Weekday evenings when I'm working away at the computer I usually keep the tv on in the background and come midnight watch CBC's The Hour. Go figure - the one week where I leave the country is the one week they have RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie on the show for an interview! I have to give a big shout out to my DAD of all people for tipping me off on this one... I gave him a call last night to...

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Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 004

Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 004

Hello Everyone! Hope that you all had a good week and are getting ready for the weekend! I don't know about you, but this past week with Kevin updating us with all the goodies from CTIA I am beside myself with excitement! Looks like for us CrackBerry addicts Christmas is coming twice this year! Hopefully RIM will announce the 9000 at WES and it will be 3x! Shall we get into this week's picks...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Viigos Project Tango Unveiled!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Viigos Project Tango Unveiled!

I mentioned earlier this week that I caught a glimpse of Viigo's "Project Tango" in action on a BlackBerry at CTIA, but I promised the guys at Viigo I wouldn't take any screenshots (they're working on some final tweaks and as earlier mentioned it will be fully unveiled at WES in May). BUT... when flipping through my photos from CTIA I just realized I snapped a whole bunch of images off the...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Fashion in Motion!

CTIA Wireless 2008: Fashion in Motion!

Well folks, I'm back from CTIA Wireless 2008 and it was well worth the trip. There wasn't too much in the way of BREAKING NEWS, but there was still a ton to see, a lot to learn and and whack of load of great people to meet. It turns out I'm maybe not such a great on-location news reporter/blogger... with so much going on (it was in Vegas remember?!) it's hard to actually want to sit down...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 4th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 4th, 2008!

What a week. CTIA has come and gone, I'm sure Kevin is exhausted... but on we go. CTIA has brought us a new XM radio service, and Guitar Hero III... But I know we'll be hearing lots more from Kevin when he gets back to CrackBerry home base. Onward and upward, here's the Software Roundup for this week... NEW SOFTWARE Guitar Hero III For BlackBerry I reported earlier this week that...

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Confirmed BlackBerry Addicts: Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Confirmed BlackBerry Addicts: Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Madonna recently revealed that she can't stand being without her BlackBerry. She even sleeps with it under her pillow (her husband Guy Ritchie does too). They often wake up at night and take down notes on their berry's: “We lie right next to each other with our BlackBerrys under our pillows. It’s not unromantic. It’s practical. I’m sure loads of couples have their BlackBerrys in bed with them...

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How to Download and Install Ringtones on your BlackBerry

How to Download and Install Ringtones on your BlackBerry

One of the most common questions upon getting a new BlackBerry device is “How do I download and install ringtones.”  Well here is a step-by-step lesson that will take you from the start to finish of downloading your own ringtones and editing your profiles for your device. We've focused the tutorial around CrackBerry.com's Awesome FREE Ringtone Gallery. I hope to make it easier to understand the...

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Accessory Review: v-moda Bass Freq In-Ear Headphones

Accessory Review: v-moda Bass Freq In-Ear Headphones

They don’t want music, they don’t know how to use it. All they want is a boom boom boom boom…. If more boom is what you’re looking for, V-Moda brings a bountiful barrage of bassy boom-osity with their Bass Freq In-Ear Headset. There’s a great lineup of Bluetooth Stereo headsets out there. Though they are compelling, one should not forget the countless options that lie before us. Personally,...

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RIM's 4Q Profits More Than Double From Last Year

RIM's 4Q Profits More Than Double From Last Year

Earlier today RIM reported their fourth-quarter profits. They have more than doubled from a year ago, adding 2 million new subscribers during the quarter. RIM reported that they earned $412.5 million (72 cents/share) compared to earnings of $187.4 million (33 cents/share) last year. Revenue also rose to $1.88 billion from last years sales number of $930.4 million. Booya! Co-CEO Jim Balsillie...

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Opera Mini 4.1 Beta - Available for Download!

As promised the other night, everybody's favorite 3rd party BlackBerry web browser Opera Mini is now available for download in its latest form - version 4.1 beta!!! Watch the video above for a guided tour and you can download by visiting operamini.com/beta

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CTIA Wireless 2008: A Shout Out to Microsoft?!

As a diehard BlackBerry fanactic this post is a little awkward to write, but I felt compelled to do it up nonetheless. Yesterday after leaving the main exhibitor's hall at CTIA, I tagged along with Dieter (who's covering the news for WMExperts.com) and we attended a Microsoft Happy Hour. I gotta say - Microsoft knows how to show appreciation for its peeps. Even better than the free food...

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Software Review: Viigo CrackBerry.com Edition

Software Review: Viigo CrackBerry.com Edition

“Welcome to the fastest mobile experience on the planet!” By now, all of you CrackBerry Users and Abusers should be sporting this on your BlackBerry. If not, what are you waiting for? A month ago CrackBerry.com announced their lovechild with Viigo and presented us with Viigo – CrackBerry.com Edition. If you’re not familiar with the wonderment that Viigo offers, they’re fellow Canuckleheads...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: XM Radio for BlackBerry Video Tour

Straight from the CTIA show floor comes a quick video tour of the newly announced XM Radio Mobile service for BlackBerry Devices. Check out the original announcement here, and video above! There's some good questions being posted on the orginal post, so I'm heading back down to the show floor now to try and find some answers... I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of XM talk at CrackBerry.com from...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Hands On Video

The 20 second clip above shows Guitar Hero III for BlackBerry in action. I forced one of the friendly folk working the RIM booth to play it while I caught the clip... she didn't do so well in the 20 seconds I caught on film but that's ok, we won't hold it against her :-) So if you saw the press release this morning and have been thinking about buying it, the capture above gives a good...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint 8330 Hands On

CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint  8330 Hands On

Just as their CEO Dan Hesse finished up his keynote address this morning at CTIA, Sprint finally dropped word that the 8330 Curve will soon be available. Sure enough, I ran over to RIM's booth in the exhibitor hall and the 8330 Curve for Sprint was their in all its glory. Looking at the File Total on the 8330, it does ship with more file space than the GSM-based Curves, but as...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: BlackBerry Accessories

CTIA Wireless 2008: BlackBerry Accessories

RIM had some BlackBerry Accessories on display at their CTIA Booth that I haven't seen in person yet. The accessories looked good within all of the fancy display cases so I thought I'd snap a few pics and get them up for viewing pleasure. Pics after the jump! The Guys & Gals at RIM's Booth were all super friendly and willing to show off their stuff and answer questions. Purse and...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint Officially Launches BlackBerry 8330

CTIA Wireless 2008: Sprint Officially Launches BlackBerry 8330

Live from the expo floor Kevin sent me a quick note about this one. Sprint and RIM have officially launched the BlackBerry 8330 to run on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. The device will have exclusive access to the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV! The Sprint Music Store gives access to stereo-quality downloads instantly OTA. Choose from a library of thousands of artists in all types of...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Facebook for BlackBerry Tops 1,000,000 Downloads

CTIA Wireless 2008: Facebook for BlackBerry Tops 1,000,000 Downloads

Today at CTIA, RIM announced that downloads of the Facebook app for BlackBerry have surpassed the 1,000,000 mark! Wow that's a lot of downloads! The app gives Facebook lovers an easy-to-use interface to utilize Facebook on the go, no matter where they are. The userbase has grown leaps and bounds as the app was announced only a year ago at last years CTIA. 1,000,000 in one year?... Not bad!...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: XM and QuickPlay Announce XM Radio Mobile Service for BlackBerry

Hot off the exhibition floor is this news from CTIA. Kevin just sent me a quick note from the floor, and the press release I found confirms the details. XM and QuickPlay have announced the first universally available XM Radio Mobile service for BlackBerry devices (wow, that was a mouthful!) XM (CTIA Booth #4544 if you're in Vegas) and QuickPlay Media announced that XM Radio Mobile has...

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CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Available for BlackBerry Gamers

CTIA Wireless 2008: Guitar Hero III Available for BlackBerry Gamers

Kevin shot this over to me this morning as he was on his way out to attend the keynote at CTIA. You might have already noticed that Guitar Hero III was coming due to the cool video Kevin shot on the expo floor at CTIA (He wasn't supposed to be there, but he snuck in and shot a video anyway!) Now it's official, the press releases are coming out and word is spreading. Hands-On Mobile together...

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