CrackBerry On The Radio

CrackBerry On The Radio

A big thanks to the everyone at the Morning Edition of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio. This morning, yours truly “ a true CrackBerry head” was interviewed about CrackBerry.com and we got to talk about the tremendous response we have been getting as well as some of the features of the site and the nature of crackberry addiction. So thanks to Terry McLeod and the producers (Leighton...

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Why wait for the iPhone? Get an iBerry today!!!

Why wait for the iPhone? Get an iBerry today!!!

I'm a creature of habit. I get into my routines and don't like to mess with them. Wake up, Check Email, Exercise, Check Email, Eat Breakfast, Check Email, Shower, Check Email, yada, yada, yada. When it comes to my blackberry device, I'm not one to change the wallpaper, theme, or ringtone very often. For me to even attempt to change things up, it needs to be something that I REALLY like. And,...

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Kragesoft Chess Engine

Kragesoft Chess Engine

If you are looking for something a little more cerebral than knocking bricks out of the air and, like me, are not too adept at Sudoko, then there is always chess. One of the oldest games in the world is, fortunately, well suited to our electronic age and especially suited to mobile devices. It doesn't require a lot of memory, doesn't require a fast thumb, you can take your eyes off the screen...

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You Know you Have too Much Money When...

You Know you Have too Much Money When...

Russia has its fair share of gazillionaires these days. And their tastes run from cool, European sophistication to the type of style sense that would make even the worst subject of “Cribs” throw up. We at CrackBerry.com think the phone just slides into the sophisticated camp, but the box is definitely in the later. Nokia introduced the 8800 Sirocco Edition recently but has now upped the ante...

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What is Better than a CrackBerry? Two CrackBerries

What is Better than a CrackBerry? Two CrackBerries

Jamie Foxx can seem to do no wrong these days. From an Oscar winning turn in “Ray,” overshadowing Tom Cruise in “Collateral” and last year holding his own among the outstanding ladies of “Dreamgirls,” the actor is on top of his game. He is so in demand he actually needs two CrackBerries to keep up with the offers. Here he is at the wrap-party for the new movie “Unpredictable” filming in...

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Balsillie Found Guilty of Looking Very Much Like 'Red' from 'That 70's Show'

RIM Fallout Continues

RIM Fallout Continues

The fall out from the big accounting mess announced on Monday by Research In Motion continues. RIM, makers of the BlackBerry released the results of a seven-month internal review on Monday, saying it identified hundreds of options granted to employees between 2002 and 2006 that were issued with “incorrect measurement dates” Employees were given the right to acquire as many as 4.6 million...

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The Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics

The Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics

Looking for a new cellphone? Are you Linux Fanatic? Well then, this may be of interest too you. Ministry of Tech had a neat piece on 'The 5 Hottest Phones for Linux Fanatics'. I gotta say, some of these do look pretty cool. The Grundig B700 has a nice stylish blackberry look, but has a built in 2 Mega Pixel digital camera, as well as mp3 and fm radio playback. Some nice looking devices....

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CrackBerry.com on Manitoba's SuperStation CJOB

CrackBerry.com on Manitoba's SuperStation CJOB

Thanks to Richard Cloutier over at CJOB for having me on his radio show this morning.  We had a grand ole time talking about CrackBerry.com.  If you head over to the CJOB.com Audio Vault , you can listen to the show. Choose the March 7th, 10am segment.  The CrackBerry.com piece is about 5 minutes in length, and starts 35:15 into the live replay feed.

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New Red Pearl Expected

New Red Pearl Expected

The latest rumors making the rounds are on the release of a new red BlackBerry in the very near future. Well, we have a blue, white, black and silver BlackBerry already so why not red. Personally, I am holding out for the champagne colored one. Pretentious? Moi? Apparently, employees at Cingular have noticed a sales item on their new price lists indicating the price of a new Red 8100 Pearl...

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Is Your Berry Ready For Daylight Savings Time?

Is Your Berry Ready For Daylight Savings Time?

This year, the powers that be have decided to change the onset of Daylight Savings Time in North America. And the potential problems for computers and smartphones such as the BlackBerry have some people warning about a mini Y2K problem. Fool me once etc…so we are not worrying too much about the end of the world and 747s dropping out of the sky. However, if you own an earlier version...

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Google Phone Coming?

Google Phone Coming?

It seems like Google is trying too diversify their portfolio some more, like they don't have enough projects on the go already? Nevertheless, rumors report that Google and Samsung are teaming up on a new phone to compete with the upcoming IPhone, possibly named the Google Switch. The phone seems to be a complete touch screen device, but does not seem as flashy or sleek as the IPhone. Could...

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Hurry Hard!!!! Curling for your BlackBerry

Hurry Hard!!!!  Curling for your BlackBerry

For all those BlackBerry-abusing Curling Fans out there (and yes we know you are mainly in Canada, and mainly in Winnipeg at that!), this week marks the 2007 Tim Horton's Brier, which this year is being played at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario (not that far away from RIM's headquarters!). In honor of the occassion I thought I would bring everyone's attention to a game that's been on...

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New Blackberry 8300 Daytona Discovered

New Blackberry 8300 Daytona Discovered

These photos cropped up this week on a Spanish website. They are of the new BlackBerry 8300, which has the zippy codename of “Daytona.” It is a fine looking device that blends the best of the 8700 with the Pearl. This demo version --- it says Evaluation Unit Not For Sale on the back—features a 2.0 mexapixel camera, GPS, and Wi-Fi. This would be one of the new models RIM is breaking this...

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All The Hottest Stars Are Carrying Them

All The Hottest Stars Are Carrying Them

In 2006, Amanda Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25". Last month 2007 Bynes was named to Forbes annual list of Entertainment's Richest Celebrities under 21. Rounding out the top 5 at number 5, Amanda was listed as profiting $2.5 million dollars last year. She the star of 'She's The Man' and 'Hairspray.' Oh and what is that in her hand? Yep, the latest BlackBerry...

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CNET's Review of the BlackBerry 8800

Since we're still waiting to get our hands on an 8800, we'll have to direct you in the meantime to CNET's review...you can't argue with an 8.0/10!  Good job RIM! Read CNET's Review Here.  

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CrackBerry.com featured @ eWeek.com

A big Hello, Happy Birthday and Thank You go to Wayne Rash over at eWeek who took the time to chat with me this week about CrackBerry.com. Wayne told me his birthday present from eWeek was that he had full reign to pick a fun story he personally want to do and put it on his show, and bada bing bada boom he chose us! You can find the Wayne's Wireless Wired podcast featuring CrackBerry.com...

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New PocketMac Links Macs With Berries

New PocketMac Links Macs With Berries

Macs are wonderful. A couple of the guys have them here at the office and we all marvel at their clean colours, softly rounded edges, their purring noises and sounds. We look at them with envy. We all want one. But, while the Mac is great to look at and great for some applications in reality they have barely made a dent in the corporate market. And from our point of view they didn’t synch up...

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RIM: Great at Devices. Bad at Math.

RIM: Great at Devices. Bad at Math.

Research in Motion announced this morning that it misstated past earnings to the tune of a quarter billion dollars, which resulted in the resignation of Chairman Jim Balsillie and a significant shake up at the company. Research in Motion, the maker of the Blackberry mobile phone and email device, said on Monday it would have to restate earnings figures since 2004 and lower them by $250m after...

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Review of Jabra BT500

Review of Jabra BT500

I recently had the opportunity to take a look at the Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset. This is the successor to the Jabra BT250, and it is lighter and slimmer than the previous generation. Included in the package was the Jabra BT500 headset, an AC adapter to charge from a power socket, a USB charger to charge directly from a PC, 3 MiniGels, and a small manual. The headset is sleek and stylish, sort...

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