[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Before we left CES 2011 we again sat down again with Ryan Bidan, the Senior Product Manager on the BlackBerry PlayBook team to work through a bunch of the questions we've been seeing here on CrackBerry related to the BlackBerry PlayBook. At the CES BlackBerry booth many of the same questions have been getting asked, so the Inside BlackBerry Blog did...

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Mike Lazaridis discusses BlackBerry "super phones" and RIM's 10 year plan

Mike Lazaridis discusses BlackBerry "super phones" and RIM's 10 year plan

The BlackBerry "Super Phone" is coming, just maybe not tomorrow. Mike Lazaridis sat down with PCMag at CES 2011 to discuss a bit about RIM's future and what we can expect in the coming years. During the interview Mike confirmed the plans to bring QNX to BlackBerry smartphones, but also said that current multi-core processors aren't quite what they need to make this happen. “Battery life, size...

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Visa Mobile app available for BlackBerry - Access money saving offers on your device!

Visa has released a new mobile application for BlackBerry to help you take advantage of special offers on shopping and services. The app is free and available in BlackBerry App World. Once you download it, you create your account from within the app. Choose which offer categories you want to see and you're all set; as they become available, the service sends merchant discounts and special...

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Built for BlackBerry accessories on display at CES 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on the announcement earlier this week of RIM's new Built for BlackBerry program, I stopped by the Built for BlackBerry section of the BlackBerry booth where some of the new 3rd party accessories from Built for BlackBerry vendors were on display. Check out the video above for a quick look! I have to say, I'm really excited for the...

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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 First Look: BlackBerry App World for the PlayBookCES 2011 Super SPE Podcast! More PlayBook questions answered Pairing your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry PlayBook via BlackBerry Bridge Official OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now availablePress Release: BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to the Sprint 4G Network this summer! BlackBerry PlayBook Review ...

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BlackBerry Pros at CES 2011: Lara Spencer interviews Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy)

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We still have a couple more BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2011 posts coming up this weekend, but in the mean time here's another interview in the BlackBerry Pro side attraction. This time Lara Spencer from tv's The Insider interviews Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens). Enjoy the show!

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of imgEdit!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2011! Win 1 of 25 copies of imgEdit!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. It was all about CES and the PlayBook this week in the blogs. I can’t wait until I get my hands on one! Maybe Kevin can somehow sneak one out of there for me. Today, we announce the winners of the Holidays 8.0 giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of...

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Free Chess game available for BlackBerry!

Free Chess game available for BlackBerry!

Here's a fun addition for those of you that like having games on your BlackBerry. Free Chess v1.3.1 by Solverlabs was recently released in the CrackBerry store, and as the name implies it is FREE, which is great to see. The game features five levels of difficulty for play against the computer, with the first being super easy. If you're a beginner, this is the level for you. When you click the...

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AT&T prepares to EOL a bunch of BlackBerry smartphones

AT&T prepares to EOL a bunch of BlackBerry smartphones

AT&T is finally putting some of its older BlackBerry smartphones on the end of life list. No surprises here when it comes to the devices put on the list but one entry does bring a sadness to my heart. Yes, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is listed and will no longer be offered once any remaining stock is sold through. As we've mentioned many times, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is still the caddy of...

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Foursquare v1.9.10 for BlackBerry now available for download

Foursquare v1.9.10 for BlackBerry now available for download

Foursquare has just let us know they've gone ahead an updated the BlackBerry app for users. You can now hit the Foursquare download page to grab version 1.9.10. Only a few changes this time around but, Foursquare also made not in their email to us that in the coming weeks they have a few surprises that they will be rolling out to users. In the meantime though here is what's listed as being...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the side attractions at the BlackBerry booth at CES 2011 this year is something RIM has dubbed BlackBerry Pros. They've invited a few different celebrities who make use of technology in their work and life up on stage to get interviewed by the uber-scrumptious Lara Spencer of The Insider.  We caught the interview with Adrian Grenier on film...

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BlackBerry 101 - Adding and customizing contacts on OS6

BlackBerry 101 - Adding and customizing contacts on OS6

Let's be honest, who remembers phone numbers anymore. When was the last time you dialed an actual number for a friend or family member? In this day and age it's all about speed dials, address books, and contact lists. So whether you've just picked up a new BlackBerry or upgraded your device's operating system here's how to add and personalize contacts on OS 6. Add a Contact In the All...

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First Look: BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook

First Look: BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook

While running around in the chaos that is the BlackBerry booth here at CES there was definitely a lot going on. From the demos to the accessories we're really getting our fill of all that is the BlackBerry PlayBook. During one of the on-screen promos RIM has running, we noticed this screen of what will be BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook. Simply put it looks great. It's a big jump from...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We're making a list of all of the BlackBerry PlayBook questions you have and will work today on getting them answered, but in the meantime we recorded this little follow-up vid yesterday taking another look at some of the features and UI elements on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Multitasking - RIM is really pushing true multitasking as one of the...

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Bring in the New Year with a buy 1 get 1 deal from SmrtCase

Bring in the New Year with a buy 1 get 1 deal from SmrtCase

We're a week into 2011 and things are starting to settle down again. The holidays are over and we're mostly back to the grind. If you're finding out that BlackBerry case you got for Christmas isn't cutting it (or you just flat out need a new case) look no further than SmrtCase. These guys come in two different styles -- the SmrtCase Glide and SmrtCase SmrtWallet. Both double as a "BlackBerry...

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CES 2011 Super SPE Podcast!

CES 2011 Super SPE Podcast!

For BlackBerry fans, CES 2011 is ALL about the BlackBerry PlayBook and we're bringing you that content as best as we can (still lots more to come). But if you're curious about what's happening outside of BlackBerry, you'll want to listen to our Smartphone Experts Super Podcast where we talk about all the mobile news coming out of the show. So join SPE editors Dieter Bohn, Phil Nickinson, Rene...

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Review: Quit Smoking Tracker for BlackBerry by Vimukti Technologies

Review: Quit Smoking Tracker for BlackBerry by Vimukti Technologies

  Happy New Year folks. Hope you all enjoyed the parties, the drinking, and of course, watching the ball drop in Times Square. Now that you've all recovered, it's that time of year where we make a list of resolutions of what we plan to accomplish or what nasty habit we want to break. While we all have the best intentions, it can be difficult to keep some of those resolutions. For example, my...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on our BlackBerry PlayBook Review yesterday, today we were finally able to see the paired BlackBerry Smartphone/PlayBook experience, which allows you to use your PlayBook as a big screen for your BlackBerry phone. The BlackBerry bridge is carried out via bluetooth, and the means for pairing is really simple. You'll download a BlackBerry...

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A Quick Video Tour of the BlackBerry Booth at CES 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] CES2011 is a big show for RIM this year, with the BlackBerry PlayBook being their point of focus. For all those who wish they could be there but can't, I figured you'd like to see a quick first person tour of the BlackBerry booth. It's a bit ADD, but you'll get the jist of it. Enjoy!

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First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Cases

First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Cases

BlackBerry PlayBook Cases are now avabile at ShopCrackBerry.com! You knew this was coming - there's always a part of me that gets excited when I see cases for new devices (or even new cases for old devices). Along with all of the insane BlackBerry PlayBook goodies being shown off here at CES 2011, BlackBerry has a huge line of cases ready to roll with the PlayBook. There are loads of styles...

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