Smartphone Experts Acquires CrackBerry.com

INVERNESS, Fla., August 22, 2007 – Smartphone Experts (SPE), an e-commerce platform and smartphone accessory development company, has bolstered its portfolio of smartphone community sites by acquiring CrackBerry.com, a popular BlackBerry site. Having a community site tied in with BBerry.com, the BlackBerry accessories store that opened in June 2006 allows Smartphone Experts to provide BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry 8310 coming to the UK! And the Carrier is?!

A RIM spokesperson confirmed news yesterday that the BlackBerry Curve 8310 will soon be making its way to the United Kingdom and that an announcement can be expected soon about which lucky network will get to carry the phone. The GPS-enabled 8310 launched earlier this month in Germany. [ Source ] 

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Survey Shows that BlackBerry is #1; Treo Demand Continues to Slide; iPhone Hits the Ground Running

ChangeWave Investing likes to get their hands dirty when doing their stock research. Every four months they conduct a survey on smartphone demand, and the results of their July survey show a clear changing of the guard based on the 3,003 respondents polled. It's good news for Research in Motion. To the question "Who is the manufacturer of your current smartphone?" they widened their lead...

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Telus to Launch BlackBerry Pearl 2 in 2007

Telus to Launch BlackBerry Pearl 2 in 2007

I'll stick this in the Rumors category for now, but BlackBerry Sync's reliable source has it that Telus Mobility is set to launch the Pearl 2 before this year is over. That's great news for all of the CDMA BlackBerry Users in Canada. The Pearl 2 in CDMA version should be sporting GPS (Edge editions will have WiFi), in addition to a 2.0 megapixel camera (with 6x brighter flash), 3.5mm headset...

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The Best Just Got Cheaper - Aliph Jawbone $89.95

The Best Just Got Cheaper - Aliph Jawbone $89.95

Consider this blog post to be a teaser and a promo... :)  Review Teaser: I'm finally putting together an in-depth review of the Aliph Jawbone this week. We actually received our Red Jawbone at the CrackBerry.com offices back in May (Read our Jawbone Unboxing Here), and have now given the Jawbone three months of real life use, with a full month spent using it in conjunction with a different...

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BlackBerry 8820 hits Warehouses; Pearl 2 Coming Soon?

BlackBerry 8820 hits Warehouses; Pearl 2 Coming Soon?

From the BoyGenius comes word that AT&T is taking delivery of BlackBerry 8820 units at warehouses across the United States. But the fireworks that should be going off have been muted as AT&T doesn't want to get stuck with a ton of unsold BlackBerry 8800s. Don't expect to see the 8820 in your local outlet until they run out of 8800's first. You can't really blame AT&T for wanting...

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New BlackBerry Patent Application Shows the use of GPS to Determine and Display Caller's Location

Russel Shaw over at ZDnet posted this on Thursday, but I decided to hold off until Monday morning to relay the story (I wanted all you CrackBerrys to have fresh Monday-morning brains to absorb it all!)... A newly published patent application shows RIM is working on a technology which would determine an incoming caller's location from GPS data, and then display that location on the call...

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My AT&T Curve Doesn't Have GPS! What The?!

My AT&T Curve Doesn't Have GPS! What The?!

This is a strange story that popped up in the in CrackBerry Forums. It seems AT&T has a picture of a BlackBerry Curve on their website that features an icon for integrated GPS. Want to see it for yourself? Click this link, open the 360 degree demo, then click on Features and highlight the GPS icon. Can we launch a class-action lawsuit? Just kidding. I have an AT&T Curve and want...

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September Release Date for Rogers BlackBerry 8310?

I JUST received a message from my reliable Roger's informant.  Here's the word: "The 8310 is the 2nd of 7 data devices to launch for Rogers’ Q4. Corporate Reps are expected to receive early demo units in early September to use." Every message I have received from this source to date has been correct! If you're thinking about buying a 8300 Curve from Rogers you may want to hold off for now....

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Cameron Diaz likes her BlackBerry Curve with the Skin on

Cameron Diaz likes her BlackBerry Curve with the Skin on

It wouldn't be a Friday here at CrackBerry.com without a Celebrity CrackBerry Sighting. The first thing I noticed in this picture of Cameron Diaz was the Skin on her BlackBerry. She obviously is very into taking care of her Curve. The second thing I noticed were the short shorts! At least my priorities as a CrackBerry are straight. [ Image Source ]  Want to be like Cameron Diaz and Skin...

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Review: RexRegina Morgan Case for BlackBerry Curve/8800

Review: RexRegina Morgan Case for BlackBerry Curve/8800

Finally, I am able to reveal the availability of a new case, designed essentially for the BlackBerry 8800, but that also fits the BlackBerry Curve. I have been using the RexRegina Morgan Case, in Black Lizard Embossed Leather trim, for about 4 weeks now after what was a lengthy yet very productive creation time on RexRegina's end. The production effort was worth it! RexRegina have made...

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AT&T to limit BlackBerry 8820's GPS?!

AT&T to limit BlackBerry 8820's GPS?!

Big thanks to our friends at BBcool for breaking this shocking piece of news... An inside source at AT&T has brought word that the US carrier has been successful in their attempt to lock down the GPS functionality in their upcoming BlackBerry 8820. The only piece of 3rd party software that will be given the privilege to function is Telenav. The reason AT&T chose to do this?...

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I just got off the phone with a good friend of mine, Justin Umlah, who called to relay a story that provides yet another compelling reason why it makes sense to own a BlackBerry. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Peru last night, killing hundreds of people, and injuring many more. Peru's civil defence agency says at least 337 people perished in the quake,  1,300 were injured, and that the death...

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Coming Soon: OtterBOX BlackBerry 8800 Series Case Review

Coming Soon: OtterBOX BlackBerry 8800 Series Case Review

YeeeHaaaaaa! Here we go again. We've managed to get our hands on OtterBOX's unreleased BlackBerry 8800 Series Case. WoooHooo! Long-time CrackBerry.com readers already know we are big fans of their 8700 Case. We absolutely destroyed one in our OtterBOX 8700 Case Review (we dropped it, shot it, drove over it and golf tee'd it) and then named it a Best of WES 2007 Winner (be sure to watch the...

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Interview with Dave Haupert, President of DDH Software

Interview with Dave Haupert, President of DDH Software

DDH Software’s HanDBase has long been one of the top database programs for other mobile platforms, such as Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian. Now that HanDBase is available for BlackBerry users, could you give us an introduction of your company and the driving philosophy behind HanDBase? Dave: Sure- DDH Software’s been in this space since 1997, when Palm (then Pilot’s) and BlackBerry were very...

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BlackBerry 8130 (Pearl 2) coming to Verizon in November

BlackBerry 8130 (Pearl 2) coming to Verizon in November

Yet more BlackBerry news this week from the Boy Genius - the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, which has commonly been referred to in the past month of rumors as the Pearl 2, will be coming to Verizon in November 2007. That's right Verizon customers, the Pearl 2 exists, and you will be getting a sweet CDMA BlackBerry before the rest of the GSM-using world (although this isn't "official" and a GSM Pearl...

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Foxy Brown Arrested for Actual BlackBerry Abuse

Foxy Brown Arrested for Actual BlackBerry Abuse

I dislike writing this kind of blog post, but it's news involving a BlackBerry so it's my responsibility to share the message with the greater CrackBerrying World... 27 year old Rapper Foxy Brown, real name Inga Marchand, turned herself in to NYPD yesterday afternoon after using her BlackBerry as a weapon against her neighbor. She was booked on felony assault, menacing, harassment and criminal...

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BlackBerry 8820 coming to AT&T September 15th

BlackBerry 8820 coming to AT&T September 15th

New rumors from Engadget today suggest a September 15th launch date for the BlackBerry 8820 on AT&T. The 8820 adds Wi-Fi to the BlackBerry 8800's standard specs. Great news, except for the accompanying rumor that the AT&T 8820's Wi-Fi will be locked unless you subscribe to an AT&T plan. The 8820 will also sport extended battery life - up to twice that of Verizon's 8830! With the...

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BlackBerry Still Enterprise King!

BlackBerry Still Enterprise King!

As if there was ever any doubt! A new survey, conducted by Sage Research, collected the responses from hundreds of IT decision-makers at enterprises that have 1,000 employees or more. According to the research highlights, BlackBerrys still are "by far the preferred handset manufacturer among survey respondents." Despite recent challenges from a number of competitors offering smartphones...

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Take GeekSugar's "The Hills" Tech Challenge Quiz

Take GeekSugar's "The Hills"  Tech Challenge Quiz

If you're a Technology lover AND a fan of MTV's show The Hills, you will have undoubtedly noticed the almost never ending appearance of BlackBerrys, iMacs and other tech gadgetry that makes its way onto the TV screen. Our friend Angelica, editor of GeekSugar, constantly receives emails from readers telling her what kind of phones the girls on The Hills are using. With Season 3 of The Hills...

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