Podcast software for BlackBerry PodTrapper 2.0 - 10 free copies!

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PodTrapper is a podcast download manager and player for BlackBerry and it has recently gone 2.0. Version 2.0 continues to expand PodTrapper’s features and usability with a totally new user interface and comprehensive built-in help.

As the premier podcatcher for BlackBerry, PodTrapper opens up the world of podcasts to any media card enabled BlackBerry device. Users can download episodes over the cellular network, WiFi, or even through their PC. Automated intelligent downloading ensures that podcasts are only downloaded when the user wants, and only using the mechanisms the user allows.

Automatic management of users’ episodes ensures that more time can be spent listening to their media and not managing it. A built in playlist manager allows users to set their preferences so that PodTrapper can prioritize playback as episodes become available.

PodTrapper plays and bookmarks any media on a user’s device, remembering where it left off in every file.

PodTrapper features:

* Automated downloading of new episodes in the background
* Support for both audio and video media
* Compatible with all media card enabled BlackBerry devices
* Full touch screen support
* Built-in podcast browser
* Customizable download mechanisms and time frames
* Desktop application for downloading through a PC
* Bluetooth output support
* Support for podcast artwork
* Send podcast and episode links to other users
* OPML and manual url entry for importing podcast subscriptions
* Built-in large file download utility
* Comprehensive help system

Download PodTrapper for free for 30 days. After the 30 day trial it retails for $9.99.

We’re giving away 10 free copies and all you have to do is comment your favorite Podcast.

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Largest carrier in Russia to offer BlackBerry - privacy rights not included

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OAO Mobile TeleSystems, Russia’s largest mobile operator, plans to begin selling BlackBerry phones to individuals in the country within two weeks as communications companies compete for wealthy customers.

Mobile TeleSystems, already offers BlackBerry to corporate users, but is looking to attract a consumer base. The company aims to attract about 3,000 retail clients in Russia this year. The operator has about 3,800 retail customers in Ukraine, after starting to offer BlackBerry service to individuals in June.

Although the Russian economy is feeling the recession like anywhere else in the world, I know BlackBerry will be a hit there. Not only is it a status symbol, which will make it a hit among consumers, but it is an essential tool for enterprise. This is why RIM is seeing a 50/50 split in their sales.

One thing to watch out for: The Federal Security Service has access to consumer emails and data whereas the corporate version is offered on encrypted channels. The quality will not be affected but if you’re a strong supporter of Gary Kasparov, better save your mass emails for when you get home.

[ED NOTE: Yes, I know Putin is no longer in power. Or is he? *wink*]

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TELUS $700M in Alberta to boost telecom infrastructure

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TELUS, Canada’s 2nd largest carrier said it will be investing $700 million in wireless and wireline systems, part of a 10 per cent boost in overall spending from last year.

The move is expected to help boost customer spending and increase new sign-ups which have been a little lower than expected this year. The upgrades will help launch high-speed packet access technology by 2010. That will allow for faster data transmission and video service on handset devices including smartphones such as Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.

TELUS is fortunate in that it is in a better financial position debt-wise than most carriers. It doesn’t have a lot of debt that is due in the next couple years, and it is therefore taking this opportunity to spend, while most carriers are cutting back.

So if you’re in the Alberta region, expect some better service coming from TELUS.

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Co-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie is a Habs fan - maybe.

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Everyone knows Jim Balsillie aka Jim Dog is a huge hockey fan. In the past, he has tried to acquire the Nashville NHL franchise and move it to Hamilton, Ontario. The bid failed but rumors were abound that Jim was looking to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nothing ever came of the rumors but we know Jim loves his hockey. With the playoffs starting today, Jim is glued to his TV.

“Will I be in front of the TV? Absolutely,” said the co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

But the 48-year-old Balsillie was less forthcoming about any current interest in acquiring an NHL team. He wouldn’t comment on possible ownership or if he might be in talks about a team, such as the Montreal Canadiens.

He even declined to divulge his favourite club, saying “I get into trouble every time. I can’t go there.” But he has been reported to follow the Habs.

Vive les Canadiens de Montreal!

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Edit emails before forwarding from your BlackBerry

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A while back we posted a video asking the BlackBerry community to find more details about the app Forward with Edit. The video demonstrated a feature that does not come native with BlackBerry: namely editing a message that you are forwarding.

The app is now available in the BlackBerry Cool store. The app is available for $2.99 and will give you the ability to forward and edit emails directly from your mobile device so you do not have to go to your PC.

Download Forward with Edit for $2.99 or on a Free Trial basis.

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Stay organized with a full featured checklist app for BlackBerry

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I do not know about you, but I am at a point in my life that remembering something is a near impossibility. Try as I may, my memory is constantly failing me. If it were not for checklists, I would never get anything done. Suffice it to say, organization is not my strongest attribute; however, I am never without my BlackBerry.

Having a checklist app in my pocket all day, every day, is the only way I can remain productive. Knowing what you have to do, and where to go to get that information is absolutely essential in today’s high demand work force, unless you are blessed with an eidetic memory.

CheckListPro for BlackBerry by Infodev Technologies helps one to keep their lists handy and organized. It not only allows complete control as to how items are sorted, but also how and when they are displayed. For the task oriented, CheckListPro is an absolute necessity.
Continue reading about this CheckList app for BlackBerry

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Desktop sharing with PocketMeeting supports BlackBerry Bold

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PocketMeeting is a simple web app that allows you to share your screen for meetings, tech support or even just to help a colleague with a particular problem. The web app is also compatible with the BlackBerry Bold which means you can be even more productive from your mobile device.

The app is pay per use, and at $5 it seems to be targeting the small to medium sized business range. The site doesn’t require any download or account setup, so if you’re looking for a fast way to share screens and you’re on the go, this could be for you.

Try PocketMeeting for your BlackBerry Bold at $5 per session.

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Alejandro Maclean’s BlackBerry branded MXS-R race plane

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There isn’t much here in the way of news, I just thought you might like to see some of the things RIM likes to sponsor. This MXS-R aircraft belongs to Spanish pilot Alejandro Maclean and it looks pretty awesome decked out in BlackBerry colors.

[Thanks Tom Via]

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Free Glossy theme for BlackBerry Curve 8300+

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BerryReview posted a free theme found over at the BBForums. The theme looks pretty nice and considering it’s free, is surely worth a try. The theme allows for all of your notifiers and indicators to be displayed neatly at the top. The only drawback is the wallpaper used is very basic. Hope you like it.

Download this free theme for a BlackBerry Curve running OS 4.5.

Download the Today version for a BlackBerry Curve running OS 4.5.

Download this theme for a BlackBerry Curve running OS 4.2+.

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Palringo Gold edition supports Facebook, iChat and QQ

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Palringo instant messaging application is now available in a gold edition for BlackBerry. The application has walkie-talkie style voice (vocal instant messaging), real-time text chat and the ability to share pictures and location. The gold edition now includes support for Facebook, iChat and QQ.

Check out screenshots of their latest build on Flickr.

Palringo has made an effort to update their app based on feedback from the BETA. In particular, the connection issues identified in the BETA version have been resolved.

Download the latest Gold edition of Palringo FREE.

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