Traders Say Rumors Say Microsoft May Acquire RIM

Traders Say Rumors Say Microsoft May Acquire RIM

According to Traders, RIM's stock rose to a record today on speculation that Research in Motion (or somepart of RIM) is going to be acquired by Microsoft.  Bloomberg.com has the Details. RIM's stock gained $3.13, or 3.8 percent, to $84.95 at 11:21am this morning (New York Time) and earlier climbed as high as $85. Steve Sachs, head of trading at Rydex Investments in Rockville, Maryland told...

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BBSmart Email Viewer Version 2.3 Released

BBSmart Email Viewer Version 2.3 Released

The boys at BBSmart have released yet another update to their best-selling Email Viewer for the BlackBerry. If you're not familiar with BBSmart's Email Viewer, you'll want to check out CrackBerry.com's Interview with BBSmart's developer, Neil Sainsbury for all the details. BBSmart has a lifetime upgrade policy. If you already own a copy you can download the updated version for free. And if...

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BlackBerry 8310 Curve Coming to AT&T September 24th

BlackBerry 8310 Curve Coming to AT&T September 24th

This just in - AT&T has sent out correspondence regarding the BlackBerry 8310. As expected, it will have all of the same features of the 8300 Curve, with the addition of GPS. It will still be referred to as the Curve, and the expected launch date is September 24th. There was no information regarding what operating system will ship on the device (hopefully OS4.3!). Stay tuned for more...

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OtterBOX 1933 BlackBerry 8800 Series Level II Case

OtterBOX 1933 BlackBerry 8800 Series Level II Case

After having used (and abused) the OtterBox 8700 case, I was of course quite excited to get my hands on the new OtterBox 1933 Level II case for the BlackBerry 8800 Series (read press release). I was a big fan of the 8700 case for the sheer utility of it. Durable, waterproof, drop-off the top of your apartment building proof... it made the slight clunkiness / awkwardness of the case...

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September 4th Launch Date for the AT&T BlackBerry 8820

September 4th Launch Date for the AT&T BlackBerry 8820

This just in - AT&T has sent out mailers announcing September 4th as the official launch date of the new BlackBerry 8820. According to our tipster, the specs are still calling for full integrated GPS. That's right, from the documentation he received from AT&T there is as of yet no "official" mention of the GPS being locked down as per previous reports! What's going on here?! September...

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Queen Elizabeth Joins the CrackBerry Club

Queen Elizabeth Joins the CrackBerry Club

At the beginning of July we brought word that the Queen would soon be getting a BlackBerry. Fast forward a few weeks and the Queen has a full out BlackBerry Addiction. Fueling the addiction above all things is her new found ability to stay on top of horse racing results 24/7! A highly placed palace source told The People, "Her Majesty has always been keener than most 81-year-olds to stay...

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RIM Winning the Legal Game Against Atari in BrickBreaker Copyright Infringement Dispute

Don't get me wrong, I love Atari, but when I read the latest news about the legal actions between Atari and RIM it was enough to make me want to toss my Atari t-shirt in the dumpster. Come on guys, can't we all just get along here??? Though the dispute began in 2006, this was the first I had heard about Atari's problem with BrickBreaker, the game known and loved by BlackBerry Addicts...

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First Looks: BlackBerry Pearl 2 (8120) Images

First Looks: BlackBerry Pearl 2 (8120) Images

Here's a first look at the new BlackBerry Pearl 8120, courtesy of Hayden over at PinStack.com. According to Hayden, the BlackBerry 8120 in his possession offers: WiFi, but no built-in GPS (will most likely depend on the carrier) OS 4.3 installed (more details on OS 4.3) WiFi browser Improved version of SureType Improved email layout and display Improved voice control software Improved...

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My Kind of Mayor - DC's Mayor Adrian Fenty

My Kind of Mayor - DC's Mayor Adrian Fenty

Talk about CrackBerry Addiction! Washington DC's Mayor Adrian Fenty was spotted in his city this weekend at the Eastern Market's re-opening event. Hanging from his belt were his famous three Blackberries - one for mayoral duties, one for personal responsibilities and one for immediate contact with the city's Police Chief. Rumors have circulated that Mayor Fenty may be in the market for a...

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Sneak Peek: BlackBerry OS version 4.3 Screen Captures

Sneak Peek: BlackBerry OS version 4.3 Screen Captures

Member Fr0zen over at BBF managed to get his hands on a BlackBerry Curve running RIM's new OS version 4.3 and was kind enough to post some screen captures. There appear to be a lot of cool little improvements and tweaks that should make this a welcomed upgrade. Items to note: Voice Notes Recorder integrated into the Media Manager Playlists function added to the Music player A revamped...

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The World's First $10.5 Million Cell Phone!

The World's First $10.5 Million Cell Phone!

  And who says cell phone carriers don't have a sense of humor. Check out Sprint's new commercial for their $10.5 Million cell phone at PrivateIslandOffer.com. [ Via ] 

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Vodafone BlackBerry 8310 coming to UK September 3rd

Vodafone BlackBerry 8310 coming to UK September 3rd

Yesterday we brought word that the BlackBerry 8310 would soon be coming to the United Kingdom, but we were left hanging on the exact date and who the carrier would be. The answers came quick! The 8310 will become available on September 3rd and Vodafone will be the initial carrier (they have an exclusive until the end of October). The 8310 adds GPS to the standard Curve, and Vodafone is...

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RIM's BlackBerry Home Server Would Allow Users to Transfer Files Between Home PC and BlackBerry Handheld

According to Scotia Capital analyst Gus Papageorgiou, Research in Motion is working on a technology that would allow BlackBerry users to wirelessly transfer files between their handheld devices and their PCs. Though RIM has made no announcements, and a company spokeswoman said she wasn't aware of any such plans, Mr. Papageorgio says he has gathered information that makes him believe it is on...

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 Smartphone Experts is the Fastest Growing Retail Company In America & CrackBerry.com is Glad to Join the Family!

Wow, has it ever been an exciting couple of weeks. The Press Release we just published tells part of the tale. I am so happy to be able to announce that CrackBerry.com is now a member of the Smartphone Experts Family. CrackBerry.com is now securely in a position to keep getting bigger and better for years and years to come. And as if this news was not enough, Inc.com has just posted the...

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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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