Monthly Archive for March, 2010Page 2 of 30

Tristan Interactive Launches Free Canadian Museum of Civilization App

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Tristan Interactive has been on BlackBerryCool before, with its CEO Chris McLaren talking with Rob Woodbridge about the company that is partnering with museums and galleries to build custom tour environments that go far beyond the typical self-guided tours. The company has made a pretty awesome announcement that it has partnered with the Canadian Museum of Civilization to introduce an innovative BlackBerry app for potential and current visitors.
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Comparing Smartphone App Launches Between iPhone and BlackBerry

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After discussing the developer ecosystem internally, as well as with some industry players, the conversation naturally progressed to app launches for the various smartphone platforms out there. While previously we discussed the ecosystem as it pertains to the business side, what about how all of this affects the end user? The easiest way to measure this is how soon do we get the apps we want, relative to other smartphone users, and what feature sets do they come with?

BlackBerry offers the potential for all applications to be, in many ways, better than for other smartphones. Integration through APIs, the added value of push technology, and unique social networking opportunities through BBM, should make BlackBerry the first smartphone that developers think about when building a compelling smartphone app. Also, App World has demonstrated that BlackBerry users have a much higher tolerance for price, and are willing to pay significantly more for applications. But as users we know this doesn’t result in bringing developers to our doorstep. Take a series of examplesof popular applications that almost every BlackBerry user would want, but for one reason or another could not get until well after another smartphone, usually the iPhone, got it first.
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Super QWERTY Updated to Version 1.3.0 with Radio Support

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MMMOOO let us know that Super QWERTY has been updated to version 1.3.0 with a few more shortcuts to make your BlackBerry experience even faster. If you’re not familiar with the app, Super QWERTY is the ultimate BlackBerry shortcut app. After installing Super QWERTY, you get access to a wide variety of apps and features simply by pressing the corresponding keyboard key.

New to version 1.3.0:

  • Added some popular apps as: iHeartRadio, Pandora, Salesforce.
  • Added Radio Toggle
  • Support for power off
  • Support for backup/restore

If you own version 1.2 of Super QWERTY, just check Menu>About>Check for Update.

New users should check out more details in the BlackBerryCool Store.

Verizon BlackBerry Tour OS 5.0.0.591 now Officially Available

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We heard rumblings that a big OS 5 update was on its way for the Verizon Tour 9630 and it looks like its now available. The update comes as OS 5.0.0.591 and we’ve heard some good things about this update. Here are a couple user reports so far:

@drsuessmn Installed and working great 9630/5.0.0.591
@k2jlx The battery life on the Tour 9630 w/OS 5.0.0.591 is outstanding #blackberry #rim
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BlackBerryCool App SuperStore 32GB iPad Giveaway and More

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To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerryCool SuperStore, Mobihand and BlackBerryCool are giving away a 32GB WiFi Apple iPad, 5 Blueant V1 Bluetooth Headsets, or one of 25 copies each of BerryBuzz, Druglord Wars, and iBerry. The contest runs from Tuesday, March 30th through Monday, April 5th at 12:00PM CST.

There are two ways to enter the contest:

1 – You can participate directly from the BlackBerryCool SuperStore desktop page. Just visit store.blackberrycool.com/appstore from your desktop, and use the email option on the page.

2 – You can also participate on Twitter. All you have to do is Tweet the following:

@BlackBerryCool celebrates BlackBerry Superstore #storelaunch.Win an iPad+more.Details at http://bit.ly/d6C7pE. RT to enter.

Anyone who ReTweets your post is also entered to win so feel free to spread the love.

On top of this amazing giveaway, we’re also having a sale from now until April 5th, where all software purchases (apps, games and themes) are 20% off, regardless of where you purchase them from. Just use the coupon code “super” at the checkout.