Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Grand Prize Winner Announced!

This Just In. And the Grand Prize winner of the CrackBerry.com Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction and Win Giveaway is user........... jimp1947  We'll be contacting jimp1947 shortly to let him know the good news and work out the details of how he can collect and spend his $2,000 grand prize! Any bets on where the money will go? A different BlackBerry for each day of the week? Or maybe a...

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The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

What's Up Doc? That's Right! Jim Balsillie was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the morning convocation at Trent University yesterday. Jim is a native of Peterborough and was recognized by the University for making a "World of Difference". Congrats Jim! I mean Dr. Jim. Be sure to Read the Full Story Here... 

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Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

I'm happy to announce Aliph's Jawbone headset is now available in the CrackBerry.com store. We have been stress testing one of these units for the past three weeks and have an in-depth review on the way (read Part 1 - Jawbone Initial Impressions). The Jawbone retails for $139.95 and I can honestly say it is worth every cent. Aliph actually sent us out a free demo unit for reviewing...

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BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

The new BlackBerry Curve is now available from at&t. Starting today, you can get the newest BlackBerry device and be the envy of your friends. The BlackBerry Curve is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry ever with a QWERTY keyboard. It features trackball navigation, a 2 MP camera with flash, and a microSD™ expandable memory slot. The Curve is the first BlackBerry to support AT&T Mobile...

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Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

AT&T is releasing the eagerly anticipated BlackBerry Curve today and the beautiful new device is now in stores. According to the company, the Curve can be snapped up for as low as $199.99 (with a two-year contract and mail-in rebates). The Curve is available in the US only at AT&T and includes AT&T-specific services such as AT&T Music, Push to Talk and TeleNav Maps. This device...

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Super Slim Case For New Berrys Released

Super Slim Case For New Berrys Released

A few days ago we reviewed the Otterbox Blackberry Case. In fact, we awarded it a Best of WES Award. For those people who want to make their Berry look like a Hummer the Otterbox is for you. It is meant for serious protection. You could drop it down a crevice while hiking in the Andes and your Berry will keep on ticking. But, if you are like me, i.e. European, you just don’t get that...

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Update: Beating the Rogers BlackBerry Curve

Update: Beating the Rogers BlackBerry Curve

Read Part 1 of this story Here... My attempt to get a BlackBerry Curve running on Rogers before it is officially released is not going as smooth as I had hoped. This post should have been about my first impressions of using the Curve, but instead is about my difficulties in receiving it! My Curve shipped from the UK on Friday. I paid 60 British Pounds to ensure it would be delivered to me...

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Turning Your Berry Into a Private Eye

Turning Your Berry Into a Private Eye

Earlier in the week we reported on a system that lets you see on a google map where your BlackBerry had been by using a GPS tracking system. It was designed, according to the maker, to allow you to see where you had hiked or drove although the best use seemed to be to use the Berry to track someone such as your teenager to see where they go with the Buick at 1.00 am. Now, you have system...

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Why EVERY Bus Driver Should have a BlackBerry 8800

Why EVERY Bus Driver Should have a BlackBerry 8800

Believe it or Not.... this is a True Story! A Winnipeg School Division bus driver arrived 90 minutes late yesterday to school after getting lost while driving a bus full of kids. The driver was new to the bus route and somehow found himself lost and panicking and way behind schedule.  NOW...if only GPS enabled BlackBerry 8800s became standard fare on school buses this situation could have...

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How to Build a Business Case for BlackBerry Upgrades

How to Build a Business Case for BlackBerry Upgrades

According to Tekrati , The Advisory Council (note that isn’t An Advisory Council but The Advisory Council) has come with a publication that businesses can use to build a business case for BlackBerry Upgrades. We at CrackBerry thought just having a sexier Berry would do the trick but, alas, big corporations actually have to come up with something more than “It’ll look way sexier.” Today,...

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BlackBerry Developer Community launches!

BlackBerry Developer Community launches!

I received an email from Terry in Toronto announcing he loved CrackBerry.com and more importantly that he and some coherts have launched a new BlackBerry Developer Community website. The site is forum-based and is geared towards helping developers create BlackBerry Applications. So become a member, develop some killer apps, and then shoot me an email when your program is ready so we can...

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GrandCentral.com - Never Miss a Call Again!

Today we came across a cool site that is offering a truly unique service. GrandCentral.com gives you one phone number that can ring on one or more of your phones. Want your home AND mobile number to ring when someone calls? Give them your GrandCentral number and that's exactly what will happen! One of the huge benefits of this as I see it is you will NEVER miss a call again if all of your...

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Accessory Review: Vaja Classic Case for the 8700

Accessory Review: Vaja Classic Case for the 8700

Recently, vajacases.com was kind enough to send us 2 cases for a few of the 8700's we have here at CrackBerry.com. I had been browsing Vaja's selection of products for some time now, so when I heard cases were on the way, I was quite excited! When they arrived, the first thing I noticed of course was the great packaging! A very nice box, very professional... But lets get into the good stuff...

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NetSuite Works With Developers to Expand Software Options

NetSuite Works With Developers to Expand Software Options

NetSuite, Inc. the on-demand business management software providers has just announced that NetSuite product is now available wirelessly on mobiles such as the BlackBerry. Now, busy sales reps and managers can run key business processes such as placing orders and closing transactions and sales from their BlackBerry. Support reps can immediately address customer service issues and other...

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Review: Ascendo Fitness for BlackBerry

Have you already forgotten your New Year’s Resolutions? Like many people, you are probably thinking about how you can better control your weight this year. This is not an easy task… You goal might be to lose some weight, maybe gain a few pounds or simply keep everything under control. Unfortunately in a couple of months most of the promises will be gone for many of us. The truth is that following...

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Password Manager Solutions for BlackBerry

Most of the people I know only use one or two passwords, and they use them everywhere. Sounds familiar? Yep, not too secure… Nowadays, there is a ton of information you need to keep safe. Let’s start with account numbers, credit cards, PINs, usernames, passwords to important web sites. What about all the non-digital information? Secret code for your home security system, emergency contact number...

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Google Maps on BlackBerry

I’ve been using google maps on my PC for a while now. Checking out satellite images of your neighborhood and house is way cool, and getting directions using the google interface is more intuitive than some of the other internet mapping sites. Until recently, I would just print out those directions and take them with me. But now I’ve discovered Google Maps for the BlackBerry. I installed it OTA...

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JayZ Sports The New 8800

JayZ Sports The New 8800

I’ve go the new Berry, eight-eight double-o, I wave it all around, there only for show, Keep it to my ear, so I don’t hear ‘em say, “How the hell is Jay-Z with smokin' Be-yon-ce.”

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Easy BlackBerry Backup

Easy BlackBerry Backup

Losing all the data on my BlackBerry would not be as bad as having my hard drive die on my laptop but I would hate to input all the information again. And since this is an easy process, we have no excuses not to backup our BlackBerries on a regular basis. And it takes less than a minute: 1. Start the RIM application “Desktop Manager”. If this is not installed on your PC, find the CD that came...

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BlackBerry Maps Knock My Socks Off!

BlackBerry Maps Knock My Socks Off!

Having picked up a new 8800 the other day, one of the first things I did was check out BlackBerry Maps. I was excited about my newfound GPS capability and couldn't wait to get started. After opening the application I was amazed at how well it worked. By simply clicking and selecting 'Start GPS', my 8800 found the satellite signal, and plotted me on the map, EXACTLY where I was located. 'Great' I...

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