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Mobile business card app DUB revamped and renamed CircleBack

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CircleBack

Going back in time, roughly 3 ½ years ago, we reviewed a virtual rolodex application called DUB. More specifically, DUB offered users a way to receive and send virtual business card through email or SMS. They also ensured that your contact list was consistently updated in case details had been changed. Dub Labs reached out to us recently to let us know that they have “been hibernating for the past couple of years and just woke up”. Rather than waking up sluggish and grumpy like I usually do, they came out swinging with a brand new name: CircleBack. The CircleBack app wraps up all of your contacts and puts them into a neat little package. What’s neat about it is that it combines your contacts from your BlackBerry Address Book, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and creates a contact card for each one of them. It fills in the missing information for you and, like DUB did, it keeps the details of your contacts current.

Features of CircleBack:

  • Automatically pull together all the contacts you have scattered across different sources
  • Provide full contact details, even if you enter just as little as a phone number or email
  • Fills in your missing and out-of-date contact info by leveraging our new SharedIQ feature, our crowd-sourcing engine
  • Lets you see directories of other employees at your Contacts' company
  • Let you see all your contacts organized by company (a BlackBerry exclusive)

It looks at though Dub Labs woke up on the right side of the bed with CircleBack. You can grab a free basic account, or check out their site for several Premium account options to choose from. Through CircleBack Premium, you can benefit from expanded records, detailed data and other features that “turn your contacts into capital”. It’s been a while since I used the original app DUB, but I can remember how it worked and how amazing CircleBack is. Whether or not you used DUB in the past, I recommend you take a look at CircleBack. You can grab the CircleBack app, for free, from BlackBerry App World. Check out the product video after the jump, but don't mind the iPhone in the shot.

More information/Download CircleBack for BlackBerry

DUB, your mobile business card (for BlackBerry)

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It may be an exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like my wallet won’t stay folded. It’s not only because of membership, credit and debit cards; it’s all of the business cards I seem to accumulate. I’m not sure how they all get there. Maybe it’s a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. In this case, the hand is nabbing every card in sight. I also know that I’ve lost access to some extremely important contacts, all because of a misplaced card. Besides your wallet, your corkboard or cubicle wall could contain enough business cards to make it look like a shingled roof. A cleaner, greener approach is to use your address book (duh!), but this can be time consuming. For some, vCards could also be an issue. “Here’s your card?” Here’s MY card, compliments of DUB.

By using DUB, you can easily send and receive detailed contact information right from your BlackBerry smartphone. Your risk of outdated contact information is greatly reduced thanks to DUB’s ability to automatically maintain an up to date contact list. So, leave your George Constanza sized wallet at the door and check out DUB.