Get Your BlackBerry Whip On!

Get Your BlackBerry Whip On!

Here is my official time waster for the week. BlackBerry Whip from Fabian Heuwieser. Now honestly there is not much too this application aside from the humor that could ensue from its usage. I have actually given this a lot of thought in terms of how and when to use this virtual whip and have come up with the following examples: Say you are the bar with your buddy, whose girlfriend or...

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Cop Crashes Car Due To BlackBerry Use?

Cop Crashes Car Due To BlackBerry Use?

Here is a little humor to brighten up everyone's day, mixed in with a few words of caution for all you drivers that happen to be BlackBerry users as well. Mauricio over at BlackBerryRocks! found this tidbit of news regarding a police chief, his BlackBerry and an accident that happened. Oops! The police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a...

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Help Us Help You: Call for BlackBerry 101 Article Ideas

Help Us Help You: Call for BlackBerry 101 Article Ideas

There is a wealth of BlackBerry knowledge within the millions of pages that comprise CrackBerry.com. Some of it is buried in old forum and blog posts, while other handy articles reside in our BlackBerry Tips, How to & FAQ forum, Storm FAQ forum and BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series. Click around and you'll likely find the content you need to go from newbie to expert in no time! That said...

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4.7.0.122 Released By Bell For BlackBerry 9530!

4.7.0.122 Released By Bell For BlackBerry 9530!

Alright folks, here is one that will make some users really happy or possibly really mad at the same time. As of yesterday, Bell customers who connected their BlackBerry Storms to their computers and ran Desktop Manager were given the option to go ahead and download and install 4.7.0.122 to their Storms. Now under normal circumstances any user would simply be able to log on to the BlackBerry...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.0.259 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220!

Leaked: OS 4.6.0.259 for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220!

What's this? A leaked OS for the BlackBery Pearl Flip 8220?! Yup! It seems on the blog we often spend a bit too much time talking Full Qwerty and touchscreen BlackBerrys, so it's nice to see an updated OS for all the Pearl Flip owners out there hit the interwebs. If you jump over to the 4.6.0.259 forum thread you can find a list of fixes associated with this OS build. Enjoy!!! * Keep in...

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OS 4.7.0.108 Gets Official on the Etisalat Storm 9500

OS 4.7.0.108 Gets Official on the Etisalat Storm 9500

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and carrier Etisalat announced yesterday the introduction of the BlackBerry Storm 9500 to the to United Arab Emirates. Today, if you make your way to blackberry.com/support and click into Etisalat's carrier device software downloads section, you'll find that OS version 4.7.0.108 is available for download. So if you're looking for something a little newer/...

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SlickPool - Free Animated Theme For Bold!

Oh yeahh! Here is a nice animated theme for all you Bold owners out there straight from the CrackBerry Forums. Obscene has been hard at working making a great many themes lately but this one really stood out to me as I watched the video of it in action. Personally, I have never really been a fan of animated themes as they often times cause some lag on devices, but this one runs absolutely...

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Howard Stern Goes Bold, Passes On Palm Pre!

Howard Stern Goes Bold, Passes On Palm Pre!

The shock jock of Sirius has become a BlackBerry convert. Long time Palm user Howard Stern is trading in all things Palm after getting himself a hands-on demo of the Pre last week. As an avid user of Lotus Notes only to be told that the Palm Pre would not be supporting the synch services directly, Stern seeked out a new passion for mobile devices and found that love within the BlackBerry Bold...

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Sweet Commercial - What's Happening Now on Sprint

There's no mention of BlackBerry smartphones in the video above and a Palm Pre is shown at the end, but no matter how you slice it this latest commercial from Sprint is pretty cool. Give it a watch for some geeky data stats that'll make you sound smart at the dinner table tonight! [ Precentral.net ]

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Windows Live Search For BlackBerry Updated!

Windows Live Search For BlackBerry Updated!

Seems it was forever ago now that Windows Live Search for BlackBerry was announced, and seemingly even longer for any updates to come to the application. But the wait has ended for all you Live Search fans out there.  Windows Live Search for BlackBerry has been updated to support all the new devices, with support for 4.6, 4.6.1 and even 4.7 so Bold, Curve 8900 and yes, even Storm users can...

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Bono Allowed To Enter RIM Labs?

Bono Allowed To Enter RIM Labs?

Ok so when the news first broke of U2 collaberating with RIM it was kinda of maybe we'd end up with some cool promotional stuff for our devices, but beyond that I personally didn't give it any real thought as it's no different then say Madonna or John Mayer pushing BlackBerry devices at their concerts. However, seems Bono wants to be more hand on as he was quoted by the Globe And Mail as...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Rumors... WiFi, New Screen and More?!

BlackBerry Storm 2 Rumors... WiFi, New Screen and More?!

Lots of BlackBerry device rumors this week! Following up on the Magnum / Driftwood / Onyx specs, the net got a little excited yesterday when SlashGear posted a story saying they got word the 'BlackBerry Storm 2' is in the works for Verizon for September and would have WiFi this time around. BoyGeniusReport followed up the story a short time later, confirming that rumor and adding some more...

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Sneak Peek: OS 5.0 Running on a BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Sneak Peek: OS 5.0 Running on a BlackBerry Curve 8900!

Last week when I posted our follow-up BlackBerry 9630 Review and took a look at OS 4.7.1, I made note that from what I had been hearing it appeared 4.7.1 in its current form on the 9630 would essentially be the same as OS 5.0 running on the Bold and Curve 8900 once updated (essentially, 4.7.1 will get re-labeled and become 5.0 at some point, as will 4.6). Well we can wonder no more to...

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Meterberry - Diagnostics For Your Storm!

Meterberry - Diagnostics For Your Storm!

So I was "convinced" to use a BlackBerry Storm for a while. Skeptical at first - I'm slowly adjusting. As I was loading up as many apps as I could find, I stumbled across Meterberry. It immediately piqued my interest and I added it to my list of installs. Once I was fully operational I fired it up and I must say I was very impressed with all the information it provided. Now we all now...

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CTIA 2009: Zeemote for BlackBerry Demo

I first saw Zeemote for BlackBerry back at the BlackBerry Developer Conference late last year when it was in its early stages. Zeemote will be launched this summer (first in Europe by the sounds of it) and will enable you to play BlackBerry games using the Zeemote JS1 Bluetooth controller so long as you have the Zee Key app on your device (which remaps your Berry's buttons and trackball to...

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CTIA 2009: Shazam for BlackBerry Video Demo

Much to the delight of BlackBerry owners, with the launch of BlackBerry App World last week came the unveiling of Shazam for BlackBerry. Seeing as how Shazam is already one of App World's top downloads, this post won't be news to many of you, but if you haven't tried Shazam out yet for yourself the video walk through above provides a decent overview (for more info check out our original...

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CTIA 2009: LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile BlackBerry Demo

Walking through the CTIA Mobile Focus exhibition hall I came across the guys from LogMeIn and had them demo their Remote Support solution for BlackBerry. This is more of an enterprise tool than consumer app of course, but the video is worth checking out just to see LogMeIn Rescue in action so you know what it's about. Having the ability to turn control of your device over to IT so they can...

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CTIA 2009: SugarSync for BlackBerry

A crew from SugarSync was on-hand at CTIA last week, and they gave me a good walk through of their SugarSync for BlackBerry solution (apologies on the video quality - tried out a flip cam at pepcom which apparently doesn't work so well for this kind of thing). If you're not familiar with SugarSync, it's a very powerful and comprehensive solution that combines secure online backups,...

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BlackBerry More Profitable For Carriers?

BlackBerry More Profitable For Carriers?

As we reported last week, there is nothing wrong with RIM when it comes to profit margins these days. Somehow, despite the current state of the economy they are not not only showing no sign of slowing down any day soon, but seem to be growing and thriving. But one question was raised over at Seeking Alpha which is something I have been really wondering for a while now. What about RIM makes it...

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Device Rumor Specs: Onyx, Driftwood, Magnum

Device Rumor Specs: Onyx, Driftwood, Magnum

it's just a sunglass cleaning cloth over a Storm... don't get too excited! :-) There's nothing like fresh BlackBerry device rumors to get the community revved up for the week! Yesterday afternoon BGR posted info they received on a few of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 9000 series devices. While the "Onyx" and "Magnum" names are not new to the blogs, the "Driftwood" name is, and based on the...

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