140% More Power! Seidio's Extended 2600mAh Extended Battery for the BlackBerry Curve Packs More Punch.

I've patiently been waiting for this to arrive in the ShopCrackBerry.com store, and it's finally here! Seidio's new 2600mAh Extended Battery will keep your Curve rocking all day and night and day and night and day and night and hopefully another day or two or three.... :-) The required (and included) battery door extends your BlackBerry's casing around the battery enclosure by about 4mm...

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Bluetooth Headset Comparison and Review: Motorola HS850; Motorola H700; Motorola H800 Slider

Looking and Sounding Good: Three Generations of Folding/Sliding Motorola Bluetooth Headsets Reviewed and Compared As a newcomer to the world of Bluetooth technology, I was both intrigued by and apprehensive at the prospect of trying out three generations of Motorola Bluetooth headsets. I needn’t have worried. Motorola has successfully maintained a great tradition of mixing aesthetics and...

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BlackBerry Causes Phantom Vibrations? YES. Don't Forget the Phantom Rings and Phantom LEDs too!

The Associated Press published a story yesterday on BlackBerrys and Phantom Vibrations. What's a Phantom Vibration? Basically you feel a vibration on your hip or wherever you normally wear your BlackBerry, but in actuality it's all in your head - the phone is not vibrating (in some cases the BlackBerry is not even close to you!). Research in the area is scant, but theories abound about...

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Dear Berry: Bathroom-Bound BlackBerry...

Dear Berry: Bathroom-Bound BlackBerry...

Dear Berry, This has to be a joke or something. My husband used to disappear into the bathroom with his newspaper - ok - bad enough - lots of people do it. We had 1 child then so not such a burden. However, now he disappears into the bathroom with his NEW BlackBerry, which seems to be NEW every couple of months. I know of course because of the shear time he spends in there (no he is not sick in...

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RIM to Launch AT&T BlackBerry 8310 on October 11; Colors Available: Crimson Red & Titanium

I guess I need to start paying closer attention to our CrackBerry.com forums. This afternoon I started seeing photos of the soon to be released AT&T 8310 BlackBerry Curve pop up in my RSS reader showing the Crimson Red color it will be available in. Well it turns out we had this data and more in our forums for over 24 hours before the news started to break elsewhere. A big thanks to our...

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Halloween is Coming... and so is your Chance to Win a New BlackBerry in CrackBerry.com's 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 yet for the big day, it's time to get on that too! The BlackBerry Giveaway will happen on HALLOWEEN and The Grand Prize Winner...

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Basic Phone Controls on Your BlackBerry

Basic Phone Controls on Your BlackBerry

Gooooood Morning Class! Welcome to Lecture 5 in CrackBerry.com's BlackBerry 101 Series . We're still talking BlackBerry Basics and today we're going to go over the basic controls and important buttons to use on your BlackBerry. Without any further adieux, let's get Crack'n! Disclaimer For this lecture, we will go over the BlackBerry's basic controls using an image of the BlackBerry Curve 8320...

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Neuros Video Recorder: Movies on your BlackBerry

Neuros Video Recorder: Movies on your BlackBerry

You’ve been standing in line for 15 minutes and there’s no end in sight. Your kids are bored and, to the delight of the people around you, after 72 verses of the Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round, they’ve grown tired of singing. But now they’re fighting with each other. And complaining. What if you could hand them your BlackBerry and let them watch an episode of Curious George while you wait...

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November 1st Launch Date for the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl

November 1st Launch Date for the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl

We've seen this kind of information be wrong before, but I think Verizon users should get their hopes up anyway... that's right, the Boy Genius is reporting a November 1st launch date for the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl 8130. This latest tipe puts the release date about a week earlier than previous rumors have been indicating. With built-in GPS, Video Recording and a host of other improvements...

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RIM Releases BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

RIM Releases BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

RIM has released a web-based version of their Desktop Manager client. Sorry MAC users, at this time it's only available for PCs. Here's the scoop: BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager is a web-based version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. It allows users to manage and configure their BlackBerry devices to receive messages, in addition to performing a variety of maintenance related tasks...

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Happy Thanksgiving Eh!

Happy Thanksgiving Eh!

To all the Canadian CrackBerrys out there, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your long weekend! I'll be celebrating the day with my family, eating wayy too much turkey and fixin's.  I'll make a couple of quick posts before calling it a day, and will be back in full CrackBerry swing tomorrow. This week's BlackBerry 101 post will be tomorrow (Tuesday), which will also become our regular class time...

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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Upgrade - Jessica Simpson Still Uses Her Trusty Old BlackBerry 8700

It's been a while since we've ran a CrackBerry Sighting, but thought this one of Jessica Simpson was worth posting. Why? Because she illustrates a good point - if it ain't broke, don't upgrade! It's easy to get consumed with device rumors and long for the latest gadgets, but it's important to remember that at the core all BlackBerrys kick a$$. If you're lucky enough to have any model of...

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Review: Empower InstaSpell from EI Devices

In my quest to find a handy spell-checking software for my berry, I decided to try out Empower InstaSpell from EI Devices. InstaSpell installs easily OTA (over the air). Within minutes I had the software installed successfully. Once the InstaSpell application itself is installed, make sure you go ahead and install a dictionary. Do it in this order as well... InstaSpell, THEN the...

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Review: Smartphone Experts OpenFace Leather Case for the BlackBerry 8800, 8820, 8830 Series Smartphone

Quality Doesn't Have to Mean Expensive Every BlackBerry user should try and protect their device rather than see it get ruined by constant use (or is it abuse?!). Between top pouches, side pouches, holsters, hard cases, skins and more, a plethora of choices are available that can more than adequately do the job. With each style of casing having its own pros and cons, you may find yourself...

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CrackBerry.com Launches BlackBerry Wallpaper Maker v2.0 and User-Contributed Wallpaper Gallery!

Wallpapering Has NEVER Been Soo Much Fun!  I am pleased (and super excited!) to announce the launch of CrackBerry.com's improved BlackBerry Wallpaper Maker tool and all new user-contributed BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery. Our original wallpaper maker has churned out 100+ wallpapers per day since CrackBerry.com went live back in February. It's made a lot of BlackBerry Users VERY Happy!...

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BlackBerry 9000 Series Smartphone: Touchscreen, 3G HSDPA, 600mhz Processor and More!

The BoyGenius published a photo today (photoshop creation) and some details of of the long-rumored 9xxx Series BlackBerry. Here's what the BG had to say: The hidden-in-a-dark-secret-underground-lab BlackBerry 9xxx has sent out a couple distress calls to us, pleading to let people know it’s coming and what it should have in store for the incredibly faithful and addicted BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Alert: Another BlackBerry Outage?

BlackBerry Alert: Another BlackBerry Outage?

Engadget Mobile is reporting that we may just have YET ANOTHER BlackBerry Outage on our hands, with users seeing a "Data Connection Refused" message on their BlackBerry displays. The reports so far have come from users in New York and Washington. Hopefully it's a minor issue that will quickly be resolved. Are you experiencing difficulties with your BlackBerry? Is Everything ok? Let us know...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8120 with WiFi & Video Recording Launched in Spain: Available Today

Well that didn't take long. Only two days after RIM announced the coming of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to CDMA carriers in North America, RIM and Telefonica have today launched the GSM version of the Pearl "2", the BlackBerry 8120. The 8120 features WiFi (vs. the GPS functionality found on the 8130), Video Recording capabilities, and a host of other improvements over the BlackBerry Pearl...

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RIM and Telefonica Launch BlackBerry Unite!

RIM and Telefonica Launch BlackBerry Unite!

PRESS RELEASE Telefonica and RIM Preview New Communications and Connectivity Software for Small Groups MADRID, SPAIN and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Telefonica and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced plans to introduce BlackBerry(R) Unite!(TM) -- a free PC-based software offering that will allow small groups, such as a family or small office...

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Review: Motorola S9 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones/Headset

Review: Motorola S9 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones/Headset

Wireless Music with Lightweight Design for Active Individuals The Motorola S9s are geared towards active BlackBerry and Bluetooth device users. Providing lightweight, water and sweat resistant technology that allow you to use your BlackBerry, or any other Bluetooth device for that matter with ease without getting tangled in cords. Trying to run on a treadmill at the gym with regular ear bud...

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