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Attention Canadians: Bell Online Sales For BlackBerry Tour Go Live Ahead Of Telus!!

Let the madness in Canada begin, for Bell customers at least. Most were expecting Telus to get out of the gates first in the BlackBerry Tour race but Bell has gotten the early jump on them and have just posted up their purchase options via their website. You can now order your Bell BlackBerry Tour via the site. However, after having called 4 different locations (within Halifax) you as of...

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BlackBerry Onyx with Trackpad Spotted

BlackBerry Onyx with Trackpad Spotted

When we first reviewed the BlackBerry 9020 (Onyx), we made note of how much we'd love to see that trackball replaced with a trackpad. It was widely believed to be coming and we made note a few weeks back that trackpad 9020's were finally in the wild, so it's almost surprising that it took this long for a photo to pop up that shows the refined device. Hopefully we'll be able to do more than see...

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Sprint Launch Training Event To Shows Off BlackBerry Tour and New Curve Colors?!?

Some material sent to the CrackBerry tips emails reveals that while Sprint is gearing up for the BlackBerry Tour, they are also gearing up to release two other devices. The other devices in question are not new, just freshly painted if you will. The above image shows off the new "Inferno" 8330 and the Red Curve 8350i. This makes me wonder though, with the BlackBerry Tour hitting Sprint in...

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BBScanner: Listen to Police & Fire Scanners On The Go

BBScanner: Listen to Police & Fire Scanners On The Go

Anyone ever have an uncle or grandfather that used to sit around listening to police and ambulance scanners back in the day? I know I did. My grandfather used to love that scanner. Now a days the scanner listening folks have moved onward and upward to the mobile world and now you can tune into them all on your BlackBerry using a cool new application called BBScanner. BBScanner supports...

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BlackBerry Loves U2 - Watch the Ad

RIM/BlackBerry is sponsoring U2's 360 tour, and they've updated their recently launched BlackBerry.com/u2 microsite to include a BlackBerry Loves U2 commercial. Not much to say here, other than BlackBerry + U2 fans can watch the 60 second commercial above and non-U2 fans can scroll down to the next article. Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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BlackBerry App World To Hit Italy, France, Germany and Spain This Month; Brazil and India Coming Soon

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, RIM's VP of Global Alliances, Jeff McDowell, went on record to say that App World would be launching later this month in Italy, France, Germany and Spain and that it will also provide access to countries such as Brazil and India in coming months. App World's catalogue has doubled since its launch on April 1st, now offering over 2,000 apps, but that's...

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 to also be Offered in White?! **Should** be Available in Early August

Update: Errr.. maybe it's more of a silver than arctic white. Either way, it's definitely another color option other than black. We've also heard (not confirmed) that the BlackBerry Curve 85xx series will ultimately be available in a variety of vibrant colors - think Coke label red, blue, etc.. I guess we'll see with time if this pans out or not, but hope it does! * T-Mobile must be busy...

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Telus BlackBerry Tour 9630 Available for $229.99 Pre-Order At Best Buy Canada

Yesterday we learned Best Buy was accepting pre-orders for Verizon customers, and it looks like BestBuy.ca has the Telus Tour available for $229.99 - $20 cheaper than a direct Telus order. Telus customers can jump over to BestBuy.ca and check out the Tour. Odd that neither the Verizon nor Sprint Tours show on BestBuy.com yet. The Telus online pre-orders will be good for in-store pickup only....

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Pre-Order Verizon BlackBerry Tour At Best Buy Mobile

Pre-Order Verizon BlackBerry Tour At Best Buy Mobile

Only 6 more days until "Tour Time" and everyone is starting to get antsy. I'll be at my local Verizon corporate store on Sunday, and sure many others will be venturing out early as well. If you don't have a local store in your area or just want to try and beat the crowds, it looks like Best Buy Mobile may be the way to go. Best Buy is offering Verizon Tour Pre-sales at all of their stores, and...

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Available for Pre-Order: My BlackBerry Curve by Craig Johnston (CrackBerry Podcast Co-Host!)

This is what happens when we slack on our regular CrackBerry podcast schedule... CrackBerry Craig, my podcast co-host and CrackBerry's resident enterprise expert) goes ahead and gets to work on a BlackBerry book! He pinged me on Friday that it's now up on Amazon and available for pre-order. If you are a BlackBerry Curve owner wanting to maximize your device's potential, you'll definitely...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2009

Looking for what you may have missed in the smartphone world last week? Look no further, it's the best of Smartphone Experts.  HTC Sense Not Coming to T-Mobile G1 or myTouch 3G Sprint Testing HTC Hero, Developing Android WiMax Phone? HTC Hero Passes FCC, Could Be Headed To AT&T or Rogers Contest: Win a...

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Telus And Bell BlackBerry Tour Appears In Best Buy Flyer!

Telus And Bell BlackBerry Tour Appears In Best Buy Flyer!

Sure! The folks at WMExperts will be excited about the above images as well, but that's ok. They are welcome to their joys in life just as much as us BlackBerry users are, but the real story here is the BlackBerry Tour up top in the photo which was taken from the Best Buy Canada online flyer, which adds even more confirmation that the time for the Tour on Telus and Bell is drawing ever so close...

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Crisis Averted - Existing Verizon Customers Can Now Pre-Order Tour As An Upgrade

The rumors were flying all week long that existing Verizon customers wouldn't be able to upgrade to the Tour.  For some reason, Verizon didn't list the Tour on upgrade pages for current customers, and it seemed only new contracts would be able to snag the device. The net was a buzz, and it seems as if Big Red was listening.  Existing customers can now head to the upgrade page on Verizon's...

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No Pre Order Tours For Sprint Customers!

No Pre Order Tours For Sprint Customers!

With Pre ordering offerings available for Verizon devices a lot of Sprint customers were also wondering if they were going to be able to get in on the Tour fest as well. A post over at BGR shows that Sprint will not be giving any love to its customers when it comes to the Tour and pre-orders, as seen above. Srdoherty is the manager of social media and interactive communications at Sprint and...

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BlackBerry Tour Available for Pre-Order from WireFly: New Customers $179.99; Existing Customers $199.99

I just came across this thread in the CrackBerry Forums tonight that's getting some interest from folks looking to pick-up the BlackBerry Tour from Verizon. Wirefly, who by the sounds of it sells a ton of devices for Verizon, put the BlackBerry Tour up for pre-order today. For new customers the price is $179.99 -- $20 cheaper than Verizon's direct price -- while existing elgible Verizon...

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Sprint.com Shows Off the BlackBerry Tour

Sprint.com Shows Off the BlackBerry Tour

Yesterday Sprint dropped the word on Twitter that the BlackBerry Tour would be released on July 12th, and it looks like they showed it off on Sprint.com as well. Some eagle-eyed members caught a glimpse of the announcement on Sprints home page. Their Tour page hasn't been updated as of yet, but you can still sign up to "Remind me when its out" if you really want to.  Thanks to everyone that...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces First Four Finalists In 2009 BlackBerry Developer Challenge

With the 2nd annual BlackBerry developers contest not that far off now, the BlackBerry Partners Fund has been working towards who will be claiming their Developer Challenge 09' prize packs and quite a few familiar names are showing up as the time has come for the first 4 finalists to be anounced. The four Finalists are Fierce Towers (by Nickel Buddy), Astraware Solitare (by Handmark),...

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BlackBerry Loves U2 - Mobile Album On The Way

BlackBerry Loves U2 - Mobile Album On The Way

Back in March we first heard that BlackBerry would be sponsoring U2's Tour (no, not that Tour) that kicked off in Barcelona on June 30th. Well there was no sign of a RIM back at the opening gig, but it does look like the U2 Mobile Album is on the way. A teaser on BlackBerry.com gives a quick run through of what looks to be a "U2 App" with music, photos, tour info and more. No big details on...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Unboxing

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Unboxing

The boys over at BGR and Engadget both got their hands on a Verizon BlackBerry Tour today and have posted the photos for us all to drool over. They made note of some final design details and snapped some great shots. Biggest news is that the back battery door has seen some changes (for the better) and according to BG looks good - It's got soft-touch rubber on the outer part and the inner part...

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Sprint BlackBerry Tour Available July 12th via Online And Telesales at $199 for Upgrades

Sprint users can finally sleep well at night.  Twitter is buzzing with news straight from the source. It looks like the Tour will hit Sprint the same day it makes it to Verizon on July 12th. Sprint shot out the details on Twitter just a few minutes ago. Sadly the Tour page on Sprint.com has not been updated with any juicy info just yet. 

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