Worth Ave Group - A new way to insure your BlackBerry

Worth Ave Group - A new way to insure your BlackBerry

We all love our BlackBerry smartphones, but what happens when the unthinkable occurs? What if you drop your prized possession and it breaks into a million pieces? What if you go to set your BlackBerry down in the cupholder in your car, but you realize all too late that there is a cup of coffee there? What do you do when these unfortunate events happen? Well, you have a few options, but I...

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RIM and Indonesia reach mutual agreement on pornographic content filtering

RIM and Indonesia reach mutual agreement on pornographic content filtering

RIM has promised on Monday that it will meet Indonesia's request to filter out pornographic content on BlackBerry smartphones in the next couple of days, as stated by a spokesman of the Indonesian government. As Indonesia is both home to the world's greatest Muslim population and a massive amount of BlackBerry smartphone addicts, RIM's commitment to abide by the country's requirements is...

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Leo Laporte shows off a BlackBerry PlayBook on Live! with Regis and Kelly

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Live! with Regis and Kelly had a segment today on some of the best gadgets shown at CES 2011. Leo Laporte brought several devices to talk about, and one was the BlackBerry PlayBook! Although we're still wondering who he had to wrestle at RIM to get one. Check out the video above to see the segment. The PlayBook is the first device he talks about...

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AT&T 3G compatible BlackBerry PlayBook on the way; LTE version soon after?!

Just in case you thought Research In Motion was only giving the love to Sprint when it came to cellular enabled PlayBooks, new rumors have now popped up suggesting that an GSM version compatible with AT&T and Rogers 3G bands is tracking very nicely as well. Also suggested is that shortly after the release of the 3G enabled version will come a Verizon LTE enabled version. Research In Motion...

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BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife - a program for advanced users

BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife - a program for advanced users

  BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife (BBSAK) is a tool; just as a hammer and a thermonuclear reactor are tools. Placed in the wrong hands, they can cause destruction. Similarly, using BBSAK can render your BlackBerry inoperable. That being said, BBSAK is also a tool for fixing that. If you carefully - and I cannot stress that enough - follow instructions, it should always work properly for you....

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Funny: Woman falls into fountain at mall while texting

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] This one popped up a few days ago and I think its one that is worth seeing. We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but this video shows the danger involved in texting while walking. This woman at a Pennsylvania mall is apparently so oblivious while she looks at her phone that she walks right into the wall of a mall fountain, trips over it...

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Sprint adding $10/month fee to all smartphone users upgrading or adding new lines

If you're a Sprint user who is looking to upgrade or start a new line of service with a smartphone then Sprint has some bad news for ya. Previously something that was initially only charged on Sprints HTC EVO 4G Android device and then later all 4G devices on Sprint, a $10/mnth data charge is now being placed onto all smartphone activations. When it first started being charged many felt it was...

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Registration opens for BlackBerry World 2011

Registration opens for BlackBerry World 2011

If you're planning on attending BlackBerry World this May, today is the first day of open registration. The conference formerly known as WES will be held in Orlando Florida from May 3rd through the 5th. Attendees can register until February 25th at the early bird rate and save $400 off the full conference pass ($2,199). Also as a new offer this year, attendees that can't make it for all...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for January 18th, 2011 - 50 copies of Evy to give away!

Contest: Win one of 50 free copies of Evy by BB-Freaks!  It's theme roundup time! I bet you're all excited to see what we've found for you this week. Two popular theme developers both brought out free themes for everyone in the past week or so which is super cool. You can read about those after the break. Enjoy the themes, and don't forget to read all the way to the end for details on the...

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BlackBerry 101 - BlackBerry Messenger Groups

BlackBerry 101 - BlackBerry Messenger Groups

  Back in October, we ran a poll to see just how many BlackBerry Messenger groups you belonged to. Surprisingly, out of nearly 10,000 votes, the vast majority of our readers don't use BBM groups at all. And that really is a shame. You already know that BBM is a great communications tool, but did you know it could be more? BBM groups extends that simplicity of communication to an entire...

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TextPics – Creative SMS, Email, IM and PIN art for your BlackBerry

TextPics – Creative SMS, Email, IM and PIN art for your BlackBerry

TextPics by Adorno is now available for BlackBerry smartphones and is a great way to liven up your messages beyond the standard symbols and smileys on your device. It uses ACSII characters to create pictures or art in an SMS/MMS, Email, IM, or PIN. If you're not familiar with ACSII art, its basically a text version of a picture and was widely used before pictures could be embedded or...

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Urbanspoon debuts as next BlackBerry App World commercial

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We saw the first BlackBerry App World commercial nearly two months ago with Pageonce, and now we have the next in line with the newly-updated Urbanspoon app. The second in the BlackBerry App World series again shows off a "super app" put through daily use. This is only the second video as far as the app commercials go, but if the BBM spots are an...

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Contest Winners: Accessory Roundup and Stellar by RJ Designs!

Contest Winners: Accessory Roundup and Stellar by RJ Designs!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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DevCon Asia is now over, but we still have a lot of CrackBerry Kevin Goes to Indonesia posts left to come over the days ahead (the hotel internet seems to hate me uploading HD movies so I have a backlog of posts to get up - thx for the patience!). While at Devcon Asia, I had the chance to get a briefing from the folks behind Love Indonesia. Roll back to November 2010 and you'll remember...

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FileScout now fully integrated with Dropbox

FileScout now fully integrated with Dropbox

Long time fans of FileScout will likely already be aware of this but for those of you out there who may be making use of Dropbox and have not as of yet, not heard of Filescout this should be of some interest. FileScout has recently been updated to include support for Dropbox and is now listed on the Dropbox website as an official plugin for the BlackBerry application. As a plugin to Dropbox,...

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DragonRAD Beta Program now open to developers looking to build applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook developers have been presented a lot of tools to help get their applications into the hands of users come launch time for the PlayBook to launch. Recently, the DragonRAD team has opened up their cross platform development tools to assist with that process as well. DragonRAD is aiming to bring a better, faster way of developing applications that will help you get your...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed More details on the BlackBerry Storm 3 BlackBerry Torch 2 details emerge BlackBerry Apollo - The newest member of the Curve family BlackBerry Dakota pictured and specs revealed BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform Announced at DevCon Asia! RIM launches new developer tools and services for BlackBerry Tablet OS  Contest Reminders Win 1 of 25 copies of Hypoxia Media...

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Urbanspoon gets an update - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6

Urbanspoon gets an update - Now compatible with BlackBerry 6

Urbanspoon is a great website for people that enjoy eating out. You can check out restaurant reviews from food critics, bloggers, and everyday people. In 2009 Urbanspoon released a free app for BlackBerry to help people like me, who can never seem to decide where to eat. It's a simple concept. First you enter the area you want to search for restaurants or let Urbanspoon use your GPS location....

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Upcoming RIM webcasts: Develop using the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for BlackBerry Tablets

Following RIM's announcement of BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS, they are back with a new 4-part webcast series starting February 1, 2011. This one focuses on porting existing apps as well as developing new apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook. According to the summaries of the sessions they will cover everything from getting started developing to effectively managing resources to migrating...

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