Palm Pins Hopes on New Wave

Palm Pins Hopes on New Wave

Either the good folks over at Palm are putting a good spin on their current situation and trying to beautify themselves for potential suitors, or they really don’t care about all the takeover talk that has been going on for months. Today, Palm said growth in sales of their Treo devices in Europe and Asia has given the company hope it can remain viable and ride the new wave of mobile smartphone...

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Addicted to Your CrackBerry? You're Not Alone...

Addicted to Your CrackBerry? You're Not Alone...

Each and every day here at CrackBerry.com we hear stories from members and non-members regarding their addiction to BlackBerry devices. Some of the stories are humerous, (for example, how one of our members places his BlackBerry next to his ear while sleeping so that his alarm will wake him up... apparently he's a deep sleeper.) and other stories shed light on perhaps a more serious problem (i...

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New APIs Added for Java-Based Developers

New APIs Added for Java-Based Developers

Research In Motion (RIM) is becoming proactive when it comes to letting developers create applications for its BlackBerry device. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, RIM has recognized the need to expand the capabilities of the BlackBerry device beyond the usual push e-mail, messaging and phone functions. RIM is hoping that by adding APIs (application programming interfaces) to the...

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BlackBerry Interview Seemed Like Good Idea

BlackBerry Interview Seemed Like Good Idea

File this under “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” For their latest issue, GQ magazine thought it was being 'leading edge' when it decided to interview a celebrity entirely on their BlackBerry via text messaging. Writer Marshall Sella explains the reason for trying this method of interview was because “that's how the kids are communicating these days.” That phrase right there should...

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Former Morgan Stanley Exec Sells BlackBerry on eBay

Former Morgan Stanley Exec Sells BlackBerry on eBay

Imagine this. You're former executive with Morgan Stanley (lets say for arguments' sake, you were the vice president of mergers and acquisitions). You are no longer with the company, but need to get rid of the BlackBerry you had been using. Sell it on eBay right? Sure why not! But before you do you'll wipe all sensitive data off the device right? Wipe it clean so that the new user can...

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AIM and ICQ Now Available on BlackBerry

Research In Motion announced today that both AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ Messenger services are now available for the BlackBerry. Yahoo, MSN and Google messenger services have been available for some time, so it is nice to see the BlackBerry expanding its offerings. Both programs can be downloaded from the BlackBerry site. AIM is available here. ICQ can be downloaded here. Both are free to...

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New Use for Ipod - Body Armor

New Use for Ipod - Body Armor

We can’t verify the veracity of the claim, but it a good story nonetheless and we have photo evidence (which never lies, right?). We have heard the stories before involving bibles, flasks and watches but here is our very own war story, this time featuring an iPod. According to reports showing up on the net, Kevin Garrad of the 3rd Infantry Division of the US Army was patrolling the streets of...

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From 'Brick' to BlackBerry

From 'Brick' to BlackBerry

It’s hard to imagine our lives without our cell phones now, but in reality cell phones are still fairly new technology. The original mobile phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X which got FCC acceptance in 1983. Believe it or not, it would have set you back $3,995 to be the coolest cat on the block. Even more astonishing is the fact that it took Motorola fifteen years of research and $100...

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RIM Numbers Great Despite Earnings Misstatement

RIM Numbers Great Despite Earnings Misstatement

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting today that despite a quarter billion dollar earnings misstatement, Research In Motion will close out their year end with “blow-out” numbers. While investigators in the US and Canada are set to concluded their reviews of the earnings misstatements made earlier in the year by RIM accountants where the company was forced to restate more than $250 million in...

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YouTube Videos On Your BlackBerry

YouTube Videos On Your BlackBerry

Thanks to the BlackBerry Web Video Generator you can now download and view YouTube clips right on your BlackBerry Pearl or BlackBerry 8800. The software automatically downloads, converts, and optimizes the videos for play on your berry. The software is easy to install, easy to use, and only costs $20. If you pick it up from the CrackBerry.com store, use the discount code "SPRING10" and you'...

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The BlackBerry Trackball: Good or Bad?

The BlackBerry Trackball: Good or Bad?

A touchy subject but one that needs to be addressed here on CrackBerry! The new Trackball... Good or Bad? Personally, I am still in love with the click wheel on the side of my 8700. It's easy to use, fast, and intuitive. I'd really like to have an opinion of the new trackballs but I haven't tried one yet... So lets hear your thoughts... Good? Bad? Ugly? Useless? Tell us about your...

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Seidio Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case For 8800/8830

Seidio Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case For 8800/8830

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the Seidio Slim Rubberized case for the Pearl. Many of our readers were wondering about the availability of a similar case for the new BlackBerry 8800 and 8830. Seidio Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case The new product is finally out and our friends at Seidio were kind enough to ship us a version to review. Again, I was extremely impressed by the super slim...

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Survey Highlights Need For Work-Life Balance

Survey Highlights Need For Work-Life Balance

As I sit here at 10 pm on a Sunday night writing this blog, I am inclined to agree with the findings of a new study published this week. According to the survey by Yahoo! Hotjobs, 75 percent of respondents said they used their BlackBerries and laptops equally for business and personal use. The study proved that the line between a person’s professional and personal life is increasingly...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8800 To Launch April 23?

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8800 To Launch April 23?

Rumors have been flying around CrackBerry about the 8800 from T-Mobile. Thanks for all that have tipped us. For many of our friends in the US, this will be big news as we know many of you want to get your hands in this new model!  Word on the street is that the T-Mobile 8800 will be launched on the 23rd of April. Details are fuzzy at this point but we will let you know as we learn more....

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Excellent BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl) Review

Excellent BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl) Review

An EXCELLENT out-of-the-box review by our friend Julie at The Gadgeteer. Check out the review here. Lots of great pics and detail put into this review. Thanks Julie! Already have a BlackBerry Pearl and want to dress it up? Be sure to visit the CrackBerry.com store. We have a huge collection of BlackBerry Pearl Accessories. While you're there, definitely check out the new BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry 8830 Pics

BlackBerry 8830 Pics

That's one sweet looking machine. 

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BlackBerry 8800 vs. SamSung BlackJack

BlackBerry 8800 vs. SamSung BlackJack

Cnet's Veronica Belmont recently compared the BlackBerry 8800 to Samsung's Blackjack. Another job well done by Veronica. Click here to watch the review.

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650,000 BlackBerry Gamers and Counting...

650,000 BlackBerry Gamers and Counting...

BPlay Vice President Nicholas Reichenbach recently estimated the BlackBerry gaming community to be in excess of 650,000 and counting. That's a lot of gamers! As the games for BlackBerries continue to evolve and get much more fun and entertaining, we have no doubt this number will grow. We've seen a number of game releases lately that have put certain developers to shame (note to MagMic...

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