When Jim met Mike

The Co-CEO team at Research In Motion is a bit unusual. Very few companies try the multiple-CEO route; even fewer of them actually succeed. The two Co-CEO's of RIM, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsille form two halves of a whole. Each of them complements the strengths of the other. As Jim characterizes, "My job is to get the money. Mike's job is to spend it. " When Mike and Jim met, it...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Skin Case for PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're looking for a case to add some protection and style to your BlackBerry PlayBook, look no further than the BlackBerry Skin Case for PlayBook. This simple silicone skin holds tight to your PlayBook keeping the sides and back of the device safe from the daily grind. While it won't fully surround your PlayBook like other devices, it does keep...

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I spend much of my day in front of the laptop, and my BlackBerry is always on vibrate. Because of this, sometimes I miss important calls as I just don't notice that when my device is vibrating. If this sounds familiar, maybe because you work in an office and your BlackBerry is tucked away in your desk or purse, you should check out Notifier for BlackBerry. This simple app forwards...

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Here are the winners from last week's 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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Dropbox for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.39.34

After a bit of a meltdown on Sunday Dropbox has recovered and is back up and (securely) running. Their BlackBerry app has again been updated, this time what looks to be some minor bug fixes. Whether the "fixes" are related to their secutiry breach we're not sure, but better safe than sorry right? No change log this time around but it doesn't look like anything major has changed (if you sport...

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It's been a really long time since the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 saw an OS update. I mean, a REALLY long time. Well that streak has ended as forums member lyricidal let us know that Appalachian Wireless has officially released OS 5.0.0.1082. It's available to download from the link below, so dust off Desktop Manager and give it a go! Of course, be sure to back up your data before you load it and...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.600 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Fancy a new leak for the BlackBerry Torch? Of course you do. It took a while but here is OS 6.0.0.600 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. No list of what, exactly has changed as of yet but you all know what to do. Pick it apart and let us know in the comments and in the forums what the deal is. Good, bad, ugly? We wanna know. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.6 now available

It was only a few days ago that we let you all know that v.1.0.6 of the BlackBerry Tablet OS was headed to the BlackBerry Beta Zone for developers to test out. Well, looks like testing went well as that release is now available for all to download. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, changes include: This latest version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS includes support for Adobe® Flash® 10...

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Safely remove the memory card from your BlackBerry

There's a lot of memory installed in my BlackBerry. The Torch 9800 comes with 4 gigabytes of internal memory, and I have a removable 16 GB microSD card installed as well. Until recently, those cards were rather full. My BlackBerry goes where I go, so I usually have it filled with movies, music, ringtones, and anything else that strikes my fancy. My smartphone has so much memory available, I...

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For developers, updating their applications to new devices can be easy but when new screen resolutions are introduced that task does indeed become a little bit harder. A prime example of this is when we were at BlackBerry World, Kevin, Adam and I tested out Angry Farm on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to see if it would play any better with the new processor. Given that Angry Farm was not optimized...

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Rumor: Verizon Wireless to unveil new tiered data plans July 7th?

Word around the web has been hinting at Verizon Wireless bringing some changes to both their family and data plans. Now it seems that July 7th might be the big day for these changes to go into effect, with tiered data plans and data + tethering plans. Supposedly at this time just for new customers and possibly current customers that are up for renewal, the new plans are shaping up to look...

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Personalize your home screen with Fancy Widgets for BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users are all about customization. Be it with wallpapers, ringtones, themes, or apps, there are countless ways to go about making your BlackBerry reflect who you are. Another way this can be done that is usually not the first thing that comes to mind on this platform is through widgets. While not a native function of BlackBerry at this time, you can still have widgets on your home...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Update: Unfortunately this item no longer includes a screen protector as stated in the video The Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell case for the BlackBerry PlayBook is exactly the kind of case I have been looking for. When it comes to my devices I want protection without all the added bulk. With the Feather case you get just that. It's made of...

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The secret BlackBerry address books

Ever needed to have a contact's number in your phone but didn't really want their name in your address book 'just in case' you were in a situation where other prying eyes are interested in who is in your BlackBerry address book?  This "feature" I found a few years ago I'm assuming is a bug in the OS, and is so far down the priority list of things for RIM to worry about that is now a...

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Check out Swaggberry - The latest from JJ Money

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a while since we've seen a new tune about BlackBerry hit YouTube, but JJ Money comes through this time with the song Swaggberry. It is another song to add to the extensive list of BlackBerry/BBM tunes and it doesn't disappoint. Swaggberry is all about BlackBerry - "if you ain't got no PIN, I don't want your number. The only way to meet is...

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Sling Golf for the BlackBerry PlayBook - Who says golf is just for humans?

Golf isn't just for humans anymore. Robots, monkeys, and monsters want to play too! Ok, of course in real life you're not to likely to see these guys out on the back 9, but in Sling Golf by BoltCloud Corp for the BlackBerry PlayBook, they've taken over the course and are ready to play! Choose which character you want to play as and hit the course. The lite version of Sling Golf gives you...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 gets shown off in Vietnam

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Although the BlackBerry Bold 9900 may be delayed for consumers that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of them out there. Even during BlackBerry World it wasn't all that rare to see plenty of folks making use of the device -- not as many as officially released devices mind you but if you were looking for a Bold 9900 they were easy to spot. This latest...

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Press Release Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Update Available TodaySAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today delivered an update to Adobe® Flash® Builder® 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software to enable developers to build applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Support for Android devices was released in April 2011. Developers now have a single...

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