CrackBerry.com Awards - the Best of WES 2007

CrackBerry.com Awards - the Best of WES 2007

CrackBerry.com's BEST OF WES 2007 awards are coming! That's right! Starting tomorrow we will start the CrackBerry.com BEST OF WES 2007 Awards Show. A new "Crackie" winner will be announced every day or two or three (until we run out of Crackie's to give!). And in true CrackBerry.com style, the award names will be a bit whacky, and the information 100% good. You'll want to spread the word and...

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CrackBerry Addiction India Style

CrackBerry Addiction India Style

It seems CrackBerry addiction is a worldwide phenomenon. Just read this article, "Oh BlackBerry, I pray to thee" from the India Wall Street Journal. In India, where a lot of executives communicate with business associates in North America, it means either sitting up all night answering e-mails or finding a way to put the BlackBerry away for the night. As a result, Indian BlackBerry users are...

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BlackBerry Shutdown "Will Never Happen Again"

BlackBerry Shutdown "Will Never Happen Again"

Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie said  the sort of problem that led to the BlackBerry shutdown last month “will never happen again.” Balsillie offered up the promise in a rare interview that will appear in eWeek this week. Balsillie called the event that shut down e-mail for BlackBerries in the United States last month “a process thing.”  The RIM VIP explained the outage was the...

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BlackBerry Curve Video Review

Our friends over at Shiny Shiny put together a nice video overview/review of the BlackBerry Curve.  The device reviewed is a pre-production BlackBerry Curve, so be sure to also check out our CrackBerry.com member review of one of the first consumer-purchased BlackBerry Curves.

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David Spade faces a BlackBerry Intervention

So this is what happens when your BlackBerry Abuse really becomes a problem?! 

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Washington State Bans Driving While Texting (D.W.T.)

Washington State Bans Driving While Texting (D.W.T.)

Yesterday, Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed into law a ban on 'D.W.T.', or 'Driving While Texting'. The law applies to all mobile devices, including the BlackBerry. Says Governor Gregoire: "Would you read a book or newspaper while you were driving? No!... Then why would you text while driving?" Other states have already banned talking on cellphones behind the wheel,...

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Top Selling Apps From CrackBerry.com

Top Selling Apps From CrackBerry.com

New applications are coming along for the BlackBerry almost daily. CrackBerry.com works hard to keep up with the new tools and toys. Does something on this list pique your interest? Something you need? Maybe this list will help you decide what you need next. Visit the store now to purchase or try out the latest BlackBerry friendly applications. Here is the list of our top ten selling...

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BlackBerry 8300 Curve - Out Of The Box Review

BlackBerry 8300 Curve - Out Of The Box Review

A VERY special thanks to member tmag2005 for posting an out of the box review of his brand spankin' new BlackBerry 8300 curve (tmag is on the O2 network). We think this might be an internet 'first' as we haven't seen any out of the box reviews of the 8300 quite yet. Could be wrong but I think that is the case!  He has also been kind enough to upload some great pictures to the forum thread as...

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CrackBerry.com hits Fox News Atlanta!

CrackBerry.com hits Fox News Atlanta!

What a week for CrackBerry.com! While I have been at WES in Orlando meeting tons of great people and spreading the CrackBerry.com word (I have sooo many good stories and posts to make over the next month from WES), another loyal member of CrackBerry.com has been even HARDER at work making CrackBerry.com known to the world! A HUGE thanks and congrats goes out to our CrackBerry Forums...

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WES 2007 - RIM Announces BlackBerry PBX Functionality

WES 2007 -  RIM Announces BlackBerry PBX Functionality

Another big announcement from WES has Research in Motion showing off its BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS), which promises to make the BlackBerry an extension of an enterprise's PBX system. RIM announced at a Tuesday session at the Orlando symposium that the MVS “would enable access to PBX functionality through a new intuitive menu interface.” It was also allow users to have one "Reach...

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Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Review Teaser

Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Review Teaser

When the JawBone first arrived, the first thing I noticed after I got it out of the box... was, well... the box! It is beautifully packaged. The actual device itself propped up on a pedestal. The rest of the accessories and instructions stored down below. The colors and design of the package, and indeed the whole product is quite nice. It's a great design to look at, and I give that 2 thumbs up...

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You Know You Are Texting Too Much When...

You Know You Are Texting Too Much When...

Will and Grace star Debra Messing sporting a pretty bad case of CrackBerry thumb by the looks of things. Still, this famous CrackBerry addict can't put her little device down. "Hey, Eric. How's your career since W&G?....Yeah? Mine too." 

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BlackBerry Replacement Batteries and Extended Batteries

BlackBerry Replacement Batteries and Extended Batteries

The BlackBerry comes with a great battery. The BlackBerry 1000mAh Battery (C-S2) used in many BlackBerry devices is reliable. On my 8700c, it usually keeps me going for 4 to 5 days. We previously discussed how you can maximize your battery life.  C-S2 Battery for 7100 and 8700   When it comes to battery replacement, you have a lot of choices. If size is important to you, you might want to...

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Rogers Releases Red Pearl

Rogers Releases Red Pearl

Rogers were pretty sneaky with the release of the Red Pearl today. The announcement popped up on their website with little fanfare. So, for all those people who are eager for a red smartphone, now is your chance. Cost is $249.99 but you’ll have to agree to a three year contract for that. And that is Canadian dollars too.

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WES 2007 - Bright Future For BlackBerry

WES 2007 - Bright Future For BlackBerry

WES 2007 in Orlando, Florida is attracting journalists from around the world and many are being exposed to the rapid development of the BlackBerry and the whole future of mobile, wireless communication. An article from the Times of India titled Blackberry Turned Enterprise Wonder is a well written piece that highlights where the BlackBerry will be going in the next few years. It...

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WES Diary # 3 - Slow Start to the Morning

WES Diary # 3 - Slow Start to the Morning

  Wednesday Morning, WES has already begun for the day, and I'm an hour behind schedule on making my way out of the hotel room and back to the conference. Why the slow start? Free booze at last night's WES party which took place at the Hard Rock Cafe. I think RIM actually discovered the cure for CrackBerry Addiction - free booze! During the day there were 3,000 of us walking around with our...

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Seidio Slim Rubberized Case for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Seidio Slim Rubberized Case for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

The Seidio Rubberized Case is a very slim hard skin case to protect your BlackBerry Pearl. It’s lightweight and only 1mm thick, and yet it feels solid. The case is similar to the Seidio case we reviewed last week in that both cases are lightweight and thin. But unlike the flexible skin case, this rubberized case is a hard shell. Rubberized Case in Packaging The case is in two pieces that...

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WES 2007 - A New Pearl In The Works?

WES 2007 - A New Pearl In The Works?

The WES show is usually a good place to pick up rumors on the next generation of RIM devices. The latest rumor doing the rounds at WES and on BlackBerry Cool et al turns out to be less a ‘new’ device than it is an ‘improved’ device. The Pearl, that beautiful piece of consumer-friendly hardware, is undergoing an upgrade. The BlackBerry 8300 has more bells and whistles so it seems that the next...

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WES 2007 - I Keep Hearing the SAME Ringtone!

WES 2007 - I Keep Hearing the SAME Ringtone!

So, you are at the WES show. You are surrounded by hundreds of people just like you -- CrackBerry addicts, tech junkies and BlackBerry professionals. You are milling about in a madding crowd of tech-savvy users when the phone rings. It is that distinctive BlackBerry factory tone. Suddenly, a hundred people begin digging in their pockets for their BlackBerries. All pull out the devices peer at...

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WES Diary # 2 - Opening General Session

WES Diary # 2 - Opening General Session

I have 30 minutes until the Solutions Showcase opens up (a.k.a. exhibit of hundreds of vendors), so I found a little corner in the Brass Lounge and it's time for a quick update. WES started off this morning at 8:30am to a crowd of about 3,000 blackberry addicts. Crawford Del Prete, from the IDC, kicked things off, and from their RIM's founder and co-ceo Mike Lazaridis took the stage. There...

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