Posts Tagged ‘BlackBerry News and Updates’

Actual Shots of BlackBerry OS 6.0 Leaked Out?

March 21st, 2010

os6-2 For the past few months we’ve heard a lot of rumblings about RIM’s upcoming OS 6.0. All signs point to a completely new OS for RIM that make them “comparable” to other smartphones on the market. Well early this morning shots leaked out of what could be RIM’s next OS (version 6.0), and it feels like Android on steroids. By looking at the pics it seems that the home screen will feature many integrations with social networking, email, and rss feeds.

The screen shots are similar resolution to the BlackBerry Storm family, and this OS is rumored to be launching with the upcoming BlackBerry Slider that made its photo debut a few weeks ago. What’s really interesting is the screen shots seem to be pretty much dead on with the ones from last month’s webcast for developers. Interesting eh? So what do you think of these possible OS 6.0 shots? Is this enough to save RIM from a dying OS for say?

Xobni Mobile Released for BlackBerry Smartphones

March 18th, 2010

mobile_bb_screens The biggest buzz around the BlackBerry world today revolved around an application called Xobni.  Xobni – “inbox” spelled backwards – is an innovative new way to manage your contacts both on your BlackBerry and through Microsoft Outlook on your PC. While the Outlook plugin is not new, the mobile version released today is a first for the company.

I think a lot of people wonder why you would need another application to handle your contacts, when your BlackBerry comes with an address book pre-installed. Xobni is more than just another list you manually create with names, phone numbers and email addresses. The application actually scans the emails, SMS messages, and call logs on your BlackBerry and compiles all of the contact information it finds into a very easy to use database. It’s really amazing how it works, drawing out information you may not have realized you had. As new emails and calls come in to your BlackBerry, Xobni automatically adds them to the database, so you never have to worry about losing that important phone number or email address again.  Contacts are sorted based on the frequency that you use them, so your most important contacts are always listed first.

CardStar App For BlackBerry Smartphones Coming May 1st

March 17th, 2010

blackberry-storm_0 CardStarIts is a very cool little app that lets you store all of your "convenience cards" in one place. Instead of having loads of cards or keytags for the video store, gym, car rental agencies, pet store, library, hotels or supermarkets, you just need the CardStar app on your mobile device. You simply enter your card information, and the bardcode can be displayed right on the screen. No more carting around loads of plastic cards that get lost and worn out. There are loads of retailers in the CardStar database, and you can submit a request for addional retailers if yours isn’t listed in the system.

The CardStar app is listed as coming soon, and a tweet by @mycardstard yesterday stated the app will be hitting BlackBerry on May 1st. Definitely something to look forward to. I’m excited to ditch all those worn out tags on my keychain in favor of this app. For more details, hit up Thanks to Ben for sending this in!

Official BlackBerry Tumblr Application Now Available

March 17th, 2010

tumblr As trentm in the forums posted, Tumblr has rolled out their own official BlackBerry application. Personally, I’m a Posterous fan myself but if you frequent using Tumblr you’ll want to check the app out for sure. From what I can tell, all native Tumblr functions are in place within the app. For example text, audio and even video show as being supported features and this is only the first version. Give it shot if you are a Tumblr user and let us know how it works out for ya. 

Tumblr BlackBerry App

Built by the same brilliant team behind the Tumblr iPhone App, v1 of the official Tumblr BlackBerry App is ready to download!

Click here from your BlackBerry to install

News From CrackBerry for BlackBerry SmartPhone

March 16th, 2010

bold-nowplaying * Note: Turns out the beta isn’t available for the Storm just yet. If you have a Storm and want in on the beta send an email to and they’ll get you the Storm version when it becomes available. Sorry about that! *

PushLife is a new music application for BlackBerry Smartphones that seeks to change how you listen to and manage your music on your BlackBerry. Managing music on mobile devices has never really been an easy task for me. It seems no matter how much effort I put into organizing and ensuring items are named and tagged correctly I always end up with a disorganized batch of music on my BlackBerry. After checking out PushLife, I’m liking what I see and it looks to be a way to keep my music better organized.

Now, the folks at PushLife are getting set to release their application via a major carrier announcement next month but as an exclusive offer to the CrackBerry community they’ve given us a slightly slimmed down version of what will be released for CrackBerry readers to check out (music purchasing disabled in this version). iTunes and Windows Media player synchronization, Twitter sharing of music, editing of ID3 tags on the go and more. That’s just some of the features available in PushLife so read on for more information. As for getting in the beta, PushLife is going to limit to the first thousand beta testers, so visit from your BlackBerry’s web browser to download it now!

foursquare Is Now Available In BlackBerry App World!

March 11th, 2010

Capture-on-03-11-2010-09-02-16-400x300 foursquare is available in the BlackBerry App World, making it easier to keep track of updates as well. I’ve included some pictures of the app and description. All you do is download it, make an account/profile if you’ve never used it before, and sign in.  From then on you’re able to play. Check out the details…

Here is the description in App World:

Foursquare is all about helping you find new ways to explore the city. Earn points and unlock badges for discovering new places, doing new things and meeting new people.

People use foursquare to “check-in”, which is a way of telling us your whereabouts. When you check-in someplace, we’ll tell your friends where they can find you and recommend places to go & things to do nearby. People check-in at all kind of places – cafes, bars, restaurants, parks, homes, offices.

Read more…

UberTwitter Version 0.970 Released – Now Available

March 11th, 2010

ubertwatter The folks over at ÜberTwitter have been hard at workon their latest version of the popular Twitter client for BlackBerry. Today, CodeWarden has made version 0.970 available for download via the ÜberTwitter website. Those of you running version 0.963 or lower are encouraged to upgrade and check out the latest version. Many bug fixes are include in this release, all of which CodeWarden has outlined on the site. Be sure to check the site for the full details.

AddOnis Updated And Adds On More Love For 5.0!

March 9th, 2010

Capture-on-03-08-2010-20-37-28-400x300 Rory just let us know that AddOnis has updated and is now compatible with OS 5.0 (and includes the new Standby/Lock function, the First App to support the new combination in 5.0). The new updated version is v1.4.8. There are now also three versions of AddOnis: 4.5, 4.6/4.7, and 5.0. AddOnis is the ultimate toolbox for a BlackBerry as in the features it has onboard, and the new updated version has the other features and then some. Check it out…

Update for 4.5/4.6:

  • Fixed a bug that can not send email to calendar.
  • Fixed a bug that keylocker exception will not save.
  • New function: After call disconnect, you can manually send call to calendar.

Read more…

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Arriving In Red To Sprint?

March 7th, 2010

BlackberryCurve8530red_GR Remember the days when you could pick up a BlackBerry Curve and Pearl in just about every color of the rainbow? I certainly do. The crimson red 83xx was a sweet device that I always wanted but never actually bought. Seems like Research In Motion is keeping up this tradition with the Curve series as they have been releasing a multitude of colors for the 85xx devices. This time around rumor has it that we’ll see a red version show up on Sprint at some point. The red color isn’t exactly a new one for the 85xx series though, TELUS in Canada has had it since their intial release but if all pans out we should see it on Sprint any moment now. Sadly, it doesn’t appear to be that sexy crimson red of devices past but rather a different shade of red. Rumor also has it that we’ll see the 9100 show up in a few other colors as well for different carriers with Pink/Black headed to TELUS as it stands.

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 to Feature Full QWERTY Keyboard Option?!

March 4th, 2010

BBPearlQWERTY Lots of confirmation coming in today that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will definitely be offered in two versions, both with SureType and with Full Qwerty. Totally awesome!!

Not too sure what to say about this one, but Al Sacco from CIO is reporting that part supplier TrueSupplier has listed a OEM full QWERTY keyboard for the unreleased BlackBerry Pearl 9100. Could it be that RIM is working on a full QWERTY version of the Pearl 9100? I hope so. On the other hand I really hope RIM doesn’t plan on scrapping Suretype out of the 9100, because I’m a fan of it.

So what do you think? Would you grab a Pearl 9100 with a full QWERTY keyboard? or would you prefer a Suretype version?