The BlackBerry App Roundup

With the 9300 rumors and details floating around these days, I thought I'd do a special roundup this week for what will be the 9300's younger (eermmm...I guess that would be older!) brother... The BlackBerry 8900. Yes, I know there's no 3G, but there's something about this Berry I just love. If you own an 8900, this roundup covers the best selling apps for the BlackBerry 8900. Time to show some love for the 8900 with Valentine's Day coming up on us tomorrow. Enjoy.

Best Selling BlackBerry 8900 Apps: Aerize Email Alerts, VibAndRing, Fart Machine, Solitaire Buddy Gold, PeeKaWho Email SMS Alerts, AutoStandby, Empower Work Folders, Marble Trap, QuickText, Nintaii

Best Selling BlackBerry 8900 Apps

Aerize Email AlertsAerize Email Alerts

Aerize Email Alerts allows you to preview each incoming email with the senders picture and name, the subject of the email and a brief preview. Very handy. When new messages arrive, you'll get a popup window notification no matter what application you happen to be in. Never miss an important email again with Aerize Email Alerts!

Pick up Aerize Email Alerts for $7.50 at >

Note: A free trial is also available.


VibAndRing is a simple app that lets you set the ringtone alert and vibration alert at the same time. You can also set how long the vibration alert should last. If you've ever missed a call because your ringtone only sounds after the vibrations have finished... You might want to give this one a try. There are a few different apps like VibAndRing out there now, but apparently VibAndRing keeps selling the best. That must say something about the app.

Get VibAndRing at for $4.95 >

Fart MachineFart Machine

Ugh, another fart app. I was hesitant to include it, but heck, it IS a best seller! A simple joke/prank app, Fart Machine comes with 12 fart sounds. You can have it produce a 'random fart', 'fart now', or generate a fart in 30 seconds or 1 minute. You might say you could 'set it and forget it'... Set the timer, leave it on a friends or colleagues desk, and wait for hilarity to ensue. Good clean fun. I think.

Pick up the Fart Machine for $2.99 at >

Solitaire Buddy GoldSolitaire Buddy Gold

Solitaire fans rejoice! Solitaire Buddy Gold is the ultimate collection of 13 of the most popular solitaire games for the BlackBerry. There's tons of features built-in, including unlimited undo/redo, game tracking, on-device help, custom card sizes, design and background color... and a lot more. Solitaire Buddy Gold automatically saves your game when you exit, so you can pick up right where you left off next time you play.

Get Solitaire Buddy Gold for $9.95 at >

Note: A free trial is also available.

PeeKaWho Email SMS AlertsPeeKaWho Email SMS Alerts

Voted the 2008 Best Utility App by CrackBerry, PeeKaWho Email SMS Alerts is another email and SMS notifier software. Like Aerize, it allows you to see who is emailing you with a brief preview no matter what you happen to be doing on your Berry. PeeKaWho is packed full of features... it even comes with a spam blocker which allows you to create a whitelist and blacklist to help filter emails as you wish.

Pick up PeeKaWho at for $10.00 >

Note: A free trial is also available.


AutoStandby is a simple little app that lets you automatically put your Berry into standby mode after going idle for a set period of time. The benefit of this? Save a ton of battery life! Standby mode will not only save your battery, but while in standby you'll still receive emails, SMS messages, calls, etc... Just as if you your Berry was on as normal. The app will also lock your keypad to prevent unwanted button presses. If you go through battery power like mad, you might want to give AutoStandby a look.

Try AutoStandby for $5.95 at >

Empower Work FoldersEmpower Work Folders

Empower Work Folders allows you to separate your BES emails from your BIS emails, SMS, PIN messages, etc... This app makes it insanely easy to separate work emails from personal emails. With one click, you're shown only your BES messages! No more searching through that cluttered mailbox looking for that personal or work related message. Empower Work Folders makes organizing your work and personal correspondence easy. It integrates seamlessly with your Berry's mail app, and runs fully on your device. No setup is required at all.

Get Empower Work Folders at for $19.95 >

Note: A free trial is also available.

Marble TrapMarble Trap

Marble Trap is a simple, yet extremely puzzling game. The object is to roll your marble through the maze, escaping traps and more. Deposit your marble into the hole, and you pass the level! There's 64 levels in the game and is extremely easy to play. If you're looking for a challenging yet fun puzzle game to keep you occupied during those breaks or idle moments, give Marble Trap a try.

Try Marble Trap for $9.95 at >

Note: A free trial is also available.


QuickText is simply like having a speed dial for your text messaging needs. Once installed, you can access QuickText by hitting the 'Q' key, set it to open with a convenience key, or the old fashioned way by clicking the QuickText icon :P You can assign contacts to any character on your keypad including letters, numbers or symbols. Lets say you wanted to message me real quick. First, assign me to your QuickText list for the letter 'J'. Then, press 'Q' for QuickText, and 'J' for me... that's it!

Pick up QuickText for $7.50 at >

Note: A free trial is also available.


Nintaii is one of my favorite games for the BlackBerry to date. Like Marble Trap, Nintaii is a puzzle game that will get you thinking for hours and hours. Tumble your block through each course, and deposit it into the hole at the end of the level. Avoid hazards, activate switches and more to make your way successfully through the 100 unique levels. Controls are extremely easy, and it's tons of fun. Get your thinking cap on for this one.

Get Nintaii for $9.99 at >

Note: A free trial is also available.

Until Next Week..

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