CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Why we are Waiting Sooo Long for BlackBerry 7 Smartphones to be ReleasedMike Lazaridis Addresses Delays of new BlackBerry Smartphones on Earnings Call Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 ResultsBlackBerry PlayBook arrives in the UKBlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS 1.0.6 hits beta zone for developersRIM working with YOU i Labs to bring the UI to the next...

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From the Forums: Video quality on the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've taken a look at the video quality on the BlackBerry PlayBook a couple times in the past but it's always interesting to take a stroll through the CrackBerry forums and find others that are impressed by the video camera as well as and more importantly -- what they're recording with their PlayBooks. Forums member rjkolo attended a picnic and...

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BlackBerry Avatar Builder is back in App World with v1.0.1

A few days ago, we let you know about the free BlackBerry Avatar Builder that RIM released into BlackBerry App World. Shortly after its release, the app was pulled from App World with no explanation, leaving many people wondering why. After all, it was an official release from RIM, and it didn't have any obvious glitches or bugs, so it was a bit of a mystery to everyone. Well, not everyone......

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CrackBerry Podcast Episode 071: It can only get better from here... we hope!

Following up Thursday's RIM earnings call, which has resulted in a lot of BlackBerry gloom and doom talk around the interwebs, we fired things up Friday afternoon for a Live CrackBerry Podcast. In case you missed it live, here's the recording of that show for you to listen to at your leisure. Take fair warning BlackBerry fans, this podcast is a little depressing and a bit all over the place...

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BlackBerry Bedside Mode, do my bidding!

Shhh. It's bedtime, time to charge your BlackBerry. Over the next few hours, both you and your smartphone will get some much needed recharge time. You'll lay your head upon a pillow, falling into a deep sleep. Your BlackBerry will sit nearby, silently suckling the electric teat of its charger or nesteled comfortably in its charging pod. All is quiet and peaceful in your world. 2:38 a.m...

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Review: Carbonite for BlackBerry smartphones

  Carbonite Inc has been around since 2005. The company provides a nearly effortless way to back up and restore data on your computer. In fact, their motto is simply “Back it up. Get it back”. The days of not backing up your personal data are over, and have been for quite some time, so why aren’t you? There are many different options to consider; Carbonite is one to definitely look at. As far...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry PlayBook Slip Case

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Slip Case for PlayBook is a pretty sweet case if you're looking for something simple. Its made of solid leather so it holds your PlayBook snug and protects it from the outside world. It's not total, all-around protection however, but it still does enough to keep your PlayBook from getting beat up during the day. The main thing I don't...

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Want a free copy of the hot new game Fightin' Words? Leave a comment below to enter to win!  Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 25 copies of Fightin' Words by InterWork Inc to give away this week! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an...

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Choice and Control - BlackBerry Bridge and BlackBerry Balance

  BlackBerry Balance should really be called BlackBerry You-Shall-Not-Pass or BlackBerry Wall, but I imagine Balance looks a bit better in the marketing materials. BlackBerry Balance isn't an application, it's an idea. Your Work life and Personal life can coexist on the same device, but they must always remain separate. Corporate data is sensitive data, no matter the size or operation of a...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry PlayBook Zip Sleeve

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Zip Sleeve for the BlackBerry PlayBook I can honestly say is my favorite case to date. I picked up this orange one at BlackBerry World (unfortunately we don't stock it, but we do have blue, black and gray) and I have been using it ever since. I did start out with the convertible case, but I've since moved on as I prefer the "naked" device...

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Verizon CMO confirms 'three new devices this year'

While loads of BlackBerry users anxiously await the arrival of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 we seem to forget that there are indeed other devices in the pipeline as well. The Bold 9900 / 9930 is the only of the rumored phones to be announced (although without a release date) thus far, but hopefully once it hits well see others follow closely behind. In a recent interview with BGR, Verizon...

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Reflecting upon Thursday evening's RIM Q1 Results and earnings call, the pieces finally fell into place so we can more accurately tell the story of why it is taking so long for RIM to bring the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and other next-generation BlackBerry Smartphones to market. On the historic call, which featured both Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis delivering the results...

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Keep safe in the car with Speed Limit Alarm

  Ever start driving down the highway, music blasting, windows down and next thing you know you look down and you are going 15 to 20 over the speed limit? Don't worry, you aren't the only one, sometimes it is to easy to get in the zone, and want to just go without checking the speedometer, but gone are those days. Speed Limit Alarm is a great app for any BlackBerry lover who spends a lot of...

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Want to win a free copy of HeartBeat by Walker Themes? Leave a comment below to enter! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out...

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Having both co-CEO's at Research In Motion on the investors call today was quite a change from the norm -- typically it's just one or the other. That said, having both Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis on the call gave us all a better perspective of things happening within RIM. As it stands right now, RIM has shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks but they neglected to mention the number of...

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As we sat in the the Research In Motion First Quarter Fiscal 2012 earnings call today, Mike Lazaridis took the time today to address the concerns surrounding delays with new BlackBerry smartphones. Some of the highlights from that call can be found below: RIM realized through their product development that consumer demand had shifted, and as such -- required new hardware and new chip sets...

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Here are the numbers! Be sure to turn into our Earnings Call Live Blog and Chat for analysis! Press Release Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results and Revises Full Year Guidance Announces Plans to Streamline Operations and Accelerate New Product Introductions Board of Directors Approves Share Repurchase Program WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) -...

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RIM Earnings Call Live Blog and Chat! [ Now Over ]

Live Blog in top Window, Open Chat Below! RIM Earnings Call Keynote - June 16/2011

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The CrackBerry Guide to Great Gifts for Grads

  It's that time of year again folks. Time for students to bid adieu to those long nights cramming, writing and studying and transition into the real world. Whether they are graduating to the next level or joining the work force, we've put together a list of some BlackBerry goodies to help them on their way. From devices to accessories to apps - we have it all in one place so you can find just...

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The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Our world - the world you can see, the world you can touch - is governed by gravity. Just as the mass of the sun holds tightly to the eight planets of our solar system, it is the enormous mass of the earth, 6 septillion (6*1024) kilograms, that keeps you from flying off into space. Yet in the subatomic world of the very small, gravity appears nonexistent. Einstein's world of spacetime and...

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