Bell and Telus to Charge for Text Messages

Bell and Telus to Charge for Text Messages

Despite the hoopla over the pricey plans at Rogers, and increasing pressure from the public in Canada, Bell and Telus both plan to start charging $0.15 for each incoming text message. Bell will start the new pricing on August 8th, with Telus to follow on the 24th. Though both companies already charge for outgoing text messages, this new attempt to squeeze money out of people for something...

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BlackBerry Addicts Similar to Alcoholics

BlackBerry Addicts Similar to Alcoholics

Researchers at Rutgers-Camden University and the University of Northampton found that about a third of BlackBerry users show signs that are similar in many way to alcoholism. Psychologist Glenn Wilson pointed out that the compulsive need to answer emails led to changing direction often, making people tired and distracted. He even said that the constant flow of emails and text messages was more...

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Rogers iPhone 3G Data Plan Promo - Hope for the Bold?

Rogers iPhone 3G Data Plan Promo - Hope for the Bold?

** UPDATE: OMG... Rogers is ACTUALLY going to offer this deal for the BlackBerry Bold too! Praise the Smartphone Gods! Via Electronista... Company spokeswoman Elizabeth Hamilton also notes that the 6GB plan isn't limited to the iPhone 3G and will apply to any 3G-capable smartphone sold by Rogers or Fido during the timespan, including the BlackBerry Bold. The official also doesn't expect...

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NERD FIGHT!! Thunder Rolls or Thunder Sucks?!!

NERD FIGHT!! Thunder Rolls or Thunder Sucks?!!

** UPDATE: Well, Boy Genius apparently has taken some serious offense to this post. None intended at all. Myself, CrackBerry.com and the CB community love the BG! Without him we'd have wayyy less to blog about, talk about and dream about.  But he's got his inside source, we've got our inside sources, and those sources have conflicting information. As for the 'ninja' thing -  We've known for...

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New Software: Menstrual Calendar for BlackBerry

New Software: Menstrual Calendar for BlackBerry

Taking my nightly stroll through the ShopCrackBerry.com software store I stumbled upon this new app for all the lady CrackBerry Addicts out there and just felt an immediate responsbility to post on it... Allow me to introduce you to Menstrual Calendar for BlackBerry. Developed by S4BB, Menstrual Calendar for BlackBerry allows you to keep track of your period. Features include: Benefits:...

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Podcast Episode 017: Getting Recorded this Thursday!

Podcast Episode 017: Getting Recorded this Thursday!

Don't get too excited by this post! There's no podcast to listen to quite just yet. Craig and I have been hammering out our summer recording schedule, and we've decided on Thursday evenings for the next couple of months, with the podcast going live on Friday morning. That said, you still have time to get in your BlackBerry related questions and comments for us to talk about on the show. Email...

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Free Online BlackBerry Technical Seminar Today!

Free Online BlackBerry Technical Seminar Today!

I almost forgot about this, but luckily our buddies remembered and it seems registration is still open! Today, Wednesday, July 9th marks the BlackBerry Technical Seminar 2008. It's a free, online, all-day seminar geared towards those who work in the world of BlackBerry - admins, managers, developers, CIOs and hardcore BlackBerry Addicts (I successfully signed up for the event, so I guess...

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Google Talk Updated to Version 2.1.33

Google Talk Updated to Version 2.1.33

Ronen pointed out yesterday that Google talk has been updated to version 2.1.33. I'm not really a GTalk user (though I seem to be on every other messenger app), but the early comments point to some minor, yet welcomed improvements: smoother, more stable minor improvements to the GUI ability to save chats to the device or media card ability to group messages in a chat  And of course,...

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Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder Keyboard To Utilize Haptic Technology... AMAZING Implementation!

Update: See bottom of this post or click here for update details! ** Always known for making the best physical keyboards, it seems RIM is going to hold the title of "best keyboard' for touchscreen smartphones as well. Read through the comments of yesterday's BlackBerry Thunder Media Player Images post and you'll find some sweet information detailing the BlackBerry Thunder's touchscreen...

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Review: Splash Money for BlackBerry

Review: Splash Money for BlackBerry

As the price of pretty much everything is going up, it’s becoming increasingly important to have a tight handle on your finances. You need to know where your money is going and where you may have to redirect it to.  I find myself, as I’m sure most of you do, banking online more and more. Let’s face it; it’s just more convenient than standing in line. Then comes the number crunching. You...

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25 Useful Financial Apps for your BlackBerry!

25 Useful Financial Apps for your BlackBerry!

I received an email from Fiona King at CurrencyTrading.net last night letting me know about an article they just published, Top 50 Useful Financial Apps for your iPhone and BlackBerry. Be sure to check the article out - there are actually a few goodies for your Berry in there I have never even seen before that look promising. And if business and finance apps are your fancy, you'll...

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BlackBerry-sponsored John Mayer Tour Website

BlackBerry-sponsored John Mayer Tour Website

Back on April 7th we dropped word that RIM/BlackBerry decided to sponsor John Mayer's summer tour again in 2008 after the success they had in sponsoring it last year. This morning I found out (thanks Ronen) that RIM has launched a microsite for the tour at johnmayer.blackberry.com. On it you can find all of the concert dates (July 2nd to August 2nd), John Mayer's BlackBerry Tips, and links...

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Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update, part deux

Vlingo for BlackBerry Status Update, part deux

The good folks at Vlingo sent me an update to pass on to y'all: Vlingo releases fix for blocked users! Vlingo has fixed the connection problem that some users, mainly on T-Mobile and Rogers, have been experiencing.  This fix would not have been possible without the help of the BlackBerry user community who reported the problem and helped test this solution.  To download the new version...

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BlackBerry Thunder Media Player Images!!!

BlackBerry Thunder Media Player Images!!!

Finally we get to see some screenshots from RIM's up and coming touchscreen device, currently codenamed the BlackBerry Thunder. Big props to BlackBerrySync for going public with these screenshots of the Thunder's media player application. Running OS 4.7, the BlackBerry Thunder will feature a carrier music store similar to the iPhone's iTunes store and will allow users to purchase songs...

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Review: Aliph Jawbone2 Bluetooth Headset

Review: Aliph Jawbone2 Bluetooth Headset

About a year or so ago I was able to review the original Aliph Jawbone Headset. At that time, I said "This is the best Bluetooth Headset I have ever used." The only other headset that even came close was the BlueAnt z9 - but the Jawbone was the winner - for lots of reasons. My only gripe at that time was with the size and "comfort" of the Jawbone. It was big (relative to the Z9 and...

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Apple Gives Rogers a Big Thumbs Down... Good News for BlackBerry Users in the Long Run?

I'm sure you've all heard now of the gouging that Rogers is offering up to potential iPhone users in Canada. Their current pricing structure has sparked compaints all over the web, including an online petition, 'RuinediPhone.com' (Check it out... last I checked the petition was closing in on 50,000 signatures). Apple has apparently informed Rogers that they will divert a 'large percentage'...

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Hit Me On My BlackBurry Videos!

Over the weekend I received two entries into our The Hit Me On My BlackBurry Song Needs a Video Montage Contest and just had to get them posted up in the blogs for all to see. Above we have a hilariously awesome original creation by member NamelessLiar, and after the jump member Bla1ze punched up RIM's new Bold video with some HMOMBB beats. Good work boys! Be sure to watch the vids and...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 016

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 016

Happy Fourth Of JULY weekend!!! I hope everyone enjoyed the day and didn't blow their finger off!!! With that said lets hop into this week's patriotic picks! 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!   American Pride 480 by 320 pixels - Bold Series** 320 by...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for July 4th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for July 4th, 2008!

Before I get started I want to wish all of our American friends a Happy Independence Day! I hope you're having a good one... and maybe I can make your day and weekend a little better by bringing some new BlackBerry software into your life :) I'm dubbing this week, the 'week of the beta'. Seems as though there were an unusual amount of apps going beta... Strange... but true.. and cool for...

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Update: Rogers BlackBerry Roadmap

Update: Rogers BlackBerry Roadmap

One of our Rogers' birdies just came through for us with an update on the Canadian GSM carrier's BlackBerry roadmap.... BlackBerry Bold: Earlier this week we reported Corey's tip of a July 25th release date of the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers. This new, slightly conflicting information suggests that Friday, July 25th, is the date Rogers will fire off a press release announcing the Bold's...

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