CrackBerry @ WES: Unify4Life BlackBerry Remote Control

Trust me, you are going to be hearing a LOT about Unify4Life's BlackBerry Remote in the days and weeks ahead. Why? Because it KICKS ASS. We're talking CrackBerry.com Best of WES 2008 Awesomeness here. It comes down to serving a need. I lose track of my remotes ALL THE TIME. You know what I rarely rarely rarely misplace? MY BLACKBERRY. Turn my BlackBerry into a Remote Control and I am one...

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CrackBerry @ WES: IBM and RIM Team Up to Expand IBM Solutions on the BlackBerry

CrackBerry @ WES: IBM and RIM Team Up to Expand IBM Solutions on the BlackBerry

Kevin shot this one over to me from his Berry while attending the General Session this afternoon at WES. It looks like IBM and RIM are teaming up to mobilize Web 2.0 capabilities, and expand IBM's wireless services for the BlackBerry. "The first joint initiative delivers the full line of Web 2.0-powered IBM Lotus® collaboration software and information on demand on the BlackBerry® platform...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Jim Balsillie Talks About BlackBerry Use

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Jim Balsille Comedy - BlackBerry Use  Big Thanks to the CrackBerry.com fan who sent this in. At today's General Session, coCEO of Research in Motion Jim Balsillie took center stage to announce this year's Wireless Leadership Awards winners. But before he got to the winners, Jim first took a few moments to address all those Negative Nancies out there who like to harp on...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Control Your Home Theatre and Media With Unify4Life

CrackBerry @ WES: Control Your Home Theatre and Media With Unify4Life

Read this one hot off the newswire from WES this morning. Unify4Life has unveiled a new box that will allow you to control your home theatre and media right from your BlackBerry. It basically turns your Berry into a universal remote control. Unify4Life claims that the system will fully manage your home entertainment environment including theatres, radio receivers and TV's...and it can even...

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Review: Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Review: Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Bye-Bye BlackBerry Thumb Since you're reading this review on CrackBerry.com, you're very likely familiar with the condition commonly referred to as "BlackBerry Thumb." For this reason, I won't get into too much detail, but BlackBerry Thumb comes about after excessive use of the tiny keyboard found on a wide variety of RIM devices and other smartphones. As a rule of "thumb," the more...

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Podcast Episode 010 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 1

Podcast Episode 010 - WES 2008 Special Edition Day 1

Here it is folks, our first of two WES 2008 Special Edition Podcasts. As promised, we had a HUGE crew on hand at the Boxtone Lounge to record the show. Craig unfortunately was not in attendance, but I'd like to give a BIG THANKS to the Crack Team we did have on hand - Jibi, Dieter, Bill, Dante, Robert and Martin. I think we deserve an award for most people on a podcast at one time. This...

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CrackBerrry @ WES - General Session 1 Videos

Nothing too big to report on from this morning's General Session at WES (we live Twittered it if you want to check the details), but did receive some video footage and thought I'd upload it to share. At top we have RIM's CEO Mike Lazaridis talking about the BlackBerry Bold and after the jump a video of Mike talking about Innovation.

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CrackBerry @ WES: BlackBerry Bold Battery Covers

CrackBerry @ WES: BlackBerry Bold Battery Covers

It seems RIM was way ahead of me on this one. I made mention in yesterday's WES Review that the top accessory for the BlackBerry Bold will likely be replacement Battery Doors. Turns out RIM is thinking the same thing and already had some on hand to show off. The colors above are a good start... and I hope they even BOLDER and funkier from here. Big thanks to Al for the tip off.

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BlackBerry Bold 9000 Coming to Rogers? SWEEET!

BlackBerry Bold 9000 Coming to Rogers? SWEEET!

Big Shout out to JHard who just posted this in the forums... it seems us Canadians can officially start getting excited about the BlackBerry Bold - a web page on Rogers.com has been launched allowing you to sign up to be notified when the BlackBerry Bold becomes available. Little mistake on the Roger's written copy though...they say the Bold is sporting a 640 x 240 pixel resolution (it...

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Details on the Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder

Details on the Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder

Update: SEE REAL THUNDER IMAGE HERE Disclaimer: the image is a photoshop. Cool bit of news here coming from the BG. While the BlackBerry Nation was in General Session at WES, he dropped some details on the BlackBerry codename "Thunder" touchscreen smartphone in the works. Those of you who follow the CB blogs will remember I made mention a few weeks back of the BlackBerry Storm touchscreen...

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Opera Mini Goes to 4.1

Opera Mini Goes to 4.1

Opera Mini has gone to version 4.1. The new version includes many updates, and allows you to stay in touch with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and even do online e-mail and banking. It's a quick and secure option for browsing the web on your BlackBerry. To download Opera Mini 4.1, simply hit up operamini.com on your Berry's browser, or to go direct to the download page visit http...

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BlackBerry Mobile Site Gets a Facelift

BlackBerry Mobile Site Gets a Facelift

The BlackBerry Mobile site has received a fresh 'facelift'. The new design is more colorful and graphical and it loads pretty darn fast. All-in-all I think the new mobile site looks great. Nice and colorful and easy to use. When you hit it, the first thing you'll see are handy 'What's Hot' headlines at the top of the page. The top headline at the moment is 'New BlackBerry Bold'. Who'd a thunk...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Handmark Unveils New BlackBerry Games and Apps

CrackBerry @ WES: Handmark Unveils New BlackBerry Games and Apps

Our friend Alison of Astraware (subsidiary of Handmark) shot us over a quick message this morning. Turns out they have big plans to expand their mobile catalog for BlackBerry customers. New and upcoming titles include bible translations, a new ringtone app and more. The new apps will be available in late May. I've got to say, the new ringtone app named 'Ringtone Junkie' looks like a good one....

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Cellular South Throws Down $49.99 Blackberry Plan

Cellular South Throws Down $49.99 Blackberry Plan

A few weeks back I did a pretty intensive comparison of unlimited plans for the four major US Carriers.  It seems that Cellular South did not want to be left out of the loop.  In what is perhaps one of the best bargains yet, their new BlackBerry Plan rings it at only $49.99.  It provides users with unlimited nationwide mobile web and email usage, unlimited nationwide text messaging and...

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CrackBerry @ WES: Monday Recap - the BlackBery Bold

CrackBerry @ WES: Monday Recap - the BlackBery Bold

So it's 3:00am Tuesday morning as I type this from my hotel room at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, Florida. I'm pooped and in need of sleep but wanted to bring you all a quick recap of the day's events before catching some zzz's. WES "officially" kicks off in a few hours with the first general starting up at 8:30am, but that doesn't mean there wasn't lots happening on Monday!...

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AT&T First to Carry the BlackBerry Bold

AT&T First to Carry the BlackBerry Bold

'So who's going to be the first carrier to offer the BlackBerry Bold!?' I can hear you all saying... Word is spreading that AT&T will be the first carrier with the Bold on offer. It has also been noted that AT&T also has exclusivity on international 3G usage. Sprint and Verizon's EV-DO network isn't as universal as AT&T's HSDPA. I'd still look for the other carriers to launch their...

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CNBC Borrows CrackBerry.com BlackBerry BOLD Video

CNBC Borrows CrackBerry.com BlackBerry BOLD Video

Looks like CNBC, while reporting on the launch of the new BlackBerry BOLD, have actually pulled one of Kevin's BOLD videos for use in the background of a telephone interview with Jim Suva of Citi Investment Research. As you'll see in the video you can see Kevin's CrackBerry.com logo on his lovely green table. Would have been nice to receive some sort of mention, especially if they're simply...

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BlackBerry Curve 8330 Face-Off: Sprint vs. Verizon Wireless

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Face-Off: Sprint vs. Verizon Wireless

Our friend Joanna shot this one over to us yesterday, and heck, we figured it was worthy of note here! It's a BlackBerry Curve 8330 Face-Off! The Sprint 8330 vs. the Verizon Wireless 8330. Who do you think will win??? Joanna tells us they spent all day comparing the devices, and they really did an excellent job. Great job guys! To see who wins the Face-Off, go ahead and click the link...

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Microsoft and RIM Bringing Windows Live Services to the BlackBerry

Microsoft and RIM Bringing Windows Live Services to the BlackBerry

Kevin is out at WES, but the news still keeps coming in fast and furious. I expect this week to be a doozy, with a whole lot of good stuff coming out of WES. Here's a quickie about Microsoft and RIM bringing Windows Live Services to the BlackBerry. Read the press after the jump! Press Release Microsoft and RIM to Bring Windows Live Services to BlackBerry Smartphone Customers...

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Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 009 WES Edition

Click's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 009 WES Edition

HOLY BLACKBERRYS, CRACKMAN! WES IS FINALLY HERE!! With WES 2008 kicking off today will RIM finally launch OS 4.5?! Will RIM make mention of any other new BBs in addition to the BlackBerry Bold?! Will RIM unbrick Kevin's 9000?! AND what does Click's Picks! WES Edition really mean?! Keep your eyes glued to CrackBerry.com to find out all this and more! BLACKBERRY WALLPAPERS Now for my top...

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