iPhone 3GS First Impressions, Smartphone Round Robin

iPhone 3GS First Impressions, Smartphone Round Robin

After a bit of a hiatus, the Smartphone Round Robin is back in full swing. Week #4 has me rock'n the iPhone 3GS. Below you'll find the video of me walking through the device with Rene Ritchie of TheiPhoneblog.com. Most people out there are pretty familiar with what the iPhone is all about so we spend our time talking shop and touching on a variety of points, including the amount of time I...

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CES 2010: BlackBerry On Star Mobile App for the Chevrolet Volt Walk Through

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As the uptake on smartphone ownership throughout North America is growing daily, more and more companies are beginning to take advantage of mobile device ownership to improve the products they offer. A great example of this shown at CES 2010 last week was the new On Star Mobile App for use with the new Chevrolet Volt. The app not only provides...

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CES 2010: BlackBerry Presenter Live Demo

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Since the BlackBerry Presenter was announced by RIM last week it has already received its fair share of coverage here on the blogs, including an in-action video. For all the hardcore Crackies out there, here's another CrackBerry video of the BlackBerry Presenter. The product manager for the BlackBerry Presenter, Ryan Bidan, gave us a live demo of it...

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Get Druglord Wars For Only $1.49 Until January 19th

Get Druglord Wars For Only $1.49 Until January 19th

After having won the CrackBerry award for best game of 2009 and sitting in the top downloads of BlackBerry App World for a while. There is no doubt that Druglord Wars is a fan favorite and hugely popular game among BlackBerry users everywhere. In celebration of winning the CrackBerry Best of 2009 award, Epic Applications has reduced the price of Druglord wars to just $1.49 from now up until...

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Official OS 5.0.0.425 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 Released by A1

Official OS 5.0.0.425 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 Released by A1

Another carrier getting in on the fun with this latest OS release that popped up in the forums yesterday. A1 (does anyone else want steak?) has just released OS 5.0.0.425 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500. We haven't seen an official OS for the 9500 since Vodafone dropped one a few months back, so you may want to give this on a shot. Direct download link is below so get to it. If you find anything...

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Contest Winners: BlackBerry Presenter, Carrier Unlock & Griddler

Contest Winners: BlackBerry Presenter, Carrier Unlock & Griddler

Just about two weeks into 2010 and going strong. This week we had the big BlackBerry Presenter announcement and heard loads of cool news from CES. Hopefully 2010 will have some great things in store for the CrackBerry Nation. Just a reminder to developers and retailers - if you'd like to run a contest of your own in the blogs, just shoot an email to editorial(at)crackberry.com to set something...

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BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Today

BlackBerry Theme Builder Webinar Today

*UPDATE- Webinar is now complete. All files including video will be posted in the next 24 hrs* As we mentioned a little while back, Research In Motion will be holding a BlackBerry Theme Builder webinar today at 2pm EST. If you are at all interested in designing and possibly even selling your themes in BlackBerry App World you'll want to register and sit in on this one for sure. It's a chance...

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BlackBerry Curve 8910 Pictured Looking Identical To "Atlas"

BlackBerry Curve 8910 Pictured Looking Identical To "Atlas"

As we mentioned, over at BerryReview Ronen got his hands on the above pic of the BlackBerry Curve 8910. After our intiial posting of the device being registered with the Bluetooth SIG we speculated that it was most likely the unreleased BlackBerry "Atlas" that has shown it's face before but was never released. With the new pic showing up seems that speculation was pretty much on target as...

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Palm webOS, Pre and Pixi from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Between New Year's celebrations and CES 2010 in Vegas last week, my final Palm review is coming at you about 10 days later than it should. There's a side benefit though. Last week at CES 2010 Palm announced that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be arriving at Verizon in the weeks ahead, so I now have much better perspective of where things are at and going for Palm than I would have...

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BlackBerry Curve 8910 Shows Up In Bluetooth Registration But What Is It?

*Update: Looks like Ronen was able to snag a photo of the actual 8910 unit. All of this kind of came out of nowhere today, but hopefully we'll get even more details very soon. Head over to BerryReview to check it out.* Over at Unwiredview today it was revealed that the BlackBerry Curve 8910 had been registered with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the application was available for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back in August we blogged about Thumbplay's new BlackBerry Music Store app that appeared in App World. That first app was essentially an mp3 music store for BlackBerry, and while it was a nice clean and functional application, it was really a beta for Thumbplay and actually is no longer in App World. However, at CES 2010 last week Thumbplay unveiled...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Remember Unify4Life? We've been talking about them on the CrackBerry blogs for a while now, going back to their initial launch at WES 2008 where they unveiled the "BlackBerry Remote" that allowed you to control your home entertainment system wirelessly from your BlackBerry. They added follow-up products, like the the "BlackBerry Garage Door Opener"...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ok ok... so the number of companies starting to offer wireless charging solutions for smartphones is growing (it's already becoming a little overwhelming to be honest) but after leaving CES 2010 in my opinion it's the folks at PowerMat that are leading the charge. Their original 2009 PowerMat solution was already compelling and sold over 700,000...

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CES 2010: Slacker 3.0 Arriving Soon With Support For Canada Included

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While attending CES 2010 we took the time to get an up close and personal look at the new Slacker 3.0. Many new changes have come to Slacker Radio with the latest version, as you can see from the video above, 3.0 includes a revamped interface, better caching implementation as it can now be done wirelessly and has also laid claim to better overall...

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Location Based Mobile Clipboard App Dynamic Legend Seeking Beta Testers

Location Based Mobile Clipboard App Dynamic Legend Seeking Beta Testers

  Currently in early beta stages, Dynamic Legend is a location based clipboard that allows users to create a "legend" on the web, and bring the information along on your BlackBerry. When searching on the web via a pc, we typically find information we'd like to have for later reference on the go. Instead of entering the info into memopad or emailing it to yourself, Dynamic Legend lets you...

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Unlock, Lock & Start Your Car from Your BlackBerry with Viper SmartStart

Unlock, Lock & Start Your Car from Your BlackBerry with Viper SmartStart

I've always been a big fan of the remote starter I had installed in my car a few years ago. Being able to start it up from my living room in the heart of winter is a great thing. When I saw the rumors on Viper SmartStart, I was excited to say the least. The app allows users to take their technology geekness to the ultimate level, allowing you to lock & unlock doors, pop the trunk, sound...

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'The Germinator' Cleans Your BlackBerry with Cyber Clean

'The Germinator' Cleans Your BlackBerry with Cyber Clean

If your like me, you have your BlackBerry in hand throughout the day and it tends to get dirty or greasy. At CES I happened to stumble upon the Cyber Clean booth, where they were demonstrating their cleaning product. Cyber Clean's flubber-like material is very easy to use. Simply press the material firmly down on your BlackBerry, peel off, and watch the dirt strip away. I have used other...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Jan 2010

Gosh, did anything happen last week? Oh yeah: there was that one show, the Consumer Electronics Show. Good times - here's what we liked: Android Central's CES 2010 Coverage -- Hands On, News & More! Android Central's Interview with HTC's Eric Lin Does The Nexus One Have Spotty 3G? Introducing the BlackBerry...

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