DevCon 2008: General Session Keynote Live Blog!

Event Time: 8:15am to 11:00am PST Please Note: Do Not Refresh Your Browser - Page will Refresh AutomaticallyListen Live: To listen along live, you can tune into the Webcast. BlackBerry Developer Conference General Session Live Blog! I'm blogging to you live on location at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California, at the Tuesday morning General Session which will...

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PeeKaWho and Aerize Email Alerts – Keep on Poppin!

PeeKaWho and Aerize Email Alerts – Keep on Poppin!

and You're browsing the web, beating your BrickBreaker high score, or perhaps organizing your Calendar when a message comes in. Your Berry vibrates or chirps a notification, that LED blinking red, urging - nay- seducing you into checking your inbox. Sound familiar? It should. I've been a victim of this many, many times. Is the message important enough to stray from the task at hand? The...

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DevCon 2008: Day 1 Quick Recap

DevCon 2008: Day 1 Quick Recap

SUCCESS! I FINALLLLLLLY have a BlackBerry Storm in my hands! Sorry for the lack of posts folks, but the schedule here at the BlackBerry Developer Conference has left little time to sit down and actually write, and today is going to be even busier than yesterday! We'll be kicking up the live blog for this morning's general sessions (8:15am PST) though, so you'll want to stay tuned for more...

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BlackBerry Storm Gets FCC Approved!

BlackBerry Storm Gets FCC Approved!

* Update: Here's the direct link to the Approval Page! Short on time to blog, but suffice to say the BlackBerry Storm has hit the FCC. Always a good sign. Click the image above for some geek-tech reading. BIG thanks to BigV Dawg for sending this in!

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T-Mobile Shows 8320 Some 4.5 Love

T-Mobile Shows 8320 Some 4.5 Love

This post is for all you T-Mobile 8320 users out there that have been hesitant in updating your device using another carriers OS. T-Mobile has posted their official 4.5 OS for the 8320 Curve, after the upgrade you will be rocking the official 4.5.0.81. And of course, if you are unsure of how to upgrade your OS, we got you covered check out our BlackBerry 101: How to Install or Upgrade to a New...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm Training Manual!

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Training Manual!

Just because I'm down at the BlackBerry Developer Conference doesn't mean I'm not keeping one eye on the good 'ole tips @ crackberry.com inbox. Good thing too, or I may have missed the email that came in from an anonymous tipster pointing me to THIS LINK. What do get after you click and download? How does a 56-page Verizon training manual sound?!! When it comes the BlackBerry Storm we...

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AP Launches Mobile News Network for BlackBerry

Today the Associated Press has announced and launched its new Mobile News Network client optimized for the BlackBerry. The new app comes in addition to the main AP MNN mobile site (www.apnews.com which was launched May 5th), and a dedicated iPhone app. To get the BlackBerry app, head on over to bb.apnews.com from your Berry. Full details/press release after the jump > AP...

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New Batch of Verizon BlackBerry Storm Vids!

New Batch of Verizon BlackBerry Storm Vids!

If you can't get enough of the BlackBerry Storm vids that have been appearing over the last little while, we have a whole whack-load for you today. Engadget has posted 6 new videos for your Storm-loving needs. If you weren't drooling before, you will be now. Grab a bib and check them out after the jump > Surfing the internet Back of the Storm Dude with a Storm...

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Pearl User? Turn it into a Bold or Storm for FREE!!!

Pearl User? Turn it into a Bold or Storm for FREE!!!

If you're a BlackBerry Pearl user, you're gonna love this... Our buddy Zach over at Z Man Designs is now offering FREE replica BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm themes for the BlackBerry Pearl 81xx. The themes are sweeeet, but there is one catch - you'll need to make sure you have upgraded your BlackBerry OS to version 4.5. If you haven't yet, this post will get you on your way. Free...

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Verizon Storm Release Pushed Back to November 13th?!

Verizon Storm Release Pushed Back to November 13th?!

* Update: BG just posted a story showing that Best Buy is set to have the Verizon BlackBerry Storm in stock for November 16th. Keep in mind the actual walk-into-the-store-and-buy date could be one or two after that. What's that mean for the 13th date mentioned below? Could already be defunct, or could be that Verizon stores will have it for a few days first before it hits other retailers. I...

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Verizon Storm to come with Trial of McAfee Mobile Security

Verizon Storm to come with Trial of McAfee Mobile Security

Monday is here, and Kevin is down south for the BlackBerry Dev Con from where he sent me a note. Looks like the Verizon BlackBerry Storm will come with a free 30-day trial of McAfee Mobile Security! The app will scan your files, messages and downloads to make sure your Storm remains virus-free. Your thoughts? Virus apps for the Berry... was wondering when this would happen! [ via BBCool...

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Plazmic 4.6 Gets Official Treatment

Plazmic 4.6 Gets Official Treatment

Hey everybody,I figured I'd get this out of the way before Kevin comes along and steals my spotlight by showing you some nice new pictures of the Storm and whatever else he can dig up at the Developers Conference lol. I had a sneaky suspicion this was coming anyways - it really would make no sense at all if this didn't show up at DevCon. Now all you theme makers out there will have a...

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BlackBerry Bold - The Business Perspective

BlackBerry Bold - The Business Perspective

[ note from Kevin: No CrackBerry Podcast this week, but at least we've got Podcast co-host and BlackBerry Expert Craig Johnston coming at you on the blogs! Thanks Craig!! ] There have been a lot of BlackBerry Bold reviews done over the last few months. All have been great reviews that show off the features of the BlackBerry Bold. All of these reviews are excellent in their own way and...

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BlackBerry Storm Contest is Getting Crazy!!

BlackBerry Storm Contest is Getting Crazy!!

The What Would You Do For a BlackBerry Storm Contest is easily the biggest, baddest and craziest BlackBerry Smartphone giveaway EVER. If you don't know what it's all about, be sure to visit the Storm Contest page for all of the details and to submit your What Would You Do. We launched the contest just this past Wednesday, and we already have over ONE THOUSAND whacked out submissions....

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DevCon 2008: On Location Coverage This Week!

DevCon 2008: On Location Coverage This Week!

As soon as this post is published, I'm shutting down the computers, packing my bags, and heading to the airport to jump on a plane for California. Tomorrow begins the first-ever BlackBerry Developer Conference and I am pumped! Monday and Tuesday will be busy as all heck for me, but there should hopefully be a few good on-location stories coming your way. A few of the things I'm looking...

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Introducing Nintaii - More Addictive than BrickBreaker!

More addictive than BrickBreaker? That's a bold claim for me to make, but seriously, Nintaii is that awesome! As a judge for the Games category in the BlackBerry Developer Challenge, Nintaii was definitely one of my top picks. And seeing how it was nominated as one of the Dev Challenge finalists, the other judges must have had similar feelings toward the game. Here's the official verbage...

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BlackBerry Storm/Thunder Name Game Explained!

BlackBerry Storm/Thunder Name Game Explained!

Storm? Thunder! What was the deal with all that?! Think back to May 2nd and it was right here on CrackBerry.com where you first read RIM's touchscreen BlackBerry would be called the BlackBerry Storm. When I wrote up that post I was so sure it would be called the Storm I even promised to give away my old Curve to a lucky reader if RIM's first touchscreen hit the market under any another name...

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Another Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Commercial

Vodafone is really starting to ramp up the advertising on the BlackBerry Storm! I received a few emails from European CrackBerry readers today mentioning they saw the above commercial on television last night. It's similar to the first Vodafone Storm commercial we saw surface online back on October 9th, but it is a little bit different... And still tres cool. Big thanks to Adlen for...

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Rogers: 2009 BlackBerry Lineup & $50 Pearl Flip!

Rogers: 2009 BlackBerry Lineup & $50 Pearl Flip!

Lots of tidbits here if you're a Rogers BlackBerry junkie.... BlackBerry Pearl 8220 for $50 - Remember that $50 Pearl Flip rumor? Looks like it's going to pan out, though instead of on T-Mobile it's $50 on Rogers on a 3 yr contract. You can check it out at FutureShop.ca (in-store special only)! The Pearl Flip isn't available on Rogers' website yet nor in Rogers stores, so whether this is...

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AT&T Bold Training Slides and Oct. 27th Launch Date

AT&T Bold Training Slides and Oct. 27th Launch Date

I received a few emails this week from tipsters (thanks for sending in all of you) letting me know that October 27th is the release date for the BlackBerry Bold on AT&T. After having seen delay after delay and every release date prediction miss so far, I was reluctant to post on it. But tonight (good to see bloggers working late on Fridays!), BGR posted on the October 27th date and...

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