The Smartphone Round Robin Crew Gears Up For the Mobile Computing Authority Podcast

 ** Update: The podcast is now live and ready for listening. Click Here to Listen to the Smartphone Round Robin Podcast with the MCA Crew. All in all a pretty good show and a whole lotta fun! ** This should be fun! In 15 minutes the Smartphone Round Robin crew will be going on "air" with the Mobile Computing Authority gang to record the next episode of their popular biweekly podcast. We'...

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Accessory Review: Innov 8 Systems BerryBUDDY Cradle for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Take Charge of your BlackBerry Pearl 8100 with Style! One of the things I have always wished my BlackBerry came with was a desktop cradle. Back in the days of Palm handhelds and Windows Mobile devices, I often found the cradle as a great accessory – it looked cool as well! BlackBerrys ship with a wall charger and a USB cable – which are both functional, but lack the ability to really...

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Heading out of town this Holiday Season? Before you go "Leaving on a Jet Plane", be sure to check out WorldMate Live. With WorldMate Live on your BlackBerry you will be able to: Get real-time travel notifications so you are the first to know if you flight isn't on schedule. Use the itinerary viewer to check your flights, hotel, car rental and meeting details in an easy to read format...

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Another BlackBerry Outage? Erggg...

According to Inquirer.net, it seems a fire in Canada has damaged RIM's BlackBerry e-mail server link to Phillipines' Carrier Smart Communications, which has affected their customers' BlackBerry push email services. "Smart's Blackberry push e-mail service has been temporarily disrupted due to a fire that has damaged RIM's Blackberry e-mail server link in Canada," Smart said. "The incident has...

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Prima BlackBerry Curve Case Review

Prima BlackBerry Curve Case Review

From time to time, regular readers of our site share their thoughts with us about various products. So we decided, why not give them a voice on our site as guest reviewers. Today’s review comes from long-time reader Suraj. Suraj recently tried out the latest Prima case for the BlackBerry Curve and was kind enough to share his impressions. Read on to see what he has to say… The Prima Case for...

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Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Find My Berry!!!

Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Find My Berry!!!

* Winners Announcement: And the winners are... cnitzken, nimicus, GoCryWolfe, mprice, airshorty20, MetalGie, Maxberry, Chaz, maggie_may and summertyme98. Winners will be contacted by email on how to claim their free copy of Find My Berry. Thanks for participating!! ** It seems December at CrackBerry.com is give stuff away for free month! First the 12 Days of CrackBerry Giveaway launches...

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Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Now that's funny. Just yesterday I made a post that Mobiun was looking for Beta Testers to give their new Mobile Google Calendar sync app a try. AND TODAY...lo and behold, Google themselves have released their own solution!  Fire up your BlackBerry browse and head on over to http://m.google.com/sync and install the Google Sync for mobile application. Once installed, simply click on the...

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Wayne Gets a BlackBerry!

A few weeks back I posted a story that our buddy Wayne over at eWeek was in the market for a new smartphone and was seriously considering a Treo. The CrackBerry.com community responded and sent Wayne a ton of great feedback letting him know it would be a mistake not to consider a BlackBerry. That got Wayne thinking about BlackBerry, and that lead to today's great news... I'm DELIGHTED to say...

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And the 2007 Word of the Year is..... w00t!!!

Call this a nostalgia piece. It was about this time last year when Webster's Dictionary named "CrackBerry" the 2006 New Word of the Year. And while we were hard at work developing CrackBerry.com prior to that announcement, hearing that good news definitely put us into high gear on getting the site ready for launch (can you believe CrackBerry.com is still less than a year old?!). The time has...

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Rogers Rolls Out Voicemail to Text Services - $15/month for Unlimited Transcriptions

Rogers Wireless announced today a national rollout of Voicemail to Text services powered by SpinVox . Delivered on Rogers’ GSM network through SpinVox, the service gives on-the-go professionals quick, easy and convenient access to voicemail messages by accurately converting them to SMS and delivering them in real time to their mobile devices. Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Winners Announcement and Final Round Robin Wrap Up!

Smartphone Round Robin: Winners Announcement and Final Round Robin Wrap Up!

Drum Roll Please… and the Winners of the Smartphone Experts First Annual Smartphone Round Robin are… Grand Prize: RickMG Runners Up: Antoine of MMM, Bla1ze, LFD153 RickMG has won himself a new Smartphone of choice and the Runners Up will each receive $100 to spend in one of the Smartphone Experts stores. You can click on the winners’ names above to see the comments that turned out to...

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World's First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store Opens

World's First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store Opens

If I wasn't already going to Cuba in three weeks for a vacation I know what I'd be doing instead... taking a road trip down to Farmington Hills, Michigan to check out the world's first multi-carrier BlackBerry store! While I like to think of CrackBerry.com as the online Mecca for BlackBerry Users, with only one of these concept stores currently planned this might be just be the offline...

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Beta Testers Wanted: Google Calendar/BlackBerry Sync!

Beta Testers Wanted: Google Calendar/BlackBerry Sync!

I just received an email from Owen Rooney over at Mobiun letting me know they are looking for Beta Testers to give their new app a try. So if you are interested in seamlessly synchronizing your BlackBerry Calendar with your online Google Calendar you can head over to their website and Register to Receive a Beta Version of the new software. Be sure to report back and let the CrackBerry.com...

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ShopCrackBerry.com Very Merry Berry Holiday Sale!

ShopCrackBerry.com Very Merry Berry Holiday Sale!

With Christmas just around the corner and holiday shopping season in full swing, we figured it was only right to help you save a few dollars while taking care of the presents for the BlackBerry user on your list by offering a 10% discount on ALL ACCESSORIES* in our newly revamped ShopCrackBerry.com store. And if you'd rather by a gift for yourself (and not someone else) that's alright too....

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RIM Puts the Focus on Consumers at this Year's Consumer Electronics Show

RIM Puts the Focus on Consumers at this Year's Consumer Electronics Show

The Annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, and from the sound of things RIM plans on making a splash with the 'consumer' market this year. Straight from RIM's mouth: Think BlackBerry is only for corporate executives? Think again. Las Vegas will have a new kid in town at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show! You can expect quite a buzz around booth #30333 in South Hall...

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Merry Berry from CrackBerry.com! Get Your Free CrackBerry.com Holiday BlackBerry Themes & Wallpapers!

If you've browsed around the site lately, it's easy to see we are full swing into our Holiday Spirit: Santa is Rock'n Out with his BlackBerry on the CrackBerry.com logo, the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway is open for entry and is offering a whopping 78 prizes to be won (BlackBerry Accessories, Software and even a new BlackBerry!) and now we're kicking up the holiday cheer even more...

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Canada Gets FREE BlackBerry Pearls this Holiday Season

Canada Gets FREE BlackBerry Pearls this Holiday Season

CDMA-based Canadian carriers Telus and Bell are really going after Rogers this holiday season with a FREE BlackBerry Pearl 8130 promotion. The catch? You need to be a new customer and commit to a 3-year plan of $45 or more per month before they hand you over the new phone. As Robb puts it, free in this case really means $1620 (at least) over the course of the next 36 months. It's good to...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Back on the Crack and Loving It!

Smartphone Round Robin: Back on the Crack and Loving It!

It's Good to Be a BlackBerry User!  Vive le BlackBerry! Wow, does it EVER feel great to be Back on the Crack again. The Smartphone Round Robin has had me going sans BlackBerry Curve for over a month, during which time I used the AT&T Tilt, Palm Treo 680 and Apple iPhone. And while I did manage to get over my initial BlackBerry withdrawal and survive the month on these other...

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JetBlue, Yahoo, and Research in Motion Plan Free, In-Flight Wi-Fi Connections

JetBlue, Yahoo, and Research in Motion plan to offer free, in-flight, Wi-Fi web connections for laptop computers and advanced cell phones. The service will allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access e-mails on Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerrys. According to a spokesperson for RIM, the first JetBlue flight offering the service...

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JetBlue, Yahoo and RIM Plan FREE In-Flight WiFi

Cool! It seems that JetBlue, Yahoo and Research in Motion plan to offer free, in-flight, WiFi web connections for laptop computers and advanced cell phones. RIM made the announcement yesterday. The service will apparently allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access corporate e-mails on WiFi enabled BlackBerrys. According...

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