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Remember the zombie novel written on a BlackBerry? Pick up the latest addition free through Saturday!

Remember the zombie novel written on a BlackBerry? Pick up the latest addition free through Saturday!

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Many of us love our BlackBerry keyboards, but do you love yours enough to be able to write an entire book on it? Well how about not just one book, but two or three of them? CrackBerry forums member Jessica Meigs has taken to her beloved BlackBerry to write a series of books which she has titled The Becoming, and it even features the Michaluk virus (after our very own Kevin Michaluk)....

Verizon to raise the upgrade fee to $30 on April 22, get your BlackBerry 7 device now!

Verizon to raise the upgrade fee to $30 on April 22, get your BlackBerry 7 device now!

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BlackBerry 7 devices have been around for a few months, and if you haven't upgraded yet because of pricing or any other reason, you may want to reconsider. Verizon has announced that they will begin charging $30 additional for customers to use their upgrades starting on April 22. In just under two weeks that new BlackBerry 7 device that you have your eyes on will cost you $30 more, that...

Nicki Minaj tweets from her BlackBerry after performing at the Nokia event in NYC

Nicki Minaj tweets from her BlackBerry after performing at the Nokia event in NYC

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Seeing celebrities using BlackBerry devices is nothing new really as we have seen them hundreds of times, but this instance is rather humerous. On Saturday Nokia had a big event in NYC for the launch of the Lumia 900, during which they had Nicki Minaj perform on stage. Following her performance, she tweeted out how exhausted she was and how much fun she had during the event. Being that...

OS 6.0.0.707 goes official for both the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330 from TATA INDICOM

OS 6.0.0.707 goes official for both the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330 from TATA INDICOM

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Today from TATA INDICOM we have OS 6.0.0.707 available for download on both the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 9330. What's new in this OS you ask? After you install drop a comment or hit the forums with your findings, since no change log was included. Even though this is an official OS, be sure to use caution and do a back-up before installing. And if you're not on TATA...

Future BlackBerry PlayBook updates to eliminate the ability to side load applications, but is that really such a bad thing?

Future BlackBerry PlayBook updates to eliminate the ability to side load applications, but is that really such a bad thing?

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RIM plans to do away with side loading on the BlackBerry PlayBook, but that may not be such a bad thing.  Many of you may have already caught wind that yesterday on Twitter Alec Saunder, RIM's VP of Developer Relations, advised that future updates to the BlackBerry PlayBook would remove the ability to sideload applications. Immediately this caused an uproar; people jumped on the...

Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger depart from RIM

Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger depart from RIM

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We have seen quite a number of top level changes happening at RIM recently, from the new CEO Thorsten Heins, to the departure of Jim Balsillie, and we have two more to add to that. RIM has confirmed to Bloomberg that Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President, and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger will be departing from their jobs at RIM. After reporting their...

Blaq for PlayBook bumps up to version 1.7.1, adds a few features and fixes some bugs

Blaq for PlayBook bumps up to version 1.7.1, adds a few features and fixes some bugs

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If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook and use Twitter on it, odds are that you have already heard of, if not already own Blaq. For those unfamiliar with Blaq it is a feature loaded, and beautifully designed Twitter application for the PlayBook that offers a great experience. While the application was built in only 30 days originally, a lot of time and effort has gone into it, and they are...