the technical content in this article, but do not hesitate to keep reading. Please, be my guest.

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      Sean Kingston gets into the BBM song game

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      Sean Kingston is the latest star to get in on the BBM song action. This latest release is titled BBM (imagine that) and features Soulja Boy & Teairra Mari. Its all about BBM and that's that. This is yet another catchy tune we'll have to add to the already growing list of BBM songs like Ping Me Baby and BBM Me Up. Have a listen to the video above. Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

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      BerryBuzz for BlackBerry updated to version 3.2

      BerryBuzz BlackBerry

      Henrik let me know that the best selling app BerryBuzz has just been updated to version 3.2. This version includes some minor fixes as well as some added app support. If you haven't heard of BerryBuzz, it is a small app that lets you totally customize the LED color on your device. No longer will you need to rely on audible alerts for emails, SMS and phone calls. Let BerryBuzz show you the light and give you more control over your alerts. Updates include:

      • BerryBuzz settings can now be opened right from the homescreen icon
      • Added support for Visual Voice Mail
      • Added support for IM+ Lite
      • Added support for SBSH Calendar Pro
      • Storing license key in backup file and prefilling the activation screen after restore
      • Moved 'My Contact LEDs' and phone group to the top
      • Merged SMS/MMS into 'Text Messages' on OS 6.0
      • Fixed group expansion state not correctly persisted
      • Fixed support for multiple contact lists
      • Fixed support for contacts from AT&T address book on BlackBerry Torch 9800
      • Minor changes to settings screen
      • Fixed reboot (battery pull) needed after initial installation
      • Other minor bug fixes

      Users of BerryBuzz3.x can grab the update for free, while new users can pick it up for just $5.99. Hit the link below to download.

      More information/download of BerryBuzz 3.2

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      Hangman for BlackBerry updated to v3.2

      Hangman for BlackBerry updated to v3.2

      Back in August (http://crackberry.com/blackberry-app-roundup-august-6th-2010-win-1-10-copies-durak) the weekly roundup told you about a free game called Hangman by Spice. This app brings the classic word guessing game to life with vivid graphics and an easy to use interface. Players can choose from an assortment of categories/themes (Kids, Places, Movies, Mix, etc.), add new ones and can select the level of difficulty (Relaxed, Thinker, Maestro, Ultra) which should keep you occupied for quite awhile.

      This app is a great way to kill excess bouts of boredom especially if you're like me with a long commute to/from work. It's no wonder that it's one of the top free apps in App World. Spice has systematically been updating this app from 2.1.1 to 3.2 for additional features as well as support for the Torch. New Updates Include:

      Ver 3.2

      • 6 New themes - Soccer, Tennis, Politics, European Places, Basketball and Cricket.
      • Exciting new 'Ultra Mode' - think you are a Hangman Pro, try out this mode and let us know.

      Ver 3.1

      • A fresh new theme - 'Music'.
      • Two themes (Kids & Places) now come with special sub-themes.
      • Hangman now learns as you play and adjusts the difficulty level of words automatically.

      Ver 3.0

      • Special Daily Mode
      • Get to play a set of new words each day, compare your score against other players and get yourself ranked
      • 2 new themes - Hollywood & Business - and more words across existing themes

      Hangman is available for free through BlackBerry App World from the link below.

      More information/download of Hangman for BlackBerry
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        Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 Nov 2010

        BlackBerry Style 9670 dummy units now arriving at TELUS

        TELUS was quick to confirm they'd also be releasing the BlackBerry Style 9670 shortly after the initial Sprint announcement but no official date was actually set at that time. But, given that the dummy unit devices are now showing up at retail locations launch surely cannot be far off. There is a suggested price of $399.99 outright being put out there but of course, that's all subject to change at any point. Be sure to check out our full BlackBerry Style break down for specs, videos and pics. Anyone on TELUS going to be grabbing one up once released?

        Source: MobileSyrup

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        Leaked: OS 6.0.0.358 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300

        Leaked: OS 6.0.0.358 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300

        To go along with that BlackBerry Bold 9700 leak is the same OS for the BlackBerry Curve 9300. OS 6.0.0.358 is available for download, if you are a Curve 3G owner. As usual, back up your data before loading please.

        *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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        Leaked: OS 6.0.0.358 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

        Leaked: OS 6.0.0.358 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700
        If you've been patiently waiting for the next BlackBerry Bold 9700 leak, today is the day. OS 6.0.0.358 is now available for download in it's unofficial form. Many users are already running the previously leaked BlackBerry 6 for their Bold 9700 so this, is hopefully a better release than that one. Be sure to back up your data folks and let us know whats good in the forums or in the comments.

        *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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