BlackBerry 8800 Themes now Available!

BlackBerry 8800 Themes now Available!

BlackBerry 8800 Themes are now available in the CrackBerry Store! BBTC's popular iBerry theme is available in Black, Blue, and Clownfish designs. If you haven't yet seen CrackBerry.com's review of the iBerry 8700 Theme, you will want to check that out. The 8800 Theme has all the same goodness. More 8800 themes from BBTC are on the way, and in addition to themes we have a whole range of...

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Real time traffic information with Google Maps

We recently reviewed Google Maps, a free software from Google you can install on your BlackBerry. An updated version of this great application is now available, featuring real-time traffic information in over 30 major US metropolitan areas. The technology used for the traffic feature comes from ZipDash, a startup Google acquired in 2005. The traffic/speed database is built from multiple sources,...

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Ring2 audio-conferencing solution with BlackBerry remote control

If you work in a large corporation, chances are you probably spend a lot of your time reading emails on your BlackBerry and in conference calls using speaker phones like this very nice one from Polycom. Now, I’d much rather sit in on a conference call than fly across the country to attend a meeting in person any day. But you have to admit, conference calling can also be a pain. First, you need to...

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MySpaceIM Now Available For The BlackBerry

MySpaceIM Now Available For The BlackBerry

The instant messaging feature of MySpace, known as 'MySpaceIM' is now available on the BlackBerry. I'm not a huge MySpace fan, never got into it... But I would think this software on the BlackBerry would be GREAT for keeping in touch with your MySpace friends without having to be stuck in front of a computer. For more on MySpace IM For the BlackBerry and other Smartphones, click here.

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Bell Announces 8830 Availability in Canada

Bell Announces 8830 Availability in Canada

After the Sprint/Verizon announcement yesterday telling us they will carry the 8830, Bell came through today with their announcement. Better late than never I suppose! The 8830 'World Edition' is the first BlackBerry to utilize CDMA connectivity in Canada and the US. It also offers international voice and data roaming on GSM/GPRS networks. For all of you CrackBerry junkies in Canada this is...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom - part 1 - Pink Cases!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the BlackBerry Mom - part 1 - Pink Cases!

With Mother's Day JUST around corner (for those who have forgot it's coming up on Sunday, May 13th), it is time to start thinking Gifts for Mom. While the beauty of flowers as a gift cannot be disputed for the "typical" mom, I'd argue a blackberry use'n and abuse'n mother would MUCH prefer something for her blackberry that's PINK. The good news for those thinking about buying a pink...

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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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