Tungle: Free Outlook Plugin for BlackBerry Users

The newly released Tungle app is an exciting new Outlook plugin. With it you can use your BlackBerry to coordinate meetings between anyone, across multiple platforms. Any BlackBerry user will be able to easily manage and schedule meetings with this new plugin. Tungle will allow users to receive a Tungle meeting invite with a link. Simply click the link to launch a BlackBerry browser session to...

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BlackBerry Bold..err Goldfinger Coming to Italy in July?!

BlackBerry Bold..err Goldfinger Coming to Italy in July?!

Stefano from BBWorld.info sent in an excited-email earlier today letting us know the BlackBerry Bold should be coming to Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) the second week of July. Pricing looks to be on the hefty side, with a model chart listing the 9000 at 450 / 500 Euros depending on the contract length. At today's conversion rates €450 is $710USD (ouch!). However, the same chart lists the 8800...

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WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway!!!!! Win Big!

WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway!!!!! Win Big!

You didn't think I'd come home from WES 2008 empty handed did you? Before the event came to an end I made a final sprint around the Solutions Showcase and gathered up all of the Schwag I could carry and pack into my suitcase.  Luckily, I packed light so I'd have lots of room to bring home the goods so we could give it away to our loyal members!! WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway Contest Details ...

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First Hands On BlackBerry Bold vs. iPhone Comparison

It was painful to do, but for the sake of the Smartphone World I sent my eBay BlackBerry Bold 9000 onto Dieter at our sister site theiPhoneBlog.com to have some fun with. What's the result? Following up on the web's first in-depth Review of the BlackBerry Bold we now have the web's first BlackBerry Bold vs. iPhone Comparison. Earlier this week CNet ran a story where RIM's coCEO Mike...

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Best of WES 2008 - Cracky Awards Show

Best of WES 2008 - Cracky Awards Show

WES 2008 is now over and that means one thing...time to do our CrackBerry.com Best of WES 2008 Awards! And just like last year, the Crackies are given out in important categories such as Busiest Booth, Best Schwag, Every BlackBerry Addict is Gonna Buy One of These, If I Ran a BES I'd Want It!, The No Brainer, and More! Let the Award Show begin! Welcome to CrackBerry.com's Best of WES...

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BlackBerry Gains While US Consumer Mobile Sales Decline

BlackBerry Gains While US Consumer Mobile Sales Decline

Anybody who pays attention to the BlackBerry World would know that the BlackBerry brand is rocking right now and that sales are on fire... but for those of you who want more than fanboy rhetoric just take a look at the most recent findings by the NDP Group. While US consumer mobile phone sales have declined by 22% in the first quarter of 2008, RIM's BlackBerry sales have maintained steady...

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iVista Premium Theme for BlackBerry Pearl, Curve and 88xx

iVista Premium Theme for BlackBerry Pearl, Curve and 88xx

Here ya go theme lovers, this one is SLICK. Z Man Themes, who has already brought the CrackBerry Community a number of cool free themes, has introduced their first Premium BlackBerry Theme, iVista. The iVista theme is created in the standard icon format, but creativity and attention to detail have given it a truly unique look. As you can tell from the images, the top row of shortcuts are...

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The Basics of BlackBerry Themes

The Basics of BlackBerry Themes

One of the most common things people with a new BlackBerry device ask is “how do I change my theme? In this tutorial we will go over everything from start to finish – finding themes, checking compatibility with your device, setup and even what to do if you accidentally “brick” or “nuke” your device. Your BlackBerry ships with a few themes pre-installed, but you can find hundreds for free, as...

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Name the BlackBerry 9000 Contest Winner!

Name the BlackBerry 9000 Contest Winner!

Remember the Guess the Name of this Device Contest? Despite over 200 entries and 300 name suggestions, NOBODY guessed that the BlackBerry 9000 would ultimately be named the BlackBerry Bold. But in true CrackBerry.com fashion, we're going to award a contest winner anyways... and since nobody guessed the actual name the 9000 launched under, we're going to pick the first person on the...

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Watch BlackBerry Training Videos on your BlackBerry

Watch BlackBerry Training Videos on your BlackBerry

Martin from BlackBerry Made Simple joined us on our first Special Edition WES 2008 Podcast to tell us about their new breakthrough product, but in case you missed it, here it is again (it's worth repeating!). BBMS are re-producing and re-sizing their Critically Acclaimed Training Videos so they will look and sound great right on BlackBerry Smartphones. All the newly sized videos have screen...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold and Kickstart by August 1st?!

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold and Kickstart  by August 1st?!

TmoNews says to take this with a "grain of salt", but the word is that T-Mobile is to have a whopping 16 device launches between June 16th and August 1st. Of interest to BlackBerry users, both the Bold & KickStart are on the list! Curve updates (OS4.5) are also slated. [ Source ]

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Eight Blackberry Applications Used by RIM Executives

Eight Blackberry Applications Used by RIM Executives

CIO writer and CB blogger Al Sacco lined up some great face to face time with RIM Executives at WES 2008 and during each interview consistently posed the simple question, What 3rd party apps are you running on your BlackBerry? Weighing in with answers were Jeff McDowell, VP of Global Alliances; David Heit, Director of Software Product Management; and Mr. BlackBerry himself, RIM's President...

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A Look at the AT&T BlackBerry Bold

A Look at the AT&T BlackBerry Bold

There she is. The AT&T BlackBerry Bold is pictured above. Looks pretty standard with the exception of the AT&T wallpaper. I've got to say, it's one sharp looking device... [Editor Update: The BG posted rumors this morning speculating a June 9th - 29th launch date of the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers. Assuming that time window is correct, the wait for the Bold on AT&T may be over...

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Charming Charms for Your BlackBerry Pearl!

Charming Charms for Your BlackBerry Pearl!

Calling All Fashionistas!! The ShopCrackBerry.com store just got into stock a whole bunch of cute / pretty / stylish Charms to help accessorize your BlackBerry Pearl and really make it stand out in a crowd. Prices range from $5.95 to $6.95 for the Mobi Products offering. Keep in mind these are only compatible with the BlackBerry Pearl as it's the only smartphone of the BlackBerry family...

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Garmin Offers Device Lifetime GPS Nagivation for $99.99

Garmin Offers Device Lifetime GPS Nagivation for $99.99

Hate paying monthly subscription fees for your GPS navigation service?  There's now another option. Garmin announced this past Thursday they are now offering a Lifetime Subscription to their Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry Service for a one-time purchase of $99.99USD. Keep in mind this means "device lifetime". If your BlackBerry kicks the proverbial smartphone bucket, or if you decide to...

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Rogers Getting Ready to Launch 8820 and UMA Ready 8120

Rogers Getting Ready to Launch 8820 and UMA Ready 8120

We received an email tip letting us know that Rogers will be launching two new devices in the weeks ahead - both the BlackBerry 8820 and the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 which will be their second UMA device to support the new Rogers Home Calling Zone (HCZ) service. We were the first to bring word of the Home Calling Zone service month's back, but unfortunately when it launched no BlackBerry was...

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Ringo Adds Free Collection of SMS Tones

Ringo Adds Free Collection of SMS Tones

We received an email from Electric Pocket the other day letting us know they have issued a new collection of fun SMS alerts available to users of its popular Ringo Ringtone Manager for BlackBerry smartphones. This free collection of "blips and bloops" make great message alert sounds and increases the choices available from the "default" options that come with phones If you're not familiar...

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Software Review: MyTip v3.0

Software Review: MyTip v3.0

Restaurant Tip Calculator, Plus a Whole Lot More...  At a restaurant, my least favorite task is figuring out the bill and what to tip. I don’t want to under tip excellent service or give away my car for poor service.  I always find myself asking “Do you think $x.xx is okay?” Different areas around the world also have “expected” rates in regards to tipping. Your usual generous tip offerings...

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BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

BlackBerry Bold Approximate Release Dates and Pricing

Update: It seems InfoSync World Just Made *BEST ESTIMATES* when posting their previous info (no actual source), so keep in mind these prices and dates are not official (it's possible they're not even close to official). But one things for certain, they've given a target for us to hope for. Now we just have to wait and see what the Bold actually hits the market at. * Woahhh! It seems InfoSync...

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WES 2008 Celebrity CrackBerry Sightings Requests

WES 2008 Celebrity CrackBerry Sightings Requests

TGIF and that means it's time for another Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. This week we're gonna do something a little different and recycle some old material. It's not an act of lazyiness though... these are Reader Requests. WES 2008 has been an AMAZING event for several reasons (will get into the details next week) but maybe the BIGGEST reason is simply The People. In addition to covering the...

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