Presidential Candidate Ron Paul: "BlackBerry"

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Ho, boy! The blogosphere is on fire after US Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) proclaimed to the world that he'd choose BlackBerry over the iPhone any day. Okay, maybe not on fire, perhaps a low simmer. Last night, CNN hosted the first major debate of the Grand Old Party (that's the Republicans for those of you keeping score at home) primary season in...

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Maybe it's just because I blog about BlackBerry so am continuously typing it out and worrying about post headlines and tagging articles and site organization and visitors easily finding information about the device they own quickly, but I'm finding it **really** annoying that RIM decided to abandon/ignore the unified naming convention on their upcoming touchscreen BlackBerry Bold to be both...

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Key Shortcuts for the BlackBerry PlayBook

  The BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't exactly have a keyboard. Sure there's a virtual one, but it doesn't do a whole lot of tricks as of yet. Where your standard BlackBerry with a QWERTY keyboard has somewhere in the neighborhood of forty-five keys on it, the PlayBook has four. Nevertheless, the PlayBook has some cool tricks you can do with those keys. The power button, though difficult by...

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RIM working with YOU i Labs to bring the UI to the next level?

It looks like RIM is reaching out to YOU i Labs in an effort to develop the UI or future smartphones and tablets. YOU i Labs is a Canadian company that is responsible for building “inspirational user interfaces” – prodiving a natural UI framework and software services. The result is an incredibly smooth and interactive experience to start. According to their website, roughly 500 million...

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I've got a feeling... that BlackBerry PlayBook sales are not having a good time

If you live in North America, how many BlackBerry PlayBooks have you noticed out in public?Market Research I don't watch too much television, but as a born and raised Canadian I of course had the hockey game on last night as I plugged away on the computer from my Miami hotel room (bad loss Canucks, you'll get them in game 7!). By the time I finally shut down and went to bed, it felt...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 heading to Virgin Mobile Canada

It looks like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 can add one more carrier to the "coming soon" list. Confirmed in Tweet form yesterday, Virgin Mobile Canada said the device will be coming "super soon". Their soon and our soon are most likely two different things, but still a good sign that the device may be nearing an official release date. We first saw the Bold 9900 announced at BlackBerry World back...

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The Oatmeal never ceases to make me laugh, and this topic hit so close to home, I couldn't help but share it. Titled "Why I love and hate having a smartphone", it sounds all too familiar and I couldn't help but chuckle while reading it. The above cartoon is just an excerpt from the blog, as the entire post is too long to fit here, so follow the link below for the rest of the comics. ...

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Contest: 50 copies of Nav by Pootermobile up for grabs!

There are times you want cutesy, complicated themes on your BlackBerry, and there are times when you just want something easy to use that allows you to get stuff done. You know, no hunting around for the right hotspot, or fumbling through multiple homescreens just to find your calendar. The latest theme from Pootermobile falls into the second category, providing ease of use but not sacrificing...

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Sundrops for the BlackBerry PlayBook - Caribbean pearl-collecting physics fun!

Lately, I've been hooked on Sundrops, by Cat Games. One of the newest games in App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Sundrops is a fantastic find that I can't seem to stop playing. You are given little suns as your game piece, and your goal is to launch the suns and clear the board of multicolored pearls. There are obstacles (of course) in the form of walls, wooden planks, bouncy bumpers and...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS 1.0.6 hits beta zone for developers

Don't get too excited on this one just yet, but it looks like some BlackBerry Beta Zone developers are receving the following email with information on an upcoming OS update to 1.0.6. The update will be available to select developers so they can prep their apps for the upcoming update. On behalf of Research In Motion®, we are pleased to tell you about an exclusive Preview Program focused...

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How to turn your BlackBerry PlayBook into a world clock

  There's no reason to go out and get an application to help you keep track of the time around the world; your BlackBerry PlayBook can do that for you. Using the PlayBook's clock application, you can add as many clocks as you'd like to it. It takes a little preparation ahead of time, but what you end up with is a customized bank of clocks that quickly gives you the information you need....

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BlackBerry World 2011 video shows off conference highlights

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ever since my first conference way back when, I have always looked forward to BlackBerry World (formerly know as WES) each year. I get a chance to talk to people in the BlackBerry circle I don't see often as well as hear about new things coming down the road. In the past there have been plenty of device announcements at the conference so it's...

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How precious is your BlackBerry PIN?

For quite a while now, we’ve seen BlackBerry ads focusing on the power of BBM. One that stands out is what many like to call BBM Flirt. I don’t know if it’s me, but I couldn’t see myself walking up to a complete stranger and asking for their PIN (I know my wife would have something to say about it). As soon as I think about that, I then wonder how many times I’ve added someone from the...

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Official OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Bharti Airtel

Happy Monday to all the Torch 9800 users. From Bharti Airtel we have a fresh official release of OS 6.0.0.576 for you. This one had leaked a while back but now is an official release from a carrier, so if you were holding off on installing now you can comfortably give it a go. You can check back in the forums to see whats new in this version. As always, use caution when installing any OS on...

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If you like to keep a close eye on your investments, what better way than by using your BlackBerry? BerryBlowApps has developed a great app just for this, called Stocks+. With Stocks+ you can display your stocks on your home screen. As the application updates in the background, the stock information on your wallpaper changes, so you always have up-to-date information right in front of you. You...

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Contest winners: Vulkano Flow, charging dock, FokClear, NextGen, and YouMail!

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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Bye bye GPSLogger, say hello to GPSLogger II

A GPS Application for BlackBerry Smartphones   2 Years (and 1 week) ago we reviewed the GPSLogger application. Matthias (emacberry.com) originally developed the application in order to record your movement. Speed, elevation, direction, path; almost everything was captured effortlessly. In fact, GPSLogger didn’t just capture current values, but track and graph the values recorded at each...

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Keep your BlackBerry dry this summer with a waterproof case!

Do you need a waterproof case for your BlackBerry? Keep reading to see how you can win one! Yesterday Joseph looked at what can be done as a remedy if your BlackBerry gets an accidental dunk in liquid. I know accidents happen, but what if you could take an extra step and to prevent your BlackBerry from taking an unexpected bath? If you're headed to the beach for some sun, or out on the lake...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Download The CB App for the BlackBerry PlayBook!! InstaPhoto for the BlackBerry PlayBook now availableBlackBerry Messenger vs. Apple iMessage!BlackBerry News now available for the BlackBerry PlayBookCrackBerry Podcast 69 +1 = I want my BlackBerry Bold 9900!!Latest OS update brings BlackBerry App World notifications to PlayBookFacebook for BlackBerry PlayBook update...

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*Update: The OS update appears to be live for most people now, so if you're not one of those that already has it because you've been sitting there pushing "Check for updates" since this post went up, you can check it now and get to downloading!* RIM dropped word tonight that an OS update for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be available shortly to address a vulnerability identified by Adobe...

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