Ahead of the Curve...Rogers BlackBerry Curve that is!

Ahead of the Curve...Rogers BlackBerry Curve that is!

I couldn't take the waiting any longer! As I type, a BlackBerry 8300 Curve is making its away across the pond and to the CrackBerry.com offices in Winnipeg. It's a BlackBerry Curve out of the UK, and the Unlock code has already been ordered straight from O2. I should have both the phone and unlock code in my hands Tuesday by noon. I'm curious to see how this goes. Will it be easy going in...

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New App Turns Berry Into Tracker

New App Turns Berry Into Tracker

I am actually not sure what to make of this new application. A great way for a courier company to see where its vehicles are going or unbelievably good news for insanely suspicious spouses and parents everywhere. Skylab Mobilesystems have come out with an application that takes advantage of the built-in GPS receiver of the BlackBerry 8800 and is now able to record tracklogs. Those tracklogs...

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Balsillie Hops On The Wi-Fi Bandwagon

Balsillie Hops On The Wi-Fi Bandwagon

Jim Balsillie, RIM co-CEO and potential owner of the Nashville Predators hockey team, was the keynote speaker at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Technology Conference, which opened in Boston, on Wednesday. Balsillie’s speech focused on the arrival of Wi-Fi and the proposed introduction of a “converged Wi-Fi BlackBerry by the back end of this year.” The reluctance of some companies, including RIM...

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SpinVox Turns Voice Mail Into E-Mail

If you are like me, you occasionally want to see who left you a voice mail and what that person wanted. If you have ever wondered what would it be like if you could turn your voicemails into text then wonder no more. The Spin-my-Vmail application actually converts your voicemails into text messages and sends them to your mobile phone or e-mail inbox. SpinVox the makers of Spin-my-Vmail have...

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Around The World In 80 Days On Your Berry

Around The World In 80 Days On Your Berry

Oscar Wilde once said “A classic is book everyone has heard about but nobody has read.” Well now there is no excuse for not reading your classics. If you have a BlackBerry and a few minutes to spare you can now enjoy a short snippet of some of the world’s great literary classics. E-mails from www.dailylit.com offer up daily sections of novels like Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days...

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Balsillie to Buy The Nashville Predators?

Balsillie to Buy The Nashville Predators?

Early reports out of TSN in Canada have our friend and RIM Co-Founder Jim Balsillie in negotiations to buy the Nashville Predators. While we've only just heard of this, we know for a fact that Jim wants to own an NHL franchise like you wouldn't believe! We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops... Update: 9:33pm. CTV.ca has more details on the story...

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Best of WES 2007 - PocketVPN

Best of WES 2007 - PocketVPN

The next Crackie to be given out in the CrackBerry.com BEST of WES 2007 awards is the "NO BRAINER" AWARD. Why the No Brainer? Because having this application on your BlackBerry is a No Brainer - it just makes sense. The envelope please .... and the winner is .... PocketVPN   WICKSoft's PocketVPN client gives you the power to securely access, view, email, and fax files and documents...

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Europeans Happier This Morning

Europeans Happier This Morning

European BlackBerry and mobile phone users have long complained about the phone fees they have to pay while traveling in other countries. That is about to change. The BBC reports this morning that the cost of making mobile phone calls in Europe is set to fall substantially after lawmakers backed plans to cap roaming charges. The cost mobile customers are charged by providers for using their...

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BlackBerry 8800 Makes PC World Top100

PC World put out their annual Top100 devices list. Their staff went over the list of electronic devices in 2007 and the BlackBerry 8800 scored an impressive fifth spot putting it among some elite electronic devices from this past year. Not a bad showing for RIM - the 8800 came in just behind the craze-of-the-year Nintendo Wii (which everyone and their mother wants) and the Intel Core 2 Duo (...

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Where is That Wascally Curve?

Where is That Wascally Curve?

Research In Motion (RIM) announced the BlackBerry Curve weeks ago, so where are the little devices? People are getting anxious. And I have a few hundred bucks in my pocket burning a hole. It has been speculated that the blogosphere forced RIM to announce the release earlier than the company had wanted. But that said, it has been a couple of weeks and no one except a few lucky individuals has...

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Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Backgammon King for BlackBerry

Something embarrassing happened to me this week. I was asked to review Backgammon King by Magmic and I have to admit it here, I never played the game of Backgammon before. Sure I’ve heard about it just like everyone I guess but I had no clue how to play. For the Backgammon pros here impatient to find out if this BlackBerry version is any good, bear with me for a few lines while I enlighten the...

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Sens Coach Murray Puts 'Pearl' Into Lineup for Game 5 Win

Sens Coach Murray Puts 'Pearl' Into Lineup for Game 5 Win

What a hockey game we were treated to on Saturday! For those of you that are not interested in hockey, you can stop reading HERE. :) The Senators clinched a birth into the Stanley Cup Finals with a 3-2 overtime win in Buffalo. What a thriller! Speaking on behalf of all Canadians (with the exception of Torontonians), GO SENS GO! During post-game interviews on Saturday, Sens coach Bryan Murray...

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Register at CrackBerry.com to Win a BlackBerry Curve or 8830!

Register at CrackBerry.com to Win a BlackBerry Curve or 8830!

It's Victoria Day up here in Canada and the CrackBerry Team is taking a well deserved rest. While the team may be away, we still (as always) have some great deals and prizes for our members. So if you're not already a member of CrackBerry.com (it's Free)... Register today and you'll be automatically entered in our drawing for a BlackBerry Curve or 8830! No catches, no gimmicks... This is a...

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Where Is My Entourage?

Where Is My Entourage?

Where are you guys? I need my entourage here now. I'm lonely and needy and I don't know how to find my pin. Adrian Grenier of HBO's Entourage is apparently a CrackBerry addict too. 

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Need a Break From Your 'Berry? - Try 2 Devices on 1 Number!

Need a Break From Your 'Berry? - Try 2 Devices on 1 Number!

A BlackBerry for business use during the day... A regular ol' cellphone for use in the evenings... What a novel idea! Don't get me wrong now. I LOVE my BlackBerry. But sometimes I wish I could put it away and use one of those regular, slim, fit in your back-pocket cellphones for the evening! Perhaps I'm ignorant or un-educated on the matter, but I did some research today, and it turns out...

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BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 SP2 Now Available!

BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 SP2 Now Available!

It's a mouthful, but BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.2 Service Pack 2 is now available for immediate download from the BlackBerry website. Why upgrade? Installing v4.2 SP2 will allow you to take advantage of the new BlackBerry Desktop Media Manager (by Roxio) that allows for quick CD ripping, converting and transferring music and video files to your device. Version 4.2 SP2 is available for...

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Best of WES 2007 - OtterBOX 8700

Best of WES 2007 - OtterBOX 8700

The next winner in the CrackBerry.com BEST of WES 2007 awards has pulled in THREE accolades, winning the  "BEST ACCESSORY AWARD", "BEST FREEBIE GIVEN OUT AT WES AWARD" and "BUSIEST BOOTH AT THE SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE AWARD".  The envelope please .... and the winner is .... the OtterBOX BlackBerry 8700 Series Case   The OtterBox BlackBerry 8700 Series Case is a heavy-duty case that makes it...

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The Great Plural BlackBerry Debate

The Great Plural BlackBerry Debate

So what do we call our little devices if we find we have more than one of them? BlackBerries or BlackBerrys? The stress of it all. This debate has caused some considerable uproar in the office. In fact, an office-wide schism has opened up pitting the cult of “ies” against the “ys” and it threatens to rip asunder the whole CrackBerry.com organization. OK that’s a bit of hyperbole, but we...

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Interview with Michael Hughes, Ring2s Co-Founder/Co-CEO

Interview with Michael Hughes, Ring2s Co-Founder/Co-CEO

Ring2 Conference Controller for BlackBerry After pounding the conference floor at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium and hiding out in the demo theatres reviewing the myriad solutions on display at this year’s impressive show, we just had to consider the cunningly simple Ring2 Conference Controller to be one of the Best Ideas of WES 2007. The application allows call leaders to take remote...

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My 43 Minutes with Jim Balsillie, CEO of RIM

My 43 Minutes with Jim Balsillie, CEO of RIM

The CEO of CrackBerry Meets the CEO of BlackBerry The 2007 Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) is now a part of history. For those who don’t know, WES is an annual event hosted by Research in Motion that brings together more than 3,000 IT professionals and business executives from around the globe and presents the latest information to help organizations define and implement wireless...

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