Review: Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Review: Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G. This device has been a long time coming. Since we first heard about the device way back, it has been on the list of original Pearl form factor fans every. While some have moved on to other devices, simply due to lack of patience in waiting for the next generation Pearl others have stayed true to the Pearl form factor. For me, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series smartphone...

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Rumor: BlackBerry Onyx II (delta) - A BlackBerry Bold 9700 refresh just around the corner?

There have been plenty of news floating around over the past two days regarding the BlackBerry Onyx II (delta). Some of hits on points relating it to the BlackBerry 9700a we saw the UAProf doc on previously, though that document showed the resolution as 360x480 (not 480x360) which previously linked the 9700a to the slider before it took the more official bump to 9800. But we're not exactly...

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CrackBerry Podcast 053: Pearl 3G review; CB Idol announced and lots more BlackBerry banter...

Time for another CrackBerry Podcast! In this show we cover quite a bit of stuff.... Bla1ze gives his impressions of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (full review hitting the blogs soon), I announce CrackBerry Idol and between the crew we cover a lot of BlackBerry news and go through a bunch of community emails. There's interesting discussion about the new AT&T data plans, we hypothesize on how much...

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Want to be a regular contributor on CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance... Introducing CrackBerry Idol 2010!

Been wishing you could write for CrackBerry.com? Here's your chance! Everybody's favorite tv show is now done for the season (and with Simon leaving you know it'll never be quite the same again), so we decided it was time to put a BlackBerry slant on idol spirit with our own CrackBerry Idol 2010 competition! You can think of CrackBerry Idol as a very fun and very public application...

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Trillian for BlackBerry beta coming 'in the next few days'

Trillian for BlackBerry beta coming 'in the next few days'

A few week back we got a tease that Trillian for BlackBerry was indeed on the way, and just got word that the public beta should be available in the next few days. I've played around with the app a bit, and I have to say I'm impressed. It integrates multiple IM services well and makes for an easy one-stop for your messaging. Trillian supports MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, MySpace, Facebook, Jabber and...

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CrackBerry Coveroo contest winners announced!

CrackBerry Coveroo contest winners announced!

We added a little more anxiety this week since we left the winners of our CrackBerry Coveroo contest out of the weekly theme winners post, but we have them selected and are ready to roll. We have a total of 15 winners that will get their choice of Coveroo including the new 9650 and Pearl 3G additions. If you weren't one of the lucky few, you can still check out all the great designs at...

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.748 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100, 9105)

Leaked OS: 5.0.0.748 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100, 9105)

Now that the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is hitting carriers and more users are able to actually go out and grab the devices, we figured we'd better start posting the leaked OS for it. Again, BBLeaks brings us this release and while the OS that came preloaded on the Rogers (.629) is working quite alright, it's nice to see an update. Back up your data, give it a test run and let us know how it works in...

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Leaked OS: 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Leaked OS: 5.0.0.732 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Here is a little something for all you new BlackBerry Bold 9650 users just in case you're not happy with the release or previously leaked OS. The folks over at BBLeaks have just put out OS 5.0.0.732 for you all to check out. Standard disclaimer applies and for those who might just happen to care, this is a Verizon build not Sprint so please, make sure you delete the vendor.xml file as well...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup Summer Edition: Win a great summertime accessory for your BlackBerry

Enter to win one of these great accessories just in time for summer!      Golla Sabine Smart Bag  Sola Rocsta Solar Charger  Aquapac for BlackBerry Summer is just about here (or it is here depending who you ask) and being on the go, you'll want to make sure you have the best gear for your BlackBerry. Whether headed to the beach or Wally World, these accessories will make sure...

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Improve and keep track of your battery life with BatteryEx - 100 copies to be won!

BatteryEx is a very helpful application for monitoring your battery life, and even adding a boost to it. The application has two ways of displaying the battery level and other information. The first is by means of an icon on the homescreen of your device, in the notification area, giving you quick and easy access to your battery info. The second way of viewing the battery info is in the...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 3rd 2010 - 50 copies of ColorStarsBB to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 3rd 2010 - 50 copies of ColorStarsBB to be won!

Contest: 50 Copies of ColorStarsBB to be won. Leave a comment! It's been a busy week here at Theme Roundup Central, I've just finished moving, and finally have my internet access back, so I apologize for the delay. First order of business though, is to satisfy those cravings for new themes! We have some absolutely awesome themes this week, with some great tips sent in on the tip line, and...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available for purchase on the Verizon website

It's not much of a shocker any more but it sure is a great sight to see. You can now head on over to the Verizon wireless website and place your order for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. As noted above, it'll set ya back $149.99 with rebates and of course, you will have to sign up for a new two year contract but that sure beats those pesky Canadian 3 year ones any day. Stop reading this and get to...

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First look: BlackBerry Curve 9300 images!

First look at the next generation of low-cost BlackBerry Curve, the 9300... ** images removed per request **  Back on April 8th we outted a new BlackBerry device model by finding it's UAProf xml document up on BlackBerry's website, and now we've got the first solid photos of it here for you to enjoy. What you're looking at (more images below) is the next-generation of the BlackBerry Curve...

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Happy day for RIM: ATT announces changes to data plans; BlackBerry sales likely to benefit

* Update: Looks like my RIM HAPPY DAY slant on this AT&T news was spot on. I just received some info/quotes from RIM on today's news. Read it below. * AT&T announced some new data plans today that are going to make a LOT of existing AT&T BlackBerry users very happy and likely also help to make BlackBerry the device brand of choice for new first-time smartphone owners. Be sure to...

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Verizon officially announces the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Verizon officially announces the BlackBerry Bold 9650

Just a few weeks after Sprint beat them to the punch, Verizon has offically announced that the Bold 9650 will be available online starting tomorrow and in stores on June 10th. The device will run you $149 after rebates, and in true Verizon fashion a no-camera model will be available as well. The pricing will require a matching data plan, Nationwide talk plan and a two-year contract....

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available for ordering on the Rogers Wireless website

If you've not had any luck finding the device through other retail channels, Rogers has now posted the BlackBerry Pearl 3G up on their site for ordering. As expected the device is carrying a cost of $49.99 on a 3/yr contract, $324.99 with a 2/yr and $379.99 for a 1/yr. If you are looking to grab one totally free of contract that will set you back $424.99. We've got a full hands on coming up a...

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Styles P writes his debut novel 'Invincible' on his BlackBerry

Styles P writes his debut novel 'Invincible' on his BlackBerry

It's becoming quite common to hear of folks using their BlackBerry Smartphones to harness creativity in ways some of us may not think of. Will.I.Am has been noted to use memopad on his BlackBerry for harboring his thoughts and lyrics to songs. Now, Styles P, a member of the hip hop group The LOX, is getting set to release his debut novel, most of which was written on his BlackBerry. As noted...

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Research In Motion introduces new feedback tool to BlackBerry Beta Zone users

For all of you out there that signed up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you may have received an invite to check out the new BlackBerry feedback tool offered by Research In Motion. Now, before you go stating that I shouldn't have posted this, keep in mind Research In Motion has open betas and closed betas within BlackBerry Beta Zone and this is among one of the open betas. The new feedback...

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Official OS: 5.0.0.386 for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 released by TELUS

*UPDATE* - In the time since I checked and this going live, TELUS has updated to OS 5.0.0.654 Here is another case of a leaked OS going official. TELUS has posted up OS 5.0.0.386 for BlackBerry Curve 8530 owners just in case some of you all skipped over the leaked version. Given that the Sprint OS is already up into version 5.0.0.654 that may be a better option unless you are wanting to...

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BlackBerry apps for fishing and boating

BlackBerry apps for fishing and boating

Your BlackBerry can help you with anything, even with fishing or boating. Despite what some people say, long weekends are meant for relaxing, not finishing home projects. I’m hoping some of you got to enjoy some downtime. A lot of people decided to go fishing. It’s not for everyone, but I do recommend trying it at least once. You may want to stick to using a lure if you are squeamish about...

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