CES 2009: SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry

With SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry finally available (in public beta form), many of you have already experienced the joys of viewing your SlingBox-recorded content on your BlackBerry first hand. But hey, it's CES and it's always good to see an overview of the product direct from the source. Enjoy! Learn more about SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry >>

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CES 2009: Home and Entertainment on your BlackBerry

At RIM's CES 2009 BlackBerry exhibit they had a cool Home & Entertainment demonstration going on at least every hour on the hour showing off some of the cool things you can do with your device. The white leather couches were always packed when Katie and Becky took the stage to run through these awesome BlackBerry solutions, including Schlage LiNK, Unify4Life, SlingBox, Slacker Radio,...

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PocketDay Start! for BlackBerry Smartphones

PocketDay Start! for BlackBerry Smartphones

Everyday, you try to become more productive, faster, more efficient. You try doing something today and maybe you'll do it differently tomorrow, seeing if you can shave off more time. Besides being the ultimate smartphone, the BlackBerry can help you become better than you were before. Better, stronger, faster. Okay, maybe not like the Six Million Dollar Man, but at least a little better....

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New Storm Optimized Game: Solitaire Buddy Gold

New Storm Optimized Game: Solitaire Buddy Gold

Storm owner looking for a new game to play? You might want to check out NickelBuddy's Solitaire Buddy Gold for the BlackBerry Storm. The game has been revamped to work on the Storm's touchscreen, so you can easily move cards using drag and drop, or just by touching source and destination stacks. You can double tap the screen to undo moves and use finger swipes to change backgrounds and...

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Bawahahahahhaha... Introducing the BlueBerry L900i

Bawahahahahhaha... Introducing the BlueBerry L900i

I had to post this in the "humor" category cuz it made me LOL... If immitation is the highest form of flattery, then the good folks at Research in Motion should feel real honored right now. What you're looking at above (plenty more images after the jump) is the BlueBerry L900i, which is a knock-off of our beloved BlackBerry Bold. Head on over to ChinaGrabber.com and you can pick up the...

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Does Your BlackBerry Messenger Show Hotlinks? If Not Read On to Learn the Quick Fix!!

Have any of you out there ever found yourself copy and pasting URLs or phone numbers directly from BlackBerry Messenger and either inputting them in your web browser or adding them to your contacts? I know I have for sure and often wondered why they were not converted to hyperlinks and creating menu items for phone functionality. Well, long time friend of CrackBerry, Stinsonddog has the...

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BlackBerry On Fido Getting Closer!

BlackBerry On Fido Getting Closer!

Sure we have seen it before, we've even seen the BlackBerry roadmap for Fido most recently, but it seems that day is getting closer and closer now. According to BGR the parent company of Fido, being Rogers wireless has finally given in to user demand and are now getting ready to launch their BlackBerry devices and are currently in the process of getting all their CSR's trained up on their...

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BlackBerry Storm Coming to India on Vodafone Jan. 15th

BlackBerry Storm Coming to India on Vodafone Jan. 15th

With news of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 coming to India, I knew it was only a matter of time before we heard more Bold or Storm news within the country. Sure enough, I noticed not long ago that the BlackBerry Storm is due out in India on January 15th. The Storm will be offered via Vodafone Essar, and will fetchRs. 27,990 (around $580 USD). Spokesman for Vodafone Essar, Harit Nagpal...

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Podcast Episode 029: Live From Las Vegas for CES 2009!

Podcast Episode 029: Live From Las Vegas for CES 2009!

Update: 1:41pm CST - My bad. I accidentally linked to the last Podcast in the RSS feed (that plays above and goes out to iTunes). I just fixed it, but it usually takes a little while for the RSS update to push through. The direct MP3 link below works, or you can just give it a little while and it'll be good to go. Sorry about that! Just made the fix from the airport as I'm...

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CES 2009: Viigo to Get Twitter, Shopping, Porfolios and more

CES 2009: Viigo to Get Twitter, Shopping, Porfolios and more

I know a huge number of our readers are fans of CrackBerry Viigo, so it was exciting to catch a glimpse of the latest alpha of Viigo (coming your way as a beta in the near future) which further builds onto the app's already awesome features. New and notable are the addition of Social Networking and Shopping channels as well as improvements to Stocks & Finance which now allows you to...

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CES 2009: Unify4Life Game|Shadow for PS3

Also in action at CES from Unify4Life was their Game|Shadow solution which allows you to use your BlackBerry as a remote control for your PS3. You can even use your berry's keyboard to browse for text input on the PS3's web browser. Here's the official description: Game|Shadow: can be used standalone, allows your smartphone to control your PS3 DVD. In addition you'll now be able to surf...

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CES 2009: Unify4Life Slide|Shadow for Powerpoint

On demo at CES was Unify4Life's Slide|Shadow, which allows you to use your BlackBerry to control powerpoint presentations! Here's the official verbage: Slide|Shadow: we took our technology from the Game|Shadow and created our first entry into the enterprise market. Plug Slide|Shadow into your PC (Windows 98+, MAC, Linux) and your smartphone can control PowerPoint slides, in addition to...

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CES 2009: Celeb Sighting - Akon Loves his Bold!

CES 2009 has come to an end that means I'll finally have a chance to catch up and blog on some of the great stuff coming out of the show. You can expect to see lots of CES posts over the next few days as I get video footage uploaded and stories written. To kick things off on a light note, here's a quick CES 2009 Celebrity BlackBerry Sighting! Our pal Chris over at BerryShack came across...

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OS 4.7.0.86 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

OS 4.7.0.86 Leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!

Next up in the never ending, eagerly anticipated stream of BlackBerry Storm OS unofficial update leaks we have OS4.7.0.86 for the Storm 9530. BIG thanks again go to BB397 who sent us the link. Storm 9530 owners who weren't happy with version 4.7.0.85 can take their shot with 4.7.0.86. Vegas and CES haven't given me much of a chance to note any changes yet, so definitely look to the forums...

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Two Things We Love..Contests And Give Aways

Two Things We Love..Contests And Give Aways

* Winners Update: And the lucky winners are... brook196, JAHBlessed, fonixmunkee, CarolynBlack and pinkpearl8130. Congrats! Corey will be emailing you shortly so you can get your free theme of choice! * Two things everyone loves. Contests and Give Aways. When the owner of Visto Themes emailed me the other week and said "You up for a give away?", what could I say other than Let's do it! But...

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Poynt Now Available For Curve 8900 And Pearl Flip 8220!

Poynt Now Available For Curve 8900 And Pearl Flip 8220!

We have covered this great application before, even giving it a thorough review to let you all know what it's about. Personally, I have no qualms in saying this is one of my favorite applications for my BlackBerry. After having got my 8900 though I was rather disappointed Poynt didn't work on it. No worries though, as Poynt has now been updated to accomodate BlackBerry Curve 8900 and...

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CES 2009: New BlackBerry Accessories from RIM - Bluetooth "Visor" and Executive Headphones

RIM has two new accessories on display at their CES 2009 exhibit which both look pretty cool... Bluetooth Visor -  this one doesn't have an "official" go to market name just yet, but at CES it's being referred to as the Bluetooth Visor. You attach the Bluetooth Visor to your car's sun visor and connect your BlackBerry to it via Bluetooth. From there, the Visor's FM transmitter connects to...

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CES 2009: Hands-On Demo with the Palm Pre Smartphone

This isn't BlackBerry news but it's definitely the biggest mobile news coming out of CES 2009...  Yesterday was the day that Palm would either sink or swim, and with their announcement of the Palm Pre and Palm Web OS the company clearly made the impression that they will once again be real contenders in the smartphone races. Judging by the way Palm's stock price ended the day (wayyyy up...

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CES 2009: A Quick Look at RIM's BlackBerry Exhibit

CES 2009: A Quick Look at RIM's BlackBerry Exhibit

CES 2009 is in full swing now, and even with attendance down from previous years this show is a MONSTER. After a late arrival on Wednesday (travel hiccups had me arrive at 11pm instead of 11am) and spending the better part of Thursday helping Dieter cover Palm's Pre announcement (more on that to come) I finally arrived at my personal mecca, RIM's BlackBerry booth, late Thursday afternoon...

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Vodafone BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Comes to India

Vodafone BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Comes to India

Our friends over in India now have one more BlackBerry device to get their hands on this new year. Vodafone has announced the release of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in India. Available now, the Pearl Flip 8220 will run Rs. 21,990 (around $450 USD) at select Vodafone stores around the country. Should be interesting to see how the Flip does in the Indian market. I'm not a huge fan of the Flip...

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