Smartphone Round Robin Winners Announcement!

Smartphone Round Robin Winners Announcement!

As it did the year before, the Smartphone Round Robin needed to go into overtime again this time around -- but we're finished now! If you haven't been following along, here's what you missed: Each of the editors of our five Smartphone Experts sites swapped phones for a week or so, reviewing and learning what it's like to wear another smarphone user's shoes. The result is the entire...

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New Storm OS Brings Full Keyboard in Portrait

New Storm OS Brings Full Keyboard in Portrait

There's some Big News coming out of the latest BlackBerry Storm OS update. When in portrait mode, you can now "Enable Full Keyboard" which lets you go Full Qwerty instead of SureType! The keys are a bit tight, but if you're not a fan of SureType this is huge news. It's great to see RIM working around the clock on getting this OS tightened up. For more info on this latest unofficial OS...

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Update: CDMA Pearl Flip and Curve 8350i Coming to Telus

Update: CDMA Pearl Flip and Curve 8350i Coming to Telus

Couple of quick BlackBerry updates for all our Canadian friends on Telus... Telus BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 - Our pals over at BlackBerrySync are reporting that the CDMA version of the 8220, the Pearl Flip 8230 will be coming to Telus in February. BBSync is usually pretty spot on with their Telus info so let's hope this pans out. A Pink Pearl Flip for a Valentine's launch anyone?? Telus...

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SPE Round Robin: Back in Black(Berry) and Loving It!!!

SPE Round Robin: Back in Black(Berry) and Loving It!!!

Forgot about the Smartphone Round Robin? No worries, I nearly did too. If you take note of the date/time on the photos and screencaps appearing in this review you'll see that I started working on this a couple weeks back, but between the holidays and CES and post-CES catch-up this final Round Robin write-up is coming at you a bit late. My bad! At least there's only one thing left to do in...

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Updated: Tiggit Mail 1.1 - A BlackBerry Email Alternative

Updated: Tiggit Mail 1.1 - A BlackBerry Email Alternative

One HUGE question that a lot of new BlackBerry users and soon to be BlackBerry users ask in the forums is "Can my BlackBerry function without a BlackBerry data plan". Now the most common answer one would come up with is a resounding No! No, it will not function without a BlackBerry data plan. Now, this is where things tend to get a little tricky, due to the fact the answer is not as straight...

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Buntu Theme For Linux Lover In You!

Buntu Theme For Linux Lover In You!

A little while ago the folks at ThemeBerry got at me letting me know about a new theme they had released for all devices. Now I'm a fan of nice clean themes that just function really well and have nice icons that are easily discernible from one another. Buntu fills that spot quite nicely if I say so myself, movement is nice and smooth within the theme and stays true to it's namesake, so get...

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Best Yet: OS 4.7.0.90 Leaked for the Storm 9530 & 9500!

Best Yet: OS 4.7.0.90 Leaked for the Storm 9530 & 9500!

So long .86! Another week, another leaked OS for the BlackBerry Storm. Can I hear a w00t?! A helpful friend put OS 4.7.0.90 into the wild for the both the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and 9500 and the initial impressions from this unofficial release are that it is yet one more step in the right direction... as in probably worth installing. You'll want to check the CrackBerry forums threads on it for...

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Feeling Patriotic? Presidential Coveroos are on the Way!

Feeling Patriotic? Presidential Coveroos are on the Way!

Gotta luv the timing on this one... the good folks over at Coveroo just emailed to let me know they have licensed both the Presidential Seal and Air Force One for use on their BlackBerry Coveroos. So if Barack Obama has you feeling patriotic and you want to display your faith in the new President / Commander-in-Chief and pride in the country, keep your eyes peeled on the Coveroo website...

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RIM Spreads BlackBerry Love Globally!

RIM Spreads BlackBerry Love Globally!

Plenty of device launches have been been happening globally over the past two weeks, which is always great to see. A quick glance at January 2009 launches so far shows us just how far the CrackBerry addiction does extend. Most of the recent launches have been for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and the BlackBerry Curve 8900, with the lone exception being that the BlackBerry Storm was launched...

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BlackBerry Services Returning To Nokia Devices?

BlackBerry Services Returning To Nokia Devices?

It's been several months now since Nokia announced their new new E71 and E66 devices, and while the announcement came as great news to S60 and Nokia fans, Nokia darkened their day by letting them all know that BlackBerry Connect was not going to be supported on Nokia devices any longer. Nokia's explanation of course was that their devices and new email system they were working on (Nokia...

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No Rogers Storm 9520 or 3G Pearl Flip on Q1/Q2 Roadmap?!

No Rogers Storm 9520 or 3G Pearl Flip on Q1/Q2 Roadmap?!

Rewind to Christmas morning and the blogosphere was full of leaked images from a Rogers 2000 Guide which clearly showed that the BlackBerry Storm 9520 and a 3G BlackBerry Pearl Flip were on their way for early 2009. Heck, even another image of the Storm 9520 surfaced on Monday. All good evidence that a Storm is coming to Rogers sooner than later. However, we've now heard word that gives...

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Updated: QuickText for the BlackBerry Storm

Updated: QuickText for the BlackBerry Storm

I received an email from David at Cannon Software letting me know that their popular QuickText application for the BlackBerry has been updated: I just wanted to pass along that QuickText has been updated for the Storm. It's a free update for existing customers. They can just have QuickText check for updates (QuickText --> Menu --> About/Update --> Check for Updates) and it...

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Pro Gloss Theme for 81xx, 83xx, 9000, 87xx, 88xx

Pro Gloss Theme for 81xx, 83xx, 9000, 87xx, 88xx

We got word from Zach over at Z Man Designs this weekend that his new theme Pro Gloss was ready to rock.  I quickly installed it on my Curve and have been using it the last few days.  All I can say is I love this theme.  I'm always in pursuit of new and unique themes - and this one of the best yet.  Its crazy clean and has cool colors, but the best part is the extra "icon box" that shows up...

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Solar Slideshow - Automatically Rotates Wallpapers!

I'm pretty sure you're looking at the first of what will become a trend in BlackBerry themes... themes that automatically rotate wallpapers! Bplay has just released their new Solar Slideshow theme for the BlackBerry and it is pretty cool. In this theme, 10 images combined of the sun and nine planets in the solar system rotate on your screen's background. The image changes once per 30...

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Have Fun With Your BlackBerry Photos with Picture Magic!

Have Fun With Your BlackBerry Photos with Picture Magic!

Time for a CrackBerry Contest! This one is for the fun little app called Picture Magic. Here's the official word... Picture Magic is a photo editor that lets you to add some fun into your photos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that's why we created Picture Magic, so you can share funny and entertaining photos with friends, family and co-workers. Did your co-worker do...

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Worldbook: World Encyclopedia for BlackBerry

Worldbook: World Encyclopedia for BlackBerry

Beyond our BlackBerrys, a world lays before us. This multi-coloured ball sits third in line from our sun. Our solar system can be found with countless others in the Milky Way Galaxy, which in turn, is found along with an unknown number of other galaxies within our universe. Wow, we seem pretty small don't we? Almost the size of a trackball. Despite our technological advances, which allow us...

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Kudos to T-Mobile UK - Now THAT's a Commercial!

Crazy. Now that's how you make a commercial. Apparently this was filmed at 11am on January 15th at Liverpool Street Station. Probably a pretty big budget and a logistical nightmare to get this one recorded... though still probably not as pricey to produce as my favorite Shell/Ferrari commercial (after the jump for your viewing pleasure).  Congrats T-Mo UK. Great job! [ via MobileSyrup...

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Wanted: Nine BlackBerry Operating System Tweaks in 2009!

Wanted: Nine BlackBerry Operating System Tweaks in 2009!

The modern world of smartphones is rapidly evolving, to say the least. And this fact has never been clearer to me than when CrackBerry Kevin and the other SPE folks recently undertook their yearly Smartphone Round Robin which is now winding down -- so many great devices, each with its own cutting-edge features and functionality, some of which didn't even exist just a year ago (fyi - Kevin...

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Review: BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Speakerphone

Review: BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Speakerphone

As more and more states pass laws requiring that drivers use Handsfree devices - the choices for Bluetooth shoppers are almost staggering. Headset or speakerphone? Built in Bluetooth or use a peripheral? Responding to consumer needs and concerns - BlueAnt Wireless has updated one of their more popular products and made it even easier to use. Last year, I was very pleasantly surprised...

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Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry Bold!

Visual Voicemail for BlackBerry Bold!

Now granted it's not the first time we have heard about visual voicemail being included in the BlackBerry Bold's latest OS (4.6.0.219, leaked anyway!), heck even the application center loads onto the device with the .219 OS albeit you can't find it to utilize it. This IS however the first pictures we have seen of visual voicemail in action on the Bold, running on and AT&T Bold for those...

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