BlackBerry Kids Say the Darndest Things

The smartphone space is a fierce battleground these days, so companies have to do what they can do make sure they're hitting as many segments of the market as possible. It's not surprising then to see that Resarch in Motion is now targeting the ten years and younger demographic. Like seriously, I would have loved to have owned a BlackBerry when I was seven. I sooo could have cheated on...

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Community Review: Microsoft Sync with a Splash of BlackBerry Flavoring

[ This post comes via our Community Review forums from member Guzman. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps from ShopCrackBerry.com. ] I recently purchased a 2009 Ford F150 Lariat 4x4 truck and was blown away by all the features it has. Now lets not get into the age-old "Ford Vs. Chevy Vs. Dodge" debate as that could go on for...

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A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Just in case you have not gotten enough of a look at the 9700 recently, Tinhte.com is now showing off some splendid high res pictures of an AT&T branded 9700 placed up against its siblings. A nice video walkthrough is available after that jump, but be advised it is not in English so unless you speak Vietnamese you may wish to kill the volume. Also, Tinhte.com has a complete tear down of the...

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HTC Sense UI "Hero" Premium BlackBerry Theme From Elecite

HTC Sense UI "Hero" Premium BlackBerry Theme From Elecite

Elecite has an awesome looking new theme out called Hero. Based on the HTC Sense UI, it has been in the works for a while and it's one of their most requested designs. Pictures for this one really do not do it any justice as you have to see it in action. Elecite has put togther a great video for us to get a better look so check it out here. Details on the theme listed below. The massive...

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CrackBerry Goes to CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009!

CrackBerry Goes to CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009!

One of the bigger wireless shows of the year is taking place in San Diego this week - CTIA Wireless & Entertainment 2009. I'm heading to the airport shortly and will be meeting up with Dieter Bohn to tackle the show floors over the next few days.  I think RIM's presence at this year's show will be fairly minimal, and as such don't expect any massive BlackBerry announcements to hit, but...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve  8520 Devices Arriving At Stores Official Launch To Follow Soon!

Over at Howard Forums, Treatz has advised that the Rogers branded 8520'S have been sent to some store locations and the rest will follow through out the week. If you're looking to grab one of these you may wish to give a shout out to your local Rogers location and see if they have gotten any in, if you're lucky they may just sell you one before the actual launch date as Rogers isn't really...

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New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

Dang. Apparently I'll have to eat my own words on this one. So for the longest time both me and most members of the BlackBerry community have referred to the "new BlackBerry messenger" as BBM 5.0. Then, after hearing from so many RIM-connected peeps that internally "it's not BBM 5, but more like BBM 2 or BBM 2.5 depending on the device" then today we receive this email on the tipline with...

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It was nearly a year ago, leading up to the availability of the BlackBerry Storm, that we held our now-epic What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? contest. This October around, we're approaching the launch of two highly-anticipated devices in the BlackBerry Storm 9550/9520 and the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and in true CrackBerry fashion have cooked up a new video contest that will give you the...

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Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

We just got word on this upcoming launch and it definitely looks promising. I wouldn't have expected something like this to come from Best Buy, but it is what it is. Their new mIQ service lets you backup pretty much all of the data on your device. Calendar, contacts, text messages media and more can all be backup up with the service, and you can access everything from the web. The changes you...

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iconManager 1.0.6 Shows Battery Status & Calendar Date

Danny at Toysoft sent me an email to let me know that he has released iconManager, a cool app that shows your battery information and calendar date on your homescreen. We've actually seen quite a few similar apps recently that did each of these, but none packaged together. The bundle includes iCalendar and iBattery. iCalendar shows the current date in the calendar icon, as well as either the...

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SmrtGuard Facebook Contest: 100 Six-Month SmrtGuard Subscriptions to be Won!

SmrtGuard Facebook Contest: 100 Six-Month SmrtGuard Subscriptions to be Won!

Our friends at SmrtGuard are running a contest that we figured the CrackBerry community would want to know about... so before you leave a comment to this post (that won't give you a chance to win on this contest) read through the details below straight from SmrtGuard: In celebration of our revamp of the SmrtGuard.com website and new SmrtGuard Facebook page, SmrtGuard is giving away 100...

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Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

CrackBerry member jeginger127 let us know that Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry is now available.  The app allows you to easily make low-cost international calls using the Vonage service. You simply install the application, and any time you dial a long-distance number from your device, it will automatically run it through the Vonage service. It works on a pay as you go plan, so you just set up...

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Best Buy BlackBerry Storm 9550 SKU Inventory Update; October 25th In Stock Date Still Looking Good

Last week BGR posted a capture showing that the SKU for the BlackBerry Storm 9550 mock-up device was already in Best Buy's inventory systems, and we followed up showing the SKU for the actual device. Both of SKUs showed at in stock date of October 25th. However, soon after those posts went live we received emails from a few more Best Buy tipsters letting us know that the Best Buy's inventory...

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Cellfservices.com Tweet for a Treat Free Unlock Code for AT&T, Rogers & T-Mobile - Today Only

Unlock company Cellfservices.com is giving away FREE unlock codes today until 11:59pm EST. All you have to do is send them a tweet, and they'll get back to you with an unlock code for your device. While I'm not sure they fully understand the "CrackBerry Effect" and most likely aren't prepared for the amount of tweets they will get from this post, they said they will get back to everyone that...

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RIM Onboard With The Open Screen Project To Bring Flash To BlackBerry Smartphones

We've been hearing it for a while now but this time around we can pretty much put that stamp of "it's official" on it. The above screenshot is what is commonly seen on BlackBerry Smartphones when trying to view Flash based content. Adobe and RIM (as well as many other smartphone manufacturers) have just announced they will be bringing full-fledged Flash integration to our beloved BlackBerry...

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Learn How To Tie Your Own Ties Using Tie Master On Your BlackBerry!

Learn How To Tie Your Own Ties Using Tie Master On Your BlackBerry!

Hey, let's face it, not every guy knows how to tie a tie. Recently I had to attend my Mother's wedding, which of course required me to have to dress up in a monkey suit and put on a tie. Yeah well, being able to put on the tie became an issue when I realized I had no idea how to actually tie it once around my neck. Knowing that my Mother would have shot me had I showed up not wearing my tie, I...

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Storm 2 Video Shows WiFi Usage Speed Testing

As we roll closer to the Storm 2 launch date a lot more videos of the device in action should be popping up. This one was posted a couple of days ago to Youtube and while it's a great video of the Storm 2 in action, it's not really a great depiction of how the browser may work over WiFi due to the fact no full sites were visited. Only mobile versions were used in this video and with that...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 4 Oct 2009

 More Info & Specs of Motorola Droid aka Sholes aka Tao Android 1.6 'Donut' Officially Rolling Out Motorola CLIQ Available November 2nd for $199 BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Available for Download! BlackBerry BIS 2.8 Launched for All North American Carriers BlackBerry Essex...

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BlackBerry 6710 Gets Thrown to the Ground on SNL

To be honest, it's a little tough to distinguish the BlackBerry 6710 from the 6750 or the 7730, 7750 or 7780 for that matter (check out past RIM devices here), but regardless of which device model it is, one unit met its untimely demise in last night's SNL Digital Short when Andy Samberg tossed it to the ground. Check out the video above.... it's good for a laugh. The BlackBerry action kicks...

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BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

  Our pal sal is continuing his BB leak streak, this time bringing some photos of the BlackBerry "essex" and a little update on the BlackBerry codenamed "dakota" (formerly codenamed "magnum"). BlackBerry Essex: As you can see from the photos above (note - there's plastic covering over the display/trackpad... it is a standard trackpad), on the front side the BlackBerry essex is essentially a...

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