Articles by Bla1Ze

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 021

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 021

Hey everybody, hope everyone is enjoying all the CTIA news..lots of cool things coming in the way of BlackBerry. It seems like it's only getting better for us all in the BlackBerry world, with lots of new apps and devices coming our way, and I'm sure there is more to come... in the meantime enjoy this weeks picks.

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 020

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 020

Hey everybody, hope you are all enjoying your long weekend! Considering it is probably gonna be a little bit of a slow news day out there for BlackBerry news I thought I'd get another edition of Bla1ze's Picks up for you all... as always enjoy and keep crack'n.

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 019

Bla1ze's Picks! BlackBerry Media Roundup 019

Hey folks, since this will be my first posting I wanted to send a shout out to Click for taking the time to do this previously for everyone. He has stepped down from his position of posting "Click's Picks" (congrats on your new baby!!) and I shall be taking over for him... with that taken care of let's get crack'n with the first Bla1ze's Picks shall we.

MiuTunes Opens BlackBerry Music Player Beta!

MiuTunes Opens BlackBerry Music Player Beta!

May 1st marked the launch of a new beta program offered by Simprit. Some of you may know Simprit from their other popular program called GridMagic, but this beta is for their new media player program called MiuTunes, which I have to say is amazing at this point from my usage, so here’s my mini review so far…

First off the UI on this media player is awesome, think of the UI of Flipside, but only better, let’s have a look at it.

Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme

Ever since the Dimension L theme was introduced on CrackBerry, it has been a point of question for a lot of people in the forums and especially my “pm” box, lol. For a while there was a slick offering of it over at BBExtras.com but since that time the site is no longer offering themes, but luckily in came JC from GadgetBean.com to carry the torch. I recently won a copy of the Real iBerry Blocks Custom L Theme from a contest that was held over at BerryReview.com and figured I would share with you all the joy I found in this awesome BlackBerry theme.

Being designed with Plasmic 4.3, the theme is pretty slick with some rather unique animations in it. The icons have a nice “jiggle” effect to them and the applications button at the top slides in from the left hand side when highlighted on…The pictures really do not show this, so you will have to take my word for it ;)

The icons on this theme are nice and sharp and easily decipherable unlink some themes I have come across which leave you wondering “What the heck is that icon?” The shortcuts at the bottom are the calendar, tasks, contacts, browser, BlackBerry messenger, and the lock button. Unfortunately, there's no way to change these up :(

The email/messages window is nice and clear as well, the only problem I found was within the font selection, this theme will over ride whatever font it is that you have listed as the default and not give you any option to adjust it, but don’t allow this to take away from the theme it’s self. Overall the theme is EXCELLENT!! and the many other themes offered by GadgetBean are sure to please as well. The iBerry Blocks theme is available for BlackBerry 8800, 8300 and 8700 series smartphones and you can pick this theme up for $7 at ShopCrackBerry.com.

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Sighting in the Wild...and a little info on the BlackBerry 9300

Hmmm... what’s this we have here, an 8110 in the wild?…seems that way, the 8110 was a “rumored” device for a long time now and today we can put some of those rumors to rest as we got our hands on one..the device was running v4.3.0.93 OS (not sure as to why 4.3.1 was not running on it) and includes GPS (which is absolutely amazing, in the testing it even tracked how fast we were driving down the road) and is looking pretty sweet to me! While it lacks the WiFi found on the GSM-based 8120, RIM has plenty of devices waiting to be launched that will include this feature (can you say 9XXX Series, more specifically 9300), unfortunately at this point we have no indication as to what GSM carrier the device will be assigned to as the “hands on” with the 8110 was with an unbranded device. Looking at the 8310 and 8320 Curve, it could make sense that AT&T and Rogers would get the GPS-equipped 8110 while maybe T-Mobile will get the WiFi-enabled 8120 that's already available outside North America. My time with this device was short (the photos had to be taken with my BlackBerry Curve) but at least at this point we know the 8110 is definitely out there and no longer a “rumor”. No definitive launch date or pricing either (sorry guys!, as I stated my time was short with this one). Some of the finer points in this Pearl form factor are listed below.

  • 3.5mm Head Phone Jack
  • SD Card Slot on the side (same as all new “Pearl” designs” ie..8130) 
  • 2MP Camera
  • Video Recording Capability
  • Integrated GPS
Pearl 8110 Pics And 9300 Details After the Jump...


Hard to tell from these pics but the keypad layout is slightly different.


Side loading SD card slot of course.


The 2MP Camera and battery door same as the 8120,8130.

Aside from the 8110 “rumor” being squashed and becoming a reality alot of conversation has been going around regarding the 9XXX Series of devices, while Jibi over at BGR set out to clarify a few things regarding the 9XXX Series of devices and the information that has been floating around surrounding those devices, we have also heard some further information that does seem to be relative at this point, regarding a specific model of the 9XXX Series being the 9300, it seems as though this specific model number will be the one with touch screen, WiFi and GPS all in one, but we’re still putting it under the rumor category as with every other site that has been sharing information about the 9XXX devices, we still have no documentation or pictures to go along with that information. 

BIS Email Basics

BIS Email Basics

Hey class, welcome to another BlackBerry 101! This is Bla1ze from the CrackBerry Forums and Videos4BlackBerry.info filling in for Kevin this week who is busy coming to terms with the iPhone in the Smartphone Round Robin. I had so much fun with Lecture 10: Getting started with Videos on your BlackBerry that I jumped at the chance to be a professor once again.

If you have all been doing your homework, you'll remember a few weeks back we learned The Basics of Setting Up Your BlackBerry as well as BES & BIS: What's the Difference?…well today we are gonna touch a little bit more on the BIS aspect of things, this is one of the first things people run into when purchasing a BlackBerry device, and often it seems to be more difficult then it really is..this lesson was put together in hopes to clear up some of the air for people…also in this lesson we will be covering some the "problems" that may arise when setting up a BIS email account as well…for example..GMail sending sent items back to your device…with that being said, this lesson will be a lengthy, but informative one…Let's get crack'n!

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