Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

ColorWare has setup their website to accept custom BlackBerry paint jobs! You can either send in your BlackBerry, or order a new BlackBerry (for $50-$100 over retail) sent to you direct with a fancy new paint job. Not bad! ColorWare is even offering a standard 1 year warranty with the unlocked phones they sell, and an option to upgrade to a 2 year warranty for another $149.  The ColorWare...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is officially here. RIM today has announced the coming of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 to Vodafone in Spain. Furthermore, our friend Stefano over at BB World sent word he received the an official invite to RIM/Vodafone's Milan launch party for the 8110 coming on January 30th. And just today, I received word from one of my trusted Rogers guys that corporate store reps...

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Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Extra Juice, No Extra Size Required  Having noticed a steady decline in the performance of my BlackBerry 8800 battery, I decided to give one of the Seidio Extended batteries a try. I had heard good things about them, so I thought it would be worth a shot. I especially liked the fact that Seidio's 1600mAh battery would extend the battery life of my 8800 but not its phyiscal size as it fits...

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BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

Hey Class! CrackBerry Kevin here, and welcome Back to BlackBerry 101. You might say we did the Law School thing and took a full month off between semesters, but here we are again, ready to tackle another four months worth of lectures before summer break. To kick off the first lecture of the new year we thought it would be wise to spend a week teaching users how to actually use CrackBerry.com...

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Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Are you a student with 100 assignments, exams and projects on the go at the same time? Enter StudentBerry... StudentBerry is an application designed to help students manage their ever growing list of tasks and to-do's. Key Features in StudentBerry: A complete daily, weekly, or monthly breakdown of assignments due organized by class and due date. Easy to follow color coding lets you...

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RIM Showcases BlackBerry Platform Enhancements at Lotusphere 2008

Lots of news and coming from RIM today at Lotusphere 2008 for enterprise users on the BES. Some of the big news: the ability to Download and Edit Documents (thanks to DataViz); the ability to remotely search and retrieve email messages from server (even if they are no longer on the phone); free/busy calendar look-up (check availability before sending out a meeting request); and HTML and...

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Accessory Review: Blueant Z9 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Blueant Z9 Bluetooth Headset

The Z9: To use it is to love it The BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset blends innovation and serious good looks to create the device to beat in the competitive headset market. This Australian company’s design has garnered raves and awards and marks a new standard in headsets. Over-the-top raving? Maybe, but this unit is worth the plaudits it has received. Stylish design, innovative noise...

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Alltel Offers CRM App SalesNow for BlackBerry

Alltel began offering the SalesNow customer-relationship management app to BlackBerry users. SalesNow, which was developed by Interchange Solutions, is designed to help mobile workers track and manage their contacts, deals, activities, and e-mails. The type of information users can share includes weekly reports, team forecasts, and details of business deals. SalesNow works with BlackBerry e-...

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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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