Podcast Episode 008 - Kickstart, Storm, OS 4.6 and More!

Podcast Episode 008 - Kickstart, Storm,  OS 4.6 and More!

"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!" There was a LOT to talk about in this episode of the CrackBerry.com Podcast. Join Craig and I as we discuss all of the craziness that went down in the world of BlackBerry last week - 9000s for sale on eBay,...

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BlackBerry Niagra - BlackBerry 9000 Without 3G?!

BlackBerry Niagra - BlackBerry 9000 Without 3G?!

The week is barely 8 hours old, and the BG is already continuing from last week on his BlackBerry news-breaking streak - if loose lips sink ships then you gotta think somebody at RIM must be starting to get worried. Is a BlackBerry 9000 on its way that doesn't have 3G?! Apparently that could be the case! In CrackBerry.com Podcast Episode 008, Craig and I spend a few minutes talking about...

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Sprint Curve Updates: Sunday Advertising, Coming in Red and Available on May 7th?!

Big Thanks to everyone who sent in tips and images on this (I received over two dozen emails on it today!!!)... it seems ads for the Sprint 8330 Curve popped up in a lot of newspapers today, AND... the color availability includes not only Titanium but RED! As for availability, the talk in the forums now suggests May 7th! Keep it locked to the Sprint 8330 Curve Coming Soon thread for the...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 008

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 008

Well here we are again. I don't have much to say to kick off my picks for the week other then check out this week's FREE wallpapers, ringtones and vids! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top wallpapers, This week I had one of our newer members make a couple wallpapers and sent them my way. I think that everyone of them are AWESOME!! So big props goes to mettleh3d for making these killer...

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MiuTunes Opens BlackBerry Music Player Beta!

MiuTunes Opens BlackBerry Music Player Beta!

May 1st marked the launch of a new beta program offered by Simprit. Some of you may know Simprit from their other popular program called GridMagic, but this beta is for their new media player program called MiuTunes, which I have to say is amazing at this point from my usage, so here’s my mini review so far… First off the UI on this media player is awesome, think of the UI of Flipside,...

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom!

With Mother's Day JUST around the corner (for those who have forgot it's coming up on Sunday, May 11th), it is time to start thinking Gifts for Mom. And while the trusty standby of flowers cannot be disputed for the "typical" mom, I'd argue any CrackBerry Using and Abusing mother would MUCH prefer the beauty and long-lastingness of some useful and colorful accessories for her BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry 9100 KickStart On T-Mobile - Pics and Specs!

BlackBerry 9100 KickStart On T-Mobile - Pics and Specs!

HOLY S@#$%@#%$!!!! If you were blown away by the "restroom" pictures of the BlackBerry Kickstart that emerged less than 48 hours ago, get a look at what the BG posted today. More pics and info after the jump. Maybe AT&T isn't always first to get the cool stuff. If you're lucky, you own RIM stock right now as these pics of a T-Mobile branded very very consumer targeted BlackBerry are...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 2nd, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for May 2nd, 2008!

With WES fast approaching on May 13-15th, it seems as though things were a bit slow over the past week for BlackBerry Software news. Not to worry though, I've still rounded up a number of titles worthy of note. I hope you enjoy this weeks' edition! Covered this week are: BlackBerry Software Vendor News: BoxTone and Neverfail Team up for BlackBerry New BlackBerry Software: Auto Redial...

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Planned RIM Outage - Americas - May 3rd, 2am - 6am EST

Looks like RIM is holding another planned service outage, this time for "system upgrades". If you're located in "The Americas", your BlackBerry service could be affected. The upgrade is planned during the "regular maintenance window" of 2am - 6am EST for this Saturday morning, May 3rd. Unless you're pulling an all-nighter, you should be ok on this one. Don't believe me? Call RIM's Customer...

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Curve 8330 Release Updates: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel

Curve 8330 Release Updates: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel

A quick update for those of you on CDMA carriers in the United States waiting to get your hands on the BlackBerry Curve 8330. Sprint: It looks like Sprint's Press Release saying the 8330 Curve would launch in April and the most-recent rumor stating it should still launch in April are apparently wrong as April has come and gone. Best thing to do here is keep up to date on our Official...

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Touchscreen Apple Killer to be called the BlackBerry Storm?!

Touchscreen Apple Killer to be called the BlackBerry Storm?!

  It seems Research in Motion's in-development touchscreen phone, the one that RIM's engineers have supposedly nicknamed the AK (Apple Killer) may already have a REAL NAME: the BlackBerry Storm. Update: Sometimes you gotta work with the info you have! Since posting this, I'd say it looks like I'm 50% right. STORM definitely is/was the internal codename for RIM's touchscreen device......

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BlackBerry Kickstart! A Glimpse of RIMs Future?!

BlackBerry Kickstart! A Glimpse of RIMs Future?!

Well here it is folks, visual proof that Research in Motion is going to start leveraging that World's 51st Most-Recognized Brand Reputation to the max. What you're looking at here are leaked photos of a BlackBerry clamshell flip phone.  The Boy Genius has been on a roll this week, and now he's brought forth these photos of what he says has been codenamed the BlackBerry Kickstart. We'...

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WES 2008: BoxTone Mobile User Management Lounge!

WES 2008: BoxTone Mobile User Management Lounge!

Nice. It's official. We have a place to record our CrackBerry.com Podcasts during WES 2008 which is coming up May 13th-15th in Orlando! The good folks at BoxTone are setting up a 'Mobile User Management Lounge' and you can see where I've staked CB's claim... by the couches next to the bar! You'll know where to find us! :-) I just got off the phone with Dan Nester from BoxTone who gave me...

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BlackBerry 9000 Hardware Specs - Now What to Call It?!

BlackBerry 9000 Hardware Specs - Now What to Call It?!

Building upon yesterday's OS4.6 feature enhancements news, the BG followed up today with confirmed final hardware specs on the BlackBerry 9000. Nothing too new to report here that hasn't been rumored before, but figured it's worthy of a post as I wanted to Pose a Question to the CrackBerry Community. It seems whether this new device gets released as strictly the 9000 or will be given a...

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Celebs, Magazines and BlackBerry Smartphones!

Celebs, Magazines and BlackBerry Smartphones!

These CrackBerry sighting scans were emailed in to me by James Jarvis... it seems when James was flipping through the April 14th issue of US Weekly magazine, he couldn't help but notice all of the BlackBerry smartphones that graced the pages (one of the first signs of CrackBerry Addiction!). You can click the images above to play Where's Waldo BlackBerry. It's no surprise to see...

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Software Review: BBSmart Alarms Pro v1.0

Software Review: BBSmart Alarms Pro v1.0

So who uses an actual alarm clock anymore? Have we all converted to our BlackBerrys yet? For those still coping with an alarm clock you aren’t afraid to throw against the wall, wake up people!BB Smart, the geniuses that brought you their HTML Email Viewer have developed another application to makes your BlackBerry rise and shine (unlike you on a Monday morning). BB Smart Alarms Pro has...

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BlackBerry 9000 OS 4.6 Improvements Revealed!

BlackBerry 9000 OS 4.6 Improvements Revealed!

Looks like RIM needs to fire someone as it seems the Boy Genius has gotten his hands on an internal company document that spills the beans on the incremental improvements coming to the version 4.6 operating system that will ship on the hopefully soon to be announced (and released!) BlackBerry 9000. As we have seen in earlier leaked photos, version 4.6 kicks the "Pretty" factor of the BBOS...

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Top 10 Reasons Why the iPhone Is NO BlackBerry

Top 10 Reasons Why the iPhone Is NO BlackBerry

I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of hearing about the Apple iPhone.  iPhone-this and iPhone-that.  I can't even walk down the street or ride the train without seeing an iPhone in the hands of some bubbly college girl or Apple fanboy.  And all the tech sites, from Engadget to Gizmodo and everywhere between, are plastered with iPhone "news" each day.  Yuck.  Enough is enough...

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Buy a BlackBerry 9000 on eBay?!

Buy a BlackBerry 9000 on eBay?!

Over the weekend, keen eyes in the CrackBerry forums noticed an an item pop up for sale on eBay...well, not just one item, and not just any item... try 3 pre-release BlackBerry 9000 smartphones located in the UK. Reading through the CrackBerry forum posts and the comments people have left on other sites that have since reported the story, there was/is definitely some skepticism surrounding...

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Software Review: Baby FollowUp for BlackBerry

Software Review: Baby FollowUp for BlackBerry

You’ve brought home your new bundle of joy. Your home is now filled with a new sense of harmony and you can’t wait to share your happiness with your family and friends. Before they come over, you have to decide on an outfit. But which color? Which color of skin should you put on your new BlackBerry? Oh yeah, the baby is crying too… Obviously we all know which is more important. This...

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