BlackBerry Storm OS Upgrade Sorta "Officially" Available??

I just received this email from no-reply@upgrade.blackberry.com: Bundle An upgrade of BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.7 is available. This upgrade includes optimizations and enhancements approved by your wireless service provider. Note: If your device is associated with an email account that uses a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, contact your administrator for more information...

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Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast #1!!

Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast #1!!

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! If you somehow still don't know what this is all about, visit SmartphoneRoundRobin.com!! ]   OK CrackBerry...

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Now Available... the Definitive BlackBerry Addiction Guide!!!!

Now Available... the Definitive BlackBerry Addiction Guide!!!!

Now Available in soft cover from Amazon.com ... It's finally Here!!! I first dropped word of the "CrackBerry Book" in the blogs back in April and I'm happy to say that CRACKBERRY: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse is now available! You can pick it up in a soft cover from Amazon.com for $15.99, and E-Book versions are also available from BlackBerry Made Simple and ShopCrackBerry....

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PeeKaWho Gets An Update - Tons of New Features!

PeeKaWho Gets An Update - Tons of New Features!

I swear, these email pop-up apps -- PeeKaWho and Email Alerts -- have got to be two of the most frequently updated apps in the ShopCrackBerry store... but that's ok, as each update seems to usher in a host of new features and improvements... If you're not already familiar with PeeKaWho, be sure to check out our CrackBerry Review. As for this latest version, 1.170, here are some of the...

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Update: Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 Getting Closer - Promo Pricing Set at $179.99 on 3yr Contract!

Update: Just found out pricing for the Rogers Curve 8900 will be $179.99 on a 3 Year Contract. Update: Our buddy Treatz just sent us in some photos of the Curve 8900 "dummy" phone - now arriving at dealers! Two more photos after the jump. * Remember that BlackBerry Curve 8900 soft launch excitement from last week? Well, we got an update from one our Rogers insiders on the situation...

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Rogers Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Passes Away

Rogers Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Passes Away

  We'll be missing you Ted!! Our sympathy goes out to all of his friends and family.... Press Release Rogers Communications mourns passing of Founder and CEO Ted Rogers Visionary business icon, philanthropist, family man and proud Canadian TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Rogers Communications Inc. announces the death of our colleague...

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Storm Quilt Auction & Contest Winner Voting Ends Today!

Storm Quilt Auction & Contest Winner Voting Ends Today!

Today marks the end of the Ebay charity auction for the handmade BlackBerry Storm Quilt and is also the last day where you can vote for your favorite winning entry in the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest. Don't Miss Out!! All proceeds from the BlackBerry Storm Quilt auction are going to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, so be sure to BID HIGH!!! For more photos and...

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TreoCentral's Final Take on the BlackBerry Bold

TreoCentral's Final Take on the BlackBerry Bold

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! If you somehow still don't know what this is all about, visit SmartphoneRoundRobin.com!! ]   Our Treo-loving gal Jennifer'...

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BBAssistant v0.7 - Your New "Yes" Man

BBAssistant v0.7 - Your New "Yes" Man

What do you look for in an assistant? Someone who works hard? How about a real go-getter? Someone who can easily adapt and enhance your company's policies and procedures? Oh I almost forgot; they can fetch you your latte post haste as well. I may have found someone to fill the position, meet BBAssistant. This application is brought you by HandRapid, who are also behind applications such as...

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Re: Forum Slowness - We're Working On It!!!

Re: Forum Slowness - We're Working On It!!!

Over these past few months we've constantly been upgrading our servers to keep up with the growth of the site, but every time we get things snappy we take yet another jump in traffic and we need to upgrade again. While we now have the blogs, media galleries and store running smooth, the influx of traffic caused by the launch of the BlackBerry Storm is causing the CrackBerry Forums to slow down...

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Telus BlackBerry Storm is $249.99 with 3 year contract

I just got official word on the Telus BlackBerry Storm's pricing... From launch until December 25, the device will be available for $249.99 under a sweet three-year plan promo. Alternatively, without a contract, you can get the device for $599.99. More pricing info will be available on the microsite shortly: www.telusmobility.com/storm I know we've all seen a ton of BlackBerry...

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Round Robin: T-Mobile G1 / Android First Impressions

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! ]   With my BlackBerry Bold now in Jennifer's hands and the Palm Treo Pro I was using last week with Rene (you NEED to...

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Nintaii: First Game to Use the Storm's Accelerometer!

I'm not actually certain if this is the first game available that takes advantage of the accelerometer in the BlackBerry Storm, but it's the first I've seen at least... Since we announced Nintaii on the CrackBerry blogs for trackball devices, it's been a favorite of the CrackBerry community. Heck, it even won best game in the BlackBerry Partners Fund's Developer Challenge. And now Nintaii is...

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Video: OS 4.7.0.75 on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm

Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Running OS 4.7.0.75 from CrackBerry on Vimeo. OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm is a solid jump forward from version 4.7.0.65 which shipped on the device. A big gripe with .65 was lag - especially in regards to the accelerometer changing the display's orientation. Above is a quick video which shows a much smoother running BlackBery Storm. The word...

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Get It: OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

Get It: OS 4.7.0.75 for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

Click the image above for all the details... Note: Install at own risk and install only if you're comfortable in doing so. Read through the forum thread before installing (view feedback on this update here). Instructions on upgrading your BlackBerry's operating system are HERE and if you somehow manage to monkey things up, you can always fix it by following THESE instructions and/or...

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Embracing Your BlackBerry (and understanding it a bit more)

Embracing Your BlackBerry (and understanding it a bit more)

Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been in the BlackBerry world. If you are a brand new BlackBerry Storm user and new to the BlackBerry world - this article is for you. There has been so much written this past week - so many opinions, so much frustration, jubilation, anger and confusion that it is time for all of us to just.....relax and embrace the Berry. So, get a cup of coffee, place...

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V CAST Music with Rhapsody Now Available on the Storm!

V CAST Music with Rhapsody Now Available on the Storm!

Time for all you new Verizon BlackBerry Storm owners to put the Application Center to use.... Verizon's V CAST Music service, powered by Rhapsody, is now available for download!! Somehow I let my Storm's battery drain to the point of battery too low for radio use, so while it's recharging and I'm waiting to install, be sure to let us know in the comments what you think!  Thanks to Jason...

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Round Robin: TreoCentral Jennifer goes BlackBerry Bold!

Round Robin: TreoCentral Jennifer goes BlackBerry Bold!

[ This is an official Smartphone Round Robin post! Every day you reply to an official Round Robin blog post or forum thread on CrackBerry.com, you automatically gain an entry ballot for a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold, Spare Bold Battery, and Case Mate Second Skin! ]   My BlackBerry Bold is now in the hands of our Treo-loving gal Jennifer Chappell over at TreoCentral.com. You can...

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Kicking the CrackBerry and Technology Habit for Seven Days

Got seven minutes to kill? If so, check out the short movie above by Stewart Kershaw. After leading a technology-dependent life, Stu decides to quit using his BlackBerry for seven days. Not only that, he takes it one-step (more like 100 steps) further and tries to avoid using all technology that relies on electricity for the whole week. What a nutter :-) The vid is well produced, but the...

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Sneaky Sneaky.. Rogers Soft Launches Curve 8900??!

Sneaky Sneaky.. Rogers Soft Launches Curve 8900??!

Clarifications/Confusion: Since posting this story I've spent the better part of the day trying to figure out the full details behind it, and I'm no further ahead - it seems to be a case of the left hand not talking to the right. On one hand, people have confirmed the 8900 appeared on Sales Central - photos of it have been taken on the computer screens as being available and people have called...

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