Plug adapter and USB charger for BlackBerry

Plug adapter and USB charger for BlackBerry

Recharging your BlackBerry or laptop when traveling internationally can sometimes be a challenge. Not many countries share the same plugs we have here in the states. Just within Europe, they are very different. The following page gives you an idea what to expect. Yes, that’s right, 12 different plugs from Australia to Zimbabwe. Plug adapter with USB port The Mobi Products World USB...

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BlackBerry Curve Hits Rogers Today

BlackBerry Curve Hits Rogers Today

While most speculation of late has put the BlackBerry Curve coming to Rogers sometime in July, an inside source has just sent me documentation showing that the BlackBerry Curve launched through Rogers today. As you can see on the images below, the Launch Date is stated as June 4th. This doesn't mean you can go to Rogers.ca or your local Rogers dealer to buy a Curve just yet. But it does means...

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Canada Gets New BIS 2.3

Canada Gets New BIS 2.3

According to Telus Mobility here in Canada and BlackBerrySync.com, Research in Motion has upgraded to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 2.3 which supports a whole raft of new features. New features include added support for G-mail and Yahoo mail accounts. For G-mail that means real time delivery of messages and for Yahoo Mmail it means two-way, synchronization of deletes to and from the Yahoo...

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Grand Prize Winner Comes Forward!!!

Grand Prize Winner Comes Forward!!!

At noon on Friday, June 1st, we announced that the Grand Prize winner of the Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction & Win Giveaway was CrackBerry.com member jimp1947. A few hours later my phone rang, and it was Jim Palmer, aka jimp1947, calling to claim his prize. Jim was shocked to find out he had won the Grand Prize, and I'm glad to say it went to a worthy recipient -  Jim was actually...

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Dear Berry: BlackBerry Triggers Friendship Issues

Dear Berry: BlackBerry Triggers Friendship Issues

Dear Berry, A friend and I got into a terrible argument. He wouldn't stop using his Blackberry. At night, then the next morning, then in the bathroom, then at lunch and dinner. I was furious. We were back in the room watching a DVD, having gone on a two day weekend get-a-way, and there it was again. So I gave him 3 warnings and said I was going to throw it out if he didn't put it down. He...

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Balsillie and Lazaridis Top the List of 100 Highest Paid Executives in Canada in 2006!

The top two executives at Research in Motion are in the top three of the 2006 pay-list for canadian executives. RIM's Jim Balsillie was the highest paid Canadian executive last year taking home $54 million dollars (there's a reason he can afford a hockey team!). 53 and a half million of Jim's $54 million was in stock options. RIM's other Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis made $33 million including gains...

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Keeping Work Where it Belongs

Keeping Work Where it Belongs

This weekend, the Boston Globe printed this great story about CrackBerry addiction and how we may be able, with the appropriate steps, to cast off the shackles of 24/7 connectivity. For Steve Chazin, the low point of his addiction was at his grandmother’s funeral, during which the marketing executive couldn’t resist checking his Berry. As the article details, “To be fair, when he felt the...

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BlackBerry Users Slow to Adopt Mobile Banking

BlackBerry Users Slow to Adopt Mobile Banking

The idea of being able to move funds, pay bills or check your overdraft online is pretty much established now and many of us use online banking. The BlackBerry almost seems tailor made to do tasks like mobile banking, but it seems translating that willingness to work with your accounts online to the mobile platform is proving difficult. According to Tower Group analyst, Bob Egan, only 400,...

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Top 5: Features of the BlackBerry 8800

Top 5: Features of the BlackBerry 8800

I've had my new 8800 for a few weeks now. Overall I love the 8800. Lots of new features and fun stuff loaded into this one! Here's my top 5 features of the BlackBerry 8800:5. New Media Player - The new player handles most audio and video files flawlessly. On top of that it just looks plain nice. Two thumbs up for this new player.4. The Track Ball - I was skeptical about this one. I had always...

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The Stars Show Their Curves, BlackBerry Curves!

The Stars were out in Full Force this week for the Launch of the BlackBerry Curve. When you're done with the 30 second slideshow above, you can check out 200 more photos (literally) at the links below. But seriously, right now you should be out either trying to buy a New Curve, or if lucky enough to already have one, be playing with it!! Nothing good will come from spending the weekend...

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CrackBerry Smuggler Apprehended!

CrackBerry Smuggler Apprehended!

It's Friday afternoon, so I couldn't resist posting this. It's really not funny, but a BIT funny at the same time.... Mumbai, June 1: One person arriving from Hong Kong on an Air India flight was apprehended by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for illegally trying to smuggle in high-end mobile phones and memory chips worth lakhs of rupees. Acting...

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Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Grand Prize Winner Announced!

This Just In. And the Grand Prize winner of the CrackBerry.com Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction and Win Giveaway is user........... jimp1947  We'll be contacting jimp1947 shortly to let him know the good news and work out the details of how he can collect and spend his $2,000 grand prize! Any bets on where the money will go? A different BlackBerry for each day of the week? Or maybe a...

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The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

What's Up Doc? That's Right! Jim Balsillie was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the morning convocation at Trent University yesterday. Jim is a native of Peterborough and was recognized by the University for making a "World of Difference". Congrats Jim! I mean Dr. Jim. Be sure to Read the Full Story Here... 

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Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

I'm happy to announce Aliph's Jawbone headset is now available in the CrackBerry.com store. We have been stress testing one of these units for the past three weeks and have an in-depth review on the way (read Part 1 - Jawbone Initial Impressions). The Jawbone retails for $139.95 and I can honestly say it is worth every cent. Aliph actually sent us out a free demo unit for reviewing...

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BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

The new BlackBerry Curve is now available from at&t. Starting today, you can get the newest BlackBerry device and be the envy of your friends. The BlackBerry Curve is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry ever with a QWERTY keyboard. It features trackball navigation, a 2 MP camera with flash, and a microSD™ expandable memory slot. The Curve is the first BlackBerry to support AT&T Mobile...

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Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

AT&T is releasing the eagerly anticipated BlackBerry Curve today and the beautiful new device is now in stores. According to the company, the Curve can be snapped up for as low as $199.99 (with a two-year contract and mail-in rebates). The Curve is available in the US only at AT&T and includes AT&T-specific services such as AT&T Music, Push to Talk and TeleNav Maps. This device...

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Super Slim Case For New Berrys Released

Super Slim Case For New Berrys Released

A few days ago we reviewed the Otterbox Blackberry Case. In fact, we awarded it a Best of WES Award. For those people who want to make their Berry look like a Hummer the Otterbox is for you. It is meant for serious protection. You could drop it down a crevice while hiking in the Andes and your Berry will keep on ticking. But, if you are like me, i.e. European, you just don’t get that...

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Update: Beating the Rogers BlackBerry Curve

Update: Beating the Rogers BlackBerry Curve

Read Part 1 of this story Here... My attempt to get a BlackBerry Curve running on Rogers before it is officially released is not going as smooth as I had hoped. This post should have been about my first impressions of using the Curve, but instead is about my difficulties in receiving it! My Curve shipped from the UK on Friday. I paid 60 British Pounds to ensure it would be delivered to me...

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Turning Your Berry Into a Private Eye

Turning Your Berry Into a Private Eye

Earlier in the week we reported on a system that lets you see on a google map where your BlackBerry had been by using a GPS tracking system. It was designed, according to the maker, to allow you to see where you had hiked or drove although the best use seemed to be to use the Berry to track someone such as your teenager to see where they go with the Buick at 1.00 am. Now, you have system...

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Why EVERY Bus Driver Should have a BlackBerry 8800

Why EVERY Bus Driver Should have a BlackBerry 8800

Believe it or Not.... this is a True Story! A Winnipeg School Division bus driver arrived 90 minutes late yesterday to school after getting lost while driving a bus full of kids. The driver was new to the bus route and somehow found himself lost and panicking and way behind schedule.  NOW...if only GPS enabled BlackBerry 8800s became standard fare on school buses this situation could have...

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