Old School Arcade Shooter Zaxxon Now Available in BlackBerry App World

Old School Arcade Shooter Zaxxon Now Available in BlackBerry App World

    This one I totally could not resist. Aside from Spy Hunter, Zaxxon has to be one of my all-time favorite games. I remember playing this for hours on my old DOS PC back in the day. The simple premise lets you take your spacecraft into deep space in a quest to defeat the evil robot Zaxxon. Plenty of arcade goodness still packed into this one, and any gamer is sure to love it. Now I realize...

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Engadget App For BlackBerry Now Available

Engadget App For BlackBerry Now Available

Other then waking up every morning (afternoon?) and hitting CrackBerry looking for my BlackBerry news I always enjoy checking out other technology based sites to see what is going on. One of those sites is of course Engadget, which always has a wide array of information be it the latest laptop, the hottest new TV, camera or whatever else you can imagine that revolves around technology....

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] While walking through the BlackBerry booth at CES 2010 a short while ago I ran into the folks from Allerta. That's the start-up company out of Waterloo, Canada, that are working on the inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry Smartphones, or "BlackBerry Watch" as everybody undoubtedly refers to it as. The watch is still in development and they left their...

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CES 2010: MogoTalk for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] MogoTalk has been available for the iPhone for a little while now and last night at ShowStoppers at CES 2010 they were showing off some pre-release versions of their MogoTalk accessory coming to BlackBerry Smartphones. MogoTalk offers a pretty elegant solution to an annoying problem - carrying around a bluetooth headset and ensuring it's actually...

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CES 2010: Duracell Charging Solutions for Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] CES 2010 is rolling along and I've got a ton of video footage and hands-ons that'll be flowing through the blogs in the days to come. Last night at ShowStoppers, Duracell was on hand to show off their charging solutions for smartphones. They have portable batteries that'll push some juice into your device when your battery dies down and also have a...

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CES 2010: Day One Roundup

CES 2010: Day One Roundup

We officially started CES yesterday, and after spending the whole day on the show floor I am officially on overload with all the things to see and do. We have plenty of videos and news on the way from our entire team here in Vegas, but I did come across a few things today that are worth mentioning, so I'm going to quickly touch on them here to give you a heads up on some exciting developments...

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Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

Review: PowerMat Home/Office & Travel Charging Mats

[ Forums member Stiefler07 gave us a this great review of the PowerMat charging mats. This post comes from our Community Reviews forums. Post your review and if we promote it to the blogs you'll receive a coupon for free accessories or apps.]   The Powermat design and build are stellar. Within the first moments of opening the box, the first thing that was noticed was it was solid. Not only...

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CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

CES 2010: Technocel PowerPak - Portable Battery and Home Charger in One

One of the many cool and useful things I have discovered here at CES is the PowerPak by Technocel. One of the first booths I hit when I walked in, Technocel has their own line of cases and bluetooth headsets, but by far my favorite was the PowerPak. These days, packing 2 devices and a bluetooth, I find myself getting a little tired of keeping extra cables with me everywhere. Add on any other...

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Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

Sprint 8530 Available at RadioShack Today?

  From the looks of it, RadioShack will start selling the Sprint Curve 8530 today (not Sunday as originally planned). Not the biggest news, but if you've been holding out on picking up a new 8530, now you can grab one fairly cheap. The device will only run you $29.99 on a new 2-year contract, or $49.99 for an upgrade, and both require a Sprint Everything plan with data. The device hasn't...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2010!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8th, 2010!

Happy 2010 to all! Hope you had an enjoyable holiday, and a safe (and fun) New Years... I know I did. With CES in full swing, let's get right down to business. Covered in the App Roundup this week are the following titles: Freebies of the Week: Dictionary and Thesaurus App, Project Vegas In Case You Missed It: CES Mobile for BlackBerry, UberTwitter Beta 6, SmartWiFi New This Week:...

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Tether - TetherBerry Rebranded and Celebrating With 50% Off Sale

Tether - TetherBerry Rebranded and Celebrating With 50% Off Sale

We've been following the good folks at TetherBerry for a long time now. So the latest news to come from those folks brings a smile to our faces as we have been able to watch the growth happen before our eyes. The newly rebranded Tether has been accepted into BlackBerry App World, been downloaded by more then 60,000 customers in 114 countries and is now expanding their horizons to other...

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CES 2010: LinkedIn For BlackBerry Hands On Video

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've been hearing about the LinkedIn application for BlackBerry for a while now. While at the BlackBerry Developers Conference we got a few quick glimpses at it but as of yet, it still remains unavailable for users to download. Over at the Inside BlackBerry blog, Doug has caught up with the folks from LinkedIn for a hands on video so that we may...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] * Warning: If you don't like looking at scantily clad girls showing off cell phone cases, don't watch this video and just scroll down to our next post. * However, if you like girls and BlackBerry Smartphones you'll want to hit play immediately (and ladies... I promise if I come across any buff guys in speedos showing off BlackBerry accessories...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.400 Officially Released by AVEA

BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.400 Officially Released by AVEA

  Not too long ago we got an official OS from Bell, and now AVEA has officially released OS 5.0.0.400 for the Bold 9700. While it may look like a step back from the 5.0.0.423 of Bell, anyone who was experiencing issues or just likes to load up a new OS may want to give this one a go. No word of the goods or bads, so be sure to drop a comment if you find out anything. Download OS 5.0.0.400...

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CES 2010: Case-Mate Announces go Bare Solution-Free Protective Skins for BlackBerry

Case-Mate announced today they will be adding a new line of protective skins to their lineup of BlackBerry cases. The new go Bare protective films will be solution-free "instant application" skins for all devices. The invisible film will protect the entire device, without the need of any sprays or solution for application. You will be able to apply, reapply and take off the film as many times...

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Ford Partners with OpenBeak, Pandora and Stitcher to Bring Twitter & Internet Radio Control to Vehicles

Ford announced today partnerships with Pandora, Stitcher and OpenBeak that will allow for voice control via SYNC enabled vehicles. The new system will allow users to control their internet radio and update Twitter with steering wheel controls and voice commands. The SYNC-enabled applications will be available "through the same app store interfaces consumers currently use" ie. BlackBerry App...

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Smartphone Experts @ CES2010 - Special Edition Podcast!

Since the entire SPE editor team is here at CES in Las Vegas, it made perfect sense to take some time away from ogling gadgets and chatting up our friends in the blogosphere to record a podcast. We talk up what we've seen so far, including the Nexus One, Motorola Backflip and BlackBerry Presenter; we also chatted a bit about what we're hoping to see at Palm's event today. As you might have...

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CES 2010: Pong Research Offers Cases To Protect You From Cell Phone Radiation

For the past little while there has been a lot of information in the media regarding cell phone radiation and the possible effects it has on a cell phone user. The information has actually sparked conversation about the possibility of cell phones having to come with the issuance of a warning label attached to them in some states. Pong Research is looking to help calm the help everyone out with...

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CES 2010: BlackBerry Presenter In Action

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The results from our poll yesterday were mixed, but for the most part it looks like most of you think that the BlackBerry Presenter is a "Good Idea... But something I would never buy or use". Well if you're curious about just how it works and want to take a closer look, check out the video above from Inside BlackBerry. Ryan gives a quick look at...

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Get e-GPS for Just $0.99 Until January 14th

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Back in October we checked out remote tracking software e-GPS. Felix let me know that the app is currently on sale for just $0.99 through January 14th (down from $4.99). The app lets you track and wipe your device remotely, all via email commands. You can locate the device by GPS, and even email your contacts list to youself should the device go...

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