BIS outage across multiple North American Carriers

BIS outage across multiple North American Carriers

*Update 2* - 11:35am EST Many reports of BIS being back up rolling in across all the carriers in question. Issue seems to be resolved. Give it a little time to hit all users across the many regions in question.*Update* - 11:20am EST - It looks like users (including myself) are now able to send emails, but still not receive. Hopefully full email capabilities will be back up soon.It's been quite a...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.450 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.450 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Well after a long drought for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, we got not one but two OS leaks today! This morning we saw 6.0.0.448, and now 6.0.0.450 has appeared out of nowhere. No word on why this one came out so soon after 6.0.0.448, so if you see anything that's fixed or changed let us know! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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CrackBerry Podcast 063: BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - PlayBook and Phones Galore!

CrackBerry Podcast 063: BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - PlayBook and Phones Galore!

The last couple of weeks have been full of leaks regarding the 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone roadmap, so we had a LOT to talk about on this CrackBerry Podcast. But before we get to the phones, we first spend a bunch of time talking BlackBerry PlayBook, going through many of the frequently asked questions that have been popping up in the forums.  This was a fun episode and definitely one you'll...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 28th, 2011! Win 1 of 20 1 year subscriptions to MemoryUp Pro!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! This week we’ve seen a slew of CDMA BlackBerrys that are on the 2011 Roadmap. Shoot, just when you finally lasso one of the latest BlackBerrys, more pop up in the pipeline. Of course you shouldn’t get frustrated and curse what you just bought, as it’s still an amazing smartphone to own. Hold your head (and BlackBerry) up high! Today, we announce...

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Nite Ize Cargo Clip Case for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While looking for additional accessories for the BlackBerry Style, I came across the Night Ize Cargo Clip Case. It's compatible with the Style 9670 as well as several other BlackBerry devices. The case is constructed from durable material with heavy duty elastic sides. It has a hook and loop (velcro) closure, interior pocket to hold...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Well, after seeing other devices get updated to .448, I guess the BlackBerry Torch had to have get it as well. Good thing, considering OS 6.0.0.337 is pretty old as of now. Torch users give 6.0.0.448 a go, be sure to drop a comment and let us know how it is. As always, use caution when installing a leaked OS. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as...

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Poynt takes a turn in the latest BlackBerry App World commercial

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In the latest BlackBerry App World commercial, Poynt takes its turn in the spotlight. What is perhaps the epitome of a "super app", Poynt is deeply integrated with the BlackBerry experience. The latest spot shows a couple using the app to get things done. I kind of enjoy seeing these commercials in the midst of my primetime TV viewing but I'll admit...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 leaked online!

BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 leaked online!

*UPDATE* As expected RIM did officially release Theme Studio v6.0 today. If for some reason you were waiting for the official release and didn't already grab the leak, you can download it from the link below. This is going to make so many people happy. The long awaited and recently announced update to RIM's BlackBerry Theme Studio has just leaked! What does this mean for you? Well, if you...

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Exclusive: CDMA BlackBerry Roadmap 2011 - Montana, Monaco, Sedona, Malibu, BlackBerry 6.1 Evolution and more!

Keep in mind - this is CDMA (hence why you're not seeing Torch2 or apollo listed). Also means we could see GSM releases sooner than the CDMA timeline above... plus things often change from plan. In the last couple of weeks we've learned a lot about RIM's 2011 BlackBerry pipeline thanks to a handful of device leaks. After months (and in some cases over a year) of speculation, we saw specs and...

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Exclusive: New BlackBerry Curve Touch Image and Specs!

Exclusive: New BlackBerry Curve Touch Image and Specs!

While the BlackBerry apollo and sedona are looking to be the next update to the entry level BlackBerry Curve line in a non-touchscreen format, following those devices a touchscreen variant is on the way. Pictured above is the BlackBerry codenamed malibu, the CDMA flavor of what will likely go to market as the BlackBerry Curve Touch, which is slated to be released in late 2011/early 2012 as the...

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Exclusive: BlackBerry montana is CDMA BlackBerry Bold Touch - Image and Specs!

Exclusive: BlackBerry montana is CDMA BlackBerry Bold Touch - Image and Specs!

While we recently saw information and photos leak to the net about the gsm BlackBerry dakota, you can think of the BlackBerry montana as dakota's CDMA sibling. With both the montana and dakota likely to hit the market under BlackBerry Bold Touch branding, this is RIM's thinnest BlackBerry ever with premium materials and finishes and a forged, machined stainless steel frame. The BlackBerry Montana...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: Do you use your BlackBerry as a multimedia device?

  Do you use your BlackBerry as a multimedia device?Market Research   I've never been one to use my BlackBerry as a media player. Honestly as soon as I get a new device, I always hide both the music and video icons and rarely ever use them. I've had my trusy iPod for as long as I can remember, and when I'm on the go it's my music player of choice. Part of me just likes having a separate...

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Zombie Horror Novel Written on BlackBerry by CrackBerry member sees release (stars me as the Michaluk virus...woohoo!)

Writing a novel is no easy task. For most people it's too daunting to even think about starting, never mind finishing. But how about writing a novel on your BlackBerry? Pure craziness in my opinion, but that's exactly what CrackBerry member Jessica Meigs (a_silent_song) did. She recently released her first novella in a five-part series, called The Becoming: Outbreak.  The novel features a...

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BlackBerry service blocked in Egypt?

BlackBerry service blocked in Egypt?

On the heels of both Twitter and Facebook being blocked in Egypt, it looks like BlackBerry internet service may be the next casualty. The buzz on Twitter and some emails to the CrackBerry tip line let us know that BlackBerry users in Egypt are being denied access to their BlackBerry data. Reports are mixed at the moment and we're unsure as to what exactly is working and what's not, but we'll...

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New BlackBerry Messenger in Indonesia Video: HellBobs Tattoo

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I'm now back home after my trip to Indonesia for BlackBerry DevCon Asia. There are a few posts left to hit the blogs from the trip (Indonesia internet didn't like me uploading vids to youtube for some reason), but in the meantime while I get those posts together here's a new user Indo BlackBerry Messenger user video. In this video, Bobby and Ucha...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Amor by Pootermobile for Valentine's Day! 50 copies available!

Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, and we have a beautiful new theme from Pootermobile to help get you in the mood! Amor is a well crafted theme that you can enjoy for Valentines, and long after. The home screen sports an awesome banner that you can customize with a special message, and unique battery and signal meters in blue. The colorful 3D icons are eye-catching and look nice against...

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Soti Pocket Controller-Pro updated to v7.01

Soti Pocket Controller-Pro updated to v7.01

Soti, Inc. has released an update to their desktop and device software for Pocket Controller-Pro. This updated version comes with some brand new features as well as minor improvements and fixes. If you're not familiar with Soti Pocket-Controller Pro, it allows users to remotely control their BlackBerry from their computer and comes packed with ten features to increase efficiency. If you...

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JeeoSuite enters private beta testing - Want in? We've got 100 invites for our readers

  While you may not have heard of JeeoSuite as of yet, we're pretty positive that once you get your hands on it you'll pretty much love it. The WiFi web portal designed for BlackBerry smartphones opens up quite a few options for BlackBerry owners. While some of the features have been around for a while, no one app has been able to bring them all together in as nice of a package as JeeoSuite. So...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.448 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Well, fancy that. A new leak is now available for BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) owners. If you're a BlackBerry Curve 3G owner you're ahead of the 9330 as it just received 6.0.0.431 from Verizon. Give this OS a go and let us know how it works out for you all. Remember, back up your device before loading. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win an extended battery for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win an extended battery for your device!

Contest: Win an extended battery for your device! Details Below. When I get a device I'm all about battery life. Ever since the 9700 and it's insane battery life came around I won't settle for anything less. One of the ways I've found to keep the fire burnin' is with an OEM size extended battery. Unlike bulky extended batteries that require a different cover, the OEM size extended batteries...

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