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Blackberry Crash

  If your BlackBerry crashed then you need the BlackBerry Crash Helper!  Get it now for free! Today I tried to install a new app called Social Beat on my Blackberry Tour 9630. Verizon had “conveniently” pushed a link to my device.  I’ve been doing a lot of social networking and the app seemed like it had promise.  I started the install and then set my phone down to work on something else.  When I looked at my phone again it had the white screen with a clock that I am used to seeing when I reboot the device.  New applications frequently require a reboot, so I didn’t think anything was wrong despite the fact that it didn’t require me to approve of the reboot like it normally does.  Within a few minutes the clock was replaced by a new icon and “Reload Software:552”, AKA the Blackberry “blue screen of death”. A battery pull usually solves most issues on the device, but that didn’t work this time.   After a little research I learned that the problem was either that I had run out of memory, or that my current OS was not compatible with the new app.  I found very few posts from people who had successfully resolved the issue.  Most people recommended wiping the device and starting over.  This would not be a big deal if I had been backing up like I know I should.  Unfortunately I have never backed up my Blackberry. When things work the way they should it is so easy to forget to prepare for disaster.  I had tasks, memos, bookmarks, text messages...