BlackBerry Case Review: Speck Products TechStyle Classic w/ Holster for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

  The Ultimate in Style and Protection for your Pearl Did you get a shiny, new BlackBerry Pearl for the Holidays? There are few feelings like holding that new BlackBerry Pearl in your hands when it first comes out of the box.  It is shiny, smooth, scratch free and truly beautiful to look at. Unfortunately, most of us are pretty tough on our phones – especially our Blackberries.  They get...

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12 Days of Crackberry - Day 8 Winners Announced!

12 Days of Crackberry - Day 8 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Mr. H, ting, dtd, bluesource, jwesl, witzcap, lcjackson, and dirtypirate! They have just won the 8th day of the '12 Days of CrackBerry' Contest! As the winners for day 8, they will each be taking home Dane Elec's 2GB MicroSD card.  A very special thank you to Dane Elec for sponsoring Day 8! On day 9 we're giving away Brain Up! (a fantastic game available from the...

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12 Days of Crackberry - Day 7 Winners Announced!

12 Days of Crackberry - Day 7 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to musicsmydrug, nakpr01, jeffkoz, bulbboy, rosho, Ginx, and nextelnutt. They have just won the 7th day of the '12 Days of CrackBerry' Contest! As the winners for day 7, they will each be taking home an iGrip Universal Fit Car Sturdy Swivel Mount. A very special thank you to iGrip for sponsoring Day 7! On day 8 we're giving away 2Gigs of Storage thanks to Dane Elec's 2GB...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Sighting in the Wild...and a little info on the BlackBerry 9300

Hmmm... what’s this we have here, an 8110 in the wild?…seems that way, the 8110 was a “rumored” device for a long time now and today we can put some of those rumors to rest as we got our hands on one..the device was running v4.3.0.93 OS (not sure as to why 4.3.1 was not running on it) and includes GPS (which is absolutely amazing, in the testing it even tracked how fast we were driving down...

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2008 Here We Come... Have a Crack'n New Year!!!

2008 Here We Come... Have a Crack'n New Year!!!

I know it's a day early to wish everyone a Happy New Year, but in a few short hours I'll be boarding a plane to Cuba for my long awaited vacation! From what I have read it seems my BlackBerry's data won't work there and the only Internet hookup will be a dial-up connection in my hotel's lobby, so basically I'll be suffering total CrackBerry withdrawal (device and website!) until I return on...

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The 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway - Lots of BlackBerry Presents Yet to be Won!

The Lucky Winners are starting to pile up in the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway .  The first 6 Days of CrackBerry were sponsored by our ShopCrackBerry.com store, and we have given away some awesome 'presents' - a new BlackBerry, BlackBerry Charging Stations, Jawbone Bluetooth Headsets, Motorola S9 Stereo Bluetooth Headsets and some awesome BlackBerry software...21 Winners so far! As...

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Observation: RIM is Making Good on Their Plans to Penetrate the Consumer Market

Observation: RIM is Making Good on Their Plans to Penetrate the Consumer Market

RIM is Succeeding with their Move into the Consumer Market(photo taken on my Curve) I went to an impromptu Christmas Party a few days ago (on the 22nd to be exact) for a high-performance gym I like to work out at here in Winnipeg. Going into the party I only knew 3 of the 19 people in attendance. As the night went on, the spirits flowed and the phones came out, I was shocked and impressed to...

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Fueling the CrackBerry Addiction: The Seidio 1500mAh OEM-sized Extended Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

WooHoo! I was pumped to see this added to the ShopCrackBerry.com store and just had to make a quick blog post about it. For all you Curve users out there who use your 8320's WiFi or 8310's GPS a lot, you'll really appreciate this... Seidio's 1500mAh Battery for the Curve. It's the same physical size as the battery that ships with your Curve 8300/8310/8320, but provides approximately 35...

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Win a New BlackBerry, Accessories and Software in the 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway!

December 27th is here, and we all know what that date signifies.... The Third Day of Christmas CrackBerry!  If you haven't checked out our 12 Days of CrackBerry Holiday Giveaway yet, you'll want to do that now! We have changed up the lyrics to the Christmas classic with 'presents' that are more friendly to a BlackBerry user. We're giving away one 'present' on the first day of CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry 9000 Device Details

Our good friend Jibi published a couple of posts at BGR yesterday... one with details on the upcoming BlackBerry 9000 device and another with some further clarifications just to make sure people had their details straight. Let's start with the clarifications, before we get to to the device details. Jibi says, "The new BlackBerry 9000 is an actual device not a reference to the entire post-...

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The BlackBerry Store - Field Trip First Reports

The BlackBerry Store - Field Trip First Reports

Back on December 11th we brought word of the opening of the First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store. Give it 10 days and the "first visit" reports are beginning to emerge. In the CrackBerry Forums, you can read member bbsadaj's Field Trip to the BlackBerry Store post and our Geeky BB friend's just posted a great detailed story of their first trip to the store (with lots of photos, including...

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RIMs Third Quarter Results are Looking Good!

RIMs Third Quarter Results are Looking Good!

RIM Released their 3rd Quarter Financial Results yesterday, and they are Looking GOOD! Not surprising, especially considering this ABIresearch report that shows RIM will likely end 2007 with 10% share of the total smartphone market worldwide (making them the 2nd largest smartphone vendor, after Nokia). Kudos to RIM and the company's fearless co-CEO's at the helm. It's a bit hard to...

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Finish Your Christmas Shopping at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Finish Your Christmas Shopping at ShopCrackBerry.com!

Just a friendly reminder that Christmas is coming up quick, so if you plan to buy any last-minute gifts online and want to take delivery before Christmas you had best get on it today and go for the Next Day shipping option! And of course, if you want to buy a gift for the BlackBerry user in the family (or yourself for that matter!) may we suggest checking out our revamped store....

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RIM Sales Expected to Double

RIM Sales Expected to Double

According to MarketWatch, RIM is expected to see its sales nearly double for the quarter ended Dec. 1. Net income is expected to surge by more than 60%, according to current Wall Street estimates. By contrast, Palm Inc. is expected to swing to a loss for the quarter with a 10% drop in sales for the same period. Jim Suva of Citigroup predicted in a report Monday that the difference in the two...

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How to Reload the Operating System on a Nuked or Bricked BlackBerry

How to Reload the Operating System on a Nuked or Bricked BlackBerry

  Good Afternoon Class! I’ve been a bit slack in my BlackBerry 101 lectures as of late – I blame the Smartphone Round Robin, all the Contests we’ve been running on the site and the busy Holiday Season. My apologies! This will be the last 101 lecture of the year… but we’ll be back in 2008 bigger and better than ever. Today’s lecture isn’t really a “newbie” topic, but it’s one that I wanted to...

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Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Research in Motion has selected Irving, Texas as the home of it's U.S. headquarters. RIM is expected to employ over 1,000 people in the region over the next several years, including roles in research and development, technical support, business operations and administration. "RIM continues to expand its operations to help...

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Big Brother Gets a Make Over

Big Brother Gets A Makeover Corporations and BES admins have always had their eyes over our shoulders, and today the long line of BES software continued as Gwava has come up with Retain For Blackberry Enterprise Server. The longtime developer of various security software has released the software that adds on to the email and text monitoring already present on BES and makes it a breeze for...

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Software Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Electric Pocket's FlipSide BlackBerry Music Player!

  ** WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: And the 5 Winners of a Free Copy of the FlipSide Music Player are... mjogg11, Heat_Holda, kgbrolic, dstrauss, and Xuli! Winners will be contacted via email (at the addresses used when registering at CrackBerry.com) by an Electric Pocket representative to claim the prize. Congrats to the winners and Thanks to all for participating! ** The Giveaways just won't stop at...

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RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

According to this article, RIM says it will boost its job count to 1,000 in Las Colinas. In March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company began calling its Las Colinas office its defacto U.S. headquarters. It currently employs 104 people there. During a joint news conference with the Greater Dallas Chamber, RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the company is looking to fill professional services jobs...

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BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

Nice timing on this data. With the Smartphone Round Robin now over and the editor's all having nailed down the Pros and Cons of each device and operating platform, Roughly Drafted has posted a story displaying Quarter 3 Smartphone Sales worldwide (good job guys - I'm sure hundreds of blogs will be sending traffic your way on this one!). While the Round Robin didn't declare an "official...

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