BlackBerry comes out as top smartphone in the UK

BlackBerry comes out as top smartphone in the UK

In what may come as surprising news to some, it seems that RIM have been doing pretty well in the UK. In a study carried out by the GfK Group, they have found that BlackBerry sales surpassed those of the iPhone over the Christmas holiday period. The GfK figures are based on over-the-counter sales as opposed to vendor shipments, which is what many other research companies base their figures...

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Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-300 bluetooth headset

Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-300 bluetooth headset

Like any dealer does, they provide the addicted the means to use again and again. Hey simmer down; I’m only talking about RIM and their BlackBerry smartphones. What did you think I was talking about?! If you browse through the CrackBerry accessory store, you will see that they also provide the accessories to help you continue to use. Sigh, I mean use your BlackBerry. They have BlackBerry...

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Get OS5 ringtones back on your OS6 BlackBerry

Get OS5 ringtones back on your OS6 BlackBerry

Last night I was playing around with my Bold 9000 and noticed some ringtones I really missed. I started exploring options to get them installed on my 9780. I was open to just downloading a select few one by one, but I came across a much easier method that actually comes straight from RIM. There is an OTA link for the ringtone file from OS5 that easily installs the tones on your device. Just...

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Standard colors not good enough? Grab an 18 carat gold BlackBerry Torch instead

If picking up a BlackBerry Torch in red or white isn't your thing, maybe you'll want to spring for an 18 carat gold one instead. This creation from Alexander Amosu will run you a bit more than the normal off-contract price however at about $12,000 USD. The mid plate of this tircked out Torch is solid 18 carat gold, while the rest of the pieces are colored in metallic gold. The unit weighs 38...

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New webcast series - BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS

New webcast series - BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS

Starting next Friday will be a new series of webcasts for the BlackBerry Tablet OS. The series will deal with BlackBerry WebWorks and help developers get started in developing for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The four part series will cover everything there is to know about delving into the BlackBerry WebWorks platform on the tablet OS. With the power of WebWorks, developers with experience...

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Like the sport of Curling? Watch CrackBerry-sponsored Team McEwen today at 1pm ET in the Canadian Open finals! (Update: We Won!)

Not familiar with curling? Check out the wikipedia page to learn more. * Update: Wow. It came down to the final rock in an extra end of play, but we pulled it off. Team McEwen wins their second Grand Slam of the year! * Like the sport of curling? If you do, or want to check it out for the first time, be sure to tune into CBC television today at 1pm ET (viewers outside of Canada can watch online)...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Exclusive: CDMA BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 PlayBook and QNX-based BlackBerry Smartphones to run Android Apps too?! A few more details on BlackBerry Balance Official OS 6 now available for the Curve 3G 9330 and Blackberry Bold 9650 from Verizon Praise the BlackBerry Lord - OS 6.1 allows me to manage homescreen panes!! Leaked: Facebook for BlackBerry v1.9.0.26 BlackBerry...

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BIS outage across multiple North American Carriers

BIS outage across multiple North American Carriers

*Update 2* - 11:35am EST Many reports of BIS being back up rolling in across all the carriers in question. Issue seems to be resolved. Give it a little time to hit all users across the many regions in question.*Update* - 11:20am EST - It looks like users (including myself) are now able to send emails, but still not receive. Hopefully full email capabilities will be back up soon.It's been quite a...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.450 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.450 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Well after a long drought for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, we got not one but two OS leaks today! This morning we saw 6.0.0.448, and now 6.0.0.450 has appeared out of nowhere. No word on why this one came out so soon after 6.0.0.448, so if you see anything that's fixed or changed let us know! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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CrackBerry Podcast 063: BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - PlayBook and Phones Galore!

CrackBerry Podcast 063: BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - PlayBook and Phones Galore!

The last couple of weeks have been full of leaks regarding the 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone roadmap, so we had a LOT to talk about on this CrackBerry Podcast. But before we get to the phones, we first spend a bunch of time talking BlackBerry PlayBook, going through many of the frequently asked questions that have been popping up in the forums.  This was a fun episode and definitely one you'll...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 28th, 2011! Win 1 of 20 1 year subscriptions to MemoryUp Pro!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! This week we’ve seen a slew of CDMA BlackBerrys that are on the 2011 Roadmap. Shoot, just when you finally lasso one of the latest BlackBerrys, more pop up in the pipeline. Of course you shouldn’t get frustrated and curse what you just bought, as it’s still an amazing smartphone to own. Hold your head (and BlackBerry) up high! Today, we announce...

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Nite Ize Cargo Clip Case for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While looking for additional accessories for the BlackBerry Style, I came across the Night Ize Cargo Clip Case. It's compatible with the Style 9670 as well as several other BlackBerry devices. The case is constructed from durable material with heavy duty elastic sides. It has a hook and loop (velcro) closure, interior pocket to hold...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Well, after seeing other devices get updated to .448, I guess the BlackBerry Torch had to have get it as well. Good thing, considering OS 6.0.0.337 is pretty old as of now. Torch users give 6.0.0.448 a go, be sure to drop a comment and let us know how it is. As always, use caution when installing a leaked OS. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as...

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Poynt takes a turn in the latest BlackBerry App World commercial

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In the latest BlackBerry App World commercial, Poynt takes its turn in the spotlight. What is perhaps the epitome of a "super app", Poynt is deeply integrated with the BlackBerry experience. The latest spot shows a couple using the app to get things done. I kind of enjoy seeing these commercials in the midst of my primetime TV viewing but I'll admit...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 leaked online!

BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 leaked online!

*UPDATE* As expected RIM did officially release Theme Studio v6.0 today. If for some reason you were waiting for the official release and didn't already grab the leak, you can download it from the link below. This is going to make so many people happy. The long awaited and recently announced update to RIM's BlackBerry Theme Studio has just leaked! What does this mean for you? Well, if you...

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Exclusive: CDMA BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - Montana, Monaco, Sedona, Malibu, BlackBerry 6.1 Evolution and more!

Keep in mind - this is CDMA (hence why you're not seeing Torch2 or apollo listed). Also means we could see GSM releases sooner than the CDMA timeline above... plus things often change from plan. In the last couple of weeks we've learned a lot about RIM's 2011 BlackBerry pipeline thanks to a handful of device leaks. After months (and in some cases over a year) of speculation, we saw specs and...

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Exclusive: New BlackBerry Curve Touch Image and Specs!

Exclusive: New BlackBerry Curve Touch Image and Specs!

While the BlackBerry apollo and sedona are looking to be the next update to the entry level BlackBerry Curve line in a non-touchscreen format, following those devices a touchscreen variant is on the way. Pictured above is the BlackBerry codenamed malibu, the CDMA flavor of what will likely go to market as the BlackBerry Curve Touch, which is slated to be released in late 2011/early 2012 as the...

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Exclusive: BlackBerry montana is CDMA BlackBerry Bold Touch - Image and Specs!

Exclusive: BlackBerry montana is CDMA BlackBerry Bold Touch - Image and Specs!

While we recently saw information and photos leak to the net about the gsm BlackBerry dakota, you can think of the BlackBerry montana as dakota's CDMA sibling. With both the montana and dakota likely to hit the market under BlackBerry Bold Touch branding, this is RIM's thinnest BlackBerry ever with premium materials and finishes and a forged, machined stainless steel frame. The BlackBerry Montana...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Do you use your BlackBerry as a multimedia device?

  Do you use your BlackBerry as a multimedia device?Market Research   I've never been one to use my BlackBerry as a media player. Honestly as soon as I get a new device, I always hide both the music and video icons and rarely ever use them. I've had my trusy iPod for as long as I can remember, and when I'm on the go it's my music player of choice. Part of me just likes having a separate...

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Zombie Horror Novel Written on BlackBerry by CrackBerry member sees release (stars me as the Michaluk virus...woohoo!)

Writing a novel is no easy task. For most people it's too daunting to even think about starting, never mind finishing. But how about writing a novel on your BlackBerry? Pure craziness in my opinion, but that's exactly what CrackBerry member Jessica Meigs (a_silent_song) did. She recently released her first novella in a five-part series, called The Becoming: Outbreak.  The novel features a...

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