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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MobileQs Trivia Game adds 9 new categories - 100 copies to be won!

MobileQs Trivia Game adds 9 new categories - 100 copies to be won!

MobileQs Trivia Game is one of the most popular games for BlackBerry, and has been updated adding 9 new categories/expansion packs. The new expansion packs are Animals, Combat Sports, Cricket, Fine Arts, Games, Geography, Nature, Performing Arts and Science. MobileQs is a great game to challenge your mind, or just help you waste some time when you are bored. With over 16,000 available...

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Calling All Developers: RIM Posts New Video of the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Over the on the BlackBerry Developer Blog, Prosanta just posted a video look at the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK and walks through porting apps over to the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Watch the video above for more info and check out this post for more info. Let's get on it devs... we know the browser on the BlackBerry PlayBook is going to kick butt, but we...

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[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Go BlackBerry PlayBook!!! Just in time for CES, RIM is showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook again, this time with a deeper dive into the web browser. Check out the video above to watch Matthew from the web browser group at RIM really put the PlayBook's browser to use. He views video content (HTML5 and Flash), logs into Facebook (the full facebook), and...

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CrackBerry'd: The Truth About Information Overload premieres tonight on CNBC!

If you're a smartphone addict or just want to see CrackBerry get a little on-tv love, you'll want to set your PVRs or tune into CNBC tonight at 10pm ET for CrackBerry'd: The Truth About Information Overload. It's a documentary that explores how modern technology is rapidly changing the way we live.... sometimes for the better, and often for the worse. The documentary aired in Canada back in...

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LogicMail for BlackBerry becomes a 2.0 beta

Just in time for a great start to 2011, e-mail client LogicMail has now reached a milestone with its latest release two-point-oh, beta. Inspired by the now defunct Mail4ME project, LogicMail provides an alternative to the conventional push e-mail system offered by RIM. As such, it is a dream come true to the evergrowing audience of BlackBerry users without a data plan. And I ask you not to...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Wow 2011 is sure starting out with some excitement! First the Bold 9700 and Curve 3G both got 6.0.0.424, and now the Pearl 3G gets to join them. Again, like the others we're not sure what may have changed but, if you load it up be sure to back up your data before doing so. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Guess the leaks aren't stopping at just the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BBM today. Great way to ring in the new year. OS leaks for everyone. Ok, maybe not everyone but a few devices anyway. If you're a BlackBerry Curve 3G owner, give this OS a shot and let us know how it works out for you all. Remember, back up your device before loading this. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked OS 6.0.0.424 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Here is another OS 6 leak for all of you Bold 9700 users. This one comes in the form of OS 6.0.0.424. It's a bit of a step up from the last leak we saw, but no reports on how it's running just yet. So get out your USB cables and fire up the ol' App Loader to give this OS some love. Drop us a comment in the forums with your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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Contest: Win 1 of 211 Free Unlock Codes for your BlackBerry from CellUnlock!

Contest: Win 1 of 211 Free Unlock Codes for your BlackBerry from CellUnlock!

With the holiday season and new year always bringing a ton of new BlackBerry owners to CrackBerry, we figured the timing made sense to hold a contest for free unlock codes! Our friends at CellUnlock.net have hooked us up with 211 free unlock codes to give away (211 in honor of 2011 - just missing the zero).  How to Enter: For your chance to win a free unlock code for your BlackBerry, just...

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