Official statement from Research In Motion in response to Apple's iPhone 4 Antennagate propaganda!

I hoped this was coming. Here it is. A joint statement from RIM Co-CEOs in response to misleading comments from Apple made Friday by Steve Jobs at the iPhone 4 press conference: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and...

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Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

For those of you participating in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll be pleased to know that version 5.0.1.32 has now been posted for download. If you are a Beta Zone user, just login to your account and grab it (If you're signed up for the BBM program). Given the issues some users have been seeing with BlackBerry Messenger over the past week, this comes at a good time and hopefully for some...

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Poll: Can you replicate Apple's reported "Bold 9700 antenna issues" on your device? I can't...

  Can you replicate the results of Apple's Bold 9700 death grip signal drop video?Market Research * Update: Well, after a few thousand quick votes it seems some 86% of us BlackBerry Bold 9700 users think El Jobso's evidence is a big pile of BS. As for the 14% who think it may hold water, well, I'm sure some of those must be legit... but the numbers speak for themselves. Sorry Steve - it...

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Talking on cell phone in car banned where you live? Then check out this hands-free BlackBerry accessory roundup!

Contest: Don't risk a fine. Leave a comment telling us which hands-free accessory you'd like from ShopCrackBerry.com and you could win it![ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]video filmed on the street where I live! for real!!I honestly don't even know the score of what provinces/states have or have yet to ban talking on cell phones while driving, but just yesterday in the province where I...

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Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Ok, so the kids are out of school and the t-ball/soccer/swimming lessons are done, it's vacation time! The question is - Are you taking your BlackBerry with you? If you're a personal BlackBerry user the answer is simple, yes. But if your berry is a work device given to you by "The Man" are you taking that with you? Once upon a time the decision would be easy, leave it at home. But we are...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 16th, 2010! Win one of 50 copies of Weather Plus

TGIF Folks! Time for another BlackBerry app round up. I'm starting to get the hang of this now, despite a little mix up last week. As I had mentioned last week, we have now have contests on the roll again so be sure to check it out. This week, 50 free copies of Weather Plus will be given away to some of you all out there. And be sure to check out all the other apps we look at as well. Cheers,...

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BlackBerry 9800 slider replacement parts for sale; Just how close are we to launch?!?

We've seen this happen before folks and for the most part, the assumption that once parts start showing up on 3rd party manufacturer websites a devices launch is pretty close is a fair and accurate statement. Not in all cases mind you but, it's a good indicator things are getting close. This time around, Al Sacco has spotted some pieces for the BlackBerry 9800 over at Truesupplier. Three items...

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CrackBerry Idol Round 1 Voting Now Open - Vote Now!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] **** VOTE NOW!!!! **** It's time folks! Over the last three weeks you've witnessed a whopping twenty four in-depth BlackBerry app reviews from our twenty four Round 1 competitors in CrackBerry Idol. The judges gave their feedback on each review and now it is in YOUR HANDS to decide which ten competitors will continue on in the competition to Round 2...

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Well this is interesting. According to a recent SEC filing and report by Business Insider, the information has come forth that it wasn't just HP who was looking at buying Palm, but also other big players including Apple, Google and Research in Motion. It's always fun to hypothesize on what big companies should do and who should buy who, and on many a CrackBerry Podcast we had the discussion...

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Alter your photos with ImgEdit from Toysoft - 30 free copies up for grabs!

Alter your photos with ImgEdit from Toysoft - 30 free copies up for grabs!

There have been a few apps released over the past couple years, that aim to allow you to manipulate your photos in various ways. We all know that the options available natively in the OS are woefully inadequate, but ImgEdit adds an entire suite of editing options right at your fingertips. Whether your desire is to simple crop/rotate/flip an image, or you want to have some fun getting artistic...

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Bolt Browser - Updated to v2.11 for bug fixes, be sure to grab it!

Bolt Browser - Updated to v2.11 for bug fixes, be sure to grab it!

While we're all still waiting for RIM to release their own WebKit browser, third party browsers such as Bolt have been more than happy to provide users with a better then the built in experience. The latest update for Bolt puts the browser at v2.11 and while this release is nothing more then that of a maintenence one, it does address the issues and concerns of users based on feedback....

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Review: Cook with Campbell's for BlackBerry

Review: Cook with Campbell's for BlackBerry

Soup’s on! Ah, is there any better way to warm up than with a big bowl of hot soup? Oh…wait, it’s summer isn’t it? Oh well, I can still have cold soup, right? When I was a kid, I was a sucker for tomato soup and crackers; it always hit the spot. As I got older, I learned that soup wasn’t just soup; it was a way of cooking. For example; my Mom would use cream of mushroom soup when cooking...

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SmartBDocs, create new Office documents on your BlackBerry with ease - 100 free copies to give away!

Most BlackBerry users have the Docs2Go suite installed on their devices, and many of us use it on a regular basis to handle files in an Office format. One huge limitation of that particular softwarek, however, is the fact that the free version included does not allow you to create new documents. Paying for the premium version can be tough to swallow if all you want to do is add the ability to...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: Do you use default or custom sounds?

How Do You Use Your BlackBerry: Do you use default or custom sounds?

  Do you use the default or custom sounds on your BlackBerry?online surveys   When out and about at the mall, out to dinner or just hanging out with friends, I constantly hear the ring of a BlackBerry and see any number of people grab their device to check it out. I personally use custom sounds for all of my alerts so I don't have this issue, but I know many of you just...

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Infinity - Premium theme from Elecite

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]You all remember the "concierge app" that RIM showed off right? Well Infinity takes that concept and steps it up to the next level on many scales. Not just in funtionality but also looks. Infinity takes your current icons and conveniently prioritizes them at the top in categories. A prominent clock makes it very easy to see the time even at the...

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QuickLaunch for BlackBerry Review

QuickLaunch for BlackBerry Review

Review of QuickLaunch for BlackBerry Smartphones [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]In my endless pursuit of an improved BlackBerry experience I've always found myself thinking in what ways could the user experience of the native OS and applications improve, enter QuickLaunch. QuickLaunch is a productivity application that creates shortcuts to almost any application and function on your...

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BerryPopup for BlackBerry Review

BerryPopup for BlackBerry Review

Review of BerryPopup for BlackBerry Smartphones [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]First off, BellShare does a great job at the applications that we all love, doesn't matter if we want the weather, a colored LED to notify us of a SMS, MMS or email account; BellShare has developed an application for that. They also have come up with some improvements with the Berry Popup application. While...

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Peek-A-GO! I see you (on my BlackBerry)

Peek-A-GO! I see you (on my BlackBerry)

Last month, we had a look at the Baby GO! and Super Baby GO! applications from Zeebu mobile. If you’re too lazy to click here to check out the review, I’ll sum it up for you. The applications turn your BlackBerry into a source of entertaining and educational activities for your little rug rat. Various activities are available; an alphabet zoo, phonics and letter blocks, to name a few. It...

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Get your college on with Beer Pong for BlackBerry

Ever felt the need to get your inner college kid on during a business meeting? Well now you can. Beer Pong brings all the excitement of everyone's favorite game right to your device. No more warm beer or sticky Solo cups. Fire up Beer Pong and play by yourself or challenege a friend. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you'll be a master in no time. No...

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BlackBerry Quick Tip: What are these notification icons?

BlackBerry Quick Tip: What are these notification icons?

What is this icon? It's a question that gets asked a lot around the CrackBerry forums. Be it from new BlackBerry users or users that just simply have never run into a circumstance where they would see certain icons.  Out of the list above, I personally have never seen a service book waiting or browser push message icon. To make it easier, many folks in the forums have been helping spread the...

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