Verizon To Buy Alltel in Billion Dollar Deal

Verizon To Buy Alltel in Billion Dollar Deal

Our bud Dieter over at WMExperts has reported that Verizon is gearing up to buy Alltel. Verizon is reportedly coughing up $5.9 billion in cash, and will take on $22.2 billion in debt for a total investment of $28.1 billion dollars. Yikers, now that's a lot of cash! Alltel had been rumored to be hunting for a buy-out for some time now, and this just serves to confirm that rumor. Lets hope...

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Buy Your Next BlackBerry From CrackBerry!

Buy Your Next BlackBerry From CrackBerry!

From day one our goal at CrackBerry.com has always been to be the ultimate one-stop source for ALL things BlackBerry. Funny enough, despite our wildly popular ShopCrackBerry.com Accessory and Software stores, we've never actually sold BlackBerry smartphones... until now! You can now buy AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and Alltel BlackBerry Smartphones via our Smartphone Connections...

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Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian Love Their Curves

Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian Love Their Curves

Thanks to David and Justin for sending these pics in... According to good ole Perez Hilton, Pamela Anderson was out shopping for houseplants in Malibu yesterday with ex-hubby Tommy Lee. Of real interest here is of course the BlackBerry Curve spotted in hand. After the jump we have a shot of another BlackBerry Curve user, Kim Kardashian. Now for the CrackBerry.com pop culture question of the...

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Press Release: YouMail Delivers Free Visual Voicemail for Smartphones

Press Release: YouMail Delivers Free Visual Voicemail for Smartphones

Industry’s Only Free Consumer Voicemail Service Brings Visual Voicemail Experience to Blackberry, Blackjack, Treo, Motorola Q Devices and MoreIrvine, Calif. – June 5, 2008 – YouMail (www.youmail.com), the only generally available, free, customizable cell phone voicemail service, today announced the public beta of visual voicemail for smartphone users. The new mobile platform allows users to...

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Blueant Z9i Bluetooth Headset Now Shipping!

When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, I have had two personal favorites for the better part of the past twelve months - the Aliph Jawbone and the Blueant Z9. Comparing the original Jawbone to the original Z9, I tend to give the nod in terms of sound quality to the Jawbone, but for everyday usability with still-excellent sound quality the Z9 is what sits on my ear 80% of the time. Now it...

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Meet the CrackBerry of CrackBerrys... Literally!

Meet the CrackBerry of CrackBerrys... Literally!

The friendly BlackBerry Mascot is on a bit of a tour this summer. If you check the Mascot section of the BlackBerry Lifestyle Website, you can read more about it. Looks like the mascot, along with 'BlackBerry Ambassadors' will be spreading the BlackBerry, er... should I say 'CrackBerry' word in various locations throughout North America. The next scheduled event for the BlackBerry Mascot to...

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Rogers and Research in Motion Announce the UMA-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone

We have known this was coming for a while now, so it's nice to see it get all official. Rogers and RIM announced this morning the launch of the UMA-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone. This is the first UMA-enabled BlackBerry to hit Canadian soil, and will allow consumers to take advantage of Rogers' recently-launched Home Calling Zone UMA-based service. With Rogers Home Calling...

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Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 Review: The Perspective From a New to BlackBerry User

I love it when our loyal CrackBerry members volunteer the time and effort to put together a real masterpiece for the CrackBerry blogs. Today we have Paul Johnson, aka pmjohnson99, with his in-depth impressions of Sprint's new BlackBerry Curve 8330. This is Paul's first BlackBerry, but I wouldn't consider him a Newbie. He became a member of CrackBerry.com months ago and like so many other CDMA...

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The Future of Updating The BBOS: a Walkthrough of the Over-The-Air Upgrade Process Coming in OS4.5

[  Original Images Pulled by Request. Please Enjoy our Mock Ups!] Update: OK folks, i hope I'm wrong on this but as of right now I don't think i am (correct me in the comments if I am and I will re-update)... it now appears to me that Over-the-Air Device Software Upgrades will only be coming to BES users (requires a BES 4.1.4 release) and will not be available to BIS users as part of the BIS...

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Update: CRACKBERRY - True Tales of BB Use & Abuse!

In the past week I've received a bunch of emails asking how the CrackBerry book is coming along and when its release can be expected. We're still aiming for a summer launch (August) and are on schedule to make that happen. Although.... with the way OS4.5 delays have everybody in the BlackBerry world worked up into a frenzy maybe we should delay and delay and delay the book's launch (and leak...

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Indian Government Issues Ultimatum to RIM

Indian Government Issues Ultimatum to RIM

The Indian Government has now threatened a total shutdown of BlackBerry services in India, unless RIM complies to their demands. The government wants encryption keys so that they can monitor all messages sent from BlackBerry devices within the country... They are concerned about the possibility of terrorists using the devices to communicate. The threat, er, 'ultimatum' was reported in the...

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Create Custom BlackBerry Ringtones Using Your RIM Desktop Manager Software

* * Update - This tutorial may not work on newer versions of BlackBerry Desktop Manager ** Sick and tired of hanging around the CrackBerry Ringtones corner to see if that new favorite song has been added?  Well, patience is a virtue, but when it comes to BlackBerry ringtones your days of waiting are over.  That's because creating your own custom ringtones from CDs, DRM-free iTunes tracks...

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What Goes Around Comes Around - .Mac Email Outage!!

What Goes Around Comes Around - .Mac Email Outage!!

I just couldn't help but post this. Our friends over at the TheiPhoneblog (aka TiPb) like to remind their readers on a fairly regular basis that RIM has experienced some service outages. It seems what goes around comes around - last night .Mac email went down! 100% of members were unable to access mail using an IMAP client. Normal service has been restored. 5.30.2008 :: 22:00 - 01:00...

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WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway WINNERS!!!

WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Sorry for the delay folks. I meant to get this posted last night, but triple OT hockey proved to be distracting (what a game!). And the winners of CrackBerry.com's WES 2008 Schwag Giveaway are: WES Prize Packs: Scarlett, dhoffman, Omahahaha Unify4Life: richard.puckett, yester18, stevewilliams80, AUtigers350z, Guibs Congrats to the Winners and Thanks to Everyone for participating! I'll...

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Review: Covertec Luxury Case for the BlackBerry Curve

Review: Covertec Luxury Case for the BlackBerry Curve

Luxury Nappa leather case, specifically designed to fit your Smartphone Blackberry 8300 Curve The Covertec Luxury Flip Leather Case for BlackBerry Curve 8330, Curve 8320, Curve 8310, or Curve 8300 is a trendy European designed flip-lid case that looks great and offers solid protection. With the flip closed, the BlackBerry Curve 8330, Curve 8320, Curve 8310, or Curve 8300 is well...

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GTA IVs Niko Bellic is a BlackBerry User... sort of

GTA IVs Niko Bellic is a BlackBerry User... sort of

Grand Theft Auto IV junkie? You may have noticed that Niko Bellic's cell phone is visually a bit on the BlackBerry-esque side. They've changed up the looks enough to avoid RIM's Ninjas from attacking and have given it a clever name like the BS... BitterSweet, but check out the BitterSweet's "Disclaimers" and "Tips" (after the jump) and I think you'll agree that the folks at Rockstar Games...

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Sorry Apple... Nearly 1 of every 2 Smartphones Sold in America is a BlackBerry!

Sorry Apple... Nearly 1 of every 2 Smartphones Sold in America is a BlackBerry!

The internet is buzzing this morning on word that America's Most Popular Smartphone IS NOT the iPhone. According to research firm IDC, the iPhone took 19.2% of the US market for smartphones in the first quarter of 2008, while good ole Research in Motion cleaned up with a whopping 44.5%! A while back RIM's coCEO Mike Lazaridis made a comment that if anything the iPhone was going to help...

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Podcast Episode 013: Addict and Expert Back in Action!

Podcast Episode 013: Addict and Expert Back in Action!

it's been a few weeks since Craig and I have recorded a "normal" CrackBerry.com Podcast, but we got back to work this weekend to bring you our supposedly "unlucky" thirteenth episode. Join as we talk WES 2008 Highlights, BlackBerry Bold, KickStart, Thunder and more! We also answer some listener questions and per usual go slightly off topic and have some CrackBerry fun. We...

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First Look at the BlackBerry Thunder 9500?!

First Look at the BlackBerry Thunder 9500?!

Look what we have here! A fuzzy/blurry image of the rumored BlackBerry 9500 Thunder?!?!?!?! You can take your guess as to whether or not this is legit, but my BlackBerry Intuition tells me it is! And the fact that the image has now been removed from the site where it first popped up definitely adds to the legit factor. While this device housing still looks a little rough around the edges,...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 011

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 011

Here we are, back with another great addition of Click's Picks! So sit down (if your not already), Buckle up, ease your lazyboy back and relax and enjoy the ride!! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS  Now for my top wallpapers, I have gone through our database and picked some new ones and old ones. I hope you enjoy my top picks for the week!   Oracle 320 by 240 pixels - Curve, 8800, 8700 Series...

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