Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet?

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet?

  Have you ordered a BlackBerry PlayBook yet?survey software With the pricing and availability of the BlackBery PlayBook now announced, and retailers like Best Buy and Staples putting it up online for pre-order, the question now is Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry PlayBook yet? Be sure to vote on the poll above and let us know where you're at (I received a bunch of emails and...

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iGrip Car Cradle for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The folks from iGrip had a booth at CTIA 2011 and were on hand showing off their wide range of holding solutions for smartphones and tablets. And much to my delight, we were able to get a close look at their upcoming iGrip Car Cradle for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The iGrip Car Cradle really serves as three accessories in one. First and foremost, it...

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Incipio Feather and KickStand Cases for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Walking the CTIA 2011 tradeshow floor, I was happy to come across some BlackBerry PlayBook cases at the Incipio booth. While pricing hasn't been announced just yet, you can watch the video above to get a good look at Incipio's new Feather Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook as well as their Kickstand Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In true feather...

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CTIA 2011 Smartphone (and tablets!) Experts Podcast

CTIA 2011 Smartphone (and tablets!) Experts Podcast

CTIA 2011 is now over and I'm literally flying home as I post this (gotta love GoGo Inflight!). Things were pretty quiet on the BlackBerry front as RIM chose to not have a big presence at this show (I guess BlackBerry World is just 6 weeks away afterall and everybody is hustling to get the PlayBook out the door between now and then). At least they did finally announce pricing and availability of...

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Track all your shipments on your BlackBerry with Mobile Package Tracker

Track all your shipments on your BlackBerry with Mobile Package Tracker

Tracking packages on your device can be a huge pain. Using mobile sites or carrier specific apps just doesn't cut it most times. I recently came across Mobile Package Tracker and have to say it is the best tracking utility I have found yet. The simple app integrates a bunch of carriers including USPS, UPS, FedEx, Purolator, DHL and many more. Just enter your tracking info and description and...

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Place Your Bets! RIM Annouces their 4th Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results Today...

Place Your Bets! RIM Annouces their 4th Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results Today...

No, the blog post title isn't wrong and RIM isn't from the future.... they just run their reporting periods different from the calendar year. And with that disclaimer stated, today RIM will announce their year end, Q4 earnings for fiscal 2011... Waterloo, Canada - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be reporting results for the fourth quarter and year-end of...

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Prezenn - Create and export presentations with your BlackBerry PlayBook!

Prezenn - Create and export presentations with your BlackBerry PlayBook!

With all the PlayBook announcements this week from RIM, everyone is even more anxious to get their hands on one. Thankfully, due to a lot of hard work, there will be plenty of applications in BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook once they start shipping out. One of these apps is called Prezenn by developer Signalphire. Prezenn is a fantastic looking presentation application that allows you...

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RIM rolls out SmartBuilder for small business owners

RIM rolls out SmartBuilder for small business owners

If you're the owner of a small to medium sized business, you know how hard it can be to organize your employees and ensure everyone has the communication tools needed to do their job efficiently. RIM understands this problem, and wants to help you make some decisions that will ultimately result in increased productivity and growth in your company! To accomplish this goal, RIM has introduced...

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BlackBerry PlayBook battery life looks to be 10 hours with continual use

BlackBerry PlayBook battery life looks to be 10 hours with continual use

Been wondering just how long the BlackBerry PlayBook battery will last when you're busy browsing the web, watching movies, listening to music, sending emails ... you get it - well we have too. Up until now we haven't really been informed of just what the PlayBook was packing as far as battery life. We know that the PlayBook will be sporting a 5300mAh battery (compare that to the awesome...

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JeeoSuite enters public beta

JeeoSuite enters public beta

We are big fans of JeeoSuite here at CrackBerry, and for good reason. If you haven't heard of it yet, JeeoSuite is a wifi portal for your BlackBerry. You can transfer files, access email, bookmarks, stats, and tools right from your computer via your browser. This app is really awesome, and up until now it was also hard to get your hands on as mblware still had it locked down in a private beta...

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Case-Mate Barely There Case for BlackBerry Curve 3G and 85xx series

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The Case-Mate Barely There case for the BlackBerry Curve 3G and 85xx series is still a fan favorite. I love the simplicity and the feel of the case itself. It doesn't totally surround the device, but it does give that little bit of extra protection and adds some good grip at the same time. Available in a variety of colors you can also change things...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Tired of that same old annoying alarm clock? Do you use your BlackBerry to wake up in the morning but what something a bit better? Wakeful for BlackBerry is currently in beta and ready to start your day off right. This alarm clock app changes things up from the normal annoying tone and gives you what you need to get going. Simply set the alarm time...

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Slacker Radio will soon carry ESPN Audio on your BlackBerry

Slacker Radio will soon carry ESPN Audio on your BlackBerry

Attention all sports fans! Coming soon to a BlackBerry near you will be ESPN Audio on Slacker Radio. "Slacker listeners will have access to an interactive dedicated station covering all facets of sports entertainment, with the option to include ESPN SportsCenter headlines for hourly updates on any Slacker music station, and the ability to create custom sports stations with ESPN Radio...

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Fling boredom away with Catapult, a rockin new game for BlackBerry!

Fling boredom away with Catapult, a rockin new game for BlackBerry!

A common goal of games on mobile devices these days is to see how far you can fling, jump, fly, or soar an object or character. I found a game last night that is in this genre, called Catapult, by Dekerta Software. The objective is simply to fling your rock through the air, and see how far it will go. There are targets you can hit which increase your score, springboards on the ground that...

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BlackBerry PlayBook vs. Apple iPad 2 Video (dimensions)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our other BlackBerry PlayBook videos from CTIA 2011 where we look at the Calculator app, Weather app, Clock app and Facebook on the BlackBerry PlayBook, I did one last quick video comparing the BlackBerry PlayBook to frenemy #1, Apple's iPad 2. In our initial BlackBerry PlayBook Review from CES we did a quick comparison to the original...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Native Clock App First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on our CTIA 2011 quick looks at the BlackBerry PlayBook's native calculator and weather apps, next we dive into the PlayBook's native clock application. Tapping open the app there's a sense of recognition of the clock app as it is on BlackBerry Smartphones running OS 4.6 or greater (the black background, etc.), but from there you...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Native Weather App First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up our look at the native calculator app on the BlackBerry PlayBook at CTIA 2011, we jumped into the new native weather app that will launch on the device. Powered by Accuweather, the weather app is nice and clean and smooth and simple to use. Pick your city, and flick through the weather. It's as easy as that. Check out the video above to...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Calculator First Look!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I'm down in Orlando at CTIA 2011, and while it's a pretty quiet show for BlackBerry (so quiet that I was helping out Phil today on AndroidCentral.com - check my posts here) I did get to spend some time with the BlackBerry PlayBook and caught a gander of some of the native apps that are polishing up nicely as we near the PlayBook's launch. In this...

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Opera Mini 6 now available on BlackBerry

Opera Mini 6 now available on BlackBerry

Although many folks running BlackBerry 6 don't do much complaining about the browser, there are still a lot of folks out there that just simply do not like it, or are not running BlackBerry 6. For a while now, one of the alternatives to the previously dreadful BlackBerry browser experience was Opera Mini --and that hasn't changed at all. In fact, Opera Mini has only gotten better over time. If...

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