CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2010: Kick-Off Podcast!

CrackBerry @ Mobile World Congress 2010: Kick-Off Podcast!

CrackBerry coverage goes to Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress 2010! MWC is the biggest mobile-dedicated conference in the world and this year BlackBerry is going to have a big presence there. On CrackBerry Podcast 047 last week I promised we'd try and bring you some special edition podcasts so we decided to kick things off early on the eve of the event with a quick Smartpone Experts...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

A great week for CrackBerry lovers everywhere. Some huge things popped up this week (Twitter for BlackBerry!), our Podcast streak continued and we have some great contests for Valentine's Day. Kevin is off to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so you can expect some great coverage and maybe even a live-blog this coming week. If you didn't check in with us this week, drop by the links below...

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RIM Making Big Announcement At MWC? Enterprise Options For BIS Customers?

We've been hearing for the past week now that Research In Motion was cooking up something good for Mobile World Congress. Alot of information floating around about a BIS and BES "alternative" or something that mixes the both as a free option to users that are already on BIS but still want a BES infrastructure of sorts. Seems, Boy Genius has been hearing the same stuff as well. Anyone...

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Solitaire Buddy Gold for BlackBerry Smartphones Updated to v4.0.23 - On Sale Till February 14th

Solitaire Buddy Gold by Nickel Buddy is one of the best solitaire games out there, including much more than just your simple solitaire game. The application comes with Klondike, Freecell, Pyramid, Pyramid Golf, Spider Golf, Will o Wisp Poker, 3-Peaks Black Widow, Canfield, Beetle and Spiderette They have recently updated this game, improving upon many aspects of it such as better compression...

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Valentines Day Reminder - Win a Schlage LiNK; Valentines Day Apps, Media and More

Its just about time for the most romantic holiday of the year, and no matter if you're married, single, engaged or whatever - you know you'll want your first true love (ahem .. your BlackBerry) looking spiffy on Sunday. To help you out we have loads of wallpapers, themes and apps to get romantic with. You can jump into the free wallpaper gallery for an easy facelift, and check out what we have...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I've been anxiously waiting for a few weeks now to get BerryBlab officially announced here on the blogs (I'm in a mad-rush right now packing to fly out to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, so we tag-teamed this one and Adam did up the video above). Until today BerryBlab was still in beta, but it has now gone version 1.0 and is ready for the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 12th, 2010; Contest: 30 Copies of Piczzle to be Won!

Howdy folks... Another week, another great roundup full of apps + another giveaway. This week we've got 30 copies of 'Piczzle' to give away, courtesy of GrayMatter Software. As always, just leave your answer to the giveaway question in the comments for your chance to win. Covered in the roundup this week are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Piczzle Freebies of the Week: The...

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Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Beep beep! Ding dong, ding dong! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzz! It’s amazing how we respond to these sounds if they came from our BlackBerrys. Not unlike Pavlov’s dogs, we do our own salivating; in this case, it’s not for food, but for messages, calls and such. Our ears are trained to notice the familiar notification tones we have set up. For those who watched House this week- how many of you looked in the...

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Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

If you're looking to keep up with the 2010 Winter Olympics from your BlackBerry, you're in luck. Yahoo! has announced a dedicated mobile site with up-to-the-minute updates for the duration of the games. By heading to m.yahoo.com/olympics, you'll be able to get live results, schedules, medal counts, news, photos and more. The site will show you instant results from all the events so you can...

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Smartphone Round Robin Wrap Up: Contest Winners Announced and Some Closing Thoughts...

Our third annual Smartphone Round Robin has finally come to an end, which means there only two things left to do - announce the winners of some sweet new smartphones (find the winners at the bottom of this post) and say farewell until next year with some final thoughts... Back on the Crack and Loving It! If you missed any of this year's Round Robin posts, be sure to jump over to our Latest...

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Stimulus Program Provides Free BlackBerry Smartphones to Help Quit Smoking

It appears that Washington DC has started up a recent program set to cost $977,346 that will provide smokers with BlackBerry Smartphones (CNN - I forgive you for writing "BlackBerries" and not "BlackBerry Smartphones") in hopes of helping them quit. The plan is run by the American Legacy foundation, and the idea behind it is that smokers will have a 24/7 line to get support while trying to...

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Oratio BlackBerry Screen Reader App For The Blind And Visually Impaired

As a follow up to our discussion on the CrackBerry podcast. Humanware has released the Oratio screen reader application for the visually impaired and blind. Having worked closely with Research In Motion, Humanware has created Oratio from the ground up in an effort to bring better offerings to the blind and visually impaired in the BlackBerry department. Oratio allows visually impaired...

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Woman Saved by Bullet-Stopping BlackBerry

Its true that every once in a while BlackBerry stories come along that aren't totally tech-related ... well here's one for the books. Inside an Ohio restaurant, a woman was saved by her BlackBerry after a gun accidentally discharged. Anthony Holtvogt and his girlfriend were preparing to leave the establishment when the .32 caliber weapon discharged and landed dead-center on his girlfriends...

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Research In Motion Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

Research In Motion Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

Looking to get BlackBerry ceritfied? Research In Motion is looking at better ways to get folks BlackBerry prepared for BlackBerry certification by launching their BlackBerry Academic Program. This is a chance for educational institutions to offer BlackBerry training solutions to their attending students. The positioning looks like this: "With the BlackBerry® Academic Program, your academic...

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Get Your Valentine's Day Groove On with Slacker Radio Love Stations - 10 Subscriptions Up for Grabs!

  Nothing says "I love you" like a good love song. To help get you in the Valentine's Day spirit, Slacker Radio has some great stations for you to get into your love groove. In addition to creating your own romantic mega-mix, you can check out some of Slacker's stations featuring Love Songs, Rock Ballads and even Broken Hearts. You can stream music right from your device and help make your...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.484 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.484 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Been a while since we seen a Storm OS leak. The folks over at BerryReview got their hands on OS 5.0.0.484 for you all to check out. If you got a 9500 and plan on loading this up, be sure to leave some comments here and in the forums on how it's working out for ya. As always, caution advised as it is a leaked OS and be sure to back up your data. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is...

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