John McCain, Inventor of the BlackBerry?? Not!!

John McCain, Inventor of the BlackBerry?? Not!!

So I have to address this because it's making the rounds and in the past hour I've received about 50 emails from people wanting me to blog it... A McCain staffer claimed that John McCain's committee work helped create an environment in the telecommunications industry that allowed for the creation of the BlackBerry. Political reporters, sensing a sentence longer than 6 words, shortened it...

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CTIA 2008: Jim Balsillie Keynote Intro BlackBerry Teaser

We featured the video above in our CTIA Live Blog recap last week, but after just receiving the real deal copy of this sweet BlackBerry teaser that preceeded RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie's keynote speech (featuring "thumping techno Black(Berry)Beats" as Dieter live-blogged it), I figured it was more than worthy of a dedicated post. Starring the BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and a...

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Rogers Pearl Flip Launch Parties Begin Next Week!

Rogers Pearl Flip Launch Parties Begin Next Week!

Update: Nice timing. Rogers has added a COMING SOON for the Pearl Flip to their website (thx to everyone who sent this in!). ** Following up on the their fairly recent string of BlackBerry Bold parties, Rogers has a cross-Canada, four city series of launch parties planned in anticipation of the release of the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone. The first party kicks off a week...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Announcement Video!!

Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 Announcement Video!!

Update 4: VERIZON STORM SITE IS UP!!! www.verizonwireless.com/storm Update 3: Oh Verizon. We know you'll soon launch the BlackBerry Storm's info site at www.verizonwireless.com/storm, but in the meantime it would have been nice of you to let us keep up the announcement video we posted. After all, it seemed your whole goal with Monday's Minute with Mike announcement was to capitalize on...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip Available for Pre-Order

T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip Available for Pre-Order

I received a wave of emails this afternoon from BlackBerry users PUMPED to see that T-Mobile has added BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 to their website. No pricing and no availability date is listed and the "Pre-register" link just pushes you to the Pearl Flip website that was launched last week so you can sign up for updates, but it's still something to get excited about it... One tipster...

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More Verizon BlackBerry Storm Images...

More Verizon BlackBerry Storm Images...

ANOTHER UPDATE: Check after the jump for a fifth shot of the Storm. This one is a bit less blurry and features a look at Verizon's Navigator Service running on the device. ** UPDATE: 'Mr. Blurrycam' (Thanks for the hilarious reference Engadget Mobile!) has sent in another image from his Pearl. I've posted it above for your viewing pleasure. The snaps are coming from the Verizon vid that...

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CTIA 2008: Hands On with Slacker for BlackBerry

CTIA 2008: Hands On with Slacker for BlackBerry

CTIA Fall 2008 is now a part of wireless history, but it's still making for some good CrackBerry blog post content. If you tuned in last week, you may have saw the news that Slacker and RIM have partnered to bring personal radio to BlackBerry smartphones. The folks at MobileCrunch spent some hands-on time with the app at CTIA, and posted some images (more after the jump) of Slacker in...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm Minute with Mike Details...

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Minute with Mike Details...

UPDATE: Here's the image we were waiting for. I love how the first paragraph is about the bloggers who love to speculate. Cheers to that Verizon! Not much new in the announcement, but GREAT to see things get "official." Word has it there are more images and even a video that were circulated within Verizon, so hopefully we will soon be seeing some more BlackBerry Storm eyecandy. And while at...

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Review: SplashShopper for BlackBerry

Review: SplashShopper for BlackBerry

The work week has just begun and I already can't wait for it come to a close! Yet even when I leave the office on a Friday, the weekend doesn't begin just then. I still have a lot to do before I get home. I have to drive over to the grocery store to pick up stuff for dinner. But which store, and how much does everything cost? Oh, then it's off to the dry cleaners. Was I supposed to pick up...

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Troubleshooting Common Issues

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Everyday BlackBerry users come across problems.  Most times they turn to Google (repeat troubleshooters head straight to CrackBerry.com!) to hunt down some quick answers.  In hopes of making BlackBerry users more independent, this lesson should help you diagnose your own problems, and take some steps in attempt to resurrect your issues on your own.  Problems ranges from the simple: not receiving...

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Podcast Episode 021: CTIA Recap & More!

Podcast Episode 021: CTIA Recap & More!

Last week was a big one for BlackBerry Nation! CTIA 2008 brought forth a ton of news from Research in Motion with several devices and partnerships for apps/services being announced. But the BIGGEST story of the week never came from CTIA, rather, from the masked Brew Ninja, who published a video clip containing a quick walk through of RIM's upcoming touchscreen smartphone. We...

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VZW BlackBerry Storm to be Announced on Monday?

VZW BlackBerry Storm to be Announced on Monday?

The net is buzzing today with word that Verizon is set to "announce" the BlackBerry Storm this Monday, September 15th, with sales targeted to begin on November 1st (will believe it when the device is in my hands that day!). This news comes via an internal email that's been floating around Verizon Wireless featuring the image above (notice the Stormy clouds in the background and the...

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Bplay Themes and Games for your BlackBerry Bold!

Bplay Themes and Games for your BlackBerry Bold!

Reflex 2.0 Theme for the BlackBerry Bold There's nothing more fun than buying a just-released BlackBerry smartphone, and there's nothing more annoying than having to wait for applications to become available for it! With the BlackBerry Bold featuring a new operating system and new screen dimension, it can take some time before our existing favorite apps, games and themes are fully...

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More Pre-Release BlackBerrys Appear on eBay

More Pre-Release BlackBerrys Appear on eBay

After word of a BlackBerry Javelin popped up on eBay, I was eager to see what else I could find floating around in the online auction world. Could there be any more pre-release devices for realz, or a bunch for shamz? Read On for my adventures! I wasn't expecting to find much, but it took only a few clicks to turn up a total of two BlackBerry Javelin's, five Blackberry Thunders and a...

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3 New T-Mobile Pearl 8120 Colors Coming October 15th

3 New T-Mobile Pearl 8120 Colors Coming October 15th

Back on August 8th BlackBerryNews reported that T-Mobile would soon be launching three new colors of BlackBerry Pearl in the months ahead. The original rumored colors were Tahitian Green, Inidigo and Light Blue. Today the rumor got an update, with the BoyGenius bringing word that the three new colors, now going by the names of Frost, Black Emerald and Indigo will launch on October 15th...

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Download Viigo Beta 3 - CrackBerry Edition Today!

Download Viigo Beta 3 - CrackBerry Edition Today!

It's here! Viigo has just released the 3rd public beta of Viigo Project Tango, and we have it ready for you to download, complete with CrackBerry.com branding. When we first announced Viigo - CrackBerry.com Editon, we became the fastest distribution point of all time in Viigo's partner network, driving more downloads of this awesome FREE app than anybody else (we even knocked off the...

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CTIA 2008: BlackBerry News Galore On Day 2

CTIA 2008: BlackBerry News Galore On Day 2

Their was lots of news coming out of the RIM camp from CTIA 2008 yesterday. In total, 5 Press Releases came out regarding some new and exciting things for our beloved BlackBerry devices, some of which came seemingly out of no where and had to be unexpected by most people who were not informed of the recent partnerships ahead of time. Yesterday saw partnerships announced with TiVo, MySpace...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 12th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 12th, 2008!

Another busy week. CTIA is wrapping up, and there was lots of new and exciting titles in the BlackBerry software world. Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: Google Mobile App, Wheel of Fortune Deluxe and Jeopardy Deluxe, e-Mobile Contacts, Zkout Beta, BINGO! for BlackBerry, Market Simplified, AIM & ICQ Updated BlackBerry Software: Upvise 1.9, PocketDay 5.4, KeePass 1.1.7....

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Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 021

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 021

Hey everybody, hope everyone is enjoying all the CTIA news..lots of cool things coming in the way of BlackBerry. It seems like it's only getting better for us all in the BlackBerry world, with lots of new apps and devices coming our way, and I'm sure there is more to come... in the meantime enjoy this weeks picks. BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Lot's of cool wallpapers for you all this week,...

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CTIA 2008: Jim Balsillie Keynote Live Blog!

CTIA 2008: Jim Balsillie Keynote Live Blog!

Well that was fun! CrackBerry.com's first ever live blog went off without a hitch. Big thanks to Dieter who was on the keynote floor typing furiously, and a huge thanks to the over 2,000 CrackBerry Addicts who tuned into the feed. We hope none of you lost your jobs in the process! :) We were hoping for some BIG device announcements (to chants of storm Storm STORM!!!) which didn't come (...

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