What was rumored to be BlackBerry OS 6.1 was officially announced as OS 7 because RIM felt the improvements were too big for a simple 0.1 update. Bad news for older devices – they won’t be part of the action. BlackBerry OS 7 will launch with BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 (aka the Bold …

You will need to set up your BlackBerry ID and a plug-in before you can send downloads to your BlackBerry smartphone. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt / CNET We’ve known for some time that RIM will be updating its BlackBerry App World online storefront to provide web-to-phone downloads. That day is today. RIM has implemented BlackBerry …

Last week, the Windows Live team was busy releasing Hotmail updates and integrating LinkedIn, and this week Bing is releasing several updates, for your Outlook, cell phone, and search itself. First news this week – Bing has released a new tool that will make all travel planners very happy, as the Bing Travel Planner for …

After a wildly busy week here at CrackBerry, it’s time to head to the weekend and hopefully have the chance to relax a bit. Personally, I feel a bit exhausted from all the news. You could even say that I was “Torched” but alas, the weekend will bring good things. Sadly, not a lot of …

Amazon.com released its new free Kindle app for BlackBerry, allowing Research In Motion (RIM) smartphone users to access the retailer’s online catalog or more than 400,000 digital books for its Kindle e-reader and mobile apps associated. Amazon Kindle for BlackBerry on the Bold 9000 device I told you to wait for the Kindle BlackBerry app …

A group of nurses have started using BlackBerry products to speed up the way they work. Medicals Direct has supplied a network of nurses working in the UK with BlackBerry smartphones and Anoto digital pens that digitize the administrative part of their work. Jonathan Benton, CEO of Medicals Direct, said in a statement: “After looking …

If you’ve used your BlackBerry in the past 24 hours, you’ve probably noticed this red star stuck to the App World icon, signaling that it’s time to upgrade. Yes, the RIM version of the App Store has reached version 1.1, and most of the update is about better browsing options – new categories, better downloads …

2009 is the year of the mobile app store. Apple started the movement with the launch of its very successful iTunes App Store for iPhone in 2008, and then all cell phones followed suit. Today, Nokia operates the Ovi Store; Microsoft has the next Windows Marketplace for Mobile; Google uses Android Marketplace; and Research In …

As expected, Research In Motion’s (RIM) new on-device BlackBerry mobile app store, BlackBerry App World, opened virtual today, in time for the CTIA Wireless Spring 2009 event in Las Vegas. And RIM was kind enough to share key details and screenshots of the new storefront in advance. BlackBerry app world icon News of the much-anticipated …

Ottawa inventor Atif Shamim tries to patent one of his creations that could completely revolutionize the mobile battery industry. It has come up with a solution that all engineers dream of and that iPhone developers have failed to produce until now. Being only a student at Carleton University, the inventor developed a wireless connector that …