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BlackBerry BOLD Disassembly Video

So, there you are jones-ing for a new BOLD... and you're probably thinking to yourself, 'I wish I had a step-by-step video that would show me how to take my new BOLD apart!' Well now you can with the video I just watched below from cnn.cn. Watch as the unit it taken apart, piece by piece... I would of course advise against doing this yourself, well, at least until they release the BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund & Developer Challenge News

BlackBerry Partners Fund & Developer Challenge News

Back on May 12th, right at the start of WES 2008 (RIM's annual get together), a Press Release crossed the wire announcing the launch of the $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund. Yesterday I had a chance to speak on the phone with Rick Segal, a member of the fund's investment management team, who gave me the skinny on some of the exciting things going on with the BPF and clarified a few...

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Hands-On With Hong Kong's CSL BlackBerry Bold

Hands-On With Hong Kong's CSL BlackBerry Bold

The BlackBerry Bold is looking good worldwide! Our friends over at 友藏 | 黑莓时光 (BerryTimes.cn) just let us know about the hands-on BlackBerry Bold post they published. All of the photos and information are provided by YYjoy who scoped out the "Bold pre-selling situation" in Hong Kong yesterday afternoon. I have no idea what the post actually says, but the pictures sure look good. If you're...

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Win a Rogers BlackBerry Bold Contest!

Win a Rogers BlackBerry Bold Contest!

** Update: I JUST received my contest entry email from Rogers (too bad the link in it didn't work!). At least things are looking official. Have heard from several Rogers dealers today - the Bold showed up on Sales Central as the 9000R. Selling for $399.99 on a 3 year contract. Dealer price is $599.99. Off Contract prices are typically $50 to $100 over that, so let's hope $649.99 Off...

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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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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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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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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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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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ColorWare Introduces RapidReturn Service for the Curve!

ColorWare Introduces RapidReturn Service for the Curve!

CrackBerry Addicts Rejoice!! ColorWare, the people who can give most of your electronic gadgets a kick-ass custom paint job, have now started a RapidReturn Service for people living in the USA wanting a custom-painted BlackBerry Curve FAST. Pretty much EVERYONE wants to have a custom colored Curve. The only hiccup with the ColorWare service has been the withdrawal time - if you send in...

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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 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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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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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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