How to Deal with a BlackBerry Outage...

How to Deal with a BlackBerry Outage...

Drink a Bottle of 99 BlackBerries! I guess 99 BlackBerries + 2 BlackBerrys really equals 101 BlackBerrys. Thanks to Steve for sending this in - he and his buddy had a gooood night. For more information on 99 BlackBerries Flavored Shnapps, visit 99schnaps.com! 

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Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Ever since the Dimension L theme was introduced on CrackBerry, it has been a point of question for a lot of people in the forums and especially my “pm” box, lol. For a while there was a slick offering of it over at BBExtras.com but since that time the site is no longer offering themes, but luckily in came JC from GadgetBean.com to carry the torch. I recently won a copy of the Real iBerry...

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BlackBerry 9000 to Launch With OS version 4.6?!

Our friend Jibi over at BG just posted some new news about the hopefully soon to be released BlackBerry 9000 smartphone. The news? An OS (operating system) rebranding. It was originally thought the rumored (yet to be announced by RIM) BlackBerry 9000 would ship with OS version 4.3.2. But just as OS 4.3.1 has been rebranded to OS 4.5, the 9000's 4.3.2 OS will be rebranded to version 4.6....

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Love Doctor Technology Used to Detect Lies in South Korea

Love Doctor Technology Used to Detect Lies in South Korea

Here's a quickie from a Reuters article I just read. In South Korea, mobile operator KTF is using some interesting technology as a lie detector. What a great story post-Valentine's day! (Remember this for next year!) It's called 'Love Detector' and it analyzes voice patterns to see if the person in question is lying or telling the truth.  From the Reuters Article: The "Love Detector" service...

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Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

And the winners in CrackBerry.com's Share the Love & Win Valentine's BlackBerry Giveaway are..... GRAND PRIZE: New BlackBerry - melissac13 $200 in Accessories - thewesman Congrats! thewesman actually referred melissac13 to CrackBerry.com and melissac13 ended up being the name drawn for the Grand Prize. That's what sharing the love and being CrackBerry Mates is all about! MOST...

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Social Networking is the Future of BlackBerry?

Social Networking is the Future of BlackBerry?

The secret of the BlackBerry’s success is security, according to RIM’s co-chief executive Jim Balsillie, but social networking is its future. So apparently Jim was talking at a session on mobile services at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He touted the security features of BlackBerry such as built-in firewalls and the ability to remotely lock and wipe devices as key to its adoption...

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Palm Tries to Exploit 'The Outage'

Palm Tries to Exploit 'The Outage'

Nothing like making the most of a bad situation.  Only that isn't really the case.  More like trying to salvage some sort of customer base from a competitors misfortune.  A quick browse of Palm's website today totes "palm smartphones include voice, e-mail, text, Web, calendar and contacts.  And most importantly - uptime". Nothing like trying to capitalize off someone else's mistake. Granted...

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Review: Ascendo Photos Version 3.2 for BlackBerry

Review: Ascendo Photos Version 3.2 for BlackBerry

A picture is worth a 1000 words Alright you shutter bugs, you just came back from vacation. You’ve taken more photos than the paparazzi chasing after the celebrity flavor of the week. Now what are you going to do? Show them off on your BlackBerry of course! Ascendo Photos is a seasoned veteran in this field, and is currently showing off its version 3.2 in style. I downloaded the trial...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Now on iTunes!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Now on iTunes!

Just a quick note to let you know our CrackBerry.com Podcast feed is now available through iTunes. If you subscribe to the CrackBerry.com Podcast feed in iTunes new episodes will automatically be downloaded to your computer as they are published! And if you enjoyed our first Podcast, be sure to comment on it in our iTunes' page! Go to the CrackBerry.com Podcast page in iTunes >>

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Alcatel-Lucent to Offer Prepaid Options to Carriers

Alcatel-Lucent to Offer Prepaid Options to Carriers

Alcatel-Lucent announced yesterday they will be offering prepaid options to carriers customized for the Blackberry platform.  The plan will be hosted by the company and integrate with a carriers existing network.  The option will charge users based on email volume, so users will essentially only pay for what they use.  Those who don't want to spring for expensive email and data plans will now...

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My Take on the Latest RIM Outage

My Take on the Latest RIM Outage

Outage, failure, interruption, chaos, near death experience - call it what you will, but its all we've heard about all week.  For Blackberry users, Monday left us feeling like a toddler with no Spongebob.  Thought of "Why! Why?" and "What in the world is going on!" flowed through our heads.  We cried to each other, and to those who could have cared less, and waited it out (as we had no other...

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RIM Remote Stereo Gateway Available for Pre-Order Later This Week

RIM Remote Stereo Gateway Available for Pre-Order Later This Week

If you're interested in picking up the new Remote Stereo Gateway from RIM, we have some great news. The audio transmitter is currently available from another online retailer for $79.99... BUT WAIT...SHOPCRACKBERRY.COM can do better than that! I've checked with powers-that-be at the store and we have just placed our order for these units. They should be available for pre-order later this...

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Accessory Review: Samsung WEP420 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Samsung WEP420 Bluetooth Headset

A Meeting of the Minds Samsung; South Korea’s largest multi-industry conglomerate. Bang & Olufsen; Denmark’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-end audio, telephone and television products. Each is respective giants in the world today. Destiny unites them and plans are made to surprise us all. Their first collective efforts unleashed the Serene, a mobile phone unlike any other...

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Rogers Offering 'BOGO' on the BlackBerry 8700

Our 'Friendly Neighborhood Rogers Guy' dropped us a quick note this afternoon to tell us about the following offer from Rogers... Effective February 13, 2008, new Rogers Blackberry customers can choose from one of the following offers: Buy one Blackberry device and get up to 4 BlackBerry 8700’s for $0 when they and sign up for a 3-year term with Voice and Data. OR Buy one Blackberry device...

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nuTsie Mobile Music Coming To Blackberry?

Melodeo, Inc. today announced they will be distributing their nuTsie mobile music service in the next few months to Blackberry smartphones - namely the Pearl and Curve.  nuTsie is a mobile/online music service where users can listen to their iTunes music and playlists on their smartphone, PC or other mobile phone.  nuTsie.com users can also find and listen to new music by searching and browsing...

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Research In Motion Officially Announces the New BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

Research In Motion Officially Announces the New BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

After many months of speculation, RIM today announced the BlackBerry 8800, the thinnest BlackBerry handset yet. The 8800 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, built-in GPS, multimedia features and a microSD expandable memory slot. From the Press Release: The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone offers another winning combination of superior hardware, software and service embodied by an extremely elegant...

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RIM Introducing BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway at Mobile World Congress 2008

RIM Introducing BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway at Mobile World Congress 2008

We recently ran a post at the end of January all about the new BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway that will allow us to listen to music wirelessly. I think we can all agree it looks like a slick little device. It debuted at CES weeks ago, but we've just got our hands on a official press release from RIM which was sent out at the Mobile World Congress. Looks like RIM will be officially '...

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365 Days of Blog Post Goodness from CrackBerry.com!

365 Days of Blog Post Goodness from CrackBerry.com!

WooHoo!! We Did It! A Year of Blog Posts! February 12th, 2008 marks one full year since I said Hello to the BlackBerry world. You can check out our First Blog Post here (the image to the right was the first Blog post image we used too!). I don't consider today to be the site's actual Birthday or Anniversary though (what do websites celebrate anyways?!)... that date is reserved for February...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 001 - Our First Podcast!

"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!" Well here it is folks, our very first CrackBerry.com Podcast. After a year of talking about it, I finally got off my butt BlackBerry, found a Kick Ass Crack co-host for the show, and we got Episode #1 recorded...

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ALERT: National BlackBerry Outage

Update: Reports in the forums and elsewhere show that things seem to bet getting back to normal. Pheww. Not sure what the cause of all this was, but am sure we will find out in the days ahead. Here we go again, looks like another BlackBerry outage. Seems to be on RIM's end and is affecting both BES and BIS users across North America. Service interuption levels are varying. Click through to...

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