Vodafone BlackBerry Storm OS4.7.0.78 Update Available!

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm OS4.7.0.78 Update Available!

w00t! Vodafone subscribers can now update their BlackBerry Storm 9500's operating system from version 4.7.0.65 to version 4.7.0.78. It's guaranteed to provide a ton of improvement over the OS the device shipped with, so get it done! Click the image above to go to Vodafone Germany's website and yank the file. Discuss this update in the BlackBerry Storm forums >>

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BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!

BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!

That's All Folks! Time to wrap up our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest. I think the event was a great success! We helped spread the word of the BlackBerry Storm and CrackBerry.com, were entertained, gave away some awesome prizes, and did some good deeds... it was a ton of work and a whole lot of fun! All in all we posted nine winning entries, which resulted in eleven...

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BlackBerry Bold vs. Storm In-Depth Comparison

BlackBerry Bold vs. Storm In-Depth Comparison

  The guys over at Phone Wreck don't post often, but when they do they make it count. First they tore apart the BlackBerry Bold, then they ripped into a BlackBerry Storm, and now they've put them back together and compared them head to head over a series of tests (and yes they upgraded the Storm's OS to 4.7.0.75). You'll want to click on over to see the showdown. There are some pretty...

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Zero Gravity BlackBerry!

Here's a little bit of humor to start your Thursday off right. Remember the BlackBerry Helmet guy? This time Canadian funny man Rick Mercer pulls out his CrackBerry in Zero Gravity (4:55 into the vid). Big Thanks to Jennifer for sending this in. Enjoy!

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BlackBerry Storm Screen Scratch Test

Update: Brian did up a shorter revision of the video. Check it out here!  * Wow. Do you have any doubts on the BlackBerry Storm's display's ability to resist scratches? Watch this video!! Ohhhh Brian... you're crazy man, you are crazy :-) [ via engadget ]

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Review: BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset

Review: BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset

My biggest pet peeve involves people who talk on the phone while driving. Yes, I’m talking to you! Cell phone use while driving is being banned in more and more places, so what are you going to do now?! Even though I would prefer to see you cry, I would suggest that you look into getting into a BlueTooth Headset. If you search through CrackBerry.com, you will find countless reviews and...

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New: Appetite for BlackBerry!

New: Appetite for BlackBerry!

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for all of the holiday cooking and baking that will soon appear at my table. There's nothing like feeding two addictions at once (one being the BlackBerry of course). Every year, it seems as though someone brings a new dish. Recipes are scribbled down or recited quickly and exchanged. Sometimes recipes are photocopied or printed out and left in a...

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BlackBerry Technical Seminar is Today!!

BlackBerry Technical Seminar is Today!!

In case you haven't heard yet, RIM is holding a free online BlackBerry Technical Seminar Today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for developers and IT administrators! The keynote address takes place at 10am and will feature Mike Kirkup, Manager, Developer Relations at Research In Motion - he's an engaging speaker and will provide a recap of the key presentations from the BlackBerry Developer...

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip Dominates Scooter Smiff Video

With all of the BlackBerry Storm and AT&T Bold hype of the past month, RIM's first flip phone has taken a bit of a back seat on the blogs... but it's definitely holding its own in music videos! The BlackBerry Pearl Flip gets some serious screen time in the video above for Head of My Class, by Scooter Smiff (featuring Chris Brown). The 8220 sure is videogenic! And according to this video...

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BlackBerry Storm OS Upgrade Sorta "Officially" Available??

I just received this email from no-reply@upgrade.blackberry.com: Bundle An upgrade of BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.7 is available. This upgrade includes optimizations and enhancements approved by your wireless service provider. Note: If your device is associated with an email account that uses a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, contact your administrator for more information...

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Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast #1!!

Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast #1!!

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! If you somehow still don't know what this is all about, visit SmartphoneRoundRobin.com!! ]   OK CrackBerry...

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Now Available... the Definitive BlackBerry Addiction Guide!!!!

Now Available... the Definitive BlackBerry Addiction Guide!!!!

Now Available in soft cover from Amazon.com ... It's finally Here!!! I first dropped word of the "CrackBerry Book" in the blogs back in April and I'm happy to say that CRACKBERRY: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse is now available! You can pick it up in a soft cover from Amazon.com for $15.99, and E-Book versions are also available from BlackBerry Made Simple and ShopCrackBerry....

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PeeKaWho Gets An Update - Tons of New Features!

PeeKaWho Gets An Update - Tons of New Features!

I swear, these email pop-up apps -- PeeKaWho and Email Alerts -- have got to be two of the most frequently updated apps in the ShopCrackBerry store... but that's ok, as each update seems to usher in a host of new features and improvements... If you're not already familiar with PeeKaWho, be sure to check out our CrackBerry Review. As for this latest version, 1.170, here are some of the...

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Update: Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 Getting Closer - Promo Pricing Set at $179.99 on 3yr Contract!

Update: Just found out pricing for the Rogers Curve 8900 will be $179.99 on a 3 Year Contract. Update: Our buddy Treatz just sent us in some photos of the Curve 8900 "dummy" phone - now arriving at dealers! Two more photos after the jump. * Remember that BlackBerry Curve 8900 soft launch excitement from last week? Well, we got an update from one our Rogers insiders on the situation...

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Rogers Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Passes Away

Rogers Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Passes Away

  We'll be missing you Ted!! Our sympathy goes out to all of his friends and family.... Press Release Rogers Communications mourns passing of Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Visionary business icon, philanthropist, family man and proud Canadian TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Rogers Communications Inc. announces the death of our colleague...

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Storm Quilt Auction & Contest Winner Voting Ends Today!

Storm Quilt Auction & Contest Winner Voting Ends Today!

Today marks the end of the Ebay charity auction for the handmade BlackBerry Storm Quilt and is also the last day where you can vote for your favorite winning entry in the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest. Don't Miss Out!! All proceeds from the BlackBerry Storm Quilt auction are going to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, so be sure to BID HIGH!!! For more photos and...

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TreoCentral's Final Take on the BlackBerry Bold

TreoCentral's Final Take on the BlackBerry Bold

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! If you somehow still don't know what this is all about, visit SmartphoneRoundRobin.com!! ]   Our Treo-loving gal Jennifer'...

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BBAssistant v0.7 - Your New "Yes" Man

BBAssistant v0.7 - Your New "Yes" Man

What do you look for in an assistant? Someone who works hard? How about a real go-getter? Someone who can easily adapt and enhance your company's policies and procedures? Oh I almost forgot; they can fetch you your latte post haste as well. I may have found someone to fill the position, meet BBAssistant. This application is brought you by HandRapid, who are also behind applications such as...

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Re: Forum Slowness - We're Working On It!!!

Re: Forum Slowness - We're Working On It!!!

Over these past few months we've constantly been upgrading our servers to keep up with the growth of the site, but every time we get things snappy we take yet another jump in traffic and we need to upgrade again. While we now have the blogs, media galleries and store running smooth, the influx of traffic caused by the launch of the BlackBerry Storm is causing the CrackBerry Forums to slow down...

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Telus BlackBerry Storm is $249.99 with 3 year contract

I just got official word on the Telus BlackBerry Storm's pricing... From launch until December 25, the device will be available for $249.99 under a sweet three-year plan promo. Alternatively, without a contract, you can get the device for $599.99. More pricing info will be available on the microsite shortly: www.telusmobility.com/storm I know we've all seen a ton of BlackBerry...

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