BlackBerry 9000 Talk - more details, more potential confusion

BlackBerry 9000 Talk - more details, more potential confusion

Another week, another BlackBerry 9000 rumor post. This time it's Jibi over at BGR with some more details and further clarifications (some might say confusions) on the BlackBerry 8xxx/9000. More Details: 9000 will include UMTS and HSDPA Support (said to be official info from RIM) a new era of OS is being worked on at RIM... v5. (no details yet, though it's probably safe to assume most...

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Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!

Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!

Get excited, but not TOO excited. Endgadget Mobile dropped word yesterday that Rogers is introducing a new Flex Rate Data Plan for PC Cards which ups Rogers' ante in the data game. At Tier 4 we're talking $100/mo. for 5GB of data (and only $0.03 per additional MB). The best part is you can start with Tier 1 (1GB for $65) and if you accidentally go over the limit you automatically get bumped...

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Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Red Curve 8310

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Red Curve 8310

Hold off on the dinner reservations and don't worry about calling the florist.  AT&T is running a special on their "red" devices from now until February 14th - the LG Shine, the BlackJack 2 and the Curve 8310 - all at a promotional $99.99 price point.  For that someone special that is still hanging on to their buggy Windows Mobile or Palm device, now is the time to show them how you really...

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Ricoh Introduces BlackBerry Compatible Hotspot Printers

Ricoh Introduces BlackBerry Compatible Hotspot Printers

Ricoh introduced the first in their new line of Hotspot printers this week.  The SP C410DN-KP color printer and SP 4100N-KP monochrome model provide printing from laptops, PDAs or supported cell phones (Blackberry) without the need for additional software on the device.   Printing with the HotSpot Printers can be done two different ways.  Each printer has its own unique Web page by which mobile...

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Accessory Review: Motorola H9 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Motorola H9 Bluetooth Headset

The "Must Have" Bluetooth Headset You know when you see a piece of gadgetry that just makes you say ”I have to get me one of them” – Well that’s what happened when I saw the Motorola H9 MiniBlue. After receiving the H9 in its big packaging, I have been in awe of the size of this Bluetooth Headset.  The H9 in the Box   Another Look at the H9 in the Box I don’t normally start with...

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FlipSide Update - Last.fm Auto-Scrobbling Support Added

FlipSide Update - Last.fm Auto-Scrobbling Support Added

I just received an update on my favorite 3rd party BlackBerry Music Player called FlipSide... BlackBerry users can now get Last.fm auto-scrobbling support with FlipSide, which means that when a tune is listened to, the name of the song is sent to Last.fm and added to the listener's profile. FlipSide users may enable scrobbling of the music they play to get better recommendations and share...

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Staying True to Old Blue: Jessica Simpson and the 8700

Staying True to Old Blue: Jessica Simpson and the 8700

We haven't done a CrackBerry Sighting post yet in 2008, so I figured it was about time to do one (good content for a Friday!), and that said, it would only make sense to kick off the new year with my CrackBerry Sighting Favorite, Jessica Simpson. You gotta respect Jessica when it comes to her choice of BlackBerry - though she can probably get her hands on any new smartphone device of her...

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Coming Soon: Transfer Funds From Your BlackBerry With Obopay

Have you ever wanted transfer funds with your BlackBerry? In the coming weeks you will be able to thanks to Obopay. Obopay is a service that lets you purchase, pay and transfer money through any mobile device. They have recently announced that a custom application for the BlackBerry will be available on their site (www.obopay.com) for U.S. users later this month. Getting started on Obopay...

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Driving While Texting a BAD Idea - Especially in Boston

Driving While Texting a BAD Idea - Especially in Boston

The Joint Committee on Transportation in Boston has approved a bill that bans the use of using a handheld device while driving. The Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on the bill soon. Good for them I say. Driving while texting is one dangerous move. As good and adept as I know we all think we are... Fact remains it is a hazard and distracts us from what is most important:...

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SlingPlayer Coming to BlackBerry

SlingPlayer Coming to BlackBerry

SlingMedia announced a few days ago at CES 2008 (that’s the Consumer Electronics Show), that SlingPlayer Mobile is coming soon to the BlackBerry. And now it looks like they are gearing up for a beta program for the BlackBerry. SlingMedia has a whole line of products now, but basically, they give you the ability to watch and control your home TV from an Internet computer or mobile device. So...

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CrackBerry Tip: Use Your BlackBerry as a Flashlight!

CrackBerry Tip: Use Your BlackBerry as a Flashlight!

This might not be an "advanced" BlackBerry tip, but it is a way of life for those of us with an "advanced" case of CrackBerry Addiction... When I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the fridge, bathroom or computer I no longer am turning on the lights and going blind or leaving them off and walking into walls and furniture thanks to my BlackBerry - it makes a Great Flashlight!...

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RIM To Arrive in China Before End of Q1 2008

RIM To Arrive in China Before End of Q1 2008

As I reported the other day, rumor had it that RIM was going to hit mainland China somewhat soon. A report today from the Shanghai Daily seems to confirm this. I'm not going to mince words here, this is what the paper had to say: "BlackBerry phones will be available on the Chinese mainland for the first time by the end of first quarter, said the country's major distributor China Mobile...

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Hands Up! Now Give Me Your BlackBerry!

Hands Up! Now Give Me Your BlackBerry!

Joseph Mallia of newsday reported yesterday that 3 men are facing criminal charges after they used a 12-gauge shotgun to rob a man of his BlackBerry!..... and his wallet. (Ok, Ok, it wasn't all about the BlackBerry!) Apparently the 3 men approached the victim late monday night, held him up with a shotgun, and then stole the Berry and his wallet. They quickly sped off in a silver BMW. This...

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Track Your Footprints With GPSed

Here's an interesting new app I discovered today. It's called GPSed, and basically it allows you to Map your 'GPS Tracks' from your GPS enabled Berry. Looks like GPSed is very compatible with the BlackBerry. On their download page you can download the mobile application for everything from the 8830 to the 5810!? Really! Check it out! (And if anyone out there has a 5810 I want to know...

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Empower HTML Email Viewer Going WiFi

Empower HTML Email Viewer Going WiFi

The popular software Empower HTML Email Viewer Pro is a hot seller in our store... And we have a quick update to report on it. We've received word that the developers of Empower have notified beta testers about some bug fixes and new WiFi capabilities. Granted, I'm not sure WiFi is really needed in an app like this... All the same it is good to see developers embracing WiFi as it is surely...

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Revolutionizing Education: Blackboard Coming To The BlackBerry?

College and university students and professors from Louisiana State to Clemson will no doubt be familiar with the Blackboard software platform. Blackboard announced Monday that it will acquire NTI Group (a large mobile messaging provider). So what this means for us here at CrackBerry? Well, it might lead to more BlackBerry centred educational applications in the future. Educational apps here...

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Review: Smartphone Experts TopPouch Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8120, 8130

Protect Your Smartphone Investment!  You took your hard earned cash and bought yourself that BlackBerry Pearl you have admired for so long.  Good for you!  When you hold the Pearl in your hand, you realize that while not fragile, so to speak, this is not a rubberized sturdy phone.  If it were to hit the ground – I would worry about it maintaining its structural integrity or the screen...

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RIM Ready to Rock China?

RIM Ready to Rock China?

The writing is on the wall, and many believe it is only a matter of time before BlackBerry hits the Chinese market. Reutuers is reporting some new and exciting information on the topic. TCL Corp began sending its partner China Mobile BlackBery devices in the fourth quarter of 2007... And now, chinese newspapers are reporting that the devices could go on sale as early as this month! The...

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Motley Fool says... Worst Stock for 2008: Research in Motion

Motley Fool says... Worst Stock for 2008: Research in Motion

Ouch. According to Motley Fool , RIM is in for a tough time, at least as far as their stock price is concerned, as they have named Research in Motion the Worst Stock of 2008. Motley Fool is citing Changing Consumer Tastes, Stretched Valuation and General Economic Woes as challenges that will certainly bring RIM's valuation down this year. The question posed by MF isn't whether the valuation...

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New JiveTalk Beta Supports WiFi

It looks like the good folks at BeeJive have made a Beta of their latest version of Jive Talk available for download. JiveTalk v1.04 brings to the table long-waited support for WiFi (wooHOO!), buddy icons for MSN, Google Talk, Jabber and also fixes a few other bugs. If you want to take the new Beta for a spin, be sure to verify your BlackBerry Operating System Version first, and then head to the...

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