CrackBerry App Awards 2010: Want to nominate a BlackBerry app or developer? Do it Now!

With the 2010 CrackBerry App Awards party coming up fast on (the Wednesday night of the BlackBerry Developer Conference - click here for event details and to RSVP), it's time to get the process started for choosing the winners that are going to be announced! 2010 CrackBerry App Award Categories Crackies will be award this year in the following categories: Developer Awards 2010...

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Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

As all the major carriers in Canada get set to release the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th, Best Buy is wasting no time in letting customers know they can be among the first to put the device in their hands. The pre ordering page has now gone up on the website, although you do still need to visit a Best Buy Mobile location to process the preorder. Oh ya, bring $50 with you as well as that's...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 3rd, 2010! Win 1 of 10 copies of Nobex Radio Companion

Hey folks, guess who has the reins on the roundup? Yee-haw! It’s been a pretty exciting week so far. We’ve seen multiple Canadian carriers finally announce when customers can pick up their Torch 9800. We’ve also seen the final reviews from our CrackBerry Idol hopefuls. Can it get any more exciting? But of course it can! This week we have 10 -one year subscriptions to Nobex Radio Companion...

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CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry school apps

CrackBerry guide to BlackBerry school apps

Become the Teacher's Pet with these BlackBerry apps! Doesn’t it seem like I have a bad habit of pointing out what some people fear and dread? It’s not that I get any pleasure out of it (bah-hahahaa). Like it or not, it’s almost time for school. It’s a new year; a year full of possibilities, memories and accomplishments. For some the joy (or pain) starts with a trip to get school supplies....

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and 8900 now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has officially released OS 5.0.0.822 for both the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 8900. We're seeing a trend now with the ol' .822 as this joins both the Rogers and AT&T Bold 9000 releases. Surely there is some new and slightly improved goodness with this OS, so if you're ready and willing give it a go. Its been a while since we've seen an update for either of these...

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BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

The native BlackBerry IM clients got another round of updates earlier this week. Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo!, MSN Messenger and ICQ all now sit at version 2.5.63. These were all tested in the Beta Zone for a few weeks so should be good to go all around with some minor updates and even a new icon or two. Nothing major from what I can tell, but an update is an update. You can grab all the latest...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available from Wind Mobile

BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available from Wind Mobile

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) is now officially available from Wind Mobile. The contract-free device is priced at $300 and if you pick one up now you can save 50% off on an accompanying data plan. Monthly plan prices vary depending on your use, but it's overall a good buy and worth being free from a lengthy contract. The Pearl 3G sports Wifi 802.11 wireless n, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G (duh) and...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Socializer

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a Power Socializer

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review - Power Socializer [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Coming from a BlackBerry that I loved, I wasn't very excited to switch to a device I wasn't used too. The Torch is completely different from any BlackBerry that I have used and to be honest, it is the best. Being a full time student and working a part time job I need a phone that is reliable, has a...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is the next iteration of one of Research In Motions top selling devices. The latest in the Curve series brings 3G to the GSM side and also boasts its BlackBerry 6 readiness despite having been launched with BlackBerry OS 5 preloaded. While many BlackBerry users have moved onto a Bold 9700, Bold 9650, Torch or even a Storm series device the Curve series still remains a...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G Video Unboxing!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Unboxing videos. Love em or hate em, you know we gotta do them! The BlackBerry Curve 3G is available on Rogers now, and coming to other carriers soon, so it's time to tear open the box and see what's inside. The BlackBerry Curve 3G is RIM's entry level smartphone, so while it gets decent internals (the same 624MHZ processor that's in the Pearl 3G and Bold...

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TELUS named first Canadian carrier to implement carrier billing for BlackBerry App World

While a lot of folks were more interested in the fact TELUS was releasing the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th, reading over the announcement it seems as though some important BlackBerry App World news got overlooked. The press related the majority of the information to the device launch but near the bottom it was noted: TELUS is excited to be the first carrier in Canada to offer...

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Verizon Wireless now offering prepaid data packages on 3G smartphones

Verizon Wireless now offering prepaid data packages on 3G smartphones

Starting today Verizon Wireless will be offering new prepaid data plans on all of their 3G smartphones. The list includes the Curve 8330, 8530, Storm 9530, 9550, Tour and Bold 9650. The plans will run $30 for a month of unlimited data. "These new data offerings will help our prepaid customers experience the full breadth of Verizon Wireless' robust device portfolio and the many engaging,...

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Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th

Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th

While it would have been way easier on the bloggers of the world if Canada just let out a single press release that the BlackBerry Torch was coming to "a bunch of carriers at once", the announcements trickled out one after the other yesterday. The next in line to get the device on the grand September 24th launch date is Virgin Mobile Canada. They dropped the announcement via their Twitter page...

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Starbucks Card Mobile for BlackBerry now available

Starbucks Card Mobile for BlackBerry now available

If you're a Starbucks fan then your life just got more convenient (well, kind of). Starbucks has released their Starbucks Card Mobile app for BlackBerry. This cool app lets you convert your Starbucks card to digitalness and keep all of your info right on your device. Just enter your card number and the app can display your barcode, lets you track your balance and more. In some test areas (...

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Share Web pages between your PC and BlackBerry with Home to Phone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]I have been testing Home to Phone for the past couple weeks, and have to say it is one of the most useful BlackBerry applications I have come across. Like Android's Chrome to Phone, Home to Phone lets you share web pages to and from your BlackBerry device and desktop browser (Firefox plugin, Chrome beta, or Windows application).Setting up Home to Phone is...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a BlackBerry Newbie

BlackBerry Torch 9800 review from the perspective of a BlackBerry Newbie

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review - BlackBerry Newbie [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're considering upgrading to a smartphone, you've undoubtedly come across the plethora of news articles and reviews for the iPhone and Android phones. What those news articles tend to gloss over is the fact that Research in Motion - BlackBerry's manufacturer - absolutely dominates the...

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We'll keep this short and sweet. With over 12,000 entries, the lucky winner in CrackBerry's Second Chance Win a BlackBerry Torch Contest is..... Hosehead13 Dang I love that username! Congrats Hosehead13! We'll be shooting you an email shortly to get your details and get an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 out your way. For everybody else, stay tuned. It's CrackBerry.com. You know...

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Bell announces Sept. 24th release date for the BlackBerry Torch

Bell announces Sept. 24th release date for the BlackBerry Torch

We've known since the release of the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T that Bell was slated to release it in Canada aside all other Canadian carriers. The pre release sign up page is still active at this point but, we now have confirmation of the Bell date and pricing as well. In an email sent to us Bell confirms the following: Just wanted to let you know Bell Mobility will launch the...

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BlackBerry 9670 clamshell to be branded the BlackBerry Style!

BlackBerry 9670 clamshell to be branded the BlackBerry Style!

You heard it here first... the upcoming BB flip is the BlackBerry Style! Been wondering what product family Research in Motion was going to slot the upcoming BlackBerry 9670 clamshell into? Could it be a Pearl? Maybe a member of the Curve family? Nope. We've confirmed with multiple sources now that the new BlackBerry 6 toting flip is getting a new product family name of its own. Enter the...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Telus on September 24th

BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Telus on September 24th

Following closely in the footsteps of Rogers, Telus announced via Twitter that they too will be offering the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on September 24th. Both Canadian carriers are set to release now on the same day making for lots of happy folks. Unlike Rogers however, Telus made no mention of the pricing in their release, but it's a pretty safe bet to say it will stick to the $199/3-year pricing...

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