A Smartphone That Can Fly - RIM's "Winged" Keyboard :)

A Smartphone That Can Fly - RIM's "Winged" Keyboard :)

You can't say the guys and gals at Waterloo don't at least try to innovate. Over the past year and a bit we've featured a few cool-looking RIM patents here in the blogs, including one for an Angular Keyboard, a SureType BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide form factor and even a full-out BlackBerry Slider. Whether or not we ever see these patents actually get used in a BlackBerry smartphone...

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Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

For those who know me, they will agree that I love to have music playing all of the time. For relaxation, exercise, even work (don't tell the boss) - it enhances the day. Yes, even as I write this review, I have music playing in the background. Sometimes, a hands free headset just doesn't cut it. If I leave my desk to go to the printer, or to make something in the kitchen, I may forget that...

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5,000 More FREE Copies of Email Alerts! Grab Them Fast!!!

5,000 More FREE Copies of Email Alerts! Grab Them Fast!!!

** Update: That's it folks. 5,000 Free Copies Gone! Hope you got one!! Thanks again Aerize for spreading some holiday BlackBerry software cheer! ** Wow! Gotta love Aerize! Following up on their 1,000 free copies give away which many of you took advantage of, today at 12 NOON EST Aerize is giving away another 5,000 copies of Aerize Email Alerts! Here's the details straight from Aerize...

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Storm 9520 And 3G Pearl 8200 Flip Heading To Rogers!

Storm 9520 And 3G Pearl 8200 Flip Heading To Rogers!

Well isn't this a nice little piece of information to wake up to on Christmas morning. Seems that while we were all sleeping, Clearskies08 was leaving us all a nice present from our friendly neighborhood Rogers/Fido reps upcoming handset presentation. That's right folks, what you are seeing above is a pic of the 9520 Storm which will soon be available on Rogers in Canada. This device will...

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

To all those who celebrate it, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Make it a safe and happy holiday, and be sure to put the BlackBerry down for at least a FEW minutes. We'll be a little light on blog posts today, so be sure to take this opportunity to play catch up on some of the sweet things we have going on around the site right now: CrackBerry Mobile App Store 20% Off Software Sale >> CrackBerry...

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Twas the Night Before Christmas - CrackBerry Style

Twas the Night Before Christmas - CrackBerry Style

BIG THANKS to Jason for sending this in. Definitely a CrackBerry Christmas Classic! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Jason L. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, no devices were running, not even my mouse! The blizzard had swept through the town an ice shower, it had thrashed, it had crashed, we had all lost our power! I was sitting there weeping...

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Software Roundup: Special Christmas and Holiday Edition!

Software Roundup: Special Christmas and Holiday Edition!

In celebration of the holidays, I've put together a special Christmas Edition of the Software Roundup this week. If you're still searching for some more holiday themes, apps, or anything else to do with Christmas on your Berry, this is your chance to find out about it! Covered this week in the Christmas Software Roundup: Christmas Themed Software: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens,...

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Track Santa Via Your BlackBerry!!

Continuing a tradition that started in 1955 when a Colorado Springs newspaper mistakingly printed NORAD's phone number in an ad and a child called the number asking the whereabouts of Santa Clause, NORAD will once again be tracking Santa for all of us patiently waiting for the big guy to arrive. Things will be a little bit different this year though as NORAD and Google have teamed up to bring...

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New Cross Bar Extreme And Platinum Series Themes!

New  Cross Bar Extreme And Platinum Series Themes!

CrossBar Extreme   Platinum Series Not one, but two (three if you include the versions lol) sweet new themes have been released by JC Designs - Gadgetbean.com recently for the Bold. The first one being CrossBar eXtreme (video) which is an amazing theme that has a whopping 19 user customizable icons for the homescreen. Seriously, I can't think of any reason while using this theme...

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BeejiveIM For BlackBerry Beta 1.1.1 Released!

BeejiveIM For BlackBerry Beta 1.1.1 Released!

All you Bold and Curve 8900 BeejiveIM users out there should be happy with this post. The application has been updated to version 1.1.1 and addresses a lot of the bugs that were present in previous builds and also includes message list integration. New to BeejiveIM? It's a great application that allows you to stay connected to all of your instant messaging buddies simultaneously on AIM, MSN/...

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TalkLockâ„¢ (BETA) For BlackBerry Storm!

TalkLockâ„¢ (BETA) For BlackBerry Storm!

All you Storm owners out there who have issues with the fact the Storm does not have a proximity sensor for when you are on calls are gonna dig this. CellAvant has launched a new free application that is gonna help you out with this issue. TalkLock starts a few seconds after a call is connected, and blocks touch screen actions. This prevents screen presses from launching apps or any...

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1,000 FREE COPIES OF AERIZE EMAIL ALERTS! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SO HURRY AND GET YOUR FREE COPY!!

* Update: SORRY GUYS & GALS - It looks like the 1,000 free copies are already gone. That took less than two hours. I don't think I saw the announcement for this even pop up on any other websites yet, so I'm guessing it's a whole lot of CrackBerry readers (1,000 to be exact!) who just lucked in on getting Email Alerts for free. For those who didn't get to take advantage of this freebie,...

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Contest: Win a CrackBerry Coveroo for your BlackBerry!

Contest: Win a CrackBerry Coveroo for your BlackBerry!

10 CrackBerry Coveroos to Be Won!Just login to CrackBerry.com and Leave a Comment to this Post! w00t! I've got my BlackBerry Bold back! After Rene posted up his Round Robin BlackBerry Bold review yesterday, he was good enough to head to the UPS store and have it shipped to me express. In anticipation of FINALLY getting my BlackBerry Bold back, I had a special present waiting here to...

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Telenav Now Supports BlackBerry Storm!!

Telenav Now Supports BlackBerry Storm!!

If anyone out there with a Storm is planning on doing some travelling over the holidays, today may be a great day to look into Telenav's latest offering of its navigator application as it was just updated to fully support the Storm. In addition to the update Telenav is offering the service free for 30 days from their site. After the 30 day trial is up you'll be looking at $9.99/mo. for the...

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PeeKaWho Gets Updated - Win a Free Copy!!

PeeKaWho Gets Updated - Win a Free Copy!!

If you're a BlackBerry user and still don't know what PeeKaWho is, you'd better pause your reading for a second and click here, here and here to learn what you've been missing. Now that you're up to speed with what PeeKaWho was, let's take a quick look at how this already awesome email/SMS alert application has gotten even better with the release of version 1.2. What's NEW in PeeKaWho...

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The Gadget Show's Touchscreen Smartphone Showdown

Over the weekend I posted my First Impressions video of the HTC Fuze, and well, it wasn't very pretty. Over at our sister site WMExperts.com, you can imagine they were less than thrilled. Dieter did post a good tip for me though that has me feeling more comfortable on Fuze's touchscreen (so much so that I had to scrap my half-written Fuze review and start over as the first draft was now too...

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Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

No plans for tonight? You do now! Tonight at 8pm EST, if you're a fan of the Smartphone Round Robin you will want to point your computer's web browser over to tipb.com/live to tune into our second Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast. To kick it up a notch for part deux, this time we'll be recording live. Not only will you be able to hear all of the SPE editors argue back and forth...

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PodTrapper – A BlackBerry Podcast Aggregator and Player

PodTrapper – A BlackBerry Podcast Aggregator and Player

Kevin and I love recording the CrackBerry.com podcast, and we know that all of you Addicts in the CrackBerry.com community enjoy listening to it. It is certainly possible to install a Podcast Aggregator on your computer and use the BlackBerry/Roxio combination to move those downloaded podcasts to your BlackBerry when you cradle it, but it is not as organized as it could be. Roxio sees...

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Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Calling all BlackBerry Software Developers!! The time has come to kick things into high gear for your Storm apps. Vodafone has launched a BlackBerry Storm Developer Challenge and the top prize is 50,000 euros! Second and third place can take home 15,000 and 5,000 euros respectively. From Vodafone... Vodafone is looking for the best application for the BlackBerry Storm. The brand new...

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Podcast Episode 027: 2008 End of Year Special!

Podcast Episode 027: 2008 End of Year Special!

We did it! Three weeks, three new episodes. What a way to end the Podcast year on a high note. In this 2008 end of year special edition episode (every show we record is special in its own right in case you haven't noticed!) we go through the news as only an Addict and an Expert could, and in the last segment reflect upon some of our favorite 'CrackBerry things' of 2008. We'll...

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