Corey Visto Chrono Theme Available for All Devices

Corey Visto Chrono Theme Available for All Devices

In his seemingly never-ending line of awesome BlackBerry themes, Corey Visto has just released his latest creation, Chrono. Available in Today, Icon and Zen styles for all BlackBerry smartphones (Curve, 88xx, 8700, Pearl, 7100), Chrono is a clean and sleek theme. It holds the same icons as the popular BB Droid and H2O themes, but adds some banner and background tweaks to make it really...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Hands On with SlingBox for BlackBerry

The CTIA Wireless 2008 coverage is still rolling in... the video above provides a brief hands on with SlingBox on the BlackBerry. The video is courtesy of my buds over at bbgeeks.com, who made the trip over to the Symbian booth where the SlingBox boys were at (luckily they had a BlackBerry on hand too!). The demo was done over an Edge connection (pretty smooth actually!), and there's still...

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CRACKBERRY: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse!

*Update - Dec 2, 2008 - THE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! * CALLING ALL ADDICTED, RECOVERING & REHABILITATED BLACKBERRY USERS! A few weeks back I casually dropped word of a collaboration between BlackBerry Made Simple and CrackBerry.com... this is the more "official" announcement. We're hard at work writing a book - CRACKBERRY: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse! Be sure to check...

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CrackBerry.com Birthday Contest Grand Prize Winners Prize!

CrackBerry.com Birthday Contest Grand Prize Winners Prize!

Back on March 3rd we announced the winners in the CrackBerry.com Turns 1 Year Old Birthday Contest. Today I received from member Rhupf the photos of the grand prize winner's prize (what a mouthful)... a BlackBerry custom painted by ColorWare! Rhupf chose a BlackBerry 8310 painted it a combination of Jet Black and Midnight Blue. You can click here to see exactly how it was configured using...

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Software Review: trackIT - Vehicle Edition

Software Review: trackIT - Vehicle Edition

A BlackBerry is the best way to keep you mobile. Some people and companies also use vehicles to stay mobile while being mobile. In order to stay mobile while being mobile, you can use your mobile device to track your mobile’s information so you can keep your mobile mobile. Whew… make sense? Ok, I’ll go into a little more detail. Javatek Media deployed their trackIT Business Suite which...

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Sneak Peek: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5

Sneak Peek: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5

With the release of BlackBerry Operating System version 4.5 just around the corner, it's no surprise that Jibi has posted over at BGR a sneak peak of the desktop side of the equation, Desktop Manager 4.5. From Jibi: Picking up where the release of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.3 underwhelmed after it’s initial makeover, the new release of BlackBerry Desktop Manager will feature a...

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BlackBerry Sponsors John Mayer Summer Tour Again!

BlackBerry Sponsors John Mayer Summer Tour Again!

Flip back the calendar almost a year and you'll remember RIM announced it was sponsoring John Mayer's 2007 40 show summer tour. The BlackBerry branded John Mayer tour went on to gross more than $30 million, moved 684,240 tickets and the sponsorship was a finalist for the 2007 Concert Marketing & Promotion Award at the Billboard Touring Conference in New York.  Looking at those numbers, it...

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Telus BlackBerry Curve 8330 Now Available - $249.99 / 3yr.

Telus BlackBerry Curve 8330 Now Available - $249.99 / 3yr.

Beating Sprint, Verizon and Alltel to the punch, there is Good News for Canadians on Telus... the CDMA Curve is HERE!!!! Built in GPS, 2MP Camera w/ Video Recording, 1x/EVDO Support, 96MB internal flash memory - w00t!! Click the image above or this link for full details. Talk about a perk of living North of the Border.

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OtterBox for BlackBerry Pearl 8110, 8120, 8130 Now In Stock!

OtterBox cases are a BIG HIT with the BlackBerry Using and Abusing Population and for good reason... they can take a Beatin' and ensure your BlackBerry keeps on Tick'n. I'm happy to say we finally have the OtterBox Defender Series cases in stock for the BlackBerry Pearl 2 series - 8110, 8120, 8130. The case rings in at $49.95. At CrackBerry.com, we've beat up and destroyed our fair share...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Bluetooth Accessory Spotlight

CTIA Wireless 2008: Bluetooth Accessory Spotlight

While walking the exhibition halls of CTIA Wireless 2008, I stumbled upon a few new Bluetooth headsets that are hitting the market soon (in some cases available now) that I thought would be worth a mention. Combining Fashion and Function definitely appears to be the trend with all of these. Plantronics Discovery 925 The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth earpiece is your essential...

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RIM and Indian Government Still Fighting For a Solution

RIM and Indian Government Still Fighting For a Solution

I've been following the whole RIM/India debacle closely, as I'm sure a lot of you have. Seems like the whole thing will be drawing to an end soon, as RIM execs and Indian intelligence agencies are scheduled to meet again April 9th. Interestingly enough, the solution RIM may use could be different than the solution used in China and Singapore. In those countries, RIM set up a proxy server which...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 005 - CTIA News and Fun!!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 005 - CTIA News and Fun!!

"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!" Coming off of CTIA Wireless 2008, there was a lot for Craig and I to talk about this episode. In the past two weeks we have seen the announcement of several BlackBerry smartphones, new software releases, and...

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New BlackBerry 9000 Inspired Themes Available - Zen, Today and User / User 2 / Abuser / Abuser 2 Bottom Zen!

Earlier in the week I posted about JC Designs' latest BlackBerry theme, the Inspired 9000, but at the time it was only available in the Icon format. John has since rounded out the collection for BlackBerry Curve, 8800 and 8700 series users with the theme now available in Today, Zen and User & Abuser formats. If you missed my original post, you may want to check it out (lots of...

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Weekday evenings when I'm working away at the computer I usually keep the tv on in the background and come midnight watch CBC's The Hour. Go figure - the one week where I leave the country is the one week they have RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie on the show for an interview! I have to give a big shout out to my DAD of all people for tipping me off on this one... I gave him a call last night to...

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Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 004

Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 004

Hello Everyone! Hope that you all had a good week and are getting ready for the weekend! I don't know about you, but this past week with Kevin updating us with all the goodies from CTIA I am beside myself with excitement! Looks like for us CrackBerry addicts Christmas is coming twice this year! Hopefully RIM will announce the 9000 at WES and it will be 3x! Shall we get into this week's picks...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Viigos Project Tango Unveiled!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Viigos Project Tango Unveiled!

I mentioned earlier this week that I caught a glimpse of Viigo's "Project Tango" in action on a BlackBerry at CTIA, but I promised the guys at Viigo I wouldn't take any screenshots (they're working on some final tweaks and as earlier mentioned it will be fully unveiled at WES in May). BUT... when flipping through my photos from CTIA I just realized I snapped a whole bunch of images off the...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Fashion in Motion!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Fashion in Motion!

Well folks, I'm back from CTIA Wireless 2008 and it was well worth the trip. There wasn't too much in the way of BREAKING NEWS, but there was still a ton to see, a lot to learn and and whack of load of great people to meet. It turns out I'm maybe not such a great on-location news reporter/blogger... with so much going on (it was in Vegas remember?!) it's hard to actually want to sit down...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 4th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 4th, 2008!

What a week. CTIA has come and gone, I'm sure Kevin is exhausted... but on we go. CTIA has brought us a new XM radio service, and Guitar Hero III... But I know we'll be hearing lots more from Kevin when he gets back to CrackBerry home base. Onward and upward, here's the Software Roundup for this week... NEW SOFTWARE Guitar Hero III For BlackBerry I reported earlier this week that...

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Confirmed BlackBerry Addicts: Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Confirmed BlackBerry Addicts: Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna recently revealed that she can't stand being without her BlackBerry. She even sleeps with it under her pillow (her husband Guy Ritchie does too). They often wake up at night and take down notes on their berry's: “We lie right next to each other with our BlackBerrys under our pillows. It’s not unromantic. It’s practical. I’m sure loads of couples have their BlackBerrys in bed with them...

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How to Download and Install Ringtones on your BlackBerry

How to Download and Install Ringtones on your BlackBerry

One of the most common questions upon getting a new BlackBerry device is “How do I download and install ringtones.”  Well here is a step-by-step lesson that will take you from the start to finish of downloading your own ringtones and editing your profiles for your device. We've focused the tutorial around CrackBerry.com's Awesome FREE Ringtone Gallery. I hope to make it easier to understand the...

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