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A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

A Close Video Look At The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Just in case you have not gotten enough of a look at the 9700 recently, Tinhte.com is now showing off some splendid high res pictures of an AT&T branded 9700 placed up against its siblings. A nice video walkthrough is available after that jump, but be advised it is not in English so unless you speak Vietnamese you may wish to kill the volume. Also, Tinhte.com has a complete tear down of the...

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New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!

Dang. Apparently I'll have to eat my own words on this one. So for the longest time both me and most members of the BlackBerry community have referred to the "new BlackBerry messenger" as BBM 5.0. Then, after hearing from so many RIM-connected peeps that internally "it's not BBM 5, but more like BBM 2 or BBM 2.5 depending on the device" then today we receive this email on the tipline with...

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Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

Best Buy Launches Free mIQ Sync Service

We just got word on this upcoming launch and it definitely looks promising. I wouldn't have expected something like this to come from Best Buy, but it is what it is. Their new mIQ service lets you backup pretty much all of the data on your device. Calendar, contacts, text messages media and more can all be backup up with the service, and you can access everything from the web. The changes you...

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Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry Now Available

CrackBerry member jeginger127 let us know that Vonage Mobile for BlackBerry is now available.  The app allows you to easily make low-cost international calls using the Vonage service. You simply install the application, and any time you dial a long-distance number from your device, it will automatically run it through the Vonage service. It works on a pay as you go plan, so you just set up...

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Best Buy BlackBerry Storm 9550 SKU Inventory Update; October 25th In Stock Date Still Looking Good

Last week BGR posted a capture showing that the SKU for the BlackBerry Storm 9550 mock-up device was already in Best Buy's inventory systems, and we followed up showing the SKU for the actual device. Both of SKUs showed at in stock date of October 25th. However, soon after those posts went live we received emails from a few more Best Buy tipsters letting us know that the Best Buy's inventory...

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Cellfservices.com Tweet for a Treat Free Unlock Code for AT&T, Rogers & T-Mobile - Today Only

Unlock company Cellfservices.com is giving away FREE unlock codes today until 11:59pm EST. All you have to do is send them a tweet, and they'll get back to you with an unlock code for your device. While I'm not sure they fully understand the "CrackBerry Effect" and most likely aren't prepared for the amount of tweets they will get from this post, they said they will get back to everyone that...

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RIM Onboard With The Open Screen Project To Bring Flash To BlackBerry Smartphones

We've been hearing it for a while now but this time around we can pretty much put that stamp of "it's official" on it. The above screenshot is what is commonly seen on BlackBerry Smartphones when trying to view Flash based content. Adobe and RIM (as well as many other smartphone manufacturers) have just announced they will be bringing full-fledged Flash integration to our beloved BlackBerry...

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Storm 2 Video Shows WiFi Usage Speed Testing

As we roll closer to the Storm 2 launch date a lot more videos of the device in action should be popping up. This one was posted a couple of days ago to Youtube and while it's a great video of the Storm 2 in action, it's not really a great depiction of how the browser may work over WiFi due to the fact no full sites were visited. Only mobile versions were used in this video and with that...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 4 Oct 2009

 More Info & Specs of Motorola Droid aka Sholes aka Tao Android 1.6 'Donut' Officially Rolling Out Motorola CLIQ Available November 2nd for $199 BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Available for Download! BlackBerry BIS 2.8 Launched for All North American Carriers BlackBerry Essex...

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BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

BlackBerry Essex Spotted; Dakota to Use Liquid Lens Tech?

  Our pal sal is continuing his BB leak streak, this time bringing some photos of the BlackBerry "essex" and a little update on the BlackBerry codenamed "dakota" (formerly codenamed "magnum"). BlackBerry Essex: As you can see from the photos above (note - there's plastic covering over the display/trackpad... it is a standard trackpad), on the front side the BlackBerry essex is essentially a...

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BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

BlackBerry Advertising Shows Up In Formula 1 at the Japanese Grand Prix

You can correct me if I'm wrong in the comments, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever seen BlackBerry advertising show up at a Formula 1 Grand Prix... The season may be winding down with only two races left to go (Brazil, Abu Dhabi), but this weekend at the Suzuka race track for the Japanese Grand Prix the BlackBerry billboard was hung proudly in pit row, strategically placed...

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BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

BlackBerry Storm 9550 Emulator Arrives In Verizon Systems

Just in case there was any doubt regarding the launch of the 9550 coming soon, you can clearly see that the emulator Verizon support reps use has been loaded into the Verizon systems and is now available for employee's to review. Not much else to say about this other then it's coming and soon the wait will indeed be over. Huzzah! Thanks to briankeith513 for posting the pics for us all....

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BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

BIS 2.8 Launched For All North American Carriers

In the wee hours of the morning, RIM was hard at work upgrading all North America BIS systems to the latest version being 2.8. BIS 2.8 brings with it some long awaited changes for BIS users but still leaves some room for improvement  for a later time. A quick look at what's new is listed below: Two-way wireless synchronization with Google Mail Contacts and the Address Book on the...

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Will.i.am On Hand In Australia To Help Launch the BlackBerry Curve 8520

Will.i.am has long been a supporter of the BlackBerry platform and his recent events are indeed no exception to the rule. Will.i.am was on hand in Australia as part of the Black Eyes Peas' The E.N.D. World Tour which coincided with the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8520. While being interviewed Will had a few things to say about the iPhone, which sound all too familiar: "I prefer buttons...

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Out With The Old, In With The New?

Out With The Old, In With The New?

After waking up this morning and checking my Tour (as I always do when I roll out of bed) I had NO emails! None! I immediately jumped on my PC to look into things, and sure enough, my emails had come in and just had not made it to my Berry. I know there was a scheduled BIS outage, so I logged on to my BIS and tried to resend my service books - but wait - where is the Service Book tab? A quick...

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BlackBerry 9700 Shows Up In Bell System Again, This Time 8530 Joins It As Well

This isn't the first time we have seen the BlackBerry 9700 show up in the Bell system. Last time it was caught on blurry cam. This time it's crystal clear as to what it is listed, that we are all waiting patiently for. Alongside the 9700, BoyGenius also posted a look at the BlackBerry Curve 8530 which is also now showing up and nearing release. All these devices showing in so many systems, it'...

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Powermat Charges Your Device Without Any Wires

This is totally cool - the mat charges pretty much any electronic device with no cables or plugs. You just throw on of the "receivers" on your device and drop it on the Powermat. It then charges as it normally would, just by sitting on the mat. A light lets you know its charging, and you can do  up to three devices at once. This is a great way to clean up your desktop or nightstand and keep...

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The Last Set of Four BlackBerry Developers Challenge Finalists Announced

Time yet again to go over the last set of finalists for the BlackBerry Developer Challenge which will of course be wrapping things up at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in November. This time around the list of finalists is brought down to four and amongst them are some great applications. 7digital Music Store (by DevelopIQ) FileScout (by Privateer) ProOnGo Expense with Receipt Reader...

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BlackBerry Atlas Video Walk Through And Spec Sheet!

BlackBerry Atlas Video Walk Through And Spec Sheet!

Salomondrin has got a new video of the BlackBerry Atlas in action for us all to have a look at coming after it's first on screen appearance. This device is running platform 6.0 and all signs seem to point to the fact it may not even show up on the US market if it indeed shows up on any market at all. The folks over at BlackBerryOS also got their hands on a spec sheet (after the jump) for the...

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BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

BIS 2.8 Upgrade Coming Sooner Than We Think?

We got a tip this morning that there is a rumoured data outage for October 3rd. During that time, we are told RIM will be kicking it up and upgrading to BIS 2.8 for North American carriers. We originally thought the update would come in September, but in the style of Desktop Manager for Mac, being fashionably late in October may be the way to go. "There is a RIM infrastructure upgrade...

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