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Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available

Verizon BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Now Available

After being announced only two short weeks ago, Verizon has received the Pearl Flip 8230 right on schedule. We got our hands on one early and posted our review yesterday. The 8230 is available through Verizon's online and retail stores for $79.99 with a new 2-year contract.  Not surprisingly, it looks like Big Red has also pulled the Pearl 8130 from their site. Now bring on the Tour! =-)

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Kidnapped Woman Saved By Misplaced BlackBerry

Kidnapped Woman Saved By Misplaced BlackBerry

Here's a good Friday afternoon pick me up.  Have you ever tried to explain to someone all of the uses of your precious BlackBerry device?  Well now you can add "saving lives" to the list.  Turns out a misplaced BlackBerry (not sure what model, and in true addict fashion I'm upset the report doesn't tell us) helped to save a woman who was kidnapped, and had been trapped in the trunk of a car...

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BlackBerry 9020 (Onyx) to Get Optical Trackpad Afterall

BlackBerry 9020 (Onyx) to Get Optical Trackpad Afterall

Ooops. Remember Wednesday when we dropped word on the blogs that the Onyx had been tagged the 9020 and that we had also heard the trackball would be staying on the final version?? Well we've got good news - it turns out that in regards to the trackball, that's not the case!!! Upon further digging, and double confirming with some trusty peeps who have now actually seen it, there are already...

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RIM Q1 Results Expected To Look Great!

RIM Q1 Results Expected To Look Great!

* Update: Earnings Announced - See Press Release >> Later today RIM will be announcing their Q1 financial results ending May 30th, 2009. This time around the opinion of market analysts is on the side of RIM, whereas in the past this has not always been the case. Despite the fact that when RIM reported their Q4 results they had surpassed anyones expectations by adding 3.9 million...

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New BlackBerry Messenger Coming To All 5.0 Devices

New BlackBerry Messenger Coming To All 5.0 Devices

On the heels of the long awaited announcement of the BlackBerry Tour, BGR has posted that the revamped BlackBerry Messenger we recently got a peak at will be rolling out on all devices with OS 5.0. Michael gave us a short run down of some of the finer improvements we will be seeing and has a great gallery of screenshots for everyone to drool over. Some of the highlights of the new BlackBerry...

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Celebrity BlackBerry Twitter Users

Celebrity BlackBerry Twitter Users

Twitter fever has taken over, and it seems to get bigger everyday. As many of you know, there are a bunch of celebrities that use Twitter, but what you may not know is that a bunch of them use BlackBerry Twitter clients as well. We thought it would be fun to track them all down and see what their app of choice is. It looks like TwitterBerry is the clear winner with UberTwitter a close...

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Onyx is the BlackBerry Bold 9020?!

Onyx is the BlackBerry Bold 9020?!

What's in a name? If you read our BlackBerry Onyx Review you'll remember we spent some time talking about the Onyx codename, and at that time did not yet know the Onyx's device model number (the OS was simply labeled with "onyx") but we did take the view point of the device itself being a next generation of BlackBerry Bold based on the nature of the device and what it would be replacing....

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BlackBerrius Maximus - Part XI - To Pre or Not to Pre

BlackBerrius Maximus - Part XI - To Pre or Not to Pre

"To Pre or not to Pre" - that seems to be the big question in the Smartphone world this week. Here, I will give you a diehard "CrackBerry" user perspective of this new device - does it live up to the hype? Can it every replace your "beloved Berry?" Let's take a look. So, there I was again - standing in line - waiting for the newest, coolest Smartphone on a cold, rainy day on Cape Cod....

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Telus Tour Pricing And Launch Date!

Telus Tour Pricing And Launch Date!

It was only a matter of time before this information got out as the pricing and launch date have been floating around for a while now, but this documentation puts a more official stamp of approval on it. As you can see from the image above, the launch date for the BlackBerry Tour on Telus is going to be July 15th and after the jump you can see an image of the price points Canadian users...

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Full Qwerty BlackBerrys to get SureType in OS 5.0

Now THIS is neat. It seems a new feature has popped up in OS 5.0.0.110 for the BlackBerry Bold.... SureType! SureType is RIM's predictive text feature, normally featured on BlackBerry Smartphones that have the SureType keyboard (two letters per key). I guess RIM's software engineers finally decided there's no good reason why you can't turn on predictive text on a device that features a full...

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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Tour Smartphone

Official Press Release RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Tour Smartphone New 3G World Phone Keeps You Connected on High-Speed CDMA Networks in North America and UMTS/HSPA Networks Abroad WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry(R) Tour(TM) - a powerful new 3G BlackBerry(R) smartphone for CDMA customers in...

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BlackBerry 101 Site Tour User Guide Now Up

BlackBerry 101 Site Tour User Guide Now Up

As we have seen for other previous devices, the BlackBerry 101 user guide for the BlackBerry Tour is now up and ready for viewing, so please feel free to tease and torture yourself by having a look through it - just make sure you move your keyboard to the side, you wouldn't want to get drool all over it as you look but can't touch - yet. Check Out The BlackBerry Tour 101 User Guide >...

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Sprint BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live Also!!!

Sprint BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live Also!!!

Double suhhhweeeet!!! Look who also launched their BlackBerry Tour website, guess they didn't want to be left out of the party. The two big CDMA carriers in the United States will be launching the much awaited BlackBerry Tour this summer! The BlackBerry Tour will be available at Sprint stores, www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 later this summer for $199.99 with a new line of service or...

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Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live!

Verizon BlackBerry Tour Site Goes Live!

Suhhhweeeet!!! You can click on over to sign-up for updates and to get your invitation to preorder.... and if you haven't seen our BlackBerry Tour 9630 review yet, be sure to check out part I and part II. It'll help pass the time until you get one of these babies in your hand. Visit the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 Website >>

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Spotted: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520

Spotted: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520

The above photo of a pair of T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry Curve 8520(s) has been making it's way around the net today, having first originated as a post in our CrackBerry forums. This is the first time we've seen the T-Mobile branding on a BlackBerry Curve 8520 (also known by its codename Gemini). An Edge device (with WiFi/UMA) and an optical trackpad, you can think of the Curve 8520 as...

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4.5.0.163 OS Officially Released For 8310 Curves!

4.5.0.163 OS Officially Released For 8310 Curves!

This is great for all you BlackBerry Curve 8310 owners out there. Up until now the latest OS for your device and pretty much all other devices pre-4.6 OS was 4.5.0.153 but as Ronen posted at BerryReview there is an official version that is even higher currently available to you all. Version 4.5.0.163 is now available from 02 UK for public consumption. Be sure to grab it if having the latest...

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 June 2009

Want just the big news in the world of smartphones? Look no further! Screenshots of HTC Hero Rosie! T-Mobile's Samsung Bigfoot Android Phone Coming Soon Is Sony Building an Android Walkman? Catch up on BlackBerry - CrackBerry Podcast 037 Top 8 Reasons Why Palm Pre’s Got Nothin’ on BlackBerry New...

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.0.8 Leaked!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.0.8 Leaked!

It's been a while since we have seen a BlackBerry desktop manager leak, this time around though Ronen over at BerryReview was informed there was version 5.0.0.8 floating around so he decided to share that new version with everyone. Rolling in at over 300MB as it includes Roxio Media Manager (why?) this is a rather large download that has been split into three files. *Remember, this is NOT...

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Sneek Peak At The New BlackBerry Messenger!

Sneek Peak At The New BlackBerry Messenger!

One of the greatest functions of BlackBerry devices is BlackBerry messenger. Sadly though over the years BlackBerry Messenger has seen little to no changes in it's looks or functionality since it's incarnation. That is, until now. The Boy Genius has posted some nice images of the as of yet unreleased BlackBerry Messenger and I have to say it looks great especially with some of the new...

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BlackBerry Tour On Telus Website ... Kind Of

BlackBerry Tour On Telus Website ... Kind Of

Alright - so again, it's not really much, but it's a clear sign it is coming and that's good. Earlier today we posted about Verizon setting up their webstore for the announcement of the BlackBerry Tour by redirecting links. This time CrackBerry forums member E_P did some poking around on the Telus website adjusting file link names, and low and behold when the BlackBerry Storm image link is...

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