Still don't think you’re addicted?

Still don't think you’re addicted?

Most people attest to their ability to control BlackBerry use, and don't consider themselves CrackBerry addicts. In light of the recent service outages to BlackBerry email, people are finally realizing their dependency.. er..addiction.. er love for the BlackBerry. So why not embrace your love for the BlackBerry by joining the CrackBerry.com community? By signing up with CrackBerry.com you...

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Basketball or BlackBerry? It's a split!

Basketball or BlackBerry? It's a split!

Here's a picture of supermodel Jessica White sitting next to Kimora Lee Simmons, Tyra Banks and Beyonce at the Knicks game. Looks like Jessica has clearly chosen BlackBerry over Basketball. Non-Blackberry owners might hold this against her, but not CrackBerry abusers! 

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The Aftermath of the RIM Outage

The Aftermath of the RIM Outage

It’s been interesting to read about all the responses to the RIM outage. They range from panic for those of us cut off from our email, to relief for those of us who got a welcome respite from the normal deluge of messages. As for me, it didn’t affect me very much because I was asleep. My BlackBerry isn’t allowed in my bedroom because my wife doesn’t like the little green light blinking in the...

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Rough start to 2007 for Balsillie and Co.

Rough start to 2007 for Balsillie and Co.

First up was that Apple video conference showing off the wonders of the new iPhone. Then came the quarter billion dollar earnings misstatement, which has now turned into an investigation by the SEC. Then came the loss of the US Army monopoly. Next, a sharp dip in share prices following less than expected earnings figures. Finally, yesterday, a massive system failure that shut down every...

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CrackBerry.Com Becomes 'Go To' Site For Information

CrackBerry.Com Becomes 'Go To' Site For Information

Not to toot our own horn but… Yesterday’s BlackBerry shutdown was big news everywhere. And CrackBerry.com became the “go-to” place for information. Our own Kevin Michaluk appeared all over the net here, here, and here and was questioned why the BlackBerry maker was so reluctant to provide people with any useful information on the system crash, information that could have alleviated some...

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BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Dictionaries and Translators

BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Dictionaries and Translators

We care about you. So today we want to help you improve your knowledge of the English language. You might be already using a spell checker with your email but do you have access to a dictionary directly on your BlackBerry? Now you do. Open your web browser on your device and go to http://www.dictionary.com/wml Simply type a word and you’ll get the full definition. Try “Blackberry” and some...

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North America Service Update from RIM

North America Service Update from RIM

Here's a screen capture of RIM's North America Service Update that went out to BlackBerry Customers. We used our cleverness to make sure we stay on RIM's good side - we are not republishing the announcement, we are merely linking to a picture sent to us by a CrackBerry.com member that may contain some words of interest for our loyal and growing readership.  Image courtesy of Pinstack.com.

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Service Resumes

Service Resumes

It seems the worst is over. According to Bloomberg online, Research In Motion is saying it has restored BlackBerry service to most of its customers. Bloomberg says that the company is investigating the cause of the problem and is monitoring the situation. A backlog of messages on the system may continue to delay service for some customers, US wireless providers said. Service failures began...

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10 Things to do when the RIM Network Goes Down

10 Things to do when the RIM Network Goes Down

10. Remain calm and try to relax.9. Speak positive affirmations to yourself, for example: 'the network will be up soon', 'everything is going to be ok', 'RIM will solve the problem shortly'8. Exercise your thumbs. With the withdrawal could come tired and lathargic thumbs. Keep them in shape by doing simple thumb stretches and presses.7. Turn your blackberry off and on constantly. Something might...

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Massive BlackBerry System Failure

Updated: Since approximately 7:15pm EST last night, reports have been coming in that Research in Motion is suffering a major outage all over the United States. Initial reports thought the problem was with local carriers, but as the issue has begun to unfold it is becoming clear that the problem lies within RIM's data network. In addition to U.S. carriers, Rogers in Canada has been affected as...

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OtterBox BlackBerry 8700 Case Review

OtterBox BlackBerry 8700 Case Review

Not everyone who owns a BlackBerry lives in the relative safety of the car or office.   There are also the weekend warriors who can't bring themselves to leave their Berry at home, and insist on taking it rock climbing, canoeing, or white water rafting. Introducing the OtterBox for the BlackBerry 8700. OtterBox manufactures cases for everything from laptops to cigars, and we were fortunate...

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BlackBerry 9900 Rumors Begin

BlackBerry 9900 Rumors Begin

Breaking news over at BoyGeniusReport. It seems rumors are starting that the BlackBerry 9900 actually exists in some form. Tentatively due out late 2007 or early 2008, the new device will feature a screen resolution of 384×288, which will give the new device a larger viewing area and a sharper image. The device will apparently run OS 5.0.0 at the time of launch. For more info visit The Boy...

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Are BlackBerries Making Watches Redundent?

Are BlackBerries Making Watches Redundent?

Are watches becoming a thing of the past? I know I have started using by BlackBerry as a mobile clock. It’s always accurate and constantly with me. I have a clock on my digital TV box, on the bottom of my computer and on my Berry. My Berry also reminds me of appointments and dates. I just don’t need a watch any more. If I do wear one it is for show. So, we found this cool article that says...

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Dictionaries for your Blackberry

Dictionaries for your Blackberry

Ever need a dictionary handy on your Berry? Enter BerryDict from our friends over at S4BB Ltd... The product contains 5 dictionaries, available for all BlackBerry models: English to French English to German English to Italian English to Portuguese English to Spanish The biggest reason I like this software is it installs completely on your BlackBerry. You do not need network coverage to...

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US Army ends BlackBerry Monopoly

US Army ends BlackBerry Monopoly

In what may be the biggest fallout from last year’s patent infringement lawsuit against RIM, the United States Army has opted to break the monopoly BlackBerry has had with army wireless e-mail communication. Until recently, US Army employees accessing sensitive e-mail messages on the Global Information Grid had to use BlackBerries. The Research in Motion devices were the only ones approved for...

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Review of Seidio cases and holster for the BlackBerry 8800

Review of Seidio cases and holster for the BlackBerry 8800

I have anxiously been waiting for Seidio to release a case/holster combination for the 8800. Well, that day has finally come. I decided that I would try out both the Seidio Jet Black Premium Skin and the Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case in combination with the Skinned Holster. I decided to start with the Skin/Holster combo and see how that worked out. The skin was relatively easy to put on....

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CrackBerry WAP Forums Go Live!

Attention all CrackBerry Forum Addicts! We have some great news for you! We're proud to announce the launch of the new WAP version of our ever-popular forums. You can check them out here: CrackBerry WAP Forums What does this mean for you? It means you can now access and chat in our forums wherever you (and your CrackBerry) are! Punch up the WAP version in your 'Berry (http://wapforums...

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Banks in the Middle East Love Their BlackBerries

Banks in the Middle East Love Their BlackBerries

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is taking full advantage of the power of the BlackBerry. Top executives over there have recently started using the devices with great success. Seems to me like more and more large businesses/banks/corporations are going mobile (if they haven't already)...The defining line between home and office will continue to get blurred as people become less attached to the office...

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White Pearl Now Available in UK

White Pearl Now Available in UK

Today, T-Mobile UK has released the White BlackBerry Pearl for its UK customers. T-Mobile hopes the fashion-friendly version will be hit with savvy mobile consumers. The exclusive deal for the mobile operator brings a stylish makeover to the push-email friendly Pearl 8100. The white version of the Pearl has been available for a couple of months for T-Mobile subscribers in North America. The...

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Remote File Access For The BlackBerry

Remote File Access For The BlackBerry

One of the problems related to handheld mobile devices is access to files and documents. Normally, to save certain files on your BlackBerry you have to send yourself an e-mail attachment. But help is at hand. Today, Ottawa-based WICKSoft  announced a remote file access, document viewing, and e-mail attachment solution for the BlackBerry . WICKSoft’s PocketVPN is the first mobile-enterprise...

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