CTIA Wireless 2008: XM Radio for BlackBerry Video Tour

Straight from the CTIA show floor comes a quick video tour of the newly announced XM Radio Mobile service for BlackBerry Devices. Check out the original announcement here, and video above! There's some good questions being posted on the orginal post, so I'm heading back down to the show floor now to try and find some answers... I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of XM talk at CrackBerry.com from...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Hands On Video

The 20 second clip above shows Guitar Hero III for BlackBerry in action. I forced one of the friendly folk working the RIM booth to play it while I caught the clip... she didn't do so well in the 20 seconds I caught on film but that's ok, we won't hold it against her :-) So if you saw the press release this morning and have been thinking about buying it, the capture above gives a good...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint 8330 Hands On

CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint  8330 Hands On

Just as their CEO Dan Hesse finished up his keynote address this morning at CTIA, Sprint finally dropped word that the 8330 Curve will soon be available. Sure enough, I ran over to RIM's booth in the exhibitor hall and the 8330 Curve for Sprint was their in all its glory. Looking at the File Total on the 8330, it does ship with more file space than the GSM-based Curves, but as...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: BlackBerry Accessories

CTIA Wireless 2008: BlackBerry Accessories

RIM had some BlackBerry Accessories on display at their CTIA Booth that I haven't seen in person yet. The accessories looked good within all of the fancy display cases so I thought I'd snap a few pics and get them up for viewing pleasure. Pics after the jump! The Guys & Gals at RIM's Booth were all super friendly and willing to show off their stuff and answer questions. Purse and...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint Officially Launches BlackBerry 8330

CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint Officially Launches BlackBerry 8330

Live from the expo floor Kevin sent me a quick note about this one. Sprint and RIM have officially launched the BlackBerry 8330 to run on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The device will have exclusive access to the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV! The Sprint Music Store gives access to stereo-quality downloads instantly OTA. Choose from a library of thousands of artists in all types of...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Facebook for BlackBerry Tops 1,000,000 Downloads

CTIA Wireless 2008: Facebook for BlackBerry Tops 1,000,000 Downloads

Today at CTIA, RIM announced that downloads of the Facebook app for BlackBerry have surpassed the 1,000,000 mark! Wow that's a lot of downloads! The app gives Facebook lovers an easy-to-use interface to utilize Facebook on the go, no matter where they are. The userbase has grown leaps and bounds as the app was announced only a year ago at last years CTIA. 1,000,000 in one year?... Not bad!...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: XM and QuickPlay Announce XM Radio Mobile Service for BlackBerry

Hot off the exhibition floor is this news from CTIA. Kevin just sent me a quick note from the floor, and the press release I found confirms the details. XM and QuickPlay have announced the first universally available XM Radio Mobile service for BlackBerry devices (wow, that was a mouthful!) XM (CTIA Booth #4544 if you're in Vegas) and QuickPlay Media announced that XM Radio Mobile has...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Available for BlackBerry Gamers

CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Available for BlackBerry Gamers

Kevin shot this over to me this morning as he was on his way out to attend the keynote at CTIA. You might have already noticed that Guitar Hero III was coming due to the cool video Kevin shot on the expo floor at CTIA (He wasn't supposed to be there, but he snuck in and shot a video anyway!) Now it's official, the press releases are coming out and word is spreading. Hands-On Mobile together...

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Accessory Review: Seidio USB Desktop BlackBerry Cradle

Accessory Review: Seidio USB Desktop BlackBerry Cradle

Simple Cradle Helps with Desktop Clutter Looking to de-clutter your desk? If you are like me, you have cables running all over the place and recharging your BlackBerry can often involve hunting down an outlet and your recharging cable. I have tried the BlackBerry multifunction desktop recharging platform that also had ports for earphones and found it very handy. The Seidio Desktop Recharging...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: RIMs New Target - the Kitchen?!?!

CTIA Wireless 2008: RIMs New Target - the Kitchen?!?!

RIM's booth at the CTIA Show Stopper event on Monday night wasn't that fancy (nothing like the big booth they have at the main exhibitor's hall), but it was still worth checking out. I got my hands on an operational Verizon 8330 Curve (web browsing seemed uber fast!) and chatted with a couple of RIM folk. I begged to see a 9000 but nobody present had one on hand to show me (at least that's...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Opera Mini 4.1 - Available Soon!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Opera Mini 4.1 - Available Soon!

Good News for fans of the Opera Mini web browser for BlackBerry. I just got back from the CTIA Show Stoppers event where I found out Opera will soon be releasing version 4.1 beta. It SHOULD be available for download with he next 24 hours from OperaMini.com. New Features include: Now 50% Faster! Browser your favorite Web sites even faster than before! Download and upload files Update your...

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T-Mobile Officially Announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8120

T-Mobile Officially Announces the BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Crossing the wire on the eve of CTIA, RIM and T-Mobile have officially announced the launch of the next generation BlackBerry Pearl 8120. Like the Curve 8320, the WiFi-equipped second generation Pearl will support T-Mobile's HotSpot @ Home service and will be available come April 14th. "The BlackBerry Pearl continues to be one of the most popular handsets among our customers," said...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Sneak Peak at RIMs BlackBerry Booth

Have to post this fast as I'm heading to the CTIA Show Stoppers Exhibit at the Wynn in 10 minutes, but just HAD to get this video up. I swung by the convention center earlier today, and managed to sneak myself past the security to get a glimpse of the massive show floor. It was slightly hazardous - with exhibits under varying levels of construction, but I made my way over to the RIM booth and...

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BlackBerry Curve 8330 Pics For All CDMA Carriers

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Pics For All CDMA Carriers

Our friend Jibi over at BGR has just posted some great pics of the BlackBerry 8330 for ALL of your favorite CDMA Carriers. Pictured are 8330's from Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Telus, Bell Mobility, and US Cellular. It's time to share more 8330 love. All pictures are posted after the jump.   [ via BGR ]

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Verizon Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 8330

Verizon Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 8330

Just ahead of CTIA Wireless 2008, Verizon has decided to release the BlackBerry 8330. It will be available from Verizon Wireless in May. The 8330 will be available at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless stores including those in Circuit City. Pricetag will be $269.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. Another $100 credit is going to be offered to customers that...

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New BlackBerry Theme: Inspired 9000

New BlackBerry Theme: Inspired 9000

Apparently I'm not going to get any sleep before heading to Vegas. Just as I was about to pack up the computer for the night, I checked out the ShopCrackBerry.com software store and what did I discover? The latest theme by JC Designs... the Inspired 9000. I shot John an email (luckily he was still awake on West Coast time) and it seems he spent the weekend working on this new theme after...

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Reactions to BlackBerry 9000 Images and Video

This article refers to both the article BlackBerry 9000 Photos and the Video Above. Be sure to check them both out before reading ahead... As I write this I'm 5 hours away from heading to Vegas to cover the wireless news coming from CTIA Wireless 2008. I should be sleeping, but I'm one of those people lucky enough to fall asleep on the plane (regardless of the time of day) before it even...

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BBOS Version 4.5 - We Must Be Getting Close!

BBOS Version 4.5 - We Must Be Getting Close!

You know we must be close to the public release of BlackBerry Operating System version 4.5 because it seems users touting leaked copies are popping up everywhere on the net! I've always wondered what a big company's take on this is (I don't think leaked OS's just happen to RIM)... I'm not sure if they get mad, are indifferent and turn a blind eye or look at is a positive (but one that they...

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Rogers UMA Details: "Home Calling Zone" Coming May 6th?

Rogers UMA Details: "Home Calling Zone" Coming May 6th?

More information has emerged on Rogers' soon-to-launched UMA Service. We posted on it earlier this month, but details were few... we basically knew that it was in the works and that it could be soft launching sometime in May. Since making that initial post, more information has presented itself (multiple sources - thanks tipsters!), and there is now no doubt UMA will soon be a reality for...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Follow us on Twitter & Flickr & Viigo!

So by now you've probably noticed the little CTIA Wireless 2008 widget at the top of the site that says follow us on Twitter and Flickr (please note we're working on fixing up the formatting issues with the CTIA widget as I type this - thanks for the patience). The premise here is that between blog posts, I'll be walking around the show floor with my BlackBerry Curve in hand, keeping the...

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