Quick Look: BlackBerry Pearl 9100 & 9105

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]I was super excited to get to WES here in Orlando in hopes of getting some news on the Bold 9650. I've been dying to head back to Verizon (for the service) and will definitely get my hands on one as soon as I can. What I didn't expect however was to become such a fan of the new Pearl series (the 9105 in particular). The device feels amazing, and although...

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Get Up Close and Personal with the BlackBerry Bold 9650 & Pearl 9100 Interactive Demos

Itching to get your hands on a new BlackBerry Bold 9650 or Pearl 9100/9105? Well you'll still have to wait a few weeks - but in the meantime, why not play around with one virtually? You can check out the new devices through interactive demos. Take the device for a spin, check out the installed applications, get some usage tips and more. A great place for new BlackBerry users to get to know the...

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BlackBerry Mobile Voice System. What is it? What's new? Is it useful?

BlackBerry Mobile Voice System.  What is it? What's new?  Is it useful?

This morning we posted the RIM press release on the launch of Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5.0. We've talked about MVS in the past but what is MVS and how does it apply to the real world? The quick and simple answer to what it is, MVS allows your Blackberry handheld to become one with your corporate desk phone giving you all the same options your deskphone offers you including dial by internal...

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RIM Introduces The BlackBerry Developer Resource Center

RIM Introduces The BlackBerry Developer Resource Center

As Research In Motion continues their efforts to meet developers needs, they have just launched into beta the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center. As part of the BlackBerry forums, the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center will serve as a destination for all items pertaining to developer support resources information. From the announcement: There are two major things we are looking to...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G Hands-On Video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Shortly after the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G were announced, we headed over to the BlackBerry room to get some hands-on time with the devices. Check out the video above for a quick look of what's in store. Mike McAndrews, RIM's VP of Product Marketing, was on hand so for this video (more vids to come) we had him walk us through the...

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WES 2010: BlackBerry Pearl 3G Features Easy SIM Card Install and Removal

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]If you've owned a lot of BlackBerry Smartphones over the years, you know that when it comes to things like the battery door latch, SIM card and MicroSD card design and placement that RIM is always doing something different. Sometimes the designs are winner and sometimes, well, you can struggle with removing that SIM card for what feels like hours (...

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Rogers and TELUS Announce BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Rogers and TELUS Announce BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Not that it's really comes as any suprise at this point, considering we've already seen the dummy units arrive in stores for Rogers customers. But, we now have all the official word flowing in. Rogers and TELUS both, have issued press releases letting potential BlackBerry Pearl 3G owners know they will indeed have the device available. While Rogers has yet to put any pricing or launch...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 Officially Announced!

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Officially Announced!

Today at WES 2010 in Orlando, RIM has finally announced that the long awaited Bold 9650 will be coming to North American networks in early May. The device will support 3G and have both Wifi and an optical trackpad. As expected, the device will also be rocking a full 512 MB of flash memory, which should allow for OS 6 down to fly when it gets released down the road. No official date just yet,...

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RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Pearl 3G Smartphone!

RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Pearl 3G Smartphone!

We've been speaking of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 for quite some time. Now, at WES 2010 we can put the official stamp all over this thing. Research In Motion has just announced the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Original lovers of the BlackBerry Pearl will feel right at home with this device. You can read on after the jump for the full press release and specification list of the all new BlackBerry Pearl...

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RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Voice over Wi-Fi Calling

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]RIM announced a major update to its BlackBerry MVS offering this morning with version 5 bringing a HUGE benefit - WiFi calling! We'll keep this post short for now (press release below with full explanation and demo video above) and circle back soon with more on this soon. It's definitely a big announcement from RIM for the enterprise space and one we're...

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WES 2010: New BlackBerry Game Preview - Pinball Deluxe!!

A show like WES is always exciting for BlackBerry users because it's sure to yield some big corporate announcements from Research in Motion. My personal favorite reason for attending mobile conferences isn't just to experience first hand what's getting officially announced at the keynotes, but rather to see what I can unofficially discover among the thousands of people in attendance.  Case in...

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Bold 9650 Spotted in Verizon Corporate Store Banner

Bold 9650 Spotted in Verizon Corporate Store Banner

It looks like Verizon may have jumped the gun on this one. A keen eye spotted this banner in a Verizon corporate store, and it looks like the device in the middle is the yet to be released Bold 9650. We're not sure who's to blame for this one, but you can be sure someone will be getting a talking to. With the Bold 9650 release still in the dark, its odd that Big Red would be sporting it in...

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RIM, FedEx Office, Hilton Worldwide Join HP to Make Printing On-the-Go Reality for Enterprise Blackberry Users

Thankfully we don't travel with steamer trunks anymore. But for business travel we still hump around the country with a travel suitcase AND the coveted laptop bag. With products like the Blackberry Presenter we dare to dream that we can travel without the laptop. It's great that the laptop isn't needed to do PowerPoint presentations but there are times when printing documents on the go...

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WES 2010: The Monday Night Party Place to Be Is the BoxTone Lounge!

WES 2010: The Monday Night Party Place to Be Is the BoxTone Lounge!

This one is for all the people live on location in Orlando attending WES 2010.... For the past couple of years at WES the good folks at BoxTone have organized the BoxTone lounge as the official unofficial place to chill between sessions and keynotes and meetings. Always a good time but somewhat lacking in the bevvies since it was a daytime thing, this year the Lounge is going BIGGER,...

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CrackBerry Coverage Goes to Orlando for WES 2010 - The Biggest BlackBerry Show of the Year!

Be Sure to Visit CrackBerry.com Tuesday Morning for our General Session Live Blog at 8:30am EST! Finally! The time has come for the BIGGEST BlackBerry show of the year and the Crack Team is on hand in full force to cover all of the news coming out of WES 2010. We're not totally sure what's in store, but we're hoping for some good stuff - maybe some device announcements, software...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

Some crazy news this week! We saw the first shots of the BlackBerry 9670, some more Pearl 9105 images and the first shots of OS 6.0! Definitely signs of progress coming from RIM and we're excited to see what else is in store for BlackBerry users. We're off to WES in just a day so we should have loads of great stuff to report. We're hoping for some new stuff to pop up, and maybe get a release...

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BlackBerry Curve Shown Off In Commercial Deemed Too Sexy For TV [NSFW]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Oh my. This is a commercial I'm sure a few can appreciate. The folks behind the commercial, Lane Bryant created the commercial only to have it cancelled/chopped down by the TV execs at Fox and ABC. Now that it has been pulled, it's getting more exposure than if it had run in its entirety. While the circumstances of it being pulled are undergoing...

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Pricing Set At $79.99 For Rogers And Bell

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Pricing Set At $79.99 For Rogers And Bell

It was suggested previously that we'd see the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 roll in at around $49.99 w/ contract on Rogers and Bell. Turns out that price may have been a little lower then reality. As the above snapshot shows, Bell and Rogers have their pricing set at $79.99 for the new Pearl with new contracts. As we have now seen the pics of the dummy device roll in and the launch announcement...

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Nimbuzz - Update Adds Multilingual Support; Fixes Connection Issues

Nimbuzz - Update Adds Multilingual Support; Fixes Connection Issues

Another Nimbuzz update has been rolled out. This one is pretty simple when it comes to the change log involved. In the past users had some issues with connectivity when using OS 5.0 and it's many variations, the update serves to correct that. Aside from those issues, the application itself has been sped up a bit. Logging into the services is now faster then ever. Finally, more users can now...

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Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Now Available For BlackBerry Devices

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Now Available For BlackBerry Devices

A lot of people use WebEx in their job. The only bad part about that is that often times, it means having to be at your desk or at least near a computer in order to access it. Well, now BlackBerry users can have their WebEx meetings while on the go. The newly released WebEx Meeting Center has been released from Cisco and is now available via BlackBerry App World. Given the functions of WebEx...

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