FlipSide MP3 Player for BlackBerry from Electric Pocket: Out of Beta and Ready to ROCK!

Back on November 9th I published word of the "beta" of Electric Pocket's FlipSide Media Player for the BlackBerry. The post got a huge response and the software an even bigger one as many of us (myself included) gave the demo a try. The very public nature of the "beta" generated a TON of great feedback from the CrackBerry community, which made Electric Pocket work their butts off to get the...

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WICKSoft Mobile Documents 3.4 Released

WICKSoft Mobile Documents 3.4 Released

The latest version of this popular software is now available. It claims to allow users to securely view, email, fax, download and manage documents located in their office directly from their BlackBerry.. In real-time.  If you need access to your documents from anywhere you're going to want to check this one out. Features of WICKSoft Mobile Documents 3.4: Two factor encryption Multi-...

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New Pink 8130 Pearl on the Horizon?

New Pink 8130 Pearl on the Horizon?

Rumors have it that a new pink edition of the 8130 BlackBerry Pearl are on the way. I've whipped up a quick 'mockup' of the phone here to the right. As you can see it should be a hit with the ladies! (I would think?) It would also be a tremendous fund-raiser for breast cancer and/or cancer awareness should RIM want to get into something like that. The NHL used pink sticks in a few games...

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BlackBerry 9000 Specs Revealed!

BlackBerry 9000 Specs Revealed!

Our friends over at BGR have revealed initial details of the 9000 series. Exciting stuff! Here's what we know so far: Screen dimensions are going to be 480x320 / 320x480 depending on how you hold it! Looks to me that the device will be like the iPhone in that you can hold it portrait or landscape. Cool stuff. However, does this large display mean a touchscreen keyboard is built-in? No more...

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Blockbuster Movies on your BlackBerry

Blockbuster Movies on your BlackBerry

Reuters had an article today that said movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc is in talks with all the major mobile phone makers about partnerships aimed at making it easier for consumers to watch movies on the go. This was according to Blockbuster Chief Executive James Keyes. Keyes told the Reuters Media Summit he started watching movies on his BlackBerry after some help from a technical expert...

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BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers

BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers

Portable Bluetooth Speakers that Pack a Punch The BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers utilize the latest in technology to stream music and voice from your Berry. The 'Sonic' works with all devices that support A2DP stereo audio. (I'll dig deeper into this issue in the review!) It's a totally wireless device, allowing you freedom and ease of use no matter where you are. These speakers...

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Exclusive: BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 Brings A2DP Stereo Bluetooth Support to BlackBerry Pearl 8100!!

At the beginning of the month I published hands on proof that the soon to be released BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 would enable video recording on the Curve. In all the excitement surrounding that huge news, I neglected to notice a MAJOR improvement that OS 4.3.1 brought to my BlackBerry Pearl 8100 - A2DP Stereo Bluetooth Support!!! Prior to OS 4.3.1, stereo bluetooth devices (like Motorola S9s or...

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BlackBerry Made Simple for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

BlackBerry Made Simple for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

BlackBerry Made Simple has just released its newest book in their easy-to-read BlackBerry guide book series. This one focuses on the BlackBerry Pearl smartphone and includes material for the 8100, 8120 and 8130 BlackBerry smartphones. Right now it's available as an e-book download for $25.99 from BlackBerry Made Simple, and will be available in a hard copy edition in the weeks ahead....

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Google Maps now with MyLocation

Now Google Maps for BlackBerry allows you to see your location on a map, with or without GPS. The new feature is called “My Location“, and shows your position on the map with a little blue dot. If you have a GPS-enabled device, Google Maps can just use your GPS coordinates if they are available. If not, they’ll take the information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your...

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Potentially good news for BlackBerry users in Canada. It seems the feds (federal government) have decided to open up the Canadian market to broader competition against the will of the big players (Bell, Rogers, Telus). An auction of the "wireless spectrum" will occur next May, which should shakes things up and hopefully result in lower prices, better service and more choices for consumers....

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New Version of Google Maps with 'My Location' (Beta)

New Version of Google Maps with 'My Location' (Beta)

A new version of Google Maps is out, and for those of you without GPS, it's time to rejoice. The new version uses something called 'My Location' which helps GPS-less berry users approximate their location on the map (of course, those of you that are GPS enabled will see your exact location on the map). 'My Location' uses the data sent to and from your nearest cell tower to approximate your...

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Interview with Marc Bolh, CEO Ascendo, Inc.

Interview with Marc Bolh, CEO Ascendo, Inc.

Recently we sat down with Marc Bolh, CEO of Ascendo, Inc. Ascendo makes a number of very popular titles for BlackBerry, including Ascendo Fitness, Ascendo DataVault, and Ascendo Photos. Marc was kind enough to endure a little Q and A session with us. Check it out… Hi Marc, thanks for taking the time to chat with us. So what do you make of the agreement between Facebook and RIM? Not much...

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SplashID 4.0 for BlackBerry Announced!

SplashID 4.0 for BlackBerry Announced!

SplashData, a well-known provider of productivity software for smartphones, today announced the launch of SplashID 4.0 password manager for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices. The new version offers a host of new features that enhance security, convenience and connectivity. SplashID 4.0 is available from ShopCrackBerry.com for $29.95. A Free Trial is available. Key new features of...

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Verizon Opens Up!

Verizon Opens Up!

Verizon is following in Sprints footsteps and is set to open their network beyond their own devices.  A while back Sprint announced it would let any capable device operate on their network, and Verizon is now following right along. Most likely influenced by Google's "open-standards" platform, if you aren't happy with the multiple phones offered by the No. 2 provider, you will be able to use...

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BIS Email Basics

BIS Email Basics

Hey class, welcome to another BlackBerry 101! This is Bla1ze from the CrackBerry Forums and Videos4BlackBerry.info filling in for Kevin this week who is busy coming to terms with the iPhone in the Smartphone Round Robin. I had so much fun with Lecture 10: Getting started with Videos on your BlackBerry that I jumped at the chance to be a professor once again. If you have all been doing...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Apple iPhone First Impressions

Smartphone Round Robin: Apple iPhone First Impressions

Full Touchscreen iPhone Experience Better Than Expected Thanks to the Smartphone Round Robin, I have now spent the better part of a month without my BlackBerry Curve. I first used the Windows Mobile 6 powered AT&T Tilt and from there moved onto the Palm Treo 680. While both of these devices retained some similarities to my BlackBerry  Curve (both devices have physical keyboards) I...

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Seidio 1500mAh Extended Life Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

Seidio 1500mAh Extended Life Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

Just saw this come in… Seido is now shipping a new extended life battery for the BlackBerry Curve. The new 1500mAh battery has 200mAh more capacity than their previous 1300mAh extended battery. But no new battery door is required. Seidio claims that the new battery will give you 30-35% more power than the battery that ships with the BlackBerry Curve. That’s pretty good considering that...

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It's Here! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Now Available from Sprint!

It's Here! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Now Available from Sprint!

Available on a 2 year contract for $199 (after mail in rebate). Visit Sprint.com for more details.

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Rogers Says Farewell to the BlackBerry 7290

Rogers Says Farewell to the BlackBerry 7290

A tear came to my eye when I read the above mailer from Rogers, along with a vision of the movie Old School and Will Ferrell singing "Dust in the Wind" at Old Blue's funeral. It seems the trusty BlackBerry 7290 is going to officially become a piece of RIM nostalgia as it is being discontinued by Rogers. They're still available while supplies last...it might be worth picking one of these bad...

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