BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

BeamReader for BlackBerry Review and Comparison

Didn't I tell you that this was in the works? Didn't I? Fresh from reviewing RepliGo Reader, I wanted to have a look at BeamReader from SLG Solutions Inc, formerly Beam Berry Solutions Inc. I‘ve decided, for the time being, to forgo including PDF To Go, as it isn't a standalone product like BeamReader and RepliGo Reader are. PDF To Go is actually part of the Documents To Go Premium...

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Some Serious BlackBerry Bling!

Some Serious BlackBerry Bling!

Sure, Lebron James has his gold ColorWare BlackBerry and I've wondered about the dynamics of a solid gold Bold and how it could really kill the device's reception but umm... How about diamonds? Think they would fare better on a device without sacrificing reception and performance? Engadget got a little hands-on time with some diamond encrusted Bolds down at Mobile World Congress which make...

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RepliGo Contest Winners Announced!

RepliGo Contest Winners Announced!

The contest we posted on the blogs last week for 20 Free copies of Cerience's RepliGo PDF for BlackBerry got a HUGE response... obviously a lot of BlackBerry users out there would like to get their hands on a solid PDF reader (for free!). No more beating around the bush... the 20 lucky winners are: robrowald moz.chris paulywalnuts22 Qld4390 tjgrey Shadow.xXx...

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AWESOME: Bold Zoom Series Premium Themes

AWESOME: Bold Zoom Series Premium Themes

Over the past two years we have seen both premium and free BlackBerry themes take some huge leaps forward, both in terms of the functionality provided by newer CDK releases as well as the creativity shown by developers. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult for these same developers to make a real impression with their latest and greatest themes. That said, I've gotta give props...

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At MWC09, BlackBerry Means Business

At MWC09, BlackBerry Means Business

Dieter is on location in Barcelona this week attending the Mobile World Congress, and it seems he has managed to stick with Espresso and keep himself away from the Sangria as the stories are still coming in. Following up on his hands-on look yesterday at the BlackBerry Application Suite running on an HTC Touch Pro, Dieter has this to say today: Sure, they have a booth where you can check...

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SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta Review

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta Review

I love my Slingbox - I have for years. I have actually have two slingboxes - one is the Sling box Tuner - for basic cable and one is the Sling Box Solo for the HD box. The concept is one that Sling Media calls "Place-shifting." In a nutshell, (for those not familiar with "Slinging") is that you take your TV lineup - or whatever might be on your DVR - and you watch it wherever you are...

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LeBron James is Gold BlackBerry Bold User

LeBron James is Gold BlackBerry Bold User

After watching LeBron James say on television this weekend at the NBA Skills Competition that he's putting his name in for the Dunk event next year, I was pretty pumped to see in the CrackBerry forums yesterday that not only is LeBron a BlackBerry User, but a gold BlackBerry user at that! Looking at the photos (there's another one after the jump), I'm pretty sure this a ColorWare creation in...

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Update: Made Simple Learning Books for BlackBerry

Update: Made Simple Learning Books for BlackBerry

A few weeks ago we dropped word in the blogs of Made Simple Learning's new E-Book for the BlackBerry Storm. A lot of interest was shown from those who prefer books over blogs and forums (crazy people!!), and of those many expressed the desire for a physical guide vs. one in electronic format. That said, it's time for a little update... You can now purchase Made Simple Learning's...

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Mobile World Congress: Hands-On With Application Suite

Mobile World Congress: Hands-On With Application Suite

As mentioned in our latest Around SPE, Dieter Bohn is in Barcelona this week to cover all the big news coming out of the Mobile World Congress event currently taking place. Dieter just did his duty for CrackBerry Nation and headed over to the BlackBerry booth. From the looks of it, it's a similar setup to RIM's display in Vegas last month at CES, where many BlackBerry Alliance members...

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Bolt Browser Private Beta Goes Public Beta

I know there's been some mixed feelings in the BlackBerry community towards the Bolt Browser since I posted the private beta code and video above a few weeks back. I'm all about speed so have been loving Bolt, and with their recent update a lot of optimizations came into effect which make it more berry-friendly. Today at the Mobile World Congress, Bitstream let everyone know that the Bolt...

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ThinkPad Laptops to Get Better BlackBerry Integration

ThinkPad Laptops to Get Better BlackBerry Integration

I can already visualize the comments to this CrackBerry blog post... Who cares about better BlackBerry/ThinkPad integration?? We want better integration with our Macs! Of course that's my thought as well, but if you keep in mind BlackBerry pretty much owns the enterprise smartphone market and that there's no shortage of ThinkPads in business, this annoucement will come as a pleasant...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) - What Is It?

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) - What Is It?

Research In Motion announced a new version of BES, version 5.0 on February 11th. It improves upon the existing BES platform in many ways which make administering a BES easier and more flexible. It brings a few new handheld features too which I know users will love. However, before we get into what's new, let's go over what a BES is. In a future article I'll discuss the differences...

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Around SPE for 16 February, 2009

Around SPE for 16 February, 2009

Dieter normally posts the weekly Around SPE recap, but since he is in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress (lucky guy!) covering the breaking news, he left it to us Community Editors to keep you all informed. I don't expect to see much in the way of BlackBerry get announced at MWC, but if there is, we'll make sure Dieter gives us the scoop. Now for a look at the week previous.  ...

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Video: BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and 8220 Flip Compared

A couple weeks back we posted Zara's Video Comparsion of the BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900 and Storm. The video got a ton of views and Zara's review got a lot of love and feedback. Zara listened to the constructive CrackBerry comments and has returned to the blogs... this time with a quick comparsion of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. To flip or not to flip, that is...

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OtterBox Impact Series Case for the BlackBerry Bold

CrackBerry member JReel had another busy week on the community video review front, taking a look at both the OtterBox Impact Series case for the BlackBerry Bold as well as the Body Glove Silcon skins. I think JReel is going to have pick up another BlackBerry device or two so he can spread his video review love around a bit more beyond the Bold. Overview: OtterBox Impact Series Case for...

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OS 4.7.0.100 for Storm 9500 Released by Vodafone Greece

OS 4.7.0.100 for Storm 9500 Released by Vodafone Greece

Our friend Marcus over at BlackBerryWorld.eu just let us know that Vodafone Greece has officially released OS 4.7.0.100 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530. I guess this is already considered 'old' seeing as 4.7.0.106 for the 9500 has already leaked, but for those of you waiting for an official update for your Vodafone Storm, this is it! Get OS 4.7.0.100 for the BlackBerry Storm 9500 >>

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Curve 8900 and Pearl Flip 8210 Coming to AT&T Soon

Curve 8900 and Pearl Flip 8210 Coming to AT&T Soon

  * UPDATE: If you're still doubting that the 8900 is coming to AT&T, take a look after the jump for a computer monitor image showing the 8900 SKU on AT&T's systems. * Of the four new next-gen BlackBerry smartphones on the market, AT&T has the Bold but is currently missing the other three - the Pearl Flip (lower end, but still next gen), the Curve 8900 and the Storm. The word...

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CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 Coming to Bell March 6th?

CDMA Pearl Flip 8230 Coming to Bell March 6th?

Our friends at MobileSyrup let us know earlier this week that the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 will be coming to Bell on Friday, March 6th and will be available in both Black and Pink stylings at launch. No word yet on pricing, and I'm sure the in-your-hands date may vary by a couple, but at least we know it should be launching soon and for cheap! [ Source ]

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BlackBerry 8900 App Roundup for Friday the 13th, 2009!

BlackBerry 8900 App Roundup for Friday the 13th, 2009!

With the 9300 rumors and details floating around these days, I thought I'd do a special roundup this week for what will be the 9300's younger (eermmm...I guess that would be older!) brother... The BlackBerry 8900. Yes, I know there's no 3G, but there's something about this Berry I just love. If you own an 8900, this roundup covers the best selling apps for the BlackBerry 8900. Time to show...

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CONTEST: 20 Free Copies of RepliGo Reader to be Won!

Just Login to CrackBerry.com and Leave a Comment to this Blog Post and you are Entered to Win a FREE Copy of RepliGo PDF Reader! Last week our CrackBerry software reviewer Ryan Blundell took a spin on Cerience's RepliGo Reader for BlackBerry smartphones. If you're less the reading type and more into watching, the good folks at Cerience put together a video walk through of RepliGo Reader...

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