Rogers Launches Pearl 8220 Notification Site

Rogers Launches Pearl 8220 Notification Site

Rogers has launched an email notification sign up site for the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 at http://www.youaskedforit.ca/bbpearl8220/index.aspx They did the same for the Bold and based on that launch site I'd recommend you go sign up for updates right now! Why? Because Rogers decided to give away 10 Bolds to people who signed up on the early notification list. Let's hope they do the same for...

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Podcast: Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer

Podcast: Interview with RIM Senior Product Marketer

No weekly CrackBerry Podcast up just yet... a couple things came up that prevented Craig and I from being able to record per our regular Sunday night schedule (trust me, we both WANTED to record... just could not). We'll record a show in the next 48 hours, so look for it soon - between the Storm and Javelin and latest Bold OS there is so much to talk about! Thanks for the patience. We'll be...

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New Animated BlackBerry Theme from Bplay: Airshow

The folks at Bplay just added a new animated BlackBerry theme to their arsenal of offerings that will be a hit with all of the airplane buffs reading this. You can check out the the video above to see what the Airshow Theme is all about. The Airshow Theme is available for $6.99. Click here for more info and to purchase.

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"Affordable" Rogers BES Plans Coming October 1st

"Affordable" Rogers BES Plans Coming October 1st

Following up on our Rogers post last week outlining the details of the upcoming BlackBerry 8320 and Roger's new consumer BIS plans, it looks come October 1st that corporate BlackBerry users on the BES are in for new, affordable rate plans as well. Excluding the $40/7MB plan which remains the same, these new plans are quite a jump up from the existing $45/300MB and $100/1GB options. And just...

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Verizon Sending Out Newsletter Updates on the Storm!

Verizon Sending Out Newsletter Updates on the Storm!

Thousands of BlackBerry users received their first email update from Verizon on Friday (meant to post this sooner but got distracted) on the BlackBerry Storm. There's no real news in the newsletter, other than the message to "Keep an eye on your inbox..." but at least we can take this as an early sign Verizon is serious about the Storm and is going to be marketing the heck out of it in the...

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BlackBerry Javelin 8900 Hands-On Hardware First Look

BlackBerry Javelin 8900 Hands-On Hardware First Look

A Hands-On First Look at the BlackBerry Javelin 8900! w00t! It's time for yet another hands-on first look of a pre-release, pre-officially announced BlackBerry smartphone. We brought you the web's first review of the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Pearl Flip, and now we're rounding out the Triple Crown of Smartphone Exclusives with an in-depth first look at the BlackBerry 8900, currently...

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BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots Emerge!

BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots Emerge!

We haven't seen anything posted by our pal Jibi in a while, but he's now back and blogging for BGR and his first story is a good one for the hardcore CrackBerrys out there.... screenshots of OS 5.0! It's funny and it hurts a little, knowing that we're still waiting for the official rollout of OS4.5 in the USA. What's new in OS 5.0? Not all that much really at this point in time. It looks...

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Third BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Color: Silver!!

Third BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Color: Silver!!

So far we have officially seen RIM's newly-announced BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in two color schemes: black and red. These images (more after the jump), show off a third color... silver. I guess you could call it gray instead of silver, but either way with the black flip I think the color combo looks good! I stumbled upon the images over at MiBlackBerry.com, coming from a RIM Press...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 19th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 19th, 2008!

Everyone have a good week? We're getting some nice weather up here in Winterpeg (Winnipeg), so I think all of us up here are trying to enjoy the weather while we can... in the midst of all the Storm and Javelin madness! This week I've got the following titles for you: New BlackBerry Software: Civilization IV, mySchedule NHL 2008, New Themes, LightOn, FUZE, 5 Minute Outliner, TellMe Sports...

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Video Walk Through of Electric Pocket Apps for BlackBerry!

We've been BIG FANS of Electric Pocket ever since they shook up the way we listen to music on our BlackBerry smartphones with the release of FlipSide (RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis even has this app on his BB). Since then, Electric Pocket has continued to roll out some innovative and fun BB apps. The video above, posted by Matt Miller of Zdnet, gives a good walkthrough of Electric Pocket's offering...

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Rogers Docs: Curve 8320 and new Rate Plans

Rogers Docs: Curve 8320 and new Rate Plans

We received some nice Rogers info yesterday. Some of it went to our sibling site WMExperts.com (HTC Touch Diamond is coming if anybody cares.. lol), and here we have the goods related to CrackBerry Nation. The WiFi-equipped BlackBerry 8320 Curve will soon be hitting Rogers in Sapphire Blue and will support Rogers' UMA/Talkspot service. Sweet! And after the jump we have a snap shot of...

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AT&T Handset Updates: Bold in November?!

AT&T Handset Updates: Bold in November?!

This story may have just went from bad to worse. On an AT&T document dated yesterday, September 17th, the expected launch dates for several AT&T smartphones are shown. Honing in on the BlackBerry category, we find these expected dates: BlackBerry 8320 BLUE - October 21, 2008 BlackBerry Pearl Oyster Pink - October 2, 2008 BlackBerry Bold - ETA November BlackBerry Curve Burnt...

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Telus Gets the BlackBerry Curve 8330 in RED!

Telus Gets the BlackBerry Curve 8330 in RED!

They already had it in Gray and Pink, and now Canadian carrier Telus is offering the CDMA BlackBerry Curve 8330 in that lovely shade of RIM RED (a la the 8310 on AT&T and Rogers). You can check out Telus' newest Curve HERE. [ BBSync ]

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Leaked: Verizon is Talking up a Storm Each Week!

Leaked: Verizon is Talking up a Storm Each Week!

The Verizon leaks keep rolling storming in, so much so in fact that one could begin to think VZW was doing it intentionally, though the take down letter we received on the Minute with Mike video we posted Monday does suggest that is not the case. Now we have word that Verizon will be giving employees more info on the Storm every Wednesday in an internal communication they have branded Talk Up...

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Lineups in Paris to Buy the BlackBerry Bold!

Lineups in Paris to Buy the BlackBerry Bold!

The BlackBerry Bold is making a splash across the pond! In Paris, France today there were lineups at SFR's launch of RIM's latest smartphone. I received the image above and following email from Julien... Here is a picture of the queue in SFR (#1 French carrier) retail store on the Champs Elysées, Paris. Today @ 2pm, SFR released the Bold. SFR is really the first carrier here to...

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Vlingo Survey: UK BlackBerry Users Wanted!

Vlingo Survey: UK BlackBerry Users Wanted!

Erin from Vlingo just sent me an email. She needs some help. If you're from the UK and a BlackBerry User (or Abuser!), keep on reading and fill out the survey below... Hi CrackBerry Nation! vlingo, a US-based speech recognition company, needs your help identifying what commands UK users would expect to say to activate speech for various mobile phone applications. If you have...

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BlackBerry Javelin Sold on Ebay for $17,100!!!

BlackBerry Javelin Sold on Ebay for $17,100!!!

Wow. Speechless. $17,100 for a BlackBerry and it's not even plated in 24k Gold. All I can say is, it wasn't me!

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This just in from the good folks at Google: See where you're going, how to walk there, and what other people are saying about it -- all from your phone. Today Google released new features for Google Maps for mobile, improving the overall speed of the application and adding Street View imagery, walking directions, and full reviews of businesses. Google Maps for mobile gives users quick and...

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Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Pre-Launch Details!

Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Pre-Launch Details!

Click for Bigger Image Following up on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm craziness of the past two days, we have a little more crazy to throw your way. This document, just received, outlines Verizon's Pre-Launch plans for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm. Looking at the document, I don't think "Launch Date" means Device Launch Date, though I'm sure we'd all be pretty excited to hold a Storm in our...

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Review: MyMileageGenie for BlackBerry

Review: MyMileageGenie for BlackBerry

Last week, a collective groan was heard throughout the land. This was due to the rising price of fuel. As I washed my car this weekend, I almost shed a tear. Now, I'm not going to get into the politics or hearsays of all the fuel hoopla. The bottom line is this; now, more than ever, is the time to get a handle on your gas problem (pardon the pun). Unfortunately, you can't really put your...

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