Leisure Suit Larry and Surviving Hollywood Hit the BlackBerry
Our friends over at bPlay have released 2 new games. Leisure Suit Larry 'Love for Sail' and 'Surviving Hollywood'.
Leisure Suit Larry has been around for years and only now has made it's way to the BlackBerry. In 'Love for Sail' Larry hits the high seas as he cruises around for adventure and good times... if you know what I mean.
Surviving Hollywood lets you create your own path to stardom. Hit up auditions, clubs and work odd jobs until you make it to the top. It's a choose-your-own-adventure style game... and it quite addictive.
Also of note... we're holding a small contest for these games! Click here and make a comment about gaming on your blackberry. We'll randomly choose 10 winners from the comments. Winners will receive their choice of the new Leisure Suit Larry game or Surviving Hollywood! It only takes a second so you might as well give it a shot! But hurry, cut off for the contest is midnight CST tonight! (March 21, 2008)
Lost in the Pyramid is a fun little game based around the old style of adventure games. Your character is an archeologist that discovers a brand new Pyramid. It's your job to enter the Pyramid and explore it... Unravel the mysteries, but try and stay alive!
The game is available in many different languages, has lots of rooms and puzzles to solve, an automatic game save and continue system, and two different game endings.
CacheBerry is a new commercial geocaching solution. Don't know what geocaching is? Here's a definition from Geocaching.com:
"Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache."
In simpler terms, geocaching is like a world-wide treasure hunt! If this sounds like something you could get into, you can get more information and pick up your copy of CacheBerry for $14.95 by visiting the CacheBerry site. There is a free 30-day trial available if you'd like to try before you buy.
Cacheberry supports the 8300 series, Pearl series, 8800 series and 8700 series (on OS 4.3/4.2) AND the 7100 series, 7250, 7290 and 7520 (on OS 4.1)
If you tried out GolfTraxx, there is a new kid on the block when it comes to golf-tracking GPS apps.
GreenFinder uses the GPS on your berry to display distances from the front, back and center of the green... and how far you are from hazards. It will even speak your distances to you... kind of like having your own caddy! Another cool item is the 'shot length' feature. It records where you took your shot from, and you simply click a button when you reach your ball. GreenFinder will calculate the distance and tell you how far your shot went. Handy for making a distance chart for all your clubs!
GreenFinder obviously requires a GPS enabled berry... It will work fine on the 8800 series, Curve series and Pearl series.
The app is $35 and this gives you access to free software upgrades and an unlimited number of course downloads.
From start to finish, GreenFinder was designed for the BlackBerry, so it should be a good one. For more information, visit the GreenFinder website.
BlackBerry Connect Available in Africa
A few days ago BlackBerry Connect was made available to a few companies in the region. Users in Africa will be able to connect to BIS and BES on select non-BlackBerry devices. We still don't know what providers will provide access and on which phones they will provide the access...however it has been rumored that Safaricom and Celtel will be the providers, with Celtel providing access on a few Nokia E series phones.
To read more about BlackBerry Connect, click here.
BerryDialer is a cool app that makes it easy to use a calling card on your BlackBerry. It works by adding a simple 'BerryDialer Call' menu option. The latest offering of the app allows you to manage calling card information from your BES.
Key Features of BerryDialer 1.5:
Integrates with the native BlackBerry® applications!
Dial from your phonebook/phonelog without entering any calling card details!
BerryDialer can store up to 100 calling cards simultaneously.
No need to change any number in the details of your contacts.
Black & Whitelist is an app that detects incoming calls and rejects unwanted callers that are blacklisted. It allows only callers in the whitelist to come through! Use the address book to allow only address book callers... or block the call if a caller is unknown or private.
Whether a number is in address book format or is simply a raw number, the app uses smart hashing and matching algorithm to detect, analyze and make the decision whether to reject a call or not. The phone is disconnected in 50 milliseconds, circumventing any ringtone/vibration from the incoming call. Callers will not know if they are blacklisted or whitelisted...and you can forward blocked calls to a busy tone or voice mail depending on the settings you choose.
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