[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you've been following CrackBerry Idol you know THIS IS IT. The final vote. Your chance to decide who CrackBerry.com's next blogger will be. The final five are Joseph, Brittany, Dave, Kerri and Aloha Joe. You've seen their videos and reviews up on the site for nearly three months now. You've read the CrackBerry Idol finalist Q & A. You know...

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CrackBerry Idol Questions and Answers - before you vote, get to know the finalists!

Joseph Brittany Dave Kerri Aloha Joe When we announced CrackBerry Idol back on June 3rd, we knew it would be an event that would take a while to complete. In a summer that was fairly quiet for BlackBerry news, the regular CrackBerry Idol posts definitely helped keep the blogs full. Now September is here, everybody is back to school, and it's time for us to crown the...

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Contest Winners - Rendezvous, SmartSig and more!

Contest Winners - Rendezvous, SmartSig and more!

Here are the winners from last weeks 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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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]As we saw with the BlackBerry Torch release (and leaked videos before that) Research In Motion has been putting together some rather detailed OS tutorial videos on devices when shipping them to retailers. The following videos are from the upcoming BlackBerry Style (9670) and show off some of the core functionality of the device. You'll find more after the...

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Hey RIM, can we have the B/W and Sepia camera options back?

Hey RIM, can we have the B/W and Sepia camera options back?

A lot of new changes came with BlackBerry 6. One of the most significant was the upgrade to the camera options. Research In Motion introduced "Scenes" to the camera setting, they even highlighted the new multimedia experience on their official blogs. One thing they forgot to mention though was that, with the addition of the new camera options they also removed some features. The ability to...

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Contest: 40 copies of AddOnis & WiFi Hero up for grabs

Contest: 40 copies of AddOnis & WiFi Hero up for grabs

The guys at Twinkler Software are offering up a bundle of AddOnis and WiFi Hero for $11.98. These two great apps add some great functionality to your device giving you more control over common tasks. AddOnis: AddOnis extends system functionality, enabling features missing from the system that make your device easier and more efficient to use by adding all of the choices you always wanted to...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Since the initial release of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 we've not seen many leaked OS' for it. Some arrived before launch but after that, only one OS. The last was OS 6.0.0.161 which was not all that great and left a lot to be desired for in new Torch owners. Now, we have a new build to check out. OS 6.0.0.214 has leaked online. If any of you all are going to brave the installation then of...

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RIM to announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results on September 16, 2010

Just a reminder for folks who are concerned over the numbers behind Research In Motion. Their Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial results are to be released on September 16th. Anyone interested, can look below for details on how to tune in: "Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 Sept 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on, Galaxy Tab specs vs iPad, Galaxy Tab apps and games, Galaxy Tab accessories Sprint Epic 4G review. Hands on with the T-Mobile Motorola Charm. BlackBerry Curve 3G Review BlackBerry Curve 3G Video Unboxing BlackBerry Torch Charging Pod Review Swype for Symbian...

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ColorWare BlackBerry Torch Now Available!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Longtime readers of CrackBerry will know i'm a pretty huge fan of ColorWare, going back to my BlackBery Curve 8320 they gave the all white treatment too. If you desire uniqueness and have cash to burn, ColorWare is a great option. New BlackBerry Torch owners looking to add a splash of color will be happy to know ColorWare is now giving the custom...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G heading to Verizon in two colors

BlackBerry Curve 3G heading to Verizon in two colors

Today we got out hands on the latest rebate form from Verizon and from the looks of it the Curve 3G should be heading the way of Big Red. Much like the 8530 followed its 8520 sibling to Verizon, the Curve 3G will be landing on the CDMA carrier after it has shown up on Rogers and T-Mobile. The entry-level device will come in both Charcoal Gray and Fuchsia and although this rebate is set to end...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Curve 3G Review >>  BlackBerry Curve 3G Video Unboxing! >>  Share Web pages between your PC and BlackBerry with Home to Phone >>  OS 5.0.0.822 for the Curve 8520 and 8900 now available from T-Mobile >>  BlackBerry 9670 clamshell to be branded the BlackBerry Sty >>  BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Rogers September 24th...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Traveler

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Traveler

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review - Power Traveler [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry 9800 Torch has been touted as the "best BlackBerry that RIM has produced." While many have mixed feelings about RIM's newest sizzling hot device (aka. The Torch), I was given the task of reviewing this device from the prospective of a person who travels/vacations a lot. While OS6...

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DataViz, Makers of Documents To Go, apparently acquired and now owned by Research In Motion

* Update - Tuesday, September 7th: RIM confirmed the acquisition via a statement given to Digital Daily: RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction was not material to RIM in the context of RIM's financial results. * DataViz, makers of the...

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CrackBerry App Awards 2010: Want to nominate a BlackBerry app or developer? Do it Now!

With the 2010 CrackBerry App Awards party coming up fast on (the Wednesday night of the BlackBerry Developer Conference - click here for event details and to RSVP), it's time to get the process started for choosing the winners that are going to be announced! 2010 CrackBerry App Award Categories Crackies will be award this year in the following categories: Developer Awards 2010...

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Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

As all the major carriers in Canada get set to release the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th, Best Buy is wasting no time in letting customers know they can be among the first to put the device in their hands. The pre ordering page has now gone up on the website, although you do still need to visit a Best Buy Mobile location to process the preorder. Oh ya, bring $50 with you as well as that's...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 3rd, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Nobex Radio Companion

Hey folks, guess who has the reins on the roundup? Yee-haw! It’s been a pretty exciting week so far. We’ve seen multiple Canadian carriers finally announce when customers can pick up their Torch 9800. We’ve also seen the final reviews from our CrackBerry Idol hopefuls. Can it get any more exciting? But of course it can! This week we have 10 -one year subscriptions to Nobex Radio Companion...

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CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry school apps

CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry school apps

Become the Teacher's Pet with these BlackBerry apps! Doesn’t it seem like I have a bad habit of pointing out what some people fear and dread? It’s not that I get any pleasure out of it (bah-hahahaa). Like it or not, it’s almost time for school. It’s a new year; a year full of possibilities, memories and accomplishments. For some the joy (or pain) starts with a trip to get school supplies....

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and 8900 now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has officially released OS 5.0.0.822 for both the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 8900. We're seeing a trend now with the ol' .822 as this joins both the Rogers and AT&T Bold 9000 releases. Surely there is some new and slightly improved goodness with this OS, so if you're ready and willing give it a go. Its been a while since we've seen an update for either of these...

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BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

The native BlackBerry IM clients got another round of updates earlier this week. Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo!, MSN Messenger and ICQ all now sit at version 2.5.63. These were all tested in the Beta Zone for a few weeks so should be good to go all around with some minor updates and even a new icon or two. Nothing major from what I can tell, but an update is an update. You can grab all the latest...

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