Smartphone Round Robin: Impressions of an iPhone Users First Few Days With the BlackBerry Curve 8310

Ever wonder what a hardcore Apple believer and iPhone user thinks of the BlackBerry? Mike Overbo, editor of PhoneDifferent.com has given up his iPhone for the next three weeks as part of the Smartphone Round Robin and lucky for him managed to get the best of the best as a replacement for Week #1 - the BlackBerry Curve 8310. At least we all know it's the best of the best... Mike's opinions may...

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LAST CHANCE!!! Enter NOW for Your Chance to Win a New BlackBerry in our Halloween BlackBerry Giveaway!

If you haven't registered yet for your chance to win a new BlackBerry in CrackBerry.com's NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS BlackBerry Halloween Giveaway, it's time to get on it...the contest thread closes tomorrow, Oct. 31st, at 12 Noon CST. The BlackBerry Giveaway will happen HALLOWEEN night and The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of a BlackBerry Curve, 8800, or Pearl Series...

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Smartphone Experts (SPE) Announces the First Annual Smartphone Round Robin... Bring It On!!!

I unoffically let the cat out of the bag Sunday night, but now it's official... the Smartphone Round Robin is on! To find out more information you can read the official Press Release and for all the event and contest details visit the dedicated Smartphone Experts Round Robin website. This event is all about community participation and there are some great prizes to be won. For the next...

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How To Use BlackBerry Messenger

How To Use BlackBerry Messenger

Good Morning Class! CrackBerry Kevin here and I hope you're ready for a little change up. The next three BlackBerry 101 lectures will each be conducted by a different guest professor!! Due to my participation in the Smartphone Experts 1st Annual Smartphone Round Robin, I will be without BlackBerry for the better part of a month (while I experience the AT&T Tilt, Treo 680, and Apple iPhone)...

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Review: Smartphone Experts GloveFit Case

Review: Smartphone Experts GloveFit Case

Daring Your BlackBerry to Dress in Leather  Okay, so you have finally purchased your first BlackBerry and are waiting to show it to the wireless world around you. Or perhaps you are a RIM veteran (or VeteRIM to quote myself), searching for a new way to protect that which you have grown close to. Our brother-at-arms, Mr. Able-Green introduced you to the amazing SmartPhone Experts OpenFace...

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Paris Hilton's Halloween Costume

Paris Hilton's Halloween Costume

It looks like Paris Hilton's Halloween costume included a BlackBerry Curve too! Thanks to mrme in the CrackBerry Forums for posting this! 

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Thought Piece: The Danger of Facebook for BlackBerrys

Thought Piece: The Danger of Facebook for BlackBerrys

BlackBerry + Facebook App + Partying = Trouble That was the valuable lesson (err... equation) I learned this weekend. Friday night was Halloween party night for me and I dressed up as a BlackBerry-addicted Superman to take in all the festivities. Well, I guess the aim was just to be Superman, but as a full-fledged BlackBerry addict it was impossible to leave my phone at home. I don't...

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BlackBerry Unite! Demo Launched

BlackBerry Unite! Demo Launched

A few weeks back we talked about RIM and Telefonica's launch of BlackBerry Unite!. It seems RIM has put more info about this new service online in the form of an interactive demo. Check it out for more details! View BlackBerry Unite! Demo >> [ via BBcool ]  

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Sprint Allowing Customers to Unlock Their Phones

Chalk one up for the little guy! Sprint is going to provide unlock codes to customers who want to use their Sprint branded phone on another CDMA network. The decision comes as part of a class action lawsuit settlement against Sprint, where it was claimed the company locked the devices to make it difficult for customers to switch carriers and take their Sprint phone with them. The...

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Get Your Spook On... Free Halloween BlackBerry Ringtones!!

Get Your Spook On... Free Halloween BlackBerry Ringtones!!

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, there's no doubt that many of us BlackBerry users will be attending Halloween Parties this weekend (I'll be dressing up as a BlackBerry-Using Superman tonight!). And since I know none of you will leave your BlackBerrys at home or in the car, it's probably a good idea to get your Berry in on the Halloween theme too (you can disguise your...

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CrackBerry.com Siesta Contest Winner!

CrackBerry.com Siesta Contest Winner!

This week CrackBerry.com took an unplanned and unexpected 13 hour Siesta! No worries though, our bad has become super good for CrackBerry.com member MrVoodoo! MrVoodoo has won himself a new Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset. MrVoodoo's 'CrackBerry Outage' story was selected as the winner by CrackBerry.com's head programmer Tom Kaminski.  Tom was nominated 'official judge' since he was the one...

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Timeline: Research in Motion's Rise to Success As Canada's Most Valuable Company

Timeline: Research in Motion's Rise to Success As Canada's Most Valuable Company

Research in Motion became Canada's Most Valuable Company this week, when during intraday trading on Tuesday RIM's market cap surpassed $68 Billion on the TSX, briefly eclipsing the reigning titleholder Royal Bank. This most recent surge in value came on the news that RIM has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to sell BlackBerrys into China. It takes the effort of thousands of people to run a...

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Facebook Troubles? It's not your Provider, It's your OS!

Facebook Troubles? It's not your Provider, It's your OS!

The new Facebook application released yesterday yielded much attention, and therefore many downloads. But a little 'error' in one of RIM's 'error message' screens has caused some confusion. Many people have been receiving the message "Sorry, your wireless Service Provider does not Allow Access to Facebook for your Device". In reality, the problem is not with your Service Provider, rather it...

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Software Roundup: Litefeeds, Lypp, Earthcomber and More!

Software Roundup: Litefeeds, Lypp, Earthcomber and More!

Wow, the last 10 days have been heaven for BlackBerry users looking for new (or updated) software to play with. Lots of cool FREE stuff. Yesterday's Facebook for BlackBerry launch was the most talked about, but equally cool is LiteFeeds new mobile RSS app (I interviewed the co-founder of LiteFeeds...read it after the jump). Canadian BlackBerry users looking to save money can be excited...

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FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

Did I say there would be no exciting announcements from RIM at CTIA this year? I was wrong! Mike Lazaridus, co-CEO of Research in Motion, and Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, today announced the launch of Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisco. Our CTIA correspondents Dieter and Chris took in the announcement (and...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve Update Available

T-Mobile has made available an upgrade for their new BlackBerry 8320 Curve that addresses some issues users were experiencing. The fix corrects the following: Improved quality and reliability of the audio experience during phone calls Improved retention of UMA parameters after performing a restore using Desktop Manage Download the Update for the T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve >>

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CTIA: Day 1 BlackBerry Review

CTIA: Day 1 BlackBerry Review

For a Windows Mobile Guy, WMExperts.com's Dieter Bohn Looks Like he can Play the Role of CrackBerry Addict Pretty Well! ** Update - 12:45pm CST: Just received a ton of notes, and pics from the gang at CTIA. Blog post will be up soon. Gotta work!! **  ** Update - 12:00pm CST: Just got a phone call from an excited Dieter and Chris letting me know that FaceBook is going mobile and there is a...

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How to Change Your BlackBerry's Wallpaper

How to Change Your BlackBerry's Wallpaper

Welcome to a Tuesday evening edition of BlackBerry 101. My apologies - this lecture should be up on the site every Tuesday in the wee hours of the morning but thanks to some server issues class is starting a little late today (teacher was stressed!). In this lecture we're going to give a quick tutorial on BlackBerry Wallpapers. If you're looking for wide range of BlackBerry Wallpapers,...

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Dear Berry: My Wife's a BlackBerry Addict

Dear Berry: My Wife's a BlackBerry Addict

Dear Berry, We were on our way to CA for a romantic weekend - finally got away from our 5 kids - and in the airport before boarding the plane and my wife's BB was accidentally stepped on and it really was almost smashed. The person who stepped on it put her heel through the screen. My wife FREAKED OUT!! I mean, I felt badly for her and did try to calm her down and let her know we could deal...

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CrackBerry.com Takes a Siesta!

CrackBerry.com Takes a Siesta!

Talk about CrackBerry Withdrawal!! If you're a regular at CrackBerry.com, you will have noticed the site was down! It turns out our server maxed out its capabilities and had issues getting going again. We were down from about 1:15am CST and came back online at about 2:30pm. It was the longest 13 hours of my life! I must have clicked refresh about 1700 times. Here's the Good News and the Bad...

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