[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Remember Unify4Life? We've been talking about them on the CrackBerry blogs for a while now, going back to their initial launch at WES 2008 where they unveiled the "BlackBerry Remote" that allowed you to control your home entertainment system wirelessly from your BlackBerry. They added follow-up products, like the the "BlackBerry Garage Door Opener"...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Ok ok... so the number of companies starting to offer wireless charging solutions for smartphones is growing (it's already becoming a little overwhelming to be honest) but after leaving CES 2010 in my opinion it's the folks at PowerMat that are leading the charge. Their original 2009 PowerMat solution was already compelling and sold over 700,000...

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CES 2010: Slacker 3.0 Arriving Soon With Support For Canada Included

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While attending CES 2010 we took the time to get an up close and personal look at the new Slacker 3.0. Many new changes have come to Slacker Radio with the latest version, as you can see from the video above, 3.0 includes a revamped interface, better caching implementation as it can now be done wirelessly and has also laid claim to better overall...

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Location Based Mobile Clipboard App Dynamic Legend Seeking Beta Testers

Location Based Mobile Clipboard App Dynamic Legend Seeking Beta Testers

  Currently in early beta stages, Dynamic Legend is a location based clipboard that allows users to create a "legend" on the web, and bring the information along on your BlackBerry. When searching on the web via a pc, we typically find information we'd like to have for later reference on the go. Instead of entering the info into memopad or emailing it to yourself, Dynamic Legend lets you...

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Unlock, Lock & Start Your Car from Your BlackBerry with Viper SmartStart

Unlock, Lock & Start Your Car from Your BlackBerry with Viper SmartStart

I've always been a big fan of the remote starter I had installed in my car a few years ago. Being able to start it up from my living room in the heart of winter is a great thing. When I saw the rumors on Viper SmartStart, I was excited to say the least. The app allows users to take their technology geekness to the ultimate level, allowing you to lock & unlock doors, pop the trunk, sound...

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'The Germinator' Cleans Your BlackBerry with Cyber Clean

'The Germinator' Cleans Your BlackBerry with Cyber Clean

If your like me, you have your BlackBerry in hand throughout the day and it tends to get dirty or greasy. At CES I happened to stumble upon the Cyber Clean booth, where they were demonstrating their cleaning product. Cyber Clean's flubber-like material is very easy to use. Simply press the material firmly down on your BlackBerry, peel off, and watch the dirt strip away. I have used other...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Jan 2010

Gosh, did anything happen last week? Oh yeah: there was that one show, the Consumer Electronics Show. Good times - here's what we liked: Android Central's CES 2010 Coverage -- Hands On, News & More! Android Central's Interview with HTC's Eric Lin Does The Nexus One Have Spotty 3G? Introducing the BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

CrackBerry Reminder: What You May Have Missed This Week

With CES 2010 this week we had some great news (both old and new) come down the wire. No huge announcements as we may have hoped, but still some good info on new apps and accessories. If you were too busy to read through all of the coverage, we've got all the highlights wrapped up right here. You still have some time to get in on the contests this week as well, so hit the links below drop a...

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CES 2010 - Introducing the Cignias NAO Symphony Music System

CES 2010 - Introducing the Cignias NAO Symphony Music System

Cignias is a relatively new company in the sound system business, but they have made an outsanding product. The NAO Symphony is a small music system that allows users to stream music wirelessly via Wi-Fi or bluetooth. BlackBerry users can also control an iPod docked to the system via the MusicNAO and PodNAO apps currently available in BlackBerry App World. Here are some additional specs...

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SchlageLiNK Introduces New Features at CES 2010

SchlageLiNK Introduces New Features at CES 2010

Schlage is back this year at CES and has a few new offerings up their sleeves for the SchlageLiNK system. You may remember that we first learned of the SchlageLiNK system last year at CES, and then we posted a full review of the system just a few months later. This year Schlage introduced a partnership with Alarm.com that will enable greater whole house control when integrated with a...

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SKU for Verizon BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Dummy Units Now Appearing in Big Red's Inventory

  Nothing to really jump for joy over just yet, but it looks like the BlackBerry 9650, aka Tour2, dummy units are now showing in Verizon's computers. This is typically a sign of good things to come and we can only hope that it means the actual devices will pop up in the near future. We still have no solid release date for the 9650, but sometime in the next few months seems like a safe bet.

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Old School Arcade Shooter Zaxxon Now Available in BlackBerry App World

Old School Arcade Shooter Zaxxon Now Available in BlackBerry App World

    This one I totally could not resist. Aside from Spy Hunter, Zaxxon has to be one of my all-time favorite games. I remember playing this for hours on my old DOS PC back in the day. The simple premise lets you take your spacecraft into deep space in a quest to defeat the evil robot Zaxxon. Plenty of arcade goodness still packed into this one, and any gamer is sure to love it. Now I realize...

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Engadget App For BlackBerry Now Available

Engadget App For BlackBerry Now Available

Other then waking up every morning (afternoon?) and hitting CrackBerry looking for my BlackBerry news I always enjoy checking out other technology based sites to see what is going on. One of those sites is of course Engadget, which always has a wide array of information be it the latest laptop, the hottest new TV, camera or whatever else you can imagine that revolves around technology....

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While walking through the BlackBerry booth at CES 2010 a short while ago I ran into the folks from Allerta. That's the start-up company out of Waterloo, Canada, that are working on the inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry Smartphones, or "BlackBerry Watch" as everybody undoubtedly refers to it as. The watch is still in development and they left their...

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CES 2010: MogoTalk for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] MogoTalk has been available for the iPhone for a little while now and last night at ShowStoppers at CES 2010 they were showing off some pre-release versions of their MogoTalk accessory coming to BlackBerry Smartphones. MogoTalk offers a pretty elegant solution to an annoying problem - carrying around a bluetooth headset and ensuring it's actually...

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CES 2010: Duracell Charging Solutions for Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] CES 2010 is rolling along and I've got a ton of video footage and hands-ons that'll be flowing through the blogs in the days to come. Last night at ShowStoppers, Duracell was on hand to show off their charging solutions for smartphones. They have portable batteries that'll push some juice into your device when your battery dies down and also have a...

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CES 2010: Day One Roundup

CES 2010: Day One Roundup

We officially started CES yesterday, and after spending the whole day on the show floor I am officially on overload with all the things to see and do. We have plenty of videos and news on the way from our entire team here in Vegas, but I did come across a few things today that are worth mentioning, so I'm going to quickly touch on them here to give you a heads up on some exciting developments...

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Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

[ Forums member Stiefler07 gave us a this great review of the PowerMat charging mats. This post comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps.]   The Powermat design and build are stellar. Within the first moments of opening the box, the first thing that was noticed was it was solid. Not only...

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CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

One of the many cool and useful things I have discovered here at CES is the PowerPak by Technocel. One of the first booths I hit when I walked in, Technocel has their own line of cases and bluetooth headsets, but by far my favorite was the PowerPak. These days, packing 2 devices and a bluetooth, I find myself getting a little tired of keeping extra cables with me everywhere. Add on any other...

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Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

  From the looks of it, RadioShack will start selling the Sprint Curve 8530 today (not Sunday as originally planned). Not the biggest news, but if you've been holding out on picking up a new 8530, now you can grab one fairly cheap. The device will only run you $29.99 on a new 2-year contract, or $49.99 for an upgrade, and both require a Sprint Everything plan with data. The device hasn't...

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