Happy New Year Everyone! Let's kick 2010 off right with a look at some apps you may want to load up on your BlackBerry. Covered in the first BlackBerry App Roundup of 2010 are the following titles:
Freebie of the Week: CrackBerry Launcher
In Case You Missed It: buzzd Updated, SmrtMonitor, Help I Crashed My Car
New This Week: New Year Greet, Guitar Trainer, SMS Statistics, PBA Bowling 2, Vorino Battery, InstantLog
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Navita Translator
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.
Freebie of the Week:
I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year than showing CrackBerry Nation your love and devotion by installing the new CrackBerry Launcher! The launcher gives you quick access to CrackBerry.com and all of its features. Read the latest news on the blogs, search the site, navigate and post in the forums, and much more. It's absolutely free, and a must-have for any Berry addict.
In Case You Missed It...
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
Track and monitor your BlackBerry usage with SmrtMonitor from SmrtGuard. This one breaks down your usage into percentages (as you can see in the screenshot above) to give you a better idea of how you use your Berry. SmrtMonitor is available for all devices running OS 4.2 or newer... and is on sale for $3.99 until December 31st.
New from Summit Software Solutions, 'Help I Crashed My Car' is an app built with your safety in mind. Use it for those very unfortunate situations when an incident happens on the road. It puts all of your critical contacts right in front of you, including emergency services, your car repair shop, and more. There's even a section to help you punch in an accident report, and a guide to show you what to do when you've been in an accident. Help I Crashed My Car is a 'peace of mind' app... Install it, but hopefully you never have to use it!
New This Week
Send some New Years greetings to family and friends with New Year Greet from Collaber Solutions. 15 customizable greeting cards are found within, making it easy to send your best wishes via email or SMS. New Year Greet is compatible with all non-touchscreen Berry devices running OS 4.5 or newer.
Note: An alternate version is available for the Storm and Storm2 series devices.
If you're just learning to play the guitar, or would like to learn, Guitar Trainer from MobileTutor is here to help. It will help you learn the location of all notes on the fretboard for the guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and cavaqhinho. The app features a powerful training and game mode, and there's tons of options to help you move beyond tabs. Guitar Trainer is available for all Berry devices running OS 4.1 and up.
Record all of your incoming and outgoing SMS messages on your BlackBerry with SMS Statistics. You can use this one to monitor messages, and even to send out detailed reports every month or every day. If you send a lot of SMS messages, and want to keep track of things (and how much you may be spending), give SMS Statistics a look. It should work just fine on all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.5 and up.
Note: A free trial is available.
The folks at Concrete Software recently launched the latest in the PBA Bowling series, PBA Bowling 2. The new version features Open GL 3D graphics, making for a game chalked full of graphic awesomeness. Of course you'll get all of the options you're used to from the first version, including three difficulty levels, a single game option, tournament mode, and a spare challenge. New PBA tour locations are included, all of the tour oil patterns are included, and much more.
Compatible with the Storm2 only, PBA Bowling 2 is on sale now for $2.99 until January 4th.
New from Verino Software comes yet another Battery utility. Vorino Battery runs in the background and notifies you when your battery has dropped to a percentage of your choosing. Many other options are found within, including custom color, gradient and blend options (for display purposes), and a lot more. Two versions of this app are available, one for non-touchscreen devices, and another for touchscreen goodness.
You can pick up Vorino Battery for $3.99.
Save all of your vital communications to your calendar with InstantLog. You can set it up to define exactly what to log, and there are tons of options within... including the ability to log missed calls, outgoing calls, incoming calls, emails, SMS messages and more. You choose the calendar you'd like to log info in... Plus, there's even a privacy feature that lets you add email addresses to a blacklist to prevent them from being logged. If you need an ongoing log of all communications, InstantLog is a great solution.
You can pick up InstantLog for $3.99.
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Need a translator? Navita Translator is a translation client built for BlackBerry. Translate words and phrases from your email, browser, SMS messages, or by typing directly into the translator. Inside you'll find the ability to translate to 52 languages, and the app is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The developer assures compatibility with all devices including the Storm series... Although Storm users be sure to disable compatibility mode!
Navita Translator is available in App World right here. Oh, and did I mention it's free? :)
Until Next Week..
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