Blockbuster Movies on your BlackBerry

Blockbuster Movies on your BlackBerry

Reuters had an article today that said movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc is in talks with all the major mobile phone makers about partnerships aimed at making it easier for consumers to watch movies on the go. This was according to Blockbuster Chief Executive James Keyes. Keyes told the Reuters Media Summit he started watching movies on his BlackBerry after some help from a technical expert...

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BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers

BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers

Portable Bluetooth Speakers that Pack a Punch The BlueAnt Sonic Bluetooth Portable Speakers utilize the latest in technology to stream music and voice from your Berry. The 'Sonic' works with all devices that support A2DP stereo audio. (I'll dig deeper into this issue in the review!) It's a totally wireless device, allowing you freedom and ease of use no matter where you are. These speakers...

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Exclusive: BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 Brings A2DP Stereo Bluetooth Support to BlackBerry Pearl 8100!!

At the beginning of the month I published hands on proof that the soon to be released BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 would enable video recording on the Curve. In all the excitement surrounding that huge news, I neglected to notice a MAJOR improvement that OS 4.3.1 brought to my BlackBerry Pearl 8100 - A2DP Stereo Bluetooth Support!!! Prior to OS 4.3.1, stereo bluetooth devices (like Motorola S9s or...

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BlackBerry Made Simple for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

BlackBerry Made Simple for the BlackBerry Pearl Released!

BlackBerry Made Simple has just released its newest book in their easy-to-read BlackBerry guide book series. This one focuses on the BlackBerry Pearl smartphone and includes material for the 8100, 8120 and 8130 BlackBerry smartphones. Right now it's available as an e-book download for $25.99 from BlackBerry Made Simple, and will be available in a hard copy edition in the weeks ahead....

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Google Maps now with MyLocation

Now Google Maps for BlackBerry allows you to see your location on a map, with or without GPS. The new feature is called “My Location“, and shows your position on the map with a little blue dot. If you have a GPS-enabled device, Google Maps can just use your GPS coordinates if they are available. If not, they’ll take the information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your...

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Potentially good news for BlackBerry users in Canada. It seems the feds (federal government) have decided to open up the Canadian market to broader competition against the will of the big players (Bell, Rogers, Telus). An auction of the "wireless spectrum" will occur next May, which should shakes things up and hopefully result in lower prices, better service and more choices for consumers....

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New Version of Google Maps with 'My Location' (Beta)

New Version of Google Maps with 'My Location' (Beta)

A new version of Google Maps is out, and for those of you without GPS, it's time to rejoice. The new version uses something called 'My Location' which helps GPS-less berry users approximate their location on the map (of course, those of you that are GPS enabled will see your exact location on the map). 'My Location' uses the data sent to and from your nearest cell tower to approximate your...

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Interview with Marc Bolh, CEO Ascendo, Inc.

Interview with Marc Bolh, CEO Ascendo, Inc.

Recently we sat down with Marc Bolh, CEO of Ascendo, Inc. Ascendo makes a number of very popular titles for BlackBerry, including Ascendo Fitness, Ascendo DataVault, and Ascendo Photos. Marc was kind enough to endure a little Q and A session with us. Check it out… Hi Marc, thanks for taking the time to chat with us. So what do you make of the agreement between Facebook and RIM? Not much...

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SplashID 4.0 for BlackBerry Announced!

SplashID 4.0 for BlackBerry Announced!

SplashData, a well-known provider of productivity software for smartphones, today announced the launch of SplashID 4.0 password manager for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices. The new version offers a host of new features that enhance security, convenience and connectivity. SplashID 4.0 is available from ShopCrackBerry.com for $29.95. A Free Trial is available. Key new features of...

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Verizon Opens Up!

Verizon Opens Up!

Verizon is following in Sprints footsteps and is set to open their network beyond their own devices.  A while back Sprint announced it would let any capable device operate on their network, and Verizon is now following right along. Most likely influenced by Google's "open-standards" platform, if you aren't happy with the multiple phones offered by the No. 2 provider, you will be able to use...

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BIS Email Basics

BIS Email Basics

Hey class, welcome to another BlackBerry 101! This is Bla1ze from the CrackBerry Forums and Videos4BlackBerry.info filling in for Kevin this week who is busy coming to terms with the iPhone in the Smartphone Round Robin. I had so much fun with Lecture 10: Getting started with Videos on your BlackBerry that I jumped at the chance to be a professor once again. If you have all been doing...

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Smartphone Round Robin: Apple iPhone First Impressions

Smartphone Round Robin: Apple iPhone First Impressions

Full Touchscreen iPhone Experience Better Than Expected Thanks to the Smartphone Round Robin, I have now spent the better part of a month without my BlackBerry Curve. I first used the Windows Mobile 6 powered AT&T Tilt and from there moved onto the Palm Treo 680. While both of these devices retained some similarities to my BlackBerry  Curve (both devices have physical keyboards) I...

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Seidio 1500mAh Extended Life Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

Seidio 1500mAh Extended Life Battery for the BlackBerry Curve

Just saw this come in… Seido is now shipping a new extended life battery for the BlackBerry Curve. The new 1500mAh battery has 200mAh more capacity than their previous 1300mAh extended battery. But no new battery door is required. Seidio claims that the new battery will give you 30-35% more power than the battery that ships with the BlackBerry Curve. That’s pretty good considering that...

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It's Here! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Now Available from Sprint!

It's Here! BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Now Available from Sprint!

Available on a 2 year contract for $199 (after mail in rebate). Visit Sprint.com for more details.

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Rogers Says Farewell to the BlackBerry 7290

Rogers Says Farewell to the BlackBerry 7290

A tear came to my eye when I read the above mailer from Rogers, along with a vision of the movie Old School and Will Ferrell singing "Dust in the Wind" at Old Blue's funeral. It seems the trusty BlackBerry 7290 is going to officially become a piece of RIM nostalgia as it is being discontinued by Rogers. They're still available while supplies last...it might be worth picking one of these bad...

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Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com!

To All Our BlackBerry Using and Abusing friends in the United States... Happy Thanksgiving from CrackBerry.com! Let's give thanks for all the Good Things we have in Life on this day... Family, Friends, Health... and let's not forget the BlackBerry. :-) Hopefully you put the BlackBerry away during dinner. But now that you're full to the brim with Turkey, why not kick back, relax and...

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* Updated: 8130 now available from Sprint! * Penetration of the BlackBerry Pearl "2" in North America has a come a few steps closer this week. The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is already available from Verizon and Telus, Sprint will have it any hour now, and today Alltel and MTS Allstream (local Winnipeg carrier) announced they are adding the 8130 to their BlackBerry offerings as well. With the...

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Accessory Review: Samsung WEP 500 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Samsung WEP 500 Bluetooth Headset

‘Round and ‘Round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows! A strange circular object has been seen hovering around CrackBerry.com and it has many in a frenzy. What is this mysterious, round mobile technology that is allowing communication to go far beyond a handset (well 33 feet anyway)? Lock up your children! Head to your cellar! The invasion has begun!!! Oh..wait, it’s Samsung’s WEP 500...

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ATT Black Friday BlackBerry Savings! $99 8310 Curve!

ATT Black Friday BlackBerry Savings! $99 8310 Curve!

* Update: Apparently you don't have to wait until Friday to take in the savings. According to the comments on this post, the $99 Curve pricing is already available (not on the AT&T website yet, so you will have to go into an outlet store or call customer service and talk nice!). * The BG got the scoop on AT&T's upcoming Black Friday sale...and it looks promising for BlackBerry users...

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Treo or BlackBerry? Wayne Rash Needs Your Help!

When CrackBerry.com first launched, Wayne Rash over at eWeek was quick to help spread the CrackBerry.com word. It's time to return the favor... Wayne needs the CrackBerry.com Community's help! He's looking to replace his Motorola V3 RAZR and is contemplating between a new Treo or BlackBerry. He's checked out the Smartphone Round Robin and loves it, but still could use some direct input to...

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