iDen BlackBerry 8350i to launch before Christmas!

iDen BlackBerry 8350i to launch before Christmas!

BBNews.com just received word from a Sprint/Nextel Rep that the new iDen BlackBerry, the 8350i, is currently scheduled to launch on December 1, 2008. Sounds good. What sounds even better is the date dropped in the first comment following their blog post which suggests a November 2nd launch date. Either way, even with a buffer tacked on for the now-expected launch delays and this all means...

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NFL Mobile Live from Sprint

NFL Mobile Live from Sprint

With the NFL season now under way, I thought the following was very appropriate. It looks like Sprint has released an NFL application for the Berry that might work on other carriers too. I should note however, that a LOT of people have had trouble getting it to work...The download page has links for the 8130, 8330 and 8830 (all on Sprint). So give it a try, but I will not guarantee that it...

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Mini 101: How To Get Symbols In BlackBerry Messenger

Mini 101: How To Get Symbols In BlackBerry Messenger

So by now you've seen many of your Blackberry Messenger contacts have added all kinds of funky symbols to their names, so your screen looks something like this: If you remember Kevin's post, you know that the BlackBerry logo was discovered and passed around Crackberry Community. I guess technically it's a BlackBerry logo that's missing a few dots (arguably looks like a Microsoft Windows logo...

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Evolution of the BlackBerry: From Brick to Bold!

Evolution of the BlackBerry: From Brick to Bold!

If you want to take a stroll through BlackBerry Memory Lane, or are new to the Wonderful World of BlackBerry and want to learn about RIM's humble roots, you need to visit CRN.com and check out the feature story they posted, From Brick to Bold: The Evolution of The BlackBerry. Things start out with the RIM Inter@ctive Pager 950, released on August 26th, 1998 and progress from there. It...

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Podcast Episode 020: Open for Business!

Podcast Episode 020: Open for Business!

Summer is over and the CrackBerry Podcast is Open for Business once again! Apologies go out to all our regular listeners who have been jonesing for some BlackBerry talk. Craig and I are back to our regular Sunday evening recording time so you can be counting (for the most part!!!) on a weekly show for the months ahead. This episode is a fun one. I recap my Bold experiences (...

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Showing Up in Flyers - Likely Not Available Until October

Rogers is taking a slightly different approach on the advertising of the new BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone (formerly referred to as the KickStart). The 8220 is not even available for sale yet, yet advertising for the new Pearl is already going out in Rogers mailers. I received a bunch of emails this weekend from CrackBerry readers who have come across the advertisment above. This particular...

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Another AT&T Bold Update: Dealers to Order on the 24th?!

Another AT&T Bold Update: Dealers to Order on the 24th?!

Our last AT&T Bold update pitted two release dates against each other, September 12th and October 2nd, with October 2nd winning the majority vote of confidence. Today the BG updated his Oct. 2nd date with further word that jives with what we've been hearing all week...  that September 24th will be the initial date when dealers (not end consumers) can start ordering the device. A few AT...

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BlackBerry Bold Arrives in Jamaica... MON!

BlackBerry Bold Arrives in Jamaica... MON!

The BlackBerry Bold is now available in C&W's markets in Jamaica! I had a feeling Jamaica might get earlier access to the Bold than a lot of other places... What tipped me off was when I noticed Usain Bolt running with one in the 100 meter final. Anyone else notice that? I also might suggest that Jamaicans refer to the BOLD as the BOLT, in honor of the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt....

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Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings Roundup!

Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings Roundup!

It's a week today that Sarah Palin was named as the Republican's candidate for Vice President, and I tell ya, it's made her the most "in demand" Celebrity with a BlackBerry these past seven days. I received over two dozen emails from people forwarding me articles (like this one) making mention of her BlackBerry use. The best picture I've seen to date is the one above, originally posted by...

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Orange UK...Give Us BlackBerry Maps!

Orange UK...Give Us BlackBerry Maps!

** Update: Looks like there's hope - see this thread. Hot in the CrackBerry forums right now is a thread posted and frequented by subscribers of Orange UK. It seems Orange UK originally advertised the Bold as coming with BlackBerry Maps, but when the device was released the FREE BlackBerry Maps was gone in favor of Orange's £5/month maps service. Orange UK subscribers are fighting...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

With summer coming to a close, the weather is getting a bit chillier up here in Canada. My advice, get the golf clubs ready for storage... and download more great apps for your Berry! Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: BrainWorks, New Themes, Dexrex, BerryDialer, KoolSounds Updated BlackBerry Software: MyCaption, myPoynt, BBSmart Alarms Pro, Mobila xPlayer, Vlingo, Ascendo...

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CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CrackBerry Contest time! This one is for all of the hardcore users & abusers. Since many of you in the USA are tired of waiting for the Bold to come to AT&T and are resorting to eBay and/or friends North of the Border to buy/send you down your shiny new BlackBerry, we thought we'd come up with a little something to reward you for your cracked-out efforts... Courtesy of the good...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

The BG just posted an update on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm based on his latest intel. Here's the scoop, straight from BG's mouth: it just went into technical acceptance at Verizon which usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and the device has been delayed internally by around 3-4 weeks while they work out the kinks (read: buggy and unresponsive) and polish it up. That puts us around a mid-...

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Bplay SLASHES Prices on BlackBerry Games and Themes!

Bplay SLASHES Prices on BlackBerry Games and Themes!

w00t!! In what they are dubbing as a Back to School promo, the good folks at bplay.com SLASHED prices across the board this morning on BlackBerry Games and Themes. The even better news is that the new low pricing should hopefully be here for a while, or at least "an extended period of time at minimum" as I was told... All top/licensed game titles are $6.99 (exception: Guitar Hero...

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Win $50,000 in the Graduate to BlackBerry Promotion

Win $50,000 in the Graduate to BlackBerry Promotion

The promotion machine keeps rolling along over at RIM. They've unveiled a new Graduate to BlackBerry promotion for students. The contest is offering 24 cash prizes. Looks like they've nailed the prizes... what can students use more than money? Well, maybe a case or two of kraft dinner and a few cases of beer, but other than that, money is always good. The Grand Prize is $50,000, 3 First...

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Use the BlackBerry Logo in your BlackBerry Messenger Name!

Use the BlackBerry Logo in your BlackBerry Messenger Name!

This isn't actually a How To post. It's more of a I Want to Know How To Do This post. Check out the image above. It turns out in BlackBerry Messenger on OS4.6 on the BlackBerry Bold you can actually have the BlackBerry logo as a symbol, which, as you can see, makes for a pretty cool looking display name. I stumbled onto it from one of my BBM contacts. But when I asked my friend how he did it...

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Instant IMAP E-Mail for BIS Customers

Instant IMAP E-Mail for BIS Customers

A somewhat silent BIS upgrade has been released. According to many the upgrade has resulted in much faster e-mail delivery over IMAP. For those on IMAP, this is great news. In the past, only users on the BES had e-mails pushed to their device instantly, while lowly folks on BIS had to wait a few minutes. Looks like the gap has been bridged. Anyone receiving BIS e-mail via a server that...

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Twibble - New Twitter App for BlackBerry

Twibble - New Twitter App for BlackBerry

Many of us have been hanging onto our Twitter addictions with the use of Twitterberry or Tinytwitter in hopes of something more.  Enter Twibble.  The java application was designed for Nokia N95, but works flawlessly on most Java enabled devices (like my 8330).  Twibble adds much functionality and some fun features to mobile Twittering.  First off is my favorite feature - the auto update...

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Win a 2009 Lincoln MKS Courtesy of WinWithBlackBerry.com!

Win a 2009 Lincoln MKS Courtesy of WinWithBlackBerry.com!

The watchful eyes of BBCool Doug came across this event going on right now... Thanks to WinWithBlackBerry.com you could win one of a TON of great prizes, including a 2009 Lincoln MKS (thinking back to the Bold's preloaded media I would have hoped for a new M3 Bimmer, but I do LOVE this Lincoln) or a new BlackBerry Smartphone (ten to be won). Head over to WinWithBlackBerry.com and enter...

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Movistar Venezuela Bold Launch Party!

Movistar Venezuela Bold Launch Party!

Felix sent me in some images and links and tidbits of info from Movistar Venezuela's BlackBerry Bold Launch party! For more images and info you can click here, Here and HERE! If you want to pick up a BlackBerry Bold in Venezuela it'll set you back 1,999 BsF (~ $928 USD). That's why Movistar gave away a 4GB SD card instead of a free Bold as a gift to those in attendance. :-) Now.. for the...

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