Cricket Wireless announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530, preorder available

Here's a little reminder for all you folks who may not be interested in paying the big carriers prices. BGR was lucky enough back in March to get a listing of up coming devices for Cricket and as we let you know, the BlackBerry Curve 8530 was set to launch in August. Here we are now, a few days into August and lo and behold, Cricket has now set up their BlackBerry offerings page where you can...

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BlackBerry Torch Review

BlackBerry Torch Review

RIM's all new BlackBerry Torch 9800 for AT&T capitalizes on BlackBerry's historical strength by including awesome keyboard and killer email while featuring a plethora of new features including a proper touchscreen, upgraded camera and the highly anticipated BlackBerry 6 operating system. It will be available August 12th for $199.99 after contract. You thought sliders were played out? Well...

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BlackBerry 6 Review, FAQ and New Features

BlackBerry 6 Review, FAQ and New Features

Read CrackBerry's Full Review and In-Depth Walk Through of BlackBerry 6! In the smartphone market where competition and consumer demands are ever-increasing and tech journalists and Wall Street are becoming less forgiving, BlackBerry 6 is RIM's response to those who have said they needs to fix their browser and get a more modern operating system. Finally, after months...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If there's one feature BlackBerry users have wanted to see improve on their devices more than anything else, it's the BlackBerry web browser. With BlackBerry 6 that wish can finally be crossed off the list, as the new web browser with WebKit rendering finally makes browsing the web on a BlackBerry an enjoyable experience. Compared to the old browser,...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Teardown Photos and Video of Slider Mechanism in Action!

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Teardown Photos and Video of Slider Mechanism in Action!

Tear down posts of a new smartphone don't normally happen until the new device is available for commercial purchase and somebody is crazy enough to sacrifice it to the tech gods. In the case of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, however, we've already got the goods and nobody had to risk their phone. Keep reading to see the vertical slider stripped to its bare guts. We've got a video of the slider...

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AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 Video Unboxing!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Another new BlackBerry, another video unboxing. Though this tech geek ritual is a little lame, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was as excited as hell to crack open the AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 box and get this BlackBerry 6 rock'n slider into my hands. There's a lot of new going on with the Torch 9800... new form factor, new brand family, newly updated...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Images and Photos Gallery

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Images and Photos Gallery

  Supplemental to our full out BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review, we have our full dump of BlackBerry Torch 9800 images and photos. In addition to seeing the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in all it's glory, below you'll also find comparison photos between the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Apple iPhone 4, HTC Sprint EVO 4G, Palm Pre and Samsung Captivate. With its vertical sliding form...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Features and Specifications

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Features and Specifications

Official word of the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Torch 9800 is finally here! Below you can find the tech specs and key features list for the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone. The Torch 9800 introduces  a lot of new stuff for a BlackBerry - a new form factor, new product family name, a new camera and it debuts the BlackBerry 6 operating system. Take a look and keep it locked to CrackBerry....

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BlackBerry Bluetooth speakerphone shootout - BlueAnt S4 vs. BlackBerry VM-605 vs. Mr. Handsfree Blue Vision II

BlackBerry Bluetooth Speakerphone Shootout[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Having a Bluetooth headset is becoming a necessity for some people as laws are being enforced all over North America against talking on cell phones without a handsfree device. However some people prefer not having something wrapped around their ear or a device they can utilize fully while on the road. There are...

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BlackBerry 6 to be available on the BlackBerry Torch, Pearl 3G, Bold 9650 and Bold 9700 - Where do you stack up?

  Where do you stack up in the BlackBerry 6 cycle?customer surveys Tons of news an excitement from yesterdays Torch and BlackBerry 6 announcement. In the midst of all the chaos Inside BlackBerry posted a blog from Mike L himself who is obvisouly very hyped about the latest device and newest operating system. In the post, he finally let the BlackBerry world know just what devices will be...

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CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry voice to text apps

CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry voice to text apps

Promote safe(r) driving with these BlackBerry voice dictation apps! Chances are, you have been hit with the dreaded cell phone ban. That means keep your friggin’ hands off of your mobile device while driving. I shouldn’t say dreaded, as it is a good thing. It will hopefully keep the roads safer, allowing you to stay alive long enough to check in at more venues on FourSquare. Now if only they...

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Saudi Arabia to block BlackBerry services starting tomorrow

Saudi Arabia to block BlackBerry services starting tomorrow

Saudi Arabia will stop BlackBerry service starting tomorrow according to the Saudi Press Agency. While all the buzz was about the UAE's attempts to block BlackBerry service, Saudi Arabia will be getting things done quicker. Both governments fear for their security, and since BlackBerry data is accessed on remote servers, they feel it is a threat. This will go for all businesses and individuals...

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available from Rogers

BlackBerry Curve 9300 now available from Rogers

If you're in Canada on Torch overload and want to get it out of your mind for now, you'll be happy to know that Rogers has the BlackBerry Curve 9300 available for purchase. While this wasn't the biggest of the recent rumored devices, some users have still been waiting on it for quite a while. The device sports a 2MP camera, 256MB of memory, a 320x240 display and more. You can grab the Curve...

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Overtime pay for using a company issued BlackBerry?

Overtime pay for using a company issued BlackBerry?

  Should you get overtime pay for using a company issued BlackBerry?online surveys   The Chicago Sun Times has an article about a police sergeant who's seeking overtime pay for his after-hours work done on his BlackBerry while at home. For many of us who have work devices this is nothing new. I've been using a BlackBerry for work since 1998 and have spent many hours over the years...

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Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Seems like every few days since the iPhone 4 launch we have heard something new about the "Death-Grip" signal issue, and Steve's pot-shot at BlackBerry has ruffled a few feathers, prompting developers to bring out apps like Antenna Meter to help BlackBerry users refute his claims. Newest on the scene is Antennagate, but instead of focusing purely on your current signal strength based on how...

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Contest Winners: Futurism, QuickLaunch, SearchIt and more!

Contest Winners: Futurism, QuickLaunch, SearchIt 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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Bluetooth headset head to head: Jabra Stone vs. Motorola Endeavor

Bluetooth headset head to head: Jabra Stone vs. Motorola Endeavor

Bluetooth Headset Shootout - Jabra Stone vs. Motorola Endeavor [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]As someone who works in New York City, there are two things I've learned: (1) never publicly admit you're a Mets fan and (2) Manhattan is the noisiest city there is. Between the subways, buses, cars, taxis, and of course, the people, you need earplugs just to walk down the street. So imagine...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]While attending the AT&T / Research In Motion BlackBerry Torch event today, Adam was able to scoop up lots of video for us all. While most of the content we're still filtering through, here is something we've not had a good look at as of yet. The AT&T BlackBerry Torch commercial as shown above will soon be broadcasted to your television enticing...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Hands-On Video First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Following up on all of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 mania of the big AT&T / BlackBerry Press Event, we had a chance to go hands with the vertical slider and experience BlackBerry 6. In the video above we take a quick (well, not so quick) tour of the device. We go through the new homescreen experience, revamped media apps, new social app and of course...

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About those AT&T monoliths that arrived in stores..

About those AT&T monoliths that arrived in stores..

I guess we can all now see what, exactly those AT&T monoliths had inside. Since Kevin is in New York City he sent this picture over for us all to look at. I'm guessing we won't see such massive displays in other carriers shops but, they sure look cool. It should also be noted that the picture itself was taken with a BlackBerry Torch 9800. Still, we're waiting for stores to actually get...

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