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RIM Sales Expected to Double

RIM Sales Expected to Double

According to MarketWatch, RIM is expected to see its sales nearly double for the quarter ended Dec. 1. Net income is expected to surge by more than 60%, according to current Wall Street estimates. By contrast, Palm Inc. is expected to swing to a loss for the quarter with a 10% drop in sales for the same period. Jim Suva of Citigroup predicted in a report Monday that the difference in the two...

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Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

Don't Mess with Texas...or RIM!

The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Research in Motion has selected Irving, Texas as the home of it's U.S. headquarters. RIM is expected to employ over 1,000 people in the region over the next several years, including roles in research and development, technical support, business operations and administration. "RIM continues to expand its operations to help...

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RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

RIM to Add 1000 Employees in Las Colinas

According to this article, RIM says it will boost its job count to 1,000 in Las Colinas. In March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company began calling its Las Colinas office its defacto U.S. headquarters. It currently employs 104 people there. During a joint news conference with the Greater Dallas Chamber, RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the company is looking to fill professional services jobs...

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BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

BlackBerry Smartphones #1 Sellers in North America!

Nice timing on this data. With the Smartphone Round Robin now over and the editor's all having nailed down the Pros and Cons of each device and operating platform, Roughly Drafted has posted a story displaying Quarter 3 Smartphone Sales worldwide (good job guys - I'm sure hundreds of blogs will be sending traffic your way on this one!). While the Round Robin didn't declare an "official...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

It seems Engadget Mobile has got word the GSM version of the Pearl, the 8120, will soon be available on T-Mobile. The 8120 shares all of the Pearl "2" benefits of the CDMA 8130 already available across North America (OSv4.3.1, bigger camera, externally accessible microSD slot, improved keyboard, etc.) with the exception being that while the 8130 offers GPS, the 8120 drops that feature in favor...

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Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Chicago's Perfect Gift.... "The CrackBerry" Massage

Live in or around Chicago and need that last minute gift for a BlackBerry-addicted friend or family member?  How about a gift card to Halo - The Spa For Men.  Among the rubs, shaves and backscratches sits "The CrackBerry". "The CrackBerry: Pay by the minute chair massage and/or hand and forearm massage for the man on the go who can't put down the crackberry and relax in our spa. Perfect for...

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New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

New RIM Patent Depicts Angular Keyboard

While all the rumors of late are that RIM is working on a touchscreen device (again, these are still rumors..I have yet to see any concrete evidence other than mock ups), our friend Russel just found a new RIM patent app in the USPTO database that shows a CRAZY looking Angular keyboard on a mobile device. The Patent, entitled Angular Keyboard for a Handheld Mobile Communications Device (go...

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Another BlackBerry Outage? Erggg...

According to Inquirer.net, it seems a fire in Canada has damaged RIM's BlackBerry e-mail server link to Phillipines' Carrier Smart Communications, which has affected their customers' BlackBerry push email services. "Smart's Blackberry push e-mail service has been temporarily disrupted due to a fire that has damaged RIM's Blackberry e-mail server link in Canada," Smart said. "The incident has...

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Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Google Calendar Now Syncs to Your BlackBerry!

Now that's funny. Just yesterday I made a post that Mobiun was looking for Beta Testers to give their new Mobile Google Calendar sync app a try. AND TODAY...lo and behold, Google themselves have released their own solution!  Fire up your BlackBerry browse and head on over to http://m.google.com/sync and install the Google Sync for mobile application. Once installed, simply click on the...

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Wayne Gets a BlackBerry!

A few weeks back I posted a story that our buddy Wayne over at eWeek was in the market for a new smartphone and was seriously considering a Treo. The CrackBerry.com community responded and sent Wayne a ton of great feedback letting him know it would be a mistake not to consider a BlackBerry. That got Wayne thinking about BlackBerry, and that lead to today's great news... I'm DELIGHTED to say...

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And the 2007 Word of the Year is..... w00t!!!

Call this a nostalgia piece. It was about this time last year when Webster's Dictionary named "CrackBerry" the 2006 New Word of the Year. And while we were hard at work developing CrackBerry.com prior to that announcement, hearing that good news definitely put us into high gear on getting the site ready for launch (can you believe CrackBerry.com is still less than a year old?!). The time has...

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Rogers Rolls Out Voicemail to Text Services - $15/month for Unlimited Transcriptions

Rogers Wireless announced today a national rollout of Voicemail to Text services powered by SpinVox . Delivered on Rogers’ GSM network through SpinVox, the service gives on-the-go professionals quick, easy and convenient access to voicemail messages by accurately converting them to SMS and delivering them in real time to their mobile devices. Rogers Voicemail to Text powered by SpinVox...

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World's First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store Opens

World's First Multi-Carrier BlackBerry Store Opens

If I wasn't already going to Cuba in three weeks for a vacation I know what I'd be doing instead... taking a road trip down to Farmington Hills, Michigan to check out the world's first multi-carrier BlackBerry store! While I like to think of CrackBerry.com as the online Mecca for BlackBerry Users, with only one of these concept stores currently planned this might be just be the offline...

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RIM Puts the Focus on Consumers at this Year's Consumer Electronics Show

RIM Puts the Focus on Consumers at this Year's Consumer Electronics Show

The Annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, and from the sound of things RIM plans on making a splash with the 'consumer' market this year. Straight from RIM's mouth: Think BlackBerry is only for corporate executives? Think again. Las Vegas will have a new kid in town at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show! You can expect quite a buzz around booth #30333 in South Hall...

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Canada Gets FREE BlackBerry Pearls this Holiday Season

Canada Gets FREE BlackBerry Pearls this Holiday Season

CDMA-based Canadian carriers Telus and Bell are really going after Rogers this holiday season with a FREE BlackBerry Pearl 8130 promotion. The catch? You need to be a new customer and commit to a 3-year plan of $45 or more per month before they hand you over the new phone. As Robb puts it, free in this case really means $1620 (at least) over the course of the next 36 months. It's good to...

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JetBlue, Yahoo, and Research in Motion plan to offer free, in-flight, Wi-Fi web connections for laptop computers and advanced cell phones. The service will allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access e-mails on Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerrys. According to a spokesperson for RIM, the first JetBlue flight offering the service...

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JetBlue, Yahoo and RIM Plan FREE In-Flight WiFi

Cool! It seems that JetBlue, Yahoo and Research in Motion plan to offer free, in-flight, WiFi web connections for laptop computers and advanced cell phones. RIM made the announcement yesterday. The service will apparently allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access corporate e-mails on WiFi enabled BlackBerrys. According...

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Wireless Amber Alerts on your BlackBerry

Wireless Amber Alerts on your BlackBerry

This isn’t exactly new news, but I stumbled across it last night and decided it was important enough to post. Take a look at the picture below. The van pretty much says it all. Visit wirelessamberalerts.org and enter your phone number to receive wireless amber alerts for your local area on your BlackBerry. Wireless Amber Alerts The membership of CTIA-The Wireless Association®, The Wireless...

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New Pink 8130 Pearl on the Horizon?

New Pink 8130 Pearl on the Horizon?

Rumors have it that a new pink edition of the 8130 BlackBerry Pearl are on the way. I've whipped up a quick 'mockup' of the phone here to the right. As you can see it should be a hit with the ladies! (I would think?) It would also be a tremendous fund-raiser for breast cancer and/or cancer awareness should RIM want to get into something like that. The NHL used pink sticks in a few games...

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BlackBerry 9000 Specs Revealed!

BlackBerry 9000 Specs Revealed!

Our friends over at BGR have revealed initial details of the 9000 series. Exciting stuff! Here's what we know so far: Screen dimensions are going to be 480x320 / 320x480 depending on how you hold it! Looks to me that the device will be like the iPhone in that you can hold it portrait or landscape. Cool stuff. However, does this large display mean a touchscreen keyboard is built-in? No more...

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