Review: Empower HTML Viewer Pro Edition

Review: Empower HTML Viewer Pro Edition

If you are searching for an alternative to viewing email on your BlackBerry, Empower's HTML Viewer Pro edition should definitely be considered. It only seemed to be a short while ago when this was available in Beta, my how time flies. If you are like me, you would agree that not being able to view HTML emails on your BB natively is a bit of a nuisance. Not all emails are simple...

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BlackBerry 101: The CrackBerry.com Desktop Launcher

BlackBerry 101: The CrackBerry.com Desktop Launcher

Last week in our BlackBerry 101 lecture we pointed you towards the CrackBerry forums, where our moderator Trevor has been hard at work building the CrackBerry Forums How To thread. Since the last lecture he's added a few more lessons, so be sure to drop by and check it out. If you're a new member to CrackBerry.com or are getting your BlackBerry-using colleagues to join the site, this is one...

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Mac Users: Microsoft Entourage 2008 Missing BlackBerry Syncing Features

Mac Users: Microsoft Entourage 2008 Missing BlackBerry Syncing Features

Our friends over at Mactropolis have reported that some real notable features have been dropped from Microsoft Entourage 2008. If you use your BlackBerry with a Mac this isn't good news at all. Basically, in this iteration of Entourage direct syncing has been disabled. On top of that, plug-in support has been disabled as well. Plug-in support had allowed BlackBerry/Mac users to run such apps...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Makes its way to the UK on Vodafone

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Makes its way to the UK on Vodafone

Spain has it, Canada will have it in a few days, Italy will have it soon... And now it's coming to the UK. Looks like the US may very well be the last to get their hands on the 8110! Vodafone is offering the 8110 from Free to £102.13. Plans are starting at £27, and you get 12 months of Vodafone Sat Nav service included. Key Features of Vodafone Sat Nav: Real-time GPS satellite navigation...

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Review: Replacement Battery Cover for BlackBerry Curve

Review: Replacement Battery Cover for BlackBerry Curve

When Your BlackBerry Takes a Beating, Think Replacement Parts! Whether you baby your BlackBerry or abuse it there will likely come a time in your BlackBerry-ownership life where you will be in need of a replacement battery cover. Maybe you'll drop your BlackBerry on the ground and the battery cover will fly off and get stepped on, or you'll accidentally key it carrying it in your purse,...

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Fill Out a Survey, Get 50% Off Your Next Bplay Purchase

I received an email from Bplay yesterday letting me know they needed my help! Here's what it said: Dear Magmic Games/Bplay Customer: We need your help! In an effort to deliver our customers better mobile entertainment products, we are interested in learning more about you and your preferences with respect to entertainment products for use on a BlackBerry or smartphone device. To do...

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Rogers Rumors Coming True - BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED BlackBerry Curve 8310

Rogers Rumors Coming True - BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED BlackBerry Curve 8310

It looks like two of our three recent Rogers Rumors are coming true. Rogers distributors, dealers and reps will be getting their hands on the new Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8310 demos any day now if they haven't already. Now we just have to wait for Rogers to release a WiFi-enabled BlackBerry. It just doesn't seem to be a priority for them! As for these...

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Mobile Firefox Coming in 2008

Mobile Firefox Coming in 2008

Mozilla has been working on a mobile version of their Firefox browser. And now they have released initial designs of Mobile Firefox’s user interface. The design considers two classes of devices: touch screen enabled devices and devices where screen navigation is performed with a keyboard or similar. Looking at the non-touchscreen devices, there are some interesting notes about how the UI will...

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And CrackBerry.com's Most Downloaded Wallpaper is...

And CrackBerry.com's Most Downloaded Wallpaper is...

CrackBerry.com's free BlackBerry Wallpaper Maker Tool and User-Contributed BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery have been big successes, with hundreds of wallpapers being generated each day and shared with our member community.  The Wallpaper gallery now has thousands of wallpapers in it with many more on the way (it's become a full-time job just to moderate and publish contributed wallpapers - the...

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Stakes Raised in the Mobile Browser Game - Enter SkyFire

Stakes Raised in the Mobile Browser Game - Enter SkyFire

A couple weeks back I went off on a RANT about the web browser that ships standard on BlackBerrys, basically saying that it's nothing to brag about and that while there is a place for optimized web browsing (necessary for those who have limited data/speed) what the world now wants is full-web browsing on a smartphone. In that article I named the iPhone's Safari browser the best of class...

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BBGeeks BlackBerry Geek Contest

BBGeeks BlackBerry Geek Contest

Our friends at BBGeeks have been pretty good to ole CrackBerry.com since they launched a few months back - letting their readers know whats going on at CrackBerry with our promotions and free galleries and forums and such. It's only fair that we return the favor and announce the promo they're running in which you can win yourself a New BlackBerry, a year of hosted email, and a free license for...

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Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

In an odd bit of news, we have learned that Asif Ali Zardari, husband of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has retained her BlackBerry and keeps it with him. Zardiri is currently using the device to send messages to party leaders. "I learnt that you were one of those fortunate persons with whom she often communicated through this instrument for furthering the cause for...

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EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

If you live in the European Union, chances are you've already heard of the recent win the EU had against the International Roaming Department. The deal has called for outgoing rates to be capped at €0.49 about 66 cents, while incoming calls top out at €0.24 about 33 cents. That's awesome... But there's more. The EU is still looking for more ways to reduce its citizens wireless bills. (Good news...

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First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

Earlier this week, new CrackBerry.com member and first time BlackBerry owner Posum posted in the forums the thread First Ten things I should do to my new BB.  Posum's question: This is my first Blackberry, it is the Pearl from Verizon. I was wondering what are the first things I should do to it settings wise to make it run it's best. The thread has received some good responses from...

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It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

Seems as though the folks over at Bell have been busy recently. Bell is getting rid of their old 8703e stock by giving them away (sort of). For every BlackBerry 8130 or 8830 they sell, they are giving away four 8703e's. Not bad for the business that wants to keep in touch or equip a small sales force in a hurry. Thankfully Bell is also offering help on the data plan side of things. We all...

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Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

I reported the other day on ColorWare, a cool service that lets you send in your Berry for cool color customizations. I've got another goodie for you today. If you thought that was cool, this one takes it to the next level. How about decking your Pearl out in rich Porsche red leather? Well, thanks to Goldstriker you can do just that. As you can see from the picture, almost the entire back is...

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Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Update: The Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is now on Verizon's Website.  As I had reported previously, a Pink BlackBerry Pearl was rumored to be making a debut in the near future. Rumor no more, the Pink 8130 will be hitting Verizon stores starting tomorrow. The proof is in this press release from RIM. As the press release puts it: "Perfect for the fashion-forward professional on-the-go,...

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GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

Long time software developer iambic has finally entered the BlackBerry game with the release of GoogHelper and Tipper for BlackBerry. Iambic has been developing for pretty much every other smartphone platform to date, so its nice to see them finally giving us BlackBerry users some love. GoogHelper is a snappy utility that helps quickly launch various Internet searches using mobile...

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Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

New York Times blogger John Tierny posted a Gadget Addiction story yesterday based on the Five Signs of Gadget Addiction, as developed by John O’Neill, director of addictions services for the Menninger Clinic. According to O'Neill, the five signs are: You’d rather text than talk face-to-face. You can’t leave home without it. You can’t relax without constantly checking for email or messages...

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Hang On To Those Stocks!

Hang On To Those Stocks!

RIM takes a beating in stock market turmoil We all love our BlackBerrys for sure, but the maker of the little device needs a little more love after the company took a beating on stock markets amid some major turmoil on world markets. Research in Motion trades on the Toronto Stock Market (TSX) and on Tuesday and Wednesday that market took everyone on a wild ride . RIM, by virtue of its...

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