Gavin Rossdale Never Leaves Home Without his BlackBerry

Gavin Rossdale Never Leaves Home Without his BlackBerry

Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the now-defunct band Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, sat down with Switched for a little interview. Gavin is releasing his first solo album, entitled Wanderlust, this June, but the Switched crew wanted to know about Gavin's taste in gadgets. CrackBerry-related questions after the jump! What gadgets do you always bring with you for down time? The...

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BlackBerry Ranks 51st on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

BlackBerry Ranks 51st on Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report

In this years' Brandz.com Top 100 Brands Report, the BlackBerry brand has moved up 390% to 51st spot on the list. This makes BlackBerry the biggest 'brand value change' gainer on the entire list by a long shot. The next in terms of brand value change appears to be Apple, with a gain of 123%...which is impressive on its own. But 390% is even more gosh darn impressive! Also worthy of note here...

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ATT Announces BlackBerry Professional Software for Small Business

ATT Announces BlackBerry Professional Software for Small Business

Small business owners can now harness the power of their bigger competitors with AT&T's new BlackBerry Professional Software for small business.  The software provides a simple BlackBerry solution with many advanced featues with "small business" pricing. The software supports up to 30 wireless users and acesses email, calendar, contacts, data and interent access.  The software will...

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Case Review: BlackBerry Leather Side Pouch for BlackBerry Curve and 8800 Series Smartphone

A Smart and Stylish Option to the BlackBery Leather Holster  An epic battle rages on in the world of CrackBerry Users and Abusers; How do you Carry your BlackBerry?!? I’m one of many users to wield the mighty BlackBerry Leather Holster. Brandishing the BlackBerry name, it promises endurance, loyalty and a certain sense of exclusivity that we all feel (Whether you like to admit it or not...

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Indian Government and RIM Come to Agreement on Security Issues

Indian Government and RIM Come to Agreement on Security Issues

While there has been all sorts of news today in the BlackBerry Blogosphere about Tata Teleservices going ahead with their BlackBerry services in India despite the imposed ban... There is bigger news that I just read hot off the press. Seems as though the Indian Government and RIM have finally come to an agreement on security issues, and a solution will be implemented. RIM will go ahead and...

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BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming to Alltel on May 1st!

BlackBerry 8330 Curve Coming to Alltel on May 1st!

While it tends to be Verizon and Sprint that get all of the CDMA-BlackBerry attention in the United States, it's good to see Alltel announce this morning that the 8330 will soon be joining their BlackBerry smartphone offering. From Alltel, “Customers have asked for a phone that provides functionality and helps them maintain their efficiency and connectivity whether on the road or at...

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Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!

Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!

"You are now listening to CrackBerry.com, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!" With the CTIA Wireless 2008 now history and Research in Motion's annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium just weeks away, we're in a bit of a "dead zone" for BIG BlackBerry News. That being said, Craig and I...

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Sprint 8330 Curve: Coming This Week? or May? or June?!

Sprint 8330 Curve: Coming This Week? or May? or June?!

The last few days have brought a lot of apprehension, anxiety, anger, confusion, uncertainty (you get the picture!) to Sprint customers itching to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 8330 Curve. Sprint's Official Press Release said the device would launch later this month - with later this month meaning sometime in April. Information obtained from Brightpoint put the device as hitting...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 006

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 006

The weekend is here and that means it's time for another exciting (hopefully!) edition of Click's Picks! I say we just jump right into the good stuff! See you on the other side! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked some new ones and old ones. So here are my picks for the week. Enjoy!  Love Of Red 320 by 240 pixels - Curve, 8800,...

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The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

More than one potential addiction shows up in this week's Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. It seems Orlando Bloom has stumbled onto the triple threat - smoking, drinking AND BlackBerry Smartphones (granted he's probably drinking water from a Fiji bottle - but where would the CrackBerry fun in that be?!).  I'm sure Orlando has his use under control though..come on..he's Legolas... he's got...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

A quieter week this week on the software front. Suppose we're still feeling a bit of the fallout and are coming down from the high of CTIA. All the same, there is still lots to talk about. Here's a brief overview of this weeks' roundup: New BlackBerry Software: e-Mobile Phone Alert, LaunchPad for BlackBerry, Texas Hold'em King 3, Sol Mania Updated BlackBerry Software: MobiPocket Reader...

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BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

Jibi posted some interesting snapshots over at BGR today pulled from a BlackBerry.alx file. Pretty cool stuff here. From the file code, Jibi made some observations and discoveries: references to both a BlackBerry 9000 and 9100 refrences to an <!-- External Display --> tag which got Jibi excited the Vodafone fileset references the 9100 the AT&T fileset references the 9000 the...

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BES 4.1 SP5 Now Available!

BES 4.1 SP5 Now Available!

If you're on the business side of the BlackBerry equation and you haven't heard the news yet, now you have! BlackBerry Enterprise Solution 4.1 Service Pack 5 is now available! For more information on BES 4.1 SP5 and for info on how to upgrade, follow the link below or click the image on the right! Learn about BES 4.1 SP 5>> Talk About BES 4.1 SP 5 in the Forums >>

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Accessory Review: V-MODA Vibe In-Ear Headphones

Accessory Review: V-MODA Vibe In-Ear Headphones

With ever-increasing support for bigger microSDHC cards, a decent native media player and slick 3rd party music player options like FlipSide available, for more and more users the BlackBerry is becoming their one and only device for listening to music.  And thanks to Bluetooth A2DP technology, you can even stream music wirelessly from your BlackBerry to your ears, taking in the sounds...

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RIM Wins Twice at 2008 EE Times Ace Awards

RIM Wins Twice at 2008 EE Times Ace Awards

RIM has won 2 awards at the 2008 EE Times Ace Awards. The awards are given out every year to 'celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in'. Mike Lazaridis won for 'Executive of the Year', and RIM as a whole won the 'Company of the Year - Large' award...This award is only eligible to companies with over $...

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RANT: Data Roaming Charges Suck!

RANT: Data Roaming Charges Suck!

Another Rogers bill, another Rant! Last month it was the $7/MB surcharge for going over my 25MB/month data limit that I was ticked about. But I learned from my mistakes and moved up from the $60/25MB/mo plan to the $100/200MB/mo of data plan thinking I shouldn't be in for any surprises. I thought wrong. This time my rant is on Data Roaming charges! Rewind a couple of weeks back to our...

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BlackBerry Messaging Restrictions Imposed in India

BlackBerry Messaging Restrictions Imposed in India

As most of you know I've been following the whole India/RIM situation for quite some time now. While the situation has been looking somewhat positive in recent days, today news has come out that things have actually started going in the other direction. Sriprakash Jaiswal, the Minister of State for Home Affairs in India has imposed a restriction on all Indian BlackBerry carriers. The...

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Get Your Replacement Battery Covers Here!

Get Your Replacement Battery Covers Here!

If you're like me and you don't use a skin on your BlackBerry or protective films like BodyGuardz or InvisibleSHIELDs, the odds are after a few months of Use & Abuse your BlackBerry's battery door cover will start to lose its shine (the way I hold my device my index finger scuffs the paint off in no time... assuming I don't walk into pillars and just destroy the cover altogether...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Show Highlights Now Available!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Show Highlights Now Available!

I just received an email from the folks at CTIA letting me know that they have now made all of the keynote addresses available for viewing via webcast! So if you didn't quite Get Your Fix of CTIA coverage while I was on location, head on over to CTIA's website. They have a ton of info, photos, podcasts and video of what went down at this year's big event. More than enough to kill your your...

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Premium BlackBerry Themes Galore!!!

Premium BlackBerry Themes Galore!!!

With the BlackBerry news day off to a slow start, I took a venture through our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store and couldn't believe how many awesome Premium BlackBerry themes we now have available... over 800! A lot of awesome developers have been adding to the collection in recent months, including Cherrichido, eVeek, Visto Themes, GadgetBean, Aerize and more. If you haven't taken a...

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