LinkedIn Launches Mobile-Optimized Website

LinkedIn Launches Mobile-Optimized Website

Business Networking site LinkedIn announced today the launch of their mobile optimized website at m.linkedin.com (press release after the jump). I've actually had good success running the full-blown LinkedIn.com using the OperaMini web browser, but the new wap version of the site streamlines the process of using LinkedIn's core functions while sucking up less bandwidth. It seems to me like...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 - Email Setup & Tips Videos

I received the following message from a CrackBerry.com member over the weekend and figured I'd post the goods... Hi Kevin, I was involved in creating some videos showing how to setup BIS email on the BlackBerry Pearl & Nokia E51, and a couple showing 10 things we liked about those devices. I've posted copies of them onto www.YouTube.com/bizemail in case any forum members find them...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 002 - Talking with Jibi!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 002 - Talking with Jibi!

"You are now listening to CrackBerry.com, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!" This podcast we are joined by a special guest - the BlackBerry World Famous Jibi, as we talk BlackBerry outages, BES 4.1SP5 and more! Huge Thanks to Jibi for taking time out of his Sunday afternoon to come on...

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Need a CrackBerry Superhero? Use the BatBerry Signal!

Need a CrackBerry Superhero? Use the BatBerry Signal!

When CrackBerry.com member Adlen was told he was a CrackBerry Superhero by another member, Adlen thought, "why not make myself a wallpaper?!" So here it is, the BatBerry signal wallpapers for the Curve/8800/8700 and Pearl. You can find them in the forums here (you can let Adlen know what you think of his wallpaper!), or in the CrackBerry.com Wallpaper Gallery at the links below.  2008 has...

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Accessory Review: Charging Pod for BlackBerry Curve

Accessory Review: Charging Pod for BlackBerry Curve

Must Have BlackBerry Accessory for Curve and Pearl Users!  This will be one of the most positive accessory reviews you ever read here at CrackBerry.com or anywhere else for that matter. Why? Because you really cannot say anything bad about the BlackBerry Charging Pod. It looks awesome, works as intended and is useful! The charging pod hooks up to the mini USB connector on your existing...

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BlackBerry Media Player Getting Pimped Up?

BlackBerry Media Player Getting Pimped Up?

Our buds at BBCool just posted a screenshot from the "next" edition of the BlackBerry media player. As you can tell from the picture, we should be seeing lots of preset equalizer options that'll help make your music sound good nomatter what you're into. This is huge news for all you BlackBerry using Gordon Lightfoot fans! ;-) It would be sweet if this came in the new OS4.5 update we're...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5 Product Release Info

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5 Product Release Info

Jibi over at BGR has posted a bunch of slides from RIM's BES 4.1 SP5 Webinar that was held yesterday. As Jibi puts it, "The long-awaited and much anticipated BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5, set for a general availability release on Friday, February 29, will be the first major release of the enterprise mobile messaging solution from Research In Motion to include a vast number of...

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ABC Action News: CrackBerry.com Right Now On The Net!

ABC Action News: CrackBerry.com Right Now On The Net!

Big Thanks to Erin O'Hearn for doing her part in spreading the CrackBerry.com word! She featured the site in yesterday's edition of "Right Now On The Net". Thanks to all those who sent me in a link to the clip - I had no idea! Too cool! Watch CrackBerry.com "Right Now on the Net" >>

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BlackBerry Net Subscriber Additions for Q4 Higher than Projected

BlackBerry Net Subscriber Additions for Q4 Higher than Projected

According to RIM, net subscriber account additions for Q4 will be up 15 to 20% from the projected 1.82 million forecast released in December. They are attributing this to hot holiday sales. RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Commented: "BlackBerry smartphones proved to be a big hit throughout the holiday selling season and we're pleased to see RIM's business momentum continuing in the new year. The...

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Iusacell and RIM Release the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Mexico

Iusacell and RIM Release the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Mexico

Iusacell and RIM have launched the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Mexico. This model is the first BlackBerry offered in Mexico that has IusaTV, Copilot Ubicacel (GPS) and Iusacell's BAM Broadband Modem Capability. The Pearl will operate on Iusacell's high-speed EV-DO network. The BAM (Banda Ancha Móvil) technology allows users to use the Pearl as a tethered modem with a computer or laptop. Also...

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The Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Pearl - Bling, Bling!

The Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Pearl - Bling, Bling!

Have an extra £45,000 (roughly $88,000 USD) burning a hole in your pocket? If you do, you can pick up a diamond encrusted BlackBerry for your personal collection. The company producing these babies is a company in the UK called Amosu. They are famous for creating 'extreme jewelry' editions of consumer electronics. Their latest offering is the 'blinged' out BlackBerry Pearl Limited 'Diamond...

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**Reasonable** BlackBerry Data Plans Coming to Rogers March 18th?

**Reasonable** BlackBerry Data Plans Coming to Rogers March 18th?

Our United States-based readers on unlimited data plans for $30/month won't think much of this blog post, but for us BlackBerry users on Rogers in Canada this is huge news. Rumor has it Rogers is going to unleash a new tiered BlackBerry data plan come March 18th. This is what we've been hoping for - a month ago Rogers announced Flex Data Plans for PC cards and my fingers have been crossed...

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WES 2008 Early Bird Registration Expires February 29th!

WES 2008 Early Bird Registration Expires February 29th!

I just received an email letting me know that early bird registration for WES is quickly coming to an end. If you're not up to speed on WES, it stands for Wireless Enterprise Symposium and is Research in Motion's BIG annual show. WES 2008 will run from May 13th to 15th and is held in Orlando, Florida. From their site: WES is the must-attend conference of the year for customers and...

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BlackBerry Alert: February 20th BIS Problems?!

WOW...Now this is getting ridiculous. Many BlackBerry users on the BIS (myself included) are reporting difficulties in receiving emails this morning. It seems so far that only email has been affected, but the problem does span across multiple carriers. The first report of problems came in during the night (3am). Will bring more news as it comes in, but in the meantime you can stay on top of the...

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How to Take Notes While on a Call

How to Take Notes While on a Call

Hey Class, Welcome back to BlackBerry 101! If you're new to BlackBerry or new to CrackBerry.com, you'll want to check out all of the Getting Started and How To info we have to offer. Follow the links under Newbies on the the site's main menu to discover the power that is BlackBerry! This Lecture we're going to cover a really useful BlackBerry tip and that is How To Take Notes While on a...

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Interview with Digby CEO, Dave Sikora

Interview with Digby CEO, Dave Sikora

Digby is a mobile commerce service that lets you shop for stuff right from your BlackBerry. Recently Dave Sikora, CEO of Digby, was kind enough to sit down for an interview… Q: Do you intend to remain focused on brick and mortar stores for your catalog, or do you plan to open it up to sell software as well? A: From the beginning we have remained focused on addressing the unique challenges...

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Review: Ascendo Money for BlackBerry v2.57

Review: Ascendo Money for BlackBerry v2.57

We’re in the money! Let’s face it, Cash is King (or Queen). If you don’t manage it carefully, you may find yourself in a sticky situation. A business lunch here, a tank of gas there, it all adds up. When you get your monthly statement, you may be surprised how much your morning commute through the drive thru may cost you. Instead of keeping printed bank statements, cheque books or scraps...

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Here we go again, another lawsuit in the smartphone world. This time RIM and Motorola are suing each other after attempts to renew an existing licensing arrangement between the two companies fell apart. RIM was the first to take action on the 16th, filing suit against Motorola for violating 9 of RIM's patents and making further claims that Motorola has been charging "exorbitant royalties"...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Coming to Mac? Let's Hope!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager Coming to Mac? Let's Hope!

OK, so we have to mark this as pure speculation and rumor right now, but when I read the following forum post I just couldn't help but get warm and fuzzy feelings inside (and I'm sure all you other Mac users will feel the same way!) and just had to share it in the blogs: "RIM working on a program for Mac users Hi all. Spoke to a T-mobile BB rep yesterday and he told me that the BB rep...

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BlackBerry Outages, BES Admins and BoxTone!

BlackBerry Outages, BES Admins and BoxTone!

Today marks the one week anniversary of the last BlackBerry Outage. I say last in hopes of it having a double meaning – last, as in the last one to occur, and last because I hope it never happens again. As a BIS user and full-fledge CrackBerry Addict, I dealt with the outage the same way many of you likely did  – pulled my battery in hopes things would miraculously start working when I put...

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