CNN Weighs In On Last Weeks BlackBerry Outage

Just yesterday we got a great video from CNN on the BlackBerry Boom in Indonesia, and today we came across this one courtesy of @impalass96 regarding last week's data outage. The video makes some good points that we can all relate to ("a stressful period for some") and gives a brief description of what happened to cause the outage. While it doesn't reveal anything terribly detailed, they did...

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Cocky Culture Themes - New Years Sale, 65% Off!

Cocky Culture Themes - New Years Sale, 65% Off!

The guys over at Cocky Culture have decided to bring in the new year right with a huge sale on ALL themes.  Their selection ranges from such fun themes as m[i]Berry to professional themes like LeatherBerry Executive and many in between.  The sale is simple, just enter the coupon code 2010newyear during checkout* and receive 65% off of any of Cocky Culture's themes.  You can download these...

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Review: Shazam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Shazam for BlackBerry Smartphones

Some of my favourite songs and artists were discovered by accident. Whether a song was heard while passing by a store or used in a movie, some songs instantly find a way to connect to you. All it takes is a simple beat, a line or a snippet of the melody and you find yourself in a determined mindset, bent on discovering what you have just heard. You may find some success in using a line or two...

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The Financial Post Tech Desk Interviews Mike Lazaridis

The Financial Post Tech Desk Interviews Mike Lazaridis

Just the other day we got a good look back at 10 years of BlackBerry from the folks over at Engadget which was a great article. Engadget was not the only resource to focus on the past ten years of BlackBerry. The Financial post also found the time take a walk down memory lane as well as get a sneak peek into the future by interviewing the Founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion, Mike...

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The BlackBerry Developers Blog Lists Accomplishments In The Development Sector

There is no doubt that the recently-held BlackBerry Developer Conference was a huge success for Research In Motion and BlackBerry developers around the world. A lot of new changes were announced at the event in San Francisco, California which open quite a few doors for all those out there looking to get involved or are already involved with BlackBerry development. The BlackBerry Developer...

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Help I Crashed My Car - A Safety Application For Those In Car Accidents

Summit Software Solutions has a great application that I checked out free from BlackBerry App World last night. Help I Crashed My Car is aimed to consumers as a safety application for drivers who potentially could be in an accident. Getting in an accident is never a good thing for those involved, that just goes without saying. The best you can really hope for at those times is that no one is...

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CNN on the BlackBerry Boom in Indonesia

Back in May, following up on WES 2009 where I had the chance to meet some representatives of Indosat, I ran a post on the blogs in regards to the explosive growth of BlackBerry use in Indonesia. Just yesterday, CNN posted the above video which gives a first-hand look at the crushing dominance of BlackBerry in the region. Check it out! 

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TeleNav Is Looking For A Few Good Testers; Introducing TeleNav "First Look"

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Have you ever used a software application on your BlackBerry and said, "That's great, but why doesn't the app do this, or do that"? Well now is your chance to get involved in the process and provide feedback on the future of TeleNav. If you live in Seattle or San Jose areas, you may be eligible to participate in the TeleNav First Look program. If...

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Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

So you have finally got that BlackBerry that you had been hoping for all year? Now that you have it all hooked up on your cell phone plan, you're probably wondering what to do next. Many new users head to CrackBerry to gain information, but as we all know the site contains so much that it can almost be intimidating and at times frustrating to try to find what you are looking for. New users...

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Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

Sure The Kindle and eBooks Did Well, But So Did BlackBerry

A few days ago Amazon posted some details of their big sellers over the holidays. The biggest news to come from that press release was the fact Amazon's Kindle and Kindle books were the biggest sellers, wherein Kindle books sold more on Christmas day than their physical counterparts - which honestly makes a whole lot more sense then people are giving credit for. Of course they sold more, what...

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Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

Contest Winners: SearchIt, TeleNav, Colorware & SmrtCase

The holidays blew by, and I didn't even realized until Friday we only had one app contest for the week! We'll make it up for sure so don't worry. The winners of the SearchIt contest are listed after the jump. Just a quick recap as well - if you didn't see the winners announcements from our TeleNav, Colorware and SmrtCase contests you'll want to check them out from the links below. Congrats...

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Liquid - A Premium Quick Access Theme From Elecite

Liquid - A Premium Quick Access Theme From Elecite

The days are winding down to take advantage of the Elecite 50% off sale, which ends December 31st. All themes including the newer Liquid shown above are included in the sale. Liquid is one of the ones I personally grabbed due to the fact that it offers a quick access dock built right into the theme itself. Beautiful wallpapers, great icons and hidden today options make this one perfect for...

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Beta Testers Wanted: Introducing Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry

Beta Testers Wanted: Introducing Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry

Ok CrackBerry readers, it's time for some beta testing! Fixmo is a new entrant in the smartphone mobile app space and they want your feedback on the beta of their new Fixmo Tools offering. Started up by Rick Segal, formerly with the BlackBerry Partners Fund, Fixmo is looking to shake things up in the world of mobile utilities. If you think of what Norton Utilities was to computers back in the...

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Engadget Reflects Upon Ten Years of BlackBerry

Engadget Reflects Upon Ten Years of BlackBerry

I love the end of December. It always brings about some good articles and posts looking back at the year and years gone by. Over at Engadget.com, Chris Ziegler posted up a great piece today looking back at Ten Years of BlackBerry. 2009 really was a milestone year for Research in Motion, so if you're not familiar with any of the history behind that device you're holding in your hand it's...

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Access Unlimited Premium BlackBerry Themes For Only $10 Offer Ends Today

Enterprise Mobile Solutions has a big sale going on that we were just alerted of by BBCool. For today only, you can get unlimited premium themes from them for only $10. The unlimited service they offer usually goes for a whopping $99, so this is a pretty substantial savings. You're saving $89 by jumping on it today. Themes are updated every 7-14 days and you get point and click access to all...

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Video: Palm Pre / Pixi / WebOS Hands-On Walk Through, Smartphone Round Robin

Video: Palm Pre / Pixi / WebOS Hands-On Walk Through, Smartphone Round Robin

Week #3 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin has me on the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi, sampling Palm's new for 2009 WebOS platform. Think back to last year's Round Robin and Palm was on the brink of disaster. This year, they've pushed themselves back into the game with a very intuitive operating system that's really been designed for mobile use along with some decent hardware to get some momentum...

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Official: OS 5.0.0.395 For BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now Available From Sprint

Any BlackBerry Curve 8530 owners out there not happy with their current OS can now head on to the Sprint BlackBerry download page and grab the latest official OS. 5.0.0.395 is what is up for grabs over there which is a few notchs above the release OS and still ahead of Verizons official which is still at 5.0.0.337. Download OS 5.0.0.395 For The BlackBerry Curve 8530 From Sprint>> [...

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Role Call Tasks Contest- 200 Copies to Give Away!

Role Call Tasks Contest- 200 Copies to Give Away!

Recently I had posted on a application called Role Call Tasks, an app that places all your to-do's into one organized spot.  This app is great for organizing monthly bills, items to purchase, or for the person who just has a lot to keep track of and is a little forgetful like myself.  Due to positive response, Blue Sky Analytics has decided to give 200 copies to the CrackBerry Community. They...

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Maritime Master from Cleric Software - 30 Copies to Give Away

If you're a fan of Air Traffic Control, you should definitely check out Maritime Master. The game has a simple premise, but it is highly addictive and has endless replay value. You have to guide your ships to the dock by drawing their course through the water. After the cargo is unloaded, you draw another path off-screen for the boat to get away. The more you play the harder it gets, and you...

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