BGR goes hands on with the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In addition to our BlackBerry PlayBook video from earlier today, BGR got to check it out as well and delved a bit more into some unanswered questions. Here we get a near ten-minute look at the PlayBook in action and I have to say it keeps getting sweeter. Everything as of now looks so smooth and we can only hope it will be even better come launch....

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicholas would appear -- with BlackBerry Stocking stuffers! With the holiday’s fast approaching you’re more then likely planning on buying some cool smart phone gifts to get your special someone. The CrackBerry.com...

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Review: GPS Ski Maps for BlackBerry

Review: GPS Ski Maps for BlackBerry

SNOW! You love to play in it and you hate to shovel it. In the lower mainland of BC, we don’t (typically) get as much snow as I did when I lived in Northeastern Ontario, but there are some pretty amazing locations in BC where you can enjoy many winter activities – both outdoor and indoor (by the fire...wink wink, nudge nudge). BC is known for its many, beautiful ski resorts. Ok, before you...

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Use BlackBerry App World as a QR code scanner

Use BlackBerry App World as a QR code scanner

  Many people want a barcode scanning app that can read codes in the wide world and report on the best deals around.  But some just want to read QR codes.  Quick Response codes are the black and white, checkered squares you see in the CrackBerry app store and at the BlackBerry App World website.  While there are many options for scanning a barcode, they all require you to take a picture of it...

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Live Hands-On with the BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As promised, we're bringing you back some footage from today's Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook developer sessions in NYC.  Here's video number one of the BlackBerry PlayBook. As we have seen in other videos, things are looking pretty smooth on the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's great to see RIM and Adobe out there working with the development community -...

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Adobe and RIM letting developers meet the BlackBerry PlayBook - starting today in NYC!

Keep it locked to CrackBerry.com for video from today's event! In a series of events, Adobe and RIM are giving developers a chance to Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook. The first event starts today in New York, followed by one in Toronto on the 14th and another in San Francisco on the 16th. The events will feature tracks of sessions geared towards both technology and business.  While those who...

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Christmas Countdown Homescreen Ornament - 100 copies to be won!

Christmas Countdown Homescreen Ornament - 100 copies to be won!

Christmas time is almost here, so if you haven't bought all of those gifts for your family and friends, you better get to it. To help remind you of your procrastination and how close Christmas really is, you can download the Christmas Countdown Homescreen Ornament. The app will display on your homescreen with the number of days left till Christmas, in the form of 2 different ornaments, wreath...

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Verizon flyer arrives sporting BlackBerry OS 6

Verizon flyer arrives sporting BlackBerry OS 6

The latest Verizon Flyer is landing in mailboxes everywhere and getting some Bold 9650 and Curve 3G users very excited. The flyer touts the benefits of the "NEW BlackBerry 6 OS" and highlights some features such as the Social Feeds, simple setup and new enhanced user experience. Both the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G are pictured in the flyer, though neither specifically showing the OS on the device...

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BlackBerry PlayBook demo video from Dive Into Mobile conference

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In addition to the interview highlights, All Things Digital has also posted up the full 6 minute BlackBerry PlayBook demo that Mike Lazaridis gave on stage. Again, not a whole lot new was shown off throughout the video but it is rather interesting to watch. I won't go so far as to say that I can definitively see the difference from previous PlayBook...

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Earlier this evening we sat through the live blog where Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher put Research In Motions Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis in the hot seat to ask the questions a lot of folks were wondering about. The BlackBerry PlayBook was of course at the front of the conversation but questions arose regarding the future of BlackBerry smartphones in general, how RIM feels about their future and...

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Mike Lazaridis confirms RIM has plans for tablets to come in different sizes

  Research In Motion Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis has just hit the stage at the All Things D: Dive Into Mobile conference and already he has confirmed to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher that Research In Motion has plans to offer tablets in different sizes. When questioned regarding the current size of the BlackBerry PlayBook Mike Lazaridis noted, "We’ve got different sizes potentially coming". In...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review

Following up on our Unboxing and First Impressions, I have been using the BlackBerry Bold 9780 as my main smartphone for the past few weeks. And you know what that means... I now have a lot to say on the newest Bold from Research In Motion. Most of it is positive, afterall, the Bold 9700 was already an awesome device so one would only expect its successor to be even awesomer. But it's not all...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Curve 9300

Seems like history repeats itself when it comes to OS leaks. Just like last time a 9700 OS leak dropped, we now have the exact same OS for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. Again, back up your data folks and let us know how this one works out for you all. Enjoy! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leak time again. BlackBerry Bold 9700 owners will want to grab their USB cables and fire up app loader or desktop manager. OS 6.0.0.380 has just hit the interwebs. Hopefully, this will be a build that is rather bug free. If you're willing to give it a run through be sure to back up your data and first. Let us all know what's new folks in the comments or in the forums. *OS Disclaimer -...

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CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for the BlackBerry Business User

CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for the BlackBerry Business User

It's that time of year again, and the holdays are rapidly approaching. We have plenty of Holiday Gift Guides so you know just what to get the BlackBerry lover on your gift list, and in this round we've put together a list of accessories and apps for the BlackBerry business user. These items are sure to make his/her work days a little bit easier and more productive. Check out the all the top...

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BlackBerry Storm 3 9570 found in Best Buy's Mobile Genie system

BlackBerry Storm 3 9570 found in Best Buy's Mobile Genie system

We have seen hardware photos, about screens showing it running BlackBerry 6 and even rumors of the device being cancelled. But now the BlackBerry 9570 (Storm 3) has made it's way into the Best Buy Mobile Genie system. Mobile Genie is used for the transfer of contacts between devices when purchasing a new phone. Just being in this system obviously doesn't prove that the device is actually going...

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How to uninstall themes on your BlackBerry smartphone

How to uninstall themes on your BlackBerry smartphone

  Themes are a great way to give your BlackBerry experience a bit of variety.  Many themes even improve upon the usefulness of the home screen and navigation.  While it's nice to have a large selection of themes to choose from, themes do take up application memory.  Too many themes and you might find your smartphone running sluggishly.  Worse yet, you could find that emails and other messages...

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ReplyGuard - A quick way to prevent reply to all accidents on your BlackBerry

ToolBerry released a simple app for those quick on the trigger finger when replying to emails called ReplyGuard. Have you ever accidentally hit ‘reply to all' to an email and realized what you wrote was not meant for everyone's eyes? ReplyGuard gives you the opportunity to correct that mistake by stopping the sending process with a quick, convenient pop up box that gives you a choice on...

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BlackBerry App World now accepting apps for BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry App World now accepting apps for BlackBerry PlayBook

It was announced today that BlackBerry App World will now be accepting applications designed for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM has opened the vendor portal for developers to start submitting their PlayBook applications. As a bit of incentive, any developer who submits an approved app will be eligible to receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook upon its North American release. "Interest...

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Keep everything on your BlackBerry private with EveryLock - 50 copies to be won!

EveryLock is an application that takes locking your device to a whole new level. Every BlackBerry device can be locked, but EveryLock gives you the ability to lock individual applications. The app automatically populates all of your native, and 3rd party application, and allows you to password protect them with a simple click. EveryLock is a very nice application for those who like to keep...

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