New BlackBerry Application for Windows Mobile-based Devices

New BlackBerry Application for Windows Mobile-based Devices

  After last week’s less than stellar performance, Research in Motion is attempting to bounce back by increasing its dominance in the market by making features of the BlackBerry available to non-Blackberry users. RIM announced it will begin selling the software online later this year. It will have the effect of making devices equipped with Microsoft's Windows Mobile, such as the Palm Treo,...

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Toronto Still Without Berry Data Service

Toronto Still Without Berry Data Service

Rogers Communications BlackBerry users are back on-line in most places in Canada but areas of Southern Ontario remain affected. Some Rogers Communcations customers are reporting that data service is still out, although the phones still work. And with Toronto being the center of the universe, it is wreaking havoc in business circles. Rogers website and technical support call center are...

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Toronto Execs Consider Move to Hamilton, Then Quickly Reconsider

Toronto Execs Consider Move to Hamilton, Then Quickly Reconsider

*Canadian Humour Alert* The move was considered, albeit briefly. Upon re-instatement of data service, most execs were glad they did not make the move. 'It would have been more trouble than its worth' said Tyler Hendrickson, an executive for one of the big banks in downtown T-Dot. 'Besides, the Argos can kick the Tiger-Cats A** any day of the week'. Commenting on remarks made by...

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CrackBerry.com WAP Site Gets Even Better!

CrackBerry.com WAP Site Gets Even Better!

CrackBerry.com has been online now for nearly two months (seems like we have been around forever doesn't it?) and while we have accomplished a lot on our way to establishing the #1 site for BlackBerry users on the web, the Crack Team still has a lot of items left to check off on the CrackBerry.com To Do list. But I'm happy to announce we checked one more item off the list yesterday with...

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Breaking News For Canadians

Breaking News For Canadians

Coming on the heels of last week’s outage across North America, it seems that Canada’s largest BlackBerry provider, Rogers, is experiencing an outage of its own. For much of this afternoon their website has been down. Technical support is also without power and cannot deal with any problems. Service on the actual BlackBerry is apparently unaffected, so no missed e-mails and no more anxiety...

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Virtual BlackBerry on Windows Mobile

Virtual BlackBerry on Windows Mobile

RIM announced today that they will provide users of certain Windows-mobile based devices with a virtual BlackBerry experience through a new software suite. Once installed, it will support BlackBerry email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser, instant messaging and other applications developed for the BlackBerry platform. BlackBerry Stylin' o the Q? The new application will...

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My New Column - 'Dear Berry!'

My New Column - 'Dear Berry!'

Hi All, The other day my friend Jill made a suggestion (thank you, Jill) that I should respond to Blackberry users, addicts and abusers regarding anything having to do with their Blackberry. As a technology consultant, I have come in contact with many couples who argue about devices, families who are looking for solutions for their children, individuals who are using their device to connect...

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Your Information Safe With Ascendo Data Vault

Your Information Safe With Ascendo Data Vault

I don’t know about you, but I am about out of passwords I can think up for my various sites, accounts, alarms and computers. It seems that everything requires an account number and password these days. If you are a paranoid like me, you worry about using the same password for all your accounts in case someone hacks into your computer and discovers your PW and spends the next hour cleaning out...

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Patent Watch: RIM aims to simplify the task-key association

Patent Watch: RIM aims to simplify the task-key association

This one is from our friend Russell Shaw over at zdnet. He explains in detail a new patent application RIM has submitted. I like the looks of it. For instance, a directory system can appear on screen, and to dial a certain number, all you would have to do is hit the corresponding key on your keypad. Makes sense to me. However there is much more to the patent than that alone. Russell breaks the...

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What We Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate

What We Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate

To quote that famous line from the movie Cool Hand Luke “what we got here is a failure to communicate.” Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in a testy mood when he was interviewed by The Canadian Press agency on Friday. He flat out rejected any criticism that the BlackBerry maker left its customers in the dark after a major failure of a software component left BlackBerry users without...

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Tipsters Confirm BlackBerry 9900 Does Exist

We have received multiple tips from our members recently, hinting that the BlackBerry 9900 does in fact exist. We can't confirm or deny these rumors at this time, however we haven't found any information out there to prove otherwise. All tipsters have told us that the resolution of this new device will be larger, giving users a bigger, more vibrant screen to work on. Should be good! We...

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Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Something embarrassing happened to me this week. I was asked to review Backgammon King by Magmic and I have to admit it here, I never played the game of Backgammon before. Sure I’ve heard about it just like everyone I guess but I had no clue how to play. For the Backgammon pros here impatient to find out if this BlackBerry version is any good, bear with me for a few lines while I enlighten the...

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Dont Spend It All In One Place

Dont Spend It All In One Place

All's well that ends well it seems. You may have lost that million dollar sale because you missed an important meeting when you didn't get that important e-mail from marketing. You are in expensive divorce proceedings because your husband's apology e-mails never made it to your Berry. You spent all morning at a diner in Queens because you didn't get the e-mail from you associates relocating...

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TeleNav GPS Navigator: The Best Navigation System for your BlackBerry

TeleNav GPS Navigator: The Best Navigation System for your BlackBerry

We recently reviewed the new BlackBerry 8800 featuring a built-in GPS system. We were anxious to review a full Navigation System to take full advantage of the built-in GPS. As you probably know, a GPS Navigation system uses the position data from a GPS receiver to locate where you are on a road in a map database. The TeleNav GPS Navigator is different from a traditional stand alone unit. This is...

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Review of VR+ : Voice Recorder for BlackBerry

Review of VR+ : Voice Recorder for BlackBerry

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by my Dad’s mini-cassette recorder. It was a pocket-sized recorder, bigger and heavier than most of today’s digital cameras. It used these cute little cassette tapes to record up to 15 minutes of sound on one side of the tape. I used it to make my own hilarious (in my 8-year old mind) voice skits. I’d post some of the material here, but the humor doesn’t quite...

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5 Things - What I Did During the RIM Network Meltdown

5 Things - What I Did During the RIM Network Meltdown

1. Released anger. Kicking, punching and screaming was all above board here. Nothing like a well-timed and quickly released punch to a wall to relieve the tension! 2. Fiddled with the scroll-wheel. Almost not knowing what to do, I scrolled my scroll-wheel like nobody's business. Up, down, scroll scroll scroll... No particular reason... The built up energy and frustration had to be released...

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Confessions of a Young CrackBerry Addict

Confessions of a Young CrackBerry Addict

The following was posted in the CrackBerry Forums in the Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction thread by a young member of CrackBerry.com community. I thought it would make a nice post to get the weekend started. In fact, I think I'm going to get a new blog category created on this site called "CrackBerry Confessions" and we'll post some of the best stories we hear in the forums to it regularly...

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New Years Resolution? Your BlackBerry Can Help!

It is that time of year again, well the beginning of it, where we all feel like we have to change and improve. It is time for some New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve looked at the top 5 resolutions and put the BlackBerry to work. 1. Lose weight and get in better shape. This resolution is on my list every single year. Have a look at Ascendo Fitness for BlackBerry, it can really help. With Ascendo...

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BlackBerry outage cripples US Government...

BlackBerry outage cripples US Government...

Well not quite, but nevertheless the recent BlackBerry outage brought a slow down to both the White House and Wall St. It's common knowledge that most people on Wall St rely on their BlackBerry to do their job, but I never realized so do most politicians. "At the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers and staffers rely on the BlackBerry to keep plugged into shifting legislative and political battles...

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8800 Ready For Monday Release At T-Mobile

8800 Ready For Monday Release At T-Mobile

Some confusion in the blogoshpere this morning over T-Mobile’s alleged launch of the Blackberry 8800. TBG is claiming images of the new BlackBerry are on the T-Mobile site, but I can’t find them. At least not in the phone or BlackBerry sections. Other sites are claiming that the 8800 will be released on Monday. T-Mobile already released the 8800 in Europe at the end of February. The T-...

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