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What's Going On With Plazmic?

What's Going On With Plazmic?

*UPDATE* - Just got an email from Mike Kirkup, Director, Developer Relations at Research In Motion explaining the happenings with Plazmic and their site and it is as I had hoped, an effort to reorganize and provide better offerings for developers. Thanks to Mike for taking the time to explain it for us all. This is one step among many to bring the Plazmic products inline with the other...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 6 Sept. 2009

HTC Hero Official on Sprint! No Mail-in Rebates at Best Buy on the Hero Samsung Galaxy I7500 Now Available in the UK Win a custom-painted ColorWare BlackBerry Tour! BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Video - Gets compared to Bold 9000 and Curve 8900. Video: Typing test on the next generation...

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AT&T Pulls BlackBerry Software 4.6.0.297 Upgrade?

AT&T Pulls BlackBerry Software 4.6.0.297 Upgrade?

Seems AT&T is having some issues with their release of 4.6.0.297 for the BlackBerry Bold. Boy Genius posted the following information regarding the pulling of the handheld OS upgrade although the information seems to be lacking full reasoning as to why exactly it was removed. AT&T customers are simply being asked to wait until another release becomes available in "the near future",...

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Air Canada Launches Web Signal To Assist With Electronic Boarding Of Flights

Inside BlackBerry has a great article posted today regarding a new service from Air Canada which uses the BlackBerry Web Signal feature. The process is rather simple and shows the advancements that some airline companies are making as they move towards a more electronic friendly time. These services of course are not entirely new, but the Air Canada launch of such services for consumers...

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Free BlackBerry Developers Webinar on September 10!

Free BlackBerry Developers Webinar on September 10!

Calling all current and aspiring BlackBerry Developers! RIM is hosting their first ever live webinar on September 10, 2009 from 2pm to 3pm EST. Here's the overview: In this live webinar, we will present an overview of web development for the BlackBerry platform. We'll share some tips and tricks for improving the quality of your web content and creating a great user experience for your...

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Baltimore Police Officers Get BlackBerry's for Work

Baltimore Police Officers Get BlackBerry's for Work

Baltimore will become one of the first agenices to issue patrol officers BlackBerry's for work purposes. The officers will be able to use the device to check warrants, criminal histories and suspect photos and become overall more efficent. The city will be using some of its $5.3 million of federal stimulus to purchase the 2,000 "Pocket Cops". Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefield II said...

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BlackBerry Storm 9520 Accessories SKUs Beginning to Show up on Vodafone's Inventory Systems

For all the Storm 2 chasers out there, this is a good sign. Think back to the recent launch of the BlackBerry Tour, and it was only a matter of weeks after we began to see Tour (accessory) related SKUs show up on Telus, Bell and Verizon's inventory systems that the device itself became available. If the same pattern holds true for the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 9520/9550 it may just be...

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Four More Finalists Chosen For The BlackBerry Developers Challenge

Four More Finalists Chosen For The BlackBerry Developers Challenge

Four more finalists have been announced for the BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2009. At this point, 12 of the 16 finalists who will be voted on in the running for a grand prize package of over $100,000. Four more finalists have yet to be chosen, all of which should top off at the end of September. Let's have a look at the four most recent ones: Wicked Blog App by ScreamingToaster LLC e-...

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Feature or Bug? New Video Shows SurePress Disabled on BlackBerry Storm 9520?!

Last week we ran a poll on the blogs asking CrackBerry readers how they felt about RIM's SurePress technology and forcing people to "click" the screen. Over 17,000 votes were cast. The results? 31% said they loved the click, 26% said scrap it (they'd rather have an iPhone-styled touchscreen) and the 43% said they wanted both options - SurePress, and also the ability to disable it. A new...

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FaceBook 1.7 Coming Soon, Bringing OS 5.0 Compatability With It?

FaceBook 1.7 Coming Soon, Bringing OS 5.0 Compatability With It?

Ahh, FaceBook. The RIM built application users love ... and hate. Word is that FaceBook version 1.7 is coming soon and this time around the release (or leak?) will cover one major problem that all leaked OS users have been seeing for a while - OS 5.0 compatability Ever since OS 5.0 started leaking, some users have upgraded it to it, only to revert back to a lower OS based on the fact FaceBook...

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BoxTone Announces New User Self-Service Module

BoxTone Announces New User Self-Service Module

BoxTone announced today its new User Self-Service Module which helps IT staff and MSPs to provide quality service while lowering costs. This software allows users to easily check their mobile service status in real time, and provides easy access to solving common issues without the help of IT staff. In this scenario, executive Kevin has logged into BoxTone User Self Service SmartPortal...

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Yet Another Upcoming BlackBerry Smartphone: Codename Essex is Next Revision of Niagara (Tour)?!

Word of the BlackBerry codenamed "essex" has been making its way around the interwebs for the past 24 hours, starting off in our very own CrackBerry forums. The codename name isn't actually new - back in July when I did a forum re-shuffle I actually added the essex codename to the Other Rumored Devices forum description - it was a name that had come up a few times since WES in BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Storm Price Reduced To $49.99 On Verizon!

BlackBerry Storm Price Reduced To $49.99 On Verizon!

The time has come for Verizon to do a little housekeeping around their stores, no doubt to make way for the Storm 2 that will be making it's way to the hands of BlackBerry users reportedly in October. Right now if you have been holding out for a new BlackBerry you can surely walk your way into a $49.99 BlackBerry Storm if you do so wish, just keep in mind that is with a new 2 year contract. So...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 30 August 2009

Best Buy Starting HTC Hero Preorders Sept. 13th? Motorola Sholes to Launch on Verizon in October Google Releases "Listen" app for podcasts Threaded SMS coming to BlackBerry in OS 5.0 CrackBerry Poll: Do you want SurePress on your touchscreen BlackBerry? CrackBerry.com Podcast...

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Storm 2 User Guide Found In 5.0.0.191 Storm OS Leak

RIM has always had a habit of putting userguides in all their downloads, leaked or official you'll always manage to find one within the packaging--even if it may be the incorrect one. Often times before, if you reviewed the files in the OS as well such as the BlackBerry.alx file you'd learn the codenames of unrealeased devices rather easily. For a while now, RIM was seemingly wise to...

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BIS 2.8 Rollout Coming in September?

BIS 2.8 Rollout Coming in September?

It looks like Ronen got a good scoop on the upcoming release of BIS 2.8. Some good things in store, including Two-way Google contact sync, automatic login and Hotmail revalidation. It looks as if the new features may only work with devices running OS 5.0 however. The upgrades are set for Setpember 10th, with some other features coming shortly after. I'm not sure how I feel about the Google...

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On Tuesday we told you about a new game for BlackBerry by Epic Applications called Flood. Over the past couple of days I've wasted a bunch of time playing Flood because I just couldn't put this addictive puzzle game down (it's such a bitter sweet when that happens - I feel guilty when there's other more pressing things to be done). So if you're looking for a fun game to play on your...

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BlackBerrius Maximus: Berrys at the Ballpark

BlackBerrius Maximus: Berrys at the Ballpark

  There is nothing like summer in New England, if you live up here, you know what I mean. If you are a baseball fan - there is just no place like Fenway Park - the place to be - in the summer here in Boston. Recently, I was able to score two tickets to Fenway (no easy feat in this town) and I took my BlackBerry toting 17 year old with me. Two red sox fans, two BlackBerry 8900s and two...

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Preview: What's Coming in BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM Clients!

Preview: What's Coming in BIS 2.5 BlackBerry IM Clients!

We've all seen (or used!) the updated BlackBerry Messenger client that will roll out in OS 5.0, as well as the native threaded SMS client that popped up in OS 5.0.0.190. With big improvements shown in these native BlackBerry messenging apps, you have to ask the question what if else will be getting an update... the answer to which is the big third party BlackBerry Instant Messaging clients...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 Really Gets Completely Dissected. Doesn't Have a Heart But Shows Off Some Cool Sensors!

Wow. What a fun few days for all the BlackBerry Storm 2 chasers out there. Since our CrackBerry Podcast last Thursday where we first dropped the notion that some Piezo technology potentially may be implemented within the device, the forums and blogs and youtube have been working overtime to pump out theories of what's actually in there and how it works. Over the weekend, Salomondrin posted...

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