BlackBerry PlayBook Review

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

Officially announced in September of last year, the long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook was released on April 19th 2011, with a starting price of $499. It featured the all-new BlackBerry Tablet OS, the PlayBook sports a 7" display that makes this tablet more portable for everyday use than Apple's iPad. With the addition of the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Software released on February 21, 2012 -- the...

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BlackBerry Torch 2 gets another hands-on look in latest video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Just in case the BlackBerry Touch wasn't enough or you prefer the BlackBerry Torch style a little more, the same folks who posted up the BlackBerry Touch video have also gone hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch 2. Another device we expect to hear more about come time for BlackBerry World but for now we've got videos to hold us over. Discuss the...

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BlackBerry Touch 9860 shows itself in another video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] What once was seemingly heavily guarded is no longer. The BlackBerry Touch 9860 has been popping up all over the place and in various countries. That of course, leads us here to believe quite a few test units have been shipped off to folks which can only mean launch is pretty much around the corner. With BlackBerry World taking place in May this...

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Uploading videos to YouTube from your BlackBerry

Uploading videos to YouTube from your BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Every minute of every day, we upload over 35 hours of video to YouTube, that's over 18 million hours uploaded each year. We increasingly enjoy sharing bits of life with others and the world. Whether it's a video of Grandma's 85th birthday or that dog that runs into the wall when he wakes up, your BlackBerry smartphone makes it easy to capture,...

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RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis walks off of BBC interview

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis walks off of BBC interview

During an interview with the BBC this week, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis ended the session prematurely when asked a simple question on the recent security issues regarding the Middle East. BBC reporter Rory Cellan-Jones asked Lazaridis about the situation to which he responded: "You implied that we have a security problem, we don't have a security problem ... we've just been singled out,...

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BlackBerry PlayBook hits Staples weekly ad - Still available April 19th

BlackBerry PlayBook hits Staples weekly ad - Still available April 19th

In case there was still any question as to whether the BlackBerry PlayBook would be available in Staples stores next Tuesday, let us ease your mind. The image above is a page from Staples weekly ad for next week, showing off the 16GB version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. The ad states (as we already knew) that the device will be available for in store purchase on April 19th. If you are itching...

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RIM introduces BlackBerry trade-up program in Canada

RIM introduces BlackBerry trade-up program in Canada

RIM has announced that its BlackBerry trade-up program is now available in Canada. The program was originally introduced in the US earlier this year. Through this program, customers who purchase a new, eligible BlackBerry are qualified to receive money back for trading in their existing eligible device. Users can receive up to $120 back when trading in an old device.  If you're looking to...

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Fill It by SolverLabs - A new puzzle game for BlackBerry

Fill It by SolverLabs - A new puzzle game for BlackBerry

Who doesn't like a challenging puzzle game now and then? They keep your mind active and can help pass time when you're stuck in line or in a waiting room. Fill It by SolverLabs is this sort of game for your BlackBerry. You have a simple objective: take the assorted shapes from the left and fill the grid on the right, making sure none overlap and they are all used. It sounds so easy, right? It...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for April 12, 2011 - Easter edition, plus 50 free copies of Spring Story by BB-Freaks!

You could win a free copy of Spring Story 3D Animated by BB-Freaks! Keep reading to find out how! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! This week we are focusing on Easter themes! 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...

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BreakingNews for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs!

A few weeks back we checked out the beta for BreakingNews and were totally impressed. This cool little app tosses up a scrolling news ticker on your homescreen, allowing you to get breaking news without ever jumping into an app. You can set up your own RSS feeds (up to 5) and display up to 20 headlines from each. Set the refresh rate anywhere down to 5 minutes and quickly check out the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Using BlackBerry App World on the PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Using BlackBerry App World on the PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Using BlackBerry App World on your BlackBerry PlayBook BlackBerry App World is the go to for apps on your BlackBerry smartphone as well as your BlackBerry PlayBook. While you've surely been using App World on your phone for quite some time, you'll find both similarities and differences in App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook. All the same features are there -...

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RIM launches first BES IT Policies for PlayBook

RIM launches first BES IT Policies for PlayBook

The CrackBerry team has been doing a great job with unveiling PlayBook features and getting started tips and tricks but the big question for the targeted business customers, specifically the militant IT departments, is what controls will be in place for the BES Admin? The first IT policies have now been released by RIM for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server versions 4.0 & 5.0 and apply to...

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BlackBerry Touch 9860 caught on video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It seems like the leaks are just pouring out now for the upcoming 2011 devices. Here we have the BlackBerry Touch 9860 (monaco/monza) caught on video. It makes a decent yet blurry appearance, but we do get a better visual now than in the leaked images we have seen. We're still hoping for an official announcement on this (and others) come BlackBerry...

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Review: PowerMat Wireless Charging System for BlackBerry Bold 9700 Series

Review: PowerMat Wireless Charging System for BlackBerry Bold 9700 Series

Are you looking for a better way to charge your BlackBerry? The charging cable it comes with does the job, but it's not very exciting, and you have to keep up with that cable and manually plug in your device. I wanted something simple, and yet fun and cool at the same time. Is it even possible to have something be fun and cool when charging your BlackBerry? Absolutely! Continue reading and let...

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Spending too much time sorting through your call log? Try PhoneCallNotes

Spending too much time sorting through your call log? Try PhoneCallNotes

Oh the mighty call log- keeper of call history and call times. You have been there time and again when I needed access to numbers, but didn’t want to dial or access my address book. You help house any notes I may need to make on each call. As much as I love you, I do have a couple of bones to pick with you; you take up memory on my BlackBerry and you are a pain with regards to coming up with a...

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CrackBerry reader Blake does BlackBerry Rap

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a bit since we've had a good BlackBerry song come into the tip line, but Blake sent this in today and it made my day. While many users out there love their BlackBerry, it's not often they choose to sing about it and throw it up on YouTube, but Blake did just that. Through his original rap, Blake drops his praises of BlackBerry and disses...

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Bill Tracker for BlackBerry

Bill Tracker for BlackBerry

Between my job here at CrackBerry, working at a day care facility, husband's work social functions, three children and all their activities as well as taking care of the three family pets, I occasionally mess up & forget something I was supposed to do. None of this is more aggravating then when it is a bill I needed to pay and didn't. We all know in today's economy one missed bill incurs...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Another leaked OS for you all from the forums, this time the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets the love. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. Thanks, Ryo-Kun! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to install, do so at your own...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Yesterday we saw OS 6.0.0.534 leak for the Bold 9780 and now it has appeared for the Torch 9800 as well. This one freshly leaked so no reports on whats good just yet, so if you install be sure to swing by the forums with your findings. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. Thanks, Ryo-Kun! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in...

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