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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Introducing BBSmart Shortcuts - Get it for Only $5!

Introducing BBSmart Shortcuts - Get it for Only $5!

** Update: Version 1.3 of BBShortcuts has been released (fixes a couple of bugs) and.... BIG NEWS... the $5 introductory offer has been extended for a couple of days! BBShortcuts will sell for $8.95, but if you hurry, you can still get it for $5.00! Get BBShortcuts Here >>** BBSmart, makers of the best-selling BBSmart HTML Email Viewer and Alarms Pro applications, have just...

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Engadget Gets Some Hands-On Time with the Bold!

Engadget Gets Some Hands-On Time with the Bold!

The boys at Engadget finally got some hands-on time with the BlackBerry Bold and like me, they came away "happily impressed"... To start things off, the keyboard felt easy enough to use, at least easier than the 8830 we're often forced to use for work email. Gone are the sharp protrusions, replaced with a nice flat surface upon which to click. Of note was the Bold's user interface...

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Press Release: RIM Reports First Quarter Results

Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported first quarter results for the three months ended May 31, 2008 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP). Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2009 was $2.24 billion...

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Get the CrackBerry.com "CorkBerry" Theme - FREE!!

Get the CrackBerry.com "CorkBerry" Theme - FREE!!

In honor of CrackBerry.com passing the 200,000 member milestone, we have a special treat for all of our loyal members. Courtesy of Zach and Zman Themes, I'm proud to introduce to you the CorkBerry theme! It's Free, it's Original, and it's AWESOME. Featuring a corkboard background and sweet-looking shortcuts with thumb tack rollovers, the CorkBerry theme is bright, friendly and easy to use....

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Vlingo for BlackBerry Smartphones now Available!

Vlingo has now launched its FREE voice-controlled BlackBerry application today, and trust me, it is awesome! Vlingo's new BlackBerry application lets users send emails and text messages, search the Web, open applications (BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Maps, etc.), dial their phones, look up contacts and even send notes to themselves – all with the power of voice. My words won't do it...

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ATT BlackBerry Bold Release Delayed until mid-August?!!

ATT BlackBerry Bold Release Delayed until mid-August?!!

This past Thursday we dropped word that the BlackBerry Bold's release on AT&T could be delayed until August (or even later). Today, the Boy Genius further confirmed our original message. Here's what he had to say: We’ve just confirmed this now with two high-level sources: the Bold is actually delayed until August on AT&T. It seems like AT&T and RIM are still having software...

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Review: Poynt Beta

Review: Poynt Beta

Where can we point you today? Oh how I love Beta applications, you can never go wrong with the cost (or lack thereof). It’s also like having a virtual child and being able to watch them grow. I’m not sure how much growing Poynt (or MyPoynt) has to do, because it’s already won its way into my BlackBerry heart. For those who don’t know what Poynt is all about, it’s about helping you find...

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3 Year Old Girl Calls 911 For Mom on BlackBerry

3 Year Old Girl Calls 911 For Mom on BlackBerry

Three year old Madelyn Eaves was able to get rescuers to her mother with the help of a little song and her mother's BlackBerry. Jessica Eaves taught the song "911 green" to her daughter in case of emergencies. When she collapsed from a condition called vasovogal syncope, Madelyn dialed 911 and hit the green call button, then was able to direct dispatchers to the house using descriptions of her...

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