BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

How many times have you opened your browser, gone through your bookmarks, waited for your page to load and thought "Hey, I wish there was an easier way."  Well there is.  A great app that has been around for quite some time - Blackberry Web Shortcuts. The recently updated app lets you create up to ten shortcuts in icon form to place on your device's home page as you please - much in the...

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RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

While the first RIM patent application we came across today covered a method of integrating a touchscreen within an LCD, our second patent app discovery depicts a mockup of an actual BlackBerry device that would make use of this technology. This patent, entitled HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MOVEABLE DISPLAY/COVER MEMBER shows a BlackBerry with a slider configuration. The images...

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Evidence RIM is Working on a Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Evidence RIM is Working on a Touchscreen BlackBerry!

A new Patent Application from RIM went through to publication yesterday morning, entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTEGRATING A TOUCHSCREEN WITHIN AN LCD. It's hard to not get excited about this if you reside in the BlackBerry camp wanting to see a Touchscreen BlackBerry added to RIM's offering. And according to our buddy Russell Shaw who posted the story, we may not have to wait TOO long to see...

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Software Update: Zagat to Go v6.0 Available

Software Update: Zagat to Go v6.0 Available

This is a quick update for those of you that are subscribed (or thinking of subscribing) to the Zagat To Go software. It has been updated from version 5 to version 6.0 and is now available at ShopCrackBerry.com. With Zagat To Go you can check the ratings and rankings for more than 30,000 restaurants, nightspots, hotels and golf courses in hundreds of cities worldwide. You can also do some very...

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mig33 Enters the BlackBerry World With Release of New Application

The global mobile social network that is mig33 announced yesterday software for the BlackBerry that will allow us to utilize mig33's mobile social networking tools. The release is a planned first step in their program designed to optimize the service for the U.S. market. Says co-founder and CEO of mig33 Steven Goh: "The U.S. mobile phone market is unique from what's happening in the rest of the...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 Announced

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 Announced

I just received the IT Edition of the BlackBerry Newsletter, and for those of you interested in the BES side of the BlackBerry world there is lots of info on the Newly Announced BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5. Be sure to check out the Feature Overview . There's also advertising for two webinars coming up on Feb. 20th and 21st, respectively: BES v4.1SP5 for Lotus Domino and...

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BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile: Would You Buy One?!

BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile: Would You Buy One?!

The Boy Genius just reported a rumor that the BlackBerry 8820 is heading to T-Mobile and will be available coming March 5th. I always like rumors with precise dates. The T-Mobile BlackBerry 8820 will be identical to the one currently available from AT&T, with the one exception being the T-Mobile 8820 will of course work with T-Mobile's popular Hotspot @ Home service. Here's my question...

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Craziest Bluetooth Headset Ads Ever - Jawbone Films

Craziest Bluetooth Headset Ads Ever - Jawbone Films

I came across this in the CrackBerry Forums earlier this week, was reluctant to post it to the homepage due to the slightly NSFW (not safe for work) nature of the content, but then remembered we are CrackBerry.com and can safely get away with posting this kind of stuff... So if you want to see the craziest/oddest/bizzarrest commercials for a Bluetooth Headset ever, head on over to...

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Sprint Launches Unlimited Access Plan

Sprint Launches Unlimited Access Plan

If you're on Sprint and have been waiting for the 'will it ever come' unlimited plan, your wait is over. Sprint has decided to make an Unlimited Access Plan available nation-wide, after some testing in select markets in 2007. The Unlimited plan will set you back $119.99/month before taxes. With it you will get: Unlimited voice calling Unlimited SMS Unlimited web Unlimited email Unlimited...

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Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

* Update: Contest Winners are: crimsonlite, sfcgijill, rdease, djester02 and kcladygemini. Winners will be contact via email to claim their prize! * Back in December we told you about MobiReport's latest application, Find My Berry. Find My Berry got a huge response from the CrackBerry.com community, and it's easy to see why. With this app installed on your phone, if you've misplaced your...

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Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Are you looking for a GPS replacement? Do you go for the “stand-alone?” Do you use a Bluetooth GPS Puck? Or do you opt for the Freedom Keychain GPS? Manufactured by Freedom Input , I have listened to and read some glowing reviews on this remarkably small device. In fact, I'd recomment checking out the Podcast Review of the the Freedom Mini GPS Keychain done back in October by Leo Laporte...

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PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

I read a rumor out there that a new software application is due to hit the market allowing BlackBerry users to PKZip or GZip files directly on their BlackBerry. I'm hoping the rumors are true. The app will reportedly allow you to compress complete directory structures as well as de-compress incoming or pre-zipped files. I'm also hoping the app lets you compress files in order to attach them...

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New Bluetooth Payment Device for BlackBerry Devices on Sprint and Nextel

New Bluetooth Payment Device for BlackBerry Devices on Sprint and Nextel

Pipeline Data Inc. has announced yesterday that its AIRCHARGE subsidiary has released a bluetooth card swipe and printer solution. The AirBluePro works on BlackBerry devices operating on the Sprint and Nextel networks. This type of bluetooth payment solution is often found in taxis, delivery trucks and on the trade show floor. Basically anywhere that it is hard to access standard phone lines...

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3 New-to-BlackBerry How Tos

3 New-to-BlackBerry How Tos

Welcome to BlackBerry 101! I meet a lot of new BlackBerry users each week - many in person (I tend to talk to anyone I see carrying a BlackBerry) and many more electronically via emails and forums. I've always said the BlackBerry is an incredibly efficient and intuitive device, but it only becomes incredibly intuitive and efficient once you learn a few basics with the device - how the...

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Heart Specialists Saving Lives with Cellphone and BlackBerry Technology

Heart Specialists Saving Lives with Cellphone and BlackBerry Technology

The BlackBerry can be used for more than just business these days. In fact, in southern Ontario they are now being used to save lives. BlackBerry-carrying specialists at St. Mary's Regional Cardiac Centre and Waterloo Region EMS can now receive crucial data from paramedics to determine if heart attack victims should be rushed in for life-saving angioplasty. It is thought this system is the...

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Review: FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player

Review: FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player

Music makes the world go ‘round. BlackBerry brings the world closer to you. Why not bring the two together? The folks at Electric Pocket did, and they did it with style. FlipSide Music player will forever change the way you access your music on your BlackBerry. Up until recently, I never looked at my BB as an MP3 player. True, I spent my fair share of time watching videos and...

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Telus Donates $25 from Each Pink Pearl Sale to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Telus Donates $25 from Each Pink Pearl Sale to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

I always like it when companies Do Well by Doing Good. Last week we brought word that Telus would begin selling Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130s just in time for Valentine's Day. It looks like we were right - the Pink 8130 is now up on for sale Telus' website. What we didn't see coming was Telus is giving $25 from the sale of each Telus Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone to Rethink Breast...

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Rogers RED BlackBerry 8310 - Demos Are in and the Consumer Market is the Focus

Rogers RED BlackBerry 8310 - Demos Are in and the Consumer Market is the Focus

We said the Red BlackBerry Curve 8310 would follow its way into Rogers stores a week or so after the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 appeared, and it looks like our word is holding true. Above is a picture of the new Red 8310 in-box (a.k.a. the demos are arriving with distributors so will be available for sale very soon). Two interesting things I want to make note of here in regards to RIM's focus on...

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Critical Update: Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO v3.0.66

Critical Update: Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO v3.0.66

For those of you that use Empower HTML Mail Viewer PRO, a critical update has been released. The latest build is 3.0.66. This update fixes an issue in the previous version where users are receiving error messages notifying that registration has expired when that is not the case. If you previously purchased Empower HTML Mailer Viewer PRO from our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store you will have...

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A BlackBerry Weekend to Remember

A BlackBerry Weekend to Remember

It’s Monday, I’m back to the CrackBerry offices and hard at work once again, but I just cannot help but think back on the awesome weekend I had. Friday evening was kicked off with a killer workout followed by dinner with friends and a much-needed quiet evening at home with my girlfriend Erika. Saturday I attended a wedding (and helped take care of some SuperBowl party preparations between...

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