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Reflecting upon Thursday evening's RIM Q1 Results and earnings call, the pieces finally fell into place so we can more accurately tell the story of why it is taking so long for RIM to bring the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and other next-generation BlackBerry Smartphones to market. On the historic call, which featured both Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis delivering the results...

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Keep safe in the car with Speed Limit Alarm

  Ever start driving down the highway, music blasting, windows down and next thing you know you look down and you are going 15 to 20 over the speed limit? Don't worry, you aren't the only one, sometimes it is to easy to get in the zone, and want to just go without checking the speedometer, but gone are those days. Speed Limit Alarm is a great app for any BlackBerry lover who spends a lot of...

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Want to win a free copy of HeartBeat by Walker Themes? Leave a comment below to enter! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at] for consideration. In the meantime, check out...

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Having both co-CEO's at Research In Motion on the investors call today was quite a change from the norm -- typically it's just one or the other. That said, having both Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis on the call gave us all a better perspective of things happening within RIM. As it stands right now, RIM has shipped 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks but they neglected to mention the number of...

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As we sat in the the Research In Motion First Quarter Fiscal 2012 earnings call today, Mike Lazaridis took the time today to address the concerns surrounding delays with new BlackBerry smartphones. Some of the highlights from that call can be found below: RIM realized through their product development that consumer demand had shifted, and as such -- required new hardware and new chip sets...

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Here are the numbers! Be sure to turn into our Earnings Call Live Blog and Chat for analysis! Press Release Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results and Revises Full Year Guidance Announces Plans to Streamline Operations and Accelerate New Product Introductions Board of Directors Approves Share Repurchase Program WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2011) -...

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RIM Earnings Call Live Blog and Chat! [ Now Over ]

Live Blog in top Window, Open Chat Below! RIM Earnings Call Keynote - June 16/2011

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The CrackBerry Guide to Great Gifts for Grads

  It's that time of year again folks. Time for students to bid adieu to those long nights cramming, writing and studying and transition into the real world. Whether they are graduating to the next level or joining the work force, we've put together a list of some BlackBerry goodies to help them on their way. From devices to accessories to apps - we have it all in one place so you can find just...

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The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Our world - the world you can see, the world you can touch - is governed by gravity. Just as the mass of the sun holds tightly to the eight planets of our solar system, it is the enormous mass of the earth, 6 septillion (6*1024) kilograms, that keeps you from flying off into space. Yet in the subatomic world of the very small, gravity appears nonexistent. Einstein's world of spacetime and...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 heading to Three UK in August

While an official release date of any sort is still a mystery for the much anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9900, many carriers are dropping hints here and there as to just when we might see the device. A few days ago Virgin Mobile Canada said the device was coming "super soon" and Vodafone has also posted a sneak peek video leading us to believe a release is right around the corner. Three UK now...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Leather Envelope case for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a simple to use "no frills" kind of case. The look is that of its name (obviously) and there is no mistaking it. While it may be a bit quirky to some, it does what it needs to and that's the bottom line. The flap on the case is held in place by a magnet so there is no worry of it...

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Have you entered the Travel Better with BlackBerry Contest?

  RIM is promoting their BlackBerry Travel application by offering a trip for two to Australia as the grand prize! According to the contest details, the winner will enjoy a 9 day trip to Australia and a $2500 American Express gift card. There are also weekly prizes available to be won, as well. You can check out our review of BlackBerry Travel here. It was helpful when we went out to Seattle...

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Don't like eating your vegetables? Neither does OmnomBot

If you (still) don't like eating your vegetables you're not alone. OmnomBot isn't the biggest fan of them either, but he has trouble avoiding them on his own. Through this fun PlayBook game from the creators of Auqalux - your job is to help OmnomBot by not letting him eat his vegetables. The game play is plain and simple, and if you're at all a fan of arcade style gaming then this one is for...

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O2 not carrying BlackBerry PlayBook due to 'end to end customer experience'

Although today is launch day for the BlackBerry PlayBook in the United Kingdom, one major carrier won't be taking part in the fun. O2 has decided to pass on the tablet and simply won't be selling the device. The company has been reaching out to customers to let them know stating "unfortunately there are some issues with the end to end customer experience". While there are no plans to sell the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook arrives in the UK

If you're in the UK, the wait is now over and you can finally get your hands on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I know you'll be eager to get the box opened and get started with your shiny new device, and to help you along the way we've got a whole host of BlackBerry PlayBook 101's, tips, tricks and how-to articles here on CrackBerry. Take a moment to check them out to get you on your way to become...

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So this will be the first time in CrackBerry's history where we'll be living blogging a RIM earnings call, but we're going to do it up this evening for a couple of good reasons. For one, on the last couple of calls some newsworthy tidbits have surfaced - like on the last one where Jim Balsillie confirmed the rumor I reported earlier about BlackBerry 6.1 being rebranded to BlackBerry 7. The...

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Is BlackBerry Messenger the reason for the decline in texting?

  Do you still use SMS or just BBM/IM?Market Research   Before I became a BlackBerry addict, my way of communicating regularly with friends, family and colleagues was through SMS. I had to make sure that my mobile phone contract came with a text bundle. This was the case for many people I know. Now, however, I own a BlackBerry and so do many of my friends and family, so I hardly text as...

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iSpeech Translator for BlackBerry AND the BlackBerry PlayBook

  From the people who brought you, the application that speaks your text messages, comes iSpeech Translator. Yes, friends, the iSpeech Translator is available for the PlayBook and any BlackBerry smartphone that runs OS 1.0 and higher, in any country, on any carrier. Unless your BlackBerry is half a decade old, you too can run iSpeech Translator. Even better, iSpeech offers a free...

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TouchUp Pro Photo Editor updated to v2.3.11

We've looked at TouchUp Pro Photo Editor in the past but with each and every update put out by the folks at esDot Development Studio -- the application continues to improve. What started as a bare bones photo editor has now grown into a full blown photo editor for the BlackBerry PlayBook allowing such things as filters, cropping, red eye reduction and much more. The latest update brings...

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New device switch and data saving features coming to BlackBerry 7

If you've taken the time to poke around the BlackBerry Torch 9850 simulator you've no doubt noticed it was running OS and as we mentioned when it leaked, that OS and the simulator does have some goodies hidden in it. One of those goodies is a new "Device Switch" and data saving features. In the past, you had to go ahead and hook your device up to BlackBerry desktop manager in...

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