A Quick Look At BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 From The Experts!

A Quick Look At BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 From The Experts!

With the launch of the new BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 and all its new options implemented, it should come as no surprise that Research In Motion is putting a lot of attention on its release. We have been hearing for months now that Theme Builder (formerly known as Plazmic Content Developers Kit) was being brought "in house" in an effort to get it up to par where users thought it should be...

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NBA Game Time 2009-10 for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The NBA season is in full swing, and what better to way to keep up than to follow along on your BlackBerry. With the NBA Game Time app from NBA Digital (built by those xtreme labs guys again - check out the Dev Con video above), you never have to miss a beat. The biggest feature is live scores, stats and standings for the entire league, but add in...

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Schlage LiNK Wins CES 2010 Design and Engineering Award

Schlage LiNK Wins CES 2010 Design and Engineering Award

The Schlage LiNK system is one of the coolest BlackBerry accessories around, and they have been honored with the CES 2010 Design and Engineering Award. The award recognizes achievements in product design and is judged by a panel of independent judges in a variety of categories. The system features a wireless lock and deadbolt, wireless cameras and lighting and temperature controls that can all...

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Verizon Offering Early Upgrades to Current Customers?

Verizon Offering Early Upgrades to Current Customers?

It looks like some of you original BlackBerry Storm owners that are looking to upgrade to a new Storm2 may be in luck. It seems that Verizon is sending out emails to some customers letting them know that they can upgrade early at no extra cost to a shiny new Storm2 to or a even a DROID (if you want to defect to the dark side). No major details on the promo or who exactly can upgrade, but good...

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Updated: ShortcutMe for BlackBerry Smartphones; Contest: Win a Free Copy

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Someone’s in a giving mood! Sam from Fonware contacted me to let me know that their ShortcutMe application has been updated. To recap, ShortcutMe is an application that allows you to create multiple shortcuts on each convenience key. So click once for one app, click twice for another, click three times…you get the idea. If you want more info you...

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vPost Personal Beta Now Available For Download

vPost Personal Beta Now Available For Download

Vayyoo has been hard at work with getting the latest version of vPost ready for launch. While still in beta right now, the folks from Vayyoo have decided to take it to public beta and make it available for everyone. Lots of new features are to be found in the latest release including a lot more social media integration and support for OS 5.0 devices. Check out the full list of changes below:...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] ShakeItUp is a brand new application just released by mblware, makers of such apps as BlackBook, mblVault, and mblStats. After install simply shake your Storm or Storm 2 to bring up the ShakeItUp main menu. From here you can choose to create a SMS, email or play a random song from your sd card. While the song is playing you can go ahead and use...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.348 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.348 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

It looks like Ronen has stuck again. Earlier we posted 5.0.0.348 for the Bold 9000, and now 5.0.0.348 for the Curve 8900 has popped up as well. Standards rules apply, so use caution when installing this leaked OS. Drop a comment and let us know your findings. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] These days security is a top concern for everyone out there. VeriSign has stepped into the BlackBerry world to further assist with the needs of users in helping protect their personal information. VeriSign Identity Protection is a security based application which extends the layer of protection beyond your simple username and password by creating a...

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Luny Theme is a very creative bright theme from ToneConcept. Its homescreen allows you to arrange 7 of your favorite apps, 2 on top and 5 on the bottom dock. It also features 8 hidden Today items, cartoon like icons, and 2 very unique meters for battery and signal strength. Overall this is a great theme, especially if your looking for something original and different. Luny Theme supports...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.348 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.348 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

Ronen at BerryReview got a hold of this one early this morning, and has posted OS 5.0.0.348 for the Bold 9000. This is a big jump from the last Bold leak, so if you're still rocking a 9000 (maybe even in white?) then you might want to check this one out. As always, use caution when installing a leaked OS. Be sure to report your findings in the comments. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in...

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Twinkler Software Veterans Day Sale

Twinkler Software Veterans Day Sale

Rory let me know that Twinkler Software in running a Veterans Day sale through tomorrow night. All of their great apps are discounted, so if you haven't checked them out in the past now is your chance. You can choose from SendX, AddOnis, AddContactX or the SendX/AddContactX bundle (add both to your cart to get the bundle price). All of these apps work on OS 5.0 on all devices. Good discounts...

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Addictive Tower Defense Game for BlackBerry Smartphones

Legally Addictive Games has released their first offering, Addictive Tower Defense. Tower defense games are some of the most fun to play and keep you busy for hours on end. With crisp graphics, addictive gameplay, and intuitive controls, this game is sure to be a hit for anyone who enjoys a good timewaster.  The online leaderboard, statistics tracking, multiple save points and the ability to...

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Official Craigslist App Coming To BlackBerry App World

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you are a Craigslist user in search of a better method of accessing the site, the good folks from Movela and Pyxis mobile have just the application for you. Craigslist mobile is a new application set to launch in BlackBerry App World any day now as it's just waiting approval. Craigslist mobile is a full featured client application which allows...

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Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

Press Release: Grabba Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

Grabba announced today that they have released their line of data collection attachments for BlackBerry Smartphones. With Grabba, users can collect various forms of data including scanning barcodes, verifying access cards, magnetic strip cards and more. The attachments are available for the BlackBerry Curve 83xx, 85xx and Bold series. Press Release Grabba launched for BlackBerry...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on yesterday's Open GL support announcement by Research in Motion, we've now seen a few examples at DevCon of BlackBerry apps and games showing off 3D graphics in live working apps. Xtreme Labs gave us a demo of the picture viewing / album app they have been working on with BumpTop.com that features oodles of 3D graphics love. Check...

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Super Monkey Ball Coming To BlackBerry Smartphones!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With the announcement of Open GL ES comes the announcement of new games that will be showing up on the BlackBerry platform. One of the announcements that was brought to light during the Game On: Building high quality games for BlackBerry Smartphones session came to us from SEGA and while the game is not ready as of yet, Super Monkey Ball is headed...

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New PBA Bowling 3D from Concrete Software In Development

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] OpenGL seems to be all the rage now that its out in the open (pun intended), and we got a quick look at Concrete Software's doings with one of their most popular games. PBA Bowling has been around for a while, but with this new technology it will be better than ever. Excelerated graphics and lighting make this game look amazing. It is currently in...

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Urbanspoon App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available!!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The guys at Xtreme Labs, developers extraordinaire, let us get the first look at the upcoming urbanspoon app for BlackBerry last night at the Dev Con opening reception. With this app, you can easily locate restaurants in your area by spinning the "tumbler". Let urbanspoon choose a restaurant at random, or specifiy the type of cuisine you're looking...

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Clarification: BlackBerry Storm2 and Curve 8530 Are the Only In-Market Devices to Take Advantage of New Open GL APIs

Following up on yesterday's announcement of Open GL ES support for BlackBerry Smartphones, we followed up with RIM today at the BlackBerry Developer Conference to clarify exactly which devices would be able to take advantage of the 3D graphics standard via the newly-released Open GL APIs. The original press release made note that it would be available to BlackBerry Smartphones running the OS 5...

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