Howdy folks! Hope everyone out there in CrackBerry Nation had a solid week. No fussin' about this week as I'm getting right down to business. Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles:
In Case You Missed It: eBay Mobile for BlackBerry Coming Soon, ZBook OTA Phonebook Backup, Urbanspoon for BlackBerry, Craigslist App for BlackBerry Coming Soon
New This Week: clap'nSeek, BeDroid Theme, Memo Mosaic, MemoryFlash
Apps on Sale: Empower SMS Viewer, Ace Email Viewer, IM+ All-in-One Messenger, Mobile Auction Manager for eBay, NetworkAcc Mobile Network Accelerator
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Tetris
Freebie of the Week: UberTwitter
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.
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!
This is kind of neat. If you'd rather not run an Outlook sync, or perhaps you don't even run Outlook... There's a new app out there called ZBook that lets you backup your phonebook automatically, over-the-air. It supports the importing of contacts from Outlook, Hotmail, Gmail, Plaxo, MSN and Yahoo, and key features include:
- The contacts can be edited by the owner at any time online and then sync-up with the device
- Supports Outlook import of contacts in the CSV format and restore of all contacts in case the phone is lost or switched to newer phone.
- Auto sync timer: It wakes up the ZBook, backup contacts and then smoothly exit the application on a specific set time.
- Search contacts based on full or partial name, number, email or address
If you're already a Google Sync user, good on you. You're already getting your backups for free. But if for some reason you stay away from everything Google, ZBook will run you $9.99. You can pick it up in App World.
Gotta love this. The developers at Xtreme Labs gave Kevin a look at the upcoming Urbanspoon app for BlackBerry. Urbanspoon is the ultimate 'restaurant finder', for lack of a better description! Choose the type of cuisine, or let the app select at random, and it'll find you a place to sit down and dine on some solid eats. Directions to the restaurant, reviews and more are all available as well.
To get your hands on the app, hit up http://www.urbanspoon.com/blackberry from your Berry's browser.
New This Week
Do you often misplace your Berry? I think we all do from time to time. It happens... and it's super-frustrating when you can't find the darn thing. The solution? Enter 'clap'nSeek from the good folks at Duggan Street Research. Simply clap your hands and clap'nSeek sounds a beacon, allowing you to quickly find your Berry without much fuss. You can adjust the sensitivity of the app to your liking, or even set it to detect a distinctive 3-clap sequence. There are many more features included, so be sure to check it out at App World for all the details.
CLAP ON *clap clap* CLAP OFF *clap clap*... the clapper! I mean, clap'nSeek!
Available for the Storm and Storm2 only, the BeDroid theme from JMal Designs brings a lot of Motorola 'Droid' love to your home screen. There's a custom lock screen, 8 user defined icons on the homescreen, custom animations, and a whole lot more built-in. If you've got a soft spot for the new Moto Droid, but want to keep packin' your Storm, load up the BeDroid theme. Best of both worlds.
You can pick up the BeDroid Theme for $3.99 (until November 18th).
A simple yet brain-tickling memory game, Memo Mosaic puts you to the test. The object of this one is to turn all of the memos into the target color. Good to pop open when you have a few moments, or simply want to trigger that tired, sleepy brain of yours during a hard day of work :) Memo Mosaic is available for most current Berry models.
MemoryFlash offers one-touch resource recovery (on demand), or automatic resource recovery at convenient times. You can set trigger events when the backlight turns on or off, when you unplug, plug-in, or when you hang up a call. Use MemoryFlash to ensure apps run optimally before you run them. A great utility to help your Berry run smoothly.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
View your SMS in Style! With Incoming & Outgoing icons, Colors, Smileys, Web Links and more. Customizable themes to choose from!
On sale for $9.95
until November 18th
Read emails with colors, images, smileys, links etc. Customizable backgrounds, font style and size. Check the screenshots inside. Works with Storm, Bold, Curve, Pearl, Storm, Tour. Risk-free trial. Download for free now!
On sale for $9.95
until November 20th
Chat in AIM/iChat, MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, Facebook & Skype, no cost per message! Now with Twitter support! #1 multi-service mobile instant messenger!
On sale for $27.95
until November 22nd
Manage your ebay auctions from your BlackBerry.
On sale for $2.50
until November 30th
NetworkAcc is a powerful mobile network accelerator specially designed for BlackBerry.
On sale for $7.99
until November 30th
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Tetris is an all-time classic, no? I know there's absolutely no need for me to explain the game, so I won't. The good folks at EA have put together their version of Tetris for purchase, and it's available for $6.99 right now in App World. The official description:
Tetris. Captivating, fun, addicting. Now you can enjoy this exciting puzzle action game on your Blackberry. See why more than 60 million players worldwide have made Tetris one of the most popular games ever! Race a two-minute clock in Ultra and try Forty Line, clearing 40 lines as fast as you can. Plus, enjoy the famous Marathon mode that made Tetris a phenomenon.
If you've been jonesing for some classic, retro-gaming puzzle action, give Tetris a look. You can pick it up in App World.
Freebie of the Week:
Had to give a shout out to my friends at UberTwitter here today. If you're looking for a fully-featured (and free) Twitter client, UberTwitter is worth your download. Pop it open to post new tweets, share photos and videos, and much more. It makes 'tweeting' a breeze, and I highly recommend it.
The free version of UberTwitter should be all you need, and you can pick it up right here. If you're a 'power twitterer' or just want to share some love in the form of cash, you can download the full version here. A $4.99 subscription will get you unlimited upgrades for a year, and advertisements will be a thing of the past.
Until Next Week..
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