CrackBerry Idol Round 1 winners announced; Stay tuned for Round 2 - the featured accessory review!

Kerri Aloha Joe Brittany   Shankeith Tim Joseph Alicia Dan Josh Dave P. Here it is folks... the big moment our contestants and sooo many of you have been waiting for in our CrackBerry Idol 2010 competition. Big congrats go (in random order) to the ten contestants who were voted by the CrackBerry community to move on to Round 2: Kerri, Aloha Joe, Brittany, Shankeith,...

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Blackberry 6 Overview (6.0.0.100) running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Blackberry 6 Overview (6.0.0.100) running on BlackBerry 9800 [video]

Last one for this round. So far, we've all been getting to see early release versions of BlackBerry 6 running on the BlackBerry 9800 and the BlackBerry 9670.  This release is seemingly no exception to that. While it has been updated from .91 it still has a few bugs and kinks in it that RIM will need to work out. That said, I'm starting to like BlackBerry 6 just a little bit more each time I see...

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BlackBerry 6 running on BlackBerry 9800 video shows off its media capabilities

Let's face it, BlackBerry media capabilities in the past have been rather relaxed. Sure, we seen some improvements from OS 4.5 to 5.0 but, nothing drastic by any means. The most promising thing added in my opinion was DivX video playback support. Now that BlackBerry 6 is upon us, we once again see that Research In Motion is extending upon those functionalities for the better. Salomondrin, got his...

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BlackBerry WebKit Browser caught on video doing Android, iPhone comparison!

*UPDATE* - Did anyone else happen to notice the "death grip" coming into play on this video? I hadn't fully watched it the first time around so I went back and it looks like the 9800 does show some signs. Granted it is pre-release but, these things are now going to be looked at more carefully*Salomondrin has some new videos up. If you want to get a quick look at the BlackBerry WebKit browser...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 18 July 2010

Last week we saw the launch of the Samsung Captivate (watch our hands-on) and the Motorola Droid X (read our full review) Review of the myTouch 3G Slide Google down to its last batch of Nexus Ones. BBM commercials galore! Watch the full set of RIM's new BlackBerry Messenger ads...

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boxBerry by KD, tab out your homescreen in style - 25 free copies to be won!

boxBerry by KD, tab out your homescreen in style - 25 free copies to be won!

I got a tip on boxBerry the other day via email, and as usual decided to take a peek (seems any time "theme" is in the subject, compulsion kicks in). The "usual" part of the experience stopped immediately when I got to play with the theme. The homescreen looks fairly standard, but the concept hidden in those tabs at the left of the screen blew me away. Clicking each tab causes a new...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] *** CrackBery Idol Round 1 Voting Ends Sunday - Vote Here Now!! *** I was expecting it to be a fairly quiet week on the BlackBerry news front, but between the new official BlackBerry 6 video (which hopefully means its right around the corner), the BlackBerry Protect preview and the and the Apple antenna shenanigans we had a lot of things to keep us...

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Official statement from Research In Motion in response to Apple's iPhone 4 Antennagate propaganda!

I hoped this was coming. Here it is. A joint statement from RIM Co-CEOs in response to misleading comments from Apple made Friday by Steve Jobs at the iPhone 4 press conference: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and...

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Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

Blackberry Messenger Beta Zone - v5.0.1.32 now available

For those of you participating in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll be pleased to know that version 5.0.1.32 has now been posted for download. If you are a Beta Zone user, just login to your account and grab it (If you're signed up for the BBM program). Given the issues some users have been seeing with BlackBerry Messenger over the past week, this comes at a good time and hopefully for some...

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Poll: Can you replicate Apple's reported "Bold 9700 antenna issues" on your device? I can't...

  Can you replicate the results of Apple's Bold 9700 death grip signal drop video?Market Research * Update: Well, after a few thousand quick votes it seems some 86% of us BlackBerry Bold 9700 users think El Jobso's evidence is a big pile of BS. As for the 14% who think it may hold water, well, I'm sure some of those must be legit... but the numbers speak for themselves. Sorry Steve - it...

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Talking on cell phone in car banned where you live? Then check out this hands-free BlackBerry accessory roundup!

Contest: Don't risk a fine. Leave a comment telling us which hands-free accessory you'd like from ShopCrackBerry.com and you could win it![ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]video filmed on the street where I live! for real!!I honestly don't even know the score of what provinces/states have or have yet to ban talking on cell phones while driving, but just yesterday in the province where I...

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Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Do you pack your BlackBerry on vacation?

Ok, so the kids are out of school and the t-ball/soccer/swimming lessons are done, it's vacation time! The question is - Are you taking your BlackBerry with you? If you're a personal BlackBerry user the answer is simple, yes. But if your berry is a work device given to you by "The Man" are you taking that with you? Once upon a time the decision would be easy, leave it at home. But we are...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 16th, 2010! Win one of 50 copies of Weather Plus

TGIF Folks! Time for another BlackBerry app round up. I'm starting to get the hang of this now, despite a little mix up last week. As I had mentioned last week, we have now have contests on the roll again so be sure to check it out. This week, 50 free copies of Weather Plus will be given away to some of you all out there. And be sure to check out all the other apps we look at as well. Cheers,...

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BlackBerry 9800 slider replacement parts for sale; Just how close are we to launch?!?

We've seen this happen before folks and for the most part, the assumption that once parts start showing up on 3rd party manufacturer websites a devices launch is pretty close is a fair and accurate statement. Not in all cases mind you but, it's a good indicator things are getting close. This time around, Al Sacco has spotted some pieces for the BlackBerry 9800 over at Truesupplier. Three items...

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CrackBerry Idol Round 1 Voting Now Open - Vote Now!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] **** VOTE NOW!!!! **** It's time folks! Over the last three weeks you've witnessed a whopping twenty four in-depth BlackBerry app reviews from our twenty four Round 1 competitors in CrackBerry Idol. The judges gave their feedback on each review and now it is in YOUR HANDS to decide which ten competitors will continue on in the competition to Round 2...

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Well this is interesting. According to a recent SEC filing and report by Business Insider, the information has come forth that it wasn't just HP who was looking at buying Palm, but also other big players including Apple, Google and Research in Motion. It's always fun to hypothesize on what big companies should do and who should buy who, and on many a CrackBerry Podcast we had the discussion...

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Alter your photos with ImgEdit from Toysoft - 30 free copies up for grabs!

Alter your photos with ImgEdit from Toysoft - 30 free copies up for grabs!

There have been a few apps released over the past couple years, that aim to allow you to manipulate your photos in various ways. We all know that the options available natively in the OS are woefully inadequate, but ImgEdit adds an entire suite of editing options right at your fingertips. Whether your desire is to simple crop/rotate/flip an image, or you want to have some fun getting artistic...

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Bolt Browser - Updated to v2.11 for bug fixes, be sure to grab it!

Bolt Browser - Updated to v2.11 for bug fixes, be sure to grab it!

While we're all still waiting for RIM to release their own WebKit browser, third party browsers such as Bolt have been more than happy to provide users with a better then the built in experience. The latest update for Bolt puts the browser at v2.11 and while this release is nothing more then that of a maintenence one, it does address the issues and concerns of users based on feedback....

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Review: Cook with Campbell's for BlackBerry

Review: Cook with Campbell's for BlackBerry

Soup’s on! Ah, is there any better way to warm up than with a big bowl of hot soup? Oh…wait, it’s summer isn’t it? Oh well, I can still have cold soup, right? When I was a kid, I was a sucker for tomato soup and crackers; it always hit the spot. As I got older, I learned that soup wasn’t just soup; it was a way of cooking. For example; my Mom would use cream of mushroom soup when cooking...

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SmartBDocs, create new Office documents on your BlackBerry with ease - 100 free copies to give away!

Most BlackBerry users have the Docs2Go suite installed on their devices, and many of us use it on a regular basis to handle files in an Office format. One huge limitation of that particular softwarek, however, is the fact that the free version included does not allow you to create new documents. Paying for the premium version can be tough to swallow if all you want to do is add the ability to...

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