The BlackBerry App Roundup

Happy Friday all! Another busy week has come and gone, and it's time to chill out a bit with some new and notable BlackBerry Apps. I hope you enjoy this weeks' edition of the BlackBerry App Roundup. Covered this week are the following titles:

New This Week: Girls Gone Mobile, Expense Manager, Bubble Gun, Formula 1 Theme for the Storm, Craigslist Launcher for the 83xx Series

In Case You Missed It: LegiText from LegiTime, Gym Technik for the Storm, Wordsearch for the Storm, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.0.8

Apps on Sale: BerryLabyrinth, Tip Calculator, PhoneLog, Aces Solitaire Pack

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Ticketmaster for BlackBerry

Freebies of the Week: WHERE


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.

New This Week

Girls Gone MobileGirls Gone Mobile

This isn't the most 'wholesome' title you'll ever find... But if you want to spice up your Berry with a few 'Girls Gone Mobile' then you may want to give this one a gander more than once. Girls Gone Mobile is a wallpaper app that features new pictures every month. New images download to your Berry's memory for future reference. Inside you'll find over 20 categories with over 15 women in each category. For more details, check out Girls Gone Mobile.

Alternatively, I suggest you checkout our Wallpaper Gallery. Tons of goodness in there for your BlackBerry device, no matter what model it happens to be.


Expense ManagerExpense Manager

Need a utility on your BlackBerry to help you manage and track expenses? Expense Manager helps you do this quickly and easily. Adding new expenses is quick, and you can enter information for each item for date, description, payment currency, amount paid, exchange rate, amount, payment method and category. There's even a reporting section that lets you create customized expense reports. Create the reports in CSV format for integration with Excel spreadsheets. Very handy if you have a ton of monthly expenses and need to generate a report for 'the boss'. There are many more features built-in to this one... So if this sounds like something you may need, go ahead and check it out.

Expense Manager is available in two versions. One for all non-touchscreen Berry's running OS 4.1 or newer... and another version for the BlackBerry Storm.


Bubble GunBubble Gun

Bubble Gun is a fun new game available for the 7100, 7200, 7500, 7700, Pearl, 8700 and 8800 series (I know... strange... a lot of 7xxx love here!). The object of the game is to match up 3 or more balls of the same color, a la the classic 'bust-a-move' arcade game. Play the game in puzzle mode, where you try to complete levels before you run out of time... or play in normal mode to play for high scores.

For more information check out Bubble Gun at ShopCrackBerry.


Formula 1 Theme for BlackBerryFormula 1 Theme for the Storm

I'm a huge Formula 1 fan. Anytime there's anything even remotely related to the sport I'll take notice. Case in point this week, a new Formula 1 theme for the BlackBerry Storm. The theme features numerous wallpapers (including a retro-ish Michael Schumacher/Ferrari wallpaper) that give a real F1 feel.

You can pick up the Formula 1 Theme for the BlackBerry Storm for $2.29.


Craigslist Launcher for the 8300 SeriesCraigslist Launcher for the 83xx Series

If you frequent Craigslist, there's a new Craiglist Launcher for the Curve 83xx series. Use it to quickly launch the Craigslist website right from your Curve's desktop. The launcher features the familiar Craigslist 'Peace' icon.

This one is on sale for $1.00 until June 26th. Curve owners, it's time to get your Craigslist on!


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!

LegiText from LegiTime

LegiText for BlackBerry
LegiTime has launched a product suite that allows SMS messages to be treated the same as emails in any business/enterprise setup. LegiText allows the storing and archiving of SMS messages... Plus the ability to remotely disable a lost or stolen device while retaining all stored info. Handy for sure, as Enterprise users will be able to backup SMS messages for reference at a later time.

Key features:

  • LegiText SMS Archiving: A copy of each message sent is backed up on enterprise servers - required for compliance in regulated industries and desirable for many enterprises
  • LegiText Inbox Management: Enables message authentication, prioritization and categorization
  • LegiAlert Group Messaging: Integrates with Exchange to allow group/broadcast SMS communication tools, such as one-click group designation, message prioritization and group messaging
  • LegiTrac/Ring, Ping & Lock: A mobile device management option that stores all of a phone's information on LegiTime's servers, locates lost devices and then disables them

More information is available at www.legitimetechnologies.com. Pricing varies, but a 30-day trial is available.


Gym Technik for the Storm

Gym Technik for the Storm
Gym Technik have revamped their popular software for better use and performance on the BlackBerry Storm. Gym Technik is a free tool that lets you use your Berry as a workout journal while at the gym. To get started, you can sign up for your free account here or head on over to www.gymtechnik.com for more information. You can view all supported handsets right here.

Lots of BlackBerry love from the folks at Gym Technik!


Wordsearch for the Storm 

WordSearch for the BlackBerry Storm
Yet another new game available for the Storm. This time, puzzle-lovers will enjoy Wordsearch from Tafasa. The game is pretty much self-explanitory. Play the game that comes jam packed with over 2700 words and 15 categories. Trace your finger over the letters to select, and if the word is in your list, it'll highlight to grey. Simple. And fun.

Check out Wordsearch for the Storm at ShopCrackBerry.


BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.0.8

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.0.8
Earlier in the week an unofficial version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager was found (version 5.0.0.8). You may want to hold off on install as this is very unofficial, but if you do install be sure to let us know what you think. The download comes in at over 300MB (it's a biggie), and you can download it right here.

BlackBerry Apps on Sale

BerryLabyrinthBerryLabyrinth
Classic wooden labyrinth game where you control a steel ball to find a way to finish hole.
On sale for $4.99
until June 30th

Tip CalculatorTip Calculator
This is the tip calculator that you have been waiting for. Easy to use, very powerful, and it looks great!
On sale for $2.99
until June 21st


PhoneLogPhoneLog
Logs completed and missed calls to your calendar for easy viewing.
On sale for $0.99
until June 30th


Aces SolitaireAces Solitaire Pack
The ultimate solitaire pack!
On sale for $5.99
until June 23rd


Cool at BlackBerry App World

Ticketmaster for BlackBerry

Ticketmaster for BlackBerry

In case you didn't know or haven't heard of the Ticketmaster app for BlackBerry yet, I highly suggest you check it out. I'm not a big concert goer, but I do find myself using this one to pull up tickets to the next big hockey game (I really am Canadian, eh?), and the TicketMaster app works beautifully. The only downer within is all the legal mumbo jumbo you have to scroll through. Other than that, the Ticketmaster app is a great way to check upcoming events, browse available seating, and in the end, purchase your tickets.

The Ticketmaster app is available for free right now in BlackBerry App World.


Freebie of the Week

WHERE for BlackBerry

I'm not even sure where to begin with WHERE. The app does all sorts of cool things using the GPS built-in to your BlackBerry. Use it to find restaurants, coffee, cheap gas, browse pictures taken near you, search the Yellow Pages, check the weather... and the list goes on. Oh yeah, you can use it to find movie showtimes at theatres near you as well. This is one you've really got to install and play with for yourself. You'll probably find one or two features that win your approval.

WHERE is available for the BlackBerry Bold, Curve 8900 and Storm. Check it out right here.


Until Next Week..

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