CTIA 2008: First Shots of RIM's BOOTH

CTIA 2008: First Shots of RIM's BOOTH

No devices are out on display yet (keep in mind CTIA Wireless & Entertainment doesn't start until Wednesday morning), but Doug from BBCool did the addicted thing and snuck into the convention floor to snap some preview pics. It looks to be the same exhibit they had back at CTIA in March (check out video clip here). I'm sure they'll be checking back regularly to see if any NEW devices...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8220 on Italian Carrier TIM's Website!

BlackBerry Pearl 8220 on Italian Carrier TIM's Website!

Geeez... nobody can keep a lip on RIM's new flip phone it seems. We had Rogers sending out flyers this weekend featuring the BlackBerry Pearl 8220, and now it has popped up on Italian carrier TIM's website. The word is RIM will "officially" announce the Pearl 8220 tomorrow, but it looks like TIM just couldn't wait. Check out the translated spec list for the Pearl 8220 after the jump...

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ATT *Draft* BlackBerry Bold Press Release

ATT *Draft* BlackBerry Bold Press Release

BG is doing some fine work this week, now having posted a "draft" of AT&T's Press Release concerning the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Bold. It's a work in progress - the date has been left to October XX and there's still room for a quote from RIM, but it is still great eye candy for those of you on AT&T waiting on the Bold (minus the fact it looks like you'll be waiting until...

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BlackBerry DJ!!!!

Wanna live the life of a BlackBerry DJ? All you need is: 2 BlackBerry Bold Smartphones 2 BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateways (only $49.95 @ ShopCrackBerry) 1 DJ Mixer + cool stand for your Bolds BIG Speakers Check out the video above. If you already have been jonesing for a Bold, be warned, after watching the clip you'll be jonesing for TWO. The BlackBerry DJ was on hand at...

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A Smartphone Soap Opera: RIM, AT&T and the Bold

A Smartphone Soap Opera: RIM, AT&T and the Bold

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin in summing up this story. It's messy, it's ongoing, and there's a lot of bad acting - definitely a soap opera at its finest. The Boy Genius just let loose with his best take/understanding on the AT&T Bold and its rise to existence and series of launch delays. Here's the start: First and foremost, according to what we have been told, AT...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8220 to be Announced at CTIA!

CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2008 kicks off in San Francisco this Wednesday, and the word from BBCool is that RIM will "officially" be announcing the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone on opening day. RIM's BlackBerry booth should hopefully be full of demo models and our pal Dieter (of WMExperts.com / TheiPhoneBlog infamy) will be on location to report back to us BlackBerry Addicts...

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Rogers Bold Unlock Code Contest Winners!

Rogers Bold Unlock Code Contest Winners!

Here are the 10 lucky members who have Won a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers BlackBerry Bold courtesy of BBEnriched.com: xxgunnerxx mdonders Snoopster J zerosan 7ma youzang SurrealCivic pnporsche CarBob just_curious Thanks to everyone who participated! If you didn't win, stay tuned... we'll definitely be doing some more FREE UNLOCK CODE contests down the road (and for more...

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iDen BlackBerry 8350i to launch before Christmas!

iDen BlackBerry 8350i to launch before Christmas!

BBNews.com just received word from a Sprint/Nextel Rep that the new iDen BlackBerry, the 8350i, is currently scheduled to launch on December 1, 2008. Sounds good. What sounds even better is the date dropped in the first comment following their blog post which suggests a November 2nd launch date. Either way, even with a buffer tacked on for the now-expected launch delays and this all means...

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NFL Mobile Live from Sprint

NFL Mobile Live from Sprint

With the NFL season now under way, I thought the following was very appropriate. It looks like Sprint has released an NFL application for the Berry that might work on other carriers too. I should note however, that a LOT of people have had trouble getting it to work...The download page has links for the 8130, 8330 and 8830 (all on Sprint). So give it a try, but I will not guarantee that it...

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Mini 101: How To Get Symbols In BlackBerry Messenger

Mini 101: How To Get Symbols In BlackBerry Messenger

So by now you've seen many of your Blackberry Messenger contacts have added all kinds of funky symbols to their names, so your screen looks something like this: If you remember Kevin's post, you know that the BlackBerry logo was discovered and passed around Crackberry Community. I guess technically it's a BlackBerry logo that's missing a few dots (arguably looks like a Microsoft Windows logo...

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Evolution of the BlackBerry: From Brick to Bold!

Evolution of the BlackBerry: From Brick to Bold!

If you want to take a stroll through BlackBerry Memory Lane, or are new to the Wonderful World of BlackBerry and want to learn about RIM's humble roots, you need to visit CRN.com and check out the feature story they posted, From Brick to Bold: The Evolution of The BlackBerry. Things start out with the RIM Inter@ctive Pager 950, released on August 26th, 1998 and progress from there. It...

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Podcast Episode 020: Open for Business!

Podcast Episode 020: Open for Business!

Summer is over and the CrackBerry Podcast is Open for Business once again! Apologies go out to all our regular listeners who have been jonesing for some BlackBerry talk. Craig and I are back to our regular Sunday evening recording time so you can be counting (for the most part!!!) on a weekly show for the months ahead. This episode is a fun one. I recap my Bold experiences (...

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Showing Up in Flyers - Likely Not Available Until October

Rogers is taking a slightly different approach on the advertising of the new BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone (formerly referred to as the KickStart). The 8220 is not even available for sale yet, yet advertising for the new Pearl is already going out in Rogers mailers. I received a bunch of emails this weekend from CrackBerry readers who have come across the advertisment above. This particular...

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Another AT&T Bold Update: Dealers to Order on the 24th?!

Another AT&T Bold Update: Dealers to Order on the 24th?!

Our last AT&T Bold update pitted two release dates against each other, September 12th and October 2nd, with October 2nd winning the majority vote of confidence. Today the BG updated his Oct. 2nd date with further word that jives with what we've been hearing all week...  that September 24th will be the initial date when dealers (not end consumers) can start ordering the device. A few AT...

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BlackBerry Bold Arrives in Jamaica... MON!

BlackBerry Bold Arrives in Jamaica... MON!

The BlackBerry Bold is now available in C&W's markets in Jamaica! I had a feeling Jamaica might get earlier access to the Bold than a lot of other places... What tipped me off was when I noticed Usain Bolt running with one in the 100 meter final. Anyone else notice that? I also might suggest that Jamaicans refer to the BOLD as the BOLT, in honor of the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt....

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Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings Roundup!

Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings Roundup!

It's a week today that Sarah Palin was named as the Republican's candidate for Vice President, and I tell ya, it's made her the most "in demand" Celebrity with a BlackBerry these past seven days. I received over two dozen emails from people forwarding me articles (like this one) making mention of her BlackBerry use. The best picture I've seen to date is the one above, originally posted by...

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Orange UK...Give Us BlackBerry Maps!

Orange UK...Give Us BlackBerry Maps!

** Update: Looks like there's hope - see this thread. Hot in the CrackBerry forums right now is a thread posted and frequented by subscribers of Orange UK. It seems Orange UK originally advertised the Bold as coming with BlackBerry Maps, but when the device was released the FREE BlackBerry Maps was gone in favor of Orange's £5/month maps service. Orange UK subscribers are fighting...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for September 5th, 2008!

With summer coming to a close, the weather is getting a bit chillier up here in Canada. My advice, get the golf clubs ready for storage... and download more great apps for your Berry! Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: BrainWorks, New Themes, Dexrex, BerryDialer, KoolSounds Updated BlackBerry Software: MyCaption, myPoynt, BBSmart Alarms Pro, Mobila xPlayer, Vlingo, Ascendo...

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CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CONTEST: Win a FREE Unlock Code for the Rogers Bold

CrackBerry Contest time! This one is for all of the hardcore users & abusers. Since many of you in the USA are tired of waiting for the Bold to come to AT&T and are resorting to eBay and/or friends North of the Border to buy/send you down your shiny new BlackBerry, we thought we'd come up with a little something to reward you for your cracked-out efforts... Courtesy of the good...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

Verizon BlackBerry Storm Update

The BG just posted an update on the Verizon BlackBerry Storm based on his latest intel. Here's the scoop, straight from BG's mouth: it just went into technical acceptance at Verizon which usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and the device has been delayed internally by around 3-4 weeks while they work out the kinks (read: buggy and unresponsive) and polish it up. That puts us around a mid-...

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