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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]As we saw with the BlackBerry Torch release (and leaked videos before that) Research In Motion has been putting together some rather detailed OS tutorial videos on devices when shipping them to retailers. The following videos are from the upcoming BlackBerry Style (9670) and show off some of the core functionality of the device. You'll find more after the...

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Hey RIM, can we have the B/W and Sepia camera options back?

Hey RIM, can we have the B/W and Sepia camera options back?

A lot of new changes came with BlackBerry 6. One of the most significant was the upgrade to the camera options. Research In Motion introduced "Scenes" to the camera setting, they even highlighted the new multimedia experience on their official blogs. One thing they forgot to mention though was that, with the addition of the new camera options they also removed some features. The ability to...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.214 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Since the initial release of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 we've not seen many leaked OS' for it. Some arrived before launch but after that, only one OS. The last was OS 6.0.0.161 which was not all that great and left a lot to be desired for in new Torch owners. Now, we have a new build to check out. OS 6.0.0.214 has leaked online. If any of you all are going to brave the installation then of...

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RIM to announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results on September 16, 2010

Just a reminder for folks who are concerned over the numbers behind Research In Motion. Their Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial results are to be released on September 16th. Anyone interested, can look below for details on how to tune in: "Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 Sept 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on, Galaxy Tab specs vs iPad, Galaxy Tab apps and games, Galaxy Tab accessories Sprint Epic 4G review. Hands on with the T-Mobile Motorola Charm. BlackBerry Curve 3G Review BlackBerry Curve 3G Video Unboxing BlackBerry Torch Charging Pod Review Swype for Symbian...

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ColorWare BlackBerry Torch Now Available!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Longtime readers of CrackBerry will know i'm a pretty huge fan of ColorWare, going back to my BlackBery Curve 8320 they gave the all white treatment too. If you desire uniqueness and have cash to burn, ColorWare is a great option. New BlackBerry Torch owners looking to add a splash of color will be happy to know ColorWare is now giving the custom...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G heading to Verizon in two colors

BlackBerry Curve 3G heading to Verizon in two colors

Today we got out hands on the latest rebate form from Verizon and from the looks of it the Curve 3G should be heading the way of Big Red. Much like the 8530 followed its 8520 sibling to Verizon, the Curve 3G will be landing on the CDMA carrier after it has shown up on Rogers and T-Mobile. The entry-level device will come in both Charcoal Gray and Fuchsia and although this rebate is set to end...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry Curve 3G Review >>  BlackBerry Curve 3G Video Unboxing! >>  Share Web pages between your PC and BlackBerry with Home to Phone >>  OS 5.0.0.822 for the Curve 8520 and 8900 now available from T-Mobile >>  BlackBerry 9670 clamshell to be branded the BlackBerry Sty >>  BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Rogers September 24th...

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DataViz, Makers of Documents To Go, apparently acquired and now owned by Research In Motion

* Update - Tuesday, September 7th: RIM confirmed the acquisition via a statement given to Digital Daily: RIM has acquired some of the assets of DataViz and hired the majority of its employees to focus on supporting the BlackBerry platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction was not material to RIM in the context of RIM's financial results. * DataViz, makers of the...

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CrackBerry App Awards 2010: Want to nominate a BlackBerry app or developer? Do it Now!

With the 2010 CrackBerry App Awards party coming up fast on (the Wednesday night of the BlackBerry Developer Conference - click here for event details and to RSVP), it's time to get the process started for choosing the winners that are going to be announced! 2010 CrackBerry App Award Categories Crackies will be award this year in the following categories: Developer Awards 2010...

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Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

Best Buy Canada now taking pre orders for BlackBerry Torch

As all the major carriers in Canada get set to release the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th, Best Buy is wasting no time in letting customers know they can be among the first to put the device in their hands. The pre ordering page has now gone up on the website, although you do still need to visit a Best Buy Mobile location to process the preorder. Oh ya, bring $50 with you as well as that's...

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and 8900 now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has officially released OS 5.0.0.822 for both the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and BlackBerry Curve 8900. We're seeing a trend now with the ol' .822 as this joins both the Rogers and AT&T Bold 9000 releases. Surely there is some new and slightly improved goodness with this OS, so if you're ready and willing give it a go. Its been a while since we've seen an update for either of these...

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BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

BlackBerry Native IM apps updated to version 2.5.63

The native BlackBerry IM clients got another round of updates earlier this week. Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo!, MSN Messenger and ICQ all now sit at version 2.5.63. These were all tested in the Beta Zone for a few weeks so should be good to go all around with some minor updates and even a new icon or two. Nothing major from what I can tell, but an update is an update. You can grab all the latest...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available from Wind Mobile

BlackBerry Pearl 3G now available from Wind Mobile

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) is now officially available from Wind Mobile. The contract-free device is priced at $300 and if you pick one up now you can save 50% off on an accompanying data plan. Monthly plan prices vary depending on your use, but it's overall a good buy and worth being free from a lengthy contract. The Pearl 3G sports Wifi 802.11 wireless n, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G (duh) and...

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TELUS named first Canadian carrier to implement carrier billing for BlackBerry App World

While a lot of folks were more interested in the fact TELUS was releasing the BlackBerry Torch on September 24th, reading over the announcement it seems as though some important BlackBerry App World news got overlooked. The press related the majority of the information to the device launch but near the bottom it was noted: TELUS is excited to be the first carrier in Canada to offer...

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Verizon Wireless now offering prepaid data packages on 3G smartphones

Verizon Wireless now offering prepaid data packages on 3G smartphones

Starting today Verizon Wireless will be offering new prepaid data plans on all of their 3G smartphones. The list includes the Curve 8330, 8530, Storm 9530, 9550, Tour and Bold 9650. The plans will run $30 for a month of unlimited data. "These new data offerings will help our prepaid customers experience the full breadth of Verizon Wireless' robust device portfolio and the many engaging,...

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Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th

Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry Torch 9800 September 24th

While it would have been way easier on the bloggers of the world if Canada just let out a single press release that the BlackBerry Torch was coming to "a bunch of carriers at once", the announcements trickled out one after the other yesterday. The next in line to get the device on the grand September 24th launch date is Virgin Mobile Canada. They dropped the announcement via their Twitter page...

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Starbucks Card Mobile for BlackBerry now available

Starbucks Card Mobile for BlackBerry now available

If you're a Starbucks fan then your life just got more convenient (well, kind of). Starbucks has released their Starbucks Card Mobile app for BlackBerry. This cool app lets you convert your Starbucks card to digitalness and keep all of your info right on your device. Just enter your card number and the app can display your barcode, lets you track your balance and more. In some test areas (...

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Bell announces Sept. 24th release date for the BlackBerry Torch

Bell announces Sept. 24th release date for the BlackBerry Torch

We've known since the release of the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T that Bell was slated to release it in Canada aside all other Canadian carriers. The pre release sign up page is still active at this point but, we now have confirmation of the Bell date and pricing as well. In an email sent to us Bell confirms the following: Just wanted to let you know Bell Mobility will launch the...

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Telus on September 24th

BlackBerry Torch 9800 available from Telus on September 24th

Following closely in the footsteps of Rogers, Telus announced via Twitter that they too will be offering the BlackBerry Torch 9800 on September 24th. Both Canadian carriers are set to release now on the same day making for lots of happy folks. Unlike Rogers however, Telus made no mention of the pricing in their release, but it's a pretty safe bet to say it will stick to the $199/3-year pricing...

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