BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Rogers September 24th for $199

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Those of you in the Great White North won't have to wait much longer to get your hands on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. We just got word that the device will be available starting September 24th for $199 on a 3-year contract. Rogers will be the first Canadian carrier to have the Torch, but we've seen pages from both Bell and Telus that suggest they won...

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BlackBerry encryption, time to talk turkey

BlackBerry encryption, time to talk turkey

With all the news these days of about encryption on the BlackBerry solution there is a great amount of misunderstood reporting in the media on just what is at stake between RIM and governments of the world. I'm not going to pretend that this article will be the ultimate encryption thesis it's my hope to explain things plainly and clearly. As global terrorism rages, governments are trying to...

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2010 Yahoo! Fantasy Football launcher for BlackBerry Smartphones now available

It's that time once again when football geeks unite to take on fantasy teams everywhere. If you're like me, you want to be able to access you team 24/7 whether at home or on the go. Last year we had the benefit of a semi-decent app for Yahoo! fantasy teams, it has been replaced this year by a mobile site launcher that hopes to keep you in the loop. I was a pretty bug fan of the app as it let...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Mom

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Mom

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review - Power Mom [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I am a BUSY person and by that statement I don't just mean the normal kind of busy. I'm talking about the I'm so insanely swamped with things to do or places to go that I actually repeat things I've said or doing things I've already done. As a military spouse, mother of three, consultant, assistant at an...

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Top 10 Apps users would like to see on BlackBerry; Reminder to Devs: Super Apps Challenge Deadline Almost Here!

The other week we posed a question to readers of CrackBerry asking what apps they would like to see come to BlackBerry from other smartphone platforms. The post got a pretty solid response with a wide mix of apps and games suggested, so we combed through the comments to assemble a quick Top 10 list. Hopefully some of these developers out there are paying attention! Top 10 Apps CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry Curve 8980 spotted heading for China Mobile

BlackBerry Curve 8980 spotted heading for China Mobile

Much like the BlackBerry Curve 8910, the BlackBerry Curve 8980 is not destined for North America. That said, it sure is an interesting device. It's basically a Bold 9700, put together with the keyboard from a BlackBery Curve. Research In Motion hasn't really been hiding this device either, the latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 has a picture of it in the database of devices. As you can...

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Gowalla for BlackBerry updated to v1.0

Gowalla for BlackBerry updated to v1.0

Gowalla has been going head to head with Foursquare for a long while now in the race to be check in leader. Gowalla though, has announced their updated mobile application for BlackBerry. Previously, the Gowalla application wasn't exactly as robust as that of Foursquares but v1.0 changes a lot of that. Trips Items Take and post photos Ability to post threaded comments  The above is a list...

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Hands-On Review of the BlackBerry Charging Pod for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

* ShopCrackBerry Update: The demand for the BlackBerry Torch Charging Pod has been so high it's been tough to keep them in stock, but a fresh supply just arrived so if you've been wanting a Torch Charging Pod today is the day! * [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Hands down my all-time favorite BlackBerry accessory, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 Charging Pod is one that no Torch owner should be...

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If you travel a lot to far off destinations where you want to cut all email ties, or sometimes just need a break from the daily grind, you know what its like to try and stop email from coming to your device. You can turn off data completely, totally remove the email address or simply just not use your device. All good options but they can still be a pain. StopMail Pro hopes to solve this...

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Contest Winners - Schlage, Hypoxia, Slacker Radio, Internals and more!

Contest Winners - Schlage, Hypoxia, Slacker Radio, Internals and more!

Here are the winners from last weeks round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Take control of your signature with SmartSig 2.0 - 25 free copies to be won!

Take control of your signature with SmartSig 2.0 - 25 free copies to be won!

There are some of us that have a need to add a signature to our email messages, and some (like me) that tend to be too lazy to change the "Sent from my BlackBerry" one set by BIS. Even editing that BIS signature isn't a perfect solution though, as it gets put smack at the bottom of the email you are sending, instead of at the end of your particular reply. SmartSig allows you to make a custom...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.912 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.912 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G

If you are new BlackBerry Curve 3G owner you may want to look into installing this. No, it's not quite a BlackBerry 6 build that your device is destined to get eventually but, it is likely one of the last OS 5.0 build you will see for it. We've not gathered any feedback on this release so do yourself a favor and follow the usual tips. Back up your data before loading and of course, be sure to...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review from the perspective of a Power Businessman

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review from the perspective of a Power Businessman

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review - Power Businessman Perspective [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] So you’re on the go and want to stay connected to your business information and communications. Well what better choice for both security and ease of use than the new BlackBerry Torch? It’s a touch screen world phone featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, minus SurePress, plus...

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Two hot games by aBs JMicro SRL on sale - SuperBlackJack 2.0 and MegaBlockz

Two hot games by aBs JMicro SRL on sale - SuperBlackJack 2.0 and MegaBlockz

I got an email the other day, letting me know that aBs JMicro SRL is having a sale on all of their apps. These two games in particular are favorites of mine, staying at the ready in my Games folder for the occasions when I find myself with time to kill. SuperBlackJack 2.0 is a simple blackjack game, well rendered for a highly polished feel. The graphics are slick and smooth, and the...

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Smokey violet BlackBerry Curve 3G now available from Rogers

Smokey violet BlackBerry Curve 3G now available from Rogers

If you're looking for a new BlackBerry and don't really need all the bells and whistles the Torch offers, then maybe the BlackBerry Curve 3G is the device for you. Rogers, having previously released the BlackBerry Curve 3G in grey now has the "Smokey Violet" version available for purchase. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 specs are great for a cost effective BlackBerry purchase. QWERTY keyboard, 2...

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CrackBerry Idol back in action - FINAL ROUND device reviews hit the blogs this week!

Joseph Brittany Dave Kerri Aloha Joe When we first launched CrackBerry Idol 2010 competition we knew the event would carry on for the better part of the summer - a competition like this takes time. What we didn't know though was just how talented and fierce the competition would be! After literally months, we're down to the nitty gritty... the final five in the final...

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60 Day BlackBerry Fitness Challenge Now Over!

60 Day BlackBerry Fitness Challenge Now Over!

61 days ago we kicked off our BlackBerry Fitness Challenge. An ambitious undertaking to say the least, but an event where those participating would be winners just for taking part. Of course, CrackBerry and our friends at Gym Technik upped the stakes and provided some extra incentive with some extra awesome prizes to compete for. If you check back to our original contest post, you'll remember...

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Review: PingChat 2 unites BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users through IM

Review: PingChat 2 unites BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users through IM

One issue I had with my friends is that, for some strange reason, were using other platforms besides BlackBerry. I know, crazy right? Communication was never the same after they left. Sure, we had SMS, email or even social networks; but it wasn’t the same as BBM. It wasn’t the same as seeing that little, yellow, smiley face staring at you. That friendly grin reminded you of that special...

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Rendezvous helps manage deadlines with your native calendar - 50 free copies up for grabs

Deadlines are a way of life nowadays. Whether it's my day job, blogging, or a home project, keeping track of the time I have available makes a world of difference, and can really help motivate me instead of putting it off "one more day". The developer of Neelam has come out with this simple time management app that helps manage those minutes left until that report is due. Acting as a simple...

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My Verizon Mobile updated with new look and better features

My Verizon Mobile updated with new look and better features

The My Verizon Mobile app has been updated with some newness that includes a better look and some new features. The app, which is available on most Verizon devices, allows you to easily check out your account information and more on the go right from your device. Features include: View minute, message and data usage Adjust allowance minutes on current plans Make one-time payments and set...

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