Patent Watch: RIM aims to simplify the task-key association

Patent Watch: RIM aims to simplify the task-key association

This one is from our friend Russell Shaw over at zdnet. He explains in detail a new patent application RIM has submitted. I like the looks of it. For instance, a directory system can appear on screen, and to dial a certain number, all you would have to do is hit the corresponding key on your keypad. Makes sense to me. However there is much more to the patent than that alone. Russell breaks the...

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What We Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate

What We Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate

To quote that famous line from the movie Cool Hand Luke “what we got here is a failure to communicate.” Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in a testy mood when he was interviewed by The Canadian Press agency on Friday. He flat out rejected any criticism that the BlackBerry maker left its customers in the dark after a major failure of a software component left BlackBerry users without...

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Tipsters Confirm BlackBerry 9900 Does Exist

We have received multiple tips from our members recently, hinting that the BlackBerry 9900 does in fact exist. We can't confirm or deny these rumors at this time, however we haven't found any information out there to prove otherwise. All tipsters have told us that the resolution of this new device will be larger, giving users a bigger, more vibrant screen to work on. Should be good! We...

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Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Something embarrassing happened to me this week. I was asked to review Backgammon King by Magmic and I have to admit it here, I never played the game of Backgammon before. Sure I’ve heard about it just like everyone I guess but I had no clue how to play. For the Backgammon pros here impatient to find out if this BlackBerry version is any good, bear with me for a few lines while I enlighten the...

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Dont Spend It All In One Place

Dont Spend It All In One Place

All's well that ends well it seems. You may have lost that million dollar sale because you missed an important meeting when you didn't get that important e-mail from marketing. You are in expensive divorce proceedings because your husband's apology e-mails never made it to your Berry. You spent all morning at a diner in Queens because you didn't get the e-mail from you associates relocating...

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TeleNav GPS Navigator: The Best Navigation System for your BlackBerry

TeleNav GPS Navigator: The Best Navigation System for your BlackBerry

We recently reviewed the new BlackBerry 8800 featuring a built-in GPS system. We were anxious to review a full Navigation System to take full advantage of the built-in GPS. As you probably know, a GPS Navigation system uses the position data from a GPS receiver to locate where you are on a road in a map database. The TeleNav GPS Navigator is different from a traditional stand alone unit. This is...

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Review of VR+ : Voice Recorder for BlackBerry

Review of VR+ : Voice Recorder for BlackBerry

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by my Dad’s mini-cassette recorder. It was a pocket-sized recorder, bigger and heavier than most of today’s digital cameras. It used these cute little cassette tapes to record up to 15 minutes of sound on one side of the tape. I used it to make my own hilarious (in my 8-year old mind) voice skits. I’d post some of the material here, but the humor doesn’t quite...

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5 Things - What I Did During the RIM Network Meltdown

5 Things - What I Did During the RIM Network Meltdown

1. Released anger. Kicking, punching and screaming was all above board here. Nothing like a well-timed and quickly released punch to a wall to relieve the tension! 2. Fiddled with the scroll-wheel. Almost not knowing what to do, I scrolled my scroll-wheel like nobody's business. Up, down, scroll scroll scroll... No particular reason... The built up energy and frustration had to be released...

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Confessions of a Young CrackBerry Addict

Confessions of a Young CrackBerry Addict

The following was posted in the CrackBerry Forums in the Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction thread by a young member of CrackBerry.com community. I thought it would make a nice post to get the weekend started. In fact, I think I'm going to get a new blog category created on this site called "CrackBerry Confessions" and we'll post some of the best stories we hear in the forums to it regularly...

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New Years Resolution? Your BlackBerry Can Help!

It is that time of year again, well the beginning of it, where we all feel like we have to change and improve. It is time for some New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve looked at the top 5 resolutions and put the BlackBerry to work. 1. Lose weight and get in better shape. This resolution is on my list every single year. Have a look at Ascendo Fitness for BlackBerry, it can really help. With Ascendo...

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BlackBerry outage cripples US Government...

BlackBerry outage cripples US Government...

Well not quite, but nevertheless the recent BlackBerry outage brought a slow down to both the White House and Wall St. It's common knowledge that most people on Wall St rely on their BlackBerry to do their job, but I never realized so do most politicians. "At the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers and staffers rely on the BlackBerry to keep plugged into shifting legislative and political battles...

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8800 Ready For Monday Release At T-Mobile

8800 Ready For Monday Release At T-Mobile

Some confusion in the blogoshpere this morning over T-Mobile’s alleged launch of the Blackberry 8800. TBG is claiming images of the new BlackBerry are on the T-Mobile site, but I can’t find them. At least not in the phone or BlackBerry sections. Other sites are claiming that the 8800 will be released on Monday. T-Mobile already released the 8800 in Europe at the end of February. The T-...

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JOB FLASH: BlackBerry Engineer wanted at AeroPrise, Inc.

JOB FLASH: BlackBerry Engineer wanted at AeroPrise, Inc.

AeroPrise Inc., based out of Mountain View, California, is seeking a BlackBerry Engineer to join their company. AeroPrise is an emerging leader in the HOT sector of enterprise wireless. Click Here for Full Job Details. Have a BlackBerry job to fulfill? Post it now on the CrackBerry.com Job Board. 

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R.I.M. Steps Forward with Reason for BlackBerry Failure

R.I.M. Steps Forward with Reason for BlackBerry Failure

It looks like the Men with BlackBerries have finally come forward and offered an explanation for the Great BlackBerry Outage of 2007. The cause? It was the installation of an insufficiently tested piece of software that set off a chain reaction through RIM's systems which quickly escalated into leaving five million BlackBerry users in North America without wireless email and web applications....

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New System For Old Berries?

New System For Old Berries?

With a new 5.0 operating system due to make its roll-out later this year, there is word that a 4.2 operating system for the 8700 and 7130 models is available at RIM. The question is will carriers provide this upgrade. Within the concept of ever-increasing redundancy, the new models are more attractive if the old models can’t do the same things or have the same functions. Oh, you want YouTube...

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Still don't think you’re addicted?

Still don't think you’re addicted?

Most people attest to their ability to control BlackBerry use, and don't consider themselves CrackBerry addicts. In light of the recent service outages to BlackBerry email, people are finally realizing their dependency.. er..addiction.. er love for the BlackBerry. So why not embrace your love for the BlackBerry by joining the CrackBerry.com community? By signing up with CrackBerry.com you...

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Basketball or BlackBerry? It's a split!

Basketball or BlackBerry? It's a split!

Here's a picture of supermodel Jessica White sitting next to Kimora Lee Simmons, Tyra Banks and Beyonce at the Knicks game. Looks like Jessica has clearly chosen BlackBerry over Basketball. Non-Blackberry owners might hold this against her, but not CrackBerry abusers! 

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The Aftermath of the RIM Outage

The Aftermath of the RIM Outage

It’s been interesting to read about all the responses to the RIM outage. They range from panic for those of us cut off from our email, to relief for those of us who got a welcome respite from the normal deluge of messages. As for me, it didn’t affect me very much because I was asleep. My BlackBerry isn’t allowed in my bedroom because my wife doesn’t like the little green light blinking in the...

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Rough start to 2007 for Balsillie and Co.

Rough start to 2007 for Balsillie and Co.

First up was that Apple video conference showing off the wonders of the new iPhone. Then came the quarter billion dollar earnings misstatement, which has now turned into an investigation by the SEC. Then came the loss of the US Army monopoly. Next, a sharp dip in share prices following less than expected earnings figures. Finally, yesterday, a massive system failure that shut down every...

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CrackBerry.Com Becomes 'Go To' Site For Information

CrackBerry.Com Becomes 'Go To' Site For Information

Not to toot our own horn but… Yesterday’s BlackBerry shutdown was big news everywhere. And CrackBerry.com became the “go-to” place for information. Our own Kevin Michaluk appeared all over the net here, here, and here and was questioned why the BlackBerry maker was so reluctant to provide people with any useful information on the system crash, information that could have alleviated some...

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