The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

The Triple Threat - Smoking, Drinking and CrackBerrying

More than one potential addiction shows up in this week's Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. It seems Orlando Bloom has stumbled onto the triple threat - smoking, drinking AND BlackBerry Smartphones (granted he's probably drinking water from a Fiji bottle - but where would the CrackBerry fun in that be?!).  I'm sure Orlando has his use under control though..come on..he's Legolas... he's got...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

A quieter week this week on the software front. Suppose we're still feeling a bit of the fallout and are coming down from the high of CTIA. All the same, there is still lots to talk about. Here's a brief overview of this weeks' roundup: New BlackBerry Software: e-Mobile Phone Alert, LaunchPad for BlackBerry, Texas Hold'em King 3, Sol Mania Updated BlackBerry Software: MobiPocket Reader...

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BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

BlackBerry 9000 AND 9100?!

Jibi posted some interesting snapshots over at BGR today pulled from a BlackBerry.alx file. Pretty cool stuff here. From the file code, Jibi made some observations and discoveries: references to both a BlackBerry 9000 and 9100 refrences to an <!-- External Display --> tag which got Jibi excited the Vodafone fileset references the 9100 the AT&T fileset references the 9000 the...

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BES 4.1 SP5 Now Available!

BES 4.1 SP5 Now Available!

If you're on the business side of the BlackBerry equation and you haven't heard the news yet, now you have! BlackBerry Enterprise Solution 4.1 Service Pack 5 is now available! For more information on BES 4.1 SP5 and for info on how to upgrade, follow the link below or click the image on the right! Learn about BES 4.1 SP 5>> Talk About BES 4.1 SP 5 in the Forums >>

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Accessory Review: V-MODA Vibe In-Ear Headphones

Accessory Review: V-MODA Vibe In-Ear Headphones

With ever-increasing support for bigger microSDHC cards, a decent native media player and slick 3rd party music player options like FlipSide available, for more and more users the BlackBerry is becoming their one and only device for listening to music.  And thanks to Bluetooth A2DP technology, you can even stream music wirelessly from your BlackBerry to your ears, taking in the sounds...

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RIM Wins Twice at 2008 EE Times Ace Awards

RIM Wins Twice at 2008 EE Times Ace Awards

RIM has won 2 awards at the 2008 EE Times Ace Awards. The awards are given out every year to 'celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in'. Mike Lazaridis won for 'Executive of the Year', and RIM as a whole won the 'Company of the Year - Large' award...This award is only eligible to companies with over $...

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RANT: Data Roaming Charges Suck!

RANT: Data Roaming Charges Suck!

Another Rogers bill, another Rant! Last month it was the $7/MB surcharge for going over my 25MB/month data limit that I was ticked about. But I learned from my mistakes and moved up from the $60/25MB/mo plan to the $100/200MB/mo of data plan thinking I shouldn't be in for any surprises. I thought wrong. This time my rant is on Data Roaming charges! Rewind a couple of weeks back to our...

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BlackBerry Messaging Restrictions Imposed in India

BlackBerry Messaging Restrictions Imposed in India

As most of you know I've been following the whole India/RIM situation for quite some time now. While the situation has been looking somewhat positive in recent days, today news has come out that things have actually started going in the other direction. Sriprakash Jaiswal, the Minister of State for Home Affairs in India has imposed a restriction on all Indian BlackBerry carriers. The...

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Get Your Replacement Battery Covers Here!

Get Your Replacement Battery Covers Here!

If you're like me and you don't use a skin on your BlackBerry or protective films like BodyGuardz or InvisibleSHIELDs, the odds are after a few months of Use & Abuse your BlackBerry's battery door cover will start to lose its shine (the way I hold my device my index finger scuffs the paint off in no time... assuming I don't walk into pillars and just destroy the cover altogether...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Show Highlights Now Available!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Show Highlights Now Available!

I just received an email from the folks at CTIA letting me know that they have now made all of the keynote addresses available for viewing via webcast! So if you didn't quite Get Your Fix of CTIA coverage while I was on location, head on over to CTIA's website. They have a ton of info, photos, podcasts and video of what went down at this year's big event. More than enough to kill your your...

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Premium BlackBerry Themes Galore!!!

Premium BlackBerry Themes Galore!!!

With the BlackBerry news day off to a slow start, I took a venture through our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store and couldn't believe how many awesome Premium BlackBerry themes we now have available... over 800! A lot of awesome developers have been adding to the collection in recent months, including Cherrichido, eVeek, Visto Themes, GadgetBean, Aerize and more. If you haven't taken a...

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Verizon Wireless Nationwide Messaging Data Only Plans

In what seems to be a never ending line of "new plans", Verizon Wireless introduced their new Nationwide Messaging plans which are geared towards users who just don't seem to eat up their voice minutes (much like myself).  The plans are available for most handsets including PDAs and BlackBerry devices.  The new plans include unlimited text, IM, picture and video messaging, and offer per-minute...

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Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 To Have Front-Facing Camera

Rumor: BlackBerry 9000 To Have Front-Facing Camera

A Spanish blogger has been fortunate enough to get his hands on a BlackBerry 9000. AND...he has let word out (by accident?) that the device has a front-facing video camera. No word on if this camera is in addition to the more traditional rear-facing camera. Keep this one under unconfirmed rumors at this point. Could be hogwash. Can you imagine the possibilities though. With RIM finally offering...

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Sign Up for the Beta of Viigo Project Tango!!!

Sign Up for the Beta of Viigo Project Tango!!!

w00t! The wait is almost over... You can now sign up to get in on the beta of Viigo's long-waited Project Tango! I brought some snapshots of Viigo's Project Tango back from CTIA, and now they've launched an awesome teaser site. So Crank Up Your Speakers and Click on Over and take a look at the improvements coming soon to the already stellar Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition. Sign Me Up...

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Out of the Box Review: T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Out of the Box Review: T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120

The new Pearl 8120 arrives at T-Mobile The Pearl 8120 has been out and about in the global community for awhile now, but it is just now making its way to the major North American carriers. AT&T released their version of the 8120 last month, and I was confused as ever as to why they released it instead of the 8110. Since AT&T does not have a UMA feature, it just did not make any...

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Software Review: Follow Up! for BlackBerry

Software Review: Follow Up! for BlackBerry

For most, life is unfortunately all about go go go. Though your trusty BlackBerry does make life more manageable, sometimes (usually after your 200th email) you still need a little reminder. Have you ever forgotten to send an email off on time?  Or even to give your boss a call like you were supposed to over 3 hours ago?? The good people at Link-Two offer a few applications to help you...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120: Unboxing Video

As promised in their April 1st announcement, the T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 became available for sale today in stores across the United States. Needless to say, I picked one of these bad boys up! Be sure to check out the Full Review, but if just want a quick look at what's inside the box watch the hand-on video above. 

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New BlackBerry? Put the BlackBerry PIN Exchange to Use!

New BlackBerry? Put the BlackBerry PIN Exchange to Use!

I had an awesome weekend for a couple of reasons: one, the weather was beautiful and two, on Friday the UPS man delivered my new BlackBerry Curve 8320 (thanks again Dieter ) so I had a new toy to play with! It wasn't too big of a jump for me - I retired my AT&T 8300 (bought it the first day they hit the market) and moved into the T-Mobile's WiFi equipped Curve. Other than the change of color...

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Research in Motion to Set-Up R&D Team in Germany

Research in Motion to Set-Up R&D Team in Germany

According to an article published in Forbes this morning, Research in Motion is planning to set-up an R&D facility in the Bochum, Germany. According to the source, RIM plans to bring 300 Research & Development jobs to the Bocum region. It sounds like Forbes contacted the company, and a spokesman told the magazine RIM plans to open an R&D centre in Europe, with Bochum being an '...

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Review: Solio Hybrid 1000 Solar-Powered ReCharger

Review: Solio Hybrid 1000 Solar-Powered ReCharger

Use the Sun to Charge Your BlackBerry! It seems apt that I am writing this with Earth Day coming up on April 22nd. Green is all the rage these days and while even Al Gore uses a BlackBerry there is no getting away from the fact that they do run on electricity. So, while it might be the size of a squirrel’s paw, the little device does leave a carbon footprint. Thankfully, there is a...

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