BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Dictionaries and Translators

BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Dictionaries and Translators

We care about you. So today we want to help you improve your knowledge of the English language. You might be already using a spell checker with your email but do you have access to a dictionary directly on your BlackBerry? Now you do. Open your web browser on your device and go to http://www.dictionary.com/wml Simply type a word and you’ll get the full definition. Try “Blackberry” and some...

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North America Service Update from RIM

North America Service Update from RIM

Here's a screen capture of RIM's North America Service Update that went out to BlackBerry Customers. We used our cleverness to make sure we stay on RIM's good side - we are not republishing the announcement, we are merely linking to a picture sent to us by a CrackBerry.com member that may contain some words of interest for our loyal and growing readership.  Image courtesy of Pinstack.com.

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Service Resumes

Service Resumes

It seems the worst is over. According to Bloomberg online, Research In Motion is saying it has restored BlackBerry service to most of its customers. Bloomberg says that the company is investigating the cause of the problem and is monitoring the situation. A backlog of messages on the system may continue to delay service for some customers, US wireless providers said. Service failures began...

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10 Things to do when the RIM Network Goes Down

10 Things to do when the RIM Network Goes Down

10. Remain calm and try to relax.9. Speak positive affirmations to yourself, for example: 'the network will be up soon', 'everything is going to be ok', 'RIM will solve the problem shortly'8. Exercise your thumbs. With the withdrawal could come tired and lathargic thumbs. Keep them in shape by doing simple thumb stretches and presses.7. Turn your blackberry off and on constantly. Something might...

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Massive BlackBerry System Failure

Updated: Since approximately 7:15pm EST last night, reports have been coming in that Research in Motion is suffering a major outage all over the United States. Initial reports thought the problem was with local carriers, but as the issue has begun to unfold it is becoming clear that the problem lies within RIM's data network. In addition to U.S. carriers, Rogers in Canada has been affected as...

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OtterBox BlackBerry 8700 Case Review

OtterBox BlackBerry 8700 Case Review

Not everyone who owns a BlackBerry lives in the relative safety of the car or office.   There are also the weekend warriors who can't bring themselves to leave their Berry at home, and insist on taking it rock climbing, canoeing, or white water rafting. Introducing the OtterBox for the BlackBerry 8700. OtterBox manufactures cases for everything from laptops to cigars, and we were fortunate...

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BlackBerry 9900 Rumors Begin

BlackBerry 9900 Rumors Begin

Breaking news over at BoyGeniusReport. It seems rumors are starting that the BlackBerry 9900 actually exists in some form. Tentatively due out late 2007 or early 2008, the new device will feature a screen resolution of 384×288, which will give the new device a larger viewing area and a sharper image. The device will apparently run OS 5.0.0 at the time of launch. For more info visit The Boy...

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Are BlackBerries Making Watches Redundent?

Are BlackBerries Making Watches Redundent?

Are watches becoming a thing of the past? I know I have started using by BlackBerry as a mobile clock. It’s always accurate and constantly with me. I have a clock on my digital TV box, on the bottom of my computer and on my Berry. My Berry also reminds me of appointments and dates. I just don’t need a watch any more. If I do wear one it is for show. So, we found this cool article that says...

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Dictionaries for your Blackberry

Dictionaries for your Blackberry

Ever need a dictionary handy on your Berry? Enter BerryDict from our friends over at S4BB Ltd... The product contains 5 dictionaries, available for all BlackBerry models: English to French English to German English to Italian English to Portuguese English to Spanish The biggest reason I like this software is it installs completely on your BlackBerry. You do not need network coverage to...

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US Army ends BlackBerry Monopoly

US Army ends BlackBerry Monopoly

In what may be the biggest fallout from last year’s patent infringement lawsuit against RIM, the United States Army has opted to break the monopoly BlackBerry has had with army wireless e-mail communication. Until recently, US Army employees accessing sensitive e-mail messages on the Global Information Grid had to use BlackBerries. The Research in Motion devices were the only ones approved for...

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Review of Seidio cases and holster for the BlackBerry 8800

Review of Seidio cases and holster for the BlackBerry 8800

I have anxiously been waiting for Seidio to release a case/holster combination for the 8800. Well, that day has finally come. I decided that I would try out both the Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin and the Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case in combination with the Skinned Holster. I decided to start with the Skin/Holster combo and see how that worked out. The skin was relatively easy to put on....

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CrackBerry WAP Forums Go Live!

Attention all CrackBerry Forum Addicts! We have some great news for you! We're proud to announce the launch of the new WAP version of our ever-popular forums. You can check them out here: CrackBerry WAP Forums What does this mean for you? It means you can now access and chat in our forums wherever you (and your CrackBerry) are! Punch up the WAP version in your 'Berry (http://wapforums...

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Banks in the Middle East Love Their BlackBerries

Banks in the Middle East Love Their BlackBerries

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is taking full advantage of the power of the BlackBerry. Top executives over there have recently started using the devices with great success. Seems to me like more and more large businesses/banks/corporations are going mobile (if they haven't already)...The defining line between home and office will continue to get blurred as people become less attached to the office...

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White Pearl Now Available in UK

White Pearl Now Available in UK

Today, T-Mobile UK has released the White BlackBerry Pearl for its UK customers. T-Mobile hopes the fashion-friendly version will be hit with savvy mobile consumers. The exclusive deal for the mobile operator brings a stylish makeover to the push-email friendly Pearl 8100. The white version of the Pearl has been available for a couple of months for T-Mobile subscribers in North America. The...

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Remote File Access For The BlackBerry

Remote File Access For The BlackBerry

One of the problems related to handheld mobile devices is access to files and documents. Normally, to save certain files on your BlackBerry you have to send yourself an e-mail attachment. But help is at hand. Today, Ottawa-based WICKSoft  announced a remote file access, document viewing, and e-mail attachment solution for the BlackBerry . WICKSoft’s PocketVPN is the first mobile-enterprise...

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Review: Ascendo DataVault - Secure Password Manager for BlackBerry

Review: Ascendo DataVault - Secure Password Manager for BlackBerry

If you are looking for a password manager solution for your BlackBerry, there are a variety of choices out there. A few months ago we reviewed the top-selling applications, including Ascendo’s DataVault. They have since released a major update to the version we reviewed, so we decided to take a fresh look at it. Here is what we found. Ascendo Data Vault When you first start up Ascendo’s...

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Review: Texas Holdem King 2 by Magmic Games

Review: Texas Holdem King 2 by Magmic Games

My eyes are a little bleary this morning and I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee. I was up late last night playing Magmic’s Texas Hold’Em King 2. Magmic is holding a free poker tournament from March 26th to May 1st. To enter you just need to point your BlackBerry browser to mobile.blackberry.com and download Texas Hold’Em King! Grand prize is an all expense paid trip to Orlando, Florida with guaranteed...

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Par 72 Review: Hitting the Sweet Spot

Par 72 Review: Hitting the Sweet Spot

I’m not a great golfer. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. I’m a terrible golfer. But I have on occasion experienced the joy of hitting the sweet spot, that delicious smack between club and the ball that tells you it’s going to fly just where you intended. Can’t get to the golf course today? You could take your BlackBerry, respond to emails and pretend you’re still at the office. No? Well then try...

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Digby Review

Digby Review

While I was at WES, I spent some time talking to the good guys from 30 Second Software, makers of Digby. If you haven’t heard of it, Digby is an application that lets you order stuff from your BlackBerry. They have partnered with various companies, such as FTD.com, Godiva Chocolatier, and Vermont Teddy Bear to bring a convenient streamlined ordering process managed entirely from your BlackBerry...

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SplashWallet Review for BlackBerry

SplashWallet Review for BlackBerry

The BlackBerry is a phenomenal device when it comes to managing your contacts and emails. But thanks to 3rd party software, it is capable of so much more than just the built-in functionality. SplashData’s SplashWallet is a great example. This newly released software application bundle for BlackBerry devices includes SplashPhoto, SplashID and SplashShopper. Together, these applications are...

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