Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

* Update: Contest Winners are: crimsonlite, sfcgijill, rdease, djester02 and kcladygemini. Winners will be contact via email to claim their prize! * Back in December we told you about MobiReport's latest application, Find My Berry. Find My Berry got a huge response from the CrackBerry.com community, and it's easy to see why. With this app installed on your phone, if you've misplaced your...

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Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Are you looking for a GPS replacement? Do you go for the “stand-alone?” Do you use a Bluetooth GPS Puck? Or do you opt for the Freedom Keychain GPS? Manufactured by Freedom Input , I have listened to and read some glowing reviews on this remarkably small device. In fact, I'd recomment checking out the Podcast Review of the the Freedom Mini GPS Keychain done back in October by Leo Laporte...

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PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

I read a rumor out there that a new software application is due to hit the market allowing BlackBerry users to PKZip or GZip files directly on their BlackBerry. I'm hoping the rumors are true. The app will reportedly allow you to compress complete directory structures as well as de-compress incoming or pre-zipped files. I'm also hoping the app lets you compress files in order to attach them...

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New Bluetooth Payment Device for BlackBerry Devices on Sprint and Nextel

New Bluetooth Payment Device for BlackBerry Devices on Sprint and Nextel

Pipeline Data Inc. has announced yesterday that its AIRCHARGE subsidiary has released a bluetooth card swipe and printer solution. The AirBluePro works on BlackBerry devices operating on the Sprint and Nextel networks. This type of bluetooth payment solution is often found in taxis, delivery trucks and on the trade show floor. Basically anywhere that it is hard to access standard phone lines...

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3 New-to-BlackBerry How Tos

3 New-to-BlackBerry How Tos

Welcome to BlackBerry 101! I meet a lot of new BlackBerry users each week - many in person (I tend to talk to anyone I see carrying a BlackBerry) and many more electronically via emails and forums. I've always said the BlackBerry is an incredibly efficient and intuitive device, but it only becomes incredibly intuitive and efficient once you learn a few basics with the device - how the...

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Heart Specialists Saving Lives with Cellphone and BlackBerry Technology

Heart Specialists Saving Lives with Cellphone and BlackBerry Technology

The BlackBerry can be used for more than just business these days. In fact, in southern Ontario they are now being used to save lives. BlackBerry-carrying specialists at St. Mary's Regional Cardiac Centre and Waterloo Region EMS can now receive crucial data from paramedics to determine if heart attack victims should be rushed in for life-saving angioplasty. It is thought this system is the...

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Review: FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player

Review: FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player

Music makes the world go ‘round. BlackBerry brings the world closer to you. Why not bring the two together? The folks at Electric Pocket did, and they did it with style. FlipSide Music player will forever change the way you access your music on your BlackBerry. Up until recently, I never looked at my BB as an MP3 player. True, I spent my fair share of time watching videos and...

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Telus Donates $25 from Each Pink Pearl Sale to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Telus Donates $25 from Each Pink Pearl Sale to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

I always like it when companies Do Well by Doing Good. Last week we brought word that Telus would begin selling Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130s just in time for Valentine's Day. It looks like we were right - the Pink 8130 is now up on for sale Telus' website. What we didn't see coming was Telus is giving $25 from the sale of each Telus Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone to Rethink Breast...

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Rogers RED BlackBerry 8310 - Demos Are in and the Consumer Market is the Focus

Rogers RED BlackBerry 8310 - Demos Are in and the Consumer Market is the Focus

We said the Red BlackBerry Curve 8310 would follow its way into Rogers stores a week or so after the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 appeared, and it looks like our word is holding true. Above is a picture of the new Red 8310 in-box (a.k.a. the demos are arriving with distributors so will be available for sale very soon). Two interesting things I want to make note of here in regards to RIM's focus on...

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Critical Update: Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO v3.0.66

Critical Update: Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO v3.0.66

For those of you that use Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO, a critical update has been released. The latest build is 3.0.66. This update fixes an issue in the previous version where users are receiving error messages notifying that registration has expired when that is not the case. If you previously purchased Empower HTML Mailer Viewer PRO from our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store you will have...

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A BlackBerry Weekend to Remember

A BlackBerry Weekend to Remember

It’s Monday, I’m back to the CrackBerry offices and hard at work once again, but I just cannot help but think back on the awesome weekend I had. Friday evening was kicked off with a killer workout followed by dinner with friends and a much-needed quiet evening at home with my girlfriend Erika. Saturday I attended a wedding (and helped take care of some SuperBowl party preparations between...

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ScreenShotsBlackBerry Unite Software

ScreenShotsBlackBerry Unite Software

BlackBerry Unite is a cool software you can install on your PC. We've mentioned it before on CrackBerry.com with its launch overseas. We're still waiting for it in North America, and it should be worth the wait - allowing you to administer up to 5 devices. Handy if you are a true addict! You can use the app to wipe devices, restrict phone usage, SMS, web browse and share calendar and contacts...

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New BlackBerry Patent: Adaptive Theming of a Mobile Device

New BlackBerry Patent: Adaptive Theming of a Mobile Device

Always tuned into the USPTO patent datbase, our buddy Russell discovered RIM's new Blackberry Patent application, entitled System and Method for Adaptive Theming of a Mobile Device. From the extract: In the field of mobile devices, it is desirable to allow parties extraneous to a mobile device’s manufacturer the ability to theme the mobile device. It is also desirable to allow changes to...

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In Action: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5 with OS 4.5.0

In Action: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5 with OS 4.5.0

A great follow up to our BBOS v4.5 Details post, our friend Jibi this weekend posted some screen shots of the new OS running in the BES environment. Not much in the way of "news" her, but the click the image to see some examples of some of the new features coming our way: Rich Content with Inline Images (pictures, font styles and more), Free/Busy Lookup in the Calendar app, and Remote Email...

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Canadian Immigration Staffers Asked to Turn Off Their BlackBerry Devices

Canadian Immigration Staffers Asked to Turn Off Their BlackBerry Devices

The staff at Canada's immigration agency in Ottawa have been asked to turn off their Berry's at lunch and at night. This move was made to help 'balance their lives'. 'Operating Rules' have been set by Richard Fadden, the Canadian deputy minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The rules insist that staffers turn their BlackBerry devices off (in fact, it's a 'blackout') between 7PM and 7AM,...

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BlackBerry OS v4.5 (formerly OS v4.3) Update Details!!

Well well well, instead of waiting in a state of continued speculation, it looks like PCMag did the hard work and went straight to RIM and got out of them the details on the soon to be released BlackBerry Operating System version 4.5 update. As we have seen and published over the past few months, there are a lot of great updates coming your way, including the two exclusives we broke here at...

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BlackBerry Tracker is a free web-based GPS client for the BlackBerry. It even functions as an anti-theft app too (cool!). You can click here to see how it works, but I'll give you a quick breakdown here. First, register an account here. This creates a profile for you on their website. The profile links your BlackBerry device to you. After this you need to activate your account. Check the email...

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Video CrackBerry Humor for the Weekend!

This Hour has 22 Minutes is damn funny Canadian television satire that pokes fun of just about everything. And since they are from Canada and Research in Motion is a Canadian company, from time to time they like to poke fun at the makers of the ubiquitous BlackBerry Smartphone (and to my knowledge haven't been sued by RIM yet!). Last night when I was working away getting the Valentine's...

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Share The Love and Win BlackBerry Giveaway!

Share The Love and Win BlackBerry Giveaway!

WooHoo! Contest Time! It's February 1st, and we all know what that means - Love is in the Air! Valentine's Day is all about Sharing the Love, but nowhere is it stated that you're only allowed to share your love for people! So this Valentine's Day, we are giving the chance to reward you for Sharing The Love of the two things we love most: BlackBerry Smartphones and CrackBerry.com! We've...

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Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Coming to Telus in Canada

Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Coming to Telus in Canada

A CREDIBLE tipster who wishes to remain anonymous tipped us off with this little news item today: "Next week Telus will be selling the 8130 in pink (same pink as verizon) and shortly after we will sell it in red and black as well. I've physically seen the pink ones, but for the black and red all we know is that they are in our system SKU wise. No "official" release date." Good stuff. It's...

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