BlackBerry Software Roundup for February 29th, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup
By James Falconer on 29 Feb 2008 02:38 pm EST
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It's been quite a hectic week here at CrackBerry! We've launched a few new CrackBerry apps, and so far they've been getting great reviews. The BlackBerry PIN Exchange and Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition are both available as free downloads. If you haven't tried these yet I recommend you do. I'll touch more on these a little later in the Roundup.

But enough chit-chat for now, lets get going on what's new, updated and exciting in the BlackBerry software world!


NEW SOFTWARE

Ringo Ringtone Manager Now Available for BlackBerryRingo Ringtone Manager for BlackBerry

Ringo is an easy-to-use ringtone manager that is now available for use on the BlackBerry. Use your favorite music or sound clip as a ringtone, email or message alert. The controls are bright and intuitive, and it is a great way to personalize your Berry even more.

Ringo lets you pick from your address book to assign ringtones. Simply choose a contact, then choose your ringtone for phone, SMS messages or emails from that contact.

There are also some cool groups capabilities. If you use the Address Book to organize your contacts into groups you'll probably love this. Ringo allows you to quickly set unique ringtones, email tones and message alerts for each category in the address book.

You can use any MP3 or AAC music file as a ringtone, email tone or message tone. So if you've got a lot of music on your system or memory card... Ringo makes it easy to set these as ringtones for your favorite contacts.

When you purchase Ringo, you also get 50 free MP3 ringtones. Cool!

Notable Features:

  • Easily use your own MP3 music as ringtones and alerts on your BlackBerry Smartphone
  • Set unique ringtones for each of your friends
  • Set different email and message tones for your friends
  • Set ringtones for caller groups and categories
  • Set different email and message tones for different groups
  • Set your BlackBerry to silent overnight or at weekends
  • Access 50 free MP3 ringtones direct from your BlackBerry

Ringo is available in the ShopCrackBerry.com Store for $19.95. A free trial is also available!


BlackBerry PIN Exchange for Facebook

BlackBerry PIN Exchange for FaceBook

Earlier this week, we unveiled a brand new app that works together with Facebook in a brand-new way. It's called the BlackBerry PIN Exchange, and it enables you to easily discover the PIN numbers of your favorite BlackBerry friends and associates.

You can decide on the level of privacy you want to maintain... So if you'd prefer to keep your information private... no biggie!

To get the BlackBerry PIN Exchange app for Facebook simply go to www.pinexchange.com on your computer.


Viigo - CrackBerry.com EditionViigo - CrackBerry.com Edition

Another present to our community :) This app is the best way to view mobile content on your Berry. It allows you to add RSS feeds from your favorite sites, keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news.

This edition features CrackBerry.com branding and our blogs, forums, and best sellers feeds are included by default in the app! Plus, some new cool features are included such as the ability to add feeds from other RSS aggregators... and... the ability to search Craigslist!

Show off your CrackBerry pride by installing Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition now!


Spike Theme for BlackBerrySpike BB Theme 4.2.2

This theme design by KC uses all original 2D and 3D graphics. Change up the look of your device with this cool new theme.

Available for the BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8100, BlackBerry 8300 and BlackBerry 8700 series for only $5.95

Also be sure to check out our huge collection of themes available in the ShopCrackBerry.com store!


Updated Software

MSDict Oxford English MinidictionaryMSDict Oxford English Minidictionary

This dictionary comes with over 40,000 words from everyday English and over 50,000 definitions. It has been updated with a number of new words... and always aims to provide the most up-to-date, compact coverage of the English language. It is an ideal quick-reference guide.

Notable Features:

  • "Most Common Errors in English" guide which will help avoid making common mistakes in English usage
  • Around 120 "Language in use" notes which focus on spelling and pronunciation difficulties, and confusable words
  • Quick dynamic search of words while you type
  • Transcriptions facilitating pronunciation
  • Hyperlinks between different related words
  • Learning features

MSDict Oxford English Minidictionary is available in the ShopCrackBerry.com store for only $14.99


Mobiscope: Home/SOHO SurveillanceMobiscope: Home / SOHO Surveillance

Mobiscope allows you to monitor your home or office in realtime. Check on the kids and pets while you are away! There's also a built-in motion detector that starts recording when Mobiscope detects movement.

All that is needed is a webcam on your computer to record what is going on while you are away! Mobiscope will monitor the area and transfer the recording to your BlackBerry.

The connection to your PC and webcam is completely safe. All data transfers are encrypted with the 3DES algorithm using a 128-bits key. The Mobiscope Communication Servers can not decrypt this data and do not store your computer accounts. 

Mobiscope: Home/SOHO Surveillance is available in the ShopCrackBerry.com store for $29.95


Solitaire Buddy GoldSolitaire Buddy Gold

Solitaire Buddy Gold is a collection of the most popular Solitaire games. Ideal for those that love Solitaire, or for those that need a few games handy for that break or few minutes of downtime.

13 of the most popular solitaire games are included, so you're sure not to get bored playing the same game over and over again!

Included Games: Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Golf, Pyramid Golf, 3-Peaks, Black Widow, Beetle, Spiderette, Will o Wisp, Poker, Canfield and Pyramid.

Solitaire Buddy Gold is available in the ShopCrackBerry.com store for $9.95


The CrackBerry.com Website LauncherFREEBIES

Freebie time, what could be better!? Today I'd like to point out a freebie that has actually been available for a long time via http://wap.crackberry.com... But now we've added it to the store as a free download (makes it easy to send yourself the OTA link!)

The CrackBerry.com Website Launcher

Install a CrackBerry.com shortcut onto your BlackBerry device's homescreen with the CrackBerry.com Website Launcher. When clicked, it will open your BlackBerry web browser and take you straight to our mobile-optimized website at wap.crackberry.com

If you're a forums regular, use this to stay on top of your posts, threads and replies :)

Get the CrackBerry.com Website Launcher Here

Requires OS 4.0 or newer.


Coming Soon

EZ Reregister
Coming very soon is EZ Reregister, the BlackBerry Application Reregistration Request Tool. I can hear you saying... 'what the heck is that?'. Well lets pull a snippet from the manual:

'There is a wide variety of software applications available for Blackberry devices. Often, commercial applications have a unique registration key based on the unique PIN number of the device. This protects the software vendor from piracy, and protects the user’s investment in the software from use by others. Unfortunately, if you need to swap your Blackberry device, you have to ask the software vendors for another registration code, based on your new PIN number. To do this, you need to have not only a list of the software installed on your device, but the registration numbers, and vendor contact information as well. For most, this is an infrequent task, but a cumbersome one.

Storing all the information needed to request Reregistration and reducing the time this process takes was the catalyst for the creation of EZ Reregister.

EZ Reregister is a small database application that allows a Blackberry user to store the names, registration codes, and vendor email addresses of all of their software applications. If a user changes their device, at the click of a button they can generate emails* requesting Reregistration codes from any or all of the application vendors stored in the database.'

Starting March 1st, EZ Reregister will be available for purchase. The full version will be $9.99 and the Lite version will be $4.99. This is by all indications going to be a limited time offer. These prices will be in effect from March 1st to March 6th only. After that, the app may jump up to $14.99 and $6.99.

We're also going to be giving away free copies of the full version in the very near future, so stay tuned :)

Read more about EZ Reregister here.

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 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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