RIM Employees Reactions to the BlackBerry PlayBook Announcement

BlackBerry PlayBook. Seriously, every night since it got announced all I think about when going to bed at night is the BlackBerry PlayBook and that ohhh soooo sweeet looking QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS. It's exciting times in BlackBerry land.  I wants one. NOW. Of course you know the CrackBerry team is excited for the PlayBook, and so are a ton of other bloggers in the tech space (see our...

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Interview with Marty Mallick of Research In Motion

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We had a chance at the 2010 BlackBerry DevCon to sit down with Marty Mallick, who is a Senior Director of Business Development within the Strategic Alliances division of Research In Motion (say that three times fast!). When you see BlackBerry apps come out for the big boys in the space (eBay, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Marty's team is involved. We'll...

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Contest: Fast Torch - An elegant theme for your BlackBerry Torch. Win 1 of 50 copies!

Fast Torch is a new rotary style theme designed by jmerhi for your BlackBerry Torch. While it seems that lately the trend is to make themes as wallpaper friendly as possible, not every BlackBerry user is concerned with changing their backgrounds. That's where a nicely designed theme such as this comes in to play. Not only does Fast Torch give you quick access to 12 icons of your choosing,...

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UAE and RIM to live happily ever after; BlackBerry owners can continue to use their devices

A last minute decision for sure. Last month the UAE had RIM under its gun threatening to ban BlackBerry services from October 11. On Tuesday it was reported, that only few BlackBerry users are switching to other smartphones. Service providers Etisalat and du had even offered alternative smartphone options to their customers, including devices from Nokia or Apple's iPhone. This all shall be...

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Friday Fun: What does your *dream* BlackBerry look like?  Is it anything like this BlackBerry Titan Concept?!

It blows my mind how much the topic of smartphones comes up in regular conversation these days. At restaurants, airports, schools, work... you name the place, it seems to me people are talking about phones and gadgets like never before. Multiple times per week I find myself unintentionally eavesdropping on people out in public because I catch the word BlackBerry or iPhone or iPad or Android...

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Wallpaper Wizard - Generate collages right on your BlackBerry!

Wallpaper Wizard - Generate collages right on your BlackBerry!

Epic Applications has developed a new tool for your BlackBerry that you're going to want to check out if you love having custom wallpapers on your device. Wallpaper Wizard allows you to create custom collages from your images, right on your device, and automatically set them as your new background. When making this application, the developers paid special attention to the way photos are...

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BlackBerry Storm 9570 cancelled on all carriers?!

BlackBerry Storm 9570 cancelled on all carriers?!

  As fast as the news arrived about the BlackBerry Storm 9570 we now have rumors that it's been cancelled. Not just on Verizon as previously noted but rather, across all carriers as RIM has seemingly dropped the device totally. Rumors and speculation of course lead this news so take it all with a grain of salt but, that said we'd not be surprised if this turns out to be the straight up facts....

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Wifi music sync on your OS6 BlackBerry Smartphone

Wifi music sync on your OS6 BlackBerry Smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Not everyone with 32 Gigs of music has 32 gigabytes of storage on their BlackBerry. Enter Wi-Fi Music Sync. This handy feature allows you to access all of your home music without wires. It's dead simple to set up. Start Desktop Manager 6 and connect your BlackBerry via USB Click Wi-Fi music sync at the bottom of DM Select "Turn wireless...

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Bold 9650 Owners Poll: If you've tried the leaked operating system, how are you liking BlackBerry 6?

How are you liking the BlackBerry 6 experience on your Bold 9650?online survey Back at BlackBerry DevCon we brought you some hands-on videos of BlackBerry 6 running on the Bold 9700, Pearl 3G and Curve 9300. While the GSM BlackBerry owners are still waiting for BlackBerry 6 to be leaked (or officially released!), Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330 owners have already seen a couple of...

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Jack-O-Lantern application for BlackBerry arrives just in time for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and what fun is halloween without ghosts, goblins and of course, Jack o' lanterns? Ebscer, has created a quick and fun little application for those of you out there that partake in halloween festivities. The free application turns your BlackBerry into a virtual Jack-O-Lantern. You can change the Jack-O-Lantern’s face by sliding in different designs for the...

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Chopper - A simple and addictive new game for your BlackBerry

Chopper - A simple and addictive new game for your BlackBerry

Sometimes simple is better, and that couldn't be more true with a game I just discovered called Chopper by Ajani InfoTech. Chopper is an addictive game where you are a helicopter pilot, and you have to navigate through a tunnel avoiding obstacles. Slam into a wall, and the game is over; it's as easy as that. Controls are quick to learn as you only need to press the space bar or touchscreen...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry PlayBook is pretty much the most anticipated BlackBerry device of all time. Even if you have no intentions on purchasing one it has certainly opened the eyes of BlackBerry fans everywhere and made them take a second look at what exactly, BlackBerry is doing and what their possible plans are for the future. Since we cannot as of yet,...

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Win yourself a BlackBerry Torch from Qwell

Win yourself a BlackBerry Torch from Qwell

Been looking for an alternative way to get your hands on a brand new BlackBerry Torch? Qwell can help you with that. While at DevCon10, I had the chance to meet up with the folks behind Qwell and they let me know of a cool contest they are currently running. The contest is rather simple. For every 1,000 likes on FaceBook and 1,000 Twitter followers they'll randomly select a winner to recieve a...

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Bolt Browser updated to v2.30 - adds HTML5 support, cloud backup and more

If you're not using a BlackBerry Torch, Curve 3G 9330 or a Bold 9650 running on BlackBerry 6 this might interest you. Bolt, has updated their 3rd party web browser with some great new features to make browsing on BlackBerry devices a better overall experience. The list of changes is as follows: New Advanced Desktop Features – Along with the ability to perfectly render Web pages as they were...

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BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown

BlackBerry Playbook promo video breakdown

Now that the BlackBerry Playbook is out in the open, we're all waiting for more. We know the specs are insane and that it will run Adobe Air and Flash (among other things) but from there on out we're in the dark. We want to know more (don't we always) like what specific apps it will run and what other fun stuff it will do -- did anyone else spot Tweet Deck in there??. We decided to break down...

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Review: FedEx Mobile app for BlackBerry

Review: FedEx Mobile app for BlackBerry

They say that good things come in small packages. They also come in large packages; even international packages. Heck, they can also come in on an overnight delivery. So now you have to think; where are they coming from? Who are they coming from? When are they going to arrive? That’s when a tracking number comes in handy. As you track your latest package, your eyes widen like a child in a toy...

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st?

BlackBerry Bold 9780 set to arrive on Virgin Mobile October 21st?

If the advertising material is to be believed it would seem as though the BlackBerry Bold 9780 will soon be arriving on Virgin Mobile. The image above, leaked out earlier today and shows the BlackBerry 9780 marked as a refresh. Information indicates a release date of October 21st with pricing set at $149 on contract and $549 off contract. Since Virgin Mobile has added the BlackBerry Bold 9700...

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Fixmo News: Chocoloate Chunk Apps and Later Dude acquired; All Three on Sale!

Fixmo News: Chocoloate Chunk Apps and Later Dude acquired; All Three on Sale!

Fixmo Tools, nominee for the Best OS Enhancement 2010 CrackBerry App Award, is by far one of my favorite BlackBerry apps. It's no surprise then I was more than excited to hear that version 2.0 is right around the corner. The current version of Fixmo includes some awesome features like Undelete, Forward/Reply with Edit, Flame Retardant, Silencer, Battery Watch and Memory Monitor. To make...

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