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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QuickLaunch 1.0 Released for the BlackBerry Storm!

QuickLaunch 1.0 Released for the BlackBerry Storm!

* Update: 0mie put together a hands-on video of QuickLaunch. Check it out after the jump!!! * After a lot of community development, beta testing and excitement, the folks at NikkiSoft have now released QuickLaunch 1.0 for the BlackBerry Storm. QuickLaunch is a must have application for every Blackberry Storm owner . With an interface that is seamlessly integrated with the look of...

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Leaked: OS 4.6.1.133 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 4.6.1.133 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning... installing a new OS! Earlier today a new unofficial release of the BlackBerry Curve 8900's OS leaked and while not a ton of people yet even have a Curve 8900, from those who do the initial feedback on OS 4.6.1.133 sounds positive! A link to a slighty older version (4.6.1.120) was also found today. Keep in mind this is NOT an official release, so...

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Wireless Wipes for Mobile Devices

Wireless Wipes for Mobile Devices

As a certified CrackBerry Addict I'm always trying to get my hands on the latest and greatest BlackBerry things - devices, accessories, software apps, etc.. Sometimes this presents a real challenge (I'm still sad that I never managed to get a Storm pre-release!) and sometimes I get lucky and the mail man unexpectedly delivers something new to check out, as was the case with Wireless Wipes...

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Storm Level Pro Updated to Version 1.2

Storm Level Pro Updated to Version 1.2

The good folks at Mobigloo just let me that an update has been released to their Storm Level Pro application. Version 1.2 now includes a Surface Level to make sure surfaces are flat! If you have previously purchased Storm Level Pro, this update is free of charge so be sure to upgrade when you get a chance ($4.99 purchase price if you don't already own it).  We first dropped word of...

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Lance Armstrong's BOLD Comeback!

Lance Armstrong's BOLD Comeback!

Lance Armstrong Showing off his BlackBerry Bold (or is he about to take a self-portrait?!) Talk about an awesome picture. Our old pal TAG (one of CrackBerry's first members/moderators and big cycling fan) spotted this shot of Lance Armstrong at his training camp in Tenerife over at ElizabethKreutz.com. Elizabeth takes some AMAZING photos - definitely check out her site. But seriously, talk...

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Special Guests on the Next CrackBerry Podcast...

Special Guests on the Next CrackBerry Podcast...

* Update: Now Recorded - Listen to Episode 030 Here >> * When it comes to the CrackBerry Podcast, I have two resolutions for 2009: have more guests join Craig and I on the show and make sure we have no shortage of community emails and calls. Easily done...as long as we plan in advance! To the first goal, we're recording our next episode this Sunday at 6pm EST and will be joined by...

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RIM Lets Loose a Bunch of App Storefront Details

RIM Lets Loose a Bunch of App Storefront Details

The latest BlackBerry Developer newsletter went out last night and this one contains a BUNCH of details about RIM's new application storefront that will be launching in the coming months. You'll want to listen to the .mp3 file in the Open Mike with Mike Kirkup section where Mike gives up some advice and never before heard details on RIM's app store endeavor. Listen to Open Mike with Mike...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Unboxed on Video!

SWEET! Following up on our last Curve 8900 post and the Corporate Ordering is Legit forum thread, CrackBerry.com member trini_pirate got his hands on a BlackBerry Curve 8900 and did up the traditional unboxing video!! He's even worked in an iPhone 3G comparison into the vid. Check it out above and you can comment on the forum thread here.

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for January 23rd, 2009!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for January 23rd, 2009!

A new week, new software, and a new president for all of my friends in the US of A. Pretty good week for most. Without further delay, here are the titles covered in this weeks' BlackBerry Software Roundup: New BlackBerry Software: JokeJukeBox!, BB BattStat, Storm Level Pro, TalkLater, Polyglotz, Hunting for BlackBerry! Updated BlackBerry Software: EasyTip 2.3.0, Handy Weather 1.0.17, EZ...

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Get Your T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Today?!!

Get Your T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 Today?!!

  Our BlackBerry Curve 8900 forums have been a buzz this week as some crafty CrackBerry Addicts and easily influencable T-Mobile reps have allowed for a few of our members to be among the first to take delivery of this next generation Curve. More pics of digital75's two 8900s after the jump. Could be we'll see this launch on all channels from T-Mobile sooner than previously rumored. What a...

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Picture Magic Contest Winners Announced!

Picture Magic Contest Winners Announced!

Remember the Picture Magic Contest? I knew you would! The 48 hour contest period is over which means it's time to announce 100 lucky winners. The good folks at Magilab were so blown away by the response that they've actually sweetened the deal... they've given us an extra 25 copies to give away (sweet!) and are offering a 25% off sale. Special Offer: So if you're not one of the lucky...

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Updated: President Obama Keeping his BlackBerry

Updated: President Obama Keeping his BlackBerry

*** Updated Yet Again: OK, so after CNN reported to everyone that it's probably a Sectera Edge Obama would switch to, it looks like it's actually a standard BlackBerry (his trusty old 8700?!) with a super encryption package added to it... a government agency that the Obama administration -- but that is probably the National Security Agency -- added to a standard blackberry a super-...

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Smartphone Round Robin Winners Announcement!

Smartphone Round Robin Winners Announcement!

As it did the year before, the Smartphone Round Robin needed to go into overtime again this time around -- but we're finished now! If you haven't been following along, here's what you missed: Each of the editors of our five Smartphone Experts sites swapped phones for a week or so, reviewing and learning what it's like to wear another smarphone user's shoes. The result is the entire...

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New Storm OS Brings Full Keyboard in Portrait

New Storm OS Brings Full Keyboard in Portrait

There's some Big News coming out of the latest BlackBerry Storm OS update. When in portrait mode, you can now "Enable Full Keyboard" which lets you go Full Qwerty instead of SureType! The keys are a bit tight, but if you're not a fan of SureType this is huge news. It's great to see RIM working around the clock on getting this OS tightened up. For more info on this latest unofficial OS...

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Update: CDMA Pearl Flip and Curve 8350i Coming to Telus

Update: CDMA Pearl Flip and Curve 8350i Coming to Telus

Couple of quick BlackBerry updates for all our Canadian friends on Telus... Telus BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 - Our pals over at BlackBerrySync are reporting that the CDMA version of the 8220, the Pearl Flip 8230 will be coming to Telus in February. BBSync is usually pretty spot on with their Telus info so let's hope this pans out. A Pink Pearl Flip for a Valentine's launch anyone?? Telus...

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SPE Round Robin: Back in Black(Berry) and Loving It!!!

SPE Round Robin: Back in Black(Berry) and Loving It!!!

Forgot about the Smartphone Round Robin? No worries, I nearly did too. If you take note of the date/time on the photos and screencaps appearing in this review you'll see that I started working on this a couple weeks back, but between the holidays and CES and post-CES catch-up this final Round Robin write-up is coming at you a bit late. My bad! At least there's only one thing left to do in...

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Updated: Tiggit Mail 1.1 - A BlackBerry Email Alternative

Updated: Tiggit Mail 1.1 - A BlackBerry Email Alternative

One HUGE question that a lot of new BlackBerry users and soon to be BlackBerry users ask in the forums is "Can my BlackBerry function without a BlackBerry data plan". Now the most common answer one would come up with is a resounding No! No, it will not function without a BlackBerry data plan. Now, this is where things tend to get a little tricky, due to the fact the answer is not as straight...

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Buntu Theme For Linux Lover In You!

Buntu Theme For Linux Lover In You!

A little while ago the folks at ThemeBerry got at me letting me know about a new theme they had released for all devices. Now I'm a fan of nice clean themes that just function really well and have nice icons that are easily discernible from one another. Buntu fills that spot quite nicely if I say so myself, movement is nice and smooth within the theme and stays true to it's namesake, so get...

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