Sorry Apple... Nearly 1 of every 2 Smartphones Sold in America is a BlackBerry!

The internet is buzzing this morning on word that America's Most Popular Smartphone IS NOT the iPhone. According to research firm IDC, the iPhone took 19.2% of the US market for smartphones in the first quarter of 2008, while good ole Research in Motion cleaned up with a whopping 44.5%! A while back RIM's coCEO Mike Lazaridis made a comment that if anything the iPhone was going to help...

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Podcast Episode 013: Addict and Expert Back in Action!

Podcast Episode 013: Addict and Expert Back in Action!

it's been a few weeks since Craig and I have recorded a "normal" CrackBerry.com Podcast, but we got back to work this weekend to bring you our supposedly "unlucky" thirteenth episode. Join as we talk WES 2008 Highlights, BlackBerry Bold, KickStart, Thunder and more! We also answer some listener questions and per usual go slightly off topic and have some CrackBerry fun. We...

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First Look at the BlackBerry Thunder 9500?!

First Look at the BlackBerry Thunder 9500?!

Look what we have here! A fuzzy/blurry image of the rumored BlackBerry 9500 Thunder?!?!?!?! You can take your guess as to whether or not this is legit, but my BlackBerry Intuition tells me it is! And the fact that the image has now been removed from the site where it first popped up definitely adds to the legit factor. While this device housing still looks a little rough around the edges,...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 011

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 011

Here we are, back with another great addition of Click's Picks! So sit down (if your not already), Buckle up, ease your lazyboy back and relax and enjoy the ride!! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS  Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked some new ones and old ones. I hope you enjoy my top picks for the week!   Oracle 320 by 240 pixels - Curve, 8800, 8700 Series...

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Palringo Instant Messaging Steps Up To The Plate

  Move over JiveTalk. Palringo is here to give you a run for your money.  Currently in free beta, Palringo lets you IM text, send photos and vocal IM's.  Perhaps it's best feature, the vocal IM's allow you to send quick voice clips to other contacts, or as Palringo calls it, "Walkie-Talkie's on steroids".  The beta currently supports MSN, ICQ, AIM, GTalk, Jabber, Yahoo! and Gadu-Gadu.  It has...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve for $99! Bold Coming Soon?!

Rogers BlackBerry Curve for $99! Bold Coming Soon?!

Considering the BlackBerry Curve has been selling for $249 on Rogers , a weekend price drop by a Rogers Dealer to $99 screams one thing... clean out some inventory cause the BlackBerry Bold is coming! Big Thanks to T. Rogers for sending this tip in (seriously). UPDATE: This is interesting new for those on Rogers in Canada.... I just received this email tip: Just giving you guys a heads up...

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AllBlackBerry.com Content on CrackBerry.com!

For the past two years AllBlackBerry.com has been a trusted source for BlackBerry News and Information, including Accessory Reviews, Software Reviews and Helpful BlackBerry How-Tos and Tips. Blogging takes a lot of hours and non-stop committment, and when the team at AllBlackBerry decided it was time to call it quits on writing about BlackBerry smartphones (they wanted to get back to...

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No Resolution Offered After RIM's Meeting With Indian Officials

No Resolution Offered After RIM's Meeting With Indian Officials

Yesterday, RIM and Indian officials met to discuss the governments' security concerns that email sent via a BlackBerry device can't be traced or intercepted. From all of the news reports I've read thus far, it looks like there is no news of a resolution. But I'm not surprised. RIM appears to be standing firm on their stance that no 'master key' is available to decrypt messages sent from a...

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Desktop Manager 4.5 and 4.6 Screenshots

Desktop Manager 4.5 and 4.6 Screenshots

Another Great Week for Leaked Info in the BlackBerry World. We brought you a further glimpse of the BlackBerry flip phone codenamed KickStart, Ronen over at BerryReview brought pictures of Desktop Manager 4.5 and now our friends over at BlackBerrySync have brought images of Desktop Manager 4.6!  It seems 4.5 and 4.6 are visually much the same, with the big difference being 4.6's...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 30th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 30th, 2008!

Hard to believe June is almost here. To wrap up the month of May, this week we have a whole lot of new and updated titles for you to check out... So off we go, on to the BlackBerry Software Roundup for this week. This weeks' roundup includes: New BlackBerry Software: Loopt, MO-Call, QuickTask, Cubis Icon Theme, ShoZu, SMS Display ON, Twice! Updated BlackBerry Software: OS 4.6 BlackBerry...

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Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset

Look what arrived at ShopCrackBerry.com today! I first saw the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset on display at the CTIA show in Las Vegas in April and have been eagerly awaiting its arrival ever since. Look for a full out CrackBerry Review in the near future, but in the meantime here are some of the features and specs of this fashion-conscious headset... FEATURES: VFrame...

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FREE TODAY ONLY: Aplus Video Converter!

FREE TODAY ONLY: Aplus Video Converter!

Normally priced at $39.95, it seems for today only at GiveAwayOfTheDay.com you can get your hands on a FREE Copy of the Aplus Video Converter. If you want to convert your movies to be viewable on your BlackBerry, you'll want to check this out. Can't argue on that price! If you're new to watching Videos on your BlackBerry, you'll want to check our BlackBerry 101 lecture on the subject....

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REAL Rogers Branded BlackBerry Bold Sighting

REAL Rogers Branded BlackBerry Bold Sighting

Back on May 13th we dropped word that Rogers posted the BlackBerry Bold on their website and that you could sign up to receive notificiation on its release. It seems that release may be sooner than later. Hands-on images popped up yesterday of a Rogers-branded BlackBerry Bold. Apparently this is still a pre-production unit, which makes sense as its not yet running a Rogers theme (which...

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Reminder: WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway - Enter Now!

Reminder: WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway - Enter Now!

Friendly Reminder: If you haven't registered for your chance to win in our WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway yet, you have until Saturday, May 31st to make your contest post. WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway Contest Details  Since it's WES Two Thousand and EIGHT, we have EIGHT great prizes up for grabs: 3 WES Schwag Packs - Each Schwag pack will consist of a Viigo bag packed with WES goodies: a PhoneTag t...

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Exclusive: The BlackBerry KickStart Flip Experience

[ Images Pulled By Request ] The BlackBerry KickStart is getting a little more REAL each and every day. Following up on yesterday's latest KickStart sighting, today we are bringing you an exclusive first look at the BlackBerry Flip Experience. Click on the images above to zoom in on all the details. From the slides you can see RIM is not sacrificing any of the BlackBerry experience on the...

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RIM Standing Firm on Promises to Protect BlackBerry Access

RIM Standing Firm on Promises to Protect BlackBerry Access

I reported yesterday that RIM was giving the Indian Government a no-go on direct access to decrypt BlackBerry messages sent from BlackBerry users within the country. It looks like they are standing firm on their position.  RIM has vowed to BlackBerry customers that they do not have any plans of giving in to the continuing demands of the Indian Government for access to messages as part of...

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How to Free Up Memory on your BlackBerry Smartphone

How to Free Up Memory on your BlackBerry Smartphone

So you’ve downloaded ringtones and themes.  You have loads of messages and call logs.  And you ask?  Why is my Berry so slow?  And then one day you wake up and POOF!  You notice all your call logs and messages have been deleted.  So you rush over to your PC and start to search the forums, only to find out you have a memory leak.  Your valuable device memory has been eaten up, and as every good...

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Read CrackBerry.com and Win Stuff!!!

Read CrackBerry.com and Win Stuff!!!

I like receiving these kinds of emails... A while back CrackBerry.com had an article about T-Mobile giving away 1,000 new Pearl 8120’s. All you had to do was fill out the give away form and wait for a response. Well, just like others did I’m sure, I filled out the form on the “off chance” I might be one of the lucky ones. I’m here to say, I was one of the lucky ones!!! Two weeks ago I...

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Media Studio for BlackBerry Updated

Media Studio for BlackBerry Updated

The BlackBerry Bold hasn't even hit the market yet, but it's good to see software publishers are already getting set for its release. Makayama Media has just announced version 2.0 of their Media Studio for BlackBerry software: Version 2.0 supports the new high-resolution display of the Bold, which allows fullscreen viewing of widescreen DVD content. On previous BlackBerry Smartphones...

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Introducing the Cubis Icon Theme for BlackBerry

Introducing the Cubis Icon Theme for BlackBerry

Our friend John from GadgetBean has released his latest premium BlackBerry theme, Cubis. Currently available in Icon format for the BlackBerry 8700, Curve and 8800 series, the theme was inspired by, you guessed it, the popular brain game Cubis! I just installed it and am McLovin' it! Like all of John's themes, Cubis is very clean and easy to read/use. You can pick up the Cubis theme for $7...

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