RIM Isn't Done With SurePress Just Yet

RIM Isn't Done With SurePress Just Yet

OK BlackBerry Storm followers, we've got some new news here. RIM's Founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was just on stage at D7 and told Walt Mossberg and the crowd that "SurePress is here to stay" (big ups to Engadget for live blogging). We had heard that SurePress would be a thing of the past on the next gen device, but haven't really known exactly would that would mean. We heard previously...

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BlackBerry JDE 5.0 Beta Now Available for Download!

BlackBerry JDE 5.0 Beta Now Available for Download!

Calling All Developers... BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) version 5.0 (Beta) is now available for download from BlackBerry.com. You can click the image above to jump over and get started. As much as this is news for BlackBerry developers, it's great news for us end users as well. It means the roll out of OS 5.0 is approaching, and with the new APIs and enhanced...

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SmrtGuard for BlackBerry Officially Now Available

SmrtGuard for BlackBerry Officially Now Available

When Bla1ze first blogged about the public beta for SmrtGuard back in March it got a huge response from the CrackBerry community. SmrtGuard worked with thousands of beta testers in both their private and public betas to refine the solution and just this week have officially made SmrtGuard availabe for purchase. To kick things off, they're also giving the first 1,000 users the chance to...

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FriendplayIM For BlackBerry Links Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk & AIM

FriendplayIM For BlackBerry Links Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk & AIM

*UPDATE* - Site servers appear to be having an issue, this went up on numerous blogs today so that's understandable. Ahh, I love choices. And in the area of IM applications BlackBerry devices have no shortage with as the list of IM applications continues to grow. The newest "contender" on the block is FriendplayIM and they bring some neat features to the table that I hope other instant...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 035

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 035

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. With so much new device rumor and review stuff happening last weekend we held off on this issue and saved it for Wednesday. Hopefully there's some goodies here you'll like to get you over hump day. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and video picks for the week past...

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QuickLaunch Version 2.0 Now Available for the Storm

Since its debut here on the CrackBerry blogs, QuickLaunch has become one of the must-have applications for many BlackBerry users, especially Storm owners. Originally launching for the Storm and now available for other BlackBerry device models, QuickLaunch has been a staple on the CrackBerry App Store's Best Sellers list (check out our CrackBerry Review here) thanks to its ease of use and...

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RIM Comes Out On Top In Mobile Security Report

RIM Comes Out On Top In Mobile Security Report

A report recently published by Maribel Lopez , formerly of Forrester Research that looks at mobile security options available in the mobile sector and which ones will provide you with the most security from unauthorized access has placed RIM BlackBerry devices at the top when compared to the offerings of other device manufacturers. The report, which can be reviewed here, took specific...

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2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference Call For Papers!!

2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference Call For Papers!!

The second annual BlackBerry Developer Conference is set to be held on November 9-11th in San Francisco, CA. The time has come for RIM to put out their call for papers seeking out those who are interested in being speakers at the event and offering your insight as a mobile application developer. RIM has placed alot of focus lately on the developer aspect of their services so this will be the...

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Paris Hilton Has A Serious “Butter Fingers” Problem

Paris Hilton Has A Serious “Butter Fingers” Problem

And no, I'm not talking about the candy bar. Paris Hilton was frantically searching for her BlackBerry Thursday night at this week's Festival de Cannes film convention hosted in south France. "It's the worst thing that could have happened. It has all my contacts in it and the last thing I want is for it to fall into the wrong hands", she told the Daily Mail. The "wrong hands" could...

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Gwabbit for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

Gwabbit for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

Back at WES 2009 at the beginning of this month, one of the solutions to get a lot of attention was Gwabbit for BlackBerry (see our first post on it here). Whether you like the name or not, Gwabbit is a pretty handy tool for those in business who get a ton of emails on a regular basis and are lazy when it comes to converting those contacts to address book entries. Gwabbit scans your emails for...

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Review: ShortcutMe for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: ShortcutMe for BlackBerry Smartphones

Just when you thought I was finished showing you shortcut apps such as; IntelliBerry, BBSmart ShortCuts and QuickLaunch, I've got one more to share with you. It's only fair, and hopefully after this read, you can make an educated decision as to which one will work for you. This time around we're going to take a look at ShortcutMe, the self proclaimed "Fastest BlackBerry Shortcut...

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Vision – A Nice Looking YouTube App!

Vision – A Nice Looking YouTube App!

Youtube applications seem to be gaining popularity as of late. The newest one on the block is called Vision and is developed by Metova, who have helped design the upcoming Xobni application as well as Slacker. After having seen this posted over at BerryReview I decided to give it a more detailed look because some of the functions built into the app rather interested me, specifically, the...

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FREE: Clean and Fresh Neu Theme for 8900, 9000 and 83xx

FREE: Clean and Fresh Neu Theme for 8900, 9000 and 83xx

Looking for a nice and clean theme for your 8900, Bold or 83xx Series Curve? And you want it to be free? Ninja Please has just the theme you are looking for then. In what has got to be the most co-operative theme release I have ever seen between CrackBerry community members, Neu is available for download and I have to say the wait for the updates was well worth it. From an idea...

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RIM Expanding Into Atlanta Area: 200 New Jobs!

RIM Expanding Into Atlanta Area: 200 New Jobs!

While most companies are busy laying people off these days RIM is looking to hire more. This time around Atlanta is the point of interest where a new data center will open up in the Alpharetta area on a 40 acre slot of land near the North Point Mall. The data center will house around 200 employee's and RIM is seeking out individuals who want to make around $70,000/year and work on...

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 User Guide!

BlackBerry Tour 9630 User Guide!

Jonesing for the BlackBerry Tour 9630? Looking for some light reading to do this Memorial Day? Well good news! I just err.. uhh.. came across this User Guide for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 up on MegaUpload. You can click the image above to jump on over and grab it. I know you won't actually read the manual once you get your hands on the device, so you might as well kill the time in an...

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Magnum, Onyx, Pearl 3G and Gemini Headed To ATT?

Magnum, Onyx, Pearl 3G and Gemini Headed To ATT?

Let some of the speculation come to an end, the slew of new devices we have been seeing (and going hands on with) now has some carriers behind them and AT&T customers you should be pleased with the following images. While timeframes/release dates are still unknown at this point, it does give great insight as to what to expect in the coming months and from who. Magnum, Onyx, Pearl 3G and...

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Best of SPE, 24 May 2009

Best of SPE, 24 May 2009

Wondering what you may have missed this week in the smartphone world? The Best of SPE is here to ease your mind and get you caught up. Android Central As we anxious await the official rollout of Android 1.5 for T-Mobile G1 users, we're happy to say that if you're sick of the wait we have instructions for a safe install of cupcake. Meanwhile, the Android Smartphone train keeps on running -...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

A CrackBerry.com Pre-Release, Hands-On Look at the BlackBerry Bold 9700, formerly codenamed Onyx   * Update 2: October 21st, 2009 - Research in Motion officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9700: View BlackBerry Bold 9700 Announcement View BlackBerry Bold 9700 Features and Specifications View BlackBerry Bold 9700 Video * Update 1: August 12th, 2009 - Since this review first when...

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Sneak Peek: Facebook Version 1.6 for BlackBerry

Sneak Peek: Facebook Version 1.6 for BlackBerry

Second from the bottom... Facebook 1.6 * UPDATE 2: JUST ADDED a BUNCH of official info on the Facebook 1.6 updates below. Be sure to check these out if you're looking for the detailed goods on what's new in 1.6! * * UPDATE: OOOPS, My bad. I was a bit distracted when making this post and forgot to include screencaps of the most exciting part of the update - improved in-app profile and...

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