FindMe Application for Facebook Officially Released

FindMe Application for Facebook Officially Released

A couple weeks back I brought word and details of the just-out-of-pre-beta FindMe Application for Facebook. Today, the good folks at Electric Pocket (developers of FlipSide Music Player and Ringo) have "officially announced" FindMe is ready for action. FindMe is a free application you install on your BlackBerry which enables you to "tag" your location (no GPS required... kinda like Google...

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RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers

RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers

Of interest to BlackBerry developers... RIM today announced a BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) plug-in for Eclipse - a new development tool that enables Eclipse developers to create and test robust wireless applications for the BlackBerry platform seamlessly from within the familiar Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The plug-in will enable Eclipse developers to create...

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BlackBerry Software Review: PocketDay Lists v1.5

BlackBerry Software Review: PocketDay Lists v1.5

Buzz!!! Buzz!!! Buzz!!! Your BlackBerry’s Alarm wakes you up to start another wonderful day, unless you’re having a case of the Mondays. You hop into the shower and go through your day in your mind, trying to remember all of the things you have to do. What party supplies do I need for this weekend? Does lil Johnny have everything for his Science Fair Project? What do I have to review again...

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MLB Throws BlackBerry Users a Curve

MLB Throws BlackBerry Users a Curve

In previous years baseball fans were graced with the ease of the MLB.com Desktop Shortcut that place an icon to MLB Mobile on your Blackberry's home screen.  This year Major League Baseball has done one better and created shortcuts for each teams individual mobile pages.  Much in the fashion of the old shortcut, the new shortcuts take you to mobile-optimized sites to deliver scores, stats,...

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BBOS version 4.5 coming to O2 on April 9th?!

This rumor might not be for those of us on North American carriers, but it's surely a good sign for all of us if it pans out to be true... a reliable tipster from the UK has pointed me to O2's BlackBerry OS Download Page. Take a look at the notes: For the Curves and 8800s it says "Future Software Expected April 08", while for the 8100 and 8700s it says April/May 08. It definitely seems like 02...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Get Your Holiday Wallpapers!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Get Your Holiday Wallpapers!

Geez, with all of the excitement of passing the 100,000 member mark, I nearly forgot that today is St. Patrick's day! Though now that I think about it, it does make sense that a site named CrackBerry reach a big milestone on a holiday associated with drinking :-) I just took a quick scout around our user-contributed wallpaper galleries and sure enough found a lot of images to help...

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Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-655 Bluetooth Headset

Accessory Review: BlackBerry HS-655 Bluetooth Headset

The Only Bluetooth Headset with the BlackBerry Name On It!  Innovative and sleek, the Blackberry HS-655 delivers Plantronics technology in a stylish BlackBerry livery. With 128-bit encryption for enhanced privacy and digital signal processing the HS-655 features advanced technology in one of the most attractive packages out there. The fact that it bears the BlackBerry logo means you can...

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100,000 Reasons to Celebrate!!!

100,000 Reasons to Celebrate!!!

w00t! CrackBerry.com now has 100,000 members!! Just a couple of week's after celebrating our first birthday we have now broken the 100,000 member mark. The first few months were nice steady growth, but take a look at our Registered Members Trend's chart and you'll see that in recent months CrackBerry.com has been growing crazy fast. Great job to everyone in spreading the CrackBerry.com...

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In Memory of Russell Shaw

In Memory of Russell Shaw

This is sad news for the BlackBerry World... I just found out tech journalist and BlackBerry guru Russell Shaw passed away on Friday, March 14th. He was on a reporting trip in San Jose, traveling from his home base in Portland, Oregon. Russell wrote on a variety of topics, but in the BlackBerry space you could find him writing originally for BBHub and more recently for ZDNet covering The...

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Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 001

Clicks Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 001

Hey Everyone, Click here! This is my first official blog post since joining the Crack Team. In case you don't recognize the name, I'm a member of the moderation team in the CrackBerry Forums where I'm always willing to help out with your BlackBerry questions! When I'm not in the forums or read'n the blogs, I'm usually browsing through CrackBerry.com's Wallpaper and Ringtone galleries or...

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Formula 1 Season Begins; Lewis Hamilton is a Curve User!

Formula 1 Season Begins; Lewis Hamilton is a Curve User!

left: Maclaren's Lewis Hamilton uses a BlackBerry Curve right: Ferrari driven by Kimi Raikonen with RIM Sponsorship Photoshopped On (note: RIM doesn't sponsor F1...I just REALLY THINK THEY SHOULD) Formula 1 fans are excited this weekend as today marks the return of the racing season! After an exciting qualifying session the starting grid has now been set for Australian Grand Prix. More for...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 14th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 14th, 2008!

Lots to talk about this week. I've gone ahead and added a new 'cool' section to our weekly roundup. If you're a golfer you will want to scroll down to check it out this week :) NEW SOFTWARE Cortado Fax for BlackBerry For a lot of businesses, faxes still play an important part of their business communication. The Cortado Fax Premium service provides you with a reliable and speedy fax...

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India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban: Negotiations to Continue

India Sidesteps BlackBerry Ban: Negotiations to Continue

All is happy in India once again. For now. In an interview today, India's telecommunications secretary Siddhartha Behura commented: “There is no question of banning at this point.” Behura then went on to assure everyone the government is working out the issues with the four mobile service providers and RIM executives. The BlackBerry is distributed in India by Reliance Communications, BPL...

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BlackBerry Case Review: Speck Products SeeThru Case and Holster for the BlackBerry Curve Series

To Protect and Preserve (the original look) OK,  You just got the BlackBerry Curve – one of the slimmest, coolest and hottest Smartphones on the planet. Depending on the model, you paid anywhere from $99.00 to $250 or more for it. You hold it in your hand and it feels so nice, thin and…..fragile. You don’t want to drop it, but we all drop our BlackBerry at some point.  So, you need a case...

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Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part II

Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis - Part II

Part I of Treo vs. BlackBerry - An In-Depth Analysis was a BIG HIT, and Part II is now up at our sibling site TreoCentral.com to deliver the knockout punch. Head on over and take a read (you can report back here with comments, or leave them at TC). Enjoy! Read Part I of Treo vs. BlackBerry >> Read Part II of Treo vs. BlackBerry >>

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Movidity Expands Video Solutions for BlackBerry

Movidity Expands Video Solutions for BlackBerry

Movidity's Movy.tv has been around for a few months now, and they seem to finally have the kinks worked out to support Blackberry devices (Press Release after the jump). A YouTube of sorts for mobile devices, Movy.tv allows users to upload and stream multimedia content on cell phone, PDAs, BlackBerrys and other supported devices.  Movy.tv totes itself at "The worlds first and only cross-...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Arrives at ATT?!

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Arrives at ATT?!

Update, 11:00am: Finally a PRESS RELEASE. It's happened. Read it after the jump. That's the end of this blog post for now until we see what happens on the consumer side. Original Post, 12:30am: It "sounds" like one of the North American GSM carriers got a hold of the next-gen Pearl. According to Crave, AT&T has announced that they are now offering the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, the GSM/WiFi...

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Will Cooler Heads Prevail? No BlackBerry Ban 'YET' in India

Will Cooler Heads Prevail? No BlackBerry Ban 'YET' in India

The government of India has decided not to ban BlackBerry services while it holds talks with RIM and carriers to find a way to monitor emails sent from the device. A meeting has been held between the telecom department officials in India, mobile operators, RIM executives and security agencies. They have reportedly decided that a method would be found for lawful interception of data sent...

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CrackBerry.com Newsletter #8

CrackBerry.com Newsletter #8

This morning I sent out CrackBerry.com Newsletter Issue #8, but I made a little faux pas... I accidentally put "Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition" within the email subject line as part of newsletter's description, and realized after the fact the terms ".com" and "edition" when placed within a subject line together tend to trip off spam filters. So if you normally receive the CrackBerry.com bi-...

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Indian Government Threatens RIM With Network Shutdown

Indian Government Threatens RIM With Network Shutdown

For all BlackBerry users over in India, it's time to hold your breath (but not for too long). Reports all over the web are surfacing that the Indian Government is demanding RIM either allows it to decrypt all emails or shut down the entire Indian Berry network at the end of this month. The Indian government wants to monitor all incoming and outgoing BlackBerry email in the country. That's pretty...

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