BlackBerry Curve 9300 headed to Bell as BlackBerry Curve 3G

* image removed by user request * Hot off the tip line comes this image of a Bell flyer. From the looks of it Bell may be one of the first carriers to snag the upcoming Curve 9300 (codename 'kepler') which is being shown off here as the BlackBerry Curve 3G. This little guy has been on the bottom end of the rumor mill as of late thanks to the Slider and 9670 but is still something to look...

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RIM introduces new geolocation feature - no GPS required!

RIM introduces new geolocation feature - no GPS required!

Back during the BlackBerry Developers Conference last year, Research In Motion showed off a new, at the time yet to be released geolocation feature. The feature itself allowed developers to be able to quickly get your current location information simply based off the cell towers in which you were attached too. The idea behind this of course, is that many applications can now access your...

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BlackBerry 101: How to enter an unlock code on your BlackBerry Smartphone

One of the most common things BlackBerry users need to do is unlock their device for use on another carrier, prepaid SIM or "just to do it". Looking around a bit we realized we had no real instructions posted anywhere for easy access on getting it done, so here we are. The quick video above shows how to unlock your device after obtaining an unlock code. I did it here on my Bold 9650 and full...

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Kim Kardashian really is a BlackBerry addict [video]

Kim Kardashian really is a BlackBerry addict [video]

Ok, I'll admit it. Ever since we posted those Kim Kardashian BlackBerry + Bikini pictures a few months back (images re-posted above and below for your viewing pleasure) I've been spending a little more time Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I mean really, it's part of my CrackBerry job duties now. Suffice to say, I was really happy to see the video segment (posted below) where Kim's BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry Idol Round 1 winners announced; Stay tuned for Round 2 - the featured accessory review!

Kerri Aloha Joe Brittany   Shankeith Tim Joseph Alicia Dan Josh Dave P. Here it is folks... the big moment our contestants and sooo many of you have been waiting for in our CrackBerry Idol 2010 competition. Big congrats go (in random order) to the ten contestants who were voted by the CrackBerry community to move on to Round 2: Kerri, Aloha Joe, Brittany, Shankeith,...

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Blackberry 6 Overview (6.0.0.100) running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Blackberry 6 Overview (6.0.0.100) running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Last one for this round. So far, we've all been getting to see early release versions of BlackBerry 6 running on the BlackBerry 9800 and the BlackBerry 9670.  This release is seemingly no exception to that. While it has been updated from .91 it still has a few bugs and kinks in it that RIM will need to work out. That said, I'm starting to like BlackBerry 6 just a little bit more each time I see...

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BlackBerry 6 running on BlackBerry 9800 video shows off its media capabilities

Let's face it, BlackBerry media capabilities in the past have been rather relaxed. Sure, we seen some improvements from OS 4.5 to 5.0 but, nothing drastic by any means. The most promising thing added in my opinion was DivX video playback support. Now that BlackBerry 6 is upon us, we once again see that Research In Motion is extending upon those functionalities for the better. Salomondrin, got his...

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BlackBerry WebKit Browser caught on video doing Android, iPhone comparison!

*UPDATE* - Did anyone else happen to notice the "death grip" coming into play on this video? I hadn't fully watched it the first time around so I went back and it looks like the 9800 does show some signs. Granted it is pre-release but, these things are now going to be looked at more carefully*Salomondrin has some new videos up. If you want to get a quick look at the BlackBerry WebKit browser...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 18 July 2010

Last week we saw the launch of the Samsung Captivate (watch our hands-on) and the Motorola Droid X (read our full review) Review of the myTouch 3G Slide Google down to its last batch of Nexus Ones. BBM commercials galore! Watch the full set of RIM's new BlackBerry Messenger ads...

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boxBerry by KD, tab out your homescreen in style - 25 free copies to be won!

boxBerry by KD, tab out your homescreen in style - 25 free copies to be won!

I got a tip on boxBerry the other day via email, and as usual decided to take a peek (seems any time "theme" is in the subject, compulsion kicks in). The "usual" part of the experience stopped immediately when I got to play with the theme. The homescreen looks fairly standard, but the concept hidden in those tabs at the left of the screen blew me away. Clicking each tab causes a new...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] *** CrackBery Idol Round 1 Voting Ends Sunday - Vote Here Now!! *** I was expecting it to be a fairly quiet week on the BlackBerry news front, but between the new official BlackBerry 6 video (which hopefully means its right around the corner), the BlackBerry Protect preview and the and the Apple antenna shenanigans we had a lot of things to keep us...

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Official statement from Research In Motion in response to Apple's iPhone 4 Antennagate propaganda!

I hoped this was coming. Here it is. A joint statement from RIM Co-CEOs in response to misleading comments from Apple made Friday by Steve Jobs at the iPhone 4 press conference: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and...

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Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

For those of you participating in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll be pleased to know that version 5.0.1.32 has now been posted for download. If you are a Beta Zone user, just login to your account and grab it (If you're signed up for the BBM program). Given the issues some users have been seeing with BlackBerry Messenger over the past week, this comes at a good time and hopefully for some...

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Poll: Can you replicate Apple's reported "Bold 9700 antenna issues" on your device? I can't...

  Can you replicate the results of Apple's Bold 9700 death grip signal drop video?Market Research * Update: Well, after a few thousand quick votes it seems some 86% of us BlackBerry Bold 9700 users think El Jobso's evidence is a big pile of BS. As for the 14% who think it may hold water, well, I'm sure some of those must be legit... but the numbers speak for themselves. Sorry Steve - it...

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Talking on cell phone in car banned where you live? Then check out this hands-free BlackBerry accessory roundup!

Contest: Don't risk a fine. Leave a comment telling us which hands-free accessory you'd like from ShopCrackBerry.com and you could win it![ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]video filmed on the street where I live! for real!!I honestly don't even know the score of what provinces/states have or have yet to ban talking on cell phones while driving, but just yesterday in the province where I...

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Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Ok, so the kids are out of school and the t-ball/soccer/swimming lessons are done, it's vacation time! The question is - Are you taking your BlackBerry with you? If you're a personal BlackBerry user the answer is simple, yes. But if your berry is a work device given to you by "The Man" are you taking that with you? Once upon a time the decision would be easy, leave it at home. But we are...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 16th, 2010! Win one of 50 copies of Weather Plus

TGIF Folks! Time for another BlackBerry app round up. I'm starting to get the hang of this now, despite a little mix up last week. As I had mentioned last week, we have now have contests on the roll again so be sure to check it out. This week, 50 free copies of Weather Plus will be given away to some of you all out there. And be sure to check out all the other apps we look at as well. Cheers,...

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BlackBerry 9800 slider replacement parts for sale; Just how close are we to launch?!?

We've seen this happen before folks and for the most part, the assumption that once parts start showing up on 3rd party manufacturer websites a devices launch is pretty close is a fair and accurate statement. Not in all cases mind you but, it's a good indicator things are getting close. This time around, Al Sacco has spotted some pieces for the BlackBerry 9800 over at Truesupplier. Three items...

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CrackBerry Idol Round 1 Voting Now Open - Vote Now!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] **** VOTE NOW!!!! **** It's time folks! Over the last three weeks you've witnessed a whopping twenty four in-depth BlackBerry app reviews from our twenty four Round 1 competitors in CrackBerry Idol. The judges gave their feedback on each review and now it is in YOUR HANDS to decide which ten competitors will continue on in the competition to Round 2...

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Well this is interesting. According to a recent SEC filing and report by Business Insider, the information has come forth that it wasn't just HP who was looking at buying Palm, but also other big players including Apple, Google and Research in Motion. It's always fun to hypothesize on what big companies should do and who should buy who, and on many a CrackBerry Podcast we had the discussion...

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