RIM To Arrive in China Before End of Q1 2008

RIM To Arrive in China Before End of Q1 2008

As I reported the other day, rumor had it that RIM was going to hit mainland China somewhat soon. A report today from the Shanghai Daily seems to confirm this. I'm not going to mince words here, this is what the paper had to say: "BlackBerry phones will be available on the Chinese mainland for the first time by the end of first quarter, said the country's major distributor China Mobile...

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Hands Up! Now Give Me Your BlackBerry!

Hands Up! Now Give Me Your BlackBerry!

Joseph Mallia of newsday reported yesterday that 3 men are facing criminal charges after they used a 12-gauge shotgun to rob a man of his BlackBerry!..... and his wallet. (Ok, Ok, it wasn't all about the BlackBerry!) Apparently the 3 men approached the victim late monday night, held him up with a shotgun, and then stole the Berry and his wallet. They quickly sped off in a silver BMW. This...

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Track Your Footprints With GPSed

Here's an interesting new app I discovered today. It's called GPSed, and basically it allows you to Map your 'GPS Tracks' from your GPS enabled Berry. Looks like GPSed is very compatible with the BlackBerry. On their download page you can download the mobile application for everything from the 8830 to the 5810!? Really! Check it out! (And if anyone out there has a 5810 I want to know...

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Empower HTML Email Viewer Going WiFi

Empower HTML Email Viewer Going WiFi

The popular software Empower HTML Email Viewer Pro is a hot seller in our store... And we have a quick update to report on it. We've received word that the developers of Empower have notified beta testers about some bug fixes and new WiFi capabilities. Granted, I'm not sure WiFi is really needed in an app like this... All the same it is good to see developers embracing WiFi as it is surely...

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Revolutionizing Education: Blackboard Coming To The BlackBerry?

College and university students and professors from Louisiana State to Clemson will no doubt be familiar with the Blackboard software platform. Blackboard announced Monday that it will acquire NTI Group (a large mobile messaging provider). So what this means for us here at CrackBerry? Well, it might lead to more BlackBerry centred educational applications in the future. Educational apps here...

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Review: Smartphone Experts TopPouch Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8120, 8130

Protect Your Smartphone Investment!  You took your hard earned cash and bought yourself that BlackBerry Pearl you have admired for so long.  Good for you!  When you hold the Pearl in your hand, you realize that while not fragile, so to speak, this is not a rubberized sturdy phone.  If it were to hit the ground – I would worry about it maintaining its structural integrity or the screen...

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RIM Ready to Rock China?

RIM Ready to Rock China?

The writing is on the wall, and many believe it is only a matter of time before BlackBerry hits the Chinese market. Reutuers is reporting some new and exciting information on the topic. TCL Corp began sending its partner China Mobile BlackBery devices in the fourth quarter of 2007... And now, chinese newspapers are reporting that the devices could go on sale as early as this month! The...

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Motley Fool says... Worst Stock for 2008: Research in Motion

Motley Fool says... Worst Stock for 2008: Research in Motion

Ouch. According to Motley Fool , RIM is in for a tough time, at least as far as their stock price is concerned, as they have named Research in Motion the Worst Stock of 2008. Motley Fool is citing Changing Consumer Tastes, Stretched Valuation and General Economic Woes as challenges that will certainly bring RIM's valuation down this year. The question posed by MF isn't whether the valuation...

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New JiveTalk Beta Supports WiFi

It looks like the good folks at BeeJive have made a Beta of their latest version of Jive Talk available for download. JiveTalk v1.04 brings to the table long-waited support for WiFi (wooHOO!), buddy icons for MSN, Google Talk, Jabber and also fixes a few other bugs. If you want to take the new Beta for a spin, be sure to verify your BlackBerry Operating System Version first, and then head to the...

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Internet Messaging 'Hub' for BlackBerry Users

RIM has created an Internet Messaging portal page for BlackBerry users. It provides a one-stop 'shop' of sorts that allows you to check out the latest IM software available for the Berry... and you can download each app too. Currently offered are: AIM, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo! Instant Messenger and Google Talk. At any rate, you may want to check this out on your browser, so...

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Streaming Video on Your BlackBerry - Enter 'VideoStreams' from QuickPlay Media

Streaming Video on Your BlackBerry - Enter 'VideoStreams' from QuickPlay Media

Today, QuickPlay Media has released VideoStreams, the first free video streaming service for the BlackBerry!  The service includes a solid variety of content from music videos, to extreme sports, comedy and daily horoscopes. When you start using the app, right away you will notice the effect of the 'streaming' technology. No more waiting for content to download. Simply click to play and...

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FranklinCovey's PlanPlus Comes to BlackBerry

FranklinCovey's PlanPlus Comes to BlackBerry

FranklinCovey announced it now includes applications for BlackBerry in its new release of PlanPlus for Microsoft Outlook v.5, the company’s planning and information management application. PlanPlus™ for Microsoft® Outlook includes applications specifically designed for BlackBerry. Their web page says you can prioritize your tasks and keep daily notes all on your devices as well as synchronize...

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NewsGator Go! Now Free for Your BlackBerry

NewsGator Go! Now Free for Your BlackBerry

Now FREE for your BlackBerry is NewsGator Go!, a wonderful mobile RSS reader. With NewsGator Go! you can track and manage all of your RSS news feeds easy as can be on your Berry. One of the handy things about NewGator Go! is it synchronizes with your desktop and most web-based readers. Key Features: Easy one-hand operation Formatted to look great on your BlackBerry Offline Reading...

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Paul Giamatti Hits SimulScribe

Paul Giamatti Hits SimulScribe

I'm not sure on the statistics, but it seems to me in today's online world that Viral PR is more effective and cheaper (hopefully cheaper! though I'm sure there are some companies that pay a lot in hopes of getting picked up virally) than traditional advertising. That said, I feel compelled to play my part in the Viral PR machine and post this story of Paul Giamatti (star of the movie...

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Bing, Bang, Boom! RIM Launches BlackBerry Solution in Bangladesh, Ghana and Madagascar!

It's always good to see a hard working company execute its chosen strategies and achieve solid financial results. For a company like  Research in Motion , two of the strategies that are highly visible right now are growth in the burgeoning consumer market and expansion into new markets. While the holiday season often means a slow down for many companies, that was not the case for RIM. In...

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Seidio Extended Battery for 8300

Seidio Extended Battery for 8300

Seidio just announced a new extended battery for the 8300 now available for pre-order. The 2600mAH battery is supposed to provide approximately 140% more capacity than the 1100mAH OEM battery that came with the BlackBerry 8300. The battery extends the case by 5mm. The door is made from hard plastic with a smooth, rubberized finish, allowing scratch reduction of the door, as well as a...

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Rogers Rumors: Getting the BlackBerry Pearl 8110, 8120 and Red BlackBerry Curve 8310?!

Just got wind of some interesting details from our Rogers source (who has proven to be quite reliable in the past!)... I thought I would share them with you as who doesn't loves rumors heading into the weekend?!?! Rumor #1 - Rogers will get the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 this month! This is the GSM version of the 8130 w/ built in GPS. You can view some of the device details on the leaked Vodafone...

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Make Your BlackBerry Look and Sound like an iPhone

Make Your BlackBerry Look and Sound like an iPhone

Since launching CrackBerry.com nearly a year ago, the iBerry theme has consistently been one of the top downloads and sellers in our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store. To me that means there is a large contingent of BlackBerry Users who want their phones to appear more "iPhone-like". If you're one of the many who want their BlackBerry's to look like an iPhone, be sure to browse the huge...

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RANT: Not Much To Love in BlackBerry's Web Browser

RANT: Not Much To Love in BlackBerry's Web Browser

I couldn't help but laugh and cringe when my BlackBerry Connection Newsletter arrived in my Inbox yesterday. Inside is an article about BlackBerry's recent web browser makeover. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Curve and am a diehard BlackBerry fanatic, but RIM really shouldn't be touting "You're Going to Love What Your Browser Can Do Now!" to the BlackBerry/smartphone using public. When it...

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Earth to Britney - it's not *actually* a CrackBerry!

Earth to Britney - it's not *actually* a CrackBerry!

from the CrackBerry.com Forums... "O MY GOD! She has a lighter in one hand and a BlackBerry in the other. Brit, I know that it's called a CrackBerry, but its not really crack and it doesn't taste like berrys!! You cannot smoke your BB!" 

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