BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of January 4th

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This is the first week after the holidays and there were some great apps launched as well as some awesome apps such as UberTwitter have been updated. We’re also expecting big updates from Slacker and Poynt in the near future so keep an eye out for them. Stay tuned for some CES 2010 coverage, with BlackBerry Cool correspondent and power user Nan Palmero.

Click through for a full recap of what you may have missed this week

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Slacker 3.0 Video Hands On

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Slacker Radio sat us down at CES to show us their new Slacker Radio 3.0 for BlackBerry. They’ve showed up with a new, clean interface. One of the most compelling updates, though, is the ability to wirelessly cache your stations. With Slacker 3.0 and wireless caching enabled, your device will search first for wifi, then 3G if wifi isn’t available, late at night. It will also confirm that you have your phone plugged in, so your phone doesn’t cache the stations and you wake up with a dead battery. Once the cache is done, you wake up to fresh coffee and a some steaming goodness of new music. Check out the video for more details. You can expect Slacker 3.0 very soon.

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Spracht Aura EQ Bluetooth Headset - 8 Band EQ

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Spracht, a little company from Mountain View, California, made a new and cool Bluetooth headset. Sure, everyone has noise cancellation and wind protection and full duplex. Blah blah blah. Spracht’s new Aura EQ launches with a few cool features. First, it is capacitive, so you slide your finger up the headset to raise the volume or slide it down to lower it, all the way to mute. Next, you have the ability to adjust the audio with an 8 Band EQ. Finally, in true Whisper 2000 fashion, you can turn the headset into an audio booster so you can hear better in noisy situations, like CES. Expect the Spracht Audio EQ in March with pricing around $79.

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BlackBerry Presenter - Leave Your Laptop at the Hotel

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The BlackBerry Presenter is BlackBerry’s newest announcement that has been over a year in the making. At an initial price of $199, it truly was designed for the road warrior in mind. The BlackBerry Presenter is a device that connects your OS 4.6+ device to a projector to present your most beautiful PowerPoint presentations. It is able to display about 90 to 95% of the transitions from PowerPoint. If it can’t it’ll substitute it with “fade in/out” with the same timing to not throw you off. Additionally, if you’re on a BES you can stream your presentation off your server. They’ve made the setup drop dead simple and it’ll auto-configure the resolution. Additionally, the pairing is done for you via a piece of software and you can have numerous Presenters set up campus wide and select the one you’d like to use. It’s powered by Micro USB and outputs via VGA or S-Video to a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). How many of your PowerPoint ninjas are interested?

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Cyber Clean Makes You Less Disgusting

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How many times have you been eating a pastry as you realize that your BlackBerry is below, getting covered in crumbs…and maybe a little saliva? Now, I’m not judging you, but you might want to check out Cyber Clean which helps you become a less disgusting slob with their magical compounds that pick up the crumbs and grime and traps it. Honestly, the stuff reminds me of Nickelodeon Gak, just not as runny.

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Slacker Version 3.0 Comes With Cached Station Sync OTA

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Slacker are working on version 3.0 of their awesome streaming music app and Jessica at CNET got a preview of what we can expect. Version 3.0 will give users the ability to sync cached songs OTA, with a data or WiFi connection. Apparently the syncing process is a little slow unless you’re using WiFi but the feature is still a much wanted addition. The sync feature will only be available to Slacker Radio Plus members, which will run your about $4 per month. Expect Slacker 3.0 to hit App World in a few weeks.

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Energizer EnergiStick Adds Battery Life To Your BlackBerry

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Energizer are at CES showing off their new energy solutions for mobile devices including the EnergiStick, which comes in microUSB and mini USB types. The battery add on will add up to 80 minutes stand by time and up to 60 minutes talk time. For anyone who is traveling and might need some extra juice on the go, this accessory could be a real help.

[Read it on Engadget]

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OS 5.0.0.411 Officially Available for the Curve 8900

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RIM has pushed OS 5 out and now it’s up to the carriers to get it to the users.With OS 5 available for the Bold 9000, hopefully we’ll see more devices getting an upgrade shortly. OS 5.0.0.411 is now available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from a variety of carriers including Vodafone and Optus Mobile. Remember to delete the vendor.xml file located in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader.

Download the official OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900.

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Case-Mate Announce Bare - Protective Skin for BlackBerry

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Bare is a protective skin from Case-Mate that is compatible with several BlackBerry devices including the Tour, Curve, Storm and Bold series devices. The skin is applied to the front and back of the device with your thumb, and the skin protects the device from drops, bumbs and scratches. The case costs $24.99 and will be available mid-February.

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