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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Palringo Instant Messaging Steps Up To The Plate

  Move over JiveTalk. Palringo is here to give you a run for your money.  Currently in free beta, Palringo lets you IM text, send photos and vocal IM's.  Perhaps it's best feature, the vocal IM's allow you to send quick voice clips to other contacts, or as Palringo calls it, "Walkie-Talkie's on steroids".  The beta currently supports MSN, ICQ, AIM, GTalk, Jabber, Yahoo! and Gadu-Gadu.  It has...

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Rogers BlackBerry Curve for $99! Bold Coming Soon?!

Rogers BlackBerry Curve for $99! Bold Coming Soon?!

Considering the BlackBerry Curve has been selling for $249 on Rogers , a weekend price drop by a Rogers Dealer to $99 screams one thing... clean out some inventory cause the BlackBerry Bold is coming! Big Thanks to T. Rogers for sending this tip in (seriously). UPDATE: This is interesting new for those on Rogers in Canada.... I just received this email tip: Just giving you guys a heads up...

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AllBlackBerry.com Content on CrackBerry.com!

For the past two years AllBlackBerry.com has been a trusted source for BlackBerry News and Information, including Accessory Reviews, Software Reviews and Helpful BlackBerry How-Tos and Tips. Blogging takes a lot of hours and non-stop committment, and when the team at AllBlackBerry decided it was time to call it quits on writing about BlackBerry smartphones (they wanted to get back to...

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No Resolution Offered After RIM's Meeting With Indian Officials

No Resolution Offered After RIM's Meeting With Indian Officials

Yesterday, RIM and Indian officials met to discuss the governments' security concerns that email sent via a BlackBerry device can't be traced or intercepted. From all of the news reports I've read thus far, it looks like there is no news of a resolution. But I'm not surprised. RIM appears to be standing firm on their stance that no 'master key' is available to decrypt messages sent from a...

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Desktop Manager 4.5 and 4.6 Screenshots

Desktop Manager 4.5 and 4.6 Screenshots

Another Great Week for Leaked Info in the BlackBerry World. We brought you a further glimpse of the BlackBerry flip phone codenamed KickStart, Ronen over at BerryReview brought pictures of Desktop Manager 4.5 and now our friends over at BlackBerrySync have brought images of Desktop Manager 4.6!  It seems 4.5 and 4.6 are visually much the same, with the big difference being 4.6's...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 30th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 30th, 2008!

Hard to believe June is almost here. To wrap up the month of May, this week we have a whole lot of new and updated titles for you to check out... So off we go, on to the BlackBerry Software Roundup for this week. This weeks' roundup includes: New BlackBerry Software: Loopt, MO-Call, QuickTask, Cubis Icon Theme, ShoZu, SMS Display ON, Twice! Updated BlackBerry Software: OS 4.6 BlackBerry...

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Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset

Look what arrived at ShopCrackBerry.com today! I first saw the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset on display at the CTIA show in Las Vegas in April and have been eagerly awaiting its arrival ever since. Look for a full out CrackBerry Review in the near future, but in the meantime here are some of the features and specs of this fashion-conscious headset... FEATURES: VFrame...

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FREE TODAY ONLY: Aplus Video Converter!

FREE TODAY ONLY: Aplus Video Converter!

Normally priced at $39.95, it seems for today only at GiveAwayOfTheDay.com you can get your hands on a FREE Copy of the Aplus Video Converter. If you want to convert your movies to be viewable on your BlackBerry, you'll want to check this out. Can't argue on that price! If you're new to watching Videos on your BlackBerry, you'll want to check our BlackBerry 101 lecture on the subject....

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