* Updated: 8130 now available from Sprint! * Penetration of the BlackBerry Pearl "2" in North America has a come a few steps closer this week. The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is already available from Verizon and Telus, Sprint will have it any hour now, and today Alltel and MTS Allstream (local Winnipeg carrier) announced they are adding the 8130 to their BlackBerry offerings as well. With the...

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Accessory Review: Samsung WEP 500 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Samsung WEP 500 Bluetooth Headset

‘Round and ‘Round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows! A strange circular object has been seen hovering around CrackBerry.com and it has many in a frenzy. What is this mysterious, round mobile technology that is allowing communication to go far beyond a handset (well 33 feet anyway)? Lock up your children! Head to your cellar! The invasion has begun!!! Oh..wait, it’s Samsung’s WEP 500...

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ATT Black Friday BlackBerry Savings! $99 8310 Curve!

ATT Black Friday BlackBerry Savings! $99 8310 Curve!

* Update: Apparently you don't have to wait until Friday to take in the savings. According to the comments on this post, the $99 Curve pricing is already available (not on the AT&T website yet, so you will have to go into an outlet store or call customer service and talk nice!). * The BG got the scoop on AT&T's upcoming Black Friday sale...and it looks promising for BlackBerry users...

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Treo or BlackBerry? Wayne Rash Needs Your Help!

When CrackBerry.com first launched, Wayne Rash over at eWeek was quick to help spread the CrackBerry.com word. It's time to return the favor... Wayne needs the CrackBerry.com Community's help! He's looking to replace his Motorola V3 RAZR and is contemplating between a new Treo or BlackBerry. He's checked out the Smartphone Round Robin and loves it, but still could use some direct input to...

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4 or 5 New BlackBerrys to be Released in 2008!

4 or 5 New BlackBerrys to be Released in 2008!

Gregory Wade, RIM's Vice President of Customer Accounts, had quite a bit to say in a recent interview with Business Standard. It's obvious that RIM is not only making a push into the consumer market, but is succeeding at it. The Blackberry Pearl represented almost 55 per cent of RIM’s total shipments in the first quarter of 2007 and with Pearl 8120 (dubbed as Pearl 2) our commitment to have...

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BlackBerry 101: Thanksgiving Holiday Semester Review

BlackBerry 101: Thanksgiving Holiday Semester Review

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, I thought it would be a good time to take a break and reflect upon this semester's past lectures. Consider today a "study" day. We'll be Back to Class next week per our regular schedule! Class Dismissed :-) BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series Table of Contents 2007 Fall Semester  Introduction Lecture 1: Why BlackBerry? Lecture 2: BES & BIS:...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Final Thoughts on the Treo 680

Smartphone Round Robin: Final Thoughts on the Treo 680

I could be a Treo User, but would much rather be a CrackBerry Addict!  My time with the Palm Treo 680 has come to an end. After getting off to a slow start with the device (read my initial impressions here), I’m happy to say we’ll be parting company as well-acquainted friends. As soon as I’m finished writing this article, I’ll yank the SIM card and put it into the iPhone that’s sitting...

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Sure Mobile Offers "Pay As You Go" BlackBerry Plan

Their name may not be know by most of us in North America, but Sure mobile flies their satellites high over the English Channel and services the islands of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.  They introduced their Pay As You Go Blackberry plan to satisfy all those users afraid of commitment.  It seems to me that with the easy unlimited options not being terribly pricey, a PAYG choice wouldn't...

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Smartphone Round Robin: A Skeptic's First Impressions of the BlackBerry Curve 8310

Smartphone Round Robin: A Skeptic's First Impressions of the BlackBerry Curve 8310

As I'm winding down my week of using the Treo 680 (final impressions going up later today or tomorrow Monday), Dieter over at WMExperts.com has posted his Initial Impressions of the BlackBerry Curve 8310. Dieter is an all-around smartphone expert, EXCEPT when it comes to the BlackBerry. He had never used one before, so he came into the Curve as a slightly skeptical blank slate. He even...

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MySpace Mobile "Officially" Released; New JiveTalk v1.03 ads MySpace IM Support

It was announced on Thursday by everyone's favorite friend Tom that Myspace Mobile ( mobile.myspace.com) is "officially available. Posted as a Myspace Announcement, Tom let the world know that Myspace Mobile was "good on the go". The mobile site is a much slimmed down WAP version of the popular social networking site. Myspace Mobile allows users to easily view their profiles as well as others,...

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Go Daddy gets Smart(phone) - Get Go Daddy Email on your BlackBerry

Go Daddy gets Smart(phone) - Get Go Daddy Email on your BlackBerry

No more waiting for those Go Daddy (Yahoo!) emails to make it from your server to your BlackBerry.  Go Daddy has integrated their web-based emails with all BlackBerry devices. The integration allows users to send and receive their email using any BlackBerry device.  As email messages are read and deleted from either the device or the web interface, the message status is synchronized between the...

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Sprint Adds BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to Holiday Lineup

Sprint Adds BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to Holiday Lineup

Just in time for the holidays, Sprint is set to offer the Blackberry Pearl 8130 on November 23rd.  The device will be available for as little as $199 with contract and discounts. Sprint is also introducing a new Power Vision BlackBerry Pack. Available only for BIS users, this $30 per month plan gives customers unlimited web and data access, unlimited text messaging, support and integration...

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Exclusive Details: Rogers New Personal E-Mail on Blackberry Plan Only Available for the BlackBerry Pearl!!

Last week we got wind that Rogers was introducing a $15/month Unlimited BlackBerry Email and Instant Messaging Plan. Today we got a hold of all the sales notes/details behind the new plan (after the jump)... and there was one shocker that had me surprised - it's only available from Rogers if you have a BlackBerry Pearl on your account!!! This is going to tick off a lot of people, including...

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Earthcomber for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

Earthcomber for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

A few weeks back I dropped word that Earthcomber, the popular and widely acclaimed location spotter for mobile phones, was now available for BlackBerry smartphones. At the time, there was one major model left off the Earthcomber compatibility list - the BlackBerry Pearl. Good News for Pearl Users is here at last... Earthcomber for the BlackBerry Pearl has now been released! It works with all the...

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Celebrities Like Their BlackBerry Skins Orange??

Celebrities Like Their BlackBerry Skins Orange??

Looks like celebs are into Orange BlackBerry Skins these days! Pictured above are Lindsay Lohan, Madonna and Pauly Shore (does he even count as a celebrity??!) with Orange Skins on their BlackBerry Curves. Want an Orange (or other color) Skin for your Curve? We have a big selection of BlackBerry Skins in the ShopCrackBerry.com store. The Curve skins pictured at left are $12.95 each, and...

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Smartphone Round Robin Smacktalk: Dieter Fires Back Against RIM CEO's Words...

The Smartphone Round Robin is still humming along, and as you may have noticed we are slightly behind schedule. The original goal was to have initial impressions up each week on Tuesday, with final impressions up on Friday. Thanks to some small snags (a Fedex mix-up, my first unlocked Treo not working, and the fact that it takes more than a day or two to really get to know the phones), we're...

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ShopCrackBerry.com: Introducing a New Store, Enterprise Sales, Wicked Deals and More!!

I'm happy to announce yet another major improvement to CrackBerry.com... over the past week we have rolled out our all-new ShopCrackBerry.com store! The new store offers a much improved shopping experience - it's faster, looks better and is easier to browse and search! In addition to a better user-experience, we also have even better savings. Prices have been reduced on many items...

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Epocrates Rx Now Available for BlackBerry

Epocrates Rx Now Available for BlackBerry

Epocrates, Inc. announced today the availability of the Epocrates Rx(R) free drug and formulary reference guide for BlackBerry. The Epocrates Rx guide enables clinicians to access drug information for checking drug dosing, interactions, pricing or insurance coverage. The free drug reference guide can be installed OTA and doctors and other medical types can receive clinical updates in real-...

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Spread the CrackBerry.com Word - We Can Take It!

Spread the CrackBerry.com Word - We Can Take It!

CrackBerry.com Server Upgrade Complete! Yiipppeeee! It's a big week for CrackBerry.com as the site made the move to its new location in Smartphone Experts' Data Center. A big thanks to CrackBerry Tom and all the SPE folk for working hard to get this done. Our daily traffic has been growing at a rapid rate, and our old server was simply maxxed out - during the peak hours of the day it would...

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BlackBerry Case Review: OtterBox Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100

It's OK if Your BlackBerry Pearl 8100 likes it Rough BlackBerry Users and Abusers Rejoice! Following the success of their Defender Series case for the BlackBerry 8800, OtterBox has released the Defender Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 (one for the Curve will be available at the end of this month). Rugged and durable, no other case on the market offers BlackBerry protection like an...

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