Archive for February, 2010

CrackBerry Podcast 048: MWC Debrief on WebKit Browser, BESX and Super Apps; Olympic Talk and More!

February 25th, 2010

crackberrypodcastlogobeta We’re bacccCKKKK! I guess we’re getting pretty good with this bi-weekly podcast thiing. In this CrackBerry Radio episode we go through all of the BlackBerry news that was Mobile World Congress 2010 and we catch up on other app announcements and BlackBerry news and rumor. We kick it CrackBerry old school on this one which means we go a bit long and off topic, but hardcore enthusiasts will appreciate it regardless. We even talk Olympic curling and hockey and Bla1ze gets passionate. Enough typing. Hit play above to listen and enjoy the show!!

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All Fabian Heuwieser Apps 35% Off Through February 28th

February 24th, 2010

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Fabian just let me know that all of his best-selling apps are 35% off through February 28th. The sale includes LaterDude Pro, WallpaperShuffle, VibAndRing, TyperSpeed and more. Fabian does amazing work on all of his apps, and is the man behind the new CrackBerry Launcher and one of my favorite free apps ForceRadioOn. All of the apps are already discounted and you won’t need a coupon, so just head to the CrackBerry App Store and buy away.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Available from Fido

February 23rd, 2010

Snap1_37 We knew this was coming mostly due to rumors (and a slight OS goof), and the Curve 8520 has finally made its way to Fido. The device is just $50 with a 3/year agreement and matching BlackBerry Data plan, $350 with a 2/year contract, or $400 for just the device or prepaid service. Nothing new and exciting with this release as the Fido version is still the standard Fido-branded black, but maybe a lavender or red version will work into the lineup down the road. It looks like the device is only available by phone or in stores as well. For more information, check out

How to Completely Reset a BlackBerry Curve 8330 to Factory Settings

February 22nd, 2010

Users of the BlackBerry may find, upon rare occasion, that the device requires a master reset. This is performed if the BlackBerry freezes up or if the file system has become corrupt.
The master reset reverts all settings on the BlackBerry to the default factory settings. Research in Motion (RIM), the creators of the BlackBerry, had the insight to build the master reset function into the software settings on BlackBerry devices. Performing the master reset will delete all data and applications from the device. Reinstall all applications after executing the master reset.

Step 1: Press the Main Menu button on the BlackBerry. The Main Menu button is located to the immediate left of the trackball.

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Solitaire Buddy Gold for BlackBerry (A Tale of Addiction)

February 22nd, 2010

deck-of-cards-e1266713631337 I have a confession to make. My name is Michelle, and I have recently become addicted to playing solitaire on my BlackBerry.

I’ve always enjoyed having a game or two on my BlackBerry for those idle moments when I might need a little entertainment. Last week I downloaded Solitaire Buddy Gold (v4.0.23 by Nickel Buddy, LLC), and promptly forgot I even had it. A few days later I was bored, looking through my downloads folder and saw it there. Figuring I could kill a few minutes playing a couple rounds, I opened it up. Half an hour later I looked up from my BlackBerry and realized I was hooked.

So what makes Solitaire Buddy Gold so fun? Let’s have a look!