It's Official! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Coming to Sprint Q4

It's Official! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Coming to Sprint Q4

Looks like the folks at Engadget got their hands on Sprint's 4th quarter phone line up, and there's good news for Sprint BlackBerry users - the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is a coming!! We knew it was coming, but it's great to finally see this on official Sprint letterhead. :) Back in early August leaked slides finally provided visual proof of the long-rumored Pearl 2. And in mid August we ran...

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It's a Good Thing! Martha Stewart is a Certified CrackBerry

It's a Good Thing! Martha Stewart is a Certified CrackBerry

I just came across this photo from August 27th of Martha Stewart at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2007 U.S. Open in New York and just had to post it. While Anna Wintour (sitting behind) actually takes in the festivities, Martha remains in the 'CrackBerry Prayer' position and keeps her priorities straight and focuses on her BlackBerry. It's interesting to see she uses the index finger approach...

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WICKSoft Mobile Documents Released!

WICKSoft Mobile Documents Released!

WICKSoft has just announced the latest release of their mobile document access (MDA) suite for the BlackBerry, WICKSoft Mobile Documents. CrackBerry.com loyalists will remember we named WICKSoft and their MDA app as the Winner of the CrackBerry.com BEST of WES 2007 "NO BRAINER" Award. WICKSoft Mobile Documents (formerly called PocketVPN) allows users to securely view, email, fax, download...

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Lecture 1: Why BlackBerry?

Lecture 1: Why BlackBerry?

Welcome to Class! No falling asleep!! We’re going back to basics for the first few lectures, so if you’re already a certified CrackBerry you may want to come back in a week or two when things get real hands on. But for those of you who are contemplating jumping aboard the smartphone bandwagon or are thinking about making a change to a different smartphone manufacturer, this lecture is for YOU...

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Jim Cramer on RIMM Latest Acquisition Rumors

Jim Cramer on RIMM Latest Acquisition Rumors

We all heard this week another crazy rumor about Research In Motion. This time, Microsoft was supposed to acquire the BlackBerry device maker. In an entertaining interview, Jim Cramer says Microsoft would ruin Research In Motion if an acquisition were to happen. Cramer obviously did not believe the latest rumor and claimed RIM was “incredibly overvalued on a takeover basis” but believes it is...

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BlackBerry Email Outage, All Carriers... AGAIN?!?!

BlackBerry Email Outage, All Carriers... AGAIN?!?!

**Update** - BIS back to normal! Click Here for Full Up to the Minute Coverage. That's right, for the second time this year BlackBerry Users across North America are enduring problems with their email service. The outage/delays appear to be affecting BlackBerry BIS subscribers to varying degrees on all North American Carriers. At this point no time frame for resolution has been given....

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SPICE Up Your Weekend...Ringtones for your BlackBerry!

SPICE Up Your Weekend...Ringtones for your BlackBerry!

If you haven't checked out CrackBerry.com's free user-contributed Ringtone Gallery yet, you're missing out! We've made it easy to browse/preview ringtones and get them on your phone (just put in your blackberry's email address and the url to the tone gets delivered straight to your berry for easy installation). You can browse by Genre, Artist, Album, Title or use the Search Box on the top...

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RIM & Rogers Announce BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

We knew we were right, and now it's official. Research in Motion and Rogers today announced the release of the BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone in Canada. And when can you roll into a Rogers outlet to get your hands on this GPS-enabled beauty??? drumroll please .... Tuesday, September 11th! Click Here for the Full Press Release & Details  Sep 07, 2007 08:00 ETRogers and RIM Introduce...

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BlackBerry Rogers 8310r is HERE!!! Pricing and Specs...

BlackBerry Rogers 8310r is HERE!!! Pricing and Specs...

That didn't take long! It looks like the Rogers BlackBerry Curve with GPS has officially launched and is now available for Rogers outlets and retailers to begin distributing! Thanks yet again to our Rogers tipster (he's becoming a regular!) for getting us the 8310 Launch Release and Handset Launch Reference Tool .pdfs. He told us yesterday that "8310R" had shown up on Rogers order screens but...

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Rogers BlackBerry 8310r...any day/week now

Rogers BlackBerry 8310r...any day/week now

Yesterday afternoon I received an email from our regular Rogers tipster informing me the BlackBerry 8310r was now present on his ordering system (which it was not there the day before) and that the pricing was slotted in at the same rate as the 8300. This was our tipster's first glimpse of '8310r', with no other internal correspendence or announcements made about the GPS-enabled 8310r yet, so he...

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Dear Berry: Can't Sleep in Seattle!

Dear Berry: Can't Sleep in Seattle!

Dear Berry, I am having a terrible time sleeping because of my BB. I know this sounds absurd however, I have tried to turn it off at bedtime and no luck. I just turn it on again watching for the red light. Insomnia has never been my problem but since my BB, I find things to do on it during the night. Aside from checking email constantly, I play games, look at the apps, change settings, etc. The...

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Foleo Canned; iPhone Sales Huge; GPhone Details Emerge

Here's a quick Round Up of some of the interesting headlines going on this week outside of the CrackBerry world: Foleo Cancelled! -  looks like Palm is pulling the plug on this one for the time being so they can focus on their  smartphone platform. Dieter over at WMExperts.com just posted an excellent follow-up article this morning in the wake of the Foleo's demise. Read Foleo Cancelled, A...

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Updated: AT&T BlackBerry 8820 Not Available Today?!

Updated: AT&T BlackBerry 8820 Not Available Today?!

*** Updated: September 4th, 9pm CST Click Here for Updated Post *** We beat the Boy Genius by a week on this one... on August 28th we announced the WiFi-enabled BlackBerry 8820 would start showing up in A&T stores on September 4th. It looks like our  tipster was right! According to BG, the BlackBerry 8820 "soft launched" yesterday and should be available in stores as early as...

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Back to School with CrackBerry.com... BlackBerry 101!

Back to School with CrackBerry.com... BlackBerry 101!

Enjoy your last week of holidays... come Monday, September 10th, class will officially be in session!Course: BlackBerry 101 Start Date: September 10th, 2007 Class Time: Every Monday Tuesday Location: CrackBerry.com Tuition: FREE of Charge For the next eight months, each week CrackBerry.com will publish a new informative, educational and (hopefully) entertaining BlackBerry 101 article that...

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Labor Day/Week CrackBerry Store Recommendations....

Labor Day/Week CrackBerry Store Recommendations....

Most stores are closed on Labor Day, but for those BlackBerry Addicts who can't resist the urge to shop, it's lucky for you the CrackBerry Shop is open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! So if you want to fuel the addiction on this Labor Day (or anytime this Labor Week for that matter), allow me to provide a few recommendations to kickstart your CrackBerry.com...

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Happy Labor/Labour Day!

To everyone in the USA, Happy Labor Day! To our friends north of the border, Happy Labour Day! It's the one day of the year when I try and sleep in (early riser...usually up around 6am)...I managed to make it until noon this year!!  I guess the wedding reception I attended last night helped the cause. :) Now it's time to work on some house painting. Maybe I'll come in with a blog post between...

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BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Now Available on Alltel

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Now Available on Alltel

Alltel this week introduced the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone to their BlackBerry offering. The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is the first BlackBerry smartphone to combine technologies that allow it to connect to both CDMA and GSM/GPRS networks. The 8830 operates in the United States on Alltel's CDMA network and comes with an unlocked SIM card slot for international roaming on GSM/...

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AT&T BlackBerry 8820 GPS Fear Mongering Unfounded

AT&T BlackBerry 8820 GPS Fear Mongering Unfounded

  Jibi, a legend in the BlackBerry world and owner of the coolest online 'handle', has set the record straight on all of the BlackBerry 8820 GPS 'Neutering' stories of the past two weeks. For those out of the loop, it started with BlackBerry Cool's August 16th Exclusive, which  spread word that the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry 8820 would have its GPS 'neutered', which if believed as read,...

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Traders Say Rumors Say Microsoft May Acquire RIM

Traders Say Rumors Say Microsoft May Acquire RIM

According to Traders, RIM's stock rose to a record today on speculation that Research in Motion (or somepart of RIM) is going to be acquired by Microsoft.  Bloomberg.com has the Details. RIM's stock gained $3.13, or 3.8 percent, to $84.95 at 11:21am this morning (New York Time) and earlier climbed as high as $85. Steve Sachs, head of trading at Rydex Investments in Rockville, Maryland told...

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BBSmart Email Viewer Version 2.3 Released

BBSmart Email Viewer Version 2.3 Released

The boys at BBSmart have released yet another update to their best-selling Email Viewer for the BlackBerry. If you're not familiar with BBSmart's Email Viewer, you'll want to check out CrackBerry.com's Interview with BBSmart's developer, Neil Sainsbury for all the details. BBSmart has a lifetime upgrade policy. If you already own a copy you can download the updated version for free. And if...

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