What is CrackBerry? - Definition from WhatIs.com
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What is CrackBerry?

CrackBerry is a nickname for the BlackBerry handheld device. The nickname reflects the compelling nature of the BlackBerry, which allows the user to get and send email messages anywhere with wireless coverage. (The "Crack" part of the nickname is a reference to the highly-addictive street drug.)

Webster's New World College Dictionary selected "CrackBerry" as its New Word of the Year for 2006.


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