BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup
By James Falconer on 18 Apr 2008 08:53 am EDT
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A quieter week this week on the software front. Suppose we're still feeling a bit of the fallout and are coming down from the high of CTIA. All the same, there is still lots to talk about. Here's a brief overview of this weeks' roundup:

New BlackBerry Software: e-Mobile Phone Alert, LaunchPad for BlackBerry, Texas Hold'em King 3, Sol Mania

Updated BlackBerry Software: MobiPocket Reader 6.0, AudioPOP for Voice Mail & Audio Attachments, Wallpaper Megaplex Lifetime Access for BlackBerry, Tipper for BlackBerry

Free BlackBerry Software: TV Guide Mobile

Cool BlackBerry Software: Beta of Viigo Project Tango

Just for Fun: TheHockeyNews.com Mobile


New BlackBerry Software

e-Mobile Phone Alerte-Mobile Phone Alert

A new addition to the ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store, e-Mobile Phone Alert makes sure you never miss important phone calls you WANT to receive. You can set notifications by trackball/LED color, by buzzer or ringtones. You can setup custom alerts based on individual phone numbers, or even create custom rules based on area code and phone extensions. This is compatible with the Pearl, 8800, and 8300 series on OS 4.2 and up. It should be noted that the buzzer and ringtone alerts only work on the 8130 and 8120 and the changing trackball color only works with the 8100 (it's on the only trackball-equipped Berry to sport multiple LEDS within the ball).

Get e-Mobile Phone Alert at ShopCrackBerry.com for $15.95 >


LaunchPad for BlackBerryLaunchPad for BlackBerry

LaunchPad is a handy program that allows you to launch more than one application from the side-key. With it you can launch your contacts, tasks, notes, camera or calendar. It's easy to use, saves you time by giving you instant access to regularly used apps... and it's pretty darn cheap, so you might want to give it a spin :)

Pick up your copy of LaunchPad at ShopCrackBerry.com for only $3.00 >

Texas Hold'em King 3Texas Hold'em King 3

Attention poker fans! The latest installment of the Texas Hold'em King series is here. bPlay has just released Texas Hold'em King 3, and it looks like a good one. This version includes improved graphics, networked multi-player tournaments... and a community of over 100,000 avid players. There's also a new 'Turbo Mode' that fast-forwards you to the end of a hand once you've folded. That's a cool time-saver.

The game is reasonably priced at $14.99, and you can pick it up from bplay here. A free trial of the game is also available.

Sol Mania for BlackBerrySol Mania

Solitaire fans, it's time to strap up and get ready for some Solitaire action. 29 games are included in Sol Mania... From Free Cell to Klondike, Spider, Canfield, 3 Peaks and more... Trust me, they're all here. The great thing about this game is it isn't just traditional Solitaire. The many variations of gameplay ensure that you'll be entertained for months and months to come. This is a must-have for any avid card player. The game requires OS 4.0 and above and should work on almost all Berry models.

Get your copy of Sol Mania from ShopCrackBerry.com for $9.95 >

Updated BlackBerry Software

MobiPocket Reader 6.0MobiPocket Reader 6.0 Upgrade Allows OTA Downloads

MobiPocket Reader was recently updated to include a very handy feature... OTA downloads. The upgrade gives you the ability to read, browse and buy e-books from MobiPocket's 65,000+ catalog as well. Free samples and reader reviews from other MobiPocket users are also available with this app. MobiPocket Reader has tools that allow you to annotate, bookmark and highlight your e-books and then synchronize and save them to your PC. MobiPocket Reader is compatible with all current BlackBerry models. For more info and to download your copy, click here or visit http://m.mobipocket.com from your Berry.

AudioPOP for Voice Mail & Audio AttachmentsAudioPOP for Voice Mail & Audio Attachments 

With AudioPOP you can now download voice and audio attachments right to your BlackBerry. AudioPOP integrates with the built-in Messages program on your Berry. When you receive an email with an audio clip attached, AudioPOP automatically downloads it. It works together with BIS, allowing you to use existing POP3 email accounts or even new ones. You can even use it with your free Gmail account by enabling the POP3 option in Gmail. AudioPOP supports Wave, MP3 and AMR audio attachments up to 1MB in size. Attachments larger than 1MB will not be downloaded. The app comes with 3 sample files of each format for testing purposes.

Grab your copy of AudioPOP at ShopCrackBerry.com for $18.99 >

A free trial for 7 days or 30 downloads (whichever comes first) is also available.


Wallpaper Megaplex for BlackBerryWallpaper Megaplex Lifetime Access for BlackBerry

Are you a wallpaper junkie? Constantly changing up your wallpaper to something new and fresh? ShopCrackBerry.com now has an updated version of the ever popular Wallpaper Megaplex. Access over 6.5 million wallpapers, directly from your Berry. The database is always being refreshed and updated too.

You can get lifetime access to the Wallpaper Megaplex for only $14.99 at ShopCrackBerry.com. Or, a monthly subscription is also available for $3.99/mth.

And if you prefer to get your BlackBerry Wallpapers for free, be sure to check out CrackBerry.com's user-contributed BlackBerry Wallpaper Gallery - now serving wallpapers by the thousands! 


Tipper for BlackBerryTipper for BlackBerry

Tipper is a tiny app that saves you time (and potentially embarrassment) when dining out. With it you can quickly calculate the total tip amount per person based on the percentage you wish to tip... Or, you can evenly split the total tip amount between 2 or more payers. It's a handy little calculator that you might find yourself using more than expected.

Get Tipper for BlackBerry at ShopCrackBerry.com for only $4.95 >


FREE BlackBerry Software

TV Guide MobileTV Guide Mobile

New for the BlackBerry is Free TV Guide Mobile Edition. Now you can find out what's on TV right now from the #1 television authority... TV Guide! Access personalized listings, set program reminders, stay up-to-date on Hollywood news and much more in this free app. To get your copy, go here and enter your mobile number. The app will be sent to your Berry via SMS text message. Try it out and let me know what you think!


Cool BlackBerry Software

Viigo Project TangoSign up for the Beta of Viigo Project Tango

If you haven't heard about this one... where have you been!?!? A couple of days ago Kevin posted news on the Beta of Viigo Project Tango. It's completely free and looks to be one heck of an app. Click here to go to Viigo and sign up for the Beta... And if you haven't already, why not install the popular Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition? Click here to head on over to our Viigo page where you can have the CrackBerry.com Edition installed quickly and easily by simply entering your email address!

Just for Fun...

TheHockeyNews.com Goes MobileTheHockeyNews.com Goes Mobile

With the NHL playoffs now in full swing, what better way to stay on top of news and results than with The Hockey News on your Berry! THN has just launched a mobile version of the popular website, delivering all of the daily blogs, columns, news, scores and more direct to your BlackBerry. Read more about the new site here, or head on over to The Hockey Network's mobile site from your Berry's web browser at http://mobile.thn.com to get started.


Until Next Week..

Have news on BlackBerry software? New software, upgraded software, free software... 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!

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Software, Updated BlackBerry Software and Free BlackBerry software titles available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Software!

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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BlackBerry Software Roundup for April 18th, 2008!

4 Comments

If you have an 8120/30 and want something like e-Mobile Phone Alert's but want the LED alert, try BlackBerry Alerts. Only difference is BB Alerts doesnt have the ability to assign alerts to specific phone numbers/emails/etc., yet. When I asked the developer of the software he said that feature will be coming in a future update.

i am a new user and was looing for info on grid magic.
does any one know if i can do the excell sheets with calculations, on the computer and then transfer thm to the phone.
is there any other programs that allow this.
thanks
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