The Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Pearl - Bling, Bling!

The Diamond Encrusted BlackBerry Pearl - Bling, Bling!

Have an extra £45,000 (roughly $88,000 USD) burning a hole in your pocket? If you do, you can pick up a diamond encrusted BlackBerry for your personal collection. The company producing these babies is a company in the UK called Amosu. They are famous for creating 'extreme jewelry' editions of consumer electronics. Their latest offering is the 'blinged' out BlackBerry Pearl Limited 'Diamond...

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**Reasonable** BlackBerry Data Plans Coming to Rogers March 18th?

**Reasonable** BlackBerry Data Plans Coming to Rogers March 18th?

Our United States-based readers on unlimited data plans for $30/month won't think much of this blog post, but for us BlackBerry users on Rogers in Canada this is huge news. Rumor has it Rogers is going to unleash a new tiered BlackBerry data plan come March 18th. This is what we've been hoping for - a month ago Rogers announced Flex Data Plans for PC cards and my fingers have been crossed...

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WES 2008 Early Bird Registration Expires February 29th!

WES 2008 Early Bird Registration Expires February 29th!

I just received an email letting me know that early bird registration for WES is quickly coming to an end. If you're not up to speed on WES, it stands for Wireless Enterprise Symposium and is Research in Motion's BIG annual show. WES 2008 will run from May 13th to 15th and is held in Orlando, Florida. From their site: WES is the must-attend conference of the year for customers and...

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BlackBerry Alert: February 20th BIS Problems?!

WOW...Now this is getting ridiculous. Many BlackBerry users on the BIS (myself included) are reporting difficulties in receiving emails this morning. It seems so far that only email has been affected, but the problem does span across multiple carriers. The first report of problems came in during the night (3am). Will bring more news as it comes in, but in the meantime you can stay on top of the...

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How to Take Notes While on a Call

How to Take Notes While on a Call

Hey Class, Welcome back to BlackBerry 101! If you're new to BlackBerry or new to CrackBerry.com, you'll want to check out all of the Getting Started and How To info we have to offer. Follow the links under Newbies on the the site's main menu to discover the power that is BlackBerry! This Lecture we're going to cover a really useful BlackBerry tip and that is How To Take Notes While on a...

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Interview with Digby CEO, Dave Sikora

Interview with Digby CEO, Dave Sikora

Digby is a mobile commerce service that lets you shop for stuff right from your BlackBerry. Recently Dave Sikora, CEO of Digby, was kind enough to sit down for an interview… Q: Do you intend to remain focused on brick and mortar stores for your catalog, or do you plan to open it up to sell software as well? A: From the beginning we have remained focused on addressing the unique challenges...

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Review: Ascendo Money for BlackBerry v2.57

Review: Ascendo Money for BlackBerry v2.57

We’re in the money! Let’s face it, Cash is King (or Queen). If you don’t manage it carefully, you may find yourself in a sticky situation. A business lunch here, a tank of gas there, it all adds up. When you get your monthly statement, you may be surprised how much your morning commute through the drive thru may cost you. Instead of keeping printed bank statements, cheque books or scraps...

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Here we go again, another lawsuit in the smartphone world. This time RIM and Motorola are suing each other after attempts to renew an existing licensing arrangement between the two companies fell apart. RIM was the first to take action on the 16th, filing suit against Motorola for violating 9 of RIM's patents and making further claims that Motorola has been charging "exorbitant royalties"...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Coming to Mac? Let's Hope!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager Coming to Mac? Let's Hope!

OK, so we have to mark this as pure speculation and rumor right now, but when I read the following forum post I just couldn't help but get warm and fuzzy feelings inside (and I'm sure all you other Mac users will feel the same way!) and just had to share it in the blogs: "RIM working on a program for Mac users Hi all. Spoke to a T-mobile BB rep yesterday and he told me that the BB rep...

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BlackBerry Outages, BES Admins and BoxTone!

BlackBerry Outages, BES Admins and BoxTone!

Today marks the one week anniversary of the last BlackBerry Outage. I say last in hopes of it having a double meaning – last, as in the last one to occur, and last because I hope it never happens again. As a BIS user and full-fledge CrackBerry Addict, I dealt with the outage the same way many of you likely did  – pulled my battery in hopes things would miraculously start working when I put...

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Cool BlackBerry Commercial! What Slogan Would You Use?!

Check out the cool BlackBerry commercial below. It's pretty sweet! You'll notice at the end of the commercial though, instead of having a slogan there's a brief list of things you can do with your BlackBerry. In this case the way RIM did it really suits the commercial but I have always been a big fan of taglines guy myself... There's a hot thread in the Forums right now called...

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How to Deal with a BlackBerry Outage...

How to Deal with a BlackBerry Outage...

Drink a Bottle of 99 BlackBerries! I guess 99 BlackBerries + 2 BlackBerrys really equals 101 BlackBerrys. Thanks to Steve for sending this in - he and his buddy had a gooood night. For more information on 99 BlackBerries Flavored Shnapps, visit 99schnaps.com! 

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Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Ever since the Dimension L theme was introduced on CrackBerry, it has been a point of question for a lot of people in the forums and especially my “pm” box, lol. For a while there was a slick offering of it over at BBExtras.com but since that time the site is no longer offering themes, but luckily in came JC from GadgetBean.com to carry the torch. I recently won a copy of the Real iBerry...

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BlackBerry 9000 to Launch With OS version 4.6?!

Our friend Jibi over at BG just posted some new news about the hopefully soon to be released BlackBerry 9000 smartphone. The news? An OS (operating system) rebranding. It was originally thought the rumored (yet to be announced by RIM) BlackBerry 9000 would ship with OS version 4.3.2. But just as OS 4.3.1 has been rebranded to OS 4.5, the 9000's 4.3.2 OS will be rebranded to version 4.6....

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Love Doctor Technology Used to Detect Lies in South Korea

Love Doctor Technology Used to Detect Lies in South Korea

Here's a quickie from a Reuters article I just read. In South Korea, mobile operator KTF is using some interesting technology as a lie detector. What a great story post-Valentine's day! (Remember this for next year!) It's called 'Love Detector' and it analyzes voice patterns to see if the person in question is lying or telling the truth.  From the Reuters Article: The "Love Detector" service...

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Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

Share the Love & Win Valentine's Contest Winners!

And the winners in CrackBerry.com's Share the Love & Win Valentine's BlackBerry Giveaway are..... GRAND PRIZE: New BlackBerry - melissac13 $200 in Accessories - thewesman Congrats! thewesman actually referred melissac13 to CrackBerry.com and melissac13 ended up being the name drawn for the Grand Prize. That's what sharing the love and being CrackBerry Mates is all about! MOST...

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Social Networking is the Future of BlackBerry?

Social Networking is the Future of BlackBerry?

The secret of the BlackBerry’s success is security, according to RIM’s co-chief executive Jim Balsillie, but social networking is its future. So apparently Jim was talking at a session on mobile services at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He touted the security features of BlackBerry such as built-in firewalls and the ability to remotely lock and wipe devices as key to its adoption...

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Palm Tries to Exploit 'The Outage'

Palm Tries to Exploit 'The Outage'

Nothing like making the most of a bad situation.  Only that isn't really the case.  More like trying to salvage some sort of customer base from a competitors misfortune.  A quick browse of Palm's website today totes "palm smartphones include voice, e-mail, text, Web, calendar and contacts.  And most importantly - uptime". Nothing like trying to capitalize off someone else's mistake. Granted...

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Review: Ascendo Photos Version 3.2 for BlackBerry

Review: Ascendo Photos Version 3.2 for BlackBerry

A picture is worth a 1000 words Alright you shutter bugs, you just came back from vacation. You’ve taken more photos than the paparazzi chasing after the celebrity flavor of the week. Now what are you going to do? Show them off on your BlackBerry of course! Ascendo Photos is a seasoned veteran in this field, and is currently showing off its version 3.2 in style. I downloaded the trial...

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CrackBerry.com Podcast Now on iTunes!

CrackBerry.com Podcast Now on iTunes!

Just a quick note to let you know our CrackBerry.com Podcast feed is now available through iTunes. If you subscribe to the CrackBerry.com Podcast feed in iTunes new episodes will automatically be downloaded to your computer as they are published! And if you enjoyed our first Podcast, be sure to comment on it in our iTunes' page! Go to the CrackBerry.com Podcast page in iTunes >>

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