BlackBerrius Maximus - Part XI - To Pre or Not to Pre

BlackBerrius Maximus - Part XI - To Pre or Not to Pre

"To Pre or not to Pre" - that seems to be the big question in the Smartphone world this week. Here, I will give you a diehard "CrackBerry" user perspective of this new device - does it live up to the hype? Can it every replace your "beloved Berry?" Let's take a look. So, there I was again - standing in line - waiting for the newest, coolest Smartphone on a cold, rainy day on Cape Cod....

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VZW Branded BlackBerry Tour Live Pic!

VZW Branded BlackBerry Tour Live Pic!

Oh boy! Seems the floodgates have opened on all things Tour. This pic was posted in the CrackBerry forums by Touchpro247 courtesy of Mangold55 who was able to get their hands on a Verizon branded device fresh in the box. And to answer the question some have been asking regarding the OS loaded, Mangold55 reports 4.7.1.26 is currently running on the device. Any questions? Check Out The Thread...

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Telus Tour Pricing And Launch Date!

Telus Tour Pricing And Launch Date!

It was only a matter of time before this information got out as the pricing and launch date have been floating around for a while now, but this documentation puts a more official stamp of approval on it. As you can see from the image above, the launch date for the BlackBerry Tour on Telus is going to be July 15th and after the jump you can see an image of the price points Canadian users...

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Lindsay Lohan: BlackBerry Bold Poster Girl

Lindsay Lohan: BlackBerry Bold Poster Girl

Oh Lindsay... you always find a way to make it back into our CrackBerry Sightings blog, and each time you show up wearing less and less. You went from this attention getting outfit to a bikini at the beach and now you've taken it up a notch and lost the top. Awesome. Though I'm afraid the next BlackBerry sighting image we have of you won't be postable without a disclaimer :-) Seriously, I...

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StopTilt For BlackBerry Storm 50% Off!

StopTilt For BlackBerry Storm 50% Off!

If you're tired of your Storm changing from landscape to portrait mode on its own whim, this app is for you.  StopTilt allows you to easily disable the rotation on your device by adding a simple menu item.  If you have a pesky application or game that is constantly switching your display, or you just prefer to have it stick one way or the other, then StopTilt is for you.  The app places a...

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Full Qwerty BlackBerrys to get SureType in OS 5.0

Now THIS is neat. It seems a new feature has popped up in OS 5.0.0.110 for the BlackBerry Bold.... SureType! SureType is RIM's predictive text feature, normally featured on BlackBerry Smartphones that have the SureType keyboard (two letters per key). I guess RIM's software engineers finally decided there's no good reason why you can't turn on predictive text on a device that features a full...

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LegiTime Launches LegiText For Secure Enterprise SMS

LegiTime Launches LegiText For Secure Enterprise SMS

LegiTime Technologies has launched a product suite that essentially allows SMS messages to be treated the same as emails in a business/Enterprise environment.  The new application allows for storing and archiving of SMS messages, as well as the ability to remotely disable a lost or stolen device while retaining the stored information.  This will allow Enterprise users to back up SMS message...

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BlackBerry Tour Review

BlackBerry Tour Review

Update - June 16, 2009: Today, Research in Motion announced the BlackBerry Tour 9630, their latest next-generation non-touchscreen, full physical qwerty smartphone for CDMA carriers. A replacement to the popular BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, the BlackBerry Tour will with time roll out to CDMA carriers including Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Bell, Telus and likely everywhere the 8830 was sold. We...

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Tour Smartphone

Official Press Release RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Tour Smartphone New 3G World Phone Keeps You Connected on High-Speed CDMA Networks in North America and UMTS/HSPA Networks Abroad WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry(R) Tour(TM) - a powerful new 3G BlackBerry(R) smartphone for CDMA customers in...

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BlackBerry 101 Site Tour User Guide Now Up

BlackBerry 101 Site Tour User Guide Now Up

As we have seen for other previous devices, the BlackBerry 101 user guide for the BlackBerry Tour is now up and ready for viewing, so please feel free to tease and torture yourself by having a look through it - just make sure you move your keyboard to the side, you wouldn't want to get drool all over it as you look but can't touch - yet. Check Out The BlackBerry Tour 101 User Guide >...

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Sprint BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live Also!!!

Sprint BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live Also!!!

Double suhhhweeeet!!! Look who also launched their BlackBerry Tour website, guess they didn't want to be left out of the party. The two big CDMA carriers in the United States will be launching the much awaited BlackBerry Tour this summer! The BlackBerry Tour will be available at Sprint stores, www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 later this summer for $199.99 with a new line of service or...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live!

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live!

Suhhhweeeet!!! You can click on over to sign-up for updates and to get your invitation to preorder.... and if you haven't seen our BlackBerry Tour 9630 review yet, be sure to check out part I and part II. It'll help pass the time until you get one of these babies in your hand. Visit the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 Website >>

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BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone Reality Review - pt. 1

The BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone is RIM's latest accessory of note, allowing you to take advantage of Bluetooth and go hands-free in your car. We first caught wind of it back at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and got a good walk-through of it in April at CTIA Wireless. Research in Motion has put a lot of thought into the Visor Mount's design and functionality - you can tell...

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Contest: Ten 1-Year Subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus!

Contest: Ten 1-Year Subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus!

Leave a comment for your chance to win a one-year subscription to Slacker Radio Plus. Leave multiple comments for more chances to win! Contests galore. We've been giving away tons of accessories and apps lately, so how about a full year subscription to Slacker Radio Plus? Slacker Radio Plus adds awesome features to the basic Slacker service like no audio or banner ads, unlimited skips,...

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Spotted: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520

Spotted: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520

The above photo of a pair of T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry Curve 8520(s) has been making it's way around the net today, having first originated as a post in our CrackBerry forums. This is the first time we've seen the T-Mobile branding on a BlackBerry Curve 8520 (also known by its codename Gemini). An Edge device (with WiFi/UMA) and an optical trackpad, you can think of the Curve 8520 as...

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Horizon Wireless Trick Out Your Berry Contest Winners

Horizon Wireless Trick Out Your Berry Contest Winners

We had over 2,000 comments to sort through in the Trick Out Your Berry Contest but we finally found all of our winners. For this contest, winners had their choice of a black bezel for the Storm, Curve 8900 and Bold or a colored trackball. It looks like everyone is eager to trick out their Berry and make it all black!  Congrats to all the winners, and special thanks to Horizon Wireless for...

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Gym Technik Optimizes for the BlackBerry Storm

Gym Technik Optimizes for the BlackBerry Storm

The team over at Gym Technik sent me a note informing that they just performed a minor update to their site fixing a few bugs and releasing a few more features - but most notably, they've revamped the user interface of Gym Technik Mobile for the BlackBerry Storm. The Storm screen enhancements have been based on user surveys and feedback sent in from the thousands of Storm members (tons of...

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New: Wordsearch Game For BlackBerry Storm

New: Wordsearch Game For BlackBerry Storm

Here is a cool game -it kind of reminds me of when I was kid and I would try and figure out the word searches that come in the daily paper. With over 15 categories built into WordSearch and a library that has over 2700 words in it, the latest offering from Tafasa is quite enjoyable. WordSearch's user interface works great as you just simply trace your finger around the words you wish to...

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4.5.0.163 OS Officially Released For 8310 Curves!

4.5.0.163 OS Officially Released For 8310 Curves!

This is great for all you BlackBerry Curve 8310 owners out there. Up until now the latest OS for your device and pretty much all other devices pre-4.6 OS was 4.5.0.153 but as Ronen posted at BerryReview there is an official version that is even higher currently available to you all. Version 4.5.0.163 is now available from 02 UK for public consumption. Be sure to grab it if having the latest...

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No job, no house, but I'm not giving up my BlackBerry!

No job, no house, but I'm not giving up my BlackBerry!

I had this forwarded to me as an email this weekend, and it was too funny not to share it (of course there's nothing funny about being jobless or homeless, but I'm sure all will see the irony in this piece). You can discuss this story in the forums... Recently Michelle Obama went to serve food to the homeless at a government funded soup kitchen. Cost of a bowl of soup at homeless...

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