BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 21st, 2008!

BlackBerry Software Roundup
By James Falconer on 21 Mar 2008 12:57 am EDT
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Another great week at CrackBerry! Lots of good stuff going on... Especially if you've been waiting for the Remote Stereo Gateway! It's now available at ShopCrackBerry for $69.95! Turn it on and tune it up :)

I digress... on to the roundup!


NEW SOFTWARE

BBVeesta Theme for BlackBerryBBVeesta Theme for BlackBerry

Windows Vista fans this theme is for you. Designed to give the look and feel of vista, the BBVeesta theme is available for the 7100, 8700, 8800 and 8300 series in Zen, Icon and Today setups.

BBVeesta is available at ShopCrackBerry.com for only $7.00. Choose a link below for your device!

 

New BlackBerry Games from bPlayLeisure 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.

Both Leisure Suit Larry 'Love for Sail' and 'Surviving Hollywood' are available for $9.99 from bPlay.

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 PyramidLost in the Pyramid

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.

Lost in the Pyramid is available at ShopCrackBerry.com for only $19.95


CacheBerryCacheBerry

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) 


GreenFinder for BlackBerryGreenFinder

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.


Updated Software

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.


Retro Today ThemeRetro Today Theme for Curve, 8800 and 8700

Another gem from JC Designs/Gadgetbean is the updated Retro Today theme for the curve, 8800 and 8700 series.

It's full of cool, new icons and just makes your berry look all-out great.

Pick up a copy at ShopCrackBerry.com for $7.00


BerryDialer 1.5BerryDialer 1.5

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.
  • Works with virtually every calling card.

You can pick up a copy of BerryDialer v1.5 at ShopCrackBerry for $39.99


Black and White ListBlack & Whitelist

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.

Black & Whitelist is available at ShopCrackBerry.com for $15.00. A 15 day free-trial is available.


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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Reader comments

BlackBerry Software Roundup for March 21st, 2008!

2 Comments

Hi Kevin,
You may recall having saved by bacon (and eggs) when you advised me how to salvage my BlackBerry which had been "Nuked".
Well I can't find it on your selection of devices!
It's a 8700f; I know it's not posh, but it is very dear to me as I am a physician and my secretary/patients/hospital/home call me on it.
Also it is superb at finding data on the internet.

Please tell me where I can get more info about downloads, accessories, etc.

Yours gratefully,

Mike.

Unfortunately GreenFinder doesn't run on Verizon because Verizon blocks access to the internal GPS for 3rd party applications. If/when Verizon changes their policy, GreenFinder will be available.

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 12:30 PM, David B wrote:

I have a 8830 World Edition Blackberry on Verizon Wireless. What do I need in order to use your program in the course of a round of golf?

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GreenFinder Support
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