Interview: Founder of DataOutages.com

Interview: Founder of DataOutages.com

If you've been around the online BlackBerry world for any amount of time, you'll be familiar with the 'handle' of the founder of DataOutages.com. In addition to being a CrackBerry.com Forum Moderator (he joined the site shortly after it launched!), John Kleinschmidt, aka Audit, has been keeping himself extremely busy over the past year thanks to a project born out of necessity......

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BlackBerry Software: Hands-On with Opera Mini 4.1 Beta

Opera Mini puts the Full Web on your Phone A few weeks back, Kevin first gave us the news of the upcoming Opera Mini 4.1 beta release while he was at CTIA. (lucky guy…) Like most of you, I was salivating and awaiting for its release. Well, it didn’t take long and I was one of the incalculable happy users enjoying a new application on his/her BlackBerry. Another reason why Opera Mini is...

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Top Ten Signs You Are Addicted to Your BlackBerry

Top Ten Signs You Are Addicted to Your BlackBerry

My friend Joanna Stern over at Laptop Magazine just dropped me a note letting me know they posted their Top Ten Signs You're a BlackBerry Addict list. I'll give you the top 9, but you'll have to click over to their site to discover #1: 10. After a cross-country flight you wait for all your new messages to download before you alert loved ones you’re still alive. 9. You try to use...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Now Available from ATT

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Now Available from ATT

With the excitement surrounding FREE Curves today, I didn't notice (thanks for pointing it out Bla1ze!) that the new Blackberry Pearl 8110 is now available from AT&T. Like the 8310 Curve, the 8110 Pearl is available in both RED and TITANIUM colors and is equipped with GPS. On a 2-yr contract the 8110 rings in at $149.99, which is actually $50 cheaper than the WiFi equipped BlackBerry...

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Get A Free ATT Refurbished BlackBerry Curve 8310!

Get A Free ATT Refurbished BlackBerry Curve 8310!

For the next few days and while supplies last, new and renewing AT&T Customers can get there hands on a refurbished BlackBerry 8310 Curve in RED or TITANIUM for ZERO DOLLARS! How sweet is that?! Browsing through the customer reviews it seems everyone has been very happy with their refurbs, saying that they look brand new! Apparently the sale ends April 24th, so you'd better move fast...

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ROVE Introduces Mobile Admin 4.0

ROVE Introduces Mobile Admin 4.0

A few weeks back Rove Mobile dropped word that their Mobile File Manager and Mobile Viewer were now free applications (thanks Rove!). Today the company announced the release of Mobile Admin 4.0, the latest version of their popular enterprise network administration platform. The latest release of Mobile Admin offers many significant upgrades that provide IT administrators even greater...

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Dear Berry: Is it Fondness or Addiction?

Dear Berry: Is it Fondness or Addiction?

Dear Berry, Ok so I love blackberries I'll admit it. I had the pearl first day out then I went to WM with the Treo750 and came running back to the 8700 then the curve then I bought a spare 7290 then a spare 7130 and now I have the 8820. So is this an addiction? I only use the 8820 but I sometimes get an itch for the wheel and I flip back to the 7130 or 7290. I justify this by saying I don't...

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Red BlackBerry Curve 8310 Battery Doors in Stock!

Last week I made a quick blog post letting everyone know that we were carrying more and more Replacement BlackBerry Battery Covers in stock, but that we were still missing a couple of colors. Judging from the emails I received and # of searches it gets in the store, it turns out the RED battery door for the BlackBerry Curve 8310 is an "in-demand" item but was one of the colors we were...

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Gavin Rossdale Never Leaves Home Without his BlackBerry

Gavin Rossdale Never Leaves Home Without his BlackBerry

Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the now-defunct band Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, sat down with Switched for a little interview. Gavin is releasing his first solo album, entitled Wanderlust, this June, but the Switched crew wanted to know about Gavin's taste in gadgets. CrackBerry-related questions after the jump! What gadgets do you always bring with you for down time? The...

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BlackBerry Ranks 51st on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

BlackBerry Ranks 51st on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

In this years' Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report, the BlackBerry brand has moved up 390% to 51st spot on the list. This makes BlackBerry the biggest 'brand value change' gainer on the entire list by a long shot. The next in terms of brand value change appears to be Apple, with a gain of 123%...which is impressive on its own. But 390% is even more gosh darn impressive! Also worthy of note here...

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ATT Announces BlackBerry Professional Software for Small Business

ATT Announces BlackBerry Professional Software for Small Business

Small business owners can now harness the power of their bigger competitors with AT&T's new BlackBerry Professional Software for small business.  The software provides a simple BlackBerry solution with many advanced featues with "small business" pricing. The software supports up to 30 wireless users and acesses email, calendar, contacts, data and interent access.  The software will...

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Case Review: BlackBerry Leather Side Pouch for BlackBerry Curve and 8800 Series Smartphone

A Smart and Stylish Option to the BlackBery Leather Holster  An epic battle rages on in the world of CrackBerry Users and Abusers; How do you Carry your BlackBerry?!? I’m one of many users to wield the mighty BlackBerry Leather Holster. Brandishing the BlackBerry name, it promises endurance, loyalty and a certain sense of exclusivity that we all feel (Whether you like to admit it or not...

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Indian Government and RIM Come to Agreement on Security Issues

Indian Government and RIM Come to Agreement on Security Issues

While there has been all sorts of news today in the BlackBerry Blogosphere about Tata Teleservices going ahead with their BlackBerry services in India despite the imposed ban... There is bigger news that I just read hot off the press. Seems as though the Indian Government and RIM have finally come to an agreement on security issues, and a solution will be implemented. RIM will go ahead and...

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BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming to Alltel on May 1st!

BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming to Alltel on May 1st!

While it tends to be Verizon and Sprint that get all of the CDMA-BlackBerry attention in the United States, it's good to see Alltel announce this morning that the 8330 will soon be joining their BlackBerry smartphone offering. From Alltel, “Customers have asked for a phone that provides functionality and helps them maintain their efficiency and connectivity whether on the road or at...

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Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!

Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!

"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!" With the CTIA Wireless 2008 now history and Research in Motion's annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium just weeks away, we're in a bit of a "dead zone" for BIG BlackBerry News. That being said, Craig and I...

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Sprint 8330 Curve: Coming This Week? or May? or June?!

Sprint 8330 Curve: Coming This Week? or May? or June?!

The last few days have brought a lot of apprehension, anxiety, anger, confusion, uncertainty (you get the picture!) to Sprint customers itching to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 8330 Curve. Sprint's Official Press Release said the device would launch later this month - with later this month meaning sometime in April. Information obtained from Brightpoint put the device as hitting...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 006

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 006

The weekend is here and that means it's time for another exciting (hopefully!) edition of Click's Picks! I say we just jump right into the good stuff! See you on the other side! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked some new ones and old ones. So here are my picks for the week. Enjoy!  Love Of Red 320 by 240 pixels - Curve, 8800,...

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The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

More than one potential addiction shows up in this week's Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. It seems Orlando Bloom has stumbled onto the triple threat - smoking, drinking AND BlackBerry Smartphones (granted he's probably drinking water from a Fiji bottle - but where would the CrackBerry fun in that be?!).  I'm sure Orlando has his use under control though..come on..he's Legolas... he's got...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

A quieter week this week on the software front. Suppose we're still feeling a bit of the fallout and are coming down from the high of CTIA. All the same, there is still lots to talk about. Here's a brief overview of this weeks' roundup: New BlackBerry Software: e-Mobile Phone Alert, LaunchPad for BlackBerry, Texas Hold'em King 3, Sol Mania Updated BlackBerry Software: MobiPocket Reader...

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BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

Jibi posted some interesting snapshots over at BGR today pulled from a BlackBerry.alx file. Pretty cool stuff here. From the file code, Jibi made some observations and discoveries: references to both a BlackBerry 9000 and 9100 refrences to an <!-- External Display --> tag which got Jibi excited the Vodafone fileset references the 9100 the AT&T fileset references the 9000 the...

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