BlackBerry Case Review: OtterBox Defender Series Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100

It's OK if Your BlackBerry Pearl 8100 likes it Rough BlackBerry Users and Abusers Rejoice! Following the success of their Defender Series case for the BlackBerry 8800, OtterBox has released the Defender Case for the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 (one for the Curve will be available at the end of this month). Rugged and durable, no other case on the market offers BlackBerry protection like an...

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Lecture 10: Getting Started with Videos on your BlackBerry

Lecture 10: Getting Started with Videos on your BlackBerry

Happy Tuesday Class! Thanks to the Smartphone Round Robin I'm into my third week of No BlackBerry Use, which also means our third week of Guest Professors in the CrackBerry.com BlackBerry 101 Lecture Series. This week's topic? Getting Started With Videos On Your BlackBerry. It's a fitting topic since one of the rules of the Round Robin is that we must view videos on the smartphone we are...

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Seidio Extended Battery for 8800

Seidio Extended Battery for 8800

Seidio has been busy over the past few weeks. After releasing the extended battery for the 8830 now comes a version for the 8800. This slim extended 1600mAh battery will not only replace the current battery, but will also provide approximately 10-15% more power than the battery that initially ships with the 8800. With this battery, we’re gaining considerably longer device usability, without...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager v4.3 Now Available for Download at BlackBerry.com

BlackBerry Desktop Manager v4.3 Now Available for Download at  BlackBerry.com

It looks like RIM has decided to "officially" release BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.3 to the rest of the world. It's now available for download at BlackBerry.com. It's been available from Vodafone's website for the better part of a week now, so if you didn't grab a copy yet you can do so now.... Download BlackBerry Desktop Manager v4.3 >>

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Review: SanDisk microSDHC 4GB Media Card

Review: SanDisk microSDHC 4GB Media Card

Bigger IS Better when it comes to Media Cards for your BlackBerry Convergence is all the rage – we want to carry all our Media, Data and assorted information with us at all times.  The problem, is storage capacity.  I have a 30 gig iPod that is almost full.  Now, I don’t need all that music and all those Videos with me at all times – but I like to have the choice. I love my BlackBerry...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Palm Treo 680 First Impressions

Smartphone Round Robin: Palm Treo 680 First Impressions

Week #2 in the Smartphone Round Robin has been a challenging one, with Murphy’s Law and limited time making it difficult for me to get to know the Palm Treo 680 as well as I’d like before writing out my first impressions. I will be spending the weekend really getting to know the Treo 680 inside and out, so look for an in-depth final thoughts article early next week. Nevertheless, I do have...

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FlipSide MP3 Player Beta from Electric Pocket

FlipSide MP3 Player Beta from Electric Pocket

Update: I couldn't resist..I had to try it. Downloaded it and it rocks! Definitely a few things to tweak up before this is "officially released", but worth getting your hands on it now while it's free! Read through the comments for all sorts of details. I just received an email from Haemish over at Electric Pocket letting me know about a new MP3 player they're working on for the BlackBerry...

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Personal BlackBerry Plans coming to Rogers!

Personal BlackBerry Plans coming to Rogers!

Here's a nice pre-weekend anonymous tip for all you BlackBerry users on Rogers Wireless (I guess that includes me!)... I just received word that Rogers will announce TOMORROW their new Personal Email on BlackBerry plan and other BlackBerry consumer promotions. This will include the following: Personal Email on BlackBerry ($15 unlimited email and instant messaging - BlackBerry Messenger,...

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Smartphone Round Robin: An iPhone User’s Final Thoughts and a Treo User’s First Impressions of the BlackBerry Curve

We are well into Week #2 of the Round Robin, with everyone now onto their second smartphone of the month. I survived a week with the AT&T Tilt and am now using a Palm Treo 680. I don’t have my initial impressions up yet as I ran into a small snag – the unlocked Treo I received didn’t like my Rogers SIM card so I haven’t been able to get fully intimate with it just yet. I’ve still...

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Opera Mini 4 Out of Beta and Ready for BlackBerry Use!

Opera Mini 4 Out of Beta and Ready for BlackBerry Use!

WooHoo! All you Opera Mini fans and BlackBerry Users looking to improve your mobile web browsing experience can now rejoice - Opera Mini 4 is out of beta and "officially" ready for use. Go and take a look at v4's feature list , and when you're ready to download a copy for your BlackBerry, you can click here. Like it? Love it? Post your comments! [ Via WMExperts ]

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Smartphone Round Robin: Final Thoughts on Windows Mobile and the ATT Tilt

Smartphone Round Robin: Final Thoughts on Windows Mobile and the ATT Tilt

My Farewell to the AT&T Tilt A Nod..err..Tilt of Approval for Windows Mobile? I survived! Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy, but I did manage to get through Week # 1 of the Smartphone Round Robin with my sanity mainly in check. I followed the Round Robin’s rules and reluctantly put aside my BlackBerry Curve in favor of the AT&T Tilt (made by HTC). While I initially wanted to throw...

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How To Install and Manage Third Party Software Applications On Your BlackBerry

How To Install and Manage Third Party Software Applications On Your BlackBerry

Morning Class! We're now into Week 2 of the Smartphone Round Robin and thus it's also the second week in a row of Guest Professors in our BlackBerry 101 Lecture series (it's kind of hard for me to teach when I'm not allowed to use my Blackberry for a month!). One of the things that has become very apparent to all of the Community Editors participating in the Round Robin is that once you...

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Review: Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder

Review: Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder

Video Content on Your BlackBerry! Convergence is all the rage today.  We want one device that can do it all.  Instead of lugging around our iPod, PMP, Cell Phone and pager – like in days of old – we want one device that does everything. For BlackBerry users, the idea of using our beloved Berry for video and music is a new one for us.  Thanks to the Pearl and the Curve, it is a real...

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RIM Launches BlackBerry Professional Software

RIM announced this morning the launch of BlackBerry Professional Software, a new wireless communications and collaboration solution that tightly integrates with the industry leading email servers and is specifically designed and priced to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. It's designed for up to 30 wireless users and pricing begins at $499 for 5 users. Read Full Press Release...

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Telus Launches BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Telus Launches BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Many Canadians spent the weekend getting to know their new BlackBerry Pearl 8130! We posted last week that Telus would launch the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Friday, November 2nd, and it turns out that for once a rumor was true. Way to go BlackBerrySync! We should have figured they had the date nailed right since Telus requested them to remove their scooped post (common Telus...lighten up!)....

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Seidio Retractable USB Sync and Charge Cable Review

Seidio Retractable USB Sync and Charge Cable Review

I’ve said it before, I hate cables. It seems they’re always in a tangle and I’m not very good at untying knots. So I was delighted to come across the Retractable USB Sync and Charge Cable from Seidio. This little cable is only about 4 inches long when spooled, yet is expands easily. It functions just like the cable that came with your BlackBerry, letting you connect a BlackBerry to your PC so...

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New BlackBerry Desktop Manager v4.3 Available for Download from Vodafone!?!

New BlackBerry Desktop Manager v4.3 Available for Download from Vodafone!?!

UPDATE UPDATE: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.3 is now available from Vodafones Website. Click Here for Details.  UPDATE: I thought maybe the download was pulled but it's still there... the server is probably just getting hammered by visitors and is going really, really slow. Use the comments to this post to keep people in the loop! Keep in mind it there's a chance it might not work by the...

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Just incase you're still skeptical that the Camera in your BlackBerry Curve will be able to record video... the following video provides the proof and also takes a quick look around some of the easily noticeable improvements to OS v4.3.1. More Hands-On with the BlackBerry Curve and OS v4.3.1 >>

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Here it is! Videos taken with an AT&T BlackBerry 8300 Curve (and uploaded immediately to youtube) thanks to the soon to be released OS v4.3!! If you own a Curve and update to v4.3 when it comes out, you too will be capturing your own vids!! The first video of Bruno is with the bedroom lights on. In the second video, the bedroom lights are turned off (the room is dark) and the Curve's flash...

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Hands-On With RIM's New OS 4.3.1 for the BlackBerry Curve & BlackBerry Pearl 8100

With the BlackBerry 8130 now shipping with OS v4.3, we knew it wouldn't be too long before this updated operating system became available for other members in the BlackBerry family as well. From what I've seen today, the Curve and Pearl 8100 won't have to wait much longer to enjoy 4.3's full benefits. Back in August we ran some leaked screenshots of a BlackBerry Curve running OS v4.3. Today...

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