BlackBerry 9100 KickStart On T-Mobile - Pics and Specs!

BlackBerry 9100 KickStart On T-Mobile - Pics and Specs!

HOLY S@#$%@#%$!!!! If you were blown away by the "restroom" pictures of the BlackBerry Kickstart that emerged less than 48 hours ago, get a look at what the BG posted today. More pics and info after the jump. Maybe AT&T isn't always first to get the cool stuff. If you're lucky, you own RIM stock right now as these pics of a T-Mobile branded very very consumer targeted BlackBerry are...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 2nd, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 2nd, 2008!

With WES fast approaching on May 13-15th, it seems as though things were a bit slow over the past week for BlackBerry Software news. Not to worry though, I've still rounded up a number of titles worthy of note. I hope you enjoy this weeks' edition! Covered this week are: BlackBerry Software Vendor News: BoxTone and Neverfail Team up for BlackBerry New BlackBerry Software: Auto Redial...

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Planned RIM Outage - Americas - May 3rd, 2am - 6am EST

Looks like RIM is holding another planned service outage, this time for "system upgrades". If you're located in "The Americas", your BlackBerry service could be affected. The upgrade is planned during the "regular maintenance window" of 2am - 6am EST for this Saturday morning, May 3rd. Unless you're pulling an all-nighter, you should be ok on this one. Don't believe me? Call RIM's Customer...

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Curve 8330 Release Updates: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel

Curve 8330 Release Updates: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel

A quick update for those of you on CDMA carriers in the United States waiting to get your hands on the BlackBerry Curve 8330. Sprint: It looks like Sprint's Press Release saying the 8330 Curve would launch in April and the most-recent rumor stating it should still launch in April are apparently wrong as April has come and gone. Best thing to do here is keep up to date on our Official...

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Touchscreen Apple Killer to be called the BlackBerry Storm?!

Touchscreen Apple Killer to be called the BlackBerry Storm?!

  It seems Research in Motion's in-development touchscreen phone, the one that RIM's engineers have supposedly nicknamed the AK (Apple Killer) may already have a REAL NAME: the BlackBerry Storm. Update: Sometimes you gotta work with the info you have! Since posting this, I'd say it looks like I'm 50% right. STORM definitely is/was the internal codename for RIM's touchscreen device......

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BlackBerry Kickstart! A Glimpse of RIMs Future?!

BlackBerry Kickstart! A Glimpse of RIMs Future?!

Well here it is folks, visual proof that Research in Motion is going to start leveraging that World's 51st Most-Recognized Brand Reputation to the max. What you're looking at here are leaked photos of a BlackBerry clamshell flip phone.  The Boy Genius has been on a roll this week, and now he's brought forth these photos of what he says has been codenamed the BlackBerry Kickstart. We'...

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WES 2008: BoxTone Mobile User Management Lounge!

WES 2008: BoxTone Mobile User Management Lounge!

Nice. It's official. We have a place to record our CrackBerry.com Podcasts during WES 2008 which is coming up May 13th-15th in Orlando! The good folks at BoxTone are setting up a 'Mobile User Management Lounge' and you can see where I've staked CB's claim... by the couches next to the bar! You'll know where to find us! :-) I just got off the phone with Dan Nester from BoxTone who gave me...

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BlackBerry 9000 Hardware Specs - Now What to Call It?!

BlackBerry 9000 Hardware Specs - Now What to Call It?!

Building upon yesterday's OS4.6 feature enhancements news, the BG followed up today with confirmed final hardware specs on the BlackBerry 9000. Nothing too new to report here that hasn't been rumored before, but figured it's worthy of a post as I wanted to Pose a Question to the CrackBerry Community. It seems whether this new device gets released as strictly the 9000 or will be given a...

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Celebs, Magazines and BlackBerry Smartphones!

Celebs, Magazines and BlackBerry Smartphones!

These CrackBerry sighting scans were emailed in to me by James Jarvis... it seems when James was flipping through the April 14th issue of US Weekly magazine, he couldn't help but notice all of the BlackBerry smartphones that graced the pages (one of the first signs of CrackBerry Addiction!). You can click the images above to play Where's Waldo BlackBerry. It's no surprise to see...

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Software Review: BBSmart Alarms Pro v1.0

Software Review: BBSmart Alarms Pro v1.0

So who uses an actual alarm clock anymore? Have we all converted to our BlackBerrys yet? For those still coping with an alarm clock you aren’t afraid to throw against the wall, wake up people!BB Smart, the geniuses that brought you their HTML Email Viewer have developed another application to makes your BlackBerry rise and shine (unlike you on a Monday morning). BB Smart Alarms Pro has...

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BlackBerry 9000 OS 4.6 Improvements Revealed!

BlackBerry 9000 OS 4.6 Improvements Revealed!

Looks like RIM needs to fire someone as it seems the Boy Genius has gotten his hands on an internal company document that spills the beans on the incremental improvements coming to the version 4.6 operating system that will ship on the hopefully soon to be announced (and released!) BlackBerry 9000. As we have seen in earlier leaked photos, version 4.6 kicks the "Pretty" factor of the BBOS...

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Top 10 Reasons Why the iPhone Is NO BlackBerry

Top 10 Reasons Why the iPhone Is NO BlackBerry

I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of hearing about the Apple iPhone.  iPhone-this and iPhone-that.  I can't even walk down the street or ride the train without seeing an iPhone in the hands of some bubbly college girl or Apple fanboy.  And all the tech sites, from Engadget to Gizmodo and everywhere between, are plastered with iPhone "news" each day.  Yuck.  Enough is enough...

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Buy a BlackBerry 9000 on eBay?!

Buy a BlackBerry 9000 on eBay?!

Over the weekend, keen eyes in the CrackBerry forums noticed an an item pop up for sale on eBay...well, not just one item, and not just any item... try 3 pre-release BlackBerry 9000 smartphones located in the UK. Reading through the CrackBerry forum posts and the comments people have left on other sites that have since reported the story, there was/is definitely some skepticism surrounding...

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Software Review: Baby FollowUp for BlackBerry

Software Review: Baby FollowUp for BlackBerry

You’ve brought home your new bundle of joy. Your home is now filled with a new sense of harmony and you can’t wait to share your happiness with your family and friends. Before they come over, you have to decide on an outfit. But which color? Which color of skin should you put on your new BlackBerry? Oh yeah, the baby is crying too… Obviously we all know which is more important. This...

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Visto Themes Free BlackBerry Theme Contest!

Visto Themes Free BlackBerry Theme Contest!

Corey Visto of Visto Themes has just announced a new contest coinciding with the launch of his newly redesigned website. As you know, I'm a big fan of all the Visto themes (as are many others I assume). They are some of the sleekest themes available with their clean look and bold icons. The contest is simple - be logged into CrackBerry.com and reply to this post with a comment, and on Monday...

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Review: BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway

Review: BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway

Now that Bluetooth is becoming common place and Bluetooth accessories are just “working” the way they are supposed to, companies are starting to really explore the possibilities.  As RIM tries to establish itself in the consumer marketplace, it needs to keep pace. It makes perfect sense then, for RIM to release a small, reliable accessory for using the BlackBerry to stream audio via...

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RIM Officials Completely Flustered with Indian Government

RIM Officials Completely Flustered with Indian Government

If you are waiting for more encouraging news on the whole India/RIM situation, it looks like you're going to have to wait a little while longer. Seems as though RIM and the Canadian High Commissioner David M. Malone have sent a letter to the Indian Communication and IT Minister asking exactly who they can deal with that actually has the power to make decisions. This is not a good sign people...

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Touchscreen BlackBerry Nicknamed A.K... Apple Killer?!

Touchscreen BlackBerry Nicknamed A.K... Apple Killer?!

The New York Times published an article yesterday, BlackBerry's Quest: Fend Off the iPhone. For the most part the the story doesn't offer any ground breaking news or rumor us CrackBerrys haven't heard before, but does include a an interesting uncited reference: ..two independent developers writing software for coming R.I.M. devices say that a touch-screen BlackBerry is in the works, and...

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Podcast Episode 007 - News, Rumor & Attempted Humor

Podcast Episode 007 - News, Rumor & Attempted Humor

"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!" I don't even know how to describe this week's episode... a Schmorgazborg? or maybe a CrackFest?  Unlike our last episode, there was actually quite a bit of news to report on this week - device releases,...

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Back in September 2007 AT&T announced that come October 2007 all @mycingular.blackberry.net addresses would become @att.blackberry.net addresses. AT&T also said that your @mycingular.blackberry.net address would continue to forward to your new one until March 2008. Well, AT&T went a little longer than March, but as of a couple of hours ago, it now seems that all @mycingular....

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