2008 Here We Come... Have a Crack'n New Year!!!

2008 Here We Come... Have a Crack'n New Year!!!

I know it's a day early to wish everyone a Happy New Year, but in a few short hours I'll be boarding a plane to Cuba for my long awaited vacation! From what I have read it seems my BlackBerry's data won't work there and the only Internet hookup will be a dial-up connection in my hotel's lobby, so basically I'll be suffering total CrackBerry withdrawal (device and website!) until I return on...

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The 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway - Lots of BlackBerry Presents Yet to be Won!

The Lucky Winners are starting to pile up in the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway .  The first 6 Days of CrackBerry were sponsored by our ShopCrackBerry.com store, and we have given away some awesome 'presents' - a new BlackBerry, BlackBerry Charging Stations, Jawbone Bluetooth Headsets, Motorola S9 Stereo Bluetooth Headsets and some awesome BlackBerry software...21 Winners so far! As...

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Observation: RIM is Making Good on Their Plans to Penetrate the Consumer Market

Observation: RIM is Making Good on Their Plans to Penetrate the Consumer Market

RIM is Succeeding with their Move into the Consumer Market(photo taken on my Curve) I went to an impromptu Christmas Party a few days ago (on the 22nd to be exact) for a high-performance gym I like to work out at here in Winnipeg. Going into the party I only knew 3 of the 19 people in attendance. As the night went on, the spirits flowed and the phones came out, I was shocked and impressed to...

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Fueling the CrackBerry Addiction: The Seidio 1500mAh OEM-sized Extended Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

WooHoo! I was pumped to see this added to the ShopCrackBerry.com store and just had to make a quick blog post about it. For all you Curve users out there who use your 8320's WiFi or 8310's GPS a lot, you'll really appreciate this... Seidio's 1500mAh Battery for the Curve. It's the same physical size as the battery that ships with your Curve 8300/8310/8320, but provides approximately 35...

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Win a New BlackBerry, Accessories and Software in the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway!

December 27th is here, and we all know what that date signifies.... The Third Day of Christmas CrackBerry!  If you haven't checked out our 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway yet, you'll want to do that now! We have changed up the lyrics to the Christmas classic with 'presents' that are more friendly to a BlackBerry user. We're giving away one 'present' on the first day of CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry 9000 Device Details

Our good friend Jibi published a couple of posts at BGR yesterday... one with details on the upcoming BlackBerry 9000 device and another with some further clarifications just to make sure people had their details straight. Let's start with the clarifications, before we get to to the device details. Jibi says, "The new BlackBerry 9000 is an actual device not a reference to the entire post-...

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The BlackBerry Store - Field Trip First Reports

The BlackBerry Store - Field Trip First Reports

Back on December 11th we brought word of the opening of the First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store. Give it 10 days and the "first visit" reports are beginning to emerge. In the CrackBerry Forums, you can read member bbsadaj's Field Trip to the BlackBerry Store post and our Geeky BB friend's just posted a great detailed story of their first trip to the store (with lots of photos, including...

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RIMs Third Quarter Results are Looking Good!

RIMs Third Quarter Results are Looking Good!

RIM Released their 3rd Quarter Financial Results yesterday, and they are Looking GOOD! Not surprising, especially considering this ABIresearch report that shows RIM will likely end 2007 with 10% share of the total smartphone market worldwide (making them the 2nd largest smartphone vendor, after Nokia). Kudos to RIM and the company's fearless co-CEO's at the helm. It's a bit hard to...

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Finish Your Christmas Shopping at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Finish Your Christmas Shopping at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Just a friendly reminder that Christmas is coming up quick, so if you plan to buy any last-minute gifts online and want to take delivery before Christmas you had best get on it today and go for the Next Day shipping option! And of course, if you want to buy a gift for the BlackBerry user in the family (or yourself for that matter!) may we suggest checking out our revamped store....

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RIM Sales Expected to Double

RIM Sales Expected to Double

According to MarketWatch, RIM is expected to see its sales nearly double for the quarter ended Dec. 1. Net income is expected to surge by more than 60%, according to current Wall Street estimates. By contrast, Palm Inc. is expected to swing to a loss for the quarter with a 10% drop in sales for the same period. Jim Suva of Citigroup predicted in a report Monday that the difference in the two...

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How to Reload the Operating System on a Nuked or Bricked BlackBerry

How to Reload the Operating System on a Nuked or Bricked BlackBerry

  Good Afternoon Class! I’ve been a bit slack in my BlackBerry 101 lectures as of late – I blame the Smartphone Round Robin, all the Contests we’ve been running on the site and the busy Holiday Season. My apologies! This will be the last 101 lecture of the year… but we’ll be back in 2008 bigger and better than ever. Today’s lecture isn’t really a “newbie” topic, but it’s one that I wanted to...

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Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Research in Motion has selected Irving, Texas as the home of it's U.S. headquarters. RIM is expected to employ over 1,000 people in the region over the next several years, including roles in research and development, technical support, business operations and administration. "RIM continues to expand its operations to help...

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Big Brother Gets a Make Over

Big Brother Gets A Makeover Corporations and BES admins have always had their eyes over our shoulders, and today the long line of BES software continued as Gwava has come up with Retain For Blackberry Enterprise Server. The longtime developer of various security software has released the software that adds on to the email and text monitoring already present on BES and makes it a breeze for...

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Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Electric Pocket's FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player!

  ** WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: And the 5 Winners of a Free Copy of the FlipSide Music Player are... mjogg11, Heat_Holda, kgbrolic, dstrauss, and Xuli! Winners will be contacted via email (at the addresses used when registering at CrackBerry.com) by an Electric Pocket representative to claim the prize. Congrats to the winners and Thanks to all for participating! ** The Giveaways just won't stop at...

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RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

According to this article, RIM says it will boost its job count to 1,000 in Las Colinas. In March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company began calling its Las Colinas office its defacto U.S. headquarters. It currently employs 104 people there. During a joint news conference with the Greater Dallas Chamber, RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the company is looking to fill professional services jobs...

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BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

Nice timing on this data. With the Smartphone Round Robin now over and the editor's all having nailed down the Pros and Cons of each device and operating platform, Roughly Drafted has posted a story displaying Quarter 3 Smartphone Sales worldwide (good job guys - I'm sure hundreds of blogs will be sending traffic your way on this one!). While the Round Robin didn't declare an "official...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

It seems Engadget Mobile has got word the GSM version of the Pearl, the 8120, will soon be available on T-Mobile. The 8120 shares all of the Pearl "2" benefits of the CDMA 8130 already available across North America (OSv4.3.1, bigger camera, externally accessible microSD slot, improved keyboard, etc.) with the exception being that while the 8130 offers GPS, the 8120 drops that feature in favor...

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BlackBerry Christmas Ringtones, Wallpapers and Themes!

BlackBerry Christmas Ringtones, Wallpapers and Themes!

Christmas is only 10 Days away! If you want to dress up your BlackBerry for the occassion you need not look further than CrackBerry.com. We have a growing assortment of free Christmas Ringtones and Holiday Wallpapers to bring your BlackBerry into the festive spirit, and if you want to be jolliest BlackBerry user on the block you can give CrackBerry.com's Holiday BlackBerry theme a try....

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Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Live in or around Chicago and need that last minute gift for a BlackBerry-addicted friend or family member?  How about a gift card to Halo - The Spa For Men.  Among the rubs, shaves and backscratches sits "The CrackBerry". "The CrackBerry: Pay by the minute chair massage and/or hand and forearm massage for the man on the go who can't put down the crackberry and relax in our spa. Perfect for...

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New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

While all the rumors of late are that RIM is working on a touchscreen device (again, these are still rumors..I have yet to see any concrete evidence other than mock ups), our friend Russel just found a new RIM patent app in the USPTO database that shows a CRAZY looking Angular keyboard on a mobile device. The Patent, entitled Angular Keyboard for a Handheld Mobile Communications Device (go...

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