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Gary Krakow on the BlackBerry Storm

Remember our pal Gary "the-BlackBerry-Trackball-Hater" Krakow? Turns out despite the trackball bashing RIM invited him down to that BlackBerry Storm Press Event held on October 1st in NYC. I just came across this video now, so figured I'd toss it up for your viewing pleasure. You can post your reactions in the comments (and YES he says it has WiFi and NO it does not). I actually stumbled...

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Bold/Storm/8900 Hybrid Device is Coming!!!

Bold/Storm/8900 Hybrid Device is Coming!!!

(another, slightly more "official" image after the jump) Another Update: Rogers 2009 BB Linup - Clarifies the Magnum/Pluto Stuff >> Related Article: Read this end of day takeway on RIM's 2009 BlackBerry lineup >> Update 2: Here's what I was waiting for...update from BG: "A little more info for you - we're now hearing it will be called the BlackBerry 9900 and it's currently...

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NYC AT&T BlackBerry Bold Launch Party Pictures!

NYC AT&T BlackBerry Bold Launch Party Pictures!

As promised in our last podcast, my co-host in crime Craig Johnston attended Thursday night's NYC AT&T Bold Launch party and has reported back with images and some notes from the event. The highlights? Michael Phelps was on hand to give a short speech, Madonna chimed in with a video address to the crowd, and everybody in attendance received an IOU for a Bold. Many more pictures and...

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Rogers to Get the BlackBerry Storm By Christmas????

Rogers to Get the BlackBerry Storm By Christmas????

* Update: We figured and posted as much, and Rogers went ahead and confirmed word with Doug that there will not be a Rogers Storm in their holiday line-up: Hi Douglas, Regarding the ‘Storm' posting... Apologies for any confusion, our customer service representative made an error on our holiday device lineup. While we won't divulge the holiday lineup in advance, I can confirm it will...

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BlackBerry Developer Challenge Finalists Announced!

BlackBerry Developer Challenge Finalists Announced!

Exciting times in the BlackBerry World! The Storm is coming, Pearl Flip sales have begun, AT&T is hopefully/finally getting the Bold (soon... maybe!), we're giving away TEN BlackBerry Storms and last but not least, this coming Monday kicks off RIM's first-ever BlackBerry Developer Conference which also marks the Winners Announcement of the BlackBerry Developer Challenge! But before you...

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm at DevCon!

Verizon BlackBerry Storm at DevCon!

Look what just arrived in my inbox! If you're still looking for a reason to attend the BlackBerry Developer Conference next week, the image above is it. Verizon will have the BlackBerry Storm on hand at their booth and be showing it off! I'm pretty stoked - the Storm has kept itself from my grasp thus far (booourns!!) but knowing I can touch it this coming Monday has me feeling pretttty good...

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BlackBerry Storm First-Look, First-Touch Events

BlackBerry Storm First-Look, First-Touch Events

* Update: These are indeed "real" events that are being organized by various VZW regional teams. You can ignore the comments that say otherwise, though they do make for fun reading! Expect more regional events to pop up in the days ahead in your area. * It seems the marketing team at Verizon isn't convinced the old adage Seeing is Believing does the Storm justice in and of itself, so a...

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New Vodafone Storm In Action Demo Video!

You'll have to click the image above to go watch the video (they didn't make it available for embedding), but the click will be worth it. What will you see? How does a Vodafone BlackBerry Storm demo that walks through the 9500's features and native apps sound? Click the image and watch the video. Be sure to report back here with your comments!!! Update: BIG THANKS to Storm Reviews for the...

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Developer? Attending the BlackBerry Developer Conference? Register for the BlackBerryCool15 Event Now!!!

It's Monday, October 13th, and you know what that means? Only ONE WEEK until the start of RIM's first ever BlackBerry Developer Conference. If you're a BlackBerry Developer (or are thinking about getting into it) and still don't know what it's all about, be sure to visit the DevCon website and read all about it. Better yet, register for the event and come on down! Online registration...

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T-Mobile Officially Launches the BlackBerry Pearl Flip!

T-Mobile Officially Launches the BlackBerry Pearl Flip!

* Update: Now Available on T-Mobile's website!! CLICK HERE! *  Crossing the wire at 12:01am on October 13th (two days ahead of schedule), T-Mobile has officially announced availability of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone. You can read the Press Release after the jump. As I write this (12:07am) the Pearl flip is still listed as Coming Soon at T-Mobile.com (and stores are...

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Sandstone Pearl 8110 Now Available on ATT's Website

Sandstone Pearl 8110 Now Available on ATT's Website

Remember that funky/girly/designer pink BlackBerry we showed you the other day? Well the new Pearl 8110's color has a name and the device is now available on AT&T's website... You can pick up the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Sandstone with pink henna design for only $99 on a two-year contract (after mail-in rebate). I can't help but think that AT&T is gonna sell a whack load of these....

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Rogers Bold Owner? Upgrade Your Operating System Now!!!

Rogers Bold Owner? Upgrade Your Operating System Now!!!

Listen up Rogers BlackBerry Bold owners... you now know what you're doing this weekend! Rogers has officially released updated device software for the Rogers BlackBerry Bold, in the form of version 4.6.0.162. If you're still running the original operating system that your Bold shipped with (version 4.6.0.125), you will want to upgrade ASAP. Based on my observations, as well as those of...

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Rumors Roundup: Microsoft to Buy RIM (again?), New Super BlackBerry, Verizon Storm Launch Date & Bold Delays

I know it's probably "bad blogging" to sum up five stories in one post, but it's been a helluva week and honestly, I just don't want to see Lindsay Lohan and her BB get pushed down the homepage too far too quick (LOL). And think of it this way.. I'm extending the life of your mouse by saving you a couple of clicks. But you'd be crazy not to click through and read this whole article....

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Alltel Turns on MMS...Kinda?

Alltel Turns on MMS...Kinda?

Do you have MMS on your Alltel BlackBerry? Users of Alltel are now reporting in the forums and other places on the interwebs that  their devices now have the MMS option in the menu and have been able to successfully send and recieve MMS just fine. This however does not seem applicable to everyone and their has also been some news about the possibility that Alltel and RIM jumped the gun with...

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Another New Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Commercial!

Seriously?! Another Frak'n BlackBerry Storm Commercial?! I mean, I LOVE them and all, but I don't know how much longer I can last looking at these videos without being able to actually hold one in my hands. This is TORTURE.    via BBNews

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile Germany Website!

BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile Germany Website!

I told you the Javelin would hit the market as the BlackBerry Curve 8900! And now it's up on T-Mobile Germany's website. Coming in November... I wonder if we'll see it in North America before Christmas too? If you want a better look at the BlackBerry 8900 be sure to check out our Javelin Hands-On Hardware Review. Speaking of hands-on... stay tuned to CrackBerry.com. We have a special treat...

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Hands-On Video: Lewis Hamilton has a BlackBerry Storm!

Lewis Hamilton, you lucky SOB!! Long time readers of CrackBerry.com (and listeners of our podcast) will know I'm a HUGE Formula 1 fan, so it hurts just that much more to see Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes driver (and this season's F1 Championship points leader) Lewis Hamilton rocking a BlackBerry Storm. The last we spotted Lewis on the blogs with a BlackBerry he was rock'n a Curve, so I'm SURE he...

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CMO of Vodafone Talks BlackBerry Storm 9500!

Excellent Video! Above you can watch Vodafone's Chief Marketing Officer, Frank Rovekamp, weigh in with his two cents (more like £3!!) on Rearch in Motion's new BlackBerry Storm. Clarification: by "launched today" he doesn't meaned "available today," so don't get too excited (this was posted on October 8th at the Vodafone Labs site). Watch the vid!! Looking for more Storm coverage? Go Here!

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Talk Up A Storm #4 - Heat Up The Storm!

Talk Up A Storm #4 - Heat Up The Storm!

October 8th will go down as a HUGE day for the BlackBerry Storm... even I'm *almost* getting sick of reading about it (mission accomplished RIM et al!!). But in case you're one of those CrackBerry Addicts still longing for more, after the jump you can read the contents of this week's edition of Talk Up a Storm. This is the internal mailer that is going out every Wednesday to Verizon...

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Bell Set To Take the World By Storm Too!

Bell Set To Take the World By Storm Too!

Any Bell subscribers in the house? Good News! Though they're a little late to the game, Bell has announced the coming of the BlackBerry Storm. Now Canucks North of the border officially have two choices -- Telus and Bell -- from which to purchase RIM's first touchscreen BlackBerry when it becomes available. I've been handing my money over to Robbers Rogers for years now... am I gonna have...

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