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BlackBerry Storm (Mainly) Survives Fall from Truck

Ever wondered what *could* happen if you accidentally dropped your BlackBerry Storm on the pavement? It happened to one of our readers... here's what Jeff had to say: I dropped my Storm today, a big fall out of a lifted Ford Expedition to the pavement. To my amazement, no scratches, no battery deployment (which used to happen to my Curve all the time when I dropped it), nothing except...

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

On behalf of everyone here at CrackBerry.com, we hope you had an awesome New Year's eve celebration and wish you all the best for 2009. May it prove to be a prosperous year for you... in health, in wealth, in happiness and of course good BlackBerrying! Don't forget to exercise those thumbs daily!!

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BlackBerrius Maximus - Part VII - New Year's Eve Edition

BlackBerrius Maximus - Part VII - New Year's Eve Edition

Eenie, Meenie, Miney Berry... Which Should I Choose? What a year! 2008 will definitely go down as the "Year of the Berry" for me. My little SIM Card found a home in no less than 7 different BlackBerrys this past year! While much of the use could be classified as "professional," there was certainly a "searching" for the perfect Berry as well. So, let's take a look at the year that was and...

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T-Mo USA Getting the BlackBerry Curve 8900 this February?

T-Mo USA Getting the BlackBerry Curve 8900 this February?

I'm not sure what's going on in the world of BlackBerry, but it seems the good 'ole US of A has (mainly) been getting the short end of the stick as of late in terms of getting new BlackBerry smartpones first. The BlackBerry Bold was released pretty much everywhere in the world this past summer, yet AT&T didn't get it until November, the Storm hit Vodafone a week before Verizon (not too big...

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An iPhone Fanboy's First Hands-On with the BlackBerry Storm

An iPhone Fanboy's First Hands-On with the BlackBerry Storm

My Christmas Present - iPhone Smash!!! What did you want for Christmas? A new BlackBerry? Maybe a Wii or some new Xbox games? World peace? Your two front teeth?? All I wanted for Christmas was a picture of me as the Incredible Hulk ripping an iPhone 3G in half!! I figured it would make the perfect desktop wallpaper for myself... a little CrackBerry Kevin goes iPhone Smash! to keep me on my...

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Twitter. Better than BlackBerry Messenger? The next SMS?!!

Twitter. Better than BlackBerry Messenger? The next SMS?!!

Of all the other site editors taking part in the Smartphone Round Robin, I'd have to say Rene gave the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry "lifestyle" the best shot, going so far as to even load up BlackBerry Messenger with every friend/colleague he knew or could track down that had a BB. He liked it. But as he pointed out in his final review, he was also scared of it in that constant connection...

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A Smartphone That Can Fly - RIM's "Winged" Keyboard :)

A Smartphone That Can Fly - RIM's "Winged" Keyboard :)

You can't say the guys and gals at Waterloo don't at least try to innovate. Over the past year and a bit we've featured a few cool-looking RIM patents here in the blogs, including one for an Angular Keyboard, a SureType BlackBerry with Tilt & Slide form factor and even a full-out BlackBerry Slider. Whether or not we ever see these patents actually get used in a BlackBerry smartphone...

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5,000 More FREE Copies of Email Alerts! Grab Them Fast!!!

5,000 More FREE Copies of Email Alerts! Grab Them Fast!!!

** Update: That's it folks. 5,000 Free Copies Gone! Hope you got one!! Thanks again Aerize for spreading some holiday BlackBerry software cheer! ** Wow! Gotta love Aerize! Following up on their 1,000 free copies give away which many of you took advantage of, today at 12 NOON EST Aerize is giving away another 5,000 copies of Aerize Email Alerts! Here's the details straight from Aerize...

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Storm 9520 And 3G Pearl 8200 Flip Heading To Rogers!

Storm 9520 And 3G Pearl 8200 Flip Heading To Rogers!

Well isn't this a nice little piece of information to wake up to on Christmas morning. Seems that while we were all sleeping, Clearskies08 was leaving us all a nice present from our friendly neighborhood Rogers/Fido reps upcoming handset presentation. That's right folks, what you are seeing above is a pic of the 9520 Storm which will soon be available on Rogers in Canada. This device will...

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Twas the Night Before Christmas - CrackBerry Style

Twas the Night Before Christmas - CrackBerry Style

BIG THANKS to Jason for sending this in. Definitely a CrackBerry Christmas Classic! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Jason L. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, no devices were running, not even my mouse! The blizzard had swept through the town an ice shower, it had thrashed, it had crashed, we had all lost our power! I was sitting there weeping...

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Contest: Win a CrackBerry Coveroo for your BlackBerry!

Contest: Win a CrackBerry Coveroo for your BlackBerry!

10 CrackBerry Coveroos to Be Won!Just login to CrackBerry.com and Leave a Comment to this Post! w00t! I've got my BlackBerry Bold back! After Rene posted up his Round Robin BlackBerry Bold review yesterday, he was good enough to head to the UPS store and have it shipped to me express. In anticipation of FINALLY getting my BlackBerry Bold back, I had a special present waiting here to...

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Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

Smartphone Round Robin Live! On AirTonight at 8pm EST!

No plans for tonight? You do now! Tonight at 8pm EST, if you're a fan of the Smartphone Round Robin you will want to point your computer's web browser over to tipb.com/live to tune into our second Smartphone Round Robin Roundtable Podcast. To kick it up a notch for part deux, this time we'll be recording live. Not only will you be able to hear all of the SPE editors argue back and forth...

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Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Storm Developers Wanted - Win 50,000 Euros!!!

Calling all BlackBerry Software Developers!! The time has come to kick things into high gear for your Storm apps. Vodafone has launched a BlackBerry Storm Developer Challenge and the top prize is 50,000 euros! Second and third place can take home 15,000 and 5,000 euros respectively. From Vodafone... Vodafone is looking for the best application for the BlackBerry Storm. The brand new...

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Telus BlackBerry Storms In Stock for the Holidays!

Telus BlackBerry Storms In Stock for the Holidays!

I just received word from Telus media relations that Regular shipments of the BlackBerry Storm are rolling into selected TELUS stores across the country. TELUS just informed us they received a shipment of Storms that will hit Canadian stores today. I don't have the exact number, but consumers now have the opportunity to get a Storm in time for the holidays and well into the New Year...

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SlingPlayer for BlackBerry Public Beta Coming Dec. 30!

It's been a longgggg time coming, but good news for all you SlingBox owners... the word is that come December 31st SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones will officially enter its public beta. Very sweet! I know a bunch of our members have been on the private beta for weeks now, so any of you that are reading feel free to give us a heads-up in the comments for how much you're loving...

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Wikipedia Mobile Version Launched...Err..Discovered!

Wikipedia  Mobile Version Launched...Err..Discovered!

The massively popular online encyclopedia service Wikipedia actually has a "mobile" version! For the longest time before picking up my Bold I was frequently using a site called WAPedia to feed my need for information. Now many reports have posed this as being a new service, but since its original posting over at MicroPersuasion, it has now been realized that the site has been there since at...

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Video Proof: BlackBerry App Suite Running on WinMob

Update - Ronen posted more details. We have them after the jump! * This isn't the best video footage I have ever seen, but it does qualify as proof that the images we saw yesterday of the BlackBerry Application Suite running on an Windows Mobile powered HTC Touch Pro were legit. Ahh..if only this were officially available right now. This round of the Smartphone Round Robin has me...

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AT&T Launches BlackBerry Curve 8320

AT&T Launches BlackBerry Curve 8320

Press Release Hot BlackBerry Curve 8320 Warms the Cold Winter Blues With Seamless, Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Access From AT&T New BlackBerry Curve 8320 Builds on Popular BlackBerry Platform Features With Integrated Wi-Fi Capabilities DALLAS, TEXAS and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - AT&T is turning up the heat with the ever-popular BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM)...

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BlackBerry OS Shows Up On...Windows Mobile!?!

BlackBerry OS Shows Up On...Windows Mobile!?!

Finally, all the Windows Mobile users over at WMExperts can rejoice!! (I kid, I kid). Anyone remember a little while back when RIM said it was working on a virtualization suite for Windows Mobile which would essentially "create" the BlackBerry OS on WinMob devices? Yes? No? Kinda? A refresher can be found on RIM's site. This suite has never made an appearance though... until now that is!...

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In These Tough Economic Times... RIM Still Hiring!!

In These Tough Economic Times... RIM Still Hiring!!

Times are tough these days for all companies out there, with layoffs coming from just about all the major players in every sector of business. Yet RIM seems to be a shining light amongst the crowd. The Financial Post is reporting that RIM is seeking out 1,250 new employees to be spread across all their locations from Australia to the USA, with the majority of these new employees hired to be...

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