Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Research in Motion has selected Irving, Texas as the home of it's U.S. headquarters. RIM is expected to employ over 1,000 people in the region over the next several years, including roles in research and development, technical support, business operations and administration. "RIM continues to expand its operations to help...

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Big Brother Gets a Make Over

Big Brother Gets A Makeover Corporations and BES admins have always had their eyes over our shoulders, and today the long line of BES software continued as Gwava has come up with Retain For Blackberry Enterprise Server. The longtime developer of various security software has released the software that adds on to the email and text monitoring already present on BES and makes it a breeze for...

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Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Electric Pocket's FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player!

  ** WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: And the 5 Winners of a Free Copy of the FlipSide Music Player are... mjogg11, Heat_Holda, kgbrolic, dstrauss, and Xuli! Winners will be contacted via email (at the addresses used when registering at CrackBerry.com) by an Electric Pocket representative to claim the prize. Congrats to the winners and Thanks to all for participating! ** The Giveaways just won't stop at...

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RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

According to this article, RIM says it will boost its job count to 1,000 in Las Colinas. In March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company began calling its Las Colinas office its defacto U.S. headquarters. It currently employs 104 people there. During a joint news conference with the Greater Dallas Chamber, RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the company is looking to fill professional services jobs...

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BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

Nice timing on this data. With the Smartphone Round Robin now over and the editor's all having nailed down the Pros and Cons of each device and operating platform, Roughly Drafted has posted a story displaying Quarter 3 Smartphone Sales worldwide (good job guys - I'm sure hundreds of blogs will be sending traffic your way on this one!). While the Round Robin didn't declare an "official...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

It seems Engadget Mobile has got word the GSM version of the Pearl, the 8120, will soon be available on T-Mobile. The 8120 shares all of the Pearl "2" benefits of the CDMA 8130 already available across North America (OSv4.3.1, bigger camera, externally accessible microSD slot, improved keyboard, etc.) with the exception being that while the 8130 offers GPS, the 8120 drops that feature in favor...

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BlackBerry Christmas Ringtones, Wallpapers and Themes!

BlackBerry Christmas Ringtones, Wallpapers and Themes!

Christmas is only 10 Days away! If you want to dress up your BlackBerry for the occassion you need not look further than CrackBerry.com. We have a growing assortment of free Christmas Ringtones and Holiday Wallpapers to bring your BlackBerry into the festive spirit, and if you want to be jolliest BlackBerry user on the block you can give CrackBerry.com's Holiday BlackBerry theme a try....

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Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Live in or around Chicago and need that last minute gift for a BlackBerry-addicted friend or family member?  How about a gift card to Halo - The Spa For Men.  Among the rubs, shaves and backscratches sits "The CrackBerry". "The CrackBerry: Pay by the minute chair massage and/or hand and forearm massage for the man on the go who can't put down the crackberry and relax in our spa. Perfect for...

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New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

While all the rumors of late are that RIM is working on a touchscreen device (again, these are still rumors..I have yet to see any concrete evidence other than mock ups), our friend Russel just found a new RIM patent app in the USPTO database that shows a CRAZY looking Angular keyboard on a mobile device. The Patent, entitled Angular Keyboard for a Handheld Mobile Communications Device (go...

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The Smartphone Round Robin Crew Gears Up For the Mobile Computing Authority Podcast

 ** Update: The podcast is now live and ready for listening. Click Here to Listen to the Smartphone Round Robin Podcast with the MCA Crew. All in all a pretty good show and a whole lotta fun! ** This should be fun! In 15 minutes the Smartphone Round Robin crew will be going on "air" with the Mobile Computing Authority gang to record the next episode of their popular biweekly podcast. We'...

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Accessory Review: Innov 8 Systems BerryBUDDY Cradle for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Take Charge of your BlackBerry Pearl 8100 with Style! One of the things I have always wished my BlackBerry came with was a desktop cradle. Back in the days of Palm handhelds and Windows Mobile devices, I often found the cradle as a great accessory – it looked cool as well! BlackBerrys ship with a wall charger and a USB cable – which are both functional, but lack the ability to really...

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Heading out of town this Holiday Season? Before you go "Leaving on a Jet Plane", be sure to check out WorldMate Live. With WorldMate Live on your BlackBerry you will be able to: Get real-time travel notifications so you are the first to know if you flight isn't on schedule. Use the itinerary viewer to check your flights, hotel, car rental and meeting details in an easy to read format...

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Another BlackBerry Outage? Erggg...

According to Inquirer.net, it seems a fire in Canada has damaged RIM's BlackBerry e-mail server link to Phillipines' Carrier Smart Communications, which has affected their customers' BlackBerry push email services. "Smart's Blackberry push e-mail service has been temporarily disrupted due to a fire that has damaged RIM's Blackberry e-mail server link in Canada," Smart said. "The incident has...

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Prima BlackBerry Curve Case Review

Prima BlackBerry Curve Case Review

From time to time, regular readers of our site share their thoughts with us about various products. So we decided, why not give them a voice on our site as guest reviewers. Today’s review comes from long-time reader Suraj. Suraj recently tried out the latest Prima case for the BlackBerry Curve and was kind enough to share his impressions. Read on to see what he has to say… The Prima Case for...

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Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Find My Berry!!!

Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Find My Berry!!!

* Winners Announcement: And the winners are... cnitzken, nimicus, GoCryWolfe, mprice, airshorty20, MetalGie, Maxberry, Chaz, maggie_may and summertyme98. Winners will be contacted by email on how to claim their free copy of Find My Berry. Thanks for participating!! ** It seems December at CrackBerry.com is give stuff away for free month! First the 12 Days of CrackBerry Giveaway launches...

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Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Now that's funny. Just yesterday I made a post that Mobiun was looking for Beta Testers to give their new Mobile Google Calendar sync app a try. AND TODAY...lo and behold, Google themselves have released their own solution!  Fire up your BlackBerry browse and head on over to http://m.google.com/sync and install the Google Sync for mobile application. Once installed, simply click on the...

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Wayne Gets a BlackBerry!

A few weeks back I posted a story that our buddy Wayne over at eWeek was in the market for a new smartphone and was seriously considering a Treo. The CrackBerry.com community responded and sent Wayne a ton of great feedback letting him know it would be a mistake not to consider a BlackBerry. That got Wayne thinking about BlackBerry, and that lead to today's great news... I'm DELIGHTED to say...

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And the 2007 Word of the Year is..... w00t!!!

Call this a nostalgia piece. It was about this time last year when Webster's Dictionary named "CrackBerry" the 2006 New Word of the Year. And while we were hard at work developing CrackBerry.com prior to that announcement, hearing that good news definitely put us into high gear on getting the site ready for launch (can you believe CrackBerry.com is still less than a year old?!). The time has...

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Rogers Rolls Out Voicemail to Text Services - $15/month for Unlimited Transcriptions

Rogers Wireless announced today a national rollout of Voicemail to Text services powered by SpinVox . Delivered on Rogers’ GSM network through SpinVox, the service gives on-the-go professionals quick, easy and convenient access to voicemail messages by accurately converting them to SMS and delivering them in real time to their mobile devices. Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Winners Announcement and Final Round Robin Wrap Up!

Smartphone Round Robin: Winners Announcement and Final Round Robin Wrap Up!

Drum Roll Please… and the Winners of the Smartphone Experts First Annual Smartphone Round Robin are… Grand Prize: RickMG Runners Up: Antoine of MMM, Bla1ze, LFD153 RickMG has won himself a new Smartphone of choice and the Runners Up will each receive $100 to spend in one of the Smartphone Experts stores. You can click on the winners’ names above to see the comments that turned out to...

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