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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First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod

First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod

Aside from the BlackBerry PlayBook itself, the thing I was most excited to see (thus far) is definitely the BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod. We didn't get the greatest look at it since it's behind RIM's "don't touch me" glass, but seeing it up close is good enough for me. There isn't a lot to it obviously, but it still looks pretty sweet. It holds the PlayBook on a slight angle so it makes...

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More BlackBerry PlayBook promo videos from RIM!

More BlackBerry PlayBook promo videos from RIM!

Following up on Kevin's post from earlier, here are two more BlackBerry PlayBook videos from RIM: Your Portable Life and Striking Power. I really like the one with the cowboys. ;) All this advertising lately is very encouraging to those of us waiting anxiously for any indication of just when the PlayBook will be released. Check out the videos after the break and make sure to stay close for more...

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Step it Up: New BlackBerry PlayBook Promo Video from RIM!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A new BlackBerry PlayBook promo video has popped up on the BlackBerry youtube channel. You can check it out above. CES 2011 is definitely ALL ABOUT the BlackBerry PlayBook for RIM, and the PlayBook's multitasking capabilities is one of the traits of the device RIM is really pushing (it fits with the "professional grade tablet" branding). Lots more...

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BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

We've been expecting a new BlackBerry App World to be released sometime soon and now it finally has been made available. BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta is now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Although it may not be available to all users as of yet. The list of what's new is rather interesting as Research In Motion seems to be covering a lot of the usability features of BlackBerry App World: In-...

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Official OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available from Vodafone Essar Limited

In the words of Navin R. Johnson: "The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here"! Finally the wait is over and we have an official carrier release of OS 6.0 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This one comes to us as 6.0.0.380 from Vodafone Essar Limited. This is the first of what wil hopefully be many official carrier releases, so if you're a 9700 user get on it. Hopefully it runs smooth and...

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Press Release: BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Coming to the Sprint 4G Network this summer!

It's looking like CES 2011 is definitely all about the BlackBerry PlayBook. Following up on our BlackBerry PlayBook review coverage, Sprint and RIM have officially announced that the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook will be available from Sprint this summer. I'm sure a lot of BlackBerry fans on Sprint will be excited for this one. The press release is below for full details. Press Release...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

BlackBerry PlayBook Review

** Check Out CrackBerry's Updated Official BlackBerry PlayBook Review ** A Hands-On Pre-Release Review of the BlackBerry PlayBook I've FINALLY gone hands-on with the BlackBerry PlayBook and thus it's time for me to report back with my initial review and impressions of Research In Motion's first tablet device featuring the all-new QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS. The time I had to prep this...

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Official CrackBerry Walk Through of the BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Research In Motion has officially lifted the consumer curtain off of the BlackBerry PlayBook. BlackBerry PlayBook tablets will be on hand at the CES RIM booth for attendees to play with this week, but we were able to get our hands on it a day early. Prior to me holding the PlayBook for the first time, we first had Ryan Bidan, Sr. Product Manager for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you're a gadget guy (or girl!), you know there is no experience more awesome than getting to play with that latest and greatest device you have been hearing about for so long for the first time. The months of rumors and build-up lead to high expectations, and there's that excited nervousness/awkwardness as you embrace the device for the first...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Photo Gallery

BlackBerry PlayBook Photo Gallery

  The BlackBerry PlayBook has not been camera shy since it was first announced at the BlackBerry Developer Conference back in September 2010, but at that time we had to do our CrackBerry photos and videos with the PlayBook embedded in glass. With CES 2011 now upon us, we can FINALLY get our own hands on the first tablet from Research In Motion. There are lots of photos below, so scroll down for...

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BlackBerry PlayBook presence felt in a big way at CES 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook presence felt in a big way at CES 2011

Although not typically a huge event for Research In Motion, those that are on the ground in Las Vegas are sure to have felt RIM's presence there this year. With huge ads like the one in the pic above all over the place it's now wonder Research In Motions stock prices are on the rise at the moment. Folks are excited to see the BlackBerry PlayBook and although the ad assumes we want to look at...

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First PlayBook application now available in BlackBerry App World!

First PlayBook application now available in BlackBerry App World!

Everyone is anxiously awaiting news on the BlackBerry PlayBook and one of the most common questions is "When is it being released?" While we still don't have a date confirmed on the actual release of the device, it looks like developers are making use of the available tools and designing applications for consumers to download once it's available. The first application to be accepted into...

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Contest: Win a great theme from BB-Freaks! 100 codes for Besty and ReVo available!

Contest: Win one of these outstanding BlackBerry themes by BB-Freaks! BB-Freaks has come out with a couple of great new themes to share with you. Besty and ReVo are both excellent choices for your BlackBerry if you are looking for a professional theme with that special touch of something extra. ReVo is designed for those of you who want a simple yet unique theme. The home screen brings you...

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TheBirthdayApp - A free reminder app for your contacts' birthdays.

TheBirthdayApp - A free reminder app for your contacts' birthdays.

Everyone forgets something now and then, and a commonly forgotten event is the birthday. Whether it's that new client you just got, your child's teacher, or the neighbor down the street a forgotten birthday can really put a damper on a relationship. There are different ways to help remember birthdays, but most involve entering the names and days manually. A new BlackBerry app I found that I'm...

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RIM Introduces the Built For BlackBerry Program

Being BlackBerry owners we all love to have nice accessories to go along with our devices. Research In Motion recognizes this as well. The new Built for BlackBerry program launched today is meant to highlight the best products from Research In Motion and their partners. As taken from the press release: Today, Research In Motion launched the Built For BlackBerry Program, a new initiative...

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CrackBerry coverage goes to Las Vegas this week for CES 2011 - follow us for news from the BIGGEST electronics show of the year!

CES -- the biggest consumer electronics tradeshow of the year -- is now upon us and that means you'll want to keep it locked to CrackBerry.com this week for all of the BlackBerry news coming out of the show. As we've done in years gone by, we'll have tons of stories and live video captured from the show floor and if you follow the team on twitter you'll be able to see what's happening between...

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Verizon updating BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 this month?

Sure seems that way when looking at a piece of documentation found over at Android Central. We're not sure if it will be a rollout of BlackBerry 6 or not at this point but the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be moved into a MR3 release while the BlackBerry Curve 3G will be hitting MR1. Also noted is a MR4 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 but that is left at TBD. Of course, we know that won't be getting...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for January 4, 2011 - 15 copies of Bold 2011 up for grabs!

Win a copy of MMMOOO's Bold 2011! Details below! Well here we are with the first CrackBerry Theme Roundup of 2011! We had a lot of requests lately for a more girly theme roundup, so here it is ladies! I found a few different styles, so hopefully something below will suite you. And guys don't worry, I found the manliest theme I've ever seen and included that for you below. The contest this week...

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