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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New CrackBerry.com Launcher Now Available!

New CrackBerry.com Launcher Now Available!

Here it is folks, the moment you've all been waiting for (especially you antiandy)... the beta unveiling of the all-new, totally kick ass CrackBerry.com launcher! CrackBerry Launcher *Beta*: The new launcher is MUCH MORE than a simple BB shortcut. Once installed on your device, you can actually change up the shortcut settings by going to Options > CrackBerry Launcher. You can select what...

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Rogers 'Makes Good' for BlackBerry Users by Screwing iPhone Users Too

Rogers 'Makes Good' for BlackBerry Users by Screwing iPhone Users Too

It seems the gold folks at Rogers recognized the upheaval and Hulk-like SMASHING that surely would have arisen by Canadian CrackBerrys had the iPhone launched with an unlimited data option, and have taken the safe (and more profitable) route... Screw iPhone users just like BlackBerry users. iPhone pricing is suggested to be as follows: Price / Voice + (evening+weekend) / Data / SMS Out...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for June 27th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for June 27th, 2008!

Another great week in the BlackBerry world, wouldn't you say? Lets wrap things up nicely this week with my BlackBerry Software Roundup. An unusually big selection of new titles this week for your berry. Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: VibAndRing, The Office Game, Jewel Miner, KON-TIKI, Swoosh Sudoku Beta, iBerry 2.0 Theme, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart, mySchedule NFL 2008,...

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Turn Off the Very Annoying Camera Shutter Sound on your GSM BlackBerry Curve or Pearl with BerryAnnoying!

A lot of BlackBerry Users and Abusers out there are going to be happy to hear this... it seems you actually can shut off the shutter sound on your BlackBerry Curve or Pearl's camera. BerryAnnoying, just released by Zaventh Ventures, sells for $3.95 and allows you to take photos with your BlackBerry silently. BerryAnnoying installs a new camera shortcut onto your BlackBerry homescreen. Launch...

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Location-Based Networking with SpotJots Mobile

Location-Based Networking with SpotJots Mobile

The guys at Ten23 Software just let us know that they're making the jump from enterprise to consumer with SpotJots Mobile. SpotJots is a location-based networking app that allows you to upload photos, videos, and voice-notes to your account on the fly. It tags all the content you upload with your current location, which opens up a host of uses: a running journal of your day, reviews of...

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Hands-On With Documents to Go on the BlackBerry Bold

The above video just popped up on YouTube (thanks Bob for sending this in) and gives a good walk through of Documents to Go on the BlackBerry Bold. You can see just how snappy OS4.6 on the Bold is. Earlier this week DataViz released the Premium Edition of Documents to Go for BlackBerry Smartphones running OS4.5 or greater.

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