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  This week saw the opening of the ZeGiganticElectonicaDevisenExposition in Dusseldorff Germany at the swanky new UberExibitionHalleundStadiumArenaPlatz. On hand were all the new shiny devices from the likes of RIM, Palm and Nokia as you'd expect. But an interesting side booth featured historic electronic devices from the former East Germany. Apparently, before the Berlin Wall came down,...

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LEGO My Blackberry

If you have been addicted to Crackberry as long as I have, you will remember using the classic 950 model back at the turn of the century.  Back then, Blackberries were more like glorified pagers then the hi-tech multimedia devices they are today.  I remember the first one I had.  I had it set to the "da da di di da da di <bzz> <bzz>" tone and vibrate notification when I...

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Google Voice Local Search

This isn’t exactly BlackBerry specific, but it was so cool I thought it would be interesting to talk about anyway. Google Labs has a new (experimental) service to search for local businesses over the phone. It works from any phone and it’s a free service. Just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) and say the city and state you want a listing from. Then just say what you are looking for. You can...

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Who is Mobilizing with BlackBerry? Free Video Case Study

Something free to get your Friday started right... CrackBerry.com in its partnership with TradePub is pleased to offer a Free Video Case Study entitled "Who is Mobilizing with BlackBerry?". This short video highlights BlackBerry customers in government and SMB using the wireless capabilities of BlackBerry for more than just email applications (and no, they are not using it to play in...

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RIM Dominating the Handheld Market

Check out this groovy little chart we found recently. It clearly shows the dominance of RIM in today's current handheld market. Are there going to be any contenders to the throne in the coming year? Apple with its iPhone? Nokia with the new N800 and E62 models? Time will tell. But so far, all signs appear to be pointing in RIM's direction. In the next year or two, we predict that RIM will...

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Could A CrackBerry Addiction Bring Down Karl Rove?

Addiction had its costs and we are about to find out how much is going to cost White House puppeteer, advisor and all around dark force Karl Rove. The Democrat-led United States Congress is currently investigating shenanigans at the Bush White House. Democrats claim a number of US attorneys were fired for political reasons and have demanded the White House turn over their e-mails regarding...

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Review: Prima Flip Case for BlackBerry Pearl

We’ve recently reviewed the Prima Lateral Case for the BlackBerry Pearl. Today we’re going to review another one for the Pearl, the Prima Flip Case. This case has a flap that lies across the front of the Pearl to keep it well protected while shut, yet it flips open easily to allow access to the device without fully removing it. Prima Flip Style Case for 8100 (Pearl) The belt clip is...

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Review: Ascendo Fitness for BlackBerry

Have you already forgotten your New Year’s Resolutions? Like many people, you are probably thinking about how you can better control your weight this year. This is not an easy task… You goal might be to lose some weight, maybe gain a few pounds or simply keep everything under control. Unfortunately in a couple of months most of the promises will be gone for many of us. The truth is that following...

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8800 Gets Glowing Review in Asia

I came across this excellent story on the new BlackBerry 8800. The BlackBerry 8800 device is making its appearance around the world and this online overview is from Singapore. South East Asia is proving to be a strong market for the BlackBerry and it seems the 8800 will be a hit if this review is anything to go by. The author, Francis Yeo, says “although the Blackberry 8800 doesn’t carry...

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Only Bet What You Can Afford To Lose

Did I speak too soon? RIM stock is taking a hit today. Gotta love the stock market. Knee-jerk reactions to news...Hop on and ride the Roller-Coaster...Woohoo! Click here to read the latest...

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RIM Stock Coming up Rosy: 10 Things Stockholders Should Buy Right Now

With Research In Motion's stock looking good as ever, I thought this might be a good opportunity to lend my 2 cents to RIM stockholders. Why not sell and treat yourself to something nice? C'mon... Treat yourself! If this sounds like fun, here is a list of 10 practical things I think you should purchase: 10. The Talking Beer Glass - With your stock cashed in and money coming out your ears...

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Good Day at RIM

As we reported earlier in the week, things are looking rosy over at Research In Motion headquarters. The BlackBerry maker reported a significantly higher fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday. If there is a dark cloud in Waterloo this morning, it is over news that the informal inquiry by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into RIM stock-option grants, which led to an earning...

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Canadian Rates a Travesty?

Sometimes it sucks to be a Canadian. Really. Crappy weather for half the year and only three Canadian teams made the NHL playoffs. And to make matters worse we reportedly get to pay more, way more, to our BlackBerry carriers. According to Thomas Purves at his blog, Canada is worse than many third world countries when it comes to the cost of mobile data access. As you can see from the chart...

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Palm Pins Hopes on New Wave

Either the good folks over at Palm are putting a good spin on their current situation and trying to beautify themselves for potential suitors, or they really don't care about all the takeover talk that has been going on for months. Today, Palm said growth in sales of their Treo devices in Europe and Asia has given the company hope it can remain viable and ride the new wave of mobile smartphone...

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Addicted to Your CrackBerry? You're Not Alone...

Each and every day here at CrackBerry.com we hear stories from members and non-members regarding their addiction to BlackBerry devices. Some of the stories are humerous, (for example, how one of our members places his BlackBerry next to his ear while sleeping so that his alarm will wake him up... apparently he's a deep sleeper.) and other stories shed light on perhaps a more serious problem (i...

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New APIs Added for Java-Based Developers

Research In Motion (RIM) is becoming proactive when it comes to letting developers create applications for its BlackBerry device. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, RIM has recognized the need to expand the capabilities of the BlackBerry device beyond the usual push e-mail, messaging and phone functions. RIM is hoping that by adding APIs (application programming interfaces) to the...

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BlackBerry Interview Seemed Like Good Idea

File this under “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” For their latest issue, GQ magazine thought it was being 'leading edge' when it decided to interview a celebrity entirely on their BlackBerry via text messaging. Writer Marshall Sella explains the reason for trying this method of interview was because “that's how the kids are communicating these days.” That phrase right there should...

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Former Morgan Stanley Exec Sells BlackBerry on eBay

Imagine this. You're former executive with Morgan Stanley (lets say for arguments' sake, you were the vice president of mergers and acquisitions). You are no longer with the company, but need to get rid of the BlackBerry you had been using. Sell it on eBay right? Sure why not! But before you do you'll wipe all sensitive data off the device right? Wipe it clean so that the new user can...

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AIM and ICQ Now Available on BlackBerry

Research In Motion announced today that both AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ Messenger services are now available for the BlackBerry. Yahoo, MSN and Google messenger services have been available for some time, so it is nice to see the BlackBerry expanding its offerings. Both programs can be downloaded from the BlackBerry site. AIM is available here. ICQ can be downloaded here. Both are free to...

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