RIM Sorta Throws in for Obama?!

Making good on coCEO Jim Balsillie's recently made statement that the future of BlackBerry lies in social networking, Research in Motion is partnering with singer Will.i.am to make content from Will.i.am's Dipdive online community (where political blogging meets music video content) wirelessly available on the BlackBerry. According to Balsillie, “Probably the two hottest trends in...

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FindMe Application for Facebook and BlackBerry

FindMe Application for Facebook and BlackBerry

From our friends at Electric Pocket, makers of the popular FlipSide Music Player and new Ringo Ringtone Manager for BlackBerry, comes FindMe, a free application you install on your BlackBerry which enables you to "tag" your location (no GPS required... kinda like Google Maps' My Location) and share it with your Facebook friends. I've been using the app since the pre-beta was announced in...

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RIM Pulling HTML Email Support in BES 4.1 SP5: Fact or Fiction?

RIM Pulling HTML Email Support in BES 4.1 SP5: Fact or Fiction?

Over the past 24 hours or so, rumors have been roaring back and forth all over the web that HTML email may indeed be removed from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5. Now, let me say first off that I have no way of confirming or denying this... Everything I've heard and read is strictly rumor at this point. The rumor was propelled into the mainstream by our good friend Jibi posting over...

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GoogHelper - Instant Web Searches on Your BlackBerry

GoogHelper - Instant Web Searches on Your BlackBerry

Search Faster With GoogHelper!  How many times have you struggled through icons and bookmarks simply to search the web via Google?  Search your Gmail?  Or maybe find a book on Amazon?  Or even search Wikipedia?  Stocks, maps, software - its all just a click away - literally - with GoogHelper.  GoogHelper In Action  The application's main goal is to cut down on the time and effort it...

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BlackBerry Case Review: BlackBerry Leather Holster with Swivel Belt Clip for BlackBerry Curve, Pearl, 8800 Series

Even with so many excellent carrying solutions available for BlackBerry smartphones, Research in Motion's line of BlackBerry OEM cases and skins remain a top choice with BlackBerry users everywhere. There are three reasons why BlackBerry-brand accessories are top sellers: they are widely available (walk into your local carrier store or click into your local online store a la ShopCrackBerry...

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Interview with Michael Hughes, Ring2's Co-Founder and Co-CEO

After pounding the conference floor at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium and hiding out in the demo theatres reviewing the myriad solutions on display at this year’s impressive show, we just had to consider the cunningly simple Ring2 Conference Controller to be one of the Best Ideas of WES 2007. The application allows call leaders to take remote control of their conference calls to see and...

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Using Auto On / Off

Using Auto On / Off

Get a Better Night's Sleep and Help Gain Back The Weekends! A lot of BlackBerry User's found value in the last BlackBerry 101 lecture, where we went through the steps of How To Take Notes While on a Call. It's a simple thing to do, but unless you explore your BlackBerry's menu options you may never discover it as it's not necessarily a function that is readily intuitive to all. Likewise...

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Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

Cupid was firing BlackBerrys instead of Arrows this Valentine's Day! It turns out the Grand Prize Winners in our Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest got engaged on February 10th!!! Wes Lynch, aka CrackBerry.com member thewesman, referred his fiancé Melissa to join CrackBerry.com in order to gain entry for both of them in the contest. When it came time to draw for a grand prize...

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Ascendo DataVault - Password Manager for BlackBerry v4.36

Ascendo DataVault - Password Manager for BlackBerry v4.36

Are we people or are we numbers? In this world what’s more important? Both actually, but it has become increasingly important to protect the former by securing the latter. The need to make passwords more complex has become crucial as well. As the movie Hackers taught me, the 4 most commonly used passwords are Love, Secret, Sex and God. Mix in some symbols and numbers in any of those and you...

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Ari Gold err Jeremy Piven Talks BlackBerry

Ari Gold err Jeremy Piven Talks BlackBerry

My friend Joanna Stern over at LapTop Magazine bumped into Entourage star (he makes the show really) Jeremy Piven, aka Ari Gold of Entourage fame at a Microsoft Launch event yesterday and had a few moments to talk tech with him. The conversation quickly turned to our favorite topic... JS: What type of phone do you carry?JP: A BlackBerry Curve. It has a picture of my niece Pearl on it....

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Accessory Review: Seidio 1500mAh and 2600mAh Extended Batteries for the BlackBerry Curve

Make Your Curve Last All Day and Night and Day and Night and...  Let’s start this with a simple question… Are there any CrackBerry addicts out there??? I thought there might be a few. If any of you are like me, you are constantly on your CrackBerry; checking email, using BlackBerry Messenger, playing Brickbreaker… well you get the point. We just can’t put the thing down, and all that use...

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CrackBerry.com Turns 1 Year Old - Contest Winners!!!

CrackBerry.com Turns 1 Year Old - Contest Winners!!!

What a Birthday Celebration for CrackBerry.com! Our week of festivities were all a big hit - over 8,880 free CrackBerry.com themes have been downloaded so far in less than a week, CrackBerry Viigo is a runaway hit, our BlackBerry PIN Exchange application for Facebook now has over 3,500 users and is growing by the minute, and...... I'm happy to announce the lucky winners in our CrackBerry...

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Viigo Server Move Complete - Start Reading Those Feeds!!!

Viigo Server Move Complete - Start Reading Those Feeds!!!

Good News for all you Viigo users out there. This past Saturday the good folks at Viigo completed their planned server upgrade (thanks for working on the weekend guys!). Their growth in users the past few months was causing the existing servers to bog down - which for regular users of Viigo meant feeds were loading up and updating less briskly and frequently than desired. With the server...

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Attention Sudoku Junkies: Sudoku Expert Yacht Edition Available at ShopCrackBerry.com

For all of you Sudoku junkies out there, we have just added a new Sudoku game to the mix. It's called Sudoku Expert - Yacht Edition... and is available at ShopCrackBerry.com for $14.99. Take your favorite game on-the-go with you, no matter where you go! Notable Features: Over one million puzzles Easy-to-use interface Multiple difficulty levels - for beginners and sudoku experts Partially...

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Understanding Reliability

Understanding Reliability

With all the recent BlackBerry network outages, I thought it might be a good time to sit back and reflect on how reliable the BlackBerry actually is, what a reasonable expectation of reliability should be, and also to address the criticism some people have that RIM isn’t doing enough to notify people of outages. The first statement to be made when discussing reliability of modern day...

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CrackBerry.com Theme Updates: 8700 Series Love; Updated/New Pearl Themes; DM Installation Now Available!!!

Earlier this week we announced the availability of Free CrackBerry.com User & Abuser BlackBerry themes. Created as a Birthday present to the CrackBerry.com member community by JC Designs / GadgetBean, in just a couple of days the themes have gone on to receive over 6,000 downloads! Wow!! And in response to some of the desires by our members, I'm happy to announce the following: 8700...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for February 29th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for February 29th, 2008!

It's been quite a hectic week here at CrackBerry! We've launched a few new CrackBerry apps, and so far they've been getting great reviews. The BlackBerry PIN Exchange and Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition are both available as free downloads. If you haven't tried these yet I recommend you do. I'll touch more on these a little later in the Roundup. But enough chit-chat for now, lets get...

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RIM Patents Slider BlackBerry!

RIM Patents Slider BlackBerry!

RIM's Research & Development team is obviously hard at work - there has been a ton of patent applications hitting publication of late, many for various designs and layouts of BlackBerry device models. We've seen angled keyboards, touchscreen devices and now you're looking at image from the patent app for a Slider BlackBerry. Here's a paragraph from the abstract for “HYBRID PORTRAIT-...

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CrackBerry.com Birthday Contest - Prize Overview!!!

CrackBerry.com Birthday Contest - Prize Overview!!!

If you haven't entered for your chance to win in the CrackBerry.com Turns 1 Year Old Contest yet, you'll want to get a move on... doors close tonight at midnight PST. Entering the contest is easy - all you need to do is Login to CrackBerry.com and make a post on our Birthday Contest thread. What can you win? Thanks to some awesome sponsors, there are a lot of great prizes to be won,...

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Get Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition!!!

Get Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition!!!

WooHoo! Yet another present to the die-hard CrackBerry.com community. I'm happy to announce you can now download Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition!!! If you're not familiar with Viigo, it's basically the best way to view mobile content on your BlackBerry, allowing you to add and view RSS feeds from all your favorite sites. This edition of Viigo features sweet CrackBerry.com branding and the default...

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