GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

GoogHelper and Tipper Now Available for BlackBerry!

Long time software developer iambic has finally entered the BlackBerry game with the release of GoogHelper and Tipper for BlackBerry. Iambic has been developing for pretty much every other smartphone platform to date, so its nice to see them finally giving us BlackBerry users some love. GoogHelper is a snappy utility that helps quickly launch various Internet searches using mobile...

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Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

Are you a Gadgict or Gadgetolic?

New York Times blogger John Tierny posted a Gadget Addiction story yesterday based on the Five Signs of Gadget Addiction, as developed by John O’Neill, director of addictions services for the Menninger Clinic. According to O'Neill, the five signs are: You’d rather text than talk face-to-face. You can’t leave home without it. You can’t relax without constantly checking for email or messages...

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Hang On To Those Stocks!

Hang On To Those Stocks!

RIM takes a beating in stock market turmoil We all love our BlackBerrys for sure, but the maker of the little device needs a little more love after the company took a beating on stock markets amid some major turmoil on world markets. Research in Motion trades on the Toronto Stock Market (TSX) and on Tuesday and Wednesday that market took everyone on a wild ride . RIM, by virtue of its...

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Documents to Go for BlackBerry Screenshots!

Documents to Go for BlackBerry Screenshots!

DataViz posted this on their official blog today... "For those of you who are patiently waiting for Documents To Go to be available for your BlackBerry, we thought we'd take a moment to give you a taste of what its going to look like." I'm waiting, but not very patiently. See more screenshots. Thanks Josep for sending this in!

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New Features Coming to BlackBerry in 2008

RIM announced a series of updates for the BlackBerry platform that include enhanced messaging, new admin tools, and enhanced security. Some of the more interesting improvements include: Document Downloading and Editing - “Documents To Go” by DataViz will be integrated into the BlackBerry platform, enabling users to edit Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files directly on the...

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T-Mobile UK Launches GPS Navigation With TeleNav

T-Mobile announced today that it is the first operator in the UK to launch TeleNav GPS Navigator. TeleNav GPS Navigator is an award winning GPS satnav system for mobile phones. The service will be immediately available on a variety of BlackBerry smartphones on T-Mobile and includes GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving directions, addresses and directions to business and...

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Long Awaited BlackBerry OS 4.3.1 Re-Branded as OS 4.5

Jibi brought word this morning that the long-waited OS 4.3.1 update (that was mentioned together with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 Service Pack 5 back in November) will be re-branded as OS 4.5. Beta releases of 4.3.1 have been quite visible for some time now. However, the decision to re-brand the OS as 4.5 is rumored to simply be a marketing decision, due to the number of enhancements...

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Greatest BlackBerry Ringtone Ever - Rock Me Gently

Andy Kim Performing Rock Me Gently As much as I'm addicted to my BlackBerry, I think I'm equally addicted to CrackBerry.com's free user-contributed BlackBerry Ringtone Gallery and BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery. You just never know what ringtones and wallpapers people are going to add to the database... sometimes you REALLY get surprised. It demands a daily visit! And yesterday I was...

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RIM Previews New BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections

Following up RIM's official announcement yesterday at Lotusphere 2008 of BlackBerry Platform Enhancements, RIM dropped news today of an entirely new product as they preview a BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections. You'll want to read the full press release after the jump for the details, but it's essentially social networking on your BlackBerry for BlackBerry Enterprise users (i.e....

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Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

Pimp Your BlackBerry With a Custom Paint Job!

ColorWare has setup their website to accept custom BlackBerry paint jobs! You can either send in your BlackBerry, or order a new BlackBerry (for $50-$100 over retail) sent to you direct with a fancy new paint job. Not bad! ColorWare is even offering a standard 1 year warranty with the unlocked phones they sell, and an option to upgrade to a 2 year warranty for another $149.  The ColorWare...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone Making its Appearance - Spain, Italy, Canada?!

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is officially here. RIM today has announced the coming of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 to Vodafone in Spain. Furthermore, our friend Stefano over at BB World sent word he received the an official invite to RIM/Vodafone's Milan launch party for the 8110 coming on January 30th. And just today, I received word from one of my trusted Rogers guys that corporate store reps...

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Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Review: Seidio 1600mAh OEM Sized Extended Battery for BlackBerry 8800 Series

Extra Juice, No Extra Size Required  Having noticed a steady decline in the performance of my BlackBerry 8800 battery, I decided to give one of the Seidio Extended batteries a try. I had heard good things about them, so I thought it would be worth a shot. I especially liked the fact that Seidio's 1600mAh battery would extend the battery life of my 8800 but not its phyiscal size as it fits...

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BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

BlackBerry 101: How to Use CrackBerry.com Forums

Hey Class! CrackBerry Kevin here, and welcome Back to BlackBerry 101. You might say we did the Law School thing and took a full month off between semesters, but here we are again, ready to tackle another four months worth of lectures before summer break. To kick off the first lecture of the new year we thought it would be wise to spend a week teaching users how to actually use CrackBerry.com...

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Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Task Management App 'StudentBerry' Released to the Public

Are you a student with 100 assignments, exams and projects on the go at the same time? Enter StudentBerry... StudentBerry is an application designed to help students manage their ever growing list of tasks and to-do's. Key Features in StudentBerry: A complete daily, weekly, or monthly breakdown of assignments due organized by class and due date. Easy to follow color coding lets you...

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RIM Showcases BlackBerry Platform Enhancements at Lotusphere 2008

Lots of news and coming from RIM today at Lotusphere 2008 for enterprise users on the BES. Some of the big news: the ability to Download and Edit Documents (thanks to DataViz); the ability to remotely search and retrieve email messages from server (even if they are no longer on the phone); free/busy calendar look-up (check availability before sending out a meeting request); and HTML and...

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Accessory Review: Blueant Z9 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: Blueant Z9 Bluetooth Headset

The Z9: To use it is to love it The BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset blends innovation and serious good looks to create the device to beat in the competitive headset market. This Australian company’s design has garnered raves and awards and marks a new standard in headsets. Over-the-top raving? Maybe, but this unit is worth the plaudits it has received. Stylish design, innovative noise...

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Alltel Offers CRM App SalesNow for BlackBerry

Alltel began offering the SalesNow customer-relationship management app to BlackBerry users. SalesNow, which was developed by Interchange Solutions, is designed to help mobile workers track and manage their contacts, deals, activities, and e-mails. The type of information users can share includes weekly reports, team forecasts, and details of business deals. SalesNow works with BlackBerry e-...

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BlackBerry 9000 Talk - more details, more potential confusion

BlackBerry 9000 Talk - more details, more potential confusion

Another week, another BlackBerry 9000 rumor post. This time it's Jibi over at BGR with some more details and further clarifications (some might say confusions) on the BlackBerry 8xxx/9000. More Details: 9000 will include UMTS and HSDPA Support (said to be official info from RIM) a new era of OS is being worked on at RIM... v5. (no details yet, though it's probably safe to assume most...

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Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!

Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!

Get excited, but not TOO excited. Endgadget Mobile dropped word yesterday that Rogers is introducing a new Flex Rate Data Plan for PC Cards which ups Rogers' ante in the data game. At Tier 4 we're talking $100/mo. for 5GB of data (and only $0.03 per additional MB). The best part is you can start with Tier 1 (1GB for $65) and if you accidentally go over the limit you automatically get bumped...

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Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Red Curve 8310

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Red Curve 8310

Hold off on the dinner reservations and don't worry about calling the florist.  AT&T is running a special on their "red" devices from now until February 14th - the LG Shine, the BlackJack 2 and the Curve 8310 - all at a promotional $99.99 price point.  For that someone special that is still hanging on to their buggy Windows Mobile or Palm device, now is the time to show them how you really...

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