Review: Ring2 Conferencing for BlackBerry

Review: Ring2 Conferencing for BlackBerry

It’s time for the monthly sales meeting. As your company has grown across the country, it isn’t easy for everyone to assemble under one roof. This can become quite frustrating. You may find yourself playing elementary school roll call, or dealing with a noisy background from someone who has dialed in.  Someone may put the call on hold or even not “show up.” In rare cases, you may even have...

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Blipsocial - Beta Testers Wanted!

Blipsocial - Beta Testers Wanted!

I just received an email from Rish looking for some beta-testing help from all of the CrackBerry Addicts out there... "We saw some of the great feedback your users have provided other beta products. We recently released a beta version of our BlackBerry product and would love to get some of the CrackBerry.com users to try it out and provide us with feedback. Can you help us get the...

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BlackBerry Thunder Rolls with OS4.7; Desktop Manager 4.7 Gets Ready in Anticipation

I wasn't the only one up late last night writing up some blog posts... it seems our bud Jibi posted a couple of new BlackBerry Thunder and 4.7 tid bits... the BlackBerry Thunder is definitely the BlackBerry 9500, features a 360 by 480 resolution screen (bigger than iPhone or iPhone 3G) and will be rolling with OS version 4.7 in likely preparation for the Thunder, Desktop Manager 4.7 has...

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Fireworks on your BlackBerry this 4th of July!

Fireworks on your BlackBerry this 4th of July!

Who doesn't love Fireworks or Free BlackBerry apps? The folks at Astraware just sent word letting us know their Free Fireworks application (aka screensaver) is now available for the BlackBerry: Astraware Fireworks is a simple FREE application, showing sequences of fireworks flying and exploding into the air. As 4th July is traditionally a time for fireworks and celebrations in the USA...

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BlackBerry Unite! Now Available to USA BB Users!

BlackBerry Unite! Now Available to USA BB Users!

In the RIM 1st Quarter Results conference call last week Jim Balsillie made mention that BlackBerry Unite! would soon be rolled out to the larger BlackBerry community and it looks like Jim's word is coming true... Those of you in the USA can can now visit BlackBerry.com to download BlackBerry Unite!. Previously you had to be on a Canadian IP to grab it. If you're not familiar with Unite...

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Farewell to the DevBerry Blog: MSG to RIM - Do Something!

Farewell to the DevBerry Blog: MSG to RIM - Do Something!

This post is a little depressing for me to write (as it may be for you to read), but it needs to be made...  After nearly a year of informative and insightful posts, the DevBerry blog has bid the blogosphere a final farewell. For those not familiar with the site, the no-nonsense articles posted by developer/author Neil Sainsbury have cut to the core of the BlackBerry development...

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Rogers iPhone vs. BlackBerry Rate Comparison

Rogers iPhone vs. BlackBerry Rate Comparison

  It must be Canada day. This will be the third CrackBerry.com post in a row for our Canadian readers. Two big things here... our buds at BBCool put together a couple of sweet charts comparing the least and most expensive data/voice plans for the the iPhone 3G and BlackBerry, based on the most recently announced BlackBerry data plans and iPhone 3G value packs. Check it out after the jump...

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Happy Canada Day, Eh!!

Happy Canada Day, Eh!!

To all of the BlackBerry users north of the border  reading this, have a Happy Canada Day! And while you should be putting the BBs out of site for 24 hours to give family and friends your undivided attention, I'm sure many most all of you will all work at least a few minutes of CrackBerry time in between fireworks, BBQs, beers and the beach (let me guess...you're reading this on Viigo!)....

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BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers on July 25th!

BlackBerry Bold Coming to Rogers on July 25th!

Update: Sounds like the 25th is the day Rogers will put out a press releae and announce availability of ordering to its dealers. Should be able to buy on the 29th if things go according to plan. Cory dropped word of the Rogers BlackBerry Bold release date in our latest CrackBerry.com Podcast. With the date now out there for all those to hear, it's time for me to do my part and put it up in...

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Google Mobile Improves Search Results for BlackBerry

Rob Stacey, Software Engineer and Steve Cheng, Product Manager of Google dropped word on the Google Mobile Blog a few days back that they have improved the search results pages for BlackBerry users in the US. These new improvements are designed to help you find the information you want more easily: Improved comprehensiveness: Our mobile search now incorporates results from Product Search,...

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Podcast Episode 016: Rogers Bold Release Date Unveiled!

Podcast Episode 016: Rogers Bold Release Date Unveiled!

In Podcast Episode 016, Craig and I are joined by special guest Cory Scheuer who brings us word, leaked straight from Rogers headquarters, of the consumer release date for the Rogers BlackBerry Bold! Over the course of the episode we cover lots of other BB news and even speculate on T-Mobile BlackBerry KickStart pricing (all signs point to this BlackBerry flip phone...

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Awesome New PlayStation 3 Theme for BlackBerry!

Awesome New PlayStation 3 Theme for BlackBerry!

I took a stroll through the ShopCrackBerry.com software store before heading to bed last night and came across this new BlackBerry theme by a new BlackBerry theme developer... The PlayStation 3 theme by CS Designs is TOTALLY AWESOME. Just about every single graphic has been customized. The shortcuts are very PS3-like and the zoom-in rollover effects are nice. The color scheme carries...

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BIS 2.5 FAQ: Everything You Wanted to Know and More!

Ronen just posted these links to the following guides at BlackBerry.com and I thought it would be a good idea to feature them here in the CrackBerry blogs as well. So if you want to learn more about BIS 2.5 (how to set it up, what you can/can't do) and more, check out the guides below: What is required to get BIS 2.5 to work Be on BIS, OS4.5+, Resend Service Books! New features you get...

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BlackBerry Safe Mode: No More "Nuked" or "Bricked" BlackBerrys?!!  And Other OS Developments...

Jibi dropped some interesting news this weekend about some new features RIM is working on incorporating into the BlackBerry operating system. Let's start with my favorite (assuming it functions the way I hope it will): BlackBerry Safe Mode: Jibi is saying the BlackBerry Javelin will ship with OS 4.6.1 and that 4.6.1 will be the first device to include Safe Mode, which can be invoked by...

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North America BIS 2.5 Upgrade Complete: Say Hello to Native HTML Email Viewing (OS 4.5 Required)!

RIM completed their upgrades to BIS 2.5 in North America this weekend. If you're not running OS 4.5 on your BlackBerry much of this won't benefit you just yet (have patience, the widespread 4.5 rollout is coming!), but for those of you that are, a whole bunch of new features have just come your way, including HTML Email Viewing! The image above tells the tale. On your left you have the...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 015

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 015

WOW! What a week!! Passing 200,000 members sure is fun. Free themes, a contest, a BlackBurry song, and a new CrackBerry Launcher. This week's picks will be the icing on the cake! Read on for the best in FREE MEDIA for your BlackBerry!  BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS  Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked some new ones and old ones. I hope you enjoy my top picks...

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September Availability of 4.5 for BlackBerry Smartphones?!

September Availability of 4.5 for BlackBerry Smartphones?!

The BG just posted up some slides from a RIM BlackBerry BIS 2.5 presentation. It's mainly old hat for all the CrackBerrys reading this, but of real interest is the slide above. It looks like OS4.5 will be available for all BlackBerrys in September. I don't think this necessarily means we will all have to wait until September to get it (Vodafone already has it), more so that the OS4.5 carrier...

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Reminder: Planned BlackBerry Outage in the Americas

Via DataOutages.com: Maintenance Summary: BlackBerry Internet Service v2.4 upgrade to v2.5 Impact: BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages, use the BlackBerry Internet Service web site, or perform activities such as creating new accounts, accessing their Internet mailbox, integrating third-party email accounts, or viewing email attachments during...

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Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update

Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update

Earlier this week we posted on the release of Vlingo for BlackBerry. For those who have been able to set up the application successfully, the feedback has been very postive (many are absolutely LOVING IT). On the other hand, many BlackBerry users have been frustrated to date with the Vlingo experience, or lack of experience as it were... as there have been issues for some in setting up the...

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BlackBerry Flip Phone Flips Numbers: KickStart is now the 8220; Seawolf is the 8210

Instead of partying it up on a Friday night, our pal Jibi decided to blog up some interesting news... It seems the BlackBerry KickStart and Seawolf (GPS-equipped version of the KickStart), formerly believed to be the BlackBerry 9100 and 9110, are now the 8220 and 8210, respectively. This actually makes sense to me. It's apparent the BlackBerry flip phone is going to be a low-cost entrant...

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