FCC outs the BlackBerry Curve 8980

FCC outs the BlackBerry Curve 8980

The little-know BlackBerry Curve 8980 has been revealed by the FCC today. We saw the device a while back with China Mobile branding, but haven't heard much since then. The Curve 8980 resembles the Bold 9700 from head to toe with the exception of the Curve 8900 keyboard. It sports a 3.2MP camera, quad-band GSM antenna, Wifi b/g/n and looks to be running OS 5. The device has yet to pop up on the...

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Accessory Roundup Cyber Tuesday edition - These are a few of my favorite things

Accessory Roundup Cyber Tuesday edition - These are a few of my favorite things

Contest: Win a $100 in accessories from ShopCrackBerry! Details Below. Save with Cyber Tuesday: We extended our Cyber Monday sale until Midnight PST tonight. Use coupon code CB1129 at checkout to save 10% on ALL BlackBerry Accessories! Start Shopping Now! When it comes to BlackBerry accessories there are a few for me that are tried and true. Well, over the years I've actually accumulated a...

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Verizon confuses their Curves - Mistakes 8330 for Curve 3G

Verizon confuses their Curves - Mistakes 8330 for Curve 3G

It looks like Verizon is having a bit of trouble keeping their devices straight in their holiday ads. Not only did they show an iPhone screen on a Droid X, but they seem a bit confused on which Curve is which. As seen in this banner from Big Red's front page, they list the Curve 3G as part of their weekend sale yet the image shows the old standby Curve 8330. Not sure who is to blame on this...

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Contest: iBerry 4 - the iPhone Simulator. 50 copies up for grabs!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] iBerry 4 - the iPhone Simulator is a popular BlackBerry theme that seeks to do more than just copy the look of iOS 4. The developers at BlingBerry Themes spent months perfecting their graphics for this theme and no detail has been overlooked, no matter how small. iBerry 4 is more than a theme, and in fact they like to say it is a simulation of the...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We have seen BlackBerry concept designs before, but this concept may take away our need for BBM emoticons, forever. The Empathy pairs with a biometrics ring to send the user's emothional data to the crystal like device. The concept device was designed by Kiki Tang and Daniel Yoon for a RIM sponsored project at the Art Center College of Design. One...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Contest: Win a free copy of Ceres, the new theme from Pootermobile!

Pootermobile is a talented theme developer that is always looking to bring something unique and eye catching to your BlackBerry. His latest theme Ceres continues with that mission, and I have to say, he has definitely accomplished his goal. Not only does this theme have awesome grungy icons and fonts, the homescreen is designed to look like a polaroid taped to your background. What's cool...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

And here we have OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. Makes you kind of wonder how long Research In Motion will keep supporting OS' for these devices right? As always folks, leaked OS so be sure to back up your data. Word has it there is more OS' on the way just not, today. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.1036 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Much to the dismay of many folks out there, our beloved BlackBerry Bold 9000 devices will never see a build of BlackBerry 6 for them. But, that doesn't mean OS development for the caddy of BlackBerry devices has stopped, in fact it's still very much alive. The most recent official OS for the Bold 9000 was 5.0.0.900 but thanks to this leak we can now check out 5.0.0.1036. Back up your data...

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AT&T BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

AT&T BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

While I was never a Pearl user in the past, something about the Pearl 3G intrigued me since we first saw it pop on the radar back at WES 2009. Many users got their start with a Pearl and either stuck with it or moved on to a full QWERTY device. I never had the pleasure of rocking one myself so I've been a bit anxious to get my hands on a Pearl 3G and put it through my day. While I claimed on...

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Review: My Books for BlackBerry

Review: My Books for BlackBerry

While commuting, I'm never more than a few inches away from my precious BlackBerry and a good book. After years of trains, buses and subways, I've built up quite a collection. Whether lugging around a hardcover, paperback or e-book it's hard to keep track of everything especially ones I want. For example, twelve years ago I lent someone a book and forgot all about it. So to help me...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for November 29, 2010 - Next week, Christmas extravaganza!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to CrackBerry's weekly theme roundup! I hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoyed the long weekend. We're back again with a sampling of great themes from some talented developers, so I hope you find something you like below! You will notice there isn't a contest in the roundup this week, but there is plenty of other stuff to check out...

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NTT DOCOMO releases official OS 5.0.0.1014 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

If you're still not running any of the previously leaked BlackBerry 6 builds on your BlackBerry Bold 9700 then, maybe you'll want to update to the latest official OS at least. NTT Docomo has made available for download, OS 5.0.0.1014 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. The fact the build number is so high on this release kind of gives us the impression that BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9700 may still...

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We have a winner! And the custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry Torch goes to...

We have a winner! And the custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry Torch goes to...

After over 7500 comments we have chosen a winner for a custom-painted BlackBerry Torch from Colorware. There were loads of awesome ideas for color schemes and we can't wait to see what the winner will choose to go with. Drumroll please.... and the lucky winner who will receive a custom Colorware BlackBerry Torch is: greystealth  Congrats to greystealth and thanks to everyone that entered. We...

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Contest Winners - Slacker Radio, SixTools, and BeAmplified!

Contest Winners - Slacker Radio, SixTools, and BeAmplified!

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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Contest: RealCal - the updating calendar icon app. Win 1 of 50 copies!

Contest: RealCal - the updating calendar icon app. Win 1 of 50 copies!

With the release of BlackBerry 6, a lot of users were happy to see that their calendar icon now updates with the current date, instead of being a static number. Unfortunately, there are still many people with devices that don't support BB6, and they don't have that small but cool feature available to them. BlingBerry Themes saw this dilemma, decided to do something about it, and came up with an...

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Keep your money from burning a ho ho hole in your pocket with Christmas Budget

Keep your money from burning a ho ho hole in your pocket with Christmas Budget

Take a look at your calendar, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Black Friday shopping probably has many of you off to a good start on your gift buying, so to make the rest of it go more smoothly and ensure you don't blow the budget this holiday season, I  suggest you check out this new BlackBerry app, Christmas Budget.  In the mad dash during this time of year, some people may lose their...

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CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Introducing the New CrackBerry.com - A Site Redesign for the Next Era of BlackBerry! Official statement from Research In Motion regarding the removal of KikLeaked: BlackBerry Desktop Manager v6.0.1.13 AT&T branded BlackBerry Bold 9780 spotted Contest Reminders Contest: Slacker Radio announces the availability of holiday stations Contest: SixTools adds...

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CrackBerry Poll: Should RIM make BlackBerry Messenger available to non-BlackBerry smartphones?

Do you think RIM should expand BlackBerry Messenger to work on other platforms?online survey I've had a lot of interesting conversations this week concerning Kik, the BBM-like cross platform instant messaging application available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. Kik is still pretty bare in features, but it's quick, uses data (not SMS) and like BlackBerry Messenger has Delivered and...

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Money to burn? Get your loved one (or yourself) a Limited Edition Bill Amberg BlackBerry Bold 9780 for Christmas from Selfridges

Not sure what to get the person who already has too much for Christmas this year? You may want to check out the Exclusive Limited Edition Bill Amberg BlackBerry Bold 9780 collection, available from Selfridges this December. Here's the official word on them: To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 luxury leather designer Bill Amberg has created a BlackBerry collection which...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 26th, 2010! Win 1 of 25 copies of ShortcutMe!

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! So what do you think of the CrackBerry redesign? Pretty fancy lookin,’ don’t ya think? It’s definitely more that a fresh coat of paint and you know that there’s even more in store. Today, we announce the winners of the CogniCard giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of ShortcutMe! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend!...

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