Get'em While They're Young - LeapFrog Launches Baby BlackBerry for Kids!

Get'em While They're Young - LeapFrog Launches Baby BlackBerry for Kids!

Seriously. Who's NOT going to buy of these for the little one(s) in the family?! The geniuses at LeapFrog, makers of all things educational for kids, are poised to launch this ultra cool baby smartphone. From Pocket-Lint: Dubbed "Baby BlackBerry" by us, a spokesperson for the company told us that the new gadget for kids gives your little ones the feel of the email gadget without the...

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Video: Telus BlackBerry Curve 8350i Launch Event

Here's a cool way to do up the launch event for a new smartphone... Telus made official their BlackBerry Curve 8350i by holding the press event on location at AIM Autosport, a company (they race stuff fast stuff across North America) that takes advantage of the Push to Talk services offered by Telus' MIKE system. Sweet. If you have 10 minutes to kill, it's a good vid to watch. Low key, but...

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RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie to Receive 2009 I.D.E.A. Award

RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie to Receive 2009 I.D.E.A. Award

Here's some news that hits close to home for me personally... it was just announced yesterday that RIM's Co-CEO Jim Balsillie is going to receive the 2009 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. The award is presented each year by the Associates, a group of more than 250 prominent business leaders who support the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba (that's the biz...

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Orange UK Pay As You Go Announcement Coming Today

Orange UK Pay As You Go Announcement Coming Today

D'oh, my bad! I somehow missed this one when it came through to my inbox this morning from Orange UK and just caught it now... I know you're passionate about all things BlackBerry so you probably heard the talk a couple of weeks ago that Orange is planning to launch the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 on Pay As You Go in the UK. We now have the offer confirmed so I wanted to give you a heads-up...

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Updated: SwooshPhotos for the BlackBerry Storm

Updated: SwooshPhotos for the BlackBerry Storm

Swoosh Software let us know that they have updated their popular SwooshPhotos application to now be compatible with the BlackBerry Storm. If you're not familiar with the app, here's the quick overview: Swoosh through your favourite snapshots with SwooshPhotos. SwooshPhotos searches your device for all your images so you do not have to. You can create albums, zoom in and pan around...

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WES 2009 Registration Now Open!!

WES 2009 Registration Now Open!!

Yeeehaaa! Registration has just opened for Research in Motion's BIG SHOW of the year, WES 2009. This year it falls on May 5th to 7th and per usual is being held in Orlando, Florida at the World Cener Marriot Hotel and Covention Center. If you're new to the world of BlackBerry and have never heard of WES, the best thing to do is click the image above and jump over and take a browse through...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.0.228 for the BlackBerry Bold!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.228 for the BlackBerry Bold!

I know a lot of our hardcore beta OS junkies are already wanting to skip ahead to OS 4.6.0.232, but in the meantime OS 4.6.0.228 has surfaced in the wild for the BlackBerry Bold. If you're in pursuit of BBOS perfection and want to take every step and stumble and step along the way, then this is it! The usual drill: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so install at your own risk...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Review

Before I got my BlackBerry Bold I was a BlackBerry Curve user. I had a T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8320. The 8320 has Wi-Fi and supports Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA). The other Curve models were 8300, and 8310. The 8310 has GPS but no Wi-Fi. The 8300 has neither GPS nor Wi-Fi. I chose the 8320 so I could make use of the free calling on UMA. The original Curve is a great BlackBerry...

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Roundup: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Reviews

Roundup: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Reviews

w00t! Embargoed review time! I love these nights! Here at CrackBerry.com we always love our BlackBerry smartphones. Heck, even when we're a little *less* in love with a particular device we still gush over BlackBerry newness. Once you get bit by the CrackBerry Addiction it's hard to look at a new BlackBerry and not get butterflies in your stomach. That's why I love it when embargoes lift and...

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Verizon Reports 1 Million BlackBerry Storms Sold

Verizon Reports 1 Million BlackBerry Storms Sold

Yesterday's WSJ article which touted that the BlackBerry Storm was off to a bumpy start was enough to make the value of RIM's shares drop a few %. Ouch. Today Verizon responded with their fourth quarter earnings results, which in contrast have pegged the Storm as their big winner for the quarter. Via Computer World: The BlackBerry Storm smart phone, put on sale Nov. 21 exclusively by...

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Telus Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8350i

Telus Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8350i

We mentioned the other day that Telus would soon be launching the 8350i and it seems that day has come! You can jump over to Telus' website for all of the details surrounding the Telus BlackBerry Curve 8350i which runs on their Mike's Direct Connect network. Pricing comes in at $599.99 to purchase outright 1 yr contract $549.99 2 yr contract $449.99 3 yr contract $249.99 (promo...

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Welcome Nokia Experts to the Family!

We're incredibly happy to announce that we're adding another member to the Smartphone Experts family of sites: Nokia Experts! Nokia Experts will be run by the inestimable Matt Miller, also known as The Mobile Gadgeteer, host of ZDNet's Smartphones and Cellphones blog, palmsolo, and all around mobility guru. Matt has a ton of knowledge about a subject that the rest of us at Smartphone...

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PictureDial Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

PictureDial Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm

PictureDial made our Software Roundup back in early August and gained more than a few fans in the BlackBerry community. With so many BlackBerry Storm owners looking for apps optimized for their devices I figured it wouldn't hurt to blog up a dedicated post now that PictureDial is Storm ready (and PLEASE RIM... release the 4.7 Plazmic CDK so we can get themes!!!). Here's the word on...

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TalkLater v1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

TalkLater v1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones

  "Ryan, it's your mother. You were supposed to call this weekend. Did you forget your own mother? Oh where did I go wrong....?" Hmm, it seems as though I'm in a bit of hot water, it's a good thing that she's on the other side of the country. I kid, I kid. I have to admit that there's been a few times where I've forgotten to make an important call. While I feel terrible about the missed...

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Paris Hilton Coordinates Wardrobe to Match BlackBerry Bold

Paris Hilton Coordinates Wardrobe to Match BlackBerry Bold

When I was flipping through tv channels the other day I caught the words "Paris Hilton just gave all her BFFs BlackBerrys so they can keep in touch 24/7." Love'r or Hate'r, you can't argue with the fact she's got great taste in smartphones! [ PacificCoastNews via PerezHilton ]

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Quick Look: Seidio Innocase II Surface for BlackBerry Storm

Quick Look: Seidio Innocase II Surface for BlackBerry Storm

A Quick Look at the Seidio Innocase II Surface for the Storm During yesterday's podcast (listen to Episode 030) when we were talking about the BlackBerry Storm I mentioned the new casing I was using and absolutely loving, the Seidio Innocase II. Gary Mazo is working on an in-depth CrackBerry review of this product (stay tuned!), but in the meantime I figured it was worthy of a quick...

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ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8900 Now Available

ColorWare BlackBerry Curve 8900 Now Available

** Update: Sounds like by the end of February Colorware will be painting between the keys on the keyboard too!! ** We just got an email on the good ole CrackBerry tip line letting us know that BlackBerry Curve 8900 owners can now give their devices that oh sooo special custom ColorWare treatment. As we all know, the ColorWare solution isn't exactly what you'd call cheap, but if having...

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Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for the BlackBerry Bold

Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for the BlackBerry Bold

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 , Research In Motion (RIM)'s high-end, 3G smartphone is a stunning and impressive device on many levels. Unfortunately, battery life is not one of its strong points-I consider myself lucky if the Bold makes it through a full day without a charge. In the past, BlackBerry devices were lauded for their outstanding battery life, and anyone making the switch from an...

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Podcast Episode 030: CrackBerry Addicts Unite!

Podcast Episode 030: CrackBerry Addicts Unite!

Here it is folks, Episode Oh Three Oh, and what a shOW it is. We wanted to follow up our live on location CES 2009 podcast with another humdinger (did I seriously just type humdinger?!) so we invited Al Sacco and Nan Palmero back for some Cracktastic good times. Warning - at over 90 minutes this show runs long, but we cover pretty much everything going on in the world of...

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