Podcast Episode 022: Storm, Javelin & More!

Podcast Episode 022: Storm, Javelin & More!

We couldn't leave our podcast listeners hanging any longer, so Craig and I recorded this Tuesday-night episode! I'm off Wednesday morning for a few days to NYC (check out our Informal NYC CrackBerry Meet-Up Thread) so we wanted to get an episode up before I left. The big topics discussed this show are the Verizon Storm and all the leak-mania surrounding it as well my hands-on...

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Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Powerpoint Deck!

Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Powerpoint Deck!

Click the image above and browse through the Verizon Powerpoint Deck Engadget got their hands on. If you were looking for more details on the BlackBerry Storm, you're going to love this. Sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

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Upgrade Your OS Via the Web: BlackBerry.com/upgrades

Upgrade Your OS Via the Web: BlackBerry.com/upgrades

Update: HOOOOLLDDD your Horses. Don't get too excited clicking and hoping to update anything just yet. Apologies to the frustrated members of CrackBerry Nation who were excited to update to the latest release of OS 4.5 officially. Our buds over at BerryReview have summed up the situation nicely so I'll borrow from them on this: Looks like the Web Upgrade for OS 4.5 we mentioned before is...

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Visual Proof of a GSM-Only Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Visual Proof of a GSM-Only Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Following up on Kevin Byrne's "final specs on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm", we have VISUAL proof of the existence of the 9530 Storm's GSM-only sibling, the BlackBerry 9500. Zoomed in image after the jump. These are spyshots, so unfortunately the specs on the 9500 in the image above are pretty tiny to read, but it appears (I *think*) that they line up on part with what Kevin has said and...

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Final Verizon BlackBerry Storm Tech Specs

Final Verizon BlackBerry Storm Tech Specs

Now this is why I never go to bed... 2:30am and master Verizon tipster Kevin Byrne just posted in the CrackBerry Forums final word on what Verizon's BlackBerry Storm will be packing come its official release in a post titled "Final post for a While." No BS... here are the deets straight from Kev: EVDO Rev A: (1900/800 MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UTMS/HSDPA/HSUPA: 2100MHZ...

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Awesome App: PeeKaWho Email Popups for BlackBerry

Awesome App: PeeKaWho Email Popups for BlackBerry

Every now and then a new BlackBerry application comes out that you just know one day down the road Research in Motion is going to include native in its BlackBerry OS. Enter PeeKaWho. I stumbled upon PeeKaWho in the ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store this morning, and after using it for the better part of the day I only have one thing to say... why didn't somebody invent this for BlackBerry...

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Storm confirmed for UK. Thunder Name is Out?!

Storm confirmed for UK. Thunder Name is Out?!

Pocket-link.co.uk just posted a story confirming that the BlackBerry Storm will make its way to the UK, and that it will bare the Storm name.  Apparently the Thunder branding is being toss out the door in favor of the Storm becoming the global brand for RIM's new touchscreen device. Multiple sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Vodafone will be getting the UK exclusive for the new...

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Verizon Taking BlackBerry Storm Advertising Seriously

Verizon Taking BlackBerry Storm Advertising Seriously

Look what the mailman just dropped off.. it seems following up with the newsletter/email sent out to people who registered for updates, Verizon Wireless is now sending out physical postcards to Verizon subscribers. The envelope says "Inside: Exclusive Invitation for Select Customers" (back side says "What will it feel like?" and within is the postcard photographed above. More images after...

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AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320 Spotted!

AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320 Spotted!

By the looks of the photo above it's a carrier store dummy display model of AT&T's soon to be released Curve 8320, not quite the real thing, but we can probably take this as a sign that the new Sapphire Blue BlackBerry will be available soon. Click here for more info on the AT&T BlackBerry 8320 and you can find another live image here. Hawt!

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Rogers Launches Pearl 8220 Notification Site

Rogers Launches Pearl 8220 Notification Site

Rogers has launched an email notification sign up site for the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 at http://www.youaskedforit.ca/bbpearl8220/index.aspx They did the same for the Bold and based on that launch site I'd recommend you go sign up for updates right now! Why? Because Rogers decided to give away 10 Bolds to people who signed up on the early notification list. Let's hope they do the same for...

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Podcast: Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer

Podcast: Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer

No weekly CrackBerry Podcast up just yet... a couple things came up that prevented Craig and I from being able to record per our regular Sunday night schedule (trust me, we both WANTED to record... just could not). We'll record a show in the next 48 hours, so look for it soon - between the Storm and Javelin and latest Bold OS there is so much to talk about! Thanks for the patience. We'll be...

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New Animated BlackBerry Theme from Bplay: Airshow

The folks at Bplay just added a new animated BlackBerry theme to their arsenal of offerings that will be a hit with all of the airplane buffs reading this. You can check out the the video above to see what the Airshow Theme is all about. The Airshow Theme is available for $6.99. Click here for more info and to purchase.

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"Affordable" Rogers BES Plans Coming October 1st

"Affordable" Rogers BES Plans Coming October 1st

Following up on our Rogers post last week outlining the details of the upcoming BlackBerry 8320 and Roger's new consumer BIS plans, it looks come October 1st that corporate BlackBerry users on the BES are in for new, affordable rate plans as well. Excluding the $40/7MB plan which remains the same, these new plans are quite a jump up from the existing $45/300MB and $100/1GB options. And just...

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Verizon Sending Out Newsletter Updates on the Storm!

Verizon Sending Out Newsletter Updates on the Storm!

Thousands of BlackBerry users received their first email update from Verizon on Friday (meant to post this sooner but got distracted) on the BlackBerry Storm. There's no real news in the newsletter, other than the message to "Keep an eye on your inbox..." but at least we can take this as an early sign Verizon is serious about the Storm and is going to be marketing the heck out of it in the...

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BlackBerry Javelin 8900 Hands-On Hardware First Look

BlackBerry Javelin 8900 Hands-On Hardware First Look

A Hands-On First Look at the BlackBerry Javelin 8900! w00t! It's time for yet another hands-on first look of a pre-release, pre-officially announced BlackBerry smartphone. We brought you the web's first review of the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Pearl Flip, and now we're rounding out the Triple Crown of Smartphone Exclusives with an in-depth first look at the BlackBerry 8900, currently...

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BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots Emerge!

BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots Emerge!

We haven't seen anything posted by our pal Jibi in a while, but he's now back and blogging for BGR and his first story is a good one for the hardcore CrackBerrys out there.... screenshots of OS 5.0! It's funny and it hurts a little, knowing that we're still waiting for the official rollout of OS4.5 in the USA. What's new in OS 5.0? Not all that much really at this point in time. It looks...

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Third BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Color: Silver!!

Third BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Color: Silver!!

So far we have officially seen RIM's newly-announced BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in two color schemes: black and red. These images (more after the jump), show off a third color... silver. I guess you could call it gray instead of silver, but either way with the black flip I think the color combo looks good! I stumbled upon the images over at MiBlackBerry.com, coming from a RIM Press...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 19th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 19th, 2008!

Everyone have a good week? We're getting some nice weather up here in Winterpeg (Winnipeg), so I think all of us up here are trying to enjoy the weather while we can... in the midst of all the Storm and Javelin madness! This week I've got the following titles for you: New BlackBerry Software: Civilization IV, mySchedule NHL 2008, New Themes, LightOn, FUZE, 5 Minute Outliner, TellMe Sports...

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Video Walk Through of Electric Pocket Apps for BlackBerry!

We've been BIG FANS of Electric Pocket ever since they shook up the way we listen to music on our BlackBerry smartphones with the release of FlipSide (RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis even has this app on his BB). Since then, Electric Pocket has continued to roll out some innovative and fun BB apps. The video above, posted by Matt Miller of Zdnet, gives a good walkthrough of Electric Pocket's offering...

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Rogers Docs: Curve 8320 and new Rate Plans

Rogers Docs: Curve 8320 and new Rate Plans

We received some nice Rogers info yesterday. Some of it went to our sibling site WMExperts.com (HTC Touch Diamond is coming if anybody cares.. lol), and here we have the goods related to CrackBerry Nation. The WiFi-equipped BlackBerry 8320 Curve will soon be hitting Rogers in Sapphire Blue and will support Rogers' UMA/Talkspot service. Sweet! And after the jump we have a snap shot of...

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