New Self Diagnostic Tool For Your BlackBerry.

New Self Diagnostic Tool For Your BlackBerry.

The good folks over at BlackBerryNews noticed today that RIM had added a Knowledge Base article outlining a new diagnostic tool that has been implemented into our beloved devices. So what does it do you ask? Well, it allows you test how well your hardware is working... by going to the Options icon and choosing Status then typing the word "Test", you will be presented with a window telling...

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BlackBerry Storm OS Screenshots Emerge!

BlackBerry Storm OS Screenshots Emerge!

As Jim Cramer would say... Boooyahhh!!!! This is some of best BlackBerry Storm eyecandy we have seen yet. Earlier today the blog storm-reviews.co.uk posted these sweet images (more after the jump) of the BlackBerry 9500 Storm's OS. The keyboard skins are looking soooo much better (remember the Storm's first live shots?!) and we now have a better sense of what the web browser will look like...

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Review: Case Mate Privacy Screen Pro for BlackBerry

Review: Case Mate Privacy Screen Pro for BlackBerry

There are countless reasons why BlackBerry users might desire some extra privacy. A businessman checking his e-mail during a flight could want to shield his device from the prying eyes of the curious teenagers seated around him; or on the flip side, one of those same teenagers might not fancy the guy in the suit with the 8830 watching as he attempts to make BrickBreaker history.  Average Joe...

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'Classy Corners' Theme Gets Two Thumbs Up!

'Classy Corners' Theme Gets Two Thumbs Up!

On my quest to find the "perfect" theme I have come across a theme I think know is the cleanest theme I have ever used!! The theme is called Classy Corners and the creator Trimax84 has done a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L job!! You can get Classy Corners in Zen, L, Today and Docked and come in Cool Blue Or you can Have Today or Corners in Red Hot. I personally like the Cool Blue Dock! Now if you don't like...

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Dear Berry: Texting While Driving

Dear Berry: Texting While Driving

Dear Berry, I am writing to tell you more of a story than asking advice. This is hard for me to understand. Maybe you can explain it to me. I was just out of town and taking a tour on a trolley. A guy came to a screeching halt almost hitting our trolley head-on. Not only was he speeding like crazy, he was wearing a neck brace and yes, typing on his Blackberry. Some people obviously NEVER...

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Snakes on a Plane? No Thanks. Try Curve 8900s!!!

Snakes on a Plane? No Thanks. Try Curve 8900s!!!

So apparently there's another way to get a sneak peek at unannounced, pre-release BlackBerry smartphones other than reading exclusive reviews at CrackBerry.com. Go to the airport!!! Normally I get mad when my flight gets delayed, but not yesterday, as during the wait I spotted no less than THREE BlackBerry Javelins in the wild. Seriously, like WTF?! At this point I'm honestly hoping my...

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BlackBerry Bold Commercial Hits Prime Time!

The BlackBerry Bold could be considered a superhero among smartphones, so it's fitting that this commercial for the Bold (above) played during the season premiere of Heroes this Monday in Canada. Luckily the whacky folks at MobileSyrup.com had their wits about them and recorded it for the viewing pleasure of CrackBerry Nation. 

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RIM Busy Hating on the iPhone 3G?

RIM Busy Hating on the iPhone 3G?

Isn't it funny how large companies continually hate each other behind their backs? I reported earlier today how AT&T was busy 'hating' on the new touchscreen BlackBerry Storm. Now, it looks like there's more of the same. This time it's RIM hating on the iPhone 3G. Check out the documents after the jump. Draw your own conclusions and leave me a comment. It's a big marketplace... But I...

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Leaked: Latest Verizon Talk Up A Storm Document

Leaked: Latest Verizon Talk Up A Storm Document

Like the true addict that he is, Kevin just sent me over the latest 'Verizon Talk Up A Storm ' document, right from the airport... It's hot off the press! Unrelated Semi-Sarcastic Note: Wow, look at how happy they look in the promo picture. They sure look pleased to be having their picture taken by a Storm! Talk Up A Storm: Snap, Record and Share When we launch the world’s first touch-...

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Review: Trimble Outdoors Suite for BlackBerry

Review: Trimble Outdoors Suite for BlackBerry

I hate to say it, but it's official. Sigh, Summer time has come and gone again.  Pack up the sandals and sunscreen folks. But just because we have to say goodbye to the beach, doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to the outdoors! Trimble Outdoors has given me the opportunity to venture away from my desk and, blinking, begin an adventure outside. …huh, so THAT'S the Sun… Trimble Outdoors...

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AT&T Launches Anti-Storm Propaganda

AT&T Launches Anti-Storm Propaganda

In a supposed internal document floating around the AT&T offices (pictured above), AT&T is basically gearing up their staff to put down the new BlackBerry Storm, and praise the advantages of the iPhone 3G. BGR has apparently received this document from 2 separate sources, so my gut would tell me this is legit. What's your take? Is AT&T shaking in their boots...worried about the...

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Podcast Episode 022: Storm, Javelin & More!

Podcast Episode 022: Storm, Javelin & More!

We couldn't leave our podcast listeners hanging any longer, so Craig and I recorded this Tuesday-night episode! I'm off Wednesday morning for a few days to NYC (check out our Informal NYC CrackBerry Meet-Up Thread) so we wanted to get an episode up before I left. The big topics discussed this show are the Verizon Storm and all the leak-mania surrounding it as well my hands-on...

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Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Powerpoint Deck!

Leaked: Verizon BlackBerry Storm Powerpoint Deck!

Click the image above and browse through the Verizon Powerpoint Deck Engadget got their hands on. If you were looking for more details on the BlackBerry Storm, you're going to love this. Sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

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Upgrade Your OS Via the Web: BlackBerry.com/upgrades

Upgrade Your OS Via the Web: BlackBerry.com/upgrades

Update: HOOOOLLDDD your Horses. Don't get too excited clicking and hoping to update anything just yet. Apologies to the frustrated members of CrackBerry Nation who were excited to update to the latest release of OS 4.5 officially. Our buds over at BerryReview have summed up the situation nicely so I'll borrow from them on this: Looks like the Web Upgrade for OS 4.5 we mentioned before is...

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Visual Proof of a GSM-Only Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Visual Proof of a GSM-Only Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Following up on Kevin Byrne's "final specs on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm", we have VISUAL proof of the existence of the 9530 Storm's GSM-only sibling, the BlackBerry 9500. Zoomed in image after the jump. These are spyshots, so unfortunately the specs on the 9500 in the image above are pretty tiny to read, but it appears (I *think*) that they line up on part with what Kevin has said and...

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Final Verizon BlackBerry Storm Tech Specs

Final Verizon BlackBerry Storm Tech Specs

Now this is why I never go to bed... 2:30am and master Verizon tipster Kevin Byrne just posted in the CrackBerry Forums final word on what Verizon's BlackBerry Storm will be packing come its official release in a post titled "Final post for a While." No BS... here are the deets straight from Kev: EVDO Rev A: (1900/800 MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UTMS/HSDPA/HSUPA: 2100MHZ...

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Awesome App: PeeKaWho Email Popups for BlackBerry

Awesome App: PeeKaWho Email Popups for BlackBerry

Every now and then a new BlackBerry application comes out that you just know one day down the road Research in Motion is going to include native in its BlackBerry OS. Enter PeeKaWho. I stumbled upon PeeKaWho in the ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store this morning, and after using it for the better part of the day I only have one thing to say... why didn't somebody invent this for BlackBerry...

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Storm confirmed for UK. Thunder Name is Out?!

Storm confirmed for UK. Thunder Name is Out?!

Pocket-link.co.uk just posted a story confirming that the BlackBerry Storm will make its way to the UK, and that it will bare the Storm name.  Apparently the Thunder branding is being toss out the door in favor of the Storm becoming the global brand for RIM's new touchscreen device. Multiple sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Vodafone will be getting the UK exclusive for the new...

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Verizon Taking BlackBerry Storm Advertising Seriously

Verizon Taking BlackBerry Storm Advertising Seriously

Look what the mailman just dropped off.. it seems following up with the newsletter/email sent out to people who registered for updates, Verizon Wireless is now sending out physical postcards to Verizon subscribers. The envelope says "Inside: Exclusive Invitation for Select Customers" (back side says "What will it feel like?" and within is the postcard photographed above. More images after...

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AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320 Spotted!

AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8320 Spotted!

By the looks of the photo above it's a carrier store dummy display model of AT&T's soon to be released Curve 8320, not quite the real thing, but we can probably take this as a sign that the new Sapphire Blue BlackBerry will be available soon. Click here for more info on the AT&T BlackBerry 8320 and you can find another live image here. Hawt!

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