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BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service outage?

BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service outage?

The forums are filling up. The CrackBerry support email is getting lots of folks stating issues and we're led to believe we may have an outage on our hands. Some folks are reporting slow web browsing, email delays and general connectivity issues. Thus far, seems limited to North America but, if you're in another area and experiencing issues then please, let us know in the comments. I'm on...

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Slacker Radio Plus Giveaway - 5 three-month subscriptions and 5 one-year subscriptions to be won

If you've snagged a new BlackBerry Torch you've surely seen that Slacker radio comes pre-installed and ready to rock on BlackBerry 6. But if you weren't quite sure about shelling out for a premium subscription, here's your chance to win one. Slacker is probably the best know streaming radio app for BlackBerry and with the great features and updates, it's no secret why. The app is 100% free,...

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Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Bell holding back BlackBerry 6 updates until 2011?

Sure seems that way. Some leaked documents from Bell Mobility show that BlackBerry 6 isn't set for release on other capable devices until 2011. While Bell is set to release the BlackBerry Torch 9800 anytime now, the newly announced BlackBerry Curve 3G nor the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will get it right away, let alone the previously released BlackBerry Bold 9700. As we've seen in the past...

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RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

RIM patent shows new rotatable keyboard design

When it comes to patents, finding new ones is sometimes fun. Some turn out to be actual products down the road while others sit in the registry never used. The latest one, “Handheld Electronic Device with Rotatable Member” filed by Research In Motion looks rather odd but, the given description helps better understand it. “In a first aspect, a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone...

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Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Could RIM and China Mobile be launching BIS?

Word on the street is that China Mobile and RIM are currently piecing together plan rates for BIS. In other words, they are reportedly planning to expand BlackBerry service to individual users. In Guangdong, GoTone customers have had two plans made available to them, priced at 98 Yuan (Renminbi) and 108 Yuan (approximately $14.41 and $15.89 USD, respectively). Currently, enterprises act as BES...

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Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry updates to v1.4.1

Wordpress for BlackBerry got a slight bump in versions last night. The update, which is basically a bug squashing release addresses some minor issues within the previous release. The list is as follows: Fixed empty title issue for those blogs with “Site Title” field set to empty value. Fixed an issue on the comments screen that doesn’t permit editing of comments with weird characters within...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

BlackBerry Theme Studio for the BlackBerry Torch?!?

The above pic was posted to Twitter last night of what is claimed to be BlackBerry Theme Studio which shows off support for the BlackBerry Torch, Now, I'm sure a lot of theme builders are dying to get their hands on this and, I'm just as sure a lot of BlackBerry Torch owners are dying to see what theme devs can do with it. The pic is cool and all but, unless this either leaks or Research In...

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Some thoughts on BlackBerry 6 one week later

Some thoughts on BlackBerry 6 one week later

I've had over a week now to play with my new Torch 9800/BlackBerry 6 and simply put, I love it. I've always been a "BlackBerry Guy". I didn't set out to compare the device to other smartphones to see what better fit me. I know BlackBerry works for what I need, and RIM's latest creation fit the bill perfectly. I love the features that the Torch has to offer, as well as the great updates in...

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CrackBerry App Awards 2010 to be presented LIVE at DevCon in San Francisco Next Month - RSVP Now!

The third annual BlackBerry Developer Conference is coming up September 27th to 30th in San Francisco, and I'm happy to announce CrackBerry is going to be making a bigger splash than ever this year. In partnership with the BlackBerry Partners Fund and hosted by xobni, we're going to be handing out the 2010 Crackies in person at a fun-filled CrackBerry App Awards party.  The event will take...

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Bell prepares for launch of BlackBerry Torch 9800 by putting up sign up page

While folks in the US have had the BlackBerry Torch 9800 available to them since August 14th, folks in Canada are still on the waiting list. Just about every Canadian carrier has stepped to the plate in letting us know they will be carrying the device but alas, none have given customers a date or even pricing. Bell is the latest to get a little bit closer to launch. Today, the sign up page has...

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Trillian for BlackBerry now out of beta - Available In BlackBerry App World

It wasn't all that long ago we found out that Trillian was coming to BlackBerry. We made sure folks knew about the release and even did up a review of the beta for you all. Now, a few short months later we have the officially released version available for download through BlackBerry App World. As noted on the Trillian blogs, Trillian is available for $4.99 as an introductory offer so if you'...

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 now available from Rogers

If you're a Bold 9000 owner and didn't get in on the fun yesterday, today Rogers also released OS 5.0.0.822 for download. This is the newest official 5.0 for the Bold 9000 so hopefully it will run smooth. It's the same version AT&T popped out yesterday, so if you've still got old faithful on your hip then you might want to give it a shot. Hit the link below to download. Download OS 5.0....

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Research In Motion acquires Cellmania to assist with BlackBerry application offerings

Some rather interesting happenings with Research In Motion today. The news of them having acquired Cellmania, a mobile storefront operator, is something seemingly small but could turn out to be one of the larger acquisitions the company has made in quite some time.  As it stands right now, BlackBerry App World has launched paid applications in 55 countries but have not as yet, been able to...

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BlackBerry Torch launch party in LA - From the red carpet

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Los Angeles was the scene for the latest BlackBerry Torch launch party. Many celebs were on hand to celebrate the release.  As they were coming off the red carpet, many gave their impressions of the hottest new BlackBerry as shown in the video above. Drake, has long been known to write all his songs on his BlackBerry device so was rather interesting...

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Paris Hilton now rocks the BlackBerry Torch

Paris Hilton now rocks the BlackBerry Torch

You know what I like most about Paris Hilton? Her loyalty to BlackBerry. Once she ditched her old SideKick (that got hacked) and picked up her first BlackBerry, over the years I have yet to see her waver. She gets BlackBerry. Always on, Always Connected. It's not about killing time. It's about getting stuff done. Typically rocking the latest and greatest gsm BlackBerry, Paris Hilton has now...

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Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 now available from AT&T

Official OS 5.0.0.822 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 now available from AT&T

If you're still hanging on to that old reliable Bold 9000 you're in luck today as AT&T has officially released OS 5.0.0.822. We don't often talk about the 9000, but I know there are plenty of you who refuse to let it go. By now you are most likely running a leaked 5.0 or one from another carrier, but if you're on AT&T today is your day. Head over to the software downloads page below to...

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Schlage lowers subscription fee Schlage LiNK home management systems - 3 starter kits up for grabs!

The good folks at Schlage let us know that they have now lowered the subscription fee for Schlage LiNK Home Management System. The price of the monthly service has been dropped to $8.99 and in celebration of the new fee, we are giving away 3 Schlage LiNK Starter Kits for CrackBerry readers. The starter kit includes a Schlage wireless keypad lever, Schlage bridge and Schlage light module....

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LinkedIn v1.2 Released – Big fixes and performance enhancements

LinkedIn v1.2 Released – Big fixes and performance enhancements

If you frequent using Linkedin on your BlackBerry you'll wanna make sure you grab the latest version available. Verson 1.2 has been released and this version addresses a lot of concerns users had with the application such as; contact management and battery life. The official words are: We’ve just released an update focused on performance, battery life and resolving several issues our...

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New Must Have App: Free CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer or Wallpaper Changer Pro with CrackBerry Wallpapers!!

  Download: Free CB Wallpaper Changer | Wallpaper Changer Pro w/ CB Wallpapers Courtesy of our friends at ShaoSoft, we're extremely excited to announce our new CrackBerry wallpaper changing apps for your BlackBerry! The apps connect directly to our CrackBerry Wallpaper Gallery, automatically delivering new wallpapers to your BlackBerry homescreen for a fun and refreshing experience. We've...

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