BlackBerry App Roundup for October 8th, 2010! Win 1 of 15 copies of QuickLaunch!

RoundUp Oct8

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! Have any of you varmints installed the leaked OS 6 for the 9650 or 9330? I’m sure as shootin’ that many of y’all are waitin’ for the 9700 leak to drop. Speakin’ of droppin’, check out this past week for more BlackBerry songs than you can shake a stick at. Today, we announce the winners of the TyperLearn giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 15 copies of QuickLaunch! With this app, you’ll definitely have the fastest BlackBerry in the West (and East, North or South). Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Pause App, Jack-O-Lantern

In Case You Missed It: FedEx Mobile app, In Case of Emergency, Gym Technik

New This Week: AutoLock, RemindMe, Wallpaper Wizard

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Band of Joy

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 15 copies of QuickLaunch!

Review: FedEx Mobile app for BlackBerry


They say that good things come in small packages. They also come in large packages; even international packages. Heck, they can also come in on an overnight delivery. So now you have to think; where are they coming from? Who are they coming from? When are they going to arrive? That’s when a tracking number comes in handy. As you track your latest package, your eyes widen like a child in a toy store. The only thing a tracking number can’t tell you is the contents of the incoming parcel. Now I do see a slight problem; while your shipment may be mobile, tracking the shipment may keep yourself from being mobile. Some couriers like, say, FedEx, have a mobile site you can access, they also have an alternative – the FedEx Mobile BlackBerry App.

While it doesn’t redirect your shipments to the location of you and your BlackBerry, it does help you manage your FedEx account and keeps you in the know. That means you can track shipments and access the mobile app to create shipping labels, get rates and more – all from the comfort of, as they say, “Wherever You are.” Is it worth the download or should you stick with the mobile site? Read on for more.

BlackBerry Friendly Sites: Productivity - FedEx and UPS Package Tracking


So I’m waiting for a package to arrive. I shipped it from Amazon (Office Space and Gross Pointe Blank). I know it’s shipped, and I have a tracking number. Cool. I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I sort of obsess over tracking my package progress. Normally I just log in to the UPS or FedEx websites on my computer and enter my tracking number. I’ve had times where I go to check my delivery progress only to find it says “delivered”. I go downstairs and voila! There it is, right on my front door step.