[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Here is some news for you all in the enterprise space. Shortly after the announcement of RIM seeking new employees for their Fredericton, New Brunswick location. Chalk Media has announced their newly branded Chalk Pushcast Software version 5.4. The services formerly known as Mobile Chalkboard. The pushed content application which is used to deliver...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Apologies in advance for the background noise in this video -- it was loud as heck at ShowStoppers at CES 2010 -- but it's worth working through the sound pain so you can hear what Root Wireless is all about. With coverage maps all the rage in carrier commercials these days, Root Wireless is on a mission to make these maps more than lip service, by...

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Rogers BlackBerry Planned Outage For January 17th

Rogers BlackBerry Planned Outage For January 17th

As we've been advised by Audit over at Dataoutages, Rogers and RIM have planned some downtime for their BlackBerry users on BIS and BES systems on January 17th. The window of downtime is not really that bad, depending on what type of hours you sleep. Start Time: 02:00 AM (EDT) End Time: 06:00 AM (EDT) with the outage being that of a National one for Rogers Wireless customers. "Work Summary:...

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Speck Announces New Fitted, PixelSkin and SeeThru Cases for BlackBerry Smartphones

Speck had long made some pretty awesome cases for BlackBerry, and last week added to their extensive lineup with the announcement of their new Fitted, PixelSkin and SeeThru cases. The new cases are sure to add some flair to your device, and will come in a variety of styles for the Tour 9630, Bold 9700, Storm2 and 85xx devices. The Fitted cases feature a snap together fabric covered hard shell...

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CrackBerry Device Poll: CDMA Customers, of the BlackBerry Tour and Curve 8530, Which Model Would You Buy Today?

Which CDMA Full Physical Qwerty BlackBerry Smartphone Would You Buy?(trends) The idea for this CrackBerry Poll came about when michaelwpg and me were drinking one night last week in Vegas. I honestly can't remember how the topic came up (I think maybe we were just trying to change the subject after those three err.. ladies of the night jumped all over us at the bar - nothing happened, I...

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Music Skins Adds The Beatles to Their Lineup - 25 Skins to Give Away

Music Skins Adds The Beatles to Their Lineup - 25 Skins to Give Away

One of the exhibitors at CES, Music Skins, specializes in vinyl skins which form-fit your device, giving an all around protective layer while providing a sense of flair at the same time. What originally began as an entirely music-centric lineup has branched into several genres and even includes the option of custom designs. They even offer downloadable wallpapers to match the skins,...

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RIM Expanding Operations With Chalk Media In Fredericton, New Brunswick Hiring 50 New Employees

Some of you may remember when Research In Motion announced their acquistion of Chalk Media. Chalk Media develops applications which allows businesses to deliver training and video messages via BlackBerry smartphones using the Chalk back end servers. You can read more about the acquisition and uses in the previous write up we did here on CrackBerry. Now while we have not heard much about Chalk...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 13th 2010

BlackBerry Theme Roundup for January 13th 2010

Contest winners from last week are listed at the bottom of this page First of all this week, we would like to send out a thank you to all those wh had such wonderful things to say about our inagural roundup. Also to those that have been sending us tips on the themeroundup@crackberry.com email all week (hard to get your favorite theme featured if we don't know about it!). So, without further...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the companies at CES 2010 this year that caused a bit of a buzz was ZAGG. Most people are familiar with ZAGG as they are the makers of Invisible Shields - voted by the CrackBerry community as the Best BlackBerry Clear Skin in 2009. At CES last they week the company showed off a couple new, entirely different products, which shows for 2010...

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Sirius XM Radio App Coming To BlackBerry Soon?

Sirius XM Radio App Coming To BlackBerry Soon?

(Not The Real App) Some interesting new came about yesterday for all you Sirius XM radio fans out there. According to to some tips left on the OrbitCast website it looks like at some point in time this month we will be seeing a release of BlackBerry version of their mobile app. Currently, XM Radio offers a service through certain carriers which allows a carrier based subscription to bring...

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BerryWeather Free Now Available In BlackBerry App World

BerryWeather Free Now Available In BlackBerry App World

BerryWeather Free or BeWeather Free if you will, as it's known in BlackBerry App World, is now available for download. BeWeather Free is a slimmed down free offering of the popular BerryWeather application from the folks at Bellshare. While slimmed down, it's still a beautiful weather application for BlackBerry smartphones with auto updating and 5 day outlook that's sure to fill your needs for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Sick of reading blog posts and seeing videos yet about smartphone charging solutions? Apologies for that, but seriously, there was a TON of it going on at CES 2010. One of the COOLEST things going on, which I didn't get to check out in person but you can see in the video above courtesy of ohgizmo, is RCA's hotspot harvesting charger and battery pack...

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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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