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
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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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375 comments

Maffya

Texas Hold 'em !!! The best !

ba_hamilton

it takes me longer to lose my money. It takes time for the spinning wheel to stop.

fatboy97

Blackjack, of course.

trophyking

Dont have one yet, but I do like Roulette and Craps the best!

mddolgow

My favorite Casino Game is Texas No Limit Hold 'em poker. I play online, and live games.

muydess

Video Poker is my favorite.

BIG CAT 7

Craps all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

yobose3

Has to be roulette!! I have a system :) looool

abelmb

Cause I usually break even...

croldan72

I would play Blackjack and Roulette the most, but I love Texas Hold'em and slots also!

ajgreiner

The best Casino games on Earth

JoeUser99

Roulette. Cause I suck at it in real life. I can practice without losing my money.

jmayfield123

I like Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker the best.

jbdale

I love casino games!

cu19

would be fun to win

ihawkeyes

Poker is my addiction!

michael steel

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...

tons-q

Blackjack and Poker, somehow I really like them, simple yet entertaining!

Kimo91

...love playing 21 and texas hold um

dukestl

Blackjack. Please give?

CLYDERYDER

TEXAS HOLD' EM is by far the true game of choice.

dgburns

Roulette for sure! A tough game, but the potential payouts are HUGE!

eliasso

Black jack of course!!!

gregerator

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.

hambubba

Texas Hold 'em... maybe the mindless slots. Nah, that's second!

WaterlooGuy

Is by far the best casino game!! So exciting!

vargasr

Give me a YO! for the crew!!!

Chaz35

Shuffle up and deal baby!!!

Raistlin1

VS the Casino 3 Card Poker, but my favorite card game is Texas Hold'em.

brlovell1

Got to love Texas hold em

cchester

Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker

BerryBerryHappy

Video Keno is our favorite. You see less and lees of these machines in casinos these days.

rhdy

Favorite: Texas Hold 'em, definitely, although 3 card poker isn't too bad either.

vwracing

I love poker but would love to learn how to play craps!

dgrass90

Crackberry... you should send a copy my way. Ill split some (virtual) winnings with you

bilmaga

I love casinos! I'm going back to vegas in may,so I could use the practice

steelhammer

I am a big fan of Blackjack.

go_storm

I love Blackjack the most.

JR-Majik

My favorite casino game, hands down. Bet on Black! ;)

SilverSfr

The game NOT the phone!

rontaylor

Slots or roulette followed by blackjack. I'd love to win the Astraware Casino!

KiNGCiTY14

I enjoy Texas Holdem the most.

pennzman543

recently caught the texas hold 'em bug!

sjkimberly

i like 21. and, no. i don't want to be 21 again. i just like the game.

jsciiijd

The "House" doesn't have an advantage.

Boxter9000

I LOVE Texas hold em! I try to at least have a game once a month with the guys!!

droidnewbie2011

My favorite game is Video Poker! Can't get enough of it. ;)

BillyBee124

Video Poker is my all time favorite, Slots come next

svejar

My favorite casino game would be Hold'Em !!!

ballnpaul43

More games for my phone

jbbills

know it has lost its luster over past few yrs but still alot of fun to me

jeff35184

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

skitzo92

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

jeromeo

Love me some Texas Hold 'Em

rion_j

Texas Hold'em is my favorite! Thanks!

st_temps

Texas Hold'em is my favourite!

RevJar

Can't get enough of it!

eriet30

three card just got addicted

bseblman

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. ;-)

nicfox

I would have to say blackjack

jrd119

Hold'em, or any poker game really

scraptacular

video poker, but i would like to learn to play more games.

vecharo

Slots! at least if/when i lose it's right away! lol

decypher44

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!!!

juancarlosrivas

Videopoker es mi favorito, significa Relax!

deborahfcole

Texas Hold'em!!!! I wanna win!

kukaluka

Awesome games for my bold 9700

VideoFrog

Craps, definitely craps.

gergs73

I enjoy playing Craps the most

Zer0-c00l

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.

ronin59

Of course - Black Jack -

dukeslb56

My favorite game is Blackjack.

ungibbed

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 ;)

hugecanoli

Scotch + Cigar + Craps = Bliss

RVNut

Texas Hold em and slots

Sam K

I enjoy both Texas Hold'em and Blackjack.

cdnwanderer

..and blackjack on occasion

Cpt.GargameL

This looks like a fun game, I wouldn't mind a free copy of it! :)

urya

Roulette is my favorite game to play.

Fanatix85

Roulette and Blackjack!

99problems

Love video poker this has to be my favorite casino game. This loos awesome!

SteveO86

Roulette or Texas Hold em all the way!

jrdnlc

This would be good for flights. Yes!!

element526

Just learned to play baccarat. No other games I have found have it. This would be great.

Craig_C

My favorite casino game is blackjack.

antman451

Blackjack is my favorite, but I keep meaning to learn how to play craps.

danielscrowe

I could play some virtual craps!

Navel47

21 with out a doubt.

330eye

11 apps - Wow.
Craps number 1
Slots number 2
Blackjack number 3
Place your bets!

kwik

Gotta love roulette!

kdawg6924

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!

synrix

Roulette is the best~!

azhawk47

3 Card Poker and Holdem are my favorites.

cosmica

awesome fun fun fun!

rlfisher

Blackjack is the best.

lilaberry

I love blackjack please pick me and I will live in your virtual casino app....thanks

gtirsmiley

I personally love roulette and blackjack

Andrax

POKER!!! Maybe some slots and blackjack.

JAKrzysztow

Roulette is my favorite

cvlucero

That's the stuff right there!

petepop

my favorite game is BLackjeack

grayter

... I want a chicken dinner.

Texas Hold'em and Roulette for me

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

roll.tide

It would have to be blackjack

hingham55

Would love to win at the Astraware Casino.

joe18

For me blackjack is the best game ever.

Mars-Fan

my favourite game is Texas Hold Em Poker.

bighap

I enjoy Blackjack the most.

brayndeded

I gotta go with good ol Blackjack!

Dannyd534

roulette is soo much fun

drtrask#CB

I ALWAYS enjoy a good game of Texas Hold 'em.

papped

Blackjack if you're talking about at a real casino

vx1

Pay meh 2;1 on this puppy lol yah this would be an awesome win

thesunman

I'm a big three card poker guy!

breadmanjp

Gotta love a casino app...You can play for hours without actually losing any cash!!!...need this game...

Senator48

Blackjack is simple and quick. It's so easy, a caveman could do it. (Geico, please don't sue me.)

mattpowell19

I wanna copy of Casino to play while I am at work bored offa my butt!!

brimanp

Texas Hold 'Em No Limit Poker

amallah#CB

Craps is the best game, especially live.

joshica

Am I the only one that likes Video Derby on here?

joshica

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.

Drewsefer

Texas Hold'em or Let it Ride

moonlessnight

I love Keno for some strange reason! :)

bizmom

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.

yvon007

Roulette- please help fuel my gambling addiction :)

alakija

lucky me lucky me... lol

rjlesperance92

Would keep me out of the casino for a little while

scotgals86

Closest thing to gambling without losing money.

luisyum

ROULETTE & TEXAS HOLD'EM ARE MY FAVORITES!

bricenm

It's blackjack for me!

deeptali

Any game where I earn is the game I like. Frankly its always Video Poker.

didiee#CB

Blackjack of course.... best odds out there!

MLBGK#CB

Roulette, baby!!! Let it ride!!!!

mildawg

Enjoy the roulette wheel...

BB Musketeers

I like the one in Connecticut near the Rhode Island line. Can't think of the name of it.

Steven Friedmann

My favourite game is Baccarat!

jamdown2

Nothing better than Craps!
!!

jckw

it's either texas holdem or blackjack

i always win with blackjack =)

protolt4

Slots would be my first pick. Second would be Blackjack. I usually do well with both!

ferddy

Baccarat has always been my favourite game.

rayray721

Craps and Texas Hold'em

Callindril

Craps...I play Craps every time I'm in Atlantic City....

Learninginnyc

I'm a big fan of video poker!

Acret

My fav is blackjack!

mwright30

Texas Hold'em would be the game of choice

Rig415

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.....

Gkins3

Texas Holdem but of course! I would love a go at this app...

jcastilloalonso

I play the most Blackjack yet Texas hold em is a great game as well!

joeragan

Blackjack is my favorite game.

garrbbage

i enjoy texas holdem the most!

Rieskame

when you have roulette in your pants

Rieskame

when you have roulette in your pants

ohnoitsbrandon

Blackjack, although I've been getting more and more into poker.

kwkid

My favorite is Blackjack, but Texas Hold Em is a close second.

elrick_the_wise

to try the video poker game! Please pick me!

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