Cortado Connect Offers Free BlackBerry Storage

Online storage has been around for years. We always had multiple options to upload files to a server for secure storage and backup when needed. Now Cortado Connect has teamed with box.net to offer 1GB of online storage for BIS Blackberry users.  All you need to do is register for a box.net account. A quick download of their simple app lets you easily transfer music, photos, documents and...

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Crossbar Theme = Cool!

Crossbar Theme = Cool!

No you can't create one with Plazmic just yet.  The new Crossbar theme is one of a kind (for now).  The first "Middle Zen" theme to grace a Blackberry desktop, the Crossbar is definitely one to check out.  Boasting 7 home screen icons (the most of any Zen theme) and docked messages, calendar and call log icons, it actually scrolls (carousel style) as opposed to just moving to highlight each...

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UMA Coming to Rogers?!

UMA Coming to Rogers?!

If this turns out to be true, then consider me one HAPPY Rogers customer. I just received word from our loyal Rogers tipster (who has been right many, many times before) that  Rogers will be following in T-Mobile's footsteps and will soon be offering Unlimited Mobile Access aka UMA support. A soft launch date of May is being rumored, but I'm told Q3 would be a safer bet for seeing this come...

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U.S. Carriers - Food for Thought

U.S. Carriers - Food for Thought

For some, the BlackBerry carrier decision is easy - you get handed a BlackBerry by your company and use whatever carrier they tell you to use. For the consumer, the choice can be sometimes be equally easy - only one carrier actually provides good coverage in your area. For others, the decision is more difficult and comes down to the details - price, available phones, customer service,...

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EZ Reregister - the Original Mobile Device Reregisration Request Tool. Win a Free Copy!

3 giveaways in 3 days -- first we launched the 100,000 Member Contest , then we opened your chance to win a copy of Leisure Suit Larry in Love for Sail, and now you can win a copy of a must-have app for any hardcore BlackBerry user... EZ Reregister. Back at the end of January we announced the beta of a program called BARRT, which was a small database program you installed your computer (not your...

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BlackBerry Outage Planned for March 22nd, 2008?

BlackBerry Outage Planned for March 22nd, 2008?

Posted here, sourced here, and confirmed here (who has apparently confirmed with RIM), it looks like North American BlackBerry BIS and BES users may experience some BlackBerry service interruptions on March 22nd, between 12:00am - 4:00am CST as RIM works on database upgrades. I like knowing these things. Most of us will be sleeping at this time anyways, so no biggie, but I always think...

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Game Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Leisure Suit Larry Love for Sail or Surviving Hollywood!

Our friends at BPlay added two awesome new titles to their BlackBerry gaming library over the weekend... the always popular (err..slimy) Leisure Suit Larry in Love for Sail and Surviving Hollywood. Better yet, BPlay has given us 10 FREE games to give away to the CrackBerry community! Keep reading for more info on the new games and to enter for your chance to win. Leisure Suite Larry...

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FindMe Application for Facebook Officially Released

FindMe Application for Facebook Officially Released

A couple weeks back I brought word and details of the just-out-of-pre-beta FindMe Application for Facebook. Today, the good folks at Electric Pocket (developers of FlipSide Music Player and Ringo) have "officially announced" FindMe is ready for action. FindMe is a free application you install on your BlackBerry which enables you to "tag" your location (no GPS required... kinda like Google...

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RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers

RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers

Of interest to BlackBerry developers... RIM today announced a BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) plug-in for Eclipse - a new development tool that enables Eclipse developers to create and test robust wireless applications for the BlackBerry platform seamlessly from within the familiar Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The plug-in will enable Eclipse developers to create...

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BlackBerry Software Review: PocketDay Lists v1.5

BlackBerry Software Review: PocketDay Lists v1.5

Buzz!!! Buzz!!! Buzz!!! Your BlackBerry’s Alarm wakes you up to start another wonderful day, unless you’re having a case of the Mondays. You hop into the shower and go through your day in your mind, trying to remember all of the things you have to do. What party supplies do I need for this weekend? Does lil Johnny have everything for his Science Fair Project? What do I have to review again...

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MLB Throws BlackBerry Users a Curve

MLB Throws BlackBerry Users a Curve

In previous years baseball fans were graced with the ease of the MLB.com Desktop Shortcut that place an icon to MLB Mobile on your Blackberry's home screen.  This year Major League Baseball has done one better and created shortcuts for each teams individual mobile pages.  Much in the fashion of the old shortcut, the new shortcuts take you to mobile-optimized sites to deliver scores, stats,...

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BBOS version 4.5 coming to O2 on April 9th?!

This rumor might not be for those of us on North American carriers, but it's surely a good sign for all of us if it pans out to be true... a reliable tipster from the UK has pointed me to O2's BlackBerry OS Download Page. Take a look at the notes: For the Curves and 8800s it says "Future Software Expected April 08", while for the 8100 and 8700s it says April/May 08. It definitely seems like 02...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Get Your Holiday Wallpapers!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Get Your Holiday Wallpapers!

Geez, with all of the excitement of passing the 100,000 member mark, I nearly forgot that today is St. Patrick's day! Though now that I think about it, it does make sense that a site named CrackBerry reach a big milestone on a holiday associated with drinking :-) I just took a quick scout around our user-contributed wallpaper galleries and sure enough found a lot of images to help...

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Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-655 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-655 Bluetooth Headset

The Only Bluetooth Headset with the BlackBerry Name On It!  Innovative and sleek, the Blackberry HS-655 delivers Plantronics technology in a stylish BlackBerry livery. With 128-bit encryption for enhanced privacy and digital signal processing the HS-655 features advanced technology in one of the most attractive packages out there. The fact that it bears the BlackBerry logo means you can...

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100,000 Reasons to Celebrate!!!

100,000 Reasons to Celebrate!!!

w00t! CrackBerry.com now has 100,000 members!! Just a couple of week's after celebrating our first birthday we have now broken the 100,000 member mark. The first few months were nice steady growth, but take a look at our Registered Members Trend's chart and you'll see that in recent months CrackBerry.com has been growing crazy fast. Great job to everyone in spreading the CrackBerry.com...

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In Memory of Russell Shaw

In Memory of Russell Shaw

This is sad news for the BlackBerry World... I just found out tech journalist and BlackBerry guru Russell Shaw passed away on Friday, March 14th. He was on a reporting trip in San Jose, traveling from his home base in Portland, Oregon. Russell wrote on a variety of topics, but in the BlackBerry space you could find him writing originally for BBHub and more recently for ZDNet covering The...

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Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 001

Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 001

Hey Everyone, Click here! This is my first official blog post since joining the Crack Team. In case you don't recognize the name, I'm a member of the moderation team in the CrackBerry Forums where I'm always willing to help out with your BlackBerry questions! When I'm not in the forums or read'n the blogs, I'm usually browsing through CrackBerry.com's Wallpaper and Ringtone galleries or...

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Formula 1 Season Begins; Lewis Hamilton is a Curve User!

Formula 1 Season Begins; Lewis Hamilton is a Curve User!

left: Maclaren's Lewis Hamilton uses a BlackBerry Curve right: Ferrari driven by Kimi Raikonen with RIM Sponsorship Photoshopped On (note: RIM doesn't sponsor F1...I just REALLY THINK THEY SHOULD) Formula 1 fans are excited this weekend as today marks the return of the racing season! After an exciting qualifying session the starting grid has now been set for Australian Grand Prix. More for...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 14th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 14th, 2008!

Lots to talk about this week. I've gone ahead and added a new 'cool' section to our weekly roundup. If you're a golfer you will want to scroll down to check it out this week :) NEW SOFTWARE Cortado Fax for BlackBerry For a lot of businesses, faxes still play an important part of their business communication. The Cortado Fax Premium service provides you with a reliable and speedy fax...

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India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban: Negotiations to Continue

India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban: Negotiations to Continue

All is happy in India once again. For now. In an interview today, India's telecommunications secretary Siddhartha Behura commented: “There is no question of banning at this point.” Behura then went on to assure everyone the government is working out the issues with the four mobile service providers and RIM executives. The BlackBerry is distributed in India by Reliance Communications, BPL...

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