T-Mobile BlackBerry News: BlackBerry Curve 8320 to be Released on September 24th; OS Update Available for 8700g

The Boy Genius came through big yesterday with two pieces of T-Mobile BlackBerry News. The most exciting factoid? One of BG's informants has provided the upcoming launch date of the new BlackBerry Curve 8320, which is set for September 24, 2007. The 8320 adds Wi-Fi functionality to all of goodness found in the standard 8300 Curve form factor - sweet! Equally exciting news if you are a T-...

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In-Depth Review: Seidio Holster for BlackBerry Curve

In-Depth Review: Seidio Holster for BlackBerry Curve

I enjoy writing reviews, especially when given the chance to really put a product through its paces. And now that I have been abusing my BlackBerry 8300 Curve for just over two months (I can barely keep it out of my hands!), I'm primed to get crack’n on my backlog of accessory and software reviews for the Curve. So let’s dive right into it with an in-depth look at Seidio’s Rubberized Spring Clip...

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Ole! 8820 Due For Early Spanish Release

Ole! 8820 Due For Early Spanish Release

While North America eagerly awaits the arrival of the 8820 it looks like Spain is going to be the first country to get the Wi-Fi enabled and GPS-equipped smartphone. The BlackBerry 8820 will be introduced by provider Orange next week according to a RIM press release . According to the release to meet various security requirements for users accessing a Wi-Fi connection, the BlackBerry 8820 is...

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Bread, Wine and Berrys

Bread, Wine and Berrys

Perhaps it’s time for an eleventh commandment. Thou shall not peek at thy BlackBerry while thine priest is speaking. According to a 20-city survey conducted by AOL, 22 percent of people confessed to sneaking a peek at their e-mail devices during a church service. The survey asked people if their CrackBerry addictions extended into church and the responses were surprising. One of the main...

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Weekend Freebie: Chronos, by Neosistec

Weekend Freebie: Chronos, by Neosistec

Want a useful, free download to play with on your BlackBerry this weekend? I just received (literally 10 minutes ago) an email from Javier Pita of Neosistec, letting me know they just released a free chronometer (stopwatch) application for the BlackBerry called Chronos. The application's timing feature is smooth and slick - you can start the timer, record splits (steps), view the final...

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Upgrading Your BlackBerry with Hip-Hop Style

Upgrading Your BlackBerry with Hip-Hop  Style

  Pharrel Williams shows us his fine taste in mobile devices by using a BlackBerry. Pharell Williams also shows us the size of his bank account by getting his Berrys' blinged out in 18k gold by none other than Jacob the jeweller. He's upgraded from his 18k 8700 to the 18k 8800 shown above. He'll probably want to give Jacob the heads up that he'll be needing an 18k case for the 8310 he's...

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Mobilkom A1 Introduces BlackBerry Curve 8310 to Austria

Mobilkom A1 Introduces BlackBerry Curve 8310 to Austria

RIM is really spreading around the launch of their next evolution in BlackBerry handheld devices. While Spain is first to receive the new 8820, Mobilkom A1 in Austria has just introduced the new BlackBerry Curve 8310 (quickly following up it's July 31st release in Germany). The 8310 kicks things up another notch with the addition of built-in GPS. Unless Wi-Fi is a must-have, the addition of GPS...

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Rogers Discontinues White BlackBerry 8100 Pearl

Rogers Discontinues White BlackBerry 8100 Pearl

Thanks to a faithful CrackBerry tipster for sending this in... It looks like Rogers is beginning to clear out its inventory to make room for the Pearl 2, which by today's leaked slides sounds like it should be here in the early fall. The proof? Notification today by Rogers to its dealers that the White BlackBerry Pearl 8100 has been discontinued, effective immediately. The Black and Red...

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Slides Leaked! BlackBerry 8820, 8310, 8320, Pearl 2, OS 4.3!

Slides Leaked! BlackBerry 8820, 8310, 8320, Pearl 2, OS 4.3!

You have to wonder if RIM plans these slip ups. Thanks to member theOutsider over at PinStack for posting a whole bunch of "confidential" slides (not so confidential anymore!) that detail RIM's Fall 2007 plans for new BlackBerry devices and OS upgrades. If you follow the CrackBerry blogs and forums some of this will be old news, but at least now we have some proof!  Show Me the "Confidential...

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Exclusive: Interview with BBSmart's Neil Sainsbury

Exclusive: Interview with BBSmart's Neil Sainsbury

It's not everyday that a new BlackBerry application becomes available for download and immediately becomes a best seller, but in the case of BBSmart's Email Viewer that is exactly what happened. More than that, BBSmart's Email Viewer has remained at the top of the best sellers list for weeks, and I have the feeling it's going to stay that way for a while! Neil Sainsbury (NS) is the brain...

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Shop CrackBerry - Lots of Goodies for your Berry!

When I rolled out of bed this morning I did what I normally do - logged on to CrackBerry.com to see what's Crack'n! This morning I took a nice stroll through the CrackBerry Store where some new accessories and software caught my eye... Accessories: Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset - Stylish and Versatile, the SM100 offers three modes of use - Mobile, Environmental, and One2One. It can even...

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Free Trial! Pronto Team for BlackBerry is Launched!

Free Trial! Pronto Team for BlackBerry is Launched!

I just received an email from Kevin McGuire over at TrueContext informing me they have now launched Pronto Team for BlackBerry and are offering a free software trial. I met Kevin a few months back at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium, where he was excited to give me a run through of Pronto in beta form. I'm glad to see Pronto out of beta, as it's an application where I personally see an...

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Rumors Persist: Pearl 2 Coming Soon

Rumors Persist: Pearl 2 Coming Soon

With the continued rumors persisting, it seems as though the new BlackBerry Pearl 2 is scheduled to come out in September of this year. Our Spanish friends at MiBlackBerry.com are reporting it will be out on on Vodafone on September 6th. The Pearl is ideal for those that don't want to use the typically wider and larger blackberry device. I've always wondered if I would enjoy using a Pearl...

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Developers Guide Available for GPS and BlackBerry Maps

Developers Guide Available for GPS and BlackBerry Maps

In the news the other day I noticed that RIM had recently published a GPS and BlackBerry Maps development guide for all you developers out there. Cool beans! What can the guide help you do? Well, in all honesty I'm not a developer so I have no clue. But I'm betting there will be some cool apps that come of this. If a developer out there could build me an app to help me find the closest...

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Create and Share BlackBerry Ringtones

Create and Share BlackBerry Ringtones

This just in... BlackBerry Users LOVE Transformers. The proof? Click on over to the CrackBerry.com member-contributed ringtone gallery and you will find the Transformers sound effect ringtone has been listened to over 10,000 times and downloaded over 9,000 times! If you want to start creating your own mp3 ringtones for your BlackBerry 8100, 8300 or 8800 series phone, be sure to check out...

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Long-waited "Papa Bear" is 8310; Pearl 2 coming to AT&T

Long-waited "Papa Bear" is 8310; Pearl 2 coming to AT&T

It looks like the Boy Genius' RIM informants have come through for him yet again, this time with both news and rumor leading into the weekend. The news? BG has confirmed that the much talked about "Papa Bear" is in fact the BlackBerry 8310. I know we were all hoping "Papa Bear" would be our dream BlackBerry device that would fit both GPS and WiFi into the Curve case, but apparently there simply...

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BlackBerry Pearl Runs the Boston Marathon!

BlackBerry Pearl Runs the Boston Marathon!

Do you run with your BlackBerry? If not, maybe you should start! Featured in the latest Personal Edition of RIM's BlackBerry Connection newsletter is an interview with Christine Ross, a senior marketing executive and avid runner from Toronto. Christine ran in this year's Boston Marathon with two companions - one, her best friend Janice and the other her BlackBerry Pearl! While Christine...

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Protect your BlackBerry with BodyGuardz

Protect your BlackBerry with BodyGuardz

Far too often I am reading in the CrackBerry Forums and hearing from friends or colleagues that they have scratched their BlackBerry, and it makes me kind of mad as this problem is an easy one to avoid. The solution? BodyGuardz! BodyGuardz are a clear film that covers the body of your BlackBerry device providing scratch protection from outside elements. BodyGuardz offer a shield of protection...

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Getting There... RIM Launches the BlackBerry 8310 with GPS

Getting There... RIM Launches the BlackBerry 8310 with GPS

One Small Step For RIM...one Giant Leap for BlackBerry Addicts... We are sooo close now to having the perfect BlackBerry device. With RIM's announcement late yesterday of the launch of the BlackBerry 8310 in Germany we are yet one more step closer to the dream machine. It's only a short matter of time. The progression? The BlackBerry 8310 takes all of the goodness from the 8300 Curve and...

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RIM Responds to 8820 Security Concerns

I came across an article in PCWorld this weekend talking about the security concerns of using Wi-Fi on the new dual-mode BlackBerry 8820. According to the article, RIM’s director of product management for WLAN and VOIP, Kevin Oerton, said it should make no difference security-wise whether a user is accessing BlackBerry services from home, a hotspot or within the enterprise. In addition,...

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