Mercedes-Benz Bluetooth (HFP) Telephone Module and BlackBerry

Mercedes-Benz Bluetooth (HFP) Telephone Module and BlackBerry

I’ve recently warned everyone not to text and drive, but how about talking and driving? Mercedes thinks you can do it: the new Mercedes-Benz Bluetooth (HFP) telephone module allows you to use your BlackBerry in a Mercedes-Benz passenger car without physically connecting it to the vehicle. For the first time, the new Mercedes-Benz Bluetooth (HFP) telephone module allows BlackBerry 8700g,...

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The T-Mobile 8800 Out of the Box

The T-Mobile 8800 Out of the Box

So you're considering picking up a new 8800 from T-Mobile? Here's what comes in the box... A very special thanks to Engadget for these pics. 

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Vorino Carbon Sight Theme Review

Vorino Carbon Sight Theme Review

Just this morning I installed a new theme on my 8700. The Vorino Carbon Sight Theme ... Picked it up in our store, installed it, and I must say it looks great. The system icons are done very tastefully (I especially like the alarm clock icon), and the background is a nice carbon fibre pattern... You race fans out there will enjoy this one. The default font within the menu system seems to be...

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BlackBerry 8830 World Edition coming to Sprint

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition coming to Sprint

Our friends at Sprint have set up a website for the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition to let us know it will be available in July. Such a tease! Talk about the 8830 Sprint site in the CrackBerry forums!

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Verizon/BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

Verizon/BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

Following yesterday's RIM/Verizon announcement of the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, we're pleased to show you an image of this sweet-looking device. I can't wait to get my hands on one! Talk about the 8830 in the CrackBerry Forums! 

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Managing Your Messages - Navigation Tips

Managing Your Messages - Navigation Tips

If you’re like me, you let your messages pile up on your BlackBerry. I hate deleting messages because I never know when I might want to reference a previous email. Of course, I almost never need to. I just hate throwing anything out, hence the huge pile of mostly untouched stuff in my inbox (and my garage, but that’s another article). The problem is, scrolling through all those messages makes my...

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New BlackBerry Trade Up Program with a $20 bonus

New BlackBerry Trade Up Program with a $20 bonus

Last year, we discussed the Trade Up program offered by RIM. The idea behind this program is to get some cash from your old BlackBerry when you purchase a new one. So many new features in the new BlackBerry devices have been introduced in last 12 months: Bluetooth, built-in GPS, media player, camera, MP3 ring tones, expandable memory and slicker devices! So if you purchased your BlackBerry in...

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Are CrackBerry Users "Insatiable Data Tokers?"

Are CrackBerry Users "Insatiable Data Tokers?"

Interaction with a device delivering data gives people a feeling of validation, inclusion and desirability. Feeling like the only person who isn’t getting e-mailed, buzzed, phoned and pinged can be a lonely feeling. At least that is the theory in an article in last Sunday’s New York Times. We CrackBerry addicts know all about those Pavlovian responses to pings and vibrations. But the NYT...

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RIM and Verizon Announce World's First Global CDMA/GSM BlackBerry

RIM and Verizon Announce World's First Global CDMA/GSM BlackBerry

Today Verizon and RIM have announced the release of the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone. The phone will be available May 14 through Verizon business sales channels... And will be available in Verizon stores May 28. Global BlackBerry service will also be available May 14. What does this mean? In a nutshell it means you can get wireless email and the convenience of ONE local number for...

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Did RIM Know Of Outage Problems Earlier?

Did RIM Know Of Outage Problems Earlier?

Russell Shaw over on his blog over at ZDNet.com is claiming that an engineer in San Francisco was given a heads up about the RIM outage two hours before last week’s BlackBerry outage actually occurred. He had also been privy to information that e-mail activity was being disrupted two days prior to the outage as well, indicating that RIM knew about problems perhaps days earlier. If that is...

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Don’t Text and Drive

Don’t Text and Drive

According to this CNN video, there is a new phenomenon causing accidents on the roadways: texting while driving. Investigators looking into the crash of New Jersey governor Jon Corzine say it’s possible that the driver of the SUV carrying the governor may have been text messaging at the time of the crash. And speeding. Not a good idea. Several states have laws against texting while driving,...

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Dear Berry: Are BlackBerry Users 'Shallow'?

Dear Berry: Are BlackBerry Users 'Shallow'?

Dear 'Berry', My question is simple and it's more of a personal thing. I'm a gadget person at heart, and lately I've been spending quite a bit of money on various items, like BlackBerry's & PlayStation 3, to name a few. But with all the killing and hunger going on in the world, am I wrong to be spending in excess of $450 on a device that is used to speak with someone, browse the...

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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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