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BlackBerry 6 Leaks Roundup: Pearl 3G, Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Curve 3G


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The BlackBerry 6 leaks are off the hook today and so far we have leaks for the Curve 3G, Pearl 3G, Bold 9700 and Bold 9650. Not all of these dropped today but we thought we’d put them all in one place for your convenience.

Download BlackBerry 6, OS for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
Download BlackBerry 6, OS for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G
Download BlackBerry 6 for your Bold 9650.
Download BlackBerry 6, OS for the Bold 9700.

This Day in BlackBerry: What Was Hot Today for the Past 5 Years


BlackBerryCool is the longest running BlackBerry blog on the Internet. The site’s content dates back to January 2005 and a lot has changed in the past 5 years. Lets take a look at what sort of news was making headlines this day of March 29th, for the past 5 years.
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Update on Cellcrypt voice encryption for BlackBerry


The last time we wrote about Cellcrypt, they were showcasing their secure mobile voice encryption software for BlackBerry at WES 2009. The company and BlackBerry app have come a long way and we got to talking with them last week at BBDC.

Since WES, the company has received FIPS 140-2 certification, a standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. At BBDC, the company announced that their product is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, as well as Curve and Pearl series devices.

Cellcrypt’s product has become more relevant than ever with the ongoing media coverage behind a group of hackers looking to crack the standard GSM network. The hackers say they’re doing this in order to send a message that 2G GSM calls lack proper security encryption, and they could make their code book available to anyone via torrents. While the process is purely academic, and not likely an imminent threat, it still demonstrates a need in the industry for greater voice security.

Six Weeks of BlackBerry Essentials: win a BlackBerry Pearl case


Time for the next entry in our 6 week series of contests by Griffin Technology. For 6 weeks, we’ll be giving away prize packages and all you have to do is comment. Each week’s prize package will be different and on the 6th week we’re giving away a grand prize.

The winners from last week are:

  • Jeremy
  • Diane
  • Allendf

This week, we’re giving away 3 FlexGrips for BlackBerry Pearl.

To win, comment what you like about your BlackBerry Pearl.

Feel free to participate on Twitter too. Just ReTweet this story.

Meet Griffin Technology on Twitter as well.

Next week, we’ll announce the winners and present that week’s prize package. Next week is for BlackBerry Curve users.

Bell to launch BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 March 6th


Our fellow Canadian droogs over at MobileSyrup have uncovered a black and white image of some upcoming BlackBerrys on the Bell network. Ignore the ugly Palm device on the left and you will see Black and Pink versions of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230. The image also displays a launch date of March 6th, but no pricing information. However, I think it’s reasonable to expect a ‘less-than-$100′ pricetag, or possibly even free, with a 3-year contract.

|via Mobile Syrup|

Fido launches the BlackBerry Pearl 8100


After a few months of speculation, Fido has relaunched BlackBerry service with the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. That’s right, not the BlackBerry 8120 or even the 8110, but the BlackBerry 8100. However, Fido is Rogers’ low-end consumer brand, so there must be some sort of deal involved, correct? Well, the promo image above shows that the Pearl 8100 can be purchased for $25 with a 3 year Fido agreement/data plan. Hmm, three years is a long time, so what about some sort of month to month option? $400 freaking dollars? What about the data plans?

    * $15 - Unlimited personal email and IM
    * $25 - 500MB
    * $30 - 1GB
    * $60 - 3GB

Ok, at least that’s pretty sane. For the youth demographic, though, $15 a month for email and IM (what they want the BlackBerry for anyways) and another $15 for phone service (based upon their cheapest rate) isn’t that bad. But instead of paying $400 or signing a three year contract, swing by the BBCool HQ first: we have a box of old 8100s that we’d be willing to give away, guaranteed (guarantee void in Tennessee).

Fido BlackBerry Pearl Promo