Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

Contest: Charge your device in style with a BlackBerry Charging Pod. Leave a comment to win! By far one of my all time favorite accessories, and what I would state is a "must have" for any device, is the BlackBerry Charging Pod. This cute little guy serves as a resting place for your device on your desk, nightstand or wherever you need to put it down. It not only holds your BlackBerry, but it...

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Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups

Sun Life Financial to use BlackBerry Playbook for group retirement sign-ups

Sun Life Financial has become the first major corporation to announce that they'll be using RIMs upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook in the field. The Canadian insurance company stated that it hopes to bring the PlayBook in for employee use during group retirement sign-up events. Traditionally comapny employees attend enrollment sessions put on by Sun Life, leave with forms and instructions, yet they...

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Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs revisited - The story of why an Android user returned his Droid X and went back to BlackBerry

We get a lot of news items sent in on the CrackBerry tips line each week, but yesterday we received one that was more of an essay than a tip. Sent it anonymously, it's the story of a BlackBerry user gone Android gone BlackBerry again. We see threads like this popup in the CrackBerry forums too, but this particular story really made me think about my Hierarchy of Smartphone Needs theory so...

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Using your camera on BlackBerry OS 6

Using your camera on BlackBerry OS 6

Capable of capturing both still and video images, your phone is truly many devices in one. There are really quite a few features of the native BlackBerry camera, and with OS 6 things really start to shine. With multiple shooting modes and loads of new options, you can do much more with your BlackBerry camera now than in the past. While this walkthrough can't tell you how to take great pictures...

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SugarSync ups the ante; offers 5GB free online storage instead of 2GB

SugarSync ups the ante; offers 5GB free online storage instead of 2GB

For the cloud storage lover, SugarSync has upgraded its free offering up to 5GB from the previous 2GB, giving users more freedom utilizing their online storage quota. Over the next day, users on existing 2GB plans will automatically be upgraded to 5GB (requires no action from the user). Laura Yecies, SugarSync CEO, said that statistics show how people's storage needs every two years. "We...

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All Calx Design themes now available for just $0.99

All Calx Design themes now available for just $0.99

David let me know that he has dropped the price on all of his themes to just $0.99. Originally priced at $4.99, you can now save a ton on some amazing themes with this price drop. Choose from best sellers like Mord, Pod and DarkRoom. Coming later this month will be some new themes from Calx Design as well as some revised versions of the currently available themes. These are all available for...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Update: I had the wrong video embeded originally but it's good to go now - sorry I'm out of whack since the honeymoon ;)  The BlackBerry Style 9670 is the latest addition to RIMs extensive lineup and here we have the official commercial for your viewing pleasure. Not much is shown off that we don't already know, but it's still cool to get a look...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Price Update: At least one version of the Playbook should be available for under $500

According to Bloomberg RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Playbook tablet will be available (at least in one model) for under $500. The device is rumored to land in North America sometime early next year in multiple versions including an 8gb, 16gb and 32gb models. At the time of the press announcement, RIM also made it clear that 3G/4G versions would be available at some point too (hopefully sooner...

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Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670 review

Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670 review

A Hands-On Review of the Sprint BlackBerry Style 9670 At first the idea of a flip style BlackBerry actually appealed to me because I work with children and my phone is usually in my pocket the majority of my day. The first few pictures released of the rumored device were UGLY and I couldn't possibly see me owning one. Then a few more pictures leaked out showing a sleeker looking Style and I...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.357 For The BlackBerry Curve 9330

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.357 For The BlackBerry Curve 9330

Another day of BlackBerry 6 leaks? Hey, we can hope. Either way, BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 owners this one is all yours. OS 6.0.0.357 is now available for download. You guys know what to do. Back up your data before you load this one up and of course, let us know what's fixed and broke in the comments or in the forums. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official...

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OtterBox Commuter Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

OtterBox Commuter Case for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

* ShopCrackBerry Update: These OtterBox Commuter cases for the BlackBerry Torch have been tough to keep in stock! We just received a new shipment of the black/pink cases which are now available for purchase. The black/black is scheduled to arrive next week (you can pre-order now and we'll run an update post when they arrive!).* [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When you think...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 Video Unboxing and First Impressions!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Officially announced by Research In Motion (see press release) on Oct. 27th that it would be rolling out worldwide in the month of November, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is beginning to hit carriers around the world. My local Rogers store go them in stock today, so I rushed out to grab one and immediately put it down on the good 'ole green CrackBerry...

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Virgin Mobile launching the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white

Virgin Mobile launching the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white

We've known for quite some time now that Virgin Mobile was all geared up to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780 at some point. While the exact date still evades us, Best Buy has once again posted up devices even before the carriers and this time they've also outted something that was rumored but never really confirmed. As you can tell from the above pic, Virgin Mobile will be releasing the...

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Xobni for BlackBerry updated with OS 6 support, Torch integration, new features, bug fixes and more

Our friends at Xobni let us know that they have made some great updates to Xobni for BlackBerry. The latest version brings along OS6/Torch support as well as some cool updates and minor bug fixes. Version 1.0.88.9 is hot off the presses and ready to roll. Features include: OS 6 Support Touching the Xobni bar or flicking up works on compose, reply and forward actions now work on OS 6x...

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Official OS 6.0.0.337 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Beeline

Official OS 6.0.0.337 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from Beeline

Hot off the presses comes an official OS release for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. From Beeline we have OS 6.0.0.337 now available. Torch users can head over to the official download site to get in on the fun. Some improvements have come along in the last few leaks for the Torch, so here's to hoping there is some goodness in this one. Fire up the ol' App Loader and give it a go, then be sure to...

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NFL.com Game Center 2010 for BlackBerry now available

NFL.com Game Center 2010 for BlackBerry now available

If you're a NFL fan then you know when the weekend rolls around you live and breathe football. No matter if you're a Giants or Cowboys fan you want your scores, stats and news on the fly. Well NFL.com Game Center 2010 is here to help. With this new app direct from the NFL, you can keep up with all the latest news right from your device. Get in-game audio highlights of big plays, customized "my...

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Toys R Us adds new enhancements to mobile site for the holidays

Toys R Us adds new enhancements to mobile site for the holidays

Toys R Us is making it just a bit easier to buy and save on all those goodies for the holidays. Everyone's favorite toy store has added some great features for mobile users. With the new enhancements, customers will be able to use both scannable coupons and eGift cards right on their devices. Users can also receive text message alerts with special promitions and sales in stores. Mobile...

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Contest Winners - mProductive, MobileQs Trivia, Elite, and ShopCrackBerry.com gift certificates!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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BlackBerry Style 9670 and red BlackBerry Torch 9800 headed to Bell

BlackBerry Style 9670 and red BlackBerry Torch 9800 headed to Bell

Just in case all the talk of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 releasing in Canada was driving you crazy because what you really want is red BlackBerry Torch or BlackBerry Style then this news may be more to your liking. It seems as though both the red Torch and BlackBerry Style will be shipped off to Bell locations across Canada starting on November 15th with device purchasing going live on November...

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