Pearl 8220 Hitting Rogers at $49.99! Some Strings Attached.

Pearl 8220 Hitting Rogers at $49.99! Some Strings Attached.

We put forth the notion of $49.99 BlackBerry KickStart (now Pearl 8220) pricing for T-Mobile, and it looks like things are still on target... for the most part. The info just posted by BBNews is for Rogers in Canada, with the flip phone Pearl initially being targeted toward students via a Back To School promo. Here are the details: Retail Price: $599.993-Year Voice and Data Contract...

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Thanks Virgin Mobile Canada!

Thanks Virgin Mobile Canada!

Dear Virgin Mobile Canada: I want to personally thank you for making my day today with your "Sweet Life With BlackBerry" video. Most people think of Research in Motion as a relatively conservative company, and from observations made during my time in the smartphone world I have come to agree with that notion. I'm not sure how you got RIM's approval for the "Sweet Life With BlackBerry"...

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Beijing 2008: David Oliver is a BlackBerry User!

Beijing 2008: David Oliver is a BlackBerry User!

this just in... Hello, I am a faithful CrackBerry.com reader and I am always on the site. I have a CrackBerry sighting for you. My friend, David Oliver is a 110m hurdler on the US Olympic Track and Field team in Beijing. We both have Curves and he, like myself, is obsessed with them. I can't leave home without mine, but he can't even go to practice without having his Curve with him....

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Beijing Olympics and BlackBerry!

Beijing Olympics and BlackBerry!

I LOVE the Olympics. Since the opening ceremonies hit on Friday, I haven't changed the channel on my television even once (did you see that 4 x 100 men's relay swim last night? CRAZY!!). While watching the games is tops, if you do have to pry yourself away from the tv, don't worry, your BlackBerry has you covered. Just point your berry's browser to mobile.blackberry.com and follow the link at...

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You Know You're A CrackBerry Addict When...

You Know You're A CrackBerry Addict When...

...you talk about the BlackBerry Bold so much that your friends make you a Bold cake for your Birthday! We aren't kidding when we call CrackBerry.com the #1 Site for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!). You can check out more pics and wish CrackBerry member RealEstatePro a happy birthday in the forums!

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BlackBerry Device Color Palette Pipeline

BlackBerry Device Color Palette Pipeline

To kick off the week and follow up on Friday's BlackBerry Javelin goodness, we have a few slides depicting RIM's new and upcoming device color palette for the BlackBerry Pearl and Curve. Pictured above are some of the colors being explored for the months ahead (the booger green Curve looks pretty hot!!) and after the jump we have the current/near-term Curve and Pearl offering, featuring a...

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NFL Live Scores on Viigo!

NFL Live Scores on Viigo!

Following up on this week's release of the 2nd public beta of Viigo Project Tango, we've got some good news for NFL fans: Viigo beta users now have access to NFL Live Scores while on the go! This service is immediately available under the Sports service with no new download required. To subscribe to NFL Live Scores, open the Sports Service, click ‘Add Live Scores', and select NFL...

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More BlackBerry Javelin Hardware Sweetness!

More BlackBerry Javelin Hardware Sweetness!

* Updated Note: When I first blogged this I totally forgot about the device model name games that have been going on... I referred to the Javelin as the '9300' but '8900' and '8301' have been tossed around lately too (I think 8900 is now where it's at). I'll just refer to it as the codename 'Javelin' to be safe. My bad. Sorry about that!! * If you're not dreaming of the BlackBerry Bold...

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PINK BlackBerry 8330 Curve Now Available from Verizon

PINK BlackBerry 8330 Curve Now Available from Verizon

In case you haven't heard the news yet, you can now pick up your very own BlackBerry 8330 Curve in PINK from Verizon. Head to VerizonWireless.com for more details >>

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Verizon BlackBerry 9530 to Take World by "Storm" Oct. 13?!

Verizon BlackBerry 9530 to Take World by "Storm" Oct. 13?!

Master Verizon tipster Kevin Byrne just posted the above image over at HoFo. It seems the SKU for the RIM BlackBerry BB9530 Global is now in Verizon's system!! Read between the lines on Kevin's post, and it seems like the Thunder may just be a "BlackBerry Storm" after all, though there is a "T" after the 9530 in the image above which sort of screams Thunder. I guess time will tell both...

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3 New Colors Coming to T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Pearls

3 New Colors Coming to T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Pearls

Mikeypants has put together a nice recap of T-Mobile's BlackBerry roadmap, which includes some new news... most notably, three new colors of BlackBerry Pearl that will be introduced over the next few months. The images above are photoshop estimations, but the names of the new colors are Tahitian Green, Inidigo and Light Blue. We also have some Software, Release Date and T-Mobile Marketing...

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Rogers To Begin BlackBerry Bold Training

Rogers To Begin BlackBerry Bold Training

When it comes to Rogers BlackBerry Bold release dates, the blogosphere has been jinxed, with delay after delay making accurate-when-published rumored release dates wrong (say that 3x fast!). But we are getting close now. Dive into the forums and complete the tour de blogs, and you'll find all signs are pointing to an August 19th (maybe 20th) availability date. Helping solidify that date,...

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BlackBerry Developer Conference Registration Now Open!

BlackBerry Developer Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration finally opened yesterday to RIM's 1st Annual BlackBerry Developer Conference, being held in Santa Clara, California on October 21st - 22nd. If you plan on attending, the early-bird rate of $799 is good until August 31st. The conference fees jump up from there, so hurry! In case you missed the May press release announcing the conference, here's the 411: "Based on growing...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for August 8th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for August 8th, 2008!

August is in full swing, and the past week has brought a bevy of new and updated titles to the Software Roundup this week. No need to delay the inevitable, lets get right down to it. Covered in this weeks' roundup are: New BlackBerry Software: Picture Dial, Phoney Call, i-Phrase Chinese, e-Mobile Tasks, BlackJack! Updated BlackBerry Software: IM+ for Skype, AIM, Links Scorecard, Baby...

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Rogers Quarter 3 Hardware Line Up!

Rogers Quarter 3 Hardware Line Up!

Following up on yesterday's Rogers 8220 Info, here's a shot of Roger's complete Q3 hardware line up. It seems Rogers doesn't even know what to call the 8220. On the image above it's still referred to as the KickStart (click image for bigger version), yet on the fact sheet after the jump it's all about the BlackBerry Pearl 8220. Also new - the WiFi equipped 8320 will be arriving at Rogers...

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Viigo Project Tango 2nd Public Beta Now Available

Viigo Project Tango 2nd Public Beta Now Available

The good folks at Viigo opened up the second public beta of Viigo's Project Tango today. In case you're a newcomer to the BlackBerry world and that first sentence sounds a bit "greek" to you, you can learn about Viigo here and the first Public Beta here. What's new in the second beta? Two new services have been added: US Elections and Beijing 2008. Minor improvements have also been made...

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Will.I.Am's Video "One More Chance" is a BlackBerry Ad

Wow. Gotta give a thumbs up to RIM's marketing team. I'm sure they were involved with the BlackBerry product placement in this video. Will.I.Am spends about a minute singing it up in front of a BlackBerry ad at a bus stop with Curve in hand. Sweet song and Cool video though - maybe RIM should have hit up Will.I.Am for Bold ringtunes instead of Mr. Copeland.  We shouldn't be totally...

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Telus to get Canada Exclusive on Touchscreen BlackBerry?!

Telus to get Canada Exclusive on Touchscreen BlackBerry?!

Looks like I might be jumping the Rogers ship and moving over to Telus in a few months. Why? Word has it they are poised to become the exclusive carrier of RIM's touchscreen BlackBerry in Canada. Yesterday in the Globe and Mail, in an article called 10 Reasons to Buy Rogers, the author dropped in this seemingly innocent line: "On the other hand, Telus is expected to launch (exclusively...

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BlackBerry 8220 Easter Egg: White Screen of Death is Apparently "Sexy, Isn't It?"

BlackBerry 8220 Easter Egg: White Screen of Death is Apparently "Sexy, Isn't It?"

Instead of spending yesterday evening on a patio enjoying a cool bevvie, it seems our pal Jibi decided to stay in doors and play on the BlackBerry KickStart (or is it Pearl now?!) 8220 device simulator he got a hold of. And ya know what, it was time well spent as he discovered an Easter Egg buried within the simulator! As explained by Jibi: When given a JVM error we all love to hate...

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WTF?! BlackBerry KickStart is BlackBerry PEARL 8220?!

WTF?! BlackBerry KickStart is BlackBerry PEARL 8220?!

OK. This just got weird. Following up on the Rogers BlackBerry KickStart pics from earlier today, our buds at BlackBerry Cool just posted the photo below which shows the new BlackBerry flip phone (on Rogers at least) is borrowing its candybar-style sibling's name and apparently will hit the market as the BlackBerry PEARL 8220. Could be this final branding decision was made when the model...

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