Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

In an odd bit of news, we have learned that Asif Ali Zardari, husband of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has retained her BlackBerry and keeps it with him. Zardiri is currently using the device to send messages to party leaders. "I learnt that you were one of those fortunate persons with whom she often communicated through this instrument for furthering the cause for...

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EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

If you live in the European Union, chances are you've already heard of the recent win the EU had against the International Roaming Department. The deal has called for outgoing rates to be capped at €0.49 about 66 cents, while incoming calls top out at €0.24 about 33 cents. That's awesome... But there's more. The EU is still looking for more ways to reduce its citizens wireless bills. (Good news...

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First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

Earlier this week, new CrackBerry.com member and first time BlackBerry owner Posum posted in the forums the thread First Ten things I should do to my new BB.  Posum's question: This is my first Blackberry, it is the Pearl from Verizon. I was wondering what are the first things I should do to it settings wise to make it run it's best. The thread has received some good responses from...

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It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

Seems as though the folks over at Bell have been busy recently. Bell is getting rid of their old 8703e stock by giving them away (sort of). For every BlackBerry 8130 or 8830 they sell, they are giving away four 8703e's. Not bad for the business that wants to keep in touch or equip a small sales force in a hurry. Thankfully Bell is also offering help on the data plan side of things. We all...

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Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

I reported the other day on ColorWare, a cool service that lets you send in your Berry for cool color customizations. I've got another goodie for you today. If you thought that was cool, this one takes it to the next level. How about decking your Pearl out in rich Porsche red leather? Well, thanks to Goldstriker you can do just that. As you can see from the picture, almost the entire back is...

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Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Update: The Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is now on Verizon's Website.  As I had reported previously, a Pink BlackBerry Pearl was rumored to be making a debut in the near future. Rumor no more, the Pink 8130 will be hitting Verizon stores starting tomorrow. The proof is in this press release from RIM. As the press release puts it: "Perfect for the fashion-forward professional on-the-go,...

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GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

Long time software developer iambic has finally entered the BlackBerry game with the release of GoogHelper and Tipper for BlackBerry. Iambic has been developing for pretty much every other smartphone platform to date, so its nice to see them finally giving us BlackBerry users some love. GoogHelper is a snappy utility that helps quickly launch various Internet searches using mobile...

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Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

New York Times blogger John Tierny posted a Gadget Addiction story yesterday based on the Five Signs of Gadget Addiction, as developed by John O’Neill, director of addictions services for the Menninger Clinic. According to O'Neill, the five signs are: You’d rather text than talk face-to-face. You can’t leave home without it. You can’t relax without constantly checking for email or messages...

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Hang On To Those Stocks!

Hang On To Those Stocks!

RIM takes a beating in stock market turmoil We all love our BlackBerrys for sure, but the maker of the little device needs a little more love after the company took a beating on stock markets amid some major turmoil on world markets. Research in Motion trades on the Toronto Stock Market (TSX) and on Tuesday and Wednesday that market took everyone on a wild ride . RIM, by virtue of its...

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Documents to Go for BlackBerry Screenshots!

Documents to Go for BlackBerry Screenshots!

DataViz posted this on their official blog today... "For those of you who are patiently waiting for Documents To Go to be available for your BlackBerry, we thought we'd take a moment to give you a taste of what its going to look like." I'm waiting, but not very patiently. See more screenshots. Thanks Josep for sending this in!

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New Features Coming to BlackBerry in 2008

RIM announced a series of updates for the BlackBerry platform that include enhanced messaging, new admin tools, and enhanced security. Some of the more interesting improvements include: Document Downloading and Editing - “Documents To Go” by DataViz will be integrated into the BlackBerry platform, enabling users to edit Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files directly on the...

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T-Mobile UK Launches GPS Navigation With TeleNav

T-Mobile announced today that it is the first operator in the UK to launch TeleNav GPS Navigator. TeleNav GPS Navigator is an award winning GPS satnav system for mobile phones. The service will be immediately available on a variety of BlackBerry smartphones on T-Mobile and includes GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving directions, addresses and directions to business and...

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Long Awaited BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 Re-Branded as OS 4.5

Jibi brought word this morning that the long-waited OS 4.3.1 update (that was mentioned together with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 Service Pack 5 back in November) will be re-branded as OS 4.5. Beta releases of 4.3.1 have been quite visible for some time now. However, the decision to re-brand the OS as 4.5 is rumored to simply be a marketing decision, due to the number of enhancements...

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Greatest BlackBerry Ringtone Ever - Rock Me Gently

Andy Kim Performing Rock Me Gently As much as I'm addicted to my BlackBerry, I think I'm equally addicted to CrackBerry.com's free user-contributed BlackBerry Ringtone Gallery and BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery. You just never know what ringtones and wallpapers people are going to add to the database... sometimes you REALLY get surprised. It demands a daily visit! And yesterday I was...

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RIM Previews New BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections

Following up RIM's official announcement yesterday at Lotusphere 2008 of BlackBerry Platform Enhancements, RIM dropped news today of an entirely new product as they preview a BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections. You'll want to read the full press release after the jump for the details, but it's essentially social networking on your BlackBerry for BlackBerry Enterprise users (i.e....

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Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

ColorWare has setup their website to accept custom BlackBerry paint jobs! You can either send in your BlackBerry, or order a new BlackBerry (for $50-$100 over retail) sent to you direct with a fancy new paint job. Not bad! ColorWare is even offering a standard 1 year warranty with the unlocked phones they sell, and an option to upgrade to a 2 year warranty for another $149.  The ColorWare...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is officially here. RIM today has announced the coming of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 to Vodafone in Spain. Furthermore, our friend Stefano over at BB World sent word he received the an official invite to RIM/Vodafone's Milan launch party for the 8110 coming on January 30th. And just today, I received word from one of my trusted Rogers guys that corporate store reps...

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Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Extra Juice, No Extra Size Required  Having noticed a steady decline in the performance of my BlackBerry 8800 battery, I decided to give one of the Seidio Extended batteries a try. I had heard good things about them, so I thought it would be worth a shot. I especially liked the fact that Seidio's 1600mAh battery would extend the battery life of my 8800 but not its phyiscal size as it fits...

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BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

Hey Class! CrackBerry Kevin here, and welcome Back to BlackBerry 101. You might say we did the Law School thing and took a full month off between semesters, but here we are again, ready to tackle another four months worth of lectures before summer break. To kick off the first lecture of the new year we thought it would be wise to spend a week teaching users how to actually use CrackBerry.com...

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Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Are you a student with 100 assignments, exams and projects on the go at the same time? Enter StudentBerry... StudentBerry is an application designed to help students manage their ever growing list of tasks and to-do's. Key Features in StudentBerry: A complete daily, weekly, or monthly breakdown of assignments due organized by class and due date. Easy to follow color coding lets you...

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