Exclusive: Interview with BBSmart's Neil Sainsbury

Exclusive: Interview with BBSmart's Neil Sainsbury

It's not everyday that a new BlackBerry application becomes available for download and immediately becomes a best seller, but in the case of BBSmart's Email Viewer that is exactly what happened. More than that, BBSmart's Email Viewer has remained at the top of the best sellers list for weeks, and I have the feeling it's going to stay that way for a while! Neil Sainsbury (NS) is the brain...

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Shop CrackBerry - Lots of Goodies for your Berry!

When I rolled out of bed this morning I did what I normally do - logged on to CrackBerry.com to see what's Crack'n! This morning I took a nice stroll through the CrackBerry Store where some new accessories and software caught my eye... Accessories: Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset - Stylish and Versatile, the SM100 offers three modes of use - Mobile, Environmental, and One2One. It can even...

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Free Trial! Pronto Team for BlackBerry is Launched!

Free Trial! Pronto Team for BlackBerry is Launched!

I just received an email from Kevin McGuire over at TrueContext informing me they have now launched Pronto Team for BlackBerry and are offering a free software trial. I met Kevin a few months back at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium, where he was excited to give me a run through of Pronto in beta form. I'm glad to see Pronto out of beta, as it's an application where I personally see an...

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Rumors Persist: Pearl 2 Coming Soon

Rumors Persist: Pearl 2 Coming Soon

With the continued rumors persisting, it seems as though the new BlackBerry Pearl 2 is scheduled to come out in September of this year. Our Spanish friends at MiBlackBerry.com are reporting it will be out on on Vodafone on September 6th. The Pearl is ideal for those that don't want to use the typically wider and larger blackberry device. I've always wondered if I would enjoy using a Pearl...

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Developers Guide Available for GPS and BlackBerry Maps

Developers Guide Available for GPS and BlackBerry Maps

In the news the other day I noticed that RIM had recently published a GPS and BlackBerry Maps development guide for all you developers out there. Cool beans! What can the guide help you do? Well, in all honesty I'm not a developer so I have no clue. But I'm betting there will be some cool apps that come of this. If a developer out there could build me an app to help me find the closest...

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Create and Share BlackBerry Ringtones

Create and Share BlackBerry Ringtones

This just in... BlackBerry Users LOVE Transformers. The proof? Click on over to the CrackBerry.com member-contributed ringtone gallery and you will find the Transformers sound effect ringtone has been listened to over 10,000 times and downloaded over 9,000 times! If you want to start creating your own mp3 ringtones for your BlackBerry 8100, 8300 or 8800 series phone, be sure to check out...

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Long-waited "Papa Bear" is 8310; Pearl 2 coming to AT&T

Long-waited "Papa Bear" is 8310; Pearl 2 coming to AT&T

It looks like the Boy Genius' RIM informants have come through for him yet again, this time with both news and rumor leading into the weekend. The news? BG has confirmed that the much talked about "Papa Bear" is in fact the BlackBerry 8310. I know we were all hoping "Papa Bear" would be our dream BlackBerry device that would fit both GPS and WiFi into the Curve case, but apparently there simply...

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BlackBerry Pearl Runs the Boston Marathon!

BlackBerry Pearl Runs the Boston Marathon!

Do you run with your BlackBerry? If not, maybe you should start! Featured in the latest Personal Edition of RIM's BlackBerry Connection newsletter is an interview with Christine Ross, a senior marketing executive and avid runner from Toronto. Christine ran in this year's Boston Marathon with two companions - one, her best friend Janice and the other her BlackBerry Pearl! While Christine...

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Protect your BlackBerry with BodyGuardz

Protect your BlackBerry with BodyGuardz

Far too often I am reading in the CrackBerry Forums and hearing from friends or colleagues that they have scratched their BlackBerry, and it makes me kind of mad as this problem is an easy one to avoid. The solution? BodyGuardz! BodyGuardz are a clear film that covers the body of your BlackBerry device providing scratch protection from outside elements. BodyGuardz offer a shield of protection...

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Getting There... RIM Launches the BlackBerry 8310 with GPS

Getting There... RIM Launches the BlackBerry 8310 with GPS

One Small Step For RIM...one Giant Leap for BlackBerry Addicts... We are sooo close now to having the perfect BlackBerry device. With RIM's announcement late yesterday of the launch of the BlackBerry 8310 in Germany we are yet one more step closer to the dream machine. It's only a short matter of time. The progression? The BlackBerry 8310 takes all of the goodness from the 8300 Curve and...

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RIM Responds to 8820 Security Concerns

I came across an article in PCWorld this weekend talking about the security concerns of using Wi-Fi on the new dual-mode BlackBerry 8820. According to the article, RIM’s director of product management for WLAN and VOIP, Kevin Oerton, said it should make no difference security-wise whether a user is accessing BlackBerry services from home, a hotspot or within the enterprise. In addition,...

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RIM Fires Back Over Security Concerns

Research in Motion didn’t take much time to fire back at critics who have suggested that Wi-Fi security concerns would mean limited enterprise use for the 8820. The 8820 model will offer Wi-Fi as well as traditional cellular connectivity. According to PC World , upon the product release this month, many analysts raised security concerns around the use of Wi-Fi for business, saying Wi-Fi...

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CrackBerry Thumb? Tell Us Your Stories!

CrackBerry Thumb? Tell Us Your Stories!

We're looking for all newbies and members out there that have experienced 'CrackBerry Thumb'! Have you felt the pain? What's it like? Or is this 'CrackBerry Thumb' thing just a myth? Share your thoughts with us and join the conversation! Click here to join our forum discussion on 'BlackBerry Thumb'.

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Software Update: New Version of IM+ for Skype for BlackBerry

Software Update: New Version of IM+ for Skype for BlackBerry

One of the must have apps for your Berry has recently updated with a new version. IM+ for Skype for BlackBerry is now version 2.5.5! It's only $25.00. If you have already purchased the software, it is a free update...and if you don't have a copy... Go grab one now :) For more info, check it out in our store.

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BlackBerry 8800 Series Comparison

BlackBerry 8800 Series Comparison

With RIM announcing a new device every few months, it’s hard to keep track of all the model numbers. The latest announcement brings us the 8820, adding a Wi-Fi sibling to the family of GPS-enabled BlackBerrys. From the RIM Press Release, it looks like the 8820 will first appear with AT&T. To help see where the new device fits in, I’ve summarized the specifications of the new 8820 alongside...

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New 8820 Presents RIM with Challenges and Opportunities

New 8820 Presents RIM with Challenges and Opportunities

The new wi-fi-enabled BlackBerry 8820 could provide RIM with “significant” opportunities in Europe, according to a RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky. The new device is due to come out in North America later this summer. So far, only AT&T has signed up to carry the device. The 8820 acts as a regular cellphone and can also connect to the Internet through a wi-fi connection at...

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RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820, a Dual-Mode Cellular, WiFi Smartphone

RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820, a Dual-Mode Cellular, WiFi Smartphone

Only a few months after releasing the BlackBerry 8800 and the BlackBerry Curve, a new model, the BlackBerry 8820 will hit the stores in the coming weeks. A lot of exciting new features are packed in this new version. For the first time, a BlackBerry device provides 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi compatibility along with all the common security protocols (WEPm WPA, WPA as well IPSec for secure VPN access...

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It's HERE! RIM Announces the 8820 BlackBerry Smartphone!

It's HERE! RIM Announces the 8820 BlackBerry Smartphone!

We knew it was coming, and now it is almost here! The BlackBerry 8820 will launch on AT&T later this summer and is RIM's next evolutionary step in its ongoing quest to building the best business smartphone imaginable. What's new with the 8820? Most notably, Wi-Fi! The BlackBerry 8820 is the first dual-mode BlackBerry handset that combines EDGE/GPRS/GSM cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for...

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BlackBerry One of The Most Important Developments in Last Decade

BlackBerry One of The Most Important Developments in Last Decade

A software industry association today published a list of the most important developments of the past decade and the BlackBerry cracked the top 10. According to the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 10 developments confirmed to their criteria and had a “significant impact on electronic commerce” in the past 10 years. “E-commerce has provided a significant engine for...

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Dear Berry: Feeling iPhone Pressure!

Dear Berry: Feeling iPhone Pressure!

Dear Berry, My husband is an Apple NUT. He was 2nd in line at the Apple store to get an iPhone - which he successfully purchased. I must admit it's a beautiful electronic however, I'm in love with my Blackberry (at times before my husband). He has been bothering me ever since the IPhone ads began months ago to switch from my Blackberry. I use my Blackberry for business (am self-employed) and...

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