BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review Roundup

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] The interwebs have been filling up with review coverage of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, which is now beginning to roll out to carriers around the globe (you'll need to check to see if your carrier has it yet). With so much content out there, and even CrackBerry.com doing up multiple reviews, I figured a little roundup of some links would be useful. And for...

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Sergey emailed me about his latest app Fancy Shake, and it made me laugh a bit. I had a vision of every Storm user shaking their device to answer and Storms flying through windows and into walls. Fancy Shake gives you the option to answer incmoing calls just by shaking your device, and you can also silence and reject calls by flipping your device over. You can choose any combination of shaking...

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Ambiance for BlackBerry Smartphones Helps You Focus, Relax or Fall Asleep

Ambiance for BlackBerry Smartphones Helps You Focus, Relax or Fall Asleep

  Have trouble sleeping? Just need to relax? Ambiance combines sound and pictures to do just this. After purchasing the app you can download over 550 environments, which include both sound and image, from its free online store. Ambiance also has a fully customizable alarm clock which lets you fall asleep as one sound fades out, and awake as another fades back in at the time of your...

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PROPER BlackBerry Bold 9700 Battery Cover Removal!

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] So it turns out there are no dumb BlackBerrys, just occassionally dumb BlackBerry users which apparently I am one of! If you saw my BlackBerry Bold 9700 unboxing video yesterday or the follow-up tip, you may have noticed I ran into some issues with getting the battery door cover off the thing. It wasn't the device... just me. Watch the video above. It's...

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iluvmybb contest - Last Day to Vote for your Favorite Video!

iluvmybb contest - Last Day to Vote for your Favorite Video!

The title says it all. Today is the final day to vote in the I Love My BlackBerry video contest. From 80 awesome entries, the judges picked out nine finalists, the community picked out one, adding up to 10 wicked videos for you to watch and pick your favorite from.  There are awesome prizes for the grand prize winner and runner-up (and good prizes for everybody else still), but if you want...

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Verizon Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Verizon Announces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Ha! So it's not the Curve2. Looks like all that crazy Curve2 talk and Curve2 promotional material was just VZW being a little overzealous in branding the Curve themselves (in reality you'd think it should be the Curve 8550 now that it has WiFi). Whatever the case, Verizon has gone ahead and announced the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone. It goes on sale November 20th and will be $99 after a $...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

After many months of waiting impatiently for the BlackBerry Bold to even just be announced officially, we finally have reached launch day in Canada for it. Rogers wireless was the first to get it out the door here in Canada. Launch went fairly well with the exception of in store availablity. Most stores are still getting their shipments in but customer service will gladly process an order for...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Business User Review

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Business User Review

While Kevin, Chris and Adam are concentrating on the hardware and consumer aspects of the Bold 9700, I'll be reviewing the device through the eyes of a corporate BlackBerry user. If you are someone who already has a BlackBerry and is wondering if they should upgrade to the Bold 9700 when it is released. Visual Appeal The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the most beautiful and stylish BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 First Impressions

BlackBerry Bold 9700 First Impressions

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Bold 9700 takes all of the great BlackBerry features from recent devices, as well as some new flair, and packs a punch that some will argue is the best BlackBerry yet. With an excellent combination of size, a great keyboard, trackpad navigation and BlackBerry OS 5.0, the 9700 is a force to be reckoned with. The device is perfect for both...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Video Overview

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] If you've been wanting to see how the BlackBerry Bold 9700 stacks up against its BlackBerry brothers and sisters (you can fight in the comments to which is which! lol) then you'll want to check out this one-take, no excuses video. I size up the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and from there we compare it to the BlackBerry Bold 9000, Curve 8900, Tour, Curve 8520,...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] So this isn't a good tip. Instead, watch this video for how the PROPER Way To Remove the Battery Door on a BlackBerry Bold 9700. * Update: OOOoooo... Read the comments to this post. There's an even better way to get the cover off (probably the intended way) but I just didn't know it. Never use phones other than BBs so just didn't now. I'll make a new...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Unboxing Video

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Another new BlackBerry hits the market, and another new BlackBerry unboxing video hits the blogs. That's the way it goes. It's a ritual. With the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now starting to roll out around the world, it's time we officially unbox this baby. Just to spice things up in true CrackBerry fashion, in this video I actually unbox not one, but two brand...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Whenever I write a review for a new BlackBerry Smartphone, it tends to turn into a 6,000+ word novel. Not this time. For one, Chris, Adam and Craig are all writing their impressions of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 too, each coming at it from a slightly different user perspective. Between us there will be no shortage of Bold 9700 coverage on the blogs. Also, I did a pretty thorough job of covering...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.321 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.321 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

We can't really call this a leak, then again we can't call it official, but OS 5.0.0.321 for the Bold 9700 is indeed available for download. The download link popped up in the forums, so get it while its hot. This is the OS that will be installed on the Rogers devices, but its not available on their site just yet. If you're looking to get ahead of the game while you wait for your new toy to...

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Just Class Theme - 50 Free Copies

Lately we have seen some rather unique theme creations surfacing, and it appears as though jmerhi wanted to take part and show us what he could create. Just Class offers users some features they have not previously seen. First off this theme offers you two "wall sockets" in the default background, and these are actually clickable icons. The left side offers users important information about...

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Free Whippoh App Available for BlackBerry Storm2

Fabian sent me a quick note to let me know that one of his most loved free Storm apps, Whippoh, is now available for the Storm2. Whippoh is a fun app that simulates a cracking whip sound on your device. Just run the application, grab your Storm or Storm2 and whip it! As the video shows, with some practice you'll soon be cracking away. Be careful, Whippoh is mildly addicting :-) Download...

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Mobile Auction Manager for eBay

Its no secret that there are virtually no eBay applications for BlackBerry. Well PB Mobile Soft has taken note and released Mobile Auction Manager for eBay. The app lets you check auctions, find items, bid and even get outbid alerts. You need to sign up with Mobile Auction Manager on the web to authorize the app with your eBay account, but after that you're good to go. Its not the best looking...

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iluvmybb shout out - CSI Waterloo

Entry #67 - CSI Waterloo | View All Contest Video Submissions >> [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] * Finalist Voting Now On - Be sure to Vote for your Favorite Video Entry!! * With the finalists all announced in the I Love My BlackBerry video contest and voting now open, it's time for us to highlight on the blogs some of the other notable entries that were submitted. Over...

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Rogers Reduces Prices On BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Curve 8900 And BlackBerry Curve 8520.

Amidst all the BlackBerry 9700 news some other changes did happen at Rogers the other day. Rogers has since reduced the pricing on some of their other BlackBerry offerings such as the BlackBerry Bold 9000, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Often times when a new BlackBerry such as the 9700 comes people may have no interest in that device. If you're one of those people...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Live On The Bell Website!

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Now Live On The Bell Website!

Gotta love carriers and their late night website updates. Last night it was Rogers, toinight we have Bell going live with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on their website. Bell rings in the device slightly cheaper then Rogers though at least in terms of 3 yr contracts. As shown above, $229.95 will get ya a brand new BlackBerry Bold 9700 and prices goes down from there depending on term. 2 Yr/ $449...

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