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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Skype Coming to the BlackBerry

Skype Coming to the BlackBerry

The buzz on the net today has been all about Skype coming to the BlackBerry! This could be huge! I'm an avid Skype user myself, so this could prove to be interesting. Initial reports tell us the service could be a $30/yr deal. Not bad. We'll have to see how this all pans out. If calls are routed through a users' data plan... could be good for the carriers. Could be time for everyone to pick...

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WES Diary # 1 - Now That's how I Roll!

WES Diary # 1 - Now That's how I Roll!

The flights went smooth, I land in Orlando at 11:30pm, grab my luggage, and what's the first thing I see when I walk out of the terminal? The BlackBerry Limo! Thanks for thinking of me RIM! There's no need to wait in line for a cab when you can roll Orlando in style! WES starts tomorrow - I'll be there bright and early, and I am pumped!

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DataViz Launches New Mobile Office Suite

DataViz Launches New Mobile Office Suite

We warned you. The news will be thick and fast from WES2007. DataViz, Inc was quick off the mark with its announcement of its latest addition to the company’s award-winning mobile Office editing suite. Documents To Go for BlackBerry is expected to be shipped later this year but the company is using WES to launch the application to an avid and informed audience in Orlando. Documents To Go...

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MS Visual Studio Announcment From WES

MS Visual Studio Announcment From WES

The WES show in Orlando this week, is going to be a font of information and we can look forward to a raft of announcements and nifty gadget releases. As we detailed earlier, the blogosphere stole RIM’s thunder by leaking the Curve story early, but there is still plenty of new information coming out of the annual symposium. Today is the first day of the symposium, and we’ll be there to cover...

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Barack Obama Wins Support from CrackBerry.com

Barack Obama Wins Support from CrackBerry.com

Never mind the small detail that none of us here at CrackBerry.com are American Citizens. In fact, we're very Canadian. However, if we WERE Americans we would throw our support behind U.S. Senator Barack Obama. Why you ask? He's a confessed BlackBerry addict. Recently, when asked what his favorite gadget was, Obama replied: "It would have to be my Blackberry...The least favorite is my...

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Dear Berry: Stuck in a Marriage of Three!

Dear Berry: Stuck in a Marriage of Three!

Dear Berry, I stumbled upon your website and column and thought you might help us settle an argument. My husband is driving me crazy!! I have a plain cell phone - works just fine for me. My husband is a different story..we're at dinner, he is checking his blackberry. We're with the kids, he's checking his Blackberry. We're on vacation - a romantic island finally getting away, he is checking his...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom - part 2 - Headsets!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom - part 2 - Headsets!

To continue on from our first Mother's Day Post, today we're going to look at a few headsets the 'BlackBerry Mom' might enjoy! They're cool, colorful, customizable, and great for the mom on the go. Name: Jabra BT160 Bluetooth HeadsetWith the Jabra BT160, mom doesn't have to look like a switchboard operator anymore! You can in fact choose between a total of 33 different faceplates to look...

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Tom Watkins: The day my BlackBerry almost died

Tom Watkins: The day my BlackBerry almost died

Tom sent this to me the other day to get up on CrackBerry.com if I saw fit - it's a good piece of CrackBerry humor based on the "Great BlackBerry Outage of 2007" (as I like to call it), and even better, guess what website helped Tom get through his near-tragic day?! Read to the end to find out... The day my Blackberry almost died By: Tom Watkins. Originally Published: Northville Record May 3,...

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Vaja Classic Leather Case for BlackBerry 8800

Vaja Classic Leather Case for BlackBerry 8800

Vaja is one of the first companies to come out with a case for the BlackBerry 8800. Vaja, based out of Argentina, is known as one of the top leather case manufacturers in the world and has been manufacturing hand-made leather cases for phones and PDAs for years now. When you order a Vaja case, it is a custom order. You chose the leather color, you chose the clip system, even the type of leather...

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Review: Seidio Silicon Skin Case for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Review: Seidio Silicon Skin Case for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

The Seido Silicon Skin case for the 8100 offers great protection for your Pearl without adding a lot of extra weight or bulk. The Pearl’s small size and light weight are part of what makes it such a unique device, so a case designed to protect it shouldn’t detract from those features. The Seidio Silicon Skin matches up perfectly with the Pearl’s sleek elegance. Empty Silicon Skin Case...

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BlackBerry Addict? 1, 2, THREE Berry's for Madonna

BlackBerry Addict? 1, 2, THREE Berry's for Madonna

Thanks to the CrackBerry Paparrazi who sent us this (and wished to remain anonymous). It looks like Madonna was caught on camera carrying not one, not two, but THREE BlackBerry devices. Looks like two 8700s and one Pearl. The odds are she was giving them away to the less fortnuate (those without blackberry's), as she is planning on upgrading to the BlackBerry Curve. Well, I guess in the case of...

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How to Spot CrackBerry Kevin @ WES 2007

How to Spot CrackBerry Kevin @ WES 2007

With yesterday's spur of the moment decision to attend next week's Wireless Enterprise Symposium came today's realization that I had better be easy to spot in a crowd! Over the past couple of months I have gotten to know a lot of people in the BlackBerry World, but communication has always been over the phone or via email or blackberry messenger. Next week I will have the pleasure of...

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Providers line up to launch Curve

Providers line up to launch Curve

As we have mentioned before, sometimes living in Canada sucks. It was reported yesterday that AT&T will be releasing the new Curve in the US this month. In the UK, both Vodaphone and O2 will also be releasing the new smartphone in May. But, according to the latest RIM press release, The Curve will not be released in Canada by Rogers Wireless until June. The new Curve, as we have been...

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