Anyone who reads TheBerryFix.com and says “I am not addicted to my BlackBerry” my response would be your not being truthful about you addiction, because I know im addicted, when the little read light starts blinking I have to read the message that second whether im at dinner, about to fall asleep, or at the gym. On my daily youtube visit I was searching for blackberry addiction videos and there are plenty, the one video that made me chuckle is the one above, so take a look and tell us what you think.
This year has truly been a year of app releases on the BlackBerry platform, for me there is about four that really caught my attention, they either made my BlackBerry more enjoyable or made be more productive.
The first app was released to the public this year was TweetGenius by BoyGenius and Beejive, now I am well aware the there are so many Twitter apps out there for BlackBerrys that I don’t even have enough fingers on my hands to count them all, but TweetGenius stood out because of the detail put into the UI that no other developers took the time to do.
Second app on my top 4 list is QuickPull, though BlackBerrys are extremely versatile and useful they still have their downsides and one being memory leaks. BlackBerrys for some reasons have an issue were they lose memory as the day goes on and everyone knows that at some point you will have to perform the infamous “Battery Pull”, but why not let an app do that for you? This is why QuickPull is on my List because you dont have to do any of the battery pulling my self the app automatically does a simulated battery-pull on your schedule, saving you time.
TetherBerry would be the third app of 2009 and I know not much has to be said about this one, but almost everyone has the unlimited data plan on there account but you cant tether with it unless you want to pay an extra 20$ or so a month. This is were TetherBerry comes into play, Tetherberry makes your BlackBerry (and your provider) think that the app is using all the data but it’s really being rerouted to your pc or mac, you now have internet everywhere.
Who wouldn’t like to have their own DJ inside their BlackBerry? Now this isn’t possible but we have the next best thing and it’s Pandora. Pandora for the BlackBerry allows you to stream music directly to you handheld anywhere you have an internet connection, all you have to do is enter you favorite artist or genera and pandora will search through their database to find and stream to you all the music that relates to your initial search.
As the year comes to an end I start to think back on all of my favorite apps but at the same time i think what will the next year bring us, we now have new APIs to use and OpenGL support for 3D gaming so 2010 should be quite interesting. post you favorite apps of 2009, maybe we will learn about apps that we didn’t know about.
11:57 pm on Dec 30, 2009 |
Over the last few months the BlackBerry development team has moved mountains for its developers, trying to make things easy but in the past coding for a BlackBerry wasn’t an easy thing because many APIs were not open for use and there was no OpenGL support to make truly 3D games. But things are about to change, the developers blog has compiled a list of accomplishments for 2009 from things like launching App World to opening new APIs to create stunning new apps. Take a look at the list after the break.
Crackberry.com posted the video from CNN News on the BlackBerry outage that occurred last week, the video explanes the pure control that a blackberry device has on most of its users. During the outage last week I felt like a lost puppy and it looks like I wasn’t the only one, take a look at what BlackBerry users have to say about the outage.
With New Years right around the corner there’s no better time then now to showcase a brand new app to the MobiHand app store. New Year Greet Touch is an all in-one New Year Greeting creator, the app lets your customize sms and e-mail greetings to send to your loved ones and friends on new years eve. head over to mobihand to get the full scoop and to purchase this app.
6:43 pm on Dec 29, 2009 |
2009 is almost at the end so the guys over at Engadget took some time to reflect on the last ten years of BlackBerry and the influence they have had. To close off this year right lets have a contest, make a post about your life with BlackBerry and we will pick some one to win a 25$ Zagg Invisible Shield gift card.
*Contest ends Jan 2st 12am Eastern time.
BlackBerry devices seem to have the image of high class and importance, I know you all know this im guilty of it my self. So it isnt a shock to hear that in many markets BlackBerry devices are selling better then other devices like the iphone. CNN did an electronics report on Indonesia’s emerging cellular market and well the results must have a nice ring in RIM’s ears. Take a look at the video!
1:05 pm on Dec 28, 2009 |
Today Sprint released an update for the Blackberry Curve 8530 OS 188.8.131.525. Head over to the Blackberry site and get your Curve to the newest OS. Dont forget to help out the BlackBerry community and post your findings in the comments.
Recently RIM announced open GL support for the BlackBerry Storm2, open GL will give us 3D graphics like you see on other hand held devices. The first game that will showcase this new API is PBA Bowling 2, this update to PBA Bowling brings the first 3D animated game to the Storm2. Head over to App World on your device to get this ground braking game, the game is currently $2.99 and is on sale for the next week or so.
I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of the holiday, but i can certainly tell you that this week has not been lite on BlackBerry news. We have seen RIM release the song “All you need is love” from their highly memorable ad campaing, a few leaked operating systems, and a lot more. Below we have compiled a list of the updates for this past week, this way everyone will be up to-date going into next week.
It’s been a little while since our last blackberry OS leak, but now we have some good news for everyone in the land of blackberry. From BBLeaks we have the OS 184.108.40.2068 for the Storm2 9520. Head over to the link below and post your findings in the comments.
***WARNING, This is not an official release for BlackBerry and therefor is not been fully tested and may contain bugs. theberryfix.com cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise ether during or after installation. You are installing the leak by choice. To help the BlackBerry community please don’t forget to post your findings in the comments.
Any Canadians looking to replace their 8330 can head over to a Bell Mobility store tomorrow to pick up the brand new curve for a low price of $49.99 on a 3yr term. The new curve brings the touchpad and OS 5.0 to the masses.
The guys over at App Judgement on Youtube have brought us a review of the MobiTV App that allows you to watch TV for about 10-15$ a month. watch the video to see if this is an app that you would enjoy and use on a daily basis. The service is currently for Canadian, American carriers and a few others. The channels that you are able to get change from Carrier to carrier, so head over to MobiTV to see if your carrier is supported, and to see what channels you are entitled to.
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