Virgin Mobile to Offer Curve 8530 and new Beyond Talk Plans

Virgin Mobile to Offer Curve 8530 and new Beyond Talk Plans

Virgin Mobile announced today that they will be introducing new "Beyond Talk" plans and are soon to be carrying the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The device will be priced at $299.99 and available directly from the carriers website. The new Beyond Talk plans all include unlimited messaging, email, data and web. The revolutionary $25 plan is the industry's lowest price point for unlimited messaging,...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]Part III of our five part WES 2010 BlackBerry Solution Showcase spotlight tour had us checking out some interesting companies. You'll recognize Audiovox's Accoustic Research division's Zentral Home Command line of products as they are what has become of the original Unify4Life products that originally surfaced at WES three years ago. RCA was their to show...

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The BlackBerry Tablet - What We Know And What We Don't

The BlackBerry Tablet - What We Know And What We Don't

To tablet or not to tablet... that is the question! Alright, since the issue of the BlackBerry tablet seems to not be going away any time soon, we decided we'd summarize and share what information we know and what information is still left totally up in the air at this point. We certainly do not know all the details here, frankly no one does. Anyone outside of those involved directly with the...

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Rogers Launches My Account App For BlackBerry

Rogers Launches My Account App For BlackBerry

Rogers has taken a step forward in terms of customer self serve options with their most recent announcement. The My Account application is being rolled out for Rogers wireless customers to download direct from their device. Previously it was available as a WAP browser link which led to the Rogers website but now, it has grown into a full blown application. Only fair to note that it actually...

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Dropbox App Arriving On The BlackBerry Platform Soon

Dropbox App Arriving On The BlackBerry Platform Soon

Dropbox for a while now has been opening up their API to developers. Since then iPhone and most recently, Android and iPad apps have arrived. Now, the Dropbox page is showing that a BlackBerry application is "Coming Soon". BlackBerry users have had access to Dropbox in the past but that was simply through their web interface and honestly, wasn't the best. Being a Dropbox user I'm pretty...

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Foursquare v. 1.8.4 Now Available For BlackBerry Users

Foursquare v. 1.8.4 Now Available For BlackBerry Users

Foursquare just sent us a friendly email letting us know that they have just posted up the recent version for BlackBerry users. v1.8.4 can be download from the Foursquare website and just in case you aren't in the mood right now to download, notifications will be sent out to users over the next day or so advising to upgrade. This version is noted as fixing a lot of minor issues within the...

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Updated Round Of BlackBerry 9670 Pics Show Off Some More Details - Less of An Ugly Duckling Than First Thought?!

Just in case you were still clammoring (no pun intended, honest!) for more information about Research In Motions unreleased clamshell device we now got a few more pics for ya too look at courtesy of Cell Guru. As we can see from the pics, the BlackBerry 9670 will be running the same 1150 mAhr battery as the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. In addition to a look at the battery, the pic of the...

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Interview with Alan Brenner, SVP of BlackBerry Platform for Research in Motion

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]At WES 2010 in Orlando last week I had the opportunity to sit down with the CrackBerry.tv camera rolling and talk shop with Alan Brenner, who is the Senior Vice President of the BlackBerry Platform for Research in Motion. As you can imagine with a title like that, a LOT of stuff in the BlackBerry-realm falls under Alan's management, from RIM's core of "...

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More photos of the BlackBerry 9800 Slider and BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell Showing off BlackBerry 6

Left two photos: BlackBerry 9800 slider; right: BlackBerry 9670. All on BlackBerry 6 Yes, we know the photos are not the highest resolution, but they're legit and they're showing off unannounced, unreleased BlackBerry Smartphones running a not-yet available operating system, which makes them cool. On the two left photos, you have the upcoming BlackBerry 9800 "slider" showing off BlackBerry...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Alright, BlackBerry 9700 owners. It's your turn, here is the leaked OS 5.0.0.656 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. As it was posted in the CrackBerry forums earlier today, you can check that thread out and share your thoughts on it. As always be sure to back up your data before you load this release up folks. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such...

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BlackBerry Ranks 14th on BrandZ Top 100 Report - Moves Up Two Spots from 2009

The BlackBerry brand has moved up a few notches on this year's BrandZ Top 100 report. The BrandZ list ranks the value of the top brands in the world. In 2009, BlackBerry came in at number 16 on the list, but this year took a bit of a jump to the 14th spot. Unfortunately the increase isn't nearly as big as last year (100% in 2009 vs. 12% in 2010) but its good to see BlackBerry still moving up....

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SkyMall Releases BlackBerry App For On The Go Shopping

SkyMall Releases BlackBerry App For On The Go Shopping

Yes, that's right. The app you all have been secretly waiting for has finally arrived in BlackBerry App World. SkyMall, the magazine we all love to read while on long flights, has realeased their catalog in mobile format for all your impulse buys. The application, which is put together by the folks at Digby, actually works quite nicely. You can grab the application download from BlackBerry...

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Automatically Display Images in Email with Show Me the Images - 50 Copies to be Won!

Show Me the Images is a nice application that makes viewing HTML email a bit more convenient. Once setup, images will be automatically displayed when opening up an email. You are given multiple options for which email to have images automatically displayed including all, safelist (manually add sender to a list), and all with block list (manually block senders). You also have an option to...

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I Really Wish This Device Existed; How About You?

I Really Wish This Device Existed; How About You?

Don't get me wrong, I really love my BlackBerry Bold 9700. But there is a little piece of me that really wishes Research In Motion would bring back the original BlackBerry Bold form factor size. Some may say it was too big but I assure you as many that will say that, there will be just as many that say it was their "perfect device". Think about it, it had a nice roomy keyboard and the...

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S4BB Rolls Out Beta 4 Release Of Data Backup For BlackBerry

S4BB Rolls Out Beta 4 Release Of Data Backup For BlackBerry

We've mentioned the S4BB data backup solution here on the blogs before. Of course, this was way back when it was intially released. Now, S4BB has put in a lot of bug fixes and updated the application to have more features. Essentially if you are in need of a data backup solution and don't mind being a beta tester, this is something you may want to look into signing up for. Rather then...

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Cortado Offers Wireless Printing for Your BlackBerry

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]We met Cortado at WES this year and they offer BlackBerry users the ability to print to WiFi or Bluetooth printers.  For enterprise customers a Cortado server is installed behind the corporate firewall offering secure remote printing to any company printer from anywhere in the world.Another great feature is allowing you to access files stored on network...

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Review: CNNMoney for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: CNNMoney for BlackBerry Smartphones

“This is CNN.” I remember hearing those words uttered by James Earl Jones whenever I switched the station to CNN. At first I thought “Oh my gosh, the Empire has taken over the network!” I guess that meant the Rebels were on Fox. But seriously, CNN has always been one of the best sources for the latest in business, financial and world news. More specifically, CNNMoney.com is the world’s...

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Official OS 5.0.0.624 Now Available for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 from Sprint

If you're a Sprint user and still hanging on to your Tour (maybe waiting on a Bold 9650?) then you're in luck. Today Sprint has officially released OS 5.0.0.624 for the Tour 9630. No notes on whats new and good, but this is a pretty decent upgrade from the carrier's last official OS. You can grab the software from the BlackBerry Software Downloads site, and if you're not a Sprint user, just...

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