Beijing 2008: Alicia Sacramone is a BlackBerry User

Beijing 2008: Alicia Sacramone is a BlackBerry User

Pictured above is Alicia Sacramone, Gymnast for the US Olympic team, talking on her skinned BlackBerry during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Big thanks to Vincent for sending this in! You can email your Beijing BB sightings into editorial @ crackberry.com.

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BlackBerry 8220 Flip Listed on Rogers.com Game Portal

BlackBerry 8220 Flip Listed on Rogers.com Game Portal

With all of the Rogers Quarter 3 Smartphone leaks over the past two weeks, it doesn't surprise me that the guys in red decided to KickStart things online and have (accidentally) added the BlackBerry 8220 to their games portal device selection tool. It should be noted though that Rogers also sells the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, which is curiously absent from the device selection tool, so...

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Review: Mobile Bartender for BlackBerry

Review: Mobile Bartender for BlackBerry

When I saw this application in the CrackBerry store, I knew I had to get the word out before the last long weekend of the summer. Grab some ice, stock up your liquor cabinet, Mobile Bartender is coming to the party! You have just enough time to hone your bartending skills. Though may not turn out to serve like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, at least you'll have a wide range of drinks under your...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Invite - Thursday, August 21st!!

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Invite - Thursday, August 21st!!

Update: Definitely will be this Thursday. Check the PRESS RELEASE! ** Looks like Canadians may just see the BlackBerry Bold on Rogers before this week is through. The invite above spills the details... let's hope this launch party is accompanied with others across the country and signifies the nationwide availablility of the Bold! We heard the Bold received its final certification by...

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More Info: Rogers Bold Pricing - $649.99 Off Contract

More Info: Rogers Bold Pricing - $649.99 Off Contract

Last week we dropped word that the BlackBerry Bold will hit Rogers with a $399.99 / 3 year term contract price. Following up on that news, it's looking like the off-contract price is coming in at a comparitively (almost alarmingly) low $649.99. If this holds true, I for one will be buying this bad boy from Rogers without contract, and I have a feeling a lot of CrackBerry Addicts south of...

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Next Up in the BlackBerry Pipeline... the 9220?!!

Next Up in the BlackBerry Pipeline... the 9220?!!

An interesting and somewhat heated debate popped up in the CrackBerry Forums over the weekend when member Stop-N-Go posted the following: This device obviously hasn't EVER been mentioned on any forums ANYWHERE!!! Do you like the Bold??? Do you like the Javelin??? Wish you could have a Bold that looked as good as the Javelin??? Wish the Javelin you're going to get had HSDPA??? Well, all I...

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Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps is a BlackBerry User!

Beijing 2008: Michael Phelps is a BlackBerry User!

I think it's now safe to say this man does NOT need an introduction. 8 Gold Medals in one Olympic Games? AMAZING. And he's a BlackBerry User.... AWESOME!!! Want Michael Phelps on your BlackBerry? Check out these FREE Michael Phelps themes after the jump: left: 83xx Series, right Pearl 81xx Series Sources: Phelps Sighting courtesty of Celeb BB Sightings, via richseow. Theme courtsey...

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New Games & Themes from Bplay!

New Games & Themes from Bplay!

Bplay's latest round of BlackBerry Game and Theme additions are Television inspired... ESPN Arcade and Prison Break games should be good for hours of fun, and you can show off the kid in you with the new Hannah Montana and Winnie the Poo/Tigger themes. More details after the jump!!  New BlackBerry Games & Themes from Bplay   Prison Break Relive the most dangerous escape...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Pricing - $399.99 on 3yr Contract

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Pricing - $399.99 on 3yr Contract

Here it is folks, official Pricing on the BlackBerry Bold from Rogers. $399.99 on a 3 year contract. Ouch. And here I was still hoping it would come in at $299 like the 16 gig iPhone 3G. Silly me. Once a Roger Robber, Always a Robber :)

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CONTEST: Wordcaster Gets Updated, Win a Free Copy!

CONTEST: Wordcaster Gets Updated, Win a Free Copy!

CONTEST WINNERS: And the winners of a FREE COPY of Wordcaster are... djlegend, mrfreeze574, saechuck, ywbyun, betavirus, Tokek, tylermckenzie, fyrfyter, Jrosephoto, and radube. You will receive an email from Nickel Budy with your free copy! * Nickel Buddy released an updated version of their popular BlackBerry game Wordcaster today... In case you're not familiar, Wordcaster is a word...

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Ultimate Guide to Kicking BUTT at BrickBreaker!

Ultimate Guide to Kicking BUTT at BrickBreaker!

Wow. This is Frak'n Awesome. I can't believe I just found out about this (thanks Joe!!). Seriously. Wicked. Like Awesome. Like Seriously Totally Wicked Awesome.... Over the past month, Carlo Maglinao has been creating the Ultimate BlackBerry BrickBreaker Guide, which is complete with strategies and level by level analysis and tips to help you work towards the goal of Scoring Beyond 100,000....

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FREE: Create New Word, PPT, and Excel Files in Docs To Go

FREE: Create New Word, PPT, and Excel Files in Docs To Go

Our pal and part-time CrackBerry blogger Al Sacco posted an awesome BlackBerry tip yesterday on his CIO.com blog. When playing around with OS4.5, it seems Al figured out a way to create new Word, Excel and Powerpoint Files within the Standard FREE Version of Documents to Go that's included on the OS. The exciting scoop here is that the Create New File functionality is only supposed to be...

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ColorWare RapidReturn Service is Rapid... and Awesome!

ColorWare RapidReturn Service is Rapid... and Awesome!

Wow. Two Thumbs up for ColorWare and their new RapidReturn service! Before the effects of BlackBerry withdrawal could even begin to take effect, my Curve was already back in my hands, now pimped in SMOKE WHITE! The paint job is Fantastic. More pics after the jump!! The all white paint job has given me a renewed love for my Curve 8320 as I sit waiting for the...

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New: PhoneFace Speed Dialer for BlackBerry!

Electric Pocket has just released a fun new BlackBerry app.... PhoneFace Speed Dialer! PhoneFace's easy interface makes it a snap to flick through your favorite contacts with your trackball, then press the ball to start a call, send a text or compose an email. PhoneFace shows full color photographs of your friends, or you can pick a picture from the included art to represent your buddies...

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New BlackBerry Javelin Pic - Comparison Shot

New BlackBerry Javelin Pic - Comparison Shot

A new (slightly blurry) photo of the BlackBerry Javelin has popped up on the net (via HoFo ), this time with the device neatly sandwiched between a BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry 8800. We recently brought you some Javelin presentation shots , which showed off many of the features and functions coming in RIM's replacement to the Curve, but this images shows you just show small and sleek the...

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for August 14th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup for August 14th, 2008!

It's a slow morning in the world of BlackBerry News, so this week's Friday Software Roundup is coming to you a day early!! I've got a lot of great new titles for you to check out this week... and a few 'cool' titles you might want to try. Time to get down to business. Covered this week are: New BlackBerry Software: MyCaption, Traffic Vizzion, Ringtones Unlimited, Persistent.im, Tetris,...

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PocketMac for BlackBerry version 4.1.25 Now Available

PocketMac for BlackBerry version 4.1.25 Now Available

I just received an email (thanks Clayton!) letting us know that PocketMac has just made its latest version available for download from BlackBerry.com. New in version 4.1.25 is: Built-in support for syncing photos from iPhoto and MP3 (non-protected) music from iTunes Entourage 2008 and LotusNotes 7 support Sync Notes with the new OS X Mail program Support for the newest models of...

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Hump Day BlackBerry Afternoon Delight!

Remember that berry hot Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Pearl ad we linked to the other day? Our good friend and forum moderator Bla1ze knew how much the (male) CrackBerry community was into it, so he ripped it up and we now have it up on YouTube for the viewing pleasure of the greater BlackBerrying world (minus the sales pitch part). The blog post title says it all... posted on a Wednesday...

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Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Kit Arrives!

Rogers BlackBerry Bold Launch Kit Arrives!

No that's not an image of an Oompa Loompa's arm reaching out to touch a BlackBerry Bold... It's actually a ginormous BlackBerry Bold model that's making its way to Rogers' stores as part of the BlackBerry Bold launch kit! Let's take this as hopeful sign that the rumored Rogers BlackBerry Bold August 19th launch date is still holding true. MORE IMAGES after the jump!! Big thanks to Treatz...

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Beijing 2008: RIM CEO Jim Balsillie on Location!

Beijing 2008: RIM CEO Jim Balsillie on Location!

This just in... we know where Research in Motion's coCEO Jim Balsillie is today... Beijing! With the television playing in the background set to CBC Olympic coverage, I heard a familiar voice come on the air. I turn around from the computer to look and lo and behold it was Jim Balsillie, member of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, being interviewed live in front of the Water Cube (apologies for...

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