Lazaridis, Balsillie Make Forbes Billionaire List

Lazaridis, Balsillie Make Forbes Billionaire List

Last week we at CrackBerry reported the accounting woes of RIM and how Jim Balsillie stepped down as Chairman (he remains co-CEO). But we are thinking he probably isn’t losing a lot of sleep. On Friday, Forbes Magazine published their annual list of the world’s richest people and guess who showed up? The founders of Research In Motion, and the creators of the BlackBerry, Mike Lazaridis and...

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RIM's Kavelman Challenges Buble to Karaoke Sing-Off

RIM's Kavelman Challenges Buble to Karaoke Sing-Off

Although Buble undoubtedly thrashed Kavelman with his rendition of 'summer wind' at a local karaoke bar in Waterloo, Kavelman was happy with his performance. "I gave it all I had, but in the end, Michael was just too much for me." In the coming months, Kavelman plans to challenge world competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi to a duel with poutine as the food of choice.

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BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Productivity - FedEx and UPS Package Tracking

BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Productivity - FedEx and UPS Package Tracking

So I’m waiting for a package to arrive. I shipped it from Amazon (Office Space and Gross Pointe Blank). I know it’s shipped, and I have a tracking number. Cool. I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I sort of obsess over tracking my package progress. Normally I just log in to the UPS or FedEx websites on my computer and enter my tracking number. I’ve had times where I go to check my delivery...

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One Berry. One Britney. One Beer.

One Berry. One Britney. One Beer.

Britney gives us a visual checklist of all those things a superstar needs when in rehab. Here, Britney checks herself out for the third time in as many weeks with the things she holds dear. 1. Journal in which to write 12 step progress and meaningful lyrics. Check. 2. Wedding Ring. Cus you love K-Fed so much n’all. Check 3. Cheap lighter. To see in the dark and not to light up. Check...

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CrackBerry On The Radio

CrackBerry On The Radio

A big thanks to the everyone at the Morning Edition of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio. This morning, yours truly “ a true CrackBerry head” was interviewed about CrackBerry.com and we got to talk about the tremendous response we have been getting as well as some of the features of the site and the nature of crackberry addiction. So thanks to Terry McLeod and the producers (Leighton...

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Why wait for the iPhone? Get an iBerry today!!!

Why wait for the iPhone? Get an iBerry today!!!

I'm a creature of habit. I get into my routines and don't like to mess with them. Wake up, Check Email, Exercise, Check Email, Eat Breakfast, Check Email, Shower, Check Email, yada, yada, yada. When it comes to my blackberry device, I'm not one to change the wallpaper, theme, or ringtone very often. For me to even attempt to change things up, it needs to be something that I REALLY like. And,...

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Kragesoft Chess Engine

Kragesoft Chess Engine

If you are looking for something a little more cerebral than knocking bricks out of the air and, like me, are not too adept at Sudoko, then there is always chess. One of the oldest games in the world is, fortunately, well suited to our electronic age and especially suited to mobile devices. It doesn't require a lot of memory, doesn't require a fast thumb, you can take your eyes off the screen...

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You Know you Have too Much Money When...

You Know you Have too Much Money When...

Russia has its fair share of gazillionaires these days. And their tastes run from cool, European sophistication to the type of style sense that would make even the worst subject of “Cribs” throw up. We at CrackBerry.com think the phone just slides into the sophisticated camp, but the box is definitely in the later. Nokia introduced the 8800 Sirocco Edition recently but has now upped the ante...

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What is Better than a CrackBerry? Two CrackBerries

What is Better than a CrackBerry? Two CrackBerries

Jamie Foxx can seem to do no wrong these days. From an Oscar winning turn in “Ray,” overshadowing Tom Cruise in “Collateral” and last year holding his own among the outstanding ladies of “Dreamgirls,” the actor is on top of his game. He is so in demand he actually needs two CrackBerries to keep up with the offers. Here he is at the wrap-party for the new movie “Unpredictable” filming in...

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RIM Fallout Continues

RIM Fallout Continues

The fall out from the big accounting mess announced on Monday by Research In Motion continues. RIM, makers of the BlackBerry released the results of a seven-month internal review on Monday, saying it identified hundreds of options granted to employees between 2002 and 2006 that were issued with “incorrect measurement dates” Employees were given the right to acquire as many as 4.6 million...

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The Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics

The Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics

Looking for a new cellphone? Are you Linux Fanatic? Well then, this may be of interest too you. Ministry of Tech had a neat piece on 'The 5 Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics'. I gotta say, some of these do look pretty cool. The Grundig B700 has a nice stylish blackberry look, but has a built in 2 Mega Pixel digital camera, as well as mp3 and fm radio playback. Some nice looking devices....

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CrackBerry.com on Manitoba's SuperStation CJOB

CrackBerry.com on Manitoba's SuperStation CJOB

Thanks to Richard Cloutier over at CJOB for having me on his radio show this morning.  We had a grand ole time talking about CrackBerry.com.  If you head over to the CJOB.com Audio Vault , you can listen to the show. Choose the March 7th, 10am segment.  The CrackBerry.com piece is about 5 minutes in length, and starts 35:15 into the live replay feed.

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New Red Pearl Expected

New Red Pearl Expected

The latest rumors making the rounds are on the release of a new red BlackBerry in the very near future. Well, we have a blue, white, black and silver BlackBerry already so why not red. Personally, I am holding out for the champagne colored one. Pretentious? Moi? Apparently, employees at Cingular have noticed a sales item on their new price lists indicating the price of a new Red 8100 Pearl...

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Is Your Berry Ready For Daylight Savings Time?

Is Your Berry Ready For Daylight Savings Time?

This year, the powers that be have decided to change the onset of Daylight Savings Time in North America. And the potential problems for computers and smartphones such as the BlackBerry have some people warning about a mini Y2K problem. Fool me once etc…so we are not worrying too much about the end of the world and 747s dropping out of the sky. However, if you own an earlier version...

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Google Phone Coming?

Google Phone Coming?

It seems like Google is trying too diversify their portfolio some more, like they don't have enough projects on the go already? Nevertheless, rumors report that Google and Samsung are teaming up on a new phone to compete with the upcoming IPhone, possibly named the Google Switch. The phone seems to be a complete touch screen device, but does not seem as flashy or sleek as the IPhone. Could...

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Hurry Hard!!!! Curling for your BlackBerry

Hurry Hard!!!!  Curling for your BlackBerry

For all those BlackBerry-abusing Curling Fans out there (and yes we know you are mainly in Canada, and mainly in Winnipeg at that!), this week marks the 2007 Tim Horton's Brier, which this year is being played at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario (not that far away from RIM's headquarters!). In honor of the occassion I thought I would bring everyone's attention to a game that's been on...

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New Blackberry 8300 Daytona Discovered

New Blackberry 8300 Daytona Discovered

These photos cropped up this week on a Spanish website. They are of the new BlackBerry 8300, which has the zippy codename of “Daytona.” It is a fine looking device that blends the best of the 8700 with the Pearl. This demo version --- it says Evaluation Unit Not For Sale on the back—features a 2.0 mexapixel camera, GPS, and Wi-Fi. This would be one of the new models RIM is breaking this...

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All The Hottest Stars Are Carrying Them

All The Hottest Stars Are Carrying Them

In 2006, Amanda Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25". Last month 2007 Bynes was named to Forbes annual list of Entertainment's Richest Celebrities under 21. Rounding out the top 5 at number 5, Amanda was listed as profiting $2.5 million dollars last year. She the star of 'She's The Man' and 'Hairspray.' Oh and what is that in her hand? Yep, the latest BlackBerry...

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CNET's Review of the BlackBerry 8800

Since we're still waiting to get our hands on an 8800, we'll have to direct you in the meantime to CNET's review...you can't argue with an 8.0/10!  Good job RIM! Read CNET's Review Here.  

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