Hit Me On My BlackBurry Video Contest Winner!

And the winner of the The Hit Me On My BlackBurry Song Needs a Video Montage Contest is... drum roll please... NamelessLiar! He's won himself $200 in BlackBerry Accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com thanks to the hilarious and awesome video he created. Congrats!! If you haven't taken 3 minutes to watch it yet, do so now.  Winners in the CrackBerry.com has 200,000 Members Contest tba later...

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Podcast Episode 017: iPhone 3G & BlackBerry Thunder

Podcast Episode 017: iPhone 3G & BlackBerry Thunder

In Podcast Episode 017, Craig and I are joined by special guest Dieter Bohn of the iPhone blog as we chat up the iPhone 3G and all of the July 11th launch madness. Heck, we even become iPhone fanboys for a few minutes when Dieter busts out the lightsaber app (diehard CrackBerrys don't worry, we'll change our tune next episode when Dieter isn't on the line to defend it...LOL...

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Win a New BlackBerry: Battle of the Ringtone DJS!

Win a New BlackBerry: Battle of the Ringtone DJS!

Tonemine.com and DJ Tutor, the youtube DJ sensation personally invite you to take the title of The Ultimate Ringtone DJ! “Battle of the Ringtone DJs” is the first ever ringtone contest for DJs, turntablists, MCs or your all around music lover! Using ToneMine.com’s ringtone mashup capabilities, this contest puts your sound right at the public’s fingertips. Each contestant will be able to...

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FCC, It's as Easy as 1-2-3

FCC, It's as Easy as 1-2-3

Not that this was ever in any doubt, but it's good to see the BlackBerry Bold has now received the FCC stamp of approval and can now be sold in the good ole US of A. OK AT&T, the ball err... BlackBerry is in your court. Get to it! [ Phone Arena via RIMarkable via BBCool ]

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Explanation: The Improved Sound of the BlackBerry Bold

Explanation: The Improved Sound of the BlackBerry Bold

I meant to write this story up over a month ago after returning home from WES, but between all of the KickStart, Javelin and Thunder hype of the past few weeks it totally slipped my mind (CrackBerry A.D.D. is a real disorder ya know!). So here it is, back to the device of now, the BlackBerry Bold... One of the things I first noticed upon firing up my BlackBerry Bold, and have continued...

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BlackBerry Overtime is a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

BlackBerry Overtime is a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen?

In yet another example of the recent furor about BlackBerry overtime, legal experts are now warning employers that lawsuits are just around the corner. Attorneys are advising corporations to re-think who they give a BlackBerry to, and suggest that non-exempt employees -- in other words, those eligible for overtime -- shouldn't receive a phone. Experts say that a disgruntled former employee is the...

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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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