Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 50 copies of Paddle Ball 3D by Dekerta Software to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us.
There are several apps out there that provide you all those extra emoticons that are all the rage in BBM. Jingu is another of this sort, but it also brings some extra features. You can use this app to create your own avatar, and save it to your media card to use wherever, as well as import it into BBM. You also get a bunch of those fun pictures made from emoticons which you can paste into BBM or SMS or whatever you like. There is also a 3rd tab where you can send messages out to other people using the app, which is good if you are the type of person that likes to have as many contacts on BBM as possible. (Use this at your own risk, we aren't responsible for who you meet or what you may see.) Jingu is completely free, so if you like emoticons, give 'er a go.
For more information/screenshots and to download Jingu
Ever find the perfect theme for your BlackBerry, then realize it has a weather slot or dock that you just don't like? Or maybe you normally like the layout, but there is an icon or two covering up your kid's head in that picture you want to use as a wallpaper. No need to give up on that theme, now you can add in blank icons to help eliminate this problem! BeBlank is a new application from SCrApps that adds in blank placeholder type icons so your screen has the appearance of gaps between icons, wherever you want them.
BeBlank comes in 4 versions, each containing different numbers of the blank icons. You can choose from 6, 12, and 24 icons for $.99, $1.99, and $2.99 respectively, or if you'd like just one icon to try out you can download that version for free. When you install the version of BeBlank you choose, you will see that the corresponding number of icons has been added to your app screen. From there you can move them where you need them, and hide any extras you don't need. Since they are simply blank icons, you use the same menu options for moving and hiding them as you would for any other icon. All-in-all this is a pretty neat little app for anyone out there that wants a little more control over the way themes look on their BlackBerry. The single icon, free version of BeBlank can be downloaded from any of the links below.
Who wants some head-to-head SeaBattleSE action with your BBM buddies?! You know you do, and Toysoft knows it too, which is why they have updated their SeaBattleSE game to take advantage of the new features coming with BBM6. Most everyone is familiar with the board game Battleship by Milton Bradley, and even if you're not, you won't have trouble picking up on the rules and strategy behind SeaBattleSE. The goal is to find and destroy your enemy’s ships before they destroy you. Each player starts with five ships of varying sizes and the first player to destroy all the enemy’s ships wins the game. SeaBattleSE is available for just $.99 and is compatible with BlackBerry 89xx, 95xx, 9630/50, 97xx, and 9800.
From the fine people at Dekerta Software that brought you Catapult, we now have Paddle Ball 3D! Don't let the simple graphics fool you, this game is highly entertaining, and a super fun challenge. Use a paddle to keep the bouncy balls in the room. You collect points every time a ball hits something, so if you are able to keep more than one ball in the room at a time, your score will increase exponentially! The game starts off slow and easy, and gets faster and more difficult as time goes on. You can even submit your score online to see how you compare to others around the world! Paddle Ball 3D is available for most BlackBerry smartphones and is currently on sale for just $.99 (regularly $1.99).
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Paddle Ball 3D
Contest: We have 50 free copies of Paddle Ball 3D to give away, courtesy of Dekerta Software. To enter to win, leave a comment below! Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST, only one entry per person, please.
Well there you have it folks! Be sure to check out New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. If you are a developer and want to have your app shown in the roundup or you're interested in having us host a contest for you, drop me an email at cbmichelle[@]crackberry.com. See you all next week!