Dear Berry: Fighting the Addiction...

Dear Berry: Fighting the Addiction...

Dear Berry, I just bought an 8800, it's about 33 days old, and of course the Curve (8300) has now been released. But how on earth do I fight the addiction to buy it? I can't 'really' afford it, and do I really even need it? It's not compulsory for me to have a camera on my BlackBerry, or any mobile device, but.... It just seems with devices, like BlackBerry's and the likes, one is always...

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China's Illegal and Legal BlackBerrys Compete For Exploding Market

China's Illegal and Legal BlackBerrys Compete For Exploding Market

BlackBerrys are big business in China. The world’s largest mobile phone market is a hodgepodge of inexpensive name brands, legitimate imported devices and poor quality knock offs. In China, where mobile phones and PDAs are fashion statements, young people spend a large part of their income on devices. Many are bought on a couple of online stores, where even legitimate brand name items can be...

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Nelly Furtado is a CrackBerry Addict

Nelly Furtado is a CrackBerry Addict

We in Canada are partial to our little Nelly. She's hot and she is still top of the charts everywhere. She is also a CrackBerry addict is seems. At least it would seem that way if someone blows up your purse and the one thing you care about is your Berry. We hate when that happens to us. Thanks to the lads over at Gigaom who dug up this clip from Punk'd featuring Nelly Furtado and an...

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PinkBerry takes CrackBerry Addiction to the Next Level

PinkBerry takes CrackBerry Addiction to the Next Level

While it was Research in Motion's BlackBerry wireless handheld device that inspired and brought about widespread use of the word "CrackBerry", it's beginning to look like Webster's may need to add an extra line under its defintion for the 2006 New Word of the Year Award Winner. A new form of CrackBerry Addict is emerging, but it's an LA-based frozen yogurt shop called PinkBerry, not...

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Plug adapter and USB charger for BlackBerry

Plug adapter and USB charger for BlackBerry

Recharging your BlackBerry or laptop when traveling internationally can sometimes be a challenge. Not many countries share the same plugs we have here in the states. Just within Europe, they are very different. The following page gives you an idea what to expect. Yes, that’s right, 12 different plugs from Australia to Zimbabwe. Plug adapter with USB port The Mobi Products World USB...

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BlackBerry Curve Hits Rogers Today

BlackBerry Curve Hits Rogers Today

While most speculation of late has put the BlackBerry Curve coming to Rogers sometime in July, an inside source has just sent me documentation showing that the BlackBerry Curve launched through Rogers today. As you can see on the images below, the Launch Date is stated as June 4th. This doesn't mean you can go to Rogers.ca or your local Rogers dealer to buy a Curve just yet. But it does means...

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Canada Gets New BIS 2.3

Canada Gets New BIS 2.3

According to Telus Mobility here in Canada and BlackBerrySync.com, Research in Motion has upgraded to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 2.3 which supports a whole raft of new features. New features include added support for G-mail and Yahoo mail accounts. For G-mail that means real time delivery of messages and for Yahoo Mmail it means two-way, synchronization of deletes to and from the Yahoo...

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Grand Prize Winner Comes Forward!!!

Grand Prize Winner Comes Forward!!!

At noon on Friday, June 1st, we announced that the Grand Prize winner of the Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction & Win Giveaway was CrackBerry.com member jimp1947. A few hours later my phone rang, and it was Jim Palmer, aka jimp1947, calling to claim his prize. Jim was shocked to find out he had won the Grand Prize, and I'm glad to say it went to a worthy recipient -  Jim was actually...

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Dear Berry: BlackBerry Triggers Friendship Issues

Dear Berry: BlackBerry Triggers Friendship Issues

Dear Berry, A friend and I got into a terrible argument. He wouldn't stop using his Blackberry. At night, then the next morning, then in the bathroom, then at lunch and dinner. I was furious. We were back in the room watching a DVD, having gone on a two day weekend get-a-way, and there it was again. So I gave him 3 warnings and said I was going to throw it out if he didn't put it down. He...

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Balsillie and Lazaridis Top the List of 100 Highest Paid Executives in Canada in 2006!

The top two executives at Research in Motion are in the top three of the 2006 pay-list for canadian executives. RIM's Jim Balsillie was the highest paid Canadian executive last year taking home $54 million dollars (there's a reason he can afford a hockey team!). 53 and a half million of Jim's $54 million was in stock options. RIM's other Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis made $33 million including gains...

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Keeping Work Where it Belongs

Keeping Work Where it Belongs

This weekend, the Boston Globe printed this great story about CrackBerry addiction and how we may be able, with the appropriate steps, to cast off the shackles of 24/7 connectivity. For Steve Chazin, the low point of his addiction was at his grandmother’s funeral, during which the marketing executive couldn’t resist checking his Berry. As the article details, “To be fair, when he felt the...

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BlackBerry Users Slow to Adopt Mobile Banking

BlackBerry Users Slow to Adopt Mobile Banking

The idea of being able to move funds, pay bills or check your overdraft online is pretty much established now and many of us use online banking. The BlackBerry almost seems tailor made to do tasks like mobile banking, but it seems translating that willingness to work with your accounts online to the mobile platform is proving difficult. According to Tower Group analyst, Bob Egan, only 400,...

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Top 5: Features of the BlackBerry 8800

Top 5: Features of the BlackBerry 8800

I've had my new 8800 for a few weeks now. Overall I love the 8800. Lots of new features and fun stuff loaded into this one! Here's my top 5 features of the BlackBerry 8800:5. New Media Player - The new player handles most audio and video files flawlessly. On top of that it just looks plain nice. Two thumbs up for this new player.4. The Track Ball - I was skeptical about this one. I had always...

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The Stars Show Their Curves, BlackBerry Curves!

The Stars were out in Full Force this week for the Launch of the BlackBerry Curve. When you're done with the 30 second slideshow above, you can check out 200 more photos (literally) at the links below. But seriously, right now you should be out either trying to buy a New Curve, or if lucky enough to already have one, be playing with it!! Nothing good will come from spending the weekend...

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CrackBerry Smuggler Apprehended!

CrackBerry Smuggler Apprehended!

It's Friday afternoon, so I couldn't resist posting this. It's really not funny, but a BIT funny at the same time.... Mumbai, June 1: One person arriving from Hong Kong on an Air India flight was apprehended by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for illegally trying to smuggle in high-end mobile phones and memory chips worth lakhs of rupees. Acting...

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Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Grand Prize Winner Announced!

This Just In. And the Grand Prize winner of the CrackBerry.com Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction and Win Giveaway is user........... jimp1947  We'll be contacting jimp1947 shortly to let him know the good news and work out the details of how he can collect and spend his $2,000 grand prize! Any bets on where the money will go? A different BlackBerry for each day of the week? Or maybe a...

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The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

The Name is Balsillie, Dr. Jim Balsillie

What's Up Doc? That's Right! Jim Balsillie was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the morning convocation at Trent University yesterday. Jim is a native of Peterborough and was recognized by the University for making a "World of Difference". Congrats Jim! I mean Dr. Jim. Be sure to Read the Full Story Here... 

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Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

Jawbone Headset Now Available in CrackBerry.com Store

I'm happy to announce Aliph's Jawbone headset is now available in the CrackBerry.com store. We have been stress testing one of these units for the past three weeks and have an in-depth review on the way (read Part 1 - Jawbone Initial Impressions). The Jawbone retails for $139.95 and I can honestly say it is worth every cent. Aliph actually sent us out a free demo unit for reviewing...

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BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

BlackBerry Curve Now Available from AT&T Wireless

The new BlackBerry Curve is now available from at&t. Starting today, you can get the newest BlackBerry device and be the envy of your friends. The BlackBerry Curve is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry ever with a QWERTY keyboard. It features trackball navigation, a 2 MP camera with flash, and a microSD™ expandable memory slot. The Curve is the first BlackBerry to support AT&T Mobile...

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Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

Curve Available Today at AT&T Stores

AT&T is releasing the eagerly anticipated BlackBerry Curve today and the beautiful new device is now in stores. According to the company, the Curve can be snapped up for as low as $199.99 (with a two-year contract and mail-in rebates). The Curve is available in the US only at AT&T and includes AT&T-specific services such as AT&T Music, Push to Talk and TeleNav Maps. This device...

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