Thought Piece: The Danger of Facebook for BlackBerrys

Thought Piece: The Danger of Facebook for BlackBerrys

BlackBerry + Facebook App + Partying = Trouble That was the valuable lesson (err... equation) I learned this weekend. Friday night was Halloween party night for me and I dressed up as a BlackBerry-addicted Superman to take in all the festivities. Well, I guess the aim was just to be Superman, but as a full-fledged BlackBerry addict it was impossible to leave my phone at home. I don't...

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BlackBerry Unite! Demo Launched

BlackBerry Unite! Demo Launched

A few weeks back we talked about RIM and Telefonica's launch of BlackBerry Unite!. It seems RIM has put more info about this new service online in the form of an interactive demo. Check it out for more details! View BlackBerry Unite! Demo >> [ via BBcool ]  

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Sprint Allowing Customers to Unlock Their Phones

Chalk one up for the little guy! Sprint is going to provide unlock codes to customers who want to use their Sprint branded phone on another CDMA network. The decision comes as part of a class action lawsuit settlement against Sprint, where it was claimed the company locked the devices to make it difficult for customers to switch carriers and take their Sprint phone with them. The...

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Get Your Spook On... Free Halloween BlackBerry Ringtones!!

Get Your Spook On... Free Halloween BlackBerry Ringtones!!

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, there's no doubt that many of us BlackBerry users will be attending Halloween Parties this weekend (I'll be dressing up as a BlackBerry-Using Superman tonight!). And since I know none of you will leave your BlackBerrys at home or in the car, it's probably a good idea to get your Berry in on the Halloween theme too (you can disguise your...

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CrackBerry.com Siesta Contest Winner!

CrackBerry.com Siesta Contest Winner!

This week CrackBerry.com took an unplanned and unexpected 13 hour Siesta! No worries though, our bad has become super good for CrackBerry.com member MrVoodoo! MrVoodoo has won himself a new Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset. MrVoodoo's 'CrackBerry Outage' story was selected as the winner by CrackBerry.com's head programmer Tom Kaminski.  Tom was nominated 'official judge' since he was the one...

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Timeline: Research in Motion's Rise to Success As Canada's Most Valuable Company

Timeline: Research in Motion's Rise to Success As Canada's Most Valuable Company

Research in Motion became Canada's Most Valuable Company this week, when during intraday trading on Tuesday RIM's market cap surpassed $68 Billion on the TSX, briefly eclipsing the reigning titleholder Royal Bank. This most recent surge in value came on the news that RIM has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to sell BlackBerrys into China. It takes the effort of thousands of people to run a...

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Facebook Troubles? It's not your Provider, It's your OS!

Facebook Troubles? It's not your Provider, It's your OS!

The new Facebook application released yesterday yielded much attention, and therefore many downloads. But a little 'error' in one of RIM's 'error message' screens has caused some confusion. Many people have been receiving the message "Sorry, your wireless Service Provider does not Allow Access to Facebook for your Device". In reality, the problem is not with your Service Provider, rather it...

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Software Roundup: Litefeeds, Lypp, Earthcomber and More!

Software Roundup: Litefeeds, Lypp, Earthcomber and More!

Wow, the last 10 days have been heaven for BlackBerry users looking for new (or updated) software to play with. Lots of cool FREE stuff. Yesterday's Facebook for BlackBerry launch was the most talked about, but equally cool is LiteFeeds new mobile RSS app (I interviewed the co-founder of LiteFeeds...read it after the jump). Canadian BlackBerry users looking to save money can be excited...

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FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

Did I say there would be no exciting announcements from RIM at CTIA this year? I was wrong! Mike Lazaridus, co-CEO of Research in Motion, and Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, today announced the launch of Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisco. Our CTIA correspondents Dieter and Chris took in the announcement (and...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve Update Available

T-Mobile has made available an upgrade for their new BlackBerry 8320 Curve that addresses some issues users were experiencing. The fix corrects the following: Improved quality and reliability of the audio experience during phone calls Improved retention of UMA parameters after performing a restore using Desktop Manage Download the Update for the T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve >>

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CTIA: Day 1 BlackBerry Review

CTIA: Day 1 BlackBerry Review

For a Windows Mobile Guy, WMExperts.com's Dieter Bohn Looks Like he can Play the Role of CrackBerry Addict Pretty Well! ** Update - 12:45pm CST: Just received a ton of notes, and pics from the gang at CTIA. Blog post will be up soon. Gotta work!! **  ** Update - 12:00pm CST: Just got a phone call from an excited Dieter and Chris letting me know that FaceBook is going mobile and there is a...

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How to Change Your BlackBerry's Wallpaper

How to Change Your BlackBerry's Wallpaper

Welcome to a Tuesday evening edition of BlackBerry 101. My apologies - this lecture should be up on the site every Tuesday in the wee hours of the morning but thanks to some server issues class is starting a little late today (teacher was stressed!). In this lecture we're going to give a quick tutorial on BlackBerry Wallpapers. If you're looking for wide range of BlackBerry Wallpapers,...

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Dear Berry: My Wife's a BlackBerry Addict

Dear Berry: My Wife's a BlackBerry Addict

Dear Berry, We were on our way to CA for a romantic weekend - finally got away from our 5 kids - and in the airport before boarding the plane and my wife's BB was accidentally stepped on and it really was almost smashed. The person who stepped on it put her heel through the screen. My wife FREAKED OUT!! I mean, I felt badly for her and did try to calm her down and let her know we could deal...

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CrackBerry.com Takes a Siesta!

CrackBerry.com Takes a Siesta!

Talk about CrackBerry Withdrawal!! If you're a regular at CrackBerry.com, you will have noticed the site was down! It turns out our server maxed out its capabilities and had issues getting going again. We were down from about 1:15am CST and came back online at about 2:30pm. It was the longest 13 hours of my life! I must have clicked refresh about 1700 times. Here's the Good News and the Bad...

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Review: Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

Review: Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

With Audio iQ, Even Sound Gets Smart The newest release from Plantronics, the Discovery 665 Bluetooth headset, seemed to be a potentially ground-breaking “discovery” – pardon the pun – to end my quest for a comfortable and functional Bluetooth headset. Continuing the Discovery line, Plantronics adds Audio iQ - digitally enhanced sound technology intended for in-car use. Raving multiple...

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10 Days to Go! Enter for Your Chance to Win a BlackBerry in our NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS Halloween Giveaway!

If you haven't registered yet for your chance to win a new BlackBerry in CrackBerry.com's NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS BlackBerry Halloween Giveaway, it's time to get on it...HALLOWEEN is just around the corner! And if you haven't thought about what you're dressing up as of yet for the big day, it's time to get on that too! The BlackBerry Giveaway will happen on HALLOWEEN and The Grand Prize...

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CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2007 Show THIS WEEK!

CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2007 Show THIS WEEK!

CTIA, the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, will get its annual Wireless I.T. & Entertainment BIG SHOW on this week in San Francisco. It opens tomorrow and runs through Thursday (Oct. 23 - 25th). I won't be in attendance this year, but my pal Dieter who runs WMExperts.com has promised to report back to the CrackBerry community with any juicy...

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Review: BlackBerry Power Station w/ Extra Battery Charger

Review: BlackBerry Power Station w/ Extra Battery Charger

Must Have Accessory for Every BlackBerry User (& Abuser!) The Blackberry Power Station has nothing to do with dodgy 1980s supergroups, but is a great way to recharge your BlackBerry, BlackBerry HS-655 Bluetooth headset and extra battery simultaneously with one sleek desktop unit. With a retail price of $99.99 (just $69.95 in the CrackBerry store), the BlackBerry Power Station is a...

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Software Roundup: New BlackBerry Software This Week

Software Roundup: New BlackBerry Software This Week

Welcome to our first weekly software roundup! Each Thursday I'll be coming at you with the newest BlackBerry software titles and latest updates to hit the net and our software store. This past week has seen a number of new titles enter the BlackBerry space. Get the lowdown after the jump! Software Roundup: For a complete list of what's new in our software store, click here.Win@...

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Potential AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8310 Setup Difficulties?

One of our members (thanks Bla1ze!) had this to say in the CrackBerry Forums: Just a note to all those who have/are purchasing a new Blackberry 8310 from AT&T, it may take a little bit longer to get your devices set up, as for some unknown as of yet reason, some of the device PINS are not being recognized by the AT&T database, this is NOT a HUGE problem as it just takes a call...

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