ALERT: National BlackBerry Outage

Update: Reports in the forums and elsewhere show that things seem to bet getting back to normal. Pheww. Not sure what the cause of all this was, but am sure we will find out in the days ahead. Here we go again, looks like another BlackBerry outage. Seems to be on RIM's end and is affecting both BES and BIS users across North America. Service interuption levels are varying. Click through to...

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Free Scribble Theme from RIM

Free Scribble Theme from RIM

RIM has released a new free theme for the 83xx and 88xx series. It’s called “Scribble”, and if you have one of those devices, you can get it from mobile.blackberry.com. Just point your BlackBerry browser to that URL and look under the “What’s Hot” section. The new theme invokes some nostalgic old memories of doodling on notebook paper while not listening in class. So now that you’re all grown up...

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WebMessenger Goes Free!

WebMessenger Inc. today announced they will free up their WebMessenger Mobile IM clients, as well as free business-class IM service for mobile professionals who use BlackBerry, MS Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm PDAs and smartphones. The free IM service provides single client access to AIM, Google, MSN, Skype, and Yahoo. The service provides messaging needs for business professionals within...

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Blueant Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone

Blueant Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone

Yet another great product from BlueAnt Wireless. I have tested many a Bluetooth peripheral - headsets, handsfree units, car Speakerphones, Stereo headphones and more. Some have fully taken advantage of the latest in Bluetooth Technology and others have just fallen flat. Last year, I was very pleasantly surprised by the BlueAnt Wireless Supertooth II Handsfree Speakerphone. It was so far...

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Confirmed: BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile

Confirmed: BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile

As Kevin reported previously, rumors had it that the BlackBerry 8820 was coming to T-Mobile sometime around early march. Now, it appears as though we have actual evidence from T-Mobile as you can see from the data sheet below. You can check out all the features below which include GPS and the usual array of 8800 features. For now, the T-Mobile 8820 will be available in Midnight Blue. [...

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Introducing Ziplorer: Pack and Unpack Zip Files Directly on your BlackBerry!

Introducing Ziplorer: Pack and Unpack Zip Files Directly on your BlackBerry!

That didn't take long. Last week James reported a rumor a BlackBerry application to handle zipping was "in the works", and now it's here! S4BB has just released Ziplorer version 1.0, which allows you to receive zip files on your BlackBerry and unpack them directly onto your device. You can also access files stored on your device's internal memory card or expansion card and create and send...

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CDMA Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sighting!

CDMA Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sighting!

Update: More Images added, after the jump!  This just in from the CrackBerry.com Forums, images of what we are told is the long awaited and rumored CDMA-based BlackBerry Curve 8330. The images fit the description of what we have heard the CDMA-Curve will look like (basically the same as the GSM Curve, but with a Black keyboard). I wish a picture would have been posted with the battery cover...

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2 New Curve / 8800 Series Themes Available from Mobile.BlackBerry.com - Today Plus Theme and Scribble Theme

RIM has added two new FREE BlackBerry themes to their mobile.blackberry.com portal: the Today Plus theme and Zen Scribble theme. The Today Plus theme is pretty cool - it's like the Today theme, but when you scroll to the right you get a right-justified Zen theme list. The new themes are available for Curve and 8800 Series BlackBlackBerry smartphones (sorry Pearl users!). The Scribble theme...

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BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

BlackBerry Web Shortcuts Hands On

How many times have you opened your browser, gone through your bookmarks, waited for your page to load and thought "Hey, I wish there was an easier way."  Well there is.  A great app that has been around for quite some time - Blackberry Web Shortcuts. The recently updated app lets you create up to ten shortcuts in icon form to place on your device's home page as you please - much in the...

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RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

RIM BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide Form Factor

While the first RIM patent application we came across today covered a method of integrating a touchscreen within an LCD, our second patent app discovery depicts a mockup of an actual BlackBerry device that would make use of this technology. This patent, entitled HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MOVEABLE DISPLAY/COVER MEMBER shows a BlackBerry with a slider configuration. The images...

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Evidence RIM is Working on a Touchscreen BlackBerry!

Evidence RIM is Working on a Touchscreen BlackBerry!

A new Patent Application from RIM went through to publication yesterday morning, entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTEGRATING A TOUCHSCREEN WITHIN AN LCD. It's hard to not get excited about this if you reside in the BlackBerry camp wanting to see a Touchscreen BlackBerry added to RIM's offering. And according to our buddy Russell Shaw who posted the story, we may not have to wait TOO long to see...

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Software Update: Zagat to Go v6.0 Available

Software Update: Zagat to Go v6.0 Available

This is a quick update for those of you that are subscribed (or thinking of subscribing) to the Zagat To Go software. It has been updated from version 5 to version 6.0 and is now available at ShopCrackBerry.com. With Zagat To Go you can check the ratings and rankings for more than 30,000 restaurants, nightspots, hotels and golf courses in hundreds of cities worldwide. You can also do some very...

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mig33 Enters the BlackBerry World With Release of New Application

The global mobile social network that is mig33 announced yesterday software for the BlackBerry that will allow us to utilize mig33's mobile social networking tools. The release is a planned first step in their program designed to optimize the service for the U.S. market. Says co-founder and CEO of mig33 Steven Goh: "The U.S. mobile phone market is unique from what's happening in the rest of the...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 Announced

BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5 Announced

I just received the IT Edition of the BlackBerry Newsletter, and for those of you interested in the BES side of the BlackBerry world there is lots of info on the Newly Announced BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 5. Be sure to check out the Feature Overview . There's also advertising for two webinars coming up on Feb. 20th and 21st, respectively: BES v4.1SP5 for Lotus Domino and...

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BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile: Would You Buy One?!

BlackBerry 8820 Coming to T-Mobile: Would You Buy One?!

The Boy Genius just reported a rumor that the BlackBerry 8820 is heading to T-Mobile and will be available coming March 5th. I always like rumors with precise dates. The T-Mobile BlackBerry 8820 will be identical to the one currently available from AT&T, with the one exception being the T-Mobile 8820 will of course work with T-Mobile's popular Hotspot @ Home service. Here's my question...

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Craziest Bluetooth Headset Ads Ever - Jawbone Films

Craziest Bluetooth Headset Ads Ever - Jawbone Films

I came across this in the CrackBerry Forums earlier this week, was reluctant to post it to the homepage due to the slightly NSFW (not safe for work) nature of the content, but then remembered we are CrackBerry.com and can safely get away with posting this kind of stuff... So if you want to see the craziest/oddest/bizzarrest commercials for a Bluetooth Headset ever, head on over to...

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Sprint Launches Unlimited Access Plan

Sprint Launches Unlimited Access Plan

If you're on Sprint and have been waiting for the 'will it ever come' unlimited plan, your wait is over. Sprint has decided to make an Unlimited Access Plan available nation-wide, after some testing in select markets in 2007. The Unlimited plan will set you back $119.99/month before taxes. With it you will get: Unlimited voice calling Unlimited SMS Unlimited web Unlimited email Unlimited...

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Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

Lost your Berry? No Worries... Announcing Berry Locator!

* Update: Contest Winners are: crimsonlite, sfcgijill, rdease, djester02 and kcladygemini. Winners will be contact via email to claim their prize! * Back in December we told you about MobiReport's latest application, Find My Berry. Find My Berry got a huge response from the CrackBerry.com community, and it's easy to see why. With this app installed on your phone, if you've misplaced your...

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Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Accessory Review: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

Are you looking for a GPS replacement? Do you go for the “stand-alone?” Do you use a Bluetooth GPS Puck? Or do you opt for the Freedom Keychain GPS? Manufactured by Freedom Input , I have listened to and read some glowing reviews on this remarkably small device. In fact, I'd recomment checking out the Podcast Review of the the Freedom Mini GPS Keychain done back in October by Leo Laporte...

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PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

PKZip and GZip Software Rumors Abound

I read a rumor out there that a new software application is due to hit the market allowing BlackBerry users to PKZip or GZip files directly on their BlackBerry. I'm hoping the rumors are true. The app will reportedly allow you to compress complete directory structures as well as de-compress incoming or pre-zipped files. I'm also hoping the app lets you compress files in order to attach them...

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