BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series Chops iPhone in Q1 Sales

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series Chops iPhone in Q1 Sales

When it comes to smartphones, I think a lot of us gadget junkies tend to focus on the latest and greatest and often forget that the flagship / top of the line (most expensive) devices are not always the ones everybody is buying.  Case in point: The NDP Group's Smartphone Market update report came out today proclaiming that the #1 selling smartphone in the the United States for the first...

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WES2009: Viigo Announces Pageonce Partnership

WES2009: Viigo Announces Pageonce Partnership

We first heard about Pageonce from Bla1ze way back in October of last year and got a great up-close look at it during CES 2009. Today our good friends at Viigo have announced a partnership with Pageonce with the introduction of their first premium service. Pageonce is a personal assitant of sorts that allows users to monitor bank accounts, credit card balances, track cell minutes, manage...

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WES 2009: Issue Tracker For Developers Assists w/ Bugs

WES 2009: Issue Tracker For Developers Assists w/ Bugs

If you listened to the CrackBerry podcast last week you would have heard mention that there was going to be more of a presence for developers at WES 2009 this year and so far all the news has been great for upcoming services. So far we have heard of the push API's and this morning during the alliance member keynote Mike Kirkup, RIM's Manager of Developer Relations, unveiled even more...

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How to Setup your BlackBerry to Sync with Outlook

How to Setup your BlackBerry to Sync with Outlook

School is in session once again ladies and gents!  Today's lesson will be on "How to Setup your BlackBerry to Sync with Outlook."  I see this question come up quite a few times and I also see that this could have saved a lot of people from having to start from scratch with their contacts, notes, calendars and tasks.  I'm using a Bold on 5.0, but this shouldn't matter for all those with 4.2 or...

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WES2009: AT&T Confirms 8900 Launch!

WES2009: AT&T Confirms 8900 Launch!

We knew it was coming for a long time now. But today AT&T gave us the official word through the news wire that a early summer release is now on. I guess that puts an end to all the statements of AT&T only wanting 3G devices on their network. AT&T's version will be just like any other such as Rogers and T-Mobile, no spec changes, and you can read the full press release after the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review - First Impressions

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review - First Impressions

A CrackBerry.com Hands-On First Look at the BlackBerry Curve 8520... A New "Low End" BlackBerry That Rocks?! Rumors of a new BlackBerry with the codename "Gemini" have been running around the interwebs since early 2009, evolving slightly with every new blog post made about it. After some back and forth on device model number (previously labeled as the  8325 after some initial confusion...

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WES 2009: BlackBerry Extending Push API Services!

WES 2009: BlackBerry Extending Push API Services!

We have been hearing about enhancements coming for BlackBerry developers, specifically in the push API department, for a while now. The most recent news, before now that is, was at the Breaking New Ground With BlackBerry technical seminar with Mike Kirkup where it was revealed push services would be fully extended to BIS users devices and that developers would have many new options in the...

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WES 2009: BES 5.0 Goes Live!

WES 2009: BES 5.0 Goes Live!

In what has got to be the one of the most anticipated launches to come from RIM in the form of software, it's finally here and available for all! BES 5.0 has officially launched and is now available for purchase and also comes with the offering of a 60 day free trial. The enhancements seen in BES 5.0 are all welcomed changes. Here's a short list of some of whats new: Advanced...

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WES 2009: Follow Us On Twitter!

WES 2009:  Follow Us On Twitter!

WES 2009 is just about in full swing. The Crack Team is on location in Orlando and we're ready to grab the latest news as it breaks (and if the news is slow, we promise to make some!). In addition to our dedicated WES 2009 page, you can follow the entire team on Twitter for a daily "play-by-play" of the ongoing events.  You can get the Crackberry.com Blog feed (@crackberry) as well as...

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Best of SPE, 3 May 2009

Best of SPE, 3 May 2009

Each week we break down the best of the Smartphone Experts Network for your reading pleasure. It's possible you caught every single one of the 191 posts we published across our network this week, but we won't hold everybody to that. Device leaks, device announcements, and site contests all await you here - so read on! Android Central While we're pleased to see that the HTC Magic is...

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Contest and Theme Sale from JC Designs!

CONTEST: Login to CrackBerry.com and Leave a Comment to this Blog Post for your Chance to Win a FREE THEME of Choice from JC Designs.. 100 Free Themes to be Won! In honor of CrackBerry.com passing the One Million Member Milestone, our friends at JC Designs / GadgetBean wanted to do up something a little special for CrackBerry Nation. What could be better than a contest, a sale, and some...

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Air Traffic Control for the Storm Updated to version 2.0

When we posted about the release of Air Traffic Control for the BlackBerry Storm last weekend, it was met with a lot of excitement from the Storm community. So much so in fact that it's now the #1 Selling Game in the CrackBerry App Store. With that excitement came a lot of feedback, and it seems the developers at Mobigloo were listening as they've now released version 2.0 which features the...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 032

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 032

Hey Everyone! We're back again with another exciting Click's Picks. Be sure to click through on the image above to see my favorite BlackBerry wallpapers, ringtones and video picks for the week. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked 4 Wallpapers for each of the 6 big devices. Storm 95xx: Summer House Of Night Book Series...

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WES2009: BoxTone Lounge Twitter Contest Update

WES2009: BoxTone Lounge Twitter Contest Update

The weekend is here which means were just a couple days away from the start of WES 2009, the biggest BlackBerry event of the year. It also means the BoxTone Lounge (co-partnered by CrackBerry this year!) will be opening soon. Earlier in the week we announced the BoxTone Lounge Twitter contest - whether you're going to be in Orlando for the event or not you can follow @BoxTone_Lounge for...

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First Live Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!

First Live Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!

If you saw this forum post the other week or listened to our last podcast, you'll know that we've been starting to get a better idea of what the "Gemini" is all about. And thanks to these first live photos, now you can see it for yourself!!! As it's currently labeled on the Options > About screen, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 features some new innovations from Research in Motion, including an...

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Today Only! Bplay $2.99 Premium Blackberry Theme Sale

Today Only! Bplay $2.99 Premium Blackberry Theme Sale

Been itching to get a hot new premium theme, but just weren't quite ready to spend the cash?  Well for today only you can snag some really sweet premium themes from Bplay for only $2.99.  You can choose from popular themes like Flowberry, Crossbar, Seltzer, Tinker Bell and more.  There are 20 themes on sale until the end of the day today.  Head on over to Bplay and check out all the...

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BlackBerry Made Simple is now Made Simple Learning

Our friends at Blackberry Made Simple have been rebranded as Made Simple Learning.  To go along with the new name, Made Simple Learning is offering a complete "Training Center" for all Blackberry devices.  The Training Centers include Made Simple Guide Books, Videos Now (over 60 videos per device that can be viewed from a PC or Mac) and Videos to Go (full videos that can be downloaded to a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1st, 2009!

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1st, 2009!

Happy May everyone! Another solid week, I hope everyone out there is well. Kevin is down in Florida getting ready for WES and workin on his tan, and I'm stuck up here in Canada.. Yet, it's not so bad, Spring is coming and the weather is a little more bearable :) Getting down to this week's edition of the Roundup... Covered this week are the following apps: New This Week: World Map Theme...

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Pandora 1.0.3 Released - WiFi Now Officially Supported

Pandora 1.0.3 Released - WiFi Now Officially Supported

Pandora got a little update recently, while only really minor in version number changes going from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 the changes implemented are rather larger and more then welcomed especially for those who have had issues with WiFi and Pandora, as it was previously not officially supported. Change log is as follows: Support for Wi-Fi on devices that have it (using a high quality AAC-HE stereo...

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Xobni Mobile Client Caught On Camera

Xobni Mobile Client Caught On Camera

Back in March Xobni announced that after the initial investment into the development of its Outlook plugin by Cisco for $7 Million dollars it had also signed on with the BlackBerry Partners Fund to assist with funding as well to the tune of $10 Million dollars, which in turn would contribute extensively to the further development of Xonbi. Now you might not have heard of Xobni before so...

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