BlackBerry App Roundup for April 2nd, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Astraware Casino to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 2 Apr 2010 08:20 am EDT
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Happy April all! Hope you're all enjoying the spring season thus far. The weather has been just great up here, and while I've been hard at work, the golf clubs keep calling my name...can't wait! Getting down to what's new and exciting in BlackBerry Apps, this week I've got the following titles for you to look at:

Giveaway of the Week: Astraware Casino

Freebies of the Week: Number Cruncher, Fuze Meeting, iGallery

In Case You Missed It: Introducing the New Mobile CrackBerry Superstore!, LinkedIn for BlackBerry Now Available, XM Radio Online+ Coming to Canada, Backup Assistant Now Available from Verizon

New This Week: Mileage Tracker, Power Ball Lotto Assistant, QuickNotes

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Need for Speed Shift 3D

Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.

Giveaway of the Week:

Astraware Casino

Astraware Casino

This app comes with 11 of the most exciting games found in casinos, including Blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker, Video Poker, Video Derby, 3 Card Poker, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Slots, Video Keno and Texas Hold 'Em Limit Poker. Now you can practice any of these games for free with $1000 in your virtual wallet. Start playing as soon as you install the Astraware Casino on your Berry. If you are new to some of these casino games there are instructions for each of the games. You can start with low stakes and increase to higher stake games as you become more skilled.

Play any of these casino games while you are on the go, earn rewards to keep in your souvenir suitcase and learn to play like the pros!

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 25 free copies of Astraware Casino, answer the following question in the comments:

Which Casino Game do you enjoy the most?

Leave your answer in the comments now... Good luck!

Freebies of the Week:

Number Cruncher

Number Cruncher

Numbers can be fun with one of the highest rated games that just happens to also be free. You do not need math skills, but it sure can help to improve your skills in developing sequences of all kinds. Some people feel that it is really a cross between Tetris and Sudoku. The objective of the game is to develop as many sequences of numbers as you can within a specific allotted time frame. Sequences are runs such as 2,3,4,… or 2,4,8,16,… and so on.  Once you remove a number from the grid, the game adds new numbers in their place. Many players of the Number Cruncher find they can increase their score by generating large sequences with lots of bonus tiles. This application is free and works on all devices.

Try your hand at the Number Cruncher and see if your math skills are up to the challenge.

Fuze Meeting

Fuze Meeting

Looking to organize your meetings while on the go? Fuze Meeting may be the answer to your meeting woes. The cost is, well, it's FREE, making it far cheaper than some of the other competing products. Now you can attend web meetings and also do live desktop sharing from your phone complete with reviewing videos, images as well as presentations in HD. Now you can host audio conferences with full presenter controls all from your mobile phone. The Fuze meeting package comes with a free phone conference bridge with your own personal number. Access all of your IM contacts using one integrated list from contact lists on AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, MS OCS(Beta) and more. Bring in missing audio conference attendees with a simple click. The minimum OS requirement for Fuze Meeting is 4.6.

Download Fuze Meeting today.

iGallery

iGallery

Now you can use your Blackberry phone as a digital photo frame display to show all of your favorite photos with a new application called iGallery! Adjust the play period so that there is ample time to view your photos between slide changes. Customers who have their password function enabled will find that the photo display works better with the password function turned off. Show all of your friends your latest photos, or just set iGallery to display your slides automatically for your own pleasure. iGallery works with OS4.5, 4.6 and 4.7. Check to confirm that this application works with your model and OS on the web site.

Get iGallery >

In Case You Missed It:

Introducing the New Mobile CrackBerry Superstore!

CrackBerry Superstore

The Crackberry App Store Client has evolved into and is being re-launched as the Crackberry Superstore with four aisles – Apps, games, themes and accessories. Now with a single click you can see the deal of the day, best sellers specials, new products, browse by category and also search for products. There are many benefits for both customers and developers.

Starting with comparing similar products helps customers get the best product at the best price and developers can increase their opportunity to get their products in the top seller lists driving sales and increasing profits. With this new store design, the store runs faster and smoother increasing the customer experience and satisfaction levels.

The CrackBerry Superstore is running a new launch contest and a launch sale to celebrate the evolution of the store. From March 30th to April 5th at 12:00PM CST you can enter your chance to win by downloading the CrackBerry Superstore via the email option on the download page on our web site. Click here for details. Prizes include: 32GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad, 5 Blueant V1 Bluetooth Headsets, or one of 25 copies each of BerryBuzz, Druglord Wars, and iBerry.

The launch sale runs from now until April 5th with 20% off all purchases of software (apps, games and themes) purchased from the CrackBerry Superstore and the standard mobile-web browser version of the app store. Customers should enter coupon code, “SUPER” at checkout.

Note: You must use this coupon from your BlackBerry device.

Get the CrackBerry Superstore here >

LinkedIn for BlackBerry Now Available

LinkedIn for BlackBerry

Continue your professional networking on the go with the new LinkedIn app on the Blackberry Tour, Bold, Curve with OS 4.3 and higher. Keep up with network updates, search for contacts and companies on LinkedIn, make new connections, answer invitations and send messages to those people you want to keep in touch with. The app interface has a look that is similar to Twitter and Facebook for those of you already using those applications to keep up with friends and colleagues while you are away from home or just out and about.. If you are new to LinkedIn, this is one of the social networking sites that is aimed at the professional side of your life to help you maintain your contacts and stay in touch with business contacts, look for jobs and find potential hires for jobs that you are trying to fill.

Explore LinkedIn on your Blackberry >

XM Radio Online+ Coming to Canada

XM Radio Online+ Coming to Canada

Now you can listen to XM Canada with the new XM Radio Online for Canada app in addition to the existing Sirius app. Download the new app to your Blackberry and listen to XM radio while you are on the go with your Blackberry. Listeners should expect to pay $7.99 per month for XM online and $2.99 a month when you bundle your online subscription with an XM Canada subscription. Start with a 14 day trial and check out the service, then decide if you want to sign up to the new service. The lineup of channels is not yet listed, however you can view the lineup during your 14 day trial.

More on XM Radio Online >

Backup Assistant Now Available from Verizon

Verizon Backup Assistant

Now with the Backup Assistant from Verizon, you no longer need to be concerned about losing your contact information and all of the phone numbers, addresses, emails etc that you have stored in your Blackberry. This is a really great service to take advantage of if you are changing devices or lose your smartphone. Just upload your contacts to your new phone and you are back in business... And it is automatic once it is set up! You can edit your contacts using your phone or online as well and then sync with your phone and Backup Assistant. Import your contacts from other applications to your online Backup Assistant and presto they will appear on your Berry after syncing. Now for the best part, there are no additional service fees!

More details over at Verizon >

New This Week

Mileage Tracker

Mileage Tracker

Business people and vacationers will enjoy this new app called Mileage Tracker! Keep track of your miles as you go about your daily business for billing purposes later to your customers or to your expense account. Customize for vehicles, businesses or personal use using standard rates for 2010 or rates that you manually set applicable to your business. Even email your trips to yourself or your secretary for subsequent billing or invoicing. Anyone who goes on frequent trips and wants to keep track of their mileage will appreciate this new app, the time it saves and the convenience. Mileage Tracker should work just fine on all non-touch Berries (OS 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 Non-Touch, 5.0 Non-Touch).

Get the Mileage Tracker in our store >

Power Ball Lotto Assistant

Power Ball Lotto Assistant

We all want to win the biggest lottery of them all, and any app that might give us an edge in selecting winning combinations is exciting. Although the developers point out that you cannot win every time, they suggest that you will have a better chance to win at Power Ball. Select up to 5 combinations, avoid duplication with previous selected numbers. The smart wizard filters the users selection and recommends the best approach. With a bright multi colored user interface, you will have no problem understanding what numbers are being suggested.  You can even use this application in standalone mode with no need for connection to the network.

Get Power Ball Lotto Assistant and improve your odds of winning!

QuickNotes

QuickNotes

Need to keep track of notes to yourself or notes to various activities that you are involved with? Now you can use QuickNotes to not only make reminder notes, you can even email them to yourself for future reference. This app adds a context note to your menu which you can directly edit and save. Even save the notes in multiple places so that you will not forget your reminders. Users can also automate saving notes to Memopad and also sending each note you save to your designated email account each time you click save. If you save a lot of notes, and need the history, set the amount of history you want to keep from 5 to 30 historical notes. The minimum requirement to use QuickNotes is OS 4.5.

Download QuickNotes here >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Need for Speed Shift 3D

Need for Speed Shift 3D

With a user rating of 4 out of 5 this app, Need for Speed Shift 3D will entertain and challenge you for many hours. It works on the Blackberry Storm 2, providing aggressive 3D racing simulation, with some of the hottest performance cars on the Pro Circuit. There are 8 cars that all of us would love to drive in real life, including Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan 370Z, Dodge Viper SRT10, BMW M3 GT2, Ford GT, Nissan GT-R, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Pagani Zonda on some of the most challenging tracks in the world - Chicago, London, Dubai, and Italy. This app is packed with features including 3D graphics for an authentic racing experience, and your own driver profile and dynamic camera angles provide realistic driving experiences. Precision fingertip control provides features such as breaking, swiping to boost and drift by tilting your device slightly, acceleration, and steering. Users can upgrade the app to allow them to personalize their cars in the career mode workshop. As you improve your skills, win events to obtain bonus blue stars to unlock thrilling and even more challenging events.

Start your race to the top now with Need for Speed Shift 3D >

Until Next Week..

Have news on BlackBerry Apps? New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps, Free BlackBerry Apps... it's all good! If you have any software news tips send them in to me at softwareroundup@crackberry.com. I can't do it without your help!

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Reader comments

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 2nd, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Astraware Casino to be Won!

375 Comments

I can actually keep my mother busy with this app if we're driving together... no more annoying "So, any new girls in your life?" question...

While I love a long drawn out game of Hold 'em, my Black Jack skills are far superior. So for fun, Hold 'em. For $, BlackJack.

I love blackjack... I love going to casinos but since I live in Alabama where we aren't allowed to gamble, I would love to win a copy of this so I can satisfy my need to gamble :)

Jeff

Had this on my Palm Treo, now I need it for S2.... actually all the games are very good - even the horse racing is neat

Blackjack. But I would love this app so I can learn Craps. Just so many things going on with Craps, so it would be cool to learn it through the app first before playing it for real. ;-)

I played the Astraware Casino game on my old Centro for over a year. That's the only thinng I really miss about the Centro. DO WANT!!!

I Would love a copy. I once won 3rd a seven card stud tourney. Biggest pay out of my life $1100. HEY. Thats alot to me.

I was only seven years old when I first learned how to play the game when my grandmother taught me the rules of the game whilst learning to play Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack on the Intellivision game console. You always had the opportunity to turn a poor hand into something great or bluff the dealer ;)

Depends... just hanging out with friends, Texas Hold'Em all the way.... if I am in the casino, and hoping to win, and not just donate money, I go for BlackJack!

... I want a chicken dinner.

Texas Hold'em and Roulette for me

This is cool. I would like a chance to win.

No really I like Video Derby the best....Simple game but I feel it's addicting. I like Video Slots too, like my subject line is trying to convey.

Three Card Poker! My absolute favorite casino game is Pai Gow Poker, but since it wasn't part of the software, I went with my next favorite.

Out of all the Games in a casino Roulette is my Favorite.. Watching that wheel spin can be addicting in itself.. It is a great game to play with fellow gamblers.. you all tend to go a little crazy no matter who is winning the money.. When you hit the # that you put money down on.. it is a real rush.. winning anything for that matter is.. Just like these contests Roulette is a game of Chance.. If it is ment to be it will be.. Thanks again Crackberry For a chance to win some games.. Spin that wheel and let that ball go.. Hope my number hits.....

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