New iOS4 creates features the BlackBerry always had

New iOS4 creates features the BlackBerry always had

Today, June 21st Apple releases iOS4, the latest OS for the iPhone & iPod Touch line of products (visit our sibling site TiPb.com for everything iOS4). Many have called it revolutionary rather than evolutionary. I've been using this in beta since it launched in April and for me, I'd say Apple has reached into the 1990's playbook and are trying to lay claim to features that have existed...

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CrackBerry Idol now in full swing... let's get ready to review!!

CrackBerry Idol now in full swing... let's get ready to review!!

l to r: Dieter, Georgia and Craig. Our own Randy, Paula and Simon of sorts... Let's get ready to Rumbbbble Revvview!!! CrackBerry Idol is now in full swing and we've hit that part of the competition where CrackBerry Idol posts will be hitting the blogs pretty much daily (if you're not sure what it's all about click here for the full CB Idol overview). Our preliminary round resulted in a...

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Deadliest Catch game for BlackBerry now available

Deadliest Catch game for BlackBerry now available

Deadliest Catch is a big hit around CrackBerry HQ, so when I saw a game of the same name pop up in BlackBerry App World I was very excited. I quickly downloaded it and was up and running. Deadliest Catch consists of various mini-games while you set sail to catch crab in the Bering Sea. Buy your boat, choose your crew & bait and off you go. You'll have to navigate to the crab grounds, fight...

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Contest: OtterBox Strength Case for the 8500 and 9100 series - 6 up for grabs

  Back at WES we first saw the new OtterBox Strength Case for both the 85xx series and the 9100 series. This classic Commuter Series case sports some new colors, with 10% of each purchase going to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. This not only gets you a great case for your device, but gives you a way to easily donate to a good cause. The two-piece design gives you unbeatable all-around...

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Seen any BlackBerry barcodes lately while out and about? You may want to scan them

It seems as though Research In Motion has stepped up their game a bit when it comes to uses and implementations of barcodes. As some of you know, you can add contacts and scan compatible barcodes with the latest BlackBerry Messenger. Research In Motion appears to be putting that offering to work for them by means of promotions and advertising. Free BlackBerry smartphones, free VIP sections at...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 20 June 2010

Samsung Galaxy S Pro specs and initial impressions Samsung Galaxy S coming to AT&T as the Captivate HTC Aria unboxing and hands-on RIM introduces App World 2.0; carrier billing, BlackBerry ID and more! BlackBerry Bold 9800 (slider) may instead launch as BlackBerry Torch 9800 Is Pin to Pin Messaging Secure...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

Not too much to go on about this week. We did see some BlackBerry App World 2.0 news pop up, as well as some info that the 9800 Slider may be called the "Torch". A few contests and a couple OS' round out the week. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there - make it a good one and go lay on the couch! Big shout out to Keian who has taken care of our art work for the day. That's him and Daddy...

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Digital China and Research In Motion Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8910 Smartphone in China

The device has long been talked about and it started a good many debates over what, exactly it was and what market it was intended for. Finally, the BlackBerry Curve 8910 has shown up in China in official form. Digital China and Research In Motion issued a press release today confirming the device and listing out the specifications for everyone to see. Many people may still be asking why?...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From Verizon

Official OS: 5.0.0.713 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 From Verizon

This should make some Verizon Storm 2 owners happy. Verizon, has just made available for download OS 5.0.0.713. We've seen it released from TBayTel but now you can grab the official Verizon version from their download page. OTA updates don't seem to be working at this time but, I'm sure that will come eventually. Thanks to all who sent this in to us. You can check out more in the CrackBerry...

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Fathers Day Contest: Win a $200 shopping spree at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Fathers Day Contest: Win a $200 shopping spree at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Maybe you're a BlackBerry-using dad or maybe you have a BlackBerry-using dad. Either way, this weekend we're saluting all of the fathers out there with a little CrackBerry Father's Day contest. Up for grabs is a $200 gift certificate so you can go nuts on some new BlackBerry accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com. To Enter: Leave a comment to this blog post letting us know either how using a...

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Is PIN to PIN messaging secure?

Is PIN to PIN messaging secure?

** 18 Jun 2010 Update: We posted this article a few days ago (for a few minutes it was live) but we took it down temporarily after some comments were added by community members questioning it. We wanted to double check and follow up with the supporting data; after some additional research we have verified the information in this post is correct. If you have any questions on it, leave it in the...

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Be your own mixologist with bartending apps for your BlackBerry Smartphone

Be your own mixologist with bartending apps for your BlackBerry Smartphone

With summer fast approaching the grills (or barbeques) will be firing up on the weekends and the margaritas will be flowing. While you are entertaining you'll certainly want to have an arsenal of drinks at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to read Bartending for Dummies and you're not a seasoned bartender like I am (no seriously, I am) then the best bet is a great app on your...

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Verizon Wireless issuing Bold 9650 as warranty replacement for Tour 9630 (for me at least)

To say I had trouble trying to get an early upgrade to the Bold 9650 would be an understatement. Numerous phone calls and various tactics led me nowhere. I was issued a review unit (that sadly has to be back in two weeks) so I was eager to get my upgrade so I would have a Bold 9650 to use. Although I've since gotten over my new toy envy, I still wanted the device. Well yesterday I was tipped...

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Rogers drops BlackBerry Bold 9700 pricing to $99.99 for now

Rogers drops BlackBerry Bold 9700 pricing to $99.99 for now

Been itching to get ahold of a new BlackBerry on Rogers but been holding out for the inevitable price drops? Now is your chance if you are looking to pick up a BlackBerry Bold 9700 in either original black or summertime white. Rogers yesterday dropped the price from $149.99 down to $99.99 on 3 year term. You might want to act fast though, this promo pricing is set to end on July 1st according...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.602 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

Official OS: 5.0.0.602 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by AT&T

Seems as though the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is getting OS love from lots of carriers these days. While not on par with that of folks on Rogers in Canada, AT&T has just released their latest approved OS. 5.0.0.602 is now officially available via their BlackBerry downloads page. If you're still running the stock OS on your 9700 for AT&T you'll want to look into this one. Thanks cc999!...

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Introducing CrackBerry Canada - The #1 BlackBerry Accessory Store for Canadians!

Introducing CrackBerry Canada - The #1 BlackBerry Accessory Store for Canadians!

Calling all BlackBerry users north of the border... the day sooo many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived! We're happy to announce the opening of CrackBerry Canada - our Canadian BlackBerry accessory store. The web address is http://ca.crackberry.com and you can also get there by typing CrackBerryCanada.com into your browser (easy to remember) or clicking on the CrackBerry...

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CrackBerry guide to mobile banking on your BlackBerry Smartphone: Part 1

CrackBerry guide to mobile banking on your BlackBerry Smartphone: Part 1

Your BlackBerry helps you make money in business. Your BlackBerry also helps take money away from you with your carriers data plans. Easy come, easy go. Why not have your BlackBerry help you keep tabs on your money, as it enters and exits your bank? Your BlackBerry is designed to make your day-to-day easier right? Sure, you can juggle your wallet, bank card while tele-banking, but there’s no...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.743 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by Rogers

Not feeling loading leaked OS' on your 9700? That's cool. We now have an official version of OS 5.0.0.743 for you all to upgrade to if you have a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Get to it, if you've been holding out. This OS seems to be pretty solid based on my usage from the leaked version. Download The Official OS 5.0.0.743 From The Rogers BlackBerry Download Page>>

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How do you use your BlackBerry series: Storm Users - SureType or full QWERTY?

  How do you type on your BlackBerry Storm?online survey   This week we have one just for the Storm users. Everyone tweaks their device to their liking, moving icons and fixing settings. I see people out and about all the time using a Storm device, and I can't help but wonder how they type on the device? I'm sure some find SureType easier, just as some find the full keyboard easier. So...

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