Monthly Archive for December, 2010Page 5 of 17

Shape Services Launches IM+ Talk Out of Beta with Free Skype VoIP Calls

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Shape Services let us know that their IM+ Talk app is out of beta and available for purchase or for you to test on a free, 7 day trial. Probably the best feature of this app is the ability to make free Skype VoIP calls over WiFi, as well as make VoIP calls over 3G/EDGE. With the holiday season approaching, even the 7 day trial of this app is well worth it. For those going overseas to visit family, this app could save you a lot of holiday cash.

Check out IM+ Talk from Shape Services at this link.

RBC Banking App Now Available for Curve, Bold and Tour Devices

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RBC has launched a banking app for BlackBerry that lets you pay bills, transfer funds, check account balances, use Interac Email Money Transfers and locate branches and ATMs. TD Canada Trust has a banking app too, but the app requires the browser and it would be nice to have a native experience. We’re not sure if this app is a web link or not but either way it’s good to have a mobile banking solution from RBC.

What’s a little strange is that the app isn’t up in App World. You would think that they would want to get the most downloads possible and App World would be the best place for this. Either App World’s approval process takes too long and they rushed it on their own site, or maybe they don’t know about App World and the benefits of distributing through them. Hit the jump for the download info.
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Bplay Running 7 Days of Deals Holiday Promotion

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Bplay let us know that they’re currently running a 7 Days of Deals promotion where each day they’ll be discounting one of their products. Today, Solitaire Legends 2 is $2 off with the promo code “SOL”. Solitaire Legends 2 is a must-have solitaire pack for any card game enthusiast. After the discount, SL2 costs $2.99, but you can also pick up the individual solitaire games free in App World still. So, while the holiday promotion is awesome, keep in mind you can also pick them all up for free from App World and save yourself some much needed holiday cash. Click after the jump for the free game links.
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RIM in Talks to Buy Social Business Profile Company Gist

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Rumor has it that RIM is currently in talks to acquire Gist, a startup created by ex-Microsoft TA McCann. The company collects profiles about people in your business network by scraping data from sources such as Rapleaf. The social profile is displayed alongside when the contact emails you, much like Xobni does for your Outlook inbox. The acquisition could have some interesting implications for your BlackBerry Address Book, and perhaps the success of Xobni tipped someone off at RIM that this sort of social inbox should be native on the device. Overall, it looks like RIM is really ramping up its acquisitions.

Transpera Launches Video Advertising SDK for Developers

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Transpera WPT Simple Demo video from Transpera on Vimeo.

Transpera let us know that they have a mobile video advertising network that has recently been updated and know supports all three major smartphone platforms, including BlackBerry. The platform allows developers to tap into an ad network that includes Ford Motor Company, Proctor & Gamble, Marriott, Microsoft and Paramount Pictures.
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Electric Pocket Releases Affordable Ringtone Remix App

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Electric Pocket has released a ringtone remix app that lets you make your own ringtones. The app lets you select music from your own music collection, create a ringtone, and then you can select particular contacts to use with your new ringtone. Features of the app include:
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