First Look: New BlackBerry USB Power Plug is Hot! Ships with BlackBerry Pearl 3G (and future devices)...

At WES 2010 I sat down with Mike McAndrews, RIM's VP of Product Marketing, who in addition to talking shop (follow-up story to come) walked me through the new BlackBerry product announcements made at the event, including the white BlackBerry Bold 9700, the Bold 9650 and the Pearl 3G. In addition, Mike also showed me the little beauty shown in the photo above (more photos below) of the new...

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Gym Technik and Oxygenfit "Gift of Fitness" Mothers Day Promo for BlackBerry Toting Moms

This one's for all of you who still haven't given a thought about your Mother's Day gift. First - shame on you! Second - the guys over at Gym Technik (winners of the '09 CrackBerry award for Best BlackBerry fitness app) may have a "plan B" to cover you. This Mother's Day, get her the Gift Of Fitness! This one's tricky as you need to be careful how you word it when you bundle it up. Remember,...

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Trillian Instant Messenger Application Coming Soon To BlackBerry

Trillian Instant Messenger Application Coming Soon To BlackBerry

Trillian has been quite a popular instant messaging application on many platforms. Mac, PC and Linux all have desktop versions. The only mobile implementation so far has been on the iPhone. That is, until now. Trillian has announced they are going to be bringing a full blown multi platform instant messaging client to BlackBerry. It's not released as of yet but, you can sign up to be notified...

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Bellshare Releases Free Version Of BerryPopup To BlackBerry App World

The good folks from Bellshare have just let us know they have launched a free version of their popular email/text popup application. BePopup Free aka BerryPopup will show popups for e-mails with basic sender and subject information as well as Bellshare.com and CrackBerry.com forum notification emails. The free version has just been listed in BlackBerry App World for users to download and as a...

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Contest: Love BlackBerry? Want to Show it on your Wrist with an Official RIM Watch? If So, Here's Your Chance!

Last week at WES 2010 I won this Roots RIM watch at the BlackBerry Blogs Tweet-Up. Though I am a watch addict almost as much as I am a BlackBerry one (one of these years I'd love to start up a watch-dedicated website...how do you like the domain timecrunch.com for a watch site??) I figured I'd pay it forward with this sweet schwag to a lucky reader of CrackBerry.com. How to Win this RIM...

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Quick Review: OtterBox BlackBerry 8500 Series Commuter Cases Offer Protection and Personalization with Many Colors Available

OtterBox 8500 Series Commuter CaseComes in a variety of colors! OtterBox 8500 Strength Series Case 10% of price goes to Avon Breast Cancer Crusade So you just picked up a new 8530, or 8520 and you want some extra case protection? You may have looked at OtterBox a few weeks back and only noticed the normal black color cases. Well OtterBox has now officially...

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Virgin Mobile to Offer Curve 8530 and new Beyond Talk Plans

Virgin Mobile to Offer Curve 8530 and new Beyond Talk Plans

Virgin Mobile announced today that they will be introducing new "Beyond Talk" plans and are soon to be carrying the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The device will be priced at $299.99 and available directly from the carriers website. The new Beyond Talk plans all include unlimited messaging, email, data and web. The revolutionary $25 plan is the industry's lowest price point for unlimited messaging,...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Part III of our five part WES 2010 BlackBerry Solution Showcase spotlight tour had us checking out some interesting companies. You'll recognize Audiovox's Accoustic Research division's Zentral Home Command line of products as they are what has become of the original Unify4Life products that originally surfaced at WES three years ago. RCA was their to show...

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The BlackBerry Tablet - What We Know And What We Don't

The BlackBerry Tablet - What We Know And What We Don't

To tablet or not to tablet... that is the question! Alright, since the issue of the BlackBerry tablet seems to not be going away any time soon, we decided we'd summarize and share what information we know and what information is still left totally up in the air at this point. We certainly do not know all the details here, frankly no one does. Anyone outside of those involved directly with the...

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Rogers Launches My Account App For BlackBerry

Rogers Launches My Account App For BlackBerry

Rogers has taken a step forward in terms of customer self serve options with their most recent announcement. The My Account application is being rolled out for Rogers wireless customers to download direct from their device. Previously it was available as a WAP browser link which led to the Rogers website but now, it has grown into a full blown application. Only fair to note that it actually...

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Dropbox App Arriving On The BlackBerry Platform Soon

Dropbox App Arriving On The BlackBerry Platform Soon

Dropbox for a while now has been opening up their API to developers. Since then iPhone and most recently, Android and iPad apps have arrived. Now, the Dropbox page is showing that a BlackBerry application is "Coming Soon". BlackBerry users have had access to Dropbox in the past but that was simply through their web interface and honestly, wasn't the best. Being a Dropbox user I'm pretty...

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Foursquare v. 1.8.4 Now Available For BlackBerry Users

Foursquare v. 1.8.4 Now Available For BlackBerry Users

Foursquare just sent us a friendly email letting us know that they have just posted up the recent version for BlackBerry users. v1.8.4 can be download from the Foursquare website and just in case you aren't in the mood right now to download, notifications will be sent out to users over the next day or so advising to upgrade. This version is noted as fixing a lot of minor issues within the...

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Updated Round Of BlackBerry 9670 Pics Show Off Some More Details - Less of An Ugly Duckling Than First Thought?!

Just in case you were still clammoring (no pun intended, honest!) for more information about Research In Motions unreleased clamshell device we now got a few more pics for ya too look at courtesy of Cell Guru. As we can see from the pics, the BlackBerry 9670 will be running the same 1150 mAhr battery as the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. In addition to a look at the battery, the pic of the...

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Interview with Alan Brenner, SVP of BlackBerry Platform for Research in Motion

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]At WES 2010 in Orlando last week I had the opportunity to sit down with the CrackBerry.tv camera rolling and talk shop with Alan Brenner, who is the Senior Vice President of the BlackBerry Platform for Research in Motion. As you can imagine with a title like that, a LOT of stuff in the BlackBerry-realm falls under Alan's management, from RIM's core of "...

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More photos of the BlackBerry 9800 Slider and BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell Showing off BlackBerry 6

Left two photos: BlackBerry 9800 slider; right: BlackBerry 9670. All on BlackBerry 6 Yes, we know the photos are not the highest resolution, but they're legit and they're showing off unannounced, unreleased BlackBerry Smartphones running a not-yet available operating system, which makes them cool. On the two left photos, you have the upcoming BlackBerry 9800 "slider" showing off BlackBerry...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Alright, BlackBerry 9700 owners. It's your turn, here is the leaked OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. As it was posted in the CrackBerry forums earlier today, you can check that thread out and share your thoughts on it. As always be sure to back up your data before you load this release up folks. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such...

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BlackBerry Ranks 14th on BrandZ Top 100 Report - Moves Up Two Spots from 2009

The BlackBerry brand has moved up a few notches on this year's BrandZ Top 100 report. The BrandZ list ranks the value of the top brands in the world. In 2009, BlackBerry came in at number 16 on the list, but this year took a bit of a jump to the 14th spot. Unfortunately the increase isn't nearly as big as last year (100% in 2009 vs. 12% in 2010) but its good to see BlackBerry still moving up....

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SkyMall Releases BlackBerry App For On The Go Shopping

SkyMall Releases BlackBerry App For On The Go Shopping

Yes, that's right. The app you all have been secretly waiting for has finally arrived in BlackBerry App World. SkyMall, the magazine we all love to read while on long flights, has realeased their catalog in mobile format for all your impulse buys. The application, which is put together by the folks at Digby, actually works quite nicely. You can grab the application download from BlackBerry...

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