BlackBerry Case Review: Speck Products SeeThru Case and Holster for the BlackBerry Curve Series

To Protect and Preserve (the original look) OK,  You just got the BlackBerry Curve – one of the slimmest, coolest and hottest Smartphones on the planet. Depending on the model, you paid anywhere from $99.00 to $250 or more for it. You hold it in your hand and it feels so nice, thin and…..fragile. You don’t want to drop it, but we all drop our BlackBerry at some point.  So, you need a case...

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Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part II

Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part II

Part I of Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis was a BIG HIT, and Part II is now up at our sibling site TreoCentral.com to deliver the knockout punch. Head on over and take a read (you can report back here with comments, or leave them at TC). Enjoy! Read Part I of Treo vs. BlackBerry >> Read Part II of Treo vs. BlackBerry >>

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Movidity Expands Video Solutions for BlackBerry

Movidity Expands Video Solutions for BlackBerry

Movidity's Movy.tv has been around for a few months now, and they seem to finally have the kinks worked out to support Blackberry devices (Press Release after the jump). A YouTube of sorts for mobile devices, Movy.tv allows users to upload and stream multimedia content on cell phone, PDAs, BlackBerrys and other supported devices.  Movy.tv totes itself at "The worlds first and only cross-...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Arrives at ATT?!

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Arrives at ATT?!

Update, 11:00am: Finally a PRESS RELEASE. It's happened. Read it after the jump. That's the end of this blog post for now until we see what happens on the consumer side. Original Post, 12:30am: It "sounds" like one of the North American GSM carriers got a hold of the next-gen Pearl. According to Crave, AT&T has announced that they are now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, the GSM/WiFi...

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Will Cooler Heads Prevail? No BlackBerry Ban 'YET' in India

Will Cooler Heads Prevail? No BlackBerry Ban 'YET' in India

The government of India has decided not to ban BlackBerry services while it holds talks with RIM and carriers to find a way to monitor emails sent from the device. A meeting has been held between the telecom department officials in India, mobile operators, RIM executives and security agencies. They have reportedly decided that a method would be found for lawful interception of data sent...

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CrackBerry.com Newsletter #8

CrackBerry.com Newsletter #8

This morning I sent out CrackBerry.com Newsletter Issue #8, but I made a little faux pas... I accidentally put "Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition" within the email subject line as part of newsletter's description, and realized after the fact the terms ".com" and "edition" when placed within a subject line together tend to trip off spam filters. So if you normally receive the CrackBerry.com bi-...

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Indian Government Threatens RIM With Network Shutdown

Indian Government Threatens RIM With Network Shutdown

For all BlackBerry users over in India, it's time to hold your breath (but not for too long). Reports all over the web are surfacing that the Indian Government is demanding RIM either allows it to decrypt all emails or shut down the entire Indian Berry network at the end of this month. The Indian government wants to monitor all incoming and outgoing BlackBerry email in the country. That's pretty...

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T-Mobile coming to Canada in 2009?!

I wasn't expecting to read this when I got out of bed this morning... BoyGenius has dropped word (and drawn up the nice logo above that I borrowed for this post) that Duetsche Telekom will bring T-Mobile to Canada in 2009. The info came to the BG via tipster, so it is unconfirmed. From BG: Deutsche Telekom has been pre-approved for a financing and protocol agreement which will allow them to...

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Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part I

Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part I

Over the past few months I have noticed an increasing number of our site members are actually ex-Treo Users who have made the switch to BlackBerry. The article that follows details one man's experiences of making the switch from a Palm Treo 755p to a BlackBerry 8830 and his battles and observations along the way. The analysis is in-depth so we've split the article into two parts. Part II is...

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Lazaridis Comments on Recent Outages and the iPhone

Lazaridis Comments on Recent Outages and the iPhone

Our friends at SearchMobileComputing had a chance recently to sit down with Mike Lazaridis at the Gartner's Wireless and Mobile Summit in Chicago. The conversation was quite interesting, touching on the outages and new competition from the iPhone. When asked about the recent outages, Lazaridis replied: "We got a lot of criticism as to why we couldn't tell what happened within the first two...

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It's HERRRE.... Pearl "2" users can now pick up the Seidio 1250 mAh OEM-sized extended battery from our ShopCrackBerry.com store. List price is $49.95, but it rings in at $42.95 and should add considerable life to your Pearl 8110, 8120, or 8130. Here's the official verbage from Seidio: This 1250mAh OEM Sized Extended Life Battery for the Blackberry Pearl II (8110/8120/8130) will not...

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Review: Mobiola Screen Capture v2.5 for BlackBerry

Review: Mobiola Screen Capture v2.5 for BlackBerry

Throughout the forums, reviews and blogs you may have encountered screen shots that look like they have been taken directly from a BlackBerry. Well actually yes, they have been. Warelex, who welcomes you to “Harness the mobile revolution”  presents Mobiola Screen Capture v2.5 for the BlackBerry. Warelex has an impressive line of mobile software under their belt, granting your mobile...

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BlackBerry Music Store from Puretracks Coming April 1st

BlackBerry Music Store from Puretracks Coming April 1st

Puretracks is a large music provider... They have contracts with many of the big labels including Sony, EMI and Universal to name a few. They have the 'ammunition' to launch a killer store... and now it looks like the dream is becoming a reality. This new store will be dubbed 'Puretracks Mobile Edition' and will be available for use to all of us BlackBerry 8100, 8300 and 8800 series users....

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BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming Soon to Telus?!

BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming Soon to Telus?!

I love slip-ups and I love photoshop. And it seems yesterday either somebody at Telus slipped up, or else somebody who was bored did some photoshopping. Either way, the story hit the blogosphere, so I thought I'd toss it up as blog post of hope for everyone on CDMA carriers waiting desperately for the 8330 Curve to be released.  So if this it true, it seems somebody at Telus posted the 8330...

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Pointstreak Mobile Released for the BlackBerry

Poinstreak is a new app that allows users to record live game stats during live sporting events and deliver game info to the net via the BlackBerry. The advantage of Poinstreak is league or game scorekeepers can record game stats as they happen from their BlackBerry and deliver them instantly to the internet OTA. Cool! Prior to this new app, the only other somewhat cool option to accomplish...

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Podcast Episode 003 - RIM's New Enterprise Challenge

Podcast Episode 003 - RIM's New Enterprise Challenge

"You are now listening to CrackBerry.com, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!" This podcast we are joined by Dieter Bohn, editor of the iPhone-dedicated website PhoneDifferent.com to talk about Apple's SDK Launch event and the announcement they are coming after the Enterprise market....

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Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 Details Emerging from CeBIT Exhibitors Floor

Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 Details Emerging from CeBIT Exhibitors Floor

Looks like more details are starting to emerge regarding the highly anticipated BlackBerry 9000... Thanks to the CeBIT Fair over in Hannover, Germany this past week. The RIM booth had some very juicy details to share with the crowds on the exhibition floor. It has been reported that all devices at the show were running OS 4.5 and all were running smooth with the exception of the 8700. Also...

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Accessory Review: Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headphones/Headset

A Great Wireless Headphone/Headset Combo! The more technologically advanced our BlackBerry devices get, the more we can begin to replace other gadgets and eliminate the need for multiple devices.  Now, I’m not yet ready to ditch my iPod – but I am getting closer.  Now that I have a 4GB Memory Card (and soon an even larger one) I can take quite a bit of music with me on the road.  My...

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Telus Launches BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Black

Telus Launches BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Black

They've done did it. Telus has launched the Pearl 8130 in Black. With this addition, Telus now offers the 8130 in Pink, Gray and Black. You can pick one up on a 3-year contract for $99.99, a 2-year contract for $399.99, a 1-year contract for $449.99, and a no-contract price of $499.99. Jeez, I wonder if they want you to sign a 3-year deal? :) For more details and specs on the BlackBerry...

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Making the Case for Using a Protective BlackBerry Case

Making the Case for Using a Protective BlackBerry Case

Oops, I did it again. I'm starting to realize the weekend (specifically Friday/Saturday nights that I choose to go "out on the town") is a dangerous time for my BlackBerry. On this occasion, I was taking in the once-a-year festivities offered up via the 2008 Mens Canadian Curling Championship. I was at the Brier Patch (Trooper was playing - they can still Rock Hard!) when I walked out of a...

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