BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of February 15th

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Lots of news this week came out of Mobile World Congress 2010 and the biggest news from RIM is the announcement of BES Express. BES Express is a free version of BES, with watered-down features but a lot of the same functionality. This is big news for the SMB market, but it’s a little disappointing to the average consumer. It would be great if RIM could host these services for the growing number of consumers who don’t have a small business. The other news to come out of MWC is Mike Lazaridis talking about BlackBerry Super Apps: a concept which completely eludes BlackBerry users and seems like marketing fluff. Basically, a Super App is an app that takes advantage of all the APIs that RIM have out there. The only apps RIM have pointed to explicitly as being Super Apps are the ones they have developed, which I personally think sends the wrong message to developers.

Apps

7Digital Now Features Last.fm Integration
BOLT Browser 1.7 Adds Widgets, Twitter Integration and More
Great Bar Game Comes to BlackBerry: Xonix World Tour
Sort Your Address Book Contacts with ContactOrder for BlackBerry
Realism BlackBerry Theme by R&R Designs
Iconify Updated to Version 1.0.3
skySYNC Launches open beta
BoxTone Software Certified for BES Express
Unsend Email Saves Face by Stopping Email Delivery
Winter Olympics BlackBerry Theme from HedoneDesign
Cortado Workplace Offers Free Cloud Storage and Remote Printing
Free Weather App WeatherEye Updated to Version 2.0.1.4
Kindle App for BlackBerry Now Available
Buy Expensive Accessories with the ShopBlackBerry App
Trace Theme From Elecite with Card-Style Icons and Weather Slot

News

RIM’s Big BESX Announcement at MWC Details Leaked
Adobe AIR Support on BlackBerry Announced at MWC
Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8330 To Be Discontinued?
RIM Introduces BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express
RIM Demo the Upcoming WebKit BlackBerry Browser
BES Express Conference Call
Polar Mobile Introduce MINT Platform for Fast BlackBerry Apps
BlackBerry Ad Confirms Rogers BlackBerry Storm Series Coming?
Skype for BlackBerry Coming to Verizon Customers in March
Mike Lazaridis Introduces BlackBerry Super Apps
Made Simple Learning Release Resources for Bold 9700 and Curve 8500
RIM Working on Methods to Monetize Email with Advertising

Other

The Official BlackBerry Twitter App Impressions
Google Buzz Available on Blackberry with Third Party Browser
Follow the Olympics with Yahoo! Mobile Site
BlackBerry OS 5 Adoption Rates Slower Than Expected
DIRECTV DVR Scheduler Mobile Site
Impressions About BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express
Zenprise Talks BES Express and Implications for Enterprise

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