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PeeKaWho v1.20 adds Spam Block, multi-language support


BlackBerry Cool is a pretty big fan of PeeKaWho, SmrtGuard’s original SMS and email alert application for BlackBerry. So much so, that when SmrtGuard sent out the call for translation help, we rallied the BlackBerry Nation to the cause.

Now, thanks to you, PeeKaWho v.1.20 is now available, featuring no less than SEVEN LANGUAGES! But that’s not all the new version of PeeKaWho contains. Check it out below.

What’s NEW in PeekaWho v1.20

    * PeeKaBlock – SPAM Control on your BlackBerry. You can now setup Blacklist and Whitelist with PeeKaBlock. [Learn how to use PeekaBlock]
    * Improved LED Notification. When you read an email, the LED alerts turns off with the email.
    * Multi-lingual support – See our options in these languages: French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portegese, Chinese (Traditional/Simplify), and of course English. [PeekaWho Multi-lingual version]
    * PeeKaLight – using your BB as Flash Light – now works with Left Convenience Key for quick access

Bug Fixes:

    * PeeKaPic not showing up bug when language is not set to English.
    * HTML Support showing tags.

:: Followup! Integration ::

    PeeKaWho now integrates with FollowUp! so you don’t forget to reply to that email.

PeekaWho retails for the affordable price of USD $10. Download it from the links below, or check out the free 7-day trial!

Head 2 Head: Aerize vs. PeeKaWho Review
Download PeekaWho v.1.20 for BlackBerry [free trial]
Read the PeekaWho User Manual


MDS Runtime Developer Guide Blowout!


Hmm, it seems as though my stocking hanging upon the BBCool HQ mantle is already stuffed with holiday cheer. Such a gift just in time for Christmas can only mean one thing: RIM Developer Support Guru Mike Kirkup and his merry elves were hard at work all weekend preparing the latest installment of the BlackBerry Developer Newsletter! The BDN Holiday Edition seems to be all about taking advantage of the myriad BlackBerry MDS Runtime tools to create feature rich BlackBerry Applications. You’ll find all the relevant links below, as well as the latest Open Mike with Mike Kirkup, which focuses on the Breaking New Ground Technical Seminar that was such a hit.

DB-00683: How To – Push data to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application created in BlackBerry MDS Studio
DB-00650: What Is – Supported BlackBerry MDS Runtime versions for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Server software
BlackBerry MDS Runtime Deployment Guide
Managing MDS Runtime Applications: BlackBerry Enterprise Sever Administration Guide


Don’t forget to SIGN UP FOR THE BLACKBERRY DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER, so you’re not the last to know about the latest in BlackBerry Development!

BlackBerry Multimedia Support Knowledge Base


Have you recently purchased one of those fancy new BlackBerry devices with multimedia features? Have no idea what types of media your BlackBerry supports? Worry not, your friends at RIM have your back, and have published a BlackBerry Knowledge Base stating which media formats work with your BlackBerry. Click the link below for the knowledge base, as well as handy instructions on how to transcode audio and video files for the Media application.

BlackBerry Multimedia Support Knowledge Base
How to transcode audio files


WorldMate Live giving $100 rebates for hotel bookings (‘Cool Deals)


Popular BlackBerry travel application WorldMate Live has been offering client-side hotel booking since August of this year. Since then, WorldMate must have noticed a drop off in use of this excellent feature due to the global recession, because they’re now going out of their way to put a little extra money in our pockets.

Starting today, from either your BlackBerry or desktop computer, all WorldMate Live hotel bookings are elibible for up to a $100 rebate, which is great for me because I never stay in a hotel that costs more than $20 anyways.

If you haven’t yet checked out WorldMate Live, now might be a good time to start. Watch the funny video above, and then point your browser to


The Hockey News for BlackBerry gets updated


Hockey is one of the few things that makes the cold drudgery of Canadian winter bearable. Following the slow death spiral of the Maple Leafs is something that can cheer me up on even the bleakest day.

To keep me and other hockey loving BlackBerry users up to date, The Hockey News has released an update to their popular mobile application, which has seen 18,000 downloads since launching in mid-September. Here’s what hockey fans get with the latest edition of The Hockey News Mobile:

    Live scores while games are played, including scoring summaries
    Skater and Goalie standings to track your Fantasy picks
    Division and Conference standings
    Rich colour pictures, THN and CP coverage from across the league

To download THN Mobile (for free!), You can see more photos after the jump.

The Hockey News Mobile for BlackBerry

Free software for German and Italian BlackBerry users!


PeekaWho for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Nation, assemble! The fine gents over at Smrtguard are in need of your help. It turns out that they’re looking to translate their award-winning software PeekaWho into Italian and German, but are without the requisite skills (i.e. being literate in Italian and German)!

Are there any Italian or German-speaking members of the BlackBerry Nation willing to lend a helping hand? If so, Smrtguard is willing to throw in a free copy of PeekaWho and FollowUp! for your BlackBerry, as well as a lifetime supply of appreciation.

All those interested can email support|AT|smrtguard|dot|com with the heading ‘Translate’.