Fill Out a Survey, Get 50% Off Your Next Bplay Purchase

I received an email from Bplay yesterday letting me know they needed my help! Here's what it said: Dear Magmic Games/Bplay Customer: We need your help! In an effort to deliver our customers better mobile entertainment products, we are interested in learning more about you and your preferences with respect to entertainment products for use on a BlackBerry or smartphone device. To do...

Continue Reading

Rogers Rumors Coming True - BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED BlackBerry Curve 8310

Rogers Rumors Coming True - BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED BlackBerry Curve 8310

It looks like two of our three recent Rogers Rumors are coming true. Rogers distributors, dealers and reps will be getting their hands on the new Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8110 and RED Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8310 demos any day now if they haven't already. Now we just have to wait for Rogers to release a WiFi-enabled BlackBerry. It just doesn't seem to be a priority for them! As for these...

Continue Reading

Mobile Firefox Coming in 2008

Mobile Firefox Coming in 2008

Mozilla has been working on a mobile version of their Firefox browser. And now they have released initial designs of Mobile Firefox’s user interface. The design considers two classes of devices: touch screen enabled devices and devices where screen navigation is performed with a keyboard or similar. Looking at the non-touchscreen devices, there are some interesting notes about how the UI will...

Continue Reading

And CrackBerry.com's Most Downloaded Wallpaper is...

And CrackBerry.com's Most Downloaded Wallpaper is...

CrackBerry.com's free BlackBerry Wallpaper Maker Tool and User-Contributed BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery have been big successes, with hundreds of wallpapers being generated each day and shared with our member community.  The Wallpaper gallery now has thousands of wallpapers in it with many more on the way (it's become a full-time job just to moderate and publish contributed wallpapers - the...

Continue Reading

Stakes Raised in the Mobile Browser Game - Enter SkyFire

Stakes Raised in the Mobile Browser Game - Enter SkyFire

A couple weeks back I went off on a RANT about the web browser that ships standard on BlackBerrys, basically saying that it's nothing to brag about and that while there is a place for optimized web browsing (necessary for those who have limited data/speed) what the world now wants is full-web browsing on a smartphone. In that article I named the iPhone's Safari browser the best of class...

Continue Reading

BBGeeks BlackBerry Geek Contest

BBGeeks BlackBerry Geek Contest

Our friends at BBGeeks have been pretty good to ole CrackBerry.com since they launched a few months back - letting their readers know whats going on at CrackBerry with our promotions and free galleries and forums and such. It's only fair that we return the favor and announce the promo they're running in which you can win yourself a New BlackBerry, a year of hosted email, and a free license for...

Continue Reading

Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

Zardari Still Carries the BlackBerry of Slain Benazir Bhutto

In an odd bit of news, we have learned that Asif Ali Zardari, husband of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has retained her BlackBerry and keeps it with him. Zardiri is currently using the device to send messages to party leaders. "I learnt that you were one of those fortunate persons with whom she often communicated through this instrument for furthering the cause for...

Continue Reading

EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

EU Looking For More Ways to Cut Wireless Bills

If you live in the European Union, chances are you've already heard of the recent win the EU had against the International Roaming Department. The deal has called for outgoing rates to be capped at €0.49 about 66 cents, while incoming calls top out at €0.24 about 33 cents. That's awesome... But there's more. The EU is still looking for more ways to reduce its citizens wireless bills. (Good news...

Continue Reading

First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

First Ten Things You Should Do With Your New BlackBerry

Earlier this week, new CrackBerry.com member and first time BlackBerry owner Posum posted in the forums the thread First Ten things I should do to my new BB.  Posum's question: This is my first Blackberry, it is the Pearl from Verizon. I was wondering what are the first things I should do to it settings wise to make it run it's best. The thread has received some good responses from...

Continue Reading

It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

It's All Going on at Bell: Four Free 8700e Models, and a New Red BlackBerry Pearl

Seems as though the folks over at Bell have been busy recently. Bell is getting rid of their old 8703e stock by giving them away (sort of). For every BlackBerry 8130 or 8830 they sell, they are giving away four 8703e's. Not bad for the business that wants to keep in touch or equip a small sales force in a hurry. Thankfully Bell is also offering help on the data plan side of things. We all...

Continue Reading

Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

Adorn Your BlackBerry Pearl in Rich Red Porsche Leather

I reported the other day on ColorWare, a cool service that lets you send in your Berry for cool color customizations. I've got another goodie for you today. If you thought that was cool, this one takes it to the next level. How about decking your Pearl out in rich Porsche red leather? Well, thanks to Goldstriker you can do just that. As you can see from the picture, almost the entire back is...

Continue Reading

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless

Update: The Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is now on Verizon's Website.  As I had reported previously, a Pink BlackBerry Pearl was rumored to be making a debut in the near future. Rumor no more, the Pink 8130 will be hitting Verizon stores starting tomorrow. The proof is in this press release from RIM. As the press release puts it: "Perfect for the fashion-forward professional on-the-go,...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Pages