Monthly Archive for November, 2010Page 2 of 18

BlackBerry Concept Phone Features Biometrics Ring and Transparent OLED Screen


RIM sponsored a project at the Art Center College of Design and designers Kiki and Daniel came up with a design for a concept phone called the BlackBerry Empathy. The design is really out there with sharp corners and a form factor that looks like it came from Superman’s home planet. The concept phone apparently requires a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect “emotional data”. The device also features an OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use.

What do you think, could this be the BlackBerry Storm 9?

UPS Launches Mobile App and Mobile Friendly Website in New Countries


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UPS has announced that its mobile app and website are now available to more countries including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. The UPS Mobile App features the following:

  • Track shipments
  • Create shipments using the My UPS address book
  • Calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit
  • Find the nearest UPS location

To download the app, head over to BlackBerry App World, and you can also bookmark the mobile website at

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GpsSkiMaps Updated Just in Time for the Holiday Ski Season


GpsSkiMaps is a cool app that gives you access to 110 ski resorts in USA and Canada with over 500 in Europe coming soon. The app offers accurate, offline GPS ski maps, with detailed trail by trail analytics specially designed for skiers and snowboarders. Some of the features in this release include:
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Cyber Monday and Tuesday: Over 25 Apps for 50% Off


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Today and Tuesday we’re running a promotion for the top selling BlackBerry apps by category. There are over 25 apps to choose from and they’re all on sale. Some of the Cyber Monday and Tuesday deals include: Tether, SmrtGuard, SmartWiFi, GPS Guru, Xobni, PocketDay Pro, Pinball Deluxe, and more.

Use this link to head over to the Mobile Heist landing page.

Translate Text to Morse Code with the Morse Code App for the Torch


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Eric at Ebscer let us know about a new app in App World called the Morse Code app. The Morse Code app lets you take your text and have it translated back to you in Morse Code. Once you press the “Play Morse Code” button, you’ll hear your text translated into an audible Morse Code Signal.

The Morse Code application is currently only for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and can be downloaded from App World.

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Distimo Report Shows Falling App Prices But May Be Innacurate



The Distimo report covers all the major smartphone app stores and reports on some of the trends happening in terms of prices, downloads and user behavior. For developers, Distimo has a really useful app reporting service called Distimo Monitor, which tracks your apps downloads and purchases, and provides you with a nice visualization of your numbers. Hit the jump for some facts from the report:
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