RIM Dropping Support for BES 4.1.x

RIM Dropping Support for BES 4.1.x

RIM has announced that effective July 2, 2011 they are discontinuing support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1.6 & 4.1.7 for both the Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino platforms.  This does not come as a big surprise since they stopped selling 4.1.x for both enterprise platforms back on July 2nd of last year. If your organization is still running 4.1.6 or 4.1.7 your BES will...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for March 28, 2011 - 50 copies of !Prestige up for grabs!

Win your very own copy of !Prestige by AG Designs and Graphics! Keep reading to find out how.  Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Holy cow, all the BlackBerry PlayBook news this week is making me want one so bad! I don't think there is a solid answer yet on if the PlayBook will have themes or not. I hope so, do you? Have you created a theme you want to see featured...

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From the forums: Verizon Webinar BlackBerry PlayBook FAQ notes that native email, calendar and contacts are on the way!

Forums member mediq91 dropped a bit of good info in the forums today in the form of a BlackBerry PlayBook FAQ taken from a Verizon webinar. The document contains a good summary of answers to all the common PlayBook questions like specs and BlackBerry Bridge, but nothing really new that we haven't seen before. It is good to see more solid information coming straight from RIM however. The cool...

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How To Setup the BlackBerry Bridge to connect the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to a BlackBerry Smartphone

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: How to setup the BlackBerry Bridge to pair your BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet to your BlackBerry Smartphone While you don't need to own a BlackBerry Smartphone to go out and buy a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, if you do own both BlackBerry phone and tablet you can take advantage of the BlackBerry Bridge, which connects your tablet to your phone, allowing your tablet to act...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures and Navigation

BlackBerry PlayBook Gestures and Navigation

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: BlackBerry Tablet OS Gestures and Navigation for Getting the Most out of your BlackBerry PlayBook! Once you fire up your BlackBerry PlayBook for the first time you most likely won't have many issues navigating around the OS. When it comes to just what gestures and "swipes" you can do however, things may get a bit tricky. but that's a good thing. Without gestures you'...

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The Core: Coming soon to the BlackBerry PlayBook

The Core: Coming soon to the BlackBerry PlayBook

We're about to see an explosion of games happening on the BlackBerry PlayBook and while I'm sure Kevin is concerned over whether or not Brick Breaker is going to be ported over, some of us would like to see a more updated version of it make its way there. Enter, The Core which dubs itself as a cross between Brick Breaker and the throwback arcade game Asteroids. The game is set in space and the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Setup

BlackBerry PlayBook Setup

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Setting up the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet When your BlackBerry PlayBook arrives, the first thing you need to do is set it up. Knowing is half the battle, so in this tutorial we'll walk through the basics of getting your new BlackBerry PlayBook up and running. The setup wizard is very straight forward and easy to use, and as you might imagine covers the basics of...

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Pinball Deluxe for BlackBerry now available free!

Update: Looks like this was just a limited promotion over the weekend - it still showed in App World today however, so our apologies. You can still grab the paid version of Pinball Deluxe here. We first saw Pinball Deluxe back in May of last year and to date has been the only game I have actually kept installed on my Torch. The simple, smooth gameplay makes it a great time killer with awesome...

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Developers: Which OS do you build for?

Developers: Which OS do you build for?

If you're a BlackBerry application developer who is building apps for the BlackBerry OS then it is pretty crucial to know where the majority of your potential users are. That said; Research In Motion has just put some great charts outlining data that puts a few things into perspective. You'll need to know which OS' the majority of your users are going to be working off of. Much of that...

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The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook

  I've always enjoyed reading the Joy of Tech comics. They're always good for a laugh so figured we'd share this one with you since it's pretty releative to our other content. Kick Monday off with some laughs and try not to take things so seriously. Besides, Monday is only one day and that means we are one day closer to the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook! Source: The Joy Of Tech

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Official OS 6.0.0.481 for the Pearl 3G from Telus Mobility

Official OS 6.0.0.481 for the Pearl 3G from Telus Mobility

Here you go Pearl 3G users. Telus has officially released OS 6.0.0.481 for the taking. It's been a bit since we've had an official release for the Pearl 3G, so if you're on an older leaked or official OS then get to downloading. Not many reports in on what's new in this version yet, so head into the forums and post your findings. As always use caution when updating your device OS. Thanks rroyy...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 is on the way

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 is on the way

It's really a no brainer that BlackBerry Desktop Manager will be release by the time the new OS 6.1 handsets arrive (well hopefully anyway), but whether or not we'll see it available before then remains to be seen. The updated version of the software will most likely remain intact while adding some small updates and fixes. The one added feature to note is the ability to forget a previously...

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Contest winners: Seidio extended battery, Ventev PowerCELL, OtterBox case, and more!

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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Life in the (BlackBerry) Cloud

Life in the (BlackBerry) Cloud

As much as I've resisted joining it, I must admit: life inside the cloud is great. Online storage means I never have to worry about losing important files, and I can access them from anywhere connected to the internet. The other day, my laptop computer conked out on me: Blue Screen of Death, corrupted files, the works. I called Tech Support to get the "magical" code that will let me...

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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 RIM Announces Retail Channels and Pricing for BlackBerry PlayBook RIM Expands Application Ecosystem for BlackBerry PlayBookRIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team LiveProfile now available for BlackBerry New App Allows BES Activation with BIS Data Plan BlackBerry PlayBook battery life looks to be 10 hours with continual use Pre-order the BlackBerry...

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Contest: Colorful Serious by BB-Freaks - We have 50 copies up for grabs!

Contest: Colorful Serious by BB-Freaks - We have 50 copies up for grabs!

BB-Freaks continues to delight BlackBerry owners with their creative and functional themes. One of their latest creations is called Colorful Serious. This theme brings a burst of color to your home screen with sharp graphics that really stand out. As always, the icons used in this theme are top-notch and flow well with the theme without being distracting. Numeric battery and signal meters and a...

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BlackBerry First Steps: Mass Storage Mode - Using your BlackBerry as a portable flash drive

 Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier. As BlackBerry users we're constantly on the go. Chances are you've probably used a flash...

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My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

My personal BlackBerry journey - From case to bare, and back to the case

Want to win an Otterbox Commuter case from CrackBerry.com? Keep reading for contest details. I wanted to share with you guys my personal journey. No, it's not mind blowing or earth shattering but rather a little insight into my love/hate relationship with BlackBerry cases. Maybe you or someone you know can relate to my story. And to help you with your case issues, we're going to give one lucky...

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RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

RIM acquires tiny Hippos mobile web development team

While no huge press release announcement came with this news it's certainly newsworthy in our opinion. RIM has acquired yet another company dedicated to development and more specifically, mobile web development. Granted, the name may not sound familiar to a lot of people but tiny Hippos is the company behind the Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator, a tool designed to test and debug cross-...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 25, 2011 - 50 free copies of Tips & Tricks to give away!

Welcome back to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! Wow what a week this has been! CTIA didn't bring us much on the BlackBerry front, but finally our questions are answered regarding Android apps running on the PlayBook and we have a release date! Who is excited?! We sure are, you can count on that. This week our contest is courtesy of Sferical. They have a new app called Tips & Tricks that...

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