BES Express updated today

BES Express updated today

 At long last RIM has announced the first update to BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. This is a product they announced and launched at Mobile World Congress back in January, simply it's BES for the rest of us. Most small and medium businesses were scared of BES because of high upfront cost and each new BlackBerry added a new CAL cost so BESx rode to the rescue with its attractive price tag...

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Review: Motorola MOTOROKR EQ5 Wireless Travel Stereo Speaker

Review: Motorola MOTOROKR EQ5 Wireless Travel Stereo Speaker

Motorola EQ5 Wireless Travel Stereo Speaker[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]When it comes to Bluetooth accessories for mobile phones, there are certainly lots of headsets and visor-mounted speakerphones to choose from. Various models, ranging from low-quality, budget-friendly to somewhat expensive, high-end products are available from several manufactures in many different outlets, from...

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And the winner of CrackBerry's Win a BlackBerry Torch Contest is....

We'll keep this short and sweet. With over 13,000 entries, the lucky winner in CrackBerry's Win a BlackBerry Torch Contest is..... cherryjuice Congrats cherryjuice! We'll be shooting you an email shortly to get your details and get an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 out your way. For everybody else, stay tuned. It's CrackBerry.com. You know another chance to win free stuff is just...

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BlackBerrys and boob tubes: U-verse Mobile hits BlackBerry App World

BlackBerrys and boob tubes: U-verse Mobile hits BlackBerry App World

U-verse is a service provided by AT&T which includes internet, TV and phone; all through a FTTN network. As AT&T says; “goodbye cable, hello digital AT&T U-verse TV”. Their service allows customer use the My Multiview feature to watch four shows at once, get instant information on sports, weather and more, with one button access. Other features include; easy to manage on-screen...

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AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 goes on sale today; you grabbing one? Be sure to share your first impressions!

It's a big day today for AT&T BlackBerry fans - the Torch 9800 is now available for purchase! As with any new highly anticipated BlackBerry, it's been getting a lot of coverage here on the blogs and in the forums the community is getting revved up too. I always love the release of a new device as the forums just explode with activity, as new owners unbox their precious and start providing...

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BlackBerry headset throwdown - Battle of the big three

BlackBerry headset throwdown - Battle of the big three

BlackBerry Headset Throwdown - Battle of the big three[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Wires or Bluetooth? Headphones or earbud? Normally having a multitude of options is a good thing but when it comes to choosing a hands-free device where does one even begin? You read the reviews and most don't answer the questions consumers really want to know. Examples of those would be; "Will my...

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BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator shows up online for download

BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator shows up online for download

If you're a developer or just interested in playing with an unrealeased device simulator then this is something you may be interested in. The good folks over at BBLeaks have posted up the download links to the BlackBerry 9670 (Oxford) simulator. Pretty cool to play around with if you've yet to go hands on with a BlackBerry 6 device. I've played with it since last night and digging through...

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CrackBerry Poll: How important is it that your smartphone have a physical keyboard?

How important is it that your smartphone have a physical keyboard?customer surveys With the recent announcement of the BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 last week, BlackBerry has been making headlines everywhere. In addition to the expected reviews and buzz surrounding these new products, I've noticed a common theme emerge in a lot of these stories regarding the...

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One of my biggest gripes with the new BlackBerry Torch is that is has no low battery indicator. None. Why I have no idea. Instead when the battery gets low you see a message telling you the device is powering off and that's that. In the middle of a phone call, composing an email or browsing the web -- you're totally out of luck unless you have a power cable nearby. To help save some...

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Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

I have been driving my own vehicle for many years, but I still remember the days when I was going to school, or even when I was working graveyard shift, and used to take the bus everywhere I need to go. I can't count the number of times I fell asleep or got distracted reading and missed my stop completely, making my trip even longer. This app would have been quite handy back then, allowing me...

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Jim Balsillie appointed to UN Panel on Global Sustainability

Jim Balsillie appointed to UN Panel on Global Sustainability

On Monday it was announced that RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie will be joining the United Nations Secretary-General’s 21 member panel regarding Global Sustainability. The members include high-ranking government officials and civil society representatives from developing and developed countries. “I am pleased to help this esteemed group develop new ideas for prosperity in a low-carbon world,”...

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Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Bla1ze gave developers a head's up about bbthemelab a couple months ago, the site is a great resource for theme developers no matter what their experience level, offering tutorials, icons sets, etc free to the development community. A couple of weeks ago, the theme community was buzzing when the Official OS 6 icons were extracted and released for download from multiple sources, and we've seen...

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Aces Cribbage for BlackBerry now available

  The folks at Concrete Software has just released their latest game Aces Cribbage. Take your cribbage skills with you when you're on the go. Aces Cribbage has multiple difficulties, multiple game modes and anyone can play - even if you have no idea what cribbage is. Features include: Multiple ways to count your hand; including fast count, slow count and auto count. Online Leaderboards for...

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IM+ Lite updated to version 8.5.1

 IM+ Lite updated to version 8.5.1

IM+, from Shape Services, is designed to give social butterflies a one stop shop for their instant messaging needs. With thumbs blazing, users can access and manage their accounts with various social networks and chat clients. This means that you can chat away with friends on Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, MySpace and more- all from one application. That means no more switching back and...

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BlackBerry Podcasts - Now available in BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Podcasts - Now available in BlackBerry App World

Looks like BlackBerry Messenger update wasn't the only rollout that Research In Motion had planned. BlackBerry Podcasts is now available for download through BlackBerry App World as well. Lends a little credibility to the fact T-Mobile dedicated a whole page to the application. In any event, fire up BlackBerry App World and get your podcast on. Be sure to add the CrackBerry podcast as soon as...

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BlackBerry Messenger Updated - v5.0.1.38 now available for download

BlackBerry Messenger Updated - v5.0.1.38 now available for download

Looks as though the latest BlackBerry Messenger has just gone live. Through BlackBerry Beta Zone, RIM had released v5.0.1.32 but, the live links to the update are showing v5.0.1.38. You can hit the BlackBerry Messenger link to download the latest version. BlackBerry App World however, is still not fully live as of yet although, it is showing so it'll only be a short while. Let us know if ya...

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Xobni beta with Linkedin integration now available for everyone to try out

The folks at Xobni have let us know their BlackBerry beta has been rolled out to the masses. Everyone is now welcome to download and check out the application. As we noted in our "What's on a CrackBerry BlackBerry?" article, mostly everyone asked had Xobni installed. If your contact list and inbox is a little messy then Xobni is a sure bet to help you clean up that mess. Since it organizes...

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Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

Review: Trillian beta for BlackBerry

It wasn’t too long ago when we reviewed IM+; the all-in-one messenger. IM+ united various instant messengers/chat features from social networks and allowed users to manage their accounts from a single location. While it is a great solution for keeping in contact, there are also other options available out there. For example; there is Nimbuzz, which we have reviewed in the past as well; you...

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Asurion recalling counterfeit BlackBerry branded batteries due to fire hazard

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for some counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries that are known to burn and are a fire hazard. The batteries were issued with Asurion replacement devices sent out prior to November 2009. The problem batteries date back as far as March of 2004 and should not be used. Customers who believe to have a battery meeting these...

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