Ringo Adds Free Collection of SMS Tones

Ringo Adds Free Collection of SMS Tones

We received an email from Electric Pocket the other day letting us know they have issued a new collection of fun SMS alerts available to users of its popular Ringo Ringtone Manager for BlackBerry smartphones. This free collection of "blips and bloops" make great message alert sounds and increases the choices available from the "default" options that come with phones If you're not familiar...

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Software Review: MyTip v3.0

Software Review: MyTip v3.0

Restaurant Tip Calculator, Plus a Whole Lot More...  At a restaurant, my least favorite task is figuring out the bill and what to tip. I don’t want to under tip excellent service or give away my car for poor service.  I always find myself asking “Do you think $x.xx is okay?” Different areas around the world also have “expected” rates in regards to tipping. Your usual generous tip offerings...

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BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

Update: It seems InfoSync World Just Made *BEST ESTIMATES* when posting their previous info (no actual source), so keep in mind these prices and dates are not official (it's possible they're not even close to official). But one things for certain, they've given a target for us to hope for. Now we just have to wait and see what the Bold actually hits the market at. * Woahhh! It seems InfoSync...

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WES 2008 Celebrity CrackBerry Sightings Requests

WES 2008 Celebrity CrackBerry Sightings Requests

TGIF and that means it's time for another Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. This week we're gonna do something a little different and recycle some old material. It's not an act of lazyiness though... these are Reader Requests. WES 2008 has been an AMAZING event for several reasons (will get into the details next week) but maybe the BIGGEST reason is simply The People. In addition to covering the...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 16th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 16th, 2008!

What a crazy week it's been. WES has come and gone, Kevin did some great work out there didn't he? The BlackBerry BOLD is upon us and there's a whole whack of new and exciting accessories that we're going to be hearing about. There was no shortage of BlackBerry software news either. This week I've got the following titles up for your review: New BlackBerry Software: TypePad for BlackBerry...

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Wall Street Journal Confirms BlackBerry Thunder

Wall Street Journal Confirms BlackBerry Thunder

Disclaimer: YES that is a Photoshop. :-) Earlier this week we brought details from the BG on the rumored BlackBerry Thunder touchscreen smartphone. After reading those rumors, it seems the Wall Street Journal has gone on to do some investigatory journalism and has confirmed some of the details earlier reported. WSJ has confirmed the BlackBerry Thunder will launch as a Verizon and...

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Podcast Episode 012 - WES Special Edition Wrap Up!

Podcast Episode 012 - WES Special Edition Wrap Up!

  left to right: Al Sacco, Me (back turned), Bill Foust, Brian Reed, James Shannon Here it is folks, our last of three WES 2008 Special Edition Podcasts. Big Thanks to the Mobile Computing Authority team for co-hosting the shows and to all of our guests. In this episode Bill and I are joined by Al Sacco who writes for CIO (and also blogs for CrackBerry.com), James Shannon of Paper IQ and...

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Cellular South Knows How to Market BlackBerry Smartphones

Cellular South Knows How to Market BlackBerry Smartphones

It's not everyday a carrier quotes an enthusiast website on their homepage... so here's a BIG Shout Out to Cellular South for both reading the CrackBerry.com blogs and spreading the CrackBerry.com name! This gives me a thought... I think a carrier really needs to step up and rebrand one of their unlimited talk/data plans to be named "The CrackBerry" plan. First one to do that will...

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CrackBerry @ WES: More WES 2008 Coverage to Come...

CrackBerry @ WES: More WES 2008 Coverage to Come...

WES 2008 is now over, but there's still more post-WES coverage to come. I just turned another year older and got a little sidetracked in the hotel lounge for a few hours with some friends. One of the best parts of WES is that you get to finally meet and hang out with some of the people you talk to via email/PIN all year. Thanks for the patience! :-)

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John Mayer Gets His Own Blackberry Bold?

John Mayer Gets His Own Blackberry Bold?

Apparently John Mayer is trading in his Curve for a new Blackberry 9000.  A blog on Honeyee.com appears to be legit.  I definitely dig the fancy packaging, and couldn't help but notice the AT&T banner.  Apparently being famous really does have its perks - Jennifer Aniston in one hand and a shiny Blackberry Bold in the other. 

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BlackBerry Wallet a FREE OTA Download for BlackBerry Users

BlackBerry Wallet a FREE OTA Download for BlackBerry Users

It looks like there's a new FREE app available OTA from BlackBerry called 'BlackBerry Wallet'. It lets you store owner info, credit cards, gift cards, shipping addresses and more for easy access when you need them. Looks like it works much better than the password manager to me. Official verbiage from RIM: "BlackBerry® Wallet has been designed to make shopping on your BlackBerry® smartphone...

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CrackBerry @ WES: PhoneTag Video Tour

CrackBerry @ WES: PhoneTag Video Tour

Long-time readers of CrackBerry.com will remember that SimulScribe, now known as PhoneTag, was one of my BEST of WES winners at last year's show. I'd feel bad to name them BEST of WES again this year, but the application is still one of my BlackBerry favorites (today is in fact my one year anniversary of being a PhoneTag user) and as Ari Katz will show you in the video above, is now even...

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Aliph Announces the New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

Aliph Announces the New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

Aliph has kicked things up a notch in the Bluetooth world as they today announce the next generation of Jawbone Bluetooth headset. The original Jawbone has been one of the most popular and widely-talked about Bluetooth headsets ever made, and for good reason - it's sound quality is second to none. So how do you make the best even better? Make it 50% smaller, improve upon the already stellar...

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Podcast Episode 011 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 2

Podcast Episode 011 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 2

Here it is folks, our second of three WES 2008 Special Edition Podcasts. While Dieter, Jibi and Martin weren't able to hang with us today, we still managed to have a sizeable crew out to huddle around the microphones for this 26 minute WEScast.  Bill and Dante (behind the laptops) from the Mobile Computing Authority were back for more BlackBerry talk along with two very special guests......

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CrackBerry @ WES: Unify4Life BlackBerry Remote Control

Trust me, you are going to be hearing a LOT about Unify4Life's BlackBerry Remote in the days and weeks ahead. Why? Because it KICKS ASS. We're talking CrackBerry.com Best of WES 2008 Awesomeness here. It comes down to serving a need. I lose track of my remotes ALL THE TIME. You know what I rarely rarely rarely misplace? MY BLACKBERRY. Turn my BlackBerry into a Remote Control and I am one...

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CrackBerry @ WES: IBM and RIM Team Up to Expand IBM Solutions on the BlackBerry

Kevin shot this one over to me from his Berry while attending the General Session this afternoon at WES. It looks like IBM and RIM are teaming up to mobilize Web 2.0 capabilities, and expand IBM's wireless services for the BlackBerry. "The first joint initiative delivers the full line of Web 2.0-powered IBM Lotus® collaboration software and information on demand on the BlackBerry® platform...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Jim Balsillie Talks About BlackBerry Use

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Jim Balsille Comedy - BlackBerry Use  Big Thanks to the CrackBerry.com fan who sent this in. At today's General Session, coCEO of Research in Motion Jim Balsillie took center stage to announce this year's Wireless Leadership Awards winners. But before he got to the winners, Jim first took a few moments to address all those Negative Nancies out there who like to harp on...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Control Your Home Theatre and Media With Unify4Life

CrackBerry @ WES: Control Your Home Theatre and Media With Unify4Life

Read this one hot off the newswire from WES this morning. Unify4Life has unveiled a new box that will allow you to control your home theatre and media right from your BlackBerry. It basically turns your Berry into a universal remote control. Unify4Life claims that the system will fully manage your home entertainment environment including theatres, radio receivers and TV's...and it can even...

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Review: Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Review: Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Bye-Bye BlackBerry Thumb Since you're reading this review on CrackBerry.com, you're very likely familiar with the condition commonly referred to as "BlackBerry Thumb." For this reason, I won't get into too much detail, but BlackBerry Thumb comes about after excessive use of the tiny keyboard found on a wide variety of RIM devices and other smartphones. As a rule of "thumb," the more...

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Podcast Episode 010 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 1

Podcast Episode 010 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 1

Here it is folks, our first of two WES 2008 Special Edition Podcasts. As promised, we had a HUGE crew on hand at the Boxtone Lounge to record the show. Craig unfortunately was not in attendance, but I'd like to give a BIG THANKS to the Crack Team we did have on hand - Jibi, Dieter, Bill, Dante, Robert and Martin. I think we deserve an award for most people on a podcast at one time. This...

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