Alcatel-Lucent to Offer Prepaid Options to Carriers

Alcatel-Lucent to Offer Prepaid Options to Carriers

Alcatel-Lucent announced yesterday they will be offering prepaid options to carriers customized for the Blackberry platform.  The plan will be hosted by the company and integrate with a carriers existing network.  The option will charge users based on email volume, so users will essentially only pay for what they use.  Those who don't want to spring for expensive email and data plans will now...

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My Take on the Latest RIM Outage

My Take on the Latest RIM Outage

Outage, failure, interruption, chaos, near death experience - call it what you will, but its all we've heard about all week.  For Blackberry users, Monday left us feeling like a toddler with no Spongebob.  Thought of "Why! Why?" and "What in the world is going on!" flowed through our heads.  We cried to each other, and to those who could have cared less, and waited it out (as we had no other...

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RIM Remote Stereo Gateway Available for Pre-Order Later This Week

RIM Remote Stereo Gateway Available for Pre-Order Later This Week

If you're interested in picking up the new Remote Stereo Gateway from RIM, we have some great news. The audio transmitter is currently available from another online retailer for $79.99... BUT WAIT...SHOPCRACKBERRY.COM can do better than that! I've checked with powers-that-be at the store and we have just placed our order for these units. They should be available for pre-order later this...

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Accessory Review: Samsung WEP420 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Samsung WEP420 Bluetooth Headset

A Meeting of the Minds Samsung; South Korea’s largest multi-industry conglomerate. Bang & Olufsen; Denmark’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-end audio, telephone and television products. Each is respective giants in the world today. Destiny unites them and plans are made to surprise us all. Their first collective efforts unleashed the Serene, a mobile phone unlike any other...

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Rogers Offering 'BOGO' on the BlackBerry 8700

Our 'Friendly Neighborhood Rogers Guy' dropped us a quick note this afternoon to tell us about the following offer from Rogers... Effective February 13, 2008, new Rogers Blackberry customers can choose from one of the following offers: Buy one Blackberry device and get up to 4 BlackBerry 8700’s for $0 when they and sign up for a 3-year term with Voice and Data. OR Buy one Blackberry device...

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nuTsie Mobile Music Coming To Blackberry?

Melodeo, Inc. today announced they will be distributing their nuTsie mobile music service in the next few months to Blackberry smartphones - namely the Pearl and Curve.  nuTsie is a mobile/online music service where users can listen to their iTunes music and playlists on their smartphone, PC or other mobile phone.  nuTsie.com users can also find and listen to new music by searching and browsing...

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Research In Motion Officially Announces the New BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

Research In Motion Officially Announces the New BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

After many months of speculation, RIM today announced the BlackBerry 8800, the thinnest BlackBerry handset yet. The 8800 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, built-in GPS, multimedia features and a microSD expandable memory slot. From the Press Release: The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone offers another winning combination of superior hardware, software and service embodied by an extremely elegant...

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RIM Introducing BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway at Mobile World Congress 2008

RIM Introducing BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway at Mobile World Congress 2008

We recently ran a post at the end of January all about the new BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway that will allow us to listen to music wirelessly. I think we can all agree it looks like a slick little device. It debuted at CES weeks ago, but we've just got our hands on a official press release from RIM which was sent out at the Mobile World Congress. Looks like RIM will be officially '...

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365 Days of Blog Post Goodness from CrackBerry.com!

365 Days of Blog Post Goodness from CrackBerry.com!

WooHoo!! We Did It! A Year of Blog Posts! February 12th, 2008 marks one full year since I said Hello to the BlackBerry world. You can check out our First Blog Post here (the image to the right was the first Blog post image we used too!). I don't consider today to be the site's actual Birthday or Anniversary though (what do websites celebrate anyways?!)... that date is reserved for February...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!

"You are now listening to CrackBerry.com, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!" Well here it is folks, our very first CrackBerry.com Podcast. After a year of talking about it, I finally got off my butt BlackBerry, found a Kick Ass Crack co-host for the show, and we got Episode #1 recorded...

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ALERT: National BlackBerry Outage

Update: Reports in the forums and elsewhere show that things seem to bet getting back to normal. Pheww. Not sure what the cause of all this was, but am sure we will find out in the days ahead. Here we go again, looks like another BlackBerry outage. Seems to be on RIM's end and is affecting both BES and BIS users across North America. Service interuption levels are varying. Click through to...

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Free Scribble Theme from RIM

Free Scribble Theme from RIM

RIM has released a new free theme for the 83xx and 88xx series. It’s called “Scribble”, and if you have one of those devices, you can get it from mobile.blackberry.com. Just point your BlackBerry browser to that URL and look under the “What’s Hot” section. The new theme invokes some nostalgic old memories of doodling on notebook paper while not listening in class. So now that you’re all grown up...

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WebMessenger Goes Free!

WebMessenger Inc. today announced they will free up their WebMessenger Mobile IM clients, as well as free business-class IM service for mobile professionals who use BlackBerry, MS Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm PDAs and smartphones. The free IM service provides single client access to AIM, Google, MSN, Skype, and Yahoo. The service provides messaging needs for business professionals within...

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Blueant Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone

Blueant Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone

Yet another great product from BlueAnt Wireless. I have tested many a Bluetooth peripheral - headsets, handsfree units, car Speakerphones, Stereo headphones and more. Some have fully taken advantage of the latest in Bluetooth Technology and others have just fallen flat. Last year, I was very pleasantly surprised by the BlueAnt Wireless Supertooth II Handsfree Speakerphone. It was so far...

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Confirmed: BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile

Confirmed: BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile

As Kevin reported previously, rumors had it that the BlackBerry 8820 was coming to T-Mobile sometime around early march. Now, it appears as though we have actual evidence from T-Mobile as you can see from the data sheet below. You can check out all the features below which include GPS and the usual array of 8800 features. For now, the T-Mobile 8820 will be available in Midnight Blue. [...

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Introducing Ziplorer: Pack and Unpack Zip Files Directly on your BlackBerry!

Introducing Ziplorer: Pack and Unpack Zip Files Directly on your BlackBerry!

That didn't take long. Last week James reported a rumor a BlackBerry application to handle zipping was "in the works", and now it's here! S4BB has just released Ziplorer version 1.0, which allows you to receive zip files on your BlackBerry and unpack them directly onto your device. You can also access files stored on your device's internal memory card or expansion card and create and send...

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CDMA Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sighting!

CDMA Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sighting!

Update: More Images added, after the jump!  This just in from the CrackBerry.com Forums, images of what we are told is the long awaited and rumored CDMA-based BlackBerry Curve 8330. The images fit the description of what we have heard the CDMA-Curve will look like (basically the same as the GSM Curve, but with a Black keyboard). I wish a picture would have been posted with the battery cover...

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2 New Curve / 8800 Series Themes Available from Mobile.BlackBerry.com - Today Plus Theme and Scribble Theme

RIM has added two new FREE BlackBerry themes to their mobile.blackberry.com portal: the Today Plus theme and Zen Scribble theme. The Today Plus theme is pretty cool - it's like the Today theme, but when you scroll to the right you get a right-justified Zen theme list. The new themes are available for Curve and 8800 Series BlackBlackBerry smartphones (sorry Pearl users!). The Scribble theme...

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BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

How many times have you opened your browser, gone through your bookmarks, waited for your page to load and thought "Hey, I wish there was an easier way."  Well there is.  A great app that has been around for quite some time - Blackberry Web Shortcuts. The recently updated app lets you create up to ten shortcuts in icon form to place on your device's home page as you please - much in the...

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RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

While the first RIM patent application we came across today covered a method of integrating a touchscreen within an LCD, our second patent app discovery depicts a mockup of an actual BlackBerry device that would make use of this technology. This patent, entitled HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MOVEABLE DISPLAY/COVER MEMBER shows a BlackBerry with a slider configuration. The images...

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